I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I WAS ABLE TO SUBMIT THIS 30 SECONDS BEFORE THE DEADLINE OTL
Name: Lim, Seven (born: Morihiko Shuichi; english name was supposed to be Steven Lim)
Nickname: 7, Shuichi, Steven, 'Seven-Eight-Nine'
Age: 17 <--[updated on Dec.27 *his birthday*]
Grade: First year
HORSEBACK RIDING: Horseback riding has been one of the few hobbies Seven acquired whenever he had free time during his stay in Singapore. A good friend of his father had a ranch, where Seven is always welcome. There he rides on the horses in order to alleviate his thoughts whenever he had issues.
DANCING: Seven was a member of a dance troupe in his secondary school as one of his extra-curricular activities. Initially, Seven only chose to be part of the dance team because it was the easiest thing for him to do in order to get a high grade, but soon enough he learned to love the field.
Shoujo Jidai: Well... Seven is, after all, a normal hormonal teenage boy. You can say that he's a true SONE.
POLITICS: Seven spent most of his life prepping himself up with politics for his father was a well-known politician. He used to love everything he learns about said field but immediately turned to hate it when he found out about his father’s illegal doings.
NOSY PEOPLE: Especially those who wouldn't stop bothering him just to get the gist of something of their interest. What propelled Seven to detest such type of person were the paparazzis and disrespectful reporters. He's got bad experiences from the pushy media men while growing up, which leads him to become instantly hostile to those who just won't stop bothering him with questions.
CARROTS: He just dislikes it ever since.
Seven, at first glance, is your typical well-mannered friendly teenage neighbor who came from another country. He is often seen wearing a gentle smile on his face, and carries himself with politeness and certain elegance akin to public figures. This is what Seven, son of a very high-profiled and nationally known senator in Singapore, wants you to remember himself as. But in reality, Seven is two-faced. The real Seven is a quiet, highly perceptive, and observant man. He is very suspicious, distrustful, aloof and really calculative. He likes to stand back and observe things in his surroundings and conversations before delving into it. Seven likes to make sure that the coast is clear and that things are in his favor before he associates himself in any business.
Raised and bred within Singapore's elite and political social circle, Seven possesses top-notch manners and etiquette. He is very intelligent and quick to learn; trained to answer and cater to anyone in a smart yet down-to-earth fashion... for the good of his and his family's public image. He is very hard-working, but only with things of his interest. Seven doesn't like fights, and highly prefers pacifism. But this doesn't equate to him unable to defend himself when the need arises. Seven will help anyone, even a stranger, out of politeness. Such as helping someone carry a heavy load, opening doors for them, and helping a schoolmate with their math homework. But if the problem is serious, Seven will not give you a helping hand unless he deems it fit. If it isn't his business, it's not his problem.
In general, he is approachable, but don't expect his help in the long run until you get to earn his full trust.
Seven--born Morihiko Shuichi, is the illegitimate child of famous Singaporean senator politician Daniel Lim and 90's actress Morihiko Haruka; the fruit of a one-night stand. Seven’s mother—upon knowing that she was pregnant with Daniel’s child—took an indefinite hiatus from showbiz to hide her pregnancy from the Japanese public and flew to California. There, she gave birth to Seven—whose name was still Morihiko Shuichi at that time, and raised him until he was five years old. Seven grew up as a normal Asian-American kid, playing with children and learning how to speak basic American English and Japanese. Seven’s mother held back the fact that Daniel Lim now has a son with her, for his father already had a fiancée—Stephanie Chung, whom he is now married to, by the time when she got pregnant.
Seven, Shuichi at that time, barely turned six when his father found out about his existence. Long story short, both parents fought for Seven’s custody, with Daniel Lim emerging as victor. The long, tedious battle of Seven’s custody rights became much publicized in Japan, for both parties came from equally famous backgrounds. Seven was forced to go with his father all the way from California to Singapore, start a whole new life (and not to mention learn yet another language) and have his name changed from Morihiko Shuichi to Seven Lim. Young Seven Lim had no choice but to adjust himself to Singapore’s culture and try to learn how to speak Chinese and Malay. He hasn’t heard anything from his mother after he moved to Singapore, and this disheartened the young Seven. Daniel had been a very good father to him, and his new stepmother—Stephanie, was acceptably nice, despite Seven being the ‘bastard child’. Later on during his elementary days it was found out that Stephanie cannot bear a child, much to her and his father’s devastation. Since then, things slowly went downhill with his family.
////MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH
There is no middle school in Singapore. Seven finished elementary schooling after completing 6th grade and proceeded to first year secondary school at age 12. Due to the dangers concerning his father's political background, Seven was taught several forms of self-defense when he was finally 'old enough', to ensure his survival should any possible threats come to him or their family's way. His self-defense training started at age thirteen: Daniel Lim hired a sniper *but, Seven was under the false pretense that this guy was a professional marksman* and taught Seven how to defend himself against hired killers using several types of guns. Seven proved to have an above average marksmanship as he grew older. During the same year, Seven started learning taekwondo. In contrast to his very good skill with guns, Seven have had struggles learning the traditional Korean martial art. He only started to excel in it two years later and finally earned his black belt when he was 15.
During his preteen years, Seven started to realize the harsh reality that is his environment. His stepmother Stephanie started to become more and more hostile to him by the day, and his father—whom he silently idolizes because of his political contributions to the country—started to feel more and more distant and odd. Rumors started circulating that his father was involved in a large political scam that collaborates with drug organizations to solicit money through human trafficking, and the severeness of this gossip wavered Seven's view towards his father. Seven—who longed for a stable and happy family for a long time—felt that his dream was becoming more far-fetched by the day, until one time he just completely gave up on it. Maturity started kicking in on his adolescent mind, and changed from a normal loud young boy into a silent, highly perceptive, slightly withdrawn and observant teenager. Seven started holding back his personal opinions and feelings, but always managed to put up a happy façade on the outside for the lingering Singaporean press. The distance in his Singaporean family started drifting further and further away until one day, Seven just didn't feel at home.
////SUMMER BEFORE STARTING TACHIKAWA HIGH
The summer before Seven was about to start his final year in secondary school, he found out that his father really was involved in the rumored political scam. Furthermore, Seven found out that his biological mother, Haruka, had long since returned to Japan and had contracted an illness in the blood. Stephanie Chung, on the other hand, was found out to be the reason why no contact has been made from Seven’s real mother all these years. His stepmother forbade and blocked all forms of communication his real mother might have in order to get through him out of spite and envy. Stephanie Chung also took great effort to feed Seven false information whenever he tried to search for his biological mother, rendering his search useless. Disgusted and utterly appalled by the situation, Seven fought with his father, packed all of his belongings, stole the information about his biological mother's current whereabouts (they were filed inside a manila envelope stored somewhere in his stepmother's home office), bought himself a one-way ticket to Japan and ran away. Now, Seven is staying with Haruka and taking care of her while working on a summer job in order not to become a burden in terms of financial expenses. During this time he also diligently studied to refresh his Japanese skills (which was honestly rusty at the time) in order to prepare for the upcoming Japanese school year. Seven chose to attend Tachikawa high since it was the nearest school from his mother's house. His mother can actually afford the total school expenses but Seven wished to attend via a scholarship, since he doesn't want to be a burden to his mother whom he hasn't seen for a very long time, and feels that the money can be used for her treatment instead.
When Seven’s papers and documents were being arranged for his transfer to Singapore, Daniel Lim made him change his name from Morihiko Shuichi to Steven Lim. However, the officer in-charge of encoding Seven’s updated documents had a typographical error and missed the ‘t’ in ‘Steven’, becoming ‘Seven’ instead. Daniel Lim didn’t mind; in Chinese feng shui, Seven is considered the number of a perfectly completed cycle. And Seven thought the new name was very unique. He went by under the name of Seven Lim since then.
Seven can speak fluent English, Chinese, and Malay. His Japanese is 'okay', although most of the time, he can't understand the modern slang used by Japanese teenagers.
Seven is most comfortable speaking 'Singlish' (Singaporean English).
The reason why Seven started his self-defense training only years later (and not as soon as he arrived in Singapore) is because his stepmother Stephanie felt that Seven was 'too young for those kind of things', and urged Daniel Lim to put off his self-defense training until she thinks Seven is 'old enough'. (Hence starting at thirteen.) His stepmother had been genuine with her reason initially, but started to repeatedly put it off for the next couple of years because of her growing spite for him and his biological mother.
Quote: “ If one decides to disappear, no connection is to be expected. “
I had been so busy these past few days I barely managed to submit Seven's app for %Tachikawa-High
TT A TT /creys 5ever
it was only 30-something seconds before the deadline countdown ended when I hit 'enter' and I seriously felt like I was running for my life! ;alsjdkfa;lkj I'm so disappointed that I wasn't able to write down Seven's character thoroughly in the app because I was really running out of time TT 3 TT orz I'm so late it'll only be like a 2 out of 10 that this will get accepted /drowns in shame