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Robin Aicken

Robin Aicken

Robin Aicken, 23, works as an intern at Exodus Lisburn. He is involved in Animate 12 which sees a group of youth workers from various churches coming together to create and provide opportunities for young people from Lisburn to become engaged and participate in the local community. Animate 12 will host an event at at the Grove Community Centre from April 11- 13. Robin graduated last year from Stranmillis University College.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Usually I am one or the other, very lazy or extremely busy. The best thing about a day off for me is to see my friends and get ourselves into some interesting adventures.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Steak and chips with tobacco onions and pepper sauce at the Merchant Hotel. I was there to celebrate my graduation and my taste buds haven't been the same since.

What has been your proudest moment?
Receiving my degree I think. It was a great day to see four years over and wondering what was next for me in life. No more being a student!

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Probably the time I went for my first operation after I broke my leg from rugby. I am pretty sure I had watched a show a few weeks before about people waking up during surgery and that's all that came across in my mind. For a 13 year old, that's scary.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Terrific. Ha, just kidding. It's awesome.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Give it all away to people who really need it.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Probably the time I fell down a set of stairs in a busy coffee shop and silenced the whole place, followed by an eruption of laughter. Needless to say I have not lived it down with my friends.

What music do you like?
Open to anything that sounds good. Listening to an American band at the moment called Anberlin.

What sports person do you most admire?
David Beckham I guess. He keeps a very positive role model profile for young people. We need more positive role models for our youth.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
Best holiday involves four ingredients for me: Sun, sea, friends and adventure.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To become a minister/pastor and live my life in hope.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
He's dead now, but I would love to have spent a day with C.S Lewis (writer of the Narnia series).

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
Bible, sunglasses and a hammock.

Favourite things

  • Car: Megane World Series
  • Film: Lost In Translation
  • CD: Check out: All The Bright Lights.
  • Book: Crazy Love - Francis Chan.
  • Actor: Will Ferrel
  • Actress: Zooey Deschanel
  • Drink: REAL Mountain Dew.

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