About me

Hi! I saw these questions on the internet some time ago and thought it would be fun to answer them.

List 5 random facts about yourself

I often confuse the words orange and purple. I know exactly which colour is which, but for some reason the words come out mixed.

I love wearing black. It doesn’t make me morose or Goth; it is just a colour I love to wear.

I think apples are disgusting. It is most definitely not the food Eve ate in the garden…

I would love to visit France and see the Eiffel tower.

I love the smell of new books.

Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

Drowning – I can’t swim, so I have always had a semi fear of large amounts of water.

Large dogs – I have very vivid dreams, and once dreamt that a large dog was chasing me in our house. This dream isn’t in any way realistic, since I was on the room divider hiding from said dog, but since then I am eerily afraid of canines.

Change – I am usually afraid of changing things around me. If I don’t see a reason to, I can be very stubborn about it.

List 5 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

Don’t worry too much about the people around you – you will make new friends and barely remember these people’s names in 7 years.

Appreciate your body more. This is probably the thinnest you will ever be.

Start talking to people, don’t be so shy.

Choose other subjects. Consumer sciences and Information technology won’t be any use to you in your future career as a microbiologist.

Be nicer to your family. They are, at the end of the day, the people who will stick with you forever.

What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

The idea of visiting my best friend at the end of April.

My revamped room.

Reading.

Coffee.

Exercising.

If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?

I wish that I could win the Lotto

I wish that I could find the man I am destined to marry.

I wish that I could always be content.

What is your dream job, and why?
I am pretty much doing it right now, or at least working towards it, but I would love to travel to other countries and work there as a microbiologist. I would also love to be the writer of a published novel.

What are 5 passions you have?
I am in love with writing, and developing my blog.

Reading

Fashion and designing shoes. If I had more time on my hands, I would definitely have another blog dedicated solely to fashion.

I love watching and playing sport, and exercising.

I love to organise things when I have the time.- I am passionate about this blog. I really love it.

Describe your most embarrassing moment.
This isn’t actually possible, since I am known for doing silly things. Probably walking into a wall while checking someone out. It was pretty funny to everyone but me.

Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
Spelling and grammar errors.

People who are rude to waiters.

People who throw trash out of their car windows.

Men who don’t flush the toilet. (Too much info, I know, but I really detest it)

I hate how I procrastinate when I know something is important, and the stress I feel because I haven’t done it yet.

People who believe every email they receive. Like lady Gaga being a demon or something. Honestly

Fans. Really. People freaking out because Justin Bieber cut his hair. People who cry hysterically when they hear One Direction is coming to their country on tour.

Couples who date for two weeks and then become engaged. Or people who serially become engaged.

Pants. I dislike wearing them so much. I would much rather wear a dress, skirt or tights.

Naughty children whose parents can’t control them.

People who think they are the owners of your time and expect you to leave everything to help them.

Describe a typical day in your current life.
Wake up, go to the bathroom, wash face, brush teeth, choose outfit, do hair, do makeup. Get lunch ready. Go to work. Browse internet for 30 minutes, publish blog.

Get reagents ready for the day in lab. Start processing. Have lunch. Rush to finish on time.

Get home. Try to exercise. Eat, bath, read/watch series, sleep.

What’s the hardest part of growing up?
Finding your identity when everyone expects you to fit in.

Describe 5 and weaknesses strengths you have.
Weaknesses:

Eating chocolate.

Swearing.

Negativity.

Procrastination.

Not taking off my nail polish in time.

Strengths:

Honesty

Organisational skills

Dedication.

Kindness.

I spell things correctly.

What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

I don’t think I have 5, but here goes:

Finding a career path that suits me perfectly, even though I never thought I would end up in a lab.

Losing 20 kg’s in a two year frame.

Finding myself.

What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
Playing music. I would love to play the piano or violin. They are both such lovely instruments but I just never had the time or money to learn

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
Imagining the future isn’t a great idea as things can go into another direction very easily. I would love to be married, settled comfortably with my degree finished, even though I don’t have a definite time frame. I am not sure if I want children, so I am not putting a frame on that either. I would love to visit a few countries before I am old as well.

What’s your favourite holiday and why?

Probably when I went to Jeffrey’s bay in 2011. It was wonderful to be at the coast again.

If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
All my ancestors. Then I would be able to see where I have come from and why I am here. I would eat some traditional Afrikaans food, just so that they can be comfortable.

What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
That all women are supposed to have children.

What is your favourite part of your body and why?
My feet haha. Because they take me everywhere.

List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
10?!

My dry sense of humour.

My ability to cope.

My sense of style.

That I could make sad people smile.

That I understood when to talk and when to comfort.

That I could be calm in a time of crisis.

That I could drink more than men can (haha)

That I had excellent comebacks.

That I never wore Crocs.

That i always stayed true to myself and my friends.

Do answer some of the questions about yourself – it is strangely difficult!

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One thought on “About me

  1. Ooooh I cannot wait for the end of April, either. Big difference between fans and fanatics. We are Potter fans, etc. Then you get the loopies. We call them fanatics 😛 Congratulations on the dedication on fitness and losing weight, 20kgs is insanely impressive, WOW! You go, girl!

    My favourite thing on here? That you want to be remembered for never wearing Crocs bwahaha!

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