This past weekend was the 1st anniversary of my YouTube Channel and because of that, I wanted to make a more personal video for my subscribers. I decided to answer a few questions from the “Get to Know Me Tag” videos going around youtube with a few extra questions I threw in. You can view my video if you like, or read my answers below where I have included a few extra details.

 

  1. What is your name?

My name is Airam Velarde. That’s probably going to be hard to pronounce, but don’t worry so much about it. People have been mispronouncing it my whole life. The story behind my first name is that my mom heard it in a movie. It was either a character’s name or the actress’s name, she can’t remember. However, later in life she met a lady whose daughter’s name was also Airam. She told my mom that the name was from her culture and meant “moonlight” or “ray of moonlight”.

2. What is you favorite color(s)?

Black, Blue, and Burgundy.

3. How tall are you?

I’m 5ft 7in. (171cm).

4. When is your birthday?

November 23, 1993

5. Do you have any pets?

I have a cat named Sophie, you have probably seen her around here before.

Sophie - Airam Velarde

6. What is your favorite food?

As you can probably imagine, I looove to eat.~ I don’t really have one specific favorite food, but I do love eating a lot of Asian food, especially Korean and Japanese.

7. How many countries have you visited?

I have only been here in the U.S. and to Mexico. I live right along the border of the two, so I have been moving back and forth since I was little. My grandma’s house is right over the border in Juarez and I lived there for a while then came back to the states. Now I mostly just visit family in Mexico whenever we have the chance.

8. What places would you like to travel to?

If I could, I would travel all over the world, but the places that I would most like to visit (and live in) are Korea and Japan.

9. What was you favorite/worst subject in High School?

My favorite subjects were Literature and History. Because I was a nerd I didn’t really have a worst subject, but just classes that I didn’t like because of the teacher.

10. What is your favorite drink?

Chai Tea Latte & Coffee. (I have to have at least two cups of coffee a day.)

11. What is you favorite animal?

I love all animals, but the ones that intrigue me the most are wolves and tigers (well. . .any big cats).

12. What is your favorite perfume?

Japanese Cherry Blossoms from Bath & Body Works.

13. What is your favorite song at the moment?

I listen to a lot of music so, I don’t have just one song that is my ultimate favorite. That always changes with my mood honestly. However, right now, I have been listening a lot to “Cosmic Love” by Florence + The Machine and “Beautiful Liar” by Vixx LR.

14. What would you name your children?

I have always liked the name Louis for a boy. ( Louis from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne rice is one of my favorite characters.) I haven’t thought about a girl’s name, but maybe Dana after Dana Scully, since she is my favorite female character.

15. What sports do you play/have you played?

In 8th grade I tried out for the soccer team and actually got in. Although, I didn’t make it too far. I was getting off from practice too tired to even do my homework and so I started falling behind. My grades were too precious to me, so I quit. Now I mostly do Yoga. Does that count?

16. What is your favorite book?

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

17. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

I like watching Grav3yardgirl, Lazy Masquerade, SecureTeam, Just Kidding Films (& News), Yoga by Candace, Bad Yogi, Beyond Science, Infinite Waters. . . etc.

18. What is your favorite movie?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy.

19. Are you single or taken?

Single.

20. What’s your idea of an ideal first date?

I imagine a date at a quaint coffee shop or cafe on an Autumn afternoon. Soft music is playing in the background and the air smells of coffee and spices. We sit and talk for a long time while enjoying warm drinks and delicious pastries. 🙂

21. How many boyfriends have you had?

Zero. I have never dated, not even had my first kiss yet. I know I’m about to be 23, but I just never had. Maybe it’s because I rarely if ever, have a connection with someone like that or are attracted to them for that matter. I would like to, but maybe my soulmate is just making me wait. 😀

22. Do you speak any different languages and how well?

I speak English and Spanish fluently. While I was in school I took French classes and I can still remember some basic stuff.  I also studied Japanese and Korean by myself. I can understand some Japanese when it is spoken, but I can’t read it and probably couldn’t hold a conversation. Korean, on the other hand, I can read and write, but my understanding of it is pretty basic as well.

23. Do you have any siblings?

No, I’m an only child.

24. What are some of your favorite TV shows?

My top ones are The X-Files, Supernatural, Elementary, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, The Walking Dead, and American Horror Story. There are also countless others that I watch on Netflix that I won’t list here for lack of space.

25. What is your favorite season?

Autumn!!! I absolutely love Fall. Unfortunately, I live in the middle of the desert and so we don’t get any colorful foliage or sometimes not even chilly weather. However, I have decided that this will be my last year living in a dry, colorless place. Hopefully by this time next year, I will be living in a nice, cool place with red leaves, enjoying my cozy sweaters and drinking all the pumpkin spice lattes I want.                                                                                                                                     

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