I'm Esther, Ask Me Anything (AMA)

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    Hi πŸ™‹πŸ»
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    This is me
    I took this snapchat yesterday
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    I'm a 26 year old Aussie currently living in Edinburgh but born in Malaysia
    Aussies are a pretty multicultural bunch
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    I love reading books and I love the beach
    Is this how you feel writing a dating profile???
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    And maybe something new for my long time Li.st followers, I dance ballet
    Not professionally, but I passed all the exams a while back πŸ’ƒπŸ»
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    Oh, and I'm a li.staholic
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    Questions? πŸ’…πŸ»
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    (oops sorry, resubmitting) if someone had a day in Edinburgh, what would you tell them to do to make the most of their visit?
    Suggested by Β  @boygirlparty
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    πŸ‘„Just ONE day?
    The hop on hop off bus is really good, Princes St gardens, the Castle (going in isn't essential if you're short on time), the Palace, Arthur's Seat or Calton Hill. If you can, squeeze in the Mary King's Close tour. Meet me πŸ˜„ Try the haggis and whisky
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    What was the biggest culture shock when you first moved to Edinburgh?
    Suggested by Β  @alexim
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    πŸ‘„I would walk past people and assume they were speaking in a different language, then realise it was English, but with a Scottish accent.
    The UK is actually quite similar to Australia, people are friendly, the humour is pretty similar. You guys don't really do communal morning tea or go out to buy coffee (Perth ppl are big coffee snobs)
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    what do you love most about each of the countries you've lived in?
    Suggested by Β  @boygirlparty
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    πŸ‘„Malaysia - the food 😍
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    πŸ‘„Australia - the beaches β˜€οΈ
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    πŸ‘„UK - the scenery πŸ€
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    What advice would you give to new listers?
    Suggested by Β  @alexim
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    πŸ‘„Just list what you actually care about (don't worry too much about an audience), follow people, and like and relist like they're going to expire
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    what does a ballet exam entail?
    Suggested by Β  @boygirlparty
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    πŸ‘„You dance a set syllabus for an examiner with around 3 other girls and they mark you on technique and expression
    Basically if you've ever participated in a ballet class (barre exercises, centre exercises with turns and jumps and leg lifts, and a few short dances).
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    what's a color you can't bring yourself to wear and why?
    Suggested by Β  @boygirlparty
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    πŸ‘„Yellow; I just feel like it does nothing for my skintone.
    I love the colour though so I have dreams of making my sis and best friends (all of whom tan easily) wear it for my (future, if it ever happens) wedding. πŸ‘°πŸ½
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    If you can only pass on one and only one skill set of yours to your child, what will it be? And why?
    Suggested by Β  @jasoncheng
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    Perspective
    πŸ‘„To keep calm under pressure and remember the bigger picture. It's a skill that is the hardest to learn I think
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    πŸ‘„Skeleton Esther is my fave
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    What is your favorite Little Debbie snack?
    Suggested by Β  @amber
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    πŸ‘„I'm sorry, I literally have no idea what they taste like. 😢
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    Coffee or tea? (No secret 3rd option)
    Suggested by Β  @DawnCloud
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    πŸ‘„πŸ˜± how to choose???!!!!
    Coffee, mainly based on what I wouldn't be able to live without
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    if you were a bird, what bird would you be and why? πŸ”
    Suggested by Β  @roozly
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    πŸ‘„ A pelican because they're sea birds but not awful monsters (i.e. seagulls)
    I'm mildly afraid of birds so I had a lot of trouble with this question
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    If you could only read one book for the rest of your existence, which one?
    Suggested by Β  @exo
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    πŸ‘„ How do I even pick? I'd have to go with the Bible because it can transform my day just with words.
    Otherwise, I'd have to say Abhorsen by Garth Nix. It's not actually my absolute favourite book (don't want to ruin it with too many enforced readings) but definitely up there Books I Read Over and Over Again
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    Do you feel that there is a significant disconnect between how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you?
    Suggested by Β  @Melodie
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    πŸ‘„ Not really, I generally feel that people perceive me the way I perceive myself.
    Sometimes better tbh, but I do have occasional bouts of, "You have to tell me honestly, am I a horrible person and is everyone just pretending to like me?"
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    What is the last thing that made you cry? Happy, sad, both! ☺️
    Suggested by Β  @aida
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    πŸ‘„ Personally, (i.e. crying because I personally was hurt, sad etc) I only really cry once a year. I've never cried because I was happy.
    The last time I cried was at a concert and they played a video about women in sex trafficking and it broke my heart that I had BEEN to Amsterdam on holiday, while streets away women were suffering. 😞
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    What's something that you're incredibly passionate about?
    Suggested by Β  @crossedties
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    πŸ‘„ Another tough question! I'd have to say worship. I'm on the band at church, I love dancing and I just want to give Him my best in all I do.
    Other things that came to mind: my sister, books, beaches, giving to charity, women feeling good about themselves, rugby, good food.
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    Are you aware there is an Asian Olympian named Esther diving for Australia?
    Her last name rhymes with yours, too. My husband commented that Esther seems like a unique name for someone of Asian decent. I said I know of someone AND she is also from Australia. He's now convinced you are the same person. πŸ˜œπŸ… πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
    Suggested by Β  @doodler19
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    πŸ‘„ Esther is actually pretty common for Chinese girls. I know maybe 3 others?
    But yes, that is basically me, see pic my mum took. 😝 I wish I was that talented.