Monday, June 05, 2006


So I've been tagged and always willing to waste time when I should be doing homework so of course I will participate:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Native English Teacher in Hong Kong- I did this at two different places. The second place I loved especially since I had a good mix of lesson planning and teaching. Kids in Hong Kong are just amazing and I probably regard this as my fav job ever. But no I don't want to be a teacher here.
2. Sessional Lecturer- at a uni in melb. I did it for a semester and it was a great experience but I don't think its for me. I ended up spending more time preparing lessons than doing my own work. Too much anxiety even towards the end.
3. Call centre operator-somewhere in Melb. Yes boring job, bad pay, but great colleagues. I made some great friends there, and often got paid to sit there waiting for calls while I did homework, or had interesting debates with co-workers.
4. Child Therapist. I was employed by the parents who watched me play with their two year old autistic child. It was a great experience but the first words summarised the problem, I along with all the others (including an expert from Israel) got fired because nothing we ever did was good enough for their child.

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. 12 nights. A Hong Kong chick flick. I've watched it 3 times, I love the little quotes throughout like 'people in love are crazy'.
2. Amelie. So sweet!
3. Ferris bueller's day off. Still makes me laugh.
4. Hero. Just for the cinematography and use of colour.

Four places you have lived:
1. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong: my close second fav.
2. Melbourne, Australia: still my fav.
3. Tasmania, Australia: only for a few years thankfully when I was young.
4. no fourth, unless you want me to get into suburbs!

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Seinfeld. Mr T and I have been doing our own little marathon with all the dvds over the last couple of months.
2. House- makes me laugh!
3. Chief and commander. I'm addicted
4. 6 Feet under. First got addicted in HK when a friend lend me a dvd.

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Macau- I love the place, the buildings, the mopeds, the food, the cheap wine.
2. Phi Phi(Thailand) - I went there only a few months before the tsunami. I wanted to give up anything and sell coconuts or something just to live on the stunning island.
3. Byron Bay-Aus- I was disappointed. It is too touristy, it almost felt like being in Melbourne.
4. Shenzhen- China I can still hear the staff at the big shopping centre just across the border calling out to me "Missy Missy DVD" and "Missy missy manicure". There is only so much I can take of that place before I start getting irritable.

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Bloglines
2. Hotmail
3. The Age
4. Gmail (yes two emails)

Four of my favourite foods:
1. Chocolate - green and black (brand), maya gold and peppermint (flavour) mmmm
2. Pretzels- I have a very sad addiction here that I've had for years and still trying to give up.
3. Mangos- or in Hong Kong even better Mango juice. There is nothing better in summer.
4. Avocados- If I could eat them every day I would. I love them especially with my fav recipe for guacamole.

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. On a holiday anywhere-maybe back in Phi Phi, or on some tropical island in the sun.
2. Out for a late breakfast at soul food eating their 'vegan monster' breakfast
3. Shopping-with money. Anywhere (I am avoiding homework).
4. At a good music show.

Four Friends that have been tagged that I think (might) will respond:
1. Mr T
2. Harmonia
3. Ann-ok I'm not sure but running out of people
4. Claire- again not sure.


cristy said...

Excellent. Thank you.

I love Green and Blacks too, but was sad to learn that they have recently be taken over by Cadbury-Schweppes. Am now favouring cocolo instead, but still buy the G&B cocoa.

I also found Byron Bay pretty disapointing - very touristy and suburban, although the beach itself is very beautiful.

kristy said...

Oh noooooooooooooo, last I heard they were talking about it happened, I hoped it wouldn't though.

It's like finding out that Nike took over converse. Sad, sad!

Harmonia said...

Interesting read! Oh! You tagged me! I will try to play tomorrow! If I don't remind me!!! Sounds fun!

Harmonia said...

Great read!!!

Take a look at today's post...I think you might be interested in this lil project I just started.