Wednesday, February 20, 2008

10 unusual things about me

i don't usually entertain taggings. but since kuya joms tagged me, i'll consider him as an exception. and since i have already posted such topics before, i am just recycling it once again to be consistent and to save time as well for i don't really have something to post about at the moment!

10. i have a habit or craving of biting and crushing cotton seeds inside pillows. even if the pillows are not ours.

9.I have an unusual obsession of buying rims of white paper. then scribble just anything into it, crumple it and then throw it a way. up until now, i really couldn't explain why i am doing it. probably, its my version of stress releaser.

8. i have a habit of waking up in the middle of the night. just to look outside of our window, without really looking for someone and something.


7. my doctor prohibited me from drinking alcohol (obviously) and sodas, smoking (another given thing), not having sleep for more than 6 hours, getting stress, wearing clothes other than cotton and eating chocolate, fish and chicken due to allergies.
then i just asked her if i could just drink a bottle of liquid sosa instead.
all of these (aside from eating fish) spells my life. nonetheless, like most patients, i am still into all of these.

6. i can chew atleast two pieces of siling labuyo without drinking any fluid.

5. i am haematophobic (fear of blood), coulrophobic (fear of clowns) and nyctophobic (fear of darkness).
i literally faint whenever i see blood other than mine.
i cannot sleep with the lights turned on. but ironically, i have difficulties of breathing and also uncomfortable not seeing just a spect of light if it is turned off.
don't be surprised if you don't see me eating at mc donald's. simply because i have an unsual fear with clowns. just mere looking at ronald mc donald, regardless if it is a statue or a mascot, gives me the creeps and makes my sweat glands dripping in no time.
probably because i always thought that a smiling clown are hiding or up to something not good and would always get me. special thanks to stephen king's IT! argh!


4. when i was a kid, i could not eat without having the same pair of spoon and fork. i would even look for them in the kitchen before i could begin eating.

3. whenever i am forced to wash my clothes, what i do is: i soak my laundry load for a day with a pack of detergent. then, i gather a part of each piece and spin them for 15 minutes counter clockwise and another 15 minutes in reverse. this is my own theory of a manual washing machine.
and by the way, even before downy launched its isang banlaw formula, i have already been doing it. hahaha.

2. never ever as in, never sleep beside me. aside from the fact that i kick and hurt the person sleeping beside me. i also unconsciously harass them PHYSICALLY.

photo taken from one of drinking session at a friend's rest house in batangas.
in which another drunk blockmate still insisted sleeping beside
the rather tired from work than drunk me
after being warned by blockmates.
the good thing was we both couldn't remember what happened.
but the entire block made a laughing stock out of it
and this photo is one of the probably hundreds of evidences
of this very embarassing moment.

1. i have a long scar on my left knee because of sleep walking.
yes, you heard it right, i sleepwalk. but this is not only an ordinary sleepwalking case.

usually, i sleepwalk whenever i get a fever higher than 40.
the first incident, i was 6 by that time. after my mom brought me to a clinic, she decided to lay me down on the couch and we slept together there. suddenly, she just woke up in the middle of the dusk after realizing that i was no longer beside her. and what bothered her more was she found the main door of the house open.
after half an hour looking, she saw me sitting on one of the club house's swings---still asleep.

second, when i was around 12, my entire family just woke up after hearing crashes and bangs. when they went to my room, they found me throwing things out of my room---eyes still shut.

third and hopefully the last, when i was 16, i jumped over our terrace that was around 5 meters from the ground asleep. the event left me with a broken patella and an ackward feeling of metal inside my knee until sophomore college.

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well despite all of these, i still believe that i am not psychotic. just a bit crazy just like the rest of us. cheers!

40 comments:

> Vanny said...

harLow! i change my URL, please link me back. Thnks thnks! ;)

Downy isang banlaw must meet you! A real founder of that technique. Lolx. ;)

amicus said...

nakakatakot nga yung mga clown. lalo na yung clown sa simpsons. siya ang salarin kung bakit ayaw ko din sa boyoyong at kay mcdo.
mamatay na lahat ng clown! hehe

red riding odin hood said...

hahahaha back in hs, mahilig ako magpunit ng paper. bumibili ako ng iba't-ibang brands ng white bond paper at pinupunit ko lang. Corona ung favorite ko punitin, ang sarap ng feeling hahahaha

at nakakatakot ka pala pag tulog! hahahaha

Abou said...

tama, that doesnt make u less human, he he

Bino/Geno said...

