Over at voiceBoks (an online community of and for Mothers), I was invited to a blog challenge called 'The ABCs of Me'. You're supposed to supply details about yourself and get creative about the categories from A-Z. Here's my list and I have to say, it was harder to complete this than I initially thought....
A...Apple of my eye: my son Noah
B...Brother: I only have one, Norman, and he lives in the Philippines. I have not seen him in 3 years so yes, I do miss my 'Bro'.
C...Christmas song I never tire of playing / listening to over and over…and over again : 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'. What can I say? It’s my obsession with melancholy.
D...Degrees obtained: Bachelors and Masters in Sociology
E...Egg is one thing I can't do without for breakfast and poached is my favorite.
F...Filipino: my nationality and this continues to be my primary sense of identity.
G...Green is a color I always hated when I was younger. However, as I grew older, particularly in the last 10 years, Sage Green has become my favorite. I think it's calming.
H...Happy thought: knowing that everyone in my family (all over the world) is safe and healthy
I...Ice Cream flavor favorite: It would have to be a toss up between Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookies and Cream. Please don't ask me to choose lest I manifest my utter incapacity for decision-making.
J...Job I could never do: Sales...I am incapable of selling anything and the stress would drive me insane.
K...Karaoke song I THINK I can totally pull off: Jann Arden's Insensitive. I actually haven't tried it so you can't count on this 100%.
L...Line from a movie I quote a lot: "Resistance is futile" (from Star Trek: First Contact)
M...Machine I could not do without: laptop / computer
N...Nightmare that I get way too often: being in school again and there's an exam or some sort of group presentation for which I'm the team leader and I'm not at all prepared. It's always either I was not aware there was a test so I did not review or I procrastinated and totally ran out of time. I ABSOLUTELY hate these dreams but they sure say a lot about my unconscious!
O...Outdoors or Indoors----Indoors!!
P...Pets: Never ever had any...ever. I'm not planning on it either. I have a very low threshold for untrained (or those needing training) creatures, let alone non-humans.
Q...Question I want to ask the Divine (assuming there is one) : Is it destiny or free will? (Imagine finally knowing the answer and then looking back at your life thinking of all the time wasted over-thinking everything!! Jeez!)
R...Restaurant (in the U.S.) whose popularity still puzzles me to this day: Olive Garden
S...Sappy Song I’m embarrassed to admit I’ll probably always love: Barry Manilow’s Somewhere Down The Road (Was that too obscene for you? Admit it...there's a Manilow fan in all of us!)
T...Time of day when I'm emotionally volatile: Mid-afternoons, around 3pm...This is when my lack of sleep hits me but then I can't really take a nap. Couple this with a surge in my carb-cravings, as well as Noah feeling tired and restless, and you're sure to have the perfect formula for chaos and temper tantrums, both Noah's and mine!!
U...Ugly truth about me: I don't believe in myself enough.
V...Vehicle I first drove: My Dad's 1979 Mitsubishi Lancer
W...Weight: my problem and definitely my business, not yours
X...eXtra-terrestrial: Believer or Not?...Definitely a believer or would like to believe
Y...Year that gave me self-growth and discovery like no other: 2001 (obtained my Master's degree, first fell in love, got heart-broken, found my journey to healing and deeper wisdom)
Z...Zen moment: In bed with the sound of rain (not storm though).
Care to share your own ABCs? I'm sure you can manage to share just 3!