First off, many thanks to those who voted --- whether by will or by force --- for Can't You Read? in the G*Spot Weblog Awards. A total of 110 votes were earned by this blog. I am truly, truly flattered.
Special thanks go to Khalel, of course, for the nomination and the generous words:
"Allow me... This Month's G* Spot Weblog of the Month is no other than the ever popular - Can't You read of Rye!Hooray! [...] Can't You Read is a blog I personally read whenever I got the chance. Its witty writings have kept me addicted to it!"
to my dear friend, Steve, for urging (more like coercing) his friends who didn't know of my blog, to visit it and vote for me;
and to Dan, for monitoring the votes every single day. I love y'all!
Next up... a meme from joyjoy ---
1. Two names I go by: Rye, Ryeness (yes, believe me, people call me by this name)
2. Two things I am wearing right now: pj's and Paris Hilton cologne
3. Two things I have in a relationship: no answer. pwede ba yun?
4. Two things I like to do: dancing and cooking
5. Two things I want very badly in this moment: lomi and a vacation
6. Two things I did last night: Happy Hour at F.I.N.D.S, bonding with Jethro
7. Two things I ate today: bananas, tuna
8. Two persons I last spoke to: Ryan Lee, Mamu
9. Two things I am going to do tomorrow: report to work, bitch about it
10. Two favorite days of the week: Mondays & Tuesdays (the new Friday and Saturday)
11. Two favorite holidays: Christmas & Chinese New Year (they give out money here in HK!)
12. Two favorite beverages: chardonnay and OJ
13. Two things about me that you may not have known: I was an altarboy when I was 8 (until I was 14); I don't eat cake
14. Two jobs that I have had in my life: researcher/p.a. (Best Frends & S-Files, GMA-7), performer
15. Two movies I would watch over and over: Bridges Of Madison County; Broken Hearts Club (I still do.)
16. Two places I have lived: (outside of my parents' home) Don Antonio Heights, Commonwealth; Tung Chung, HK
17. Two of my favorite food: greek salad, foie gras
18. Two places I would rather be right now: Ibiza, Canary Island
And here is another question: What are the 5 gifts you would buy for yourself this christmas, if you had unlimited income?
1. the whole of Lane Crawford (for myself, not to continue the business)
2. a private jet
3. the MTR Corpoation of HK
I tag Kiks and Ron.
One more meme, this time from mrs. j
What to do:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.
FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.
APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.
JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.
JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.
AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.
SEPTEMBER: Suave (that's what they say) and compromising (to keep the peace). Careful (not always), cautious (not always) and organized (in some areas). Likes to point out people’s mistakes (guilty!). Likes to criticize (guilty! But I try to be very, very objective about it). Stubborn (so what?!?). Quiet but able to talk well (quiet? so not!). Calm and cool (I try to be. Wrong. I always try to appear calm and cool). Kind and sympathetic (I would like to believe that). Concerned and detailed (concerned, only to a selected few; detailed, only in very few areas). Loyal but not always honest (AGREE!). Does work well (patronizing na to ha!). Very confident (confident. not very.). Sensitive (if i choose to be). Good memory (selective. not in dance. damn!). Clever and knowledgeable (clever siguro, not knowledgeable. tamad ako mag-absorb ng info). Loves to look for information (hindi nga diba?! ang kulit!). Must control oneself when criticizing (I always do. I always do try.). Able to motivate oneself (yes.). Understanding (to people I love and care about). Fun to be around (I hope so.). Secretive (not me.). Loves leisure and traveling (yes.). Hardly shows emotions (I try. But I'm very very transparent). Tends to bottle up feelings (when I was younger. I have learned to process them at once in their early stages). Very choosy, especially in relationships (don't we all have to be?). Systematic (yes. but not in an obsessive-compulsive way).
OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.
NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.
DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.
Who to tag? It looks like there's no one to tag anymore. Everybody's commissioned everybody else to answer the meme.