Friday Five: Fun factoids

Ah, I do love a good alliterative headline!

Today you get to learn five new things about me.

  • I have a double eyelid on my left eye. But not on my right.
  • I entered a poetry contest when I was 13 and won a trip to the US. Only it turned to be a scam – and a pretty lame one at that. What’s the point?
  • One year, I was placed in the second-lowest reading group in the class after being assessed reading a chapter to everyone, rather than the usual one-on-one reading comprehension test (I HATED that particular teacher, not least for this!). Usually I was always in the top group, easy. That was the level of disconnect between my reading and verbal skills.
  • One of my first gigs was writing for a website for uni students (I don’t think anybody still uses the term “online magazine”, but that’s what it was). One of my assignments was to write a tongue in cheek piece, “You know you’re drunk when…” And the editor LOVED  it – she asked for more in that vein. I was still in high school. I was 15. Or maybe 16. I’d never been drunk in my life; I was a geek; I’d had one sip of dark beer in my entire life, and hated it.
  • I have never tried (nor do I intend to) chicken feet. Renounce my Chinese badge already.

What’s one thing I don’t know about you?

6 thoughts on “Friday Five: Fun factoids

  • Reply Life [Comma] Etc June 1, 2012 at 14:46

    You probably don’t know that I’m a classically trained violinist – been playing since I was 8ish! (Never got anywhere with it though 🙂 )

  • Reply Michelle June 1, 2012 at 17:22

    Chicken feet sounds scary. I’m half Korean and one thing I will not eat are baby squid. So scary!

  • Reply SP June 1, 2012 at 18:26

    I’m not Chinese, but I tried chicken feet once! They weren’t exactly horrible, but the idea was horrible enough that I’d never do it again.

    Also, what was the scam? they get free poetry out of kids?!

    • Reply eemusings June 2, 2012 at 16:54

      I still don’t know what that was all about and whether they used our poetry for anything. Really weird.

  • Reply fromshoppingtosaving June 26, 2012 at 04:32

    Hahahha I’m part Chinese and WILL NEVER TRY CHICKEN FEET. EW!

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