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Getting To Know...You

April 14, 2017

So I found this list of questions and answers when I was cleaning up my social media profiles and I thought it might be cool to share here since I don't get personal very often. It would be fun if you could pick one or two questions to answer in the comments so I can get to know you better.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No, my mom chose my name from a book of names. Rowena is a Welsh name that means "famous friend"

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? 
Watching This Is Us. I think I've cried during every single episode of that show

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? 
Yes because it's neat and I've been told it should be a font

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? 
Pastrami

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 
No

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? 
Yes because I tell it like it is

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? 
Yes it's the basis for much of my humor

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? 
Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No flipping way! My acrophobia would definitely kick in

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? 
Steel cut oats topped with a fried egg & soy sauce.  Check out why I think savory oats are the bomb!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? 
No because I'd just have to re-tie them the next time and most of my shoes don't have laces anyway

12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? 
Homemade banana and strawberry with no added sugar

13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? 
Eyes, hands, shoes

14. RED OR PINK? 
Blush pink

15. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? 
I can be impatient when it comes to certain things

16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? 
Friends I haven't seen or spoken to in a long time

17. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SNACK?
Pickles and kimchi radish cubes. I like sour foods

18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? 
Grey jeans and no shoes

19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? 
Saint Etienne's Mario's Cafe

20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? 
Mauvelous

21. FAVORITE SMELLS? 
Hubby's neck, Earl Grey tea, frying garlic

22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? 
A client

23. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? 
Baseball is pretty much the only sport I watch

24. FAVORITE FOOD? 
Chinese, Korean & Japanese

25. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? 
I'm a total scaredy cat so non-contrived happy endings

26. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? 
Collateral Beauty

27. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? 
Black & white stripes

28. SUMMER OR WINTER? 
Summer because I can deal with the heat better than the cold

29. HUGS OR KISSES? 
Hugs & air kisses

30. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? 
Gold polka dots on a pink base

31. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? 
The Yankees beating/sweeping the Rays

32. FAVORITE SOUND(S)? 
Hubby's voice, laughter, the click of my camera shutter

33. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? 
Taiwan

34. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I can usually recreate restaurant dishes just by tasting them a few times and I'm pretty good at whipping meals together with whatever's in the fridge/pantry

35.WHERE WERE U BORN? 
On Earth

36. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER? 
We worked together at the Gap during college
27 comments on "Getting To Know...You"
  1. My handwriting is barely readable, doctors disease, but I like it anyway.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. So nice to learn some things about you. I was named after my late grandmother (she died on my 18th birthday). I still have one grandmother and I'm horrified that something might happened to her. Every time she gets sick, I get so stressed I end up being sick too.

    So nice you have a neat hand writing. Turning it into a fond sounds like a great idea. Perhaps you should do that. You would need to scan it...well, I'm not that good with computers but I'm sure there is a way to do it...and then you could type and print your 'thank you' notes or birthday cards for people. My husband says I have the worst handwriting and I must admit it is not the most readable one but I still think it's kind of cute....and anyway it is mine, so what can I do:).

    I only use sarcasm when I talk or write in English. Somehow, it doesn't always translate well into other language.

    BTW Recreating restaurant dishes after tasting them is a serious talent. It is like that story I heard of Mozart...when he was a kid, he heard a song (that has been secret for centuries) in one monastery and as soon as he got home he wrote the music down. I was always fascinated by my musician friends who can play everything they hear. I had a friend who could play anything on a piano...and she wasn't even a piano player, she played another instrument but she was so good with piano nevertheless...and speaking of that friend that's also what I miss the most. Friends I haven't spoken to for a while.

