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My List of 21

November 16th, 2006 at 09:31 pm

What a great way to pass time as I wait for my 500+ report to print:

1. As a child, I had frequent nosebleeds; so often, in fact, that I refused to go to sleepovers because I was so embarassed.

2. During one of my first piano recitals, I got nervous and ended up playing at warp speed, skipping all the repeats. I was on stage for less than a minute as a result!

3. I hate the taste of rootbeer

4. The first time I ever ate cream cheese (I was in 10h grade....c'mon, I grew up very Asian) I thought it was so delicious, I ended up eating three entire bagels smothered with it

5. In an attempt to "Americanize" my sister and myself, my mom used to insist we eat some sort of fast food once a week. Mostly White Castle or Roy Rogers. Funny how I can't stand that stuff now.

6. On that note, I can't stand the taste of most melons, except watermelon.

7. I also don't like cherry vanilla ice cream.

8. I learned to swim when I was little when I accidentally fell into the deep end of a swimming pool, with all my clothes on. Then you couldn't get me out of the water!

9. I don't believe this story, but my parents almost took the wrong baby home! There was a couple with the same last name as us who had a baby boy at the same hospital where I was born. My dad said he realized something was wrong when he noted how loud that baby was....I was a very quiet baby who rarely cried.

10. I'm still very quiet and introverted

11. I still get carded. Yay, Asian genes.

12. Thanks to my mom, I obsess a bit too much about my skin/complexion. If I get a pimple, I put every homemade concoction known to fight acne onto it.

13. Unlike most women, I don't really crave chocolate. I think it tastes good, that's about it.

14. I was quite the goody-two shoes in school. One day during my senior year, two friends and I decided to leave campus for lunch. When we got back, the principal was waiting for us. My friends actually got off the hook but I didn't, I suspect, because she wanted to set an example of how "tough" she was to ALL students, even the most obedient (usually) ones

15. I've been known to lie about my education, playing it down significantly because I always felt people viewed you negatively if you sounded too smart

16. Unlike most American-born Chinese, I can speak Mandarin fluently and fool people into thinking I'm from Taiwan. However, my reading and writing level is about that of a second grader's =(

17. My family has a fear of me drowning (despite me knowing how to swim). I think that's because one time when we were rafting, I fell overboard and got swept half a mile downstream by the current. I was perfectly fine, not scared, but my dad dove in after me to try and "save" me. The last time I went boating with my sister, she kept a firm grasp of my shirt!

18. I once dislocated my jaw while yawning! As a result, I can't open my mouth too wide, something that not all my dentists quite understand.

19. I've fallen down and tore open the skin on my knees several times, one time requiring five stitches. This is from regular old RUNNING, not skateboarding or anything, mind you. People can't believe it when I say I just tripped and fell and got stitches.

20. I once got hit by a golf ball (my sister flubbed up her swing). It hit my chest area, not hard, and I was laughing up until my mom came up to me and started rubbing my breast in front of everyone!

21. I've had several boyfriends but have only been in love once.

9 Responses to “My List of 21”

  1. janH Says:

    Cool list! I loved the piano one. I was horrible at piano and recitals were torture to me. My favorite thing to play were duets and Christmas carols. My DS 's skin splits and he fell down once and had 5 stitches put in his knee. The doctor couldn't believe he got it by just falling down since it was such an even cut. And there was the time he fell and had stitches in his forehead....

  2. tinapbeana Says:

    "15. I've been known to lie about my education, playing it down significantly because I always felt people viewed you negatively if you sounded too smart"
     
    been there... creeps me out when, 10 yrs after high school, someone still asks 'what were your SAT scores again?'... makes me feel like a mutant.

    DH can't stand melons either. my sister can't do bananas. ima just wrote she doesn't eat fruit or veggies. am i the only fruit and veggie free-for-all type person?

  3. bcchiang Says:

    my mom taught me how to swim by putting me in the pool, grabbing a handful of my hair and holding me by my hair so my neck was above water and telling me "SWIM!" hahahah asian parents are the very interesting, my older sister also told me my parents found me in a cow patty in the pasture and decided to keep me

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    #5 is so funny. It reminds me of the time when we first immigrated to the US. The whole family was excited over American food. For the first couple of weeks straight, we must've had burgers for lunch and I can still remember Pizza Hut pizza for dinner... and it was awesome! I was small then, but I can still remember us cruising around at night, just looking at everything and trying to find the next fast food joint to invade. Big Grin

  5. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I had a friend from Europe who was repulsed by the lookof Pizza until he ate a slice. Personally I cannot eat split pea soup! As for #20 Mothers of all extractions always end up doing something to embarass us! God love them!Smile Great list there!;Smile

  6. kealina Says:

    wow, these ones i can completely understand because that was me too...

    11. I still get carded. Yay, Asian genes.

    i'm 24 and last year i was on the bus going to school (right before i graduated college) doing my homework i got asked by some high school kids (who btw were way bigger than me) if i was a freshman and which High school i went to... just one of many instances...

    13. Unlike most women, I don't really crave chocolate. I think it tastes good, that's about it.
    good to find somebody else who just likes it and doesn't crave it. people look at me like i'm crazy sometimes because i don't love chocolate. some of my relatives always choose chocolate anything if it's an option whereas i would get sick of it after awhile and enjoy variety.

    15. I've been known to lie about my education, playing it down significantly because I always felt people viewed you negatively if you sounded too smart
    haha... i did that quite a bit too although i don't know how good my downplaying was because most people still thought of me as smart...

    wow... some of these lists are bringing up lots of my own memories..

  7. tinapbeana Says:

    "#20 Mothers of all extractions always end up doing something to embarass us! God love them!"
     
    my mom, in her infinite wisdom, decided to a kill a mosquito that had landed on my forhead. one second i'm talking, next second i'm getting an opened handed broadside slap! left a hand print & everything, not to mention the mosquito bite right in the middle of my forhead.

  8. sarah Says:

    I project the wrong class images and everyone is surprised when they learn about my education.

  9. all4money Says:

    11. I still get carded. Yay, Asian genes.

    Hee hee... I'm Asian as well and just a few days ago, I tried buying a $1 lottery scratch off ticket at the gas station as I was filling up my car. The lady wouldn't sell me a blasted ticket because she didn't believe that I was over 18. I'm 31 mind you and even had my id to prove it!

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