My name is Jacqueline and I am a dedicated member of The Ducks! After 2 years of drifting about and attending a few other universities I finally found what I am looking for. IDE is the place to be!
A bit about my background, I am half Singaporean and half Dutch and I moved back to Holland 2 years ago after living for 11 years in Singapore. From a young age I have always been travelling around the world with my parents learning about different cultures and doing a wide variety of adventurous activities.
Besides travelling, I also enjoy chilling at home and curling up with a great novel in my Snuggy (it’s a blanket with arm sleeves). I also enjoy watching lots of movies with my favorite being horror movies! I like any and all foods except for brussel sprouts, bleh. But I love chocolate lava cakes and sushi. Pigging out is great but I am a very active person. I have always loved doing sports such as hockey, touch rugby, track and field, and high jump but for the past 2 years I have been kickboxing. So watch out! 😉
Since I was a kid I have always enjoyed making sculptures out of clay or drawing and painting. My parents suggested I should take art classes and that’s where I met James my fine arts professor who privately tutored me and taught me everything he knew. All the different techniques with paints and we even created new techniques of creating art. He challenged me by giving me tasks he would give his university students. Besides just creating art he would also teach me about art history and about the greatest artists that have ever lived. This is where I started to realize that my passion lays within the arts or rather the creative aspects of the world. I found that I am very handy with fixing broken objects; I quickly understand how they work and how they are composed. So eventually I figured I needed to do something with these skills that I have and further develop them. Hence I joined IDE.
For my group I am the documentarian, I enjoy researching and sharing what I have learnt with others, especially if its something that I find intriguing. So writing in our blog would be my medium of sharing knowledge.
Which brings me to my super power; I would say my super power is sharing. I love to share everything, especially when it comes to experiences, knowledge and inspiration. I will share my knowledge and help others to accomplish their goals. This gives me energy and fills me with joy when I am able to make a difference for the better. However sharing and helping is also my kryptonite, I may get caught up in helping others and forget to help myself accomplish certain goals I have. Or others may take advantage and I wouldn’t notice because I’m too naïve. But I’m working on it!
So all in all I hope that my super power or any other skill I have actually will be useful during the Constru Casa project of ours and be able to make a difference for the Guatemalan community.
I might not always share my food though. Hehe.