March 25, 2008

The 50 questions tag

I got this tag from Kittycat so I figured I better quickly complete it before I forget about it. Here goes…

1. Last person you had a deep and meaningful conversation with?
I am currently travelling with a renowned endocrinologist from New York who's a speaker for my medical education roadshows. As we have been spending a lot of time shuttling between flights and airports, we had been talking about everything under the sun – politics, medicine, etc.

2. Where was the last place you went?
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu. Before that was E&O Penang. Currently I'm at Hilton Kuching.

3. If you could be with your first love, would you?
We separated amicably due to circumstances back then. If we had pulled it through, I think things could work out pretty well between us. But then again, I had not kept in touch with him so not quite sure if he had changed from back then.

5. Who was your first crush????
I think it was a primary school classmate, who went on to become my classmate in secondary school and housemate while in university. But the crush didn't last THAT long! Anyway, I'm glad it was just a simple crush coz as we grew up, he has this attitude which I don’t quite fancy.

6. What was the last thing you highlighted?
Err…not sure what this means but I used the highlighter tool on a pdf file for work purpose recently.

7. Who is the last baby that you held?
Baby means less than one year old? So Yiu Yiu doesn't count? Then it's my 3-month old niece, Xiaoyu.

8. Do you know of any twins with rhyming names?
Nope, never had the good fortune of knowing any twins, and I'd hoped and still hoping that I could conceive twins (see question 42).

9. Are you ticklish?
Not really.

10. Have you ever worn a crown?
Like Kittycat, I wore a tiara during the studio wedding photo shoot few years back.

11. Last time you saw fireworks?
Chinese New Year, but those are mini versions which went "Boom! Boom! Boom!" for a little while and then the air became quiet again. Not shiok one!

12. Who is the last person you hugged?
Yiu Yiu. Hugged her to sleep the night before I travelled.

13. Do you have a black dog?
No…I didn’t grow up with animals and hence, don't really have any particular fondness for animals.

14. Do you have a little black dress?
Yes, but not quite little. It's a bare back calf length dress trimmed with chiffon, and decorated with neat needlework of shiny labuci (is that what they are called?) and other stuff (I'm hopeless in fashion so I can't really describe what's on the dress).

15. What are you wearing right now?
T-shirt and shorts.

16. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Hubby! I call home every night the last few days to chat with him and Yiu Yiu. Unfortunately, Yiu Yiu went to sleep just 5 – 10 minutes before I called.

17. Do you like coffee?
Yes, one mug of Nescafe without fail in the mornings when I'm in office, and mostly iced coffee and iced "cham" when eating out at coffee shops. It's bad because Yiu Yiu always want to share my iced coffee and iced "cham" but this bad mummy just cannot resist ordering them even though she knows it's bad for her precious daughter.

18. Are you missing someone?
Yes, I'm definitely missing Yiu Yiu. But it's strange that when I'm home, sometimes I wished she'd leave me alone to do my things.

19. Reason behind why you last cried?
It wasn't a real cry but more like shedding some silent tears. I was chatting with an elderly friend who's a doctor, on the election results and he asked if anyone in my family is as interested in politics as I am. I thought of my dear old dad who would stay up late glued to the TV just waiting for the results to stream in. And the conversation then veered onto how I thought I should have known better to identify the early symptoms of his GI bleeding, which might have saved his life. And I still blame myself for it.

20. How much cash do you have on you?
Slightly more than RM400. I normally withdraw $$$ once a month and the amount withdrawn would tide me over for a month so sometimes, I have quite a lot of cash in my wallet, which is definitely not be a good thing.

25. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
I've quit using film camera ages ago, but I've got tonnes, and I really mean tonnes of photos that I need to develop or make into photobook. You won't believe if I tell you that I've not even developed the photos taken on the actual day of my wedding, plus those artsy fartsy shots I took during my pregnancy. Plus none of Yiu Yiu photos have been developed and all those photos of my recent trips. Gosh! I really need a looooonnnnggg holiday to sort out these photos and get them printed once and for all.

26. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to change a regret?
Can I have both?

