25 Facts Aboot Me Tag

Something different todayย instead of a review – I haven’t done a Tag in ages. I saw this on The Makeup Case and had to do my own spin on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What is your middle name?
Hoarder. Stash Hoarder Matters is my name, don’t wear it out! ๐Ÿ˜›

What was your favorite subject in school?
In high school I really loved Industrial Arts or erm it used to be called “Shop” class. I made a wooden bowl on the lathe, and a wooden piggy bank. It was an awesome class!

What is your favorite drink?

I’ve answered this before elsewhere so I’ll name another one I like: Jack fruit shake. I get this from our local Vietnamese restaurant and it is so refreshing. It tastes kind of like Neapolitan ice cream but lighter.

What is your favorite song at the moment?
I’ve had “Follow You Follow Me” in my head for a few weeks ever since I saw the animated short “Lily & the Snowman” from Cineplex!

*Is someone cutting onions?* ๐Ÿ˜•

What are your favorite kids names?
I’m not planning to have kids but I like old fashioned names like Mabel and Beatrice. Someone told me they were thankful I wasn’t having kids to spare them those names. ๐Ÿ˜†

Do you participate in any sports?

What is your favorite book?

Not sure if it’s my favourite, but The Road by Cormac McCarthy had such a strong effect on me. It’s mostly super depressing but with a slight glimmer of hope. I actually cried reading this!

What is your favorite animal?
At the zoo, I always like to see the Orangutans. They seem so wise.

What is your favorite perfume?

Stella by Stella McCartney

Favorite holiday?
Any that involves this trifecta: time off, food, and presents!

Have you graduated from high school?
Yes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you ever been out of the country?
Uh, asking a Canadian this question is like asking if they’ve crossed the street. I honestly do not know a single Canadian who hasn’t at least been to the US. I love travelling! My goal is to make it to all the continents before I die (have not been to Australia, Africa, and South America… not sure about visiting Antarctica though)

Do you know any other languages?
Some French, very limitedย Cantonese. I wish I knew more swear words in both.

Do you have any siblings?
Yes, a younger sister by 2 years. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย We’re both adopted.

Favorite store?

Winners (TJMaxx)

Favorite restaurant?
So difficult to choose… one that I visit often is Kenzo Ramen. It’s such great comfort food.

Did you like school?
Yes I did. And yes, I was a keener. ๐Ÿ˜›

Who are your favorite YouTubers?
I’ll try to name ones that aren’t mentioned as often:

Shameless Fripperies:


Makeup by Eman (I’ve actually met her in person – quite accidentally inside Sephora when she was working at the MUFE counter. I asked her, “Um do you make YT videos?” and her coworker started laughing at her. ๐Ÿ˜› I told her that I loved her channel):

Its Keerstin:

Goo Roo Beauty:

Sharon Farrell:

What is your favorite movie?

Difficult to pick one movie as an absolute favourite and I don’t want to repeat some others I’ve already named before so here’s one I really loved: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) directed by Guillermo del Toro. It’s a fantasy film that doesn’t star a lot of big names but has amazing imagery and left a great impression on me.

What are your favorite TV shows?
I don’t watch any current TV shows. Old favourites include The Wire, Arrested Development, and Breaking Bad. Any TV shows you’d recommend to me?

PC or Mac?
PC – I find the term PC (aka Personal Computers) funny. It’s more of a product category rather than a brand; Macย is a Personal Computer. It’d be better to ask: HP / Dell / Lenovo etc vs Apple. ๐Ÿ˜› ย I currently have a Dell.

What kind of phone do you use?
I have 2 phones – no, not a drug dealer – one is a Blackberry and the other is iphone; one is for personalย and the other is for work.

What is your height?
5’3″ I wish I had a coupleย more inches. I guess that’s what heels are for. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you have any pets?
Not currently. ย But I love dogs. My SO loves cats. ย One day we will have one or two or three of each! But currently we’reย dog-sitting my friend’s Australian Shepherd / Sheltie mix for a week! ๐Ÿ˜€ We’ve dog-sat her a few times before – she’s a very sweet dog.

The pictures of the cute Bengal kitty on my IG is my in-laws’ cat, Molly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you done this tag? I’d love to read your answers! โญ

55 thoughts on “25 Facts Aboot Me Tag

    1. You creeper! ๐Ÿ˜› Haha but I know what you mean, I mostly write about makeup and not much about other aspects of my life (on purpose!)
      I go through phases where I get SO bored of my sub list too so I love discovering new to me YouTubers – any you particularly like who might not be as well known?


