5 Things

You've probably seen this meme around the blogosphere already, but I was tagged by the lovely Elle to share 5 things about me. So, her...

You've probably seen this meme around the blogosphere already, but I was tagged by the lovely Elle to share 5 things about me. So, here we go - five totally random things about me:

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1. I'm kind of a total romantic. Not in the roses and poetry and candlelight way, but in the "I believe in true love" way. Sappy, right? I don't think I tend to act that way in real life, but inside...I'm a true believer. Which is possibly also why I may end up single forever, but honestly, I'd rather be single than be in the wrong relationship. (Bonus: any relationship drama in my life is not my own!)

2. I'm not a sports person at all, and up until three years ago all I knew about football was what a touchdown was (you know, the equivalent of a goal. Don't ask me how many points a touchdown's worth though!). Today, partly due to Friday Night Lights,  I am a huge 49ers fan. (Even though I only know the basic rules and sometimes am not altogether sure what's going on.)

3. Sometimes I forget I have a law degree. Probably only because I never actually use anything I learned in law school, but still. How does one forget that they have a law degree?

4. When I was little, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said, "A waitress." My parents freaked out until they had the bright idea to question me a little further, and when asked why I wanted to be a waitress, I answered, "Because I like the little notepad and pen." See, a love of stationery starts young!

5. One of the best days of my life was the day I realized I could read. I remember it so vividly - Lauren and I had "camped" in my parents' room in the giant sleeping bag, and I had tucked The Cat in the Hat under my pillow because that was my newest book (I used to keep all my newest things under my pillow because I was so excited about them that I wanted them within easy reach as soon I woke up the next morning), and the next morning I pulled it out, sat up, and started reading it aloud all by myself. I remember just getting more and more excited until I finished the entire book by myself. And that feeling is the reason I'm starting to go through training to help eradicate adult illiteracy next week. Can you imagine not even being able to fill out, say, a form at the post office or bank by yourself? We're not even talking about enjoying reading just for the love of it, but about functioning as an adult every day. I'm excited to have found a cause that I am so passionate about, and can't wait to start volunteering!

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  1. Adorable! I know what you mean about reading, it is such a powerful gift.

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    1. It really is! I can't imagine how tough it must be to not be able to read as an adult.

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  2. This is one of my favorite posts! I'll never forget that day you told me your forgot about your law degree. I still laugh about it to this day. Aaaaand if I'm going to be honest #5 made me tear up a little bit :)

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    1. Aww thanks Jenn! haha Yeah I thought of you when I wrote that one!

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  3. Your parents were very wise to ask you the "why" about your career ambition...

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  4. Such a great post! I also posted Five Things about myself today :)

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  5. aww this is SO cute. When I was a kid I wanted to be a supermarket check out lady or a bank teller...why? Because I loved the scanning of the products at the cash register and I loved how bank tellers used to count out the cash (nowadays they use a machine...but anyway...) Oh and I wanted to be a teacher because I loved the chalkboard and school supplies. =D lol.

    xo,
    nancy

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    1. Haha my sister loved cash registers as well - she had a toy one and would constantly make me and my mom "buy" things. She really just loved the noise of it. Hence the nickname I gave her, Noisy Child. lol

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  6. Very nice. I love the first thing you wrote... you are better off single than being the wrong relationship, and you shouldn't' look for perfection, it doesn't exist, but whoever you end up with has to be perfect for you. they should make you a better person. :-) Great points!

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    1. Thank you! And yes I 100% agree with you abt finding the perfect person for me- not for perfection!

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  7. Loved reading more about you!! I so miss Friday Night Lights (though it didn't exactly turn my into a football fan) and I can't believe you forget you have a law degree - too funny!

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    1. Aww thanks Elle! I miss it too! It's such a good show. I think I need to re-watch the entire show again soon. haha And yeah, I can't believe I forgot I have a law degree either. Just goes to show that I probably shouldn't have studied law to begin with! haha

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  8. Awww...its always nice to know our fellow bloggers a little bit more on a personal level. I'm quite the romantic type as well, and i try to hide in real life but most of my close friends or BFF knows it, hahaha...but agree, better to be single than in the wrong relationship!!! I always say that to my girls;)

    I am not a sporty person at all, totally uncoordinated,lol But good to hear you've made improvements,lol. Although i do like to watch the Euro cup and world cup to support my home town Denmark!!!hehe...Actually i was kinda sporty in PE classes during primary school, where i loved basketball and soccer but i dont know how it all went down hill after high school,lol

    It's sooo cute how you would put your fave things under your pillow as a kid. I cant remember the first English book i read but i remember there was one book i read in school that had the word "look" on every page of a guy driving a car and there would be more animals that appeared on the back of his car as i flicked through the pages,hahaha so funny! It's true eh? How we can take simple things such as reading for granted. You really made me think for a sec when you wrote about that. All the best with the training to help eradicate adult illiteracy, it's such a good deed you're doing:D

    And don't ever forget you got a law degree girl, it's a great achievement!:) plus i heard it takes forever to get one, lol

    p.s. love the quote you posted here:) We deserve nothing but the best after all.

    Hope you had a great Easter break Jess!!! Im dreading the thought of work already, lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Cinz! And I got my law degree in England so it was only 3 years. haha I wish I got an Easter break! Hong Kong gets so many public holidays!

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  9. So nice to learn more about you. Funny you wanted to be a waitress when you were younger because of the paper and pen. It's also nice to volunteer for a good cause.

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