Get to know me!

Remember these surveys that used to float around as a chain email that you'd send to all your friends? Hahaha or add to personal pages on Myspace or early Facebook? Thought it'd be fun to fill out!

Are you a morning or night person?
I'd love to think I'm a morning person so I could see those beautiful sunsets but nope, I'm a night owl through and through. I hate waking up. In fact, whenever I have more than 2 days off I always fall into my pattern of going to bed at 3 or 4am and waking up at noon or 1.

Which do you prefer, sweet or salty foods?
Quite honestly, I'll crave salty foods and then right after I want sweet. And vice versa. Life is hard.

Ninjas or pirates?
How about Ninja Pirates?

Ninjas vs pirates, discuss.
Look. Ninja's are sweet. They are stealth and nighttime rolled into one fast moving killing machine. Pirates are without direction (except greed) who have an affliction for parrots and booty, and both kinds of booty ;)

What was your favorite childhood television program?
Early childhood was Care Bears and late childhood was Sailor Moon, but I think Babar takes the cake for my entire childhood. I still try to catch it on teletoon retro lol. Don't forget Magic School Bus!

Are you a collector of anything?
Hahahahahahahaha, nail polish and books?

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A tiger - because they're powerful and solitary, but can be social when they need to be.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I usually say teleportation - because I hate taking city transit and this could give me a chance to get out of sticky situations and go travelling. But I think I would love to be like Beast Master and talk to animals. I could form real relationships with them and help save them or protect them. 

What is usually your first thought when you wake up?
If I sleep for 10 more minutes which bus will I catch? Can I skip taking a shower?

What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?
If I go to bed now, how many hours of sleep is that?

What’s your favorite color?
I hate picking colours but I am drawn to vibrant greens and oranges. Regarding nail polish... no fucking clue!

What’s your favorite animal?
I have 2 that I refuse to pick between: Gorillas and Tigers. Both are majestic, both are powerful, both are intelligent, both are social. I wish I could live with gorillas, and that they wouldn't kill me. Also, dogs are so cute!

What's your favorite book? 
This is hard. Different books for different times in my life. When I was a child it was The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. For a play, it'd have to be The Tempest by Shakespeare. For academia, it'd have to be Paradise Lost by Milton or Machiavelli's Prince. And finally, with that being said it's a toss-up between A Fine Balance by Rohintin Mistry or The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje as an adult. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows would be second to those.
Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
Yes, I do! Ever lie down and stare up at the blue sky and wonder if someone from a different galaxy is doing the exact same thing contemplating your existence?

Do you believe in ghosts?
I believe in a spirit world; once we die our souls pass onto another plane where we exist there.

Ever been addicted to a video/computer game? Which one(s)?
Hahahahahaha. Ever heard of Maple Story? Fucking used to love that game. Unfortunately, I got hacked and all my shit was stolen. I was a level 50 something warrior. Know how hard it is to train those????

You’re given 1 million dollars, what do you spend it on?
I'd go one of two ways: pay off my siblings and mine school loans, set up my parents with a maid service, buy a car for myself and take my friends on a trip. OR try to get into a Masters program abroad and earn a PhD.

Have any bad habits?
Rocking back and forth.

Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy?
People who chew with their mouths open, or people who pop their gum while chewing it like a cow. Or nail biters. Gossipers. etc.

List 3 of your best personality traits:
Honest, Forgiving, Leader

List 3 of your worst personality traits:
Angry, Argumentative, Self-Defeating

Have any celebrity crushes?
DO I! It changes so often but Leonardo diCaprio and Sidney Crosby take the list. But don't worry, there's still Jared Padalecki, Taylor Kitsch, Zac Efron, David Boreanaz, Aamir Khan.

List 1 thing you wish you could change about yourself:
Procrastination and tendency to not believe in myself.

Any tattoos or piercings?
No tattoos yet. Have my nose and ears pierced.