  1. Now this reminds me to work on the tags I have in my inbox.. I feel so guilty not participating on those tags..๐Ÿ™ˆ
    But yes..I love Pans Labyrinth too they are just classic that’s always interesting to watch! And oh! Jackfruit shake is really good and jackfruit itself is one of my fave fruits.. We used to have a tree of it back home and we couldn’t wait for it to ripen..hehe

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    1. I know! I have so many Tags in my draft folder. I do like doing them but depends on my mood. Tags are a great way to show more about your personality beyond just makeup or fashion! ๐Ÿ˜›
      I’d never heard of Jack fruit until I saw it on a Vietnamese menu – I tried it and the rest is history! I just had it last weekend – yummmm.

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  2. Lovely post! And I love fresh Jack fruit but never had it in juice /shake ๐Ÿ™‚ Well maybe you’ll like House of Cards but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea so maybe see one episode before deciding. Enjoy your weekend!!

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    1. We did give House of Cards a try – we watched the whole 1st season but just couldn’t care enough about Frank to continue. Their best character – spoiler alert – Russo, dies… so what’s the point of continuing? ๐Ÿ˜›
      Have a good weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my faves, too! Way darker than I thought it’d be, despite having seen other Del Toro movies before.

    I don’t love jackfruit – I find it a bit cloying. But I think I’m the only person who doesn’t really like it! Avocado shakes, baby. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I just finished Breaking Bad! So late, but it was really good. Kept me thinking about it after every ep, sign of a great show. People keep telling us to watch Better Call Saul, now, a spin-off. I’d recommend The Americans (S4 just started on Wed), Luther, Fringe, Community, Misfits, and Hannibal.

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    1. Yes, Pan’s Labyrinth is much darker than I thought it would be – very creepy!
      Oh I do like avocado shakes too but I find it a little too creamy… but I’m not a huge fan of super creamy things.
      I’m glad you finished Breaking Bad finally! It was good up until the end, wasn’t it? I haven’t watched an episode of Better Call Saul – I’d rather binge watch it once the series is done! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m interested in watching The Americans! We did try to watch Community and we liked a few episodes but it was spotty so we kind of stopped. I like Fringe a lot too but I kind of lost interest after the 2nd season and the alternative universe thing… I should pick it back up! Thanks for reminding me!

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      1. I still liked the end of Breaking Bad, though it felt like a downer! We started Better Call Saul, but have recently gotten distracted by Daredevil S2 (enjoyed S1 a lot). We loved The Americans but others seem to find it slow. IDK… ๐Ÿ™‚ Community isn’t really great until it gets going, so it takes maybe half a season or so. Ahhh so much TV, so little time. There are so many shows I started but never got around to finishing (Walking Dead), and others on my watchlist (Peaky Blinders, The Knick).


  4. Love this! Always nice to learn more about you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the YouTube recommendations! I am subscribed to some of these girls, but not others. Always nice to hear about ones other than the usual!

    Whoever said it’s lucky you don’t plan to have children was right – I think they dodged a bullet with those names ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Surprisingly, I’ve met quite a few people who have never been out of the country. They’re from small towns though, not sure if that has any correlation…

    Lily and the Snowman is sooo cute! Made me tear up in the theatres.

    Pan’s Labyrinth freaked me out (I am scared of everything)! Although you are right, the imagery is amazing.

    Since she is a Bengal, does Molly try to climb on everything more than the usual cat? I used to know someone with a Bengal, and it would try to claw onto my long hair and swing from it. Cute cat, but I was kinda scared of it haha.

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    1. No problem on the YT recs – any you would recommend for me?
      Aw you don’t think Beatrice is a cute name? Bea? ๐Ÿ˜•
      I honestly don’t know a single person (I asked around) who hasn’t been at least to the US! But yes, I do think that small town mentality is probably a factor on people who don’t wish to travel.
      My SO thinks Lily and the Snowman from the point of view of the snowman is a nightmare, lol. Poor snowman, neglected for years and only brought out when it suited the human. I told him the snowman has no feelings but he disagrees. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Yes Panโ€™s Labyrinth teeters between fantasy and horror and some of the scenes are really scary / gruesome. I still loved it though – so different than mainstream Hollywood films!
      Yes Molly is a serial knocker over of things. She has broken vases, lamps, picture frames… my in-laws have basically kitty proofed the place by removing all decorations. This past Christmas they did not put up the Christmas tree for fear of her climbing up on it and knocking everything over. ๐Ÿ˜› She did try to bat at my hair a few times when I had it dangling over a chair but she didn’t try to swing from it, omg! The image of that! ๐Ÿ˜† She’s a playful cat but also very scaredy – she only recently allowed us to pick her up or pet her.

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      1. Lately I’ve been watching a lot of:

        Allana Davison (found out she’s a fellow Calgarian):

        Carly Humbert (I LOVE her tutorials!):

        Sami Erzen:

        Elle Florence (she’s more of a ‘lifestyle’ YouTuber, I would say, but I like watching her because I live vicariously through her hauls):

        To be honest, I like classic names (Charlotte, Grace, etc.), and while Beatrice and Mabel might be a tad too old fashioned for me, I prefer them over “trendy” names like Kennedy or Blake or Michaela (no offense to any Kennedys or Blakes or Michaelas out there).

