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25 Thangsss

February 25, 2009

I was tagged in 25 Random Things about Me by the lovely TorontoGirlOutWest πŸ™‚ This is the first time i’ve ever written one of these, it was hard to think of that many facts! but i came up with some for ya! Hope you enjoy learning a little more about moi.

  1. I was born in Okinawa, Japan. Even more random than that…. 2 other people from my high school were born on the same Air Force base there and my high school calc teacher taught there during the time I was there.
  2. I’m half Chinese. My moms is chinese and dad is caucasian. When I was little I spoke it fluently, and now I wish I knew how to speak it.
  3. My dad was in the Air Force so we moved aroundΒ a lot. I’ve lived in Japan, Texas, England, then finally to Maryland.
  4. When I was little I hated sweets. I didn’t like chocolate, cupcakes, cake, anything. On my birthday I would always get a cake for my party, but would never eat any of it. I would always ask for zucchini bread in the shape of a cake, no frosting. haha. The only candy i liked was fruit roll ups and gushers. What a weird kid, oh how things have changed πŸ˜‰
  5. When I lived in England, and I was in Elementary School we had a woodworking class. One day in class a metal clamp fell right on my head and had to have a huge patch on my head all day.
  6. I have kept all my best friends since I moved here from England. I have had the best friends a girl could ask for, and even though we all split up and went to college’s in different states, we are still all so close.
  7. My uncle had always promised us a dog. Finally one time when he visited, him, my sister, my mom and I snuck off to Virginia without my dad knowing and bought Hershey. He was mad at the time, but he instantly fell in love.
  8. I’ve participated in Race for the Cure every year since 7th grade.
  9. My mom had a crazy friend who would read our palm and tell you your fortune. When I was 12 she read mine and told me I was only going to marry once, have 1 girl and 1 boy. Then she told me that my lifeline isn’t very long so I need to be really careful at all times. Way to scare me to death.
  10. When we were little my sister and I would have little arguments all the time. We had Simpson dolls. I had Lisa and she had Maggie (they had hard rubber heads and soft bodies, does anyone know what i’m talking about?) well one day we were arguing and she bopped me in the head with Maggie’s spikey hard rubber head. I got a huge knot in my forehead and remember getting an ince cream sundae, but she couldn’t have one. haha. love ya allison! xoxo
  11. I used to be able to turn my British accent on and off like a light switch
  12. I’m scared of water. I was the only one in my elementary school to fail the swim test. I won’t go in water where I can’t touch my feet on the bottom.
  13. I played field hockey in college for Salisbury University and won 2 National Championship during my 4 years. Being on the team was the best part of college for me, my teammates were like my sisters.
  14. I have held so many different jobs in high school and in college. IΒ always wanted to learn something new. I was a Barista girl, hostess, waitress, shampoo girl, receptionist, assistant at drs office, sales associate, and summer camp counselor
  15. I played the piano starting at age 6. When I was 12 I was able to teach myself my favorite Mozart song. I could learn by ear. I didn’t continue playing when I moved to Maryland because we couldn’t find a good teacher, and stopping playing is always one of my biggest regrets
  16. I was given a Chinese nickname when I was born. It is Tian Tian, and means sweet sweet.
  17. I am a speed demon typer. When i was little my dad would always have me play the computer game typing tutor. In my high school computer class we had our speed tested and I could type 86 words per minute.
  18. In high school my sophomore year I was on the varisty field hockey team and it was my first playoff game. A girl on the other team ran into me with the top of her head and I broke my face. The doctor said if she had hit me an high higher my eyeball could have fallen out of its socket. ewwwwwww
  19. Senior year of college my boyfriend and I adopted a puppy from the humane society. She is the sweetest pup and if i ever get another dog it will be from the shelter.
  20. My grandma once bribed me to eat asparagus by buying me a toy. Funny how our tastebuds change.
  21. All 4 years in high school I worked at at a coffee shop on and off but never once had a cup of coffee there or an espresso drink. Not until my fresh year of college finals did I find out about the wonders of coffee and it saved me many many nights of studying. Now I pretty much only drink tea.
  22. Every year before field hockey tryouts we had prelims and would come in for a day to do running and lifting tests. Doing at least 1 pullup was always one of the tests. Through all 4 years, its sad to say… I was never able to do 1. Luckily i wasn’t the only one lol
  23. In high school I was in 3 singing groups. Choir, Ladyes Fair (all female group) and Beautyshop (group of 6 girls, we’d sing and dance) i loved every second it.
  24. At 5’5 i’m the shorted one in my family. My sister is 5’8, my mom is 5’6, and my dad is 6’2. My chinese uncles are 6’4 and 6’5.
  25. Never would I have thuoght that I would have my own blog. This has been a great outlet and I have been able to “meet” some amazing people. This has been a great journey and i’m so glad to be able to have this community in my life.

