Tuesday, April 5, 2005

150 Things About Me

(Updated 4.6.05: I recently updated this and added more facts because a friend pointed out that it seemed "bitin" --as if it was unfinished).

  1. My brothers and I have huge age gaps in between – Eric was born on July 10, 1984 and Mikey was born on November 2, 1990.
  2. I lived in the Philippines until I was almost 13 years old.
  3. My family moved to Los Angeles, CA right before my 13th birthday.
  4. I lived in L.A. from May 1989- July 1995.
  5. My parents moved to NYC the summer after my sophomore year in high school.
  6. I stayed behind in L.A. to finish high school.
  7. I moved to NYC in July 1995 to attend college and follow my family.
  8. I lived in NYC until May 2001.
  9. I have not fully lived with my parents since August 1993.
  10. I used to be a ‘Goth’ in high school.
  11. Yeah, I was voted most likely to join a cult. Go figure.
  12. But I was popular nonetheless. No, I’m not kidding. Our school was small, you can’t help but know everyone else.
  13. I was voted Homecoming Princess at some point in time.
  14. I didn’t go to the dance though.
  15. I snuck off to be with my boyfriend instead.
  16. The Cure is my all-time favorite band. Hands-down.
  17. I graduated 7th (out of a class of 19 seniors) from high school.
  18. I got married right before my last year of law school on June 1, 2001.
  19. I did all my wedding prep while studying for finals. Fun.
  20. We didn’t go on a honeymoon until after I graduated from law school a year after.
  21. We went to Fiji for 2 weeks and stayed here.
  22. When we came back, I had to study for the bar exam. Also fun.
  23. I went to college with my husband’s younger brother.
  24. But I didn’t meet the hubs through him
  25. I like to drive efficiently (read: fast).
  26. If you are going too slow or cut me off, I will “flash my lights” at you; honk at you for miles on end; go around you and give you the finger.
  27. My mother does not like to ride cars with me because of this.
  28. The hubs thinks I will get shot one day because of this.
  29. I am in love with books and can spend HOURS in a bookstore or library.
  30. I learned to read when I was 3 years old (according to my mom).
  31. When I was 12 years old, my reading level was that of a college senior.
  32. I am a fast reader.
  33. I once finished an entire Judy Blume novel during a 6th grade English class.
  34. I own tons of books and have given/donated a lot away during the course of my life.
  35. I would love to have a house with an actual library room.
  36. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 4 years old.
  37. I’m a lawyer instead (and write on the side, sorta).
  38. I try not to look so conventional at work and wear 'funkier' suits.
  39. I think I’m too free-spirited to be an attorney.
  40. I have 5 tattoos (and plan to get more).
  41. I play the electric guitar as a hobby.
  42. I used to be in a band in high school.
  43. When I got to college, I stopped playing guitar and forgot everything I learned.
  44. After Sept. 11, I bought myself a guitar and learned it all over again.
  45. Now, I’m in an alternative rock band as a hobby.
  46. This doesn’t mean I’m an amazing guitar-player.
  47. I wish I can play guitar like Page or Hendrix or The Edge. That would so rock.
  48. I consider myself shy.
  49. I don’t like public speaking.
  50. Yet I have to be in court everyday for my job.
  51. And I like planning parties and organizing get-togethers.
  52. I’m moody, quiet, pensive and critical.
  53. I try hard not to be a judgmental person.
  54. I’m against the death penalty.
  55. Yet I’m pro-choice.
  56. I want to be a young mom.
  57. But I’m scared to be one.
  58. I already have a name picked out for a daughter.
  59. But I would rather have twin baby boys. Efficiency.
  60. I love to travel.
  61. But I hate, hate being cooped up in a plane.
  62. I also hate going to the gym.
  63. I can get insecure about my body.
  64. But I accept the fact that I have to exercise in order to be healthy.
  65. I have a high cholesterol level according to my doctor.
  66. I’m a food whore in many ways.
  67. I can polish off a pint of ice cream in one sitting easily.
  68. My top five favorite foods are: pork sinigang, BBQ baby back ribs, lechon kawali, chocolate anything, and any entrée from Aquagrill Restaurant (NYC).
  69. This is followed closely by ice cream, my mom’s beef nilaga, Japanese/Indian/Thai/Vietnamese/Cuban/Spanish food, my mom’s version of kalbi (a Korean beef dish), Spanish tapas, and Popeye’s spicy fried chicken.
  70. I love watching movies.
  71. But I’m not a fan of romantic comedies unless it involves people with British/Scottish/Irish accents. Like Bridget Jones or Notting Hill.
  72. I like action, sci-fi, dramadies, epics, period pieces, indies, foreign, and almost everything in between.
  73. Music is also a big part of my life.
