Random 7+1 Facts About Mei (that you already didn’t know)
Since Jook is a communist who thinks that I should be tagged, here I am doing one of these redundant “8-facts-I-wanna-know-but-really-don’t” sort of tags. But since Jook is a rockstar who is still a friend despite my lickings, all is forgiven.
Random Fact #1
I am a pure mixed-bred Chinese, with 1/8 Russian, some Thai and some Nyonya thrown in. Which explains why my brother looks slightly European and I look… Malay. At one point when I was wearing a baju kurung buying stationary with my brother, the sales assistant kept on gawking at my brother and I, asking “Siblings? But how come you’re Malay and he looks like cina celup?”.
Random Fact #2
My first translation gig was translating Kiwi sayings, euphemisms and humor to some Latin American classmates. Good times.
Random Fact #3
Before taking up Spanish and Italian in Uni, I actually applied [and got accepted at the last minute] to take up a Bachelor of Language and Speech Therapy. Which would’ve meant I would’ve become a speech therapist, earning bigger money than being a [starving] writer.
Random Fact #4
I didn’t start wearing skirts until I was 13 or 14.
Random Fact #5
I’ve blocked quite a few people on my MSN list. Since I think they ought to know why [and who], here’s a list below :
Alex Chua : My ex. Bloody irritating, and always trying to dispense advice that I think is rather old-fashioned. So what if I work myself to the bone and freelance. If I die halfway while working IT IS MY PROBLEM not yours. One day he decides that it’s funny that I’ve started paying for my car repairs and tax [on my own], and said [rather snidingly I felt]: Haha! Now you know how it feels like to spend your own money.
Well excuse me you uptight morally-right bastard, I’ve been working since I was 16 and spending my own money on clothes and shopping since then.
Conclusion : You’ve been blocked as you’re an irritating uptight bastard.
Joel Tai : Another ex, who deems himself superior and worthy above everyone else. Can’t string a nice sentence to save his own balls.
Conclusion : Egoistic, self-centred and a downright asswipe.
Random Fact #6
At some warped stage of my life I could speak a little German, Latin, Italian, Spanish, English, Malay and Hokkien.
Random Fact #7
I am listening to Sarah Brightman’s Symphony album as I type this out.
Random Fact #8
I hereby tag thee
Christine – Cause I know you’re free
Kel – Cause you need to blog
Tim – Cause your blog is depressing
Junaidi – Cause you’re depressed
Jojo – Cause you need a distraction
Ying Swan – Cause you’re this year’s UMSA President