Gigi here. Now, this is a different post to what I’m used too, but I’ve always wanted to do something like this. This post is inspired from the videos of PointlessBlog and Zoella, two YouTubers of mine who I really, really, greatly admire. In their videos, they talk about their first time doing or facing experiences in the past, I.e, their first time at the cinema. So, I decided to try this out for myself. I scrolled through th Internet and copied and pasted questions everyone has asked and here are my answers. If you guys think it’s about “you know what”, it’s not. So, you have nothing to worry about:
Who was the first person who you cared more about their well being than your own?
My cousin and friend, Ann. I can’t remember what it was, but I’m pretty sure it was when she was doing her A Level finals. I was doing my GCSEs around the same time.
When was your first public speaking success?
Gosh, that’s a tough one. I guess it has to be my first English Speaking Board Examination. When I was younger, I attended the Arden School of Speech and Drama. Every Autumn to Winter, my teacher would enrol her pupils to do these exams. I think I was sixteen at this time. In my exam, I talked about my favourite West End singer, Kerry Ellis, my favourite book – “Running Wild” by Michael Morpurgo and I had to talk about an issue from a newspaper article. (I can’t remember it though.) My final result was a Distinction.
When was the first time you got stitches?
The first time I had a side stitch was when I was eight. My Primary school headteacher made my peers and myself do cross country runs on our local bottom fields (which were large; larger than Wembley Stadium). I wasn’t fantastic at it. I was a very fat child, but I wasn’t obese but the problem was my heart. I was born through c-section, four weeks before my mother’s due date and because of this, one of my lungs (I think it’s my left) wasn’t developed properly. After runs, my heart will pound extremely fast, get really bad chest pains and the agonising stitches on my left hip. My headteacher did nothing and continued to make me run cross country. Because of this, I had to see a doctor from Great Ormond Street Hospital to come to my local hospital and do ultrasound scans on my heart. Luckily, I didn’t need surgery and after Primary, the appointments carried on until I was seventeen.
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
I think I learnt how to cook Shepard’s pie at home. I still love my pies…
What was your first paying job?
Working in my old school cafeteria. I was in Sixth Form when the staff were looking for students who were willing to give up their free lunch breaks to help in the cafeteria. It sucked; I was given little experience since I couldn’t handle the important stuff. Most of the time, I was made to wash the dishes, pots, and pans and the pay was poor too.
When was the first time you flew on an aeroplane?
I was four when I first flew on an aeroplane; my parents and I were on holiday to Canada, as my Dad had cousins up there. And I could remember my Dad, surprising me by coming to see the pilots cabin and watching the sun rise whilst we were flying in the air. It was breath-taking and I will never forget that moment. Of course that was before the 9/11 attacks; I know pilots won’t allow visitors to go to the front of the plane now.
What was the first concert you went to see?
My first concert was seeing Santana at the 02 Arena. I was fourteen at the time; not long after, I had a chance to see Tina Turner (at the 02 again). I haven’t been to another concert since then, as my parents don’t like the venue.
What was the first professional sporting event you went to?
My first event was a football match; I went to see Watford FC playing against Converty, with my local London Brownie Girl Guide group. I was nine at the time. We were invited, specially by the football team. In one way, it was a trip, but Watford lost that day.
How old where you when you had your first kiss?
I was fifteen when I had my first kiss. It was at a friend’s party and we were playing truth or dare. The person I was kissed was a secondary friend of hers – just a total stranger. I was enthusiastic about it at the time as I never kissed a boy before, but the kiss was awful; I guess he didn’t enjoy either, poor lad.
How old where you when you got your first computer?
I was sixteen when I got my first computer. It was an old one my parents used and they were having a new one, so they thought I could have a computer to focus on my studies.
What was the first Youtube video you ever watched?
My first YouTube video I watched was Fred Goes to the Dentist. I was fourteen and I saw this while at a party at a peers house; that was when I began a long term relationship with YouTube. I wonder if the company’s popped the question yet? (J.K.)
I can’t remember but I think it was Fred…
My first drink was champagne. I can’t remember when I had it, though. It must have been at a wedding.
My first pet were two kittens; sisters from the same litter. I adored them so much. I could remember playing football and sharing crisps with them. They were like my BBF’s. Sadly, one of the sisters died of mysterious circumstances when she was two. I still have the other sister whose doing expectantly well. She’s happy as Larry, but she be really bossy at times. Despite this, I really, really love her. 😊
My first celebrity crush was Daniel Radcliffe (and still is, hehehe).
The first sleepover I can remember was at my Godmother’s house. My mum was working on a night shift during this time and my Godmother said she could look after me. I loved seeing my Godmother; she’s really fun to have around and I had a wonderful time. I can also remember playing the scales in her kitchen. I don’t why but I used to love the smell of copper. I would frequently smell the scent once I had touched it with my fingers. Maybe I was a weird kid back then.
The rest of the sleepovers I had (with friends) weren’t fantastic. When I was younger, I would get homesick a lot. It was really bad, but I’m okay with it now.
I watched YouTube videos (like I always do).
My first movie I can remember seeing is Disney’s Tarzan. I was five when my Mum took me to the cinema to see this film. And I can remember being really quiet and just looking at the screen from start to finish; the scene I can mostly remember is when Tarzan and Jane put their palms together for the first time. My fascination of Tarzan has grown ever since and I hope that I’ll find my own Tarzan one day. 😊
My first sport was swimming. I used to adore it when my Dad took me out every Sunday. We would go to my local leisure centre, swim, and play in the pool and have chips in the local cafe afterwards. When I was eight, I joined an organisation called the Special Olympics and I competed in a swimming regional. I was one of the youngest competitors and I managed to gain three gold medals – two for me and one for my local team. It was one of the most proudest days of my life. I haven’t competed since, but I go swimming from time to time.
My first piercing was my ears. I had them done at the grand old age of eighteen. It was really painful but the pain has been worth it because now, I have lots of earrings (I’m also an earring-holic!) 😆
Well, that’s it, I hope you enjoyed enjoyed reading this post. I have head off now otherwise I’ll be late. What was your first experiences? Please share them in the comments below.