Behind the Scenes – Tony Ren

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to present a series called “Behind the Scenes – The Real Team.” The purpose of this blog series is to let you have a sneak peak into the lives of the Science Expo executive members, and we hope you enjoy their responses as much as we did interviewing them. Next up is our money man: Tony Ren, Director of Sponsorship.

The Basics
Full name:  Tony Dongrui Ren
Age: 16
School:  Bayview Secondary School
Program: Business (marketing)

The Usual
Hidden talents: I can finish mindsweeper on expert level in seventy seconds, uh…..I can type 150 words per minute…oh and I can solve a Rubik’s cube in around 45 seconds
Favourite past time: I love reading, watching movies and eating!
Who were you named after: I think my parents just looked through a name dictionary.
Where were you born: Scarborough
Biggest fear: not completing at least 50% of my ambitious and adventurous but still relatively realistic bucket list
Most treasured possession: my whiteboard!
Are you a sarcastic person: oh definitely; sarcasm (done right) is wonderful.
Favourite celebrity: Joseph Gordon Levitt
Biggest regret in life thus far: Going into IB! But only because I really wish I had more time to pursue extracurricular interests.
Craziest thing you’ve ever done: in the summer of 2010, i went to Ecuador for vacation and the first thing I did after the plane landed was run up four flights of stairs because I was so excited…but Ecuador is 2000m above sea level and I hadn’t really thought about that so…i fully blacked out for a while after I reached the top of the stairs.
Most embarrassing moment ever: first day of school; In grade 1, I was on the monkey bars and trying to impresss some friends, so I was hanging upside down on them. And then I fell down and had to get six stitches on my head!

So I hear you have a life?
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod: Well actually, I like to repeat my favourite songs (which change pretty frequently) for days at a time…at the moment it is Payphone by Maroon 5
What sports do you play: Rep Volleyball, Track and Field and Ultimate Frisbee.
What are you currently watching/following on tv: Suits, Breaking Bad, Big Bang Theory.
Favourite book: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Last time you went on a date and where and why: Well, last night; I went on a date with Miley Cyrus. We went to a burger joint. It was great.
Favourite genre of movies: the cliché guy movies (action, thriller, stupid comedies)
Favourite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite chilling/ activity, with whom: Midnight Bubble Tea Runs with my best friend.
Where are you most likely to be at 8:00 on a Saturday night: at some restaurant…probably kbbq

What was that?
Where’s Waldo: Waldo is everywhere! He represents how we set out goals, how we achieve them and how we’re never satisfied with ourselves. He also personifies how the journey of life can be described as the constant pursuit of happiness.
Secret obsession: I really like One Direction. Their music.
One thing you want that can’t be bought: the athletic ability of an African American; i could also be a bit taller.
First person that comes to mind when i say Intermittent:  my mother, because she constantly wakes me up in the morning intermittently…and she also intermittently distracts me when i’m working
If you lied for any of the questions above, which one and why: the craziest thing i’ve ever done; i like to stay professional and classy.

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