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Shaina

ABOUT ME

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Member name: 
Shaina
About Me: 
Who, me?! Whatever it is, I didn't do it, I swear. I'm innocent! On a more serious note, make sure you listen to SNC FanChat, the first and only podcast dedicated to Straight No Chaser! It's completely fan-run by myself, along with Dave White and Tina Gaston. Tune in for exclusive news, contests, interviews, and inside scoop on the group! Oh, and we have our own theme song now! (Thank you, Walter Chase and the Airtight! Oh, and Charlie, too.) http://sncfanchat.blogspot.com/ Also check out the online fan magazine BY Chasers, FOR Chasers: SNC Quarter Notes! SNC Quarter Notes is an online magazine and news source, completely run by fans of the ten man a cappella group, Straight No Chaser. This unofficial SNC magazine includes everything from news in the world of Straight No Chaser to fun games, puzzles, and contests! I hope to see submissions from most (if not all) of you!!! http://sncquarternotes.com/
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
CA
Hobbies: 
Studying and essay writing (not a favorite hobby) SLEEPING (Seggie doesn't think I sleep. Ever. Well, I do. Just, y'know, at ungodly hours, like 2am to noon.) Crafts (especially crafts relating to paper: bookbinding, origami, scrapbooking, etc.) Music/singing (duh) Surfing the internet (a little too much) Graphic design (kinda; I love playing around with Photoshop) Taking pictures Procrastinating... (I'll get to it... Eventually.) Spending hours doing stuff SNC related... If I've forgotten any, please tell me!!
Favorite Bands: 
Seriously? You're seriously asking me that?
Country: 
United States
Name: 
Shaina Eng
Twitter Name: 
shainae12
Birth Name: 
Shaina Eng (Yes, I'm used to people looking at my first name funny. Yes, I did get the "-ing" verb jokes as a kid. I also get the "English" abbreviation jokes.)
Nickname: 
Shiva (Thanks to a stupid TV news reporter; when I was being interviewed for a news story in the 7th grade, he got my name wrong. I even SPELLED IT OUT FOR THE GUY AND HE WROTE IT DOWN. Still not over it. I greatly dislike the fact that I have been given a nickname that is synonymous with a violent MALE Hindu god.)
Birthday: 
April 12th (The best birthday EVER. I think Charlie and Lieve can attest.)
Birth Sign: 
Aries (*fist pump*)
Height: 
My driver's license says 5'3"... I'm actually 5'2.5" :o) (I'm also apparently very short, according to one of my roommates. :P)
Eyes: 
Brown. I don't like touching them.
Currently Living In: 
LA (Unlike Tina Gaston, I *do* live in the cool one on the best coast. I mean West Coast. USC, BABY!)
Hometown: 
Los Angeles, CA (Not technically *in* LA, but right outside of it. Near the beach, so it's much better than actually living *in* LA.)
Relationship Status: 
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, PUT YOUR HANDS UP! (*raises hand*)
Trademark: 
Good question... I'm told that I'm very... erm... enthusiastic. Oh, and I get pretty crazy when on sugar. And I laugh uncontrollably. I think it freaks some people out. Just a little.
Favorite SNC College Memory: 
I was only a kid when SNC was formed... But I love watching videos from the 'good ol' days.' (Wow, that makes me feel REALLY young. And I bet it made other people feel really old. I do that sometimes. Stop talking, Shaina.) But, can I just say? Dry Campus. Yes.
Musical Influences: 
... My various choir directors? And SNC. =D
Favorite Songs to Perform Live: 
With Overflow: Savior (Worth Dying For) Manifesto (The City Harmonic) Brighter Than The Sun/Good Life (Colbie Caillat/One Republic) Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepson) Dare You To Move (Switchfoot) Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson) 10,000 Reasons/With Everything (Matt Redman/Hillsong) Personally: Titanium (David Guetta) Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Favorite Place You've Traveled: 
Northern France (Paris, Normandie, Brittany, Loire Valley, St.-Malo)
Favorite Things in General: 
YOU. Oh, and candy. Lots and lots of candy. I'm reading through all of this and realizing that I crack myself up. But I must only be funny when I have sugar. And I must think that I'm funny when I'm exhausted but kept awake because of energy drinks. Rats. Also, I think you should read the online comic, "Scandinavia and the World." www.satwcomic.com. Why? It's hilarious. Oh, and the characters are really cute. I like Denmark. :o)
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?: 
Can I choose a newspaper? The Daily Trojan, ever since I got to USC. I used to have a subscription to TIME Magazine. So that...(I *LOVE* reading Joel Stein's columns. I think he's hilarious.) Popular Photography. Man, I wish I could take pictures like that. Oh, and I guess I consistently read SNC Quarter Notes. Because, y'know, I do layouts for it.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Foods: 
I'm really picky... But surprisingly enough, I don't really have favorite foods. BUT, I absolutely LOVE beef, especially STEAK! :D Oh, and candy. But I think I already mentioned that? Anything with sugar, basically. Like cookies. And cake. Brownies. Chocolate. Ohhhh, yes.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books: 
Uhhh... I guess Harry Potter comprises seven books...
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Movies: 
Ummm...
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Bands/Artists: 
SNC, all the individual members of SNC (a lot of their independent/non-SNC work is amazing as well, you know), Kina Grannis, Boyce Avenue... Umm... At the moment, I really love fun., Adele, Mumford & Sons and Pentatonix.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Songs: 
(Can you tell that I'm really indecisive?)
Comments: 

