Random Wednesdays: Q&A

I need to write and let some steam off. This was one hell of a day at work. However, as I don’t have a concrete topic to write about, I decided to type in Chrome’s search bar: random questions to answer in a blog. Voila! I now have something to write about!

I always like sharing useless information about myself to some people, then I quiz them afterwards. It just shows who has a good memory or who cares enough to remember (ulk, too cheesy). So here goes the random questions which I will try to answer as truthfully as I can:

How many keys are on your keychain?

What curse word do you use the most?
That has got to be sh*t. What the f*ck comes next.

Do you own an iPod?
Yes, a 3rd gen iTouch which is now hibernating. It’s one of my most prized possessions.

What time is your alarm clock set for?
7:30am. I snooze it. Set it to go off again after 10 minutes.

How many suitcases do you own?
Just one, which I barely use.

Do you wear flip–flops even when it’s cold outside?
Yup! I use flip-flops a lot because I don’t want to ruin my high heeled shoes.

Where do you buy your groceries from?
SM Hypermarket in Pasig.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
Be in the picture! Explains why I do not own a DSLR.

What was the last movie you watched?
There has been a time when I watched movies almost every week. But now I have forgotten the last one I watched! Hmmm. Wolverine?

Do any of your friends have children?
Yes – cute, adorable children.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
A plane ticket to Greece.

Has anyone ever called you lazy?
Yes. I, for one, call myself lazy.

Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?
I used to. There was this over-the-counter sleeping aid I used to take when I was still working on the graveyard shift. It was a struggle to fall asleep in the morning while everyone is up and about.

What CD is currently in your CD player?
I don’t use a CD player. I rely on my phone to play music. But I have a favorite CD player in someone’s car and it’s our little secret what we listen to when we’re together.

Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
Regular fresh milk please.

Has anyone told you a secret this week?
SECRET WALANG CLUE! (My favorite line by the way)

When was the last time someone hit on you?
I really can’t say. I’m dense, too friendly, I don’t know.

What did you have for dinner?
Two pieces of toast and water.

Do you wear hoodies often?
Not really. I have about five though.

Can you whistle?
Remove these brackets on my teeth, then I’ll show you how. I love to whistle!

Have you ever participated in a protest?
Does a protest at home in the form of not eating dinner for a couple of days count?

Who was the last person to call you?
An HR guy from a company I used to work for.

What is your favourite ride at an amusement park?
Any ride that will make me scream at the top of my lungs and laugh at the same time, or even a ride for kids which will make me go “Awww so cute!” afterwards. My favorites so far are the Jungle Log Jam ride in Echanted Kingdom, Enchanted Airways in Universal Studios, and It’s a Small World in Hongkong Disneyland.

Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
For sure. Some people have that as their hobby. I don’t mind, honestly, but I’m curious as to what they are saying behind my back.

What post code are you in right now?

Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Yes and I still love them until now!

How big is your local mall?
I don’t even call it a mall cos it’s too small. Three floors, no movie house, only restos and fastfood chains, a grocery store, and a bookstore.

How many siblings do you have?
I have two younger brothers.

Are you shy around the opposite sex?
No. I tend to be more comfortable around them. Madaling pakisamahan, walang arte.

What is your biggest regret?
Not pursuing a Law degree a few years back when I was younger. Sheesh I suddenly feel old.

When was the last time you laughed so hard your sides hurt?
Just this afternoon when we posted a wacky stolen shot of my boss on our office wall.

What film do you know every line to?
One More Chance. Best Tagalog movie ever.

Do you own any band t–shirts?

When was your last plane ride?
January of this year when I went to Hongkong for a short vacation.

How many chairs are at your dining room table?

Do you read for fun?
Yes, I do.

Can you speak any languages other than English?
Spanish, un poquito. I took six units way back in college. Random Japanese and German words. Does the gay lingo count?

Do you do your own dishes?
Yes, it’s the task assigned to me at home.

What colour is your bedroom painted?
White. Off white. Cream.

Have you ever cried in public?
Yes. But not really wailed out loud or cried with arms and legs flailing.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
I own a Sony Vaio netbook.

Which do you make, wishes or plans?
Both. I wish for my plans to come true.

Are you always trying to learn new things?
But of course. I am a trainer so I have to update myself. Learning is a never ending process.

Do you shower on a daily basis?
Ah, yeah. Duh.

Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
I want another tattoo. Or maybe two more. Soon.

Do you believe that the guy should pay on the first date?
I believe so, yes. So far the guys I have dated paid on the first date.

Can you skip rocks?

Have you ever been to Jamaica?

What to snack on at the movie theatres?
I usually eat before watching a movie, but when I really need to snack on something I’d choose a burger or popcorn or hotdog.

