Saturday, November 11, 2006

5 things -- People Collection List

My friend Maria tagged me for this meme. Took me some time to think about what to write (that I haven't shared before) but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

1. I am a fix-it person. I enjoy assembling toys and furniture. The more nuts and bolts there are, the more I like them. I've assembled cribs, toys (love those Ikea ones that have lots of parts!), and once Jun and I raced to assemble two bedside tables for our apartment. He finished first but the back part was inverted, HA!

2. I am an introvert. People call me a liar to my face when I say this but it is true. While I can be animated and talkative around people, it usually drains my energy. When I was younger, I used to bring a book during family parties and would be perfectly happy just sitting in a corner. I thought it was shyness at first but the word didn't exactly fit. It was only during a work session facilitated by my friend Lara that I finally realized what it was.

3. I love to read. I would go crazy without anything to read. I learned how really read when I got curious about the Tagalog comic books that our maids used to read and leave around the house. There was no stopping me after that. I own over 2,000 books -- don't know the exact number since I stopped making catalogs after reaching 1,000. That's Josh in the picture, by the way.

4. I can bend all my fingers backwards and make them touch the back of my hand. This totally freaks (and grosses!) people out. For obvious reasons, I have refrained from posting a picture of this. Just take my word for it.

5. I like writing by hand. Anything that involves or needs writing -- making lists, filling out forms, signing documents -- I'm your man. Completely baffles my husband. He bought me a palm pilot which I seldom used except to play games with.


-Princess Shin- said...

You can serious bent all ur fingers? wow.. show the picture! hehe.. i'm sure it will be interesting!

Nice blog you have here.. Happy Anniversay with ur husband! and ur children look so cute sleeping in those position!

Take care! =)

Menchie said...

Hi Princess Shin!

Thank you! Yes, I can bend all my fingers backwards -- and on both hands too! I promise to post a picture soon!

kj said...

hi menchie, first of all, would you mind adopting me and then helping me fix and assemble all these things that perplex me, and then would you mind filling out forms and documents for me? or maybe i could adopt you.

i am an introvert too and people who know me don't believe it. i am actually shy but i've learned how to be social. i like being an introvert because it gives me quiet time to refuel....

take care!


Menchie said...

Hey kj! I wouldn't mind being adopted especially since you live in such a nice place -- from what I've seen from the pictures you've posted.

I'm awfully easy to keep you know. But I'm afraid there are at least three people who'd miss me blind. Two of them would probably storm your house and ask for their mommy back!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Mine's almost over. :D

Ces said...

Menchie, I do not believe you about the fingers. Therefore, a picture would be necesssary. Hahahaha! I dare you!, I double-dare you!!! A beautiful woman like you would not shy away from any challenge. Go for it girl. By the way, do you want me to tell Sharon, the originator of this meme to know about your post? Or you may contact her yourself.(Sharon Dipping in the UK link from my site) On her site is a tag on the side bar called 5 Things. That is where you can tell her you have your 5 list.

So are you something like 26 years old, because if you are that young, then I hate you :-)

-Princess Shin- said...

Hey.. i have linked you! Hope u don't mind! =)

Menchie said...


I never shy away from a dare so I am going to post a picture. I am so flattered you think I'm 26. Actually, I'm 25 (plus 10 years! he he!). Will go visit Sharon's blog and introduce myself.

Princess Shin,
Of course I don't mind! I'm going to link you too, ok? :D

-Princess Shin- said...

Thanks! =) ooh.. i hear a dare here! Pictures please! haha..

Maria said...

mench -

LOL! I love your 5 things!!!

I do believe you're an introvert, I am, too. And, I also learned that during Lara's session, that's noon pa right?

HEY! WHY'D YOU REVEAL YOUR AGE??? I swear, you're 10 years older than I am - AHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

Ces, Princess Shin and KJ

She's done an exhibition, I've seen it. It's kinda freakish... well, mench can be freakish (sometimes) AND cute!!! of course!

Menchie said...

Hey Maria!

that's right! You were at Lara's session too!

And even if you've vouched for my "freakish" exhibition, I'm still going to post pictures. :D

Sharon J said...

Thanks for taking part in this. It's really popular and has moved all over the world :)

my said...

For them to appreciate your "stunt". I think it would be better to send a short video thru your curious friends' email.

And PLEASE DON'T send me that email!!! :-)