Me: The Latest ‘It’ Girl

When the sweetest, prettiest and craftiest Gnome in the world calls, a girl answers. Giao (affectionately known as Gnome G) has tagged me. Hence the title of today’s post. I’m “it”, dudes; and it sure feels good. 😛

(five, cinco, cinq, 五)

Five minutes to yourself: I’d take out my jewellery-making stash and stare at it all lovingly. With only five minutes, I’d probably only be able to brainstorm projects and not actually get anything made.

Five bucks to spend right now: I would like very much to buy a fashion magazine as I have been fantasizing about this for days. However, that extra reading material would distract me from my studying and I have enough trouble with flickr and blogs. So I would just get a really fantastic mug of coffee (preferably a rich peaberry blend) and some yummy biscotti in a cute, cosy café. I’ve been making my own coffee at home with the cafetiera I brought back from Tenerife years ago but since I’m using some generic dark roast it is not really espresso. So I’ve been drinking decent sized mugs of American strength coffee but that hasn’t killed the craving to hit a really nice coffee shop. Too bad there are none in my neighbourhood.

Five items in your house you could part with, right now, that you hadn’t thought of already: Oh my, there is so much! I am a horrible packrat. Let’s see…old textbooks and notes from high school, old cosmetics, my MD player/recorder that I spent a FORTUNE on in Akihabara 6 years ago, other ancient portable music players (yes, I still have a cassette Walkman somewhere), my childhood sticker albums (don’t laugh.)

Five items you absolutely, positively could not part with in your house: My laptop, my phone, my camera, school crap (right now) and my fabulous handbag collection (okay, that’s way more than one item but you have to understand that I just spent several minutes thinking: “Handbags or jewellery?” And seriously, I even thought that jewellery would have to include my crafting stash! I’m awful.)

Five words you love: There are too many. I am an indecisive bugger but I’m too tired to fight with myself tonight. Here are a random bunch: luscious, scrumptious, loquacious (huh, I guess I like words that end in ious), tautological, ming(s/ing)

Five folks I’m tagging: I haven’t figured that part out yet. I don’t know if these people will do a meme. *shrug* Play along if you’re in the mood for a little mindless fun. I won’t hold it against you if you don’t. I’m tagging Gino, Akio, Reese, Andrea, Andrew.

Thank you to all those who left encouraging comments yesterday. I deeply appreciate them. Really. Merci!

For that, you get some random photos from Macau:
Ruins of St. Paul's


Okay, now here’s the requisite whining. I am tired. I squandered sweet, sweet study time today because of that fatigue. I’m going to redeem myself tomorrow. I am the cramming queen, y’all! Here me roar!

In initially annoying, but overwhelmingly exciting news, I learnt today that I start work on Wednesday, May 3rd and not Monday, May 1st as initially planned. There was a huge mix-up at the clinic and some subsequent e-mail communication problems that had left me in the dark about the possibility of visiting my honeybunches earlier than late May. I’m going to have to take an awful Greyhound night bus to get to Boston on Friday the 28th, but it will be worth it. I can’t wait!

Now I get to see Dave a twice in May! It’s going to cost an arm and a leg but by the end of May I’ll have a paycheque or two to cover my massive Visa bill! Life is sweet when you can have fun and keep a balanced budget.

Another exciting thing is the tagged Andrea aka AMG, Dre, the K-rot, Mari-chan, Mariko and other goodness is back in Scarlem. She has made the trek from from Edinburgh, Scotland to visit friends and family for one week. Since I fall into the former category, I will be shuffling my study schedule to dine and squeal with my precious friend. I feel like I will be roped into doing something very Asian like eat sushi and drink bubble tea since she doesn’t get to feed those cravings in the land o’ haggis. I mean, she doesn’t get to do that kind of stuff without coming across as a Wapanese freak. What is up with people who cannot identify mixies/hapas? Is it like gaydar? Some have it and some don’t? Seriously. I know that the girl has auburn hair, but are you blind?! Anyway.

The ‘It’ girl needs her beauty sleep.

