Are you ready for round two?

To all my new readers, I am doing a five-part ‘Get to Know Me’ series as way to get this whole blogging thing started. Starting something from the ground up is always very awkward, especially if you have no clue if the things you create – such as this blog – even get some kind of an audience. Am I just screaming into the void that is the Internet? I’ll find out soon enough.

the author standing in a meadow in Japan
The Author, November 2016

More About the LiberaTarts Author

Do you have any special talents?

There is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary about me, talent-wise. I can’t sing, dance, or act. I can’t draw, fix a car, or solve a Rubik’s cube. There was that one time, however, that a high school friend messaged me in a panic about her laptop – something about it displaying sideways rather than the normal, landscape way. While I didn’t have the knowledge of how to fix my friend’s laptop right there and then, I did do some quick Googling and managed to talk her through the solution.

So my secret talent? I’m an expert at Google and the way it works.

Where were you born?

In a hospital, like most people. There was a doctor, some nurses… my mom was there. I showed up near the end though, and stole all the limelight.

Geographically speaking, I was born in a town located on one of the 7,000 odd islands of this archipelago country called the Philippines. There was definitely a doctor in attendance, some nurses I’m assuming were there since I wasn’t exactly present the entire time, and there’s a high chance that my mother was there too. She’s a champion – kudos to her for going through childbirth!

What’s your zodiac sign? Do you believe in it?

I am a Sagittarius, though if I was born a day or two later, then I would have been a Capricorn. I don’t believe in astrology as much as I enjoy dabbling in it every now and again; it’s a fun thing to do and share with my friends.

What are your hobbies?

Bold of you to assume that I am a well-rounded human being with hobbies.

old guy shrugging meme

(I like watching movies and reading books and trash talking television shows. Does travelling to escape the humdrum of everyday life count as a hobby? I take pictures and can shop until I drop.)

Do you have any pets?

I sure hope not! Please refer to my previous ‘Get To Know Me’ post as an explanation, specifically question number 3.

Do you have any siblings?

I have one and he is younger than me. Being an older sister is fun, up until you end up being in charge of a younger sibling and become a pseudo-parent to a teenager because that’s just what older siblings do.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I wanted to be the next J.K. Rowling. I remember having all these aspirations, back when I was in high school, about becoming a published author at 16 and just basically creating what I love: books and stories and happy endings.

Fast forward to 2018 and I’m already in my twenties. Still no book or story to speak of, but I know more about myself and I am aware that I will be a crappy author. I have no self-control and I procrastinate like a student who has a 3000 word essay due in three months’ time!

Who was your first best friend?

That would be my childhood best friend. We met in middle school and pretty much stuck together, fighting the battles that other preteens did and trying not to be trampled as we navigated our school halls – we were tiny kids and were yet to have a growth spurt. In all honesty? I’m still waiting for my growth spurt even now.

How tall are you?

Funny you should ask. I like to say I’m five-foot-something but this is a total lie because I measured my height once and it was woefully inadequate. I am somewhere in the higher end of the four-foot-something spectrum. I wouldn’t know the exact measurement because I hate to know these things.

What is the least favourite thing about yourself?

The fact that I have no clear goal of what I want to do in life. I moved to the UK to pursue my studies, which I did and this summer I graduated from university with a degree that I can be proud of. As for my next steps beyond that? I have no clue and I hate it.


Over to you guys: Did the second part of the ‘Get to Know Me’ series measure up to your expectations? What surprised you and what didn’t? Tell me in the comments below because I am a very nosy individual and I would like to hear your thoughts.

Look out for Part 3 in this quest to get to know me! 🙂

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