Get to Know Me : 20 Random Things About Me

It’s my first post! Yay me! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

Welcome, new Internet friend!

I assume you’re as kepo (Singlish [kay-poh] adj. nosey, really curious, a busybody) as I am and tyou want to know a little more about me, this being my site and all that.  

Well, even if you didn’t, here are 20 random things about me. 

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  1. The site is called “Hello, Hadijah” because it sounds like people are saying hello to me whenever they say it out loud.  (-‸ლ)

  2. I grew up a third culture kid

  3. I would love to be a polyglot but I feel like the only language that's been hardwired into my brain is English. I’m working on it though.

  4. I love cats but I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to cat hair. I can never go to a cat cafe. (╥﹏╥) 

  5. I’d like to wear jeans all day, every day. 

  6. I love roller coasters. They are to me, what death metal is to Aggretsuko

  7. If I could choose a superpower, I’d choose invisibility. Not because I’d like to sneak up on my enemies, but because I can just disappear whenever I'd like. |_・)

  8. I’m an educator. I think it’s an amazing privilege to be a part of someone else’s learning process. 

  9. I am a big fan of both coffee and tea. In a Venn Diagram of coffee lovers and tea lovers, I'm in the overlap. I don’t understand how or why people can choose one or the other.  ┐( ˘ 、 ˘ )┌ 

  10. "I’m really into phoneography.” is my convenient excuse for why I take most of my photos using my iPhone 6S and Xperia XA2. Sometimes I use my Sony A5100. Sometimes. When I remember. Or can be bothered.

  11. As you’ve probably noticed, I have a thing for 顔文字. (/ ̄ー ̄)/~~☆’.・.・:★’.・.・:☆

  12. I’ve always wanted to see The Killers perform but every time I have tickets, something goes awry. 

  13. I'm obsessed with stationery. Pens. Pencils. Notebooks. Markers. Highlighters. Label makers. Laminators. Every damn piece of coloured paper. ♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡

  14. I am the middle child in a sisters-only-trifecta. 

  15. One of my favourite books as a child/tween was Dianne Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. I only recently watched the Studio Ghibli adaptation and I loved it. ヽ(♡‿♡)ノ #latetotheparty

  16. The best decision I made as an adult was to have LASIK done. I wore glasses for most of my life, so I sometimes still adjust my phantom glasses.

  17. I’m obsessed with lipstick, especially red lipstick, but I hardly (more like, never) wear it. 💄

  18. My favourite drink to order at a Kopitiam (Singapore coffee shop) is a Teh Cino. Second favourite drink is a Milo Dinosaur. Third favourite drink is a good ol’ cup of Kopi.

  19. I love binge-watching the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings. It’s my idea of a really good time.

  20. I think The Answer ’42’ perfectly encapsulates the meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything. 

Til the next one! 

またね (・_・)ノ