7 Responses:

  1. gnome G Says:

    Yay! Thanks for playing! I think it is awesome that you still have your sticker books from childhood…I often lament the fact that my folks threw ours out as soon as we hit middle school. I’d love to have them now.

    Good luck with cramming and seeing your Dave 2 times (yay!) and bubble tea!! I hope your hapa friend totally enjoys that with you (I think it is like gaydar…if you’re Asian or Hapa, you can recognize it; otherwise, it’s anyone’s guess who is what!).

  2. eric Says:

    greyhound bus! good luck girl! =) i took the NYC – DC line once and it was quite an eye opening experience (to be PC about it). to not be PC for a moment though, enjoy this semi-related clip:

  3. Jenny Says:

    Hey! Chinese-Australian-met-at-NUS-Jenny here! Saw your post today, though it was posted on the 9th… haven’t been to my space for ages: have been frantically applying for jobs lately.
    And YES I think about our time in SG quite a lot, actually, and I STILL wonder, sometimes, at the fact that that’s all over! When I was there, I remember looking out the window at the PGP food court thinking: “I can’t imagine going back to Canberra.” And here I am, freezing in Canberra. Refreshing change, I suppose…
    Nice blog you’ve got here! Haven’t got around to reading all your entries yet, but looking forward to doing that soon: I’m adding you onto my page as a link for easier access, if no objections are received 🙂 My space is a pretty destitude right now, urgently needing some tender-loving-care. None of my travel pics are up, months after the actual travelling, and the obsessive collection of Olymic mascots I gathered in SG is still on prominent display…
    This is getting a bit long… wrapping up:
    Best of luck for your exams – you graduate now? And do come by every now and then to check on my space 🙂

  4. Jenny Says:

    Excuse the inability to type without spell check, and obsessive proof-reading habit… destituTe and OlymPic… ciao…

  5. reesie Says:

    I used to have hapa-dar, but recently it’s become way harder for me to tell! And… how much does it matter?? I need to dye my hair brown again so people will think I’m more hapa. Hahaha…

    I am trying to go on a blog diet because I’ve been blogging like crazy recently since I now have two blogs to post on. Oh lord. Too much blogging. So I answer the meme here just for you. You. so. special. Is this going to be the longest comment ever??

    (five, cinco, cinq, 五)

    Five minutes to yourself: I’d sttep a cup of shou mei white tea for 3 minutes and blow on it for the other 2 minutes. Drinking is usually a multi-tasking event combined with work and such.

    Five bucks to spend right now: A really cool carved stone bead to make another ring that I’ll love.

    Five items in your house you could part with, right now, that you hadn’t thought of already: 1. Acrylic yarn (even though I’m planning to make hats and donate them to charity this winter), 2. About half the glasses in my cupboard (we have a LOT of them), 3. My pez dispenser I keep at work, 4. A lot of old clothes that I hate, 5. Some old desk lamps

    Five items you absolutely, positively could not part with in your house: 1. Digital camera, 2. Cell phone, 3. I’m a nerd, but my PS2 for watching DVDs and playing video games, 4. My favourite non-stick calphalon wok, 5. That blue bowl that you love too.

    Five words you love: um… 1. terse, 2. fork, 3. frankthetank, 4. hello, 5. delicious

  6. mintchoco Says:

    Which division ya in?

  7. andrea Says:

    ha! adi, just read your post now (didn’t read any blogs in scarlem – basically because i couldn’t remember any addresses). you’re so right – hapa-dar is so like gaydar. and let me tell you, both my dars are fine-tuned 🙂

    good luck with the studying – i know you’ll kick serious law behind. as you always do. i can’t even tell you how awesome it was to see you – i’ve missed you! and seeing you again only made me realise how much… even though we didn’t ingest any yummy asian goodness… why did we not go for bubble tea? why did that not even occur to me? what is edinburgh doing to me?

    and i will be blogging soon and responding to your tag. once i get some sleep (5am arrival in glasgow, double-shifts at the restaurant today). a tad loopy…

    anyway, my dear, miss you already and sending some major gambaru love your way.