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31 Days of Blogging - Day 11

Day 11 - List 15 of Your Favourite Things

I've been looking forward to this one since I first saw the list of topics. Without further ado (and in no particular order)...


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It was a lot harder to limit the list to 15 than I thought. So these aren't necessarily my 15 most favourite things ever, just the first 15 things I really love that came to mind.

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31 Days of Blogging - Day 10

Day 10 - What's Your Best Physical Feature

Well, the question doesn't say anything about the physical feature being external. Brains are technically a physical feature, right? If so...






In all seriousness though, my hair on a good day is probably my best feature. On a bad day though... I look like one of those hobos who lives under a bridge after he's been struck by lightning.

Looking forward to tomorrow's post =)


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31 Days of Blogging - Day 9

Day 9 - What are you worst habits?

Edit to add: meant to post this yesterday but got carried away playing Legend of Zelda.

I have a couple of bad habits.

  • my inability to refrain from rolling my eyes whenever somebody says/does something outrageously stupid

  • used to chew my pens but that pretty much stopped when I started buying fountain pens that cost a few hundred each

  • checking my watch constantly and, on days when I've forgotten my watch, checking my left wrist constantly

  • toe tapping when I'm bored or anxious

  • yawning at the most inappropriate of times


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31 Days of Blogging - Day 8

Day 8 - What's In Your Handbag Backpack?

Things that are almost always on me and/or in my backpack:

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31 Days of Blogging - Day 7

Day 7 - Your Pet Hates

Oh, where do I even begin! There are so many things that drive me completely insane!

  • People with really poor grammar and punctuation. This probably bothers me a lot more than it ought to but there's just something about it that just drives me crazy.

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I'm sure there are plenty more but these are the ones that come to mind at this moment in time.

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31 Days of Blogging - Day 6

Day 6 - Your 5 Senses Right Now

Smell: bit of a blocked nose right now, so not much going on here.
Sight: other than typing this up on LJ, I'm currently watching the pre-match to the Australian Open semi-final between Federer and Nadal.
Touch: keyboard and the soft faux suede of my sofa
Taste: it's 7:30 on a Friday night. If I'm not working, I'm at home in front of the TV with some wine.
Sound: Aus Open pre-match, upright fan spinning away, and my phone pinging away with message spam

Looking forward to tomorrow's edition of 31 Days of Blogging. Few things I love more than having a good rant ^^


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31 Days of Blogging - Day 5

Day 5 - 10 Songs You Love Right Now

Anybody who knows me will know that the word 'eclectic' doesn't even come close to describing my taste in music. My favourite song will change at the drop of a hat and while it sometimes has to do with my mood, other times it's just a totally random whimsy. Lately, I've been gravitating towards the following 10 songs more than the others.

In no particular order:

  1. John Legend - All of Me

  2. The Beatles - Hey Jude

  3. Zedd and Hayley Williams - Stay the Night

  4. Lady Gaga - Applause

  5. Garbage - Special

  6. London Grammar - Stronger

  7. One Republic - Counting Stars

  8. Vienna Teng - Level Up

  9. Idina Menzel - Let It Go

  10. Darren Hayes - So Beautiful

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31 Days of Blogging - Day 4

Day 4 - What are you afraid of

My greatest fear is that one day I will sell out on my principles and wake up in a job that I have absolutely no passion for. Other than that, not much else scares me.

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31 Days of Blogging - Day 3

Day 3 - Your Favourite Quote

I actually keep a few notebooks with some of my favourite quotes handwritten. I was going through it and there are far too many good quotes to choose from, some beautiful, others thought provoking, and some just full of wit and charm (I'm looking at you, Oscar Wilde!) but this one felt most poignant to me at this moment in time:



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31 Days of Blogging - Day 2

Day 2 - 20 Facts About You

  1. I am a massive caffeine junky (as my display pic will prove) and probably drink more coffee and tea than is safe/healthy for a human being.

  2. I like to write haiku in my spare time. Used to write free verse but don't really have the time for that any more.

  3. I have a highly addictive personality. Whenever I start anything new, I like to totally immerse myself in it.

  4. I have a permanent watch tan on my left wrist.

  5. I've never been overseas before!

  6. I have two university degrees (one in arts and one in teaching) and am currently completing my third (in accounting)

  7. I love horror movies but find very few of them to be genuinely scary.

  8. I have odd hobbies including yoyo and calligraphy.

  9. I will check my wrist every few minutes when I'm out, even on days I've forgotten to wear my watch.

  10. Unlike most other people my age, I don't see the appeal of clubbing. Most of the music is terrible and way too loud and the queue at the bar is always way too long. Give me a nice cosy bar or lounge any day. As far as I'm concerned clubbing is something that should only be done to baby seals.

  11. I grew up on Ninja Turtles and Transformers.

  12. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and my dining experiences are judged heavily on the quality of their dessert. Seriously, these is nothing that can not be fixed with cake.

  13. My parents named me after Alan Bond (the Australian entrepreneur) and Alan Tam (the Chinese singer).

  14. Most of my friends think I'm weird because I like the smell of books.

  15. I like things to be nice and orderly but I'm less fussed about things being a bit dirty.

  16. Of the four seasons, I like Autumn the most. There's just something poetically and beautifully sad about leaves adrift in the wind.

  17. I love sports of all sorts. Played a lot of volleyball and cricket when I was in high school. Then a bit of indoor soccer when I was at uni. These days, badminton's the go-to sport. Also been playing tennis on and off since I was about 10.

  18. I am a sucker for a good bit of science fiction.

  19. My taste in music is eclectic to say the least. I'll listen to anything from symphonies to Nirvana. The only genre I'm not terribly fond of is modern RnB.

  20. I think that Audrey Hepburn is the most beautiful actress ever. The epitome of elegance, grace and class.


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