Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tagged, you are next!

Last week, I was tagged by the lovely and talented Linda from My Crafty Home-Life to answer eleven questions. You really need to check out her blog for some awesome home project tutorials. She can do any complicated upholstery job, sew anything, use power tools to install plank paneling, well you get the drift. And just yesterday, she revealed her dining room makeover after working on it for just 6 weeks during the One Room Challenge! Is there anything this lady can't do?

Alright, back to the tagging. Here are the rules:

1. You must post the rules.

2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.

3. Tag 11 people and link them in your post.

4. Let them know you have tagged them.

Here are Linda's 11 questions:

1. What makes you laugh?

It's easy to make me laugh. Watching comedies, listening to funny things my son says or sometimes, reading funny quotes/ remarks/ comments from the internet made me laugh. I remembered reading somewhere from this blogger who confessed that she is quite technically challenged. When she wrote about how she always needed her husband, the computer whisperer to fix her computer problems, I laughed. I found the term "computer whisperer" to be totally hilarious!

2. What is your favorite quote?

If it's worth doing, it's worth it doing right.

3. Are you a morning person?

I never considered myself a morning person. I always stay up late. My regular bedtime is always past 2am but I get up early everyday at 7:20 am to prepare breakfast, pack lunches and snacks for my family. My ideal time to get up is 11am everyday but it is not going to happen anytime soon. LOL. (Update: I forgot to add: I took my naps after my son and my husband left the house for at least 2 hours or more everyday because I can't really function well with only 5 hours of sleep.)

4. What do you do better than most people you know?

I am very detail-oriented and seldom overlook anything.

5. If you could re-live one day from your childhood, what would it be?

It would be the time I spent with my paternal grandma during the school holidays. She always spoiled me with my favorite food. We definitely have a special bonding and I miss her when I am living here in the States. I can't wait to meet her again.

6. What was your best blog post?

This is a tough one. I always put a lot of time and effort in all my blog posts. There are a lot of editing and a lot of researching to do (mostly to find the most inspiring picture for a blog post). I have two blog posts I liked so I can't decided which one is better. One of the blog post is about Kelly Wearstler and ways to incorporate her style for your own home and of course my all time favorite post, my living room reveal.

Kelly Wearstler's Design

My living room

7. When you look back at this year (2012), what do you think will be your greatest accomplishment?

Another tough question. While I do not know what the future will bring, I hope my greatest accomplishment this year will be doing what I love most, which is decorating for others. It is something I wanted to do my whole life. It will bring me huge satisfaction if it becomes a reality.

8. Who is your celebrity crush?

I have a great crush on Takeshi Kaneshiro and John Cusack. Both have great charisma about them.

John Cusack

Takeshi Kaneshiro

9. What is your favorite movie?

I have a lot of favorites. Among them are Slumdog Millionaire, Pulp Fiction, Alone and Shutter (Thai horror movies).

Slumdog Millionaire

Pulp Fiction



10. What chore do you hate?

Washing the dishes. The mesh of different sauces from the various different dishes and the dish washing liquid combined together emits a yucky odor. The unpleasant smell makes me want to throw up everytime. That's why I cook and my husband do the dishes. LOL.

11. What would be your perfect meal?

A perfect meal would be a bowl of piping hot Japanese udon with sushi and takoyaki as sides. Yummy!

Japanese udon



Hope you enjoyed getting to know me better. Here are the 11 bloggers I am tagging. 

1. Amanda at Amanda Carol At Home

2. Brooke at Inside-Out Design

6. Anya at Anya Adores

7. Meera at First Sense

8. Sundeep at Designwali

9. Mary Ann at Classic Casual Home

10. Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt at TG Interiors

11. Carla at Design In The Woods

Don't forget to check out these fabulous blogs 'cause they rocked!

Now, my 11 questions............

1. What is your favorite room to decorate and why?

2. What is your favorite decorating trend?

3. Which decorating trend you think is way overrated?

4. What is your biggest decorating pet peeve?

5. Averagely, how much time do you put into a blog post?

6. What have you learned/ gained from blogging?

7. Who do you most admire in the blogging world and why?

8. What is the coolest opportunity that has come your way because of your blog?

9. Who is your favorite decorator and why?

10. What is a little-known fact about you that your readers would be surprised to learn?

11. What do you hope your blog will achieve in the long run? Please elaborate.

I hope you ladies will play along because I would love to learn more about you. 


  1. Thanks for playing, Jessie. You are very sweet. I remember when you posted your living room. It is so fun, and I would love to see more of your own home. You are crazy talented. I like John C, too. 2am, are you crazy? I know your posts take a long time, you can tell by the quality you post...but 2??

  2. This was fun to read and fun to learn more about you Jessie. Now I want to go out for sushi tonight. I'm with you, I hate to do dishes, they do stink! Okay, I will play along.. Thanks for tagging me!

  3. Good to learn more about you, Jessie. I do like your pick of movies - Slumdog and Pulp Fiction and will have to watch the other two and your Japanese noodle dish looks/sounds yummy!

  4. How do you function on so little sleep? I'm jealous. Loved your answers, but those last pictures of the food are killing me...I'm starving.

  5. Hi Jessie, thanks for the fun facts - great to learn more about you:) Thanks for the tag - watch the space next week.
    Have a great weekend sweetie,

  6. Thanks so much for the tag Jessie...I love your blog. I really do and I hope your 2012 wishes come true! I will try to respond next week...hmmm you got some tough questions for me!

  7. Thanks for tagging me Jessie- I'm excited to play along! It's so fun getting to know you better! I need to set up a similar arrangement with my husband, where I cook and he does the dishes- I like that!!

  8. Appreciate the tag Jessie! Loved the questions you had to reply! They were fun! And now we know a little more about you!

  9. It's wonderful to read more about you and to get to know you better. Thank you for the nod and the tag, pretty lady! You are so sweet!

    As you know I'm taking a little break from blogging while I try to get on top of everything else, so I can't be sure when I'll be able to answer your very good questions, but I'll try when I'm back.

    Happy new week, darling.

    Meera xx


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