27. What’s on your mind right now?
That I'm only at question #27, and I've got 23 more questions to answer. Sigh!

28. Do you have a deep dark secret?
Don't think so.

29. Do you wish you were with someone right now?
Yes, with Yiu Yiu and hubby at home.

30. Who was the hottest teacher you ever had?
It doesn't have to be a male teacher, right? It has to be Mrs. Yeoh, my Form 6 Maths teacher. She was the gentlest teacher ever, ever patient with her students, and good at what she taught. She took a keen interest in her students and when I got involved with my first love (see question 3), she took time to talk to me and advised me on the pros and cons of getting into a relationship at such a crucial time (we were months away from STPM). I took part in a Teacher's Day contest by The Star newspapers and dedicated a poem to her, and I was among the top winners. That earned us (my classmates and Mrs. Yeoh) a huge feast of KFC, the sponsor of the competition. I can't remember if there's any other prizes but I distinctly remembered the KFC feast as it was held in the school hall.

31. What was the last thing you ever got grounded for?
Don't think I ever got grounded from anything. Mum and dad never had this practice when we were growing up.

32. What was your childhood nickname?
Fatty "my name". I was pretty round back then and my relatives called me that. My friends didn't though.

33. Do you have any strange phobias?
I fear death. I just cannot imagine myself being taken away from all my loved ones, and the thought of never seeing them again never fails to create this churning sensation in the pit of my stomach.

34. Have you ever played naked twister?
What's that? Obviously if I've never even had of it, I wouldn't have played it right?

36. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?

38. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet?
Yes, there are several people whom I wished would disappear from my life, but I guess I don't feel strongly against them enough to wish they'd fall off the planet.

39. Do you crack your knuckles?
No, never had this habit.

40. What’s one thing that can always be found in your refrigerator?
Ice and cold water. I'm a sucker for cold drinks.

41. What color are your bed sheets?
Currently it's grey, though we also have beige and light brown. Only these colours match the colour of the cushion we put on the wall as the backing for the bed.

42. How many kids do you plan on having?
When we first got married, I wanted three. Now, I'm hesitating even to have another one since Yiu Yiu is reasonably independent and having to start all over again, especially without domestic help, is pretty tough. But then, she'd be so lonely growing up alone. So I guess I'll definitely go for #2. Will cross the bridge to #3 when we get there. But if I could conceive twins (see question 8), that would be so neat!

43. What did you do today?
Flew from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching, took my speaker around Kuching where he bought a wood carving from one of the shops at the river front, had our evening symposium with a good turnout, called home, and of course, completing this assignment. Yay, only seven more questions to go.

44. How would you like to die?
See answer to question 33. Because of that, I don't like to think about my own death. But I guess everyone would wish to die peacefully in his/her sleep after fulfilling all their worldly "duties". No one in their right mind would wish for a violent death, right?

45. Have you ever been in love?

46. When is the last time you went out of the state (province)?
I'm currently out of state, see question 2. Will be heading to Johor Bahru tomorrow, our last stop before heading home on Wednesday, yay yay.

49. Do you judge people?
I must admit I do, though I try not to.

50. Generally, in life, what makes you happy?
Spending time with family and as with Kittycat, having enough money for basic needs plus plenty to spare for travelling, which I absolutely love. How I wished I can go on holidays with hubby and Yiu Yiu without having to think about the finances.

Not tagging anyone, since I only know very limited people on blogosphere. Wished I have more time to blog hop and make more friends. Sigh!


Susan said...

Wow, you wrote a poem for Mrs Yeoh.
THE Mrs Yeoh from B.Adil?

Ya, she's superb.
So does the Mister : )

KittyCat said... did it! I was looking for the end too LOL Anyway, nice to know you LIKE tags - I'll send some over when I get around to doing them again.

I'm really impressed - for someone who's worried about starting all over again, you're hoping for TWINS??? Respect!

A Mom's Diary said...

Susan, yes, that Mrs Yeoh. Wonder how she's doing now.

Kittycat, I look forward to more from you, but hor, sometimes when I see other people's tags, I think to myself that if I got tagged, I'd probably have nothing much to say. Some tags seem so difficult!

As regards the twins, I figure I'd then be forced to hire domestic help, and I can then close shop for good!

SleeplessInKL said...

I have twins. They're twice the fun and happiness, but also twice of everything else.

It would be much, much easier to handle just one baby at any given time!

A Mom's Diary said...

Sleeplessinkl, I'm sure it's not easy with twins, but at least I don't have to be pregnant twice..haha...