Monday, June 4, 2007

Another revelatory post and meme

A little more than a week ago, I got tagged by Lissa of a pity i'm an aquarius to take part in this meme which asks the participants to reveal seven little-known facts about themselves. I must admit that while thinking up this post, I had a sense of deja vu in that this meme seemed rather similar to the one I participated in back in April that got me to reveal six weird things about myself.

Of course, for this one, I'm not obliged to reveal weird things; yet, doesn't it seem to be the case that things which are -- or may be -- interesting also frequently can seem weird at one level or another? Anyways, you can be the judge of this by reading and then commenting re the following revelations... ;b

1) I share the same birthday as Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Mark Hamill and the late Christopher Reeve.

2) When I was about three, I was bitten in the neck by a dog and, according to the doctor, literally came within half an inch of losing my life.

3) At aged seven, I won first prize in a dog-handling competition handling my pet dog, Cindy (named after the youngest daughter in The Brady Bunch; incidentally, one of my favorite TV shows as a child).

4) I studied music and to play the piano for more than ten years (from the age of about five to fifteen) but haven't played the piano in earnest in years.

5) I was stung by a pretty toxic jellyfish on my ninth birthday and couldn't walk for a few days as a result. The experience has left me with, among other things, a taste for jellyfish. (I feel like I'm having my revenge every time I eat some jellyfish!)

6) One of my still unrealized childhood ambitions -- and one which I don't think is going to get realized any time soon -- was to cross the Sahara Desert by camel!

7) I belong to a club that counts Sir Run Run Shaw among its members... :o ;)

And now comes the hardest part: i.e., tagging willing others to take part in this meme. Since I had some difficulty with this part the last time around, I'm going to just try for three rather than the requisite seven individuals. So will the folks behind the following blogs please consider themselves tagged?

i) Alejna of Collecting Tokens

ii) Sharon of Bibliobibuli

iii) Willow of Morsels of Peach Souffle



glenn ( said...

I had no idea you were a Brady Bunch fan! That is cool. I am a Bunch junkie even at its cheesiest.

YTSL said...

Hi Glenn --

Yeah, I was -- and so much so that I also enjoyed the later "Brady Bunch Show"! :)

bibliobibuli said...

haha ... okay lah, let me think

YTSL said...

Hi Sharon (AKA bibliobibuli) --

Thinking is what you're good at. So... ;b

lissa said...

Wow. You lead an interesting life.

I'm really new to tagging so I don't know what it entail.

Hope you have fun!

YTSL said...

Hi Lissa --

Yeah, I guess I have led -- and lead -- an interesting life... :)

Re tagging: I'm fairly new to it too but have found that while some of us like memes, others might not quite as much. :S

alejna said...

Hey, there! I wanted to let you know I did see the tag. I'm just behind in both my commenting and my meming.

Scary about the dog bite. It must have been terrifying for your parents.

I'm terribly curious about this club mentioned in #7....

YTSL said...

Hi Alejna --

Yay re your seeing the tag and I'm okay with your taking some time to respond to it. After all, it took me more than a week to do so with Lissa's tag!

Re the dog bite: Yeah, it was terrifying for many people. And memorable too. More than three decades, the people (some relatives of mine, actually!) whose place it was where the incident occured still are wont to talk about it... ;S

As for the club: Hmmmm, not sure I want to reveal its name -- at least not just yet! ;)

Willow said...

Hi ytsl:
Sorry for the late reply as I've only now been able to come around to this particular blog.

Okay, another meme. haha. And I also need to think about this one. Since nobody knows anything about me I guess almost anything goes. haha. They're going to be soo boring.

YTSL said...

Hi Willow --

Mo man tai and looks like you're the first of the tag-gees to respond to my tag in any event! :)