Sunday, 9 December 2007

And You Thought You Knew Me?...





Somebody wrote to me yesterday and challenged me to share some stuff about myself that the readers of my blog might not know (unless they're really close friends)...

I thought I'd take up the challenge...Sounds interesting!




10 Weird Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me:-



1) After my STPM, I died my hair purple...Three times...=)

My mum freaked when I told her over the phone...I always talked about wanting to do it, but she thought I was joking!

When I walked in the door, she was ready to freak, and then she had a good look and said: "Nice...Very Nice..."

Incidentally, a month back, she suddenly suggested I dye my hair a dark blue...Maybe I would take that up!




2) I once babysitted a few pythons in a row...The first one tried to strangle me, and I later found out that it was changing its skin...Snakes are more sensitive when changing skins, and they prefer their handlers during these times...

The snake-handler should have told me before he passed me the snake, no?




3) When volunteering and travelling in India, I received a total of 32 marriage proposals!

first day I was there, a guy stopped me on the road and asked me where I was from...Startled, I answered: "Singapore"...

And bolted...

5 weeks later, I went back to the area, and suddenly, this guy comes up to me and says: "Ms Singapore, you came back!"

I said: "Huh?"




4) Which brings me to the next point: I make a terrible liar...Because I have a horrible memory...

I don't remember who I told what to, so the best thing is to stick to the truth...

I also have a terrible conscience...Which is why when I do something bad, I will be the first person to rat on myself...*Darn*




5) My Left Foot is bigger than my Right Foot by about an inch...Seriously...One lady once told me: "God! You'll never get a husband with such big feet!"...

Enough said!




6) Quite a few people who meet me for the first time think I am of mix-blood-parentage...I have had quite a few people come up to me asking if I am Korean, or Japanese (small eyes wor!)...Some think I am half Indian, because I supposedly role my tongue...

I speak Kedahan Malay, so many Malay people (especially those gerai people) ask me if "Mak Melayu, ke?"...





I have since learned to Chinese-ify my Malay...


The real truth?

I am 1/8 Siamese...




7) I want a tattoo...Mum says: "You can get one...But only on the place where nobody ever sees it..."

That will leave my butt and my breast...


That's mum's way of saying: "No"...




8) I am essentially an introvert...Although many people would not believe me...

I prefer spending time alone, reading, then out partying with friends...I need my alone, time-out time everyday, otherwise I become grouchy...I would rather write in my journal then yakking on the phone...I would rather have a long talk with a friend over coffee, then meet up with say, 6 people...


I love interacting with people, but I have my limits...After my limit is hit, I need my time-out for a few hours...Otherwise, grouchy it is...




9) I broke my hand twice as a child...Same hand, same exact spot...Once when I was 4 years old, and again when I was 7...

Physiotherapy was very new at that time, so the doctors didn't tell my parents about it...


The result? My right arm is over-extended by 35 degress...While people have straight arms (180 degrees), mine is 215 degrees!

And my right arm can't reach behind my back...




10) I used to nurse sick fruit-bats at home...My school, a Convent, had many bats around...When we turned on the lights in the morning, they would become delirious, and would hit the fan, or the windows etc...I used to bring them home and wash their wounds with Acriflavin, and feed them Kiwi Fruits...=) Those who died in school, would be buried...

I also have been known to bring home sick kittens, injured birds, huge grasshoppers who lost a leg or two (once, my cat actually managed to ate the pair I brought home!), and a few other animals...



When I was 10, I even offered to babysit my primary school's pond-terrapin (about the size of a dinner plate) during the school holidays, to the immense chagrin of my horrified parents! They made me take it back! =(




Oh, and I have always wanted an iguana as a pet...Mum said: "No, and I am not discussing this..."

Dad said: "How about I catch a house lizard for you and spray it green?"


Yuck! I am terrified of the house lizards!







There you go...Some crazy stuff you probably didn't know about me...


What about you? Tell me weird, crazy stuff about yourself too!






35 comments:

zewt said...

that is really a lot of wedding proposalssssss....

WP said...

Er...you're terrified of house lizards but you want an iguana?? And you're not afraid of pythons or bats or all those other animals. How can that be?
(I do not touch animals in general...even the cutest ones are only cute at a distance...)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Zewt,

Haha...They simply propose to you one lar...I even had one guy porposing to me from atop a tree...He was sitting outside my room window, for God knows how long! Thank God he didn't see anything he shouldn't see...

At least, I hope!

PS: There was an initial typo (ter-switched)...It's 32 proposals, not 23...Deng...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi WP,

Hehe...Yeah, weird huh?

