Friday, January 20, 2012

I've been tagged!

So I've been lucky enough to be tagged, not just once, but three times to do this bloggy questionnaire!  Thanks to the wonderful Ms Jelena, lovely Ashleigh of Miss Directions, and new kid on the blog (WELCOME!) Cazzamatazz from A Sweeter Kind of Vinegar for thinking of me! :)

The rules state :-
  • You must post the rules.
  • Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
  • Tag eleven people and link them on your post
  • Let them know you've tagged them! 
So here goes!
  1. I still sleep with my teddy in or around my bed. 
    He was a gift from an uncle on my first birthday, and we have been inseparable ever since!

    When I was about 5 I was so concerned about my attachment to him that I asked my dad about when the day would come that I would need to get rid of him.  Dad told me that I would know when I didn't need him anymore, because adults didn't need teddy bears.

    At the age of 10 I decided I was to old to be sleeping with a teddy bear, so he was demoted to sleeping under my bed.  A few years later I found him and dug him back out, and he was relegated back to the bed.  When I moved to England for a couple of years, he followed me there and back home again. So much for adults not needing teddy bears!!

  2. His name is Teddy. Last name Bear. I was clearly such a creative child, can't you tell?! When I was 4 years old I decided that he needed a real name, and tried to change it to Fred.  That lasted about a day - he just would not answer to that name!

  3. Every morning when Liam gets out of bed, he will fish around in the dark to find Teddy.  Before he leaves the room to go shower he will give me a kiss and a cuddle, and then gently nestle Teddy in my arms.  He says it's Teddy's job to keep me safe when he's not there to do so. 

    He sent me the below as proof -

    So now every time I go to sleep, I imagine Teddy roaming around the bed keeping guard, with a little sword in his hand!

  4. Everything has to happen in increments of 5.  Whether it's the volume on the TV or car stereo, or the number the microwave has to be at before I can stop it, or the number setting on Photoshop Express on my iPhone.

    When we first met, Liam had to have the volume at increments of 2. This meant that it was either always way too loud or way too quiet, because between the two of us this meant we could only have increments of ten. He has slowly trained himself to make it 5 though, so we can now happily settle on a comfortable volume of 15, instead of 10 or 20!

  5. I have one kind of fork and spoon that I have to use at home.  The set has two sizes of forks, and even though they're relatively the same thing, I won't use the big fork. Only the little one. And the matching spoon. If I ever need a fork or spoon, and there are none of these in the drawer, I will wash a set of them to use. Liam, being as OCD as I am always has to have the same set too these days.  I prefer to use the matching knife too if it's being used as a set, but if I'm just using the knife on its own then it's negotiable.

  6. As a child, I had an imaginary army of ants. Yep, most people had imaginary people friends, or a dog or something a little more normal.  Me, I had ants! And plenty of them.  When mum gave me biscuits or something to eat, I would crush and crumble some of it to create tiny ant-sized portions to share with them.

  7. When I was little I used to have swimming lessons at Splash's swimming school, until my parents had to stop my classes.  One day I went in for my regular lesson to discover that they had painted a gigantic seahorse at the bottom of the pool.  It was painted in dark colours of black, green and purple, and had massive wide eyeballs.  To me, it looked like a dark scary dragon, which would swallow me whole! If ever we had to swim the entire length of the pool, I would close my eyes and kick as fast as my little legs would go! One day the teacher tried to make me float in the middle of the pool, right on top of the dragon's angry eyes. I freaked out and swam to the side of the pool, because I was terrified of being anywhere near it! My poor long-suffering parents...!!

  8. When I was living in England, every time someone greeted me I thought there was something wrong with me.  They commonly use "You alright?" or "You okay?" as a greeting.  Being fresh-off-the-boat and unaccustomed to the British slang, I didn't realise this was a standard greeting and for ages thought I must've looked upset or had a smudge on my nose!

  9. I also didn't realise that they referred to underwear as pants.  I did a day's temp job for a clothing department, who had an alterations lady.  A man came into the store with a pair of jeans, asking if we could alter the length for him.  I told him to go into the change rooms to put them on so we could measure them up, and called the alterations lady to come over.  When she arrived I told her "The gentleman is in the change room, putting on his pants so you can measure them for him".  I didn't understand the look of horror on her face until a few weeks later!

  10. I want to get three more tattoos.  I love lily flowers, and have had a design for ages that I've wanted to get down the side of my body.  I have procrastinated greatly, and even though I love the tattoo that I have, I do look at it sometimes and wonder whether I will still love it when I'm a bit older. Hence I have been putting off getting my lily tattoo, since it is significantly (MUCH) bigger, although I'm still thinking it through.  I also want to get a small tattoo of a hibiscus flower.  They're the national flower of Malaysia, where I'm originally from.  I am also contemplating getting mine, my parent's, and my brother's names in Chinese character down my back.  I still can't work out the design properly so that it's not too big and chunky for my liking though!

  11. I am slightly insane. In case you have not already gathered that from my above 10 facts.

OKAY! So in case you thought this post wasn't already long enough as it was. I now have 22 questions to answer! I was tagged by Cazzamatazz, but her post appears to have been taken down since then! So I will answer Miss Direction's and Ms Jelena's questions :)
  1. What is your worst shoe-wearing experience? I had a gorgeous pair of shoes where the heel was pink satin. The heels snapped but didn't come completely off, kind of just hanging by a thread. I didn't have any other shoes so I had to kind of hop around all day!
  2. Have you ever recieved a love letter (not email, the true old fashioned kind)? My ex wrote me a poem and printed it on coloured paper and tied it with a ribbon, if that counts? Liam sometimes leaves me little panda drawings in pockets and stuff! :)
  3. Have you ever embarassed yourself running for a bus/train/tram? I'm a public transport snob, and avoid taking it where possible!
  4. Do you prefer Barbie or Lego? This is a tough choice! Barbie, but only if she comes with all the accessories and outfits.
  5. If someone offered to pay you to enjoy a hobby for the rest of your life, what would it be? Traveling! Exploring new countries, seeing new sights, experiences new cultures. YES!
  6. If you had to go on a sudden holiday to an unknown destination and had 5 minutes to pack, what would you be sure to grab? My iPhone. I don't think I'd survive without it!
  7. What subject did you secretly love (if any) at school? English, specifically when we spent the classes watching movies like Romeo & Juliet to "study"
  8. How long can you hold your breath for? (Timer) Exactly a minute!
  9. Is there a recurring theme to your dreams/nightmares? No - but when I do remember them they're always very strange!
  10. What did you want to be when you grew up? A princess! Not holding out much hope on that one...
  11. Do you pick the red pill or the blue pill? Blue!
  12.  What show are you embarrassed to admit you watch? Not anymore, but I once got hooked on the Hills. EW!
  13. If you could be friends with one famous person, dead or alive, who would you choose? Jessica Alba. She seems down-to-earth but very funny and fun to be with, and slightly insane. She'd be fun to hang out with! And would have all the connections.
  14.  How many nail polishes do you own? I don't actually know! I have a couple of shoeboxes full, and always find random bottles lying around the house.
  15. Savoury or sweet? Definitely savoury!
  16. Do you have any weird habits? I think my above facts just about cover it!
  17. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Dog! Although I do love cats, but dogs can't be beat!
  18. How many languages do you speak? Just English, although I can understand a few dialects of Chinese and basic Malay words.
  19. What’s your favourite movie ever? The Little Mermaid! I'm a child at heart.
  20. What’s your favourite colour? Does rainbow count as a colour?!
  21. What’s your dream job? Food critic! Yum. More seriously, I'm hoping to get into the event-planning side of things in the future.
  22. If you could pick one country to live in for the rest of your life, which country would you choose? I think it would have to be Australia. There's no place like home! 

WELL! If this isn't the longest blog post in the history of the world, I don't know what is!

 I know the rules stipulate that I have to tag people and create questions, but... rules are made to be broken!  But if you feel like participating, feel free! And you can choose any one of the questions above to answer! :)

Have fun! xx


  1. Yay :-)

    My reoccurring thought through that post was 'Awww, Liam is so sweet'

    I think you're a very lucky girl :-)

    And I think the imaginary ants are hilarious.


    1. He's definitely a special one, I'm lucky to have him! :)

      Maybe I'll see if the ants are free on the 11th to come along to the meet! ;P

  2. Hahahah. ya right?! I lived in Manchester for a bit and when you say good thanks and you? they don't say anything back!

    Great post! x

    1. I know, it all confused me so much when I first moved there! :) x