Evelyn Philip is a first year PhD student in Curriculum and Teaching from the Faculty of Education at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her current research field focuses on adaptive learning and outdoor learning.She also have an IG handle known as @thatphddiaries where she posts her daily log of her research life as a PhD student and sometimes shares some PhD study tips as well on her Instagram.

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?


3 Do you have any pets?


4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?


5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?


6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?


7 Do you speak any other languages?


8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?

Be a blogger

9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?


10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?


11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?

being invisible

12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

The Scientist Magazine

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

Read a book

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

smartphone, skincare and drinks

15 What beverage gives you life?

Cold Chocolate Drink

16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

English Literature books

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

A scientist

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

my intrinsic motivation

19 What got you excited in science?

Experimenting with new things

20 What excites you about science now?

The knowledge and wisdom that i gain from it

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

eating sweet things

22 What is a secret talent of yours?


23 What is your favorite game?

not a fan of games

24 What is the last book you read?

A book on Christian theology

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

To always be kind

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?

To go on a solo trip overseas

27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

Hard work pays off

28 What is the best way to de-stress?

Listening to music

29 What is the last thing you watched?

A YouTube video

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

Don’t have one

31 What is your favorite animal?


32 What is your favorite book?

Any non-fiction English books

33 What is your favorite comfort food?


34 What is your favorite day of the year?


35 What is your favorite plant?


36 What is your favorite science fact?

The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes, or stirrup bone, located in the middle ear. It is about .11 inches long.

37 What is your favorite season?


38 What is your favorite smell?

Anything floral and fresh

39 What is your favorite sound?

the sound of waves in the ocean

40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

That there is only one me.

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?


42 What is your proudest moment?

Being one of the best student during my pre-university years.

43 What kind of tree would you be?

A skinny but solid tree

44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

The food and the drinks

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

I can dance as well

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?