Survey: 30 Questions

It’s Day 14 of my 127-day summer, and I honestly felt like I haven’t done much. But, well. Haha. Here’s a survey in the meantime. I’m looking forward to next week, for obvious reasons. Here goes:

1. Do you have any regrets?
Definitely. But if there is one thing I really, really regret and would maybe bet my life on it, there is only one.

2. How would you like to be remembered?
Uhm… haha. Nothing grand, really. But I’d like to remembered as someone who is simple, unassuming (wow, this word!), and reliable.

3. Was there one event that changed your life and the way you think?
I can’t think of an exact event, but I think travel-related events often give me a paradigm shift.

4. Are you happy with who you are?
That’s a… funny question! Hahaha.

5. Are you pursuing your dreams?
And I quote, “Far from what I once was, but not yet what I’m going to be.”

6. What is something you would never do?
Kill, take drugs… you get it.

7. What makes you uncomfortable?
Awkward conversations (especially through voice chat), wearing heels for a long duration, and freezer-like temperature.

8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully already a college graduate, taking up a masters degree (yep, dream big), working for dream international organizations!

9. What are five things you want to do before you die?
Visit all the provinces of the Philippines, travel and conquer the ASEAN region, go on a study abroad program anywhere (but Zhongguo and Sverige top the list!), see my ultimate idol (name listed below) live and up close, meet my penpals and language buddies in person. I’m quite boring, I know.

10. Are you scared of the future?
Yes.

11. What are your last five opened tabs?
Must I link? Haha. Google search, Khalil Fong – Dangerous World MV, CollegeFashion (in my defense, I’ve been reading this blog since I was in grade five, haha, what is growing up too fast?), Google Translate, Pinyin Annotator.

12. What is your preferred writing instrument?
Dong-A 0.5 mm black gel ink pen!

13. What is your favorite month and why?
January, because it’s cold? And it’s the start of a new year. Haha.

14. What brand logo is closest to you currently?
HP.

15. Who is a musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
I wouldn’t consider him as someone who isn’t exactly well known, but probably in my country, he is. Let’s just say he’s underrated all over. Khalil Fong!

16. What is your desktop background currently?
A black background with white typography-ish text saying, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, wisdom to know the difference.” Wonderful prayer.

17. What is a color you can think of that isn’t part of the rainbow?
Cyan? Haha.

18. What kind of headphones do you use?
Blue Philips. Not sure what kind it is.

19. What is your inspiration behind your url?
Nai cha, what else. Haha.

20. What is your favorite item of clothing?
Chambray shirts! They are so versatile.

21. What is one book you loved as a child?
The Little Prince. Still do.

22. What did you have for dinner today?
Burger patty, seaweed, sashimi.

23. If you could study anything, what would it be?
Degree-wise, International Relations. Dream course! And of course, languages and culture.

24. Do you use anything on your lips? (eg. lip balm, lipstick)
Not regularly, unless it’s given as a gift. I recently used a lip tint from Face Shop. Too bad I lost it at the mall… sigh.

25. How many devices do you own which can access the internet?
Just two.

26. Is there anything guaranteed to always make you happy?
Trips! Okay fine, travel. 🙂

27. How about something that always makes you sad?
It used to be school. Wow, used to being the operative words. Haha. This is a joke, obviously.

28. What programs do you have currently open?
Chrome, QQ Yinyue, Notepad.

29. What is the last formal event you attended?
Grad ball.

30. What is your favorite place to shop?
168! Went twice this year, and was just there yesterday! It’s my shopping mecca.

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Survey: 22 on 22

Ended up reading the archives of my e-mail (e-mail from way back ’08!) and I came across those chain messages I would forward to my friends and penpals. One of them was this survey! Reading my (and their) responses really made me laugh. Can’t believe how much we’ve all changed… and I wonder what they’re up to now (my penpals back then).

1. What time is it?
10:50 pm

2. What’s your name?
M a i t a

3. What is a movie you will watch over and over again?
Three Idiots! I’ve watched it thrice this year with different groups of people. Same reactions, same feels. Never fails. Aal izz well.

