Published On: August 24th, 2021Categories: BooksTags: 2 Comments

The Get To Know Me Tag

Hello everyone!

As I enter back into the book blogging world, I thought this tag would be perfect for you guys to get to know me a bit better. I’ve done a version of this back in my old blog, it was interesting to see how similar and also how different I answered some of the questions below.

BOOKS

Can you stop reading at any time or does it have to be a certain page or chapter?
Preferably at the end of a chapter

Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?
Usually no, though if I was it would be water

Can you read listening to music or watching TV?
Only if they’re instrumentals

One book at a time or several at once?
One at a time, unless one of those is a graphic novel

Reading at home or everywhere?
At home

Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Not on purpose :)

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
Keeping it new. I have accidentally broken a spine before, I wish there were more floppy paperbacks

Do you write books or just read them?
Just read them. I dabbled in creative writing throughout high school, now the most writing I do is on my journal

5 of my favourite books:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

What is the last book you read?
November 9 by Colleen Hoover

ABOUT ME

Name:
Alyssa

Name Meaning:
derived from the flower alyssum

Named after anyone:
Nope

Hair colour:
Dark brown

Hair length:
Just past the shoulders

Eye colour:
Dark brown

Birthday:
Jan 2 :)

Height:
5’5 ish

Place of birth:
Philippines

Currently living:
Sydney

Star Sign:
Capricorn

Best feature:
If I had to pick one, I’d say hair

Braces:
never had them

Piercings:
5, two lower lobes on each and a helix

Tattoos:
1, one line anchor from when I was 19

Right or left handed:
Right

Pets:
Nope :(

Siblings:
2 – sisters

Do you have kids:
NopeI have my plants though :)

Marriage:
Maybe one day

What did you want to be when you grow up:
My aspirations jumped from teacher, lawyer, computer engineer before settling on graphic design

Career goals:
Creative director – in the very distant future

Hobbies:
Reading, movies & TV, making too many playlists, is cleaning a hobby?

Five random facts about me:
1. I’ve had the same pillow for about 21 years

2. I have two build a bear bears
3. Almond Hershey Kisses are one of my favourite chocolates but is nowhere in Australia
4. I’ve never broken a bone
5. I alternate between 3-4 going out outfits


FAVOURITES

Films:
Back to the Future (1985)
Parasite (2019)
Joker (2019)
Psycho (1960)

Songs:
Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
More Than Words by Extreme
Change the World by Eric Clapton
This Must Be the Place by Talking Heads
Sloppy Seconds by Watsky

TV Shows:
Supernatural
Criminal Minds
Money Heist
Friends
Fleabag

YouTubers:
The Try Guys

Food:
Breakfast foods, specifically sweet french toast

Drinks:
Coffee & tea

Animals:
Dogs & cats

Restaurants:
TGIFridays

Shops:
Bookstores and any store that sells work/tech bags

Perfume:
Bleu de Chanel

Smells:
Vanilla, can’t go wrong

Colours:
Black, white and red

Music genre:
Almost everything

Musicians:
Taylor Swift
Talking Heads
Ed Sheeran
(to name a few)

Sport to watch:
Not so much now but I watched a lot of boxing growing up


FIRSTS

Holiday:
I believe this was when I was little, I think it was in the US

Concert:
Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011

Best friend:
Margaux (til the end of high school)


CURRENTLY

Feeling:
Weirdly energetic and tired at the same time

Eating:
Chocolate biscuits

Watching:
The Chair I’ve missed Sandra Oh

Wearing:
Pyjamas :)


DO YOU

Believe in miracles:
Yes

Believe in love at first sight:
Maybe about 1%

Believe in ghosts:
Yes

Believe in aliens:
Yes

Believe in soulmates:
To quote Miguel from This Is Us, “Some love stories are written in the stars and other love stories are written together.”
So… yes :)

Believe in Heaven/Hell:
Yes

Believe in kissing on the first date:
It exists – yes

Believe in yourself:
99% of the time?


WHAT

If you won the lottery, what would you buy?
A house – a place of my own

Your favourite/worst subject in high school?
Favourite – math
Worst – Science

Subject you were best at?
English

Sports do you play/have you played?
Badminton

Phone – (iOS / Android)?
iOS

Something you wish you were talented at:
Music – in any form

First thing you notice about people:
Their smile

On top of your bucket list:
Go to New York City and explore around at night

3 long term goals:
Get my own place
Learn enough French to hold basic conversation
Have a job I enjoy

3 short term goals:
Finish university
Get back to reading (no matter how little or big)
Fix my digital files that I’ve been trying to organise for about a year now

What are you doing today to help you achieve those goals:
Started writing things down, making lists so I can organise my mind more
Creating in any way I can
Starting to blog again :)

3 things you’d take with you to a desert island:
1. My Eeyore pillow of 21(ish) years
2. Can I take my partner in crime?
3. A buttload of moisturiser

Biggest accomplishment:
Probably overcoming the amount of doubt I had from high school

Ideal first date for you:
Movie and dinner – maybe dessert

Something you look for in a partner:
Communication and respect

Something you dislike:
Slow walkers on a busy walkway – just why?

Special talents:
Does reciting almost every line from Friends count?

Favourite fairytale:
Beauty & the Beast

App you use most:
Messenger :)

Piece of technology can you not live without:
My laptop – its how I make pretty things

Countries have you visited:
US

Countries would you like to visit:
France

Most embarrassing memory:
Wetting my pants in kindergarten and having my first ever crush see me when I cried my eyes out


RANDOM FINAL QUESTION

Summer or Winter:
Winter – all the hot chocolates

Furthest you’ve ever been from home:
US

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be:
Somewhere peaceful but not too far from a city/stores

Sweet or savoury:
Sweet

Last time you cried:
This week – lockdown sucks

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself:
Oh yes

Do you use sarcasm a lot:
Maybe too much?

Scary movie or happy endings:
I like both

How would you describe your fashion sense:
Non-existent? Mixture of flannel and boho chic maybe?

Are you competitive:
Sometimes

Describe yourself in a single sentence:
Someone who’s way into fictional worlds and characters who likes making shapes and things with Adobe products.

Who is your role model:
:) Ms Swift

If you could give your younger self any advice, what would it be:
Stop thinking about what other people think of you that much


And there we have it! Me in a very big nutshell.

Do we have anything in common? Let me know :)

-Alyssa


Tag, you’re it:

Anne at Books, Baking and Blogging
Laura at Scribbles & Wanderlust
Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies

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2 Comments

  1. AM August 31, 2021 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    > Named after anyone:
    I always like to tell people you’re named after Alyssa Milano (haha).

    > Tattoos:
    > 1, one line anchor from when I was 19
    You should’ve said it looks like Popeye’s tattoo 😋

    > I’ve had the same pillow for about 21 years
    Eww!! 😷

    • Alyssa August 31, 2021 at 10:51 pm - Reply

      I wash Eeyore 😇

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