The Old About Me Page

My name is Danupon Drake, Dan Drake, or you could simply call me Dan. I was born in the year 2005 and I’m developing this blog for a portfolio. I had 12 years of education from Thailand and now I’m continuing high school in the United States. I write posts about myself here in this blog.


1. Insect Hobby:

My amazing insect hobby started in Thailand in 2013. There are so many different kinds of rare insects in my backyard because I lived in a rural area in my province. After that, I tried to put my insects in frames, and they were amazing. And then, I started to collect the insects in my backyard.

Me Hunting Insects in Loei Thailand 2014

I have been collecting insects until the year 2016. But I stopped, because I thought I collected enough insects already and that wraps up my insect adventure. But I have collected 73 insects in total.

My bug collection

2. Science Adventure:

After my insect adventure, I started my science adventure that I started around 2016. I grabbed and read a book about science and I’ve discovered that science is fun. I started liking science when I was ten years old. I did all the experiments on the books and they were very fun. Then, I had bought so many science books and science kits and they’re also very fun too. After that, I loved science, so I bought a lot of science books and performed many experiments. After that, I had set up a science lab and bought some more equipment and supplies.

My lab in 2017
My Chemical Collection

Now, I’m making a blog to have a portfolio. A portfolio is a selection of a student’s work compiled over a period of time and used for assessing performance or progress. This blog was mostly about me doing science experiments. My life’s goal was to become a successful chemist at that time.


So now, I’m just trying to blog and having fun with this website.

4. More Hobbies and posts:

I started getting tired of Chemistry, so I decided to try out new hobbies and just have fun! My blog is not about Chemistry anymore but it’ll still be educational, fun, and interesting.

I now have an interest in many different things: Making music, coding, writing, and drawing. Since I’m older, I’m just going to make posts that I mentioned and study for education.


Be sure to leave a like, comment, and follow my site. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to look around my blog. If you like/enjoyed what you see, make sure to follow!


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42 Replies to “The Old About Me Page”

  1. Watching Bill Nye The Science Guy on Netflix….couldn’t help but think this could be you when you get old! lol

  2. You are on your way to an incredible life! Great job!

  3. afoodiehousewife – I am a 21st century housewife and we are a rare species nowdays! Saying that I am a foodie, just won't be enough. I don't eat to live....I live to eat! I love love love eating good food of all kinds and this is how my affair with cooking first began. I strongly believe that only a person immensely fond of eating, can turn out to be a great cook or a chef! I love spending time cooking in my kitchen and it is nothing short of meditation for me. My recipes are simple to make and apt for daily cooking. Let our rendezvous begin...
    afoodiehousewife says:

    Ha ha! By hubby I meant my husband 😀

  4. Thank you so much! I think that my mom is right about the butterflies. 73 insects is enough. And make sure Hubby (your friend, I guess) looks at my blog that would be highly appreciated. And more likes, more experiments and, again, thank you so much for following my blog :D.

  5. afoodiehousewife – I am a 21st century housewife and we are a rare species nowdays! Saying that I am a foodie, just won't be enough. I don't eat to live....I live to eat! I love love love eating good food of all kinds and this is how my affair with cooking first began. I strongly believe that only a person immensely fond of eating, can turn out to be a great cook or a chef! I love spending time cooking in my kitchen and it is nothing short of meditation for me. My recipes are simple to make and apt for daily cooking. Let our rendezvous begin...
    afoodiehousewife says:

    Your butterfly collection is very interesting, though I do agree with your mum’s thought process and a high-five to you for stopping because of this reason. Though I am not a “science” person but hubby (he is a die-hard science man and will love going thru your blog…) and I are ardent nature lovers and constantly marvel at this breath-taking universe that is our habitat. Looking frwd to going through your posts! Good luck with all your upcoming adventures and endeavors!

  6. Thank you! I wish more teenagers take their heads out of their mobile phones too. If that happens then there would probably have lesser homeless people. Because I think that they don’t concentrate on their studies. And I play video games too, but only half-hour per day. Not like the other kids that plays 3 hours per day.