But I am scared of the house lizards...Cos they are yucky (one fell from the curtain rod and ran over my arm when I pulled the curtain close when I was a child! Ewww...) and they lose their tails!

Anyway, for iguana's and pythons...I will only dare touch one which is tame (as in, used to human touch) and who has a handler/owner who gave permission and assurance that the animal is mild...

If wild one, I'd be the first to run helter-skelter, and probably scream too! =)

As for the bats, they were injured! The poor thingies...

winniethepooh said...

wow, 32 proposal and ure saying nobody wants u, Daphne?! hahaha

hey ure pretty brave, handle snake, and want iguana for a pet! geee...perhaps u should be a vet too? :) i run away from all insects and reptiles..stay away from me pleaseeeeee insects and reptiles, even the tiniest i scream and fly hehehe

kl_gal said...

Hey girl,
We must be kin.I can relate to items 1,7,8 & 10.
1.Dyed hair purple:me not so bold lah but at 18 when I was abroad, I put blonde streaks thru my hair, came home after 1 year for holidays..the look on my dads face at the airport..priceless
7. I want a tatoo too..but have been too chicken to get it..may still do it though
8. Alone time- I need lots of alone time to recharge. Kinda hard when you're married but I still expect it and get it. I also become very irritable when I dont get it.
10. I also used to save and nurse fruit bats when I was young and living in Seremban.Parents thought I was batty..LOL
Re the snakes and iguanas, I pass on that lah. Geli just thinking about it.

nstman said...

Marriage proposals? Okay, I am now proposing to you. He he he.

Nightwing said...

Wow...u in demand...:)

Wait till Uncle Lee sees ur post about snakes and lizards..:)

He sure got gems from the good old days for those two.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

hahaha...your dad is hilarious. since you wanted it so much, your dad might as well do exactly that.

and hey, remember i was telling you about me going shopping at some cheap place somewhere? yea, glad i did as it was my first time ever i get to touch a life python, and this by no means baby constricters.

only that...err...the owner holds its head and a few others the body while i get the tail-end..hahaha..

PrincessJournals said...

no snake, bats, iguanas etc for me. abt the hair, why not color it green or pink? if u choose pink, u can join the goth couple of the amazing race. ;)

jimi said...

Mungkin Daph akan sedih dan menangis bila terbaca entri ini. Read this

http://jimi-wiser.blogspot.com/2007/12/jangan-mati-sayang.html

Rita Ho said...

Daph ... winniethepooh may be right about the vet calling, huh? I have this question - how do you buy shoes? one size for each feet or buy for bigger foot and stuff tissue/cotton balls in the other??

whre4arthou said...

Haha.. nai..

Did I tell you about the time me and ah ma found an injured bat in our classroom back in Form 3? I think it hit itself on the fan or table or something..

The thing is..

It also had an erection..

We know because we put it on the table(hoping it would recuperate) but it died and there was something sticking out from 'there'..

Haha..

We burried it during recess.. I think ah ma named it Dicky..

Lol.. the things we did when we were 15..

olivine said...

u're so special and brave.
BRAVO....!!!
really my idol.hehe....

Pi Bani said...

Hi there weirdo!
I always thought I was normally weird. After reading this entry, now I think I'm weirdly normal...

sharlydia said...

haha! this is cool post, and i guess i know u slightly better now, though we havent met...hehe!

I especially like the tattoo part, it was funny! :)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Winnie,

Haha...Those guys in India, they just ask you to marry them for no reason at all...

You walk into a shop, and suddenly, some fella will ask you to marry them! I gaped at the first few (and ran!), but after a while, I just smile and say: "Married!"

No better escuse right?

I wonder if they really know what "Will you marry me?" means?

But then again, many people in India think that all foreigners are rich...Probably, for them, it was a way out of poverty...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi KL_Gal,

Haha! You should have seen my mum's face when I came back from India with a fake nose ring! I casually mentioned I was thinking of getting one over the phone (just to see what she would say!), and she warned me to not do it...or else...

So I came home with a fake one, to see her reaction...

She was going to go "Daphneeeee!", when I pulled it and went 'Ta-Dah!'...

Haha...Priceless, alright!

So I can imagine your dad's reaction and how tickled you must have felt!

And Yippie! You and me Kin...Hehe...*Hugs*

Daphne Ling said...

Hi NSTman,

Now, now...Nanti Mrs NSTman marah ;)...Haha!


