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Personal Quiz: Hoshi


Name as it appears on your birth certificate?: Sato Hoshi

Current name?: Hoshi Sato (there aren't many cultures which still use family name first)

Nicknames?: Hana, Hosh, Polly (for "polyglot")

Parents' names?: Sato Chiko and Sato Masako

Siblings?: Two brothers, Kaemon (older) and Ryu (younger).

Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?: 25

Date that you regularly blow them out?: July 9

Pets?: I had three rabbits over my childhood: Bun-bun (male), Cinni-bun (female), and Star (female)

Height?: 1.57m

Eye color?: Brown

Hair color?: Black

Piercings?: Three -- one in each earlobe and one in my upper right ear

Tattoos?: None

How much do you love your job?: More than I can say in English -- Italian has some good adjectives for it, though. So does Russian.

Birthplace?: Kyoto -- "The Anagram Lover's Tokyo."

Hometown?: Honolulu, Hawai'i -- we moved there when I was six months old, so it's more of a "home"-town than anyplace else.

Current residence?: Deck C, Enterprise

College attended, degree?: UCLA, Bachelor's in language arts, minor in anthropology; NYU, Master's in language arts

What kind of car do you drive?: Kia


Croutons or bacon bits?: Croutons

Coke or Pepsi?: Pepsi

Sprite or 7UP?: Sprite

Coffee or ice cream?: Coffee

Coffee, tea, or decaf?: Tea. Chamomile is best.

Milk chocolate or dark?: Milk.

Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?: Salted

Red or white wine?: White

Gold or silver?: Silver.

Two or four doors?: Four

Bridges or tunnels?: Bridges

Beach, city, or country?: Beach. I grew up near one and have always loved them.

Summer or winter?: Summer. I agree with Travis that snow should be seen and not felt.

Storms: Cool or scary?: Cool. Rain doesn't bother me all that much, even if I'm out in it.

Roller coaster: Scary or exciting?: Scary unless I'm with someone I like.

James Dean or Clark Gable?: James Dean.

Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn?: Audrey Hepburn.

Beatles or Stones?: Beatles. Especially played backwards.

Blanket or stuffed animal?: Stuffed animal. I brought along some beanie babies and slept with a teddy bear when I was little.

One pillow or two?: One

Adidas, Nike, or Reebok?: Adidas. Why doesn't anyone else know these are brands of shoes and not some kind of code?

Mac, PC, or Unix?: You people are Starfleet officers; you should know these are computer platforms and you should know what you use! And Mac, for the record.


Salad dressing?: Oil and vinegar.

Salad?: Fresh garden with a lot of vegetables

Pizza topping?: Anchovies

Foods?: traditional Japanese dishes, especially soba noodles

Sandwich filling?: Cucumber and cottage cheese

Dessert?: Fruit ices, gelato, or fresh fruit

Type of ice cream?: Mint chocolate chip. It's almost impossible to get any when Phlox gets news that Chef made some. When that happens, I like rainbow sherbet.

Restaurant?: Anything where I have to translate the menu or the food is not alive

Fast food place?: Any McDonald's in France

Drink, non-alcoholic?: Vanilla cola or apple juice

Drink, alcoholic?: Fuzzy navel

Color of socks?: white

Shampoo or conditioner?: Herbal Essences

Toothpaste?: Bubblegum

Place to be kissed?: Mouth

Holiday?: My parents celebrated all the traditional Japanese holidays. I loved Girl's Day when I was little. I also like July 4.

Color?: Robin's-egg blue

Car?: mine

Day of the week?: Tuesday

Band/Artist?: Beatles, Eien No Ko, Operatic composers from the 1800s.

Book?: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey. I've read it six times and I've been lending it out all over the ship.

Magazine?: "Talking Back." It's a quarterly anthology of stories and columns in the writers' native languages.

Movie?: "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," anything by Hayao Miyazaki, "Atanarjuat," "Amelie," most musicals, anything with Johnny Depp, "The Red Violin."

TV show?: "Fawlty Towers," "ER," "Whose Line is it Anyway?"

TV character?: Basil Fawlty

Disney character?: Scar (the Lion King), Sebastian (Little Mermaid)

Warner Bros. character?: Pepe Le Pew. I found his overly amorous attitude to be very funny.

Sesame Street character?: I never watched this show all that much. They never got beyond "Abierto" and "Cerrado."

James Bond?: Connery or Brosnan. By villain standards, Moore.

