7 facts about me

And now, time for something completely different (and slightly self-indulgent). It's been awhile since I've done a good old blog tag, so thanks Audrey from Brunch at Audrey's for nominating me in the versatile blog award! The general gist is that you have to share seven things about yourself, which I always find interesting to read on other blogs. In fact, I made a post covering thirty facts about me awhile ago, but I'll try not to repeat things I've already mentioned. Without further adieu...



1. Whenever people ask what kind of music I like, I never know what to say. My library's an annoying mix of random songs that I become obsessed with, so I can't really say that I prefer a certain genre! Whether it's K-pop, 90s RnB, or mainstream, if I like the song I'll blast it until it's pretty much dead to me.

2. I'm a total hoarder. I'm pretty sure this one's hereditary, because my grandma literally has rooms of stuff stashed away in her home. Anyway, my hoarding extends to make up, stationery, random bits of paper... Needless to say, it's becoming a real epidemic.

3. It's almost impossible for me to fall asleep in public places. Call me paranoid, but I don't get how some people can sleep on the train! How the heck do they know when to wake up in time for their stop? Don't even get me started on people who shamelessly sleep at uni... Personally, I'd rather not become Facebook famous haha.

4. I've only ever travelled within Asia and Australia. I'm definitely not as well-travelled as I'd like to be, since life's always getting in the way. Nevertheless visiting Europe and America's on the top of my bucket list, even though I don't have plans for it in the foreseeable future.

5. I'm really squeamish. Whether someone tries to tickle me or touch my neck, I freak out. Just a word of warning – don't even try touching me. Not because I hate it, but because I might actually end up punching you in the face.

6. I'm obsessed with thrifting. In fact, I'm pretty sure my closet is made up of more thrifted clothes than new ones by now.

7. I’ve probably been learning Japanese for eight years now. And despite studying it for that long, I could hardly say I'm very fluent in it. That being said, continuing classes in uni was probably one of the best decisions I've made. It's always cool to be able to say you know another language, and I've definitely picked up some useful study tips as a result (would anyone be interested in a post about that, by the way?)

I'm tagging Philippa from Cocoskies, Tannya from Tanaditya... aaand anyone who happens to be reading and wants to do it, because I'm a cop out. Does anyone out there share one of my weird quirks? Let me know!

17 comments:

  1. I never know what to say when people ask me what music I like either! But that's the fun in it :)

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  2. I always kinda freak out when ppl ask me about my music taste, I don't know how to answer either lolo. I'll always get confused by myself :'') And woahh, i wanna learn japanese soo badly >.< But i prefer to be able to read and write chinese characters first. After that, I'd love to learn japanese ^^

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  3. Oh wow it's so good that you've stuck with Japanese for so long! It definitely is great to know another language.

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  4. I'd be interested in the study tips! hehe, entering my last year of high school and I still have a lot to figure out about studying >3< I hope you get to visit Europe too! It's very versatile in very little space (as opposed to other continents) :3

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  5. I'm a hoarder too! At the end of the school year I had a whole bag of tea bags from the dining hall, another whole bag of instant oatmeal also from the dining hall, and a whole drawer of plastic utensils leftover from dining hall take-out boxes. / I can fall asleep anywhere as long as I'm not traveling alone. My friends sometimes tease me about it and swear that they're going to make a photo montage of me sleeping in different places. / Oh I really want to learn Japanese! Especially after visiting Japan twice in one year and being hopelessly lost in the language. I wish Duolingo offered a Japanese course! / Thank you for continuing the tag! It was so much fun to read and to learn a few more things about you :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  6. Glad to know I'm not the only one, haha! I guess it does make for a good conversation starter :p

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  7. Well, if you learn Chinese characters first it'll definitely come in handy! For me learning kanji's definitely the hardest part about Japanese...

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  8. Yeah, even I find it hard to believe sometimes! I kinda wish I knew more languages but I definitely don't have the discipline, haha

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  9. Oh right, I meant language study tips but I'll see what I can do! That sounds so great, definitely different to Australia... you can drive for hours and still be in the same state haha :p

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  10. Hoarders unite!! I'm trying to be better about it, but you just never know when all that stuff will come in handy... I definitely think for some languages (like Japanese) having to learn the characters makes it harder. At least the country's relatively easy to navigate without knowing the language, though!

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  11. Ahh I'm so with you on the hoarding and not being able to sleep in public! I've always been baffled as to how people can sleep in public; specifically on a plane.

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  12. I was reading through thinking, hang on this sounds like me! My music taste ranges from Gloria Estefan to Moby hahaha. I have no idea how people sleep on public transport either! I need optimum conditions or it's just impossible. In fact, I'm secretly envious of all those people that can just nap, must be handy on a long flight! It's so cool that you're learning Japanese, eight years shows so much dedication too! You'll know more about this than me, but I heard that they have 3 different ways of writing things? I find that so interesting! Must throw another spanner in the works though when it comes to learning it. Thank you for my tag, I will have a good think! ^_^

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  13. Ha, this is always fun. I think it's good you like so many different genres. As for me, if somone asks me what kind of music I like I'd probably say something depressing or indie-esque (yes, I just used that word) which I know will make me sound super hipster and nobody would want to talk to be anymore lol.

    As for 8 years of studying Japanese I salute you! That's so cool and admirable! Please do a post on that and elaborate all you want. I'd read it all. :)

    I always love your pictures and your muji pens... or actually muji pens in general are pretty great too...

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  14. I know right! I don't get how people manage to do it without feeling totally self-conscious...

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  15. Haha, I know that feeling! I can barely sleep well in my own bed, let alone in an uncomfortable plane seat. The two Japanese alphabets aren't actually that hard to learn, but they also use Chinese characters which I find the most difficult! So many characters, so little time...

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  16. Now that I think about it I'm probably not the best person to give study tips, but I'll definitely try my best haha! I definitely need to visit Muji again to stock up on pens, surprisingly I haven't gone that crazy since it opened in Sydney...

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  17. Haha I have to say - that I kind of sleep on the train on the way to work. I don't really sleep though, it's sort of closing my eyes and resting them ;) I've never missed my stop!


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