Sunday, June 07, 2009

25 Random Things About Moi

This has been going around on Facebook for awhile. However, I am more comfortable writing stuff about myself on my blog, than I am on Facebook ;) Way too many work-related people on there. Not to mention family :)

So, here goes:

1. I am a middle child. I have two sisters - one older, one younger.

2. My newfound passion is for shopping. I never liked shopping as a teenager, but lately, I love buying new clothes, shoes, bags, accessories. Somebody please stop me!

3. I love apple juice. I can drink it all the time. It used to be my on-flight choice of drink. Lately, due to my insisting on eating less sugar, I have switched to tomato juice.

4. I love pants. My younger sister always complained about my shopping habits, back when I used to live at home: "You're always buying pants. Stop buying pants. Buy some tops instead." Gosh, she was so right. I do have an obsession for pants. I get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I see well-fitted pants - even on someone else ;)

5. I have a health-freak mode. Some weeks, I am very particular about what I eat. Other times, I just eat everything I see. *sigh* I need to learn to balance it.

6. I have body issues. I hate my flabby tummy and am desperate to get rid of it. I really shouldn't obsess about it though.

7. I enjoy ironing a certain extent. If its a steam iron and I am ironing shirts, I really don't mind ironing. Keep those creased pants away from me. Those are a pain.

8. I listen to a lot of Indian music. My iPod is full of it. It's one of the ways I keep homesickness at bay. You see, at home, the TV or the radio is always on, with Tamil or Hindi music. To keep some semblance of that atmosphere, I always have Indian music on my iPod.

9. I don't drink alcohol. Never did, never will :) It's by choice, out of principle.

10. I enjoy cooking. I find it very therapeutic.

11. I like cleaning, but I need to be in the mood for it.

12. I hand wash 50% of my clothing because I want them to look new. It's ironic because in a way, I am actually sabotaging my chances to buy more new clothing. If your clothes wear out fast, you would need to buy new clothes sooner right? Still can't convince myself to throw everything into the washing machine though.

13. I love jeans. I own way too many pairs of them.

14. I dream of being able to wear high heels and walk comfortably in them. I don't think it will ever happen :)

15. I like reading fashion magazines. It's a newfound interest. I call it research. Since I am a kind of writer, the vocabulary used in fashion magazines is like a yardstick for words that I can use when I write as most people will understand them ;) That's the semi-truth. The real truth is I dream of being thin and being able to wear everything i like.

16. I wanted to be a journalist but one fine day, when I casually mentioned it to my mom, she thought it was a difficult choice of career. Later I became addicted to the computer and chose Computer Engineering instead. Strangely I am a technical writer now. Talk about twisted fate...

17. I'm pampered. My parents, despite being middle class, always gave me everything I wanted. When you are an adult, living far away from home, your parents' sacrifice and achievements become very clear to you. I also noticed that once I was surrounded by other parents (my colleagues who have children) I have come to appreciate what my parents gave me even more.

18. I like computer games but I refuse to be addicted to them. So I try to refrain from playing them.

19. My favourite ice-cream flavour is cookies and cream.

20. I used to be a tomboy. I never thought I would wear tight jeans and T-shirts let alone skirts. My shirts as a teenager were bigger than my Dad's shirts :)

21. I enjoy traveling though I never thought I would get to travel as much as I do in the past 3 years. I was going to settle for working in a bank, and living an inconspicuous life. Alas, the opposite happened.

22. I don't miss university life. People always say that work life is more difficult than university. My university life was pretty tough. I don't think I want to go back to that mode.

23. I am somewhat lactose-intolerant. I think it has something to do with growing up in Malaysia, drinking powdered milk for many years. There's only so much milk I can drink in a day. Otherwise I get an upset tummy.

24. I dream of owning an apartment within the next 5 years.

25. I have a driver's license (in Malaysia) but I have never driven other than while learning driving with my instructor.


At 6/07/2009 04:20:00 PM , Blogger little miss kechik said...

i like no 19!! cookies & cream!! yumsss...!oh man.... now u make me crave..!

At 6/14/2009 03:57:00 AM , Anonymous lilyng said...

i love cookies and cream too :D
shopping is addictive isn't it?? >;) i think living in europe makes one more attuned to the world of eurofashion as well...


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