Peak Support Q&A: Kevin Calatrava
Kevin or Kev hails all the way from Misamis Occidental – a province that is situated in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines. Dinner is Kevin’s favorite meal of the day, because it is what gives him that boost of energy he needs to be mentally alert and energized for his shift. When he’s not busy at work, he likes to relax and unwind by playing video games. The obstacles that he’s encountered when playing his video games have greatly helped Kevin to face some of life’s toughest challenges with persistence and courage. Learn more about Kevin in this latest installment of Peak Support’s fun Q&A blog.
What’s the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted?
Some sizzling gambas from a local restaurant. If I could, I would eat shrimp every single day of the week.
What’s the one song that you never get tired of listening to?
Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”
If you could be in a different planet right now, which planet would you go to and what would you do there?
I would never go to a different planet. I’m not sure if there are any fun things that I could do there and I don’t speak alien too.
What’s the one thing that you will never do?
Probably space travel.
What’s the one part of your wardrobe that you spend the most money on?
To be honest, I don’t usually spend a lot of money on clothes. I’d rather spend it on my computer. But if I really had to pick one, it would be a nice jacket.
What’s your best memory from college?
Cutting classes and doing stupid things instead. Something not worth emulating, but it definitely taught me to be more responsible.
Who’s the one person in the world that you would like to go on a roller coaster ride with?
It would be my girlfriend. I think that a roller coaster ride will make her happy.
What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever given anyone?
When I made some money by trading bitcoins in 2014, I bought my older brother a laptop that he could use for his board exam review.
Which tech gadget can you not leave the house without?
My mobile phone. Does anybody even leave the house without their mobile phones anymore?
What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done for a loved one?
Giving my brother a Christmas present even though we were having issues at that time.
What are your top 5 five tips on how to stay cool in the summer?
1. Stay indoors.
2. Turn the A/C on.
3. Make some fresh fruit shakes.
4. Drink lots and lots of water.
5. Go to the beach or take a dip in the pool.
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
I submitted a job proposal on Upwork right after my graduation, even though I had no idea how it worked.
Who’s the most beautiful person in the world for you?
Definitely my mother. She’s an amazing and loving woman who can do so many incredible things.
What’s your favorite exercise?
Wrist exercises. That’s the only exercise I need especially when I’m about to play first-person shooter games.
If you could live in a different city or country for a whole month, which city or country would you choose?
Definitely Hawaii. It just seems like such a relaxing place to live in.
How long does it usually take you to get ready for work?
It usually takes 40 minutes or so for me to eat my dinner/supper, take a bath, and make my coffee.
Complete the sentence: My day is never complete without _____.
Playing online games.
What song would you rock out to on karaoke night?
“Smooth” by Santana. For some reason, I almost always get a perfect or high score on the karaoke machine when I sing this song.
Which part of the house do you spend the most time in?
Definitely my bedroom.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Becoming a part of the Peak Support Family just a week after my graduation.
If the world could only be one color, what color would you want it to be?
Green. Because I think that a green world is not only beautiful, but also full of life.
If you were to have your own country, what would you name it?
Wakanda. That’s the only name I could think of.
What’s your favorite yearly, family tradition?
Ushering in the New Year with nothing but love, joy, and gratitude.
What’s the most thoughtful gesture anybody has ever done for you?
A police escort once showed me a hand signal as a guide for me to stay safe.
How do you make yourself smile or laugh when you’re sad?
By playing my favorite online games and being cheeky towards my teammates in the game.
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