Friday, May 25, 2007

Five Things And Then Some

Apologies, my lovelies, as I have been scarce. I've been plagued by tight deadlines, social obligations, sheer exhaustion and the urge to turn my life over 180 degrees. I'm praying hard that I can eventually blame all this to estrogen and other such biological excuses... in other words, I'm still hopeful that it's just a phase I'm going through and that I'd get over it eventually.

Also been pouring my energy on my magazine articles that will probably not get turned in on time, which will give way to one angry editor *wink*

For now though, a sweetheart has requested me to shell out a little bit of my life and myself. Five (un)delightful facts about myself...

1) I only wear black. I do the occasional red or white but the articles of clothing in my closet are predominantly black. I'm not remotely close to being Gothic or anything similar, but I simply appreciate the simplicity, elegance and beauty of the darkest shade in the palette. Besides, do you not think that it's practical to have ALL of your clothes matching and never go out of style? Many people say that I look good in colors but I think they're lying.

1.1 - Speaking of clothes, I love shopping. Correction, I absolutely adore it. However, I only really enjoy shopping when I do it alone. I can only shop with very select people, all of whom are very close to me. Otherwise, I can pretend to go shopping with them but I don't really buy anything or try anything on. I leave all those for when I'm alone. Is that weird?

2) Despite the deceitful exterior of perfect flat-ironed and highlighted hair, manicured nails and designer bags, there is a geek living inside of me. I majored in Information Systems back in university and I actually love it. At work, I double as the IT Manager for the Asia-Pacific region and I'm in charge of basically everything from network administration, desktop support *rolls eyes* and equipment purchasing. I, however, loathe programming. I'm convinced that it is one of the listed anti-christs in the bible.

2.1 - Currently, the other half of my job is in economic research. I shall spare you the details but it involves looking at a lot of numbers, monitoring current events and doing a lot of analysis.

3) I don't do sports or outdoorsy stuff. I learned from a very young age that I am meant to always be indoors where there is an abundant supply of airconditioning. I've had my fair share of gym classes and games but it only reiterates how pathetic I am with sports. The list includes camping, hiking, rock climbing and anything that requires a lot of physical stress.

3.1 - That said, I've managed to find happiness in wasting time indoors by reading lots of books and watching lots of movies as a child. It was only later on (around ten or eleven years old) that I started writing and being more creative.

3.2 - Though music is mostly an indoor activity, I'm quite sad when it comes to that sector as well. Don't get me wrong, I love music -- I appreciate its greatness and beauty -- but I just can't make music. I feel naked without my iPod during my daily commute and the first thing that I do when I wake up is to put on some music to accompany me during my morning routines. I used to play the piano but laziness got over me...

3.3 - Ironically, I am named after the patron saint of music

4) My major indicator on whether or not I can get along with someone is the length of time I can stay on the phone with them -- and is especially true with guys. If I cannot keep a conversation that lasts longer than fifteen minutes with you, chances are, you wouldn't make it to my will. I enjoy hanging out with people in the physical sense of the word but being on the phone and being able to maintain the same kind of vibe and energy without the visual aid is a skill in itself already.

4.1 - The longest time I've spent on the phone is 16 hours -- in a row.

5) I wear a necklace that I never take off (even when sleeping and showering). It's a gold chain with a matching gold medallion of Jesus and the Mother Mary which I've had since I was a child. I feel restless without it and I have this habit of playing with it as I slide the medallion back and forth the chain... and letting it rest on my chin while I type. I'd like to think of it as my thinking pose.

5.1 - Similarly, I'm heavily reliant on time (which I blame on my undiagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder) and I never leave home without a watch.

That is probably the most I have bared about myself in cyberspace. I'd love to know more about you as well. It would just be right to tag everyone who has read this post *wink* -- but don't forget to leave me a message so that I can check out your space. Looking forward to it!


17 Comments:

Blogger Nadim said...

16 hrs on fone??? :O

oh n i too love black! half of my clothes are black or shades of black! though i love vibrant colors, i dont like them on me!

programming sux!

5:02 AM  
Blogger minijonb said...

!!! 16 hours on the phone !!!

Nope... no way could I do that.

...and it sounds like you've diagnosed your OCD just fine...

=:-)

6:15 AM  
Blogger Ab said...

It seems 16 hrs is the catch... well, to be honest, even I cant believe it. Iv spent 2 hours talking in th late hrs of the night and I thought that was the greatest achievement

and lady, I must say, you write really nicely...

1:49 PM  
Blogger fifi said...

wow, all that talent and brains, best kept indoors where the brain can't fry up!

Black is good. I just manage to break it up somewhere though. I dont ike shopping, or trying things on.

How did you not melt your ear to your head when on the marathon phone call???

I have been tagged already, but you are welcome to come over to my place and read the entry. Everybody is so different!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

wow that did say a lot abt you!!!

"16 hrs at a stretch!!!"...i have never done that :-) i have spent 5-6 hrs on the phone... but SIXTEEN!!!!

and who is the patron saint of music????

5:00 PM  
Blogger soul&body said...

Lol is that true???
I wont be able do that ahahahahah
^_^
incredible crazyy :P guiness book maybe :D

6:12 PM  
Blogger Lucid Darkness said...

I love the way you've described yourself! You have a charming sense of humour!

PS: I adore black too, and panic when I don't have a watch strapped to my wrist everytime I go out. :)

10:54 PM  
Blogger Nivi said...

" I'm convinced that it is one of the listed anti-christs in the bible."

haha good one... and i am sure it is ;-)

1:32 AM  
Blogger raghav said...

16 hours on the fone .. which MOBILE do you use .. guess this would be a great ad for them .. :D

i love black coz its tough to spot dirt on it .. *grin*

2:43 PM  
Blogger Princess Extraordinaire said...

I think I found my "phone" sister...put a good headset on me and I can talk for hours!

9:06 PM  
Blogger LADY LUXIE said...

I used to NOT like black...somehow it didn't seem to blend with me..kinda' like make me look pale...but lately it seems like black is making a turnaround..wore black last week...I looked sleek..hee!hee!

wonderful revelations!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

No body can go wrong with black. I hate the telephone. Thankfully god invented email and sms.

10:16 PM  
Blogger alpine path said...

Lovely post! I'm glad that I tagged you :) I can perfectly empathize with 1.1,3 and 5. And, who is the patron saint of music??

1:37 AM  
Blogger Esmerelda said...

I, too, have a thinking pose. I do the necklace on a chin thing, but more often than not, I run my index finger accross my lips.

Black is basic, and always trendy...now about those shoulder pads... :-D

16 hours on the phone. That's crazy. I've done 10, but not 16!!

8:10 AM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Funny, I don't wear a watch because I'm obsessive about time. I find if I do wear one I look at it ever thirty seconds and practically stop time. I have enough clocks around so that I am always on time (usually a little early) though.

3:48 AM  
Blogger alex said...

Princess,

:)

16 hours hmm...

Black is a nice colour and i enjoy white too..

10:27 PM  
Blogger Empty Spaces said...

16 hours.
JEEZ. do u have detachable ears ?
btw i did the same ..and i guess u already read it.

1:52 AM  

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