Tagged: introduction

Five Things Meme – More About Me

The most successful freelance writer I’ve ever known, Michael Kwan, has asked me to tell the world about myself in the latest self-introduction meme. Let’s get straight into it…

5 Things I Was Doing 10 Years Ago:

  1. Learning Japanese
  2. Living in a one-room apartment in Nagoya, Japan
  3. Eating instant noodles and paying off debts
  4. Teaching English
  5. Hanging out with a guy called Bamboo

5 Things on My To-Do List Today:

  1. Get some money from the cash machine
  2. Unplug the phone and internet connection
  3. Watch technicians change the optical fiber and broadband router
  4. Bite my fingernails
  5. Test internet connection and phone
  6. Pay technicians with money from cash machine

5 Snacks I Like

  1. Chocolate bars
  2. Sakeru Cheese
  3. 7-Eleven Burrito
  4. Country Ma’am cookies
  5. Chorus Water (okay, it’s a drink, but…)

5 Things I Would Do if I Were a Millionaire

  1. Pay off the mortgage
  2. Renovate our house, especially the bathroom and toilet
  3. Help out my family and in-laws if they need a few bucks
  4. Start eating fruit again (it’s a rip off here so I don’t bother)
  5. Put my little Suzuki Wagon R in for a service

5 Places I’ve Lived (for various lengths of time)

  1. Crowborough, East Sussex, England
  2. Colchester, Essex, England
  3. Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  4. Kani, Gifu, Japan
  5. Kakamigahara, Gifu, Japan

5 Jobs I Have Had

  1. Dishwasher
  2. Door-to-door windows salesman
  3. English language instructor
  4. General manager of a chain of English schools
  5. English school owner

5 People I Tag:

  1. Danielle
  2. Michael
  3. Ryan
  4. Jordan
  5. Billy

I’d love to hear more about you guys!

8 Fabbertastic Facts About Nick Ramsay

In an effort to introduce himself to his fellow Japan bloggers, Chris G has written eight random facts about himself, including one about a dangerous Jurassic goose.

Chris has tagged me to do the same, so here we go…

8 fabbertastic facts about me

  1. I am incredibly forgetful.
  2. I wake up at the sound of a pin dropping.
  3. My favorite PC game of all-time is the Sim City series.
  4. I am incredibly forgetful.
  5. I once tried to sell brand new Japanese Pokemon cards on eBay for $100 each. I sold zero.
  6. I hate eggs. I’m not allergic. I just can’t stand them. The shape, smell, and even the name makes me shiver!
  7. When I was in primary school, I played Jesus in the musical “Godspell”. As I was hanging on the cross at the end, I wet myself, and my disciples got covered in wee as they carried me aloft, down the aisle between the audience.
  8. I once made $100 at a Japanese university by clapping my hands for two minutes. It was part of an experiment to compare how clapping styles differed between Japanese and non-Japanese.
  9. I once made $800 by giving blood, urine and stool samples at a Japanese medical clinic. It was part of an experiment to compare how blood-clotting differed between Japanese and non-Japanese.

Passing on the meme…

Let me pass on the baton to Shane, Deas, and Billy West.

Here are the rules:

  1. People who are tagged need to write a post containing 8 random facts about themselves.
  2. At the end of the post you should name several other bloggers to be tagged.
  3. Leave a comment for the bloggers and link to your own post.