Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tagged Again - 10 Random Facts About Me

with my batchmates during our oath taking as diplomates in internal medicine

I should really be sleeping right now because I'm driving early tomorrow morning (no rest for the wicked!), but my friend Renee sent me this tag, and I don't like putting it off for too long. It's really pretty simple - just a request for 10 random facts about me.

The rules?

  • Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
  • At the end of your blog post, you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don't forget to leave them a comment telling they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Here goes!

1. I am actually the eldest of 3 children. Of course my friends are quick to say I'm more like a youngest than an eldest, but that's just them picking on me as usual.

2. I once sang for a singing contest held at the SM Megamall Building A atrium when I was in high school.

3. I've appeared on TV a few times, thanks to my aunt's old showbiz connections. My longest appearance was as a guest anchor on the long-since-defunct Junior Newswatch when I was ten. The most memorable one was when I sang for a local Christmas special when I was fifteen - I even got to record the track for the show in a real studio!

4. I love the beach! (Stating the obvious here!) And I love the water... yes, despite the fact that I almost drowned when I was 6.

5. I love to dance the swing (the 70's kind) - but not much else!

6. I once wanted to be a romance novelist when I grew up... now I dream of becoming a travel writer after I retire from medicine.

7. I customize the colors of my highlighters. (I will demonstrate how I do this in a future post one of these days. What can I say? Geek! Geek!)

8. I am a certified bookworm. I eat, breathe, and sleep books of all kinds. I'd rather read than do anything.

9. I have worn the UP medicine toga thrice in my lifetime (for college grad, university grad, and for diplomate oath-taking) - and I still haven't figured out what side the tassel should be on. (see photo above)

10. I only learned how to bike when I was in high school... and since it's been more than a decade since I've been on one, I'm not sure I still know how.

I tag... anyone who wants to grab this tag. :) But I may make a real list in a few days, when I am feeling less sleepy and more inclined to do some link love.

Good night!


Manggy said...

I'm sure you could totally still ride a bike! It's like riding a bike! Lol.

Swing is a bit of fun (unlike the latin dances-- eugh). Too bad I have two left feet. When I'm all alone I try to see if those hip-hop moves are even possible and I end up looking like a spaz.

Bawal ang maging travel writer. Madaya yan. It's reserved for people with exceptional karma. Hahaha. Kidding: obviously if anyone has an excess of good karma, it's someone who's been in PGH for a long while!

tutubi philippines said...

read your comment on my blog. don't know how you define near manila but i'm afraid there's none that fits your description of few hours unless you travel by plane...i recently visited an isolated island in bicol and so loved the pristine beach

AngelMD-No-More said...

hello doc claire! congrats for making it to the diplomate boards...=) btw, i jaz happen to know one of ur companions in that pic...he happens to be a classmate of mine at dlsu in medicine...hehe should i mention his name here?hehehe M.I. dis is his initials...hehe

Panaderos said...

Don't worry about biking. It's one of those things that once you've learned it, the skill won't leave you. In a matter of minutes, you'll be back biking and going at as if you didn't take a break from it.

Showbiz kid ka pala? :)

Btw, I have news for you (no pun intended on the Junior Newswatch thing), I tagged you too. Please check my blog out. It's under the post called "Who Am I?". Do it only when your schedule permits. Thanks in advance, buddy. :)

dr_clairebear said...

@manggy: i hope that my karma does translate into doing a lot of travel someday then! :)

@tutubi: we're going to try for cagbalete island in quezon. my riend says it's great. :) will let you know so you can check out uploads on the trip.

@angel: alam ko na kung sino yan! my most showbiz and jologs batchmate! :)

@panaderos: yeah, super showbiz. muntik na ako maging regular sa "chicks to chicks" when I was five, kaya lang I got scared of the lights. malay natin, ako din nakapagbroadway? hahaha

anyway, will check out your tag. :)

evilwoobie said...

si bevs! bevang was a classmate of yours? batchmate ko sya sa bio, but they graduated ahead of me. :D

fun meme! i'll have to think of 10 stuff that you don't all know already!

dr_clairebear said...

@woobie: yeah! she's my batchmate in IM, and part of my posse. :) super good friend. renal na siya ngayon sa PGH. si gerome din super super good friend ko. paalis na siya this year for chicago. :( what a small, small world!