I thought it would be fun to do one of these Q & A blog tag things, as I haven’t done them in a while. I grabbed this particular set of questions from the first results that come up when Google searching “73 questions tag,” and obviously they were inspired by Vogue’s 73 Questions with celebrities. Some of the questions were uninteresting for me and/or too much about food though, so I replaced them with some q’s from the TS 73 Questions video. Just imagine me very smoothly coming up with these answers while gracefully touring you through my super chic Pinterest-worthy apartment (aka the opposite of real life haha)
What’s the best thing that has happened to you this month?
(December has just begun so I take this to mean November.) Got hired and started working!
What’s the best thing that has happened to you this year?
1.A) Passed my thesis and finished my second degree, which happened simultaneously, because the occurrence of one thing meant the other—it was one of those kinda nights that you know would be seared in your memory forever even as you were living it. I was gifted with so much validation; I was reeling from it for days.
1.B) The Avengers: Infinity War opening night experience in IMAX—I dunno how to possibly describe how it felt to watch that movie for the first time with that crowd. It was BONKERS. Like a packed stadium loudly cheering for fictional superheroes (which I know sounds super lame lol) but like … the energy and adrenaline in that room was just amazzzziiinngg. And the movie itself was no joke!! This might sound like an exaggeration, but while 2018 was a dumpster fire in so many ways, because Infinity War was good, and I was breathlessly satisfied, when I was so worried it couldn’t possibly live up to my hype, by April 25, 2018 I had already decided that 2018 was a good year for me. Like, I can’t even explain how thankful I am that Infinity War was good. It literally made my year. (I wish I was joking. But I’m not. Hahaaa)
What’s the best thing ever?
If you could teach one subject in school, what would it be?
I don’t think I can get comfortable enough to teach anything except maybe English.
What’s one habit you wish you could break?
Fiddling with my hair too much. I have been doing it since elementary school and I just can’t quit.
Would you ever live anywhere besides the city?
Easily. As long as there’s internet connection and it’s fast.
What’s your favourite ice cream?
Selecta Cookies and Cream. I’m basic.
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No. Say hello to my brand of lazy!
Who is your favorite teacher?
Cake or pie?
If you have a superpower, what would it be?
What surprises you the most about people?
How stupid we could get. There’s no limit.
Besides your phone and wallet, what’s a couple must have items?
Umbrella and hanky.
What’s your favourite colour?
White. (I hear you, “white is not a color” people and I say: don’t @ me!)
What colour dress did you wear to your prom?
Yellow for junior prom, because when I say I was obsessed with Beauty and the Beast as a child and it ruined me for life, I was not kidding. Almost wore lime green for senior prom but literally the morning of prom day my mom suddenly became underwhelmed by it and unearthed a fuchsia dress out of nowhere and made me wear that instead.
Blow dry or air dry?
I adore my hair air dried and unbrushed cus that’s when my 2A waves come out, but that level of frizz in the Philippine heat is not really presentable in public, so I blow dry + flat iron my hair to style it every time I go out. So, both? Basically?
Do you think you’re strong?
Strong Independent Woman™!!!
Who’s a person you’d love to have coffee with?
QEII. But she’d probably enjoy tea more than coffee.
When was the last time you cried?
The November 17/18 weekend was pretty bad. Dealt with family/home stuff and cried like ten times that weekend lol. And then two days later I got my period which explains SO MUCH.
Who’s the last person you texted?
Twitter or Instagram?
Who should everyone follow right now?
Lin-Manuel Miranda delivers plenty of heartwarming content in the form of his G’Morning/G’Night tweets.
What’s your favorite lyrics of all time?
This is such a difficult question that I am gonna regret anything I answer here lol. The chorus of Sara Bareilles’s She Used to Be Mine, probs? That entire song, really.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Someone once told me I was the nicest person she’s ever met. (I wrote about that, kind of.)
Country you wish to visit?
The UK. Maybe South Korea, too. It would be funny to actually be there and see for sure that I do not look Korean and everyone who’s ever mistaken me for one is wrong. lol
Never had one.
Favourite Disney animal?
What are you doing tomorrow?
Work. And probably watch Wreck It Ralph 2 after, if screening times are agreeable.
What are you most excited about in life right now?
See my blog post before this one.
What book are you reading right now?
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (It was just this morning that I read about the accusations against him which SUCKS bc now I am less inclined to finish the book) (I was enjoying it too! The Dark Energy chapter was excellent) (I mean he might be innocent but I’d like to believe victims first? I am so conflicted. Ugh why must people be so disappointing)
A book you read because everybody else was reading it?