Ooh now I tag…



Chasing Daylight


I’m also leaving you guys with some new pics ofΒ  my cousins baby! haha they are too cuteeee and i HAD to share. In one of them she looks like a little buddah, and another one like dr evil lol.




37 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2009 11:56 am

    I LOVE your 25 thangsss! Your injuries are purely terrifying- I can’t believe you broke your face! Word to the three choirs!! Love it. I’ll be diligently working on compiling my list for the next day or two— I have no idea if I can think of that many things!

  2. February 25, 2009 12:45 pm

    aw what a cute baby!!! love the 25 things, those are so entertaining!!

  3. February 25, 2009 12:58 pm

    So fun and cute!!! Thanks for sharing (and tagging)! Those pics are adorable – the dr. evil one is perfect!!!

    Thanks for all of your support. I’ve had a few rough days in a row and am starting to feel better by the minute. πŸ™‚

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  4. February 25, 2009 1:39 pm

    Your baby cousin is too cute! And thanks for sharing those random facts – I’m half Chinese! And half Vietnamese! lol!

  5. February 25, 2009 1:43 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read the part about your aunt reading your palm and telling you you have a short lifeline! No kidding, way to scare you to death, LOL. So are you always really careful now?

    This was really cool, I really enjoyed getting to know more about you! That’s so neat that you were born in Japan and have grown up all over the world! Lucky you! Also hilarious you wanted ZUCHINI cake as a kid, the other kids must have hated your parties πŸ˜‰ JK! Haha

  6. February 25, 2009 1:58 pm

    Aw you cousin is co cute! Omg I can’t believe you broke your face! That does not sound good!!

  7. February 25, 2009 1:59 pm

    Ashley, this was so much fun to read! I think we’ve talked about it before but I’m half Chinese too, but my parents are switched πŸ˜‰ My dad is tall too–6’3”. I grew up thinking Chinese people were tall!
    So cool about the English accent. You’ve led a very interesting life already!

  8. sharon permalink
    February 25, 2009 2:02 pm

    I loved this post! The 25 things were so awesome & fun!
    Your baby cousin is adorable- one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen πŸ™‚

  9. February 25, 2009 2:39 pm

    Your 25 things are so interesting!

    Thanks for the tag! I’ll make this tonight’s post I think πŸ™‚

  10. February 25, 2009 3:08 pm

    adorable baby pics. great facts! my boyfriend went to salisbury too!

  11. February 25, 2009 3:18 pm

    My dad also had my siblings and I ‘play’ typing tutor when we were younger.

  12. February 25, 2009 3:24 pm

    These 25 facts are so addicting, I love reading peoples.
    That baby is the most adorable baby ever!!!

  13. February 25, 2009 3:37 pm

    #15 = you and I are exactly the same!! πŸ˜€

  14. February 25, 2009 3:38 pm

    Loved the baby photos! I remember those Simpsons dolls…who designs a toy with a spiky head as hard as a rock? πŸ™‚ Maggie always reminds me of me as a kid…so goody goody!

  15. February 25, 2009 3:48 pm

    I was also barista, waitress,receptionist, sales associate, and summer camp counselor at different points in life!

  16. February 25, 2009 4:16 pm

    Cuuuuuute baby!

    #13– You go girl! That’s awesome!

  17. February 25, 2009 4:18 pm

    Aww, I love reading 25 things about people … there’s so much you don’t know until you read them … I think British accents are neat!! : ) You’d be good at my job … all I do is type all day!

    And what cute pictures of your cousin’s baby!!

    Hope you Wednesday is going well!!!