  7. You are amazing! I admire your love for science. I hope you are still blogging when you go to college because I can’t wait to see what your degree will be. I wish more teenagers left the computer games alone and were more like you!

  8. Doug Thomas – Alliance, NE – I retired from nearly 36 years in a factory that produces hydraulic and industrial hoses. That is the short of it. The most interesting thing I've done is serve in the US Army as a motion picture photographer. I was stationed in then-West Germany in Kaiserslautern, Kleber Kaserne, in the 69th Signal Company (Photo). I was sent all over western Europe filming military exercises and other less interesting things. This enabled me to become a "bier kenner", someone knowledgeable about beer. Haw! I was much younger then, and could handle the wear and tear. The most interesting thing that happened to me happened in 1980, the first day of the new year: I spotted a rara avis in my backyard. A phainopepla, a member of the silky flycatcher family! It stayed around for two months, long enough for me to photograph it through a garage window not more than 2m from a birdbath to which it came each day. The photos, sent to the state ornithological organization and their rare bird report committee, established me as the first and only person to have seen this particular bird in my state. Records for my state go back to Lewis and Clarke's western expedition, so that gives you the context and perspective through which other birders view my record. You should too! It was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. It lead to a decade of uninterrupted bliss, tracking down birds in the field with other people of a feather. The worst thing that happened to me is called Wegener's granulomatosis. Oh dear! This is where it becomes difficult! WG is a form of vasculitis that you have for life once it develops. It has no known cause, though scientists work as I write to try to determine why it occurs. My story is long and I am tired: More details later! It is a fatal disease without proper care. With proper care, people still can die! One last detail: a weggie (pronounced "wegg-ee"), is a person with Wegener's granulomatosis. It is an Australian construction, to the best of my knowledge, and suits me better than being known in perpetuity as a "WG patient". In 2016, a Wegener's flare mostly wiped out what kidney function I still had, and I went through a two month process of hospitalization and rehabilitation before I could return home to my two cats, Andy and Dougy. My neighbors across the lane took care of them while i was gone, with a childhood friend who substituted for my neighbors when they had to be out of town. The major change brought about by the flare: I now am on dialysis three times a week. Fortunately for me, my local general hospital has a very modern, well staffed dialysis unit. With a nurse-to-patient ratio of nearly one-one, it is the best of five dialysis sites I've been in. The recliners are even heated! Since these units are typically kept ice berg cold, you can see I feel like I am in heaven! (Well, not yet, but you get the idea!)
    weggieboy says:

    Never apologize or feel bad for having curiosity or for being smarter than average! I find your blog appealing for content. That it’s written by a kid just makes it amazing! Keep your positive attitude, continue to work hard on your education, but don’t forget to have fun, too.

  9. Man, this is the best comment you ever wrote to me. My dad said I’m a special and a rare kid. And he’s very happy that I don’t play video games (well, I sometimes I do and that’s the way to relief stress). I started to like science when I was 9 years old but I didn’t have a blog that time. I just did some simple experiments at that time. Now I know how to use advance chemicals and tools. After that, I thought having a blog will entertain my followers and readers. But there is one thing bad about blogging: BAD COMMENTS! If I get more follows and likes, I will sometime get a bad comment from people that are jealous of me. If I get a bad comment, I won’t care. Because why listen to jerks? I never receive a bad comment, but someone will surely hate me. But still, I will keep posting science experiments for everyone. I like science because I wanted to question things and use some equipment. And one more reason why I like science: Good Grades in school. If you get good grades it will make you look more “leader” and cooler in school. Until now I’m still receiving good grades in science. Well, sorry for the long comment.

