20 Questions

Hey, guys!

I came across this series of questions on Mrs Suvi‘s blog, and had loads of fun reading her answers, so I thought I’d ‘borrow’ them for my own. Feel free to share and pass them on! 🙂

Your most memorable fancy dress costume?

Costume parties aren’t a thing here; or at least not with the crowd I hang out with. I did have an annual company dinner I had to dress up for, though. One year we had to wear ‘traditional dress’, and this is a little embarrassing but I didn’t even have one, lol. I ended up buying a baju kurung, which is a traditional Malay dress consisting of a long top with long sleeves, paired with a long skirt. The one I bought was blue with gold embroidery on the sides; I still wear it for formal occasions.

Which social media platform do you use the most?

Facebook and Instagram. If blogging is considered a social media platform then I’m on here most of the time.

Favourite season

There’s a joke about Malaysia having four seasons: sunny, rainy, durian and mosquito season. In all seriousness, I think I would enjoy fall.

If you had to choose the beach or mountains, which would it be?

The beach. I like to listen to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, even though I might not necessarily want to swim in the sea (I have thalassophobia). Mountains… I like mountains, but I’ve always felt out of element in the wild. I’m more of a city girl – navigating street mazes and avoiding muggers come more naturally to me than picking out what kind of mushrooms are edible.

What can you play very well?

Mind games.

Just kidding. I can play the piano, but not super well. I think I’m pretty decent at arcade shooters. I was also a state Scrabble champion, but I haven’t been updated on the Scrabble handbook in years. It isn’t fun to play with people who don’t allow you to use two-letter Scrabble-accepted words like JO or AO.

What kind of cheese do you like?

Anything gooey and soft, like mozzarella. I also like pungent cheeses, like blue cheese (which my mom describes as ‘having the odour of cat poop’).

Life goal

I think life goals change at different stages in your life. Right now, my life goal is to be able to provide a good and comfortable life for my family. At all stages, I want to enjoy the little things, because you never know how long they’ll last. Things like coming home to a hot meal, a hug and a smile. Also, being as healthy for as long as possible. I come from a family with not-so-great genes and I’ve seen the suffering my relatives have had to go through, and it’s very disheartening to know that this might be the future that awaits me.

What language do you wish you could speak?

Mandarin Chinese. I think it’s very useful. I can speak rudimentary Mandarin, but having unpleasant experiences in high school has made me quite averse to learning the language. Still trying though. Also, Tagalog. 

What can’t you stand?

False promises. I don’t make a promise unless I can keep it. I understand that sometimes it is difficult to fulfil some promises due to circumstances beyond one’s control, but I’ve seen people make empty promises one too many times, and tasted the disappointment. I can’t stand wishy washy people either. Cigarette smoke is another thing I can’t stand; I do have friends who smoke and I understand it’s their choice, but I get physically ill when I inhale it so I usually keep a wide berth.

If you have an hour to kill on your hands, what would you do?

Read. I used to be an avid reader, back when I was younger and time seemed to stretch on forever. These days I don’t seem to ever have enough time to do all the things I want to do. I know a lot of people say that’s an excuse and that you just have to make time for it, which is partially true, but then again, not everyone has the same life experiences or willpower, so.

Your favourite routine? 

I actually enjoy listening to Youtube videos while I’m stuck in traffic going home from work – either game commentaries, listicles, language podcasts, or just music. I don’t actually enjoy the traffic part, which can take two hours for a 20 kilometre journey (more if it rains).

When do you become hyperactive?

When I’m talking about something that I like and there’s someone within the vicinity with a similar interest. My ex and I were very compatible in that we were both nerds, and we’d spend hours passionately discussing things about the universe, politics, religion and philosophy.

Text message or phone call?

I’m extremely introverted, which can be debilitating in an extrovert’s world. I do try, but I don’t think I’ll ever be completely comfortable in social situations. As such, text messages are the best because I think I’m more gifted as a writer than an oral communicator, and I’m able to articulate my thoughts better when given time to phrase them properly. Else, I might end up putting my foot in my mouth! Guess that’s why I found a career in writing rather than public relations.

Your most precious treasure.

Define ‘treasure’. Material things can be earned and bought, but priceless treasures are your loved ones, obviously. More precisely, the good health and happiness of your loved ones.

Your latest foreign language mistake.

