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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 22

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1983

PLACE OF BIRTH: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Afghan-Canadian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: university

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:  N/A

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Mark Ingram

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/09/2006

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, I was kind of risky in high school when I signed up for universities — like, I signed up for Ryerson, uh, York and Waterloo.  At Waterloo, I signed up for the geography co-op honors program.  And, um, I was psyched to go into that.  I thought if I didn’t get into York or [unclear] Ryerson. I’d just go there, right?  But I was kind of afraid of the audition process and stuff, so I didn’t even go to Ryerson.  And I didn’t hand in anything for, uh, Waterloo, so, like, I think — I thought they — ‘cause like I had to fill out, like, an essay and fill out these forms and all that shit and I didn’t do it.  So I thought, OK, well, yeah, uh, Waterloo isn’t going to accept me so I go [unclear], OK, well, now I have to go to York, then.  So, um, the audition for York was in April, just after my birthday, and I auditioned for it.  And I remember, like, driving there.  I was so scared.  I, I remember crying on the way there ‘cause I was just so scared.  ‘Cause I was on my own.  No one else was there.  It was just me.  I didn’t know anyone there.  It was, ah, it was a harrowing experience.  So I ended up at York.  But the funny thing is, I could’ve went to Waterloo, ‘cause, like, even though I didn’t fill out their shit; they still accepted me, so how good of a program was that?  Like how, it’s kind of ridiculous.  So, yeah, I’m at York, you know, and then, well, once I was at York, I figured out that there was a faculty program that, you know, they cut us down further.  Uh, so I’m just like, well, yeah, I’d like to get into that because, just, uh, I’m a competitive guy, and if I didn’t get into that, then I’d feel like, oh, why did I even come here, then?  But that’s the thing.  If I didn’t get in, I would’ve been just as happy doing geography or something else like maybe languages or, or something, so.  So I don’t know.  Uh, I got, uh, here I am at York, you know.  In the fourth year.  Uh, I say — I keep thinking that what I, I would be such a different person if I didn’t get into the acting program or if I had not have gotten into the acting program.

TRANSCRIBED BY: John Wright

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/05/2008

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DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

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