Hi. I lost a bet.

And the consequence is this⁠. I have to answer the following seventy questions and post it here in this blog that has been dead for over a year. Oh, and post the link on Twitter. So maybe that’s why you’re here. You can move on now by the way, as I am not that interesting.

What else is there to say? Nothing. Let’s just get on with it. (obviously I am upset that I lost this bet lol grrrrr.)

01. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?

I’d like to think so. I don’t live with my parents so there’s a physical distance factor there, but we’re good; by now we know how to deal with each other and how to communicate if anything needs to be communicated. Also I like to say that I reached the “my mom is my best friend” stage of life which is the actual best.

02. Who did you last say “I love you” to?

Well, I guess I expressed love back to some friends who greeted me on my birthday? Which was almost a month ago now, I know, but there you go—I rarely ever explicitly say I love you lol. I have been brought up in a family that’s allergic to displays of affection, for better or for worse.

03. Do you regret anything?

Oh boy. The first thing that came to mind: I regret working for the company that I currently work for. But that’s a can of worms that we’re going to open in another day. If I have to say something else that I can elaborate on … I guess I regret the series of small decisions that led me to the death of my attention span for longform reading. I was such a voracious reader in my youth and now … welp. My brain is so used to multitasking (eating while watching videos, doing the laundry while listening to podcasts, etc.) that I lost the ability to slow down and focus on just one thing without feeling antsy that I’m not doing something else at the same time. That sounds so stupid but that’s how my brain works now. I am this close to just giving up and accepting that the only way I can read now is through audiobooks. We’ll see!

04. Are you insecure?

Nope. And I mean it. No one and nothing’s gonna fuck with my sense of self worth.

05. What is your relationship status?

I’m fresh and taken! (I could not resist. Hello to the readers who get this.) But no, actually, I’m single af, and my friends even like to joke that I have a cold, frozen, dead heart. I can’t say I disagree, because indeed—the door is closed. However, it’s not locked. Wink, wink.

06. How do you want to die?

Instantly.

07. If you could be invisible for a day, what will you do?

This is so weird to ponder now because all I can think is that invisibility won’t make me immune to the virus, will it? So that means I’m still not going anywhere hahaha. But, virus notwithstanding, I think I’m just going to observe how the people I interact with daily would react to my sudden disappearance off the face of the earth. I’m not really that important but it still would be interesting to see, I think.

08. Do you play any sports?

No. I am the most unathletic person ever. I joined sports meets way back when, yes, but my event was the quiz bee. Lmao

09. Do you bite your nails?

Hardly ever, but I fiddle with them a lot.

10. When was your last physical fight?

I’m not sure if I was ever in a physical fight. There was never a point in my life where I thought resorting to violence to settle disagreements is not stupid, because it absolutely is.

11. Do you like someone?

I like a lot of people.

12. Have you ever stayed up 48 hours?

Hmm. I have definitely gone past 36 hours but I don’t think I reached 48. I am pretty adept at power napping in between long hours. Graveyard duty teaches you that.

13. Do you hate anyone at the moment?

An unfortunate thing I discovered in 2019 is that I am capable of hating someone. And yes, I still hate that someone.

14. Do you miss someone?

I have not been with my parents in five months, my sister in eight, and my older brother in almost two years, so yes, very much so.

15. Have any pets?

I have never had my own pet. I am not an animal person.

16. How exactly are you feeling at the moment?

Still slightly exhilarated from my bike ride a few hours ago. And because another condition of this bet is that I attach some kind of photo with this post, here is me all sweaty after said bike ride:

(Disclaimers: Yes I wore a mask while riding, and I took it off here because I was already home; yes that’s a pimple patch not-hiding a pimple; no, that is not my car—only the bike is mine.)

17. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?

The first Iron Man.

18. Are you scared of spiders?

Yes.

19. Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

If only to observe, kind of like how the Pensieve works in Harry Potter, then yes. If my going back causes butterfly effect ripples in the space-time continuum, then noooope.

20. Where was the last place you snogged someone?

I am not ashamed to say I have never snogged anyone. I feel like I might need therapy first before I can be convinced that snogging is an enjoyable activity.

21. What are your plans for this weekend?

I’m joining a trivia game later. Tomorrow, I will be tackling a batch of laundry. Exciting stuff.

