29 Questions with Jessie Ye

29 Questions

The Heartware Network team met up with Jessie Ye, a volunteer leader for the Support Our Pioneers Programme 2017 on her usual Saturday morning. Here are our 29 questions with Jessie:

1.     What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Stretch.

2.     What did you have for breakfast?

Strawberry cake.

3.     Do you have a nickname?

Yes, so many. Umm, snail?

4.     How old are you?

22.

5.     If you could pick any age to stay for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

15, in Secondary 3 because it was very relaxing.

6.     What’s one thing you could never live without?

Music.

7.     What are 3 items that I can definitely find in your bag?

Wet tissue, medicated oil, and lip balm.

8.     What are you doing today?

Visiting the elderly.

9.     Other than the Support Our Pioneers programme, what do you do over the weekends?

Binge-watch dramas.

10.  How many elderly have you befriended so far?

7.

11.  What happens if no one opens the door?

I’ll write a note and leave it at their door, and let them know what time and date we’ll be there.

12.  How do you feel when you see the elderly?

Happy and excited!

13.  What’s the toughest thing that happened in the Support Our Pioneers programme?

Probably the first visit when we didn’t really know what to do.

14.  What scares you the most?

Darkness.

15.  If you have one super power what would it be?

Teleportation.

16.  What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Be yourself.

17.  Who was that advice from?

My teacher.

18.  How do you think Mdm Leong is today?

Usually she is quite chirpy and chatty.

19.  What do you and Mdm Leong usually do?

We talk about how she is, what she has been doing, what does she want to eat etc.

20.  What do you want to say to your 60-year old self?

Stay active.

21.  What’s the most beautiful thing in the world?

A mother’s love.

22.  What is one cause that is close to your heart?

Elderly.

23.  What’s the best gift you have ever received?

Handwritten letters.

24.  Do you think you are a giver or a receiver?

Probably a receiver, but I give back too.

25.  Do you think you are a leader or a follower?

I’m a leader who is not afraid to follow.

26.  Do you think the youth could make a difference?

Yea, of course.

27.  What do you need to do/have to volunteer with the elderly?

Be patient and open-minded.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

28.  What kind of difference do you want to make in the world?

Just to be kind to everyone.

29.  Last question: Is SOP worth waking up in the morning for?

I’m here, so ya!

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