Hello everyone! ♥
As you probably have guessed from the title, today is my 22nd birthday! The December 24th 😀 I was born on a Saturday and as coincidence have it, today is also a Saturday
Since I already talk about books all the time, today is gonna be ALL ABOUT ME. I will present you 22 non bookish things about me and if you keep reading until the end of the post (or if you scroll past it) there will be a giveaway ♥
Let’s get started, shall we?!
#1 In case you haven’t noticed, I make a big deal out of birthday 😛 I know that as we grow older, birthday shouldn’t be that big of a deal anymore, but why not?! What’s so bad of having one special day for yourself? 😛
#2 I was born through a c-section and there was some accidents during the surgery. What kind of accident, you ask? Well, the doctor accidentally cut through the front-right part of my head, leaving an open wound on a baby’s head, AND THEN left because there was another delivery. The nurses took care of me and sew my wound shut without anesthesia because they said it was bad for a newborn? I don’t remember anything but I bet it must hurt so much. My family used to joke that it was what made me so smart but I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with the cut
#3 In case you haven’t noticed, my favorite color is PINK (and red) ♥
#4 Leaving the house to go to university was one of the best decisions I ever made. My university wasn’t far, only 4 hours away, so I thought it was no big deal. I could come home all the time. During the last few days at home, everything started to get real and to make everything harder, it was fasting month. Being away from home on a fasting month is not easy 😦 at first it was super hard, I was homesick all the time and the transition was not as smooth as I hoped. Buuuut it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. I’ve grown so much and if I never left the house, I probably wouldn’t be able to do half the stuffs I could do now.
#5 I come from a big family. Well technically, my nuclear family only consists of 4 people, but both my mom and dad have 7 siblings and we’re all very close. So I have so many aunts and uncles and COUSINS (like I don’t even count anymore) and I’m a bit sad because I only have one sibling which means our children won’t live in a big family like we do
#6 I’m a seasonal person. Like, there’s a time I’m super into writing or crafting or baking but that’s that. The only hobby I always stick to is reading
#7 I actually didn’t want to study psychology. I was a science major back in high school but I joined a lot of journalistic activities and all I wanted to do back then was become a journalist or writer. My guidance counselor didn’t approve of me choosing journalism because it was harder for a science student to get into social program. So I chose psychology and I spent the first six months of my university life regretting my choice. But then I fell in love with it and now I’m so happy I chose psychology. I have met said counselor and told her how thankful I am for her advice ♦
#8 I’m a necklace hoarder. Big time. I love statement necklaces, ethnic necklaces, anything. If you don’t want to give me books, then buy me necklaces 😛
#9 I’m also super fond of makeup! I love experimenting and trying out new looks. This blog used to be about books and makeups but soon I realized I didn’t have that much to talk about when it comes to makeup
#10 I’m not really a ‘quote-person’ but there’s one quote that always stays with me. It says “the worst thing you can do to a person is to pretend they mean more to you than they actually do”. Believe it or not, this quote alone has led me to break up with someone before
#11 I like kids and am naturally good with them. I love babysitting my niece and nephew and my little cousins. Playing with children is fun… unless they start throwing tantrum and ask for their parents 😛 some of my aunts always say that it’s because I’m a psychology person but it actually has nothing to do with anything. I’ve just always been good with kids.
#12 I love cheese so much.
#13 I drive manual car and I love it. Stick shift is my life.
#14 I’m so good at twisting crap. Like, seriously, I’m good at small talks and I’m good at answering essays, and I’m good at writing ++1500 words blog post 😛
#15 I don’t have sister but my mom and I are the same size and have the same taste so we switch clothes, hijab, shoes, watches, necklaces, bags, basically all the clothing items all the time. I never have to worry about wardrobe as long as I live at home
#16 When I was in high school, I used to skipped A LOT of family events just to hang out with my friends but now… I find myself choosing family events over friends almost every time. I guess being away from home makes me realize how precious family really is
#17 Buuuut I’ve also realized that TRUE FRIENDS are just as precious! When we live on our own, friends are all that we have and I never knew before that friendship could be that genuine. Shout out to all my friends out there ♥♥♥
#18 I started to wear hijab 3 years ago. Funny story : it was during a dance competition and yes, I was a traditional dancer sooo the majority of our dance group already wore hijab and for the sake of uniformity, our coach told the rest (who didn’t wear any) to wear hijab for the performance. I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to wear hijab because I wanted that flower on my head and crap, but I was a team player so I ended up wearing. Buuuut after that I thought a lot about it and suddenly decided that I wanted to wear one? I don’t know how my brain works, I’m a walking contradiction 😛
#19 I LOVE MUSIC. Okay, who doesn’t though? Most of my favorite songs are slow pop/rock and something old like MLTR, Air Supply, and Bryan Adams. Even my favorite modern bands and singers share the same quality, some of them are The Script, Parachute, A Rocket to the Moon, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Ed Sheeran.
#20 Not many people know this, but I used to write A LOT of short stories! Some of them were even published and I even had a blog solely dedicated for my stories back when I was in high school. It was in my native language aaaand probably kind of crappy 😛 Lately I’ve been thinking about SERIOUSLY getting back into it and reviving my story blog. Any thoughts?
#21 I’m physically small but I eat like a dinosaur… mostly 😛 Though I’m a stress non-eater, like if I’m stressed out I can’t eat anything. I’d rather starve until whatever that stresses me out is over
#22 I haven’t told anyone but psstt…. living back at home after 4 years away feels… confining. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family but I miss my freedom and privacy and I’m tired of having everyone ordering me around and checking up on me all the time. Plus I’m absolutely the most open minded person in the house and it has caused sooo many arguments with my parents (especially my dad) who are still so conservative
To celebrate my 22 years of being alive, I’m hosting my first ever giveaway! It’s not much, but it’s what I can afford at the moment 🙂 I was planning to make it as inclusive as possible so EVERYONE can enter. I asked around and it seems not as easy as I thought 😦 I’m afraid something will go wrong if I choose something I’ve never tried before, so for now it’s an old TBD giveway and if TBD doesn’t ship to you, you can choose the book from Amazon Kindle and I will gift it to you 🙂
P.S. I’m so sorry if Amazon Kindle isn’t available in your country 😦
P.P.S If you live in Indonesia, I could just send you a book from Periplus or Books & Beyond for shorter delivery time!
Alright people, I’ve told you 22 things about me that are not bookish related (which was difficult TBH) and now it’s your turn to spill your secrets! do we share any of this things? If yes which one and let’s flail together I’m sorry that the giveaway isn’t available for everyone but I promise I’ll do better next time.
Also let’s not waste both of our times by following me ONLY to unfollow after the giveaway ends. It’s rude and I’d rather you not following me at all, kayy? 🙂 Have a great day and good luck to you all! ♥
Find more of me on my social media ♦