Update: Sorry just realized that I accidentally had my comments for this post turned off all this while. It’s back on now!
Updated again: I realized again that this entry was broken because of some WP problem I had. I published it with a line from number (4) missing. Sorry have added it back in.
Lets play a little game! Hehehe.. Simple game called 9 Truths 1 Lie. I’m going to tell you 10 Facts about myself but one of them is a lie. I’m going to elaborate each”fact” in detail and tell you a story as if each of them were true. See if you can spot the “lie” ok? Cool lets go!
1) I had my first girlfriend when I was 13.
We were an official boyfriend/girlfriend. Went around school hugging, holding hands, kissing… doing all sorts of stuff. Eventually it got the attention of the headmaster who then called us up to his office. Along with us went one of my other best friends in my class and his girlfriend. Up in the headmaster’s office, the school counsellor joined us and they both educated us about sex. I can’t remember what exactly they talked about but I remember being happy that I was missing class for that.
My parents eventually got tired of me causing so much trouble with the girls in the coed school that they threw me into a St Xaviers. A boy school! Believe it or not, my grades started to improve then.
2) I was a rebellious child growing up
While most kids growing up were rebellious in their teens, I was rebellious from age 9-12. I would argue with my parents and get into so much trouble in school that my mum was often called to school. I was the leader of this “school gang” which was a very very mild gang because it’s the gang of a small private school. We didn’t do half the shit the government gangster school boys did. We didn’t intimidate anyone. All we did was irritate girls and teachers.
We had a name for our gang. We called it G.R.O.S.S. (inspired by Calvin & Hobbes’ Get Rid of Slimey girlS). There were 5 of us official members. Today I’m still very close friends with 2 of them.
3) I have a Fu Chuk Obsession
For those who don’t know, Fu Chuk is this dried bean curd skin. I can eat. You can sometimes eat it when its put together with fishball.
Or sometimes eat it on its own in a steamboat pot.
This is my favourite!
This past weekend I think I had a big overdose of it. And I think that’s why I’ve now fallen sick.
4) I’ve only had 6 girlfriends my whole life.
Shorty is the shortest of them all but the only one I could really see myself living my life with.
5) I Spent A Good Portion of My Life Playing Counter-Strike
I spent a lot of time of my teenage years on Counter-Strike. I played so much that I eventually got bored of it but I kept playing those hours so I could get better at it. Why? Because me and my school friends at the time were in a team (back then we called it a Clan) we called ANTZ. We would then go play lots of Counter-Strike competitions. We hardly won first place but most of the time we always made it to the Top 4.
My girlfriend at the time got fed up watching me play Counter-Strike she once gave me an ultimatum. Either I choose her or Counter-Strike. I chose Counter-Strike. The good news was that she didn’t leave me for that. We broke up a year later for some other reasons. Still… I will always remember how I chose a computer game over a girlfriend. Would certainly never do that now.
6) I’ve Never Had Sex
I was very active in church starting from when I was say 14 years old. When I say active I mean like Wednesday I would go for prayer meetings, Friday for cell group, Saturday for youth group, Sunday bible class and all. Would even go caroling. So one thing that was drilled into me back then was that sex is a gift that should only be experienced by a married couple.
So with all my girlfriends, we’ve done some other stuff but never sex. I’m waiting for the right one to come along before I do.
7) I Once Got Kicked Out Of a Club
When I was studying in London, I would go with my uni friends a lot to this asian club there called Thai Square. It had good music and it was cheap so… great place for students to hang out.
One night we went there the music was really bad though. They were playing some canto-trance stuff or something like that. So not feeling the music, my friends and I just decided to spend our night drinking all sorts of different stuff. Later in the night, the music got better so some of us decided to head to the dance floor. I was already feeling really high so instead I fell asleep on a couch near the dance floor for like 10 minutes! In spite of all the noise and action happening around me.
By the time I woke up I felt like puking. So I pushed through the crowd in my rush to the toilet. I didn’t make it in time. I threw up right outside the Gents and Ladies with everyone looking at me. Then I went into the Gents, locked myself in the cubicle and puked the remainder there. Shortly after that I heard a loud bang on my cubical door. The person on the other side of the door shouted “Get out!”. I opened the door only to see this big black guy in a big trenchcoat waiting for me (exactly like the kind of bouncers you see in the movies). He waited for me to wash up then grabbed me by the shoulder and escorted me out.
After that some of my friends came out and we went to Chinatown for supper. Was feeling much better after puking.
I’m best in Table Tennis but my Favourite Sport is Badminton
Table Tennis to me is once of those family sports. My whole family from my father to my grandfather to my great great grandfather and everyone in between plays table tennis. So much that when I was 9 years old, my Dad hired a coach to train me and my brothers and sister in table tennis.
The result of that is that I became pretty good. Won some little trophies in the school years.
Then went on to university and college and played there too.
Once when I was back for my uni summer break, my Dad got the Malaysia Number 1 player to come train me for a month.
In spite of all that though, the sport I play the most is actually badminton. I kinda enjoy playing badminton a lot more than I do table tennis eventhough I’m not very good in badminton. Feels a lot more simpler to me. Table Tennis is just stressful sometimes. Having to estimate the spin of every ball that comes your way.
9) I Go Clubbing for the Dancing
When you ask a guy about why he goes clubbing, it’s often down to 3 reasons. To drink, to pick up girls or to dance. Most guys go for the first two but I’m one of the few that go for the third. I’m not one of those guys who can go to a club, book a table and then just sit down and drink there all night. If you want to drink and talk with your friends then go to a club.
And sure it’s fun going clubbing and meeting girls every now and then but what really motivates me is dancing. If I’m ever in a club, you’ll see me most on the dance floor. Just like badminton, I’m a pretty terrible dancer but I love dancing on the dance floor. It’s like… you set your troubles completely free at that instant and nothing in the world exists except you, the music and the dance floor!
10) My Favourite Gadget
I love gadgets! I have an iPhone, Blackberry, PS3, XBOX, Wii, Kinect, Kindle and all sorts of other things. I don’t have an iPad though. Just never knew what I was going to use it for if I ever had one. That being said I think I’ll get one when the iPad 2 comes out… just to keep up with times.
Of all my gadgets though, the one that I really can’t live without is my Blackberry. Nothing makes you feel more connected that the Blackberry does. I mean the iPhone is great in many ways and in some ways its far superior to the Blackberry but it just doesn’t make me feel as connected as the BB does.
When I go overseas though, the Blackberry is the only phone where I turn my data roaming on. I find that in my experience, if I just keep the data usage to just e-mails and BBM, my roaming charges come up to only RM25-RM30 a day or so. That’s pretty decent considering the wi-fi in hotels cost much more than that sometimes.
So there you have it everyone? Which is the lie?