This week we jump over to Singapore to interview Montyred. He is currently a high school senior who is bound for great things in life. A graduate of the Mentoring Program, Montyred is most active in the Chemistry and Elements and Compounds categories on the site. Just ten days after joining, he became a Floating Supervisor and his answers are of excellent quality! That devotion to excellence earned him a runner-up place in the Leap-to-Win AnswerThon. We are pleased to have him on the site.
What is your first name?
Hello, my name is Max.
What is your occupation?
I am a student in the 12th grade.
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
My display picture on messenger used to be a character named Morty. I changed the name to “Monty” and added “red” and it became: Montyred.
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I am from Singapore. It is special because it is a tiny red dot on the world map. Singapore is only approximately 40 km in length, yet we have achieved much as a young Asian nation. It is also a very multilingual, multicultural and cosmopolitan society.
How did you discover Answers.com?
I was looking for some information and I decided to sign up after landing on the site. A lot of search results from Google direct you to Answers.com.
What life accomplishments are you proud of?
Apart from academic achievements, I would say that I’m proud of having been to a number of countries at my age. My family enjoys traveling. I’ve been to Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, China, South Korea and Thailand. I have a coin album with a collection of coins from these countries.
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
I’m proud to have become a Floating Supervisor just 10 days after opening my account. I graduated from the Mentoring Program with C.Hainsaw as my mentor. Also, with some luck, I managed to grab a runner up place in the Leap to Win AnswerThon contest.
What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
Quite a number of years back, I was knocked down by a car while chasing after someone across the car park. I didn’t see the car approaching because I came from in between the parking lots where my view was blocked. When it came, I jumped up onto the front of the car and luckily I was fine (what a sigh of relief) because the car wasn’t traveling that fast, albeit fast enough to knock me to the ground.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
1. To find and realize my dreams.
2. To always be healthy.
3. For the world to be a better place for all to live in.
Do you view the glass ‘half full’ or ‘half empty’? Why?
I see it as half empty because I’m still young with lots to accomplish. Hopefully, I can secure a bright future and excel in my passion, whatever it may be.
That would probably be responding (or attempting to respond) to questions which are poorly structured or too vague to be answered. You get that feeling when you want to help answer the question but you can’t.
What are you most passionate about in your life?
Ambitions. My first ambition was to be a bus driver because I thought it was fun to drive around with the big steering wheel to pick people up. Then I wanted to be a pilot. Now I might consider being an engineer.
Who or what is your inspiration in life?
I don’t have a single source of inspiration. Perhaps it is successful businessmen like the late Steve Jobs who built large businesses and did great things, or maybe Justin Bieber who suddenly became a successful artist and now lives his dream. Most likely it’s a bit of everything.
Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?
I would love to visit the United States, perhaps due to influences like American films and TV shows. Actually, I would like to experience living in America to see the four seasons, to go to supermarkets with lots of American products, to live in a country where there are so many celebrities, and so on. It would be great for me to appreciate the differences in the cultures and lifestyles of westerners, not to mention the beautiful sights and great food that are available there!
Do you want to add anything?