Welcome to the 2019 Trade Staff Tea Talks! Each week or so, we will be posting an interview from a Trade staff member. This week, our interviewee is the well-known PEN and owner….. BRYAN!!!
Hello Bryan, thank you for joining us here and for agreeing to be interviewed! Let’s grab some tea. Where shall we go?
Thank you for having me, I’d love to answer your questions, Lemona. Hold my hand and take me to Starbucks, who’s paying?
Hahaha! I guess I am, I definitely need a Grande! Anyway, let’s get down to business. Briefly tell us about yourself.
My name is Bryan Alexandre Marceau, I’m French half Filipino, I’m 26 years old and I’m a chef.
Wow we have a master chef in the house! What is your favourite thing to cook?
What are three words that best describe you?
Charismatic, caring, and funny, y’all can’t deny that anyway
Who do you trust a lot on xat?
I’d say “Moody” I can give him my whole account with absolute trust. Woody AKA Kamy, Drew, Gizzy and Lemona.
What are you focused on currently in your life? Do you work or study? Any plans for the future?
I work, I’m a chef and I recently quit kickboxing trainer
Do you have any notable hobbies?
I love love love kickboxing.
What is your favourite part about Trade/ your best memory?
The events, being able to joke and mess around with the staff and the users. My best memory will probably be when Sydno and Echo succeeded in taking over Trade.
How long have you been apart of Trade? What made you want to be staff?
Probably about 8 years now. And I just love Trade, so I’ve always wanted to be part of it.
What is your favourite xat power?
Oids cause I can oipunch you guys.
How many languages can you speak?
I’ve always had a thing for learning new languages, it interests me a lot! I speak about 5 languages: English, French, Arabic, some Tagalog, Ilocano and some Spanish.
The term ‘pen’ seems to have become fairly popular around the chats you visit. What is up with that?
Pen I first came out with this word to be able to cuss Mia out on help. We beat the system by having the word mean an ACTUAL pen in English! Then it escalated and everyone started using it. So I own copyrights really.
What is your favourite place in the world? Any plans to visit?
The Philippines, and yes maybe in the future.
What is a pet peeve that you have?
I’m very OCD, everything has to be tidy or I’ll snap. I also can’t talk on the phone while sitting, I start walking around the whole house. I also touch my face a lot…
What is your favourite and least favourite thing to eat?
I love fish and avocados so much. And I hate kale it’s gross.
What scares you and/or angers you?
I have a fear of losing the people I love. Racism, ignorant and cocky attitudes anger me.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t let anything bring you down. My dad said that to me 4 days ago. And it hit me deep.
Do you like/own any pets?
Nah, I’m OCD remember. I can barely take care of myself too.
If you could meet anyone in the world (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would meet Michael Jackson so he can teach me some dance moves.
What kind of music do you listen to? What is the best song to listen to while on Trade?
I love Spanish and Arabic music, but I literally listen to everything. From Turkish to Korean to Romanian lol. My favorite song as of now would be:
Whoever understands Arabic would understand. I have it on repeat.
What are your thoughts about the powers falling in price? Any ideas on how this could be fixed?
Powers releasing weekly is a big NO for me. I suggest releasing a new power every 2 or 3 weeks and make it more expensive
If you were main owner on Trade again, what changes would you make and which changes would you bring back (if any)?
I would allow Lemona and I would probably keep nagging admin for events every week.
Anything else you want to add? Any words of wisdom?
My dad’s advice to me : Don’t let anything bring you down and be strong. Always be yourself, do whatever makes you happy and don’t listen to anyone or care about what anyone thinks of you as long as you’re not hurting anyone.