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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Brutally Honest

Really, you can just read my Blogger Profile if you’re the curious sort. I have 105 views on it and growing so another unique hit is nothing... well, unique.

But if you really want to know more about me, be forewarned; I tend to give too much information.

My physical traits
At the risk of how digital pictures can be stolen and misused, it’s my policy not to post individual photos of my friends or my families and identifying their characteristics online. Not unless I have their permission. After all, their faces, their identities, make my photos of them as their photos too.

Same goes for me so you’ll just have to imagine what I look like. And I’m not going to Photoshop my description either.


Well, that’s taken care of. I’m actually about 55-60kg and exactly 157cm at the time of writing. So I’m pretty tall for a female Malay girl in her mid-twenties; I can look over the heads of Malay girls and most men. Much of the weight is in the bones, I’m quite broad shouldered and long-legged. My tailor said I have a high-waist, whatever that means.

But I’m not slender build - did I mentioned I was fat? - kind of plump in all the woman’s places and sadly, my stomach is a bit round as well. I have a waist, but it’s not as visible as I liked. To put it in TV fashion terms, I have ruler shaped body.

Other than the gene pool, I was quite a tomboy growing up; Teakwondo and running sports. I figured out early in childhood that I’ll never be as pretty as my elder sister and my big family shall always compare me to her and all my female cousins.

So I even today I forgo cosmetics; hardly even wear make-up, hardly have a reason to anyway. Doesn’t really help my round face and my round nose, of course. I have only one skirt - real skirt - and one pair of pumps amidst a multitude of pants, shirts and sneakers. I do have some vanity though. Like laced and beaded ‘kebaya’ dresses and subtle coloured ‘kurung’ dresses. All dresses are formal wear, yeah.

I guess my best physical asset would be my hair. I grew up having really short hair, like a motorbike helmet. Now it’s hell of a length, reaching to my hips. This reason why I kept long hair is that I hadn’t bothered to go to a hairdresser in 6 years and I flatly refuse to let my mother near me with scissors (really bad experience).

Kind of redundant to have long hair because I prefer to wear headscraves anyway.

A few of my favourite things
Favourite books, favourite music, favourite food - you can just read these in my Blogger Profile so don’t let me go Sound of Music on you. Instead, I just describe why I like these things. Really a description of my personality of sort.

Let’s start with I’M A HOPELESS ROMANTIC.

Pathetic isn’t it? All those tomboyish-ness had rendered me to a sensitive pile of ooze when it comes to fantasy and romance. Or fantastic romance. Or romantic fantasy. Whichever way, if you look for me in a bookstore I can spend hours in two places; Romance and Fantasy.

When it comes to movies though, I hate romance. That’s because movies tend to overdo things with all that slow kissing and orchestral music and (God forbid!) sarcastic humour. But there are some exceptional romantic movie I like, like Pride and Prejudice (truthful to the book, yay!).

What I really like in movies are fantasy (of course!), sci-fi, action and mystery, like the Bourne series or Lord of the Rings movies or my new love, Transformers. Horror, comedy and animation... err, not so much. Particularly horror. I’m kind of sensitive to fear, I get scared easily.

One time, on Astro’s Hallmark channel, I watched both movies of Stephen King’s Rose Red. It’s about a haunted house with roaming white mists that makes people have unexplained accidents or disappears completely. After that, I hadn’t been able to walk into a dark room at night for two weeks. In my own house.

Music has no particular preference in me, as long as it’s got a good beat and I can play it in my car and computer. I don’t have a particularly favourite music artist because I prefer the music itself than to be enamoured about the artist making it. Little bit of rock, a little bit of R&B, a little bit of soul, a dash of rap, a pinch of hip-hop; that’s me.

But if I were to make a choice on a person or a group, it’s a tie between Linkin Park and Bon Jovi. Go figure.

As for food...


If it’s on my plate, I’ll try eating it. Besides that, I prefer bread or potatoes over rice or pasta and prefer beef as meat of choice. I rather like spicy food and I can really go for any kind of soups and stews. Cakes and pastries are okay to snack on but fruits are my preferred snacks. If there is chocolate, stay the hell out of my way.

What I want.
Get degree.
Get job.
Get out of house.

Nuff’ said.

9 Minds bloomed here too...:

kyels said...

Never really fancied 'Romance' but I've a few favorites though. I grew up as a tomboy; did sports and Taekwondo as well. Sweet memories ... Indeed. But it does not matter how people look because at the end of day it's the heart that matters.


Quickening said...

Thanks buddy. But you wasn't raised surrounded by 8 aunts with at least 2 daughters of their own! (hahahaha!) :D

Truth aside, it's a sad fact but it depends on the path you've taken. If you deal with strangers every week (say a wedding of some obscure friend's friend's daughter), superficial manners do count. Like the correct address of a Dato' or the order of precedence of some MP's party. It's a mark of respect and acknowledging virtue.

I gave up trying to impress these people I had to attend to. I just can't do it and it's not me.


In the end of the day, it's not just how the heart matters. It's knowing the ones you care about doesn't mind you being you.

pinksterz said...

you and me seem to have few similarities. apart from being a malay and wearing tudungs, same height and even same weight range, both of us also don't like to post a pic of myself and family. but in my case, friends pics okay lah.

i used to hate makeups but now i am loving eye liner and lip gloss. other than that nada xD ish the more i read the more i see the similarites hahaha!

anyway thanks for dropping by my blog! :D

Quickening said...

@pinksterz: Oooo, my evil clone from across the world!

Haha, thanks for dropping a comment. :) I think it's the globalization of female Malays or something (your English is not bad!). We're maturing into tall, sporty women with photo-shyness.

Malay men, on the other hand... well, let's give them another 2 or 3 years... or decades. :P

PS: Kill more flies in the meantime, will ya? They're too gross to fly free... ;)

Geek @ Kedai.TV said...

Good luck with yr studies...

and a nice commentary.

azrin @

nono said...

frank and truly honest! i like it..

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Tahlia said...

After reading you blog and this wonderfully honest piece about yourself, I think you'd like my YA fantasy novel, 'Lethal Inheritance’. You can read ch1 at

Tell me if I’m right.

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