What’s the first thing you notice in the opposite sex?
Asides from their package - their smile or their eyes, whichever is more sparkling. But lately, I've been attracted a guys hair style lol.

What personality traits do you look for in a partner?
Someone empathetic, loyal, and genuinely true to their interests.

What personality traits do you dislike in other people?
Someone who is jealous or can't stand other people moving up in life. I dislike bossy individuals or people who don't know how to take a back seat/spotlight hogs. I also dislike others who constantly feel the need to trash talk or gossip - it drives me crazy.

Do you see yourself getting married in the next 5 years?
I'm 26. Do I see myself getting married by 31? No, but I hope I've met someone by 31.

Are you mostly a clean or messy person?
A sexy combination of both. My room is a disaster, but everything else is pristine.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Honestly, I'm not too sure. If I knew French I'd say the French countryside... perhaps even the English countryside - but with a large lot of land and a bungalow house with a nice basement and wrap-around deck.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Europe, like Italy France Czech Republic for the art.

List 5 goals on your life’s to-do list:
Travel and see old art in museums.
Discover my life's passion.
Read all the classics.
Get a Masters in English.
Fall in love.

Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid:
You had minimal cares in the world and that it was ok to play make-believe and imaginary; no one would look at you twice as you ran around talking to yourself.

Name 1 thing you love about being an adult:
The freedom and having money to do whatever the FUCK I want.

What’s your favorite song of the moment?
Mirror - Elie Goulding

What’s your favorite song of all time?
Can not and will not ever choose!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Just chill with my girls or watch the game. Whether that's for dinner or a movie at my place.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Watch a movie and paint my nails haha.

Have any hidden talents?
Nope... pretty normal all around.

You’re about to walk the green mile, what do you have as your last meal?
Since I'm a vegetarian I'd probably get the cheesiest mushroom and pineapple pizza. I want to die holding on to my convictions. Of course, if I'm not a vegeatarian then, I'd likely get bacon smoked salmon or something like that.

What would be your dream job?
To be a University professor teaching English and a published author of a well-received book.

Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love?
Gimme the money and then I'll find the guy later. Haha. I'm serious though. With 100 million you could set up camps for disadvantaged children, help get clean water and food to places that don't have that, and I could fund a school or establish a victim's assistance program. I could set up a scholarship for kids or bring art and music to people who don't have that. The possibilities are endless!

If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?
I'd wish for nothing because making wishes is BAAAADD news bears. BUT if I had to, I'd probably wish for: a brand new car with no problems, to be a well-received published author, and $100 million dollars.

Ever wish you were born the opposite sex? If so, why?
Yes. I wanted to play hockey growing up, and it's easier in my culture sometimes to have been a boy - you can do whatever the fuck you want without getting hassled or told "boys don't do that".

Name 1 thing not many people know about you:
I was severely bullied throughout Elementary and Junior High and grade 10 - and my main tormentor is now my BFF.

If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
Lets go with Athena.

Do you believe in the afterlife?
Yes but what exactly it is I'm not sure.

On the topic of abortion, how do you feel about cookies?
COOKIES are bomb. Give em post-op :D

Do you have a middle name?
Yes I do, the common middle name most Sikh women are born with.

What was your favorite subject in school?
Math! I wish I could take Pure Math 10-20-30 all over again, it was by far the most enjoyable subject. Man even thinking about it got me excited. I once contemplated re-doing some of my calculus since I still have the text book (yeah... I know)

What's your favorite drink?
Bubbletea! It's good, refreshing and I love the pearls. I choose not to drink alcohol but on certain occasions I will bend and have a glass as it's not a religious thing for me. I enjoy the taste of Gin.

What would you name your children?
This changes so often I don't even know. I always throw these particular names around: Jatinder, Tejinder/Tejindra, Gurbaksh, Meva, Amrita, Noor, Gabriel, Alexandrof, Constantine/Constance etc

What's your favorite holiday?
In all honesty, I'm not a fan of holidays because mostly they are superficial celebrations and on top of that they are not equally acknowledged, respected, or celebrated so I'd have to boil it down to: Vaisakhi or Diwali.