  10. Doug Thomas – Alliance, NE – I retired from nearly 36 years in a factory that produces hydraulic and industrial hoses. That is the short of it. The most interesting thing I've done is serve in the US Army as a motion picture photographer. I was stationed in then-West Germany in Kaiserslautern, Kleber Kaserne, in the 69th Signal Company (Photo). I was sent all over western Europe filming military exercises and other less interesting things. This enabled me to become a "bier kenner", someone knowledgeable about beer. Haw! I was much younger then, and could handle the wear and tear. The most interesting thing that happened to me happened in 1980, the first day of the new year: I spotted a rara avis in my backyard. A phainopepla, a member of the silky flycatcher family! It stayed around for two months, long enough for me to photograph it through a garage window not more than 2m from a birdbath to which it came each day. The photos, sent to the state ornithological organization and their rare bird report committee, established me as the first and only person to have seen this particular bird in my state. Records for my state go back to Lewis and Clarke's western expedition, so that gives you the context and perspective through which other birders view my record. You should too! It was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. It lead to a decade of uninterrupted bliss, tracking down birds in the field with other people of a feather. The worst thing that happened to me is called Wegener's granulomatosis. Oh dear! This is where it becomes difficult! WG is a form of vasculitis that you have for life once it develops. It has no known cause, though scientists work as I write to try to determine why it occurs. My story is long and I am tired: More details later! It is a fatal disease without proper care. With proper care, people still can die! One last detail: a weggie (pronounced "wegg-ee"), is a person with Wegener's granulomatosis. It is an Australian construction, to the best of my knowledge, and suits me better than being known in perpetuity as a "WG patient". In 2016, a Wegener's flare mostly wiped out what kidney function I still had, and I went through a two month process of hospitalization and rehabilitation before I could return home to my two cats, Andy and Dougy. My neighbors across the lane took care of them while i was gone, with a childhood friend who substituted for my neighbors when they had to be out of town. The major change brought about by the flare: I now am on dialysis three times a week. Fortunately for me, my local general hospital has a very modern, well staffed dialysis unit. With a nurse-to-patient ratio of nearly one-one, it is the best of five dialysis sites I've been in. The recliners are even heated! Since these units are typically kept ice berg cold, you can see I feel like I am in heaven! (Well, not yet, but you get the idea!)
    weggieboy says:

    I was pleased to promote your blog on my blog because: 1. you are an amazing kid!, 2. readers of my blog are interested in the natural world, 3. you have an eclectic interest in the natural world, and 4. you write wonderfully well about it! Science is the foundation of understanding of the world and the wonders in it, and you are headed for a great future because you are so deeply interested in it! Great blogging here, Dan! This is one of the better blogs available to readers AND you are only 12 years old!

  11. Yes, the butterfly collection. I love butterflies. I have 2 butterfly bushes that bloom in the fall and attract so many butterflies.

  12. Beautiful collection!

  13. You’re very welcome. As long as you are having fun, you will go far. 🙂

  14. I’m very happy that you visited my blog, so I could come and see yours.
    I think it’s excellent that you have a love of science – so do I.
    Good Luck with your adventures in science and with you Blog goals. I am sure you will achieve them easily.

  15. L. T. Garvin, Author – I am a fiction writer and photography buff, amateur jewelry designer or basically anything in arts and crafts. Design is appealing, both interior and graphics. Reinvention is a necessity, we must adapt for survival. I love English poetry, music (mainly classic rock) but also pop (the adaption mechanism). I am hoping to intrigue people with my writing.
    L. T. Garvin, Author says:

    Science is truly fascinating, Dan. It is not only a wonderful hobby but a great way to gain valuable knowledge about the world. I hope you have great fun in your adventures. Thanks for visiting my writing blog!

  16. acflory – Australia – I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes...
    acflory says:

    In that case I’m honoured you chose my blog to do it. Welcome to the WordPress community. 🙂

  17. It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning without ‘curiosity’. Add a pinch of ‘focus’ and ‘determination’ and what is created is a great life ahead.
    Enjoy your day Dan. Thanks for stopping by

  18. Dan, this is a wonderful site! I really like the butterflies too. Thanks for giving us the link. I wish you the very best with your blog. We need more authors of your age in the blogging world.

  19. acflory – Australia – I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes...
    acflory says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Dan. I love the idea of a blog about science. Good job. 🙂

  20. Explore my science blog and have fun. Also, thanks for stopping by; hope to see you again soon. Please feel free to comment and I will get back to you.

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