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02 March 2012

My bags aren't packed, yet here I am, blogging haha. Maybe I should look into free article writing services so I can get some new content for my blog while I am away? In a couple of hours I would be leaving the scorching heat of Manila and go on a roadtrip to Kampo Berde in Tagaytay and spend the weekend there with my oldest and closest friends (I've known some of them since we were four, and the rest since we were eight!) and I AM SO EXCITED!! We're planning on playing again the outdoor games we used to play before so the next 36 hours should be filled with fun times (",)

I'm going to leave you guys with this fun Q&A. I was tagged by Angel to do this, and man, did she leave me some tough questions to answer! Here are the rules:

- Post these rules
- Post 11 random things about yourself
- Answer the questions that the tagger set for you in their post
- Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer

Random things about myself:

1. I have had a LOT of nicknames. At home I've been called Kring-Kring, Ann-Ann, Aann, Ethel, and Tetay. In high school my closest friends called me Teta (they still call me that until now, actually), and I also made my classmates call me Bryttel (because I was - and still am - a BIG Britney fan). In college I was called Tetel. When I started working, my former teammate Charles called me Krissy, and the name stuck. My blog URL was derived from that nickname :)

2. I would like to have a fairy tattoo on my back. Just a small one, on the right corner of the part where the bra clasps meet. I have yet to figure out how to make my parents agree to it, though.

3. The sentence above might seem kinda odd, considering that: I've been living independently for more than three years now. The first two years were spent with housemates, but I started living alone in the latter part of 2010. I go to my parents' house during my rest days (like now), and whenever I'm here I get babied endlessly. I love home-cooked food ♥

4. My favorite part of my body is probably my butt. False modesty aside, I love how shapely my hips and butt are even before I started gaining weight. Thanks to all those physical training we did during my COCC and CAT days, I guess.

5. I used to be so outgoing. Whenever there's a program at school I was always tapped to host them, I was a COCC trainee, a CAT officer, and also held positions at the Student Council from elementary to college (and you know it takes guts to do those things). I even represented the country on an international youth camp held abroad! That's why I find it strange that all those self-confidence seemed to have flown out the window and I feel like I've been reduced to a whimpering wallflower x_x

6. I can sing all the words to Me Against the Music by Britney Spears and Madonna haha. But I sincerely hope Britney would retire for a while and just leave the public eye for a few years, and maybe stage a big comeback tour once she is completely well. It's sad to see her "dead" eyes these days.

7. I like Once Upon A Time's Snow White a LOT more than Disney's.

8. How I Met Your Mother gets better and better! In a way I would love to learn who the Mother is, but I also don't want to, because knowing her would mean the end. And I'm not sure how I can cope with that yet. All these feelings for fictional characters ♥

9. I LOVE Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. To meet one person randomly and be able to connect with him in all levels and talk about anything and everything, I think that's the dream.

10. My favorite love song is Keane's Somewhere Only We Know. The lyrics and melodies... so haunting, so bittersweet.

11. I wish people would lay off me and think they know what I feel. Here's a thought: you don't. The worst part of everything that has happened is having this dark shadow that I could never leave behind because people keep on bringing it up. I know, I've realized, and I've acknowledged that I've made a huge mistake before, so there's no need to remind me every.single.time. I've moved on, so I guess you should all do, too.

Answered questions of the tagger:

1. What do you believe in?
Neil Gaiman said it best:
"I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen — I believe that people are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says that sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it." (from American Gods)
2. Do you prefer being single or being in a relationship?
I've experienced being single and being in a relationship. Heck I even did the pseudo-relationship thing. And although there are some things that are great about being single, I think I prefer being in a relationship. Because it's always nice to have someone to watch movies with.

3. How would you describe yourself in three words?
Alive, passionate, and dynamic.

4. Do you have any good books to recommend?
At the top of my mind, just because the movie is coming up, I'd say The Hunger Games trilogy! And you should get The Best of Archie Comics, too, just because we all need a good dose of fun and pop culture :)

5. What about any good music?
My iPod is filled with songs from the 90s and early 2000s :D

6. Would you rather go 24 hours with a frog in your mouth or a mouse in your butt? :p
LOL 24 hours with a frog in my mouth? I imagine it'd be slimy and gross though XD

7. Why? 
How did you even come up with these questions?? :D

8. Who, in your opinion, is the sexiest celebrity out there?
Chito Miranda, the lead vocalist of Parokya ni Edgar. Wit and humor will win my heart anytime ♥ Ryan Gosling is a close second. And then Ben Barnes.

9. Do you think 'making ligaw' is old-fashioned?
All I can say is, I feel sorry for the teenage girls who won't get to experience what it feels to be 'maligawan' :)

10. Do you play video games?
Only kiddie games like Chocobo Racing LOL. Does The Sims count?

11. Do you believe in second chances?
Yes, every one deserves one. I'm not a fan of third chances, though.

11 new sets of questions:
1. What do you like most about me?
2. What do you like least about me?
3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
4. What is your favorite Disney movie and why?
5. What is your favorite thing about summer?
6. Who is your favorite superhero?
7. If you were a boy for a day, what's the first thing you would do?
8. Do you think heaven exists? What is your idea of heaven?
9. What is your favorite body part?
10. What is your biggest regret?
11. Not to sound morbid or anything, but what would you like your epitaph to read?

That was fun! Thank you for the tag, Angel! Now I'm tagging Barbie, Klaire, Lei, Roma, Meream, and Mimai!

It's 11:20AM. We're leaving at 12 noon. I haven't even started packing yet. I really should log off now haha. Thanks for reading, guys! See you when I see you! ♥

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