The Fifty Shades series. lmao
What are you completely bored of right now?
The Ariana Grande hype
What’s your favourite beverage?
Good ol’ H2O.
What’s your favourite cocktail?
I don’t drink alcohol so I am unfortunately not equipped to answer this.
What would you order at a drive thru?
What’s one thing you still have from your childhood?
My love for books.
What’s your favourite current TV show?
What is your favorite movie?
I already mention this fact too much on Twitter, but yeah, the first Iron Man.
What’s a movie that made you cry?
Oh, TONS. I cry a lot. I mean, I cried five minutes into Moana. That’s my level of crybaby.
Who do you miss the most?
My closest girl friends. We live in different islands so I haven’t seen them since January.
What’s something you can’t do?
What are your nicknames?
What makes you laugh a lot?
Heels or flats?
Flats 4ever. I bought flat wedges recently and I am not even kidding when I say I have tripped every single day I have used them. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I am determined to conquer them tho. Someday I will be graceful in heels. I claim it!
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
Quitting a perfectly acceptable job that my family wanted for me to embark on a completely different career path that I wanted for myself is probably considered adventurous in some circles? So … that.
What’s one thing you wanted to do but been scared of?
What’s the thing you’re most proud of?
I feel like my parents can call me a decent-enough daughter and that’s all I can ask for.
What did you want to do with your life age 5?
I don’t really remember. I only wish I was that person who had a very clear lifelong dream from the very beginning cus that would have saved me a whole lotta trouble!
Dogs or cats?
I was deluded into thinking I preferred cats because of Taylor Swift standom but now I’m convinced I actually like dogs more.
What’s the most important thing someone can learn?
Bath or shower?
Shower cus it consumes less water.
Mountain hideaway or Beach house?
Mountain hideaway. I actually (GASP!) dislike the beach.
What’s your favourite scented candle?
I don’t have one yet. BUT I WILL. I am striving to afford to become a Scented Candle Lady someday. Just you wait!
If you could spend 3 months anywhere where would it be?
Probably in Cork City, Ireland where my brother works just so I can see what it’s like living there.
Are you messy or neat?
Mostly neat on the outside, plenty messy on the inside.
What’s the first thing you do each morning?
Snooze my alarm(s).
What do you have for breakfast?
Depends on my mood and how much time I have for meal prep before I’d be running late for work.
What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Set my alarm(s).
What’s one skill you wish you had?
The ability to speak well. And, you know, the ease and confidence and clear-mindedness that comes with that. Having to speak in front of an audience creates maximum havoc on my body (this past week we had a conference call at work and an hour before it was scheduled to happen I started having chest pains and difficulty breathing. My brain knew it was just a phone call and it wouldn’t, like, kill me, but that never matters because my anxiety is so extra. It is the most annoying thing.) but even when I’m with people I am comfortable with so I’m talkative, I still couldn’t speak in straight sentences. I’m just not wired for it. My YouTube recommendation page as of late has been full of Michelle Obama interviews and I am soooo in awe of how well-spoken she is. I could never achieve that level.
What is something that recently moved you?
I’ve been catching up on season two episodes of The Good Doctor (the US series) and while the show never really gets too heavy and is obviously catered to mainstream audiences, I am impressed by the themes they have the guts to tackle this latest season. S02E04 has a storyline about a single parent struggling with caring for a child with special needs and the resentment that comes with that; I didn’t really cry but I was almost there. Lots of other thought-provoking storylines, too. Good writing on that show.
Describe your ideal man in 3 words?
Witty, charming, respectful.
Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
At what age were you happiest?
Seventeen was legendary. Right now is also pretty super.
What’s the last thing you ate?
Fried chicken. I cooked!
Where do you go when you need to be alone?
My bedroom is undefeated.
What’s the biggest thing on your mind right now?
Aside from the project assigned to me at work … Finances, mostly. Managing the bills and savings and all that adult shit. Haha
What’s the best activity to do at home on a rainy day?
What’s your favorite food?
My sister recently made me taste wagyu beef cubes and I almost cried lol they were that good!! I am also hopelessly in love with potatoes.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Uh … shark testicles? I know I was presented with that but I don’t remember if I elected to take a bite.
Starter or Dessert?
What one thing do you need to have in your fridge at any given time?
Hmm. Butter, maybe?
What is the farthest you have been from home?
Oman, technically, but I was an infant at the time so I’m not sure it counts.
On a scale of 1-10 how happy are you about life right now?