Hi Dylan! How are you?
Hi Filippo! I’m mostly fine right now, although a bit tired and frustrated at my unstable internet connection today.
Ahah, I know what you mean! Can you introduce yourself?
I’m a 19 year old university student studying mechanical engineering in Melbourne, Australia. I was born in China and moved to Australia when i was 10, so I’m pretty Australian now :) I find myself spending way too much time on the internet and probably should get off and do something that’s more productive…I’ll get onto more productive things eventually. I love sport, and just recently developed an interest in photography (although I haven’t really done much for the last while because of busy uni schedules), and I can be pretty random at times. That’s pretty much me in a nutshell.
Sounds great. Would you define yourself as a creative person?
That’s actually a really hard question to answer! Well, compared to people in the art field, I’m no where near as creative! But compared to some others, my thinking can be quite outside the box at times. So the answer is yes and no, it really just depend on what the situation is and what type of work is involved.
Eheh, OK. Why did you decide to study Mechanical Engineering?
Well I didn’t always want to become a Mechanical engineer, I remember wanting to do a business degree at university, but then decided I didn’t want a 9 to 5 job stuck in an office doing paper pushing! Also, I’m more of a maths/physics person, so engineering is pretty much where I saw myself. Plus, in engineering you have more opportunities to do hands on work, which is something I like to do.
Straight out of high school, I applied to become an Aeronautical Engineering Officer/Armament Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, but in the end, i got offered Electronics Engineering Officer role by RAAF, so I didn’t end taking it. At university I put down Aerospace engineering as my first preference, but only got offered Mechanical engineering, so I ended up just taking that offer. I did want to transfer into Aerospace engineering after my first year, but I never did for some reason :S however, I’m pretty happy right now and actually enjoy what I’m doing as a mechanical engineering student.
What can you tell us about your passion for fashion?
I don’t really know whether I’m passionate about fashion or just have a keen interest! I don’t really keep track of what is going on in the fashion world, and I certainly don’t stress over it all that much, except that I try to dress the best I can (but my style varies all the time, so it is a hit and miss for different groups of people). I check up on trends and stuff, observe how others are dress and learn from them, but that’s about it. So, personally, It feels more like an interest, or maybe they’re pretty much the same? I don’t know, it just feels natural to me.
Do your friends know that you have a page on lookbook.com?
A few of them do, but most of them don’t. However, I do remember one day someone said “hey nice lookbook profile”,which caught me completely off guard! So maybe more people than I think knows about my lookbook page haha.
Ahah I definitely know what you mean :-D What are your plans for the future?
I really want to join the defence force as an engineer, because you get to work on so many exciting things that civilians just don’t have access to! If that doesn’t work out, then an engineering job with hands on work will be cool too. I really don’t want to be stuck in an office pushing paper! Further down the track, I want to get married and have a couple of kids, and live a happy life, you know, all the cliche stuff all the other people say.
Eheh, nice. The interview is over, thank you Dylan! Is there anything else would you like to say to our readers?
Thank you too for this opportunity, Filippo! Just want to say sorry to the readers if they found my answers pretty boring haha, I’m not the best at expressing myself in writing! But apart from that, hope you all have a lovely day/night :)