Wasn’t even foreign, lol. As I’ve mentioned, my command of my own mother tongue (Cantonese) is pretty bad because my first language is English. In a recent conversation with my mom, I accidentally said “funeral card” rather than “wedding invitation”. Can’t make a bigger boo boo than that.

What’s the best therapy for you?

Me time. As much as I love my fam and friends and enjoy their company, I am a creature of solitude, and I get overwhelmed if I’m constantly surrounded by people. A day out on my own, watching a film, eating a nice meal and exploring a museum or a bookstore, does wonders. Oh, and a good old-fashioned Balinese massage!

If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?

Tough one – there are many fictional characters that I love and aspire to be. I’ll go with the cliche one and answer Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter series, or the ‘insufferable know-it-all’, as Professor Snape puts it. This might sound a bit like humble bragging, but I relate to Hermione’s intelligence and her thirst of knowledge and ability to solve problems, which are things I feel quite accurate to my personality. Then again, I also share Hermione’s crippling fear of failure (I can actually imagine if I’m ever a Hogwarts student, having a Boggart turning into a school professor telling me I failed every subject). I also like how Hermione’s character was developed into a strong, fearless young woman who is not afraid to stand up for what is right – certainly traits we should all aspire to, don’t you think?

Where would you like to travel?

I’ve been very lucky in that my job has allowed me to travel to many places. Personally, at this point in time, I’m quite happy and content just saving up money for other purposes rather than travel. If I did have the extra money, I would like to go to Xi’an and see the tomb of Shi Huang Di. Despite my Chinese ancestry, I’ve never been to China (Hong Kong and Taiwan don’t count), and it would be nice to at least step foot on Chinese soil once in my life. After all, my grandparents and great grandparents gave up their families and lives there to come to Malaysia to build a better life here.

Where did you meet your spouse?

We met online on a language app. Our first date was at a Jollibee (my favourite) at Robinsons’ Place in Manila. This was after I lied to my parents that I was on a work trip and flew all the way there to meet him. He always says I’m a dumbfuck (okay not in those words, but implied) because he could have been a bad person and I could have been kidnapped, raped and killed, but I always retort with “well we’re married now, so stop complaining”. Butttt yeah kids, always tell your parents where you’re going and don’t try this at home. (I did inform some friends in Manila that I was visiting an who I was meeting with, so I wasn’t a total idiot).

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

There will be an outage on blogger at 4PM! I better do this fast! 🙂

Last night you felt?
. Frustrated.

Who are all the people you have text messages from in your phone?
. Mostly hubby.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
. Me pops

Ever been kissed in a car?
. Nah. too public.

If you’re being extremely quiet what’s it mean?
. I’m in one of my thundercloud moods.

Have you ever kissed someone and never saw them again?
. Yeah. And I don’t want to see them ever again either.

How are you feeling right now?
. Relieved that the stupid assignment is done

Are you drifting away from someone you were close with?
. Yea.. my bestie 😦 Haven’t seen her in a long time.

Last time you laughed?
. During translation class. Because of the “kemewahan kerongsang yang melekat pada baju awak

If you could seek revenge on someone,would you? and who would it be?
. I would. As to whom, I shall not reveal it here for fear of foiling my evil plans. *evil smirk*

Last argument?
. I’ve forgotten, really.

Have you ever stripped for money?
. Nope.

Last nap?
. I haven’t napped in ages. T__T

Would your parents be mad if you got pregnant today?
. I wouldn’t know, coz I’d be dead.

What were you doing last Saturday?
. Sleeping at home.

Excited about anything?
. Life is a constant bore.

Who was the first person you heard this morning?
. My brother.

Is there someone you’d like to fix things with?
. Yes.

What’s a happy time you’ve had in the past week?
. Never happy. I’m full of teenage angst.

Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
. Hubby. Grace. Myself.

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
. Not everything.

Have you ever liked someone that treated you like crap?
. Yeah. To hell with him.

Has anyone disappointed you recently?
. Yeah. Someone close.

What are you listening to?
. Tiesto.

If someone likes you would you want them to tell you?
. Yes, straight to my face. Don’t be a chicken 😀

Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries?
. Yes.

How do you feel about the person who texted you last?
. Aishiteru !

Who was the last person that made you cry, why?
. Myself. I was frustrated at something

Have you ever had a difficult relationship?
. Yes

Have you ever stayed in a hotel?
. What cave do you think I’m from? Of course yes.

