16 random things about me

February 28

I was going to write a blog post, but ended up spending most of my time writing the 16 random things thing for Facebook. So I’ll just post that here.

  1. I get up 5.30 in the morning to do devotions and exercise before leaving for work. (Only on workdays though, on weekends I get up 8, or later if I go to bed late.) Because of this I try to go to bed 10.30, but it’s not so easy…
  2. I still use the old, silvery Nintendo DS (the DS fat as some people call it). The touch screen was very unprecise for a while, but I replaced it. (I actually bought a replacement touch screen online, disassembled the DS and replaced the monitor.) I believe the touch screen, the special screwdriver and shipping cost roughly 5 USD in total. Instead of buying a new DS for over 100 USD.
  3. I like curry! Although when people ask me what kind of curry (Chinese, Japanese, Indian), I don’t really have an answer.
  4. I like ice cream! I actually bought an ice cream machine. While it’s not cheaper to make ice cream than to buy it in bulk, it gives me a chance to test weird stuff. Like wasabi ice cream.
  5. When I write SMSes, I always use correct grammar, with full words, punctuation with spaces after them, capitalizing the first letter of new sentences. Then once I reach the 160 character limit, I start shaving away words, rephrasing sentences and removing spaces where applicable. I do this even though I have 90 free SMSes every month! (And I’m nowhere near being able to use it up, since I far prefer MSN and e-mail over using the mobile phone for any communication!) It’s kind of a bad habit.
  6. On MSN I’m a lot slacker, leaving out capitalization and using netslang abbreviations even though I type 10 times faster than on the cell phone. But then again, I write 50 times more text on MSN than on mobile phones, so I guess it’s okay. (I still use correct punctuation and grammar on MSN most of the time too.)
  7. I check my e-mail several times an hour as long as I’m home or at work. But I usually don’t reply to personal messages immediately anymore. I only reply immediately if someone asks me a simple question or request of some other sort. Some people have reacted when I reply to their e-mails/Facebook message 10 minutes after they sent it. The problem nowadays is that I seldom get time to sit down and take time to reply properly on personal e-mails and Facebook messages, I only do once a week or every other week…
  8. On that note, I now almost use Facebook messages the same way I use e-mail. Since they include the message text in the notification e-mail from Facebook, I can archive those notification mails, meaning I can actually see and search those messages in my e-mail. The big drawback is that I don’t get Facebook messages that I write to others back to me on my e-mail…
  9. I actually kind of like to cook and bake, but it’s hard to get time. Maybe if I move out again. But then again, when I lived with Leon in Trondheim, I did get a bit tired of cooking, and ended up just woking together random stuff for dinner most of the days.
  10. I don’t actually eat so much candy and snacks… I bought several bags of candy when I was traveling a few weeks ago, but I still haven’t finished them all. And yet, somehow I seem to have eaten snacks almost every day the last few weeks, because they’ve been giving out cake and chocolate and cookies for various reasons at work, and also on youth meetings, etc.
  11. I use my mobile phone mostly for music, checking time, wakeup alarm, and playing games when I want to pass time and for some reason or other can’t or won’t play on the DS. I also use it to look at my e-mail and surf the web when I don’t have a computer. And I now use my mobile phone as my only photo camera when travelling. Calling and even sending SMS messages with my mobile phone is only done in emergency situations. (Well, not really, but it’s close.)
  12. I kind of like playing board games and video games, but I’m usually too lazy to think many steps ahead, making it hard to win in the more strategic types of games. In single-player video games it’s okay, because I can just try again and again untill I win. But in board games (and also multiplayer video games) I can’t really use that kind of tactics to win…
  13. When eating sweet things, I prefer that they are cold. (So I like sweet cold drinks/desserts more than the warm sweet congee stuff that Chinese people eat sometimes.) And when I eat hot/warm things and meals, I prefer that they aren’t sweet. (I never order sweet and sour sauce, and I prefer not to have pineapple or other fruit in my food. Don’t really like tomato either, actually.) I still enjoy eating all of those things though, it’s just that I wouldn’t order those things when I’m ordering my own food.
  14. I feel uncomfortable when I am unable to keep a conversation going with a person. That’s why I: (a) don’t like to be alone with another person unless it’s a person that talks a lot/is good at keeping a conversation. I  generally prefer to be in a group of people rather than alone with someone (b) hate talking on the phone (c) try to avoid people in general.
  15. I keep are plushies on my bed. But my bed is rather narrow, so I ended up squashing them together at the foot end of the bed. They probably smell like my feet by now. There’s my Kon plushie, my polar bear plushie that I’ve had since I was a child, also my Dan tat pillow (although it’s not a plushie I guess). I also have at the side of my bed a Sasuke pillow that I got dirt cheap in HK, and a cushtie pillow. It’s supersoft and squishy!
  16. I was unable to think of 16 things in one go, so I had to make a document and write it little by little. Good thing I didn’t have to write 25. But man, do I write a lot whenever I am able to think of a topic… =/

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