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  3. You are a down to earth and adorable person Rowena, Id like to meet u one day, maybe in your beautiful NYC. I use sarcasm a lot too, lol the nasty thing is when people do not get it!:P Happy Easter dear! xo

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  4. Great questions and now we do know you we have something in coming #6 I'm very direct and do not hesitate say what I think. #3 I do not like my handwriting since it looks like a doctor wrote it, #14 Pink love this color. #34 Summer who does not like wearing less clothes lol, #42 The sounds of the beach waves clashing. Have a love Easter Rowena

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  5. This is super cool, Rowena! Thanks for sharing:) Learned some new things about you for sure. I think it's freaking awesome how you can recreate restaurant dishes just by doing that. I need that talent. And yes to summer too. I may live in a cold country but that doesn't mean I have to like it:P
    PS Mauvelous....I die:D
    PPS My fave cereal: Special K. My least fave thing about myself: I'm obsessive-compulsive.

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  6. I noticed some of the questions were missing! I loved learning more about you! I am jealous of your handwriting.

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  7. I'm totally intrigued by savory steel cut oats and your homemade banana and strawberry ice cream now. How do you make it with no sugar? I want my daughter to have that!

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  8. I love this, Rowena and it's nice to learn about your name. I have no idea about mine, I asked my mum and she told me that she likes the sounds of it and it is unique. You do have a beautiful handwriting! I still have the card you send along with the masks and Bite Beauty lipstick Kimchi which is still one of my top favourite shades to wear! LOL! Sarcasm is also the basis of my humour, some people don't get it though and thinks I'm bing cheeky or rude. Haha!

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  9. It's really nice to know more about you, especially because you have an amazing/inspiring blog - Now following you! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, Rowena! xx

    María
    www.mintsouls.com

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  10. I loved getting to know more about you Rowena! Omgosh I cried on a good bit of This is Us episodes too! I still need to catch up on the Memphis episode. I heard it was a real tearjerker. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. How interesting about how you and your hubby met. I know you don't get too personal on the blog (and totally understand that) but it's nice learning more about the bloggers that we follow. My entire family is all about witty & dry humour but many people can often not understand if they aren't quick, so it's good to know that you have sassy humour if ever we meet. Lovely random q&a session! :-)

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  12. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  13. Oh this was great to read!! You met your hubby while working at The Gap? How cool! I was not named after anyone either. And last time I cried was watching a reporter cry on the air over the gassing in Syria and the time before was when Gwen Ifill died, I was shocked. I had no idea she was sick. I felt like I had lost a friend.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  14. What a fun post! I've always thought that Mauvelous is an awesome name for a Crayon :)

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  15. Great post! Happy Easter! :-))

    xxBasia

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  16. Nice to know more about yourself! Now I wish I could see what your handwriting looks like.

    ANOUK

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  17. I loved this personal post Rowena! You clearly are a good cook and a loving wife! I'd love to see more of your handwriting. I don't like mine! I will answer questions 16 and 17. The person I miss the most is my mom. My favourite snack is popcorn. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  18. I enjoyed reading this post.I have to watch that movie
    Cheers

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  19. It's such a talent indeed my dear! Whipping meals! LOL :) Haha! Really funny take on your answers here too! Glad to get to know you more. Hmmm, I think I will answer this one too :)

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  20. I love these kinds of posts, it’s always fun learning more about people. I really need to try savory oats. I know you love them. I don’t untie my shoes either Rowena. Hugs & Air Kisses…. lol :)

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  21. It's a pleasure to read more about you!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself
    My Instagram

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  22. interesting questions, gorgeous post my darling
    NEW OUTFIT ON MY BLOG
    fashion trend fishnet
    🐣 Happy Easter 🐰

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  23. Just dropping by to wish you and your love ones Happy Easter, Rowena.
    hugs
    Lenya
    Now What / / What Now

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  24. Summer all the way! Cute quiz :)

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  25. This is such a fun list of questions and your answers are great!

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  26. I love reading these posts, Rowena! Would love to see your handwriting and I'm impatient too (slowly learning how to have more patience). And I love summer too and hopefully watch a live baseball game one day.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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