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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I've been tagged! 8 Fun Eva Facts:

Recently, I was tagged by bloggers The Daily Kimchi and Lan-Anh. This is how it works:
- Each player must post these rules first.
- Each player starts with eight random facts about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write about their eight things and post these rules.

At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to tag and list their names.
Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

The following bloggers should consider themselves tagged:

1. Paul - from Seoul Searching
2. Shawn and Mel - Suwon Expats
2. Jane - a Korean American lawyer in Seoul
3. Bobsama - ESL teacher
4. Kevin - an Expat in Suwon
5. Amy - another Expat in Suwon!!
6. Seasonal Nomad dude
7. Eric - from the Belarus blog

8. During my undergrad in Montreal I had a variety of roommates: Chinese, Korean, French and Indian. When I roomed with Chinese folk, I was so annoyed by the cultural/language barriers, kitchen thick with foreign smells, that I moved out. Yes I now eat the spiciest, smelliest foods Korea has to offer, and have all Korean friends!

7. Growing up my family owned an island on a lake, with a cottage on it and one of those gigantic trampolines. We sold it 6 years ago. I told my boyfriend I was sad he'd never set foot on the land. WELL, last summer we canoed to the island with plans to ask the current owners if we could explore.

We trespassed in the late afternoon. The door and windows were open. Were the owners out in their boat? After exploring, we cautiously entered the cottage and to my SHOCK the furniture and decor (going back to my Great Grandpa's time) were maintained, like it was a museum. Our food was in the cupboards, sailboat on the mantel, a poster in my old bedroom.

I phoned my Mother from inside the cottage, demanding to know WHY the owners would leave the door/windows open to the elements. The sun was setting and we were afraid to canoe the hour back to land under a black sky. Mom freaked, informed me that a police officer had purchased the property and we had better leave- immediately.

Josh and I were dead quiet as we canoed to land in moonlight. I got my wish! I was able to share it with him, just the way it was. Romantic huh?

6. When I was 10 years old, I got sick and had to be rushed to a children's hospital by helicopter. It had a glass bottom; the teddy bear the nurse gave me wasn't much comfort.

5. I was runner up for valedictorian at my high school because I was good at giving speeches. I also won the "best bum award." Yes, our Catholic high school had its sense of humor.

4. I've Googled the old Canadian TV show "Dear Aunt Agnus" 100's of times (for a VIDEO CLIP), and I've found nothing. Does anyone remember it!? I will love you if you do. It was so poorly written/produced it was good.

3. I have wavy/curly hair but straighten it.

2. I've been to The Bahamas, Holland, the East Coast, France, Venezuela, Florida, New York, and... drum roll... KOREA! I'll add Thailand (or India) to the list in December.

1. I brushed shoulders with the Leonard Cohen who gave a eulogy at Irving Layton's funeral. Yesterday bought a copy of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and can't WAIT to get back into it. It's amazing. He writes in a style similar to Trevor Ferguson: a Canadian author who was my favorite professor at Concordia.


Helena said...

Try "Agnes." I found some stuff.

Keesler said...

Very interesting fun facts! Question: so since you straighten your hair, do you use a flat iron? And if so... did you bring it from home?

The reason I ask is because last time I tried to use my flat iron outside of the country... my converter fried it and killed my expensive flat iron. I think the voltage was too high. =(

Jane Milton said...

Hi Eva: Ha ha ha ha. Loved your comment on my blog, btw. I've been so busy looking for a job in the US that I haven't had time to even comment on either Calvin's or your comment. Or even write a post! I'll do it this weekend.

And Calvin, knowing that you read this blog, please keep commenting on my blog. I like people giving me feedback. Also, feel free to email me, especially if you want to commiserate with someone who thinks lawyers all need some happy pills. As a lawyer, I tell all my friends, "JUST SAY NO (to law school.)"


Chrissy121875 said...

Great meme, Eva! I was going to tag you for it the other week, but didn't know if you'd have time to do a meme! LOL!

I love your fun facts! I remember the show (Dear Aunt Agnes) and loved watching it as a kid. I'm going to do an internet search for it now and will let you know if I find anything :)

C xo

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

Do you remember the show, Chrissy?? My boyfriend said it was only aired in Ontario! There was a time we had no TV at home (encouragement to read) but when we did, I hated cartoons, liked only shows with REAL people as a child, like Today's Special. 80's children programming was the best.

Jane- If you and Calvin get married, I want a pretty silk invitation in the mail. Puh-leeze.

Keesler- I brought my own straightener from Canada but it was worn out. I ended up buying a new one in Korea at a hair salon for 70USD. Since it's professional, it gets really hot fast and I can do my hair in half the time. When I'm in a rush, a blowdryer and metal brush is quick. The guy said the straightener will work when i bring it back to Canada.

Jane Milton said...

Lol. I'm blushing. *turning red* You would make a great 아주마.... Too bad I'm 100 years older than you. ;)

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