25 January 2006

TMI Meme

Hello all,
I have just returned from 3 weeks in the States, 3 kilos heavier, I shit you not. More on those adventures later. Obachan tagged me for the Too Much Information Meme. This is the first time I have participated in this event, possibly, because I have a sorry ass excuse for a blog, but whatever. I guess I’m supposed to post 10 random and interesting (questionable) facts about myself and tag 5 people. So here goes, read 'em and weep.

10. I have a brown belt in Shitoryu Karate, though you could say that I am an inactive practitioner (hence the expanding waistline and backside)

9. I am a fully qualified reflexologist. My husband's buddies always claim jealously, "Man, she cooks for you and rubs your feet? What is that?!"

8. I used to be the lead singer in a band. Okay, we did soppy covers, but the party goers seemed to enjoy us. Blondie was one of our faves.

7. I grew up in a Chinese restaurant family, a factor that may have contributed to my ever-growing obsession with food.

6. After escaping the Midwest of the United States, I have lived in Paris, Tokyo, Singapore and London, all of which have definitely contributed to my love for grub.

5. I quit a highly paid and highly stressful job to work in the food industry. I am much poorer, but much happier.

4. I am a web surfaholic, my husband has to pry the mouse from my fingers to get me to go to bed at times, eek. Such a geek.

3. I would rather spend 100 dollars on a rib roast then the same on shoes. Yes I have got my priorities straight.

2. I have Hobbit-like eating habits when given half a chance. In NYC recently, I started my day off with a hot dog, had some Dominican tripe soup, headed over to Chinatown for some Foo Chow stir-fried dishes then some Cantonese rice noodles with salted fish and greens. All this before 6PM, sigh.

1. Some of my favorite foods have to do with texture. I love beef tendons, sea cucumber, pigs trotters, very al dente pasta, jellyfish, etc. Good thing I'm Chinese!

So that's me in a nutshell, I am tagging:
- J. at Kuidaore
- Santos at The Scent of Green Bananas
- Johanna at The Passionate Cook
- Jeanne at Cooksister!
- A. at Chubby Hubby

Over to you guys...


Jeanne said...

My pleasure - sure I can dig up some trivia on me...

And I look forward to reading what you though of the EBBP parcel!

Mona said...

Wow, I think I've met a new friend in the blogosphere. Sounds like we have a lot in common!
I too lived in Paris, my family lived in Tokyo ( I did not because I was in college during those years but spent ample time visiting them) and I can't say I'm a reflexologist, but ha!
Let 's just say I dream of leaving my career and pursuing something in my passion for food and writing. Haven't hit the bigtime yet but hopefully...soon?
My boyfriend Swimster just got a job offer to work in London this summer. I'm already putting aside time to go visit him (and keeping my fingers crossed we might move there in a year permanently).
Can we start a band? I've always dreamed of either being in one (I'm a singer only, sadly haven't mastered guitar yet) or being a back-up singer to someone famous. How do people get those jobs?
Ok, goodbye for now!

Vivilicious said...

Jeanne, you can have a look at my EBBP post now, see what you think!

Mona, sounds like we do have a lot in common. I may be moving soon so don't know if I'll be around this summer, but let me know when you're here, you never know... Plus I could introduce you to some nice folks. Wish I knew about singing gigs, I was never paid much for mine! Later...

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