22. Do you want to have kids? How many?

Zero! This is another thing that I’d need to have therapy for before you can convince me to want kids.

23. Do you have piercings? How many?

Just the standard one piercing in each ear.

24. What is/are/were your best subject(s)?

The many aptitude tests across my schooling history say English and Math, with Science at third. Oddly enough, you can argue that Computer Science is like a combination of all three.

25. Do you miss anyone from your past?

I miss my past self, sometimes. She is gone, but she used to be mine.

26. What are you craving right now?

Joie de vivre. July wrung me out emotionally, but August has been near-complete apathy. My social battery is so low and I can’t seem to engage with life. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I miss Cancer szn! 

27. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

I’d like to believe not. I do not have this much influence over any other person.

28. Have you ever been cheated on?

Not that I’m aware of.

29. Have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?

See answer to question 27.

30. What’s irritating you right now?

The huge ass pimple on my right cheek.

31. Does somebody love you?

This isn’t really a question I can answer, no? I cannot speak for someone else. All I’m sure of is that I feel loved and appreciated and I’m not left wanting, which is as good as it’s gonna get.

32. What is your favourite color?

If you have only one favourite color, you’re doing it wrong. (I’m kidding. I’m just indecisive. As someone with a graphic design-ish past, I’m a fan of too many colors to list.)

33. Do you have trust issues?

Not really? Ah, but wait; I’m a double Virgo. By that I mean if I want a thing done well then I will choose to do it myself, because I can’t trust that other people’s work will be up to my standards. Lol. So … yes? I’m getting better at collaboration, though, I swear! Software development is a great teacher.

34. Who/what was your last dream about?

The most recent dream I can remember (which was from a while back) was something related to me panicking about not meeting some requirement for school. This is a recurring theme in my dreams, actually—then I wake up and get so relieved to realize that I have actually graduated already. Twice. Hahaha. What does this say about me? Idk.

35. Who was the last person you cried in front of?

I guess whoever of my officemates noticed. Heh.

36. Do you give out second chances too easily?

I overthink nearly every decision so no.

37. Is it easier to forgive or forget?

I keep being told that I have an absurdly good memory, and I will not deny this (I think it’s a side effect of keeping a daily journal during a lot of my formative years; my brain experiences and documents moments as if I’m going to write about them later, even if I never do), so whether I like it or not, it’s easier for me to forgive. I bury hatchets but I keep maps of where I put them…

38. Is this year the best year of your life?

That’s a joke, right?

39. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I’m gonna go with the cop out answer. I have photo evidence that I’ve received kisses as a baby. Hahaha

40. Have you ever walked outside completely naked?

Not yet.

41. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Wagyu beef because it tastes like heaven to me. Simple as that. Hahaha

42. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

No. We humans just can’t help but attempt to rationalize everything, and that’s why everyone says that.

43. What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?

Set my alarm, because I had to go on a grocery run this morning.

44. Is cheating ever okay?

Cheating in school? Arguable. Cheating in relationships? Never ever ever.

45. Are you mean?

I don’t think I’m inherently mean (and I’m not inherently kind either), but I can be, if I choose to. But I choose to be nice most of the time

46. How many people have you fist fought?

Zero, because I have never fist fought. See #10. 

47. Do you believe in true love?

Despite myself, yes. There is too much observable evidence to believe otherwise. Though I don’t think we’re all going to experience it. Well, the romantic kind, anyway. And that’s fine. Shrug.

48. Favourite weather?

Cloudy days are great.  

49. What was the funniest way that you have been injured?

As a clumsy person, I have lots of answers to this. But recency bias is making me go for somehow slicing my finger while opening a corned beef easy open can. Easy open can!

50. Do you wanna get married?

No. Well, to be specific, I do not want to get married, but I can be negotiated with re: the contract. However, the wedding—the actual ceremony—that is my worst nightmare as an introvert. Every wedding I’ve been to just confirmed that I never want to be a bride lmao. If I ever get married, which is unlikely, best believe it’ll just be a signing papers thing with less than ten people in the room, if I get my way.

51. Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby?

*vomit emoji*

52. What makes you happy?

(This is not the only thing that makes me happy but yeah—) Memes. 

