Meet Mahir, one of the kids of Club Zodiac International!
Hometown: Hong Kong
Favorite hobbies: I’m a big sports individual—I love basketball, swimming, and tennis. I like playing with teams and working together, but I also like doing some things alone, like swimming in a race. It feels great to have friends and family cheering you on when you’re in a competition. The love and encouragement make playing sports more fun for me.
Favorite subject in school: History is my favorite subject in school. I’m interested in learning about past events and how people can learn from them now. Different religions, war periods, and other ancient histories—like the Romans in Italy or the Pharoahs in Egypt—are some of my favorite history topics. I think different cultures and societies are fascinating. Some days, I wish I could go back in time and see how human beings lived!
Favorite Zodiac Island character: Sniffy-Snuffy the Dog is probably my favorite Zodiac Kid because he is intelligent and smart. He’s like me in many ways. Sniffy-Snuffy is adventurous and a loyal friend, and I am, too. I like how he’s always singing happily and how he is optimistic!
Favorite experience on Zodiac Island: I really enjoyed seeing what actually happens on Zodiac Island behind the scenes. I wish I could share but it’s a memory that I wish to share only with the other Club Zodiac International Kids! It was very cool to see how a fun show like Zodiac Island is made. I can’t wait to be with the other kids, playing in the jungle, exploring new things on the Island!
Cultural heritage: Half Bangladeshi and half Azerbaijanian
Languages spoken: Fluent English and Russian, and good Mandarin
What Mahir wants to be when he grows up: I want to become a Detective, like Sherlock Holmes, to investigate and solve complicated cases.
What makes Mahir unique: Uniqueness is in my background: I was born in Denver, Colorado; I am growing up in Hong Kong, surrounded by so many international friends; I travel four times a year to various destinations, as my parents believe in enrichment through seeing the world, which has given me a wider perception of the world.
If you could go anywhere in the world: South Africa. Right now at school, our topic of study is non-violent means of exchange and persuasion, and Nelson Mandela is the primary example of human strength.