Wednesday, February 18, 2009

25 things about me

I am not big on tagging games. Yet here I am writing this post. I guess it is like the Mecca of blogging. Every blogger gets tagged at least once in his life time and sooner or later, ends up writing a post like this. Linus wrote the best one I ever saw in his version.

I blame this post on dawn_1o9 who tagged me in her post. Dawn writes a very frank account of her life on her blog. When I read her writing, I'm amazed at how she can share very personal feelings. I lack that courage to speak out and I guess that is why I am drawn to her writings.

Moving on to talk about me...

  • I can't sing a note or hold a rhythm. My mum tells me that my voice can't be categorised in any of the seven tones. (Ah well, it sounded funny when she said it in Burmese.)
  • I don't have a favourite genre of music.
  • I don't drink.
  • I don't smoke. I don't like having my air polluted. I can't even stand the smell of strong perfume.
  • I hate the telephone.
  • I hate the smell of fish and will spit it right out if I can taste the smell in my food.
  • I often focus on getting things perfect that I can't complete the task quickly. That's why I can't finish all those RPG games I've tried.
  • I don't understand Art. I can't draw a straight line and draw like a preschooler.
  • My handwriting never stay the same. I haven't written a page full in years.
  • I sit in front of my computer almost all my waking hours and sleep with my computer on my night stand.
  • I hate conflicts. I believe in the "Live and let live" philosophy.
  • I've never been in a fist fight.
  • I don't pay attention to the passage of time. Today, yesterday, last week, last year, they are all the same to me.
  • I don't wear a watch unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • I don't know or care about cars.
  • My favourite mode of transport is the bicycle. The most energy efficient transport known to man.
  • I like chillies.
  • I avoid parties like the plague.
  • I like reading.
  • I prefer winter over summer.
  • I hate getting hair cuts. I always ask to have my hair cropped really short so I don't have to go as often.
  • I don't want to shave my face and luckily I don't need to shave.
  • I don't talk a lot and there is only a small number of people who can get me talking.
  • I am not ambitious.
  • I haven't grown up. I still watch and read cartoons.

Phew! That was a long list. I chose to keep the above unnumbered because the order is insignificant.

As my last act of defiance against this game, I'm tagging no one. So there!

Post Scriptum: Tradition dictates I mention playing badminton today. Today was badminton day and we had great games. Oh and playing squash tomorrow.


  1. Thanks for posting this. :) I got to know more about you... heh

    I'm the same as you in some of the things like: I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't get "art", I haven't written with my hand in a long long while, and that I've also never been in a fist fight or a cat fight :P

  2. That's pretty sharing from a non-sharing guy :-)
    I am seeing myself in a lot of your 25.

  3. after i wrote that 25 things about me..i want to write more about it..maybe, i just want to talk more about myself? haha..
    btw, u hav like a lot of 'hate' and 'dont like' things..

  4. @အ႐ုဏ္ဦး ..."Thanks for posting this. :) I got to know more about you... heh".... Yep, that's the idea :)

    @A. Yeah, I really thought 25 things was too much. 10 would have been enough. This feels like a cheat sheet to getting to know someone. What happened to plain old learn to know someone over time thing?

    @SZA Hmm.... I didn't analyse it like that. I'm not sure what that would signify but I'd rather let someone know how not to piss me off than how to get into my good books.

  5. Yeah I could not come up with 25..Stuck at 10. Still in draft. Guess I could stretch and make up stuff..ha ha..what a sad life :-)