I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to food. I love all kinds of ethnic cuisine, and the hotter, the better in my book!
…but I hate celery. I can taste the tiniest amount of celery in anything, and it immediately turns me off the dish.
my favorite flowers are tulips (especially yellow ones!) and hydrangeas.
my happy place is the ocean. put me next to the water & I’m a happy clam.
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I crave all things salty & sour.
I eat ricola (the original flavor) even when I don’t have a sore throat.
I can sleep through anything. seriously. I once slept through getting my face completely covered with shaving cream as a summer camp prank. by the time I woke up, all the cream had dissolved since I slept for so long!
I love hot sauce & put it on pretty much anything. my absolute favorite is louisiana, but cholula, frank’s, and texas pete are good, too. I’ll take tabasco if it’s my only option.
caipirinhas are my go-to cocktail.
I have a callus (tmi much?) on my right ring finger that’s been there for as long as I can remember. it’s because I hold my pen weirdly – it sits against my ring finger, and I write very hard & very often. james is totally grossed out by it, but it’s so much a part of me now that I think it would feel weird not having it.
I’m really picky when it comes to water. there are certain brands of bottled water that I won’t drink because I don’t like the way the water tastes. james finds this really weird.
when I eat badly, my go-to is either chinese takeout or filipino ramen.
I have a serious stationery addiction. I love sending out handwritten cards via snail mail.
to relax, I color.
I’ve worn glasses since the first grade.
I play the flute.
I speak English, Tagalog, Ilocano, and Spanish fluently, and I’m decent in Portuguese.
I didn’t start watching the Simpsons until I was a freshman in college.
I don’t have dreams that I remember very often, but when I do, they’re almost always nightmares.
I used to be afraid of the dark when I was a kid, but now, I prefer sleeping in complete darkness.
I love the sound of an old-school window unit air conditioner late at night.
I love rainstorms.
I’ve been bitten twice by snakes.
I have to sleep on at least 2 pillows.
I’m quite shy & reserved around people I don’t know, but around people I know & love, I open up considerably.