Have you ever dated someone who was not good to you?
. Yeah. He was like cigarettes. Bad for you but addictive.

Would you hug your ex again?
. Depends if we ended on good or bad terms.

What is in your pocket?
. Handphone

Where would you like to be right now?
. By his side.

Ever told someone you loved them and not mean it?
. Yes.

Ever been told you were loved by someone who didn’t mean it?
. Yeah. Karma, babe.
Most important part of a relationship?
. Compatibility

Have you ever been cheated on?
. Well, only like a kajillion times.

Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
. Maybe? 😐

When was the last time you spoke to the person you like?
. Today.

Nth Better to Do – 100 Questions Tag

01. What have you been doing recently?

• Siesta. Attempting to eat a whole tub of vanilla ice cream.

02. Do you ever turn your cell phone off?
• Only when absolutely necessary.

03. What happened at 10.00 am today?
• Cancel class ! Go lepak at canteen.

04. When did you last cry?
• Been awhile gua. cant remember.

05. Believe in fate/destiny?
• Nope. I make my own destiny 😀

06. What do you want in your life right now?
• Lots of $$$ would be a great start.

07. Do you carry an umbrella when it rains,or just put up your hood?
• Hood. Umbrella heavy, lazy ~

08.What’s your favourite thing to have on your bed?
• 2 pillows and a bolster. I cant sleep if I don’t have a pillow to cover my feet XD bad habit

09. What bottom are you wearing now?
• Pasar malam shorts ~

10. What’s the nicest text in your inbox say?
• idk xD

11. Do you tend to make a relationship complicated?
• Sometimes

12. Are you wearing anything you borrowed from someone?
• Nope.

13. What was the last movie you caught?
• Marley & Me with coursemates at KLCC.

14. What are you proud of?
• dunno leh

15. What does the oldest message in your inbox says?
• Also say oldest la. How to remember?

16. What was the last song you sang out loud?
• Fly like an eagle – Seal.

17. Do you have any nicknames?
• Eris, Piggy, ice cream queen (tat came from Ji Shyan ! :D)

18. What does you last received text message say?
• “baby zai jus finish eat :* ” oops. did i jus reveal that lovey dovey message to the rest of the world ? I’m sure hubby wouldn’t be mad. XD

19. What time did you go to bed last night?
• 11.30 pm.

20. Are you currently happy?
• Pretty okay.

21. Who gives you best advice?
• Myself.

22. Do you eat whipped cream straight from the can?
• Super fattening. But yes, I do. XD

23. Who did you talk on phone last night?
• Moo

24.Is anyone bugging you right now?
•Yes, you!

25. What/Who was the last thing/person to make you laugh?
• Mabel and Charlie i think. I forgot about what though. 😀

26. Do you wear toe socks?
• Got such thing ar?

27. Who was the last person you missed a call from?
• Some weird number.

28.Have you ever had your heartbroken?
• Yes

29. What annoys you most in a person?
• A lot of things annoy me. >.<

30. Do you have a crush on anyone?
• Nope.

31. Have you ever done cocaine?
• Nope.

32. What is the colour of your room?
• Apple green.

33.Would you kill someone you hate for a billion dollars?
• Maybe, if I could get away with it. Lol jk.

34. Do you believe in the saying of: talk is cheap?
• Yes, and promises are always empty.

35. Who was the last person to lie in your bed?
• Myself.

36. Who was the last person to hug you?
• Hubby.

37. Did anyone see the last person you kissed?
• Yes ._. It was very embarrassing. Let’s not talk about it.

38. Do you have a life?
• Obviously not. Coz i am doing this post.

39. Have you ever thought that someone died,when they really didn’t die?
• Nope. but I’ve wished countless times that sum people died. * evil*

40. What is the reason behind your profile song?
• No particular reason, I just like it.

41. Who was the last person you saw in your dream?
• If I told you I dreamt I was babysitting a whole troupe of kids who were all crying coz they wanted their toys which were somehow floating on the top of a huge aquarium, would u think I’m weird? Also, they were random kids, not anyone I knew.