Quote?: "Nothing was ever accomplished without much enduring." -- St. Catherine of Sienna

Word or phrase?: "Graciousness." My mother drilled it into me to be gracious in all things.

Flower?: Tiger lilies and the yellow Hibiscus Brackenridgei -- it's my state flower.

Sport to watch?: I get into arguments with the other crewmembers as to whether figure skating and synchronized swimming are sports. I also like sumo and surfing.

Zoo exhibit?: Butterfly houses

Board game?: Scrabble!

Town to chill in?: San Francisco, Honolulu, Naha [city in Okinawa]

Perfume/Cologne?: Rosemary

Website?: The archive for "Talking Back," some humor-related sites, online dictionaries

Least favorite thing?: Not knowing what word to use

Least favorite subject?: I've always had trouble with advanced mathematics


Been in love before?: Yes

Loved somebody so much it made you cry?: Yes

Dumper or dumpee?: Dumper once, dumpee once. In the former, Dave was being a jerk. In the latter, Katie didn't want to continue our relationship.

What inspires you?: My family, my cultural ties, being able to say "hello" and "Where's the bathroom?" in a language before any other human can

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: Still talking, maybe with a nice man or woman with me

What do you look for in a partner?: Tolerance, a nice voice, kindness, intelligence, skill in languages

What did you want to be when you grew up?: I wanted to speak every language in the world

What characteristics do you despise?: Homophobia. Racism.

If you had a big win in the lottery, how long would you wait to contact people?: Three seconds. I'd start screaming after that, and anyone in earshot would know.

Where would you retire to?: Florida, Honolulu, some place warm without snow

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?: No.

Do you get along with your parents?: Yes

Have you ever gone skinny-dipping?: Yes, seven times at my last count. You should try it if the water's clean.

Do you make fun of people?: Of course not.

Last person you went to dinner with?: Phlox, Travis, and T'Pol. We're thinking of starting a book club.

What did you do for your last birthday?: I had some ice cream made just for me -- Phlox could barely keep his tongue in when he smelled it. I got a small essay in Vulcan from T'Pol, a nice greeting from everyone, and a letter from Katie. Even though we're not dating, we're still friends.

Do you carry a donor card?: Yes.


Had the drink Calypso Breeze?: Yeah. Katie made the best ones I've ever had.

Been to Europe?: Yes.

Been to Africa?: Yes

Been toilet-papering?: No.

Been toilet-papered?: Once, in college.

Been in a car crash?: No, never

Lucky Number?: Whatever number of languages I can speak (39 currently)

Any superstitions?: The traditional American ones, and I always am kind to animals

When was your last hospital visit?: Last week; I went with Lt. Reed when Liz nearly took off his eyebrows with a stray shot.

First thing you think of when you wake up?: I'll never get used to the engine rumbling

What color is your bedroom's carpet?: Starfleet gray

What color is your bathroom?: Starfleet white

What's on your mouse pad?: The Japanese alphabet illuminated

What's under your bed?: Storage space

How many times did you fail your permit and/or driver's license test?: zero

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?: Sappho, Oscar Wilde, Ken Kesey, Hayao Miyazaki. Dreamers, every one of them.

What was the last film you saw at the movies?: "Shichinin no samurai" ("Seven Samurai," you cultural illiterates! :) )

What was the last film you saw at home?: "Spirited Away"

What was the last book you read?: A copy of Travis's Pest Control

What was the last CD you listened to?: A compilation of Vulcan chants from T'Pol.

What do you have for breakfast?: Pancakes. Chef was feeling nice.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue?: No. You'd think I could.

Can you roll your tongue?: Yes.

How many keys on your key ring?: Left it home.

Where would you like to visit most?: Home, Scotland, Egypt, back to Risa

Hobbies?: Reading, translating, talking

Which single store would you choose to max your credit card?: A rare-book store

What do you do most often when you are bored?: Brush up on whatever language I'm sketchy on.

What words or phrases do you overuse?: "No response," which I wish I used once in a blue moon.

What words or phrases do your friends overuse?: "Open a channel." What else am I supposed to do? Semaphore?

Friend who lives farthest away?: Katie.

Greatest pet peeve?: Not being able to talk to someone

Best thing in the world?: Learning a new word, sharing a bed with someone you like

When do you get up?: 0630

Bedtime?: 2200

Last new thing you bought for yourself?: Two rings and a necklace on Risa.

Photo: Second season promo photo via Enterprise NX-01 RPG
Co-writer: rainwoman

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