Have you been out of the country?
Yes, I've been to India in '99 and in the process we were in Frankfurt for 8 hours lol.

Do you speak any other languages?
I grew up speaking Punjabi but have lost my fluency over time and I'm out of practice. But I can understand Punjabi, and a little bit of Urdu and Hindi.

What's your favorite store?
Tim Horton's :P Fair's Fair? nailpolishcanada.com lol

What's your favorite restaurant?
Does Timmy's count? Hahaha if not them, then I have to go with Joey's because of their soy chicken option and Italian Donuts.

Do you like school? 
YES. I wish I could be in school for life.

What are some of your favorite TV shows?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Friday Night Lights, Futurama, Criminal Minds, Fresh Prince of BelAir, Boy Meets World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaker High

What phone do you have?
BLACKBERRY FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!

How tall are you?
I think I'm 5'7"

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Depends on how I last left it haha

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Nope that shit is CHEAP

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
It doesn't matter how because when I wake up they're all over the place.

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Nope but have been presented the opportunity multiple times...

Do you like to use post-it notes?
Yeah especially at work! They make it so easy.

Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
WTF? Definitely not the bees!

Do you have freckles?
I wonder if Indians can have freckles.....

Do you always smile for pictures?
Unless I'm trying to look like a goofball then yeah. I heard if you say "YES" while taking the picture your smile will be perfect so now I always do it for proper potraits.

Have you ever peed in the woods?
Hmmmmmm.... when I went camping there was an outhouse like 5 minutes away so we went there but randomly peeing in woods I don't think so.

What about pooped in the woods?
Hahahhahahahaha omg this question

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
HELL YES.

Do you still watch cartoons?
Teehee yes! GARFIELD ANYTIME IT'S ON TV and when I can, Futurama and Simpsons for sure. And I don't know why or how, but there's this show called Slugterra that I watched one day out of boredness and now I like it. I'm ashamed to admit that... hahaha oh and Sailor Moon & Full Metal Alchemist.

Whats your least favorite movie?
I do hate a lot of them out there but hands down, Tropic Thunder is my least favourite movie. Right next to Rachel Getting Married.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Pffft come on now, like I'd put that down to be forever remembered in the internet.

What do you drink with dinner?
SKIM MILK nom nom nom or cha lol. Occasionally depending on the dinner, I will drink OJ or water.

What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Fuck I haven't had a chicken nugget in YEARS. I think I double dipped it in ketchup and honey mustard or sweet and sour?

What is your favorite food?
I'm pretty sure I have an unhealthy obsession with pizza and fries. When I ate meat, it was sushi because nothing beats fresh and clean smoked salmon.

What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
WHITE CHICKS! haha and the Bourne Trilogy (I've seen all three movies about 30 times - not each one but a lot. And Harry Potter.

Last person you kissed/kissed you?
I kissed a card with some lipgloss on, didn't turn out as sexy as I had hoped

Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
Do they have those in Canada? LOL

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
It's been a while but I typed (typewriter) a letter to my bff and before that, I believe it was in fourth year when I used to study with my buddy and I created a no-talking rule that I enforced by beating him relentlessly, jk I would never hit him, just verbally abuse him hahaha

Can you change the oil on a car?
Car's have oil?

Ever gotten a speeding ticket
Not a speeding one, but a red light one after skidding into the intersection on a downhill slope where it was icy and decided to snow!

Ever ran out of gas?
Yes at 4am after an interesting night out hahahaha but luckily I made it to the gas station right as it sputtered out.

Favorite kind of sandwich?
Not a sandwich girl but I like Nutella sandwiches and Banh Mi!

Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Pancakesssss, but funnily I don't eat them.