        Understandable why Canadians like travelling, even if it’s just to the US. There’s so much to see out there! It’s a nice country to grow up/live in, but Canada is, in general, quite boring ๐Ÿ˜›

        I agree with your SO! The snowman definitely has feelings, haha.

        Haha! Bengals are sooo pretty to look at, but they are kind of a nightmare at the same time. I like that they’re so playful though, like dogs!


  5. “Someone told me they were thankful I wasnโ€™t having kids to spare them those names.” – OMG I laughed so hard at this! As for the inches, I’m 5’5″. I’ll trade you!

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  6. I have so many comments to make that I’ll probably forget something and have to comment again! Because I always procrastinate to do tags, and then forget about them (oops).
    I’ve never tasted jackfruit, but now I need to!
    I love the name Beatrice as well, but the only kids I have or plan to have are of the furry variety (love cats, love dogs, someday I’ll own a corgi), even though I quite like some (but not all) children. I do like being an honorary auntie.
    I love Stella, unfortunately it so does not work with my body chemistry, but L.I.L.Y. does.
    I’m an only child, as is Mr. Al, hence becoming an honorary auntie.
    I think I’m somewhere around 5ft7, but I’m not 100% sure, everyone I know is either taller or shorter than me. I’ve been told by tall folks that I’m short, and by short folks that I’m tall. So I guess I’m the perfect height for me!

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    1. Yes, you need to try jackfruit, it’s such a nice treat – like sweets but “healthy”.
      We will also have a household full of furry kids! We used to want purebred but I think more and more we are leaning toward a mutt or mix and we’ll adopt adult animals from the shelter so we can do away with all the nutty puppy / kitten craziness!
      Wow, you’re both only children, how interesting. Both me and my SO have one sibling each but none of us are planning to have kids so there are no kids at ALL even between the 4 of us.
      I’ve been told by people that I’m tall for my height, whatever that means! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  7. This post has given me inspiration, I need to give the Stella perfume a spray (if I can find it) and you’ve given me some new YouTubers to check out! Having a work phone is quite common ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re tall compared to me haha!

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  8. I do like reading about the mysterious Stashy! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha
    We are so different in so many ways i.e – I don’t like Jackfruit and I would not go near that drink. I am not good with the fantasy movie genre either..

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  9. Ahh that jack fruit drink sounds amazing =O I haven’t eaten jack fruit in years, I must track it down in London somehow! Also great TV show choices, those three are in my favourites too, I reckon you would enjoy The Sopranos, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Orange is The New Black, Better Call Saul and Daredevil (off the top of my head). Jay xx

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    1. Try your local Asian markets – those are the only places I’ve seen jackfruit!
      Oooh yes the Sopranos is on our list to watch – I watched season 1 and I really liked it. I’ll have to get the whole season. I read the book Orange is the New Black but I think the tv show has taken it into a WHOLE other level! I haven’t seen any episodes of the show though.

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  10. Oooh thanks for all the You-Tuber recommendations, off to check those out as I’ve never heard of any of them. Not sure if you watch Bailey B or not but I think you might like her – she does some pretty detailed reviews. I’ve also recently discovered JamiePageBeauty. She’s Canadian and I really like her!

    I LOVED Breaking Bad too! I had trouble going back to regular tv after binge watching that series – everything seemed so lame in comparison. Have you watched Sons of Anarchy? It has some cheesy moments but I really enjoyed it.

    Lilly & The Snowman totally made me tear up when I saw it in the theatre. So sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. I haven’t heard of Bailey B or JamiePageBeauty – I will look them up – thanks for the recs! I love watching Canadian beauty channels too!
      I haven’t watched Sons of Anarchy yet but we do have Season 1 on DVD so I’ll have to make time for that – I’ve had several people recommend it to us.
      I saw Lilly & The Snowman before the Deadpool movie and I was all mixed up with emotions! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  11. I love tags !!!:D ๐Ÿ˜Š I’ve never tried that type of shake before I’ve never even heard of it lol but it sounds delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹ I’ve also never heard of that movie, that book or those you tubers lol!! As for a show omg I loved breaking bad!!!!!! Are you watching better call Saul?? Some of my fave shows gotta be the returned (still haven’t seen the 2nd season gotta get to it!), friends, … I’ll get back to you on shows lol I was binge watching friends for a while I kinda forgot all of my past fave shows ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. I’m not watching Better Call Saul yet, I think I will wait until the series is over so I can binge watch! ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t know The Returned but I just looked it up and it looks creepy / intriguing! I want to watch it now…! Thanks for the rec!

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    1. It’s just a generalization that criminals carry a few phones – one for business so the cops won’t be able to trace it, and another for personal stuff. ๐Ÿ˜›


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