50 random questions tag

Since work and all things about life is making me irritable, let me answer 50 random questions. Just take it as a “let’s get to know  each other better” post. I am too cranky to write anything constructive.

1: What was the last book you read?
“Body Language: How to know what’s REALLY being said” by James Borg.

2: Do you like roller coasters?
Yes, especially the upside-down ones!

3: Day or night?
Day.

4: What do you hear right now?
118 (a Singaporean drama) being broadcasted on TV

5: What would you name your son or daughter if you had one?
Probably something that is Japanese sounding. Because there are too many “Hui Mins”, “Rachels”, “Michelles” and “Benjamins” flooding the country.

6: Do you want kids? Why or why not?
Ideally yes, but that depends if I can find my Prince Charming or not!

7: What’s your favorite memory with your best friend(s)?
We used to draw our dream house (like those doll houses) during free periods in primary school.

8: How many times did it take you to pass your driver’s test?
None. I haven’t taken any. Cars are god damn expensive here you know? Even if I have a license I doubt I can afford a car.

9: The scariest dream you had?
Dreamt that my CAP fell to 2.3 during exam results release. School stuff is a living nightmare that always give me nightmares. Nightmare-ception!

10: How tall are you?
1.63m

11: The last thing you ate was…
Home-cooked fried rice for dinner.

12: A band you want to see live is…
WAGAKKI BAND!

13: Do you have a hero/someone you look up to? If so, who?
I can’t  think of any right now to be honest.

14: Do you like to swim?
Only when the water is not cold.

15: Things you look for in a guy/girl?
-Accepts me for who I am instead of being a control freak.
-Shares some common interests if not I will find it difficult to talk to him.
-Takes regular effort to exercise and stay in shape.
-Must not ask me redundant questions like “What are you doing now”. I don’t feel obliged to update busybodies what I am doing every 10 minutes.
-Must not be interested in thighs, breasts and legs.

I can go on but that will take forever. Next!

16: Has a book ever upset you?
Yes. I got upset because I have no clue what sh*t the author was trying to make!

17: What was the first instrument you learned to play? (if any)
Piano.

18: Some of your hobbies include…
Day dreaming, dancing, shopping, reading anything that interests me, scrolling aimlessly through instagram and pinterest

19: How do you deal with anger?
Suck it up and pretend that everything is fine. Last time I used pen it down in my diary but the process makes me recall the incident which makes me even more angry.

20: Something you like about your appearance is…
I can’t  think of any.

21: What was the last movie you watched?
Konkurito (Concrete), directed by Hiromu Nakamura. It is loosely based on the infamous murder of Junko Furata. Even though I like Sosuke Takaoko’s acting, the movie was damn sick especially with the dizzy camera shots, the already sickening murder case, and the sickening fact that the murderers’ punishment didn’t justify the crime.

Okay that’s enough. Next!

22: Do you have a favorite ghost story? What about a personal ghost story?
None, for both questions. Don’t  believe in ghosts.

23: Where is the farthest from home that you’ve gone?
Australia

24: Have you met anyone through Tumblr that you’d like to meet irl?
I have no Tumblr, so no one!
Okayy if I change Tumblr to Instagram, I would like to meet @illscripts.

25: Do you look like your parents?
A lot of people have commented that I look like my Dad.

26: Things you have in common with your parents?
Dad- height, don’t get fat easily, quiet in front of strangers. I can’t  think of anymore.
Mum- DIY, OCD, worrying too much.

27. What is to the right of you?
My aunt, who is playing Candy Crush.

28: A favorite memory with a sibling?
I have no siblings.

29: What is something you wish you’d done?
I wish I continued learning Malay so that I wouldn’t  have made a fool of myself when speaking it.

30: What are some of your favorite blogs?
Tofugu, jisforjapan, Cheeserland.
And of course my blog!

31: Do you sing in the shower?
Only when I am in a good mood. The 3 songs I will definitely sing are 橄榄树(The Olive Tree), 东方红(The East is Red) and the song from London Choco Roll commercial.

32: Something others have described you as…
Hardworking (Don’t mean to sound boastful but… 😅)

33: Name of every pet you’ve had…
I used to keep fish last time but didn’t name them. My aunts’ cats don’t  count because I don’t own them.

34: Your favorite superhero?
None. Not a fan of superheros.

35: Two of your fears are…
Fear of failing and fear of death.

36: What you’re majoring in in college/what you plan to major in…
History

37: What is your favorite season?
Singapore has no 4 seasons to choose from.

38: The best vacation you took?
Royal Caribbean vacation.

39: Why your best friend is your best friend.
Because fate has it.

40: How did you come across your favorite band?
I forgot how but I was surfing Youtube for Japanese songs and it led me to Wagakki Band. The very 1st MV I watched was Senbozakura (it was formerly sung by vocaloids) and I loved how they arranged their cover.

41: Occupations you wanted as a little kid?
Teacher and Scientist. Now teaching is right at the bottom of my list of career choices. Personally I think that’s one of the worst jobs in the world. And no way I am able to be a scientist. Talk about day dreaming at a young age.

