So I’m not at work today because I managed to dehydrate myself to death yesterday and I’m still feeling it. At least I hope that’s why I’m ill. I don’t want to have to go to the doctors; one, because who wants to go? Two, language barriers are exhausting and my very limited Chinese does not expand to medical jargon. Or anything to do with the body, except I need the loo! And I only know that thanks to the kids I teach at school.
Note to self: Make sure one has health down before going to Japan. (The next destination.)
So I saw this on The Grumpy Librarian’s blog and I felt like being a narcissist today – so here is a tag no one will have any interest in! :3
Nicknames: Serephia, Kimi (old, old gaming name that I can’t get rid of.) Kishmish. – Yep these are all usernames I use on the internet. Oh and a normal one: Em.
Birthday: 22nd March
Star Sign: Aries – Which I have recently come to accept. Sims 1 made Aries’ sound like assholes with only 3 nice points…so I was a self proclaimed Pisces. But I’ve recently come to terms with the fact Aries are awesome and you’ve got to be an asshole sometimes.
Occupation: Teacher! If you want to see the world and English is your first language (or your freaking brilliant at it) this is your ticket to doing so. Teach English, you don’t even need a teaching degree, which is not necessarily a good thing because learning how to teach is basically being thrown in a classroom here. Terrifying. But you’re at the other side of the world experiencing something you never have before. It’s not easy but its the opportunity of a lifetime.
Hair Colour: Brown
Hair Length: A bit past my shoulders.
Eye Colour: Grey
Best Feature: Oh no I’m being asked to be positive….erm. I guess I’m going to say the colour of my hair! HA! Super weird, but I’ve always liked the idea of dying it purple or something stupid but every time I really consider it I realise my hair goes with so many clothes already…why ruin it?
Braces: Didn’t want them as a child. My teeth aren’t bad now but I wish I had taken them at the time. Always the way!
Piercings: Just my ears. I love the idea of getting scaffolding (thats the right phrase?) But I never will X’D
Tattoos: Similar to extra piercings. I love the idea of getting like a silhouette of birds or feathers on my ankle. But its permanent and I’m terrified I’ll regret it five years later. I had a nightmare like that once and I woke up so glad I hadn’t. But the more I travel around the more I want one… don’t know how one correlates to the other but it does….
Right or Left: Right.
Real Holiday: Real is what you make it. So I’m going to choose the one I had in England (where I actually live). My family went to Devon when I was like 6 ( we probably had family holidays before this but this is the one I actually remember.) It was quaint, there was a large swimming pool jacuzzi thing. We fed ducks. 6 year old me was hyped.
Best Friend: This is difficult actually. I move around so much, I make great great friends and then we go our separate ways and we still message each other but we drift. So I’m going to have to say my boyfriend is my best friend. Rob. We’ve been going out for seven years (scary, right? Numbers ah!) We survived long distance through university and countries. Now, we work in China together and we map out our next places we want to go together.
Award: All those silly ones from school – You did so great in English, science blah blah. I mean they gave me the warm fuzzies at the time but I haven’t won anything since.
Sport: Trampolining. We had one in the back garden and I taught myself how to do flips and stuff. I’m surprised I still have a spine…
Concert: The Kaiser Chiefs. It was awesome.
TV Show(s): Outlander, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy and Orphan Black.
Colours: Purple, blue, red.
Song: Eraser by Ed Sheeran. It’s the song I get ready to in the mornings. Otherwise I’d say Nightbook by Einaudi.
Restaurant: Pizza Express. There’s one even in my city in China! Far too happy about this.
Shop: Am in China. So I’d say H&M, which I would not say in England.
Shoes: Comfy ones. I walk a lot. I like to wear shoes I could run in at a moments notice.
Feeling: A little stressed! -.-
Single or Taken: Taken.
Eating: Nothing right now, China’s snack food is not my kind of snack food. Great for staying healthy, not eating it! XD
Thinking About: The unnecessary sequel to my unpublished and hardly sent off to agents novel.
Watching: 13 Reasons Why.
Wearing: My university t-shirt. Pjs ❤
Want Children: Yeah, one or two.
Want to be Married: Of course, to Rob. We’ve talked about it in that disgustingly cute couple way.
Careers in Mind: Author. I’d be so happy if I could just write all day for a living. I also wouldn’t mind working in a library or in a publishing agency (on the fiction side. I actually get to look at the slush pile of novels, sort of thing).
Where You Want to Live: The Lake district in England. Or Cambridge. They’re the only two places I’ve been to that I wouldn’t mind living in for the unforeseeable future. Like there are places I want to see, need to see but I can’t imagine living there for like years.
Do You Believe in:
God: Yes, I’m Christian. I always want to write about characters who believe in God, just believe. I don’t want the novel to be preachy but I feel like characters in books that just believe are really not done. Like it’s either a preachy book or it’s never mentioned. I want to see more books (like YA) that have this!
Miracles: Yes. But I am a sceptic.
Love at First Sight: It’s cute in books and I believe you can be attracted to someone at first – like them. But not love. Love is emotional I feel you need to get to know someone first to love them.
Aliens: Definitely no.
Soul Mates: Yes.
Kissing on the First Date: Yeah. I guess I would have said no a few years ago, but I finished uni and so much happens in uni to yourself and the people around you. A kiss can mean a lot but it can also mean nothing. So yes, if I liked the person I would obviously kiss them. It’s like a hey I’m actually interested sort of signal XD! If you didn’t kiss them it would seem like you had no interest.
Yourself: Yes, because who else will? I mean it’s admittedly half arsed level of lying believing in myself but you do what you’ve got to do get yourself doing. I have to believe my writing is good enough so I can actually work on it but at the same time I have to really not believe in it so I can keep my feet on the ground and shake it off when an agent says not my taste.
So that is the Get To Know Me tag, that no one really wants to read but I felt like doing because I’m a massive narcissist. (Not really, just a bit right now. Everyone is occasionally, right?) Like spur of the moment narcissism. Self love, whatever?
OH and whoever wants to do this tag consider yourself TAGGED. Because that’s sort of the point of these, right? Do them if you want to! XD