No no no no no no. Please do not waste paper. Gusto mo ng psychotherapy for that? Hehehe.

The sleeping beside you is kinda hot though. Hehe. That's hot.

theTripper said...

hahaha. nabasa ko rin iyung IT ni King at naapektuhan din paningin ko sa clowns. idagdag mo pa si Joker. hahaha

♥nova-san said...

You have some weird habits, but I guess everyone has their own little quirks that make us different from everyone else. I don't understand your compulsion of crushing cotton seeds inside pillows. I'll have to remember that in the event you ever come to visit your aunt in New York. Hehehe.

I do share your fear of clowns though. I try to like them (so I can get over my fear) and I actually hired some clowns for my daughter's birthday party - and she ended up crying when she saw them. Hahaha!

lethalverses said...

hahaha... ako naman, while still in high school, gumigising ako sa madaling araw kasi ganoong oras pinakamalikot ang utak ko...

Toilet Thoughts said...

I thought I was weird, pero grabe, ibang level ka. haha.

Your weirdness is cute, but rather lethal... to yourself. You're a walking disaster.

Question, did the "sleeping harassment" incident ever happened with a girl barkada? hehe *wink* *wink*.

jericho said...

natigilan ako sa number 2 ... as in ... haha

Mugen said...

Interesting things about you huh. Hehehe. :)

wanderingcommuter said...

vanny: magwewelga talaga ako kapag nagkaroon sila ng award for that product...they should give back the credit. now, i am making an investigation which among my housemates spilled that info to the company. hahaha.

amicus: try watching the movie it by stephen king. the clown there is spookier than the one in the simpsons.

odin: hahaha. natry ko din yan. pero mas prone kasi siya sa paper cut. kaya mag scribble na lang sa papel ang gusto ko.

abou: sometimes you just have to make something out of the orm just to gain back the essence of being human.

bino: i already did. but the results will be a secret. hahaha!

the tripper: napaka creepy talaga nila! naku, okay ng maging bum wag lang maging clown! no offense!

nova-san: neither do i and my mom. i remember one time. i was crying really hard because she burned my pillow because its beginning to smell.
wishful thinking: so you now know what to hide just in case, i'll visit you in NY. hehehe.

lethalverses: ano naman ang nagiging outcome ng malikot na pag iisip? hahaha. masama yan!

toiletthoughts: ask that to my bedmate, which was a girl.
one morning, she started screaming at me, telling me that i tried removing her brassiere. i don't know what to say and i just turned red.
but everything went well because she already knew my case and were really comfortable with one another. she was just surprised because she never thought that it would never happen to her.

jericho: riniserve ko talaga yung number 2 para sa iyo. hahaha! just kidding..

mugen: i don't know how to take the word interesting. hahaha.

cedeux said...

i don't like clown either but that doesn't stop me from eating my apple pie and drinking my apple float. heheheh

ay pasaway ka. marami na pla pinagbawal sau ha tapos ginagwa mo pa rin. tsk tsk. hehe

i can smell OC in you. hehe

ingats bro=]

davenport said...

alam ko may naisulat na karakter si stephen king (bale yung movie ang napanood ko) na mahilig magpunit ng papel kasi may naririnig siya na paparating..tapos yung tunog nang papel ang pangontra nya.. ito yung movie na may eroplano pero paggising nila nasa ibang dimension na sila... kung saan may mga monster na kumakain ng "panahon na nakaraan na"

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creepy yung papel at sleep walking (may nasa akong novel ni dean Koontz, di ko sure last bname/spelling ng author, na may mga sleep walking din.. sobrang creepy.. kinikilabutan ako writing this )

Abaniko said...

After reading item # 10, you got me hooked. Kakatawa naman tong list na to. You're weird. But amusingly weird. :)

KRIS JASPER said...

you sleep walk? that's scary...

dazedblu* said...

