Jun 29, 2007

8 Random Things Meme

Well, I have been tagged by Zach of Symbian-in-Motion with the "8 Random Things" meme. Basically this is a pass-along post you use to write 8 random things people (and bloggers) don't know about you and that would let them get to know you better and help you find some cool blogs all along, while surfing your way through tags. Well, all I can say is, "kewl!" but I'm having a hard time finding people to tag, everyone is taken!

Here goes the rules, first:
- Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
- At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
- Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Now here are the 8 random things about me
1 - Although I have been a pharmacy student for 4 years now, I can barely get myself to study and sometimes, I still wonder what the 'eck I'm doing in this major. I used to love math, physics, literature, arts,... now I find myself with thousands of pages to memorize. Not quite my cup.

2 - Even though I am still not sure about my major, I will do a PhD in Pharmacogenomics, basically that's the study of the differences of reactions to a certain medication, based on your genetic code. Say I take a Tylenol, you take a Tylenol, I have some side effects, you don't even have the original effect of the drug. Why? That's all genetics. You get the picture. I like it and it's all research with mice and rabbits, so I'm guaranteed to go insane in a couple of years :)

3 - I hate politics, anything politics, everything politics. I just HATE it, despise it. It irritates me. Politics is something I never understood, don't understand, and will never understand. POINT.

4 - I have only owned 2 phones my entire life, only one of them is a symbian 60 phone. And I have a blog about them, weird :s

5 - I suffer from hypothyroidism, basically that means that you gain weight really easily. I am also sort of boulimic at times (well, I love food, who doesn't?). So hypothyroidism + healthy appetite = overweight. When diagnosed, I lost 25Kgs from medication+diet+sports. Now I gained 23Kgs of those back so I'm back to my endocrinologist with a couple of lab tests in a week. Wish me luck.

6 - I never smoked a cigarette, never tried any kind of drugs, I also hate coffee (tasted it when I was young and found it repulsive). My theory in life: "No cafeine, no nicotine, no cocaine, no heroin and everything similar to those". I also have another motto that states that I'm gonna get married on the 02/10/2010, any volonteer groom?

7 - I LOVE to imitate people. Most of the times I don't look for it, it just comes. Like for eg, sometimes I start speaking in a certain manner, and I feel I am imitating somebody, but don't know who. Sometimes it takes me weeks to know who that person is. I guess it's a gift. I also like learning accents, I know 3 languages so far (arabic, french, english, by order) and the accents I know (beside the originals) are:
1) jerdi lebanese = country-side arabic
2) gulf arabic
3) syrian arabic
4) egyptian arabic
5) aasfouri = language where you add a "z" between each 2 letters
6) southern french accent
7) american person speaking french accent
8) french person speaking english accent
9) southern american accent
10) UK english accent
11) rap american

8 - I have a "soulmate" theory that states that for every person, there are a couple of people, you can call soulmates with whom you feel connected. Basically that means that even though, most of the time, you don't kow these people very well (they are not necessarily your friends), you still feel comfortable around them, trouble-free, and somewhat happy, almost like if you're in the presence of something grand. That is deeper than I could ever describe. Some persons have more sensitivity towards this symptom (thus they really know when they see a soulmate) and some soulmates may generate a deeper connection than others.

Now I conclude by tagging:
Michael of the Nokian blog
Ray of Yet another symbian blog
Michell of MobileXpert
Daemon from PhoneBoy
Tarek of Symbiano-Tek
Johanna of Smartphonin (s60 blogs)
Wardy of Wardy's blog
Stephen of Stephen1 Blog


  1. Great post Rita - I learned so much. Your studies sound pretty complex... Very cool!

    Best of luck and the doctor btw. I hope all goes well! :)

  2. wow .. now i'm tagged and i'm not even motivated to blog properly .. it's just so annonying to wait about a minute to open a normal site, those internet troubles are keeping me down :((

    It's really cool to get to know this stuff about you, stuff you might never expect!

    I'll publish my post as soon as possible - thanks for considering me rita! What a honour! :)

  3. Never thought I would be tagged. It's an honour as Michael said :)

    I published my post, thanks..

  4. Thanks Rita :)

    I've done it now, too, but could only find two to tag! Everybody's taken already!

    Anyways, it's an honour :)



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