Meme of 3

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 | Posted in my life

Another meme taken from Roses’ blog.

Three Things:

Three names I go by (besides given name):
P
Penichio
Penola

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
Administrator/Office Manager
Cinema Usher
McDonalds Cook (for 4 days)

Three Places I have lived:
Croydon
South London
Bedford (until I was about 1 year old)

Three Favorite drinks:
Sweet, weak tea
Karibbean Kola
Orange Juice

Three TV Shows that I watch right now:
Judge Judy
Gossip Girl
Californication

Three places I have been:
Japan
Jamaica
Egypt

People that call me regularly:
Mum
Ahmed
Andrea

Three of my favorite foods:
Chocolate
Cheese
Bread

Three Things I am looking forward to:
Going on holiday
Getting my own flat
Finishing the book I’m currently reading

Three Things that are always by your side:
Something to read
Something to write on
A pen

The Personal Touch

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 | Posted in real life

I love the speed and convenience of email, but there’s nothing better than receiving a personal letter through the post.

Yesterday I received a letter from my Mexican-American penpal, Alberto, who lives in San Francisco. We’ve been writing to each other for about 13 years now.

When we were both 16 or 17 years old our English teachers did an international exchange and swapped countries and classes for a year. Our American teacher encouraged us to write a letter to our US counterparts which would be matched up with an appropriate person. For some weird reason I requested a female penpal. A while later I was given his reply, which said that we had so much in common that he had to write to me (I was learning Spanish and studying music at the time). Since then we’ve written to each other quite regularly, and hung out when I visited San Francisco in 2004.

We write to each other in Spanish, which is the main way that I’ve kept up my Spanish since I studied it years ago. We normally write about our careers, life goals, families, love-lives and creative pursuits. He plays guitar and listens to Latino rock music.

He always uses the same kind of envelopes, so I smiled with recognition when my mother handed it to me. Although we could easily correspond via email, for me at least there’s something about knowing that a letter has been handwritten, folded and placed in an envelope, posted and carried on an international flight before it could finally reach my letterbox.

Nicked from Nick

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 | Posted in my life

50 Things about Me (taken from Nicholas’ blog)

I’m not tagging anyone else to do this, but feel free to use it if you want.

1, What color is your toothbrush?
White

2, Name one person who made you smile today?
Firmin – the main character in the book I’m reading

3, What were you doing at 8 am today?
Sleeping

4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Watching an old episode of Las Vegas

5, What is your favorite candy bar?
Cadbury Time Out (at the moment)

6, Have you ever been to a strip club?
No

7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
“What’s most important or most urgent.” – defining the word ‘priority’ for my dad.

8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Vanilla

9, What was the last thing you had to drink?
Orange Juice

10, Do you like your wallet?
Yep, it’s an old denim mini filofax.

11, What was the last thing you ate?
Toasted hard dough bread with cheese

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No

13, The last sporting event you watched?
A couple of weeks ago, my brother’s footie team, Liverpool were playing some other team and won 5-1 or 5-0 or something like that.

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
Butterkist Toffee

15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too?
An ex-work colleague

16, Ever go camping?
Never

17, Do you take vitamins daily?
Yes

18, Do you go to church every Sunday?
No

19, Do you have a tan?
Yes and no…

20, Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
Of course

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Sometimes, when it’s offered.

22, What did your last text message say?
“Poor you – another late finish! I’m back at work today – trying to give myself next week off. Not sure when I’m going to finish tonight, but I’ve been here since 9 and I’m flagging already. I should still be able to meet with you next week if you like but I can’t remember what we agreed on. Keep the faith.”

23, What are you doing tomorrow?
I might go to the gym

25, Look to your left, what do you see?
Bookcase with books and dvds

26. What color is your watch?
Rose gold and silver

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?
Outback

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I usually eat-in

30. What is your favorite number?
5

31, Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
One of the counsellors at work last Thursday

32, Any plans today?
Sort out some website stuff and chill out

33, How many states have you lived in?
I’ve only lived in London

34, Biggest annoyance right now?
Workmen making noise next door

35, Last song listened to:
I Poke Her Face by Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West

36, Can you say the alphabet backwards?
Probably

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but we have a woman who does our ironing

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Nike white trainers (sneakers) that I bought in Dublin last year

39, Are you jealous of anyone?
Nah, but I’m probably envious of a good few.

40, Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably not.

41, Do you love anyone?
Not romantically

42, Do any of your friends have children?
Yes

43, What do you usually do during the day?
All sorts.

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
No

45, Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?
Yes

46, What color is your car?
I don’t have a car

47, Do you like cats?
Yes

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
Nope

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
No

50, How did you get your worst scar?
Removal of a contraceptive implant in my upper arm

Still around

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 | Posted in my life

I can’t believe it’s been more than 3 weeks since my last post, but I hope that the video of the dancing bloke has kept you all amused.

I’ve been having a really hard time at work, and I’ve been quite exhausted. I have had some fun here and there too, which I’ll probably catch you up on soon.

So how are you doing?

Here’s a short film by The Purchase Brothers, which apparently cost only $500 to make. Someone out there needs to give them a million bucks to finish it off. (via) I would if I could.

Who’s that cutie?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 | Posted in fun, my life

Me in Lee’s Bedroom

Yep, that’s me. My mum was going through some of her papers and discovered these old pics, which I thought I’d share with you. The cap says something like Jah (God) loves Ganja… Even in my early years I was stirring up trouble!

Me and Mum

This was my mother and I posing outside our previous house (my brother lives there now). I must have been about three years old and I was already carrying myself like a diva. When the sun’s out, a girl has got to wear sunglasses. :cool: