Saturday, February 07, 2009

25 random things

(Tagged by JM, Jake, and Tris via Facebook -- hot kasi ngayon yung Notes feature eh.)

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.
  1. I'm posting this on my Multiply and Blogger accounts as a blog entry. Hey, I've been doing lists on those accounts before -- it's easier to list down things than to do introspection and reflection, which are usually required when actually writing a journal entry. (BTW, I just found out I can import blog entries to Facebook! w00t!)
  2. My right leg is actually shorter than the left one. By about an inch. I discovered that when I was doing squats at the gym. Actually, my then-trainer noticed that. I'm not sure why the said leg is shorter -- probably a posture problem or something. Either way, it probably explains why...
  3. ...I supposedly "float" when I walk. That's what my colleagues call my "walking" (I'm actually swaggering in my opinion, although some people might call it sashaying). At least three people supposedly got scared when I was passing by rows of high-walled cubicles because they saw my big(ish) head moving smoothly. Speaking of big(ish) heads...
  4. When I was in high school, the "mean girls" in our all-boys school refer to me as the "hydro-child". Because to them I look like someone who has hydrocephalus.
  5. Sarah Michelle Gellar was my first girl-crush. Her stint as Buffy the Vampire Slayer was "Girl Power" to the next level. BTW, when I say "first", my "crushes" during first- to third-grade do not count. It was sort of mandatory then that I should crush on someone from the opposite sex.
  6. Anne Hathaway is my current girl-crush. Ever since The Princess Diaries.
  7. Ian Veneracion was my first celebrity crush. I used to loathe Jennifer Sevilla because she gets to hold hands with him on live television.
  8. Items 5 to 7 are just examples of how much of a pop-culture geek/junkie I am. As in. Past Oscar winners, etc. -- name it, I might know the answer. More manifestations of such will surely follow a couple of numbers down.
  9. I have a stash of porn. Then again, who doesn't? Then again (again), I'm not sure if those who do have stashes of porn somewhere have also analyzed and practically wrote a thesis about them? LOL.
  10. I stalk foreign celebrities when they visit the Philippines. Not all of them though -- just the cute boyband members. Like 98 Degrees (who should have a reunion stat!) and Westlife. As in I have the CDs and posters autographed and have pictures with them taken. The last one I stalked was [Chris] Daughtry. I didn't get a picture though, just an autograph.
  11. In one of the creativity workshops I attended (sponsored by the company), we were asked to list our "past lives" (or live we wish/ed we have lived/have been living). I listed, among others, the following: a best-selling author, a porn producer, a supermodel, a princess, and a trophy wife.
  12. I still would want to be a best-selling author so I can live off royalties. The thing is, I haven't written shit in years. Not that I've done something about that -- that's my problem: I've been whining about this since like, forever, but I haven't followed through.
  13. I like to know and store relatively useless trivia. Because I have this tendency to be an insufferable know-it-all.
  14. NBSB. 'Nuff said.
  15. The first album I ever owned was a Mozart compilation when I was in sixth grade. I asked by sister to buy me one because I fell in love with "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", which was the background music for Mozart's wax figure when there was that Wax Museum in Shangri-la Plaza. That started my love for classical music: while my classmates were memorizing The Eraserheads' Circus album and waging war amongst each other (punkz vs. metal!), I was busy listening to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" or Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".
  16. The first album I ever bought was Alanis' Jagged Little Pill when I was a high school sophomore. A couple of days later, Alanis supposedly died in a car crash. It was not true, obviously, but I received a lot of flack from the "mean girls" in our all-boys school because they claimed Alanis found out I bought the album so she decided to kill herself. The next album I bought was the Spice Girls' Spice. A couple of months later, rumors that three of the five Spice Girls are actually men in drag surfaced. I received a lot of flack from that as well.
  17. So yes, I was bullied practically half my life. Hehe. It's what I got for being a nelly in the closet.
  18. I came out after, ironically, my high school senior year spiritual retreat. The "mean girls" eventually became my friends who helped me through the transition (naks!).
  19. Men in uniform turn me on. Also men in underwear. Nothing's sexier than some hunk in tidy whities and socks. And a necktie perhaps. HAHAHAHA!
  20. I think I have what I call "medusa complex". Think Pygmalion and Galatea in reverse. Which also explains why mind control, the power to freeze, and the power to stop time are my preferred superpowers, should I get one.
  21. I love to dance, despite my lack of grace. I prefer the jazzy, ballet-ish moves over hip-hop though. Which is why I love Center Stage (Sascha Radetsky rules!) and other dance movies. Even the straight-to-DVD, slightly crappy ones, like the forced sequels and such.
  22. I am generally a lazy person. I sometimes amaze myself for actually accomplishing something like that big branding project at work or cleaning my room. Or reaching up to this number when generally I can only list up to ten. Then again, I did list the 21 things I want in a lover before...
  23. The fact that I'm exerting effort prettifying this post indicates that I want things to be pretty organized. I'm pretty (that's three "pretty's" now) anal even on something so banal (they rhyme! wait, did I use the correct term?) like... well, like this. The problem is that I have the tendency to focus on the more useless items, rather than on the more important ones.
  24. Recently I found out that I have this nasty habit of inserting "okay?" at every other sentence during a formal presentation or a speaking engagement. Ugh. Miray says that that's probably my way of compensating my "sentences in parentheses".
  25. I have a fatty liver, blood with high cholesterol levels, and kidneys that tend to form stones. They're what I got for being chocoholic and compulsive eater without exercising them off afterward.

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