So I saw this meme over at the lovely Little Project blog, and thought I’d just do it. Given that today is an office day for me, and I’m just sitting at the computer typing away furiously anyway – what’s another thing to type out?
Especially if it’s fun and allows for a bit of distraction!
one – what’s a nickname only your family calls you?
My family and close friends call me Shan, short for Shannie, which was my childhood nickname. But a nickname only my siblings called me was “Loony”. My Chinese name is pronounced “Shweh Loon”, and they err… took it and ran with it. One of my favourite things is my cousin yelling “LOOONY” in exclamation when I do something ridiculous or silly. If you ask them why they call me Loony, they will claim that it is apt. Don’t listen to them, my family is usually very intelligent but in this case they are wrong.
two – what’s a weird habit of yours?
Just the one?! Are you kidding?!
Okay, here goes.
When I eat, I hate food touching my UPPER lip for some reason. So when I eat things like ice cream, chocolate mousse, or anything mushy on a spoon, I turn the spoon UPSIDE DOWN and then put it in my mouth, so the food doesn’t touch my upper lip. Yes, I’m a total total freak!
three – do you have any weird phobias?
four – what’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?
I don’t really sing! At all! Not even karaoke! Not even in the shower!
five – what’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
six – what’s one of your nervous habits?
seven – what side of the bed do you sleep on?
ALWAYS the side away from the door, and if there’s a wall, ALWAYS the wall side. It makes me feel safer, even though I realistically know that if there was an axe murderer in my house, a mere 3 feet isn’t going to stop them! In our household though, it’s the right side (if IN bed).
eight – what was your first stuffed animal & it’s name?
nine – what’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
I never have Starbucks. But on the rare occasions I have, it has always been a mocha frozen something or other.
ten – what’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
Hmm. I guess it would be drinking a LOT of water (I really struggle with this) and wearing lip balm.
eleven – which way do you face in the shower?
It depends on what I’m doing!
twelve – do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
Err. No. I can’t even wink, which is really odd for an otherwise pretty coordinated dancer.
Maybe NOT being able to wink is my weird body UNSKILL?
thirteen – What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Instant noodles. I eat them all the time. SO BAD!
fourteen – what’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
At the moment they are, “NOY” (for “no”), “Oh my godness”, and “LA LA LA” (acting innocent when actually being naughty). I always say “OH HAI” when answering friends’ phone calls, and always yell “BYE KIDS” when finishing a dance class/rehearsal at my team (who are all grown adults).
fifteen – time to sleep – what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
My favourite Victoria’s Secrets satin pyjamas. Best investment into your sleep happiness EVER. So warm in winter, so cool in summer, and SO soft on your skin! After wearing these, regular cotton or flannel pyjamas make you feel like you’re wearing sandpaper.
Now that I’ve spilled my guts, what are YOUR quirky/freaky characteristics? I would LOVE to know!