42: Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Introvert. Hands down.

43: When was the last time you drank?
I don’t  drink.

44: How many pillows do you sleep with?
1. The more pillows I have, the more they need to be washed, and I am lazy.

45: Are you a “safe” driver?
I don’t  drive. But given the fact that I have a very poor sense of direction and orientation, I guess not.

46: Something that’s bothering you right now?
Yes a lot of things in fact.
-Exam results to be released in less than a week.
-I don’t feel like re-editing the marketing proposals needed for CCA but I have to get them done by this week.
-I am hitting a dead end for my work.
-Someone is irritating me on Facebook.
-I am still waiting for Prince Charming to drop from the sky.

47: How many cds do you own?
Too many to count.

48: How many books do you own?
Too many to count as well!

49: How many aunts and uncles do you have?
Around 20 I think. Do distant relatives and ancestors count?

50: “Top 5” [Something]
The most difficult question ever. Okay how about a “Top 5 things I have to do before I die”?
1.Travel to North Korea
2. Travel to Shangri-La. As in the county in China not the hotel
3. Get married
4. Adopt a cat
5. Do partner yoga with my husband LOL

Okay that’s all and thank you for your time if you managed to read till the end. Till next time…

And still feeling cranky.

Oh and here is a view from my workplace. Presenting to you a big concrete slab! 

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The bag tag

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Bag- bought it from JB city square, shant elaborate further. Very trustworthy, have been with me to Penang and all over Singapore.

Pouch- also bought from JB city square but very long ago. Contains my facial blotter, tissue, comb and emergency stuff. Panda key chain is from YY

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0- I bring it when I dont bring my laptop to school or didnt print my notes on time.

Notebook- Decided to write everything into a book instead of paper for this semester.

Umbrella- just in case the PMS-y Singaporean weather decides to rain

Hand Sanitiser- just in case I cant find a sink

S4 phone and dust cap

Another pouch- given to me by a fomer temp colleague. Contains trypophobia mirror, keys and lip balm.

Water bottle- Just in case I die of thirst

Very tangled up earpiece- My Hello Kitty one decided to fail on me after I blogged about how I love its super bass. ^&%#$. So I am back to using the old one.

Pencil Box

Wallet

Folder to contain study materials- From YH. Love it a lot~

So yeah that’s about it. Used to carry mints but the cover got dislodged from the box so the entire box spilt inside my bag. Now resting on the goodwill of people who brought sweets to lecture so that I wont fall asleep.

35 random questions tag (and a vent)

I am bored and feeling lame so I decided to do this for fun. The questions are taken from the 1st search result in google after typing “questions about yourself tag” in the search enging.

1.Do you have a middle name?

Nope

2. What was your favourite subject in school?

Something I am majoring in- History.

3. What’s your favourite drink?

Water

4. Favourite song at the moment?

You and Me by Olivia Ong. It makes me daydream and vision a carefree life.

5. What would you name your children?

I dont even have a boyfriend. How am I going to know whether I will have children?  

6. Do you participate in any sports?

Pilates. But if you were to follow the definition/criteria of a sport strictly, none.

7. Favourite Book?

Cant singly out a favourite one, but I am in love with books related to North Korea society and Imperial China concubinage.

8. Favourite Colour?

Purple and Pink

9. Favourite Animal?

CATS! 

10. Favourite perfume?

I dont use perfumes

11. Favourite holiday?

School holiday. Does that count?

12. Have you graduated High School?

Obviously.

13. Have you been out of the Country?

East Asia (except Korea), Malaysia, Australia.  Airfare tickets are expensive you know.

14. Do you speak any other languages?

Chinese, saya boleh bercakap Bahasa Melayu, hokkien, learning cantonese now for the future (do dialects count?)

15. Do you have any siblings?

Nope. Just me, a crazy lonely only child.

16. What’s your favourite store?

Daiso! Everything is at $2 and they are Japanese goods. Who doesnt like it?

17. Favourite Restaurant?

None. As long as there is good food I dont really care about the restaurant name

18. Did you like school?

Yes because learning is an immense joy. No because of the stress and competition with bloody people

19. Favourite YouTubers?

Wassabi Productions, DanKhoo Productions, Jinnyboytv, Guanyguantv, RRcherrypie

20. Favourite Movie?

El Espinazo del diablo.  No spoilers here. Good movies need to be recommended. Go watch it!

21. Favourite Tv show?

Globetrekker and Brainiac. Although  they arent on broadcast anymore here.

22. Pc or Mac?

PC.  Totally havent touched a Mac.

23. What phone do you have?

Samsung Galaxy S4.

24. How tall are you?

1.63m. Although I feel tall sometimes because I stand next to short people.

25. What do you order at Starbucks?

Green tea frosty. After that I have a guilt feeling for consuming a lot of fats from the whipped cream.

26. One thing in your closet you cannot live without?

Shorts. The weather is really hot.

