Me In A Hundred Nutshells Part 2

Hi there, you guys, still there? LOL 😀

And the countdown continues to number…

37.) The coldest place I’ve been to is Harbin… and it’s freakin’ cold! I just kept crying as we attempted to go skiing down the mountain slope because I thought all my toes and fingers were coming off. I’ve sworn off places with temperatures below 10 degrees ever since then.

38.) Contrary to #37 though, I do want to experience a “white Christmas” and do all the things they do in the movies such as hang out by the fireplace sipping egg nogs and singing Christmas carols while waiting for the first few drops of snow.

39.) I could spend a whole day reading a novel. (Not anymore, now with a baby!) ;P

40.) I want to swim again with the butandings in Donsol!

41.) I got my eyes lasered early this year and my vision now stands at 20-15! It truly is the greatest gift to wake up in the morning and see the world with such clarity and color.

42.) I plan to spend my birthday next year with orphans. (Bad, I can’t believe I haven’t done this, must do this soon!)

43.) I have a snow globe collection. The most recent addition to my collection is that of the Empire State Building with Frank Sinatra singing “New York, New York!”.

44.) I’ve always wanted to visit Machu Pichu ever since I first read about it in Rin Tin Tin‘s Adventures.

45.) When I was young, I wanted to be a model because I wanted to get free clothes.

46.) I like my clothes “Downie-d”!!! Ironically, I was the brand manager for DEL before.

47.) I have my iPod on speakers almost the whole day even while I’m taking a bath and while I’m sleeping. (Again, not anymore!) 😛

48.) Unlike my mom, I’m not good at shopping. I’m so lazy to go through the clothes on the rack. That’s why they invented good windows displays, it’s for lazy people like me. 😛

49.) I work best under time pressure. Cramming is a craft I learned from high school. (Not proud of it!)

50.) I’m organized and I like having lists. It’s quite OC, but hey, these lists keep me going everyday.

51.) Not many people know it, but I was an active officer during my college days. I have won a very much-coveted leadership award for outstanding officer during that time. I believe it has shaped me to be who I am today with my constant, fervent drive for success.

52.) I have had 4 loves in my life and have no regrets with any one of them. (okay, maybe with the second one :P)

53.) My first dog’s name was POLKA, but he was a black-and-white striped dog… the only circles were his eyes.

54.) My favorite number has always been 4, but they say it’s bad luck in Chinese because it means death. So for Feng Shui‘s sake, my favorite number is now 8. 🙂

55.) My favorite day of the week is Thursday. It’s not the beginning or the end of the week and neither is it the middle of the week, it’s somewhere in between.

56.) If I were to get stuck on an elevator with someone, it would have to be with some star. Not because I’m star-struck but it would be nice to know how normal their life really is.

57.) One bad habit of mine is nail-biting when I am nervous.

58.) I know I sound backward, but I would like to buy a polaroid sometime in the near future.

59.) I once joined a bazaar in college and made 20k in profits for 2 days work… not bad!

60.) I can do productive work while listening to my sounds, but for some reason, I can’t digest the pocket-book I’m reading if I have my tunes in the background… go figure!


last installment soon! 🙂

Me in a Hundred Nutshells Part 1

Again, this post was from my first blog 4 years ago, over at my personal multiply account, which is being deleted, as I write 🙂

The title is ME IN A HUNDRED NUTSHELLS but obviously, I can’t write the full list here since I wish to remain anonymous… so it’ll be close to a hundred, I think. Will also blog this in 3 parts so that it won’t be so full of me in 1 sitting. 😛 I might risk alienating you all after this, hahaha 🙂 Hope this gives you a bit of a glimpse as to who I was, who I am now and who I want to be.

1.) I was born on the 3rd of ___, 5:50 P.M. Incidentally, my fiancee was also born on the same day but at 12:02 A.M.

2.) I am currently 102 lbs. I’m underweight for my height but I need to go on a diet because of high cholesterol (blame it on heredity).

3.) I love the color blue in general… but love wearing pink, red, and white.

4.) I wear earrings everyday because the holes in my ear close if I don’t.

5.) Yes, yes my eyes are sooper small but it doesn’t mean I view life in “laser vision” mode…

6.) …neither do I see people or things in half when my eyes smile!!!

7.) I can be gregarious and the life of the party WHEN I WANT TO BE.

8.) I always go for the underdog, unless the underdog has the majority following, then I go for the minority. Just to keep things balanced in my own little way. Teeheehee! 😀

9.) My favorite movies of all time are: Cinema Paradiso, Meet Joe Black, Stranger than Fiction, Roman Holiday and Thank You For Smoking.

10.) I loooooove Chilli’s Mash Potato, Gambas, Wagyu, Shawarma and Siomai in XO Sauce. — I still do! 🙂

11.) I hate liars and cheaters, plastic and social climbing people

12.) I most especially hate people who backstab. I say, fight your battles face-to-face.

13.) I used to be very attracted to “bad boy” types.

14.) My dream car is an AUDI – simple but classy.

15.) I spent my grade school and high school days in an all-girls private school.

17.) I used to watch WWF with my brothers when I was in the 6th grade and looooved Brutus the Barber Beefcake!

18.) Always Coca-Cola. Addicted to it. Don’t like drinking Coke Light or Pepsi… it’s just not the real thing!

19.) I read a lot of books but always go back to my comics: Snoopy, Calvin and Hobbes and the good ol’ Riverdale gang (Archie).

20.) I get good ideas while taking a shower or while I’m swimming.

21.) Good Times: Royal Carribean Cruise ’93, Beijing ’02, El Nido ’04, and New York ’08. A recent trip that I just have to add to this list – El Nido 2012 (Baby Bear’s first trip) — I blogged about the preps for that trip here. 🙂

22.) Can’t live without my ipod! I love a little bit of every type of music. There’s very little music that I cannot appreciate.

23.) I still can’t believe that there are some people who don’t know who the Beatles are. They are what all good songs are made of.

25.) I love taking pictures more than “being in” the pictures.

26.) If I didn’t have to worry about money, I would travel, take pictures, and write a novel, in that order.

27.) I love puppies and polar bears.

28.) Just this year, I have learned to love broccoli and can’t wait to make broccoli soup.

29.) I love to sing, have a knack for immediately memorizing lyrics of songs that I like, and once thought I could sing in a band for a living — just wish that I had the voice to go with the singing! 😀

30.) When I was young, we’d go to HK for a family vacation at least once a year… and my most memorable year was my dad bringing me to Whimsy Land and winning a stuffed doll for me. I still have it to this day. (Update 1: It got washed away during Ondoy 😦 Update 2: The Bear Family tries to go to Hong Kong at least once a year, too!) 🙂

31.) I love the leg part of the chicken, so does the hubby. But he always gives it to me instead. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true! 🙂

32.) I’m allergic to lipstick. My lips crack when I apply them. Haven’t found the perfect hypoallergenic lipstick yet. So, for now, it’s lipgloss with color for me.

33.) I was part of the table tennis varsity team and we won first place.

34.) I was also a member of the swimming varsity team but for 2 days only… my mom made me quit because I kept falling asleep in class the day after swim practice.

35.) When i was young, my mom thought I would become an artist… turns out I don’t have the gift.

35.)  I wish i could see the 7 Wonders of the World.

36.) I feel that one of life’s greatest achievement would be to “be someone’s mentor”.

To be continued… if you still want me to… 😛