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. 

  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