48 Things You Might Want To Know About Raz

Wow, there are sure a lot of this kind of meme going around in Facebook, so I’m doing it selectively. Got tagged by Cheryl, Anna, Paul, Charles and a couple of other “invisible tags”, so here you go! More things for you to know about me… if you so inclined, hehe. This is a copied version from the actual Facebook note.

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Here are the rules:

Post this list on your profile in “NOTES”, replacing my answers with yours.

Tag 25 people to do the same thing (including myself)…or what ever number you are comfortable with.

If I tagged YOU, it’s because I want to know more about YOU! … wink wink!

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? I have no idea who gave me my name. Most probably my dad, but since I have not seen him for 20+ years, I can’t really ask him. To be honest I kinda like my name. It’s Raz in short. Or Russ if people start asking questions. Else I will just say it’s short for Russell.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Last Sunday. Belated Valentine’s day dinner. When you told me you need to do the right thing, and I agreed.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? It’s illegible (except to me), messy and chaotic. I love it.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? We are talking about food here, aren’t we? *snigger* Ah well, chicken then.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Ah no. But those who know me well will tell you I want three. One daughter and two sons. Ryan, Rachel and Nathan.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? This is such a narcissistic question. Of course I would. I am an all-round lovable and nice guy, who sometimes tried too hard to be funny and to please others. Haha, okay that was too much. But, at least I am not evil. Unlike some friends I could name.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? What’s that again? Sorry I don’t have that in my dictionary.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yup, both are in tact. Although I have had a scare of a severe infection during SARS period. Imagine my distress when they wheeled me away on a stretcher at TTSH. I thought I was dying.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? WHY/WHY NOT? NO! I have a severe fear of height. In some photos you see me posing at some cliffs. I tell you, I was terrified to bits. One of my untold reasons why I never took the Singapore Flyer or the London Eye. Even riding on the Ferris wheel at Genting Highlands was an ordeal for me.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Banana walnut cereal!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Nope. I am too lazy to bend over.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Cookies & cream. Double chocolate. Chocolate chips. Basically all the fattening ones. I can’t do that too often anymore. Not if I want to maintain my hard-fought and much-cherished newly-found waistline.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Definitely their smiles. Especially those with dimples. I could literally be swept off my feet. Oh god that sounded so princess-y of me!

15. RED OR PINK? Pink. It’s hawt.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My scalp. It’s kinda genetic that I am losing hair, so it’s a miracle I still have a headful of them at my age. I don’t have pimples on my face, but I have loads on my scalp. You can’ see them unless you look really, really closely. It’s a nightmare.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? I guess at every point in your life you’ll miss someone, somewhere. Right now, I am missing someone. I am sure this has not gone unnoticed.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? Well, with the number of Facebook memes going around, I can’t possibly expect that, right? But yes, I wish you guys will do it :)

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Shoeless, ’cause I am at home. Black, skimpy (and very, very short) shorts.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Tara’s Theme, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I am listening to The Great Wedding Album. I am not that desperate to get married, but it never hurt to be prepared, hehe.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Orange. Bright, most likely to be used often, most likely to be well-loved.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? This might be weird, but I actually like the smell of lemongrass. Be it in a car, a spa, a massage session… it almost always calm me.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Tony.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Which one? LOL. Cheryl is a dear, dear friend. Anna is always a hoot to be with. Charles is one of the friendliest dude in SMC. Paul is an interesting person to know about. What is there not to like?

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Not really a fan of sports. But if I have to chose, it would be a toss between synchronised swimming and javelin.

27. HAIR COLOR? Right now? Black. Streaks of white (and not because I highlighted them). Wish to be blond.

28. EYE COLOR? Black too. And I don’t do coloured lenses. I honestly think that’s freaky.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes. Daily Acuvue. On my off days (read: drink too much, slept too little, eyes too swollen), I wear my specs.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Hmmm… another tough one. But I gotta say it’s seafood platter from Fish & Co at Paragon. I tried at other branches and they simply couldn’t match up.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I never do horror movie (not when I could help it), so I’ll do happy endings.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Inkheart. With someone special.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? White. I wish to be shirtless but my maid is around. LOL.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter! I love the icy chill, the way my breathe comes out in vapour, and the fact that I could dress up so much that no one can tell if I am fat. Haha.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Kisses. And I know I can kiss well *smirk*

36. FAVORITE DESSERT(S)? Hmmm… another tough one. I don’t usually do desserts (it’s the whole waistline story again), but if you insist, I would say it’s Boney Cake. Influenced, of course.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Hector!

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Min! (I tagged her so many times, and she feigned ignorance!)

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Further Under The Duvet, by Marian Keyes. I am a chick lit lover. If you want a pick-me-up, tell me what kind of story you want to read on (recovering from drugs? alcoholism? holiday romance? accidental lovers?), and chances are I will know the right book for you. I should be a chick lit connoisseur

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Err… my mouse? Is this a trick question?

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? I was out the whole day yesterday, and the night before yesterday. So technically the last TV I watched was reruns of Friends at the gym. I can do the treadmill for hours watching that series.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)? Harp. There is something magical (angelic, you might say) about a woman in long, flowy white dress plucking at an elegantly shaped string instrument.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles. The only thing I know about rolling stones is that they don’t gather moss.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Hmm… technically, New York, though that was when I was very, very young so I have no recollection of that. I have traveled to a couple of places in my adulthood, and the furthest was London. One of the best trips in my life.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I have to think very hard for this one. Special as in unique and not something everyone has? Or special as in something I think I am good at but might be common for others? Well, I was told I can take very good photographs… of food :)

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. That’s a state at Eastern Malaysia, near the Philippines, where Mount Kinabalu is at.

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Ahhh… toughie. And I need to be politically correct. LOL. So I’ll say… everyone, hehe.

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFIGANT OTHER? My ex and I met through some blogging community called LiveJournal. We flirted shamelessly via comments, met up, fall in love… and it was the greatest two months of my life. Like they say, good things come in small packages. No regrets that we both moved on.

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