Couples of FHCI – Mike Sivolap and Zoe Lepholtz

By Jessica Huong, Esther Eisen and Danielle Westreich


How long have you been together for?

Zoe: “Almost six months.”

What were your first impressions of each other?


Mike: “We met at Forest Hill, in the guidance office.”

Zoe: “My friend, Dani, was complaining about school and Mike said ‘it’s not that bad’.” 

Favourite date place?

Zoe: “Coffee shops.”

Where was your first date place?

Mike: “BoxCar Coffee Shop.”

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Mike: ” I call her Pingvinchik. It means penguin in Russian.”

Describe each other using one word.

Mike: “Beautiful.”

Zoe: “Smart.”

Who wears the pants in the relationship?

Zoe: “It’s not really divided.”

Mike: “I made the decision to make the decisions.”

What do you usually argue about?

Zoe: “When he says that he’s a failure because he’s not.”

Who usually wins the arguments?

Zoe: “Me.”

Mike: “She does.” 

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?

Zoe: “We don’t have any plans.”

What do you love most about each other?

Zoe: “The way he looks at me is really cute.”

Mike: “I like that she’s caring.” 

What is your favourite mutual pastime?

Zoe: “Face masks.”

What are your favourite traditions?

Zoe: “Going for sushi.”

Who is the more competitive one?

Zoe: “I think it’s me.”

Mike: “Yeah, it’s her.”

What is a funny moment you’ve shared? 

Mike: “I had almond milk that I put on my balcony and it froze. It burst. I live close to the beltline, so she said let’s just throw it down. We were laughing about what would happen if you were walking on the belt line and frozen almond milk fell on you.” 

Who is the neater one?

Zoe: “Him.” 

What is the key to a successful relationship?

Zoe: “There isn’t one. You just have to find what works, and if it works, then great!”

Favourite Memories?

Mike: “The time we went to the sushi place on Dundas square and then we went to the Christmas market after.”

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