Getting to know - Brittany Yong

Brittany Yong, final year Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery student

Brittanny Yong

What is the best worst gift you have been given?

One Christmas I received this beautiful gold encrusted Bible written in French. Unfortunately, I could not and still am unable to read and comprehend a single sentence in this language. So, there it stays perched on my bookshelf. I thought that re-gifting this present would have been a tad sacrilegious.

Do you collect anything?

I have an obsession with collecting souvenir spoons (trinkets which symbolise specific locations/landmarks). 

Ask any one of my friends or fiancée and they will tell you how crazy I go over them! I even go to the extent of coasting through as many souvenir stores as possible to purchase the most beautiful spoon. 

My fiancée loses his mind following me endlessly through these stores in search of the perfect spoon!

What is your favourite childhood memory?

My family used to enjoy and encourage “Lazy Sunday’s”. It was the one day where we were allowed to stay in pyjamas and lounge around. My dad would play the exact same CD (Carpenter’s Greatest Hits) whilst my mum would make breakfast in the background. This memory seems mundane, however looking back it is my favourite because of its simplicity. It is the company which I remember not the activities.

What is the longest you have gone without sleep (and why)?

I have gone without sleep for a solid 24 hours! I thought it would be an excellent idea to leave a major assignment to the last minute whilst simultaneously attending night shifts for clinical placement. I do not recommend this course of action! It was tiring and lots of tears were shed!

What is the first thing you would buy if you won tattslotto?

Is ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING an appropriate answer?? Okay, I know this response is so common and clichéd but I would honestly buy a house right away if I won Tattslotto.