There are many words to describe my personality. Some of the few opinions I have heard about myself from others are trustworthy, shy, nice, and serious but I have my own perspectives about myself. Until now I got those characteristic lingers in me. My life has been a lot interesting as I grew up. I have encountered many obstacles and challenges in life and I was able to overcome it. My name is Joseph Vien C. Pioquinto. I am 17 years old. I was born on the 19th day of June in the year 2000, in Don Alano Memorial Hospital. My mother named me Joseph because the day that I was born happens to be Dr. Jose P. Rizal birthday. It was just translated into English. My second name is Vien because I was named after my mom’s favorite actor. I live in Putik, Zamboanga City. I was raised well by my beloved parents. My mother’s name is Maria Girly C. Pioquinto, she’s a lovely woman. She teaches me about what is right and what is wrong and disciplined me when I do wrong. About my father, He’s name is Frederick S.J. Pioquinto. He teaches me the importance of working and having a bright future, also living in a disciplined life. I’m the oldest in my family. I have one sibling, his name is Julian Xyrus C. Pioquinto. When I was young, I was really shy. I didn’t want to talk to others, I was a silent guy. My parents wanted me to mingle with others but I don’t want to. As I grew up, I was able to overcome my shyness and able to befriend with other people. I’m responsible person but sometimes dependent. I am very helpful towards household chores. My tasked is to wash the dishes, watering and cleaning our garden. I never go outside and played with my neighbors. My parents were very strict. When I go outside, I have to ask them permission. I only look at the kids who are playing outside. But I don’t blame them because they gave all their efforts for me to be protected and I am thankful for that. One of the best memories that I have is when we visited Baguio City. It is my first time to ride a plane and it was a fun experience. I was really amazed by their places and we visited a lot of beautiful sceneries. It was memorable because I am with my parents and we share the happiest moments of our life. Another is when I visited my grandparents’ house. I got to know my cousins and we played cards and domino. We also helped my grandma cook some delicious delicacies. I can’t enumerate all happy memories that I have but that is what I can remember. Going to school is the beginning of my new chapter in life and where I develop and apply things in life. My academic experiences so far, I would depict myself as a reader and a learner. But writing poems, story, essays is not my forte. Despite some of these attributes are stronger or weaker in everybody, we all possess these abilities as a student. I am for one more of a reader than a writer. I am someone who enjoys reading as long it is not by forced. I find that I just enjoy reading when it is a content that I have picked and of a particular genres like science-fiction, mystery, action, and realistic fiction. Talking about my future goals, hopefully I will become a chemist. I knew becoming a chemist was really hard due to the expenses and many years in college. But I find it as a challenge for me to pursue my dreams in life. All I wanted is to become a person who is successful, can stand for his self, and can face many trials. I want to help especially for my family. I want my parents to rest and enjoy their lives and I will be the one to serve them as a token for their love, care and support for me. Another dream that I want to fulfill, is to travel around the world. I enjoyed watching documentaries about a certain country and showcased their wonderful places and cultures. If I have that enough money, I will travel in all different places particularly in Europe. I want to be contented in life even though I’m not very rich as long as I can afford my basic needs and also, enjoying my life to the fullest and have a good relationship with everyone.