Saturday, March 03, 2012

iKreativ - an Award and Random Things

Jaya J of Pickles n' Tickles has recently awarded this old blog with a Kreativ Blogger award. A great big thanks to her :)

It's been awhile since I've seen awards flying around the blogosphere like they are now, so this is really good news, I reckon. Maybe blogging is NOT dying a slow death as I thought it was just slightly over a year ago.

However, being given an award comes with some really serious responsibilities, one of them being volunteering random information about yourself - 10 to be precise. Secondly, like all good things, they need to be passed around to 6 others. 

The 10 Random Facts

1.  Memory Charms:
My memory works in the weirdest way ever. I remember most people's birthdays, I remember bits and pieces of conversations, what they wore the last time I saw them, and some other rather unnerving things which no one else pays attention to which makes me look like a big time stalker. I also used to remember telephone numbers until I got my cellphone. On the other hand, I am capable of totally forgetting to do certain important things like passing on a phone message.

2. Prone to Accidents
Well, sometimes, maybe. I have absentmindedly walked out of a bus that was moving (albeit ever so slightly), fallen into drains as I was reading something while walking, got pulled down by a 15 kg bag and fractured a bone in the process. 

3. On Fruit:
I don't eat fruits, except for watermelons. I can't stand the smell of certain fruits, and the taste of many others, among them my mortal enemy, the durian. In fact, I'd actually run away from people as they are enjoying this fruit, as it happens to be the favourite fruit among many Malaysians and South East Asians alike. 

4. The Big Language Barrier
I grew up speaking English as a first language at home, then started on the Malaysian language in preschool. Somehow, I rarely had people speaking in my mother tongue with me, and never caught up with it. In school, I enrolled for class, and managed to remember all the curvy lines that form the script, but I still couldn't speak the language properly. I still can't and when I actually do speak the language to one or two people... I end up speaking it really slowly with an English accent, but I can read the words and don't know what they mean. Bummer!

5. Four-eyes
I started using glasses since the age of 7. Since then I've broken a few, lost one in a bus and even temporarily misplaced another for two weeks (I had a spare, so I wasn't completely blind) Besides being short-sighted, I apparently have really bad astigmatism, which makes finding a good pair of contact lenses a bit troublesome (not good for night driving, I've been told)

6. The Environment and Writing
My love for the environment began in 1992 when I sat by the window of a school and wrote an essay titled Why I Love Trees. I won first prize, and the prize was this awesome environmental book "Tomorrow's Earth" by David Bellamy. Winning this contest made me think that I can write, and here we are. ;)

7. The Coffee Addict
I can't help it.

8. Haikus and other poetry
I used to write haikus and other poetry (if they can be called poetry) quite a bit in the recent past. Haven't done them in awhile. Perhaps I should begin again. 

9. H20 related idiosyncracies
I noticed this a few years ago, and came to the conclusion that the colour of the drinking water bottle seriously effects how willing I am to drink out of it. Blue or green bottles work well with me while I had a hard enough time trying to convince myself to drink out of a red bottle. 

10. Tall kids don't really end up being tall adults
As a kid, I was rather tall for my age, but I slowly ended up being of average height by my mid/late teens. People who saw me last back in primary school (circa 1992) express surprise when they see me now. "I thought you'd be bigger" they tell me

And now for the victims: 
I don't always obey rules on memes or awards, but I think I might for this case. However, as I actually read plenty of blogs and they're all awesome in their own ways (see sidebar, and that doesn't include bookmarked blogs and those who are in my reader or those I simply stalk), picking 6 will be tough. Therefore, I decided I'll narrow down the list to the following criteria: 
a. Currently active
b. Have not received the same award from the same blogger who tagged me

3 Secret Agent Woman

Special mention, just because I have to break a few rules here and there ;)

I am Such a Derp (he actually likes awards and stuff - but who doesn't)


  1. Yay I got one award I actually wanted to get. Now if I could get the Overlord Award I'd be pretty darn happy. Congrats on the award. I think blogging had a surge last summer actually, but a lot of the people left as soon as they came too. I think vlogs are become more prevalent these days, and microblogging like Tumblr.

    1. There's an Overlord Award? This I must check out.

      I used to think Facebook and Twitter killed the blogger.

  2. Hahaha. I drink water only out of clear bottles. I don't do mugs or cups. I was a tall kid too and I'm still that height now :p

    1. Ha, great to know another person who doesn't do mugs or cups... :)

  3. That is true about tall kids, usually, accident prone fruit hating coffee addict, check..haha

    1. When you combine everything together, I do sound like a fairly odd person.

    2. LOL well odd is better than normal

  4. Thank you Terra. What an entertaining list. I think you should expand your fruit horizons although, from what I've heard, you're wise to avoid the durian.

    1. Fellow Malaysians disagree. Singaporeans think it's a big waste that I'm not a fan.

  5. you don't like fruit? oh that's so sad. I eat masses of it - berries and stone fruits all summer long. Grapes, mangoes, and all the new ones I discovered in Vietnam.

    Thanks for the award by the way, very flattered that you thought of me xx

    1. I agree that it is sad. I don't know why I don't enjoy fruits as much as other people do. I do eat veggies, though :D

  6. A very interesting lot of things about you. And congratulations!
    I sympathise about the memory. As a kid I used to remember everything and went downhill from there. With me it's related to how interesting I find the information, for whatever reason.
    By the way I have just discovered a couple of comments from you in my spam folder - should check it more often. Now I have restored them! :)

    1. Blogger thought my comments were spam - how sad.

      I suppose how much I remember about a situation is also how interesting I thought it was.

  7. Oh hey, look at that! Thanks! I will get to it, I promise, but in my usual slow way.

    You seriously don't any any fruit other than watermelon? I find that frankly astounding.

    1. Watermelon is the only fruit I take willingly. The problem with most tropical fruits is that they have an extremely strong odour when ripe, which is a turn off. I'll sometimes take other fruits (when I suspect myself having some vitamin deficiency, that is) if they're slightly unripe.

  8. Replies
    1. Not the ones you get here... they're extremely sour and squishy. Maybe if I was in a place where we could get fresh berries, I'd eat them. I do like blueberry jam (on cheesecake)

  9. Thanks for the award! Your list is very enlightening by the way :)

  10. Nice to know just a little more about you :)

    1. I suppose as random as they are, they still do reveal quite a bit about the person.

      Thanks for visiting :)


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