Hello Ryerson students and future Ryerson students! If you’ve been following WhyRyerson content since last year, then there’s a good chance you know who I am. And if you’re new to our blog or you just aren’t familiar with me then no worries! My name is Jeremy, and today you’ll be learning a thing or two about me.
I am a third year student majoring in mechatronics engineering. “Mech-a-huh?” you might ask. Well, after second year, mechanical engineering students are given the option to focus more on the integration of electronics with mechanical systems (i.e. robotics). “So you’re a mechanical engineer?” Err, kind of I guess. I am also completing the Optional Specialization in Management Sciences (OSMS). Similar to a business management minor, the OSMS is designed to provide engineering and science students with a solid foundation in management sciences.
Ever since I first moved from Indonesia to Canada at the age of 3, I have spent my life travelling. What I love most about travelling is being able to experience another culture’s food and language. I even keep a collection of foreign currencies to remind me of all the different countries I have visited (the number of countries is somewhere at around 40 now).
I find exercise to be the best way for me to de-stress. After class, you can often find me lifting weights in the Mattamy Athletic Centre, the building that made me fall in love with Ryerson. I also am an avid paintballer and I take an interest in extreme sports like gliding.
Aside from all that, I love fashion and style. I wear anything from preppy suits to edgy biker jackets. Additionally, one of my favourite pastimes is visiting one of Toronto’s many thrift stores for some vintage clothes.
Being born on November 29th means that I am a Sagittarius. Though you may not believe in astrology (quite frankly I’m not sure I even do), you gotta believe me when I say I am the most accurate description of a Sagittarius. For me, life is all about action, adventure and freedom. I am always excited to try new things and I am not afraid to take a gamble. Also, my mind is a jumbled mess of ideas all competing for attention. So if you ever meet me in person, fair warning that a lot of words might come out of my mouth—usually at a pretty fast pace too.
Being an explorer means that I’m constantly discovering new and exciting things in Toronto. Stay tuned as I will be sharing my discoveries and more with all of you throughout the year! And feel free to follow me on Instagram @_jeremy_tobing.
Bye for now,