What is your usual bedtime?
In school: 2-4am, out of school: 11:30pm-2am

Are you lazy?
Yeah hahaha I love lounging around like a house cat

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Witch/princess/baby/axe murderer lol

What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Rabbit but the element is Fire I think

How many languages can you speak?
Punjabi & English: 2. But I like to practice my terrible broken spanish so I say 3.

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
My coworker always drops off her People magazines after she's done with them so I guess I kinda do hahahaha

Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
LEGOS (unless you step on them)

Are you stubborn?
I don't know...

Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
They're both old white guys who aren't that funny. I'll go with Ellen.

Ever watch soap operas?
Do you remember Passions? I watched the first two seasons of that and then it got too weird lol. I also watched Days but only the year they spent on the train and the bit where Marlena was in the hospital and became POSSESSED.

Are you afraid of heights?
Yes! Keep me away from ledges and tall buildings!

Do you sing in the car?
I feel sorry for my friends, it's like a reflex I can't control haha

Do you sing in the shower?
My brother sings in the shower it's so weird he only started doing that recently. I don't like to but since he's moved out now I do that. Too weird.

Do you dance in the car?
HAHAHAHAHA EVERY TIME I'M IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF ANY OF MY BFF's I DANCE

Ever used a gun?
No but I really want to go to a gun range... in the summer maybe :)

Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
At my friend's engagement!

Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Nah bro. Most Bollywood films are musicals :)

Is Christmas stressful?
I don't talk about Christmas - for that you can go to my other blog.

Ever eat a pierogi?
PEROGIES FOR FUCKING LIFE!!!!!!! But they got to be cooked just right.

Favorite type of fruit pie?
Blueberry peach pie with vanilla ice cream

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
haha oh my: a ballerina, an NHL player (defense or in net), figure skater, teacher, doctor (radiologist), lawyer (human rights/environmental), civil engineer, writer, poet, professional reader (I'm serious), and athletic therapist

Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Too frequently. I actually have deja-vu at least 5-10 times a year. What do you guys think that means? Maybe I know how to time travel... or I have visions of the future! Cool

First concert?
Hahahahaha I was once at the Stampede and Default was playing so I convinced my sisters friend to let me go into the show. He acted like an older brother but still let me have fun

Nike or Adidas?
Adidas!!!!

Cheetos Or Fritos?
What are fritos? In junior high I used to dip my cheetos in the noodle broth hahaha. it was DELISH.

Ever take dance lessons?
Nope, who needs dance lessons when you can shake what your mama gave you?

Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
K, first of all. Me and marriage? I dunno. And second, whatever he's doing I hope he does it with passion and integrity. He could be a writer, a painter, a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, electrician, a manager, a consultant, a mechanic - idgaf, but at least care about your job.

Can you curl your tongue?
Wouldn't you like to know? ;) Actually yes I can lol.

Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
Yes. I am THAT friend at occasions. I never used to get weepy, it used to be that if someone was crying in front of me I'd brush it off and go about my business. But now I cry when I watch music videos, or when my friends graduate or get married. Basically, I'm a cryer now.

Ever been in love?
ONLY WITH MYSELF haha

Who would you like to see in concert?
Backstreet Boys - and I'm going!!!

Hot tea or cold tea?
Ew, only hot. I'm a purist.

Tea or coffee?
Tea. I gave up coffee halfway through University because I would always fall asleep while studying and a coffee cup would be in my hand.

Sugar or snickerdoodles?
I've never had snickerdoodles :(

Can you swim well?
Well, I won't drown.

Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Can't the entire human race?

Are you patient?
Eh. Depends on how moody I am.

Can you knit or crochet?
I can knit but only the basic pattern now. I haven't done it for a while. In fact, when I did, I used to knit while watching Little House on the Prairie.

Do you want to get married?
I'm undecided on this.

Who was your HS crush?
Um pretty awkward but my friend's boyfriend, of course, I didn't realize they were dating and I became friends with her after I developed the crush on him. Too bad they dated for like 10 years and broke up before ruining my entire friendship circle...

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