100 Things About Me

  1. I’m from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. I am a fourth generation Malaysian Chinese.
  3. My birth name was chosen by a fortune teller, and means “Rhythmic Drizzle”.
  4. No, my parents weren’t hippies.
  5. I write for a living.
  6. My Myers-Briggs test states that I am an INTP.
  7. My lips and the shape of my eyes are my favourite physical features.
  8. I speak four languages. English is my first language.
  9. I am regularly called a ‘banana’ (yellow on the outside, white on the inside) due to my inability to read and write Mandarin.
  10. I have an irrational fear of house lizards.
  11. Travel inspires me.
  12. My Chinese horoscope is a horse.
  13. I can draw pretty well.
  14. I have eaten bugs and semi-formed duck embryos.
  15. I can play the piano.
  16. My favourite band is Linkin Park.
  17. When I was a kid, I used to think that chocolate milk came from brown cows.
  18. My favourite colour is black.
  19. To put it nicely, I am strong-willed. Others call it being ‘stubborn’.
  20. You will often find me ‘recharging’ at museums or bookstores rather than malls.
  21. I feel moved when visiting historical places.
  22. Small talk and pointless socialising tires me.
  23. My favourite films of all time are the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Apocalypto and Braveheart.
  24. Fried chicken is god’s gift to man.
  25. I have traveled to 21 countries.
  26. I am a Buddhist, although not devout.
  27. I like various music genres, but mainly metal, alternative rock and sometimes EDM.
  28. I did Taekwondo and played basketball in high school.
  29. I still like playing with Lego.
  30. My current favourite song is Until The World Goes Cold by Trivium.
  31. Sunset is the most beautiful time of the day.
  32. T-Shirts, jeans and Converse sneakers all the way.
  33. When I was a kid, I had an odd habit of writing names to pass the time.
  34. I will always consider Sheffield as my second home.
  35. Best scents: Honey, vanilla, garlic butter and fresh out of the oven pizza.
  36. If an out of townie visits, I take them to the Petronas Twin Towers.
  37. My favourite subject in high school was English, while my least favourite was Additional Mathematics (Calculus).
  38. I had a Sailormoon birthday cake when I was 9 years old.
  39. My top love language is words of affirmation, followed by physical touch. I am least impressed by gifts.
  40. I never make a promise that I can’t keep.
  41. I am cat-obsessed, but I don’t own any cats.
  42. I am not a good cook, but I love good food.
  43. My favourite authors are Stephen King, JRR Tolkien and Philippa Gregory.
  44. I own hundreds of books.
  45. If I were to recommend a must-read, it would be Lord of The Rings by JRR Tolkien, George Orwell’s Animal Farm & 1984, and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.
  46. I sleep with the lights on.
  47. My biggest accomplishment is getting an article published on the BBC.
  48. I can be rather kinky. Lol.
  49. My room is messy but never dirty.
  50. I have a tattoo of a lotus flower, which symbolises perseverance and strength in the face of adversity and darkness.
  51. I prefer having a few close friends rather than many acquaintances.
  52. Sometimes ignorance is as much a sin as wilful evil.
  53. Alcohol and I don’t go well together.
  54. I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do believe your partner should be attractive to you.
  55. I prefer average looking men who make me laugh, over vapid himbos.
  56. Nothing is sexier than an intelligent mind open to discourse.
  57. I need to take better care of my health.
  58. I have a sense of humour that some might find inappropriate or offensive.
  59. I’m not an outdoors-y person.
  60. I once got stuck on a hardcore hike for 11 hours and had a search and rescue party deployed on my behalf.
  61. My perfect date would be a visit to the museum where we can nerd over history and culture. Followed by a dinner of fried chicken.
  62. I can’t swim well.
  63. A large part of my salary goes to food and experiences. Ah, the millennial trap.
  64. I think I’m pretty okay at singing.
  65. I hate relying on other people.
  66. If I don’t complete a game 100%, I feel like there’s no point in playing it.
  67. I am currently on my third run of Dragon Age: Inquisition as a Dalish rouge, romancing Cullen (Cully- Wully!)
  68. “Bitch” is a word I use way too often.
  69. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready to be a mother.
  70. On top of my travel bucket list right now is to visit all the Southeast Asian countries I haven’t been to, namely Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei.
  71. My ideal partner would be someone whom I can talk to about anything, is supportive and makes me laugh.
  72. It is easy for me to be honest even if it means hurting people’s feelings. I expect the same.
  73. I dislike wishy washy men.
  74. I don’t dwell on “what ifs”.
  75. I have not ridden a bicycle proper for over 15 years.
  76. If I had money, I’d convert a part of my house into a library.
  77. After a breakup, I do what a lot of girls do and go for a haircut.
  78. I have a thing for Filipino guys (I married one!)
  79. I tried very hard to ‘fit in’ with a crowd in my schooling years, but now I’m over that shit
  80. Frozen is overrated.
  81. I failed all my trial Additional Mathematics papers, but got a B in SPM
  82. An eye for an eye is justified.
  83. I am literally blind without my glasses.
  84. If I had a daughter, I would name her Lynx Athena. If I had a son, he would be Caleb.
  85. My future cats will be Lord Pucifer, Pusushi, TonCatsu, Catsudon and Bob.
  86. I would do anything to protect my family, including hurt those who threaten to harm them.
  87. It is difficult for me to apologise.
  88. I will never sky dive.
  89. I am bad with anniversaries.
  90. I can be very petty if you piss me off.
  91. I find it hard to be around emotional people.
  92. Friends say I am a good listener.
  93. I can be vengeful towards people whom I think have wronged me.
  94. Most people don’t know that I like hardcore music.
  95. I find it hard to completely trust people, even those who are close to me.
  96. I take pride in my logic and reasoning.
  97. My hair is naturally straight.
  98. Sometimes I listen to videos of Gordon Ramsay screaming his head off at people and feel like “at least I’m not as incompetent as this lot”
  99. My anger is cold fury rather than the explosive type
  100. Jollibee gravy is LIFE