  74. I love watching live bands/live music.
  75. There was a time in college though where I stopped listening to rock.
  76. In many ways, the hubs and I are opposites.
  77. But he’s my best friend and the world’s most patient, supportive, funny guy.
  78. I also think he's hot.
  79. We started dating in November 1998.
  80. I thought he was arrogant and full of himself when I first met him.
  81. We have many funny stories of our mishaps before we started dating.
  82. One includes the time that I said I couldn’t go out with him because I had to study. Instead, I went to a pool hall.
  83. Guess who caught me red-handed at the pool hall? The hubs.
  84. The hubs and I hardly ever fight.
  85. I plan to keep it that way.
  86. I’d like to be more financially independent.
  87. It’s hard especially since I don’t make much and have credit card debt.
  88. Then again, I’ve only been working full-time since October 2003.
  89. I wish I wasn’t slightly jealous of other friends who make more than I do.
  90. After all, I have everything I need in life.
  91. I consider myself a spiritual person.
  92. I believe in God and heaven (and the scary existence of hell).
  93. I try to go to church every Sunday for my own peace of mind.
  94. But I do get lazy and sometimes not make it.
  95. I have some regrets in life that I will never get over.
  96. I am still hoping someone will invent a time machine.
  97. I blog to practice my writing and write out random thoughts.
  98. I have never gotten lower than a B+ on any paper I’ve turned it.
  99. I spelled ‘rendezvous’ correctly on a spelling test in the 3rd grade.
  100. I am working on a novel and have been doing so for many years.
  101. “Working on it” also includes just thinking about it. =)
  102. I’m a big procrastinator.
  103. I work best under pressure.
  104. I never thought I’d get married before I turned 25 years old and end up living in suburbia.
  105. I was never that girl who’s been dreaming of her perfect wedding since she was 5 years old.
  106. But heck, here I am and I’m pretty happy.
  107. Not that I actually live in suburbia. Our house is 10 minutes away from NYC separated only by a bridge.
  108. I plan on weaning my kids on The Cure, The Smiths, and other cool music.
  109. And dressing them all in black. Should I so desire.
  110. I consider myself to be unconventional in many ways.
  111. But I look so nondescript that you’d never think it.
  112. I can get excited at the smallest things.
  113. For example, I get excited when I hear one of my favorite songs on the radio.
  114. Or if I see a preview of a movie I'm really looking forward to watching.
  115. I dig scruffy, starving-artist, musician-looking, edgy guys.
  116. I think the following guys are hot: Colin Farell, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Clive Owen, Viggo Mortensen.
  117. I have loved Johnny Depp since the days of 21 Jumpstreet.
  118. I would pay mega-bucks to meet Robert Smith of The Cure and spend the day with him.
  119. I used to be really obsessive-compulsive about cleanliness.
  120. Now, I can be considered a slob.
  121. I hate folding laundry and washing dishes.
  122. I prefer wine to beer.
  123. I hate, hate being hungover.
  124. My dad has seen me hungover and was cool about it.
  125. I don't like disappointing my parents.
  126. So much so that I have gone along with things that I wish I didn't.
  127. But I believe that things happen for a reason.
  128. I still don't consider myself to be a "grown-up."
  129. I'm waiting for that point in life where I will suddenly start listening to the Lite-FM station.
  130. I don't think I'll ever start listening to the Lite-FM station.
  131. I wish I was a little more responsible about spending.
  132. I tend to buy things when I want them and then worry about it later.
  133. I have a lot of clothes but end up wearing the same things over and over again.
  134. I also have a lot of shoes and purses.
  135. I'm always in-and-out of a designer-bag-phase.
  136. I have spent almost $800 on one single purse.
  137. In retrospect, I could've used that money towards a Les Paul.
  138. I have not bought a designer purse in 4 years.
  139. I consider myself to be generous.
  140. I like being punctual.
  141. I can't stand the "oh man, I'm late!" feeling. Hate it.
  142. I wish I was more tech-savvy.
  143. I want to live in London or Madrid.
  144. I would like to own a home in Hawaii or St. Thomas.
  145. I want to be able to buy a home for my parents.
  146. I think I'm pretty lucky that I get what I want most of the time.
  147. But I am not a spoiled brat.
  148. And I work hard.
  149. I try to make the most of each day and make them a little less ordinary.
  150. And in the end, I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
POSTED BY KAT AT 4/05/2005 04:34:00 PM |


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