click to view profile Simple yet complicated. A mama of 3 (yes, 3!) enjoying her life. Hawaii born & raised. Makeup addict/hoarder. Loves and appreciates family & friends. A queen of food porn. Lives to laugh. Sees the glass half full. True gemini. Will never hold a grudge. Believes true happiness comes from the simplest things in life.

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." -Unknown

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30 things you probably never knew about me

I posted this as a note on my facebook a few months ago and thought I'd share it with you all. It was originally a tag so if you would like to do this, feel free. ;)

1. I can never hold a grudge. I am a woman of peace and I choose to let by-gones be by-gones and put the past where it belongs-in the past! Life is just too short not to forgive and move on.

2. The only time in my life I considered myself to be "thin" was during my sophomore year of high school. I tried out for the "Saber Steppers" team (a cross between a dancing/cheerleading team) and made it. What I wouldn't give to get that body back!!

3. I'm a lefty. Lefties rule. :)

4. I can't stand bad grammar and spelling. i.e. it's would've not would of. Would've is a contraction of the words 'would' and 'have'. The same goes for the dreaded 'could of'. I see that a lot and it's like a bad itch that I can't reach. lol.

5. (ok, you probably knew this one already) Makeup truly makes me happy. Not only the makeup itself but the art of expressing myself through beauty and a world of color intrigues and captivates me. It is something that I am truly passionate about. Just the sight of makeup gives me butterflies in my tummy. lol. I am also a makeup addict/hoarder. =T

6. I love food. (i know, you knew this one too lol) I consider myself to be an intermediate cook. I also love to bake. I try to make home-cooked meals for my family whenever possible. Even if I spend 2 hours cooking something, the time is all worth it when I hear one of my little ones say, "I love your cooking, Mama!" It's also satisfying to see my other half enjoy a home-cooked meal after a long hard day at work. :)

7. I can get very emotional & sensitive about things-even when Aunt Flo is out of town lol. Sometimes, when I hear a certain song, my eyes start to well up. Or when I start talking about something I feel strongly about, I get teary-eyed. Hell, I even cried during my interview at Sephora because I started talking about how much I love makeup. lol.

8. Aside from having a sensitive side, I am a gemini. So I definitely have my yin and yang. I'm down-to-earth, quick-witted, enjoy a good sense of humor, like to make friends, and I like to have fun! :) Although I must admit, I've been a bit of a homebody lately lol.

9. I truly love my mom and dad. I see so many qualities of them in myself. They have made many sacrifices for me and forever grateful I will be. Even though I've made mistakes in the past and have disappointed them in more ways than one, they have never abandoned me and have always given me their unconditional love. We have our differences like all families do, but at the end of the day I am so very thankful to have them both in my life as my parents. ;)

10. When typing, I like to type 'lol' after things I say. Sometimes I'll use 'lmao', seldom do I use 'lmfao', and rarely do I use 'roflmao'. lol.

11. I love to laugh. Most people know me by, or can recognize me in a crowd by, my laugh. lol.

12. Every time I play monopoly I always choose the thimble. And no, I don't know why. lol.

13. I've always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet.

14. I don't know how to swim.

15. I LOVE sushi and raw fish. Spicy ahi and unagi are my best friends. I could eat sushi every day. But that would never happen because it can get pricey.

16. I can't stand it when people don't know how to take a good picture. Come on people, it's not rocket science. It's all about using the zoom when necessary and getting good angles.

17. I hate waiting. Waiting in line. Waiting to eat. Waiting for someone to pick me up. Waiting for a limited edition makeup item or collection to finally hit the stores. Waiting for the next stall in a public bathroom when I'm sweating bullets to go number 2. Waiting for an open parking stall at very crowded places such as the mall or swap meet. You get the point.