Hi NightWing,

In demand? Nah...Nobody want =(

As for Uncle Lee, he memang ganas in his heyday...Hehe...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerp,

Haha...My dad, the comedian...=)

You know, the most important part you gotta get a hold of for pythons/boas is the tail...ALWAYS hold the tail (and bend it round your pinkie) to control the snake...

If you don't have control of the tail, the snake can wound you up real tight...And you won't be able to find the tail in the coils!

If the snake holds you too tightly, give the 'bended part' round your pinkie a little nip (sort of squeeze it at the tip) and it will loosen...

That's how I could control a big python...Although neck ache, lar, damn heavy...

But, I will only touch a python that is used to human touch, and who is 'tame'...

Wild ones, I first to lari!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Princess,

Green or Pink? Wahlau...

I take colours that are very close to black, but not black...Cos right, if I need to go for an official function, I won't be tooooo out of place!

For the purple, under brighter light, you can see it gleam dark purple...More pronouced under the sun (as in velvety purple)...But it normal lighting, seems blackish!

It's cool, but damn hard to maintain, because coloured-shampoos are not fashioned for purple...The closest you get is Mahogany...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jimi,

Oh no...That's one sad piece...I'm tearing now...=(

I can't see all this, which is one reason why I can't be a vet...I cry even if I see birds dying (after my cat went at them)...I used to tear after all the birds, that my mum had to 'hide' the birds so I won't cry...

When I was learning to drive, I passed this dog who had been hit by a vehicle, and I let go of the steering wheel and closed my eyes...Too sad...

Lucky didn't hit anyone...!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Rita,

Haha...If sports shoes or hiking boots, I buy one size bigger than the bigger foot, so less friction on the flesh...

If normal shoes, also follow bigger foot, but not one size bigger...

If sandals, damn problem...

If loafers and mocassins, well, it's ok (although follow the bigger foot)...Cos good, soft leather will eventually mould after your feet! Which is why I love them! =)

Whatever it is, ain't Cinderella lar me...=(

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Whre4Arthou,

Oh God...Why do you always kena all this thingies? Even the bat you meet is horny!

Argh!

Oh well, we used to all do stupid things...Remember how we used to fight over durians? And who ate how many?

Haha...

Take care dear...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Olivine,

Haha! You ar...Nothing special or brave lar...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Hehe...You always come up with this wacky play of words...=) Oh well, I am weird...That one I know!

Hi Sharlydia,

=) That's what blogs are for! Help us get to know one another...As for the tattoo...Doubt I'll ever get one lar...It's just cool, you know? Hehe...

zorro said...

Me very weird. Next year I am going for the Guiness Award.I am the only guy whose right eye can see what the left eye is looking at and vice versa. There is no bridge (as in nose, lah)between my two eyes. So da, da....I sure win.

Bugger said...

In the end,where did u place your tattoo?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Uncle Zorro,

Eh? I tak faham lar what you saying...Don't everybody eyes see like that? Or you pulling my legs ar? ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Bugger,

Haha! I like how that sounds when I say it out loud!

Erm, never got the tattoo lor...Mummy say cannot ma...Anyway, the coolness of it somehow faded already anyway...

Must have been a phase...=)

Puteri said...

What is a pond terrapin?

Some really interesting facts about yourself Daphne! You got 32 proposals in one day how come you say your one big foot is going to be a stumbling block to marriage offers?! You need a match-maker? I can be one for you! Hehe.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Puteri,

Is that a trick question?

Anyway, it wasn't all in one day lar...I was there in India for a period of 5 weeks!

And as for my foot, it was somebody who told me that when she saw the size of my Hiking Boots (they are one size bigger than my left foot, thus two sizes bigger than my right)!

You wanna be my matchmaker ah? But I don't like any of the 32 wor...Don't even know any of their names! They were just people who walked pass me on the streets!

Vijay Saravanen Vasudevan said...

Hi Daphne,

You should have asked permission to tattoo from your dad, he would have permitted it. He, I guess is a COOL person. As for Aunty Molly..hmmm I think she is kinda of fierce...but that's how mom's suppose to be.....looks like I know the 11th thing about you. Anyway keep up you good work and blogging .

yqx said...

Do you know how many types of house lizards there are?

Do you know that the one normally found in the kitchen is different from the one found in your living room? ... and the porch?

He he he.... I once did a study on these little creatures long time ago. I have collected a total of more that 1,500 specimens......

...weird study that one.

mott said...

hee hee...

i used to have an ig as a pet. greatest pet in the world.

ignored me..and slashed me...

i miss my bernie so.... ;-(