4. What is your favorite comic strip?
Archie Comics!

5. What is your favorite restaurant?
Uhm… Mann Hann? Never thought about it actually.

6. What is your most unforgettable moment?
I hate questions like this. Haha. It’s either because there are just too many (naks) or there really isn’t any. Hmm… usually it’s something related to travel. Going to Korea is something so unforgettable, just because.

7. What is the first thing you do as soon as you wake up?
Squint (to check what time it is).

8. Name one weird hobby of yours.
Collecting newspaper clippings in different languages… lol. Yes, it’s weird. Different people have told me it’s weird.

9. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I used to be part of chorale back in grade four… for barely a month or two. Quit because I wanted to join another club. Hahaha.

10. Love someone so much it made you cry?
Napakanta naman ako… haha.

11. What is something about yourself that you are proud of?
Nothing actually… haha, okay, seriously… I make career PowerPoint presentations for school! (Sorry, not sure how to say it in a non-conyo way. Wow, I sound so annoying.)

12. What is your favorite day of the week?
SATURDAY! The worry-free day. Fridays < Saturdays.

13. What are boardgames you love?
Clue, Monopoly!

14. What time is bedtime for you?
11 pm is normal when there’s school.

15. What is your report card grade?
I don’t know. Hahaha. It’s decent I guess… nothing extravagant.

16. What is your favorite website?
Random blogs!

17. What do you do when you are bored?
Lol. My classmate actually asked me this last time. I said, “Nothing, use the computer all day.” I have no life.

18. What is one thing you are always teased about?
My height… they tease me like it’s the only thing I have. Lol. It’s something that generally doesn’t bother me until someone brings it up. HAha.

19. What are three obsessions of yours?
Can’t really say “obsession” but more of an interest or inclination? Idk actually. Milk tea, Zhongwen, Scandinavia…?

20. Describe yourself in two words.
Super simple (sorry corny)

21. What book are you currently reading?
For some reason, it’s taking me years to finish The Alchemist. I really, really regret not reading books in high school!

22. What time did this survey end?
11:07 pm

Handwriting Meme

As I was looking at my old, private posts way back, I came across a handwriting meme post made in 2011. It’s funny to see the changes not only in my chicken-scrawl handwriting but on the little things I wrote about myself. If I remember correctly, I saw this kind of game going on on random WordPress blogs way back and I thought of making one for myself.

Now, I decided to make a new one and I’ve changed some of the questions like the usual what-is-your-favorite-song and stuff like that. I’ve added some doodles too to break the writing and to have some variation. Drawing is something I clearly suck at (even look at that really inconsistent Philippine map attempt, it looks like Hunchback, haha) but you know, it’s all for fun!

Basically, it is answered and other people are tagged to do the same thing as well!

Here are the questions of the Handwriting Meme:

  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your blog name/URL?
  3. Where do you live?
  4. What is the date today and the time now?
  5. What is your height?
  6. What is the writing instrument you are using?
  7. What is your current browser?
  8. Write a random letter of the alphabet.
  9. Write a word in your native language.
  10. What are you currently listening to?
  11. Write a fun fact about yourself.
  12. Tag three to five other people.
  13. Write: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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Hopefully my friends tagged participate too. Joy could have made the list but she hasn’t done anything related to blogging in years, no matter how much I force her to, haha. It’s really fun to get to know about people, even strangers and people you meet during your trips 🙂

Survey on a Monday: 50 Questions

Just felt like blogging on a regular Monday (wow, blogging on a school day… I can’t believe it!) I thought of answering a survey since I’ve read that Multiply is soon removing all its content, so I’m gonna get some surveys from the website I use while I can. It’s something I miss doing too — one of my great time-passers!

01: Do you ever watch old TV shows you used to love on YouTube?
I do, but very rarely!

02: Do you get upset when you see dead animals on the road?
Yeah. Super. 😦

03: Who was the last person to leave you a comment on MySpace?
MySpace?! Oh gahd, I closed my account a few years ago. Lol.