Whoa, honestly I could actually relate in some of unsual thingie.

#9. soemtimes ganyan lalo n 'pag walang ibang tao sa haus.

#5. clowns ok lang, but sometimes corny sila.

#4. unp until now, i always make sure na yugn spoon and fork ko is in pair.

#3. if tinamad ako sa paglalaba.

#2. ones na hindi nagpaalam yung tatabi saken possibilties eh.. masasaktan ko siya.

there you go :)

Turismoboi said...

cute revelations

chroneicon said...

pak! apir tayo sa number 7.

mink said...

ahahaha.
somnambulist din ako

emoterang nurse said...

grabeh...wierd things to ha...
did you consult a doctor for your sleep walking...hahahahaha...

i admire you for opening this things to others... coz others feel shy about things like this...

Mel said...

never really had the word for it, pero madali ako mandiri pag nakakakita ako ng nagsusuka... yun lang

interesting topic, gagayahin ko nga ito to set my mind off some things :)

apir

Josh of Arabia said...

u r senstively unique and cool in ur own; i jst hope you'll b safe the nxt time u sleepwalk...and, goodluck na lang sa mgkkmaling tatabi sau..he he :)

regards bro.

mink said...

hey eric, sayang yung papel... hehehe.

nakakatakot ka pala katabi sa pagtulog... hehe, just kidding

interesting views on your personality!

;)

Marcus: Bading Down Under said...

I have always been deathly afraid of Ron McD, so I agree with you there...

the donG said...

very unusual indeed. kaya lang medyo delikado ka nga pag tulog. hehehe... natatawa ako sa napili mong picture ni ronald mcdonald, parang galit sya. sinong bata ang hindi matatakot dyan.

JM said...

hehe nakakatakot naman tlga kasi ung mga clown.

CaleB said...

ang tawag sa sleep walk mo.. extreme sleep walking.. ang tindi.. baka kasi ganun din ung nasa panaginip mo..

Pathbinder said...

I have the same habit of crushing cushions. And no matter how hard my father tries into breaking that habit of mine, it sill persists. But unlike when I was a kid, I can now sleep without having to do that first, although doing that greatly relaxes me. :D

Lawstude said...

wow. dalawang siling labuyo? i can't even down one without a glass of water nearby.

Richard the Adventurer said...

I am back to Manila... HAyz!

Grabe pala ang bagyo dito...

sab said...

that sleepwalking thing is scary, but what bothers me is the one with the rims of paper. what about mother earth? sniff. hahaha

Ely said...

labas ang tiyan o! LOL

Wilberchie said...

so far you have the most things that for me is really weird!

Well anyway, normal is a subjective term after all..

=D

Lydia said...

#1 Question: Are you and all your readers here safe after the typhoon? I'm in the U.S. and the news about this storm came this afternoon. I can't tell exactly where it hit, and how widespread it was. I've read that 82 people were killed, not to mention the horror of the capsized ferry.
So, I'm praying for all of you, your families and friends.
It was interesting to read your 10 weird things. My mother was a sleepwalker and even wrote the craziest notes at those times! I must agree with Sab about the waste of paper; of all these 10 things that is the one you can change to do the right thing. I don't know what that food was, but it looks like it would be VERY spicy!

JohnBailor said...

hey... oh well... grabe... harrassed na nga yung katabi mo... hehehe...

ganun din ako matulog... malikot... kung san san nagpupunta yung kamay...

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

di ka nga psycho... auti lang.. (joke.)

anw, the scary thing about clowns is that you dont know what's behind their make-ups.

maybe they're hiding their monstrous face

TENTAY™ said...

u can't eat without using same set of spoon and fork? mee too. ever. hindi ako kakain ng di pareho yon. ayoko din ng gagamitin kutsara ko sa ibang food. like after eating, kakain ng mangga, gusto ko bago spoon ko, ayoko ng may bahid. hahahaha. :/

dazedblu* said...

Oh that's why the entry is a bit familiar to me :)

♥nova-san said...

Ok lang kayo djan? I know the typhoon hit Laguna and destroyed some trees around my parent's house. Hope you're all ok...