27. What’s one thing most people probably don’t know about you?

That I have a blog

28. Name one thing you want to do before you die…

Go to North Korea Pyongyang for a day, visit a family, watch DPRK tv, visit all the museums, tour around Kimilsung university, witness their military parades, watch the Arirang mass games. So many things to do at DPRK!

29. What’s one food you cannot live without?

Rice  

30. What quote do you live by?

明哲保身. Inspired by 敬妃 in 后宫甄嬛传. It is a way to survive.

31. What is your most listened to song on your phone?

いい日旅立ち by Alan Dawa Dolma. Original version by Momoe Yamaguchi. I dont know the meaning of the song though. Other songs include 叹香 by Angeline from M-Girls, Titanium (Madilyn Bailey’s version) and 岛的儿子 by 翁素英and 蔡振雄. Song is from a 1985 SBC drama called 亚答仔. Really embodies Singapore’s past as a carefree kampong. GO LISTEN TO IT! Good songs need to be recommended!

32. What kind of style would you define yourself as having?

Simple is best

33. Two hobbies?

Daydreaming and playing with cats (I mean, I play with SPCA cats so that they can be more approachable to humans and get adopted more easily. It’s all for a good cause!)

34. Two Pet Peeves?

Liars and people who make lizard sounds instead of saying excuse me when they want to alight from the train.

35. Guilty Pleasures?

Sleeping till 9/10am apart from Monday. While most people are studying/working and I am still sleeping away.

So yeah I am done! And it’s recess week! (and time to start thinking of my personal statement for exchange programme application. Apparently HKU only has 1 slot opened to the entire faculty %^$^#$$#^% and the speaker during the exchange programme talk warned us that Hong Kong is one of the more popular destinations for exchange and many students were disappointed cos they couldnt get the university they wanted. City U and CUHK have 2 and 5 slots respectively, so I am thinking of CUHK as my 2nd option cos of their history programme. Problem is majority of their history modules are conducted in cantonese- I mean how is that even possible? Dont tell me the powerpoint slides are in cantonese?!?!  I am struggling to learn from my dad who isnt very willing to teach me.  I keep forgetting certain words and mixing them up with Hokkien. So I am totally risking it to apply to HKU and keeping my fingers crossed, although I am not very positive about it. Sekali I get rejected for all 3 universities cos others are more outstanding than me. Like how I get rejected despite trying for opportunities in school. #badluckchristina)

Squishy Tag

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SQUISHIES! Those press-y things for the itchy handed. RX introduced them to me, then I started looking at facebook users selling them… and I ended up buying! Its for personal collection so I can just randomly grab one to press if someone makes me angry.  Anyway they cost me a small fortune so I am really broke now.

Squishy tag is just answering a bunch of questions about your collection. A lot of related videos are on youtube but I decided to be exceptional and do it on my blog instead. Will be answering 10 questions. Here we go!

1. Which is your favourite squishy? 

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This hello kitty cookie with cream. The sprinkles havent drop off since I bought it and the smell still lingers on this squishy. It isnt exactly squishy (definition of squishy- the material takes a 1-2 second lag to return to its original shape when you press it) but it is still nice to press.

2. Which is your squish-iest squishy?

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The hello kitty bow macaroon. Couldnt decide which color to get so I got these 2. Anyway I have been squishing them until there are cracks in the centre.

3. Which is your hardest squishy? 

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This Kanto Lemon squishy. I got it cos I thought it is quite creative to have a drink carton as a squishy instead of the usual bread and buns. And it turned out to be a brick.

4. Which is your tiniest squishy?

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Look at the elmo macaroon. Yup that’s right! And its quite hard to press as well.

5. Which is your biggest squishy? 

The Hello kitty cookie with cream.

6. Which is your most defected squishy? 

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The face has cracks when I squeeze it. Actually there were 2 left and I took the defected one without checking until I realised when I got home. Cos the staff at the lockers must be thinking “why this girl so big still buy squishies ah?” and glaring at me with those hawk eyes so I dared not to waste her time. That’s dumb of me. Roar. 

7. Which is your most expensive squishy? 

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Breadou cake roll. Bought at $7.90. From that time I bought it, I make it a point that I will never buy squishies beyond that price.

8. Which is your very first squishy?

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This is tricky. Cos I bought a few of them at the very first day when I started my squishy spree. So if you can now focus on the yellow shit, the cake roll, the defected chick face, the brick lemon and the yellow bunny which is blushing like mad, those are my first ones.

9. Which squishy did you regret buying?

None. Because when I buy squishies I will spend at least 2 to 3 days thinking if I should buy it to make sure that I have no regrets after getting it. This is called wise consumer!

10. Which squishy are you intending to get next?

I cant decide! It is a draw between these 4. HK soap (I have no idea why it is called soap.) is 14 bucks, which is the cheapest I saw. HK rement price I am not sure but I predict it will be expensive, while I can only find HK cookie selling at $5.90. Funny cos HK cookie used to be everywhere but now I cant find it. And the water pudding is quite out of my budget, selling at $8.90.

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so yup that concludes my squishy tag, wordpress version. Time to hunt for my next squishy to add to the collection! (anyway I just added another new category in my blog called tags)