With my seven month bloggaversary coming up, I thought it would be nice for you guys to get to know me a little better. I always try to be as honest as I can with my blog, to share the good and the not so good parts of my life. I know better than most that sometimes It’s nice to see the unedited, rough truths to life. It’s relatable, reassuring. So I thought to myself, ‘why not share the parts of me that rarely get a chance to appear in a blog. Why not share those little things that you would only pick up on if you met me in person.’ I can’t guarantee that they will blow your socks off and that you will leave this blog page thinking me the coolest human in the universe, (although if you did I wouldn’t be offended.) But, I do hope you feel that you know me a little more personally by the time you finish reading.
But that aside, without anymore delay, here are fifty facts about me:
I was born on a Monday.
I had red hair as a baby.
I was raised by my wonderful grandparents.
My middle name is Louise.
I wanted to be a Zoo-ologist, but changed my mind a few months before applying to University.
I’m from a small village In Wales.
I went to all an Welsh schools, meaning no English.
I spent my childhood and early teens swimming in rivers and climbing mountains with my friends.
I’m a classically trained singer.
I love daffodils because they remind me of home.
I even have daffodil perfume which my boyfriend got me on our first christmas together.
I drink about 20 cups of tea a day (not even an exaggeration).
I had my first kiss in the back of a school bus; it was a dare. I was 11.
I had a serious crush on Matt from Digimon when I was 10.
Not to mention the deep love I had for Orlando bloom in my early teens.
I used to play the Clarinet, violin and piano.
As a kid, I used to suck the juice out of grapes and put them back in the packet.
Apples and Japanese pears are the only fruit I like.
I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly 10 years and I love it.
I love being different.
As a child, If I wore the same clothes as other kids, I would cry my eyes out.
I studied Japanese studies and English at university.
I have N3 in Japanese and I’m taking N2 this summer. Wish me luck!!
I lived and studied in Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka for a year when I was a university student.
I now live in Nagasaki and work as an Assistant language teacher.
I came via the JET programme.
I teach at four schools; two junior highs and two elementary.
I love teaching the disabled children at my schools.
One little boy makes my day no matter how shit it has been up until that point.
I hate getting up but I think I’m a morning person.
I accidentally developed a snort when I laugh.
I have severe OCD.
But since I moved out of my old hovel apartment, it’s got a little better.
I struggled with depression as a teenager.
I also was plagued with eating disorders.
I still struggle with my body image, but I’m learning to love myself.
H&M, Newlook, lush and the Body Shop are probably my favourite shops.
I want to be a writer.
Blogging is the only thing that keeps me going most days.
I met my Canadian boyfriend in Japan….yeah.
I’m embarrassed to ride a bike in front of people.
I wish I had more freckles.
I love Sarcasm.
That being said, I also LOVE banter.
My favourite food is sandwiches.
I love speaking Japanese, but sometimes it hurts my head .
My name is actually a Japanese name and I get asked if I’m half a lot.
The fact that I don’t have a welsh name breaks my heart.
I love the sound of rain.
Tamago-Nigiri is my favourite Sushi! (egg on top of rice).
I would really love to hear back from you all in the comments. Do you share some of my quirks? Are we the total opposite? Do you have something interesting and unusual that makes you, well, you? I want to know it all!!