Who was your favourite teacher?
I have a few, but the most unforgettable would be my professor in Philippine Institutions 100. May you rest in peace, Sir Lazaro.

Have you ever dated someone out of your race?
Nope, but he looks like someone out of my race.

What is the weather like?
Warm. Cold. Bipolar.

Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
Hmmm. I don’t want to think I’d ever come across or attract someone who’s covered in tattoos.

Do you have an online journal?
If you mean a blog, then yes.

What was your favourite class in high school?
Science. I LOVE IT.

Do you enjoy travelling via airplanes?
I prefer planes over buses and ships.

What personality trait is a must–have in your preferred gender?
I guess a must-have would be sense of humor. I love to laugh, make fun of things.

Have you ever been attracted to someone physically unattractive?
Yes. It’s almost always the personality that attracts me. Physical appearance is secondary.

When was the last time you slept on the floor?
I cannot remember. I like the feeling though, of the coldness of the tiles seeping through my skin.

What is your favourite alcoholic drink?

Does your closest Starbucks have a drive–thru?
No. The one which has a drive-thru is a long drive from my place.

Do you like your living arrangement?
For now, it’s fine with me. I still live with my folks and sibs.

What is your mother’s hometown?
San Pablo, Laguna. It’s been a while since we last visited.

How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
Five would do. I just need about three cups of coffee before working on anything though.

Do you eat breakfast daily?
Lately I have been eating corned beef, fried rice, and scrambled egg for breakfast. Blame my multivitamins.

What was the last thing to scare you?

Are your days full and fast–paced?
At work, that is usually the case.

Did you ever get in trouble for talking in class?
Yes. Third year high school. I was asked to stand the entire time while the teacher was discussing.

What is your favourite fruit?
Banana. How minion-ish.

Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages?
Not really. I just check the back of packages when I get the feeling that they’re close to expiring.

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
28. Nooninooninooo.

Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
My first job was at a call center, as an Accent and Conversational English coach. I got promoted to Language Quality Specialist, then became a Language Assessment Specialist. It’s safe to assume that I am really picky about those things.

Do you believe in life on other planets?

Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Errr is that a bar or something?

Who was the last person to piss you off?
Not dropping names here, but it’s someone at work who has done a great job of pissing me off since time immemorial.

Do you believe that God has a gender?
Hmm we have all been made to believe that HE is a GUY.

What was the last thing you ate?
I think I said toast.

Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex?
I have more guy friends but I do get along well with girls.

What did you dress up as for your first Halloween?
I don’t have any recollection of celebrating Halloween in my younger years. Last Halloween I recall wearing a pink wig, though.

How did your parents pick your name?
My mom’s two smartest classmates were named Patricia and Carmel so she had this bright idea of putting them together.

Do you like mustard?
Not a fan.

What do you tell yourself when times get hard?
Things will get better soon.

Would you ever sky dive?
I would try it. I’ve always loved adventures!

Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back?
I usually sleep on my tummy. Or on my side, then I wake up and I am on my back. In short, malikot ako matulog.

What character from a movie most reminds you of yourself?
Thumbelina? The minions? Go figure.

Have you ever bid for something on ebay?
Yes, I do online shopping a lot these days…

What do you think of Angelina Jolie being pregnant?
Good for her.

Do you enjoy giving hugs?
I tremendously enjoy giving and receiving long hugs.

Would you consider yourself to be fashionable?
Sometimes yes sometimes no.

Do you own a digital camera?
It’s not really mine, my dad bought it. I often borrow it. Otherwise I just use my camera phone.

If someone you had no interest in dating expressed interest in dating you, how would you feel?
Hmmm. Flattered I guess.

What celebrities have you been compared to?
Local celebrities including Kris Bernal and Aubrey Miles and Mahal and Mura.

Who is your favourite Star Wars character?
I am not a big fan but I find Princess Leia’s hair cute.

Does it annoy you when someone says they’ll call but never do?
It does. I hate broken promises.

What books, if any, have made you cry?
There were some parts of Harry Potter that made me cry. A novel of Nicholas Sparks. Mitch Albom’s books.

Do you think you’re attractive?
My mom and friends think so. I think I will just agree.

What are you allergic to?
Too much dust. Mefenamic acid, Clindamycin. Stupid people.

Are you a jealous person?
There are times when I cannot help it. Working on it though.

What’s your opinion on sex without emotional commitment?
It’s unavoidable. When lust overpowers two people, I don’t think they can wait until they fall in love with each other, right?

Do you ever feel guilty after eating meat?
It’s not something I have ever even considered avoiding so I’d never feel guilty about it.

If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name have been?
It would definitely be Jan _____ (my brothers are named Jan Louie and Jan Kevin)


Many thanks to the writer of the blog Impossible is Nothing for the random questions I got from that site.


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