I currently have two hobbies. They are collecting coins and skate boarding. Collecting coins is my indoor hobby while skate boarding takes me outside to experience the fresh air. I find that they provide a nice balance of going out and staying in during my free time.
Since I began collecting coins two years ago, I have met many others who share the same
burning interest. It started when my father, who is an airline pilot, brought home his unused coins from his trips around the world. I thought some of them looked
exotic. They looked very different from our Singapore coins . I had a liking for the various coins immediately and began collecting them. Now, whenever my father goes on his trips, I beg him to bring home as many different coins as he can. Today, I have over two hundred coins from twenty-four different countries.
My interest in skate boarding, however, grew differently. I started three years ago, when I was in primary four, when a classmate of mine introduced skate boarding to me. At first, I found it difficult to balance on a plank of wood on wheel. I also thought it was silly skate boarding when roller blading was so much easier and faster. But after two weeks of skate boarding every afternoon, I began to love the wind blowing in my hair and the thrill I got going places with it. Today, my favourite skate boarding area is the park by the beach where it's safe and I do not bump into people while skating.
My two hobbies are important to me because they help me relax from studying too much. I make sure that I do my homework before I even think about my coin collection or skate boarding.