04: Are you open about your life?
Yeah. But that depends actually. I mean, I’m not someone who talks about things about herself unless someone asks. I don’t keep things from people though… I can be very open when I can, just as long as someone’s actually “interested”. I don’t know, I’m just weird like that. Haha.

05: What is your opinion on plastic surgery?
Oh well, to each his own. I’m not gonna do it, though!

06: What is your current state of mind?
Confused.

07: Do you still live in the city you were born in?
Yeah, I am. I’d wish to live in Kyusi though!

08: Do you hate a part of your body enough to modify or change it with surgery?
I have a ton of insecurities, but not to the point to make me have them changed with surgery. Hello, how the hell do you do that with height?! Hahaha. I need a miracle! *slashes wrist*

09: What was the last shampoo you used?
Vaseline, I think. I use whatever’s there!

10: Are you vain about the way your hair looks?
Not at all. It’s weird, I never really cared about my hair. Like just this week, I had a haircut and I didn’t even tell the beautician what cut I wanted! It’s only this school year I actually started having a comb in my bag. Haha.

11: Do you have freckles or moles?
Yeah, the latter.

12: What were the last earrings you wore?
I honestly don’t know (lol!) I’m actually wearing a pair, and I honestly can’t even visualize how they look like… too lazy to check the mirror.

13: Does it annoy you when people swear a lot in your presence?
Depends, really. There are swear words that my ears can still handle!

14: Have you ever bought clothes online and they didn’t fit, and you were unable to return them?
Never bought online, although it’s something I’d want to try! I even bookmarked a few links. Haha.

15: What is on the top of your ‘to buy’ list right now?
I want to buy a ticket. No, seriously. A plane ticket! I need a getaway. Okay, I’ll be serious… I need a keyboard protector. Haha.

16: Which do you feel more, the hot or the cold?
Hot, definitely. When was it ever cold?

17: What was the last picture you drew of?
A picture? Probably something during class when I was bored. Haha.

18: How old were you in 2001?
Five.

19: What was the last thing you had an argument about and who was it with?
I don’t like remembering these things. Haha. (As if, Maita.) I honestly don’t remember! Probably with myself.

20: Do you go out less when it’s blisteringly hot?
No, I die to go out when it’s hot.

21: Do you spend a lot of time with your Dad?
Yeah! I do.

22: Do you ever make fun of strangers for the way they look?
Uhm… no, of course not.

23: What would your ideal house look like?
I just need a clean house. Haha. 😀

24: What has been the worst thing to happen to you this week?
Waking up late probably. The week just started. Not looking forward to anything bad. Hate being so negative!

25: If you’re not, do you want to be in love?
What. No. Haha.

26: Do you like Indian food?
I don’t eat it very often, but I’d like to try! The nearest to Indian food I eat is curry.

27: Do you wear chokers?
No.

28: Do you tend to like pictures of yourself, or not?
HAHA! This is a funny question. No.

29: What have you inherited from your Dad’s side of the family?
I don’t know, my height? Lol jk. I’m guessing my nose or hair.

30: What about your mum’s?
I don’t know. Well, probably my height. Haha. I love my height! Wee. *sarcastic*

31: Name three things that are in your refrigerator right now?
I saw bread, Dooey Donuts, and pitchers of water.

32: What would you never wear in public?
SHORT SHORTS! Oh Maita. Haha.

33: Do you think you work hard for what you want?
It’s not always I get what I “want” even if I try hard to work for it. Well, life’s just like that!

34: Describe what your ideal boyfriend would be like:
Ooooh. Cool question. Haha. I honestly never knew how to answer this! Well… let’s see… I like a guy who I can talk to about anything, literally anything, because I don’t think there’s anybody out there who even knows half of my interests (haha). But seriously. If there’s someone I can talk to about, let’s say, C-pop, for endless hours? Wow, that would be the day. Haha. 😀 Omg, if there’s a guy who can sing Xu Song or Jay Chou’s songs… I would like him forever. Haha. But of course, more than anything else: someone who’s super kind, simple, and of course, decent.

