"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

one to twenty

i got tagged by her. i'm supposed to share 20 random facts about me, so here's my list: from one to twenty...

1. i am a southpaw. that means i'm left-handed.

2. my approximate weight is 85 lbs. i am so light. i ought to eat more.

3. i tend to bite my drinking straw. it's something i do unconsciously. i should drink straight from the glass or the bottle -- it's healthier and earth-friendly that way.

4. i eat instant noodles/pancit canton only once in a blue moon. it's not that i don't like it. i'm not allergic to it either.

5. one of my labmates challenged me to gain at least five pounds over the christmas break. we had a bet and i really wanted to win. i lost. she won the bragging rights. she should have just challenged me to lose weight instead. ha ha!

6. to date, i only have two god children. they're both boys.

7. when i was nine, i thought i'd never survive past eighteen. i wasn't sickly so i don't really know why i thought that way. needless to say, the universe proved me wrong. thank God!

8. i stopped biting my nails in 2003.

9. when i eat watermelon, i make it a point to eat the small brown seeds one by one. sometimes, i patiently open each one of them just so i could eat their white parts bare.

10. i could count with my fingers the number of times i go to church to attend mass in a year. i regularly pray though. my family is religious.

11. if there's one thing i don't want to re-live, it's college graduation. gawd, that was the day when my own legs barely supported me.

12. i often think that i haven't really outgrown my stage of 'terrible twos'. until now, i'm so quick at saying 'no' even in times when i should say 'yes'.

13. i have a thin triangular scar on the left side of my face. i have it because i was accidentally hit with the handle of a small guitar by one of my uncles and his cousin when they were horseplaying. i don't think they remember, but i do.

14. i love eating ice cream even when it's so cold outside.

15. there's a reason to believe that my language of distress is english.

16. i can't remember when i last chewed sugarcane. it must be more than ten years ago.

17. i learned how to ride a bike on my own, and i didn't get bruises and scrapes while i was just learning. i got the nasty looking scar on my left knee only years after -- after i fell off the bike one fine day and a sharp stone cut through my skin. major ouch! my fault 'coz i chose a rocky road.

18. i like skittles. they're my favorite candies.

19. canals are really danger zones for me. my clumsiness tends to manifest itself whenever i'm near them. no, i haven't really found myself bathed with canal water... but close...

20. currently, there are only two songs looping in my winamp: kiss from a rose by seal and mig ayesa's version of baby, i love your way. last week was reggae week, maling akala by brownman revival was on repeat mode.

whew! i thought doing this was easy. would you believe? it took me more than a week to complete this list! AND because you read this, you're tagged! ha ha ha!!!


  1. drinking straight the glass or bottle? but they're harder to bite!

  2. i've done this tag na.:)

    pareho tas numbers 3, 6 and 14.:)

  3. Nge. That should have read: Drinking straight FROM the glass or bottle? I don't want my English teacher to lash me for this! Hehe.

  4. babypink, lami jud mag-ice cream bahalag ting-tugnaw.

    abaniko, O.C.! ha ha, classmates ta sa pagka-O.C.

  5. Lami gyud ang Ice Cream bisan unsaon (but don't let me eat one with a durian-flavor) hehehe!

  6. i still bite my fingernails.. aargh..

  7. trick, aye!

    guile, ehehehe, they say it's a sign of insecurity and one book i've read implied that the length of the nails of someone who bites his/her nails can be regarded as "barometer" of happiness. :D


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