42. Last time you smiled?
• Dunno leh. I don’t record down when I smile. ==

43. Have you changed this year?
• I don’t think so.

44. What are you listening right now?
• Broken -Seether featuring Amy Lee.

45. Are you talking to someone when you’re doing this?
• If MSN counts, then Kyle, Jake and hubby. .

46. Do you walk with your eyes opened or closed?
• If I want to get hit by a car then I close my eyes ba.

47. Is there a quote you live by?
• I’m sorry if its not a touching, inspiring film like braveheart or joan of ark, but my fave quote comes from kung fu panda ” yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. tats why we call it present. ” -master wooguai ( the tortoise. i love him! especially when he was blowing out the candles. )

48. Do you want someone you cannot have?
• Nope. I already have the one I want. ^^

49. Have you ever played an instrument?
• Piano and guitar. (which lies rotting somewhere in the store room)

50. What was the worst idea you’ve had in this week?
• Trying to eat a whole tub of ice cream.

51. What were you doing last night at 11 pm?
• Reading on my bed.

52. Are you happy with your love life right now?
• yes !

53. What song best describe your love life?
• I don’t wanna miss a thing – Aerosmith.

54. Does the person know that you like him/her?
• Yes

55. Who always makes you laugh?
• I’m a really serious person with no sense of humour. So only a handful:  hubby, Grace, Simon, Mabel, Charlie. I have no friends lol.

56. Do you speak other language other than English?
• Cantonese, Malay, and some cacat Mandarin

57. Favourite website(s)?
• Friendster,Facebook, Nuffnang, my blog, shopping websites, creative art websites.

58. What’s your middle name?
• rhythm

59. What are you doing tomorrow?
• Tomoro is off day ! I’ll play games at home all day ! weeee~~

60. What do you think you are like?
• I would describe myself as a dormant volcano. XD

61. Who will you choose to die with?
• We live and die alone.

62. Where have you been today?
• College, LRT station and on the road. Practicing my driving. +.+”

63. What game do you play often? 
• Kiddie RPGs. The sims , puzzle games. and i love food games.

64. Who are you missing right now?
• Hubby and bestie.

65. If you have to choose between friend and love,who will you choose?
• Tough one. I can’t choose.

66. What are you doing right now?
– Answering ” what are you doing right now?”

67. Which primary school are you from?
• You don’t need to know.

68. Name 3 colours that you like?
• Black, dark red and white.

69. What emotion do you like to show?
• The resting bitch face -_-

70. What is your life to you?
• to be lived.

71. If you have something troubling you,what will you do?
• Try to solve it.

72. Who did you last chat in msn today?
• Still chatting

73. Who do you admire most?
• J.R.R.Tolkien. for creating the most fantastic books eva !

74. Which month were you born in?

75. How are you feeling right now?
• Bored. Will this quiz never end?

76. What is the time now?
• 2105

77. What kind of person do you think the one who tagged you is?
• I copied this tag from hubby’s course mate coz it looked interesting. I don’t know her, but she seems like a nice person.

78. What colour did you use to dye hair?
• Never dyed it. If i did, I guess my mum would make sure I really “dye” 😀 I’d love to have electric blue highlights though

79. Why are you doing this test?
• Do you think I would if I had anything better to do?

80. What do you do when you’re moody?
• Listen to emo songs. and eat. 😀

81. At which age you wish to get married?
• After I have a stable career

82. Who is more important to you?
• Family.

83. If today is the last day of your life,what will you do?
• Tell everyone I ever wanted to tell what I wanted to tell them. (what did I just say?)

84. Who is the person you trust the most?
• Myself.

85. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after a rain?
• It’s scientifically proven, what.

86. If you have a dream come true,what would it be?
• Whatever it is, I hope it isn’t the babysitter dream above. lol.

87. What is your goal for this year?
• Lose 5 kg. aha

88. Do you believe in eternal love?
• No, becoz we will have to die.

89. What feeling do you love most?
• Sinking into my pillows to sleep

90. Do you really think it’s global warming now?
• Maybe. Save the penguins

91. What feeling do you hate the most?
• Rejection

92. Do you cherish every single friendship of yours?
• It depends

93. Do you believe in God?
• I have my moments.

94. Who cares for you most?
• Family. Hubby. Friends

95. What do you think is the most important thing in you life?
• Relationships.

96. What will you bring when you fight?
• A friggin’ chainsaw. Coz why not, right?

97. What have you done regretted doing in your whole life?
• I regret nothing.

98. What would you feel if everyone no longer cares for you?
• I’d be sad, but life goes on.

99. What if your boyfriend/girlfriend two-timed you?
• Goodbye.

100. How do you feel now
• Happy ~ finally finished answering these questions!