Tag: Get To Know Me Thru’ A Random Q&A
Hi friends, apologies for not posting all week. I’ve been incredibly jet lagged in NYC and bogged down by work and real life. I don’t deal well with jet lag but I know it will fade eventually. The husband takes two days to adjust his body clock but I take more than a week. I also try not to think what will happen when I return to Asia – more jet lag, groan…Sorry for the whinging but sometimes it’s not all peaches and roses here at Beauty Box HQ.
What is your dream job?
Hmm, this is a tough one. My dream job would involve helping people feel good about themselves and it would let me work from home, so I can take care of my family (that has always figured in my future plans especially after I got married) but still earn a decent income. It would also challenge me intellectually and allow me to interact with other people. I know this sounds vague but I’m working on making my dream job come true.
Are you a baker or a cook?
I’m definitely more of a cook as I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I love making spicy Asian food, and turn to grilling and oven-baking meat because I like it crispy. I’d only started baking when I moved into my house a year ago because the kitchen as an old-fashioned gas-powered oven. If I do bake, I make very simple cupcakes or pound cakes. I’ve only ever attempted an Oreo cheesecake once for the husband who is a cheesecake fiend.
On your beauty journey, have you noticed any changes in your preferences in any way?
I used to dislike brown eyeshadows when I started wearing makeup but now I am a self-declared neutrals freak. I also went after trendy scents when I was much younger but now I lean towards simpler floral scents like rose and jasmine, which sounds a little old lady but I truly love these notes.
In your refrigerator, what is always in there?
What a truly random question! Miso paste, eggs, shoyu, vitamins, apple cider vinegar, mirin (sweet rice wine), and olives.
You crave for sweets or savory and what was your last intense craving?
Savory! I think it was because I grew up on instant noodles/ramen and salty junk food — though I was told by my mum that my granny used to feed me shoyu-laced rice porridge as a wee toddler. Which brings me to the next part of the question: I craved congee with spring onion, shoyu, and minced pork. If only I were near Congee Village in Chinatown, I would so appreciate a steaming hot bowl right now.
Last gift you gave?
A book to my husband for Valentine’s Day. Another nugget of information: for the first time in our relationship history, he did not get me a present or flowers and it was quite confusing because it was the first time we were together on this day for many years. I was perturbed but realized it is time to forget this highly commercialized day because he is really sweet to me anyway on a daily basis and further more he said, “It’s hard to get you flowers when we are getting on a plane tomorrow.” I suppose, if anything, I was mourning the end of an era but that sounds way too dramatic. I teased him a little about it but I don’t have any hard feelings. I would rather splurge on a huge present for him on his birthday.
Last gift received?
Gosh this was hard. I think it was X’mas which I received several presents at once – a pedicure, a facial, a bag organizer, and a scarf.
What is your current beauty item that is welling up into an uncontrollable urge?
Cream shadows. I just got two Maybelline Color Tattoos – Inked In Pink and Barely Branded – which I love to death right now. I feel like getting more, but seriously, cream shadows are near impossible to hit pan because you only need a smidgen at a time. I love collecting them nonetheless…
At what age have you gotten your first white hair?
I was 33, which was about a year and a half ago. My MIL actually spotted it and picked it out for me to see. I was shocked but I suppose it was easy to spot because I have dark hair. I wasn’t pleased but neither was I “woe is me I’m old”.
What is the last horror movie you’ve watched?
I am scared of horror movies so the last full one I watched was Carrie. Yeah, it was that long ago.
What is a holy grail beauty product that you’ve discovered?
Can I name two? Astalift Jelly Aquarysta and Essence Destiny (but could be known as Firming Serum in English; though this is just a speculation because the Japanese moniker wouldn’t go down well in the UK, I would think). They just leave my skin plump and clear. It has to be all that lycopene in them. o.o
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