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... so there's this interview meme going around ...

... and I suppose it's contagious, because for some reason I've asked Kevin and Karl for interviews! Now that I've received Kevin's questions, I'm wondering what I've gotten myself into, LoL! You'll see what I mean when you reach #5... Here goes!

  1. You moved from Malaysia to Chicago. Either you really love the guy a lot or a ton of money was involved. Which is it?
    I note the use of two superlative-like expressions used together: "really" and "a lot", and as over the top as it may be, well, yeah, it's definitely that :-) Of course, other factors I've mentioned before [family, work, ...] also helped with the final decision. Ultimately, however, I followed my heart.

  2. What would Jon Heder have to do to move off your list of actors that make you want to see a movie less? Does he even stand a chance?
    *lynne* turns head to one side and exclaims "Gosh!" Well, if he can play a non-Napoleon Dynamite character, I'd be happy to give him another chance. From the previews of Blades of Glory and School for Scoundrels, my impression is that he's still playing the same misfit kind of role. Branch out, dude! [btw, I probably will watch Blades of Glory anyway, *despite* Heder's presence, LoL!]

  3. How did you get into blogging?
    My first exposure to blogs was due to an ex-bf, a major techno-geek, who'd established his own website and later a place on blogspot - I didn't quite understand the need to air his usually incoherent thoughts out into the world, but hey, it was something to look at while biding my time at Coffee Bean with my laptop waiting for my IM dates with Kosh.

    Then, what with my plans to resign getting delayed plus my frustration levels getting higher, and if I were to vent it all at Kosh [who else *could* I vent to?] it would make for a very toxic [and LONG] email! So in June 2004, I decided to establish a blog where I could get my thoughts out, and shared the link with just a few people. Didn't have too many posts there, but the contents are definitely keepers!

    In Oct 2004, I decided to establish Life After Work as a way to stay in touch with family and friends while I made my way to the U.S. to become a Jobless Bum. Of course, most of my target audience didn't bother with the blog. Oh well! Now I just write for me, but am always happy make new blog buddies.

  4. Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
    Of the two, hands down, MILK CHOCOLATE! And no need for any fancy schmancy stuff; in fact, I prefer the plain ol generic milk chocolates sold in Le Co-op or Le Migros in Switzerland to those with various nuts or almond cream or whatever in 'em. But, if you really wanna know, my real fave type of chocolate is the white toblerone.

  5. Three bloggers - Karl, Dave, and Neil - and three statements - marry, sleep with, live their life. Match up a name with a statement. Each name and statement can only be used once. Who is what in your heart of hearts?
    Yikes! I *have* to answer too, don't I? Gah!! Okay, be warned tho, these are contrived answers!
    Karl: Live his Life? So I can have a basis of comparison for the last 1.5 years of my worklife, to see just how much of it was lived in what I now believe was undiagnosed depression.
    Dave: Marry? Because he seems like he'd be able to support my Jobless Bum lifestyle, LoL! He's all creative and stuff, plus he curses at idiots, just like I do - we're a match!!
    Neil: Sleep With. By default. Sorry, dude! Oh wait, I suppose you wouldn't mind, would you? :-)

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Curious? Want in on the fun? Here are the rules:
  1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
  2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all.
  3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
  4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
  5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Okay, *lynne*'s addendum: Please don't assume I have your email addy! I'm not with typepad where you can enter your email addy and not have it shown to anyone else except the blog owner... so please either give me your email addy [preferably "altered" so that the 'bots don't recognize it as an email addy, y'know?] when you drop me an interview request, otherwise I'd probably have to drop by your own blog and leave an out of place comment which will contain the questions!


  1. Have you ever tried the Godiva coconut truffles? They might change your mind!! :-)

  2. unfortunately Omni, coconut is *not* a fave mine, urrgh! Yes, I love coconut water, I love curries made with coconut milk,,, but when it comes to essentially the shaved/grated coconut "meat" I just. don't. like. it. Mixing that with chocolate really does not sit well with me. Ditto with mint+choc - an evil combination I stay away from!

  3. Thank you for dropping. It's good to hear from Malaysian. As far as I know, Malaysian have a weird interpretation when it come to the topic about drugs and addiction. I hope you'll not come and go as it usually done but I'm cool about that. I got my own faithful readers.

    At first I don't know which blog to leave a comment but since I'm happily married guy, I came here.

    I thank you again. Do drop by again.

  4. Noor> LoL, took me a few seconds to realise that yeah, you'd see the kinda-quiet Bored Single Blogger's blog on my profile along with this blog: yup, this is my main page, you made the right choice :-) Thanx for dropping by! And yes, I'll be dropping by to see more of your thought and writings on recovery - I recognise it's a challenge in Malaysia, for so many reasons...

    Kev> apart from #5 which had me really stressed, I enjoyed them too :-) Thanx!!

  5. Live my life? That'd be a very boring step for you to take, believe me. And I'm not just saying that because I'd rather you sleep with me, either.


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