Monday, April 19, 2010

10 Random Facts

I got tagged by my good friend Sonia to write about 10 random facts about me. Since this is my first time to get tagged, I’m going to give in to doc’s request. There’s another reason too why I'm giving in - I may no longer be able to get free consults over the phone. Haha.

1. I badly want a car of my own. If I had one, it would only take me half an hour to drive from the apartment to the office. At present, it takes me an hour more since I commute daily and FX taxis are almost always full when they pass by my place.

2. I have a demented mind. When I see women fixing their eyes with a pencil, I imagine the fx taxi we’re riding on abruptly stopping and the pencil would get lodged in her eyes. Blood would ooze out and I would just stare at her with a smirk on my face. I also imagine planes I am flying on diving into the sea waters below or breaking into tiny little pieces in mid-air. Parang LOST lang.

3. It’s the middle of April and I have only completed reading two books – Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale and Flipped. I have been reading Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore for a couple of months now but I am not even halfway through. I have also started randomly reading ebooks at work whichever tickles my fancy on a particular day – Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian, Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl, Haruki Murakami’s After Dark, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time – but could only muster reading a few pages before losing interest.

4. I get embarrassed when my family and relatives introduce me as Engr. Scud or when I see my name prefixed with Engr. on the mail. It’s not that I don’t deserve to be called one. I do. It’s just that that hasn’t been my profession for many years now and I’m not obsessed with titles.

5. I own two phones and subscribe to two internet providers. I am satisfied with all of them except for one. It makes me so stark raving mad I make my pillows my punching bag each time it conks out.

6. I sleep an average of 6 hours per day, even on weekends.

7. I am not a big fan of my writing. I wish I could free-write as well as Sonia or Kevin. Or write meaningful posts as well as Atticus or Panaderos. Or be as deep a writer as Prinsesa Musang or Ahmer. Or write short stories as well as Gillboard. Or be as articulate as Raft3r. Or review films as well as Oggs or WCS Minor Circuit.

8. I weighed 98lbs in 2002. I have gained 40lbs since then. I am more hefty but still look as young. Haha.

9. I have spent weekends at the apartment without talking to a single soul or stepping out of the front door to get some polluted air.

10. I am selling my Canon S5IS. Any takers?

29 comments:

Chingoy said...

It’s the middle of April and I have only completed reading two books ...

it's almost middle of the year and iv only read one book... hahahaha

Sonia said...

Oh, you're too corny, really. You write pretty well (but you've got crazy standards), and you have many loyal fans, mr. 10,000.

Text me the list i asked, por favor. I feel something interesting is about to happen! :-D

atticus said...

wow. meaningful posts? ako? aysows. kahiya. puro kalandian kaya ang blog posts ko.

i spent years feeling the way you do with #1.
i must admit i also imagine #2. (kahit babae rin ako, di ko gusto ang nagme-makeup in public)
#8 is also my problem.
i do #9 a lot because i feel the way you do when #3 happens.

we should put up club dementia. i'm sure we'll have lots of members.

prinsesamusang said...

i think you did a good job of revealing yourself here my boy. to me you sound like a very interesting person that if our apartments were close by i could've disturbed your weekends with a coffee on hand.

btw, thanks for your generosity. sometimes i do not even get myself, but since somehow you find meaning, that's great. LOL

Raft3r said...

Nyahaha
this is such a fun read
more, more, more
dapat 20!
Hehe

gillboard said...

ang revealing naman... may darkside ka din pala... hehehe

buti nga may natapos ka nang libro... i still have like 6 books na di pa tapos... may bob ong pa dun... hay.

gillboard said...

and thanks for the mention... don't know if i deserve that... but it's really appreciated!!!

WCS Minor Circuit said...

This was a fun read. It'd take an act of God for me to compile a list of 10 random facts about myself that weren't just variations on each other.

It took me four months to get through Kafka on the Shore the first time I read it. The second time, though, I think it took all of a weekend. I've been a big Murakami fan since 1999, and I still make it a point to read Norwegian Wood at least once a year.

Photo Cache said...

Medyo lamang ako sa iyo sa reading dept. Dahil sa 1 mo medical leave I was able to read about 6 books na :D

I too am a big fan of Panaderos and Atticus. They write the way I wanted to write.

Hope you get the car you wanted. Para mas marami ding road trips di ba?

princess_dyanie said...

hello engr! ayun oh! :P

Panaderos said...

Thanks a lot for the compliment, Pards. I appreciate it even though my writing output has gone down quite a bit these past couple of months. I sure hope to get back into writing soon. Life's been too busy at work. I'm so drained by the time I get home. Take care.

len said...

Scud, I wouldn't follow your blog if you don't write well. :p

the donG said...

hahaha... panalo ang dulo.

kailangan na nating magbawas ng bigat.

kahit papaano nagagamit ko naman ang pagiging inhinyero. buti na lang pero luluwas na rin ako sa propesyong ito. hahaha...

The Scud said...

sonia, i admit i have crazy standards. haha. enjoy boracay!

The Scud said...

chingoy, mas malalala ka pala. haha.

The Scud said...

atticus, pwede. gawa tayo ng facebook account for the demented. nyahaha.

The Scud said...

prinsesa musang, nahihirapan nga ako sa ibang posts mo. haha. thanks for the compliment. :D

The Scud said...

raft3r, huwag 20. madaming sikretong mabubunyag. haha.

The Scud said...

gillboard, astig kaya mga fiction posts mo. :D

The Scud said...

wcs minor circuit, norwegian wood is still my favorite murakami book. i have read it only once though.

The Scud said...

photo cache, yes! road trips if i have my own car. need to learn how to drive one though. haha.

The Scud said...

dyanie, nang-asar pa talaga!

The Scud said...

panaderos, will look forward to that next post. take care too!

The Scud said...

len, thanks!!!

The Scud said...

dong, anong luluwas? kwento naman dyan! :D

Andy said...

Buti nga nakatapos ka pa ng dalawang libro. Ako ni isa wala. :D

kcatwoman said...

hi mr. scud. good evening. thanks for all the blogger recommends. i'll read them later. anyways youre not alone with what you call a demented mind. when i ride any public vehicle, i always end up thinking about who i'll end up with when disaster strikes. ala Lost like you said.

have a nice day..
Bookneneng

Kevin said...

WHOA AFTER DARK IS ONE OF MY FAVE BOOKS. :) It's an easy read for me, thanks for its being close to Salinger's writing.

In reading, try to juggle two or three books. Don't start for another book unless the former is a total wreck/disappointment. Just an advice--though my friends would say it's quite irrational to try finishing the book when you didn't even like it in the first place. Well, who knows, it might turn out nice towards the ending. :)

Goodluck sa Artemis Fowl. I have this super-geek friend who loves it so much that I didn't have any second thought on not planning to buy a copy of it.

ahmer said...

Nice Revelations!
#7 deep? i never thought that LOL
thanks anyway : )
#6 oh i need some sleep : (
nice, i think it's healthy!
#5 big time!
i bet -- postpaid subscriber ka : D