OMG. Haha, I can’t believe I just said all that. Lololol.

35: What do you think of skinny people who think they’re fat?
Oh gahd. We can all just shut up. Haha. It’s so selfish for them to say so! How about people who are “fatter” than them? People get offended by what they say even if it’s not their intention to.

36: Could you tolerate a snorer sharing the same room as you?
I’ll try to!

37: Do you think you could have survived in three hundred years ago?
Maybe, I’d love to try!

38: What is your favourite time in history?
Hmm… can it be the present? Is that a stupid answer? Tomorrow, the present would be history. Haha. *facepalm*

39: Who was the last person you cuddled?
What. None. Nobody.

40: Name something you’ve done that your parents don’t know about:
Why would I say it? Haha. Hmm… let’s see. I slept at 3 AM last weekend. Good thing I didn’t get grounded. Haha.

41: When was the last time you went to the dentist?
Last September.

42: What are some things about you that might annoy people?
I’m serious, and some people actually think I’m mad at them (yeah, I think that annoys them, haha), which is actually funny. I can tease people endlessly, although of course I don’t mean anything in a bad way, but I know people get annoyed. Haha! And being so “dramatic” online, how I deactivated my Facebook and become invisible on Skype all the time, yeah… I guess that annoys them the most. It’s hard for them to contact me when they need to, especially if it’s for school. Hehe.

43: Have you ever experienced anything supernatural?
Thankfully, no.

44: What did you dream about last night?
I don’t remember! But I’m trying to.

45: If you could live in any other place, where and why?
ANYWHERE, really! You don’t know how much I enjoy culture. But of course, nothing beats home. I love my country!

46: Do little kids like you?
I wouldn’t know, but I guess they don’t hate me? Haha. My kid busmates say hi to me when I see them in the corridors or canteen, so I guess they’re okay!

47: What was the last video you watched on YouTube?
Too lazy to check my history! But it’s probably a music video. Oh wait, I just remembered. Episode 2.1 of Let’s Go Watch Meteor Shower! Mainland Chinese drama. 😀

48: Name a few online friends:
Wow. This survey really knows me. Haha. Let’s see… I’ll name ten. In alphabetical order, there’s Chamin, Josip, Judy, Larry, Kayla, Kunpeng, Liam, Sophia, Veronica, Victor… I love my online friends! They’re amazing. All of them. Aiiii ni men!

49: Do people who are too nice annoy you?
No, they’re too nice not to be annoying. Haha.

50: Have you ever let someone walk all over you?
Haha. Probably my brother. Lol.

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14 Questions for September 14

1. Are you one of those people who knows exactly what they want in life?
I wish I was… lol.

2. Are you listening to music right now? If so, type its Youtube link.
Yup, I am! Listening to 方大同《BB88》

3. What was the nicest adjective someone used to describe you?
Probably “unassuming”. I seriously had to google what it meant because I had never come across that word before. When I read its definition, I literally smiled and thought it was the nicest word someone used to described me! Grateful.

4. Can you live without Facebook?
Already am. It’s hard, but life goes on… hahahaha.

5. When was the last time you truly cried?
Exactly eight days ago. Schoolmates, you feel me.

6. Do you keep a diary?
I do. It’s one thing everyone should have.

7. Do most of your friends have boyfriends/girlfriends?
Not at all!

8. Do you consider rap to be music?
Of course it is.

9. Are you a smart student or do you just study well?
Hahahaha. Neither. Lol.

10. Where do you want to go to college?
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas/University of the Philippines… sana, sana.

11. What career do you want to pursue?
Not exactly sure, but I’d like to work in the government/foreign service and be a consul or diplomat.

12. How often do you go out with your friends?
Hmm… let’s say termly (if there is such word), lol. At the least, every term, after exams or before Christmas vacation.

13. Do you live near the beach?
No, not at all. Haha. Doesn’t mean someone comes from the Philippines, he or she can take a five-minute walk to the beach!

14. Last time you rode a bike?
More than a year ago? Daaaaaaaaaaamn, I miss biking… my only form of exercise. 😦

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