  18. February 25, 2009 4:25 pm

    hi pretty!

    i love learning things about uou!
    you have such a cool life with many fantabulous years ahead of you.

    hope your hump day is superb so far! <333

  19. February 25, 2009 4:42 pm

    Love your 25 things! You have a pretty interesting life! The one about your uncle leaving hershey was OBV MY FAV! :p

  20. February 25, 2009 6:10 pm

    What a fabulous list!! I loved learning more about you – you have a lot of interesting facts πŸ™‚

  21. February 25, 2009 6:46 pm

    wow, i’ve seen so many of these lists, and i think this is the first interesting one i’ve read!! love how you used to ask for zucchini bread cakes πŸ™‚

  22. cleanveggiex3 permalink
    February 25, 2009 7:53 pm

    LOVE the 25 things πŸ™‚
    haha i think its cute how you wanted zucchini bread for your birthday.

  23. February 25, 2009 8:12 pm

    I LOVE it!!! You did so well!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

    And Zuchini bread in the shape of a cake!?!? lol Oh and the whole Lisa Simpson doll story cracked me up.

    So many interesting things . . . do you still have perfect pitch!?

    Thanks for playing along!

    Toronto Girl out West

  24. February 25, 2009 9:31 pm

    V. interesting!! I had a friend in HS that was born on a base in Japan too! Such a fun fact πŸ˜€ Adorable freakin child!!

  25. February 25, 2009 9:42 pm

    Fun!! And I want to hug the baby!! Awwwww….

  26. February 25, 2009 11:35 pm

    Your cousin is adorable!!

  27. February 26, 2009 3:03 am

    cool facts! can’t believe you worked in a coffee shop without drinking the coffee!! I worked in a coffee shop on and off and drank the coffee I work there.

    Cute baby!

  28. Kate permalink
    February 26, 2009 8:38 am

    OMG! cute. And I love the 25 things!!!! But I’m still confused on this tagging thing?!?! LOL Please help me out…am I totally missing something? Bec I LOVED that spring pallet you did and I want to do it and pass it along!

  29. Kate permalink
    February 26, 2009 8:42 am

    LOL ok I’m gladd we decided i am officially computer challenged/language challenged….I guess maybe I just didn’t get how/where you actually found the spring pallet stuff? I am not so good at making collages! PS I bought yoga clothes this weekend!!!!:D I feel the part! Now it’s just baby steps….to the real studio!

  30. February 26, 2009 10:37 am

    wow, you’ve had quite the life!
    and also, ADORABLE baby!

  31. February 26, 2009 10:38 am

    wow, you’ve had quite the life! love your 25 things!
    and also, ADORABLE BABY!

  32. February 26, 2009 11:14 am

    I so enjoyed reading that!! And seeing pics of the adorable baybay! You’ve suffered some injuries, girl! And 5’5′ is the shortest? You’re lucky!! haha I never liked sweets either, i preffered “sours.” Gushers rule the world – and ring pops. Me and my sister fought too – part of it i’m sure! Love how you got (both) your pups and hearing about all of the places you’ve lived and your british accent switch – great post, DG!!

  33. February 26, 2009 2:22 pm

    OH. MY. GAWD. COULD YOU FREAKING DIE! Hands Down, THE CUTEST BABY I’VE EVER SEEN. You would love this. But when I was a baby, people often thought that I was Asian. NO LIE. I was V. PALE, with JET BLACK hair and Almond Shaped Eyes. Which I totally milk, because, everyone knows, THE CUTEST BABIES ARE ASIAN. HANDS DOWN. Seriously, can I play with her when we get together? Like can you bring her???

    (Why am I so CREEPY?!)

    I love love love you boo.

  34. Tram Le permalink
    February 26, 2009 10:12 pm

    I haven’t even started these 25 things – it IS really hard to think about! I think it’s so funny (well, not at the time of course) you got banged in the head with a metal clamp…last year I got slammed in the forehead by some guy’s surfboard while underwater (not so pretty). Maybe that’s why you’re afraid of the water πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  35. March 1, 2009 9:37 pm

    I can’t believe I feel like I haven’t commented in forever?!

    I LOVED the 25 things! I didn’t know you were born in Japan or that you could turn your british accent on/off- that is super super cool! And I LOVED the story about you and your sister and the simpson dolls- hilarious.

  36. March 2, 2009 2:47 pm

    it’s great to know more about you – what an interesting life so far! that baby is insanely cute.


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