I had another post planned for today but haven’t had time to finish it… so this is an unplanned “bonus” post. Why not do a tag for old times’ sake? 😉
There’s no official name for this but these were 25 questions that Polished & Inspired posed and tagged me. And I have posted a “25 Facts Aboot Me Tag” before, which you can also check out. Onward to the random questions…
1. Why did you start blogging?
I put myself on a full year of No-Buy back in 2015 and wanted to hold myself accountable! 😛 Also, I felt like I had a voice to share my passion for makeup and join a community of like-mind folks.
2. What does a perfect day entail?
Shopping, lots of shopping. Dim sum. And bubble tea. Then after all the shopping and eating, I go for a facial and massage. 😍
Is it bad to say that I’d like to spend the day alone? 😛 Nothing against my SO but he would NOT be a fun shopping companion!
3. What’s your earliest memory?
Some of you know that I’m adopted but before I lived in an orphanage, I spent some time with my biological family and remember snippets of events in great detail while I was little. I remember when I was a baby and we went to a gas station and another toddler swallowed a coin that he had found on the ground! I was told very sternly to never ever swallow coins! 😮 That lesson has stuck with me – I’ve never swallowed a coin in my life!
4. Do you (or would you) share your passwords with a significant other, and why or why not?
I don’t currently share my passwords with my SO, but I would totally share my password with my him! It’s “heysexy123” for your reference.
5. What was your favourite cartoon as a kid?
I mean, how awesome is it that there’s only just ONE female in the whole village? 😉
6. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Officially to “Stashy”! 😆
7. What are five things you like about yourself?
I’m resilient, patient, resourceful, inquisitive, and my nails are decent (I just had to include one superficial thing… 😉)
8. What’s one thing you would change about yourself?
A physical thing: I wish I was just a teeny bit taller, like a couple of inches. I’m almost 5’3″ (160cm) and I wish I was 5’5″. A non-physical thing: I wished that I had been born earlier so I could experience how the world has changed so drastically. As much as I think the world and technology advancements are so fast paced now, I don’t think they are nearly as significant as the leaps that were made decades ago. Imagine if I was a Baby Boomer born in the 50s, and how the concept of a personal computer has changed so greatly from those massive machines to the computing capabilities of a tablet now. I feel like things such as a laptop or a cell phone hasn’t changed all that much in the past 10 or so years? I’m just really wondering what the next Big Thing is going to be…
9. You get an all-expenses paid vacation to anywhere in the world (can only choose one place) with no budget. Where would you go and what would you do?
I just googled “most expensive place to visit” and found this list. I’ve been to most of the places listed! 🤣 I suppose based on price of flight and local costs, I would choose Hawaii (Honolulu was listed as #8 on that list).
It never used to be on my list of travel destinations but everyone who has visited, have had nothing but good things to say about it. They tell me that there’s such a variety of scenery to see, from beaches, to mountains, to cities. I also like the idea of all the fresh fruits and seafood to be had there! Has anyone visited Hawaii and hated it? If so, please tell me…
10. What made you choose your job/profession (or major if you’re still in school)?
Being a Ninja: perks include being able to wear head to toe black all the time, and working solo. Also, throwing sharp objects freely.
11. Would you rather be a great singer, or a great dancer?
Tough one. Singing is something you can do no matter how old you get. But dancing can be a great physical activity to keep you healthy. Although, I think singing is more about what you were born with whereas you can learn how to dance as a skill. I wonder if there are more great singers or great dancers in the world? I’m probably thinking too much on this question. Fine, I’d rather be a great dancer because there’s still hope for me…
12. What fictional place from a book or movie do you wish existed?
Is this the question where everyone responds Hogwarts? 😆 I’m going to go with the fictional world shown in the movie The Fifth Element, for its mix of gritty reality with a unique futuristic vision. I primarily want this Chanel eye shadow gadget:
And also this nail polish change-y gadget:
Plus, I really like that movie overall. 🙂
13. Is there anything you’ve tried that you would never do again?
I had to sleep on this question because I just cannot think of anything that I’d never do again. Maybe, never catching a flight last minute again? I have been that person that they have to page over the intercom for last call before they close the airplane doors… 😳 In my defense, I was having coffee and they changed the gates on me (and I wasn’t paying attention… I know).
14. What personality trait do you wish you had?
Spontaneity. I admire people who can just fly by the seat of their pants!
15. Do you have any bad habits?
Does buying too much makeup count as a bad habit? 😇 I also have a trucker mouth, I’m actively trying to not swear as much in real life. I need to express myself in more creative ways without the profanity!
16. What is your ideal meal?
Sushi or ramen. I could probably rotate between those 2 meals for the rest of my life and be content. I especially like salmon sushi, and tonkotsu ramen. 🍣🍜
17. Would you rather give up TV/movies for a year, or give up social media for a year?
I’d gladly give up social media for a year! I’m not too into TV shows but I love movies too much.
18. Are there any websites you visit every single day?
Besides my WordPress feed to read your blogs? Those of you who follow my IG will already know this answer: REDDIT! I’m addicted. So much so that my SO and I banned ourselves for the month of January from visiting Reddit.
We were successful for the month but now we’re visiting it all the time again. 😛
19. What makeup/fashion trend do you wish would come back?
I feel like pretty much every trend has already been brought back? Every other year it’s “the 60s / 70s / 80s / 90s are back!” it seems.
20. What celebrity or celebrities would you like to be friends with?
James Corden. He just seems like he’s always having fun.
21. Do you believe in soulmates? Why or why not?
No, I don’t believe in soulmates. I don’t subscribe to the notion that there is just one single person in the whole world who is suitable for another person. That’s wishful thinking to somehow confirm or justify a relationship. I think there’s a lot of work involved in a relationship and people who just rely on fate or “chemistry” are leaving too much to chance.
22. What’s something that you want to see in your lifetime?
The invention of teleportation!
Why is that not being funded by Elon Musk and Richard Branson right now? I have a conspiracy theory that big auto and airline industries are actively blocking the advancement of this technology!
23. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
That I didn’t let my upbringing jade me. 🙂
24. What is one thing in your life you wish you could do over?
I’d probably redo high school. I was such a keener and took academics too seriously. If I could go back, I would do more fun extracurricular things, gone out more, and maintained better friendships. There was such an intense focus on getting into university and in the end, none of that really matters! 😛
25. What is the most memorable book or movie that you’ve written or watched?
Wait, are you asking if I wrote a book or movie script? 😆 I feel like I’ve answered this question quite a few times before. One that I haven’t named is The Shawshank Redemption.
It’s based on a book so it satisfies both questions. 😉 It’s just an overall amazing story with great dialogue and well fleshed-out characters.
Phew, I feel like this was part job interview, part personality test… 😛 Thanks to P&I for tagging me! ❤ If you’re interested in reading more of these types of Q&As from me, check them all out here.
I’m not tagging anyone but please feel free to answer these 25 questions on your blog, I’d love to read your answers!
The topic I had planned for today was going to be a full blog summary type post, as a closure / goodbye… but now it will be posted after the giveaway winner announcement instead.
The contest closes tomorrow at midnight so if you haven’t entered yet, it’s your final chance! 🙂