53. Would you change your name?

I’d add a second name to make things a little more exciting.

54. How do you get kilig?

I rarely get kilig, but the recent cases … I guess I get, like, a few seconds of kilig when someone remembers or notices something about me, or something I did, that I didn’t think they’d remember/notice? Fictional OTPs can get me kilig too. And moments like this one.

55. What was your most recent lie?

One of my other answers here is a lie. But what I just said is a lie. That’s the lie. (Confused yet? Hahaha) Seriously though, I hate lying! I say this with a couple of my good friends: We value honesty above all else.

56. If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

Does God exist?

57. What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

I think I am obliged to say my phone and my laptop for the best ones, just because you can’t beat the utility there and I use them daily. For the worst … Several years back, when rubber wristbands/ballers were still a thing, one cousin and I got deluded into thinking we wanted to start a business selling them. We settled on a design and shelled money to get 100 of them made. To the surprise of no one, we ended up being too shy to sell them. Lmfao. There is no entrepreneurial bone in my body, so I don’t know what I was thinking! I don’t know where those wristbands are now hahaha.

58. If you could ask advice from any historical figure, who would it be? What would you ask them?

I am drawing a blank. I guess I believe in the never meet your heroes thing so I can’t think of anyone? Maybe? Come back next time.

59. What’s the most spontaneous and craziest thing you’ve ever done?

When I was 17 years old (nearly a decade ago, what the actual eff) I went on my first airplane ride as a conscious human to go to a Taylor Swift concert without telling my parents or anyone else in our household. I ended up meeting her and hugging her and touching her hair and watching her concert in the moshpit section. Absolutely no regrets.

60. Are you open to plastic surgery? What body part will you change?

I think I am open to it but I’m too chicken to go with any major surgery. And I don’t really have that much insecurity over my appearance. Two things though: I recently found out that it is possible to surgically pin back your ears, which, omg, as someone with ears that stick out annoyingly, I’d do that in a heartbeat. Hahaha. I am also saving up for syringoma removal. My syringomas will probably grow back afterwards but I’d like to at least try it once. Do those count as plastic surgeries? I am too lazy to Google.

61. What do you consider as the stupidest thing you did as a child?

All of the petty fights. All of them.

62. What is your favorite app? Why?

I’ve given three years’ worth of data to my period app, Flo, and it’s gotten incredible at accurately predicting my Day 1 every month. I am highly dependent on it and I’m weirdly proud of the AI for achieving this feat. Hahaha.

63. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

That I’ve reached 27 years of age without being completely ashamed of myself.

64. What would a world populated by clones of you be like?

Boring. I’m a boring person. And quiet! No one would be the first to talk because I hate being the first to talk. Lol.

65. What outdoor activity have you not tried, but would like to?

Uh. I’m 100% an indoor gal. I have to be forced to do anything outdoorsy so I can’t think of anything. Hahahaha

66. If Taylor Swift didn’t exist, who do you think is the artist that you will be a fan of, with the same degree as you are a fan of Taylor Swift now?

No one. Not because TS is that special, but because I’ve stopped caring much about celebrities. I’m not really much of an active Swiftie anymore (and I am not completely enthralled with folklore—shocker!—don’t cancel me lmao) yet I still didn’t latch onto any other artist. Because I guess I recognize that my degree of fandom back then was not a healthy thing. Putting someone on a pedestal, someone who earns money from my attention, and that someone not knowing I exist—the dynamics there are toxic. Never again. Haha.

67. If you couldn’t be convicted of any one type of crime, what criminal charge would you like to be immune to?

Maybe this is low hanging fruit, but considering current circumstances—stealing. Specifically, I want to steal money from billionaires and distribute that wealth to those who need it most.

68. How do you judge a person?

I can say a lot of things here but ultimately I pay the most attention to how they treat other people.

69. If you could have an all-expenses paid trip to see any famous world monument, which monument would you choose?

It’s not really a monument, but I’d like to go to Kennedy Space Center and watch a rocket launch live.

70. Any message to your fans?

Madam Dinz Lee added this as a joke but I know I don’t have fans. Anyway, if you reached this point—congrats, I guess? And thanks for reading? Stay safe out there.

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