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EileenR's picture

Sooo I thought I posted a comment just now, but I am not seeing it anywhere... Hmmm... Testing, testing, 1-2-3...

EileenR's picture

Hi, Shaina. Just testing to see if you get an email notification about this post to your profile.TTFN.

Marcaich's picture

WOOHOO comments are back. *pokepokepoke* Gotcha!

Fab4tune's picture

Yay, can finally officially say this on your profile...that microphone looks damn good on your profile pic!

CONGRATULATIONS to July 2012 COTM (our Chaser *workhorse*) whose dedication & hard work over the years has never gone unnoticed. Also the 1st person to major or minor in SNC at the university level - or at the very least get a B.A. in Public Relations with a concentration in SNC. You are a superstar & much appreciated. (((hugs)))

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

CupcakeFACE. :)

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Yo face's FACE! :P

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

FACE!!!

Maria Fulton's picture

Hi! This may sound weird and random, but I am kind of a "new" chaser and I wanted to get to know some other chasers because I don't know any... That and I'm not too sure how to use the chat thingy... So... Yeah, Hi! my name is Maria and I'm from NY and I LOVE SNC!!
(I hope this wasn't weird and I promise I am not a spammer!!!)

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

#belieberFACE

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

#bpFACE :)

Annie L's picture

dodeedoooo....just thought I'd drop a hello your way :) Wishing I were stopping in *your* part of CA while I'm there...alas, a 3-4 hour drive isn't possible this time around. I hope USC is treating you well and that you'll enjoy a marvelous holiday season!! xo.

seggie's mom's picture

Thanks Shaina, I wanted Seggie to see them since I am not allowed to be on Facebook. I have to say that they sounded great on Saturday. Enjoy the show, wish I was there.

Tina Gaston's picture

Don't worry "-ing", we're still road dawgs.

Tina Gaston's picture

Are you a Belieber? Just kidding.

winnie's picture

Thank you sooo much! I'l check website, I cant wait. XD

winnie's picture

Hi! Its fun to listening SNC fanchat! The interview is greeat. And its nicee to find n ews. Let mee know when will the new episode air next, pleeease!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

I know...but *someone* wonderfully called and woke me and now I'm awake-awake!!!

I also thought I should thank everyone (don't worry, the checks are in the mail, folks!) who said such nice things to me on here. :)

...I may upload more pics...

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Boo!

ngj3's picture

Awesome FanChat interview with Steve Morgan! I cannot begin to express how much those interviews have helped bring up to speed on the guys - all of 'em! Looking forward to the next issue of Quarter Notes! Thanks a bajillion for everything you do for the guys and us Chasers (new aaand not so new!)
;-)

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Miss you, Catface! :-(

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Your FACE is a stalker!!! :P

Tina Gaston's picture

Ahhh, but you did ask an Urban Dictionary. :)

Tina Gaston's picture

"Jumpoff": Original party spot or favorite place/spot/point of origin.

Tina Gaston's picture

I've been gone for a minute, now I'm back at the jumpoff. ;-)

GML's picture

Hi Shaina! PIP here (pain in the pituty!) I'm having problems viewing the fanchat again! I click on both places where it says: "click here" and NOTHING happens!! Can you help me, please? Thank you!

How was your AC visit? How many shows did you get to see? Were the "guys" surprised?

