Thursday, November 17, 2005

20 random facts about me

Everything’s a blur right now. I started working part-time for the new company three weeks ago. My resignation takes effect next week, 21 November. That means I’m juggling two jobs at the moment, and it’s kinda dizzying. My former boss is sending hints that she might extend my stay here so I could finish my commitments before I finally leave them. Dionne is suggesting that I just file a terminal leave for at least a month before I actually leave. I might do just that. I made it clear, though, that I will do my work only during the weekend, at home. My boss seems to be open to the idea. I don’t want to leave any backlog on my trail.

This is the reason why I haven’t been doing my usual round of blog-hopping these days. That’s also why I didn't notice that Tasha tagged me. So here I am, making up for it.

20 random facts about me:

1. Sometimes, I don’t use a nail cutter to trim my toenails; I tear them off with my bare hands. Bliss. Try it.
2. Give me tofu any time of the day and I’d gobble it up like a hungry crocodile.
3. For our Halloween seventies costume party at my new office, I bought a dirty shirt in an ukay-ukay shop (store that sells used clothes) and wore it that same night, without having it washed.
4. My most embarrassing moment was done on national TV. And it was not a moment at all. The damn TV plug was aired everyday for six months straight. I never told a living soul about it. But, much to my irritation, all my friends knew about it in no time. Those who don’t watch TV at all learned of this stupid plug through word of mouth. It was my fault, really. I thought, since it was a fairly unpopular television station, none of my friends would be able to see me goofing around.
5. I don’t gain weight even if I eat tons of food everyday. Yes, hate me.
6. My ultimate dream is to become a porn star. Oh, but you already know that. Proceed to Number 7.
7. The more you persuade me to do something; the more I will not do it. If you’re stubborn, I can be ten times more stubborn than you are.
8. Pop culture gives me hernia.
9. I take pride in being different (read: weird) from everyone else. My worst nightmare is to become just a face in the crowd.
10. Simple is not a word that describes me.
11. I’m allergic to drastic temperature changes. I develop red spots that last for at least five minutes whenever I feel cold or hot.
12. I used to be part of a communist group.
13. I was into marksmanship in college. For one semester, I trained with a rifle and pistol org but when they started power tripping, I left. I won’t let anyone trample on my dignity.
14. Swimming gives me a natural high.
15. When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a world-renowned concert pianist, an Olympic swimmer, and a famous writer. Obviously, I never got to become any of these.
16. I can’t swim without my trusty goggles.
17. I still dream of playing a Rachmaninoff piano concerto.
18. I’ve kept a journal since I was ten.
19. I can down four litters of water in one sitting. And I’m not kidding.
20. I don’t have stage fright.

If you have ten fingers, you’re tagged.


At 7:16 PM, Blogger bismuth said...

swimming. yeah. high.

At 7:42 PM, Blogger oliver said...

Fact # 2... heheh. Nice.

Fact # 5.... grrr. :)

Fact # 13... ah, of course. Power tripping is so sad.

Interesting list. :)

At 9:57 PM, Blogger post said...

17. I still dream of playing a Rachmaninoff piano concerto.

you're a pianist, too?

this makes me love you even more.

At 12:55 AM, Blogger Saint Eroica said...

chris, go to my site and check out the site of CHROMATIC CARL. you mught be interested...

At 7:50 AM, Blogger rmacapobre said...

vous avez un journal depuis vous avez eu (ou aviez?) dix ans? ce phrase-ci, est-il bon?

c'est super!

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous liway said...

# 7 random fact and the shitty yellow tagboard. 'nuf sed. :)

At 6:08 PM, Blogger slim whale said...

BISMUTH--oh yeah. liberation. ecstasy.

OLIVER--i desperately want to gain weight. just a few pounds will do.

yeah, i detest power-tripping. just can't stand it.

KAY--oh no, i'm just one of those failed wannabes. I can play and read notes but i haven't been playing for more than a year now. my piano is so out of tune already. i should go back to my old passion. at least, try playing Hanon virtuouso exercises or something.

so you're a pianist? cool! i should hear you play. i love piano recitals. do you play rachmaninoff?

SAINT EROICA--i don't think i have the time for theater these days. sad. and even if i had the time, i no longer have the confidence to sing in a musical. sigh. miss our theater days again...were you with us when we auditioned for Ms. Saigon?

RMACAPOBRE--'aviez' Oui. J’ai commencé de raconter mon histoire quand j’avais dix ans.

LIWAY--hahaha. perhaps i should try shit green. what do you think?

At 6:09 PM, Blogger slim whale said...

LIWAY--nice site you've got there!

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Rachmaninoff difficult to play? What about Liszt? Or better yet, Richard Clayderman? Hahaha..

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

A communist!?

At 8:48 PM, Blogger mussolini said...

you're smart. i like you.

At 6:32 AM, Blogger snst_blvd said...

#12... i still am. and i think ISAFP is hunting us down. kiber. lol ^_^

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

#5. you can eat what you like and don't gain weight?

At 1:01 PM, Blogger post said...

yep, i'm a pianist. :) and i'm actually in the middle of learning a rachmaninoff piece. prelude in g minor. not the easiest in the world, ack.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger transience said...

i have 11½. yes.

wonderful random facts, btw. and yes, you've been missed.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger bing said...

the word is weird... and you're right he he

At 11:17 AM, Blogger elvin said...

a pornstar without stage fright who don't get fat.

nice combination.

At 2:00 AM, Blogger R.J said...

hi tere. thanks for dropping by:).
haha itchy fingers haha...i ended up messing up my blog.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger rebel_heart said...

Addressing large crowds freak me out.

I dig randomness ;)

Rock on!.

At 1:54 AM, Blogger pinky said...

You should have continued with that communist thingie. I think that's hot! Or better yet, let's form a "real" communist group.


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