30 Day Writing Challenge: DAY 18

Post 30 facts about Yourself

I’m not sure I’m ready to divulge 30 friggin’ facts about myself, but here goes nothing!

1. When I was in preschool, I remember being a bully and a brat. I remember my parents consoling a crying classmate during a small gathering at school. I’m not sure what I did to her exactly, but I know I was the reason she was crying that day!

2. I used to be so good in Math especially back in grade school and my parents know that. In high school, I may only have been an average kid, but I loved solving problems, fractions, solving for that infamous letter X!

3. I may need to confirm this with my parents, but almost 2 decades ago, when our house was just being built, I may have pushed my little brother against some hollow cement blocks sitting on top of a gravel mound. He ended up getting stitched and I think he was just 3 then! That was very traumatizing for me and I guess for him!

4. My first kiss on the lips was back in preschool and if I’m not mistaken, the boy’s name is Ryan.

5. I studied in an all girls’ Catholic school run by nuns for 11 years!

6.  My first celebrity crush was Carlo Aquino (G-mik days) and my whole extended family would tease me whenever we see him on tv.

7. I don’t eat peanut butter and I would never eat Loaf bread with Nutella, unless it’s on a donut or on crepes. I’m weird, I know!

8. My favorite fruit is mango and I would eat anything with mango: Mango Graham cake, Mango tapioca, Mango crepes, Mango tart from Iloilo, Mango ice cream (my favorite), salad with mango dressing, anything with mango except for mango juice! I know, it gets weirder!

9. No matter how tan I get, my upper body always returns to its natural color, but my lower torso doesn’t!

10. I love bookstores and craft stores and when most girls go gaga shopping for clothes, I go wild over books and art materials!

11. I haven’t read 60% of the books I have bought over the years!

12. I’m such a visual person. I judge books by their covers, I am very critical of people’s clothes and the way they carry themselves, my closet is full of colorful stuff (even my bags and shoes), I love artsy places, coffee shops and restaurants.

13. Growing up, my favorite color was BLUE. That was until grade school. Since college, I’ve become so into YELLOW and that’s where the obsession fascination for this color started!

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14. There was a time when we didn’t have a house help and that’s when I started to learn how to cook by myself. I was in grade school, I think.

15. I can say that the scariest, saddest, happiest, most degrading but rewarding moments of my life were when I used to work in the hospital. That’s cheesy!

16. I felt loved more by my college classmates than any of the high school classmates I had, ever did.

17. Being a nurse, I’ve done things I never thought I would ever do,ever in my life, things that most people would find scary or disgusting.

18. Inserting an IV cannula was one of the scariest things I had to learn, but when I did, I became obsessed with it! I used to look at people’s veins all the time and I think I still do!!

practice!
Here were my two senior nurses that let me practice IV insertion on them back when I was just a nurse trainee

19. My favorite shift at work used to be the Night Shift: Patients would all be asleep, and we could eat, share scary stories, chat and play, sleep or even practice IV insertion like what we did on the photo above!

20. I am an extreme procrastinator except when it comes to art projects and little DIY projects!

21. I lived with my grandmother and my uncle until I was about 1-2 years old and just like in the movies, when my parents showed up at the door one day to finally get me, I ran back into my grandma’s house which made my mama cry. They only told me about this story when I was in college.

22. I’ve been indirectly bullied in high school.

23. I have the worst trust issues in the world.

24. I have this thing for feel good movies and disaster movies!

25. I don’t have any unusual abilities like flipping eyelids inside out or having any double joints. I’m very ordinary! haha!

26. I started shooting in film with a real camera back in May 2014 and I haven’t stopped since! Check out some of the photos here! Here’s my little camera collection to date:

https://instagram.com/p/0M1dkjtloN/?taken-by=marsymallows

https://instagram.com/p/28RyGvtlnL/?taken-by=marsymallows

27. Some of my hobbies include calligraphy, stamp carving, art-journaling, watercolor painting, crafting and snail-mailing.

https://instagram.com/p/2DedH_tlv2/?taken-by=marsymallows

28. I follow over 2k people on Instagram and most of which are artists, crafters and photographers! 🙂

29. I started blogging back in 2002, when I was in grade 6 and I wrote about it here.

30. I’m extremely afraid of ghosts, of heights and falling and a whole bunch of other little things!

Finally, it’s the weeeeeeekeeeeeeeeeeeend!!!

When one of our trainers asked us to tell 3 truths and a lie about ourselves, one truth I told them was “I love waking up early when I don’t have to go to work“. Though I felt like that statement probably sent chills down my trainer’s spine, it is the truth! I do wake up early on weekends, well at least earlier than most do and it shouldn’t worry them because I know I do have to get to work early and I can program myself to do that because I used to do that in my previous jobs. But you got to admit, there’s a BIG difference between saying “I love waking up early” and “I can wake up early” and that’s what I was trying to tell them.

And to follow up on that truth when she asked me to, I said “I just didn’t want to wake up in the middle of the day and realize I have wasted half the time I should be doing something enjoyable because after all, it is the weekend!” or something like that.

Sounds weird, I know, but I guess I wanted to have time for all the other things I couldn’t really do on weekdays. For the past two weeks I have been on training, I have been sleeping as early as 6pm! So I haven’t had time to go online for hours like I used to and sometimes I don’t even get to have dinner anymore. Sounds like I’m training for the Olympics right?

So today, to relive my bum days, I want to:

  1. Catch up on my online courses that have started this week!
  2. Write/draw/create something on my art journal.
  3. Make a gesso for my art journal! (DIY/kuripot queen mode on)
  4. Watch FRIENDS!
  5. Watch movies I got from my trainers and co-trainees:
    1. Buried
    2. City of God
    3. Beauty and the Beast
    4. Lars and the Real Girl
    5. Blue is the Warmest Color and maybe, just maybe force myself to watch (just because I got curious and looked it up after a co-trainee talked about how she saw this in the hospital the other night)….
    6. MAMA
  6. Finish Eleanore and Park
  7. Finally, catch up on some Bible time and continue my novena to Padre Pio before I sleep tonight 🙂

YEHES akala ang daming oras!!!!

And then tomorrow, it’ll be a day for God and of course, my family! Hopefully, papa would let me drive on the way home again! Yesss ladies and gentlemen, he has started to let me drive again, especially since our weekend driver, my litol brother is already living miles away, so he doesn’t have any choice but to trust that I still know how and surprisingly, I still do!

IMG_2902P.S. just this past weekend, papa noticed and brought it up that whenever I’m behind the wheel, this song would always be played on the radio and it’s funny when he says it’s the “bada-bass” song hahaha!