Introducing Cloie Anne, from the Philippines

Here at Answers, we all love getting to know the members of our community.  This week, let’s get to know Cloieanne_26!  A member of the Answers community since 2010, Cloie Anne is a 2014 top mission leader for our teen program, WIT.

Cloieanne

Q: What is your first name?
A: Cloie Anne

Q: What is your Answers.com username?
A: cloieanne_26

Q: What would you like to share about your education, and what influenced you in choosing your field(s) of study?
A: I am currently enrolled at a university taking up a bachelor degree in Biology. I am really interested in exploring nature and knowing the principles behind life.

Q: From what part of the world are you coming to us?
A: I’m from the Philippines. I grew up in the Province of Isabela.

Q: Who or what has been or is your main inspiration in life?
A: My family is my main inspiration in life.

Q: Do you have a special motto, belief in life or quote; something you always keep in mind or live by?
A: I always keep in mind that if other people can do things, then why can’t I? And whenever I feel afraid of failing and rejection of other people, I just try to remember that whatever happens, people will forget anyway.

Q: What are you most passionate about in your life?
A: I am most passionate about my field. I think I was never been so comfortable in something other than my field.

Q: What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
A: Besides biology, visual arts also interest me.

Q: Would you say the glass is half full or half empty? Why?
A: HALF EMPTY. I am a fan of pessimism. If always think negatively, I can work on improving the things that seems to be negative. Optimism can just boost my confidence up to the point that I couldn’t do things better anymore.

Q: What is your favorite book, and why is it special to you?
A: The Kite Runner. The book is very emotional and it really got me engaged. It shows the dark side of reality and at the same time, its bright side.

Q: How did you discover Answers.com?
A: It was a long time ago. I was still in high school and whenever there are homework questions that I couldn’t answer, I always searched it up in the internet. And that was when I encountered Answers.com

Q: What enticed you to join our community and what do you like best about the community?
A: I liked the idea that people around the globe can interact with other people while being driven by one goal. That’s why I joined. I would like to be a part of that community.

Q: If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to convince them they would love being a part of our community?
A:
(1) You can meet new people.
(2) You will appreciate the site more.
(3) You can learn.

WikiAnswers Local.

There’s a new category on the WikiAnswers homepage today: WikiAnswers Local. So far the category is exploring different parts of the world including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Goin' local...

As a new section of the site, it could definitely use a boost from some ‘international’ users who have questions and answers about their specific regions. Take a peek and if you’re from one of those areas, go ahead and contribute to the new Q&As!

Tuloy! Tuloy!

Kumusta ka? Ako si Shara.

Kumain ka na ba?

Confused? Yeah…that’s not English. That’s a shout out to all my Filipino peeps…out there in the land of WikiAnswers.

What up, Filipinos!? Thanks for stoppin’ by and keeping me company!

Did you know that there’s a whole WikiAnswers category for questions in Tagalog!? Yeah there is! Not only is it there…but it’s one of the fastest growing categories we’ve got. It makes me proud.

So proud. My boss came in the other day and asked how my Tagalog was…he was wondering if I wanted to help supervise and edit some of the questions that had come in recently. Unfortunately, I’m not much help; my Tagalog is pretty rusty…but I make a MEAN batch of adobo and I’ve been known to kick off my shoes for a good old fashioned tinikling every now and then.

I got curious and started checking out the questions about the Philippines…the questions that are in English so I can read them too. I found out some really interesting stuff I never knew about the place where 1/2 my roots lie.

Like what the stars on the flag represent and what the national bird is. Other things people are wondering about the Philippines:

I’m just so happy to see such great Filipino representation! So…Tuloy! Tuloy! (Come in! Come in!) We hope you’ll stay awhile!

Maraming salamat.