1. Do you like blue cheese?
I don't mind the odd daub of it.
2. Have you ever smoked?
Once. If I ever picked up the habit, my mom would kill me.
3. Do you own a gun?
No. I live in Singapore.
4. What flavor Kool-Aid was your favorite?
Clearly whoever came up with this list of questions is American. I must've tried Kool-Aid at some point during my university years, but I can't remember a single instance.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No. I just get impatient.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Yums! But only if they come with the trimmings.
7. Favourite Christmas movie?
Love Actually. I stole Packrat and Ondine's copy last Christmas and, er, haven't returned it yet.
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
9. Can you do push-ups?
Kind of. Been practicing somewhat during Pilates class.
10. What's your favorite piece of jewellery?
A curvy silver bracelet I bought at a jewellery stand in the basement of Norris University Center, some time in the mid-1990s.
11. Favourite hobby?
Every time I see the word "hobby", I immediately think of "stamp collecting", even though I was an indifferent collector at best. I think hobbies are so 1980s.
12. Do you have A.D.D.?
We didn't have that in my generation at school.
13. What's one trait you dislike about yourself?
I don't have a very good memory.
14. Middle names?
Not telling! Some things are best kept private (or forgotten).
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
What am I thinking?
Damn, I type fast.
My wrist is itchy.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
Black coffee, ice-cold water and green tea (out of a bottle or a can).
17. Current worry?
I'll never write that novel.
18. Current hate right now?
When I was a kid, my mother told me not to say that I hated anything because "hate" is a very intense word and not be bandied about lightly (I don't think she used "bandied" though). So, uh, yeah, not really hating anything specific right now.
19. Favourite place to be?
I've been thinking a lot about Hoi An today, partly because a friend there has been Facebooking about eating at Casa Verde, and I'm trying to pitch a related food article. But I think my answer from before still stands: I don't really have a favourite place, though there are many places that I've liked dearly and would be happy to revisit.
Also, my apartment's still a good place to be, though it's not the same apartment that I wrote about the last time.
20. How did you bring in the new year?
Do you mean "ring in" Anyway, it was at a friend's apartment, with the clink of champagne and the riotous chorus of local TV station MediaCorp's New Year countdown event.
21. Where would you like to go?
Paris (again)! Iceland (was just watching a Bizarre Foods episode of this)! Also (in no particular order): Melbourne, Laos, China and Taiwan.
22. Name three people who will complete this.
23. Do you own slippers?
I'm going to steal Tricia's response because she said it best: "This is Singapore. We were born wearing slippers."
24 What shirt are you wearing?
A grey pajama top.
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
26. Can you whistle?
27. Favourite colour?
Red and its attendant hues.
28. Would you be a pirate?
Yes, if I can look as hot as Keira Knightley and get my pirate swag from 826 Valencia.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
None. I'm an execrable singer.
30. Favourite girl's name?
This changes regularly, but one perennial favourite is: Min.
31. Favorite boy's name?
Can't think of one right now.
32. What's in your pocket right now?
Nothing. After all, I'm going to bed.