Share Your World – Week 28

Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?
Back in 2011, I participated in the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver. I was a member of a street team that was promoting Happy Feet 2, so as volunteers, we were the ones throwing out free swag to all of the folks watching the parade. We even had people in penguin suits, much to the families’ delight! (Sidenote: When I was a kid, I used to attempt to escape a lot. This one time, my mom nearly lost me at Disneyland when I decided to follow the Hercules parade. It sure gave her a fright!)

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?
I’m not one to turn down a good live performance, and I’ve never been to the opera before (and it’s one side of entertainment I’d like to try), so I’d definitely go!

Why did you start your blog?
I started blogging as a way to document my life experiences and reflections as well as to express myself online. Since high school, I’ve always been writing somewhere – beginning with private blogging on LiveJournal and later venturing into public blogging on Blogger. And now, I’m here on WordPress, where I blend the personal and the professional with insightful pieces and entertainment reviews. It’s a constant challenge to maintain a blog regularly, but I still believe it’s essential to have a place where you can share your thoughts without being constricted by a 140-character limit.

What is your favourite tradition?
This tradition popped up in my mind immediately and it’s one that I’ve missed for years – back to school shopping. In grade school, I always anticipated the last week of summer vacation because that was the time when I’d get to buy new school supplies and shop for new outfits. While I can still take advantage of the back to school sales each year, it’s just not the same.

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Image from Rogers Santa Claus Parade.

Share Your World – Week 27

If you were the architect of one existing building, which building would you select?
The tremendous Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Acclaimed as the jewel of Muslim art, this instantly recognizable white marble mausoleum (which was built as a tomb for the Emperor’s wife) is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
I really like this quotation from Amy Poehler: “Curiosity and the pursuit of it makes you a more open-minded and open-hearted person. You’ve never too late to learn new things, and you’re never too young to be very wise.”

What colour do you feel most comfortable wearing?
My power colour, Fuchsia Rose. It combines my two favourite colours – red and pink – and wearing this shade makes me feel and look my best.

What is something you learned in the last week?
A LOT can change in your life within five years. While transferring all of my files over from my PC laptop to my brand spankin’ new MacBook Pro, I spent some time going through old pictures and documents, and I was shocked by how different everything was back then. Even when looking at photos of myself in 2009 (at 20 years old), I noticed that my smile has changed.

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Share Your World – Week 26

Is your refrigerator, organized or a mess inside?
An organized mess. Everything is where it should be, but there’s a lot of food shouldn’t be there any longer…

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?
I’d like to be famous for writing something (an article, a book, a song) that is impactful and inspiring to the masses. Even more important, I hope what I write allows people to feel that whatever it is they’re going through in life, they don’t have to face it alone.

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?
Go skiing on a mountain. Can you believe I’ve lived in Vancouver for all of my life and haven’t once partook in winter activities at Whistler? And no, snowshoeing in Grade 6 doesn’t count.

Where do you eat breakfast?
As I’m running to and from my room and the washroom, rushing to get ready for work after sleeping through my alarm clock yet again.

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Share Your World – Week 25

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal, drawing, cartoon or character in a movie or TV show)
My favourite breeds are Corgis, Jack Russell Terriers, Golden Retrievers, and wiener dogs, but I really love anything with a cute face and fluffy fur. I am especially enamoured with TommyPom, the most adorable intern in New York. ❤

Name one thing not many people know about you.
The summer before high school, I took cheerleading lessons at the local gymnastic centre. I went with a friend – we took dance classes together and thought it would be fun to try cheer. She was good. I sucked. I couldn’t do the flips, splits, lifts, or anything besides the dance routines and the cheers. I was pretty much the equivalent of belly flopping in the pool over and over and over again. Quite pathetic. No *Go Team* for me!

Have you ever gone scuba diving? If you haven’t, would you want to?
I haven’t been scuba diving, but it would be really amazing to see all of the sea creatures and underwater treasures up close. A few problems though: a) I cannot swim and b) I am terrified of going deep down into the middle of the ocean.

What was the most important event in your life last week? (anything goes it can be a good nights sleep, finished a reading book,winning the lottery, or getting married)
The Hudsucker turned 2, I saw Michael Buble in concert, and I watched Jersey Boys at the movie theatre (What, did you really expect me to choose just one?)

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Share Your World – Week 24

What makes you feel the most secure?
I feel most secure when I’m listening to my music on my iPod. Songs are not just the soundtrack to my life, but trusted and faithful friends as well.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I would be a pair of ballet flats. That type of shoe best reflects my personal style – comfortable, classic, and very versatile (you can dress them up, dress them down, and wear them with pretty much any kind of outfit). They’re also one of the few shoes I can actually wear, thus I have 10+ pairs of them in different colours.

How many languages do you speak?
Just one – English. I have limited knowledge of French and Indonesian. I studied French in grade school, so I know some words and can say some basic phrases. My parents speak Indonesian, but having my brothers and I speak the language was never a necessity. I can pick up the gist of conversations by listening, but I don’t dare engage myself in conversation because I sound absolutely ridiculous when I speak. I’ve never felt the desire to learn since I’ve never fully connected with Indonesian culture.

What was the largest city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?
New York City. I remember standing on the streets, looking around and looking up, and feeling so small, yet limitless and overwhelmed with possibilities. It was one of the most wondrous feelings in the world and I can’t wait to experience that again someday soon…

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Image by Matthew Wiebe.