Btw, were you in the audience in the NYC dvd?

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

TRY HARDER!!! #MUSTCOMEBACKTONJNOW

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

I MISS YOU!!! COME BACK TO NJ RIGHT NOW!!!

SheriS's picture

Shaina, I don't think I've ever looked at your profile. One of your songs is one I have tears every time I hear it "Breath of Heaven! That is one really awesome song and so beautifully written---problem is so many people screw it wo bad, it sounds like it should! Hope you are back home safe and sound and had a great time in AC!

Sarah Liz's picture

I was gonna try to make a funny "belieber" joke, but it just wasn't working.

HI!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Belieb in yourself, Shaina!!! The truth shall set you free! :)

klancy96's picture

Life is too short to be a non-belieber! Good for you for admitting it ;) *runs and hides*

rsmit212's picture

Are you a belieber? :D

That's so cool that the lady let you snap some photos. They were great! Jealous! :)

I love your photo from Origins...it was awesome!!!

Sarah Liz's picture

DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!

maybe near the end of next week?

Tina Gaston's picture

I reiterate:

VICTORY IS OURS!!!

Tina Gaston's picture

Victory is ours!

Tina Gaston's picture

Are you serious?! Jerome's "Huh" made the intro? That's hilarious.

SNCFanChat: 1 J.Collins: 0

waterfallprincess's picture

*catches sweet potato*

Oh excellent! Did I ever tell you about the time I made "Yams Flambe"? It was for Thanksgiving at a friend's house and I was supposed to make the yams. My family's tradition is to top them with marshmallows, so I did and then I put it under the broiler thinking I would "toast" the marshmallows. Right? 'cause that makes sense. My oven didn't have a door window, so I opened the oven to check on it and it was on fire! auuuuuuuuugh!!!!

The next year my friend asked me to bring an apple pie. A frozen apple pie. Still in the box. *sigh* :o)

GML's picture

Thank you again. I will try that. I know I've gone back before and heard all of them, but missed a few things. And, please forgive me...I did not mean to imply that you had Anything to do with my frustrations. Whatsoever! - its my own illiteracy on the computer!!!!! (oh, and also my SNC addiction might have something to do with it!) You are as kind as your voice is sweet! Thank you again! Rome's interview was great!!

Annie L's picture

haha, I think I will now adopt "Blamingo!" as a word in my ever-expanding vocabulary! Think Words With Friends will accept it? ;p Love it, Blamingo. It's like a Flamingo full of Blame.

Marcaich's picture

*poke* (sets out glue traps on floor) heehee

Tina Gaston's picture

Re: Wall post:

Devious. Pure deviousness. Right on.

Annie L's picture

p.s. What's a "BLAMINGO"?

Marcaich's picture

*poke* You drive-by-er you!

GML's picture

Thank you very much Shaina! The last link worked great, and I really enjoyed listening to "your" interview with Jerome! (did he give you any idea ,at all, when the cd might get released?)

I only have one last question, if you wouldn't mind answering it? Can I use that last link to listen to past podcasts now and just replace the 14 at the end with the number of the one I want to hear? or do you know? Thanks again for all of your help!!

Have a Super Day!

klancy96's picture

*glomp!

Thank you for the wonderful smile I had after I saw your attack on my profile! ;)

(not sure I'm believing that was a sugar-free rampage your were on!! lol)

Annie L's picture

Shaina Bean!!!!! My, you *have* been busy on this wonderful site! Thanks for stopping by with the wonderfully energetic and cheery message (as always!)!! As I read it in my office, I sit with a huge grin - THANK YOU! :) Also, the way you wrote it, I felt as though I was right there in the room with you - well done, Miss! Speaking of "Miss" - I MISS YOU and hope to get out to SoCal sometime soon...I feel as though that's likely w/new project assignments. Stay tuned...

S.J.'s picture

Dear Madam,

Just as a precaution, I must issue a statement of forewarning. The "gangsta" attitude that one, such as yourself, posseses, must not be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a powerful tool that so often leaves devastating turmoil in its wake; unbeknownst to the carrier. Please use extreme care with said "gangsta-ness"...You are one of the few people in the world blessed with this Chaseattitude. Now go, and continue being awesome. Tyvm.

Sincerely,
Ess Jay

Sarah Liz's picture

*peeks in*
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HI SHAINA!!!
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HOUSE OF MOUSE!!!!!!!!!
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*runs out*

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