Glonk: Where Do You Come From?
My 'real' name is Katriina Newton-Syms (cool, huh?!) and I find myself sitting here in South Africa. But, it's not so simple I'm afraid - I'm not South African at all. My dad is English but happens to be working in South Africa at the moment, and my mum is Finnish. Ma and Pa crossed those international barriers in the name of true love, and hence I arrived (three years after Timo for those of you who know him) on the scene, confused and full of hair. I had my first haircut when I was one week old!! That would make it 1st July, three years ad. More confused than I was at birth? Get out your calculator, and don't peep at the answer at the bottom of the page.
If Timo was born in 1975, wot is the exact date of the miracle? Answers on a postcard...
Right, where was I, oh yeah. So now you're thinking I'm this hairy weirdo. Close enough.
In plain English, I'm half British, half Finnish. I lived in Finland for five years...and yes I can speak Finnish, no, melkein!!
I now study at UEA, Norwich, and spend holidays hoovering between Finland and South Africa (on Emily's days off). I've got loads of fascinating hobbies like, uh, watching telly, sleeping, doing homework, and watering my plants Kenneth, Frieda and Netta. When I'm not doing that (I was being sarcastic btw if you didn't pick up on that) I like blasting the music (NO DOUBT), I'm a Jungle/Indie type. Weird combo huh?
I also like many sports (how original) esp. footy, skating and hockey. Coming from Finland though I guess I should say skiing, snow boarding, sledging, fishing.....
I'm a totally arty person, some of you may have seen my work. It's classic... I'm going through a balloon stage at the mo.
If there's one thing I collect it's shoes and boots. In the corners of my rooms are my shoe shrines. Of course I hardly wear any of them...
In my spare time I like to pretend I'm a way kewl for anything and play scrabble.
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