18. I used to hate avocados and pinacbet. But now I love them like a fat kid loves cake.

19. I HATE BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE! I am one of those people who will send my bloody rare steak back when I ordered a medium well. I am one of those people who will call the 1-800 toll free number on the back of my Oscar Mayer premium thick cut bacon to complain about the mold. Can't stand lazy people who don't do their job because I will ask to speak to the general manager. Trust me, you will not win.
20. I'm a total germophobe! Yes, I am aware that hand sanitizers are pretty much useless in keeping germs at bay. However, I still like to use them for the sake of feeling as if I'm actually waterlessly washing my hands. lol. I do not like my kids touching things when we are out and about. They often hear me saying, "Stop!", "Don't touch that!!", "Touch that again and you're gonna get it" If all else fails, I just give them the glare. Then they know what's up. lol.

21. I consider myself to be pretty computer/tech savvy. I started making webpages almost 10 years ago. It was a hobby that I enjoyed at the time. That has evolved into blogging. I've been blogging on and off for almost 4 years. It's pretty much like having an online journal to document your life. I find it interesting to look back on things that I used to do or say. Or wear. lmao. It's cool to see how I've changed and grown over the years.

22. I hate rushing. I always try to plan things accordingly. Being that I am a mother of 3, I have learned that time is definitely of the essence. I am constantly looking at the clock. I like to allow myself enough time, sometimes a litle more than needed, to prepare for things I need to do or places I need to go. If I am running late or end up rushing it usually frustrates me and I stress out about it really bad.

23. I hate my big feet. I'm a size 9 1/2 or sometimes 10, depending on the brand and type of shoe. I wish I had smaller feet, like maybe a 6 or a 7, even a 8 would be good. There never seems to be anything cute in my size. Usually all the good stuff is in the smaller sizes. When I see something cute in the 7 or 8 aisle, I try to look in my aisle for the same thing and if, IF I do find it, it just looks like it was made for an ogre. Which is why I am usually seen in flip-flops or my trusty gladiator sandals lol.

24. I refuse to drink tap water. Period.

25. I am completely, utterly in love with my children. I may be strict on them but it's all out of love. They make me laugh, they make me smile. They get into cat fights here and there as all kids do, but they are very close and love each other very much. They are my pride and joy. ;)

26. People always seem to think I'm Hawaiian & Japanese. When I tell them I'm full filipino, they trip out and no believe! lol.

27. I believe that EVERY woman can rock red lipstick. When done right, it's a no-fail.

28. I LOVE dinuguan. Yep, the chocolate meat (pig's blood). I asked my dad to make that instead of turkey this Thanksgiving. lol.

29. I tend to be judgemental when it comes to certain things, but never people.

30. I can be very indecisive. I'm always the last one to order my food. I'd rather shop online because I can leave things in my 'shopping cart' for days or weeks until I finally decide. Sometimes I think I've made my decision and then I'll change my mind at the very last minute.

I didn't tag anyone but if you want to do this, feel free. I'd love to know more about YOU. =)


  1. The ELF primer works ok. It's great for $1. Anyways, as I'm reading the facts about you I can't help but realize we have a few things in common. I hate tap water but just started forcing myself to drink it to go green.

    Also I hate waiting too. I have no tolerance for waiting. LOL

  2. I love reading "get to know me" posts :) I recently came across your beautylish and some of your vids so I had to follow your beauty blog and I stumbled upon your personal blog! You have such a beautiful family <33

    While I was reading through your list I heard myself say "me too!!" quite a few times and the part of the tap water reminded me of when I lived in Guam... I was about 5 years old when I got sick from drinking the water, my Mom told me I was hospitalize for a few weeks but I almost died.. so just the thought of tap water scares me like you wouldn't believe!

    Chocolate meat is nom nom <3 and #16 made me LOL.... haha. I can't even count how many times I've said.. "what were they thinking" with a questionable look on my face. Thanks for sharing girl!

  3. OMG, I've been a fan since back in the day when you were still webdesigning!! Glad to see you're back in the blog world =)

    This tag looks fun. I did a '100 facts about me' on twitter. It was kinda hard thinking of 100 facts about myself LOL.

  4. Dang I didnt know we had so much in common. Im currently havin a Blog FART, have no clue what to blog Im going to do this tagg ;)

    I love Pinakbet and hate Dinaguan!! lol I ask my Dad to make Pinkabet every weekend! He thinks Im crazy! lol

    I completely agree with the Red lipstick philosophy!

    Thanks for the fun facts babe! xoxo