Sunday, July 16, 2006

Unusual meme

I usually stay away from memes but this one in Azlynne's blog was quite interesting because it is unusual.

Here's the deal. If you comment here:
1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll challenge you to try something.
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I'll tell you something I like about you.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you.
8. I'll pick a song that reminds me of you.
And how does this propagate?
Well, u drop me a comment, I'll respond with those 8 points, and in "payment" YOU post this same deal on YOUR blog.

Here's what she wrote about me/my blog (unedited):
Adam> heehehe well glad u overcame yr hatred for memes for this most unusual one! :-) It is, after all, a great challenge for me... but let's see how this goes...
1. RANDOM: You helped me educate myself a bit more on the "i love you" vs "satanic" sign on a recent post
2. CHALLENGE: this is a bit of a cheat cos it was featured prominently by Dariush: i challenge u to post just a wee bt more often that u have in the past. *grin!*
3. COLOR: blue. like the logo that appears on the tab when i load your blog page :-) used to say "OK" (or was it OK LAH?) and now is juat "A")
Ans: It was "ao".
4. LIKE: i like the simplicity of your posts. i feel you're writing for yourself, as opposed to posturing for what you think "people out there" want to read.
5. MEMORY: Stumbling across yr blog while checking out the MyCen blog directory.
6. ANIMAL: tough one, seeing as i don't usually associate people with animals, heeehhee!
7. QUESTION: what on earth is that picture u use as your blogger avatar?
Ans: That's a pic of me taken while snorkelling off Pulau Kapas in Terrangannu.
8. SONG: gotta be Hotel California by the Eagles.. but the live version from teh Hell Freezes Over album (i *assume* that's the album u got cheap-cheap? that's the only live version i know, and i'm amazed u haven't heard that version before).
(if these responses are weird, it's not *just* the meme or just me... it's me plus vodka plus Milli Vanilli, heehehehe!!)
Saturday, July 15, 2006 8:00:08 PM

Here's my reply to Lynne:

1. Random: Like you, a couple of years ago, I was jobless for about a year. Did some part time jobs and wrote for an IT magazine.

2. Challenge: Come up with a new layout for your blog. Time to move away from the generic Blogger template.

3. Color: White, because it's the predominant colour of your blog.

4. Like: Your honest posts about being a Melayu but not feeling like one because I guess that's something similar to what I face too - a non-bumi married to a Melayu lady.

5. Memory: I went over to your blog after you left a comment (can't remember when), liked your posts and added you to my blogroll.

6. Animal: Had me thinking for a while because I can't recall you writing about any animal. At first I was thinking of "Bat" because you like Meat Loaf but then I thought the Lion, your zodiac sign. Brave and proud.

7. Question: I was wondering why you wrote "later Chicago Illinois?" under 'About me'

8. Song: It has got to be Meat Loaf's "Two out of Three Ain’t Bad.” I remember you mention somewhere that it is your favourite song. Not my fav but I love it too.

Welcome anyone else interested to continue this madness.



lucia said...

ya this sounds interesting but doesn't a blogger has to know the other blogger quite well before she/he can answer all those Qs, which are kind of like observation of the other persons.

so if i decided to take it up then how? you mean i have to respond with that 8 points concerning you and you too respond with that 8 points concerning me?

Adam said...

Lucia> Not really. I guess you can come up with the answers based on your perception of the blogger. I have never met most of the people on my blogroll anyway. So since you commented, I here's my reply.

1. Random: Have been a regular visitor to your blog since your old blogspot days and I guess you are among the few to regularly comments on my posts.

2. Challenge: Of late, I find that your blog has become too serious. Write something humourous for a change.

3. Color: Green. It's the colour of your blog. yeah, cooling to the eye.

4. Like: Your passionate posts on human rights and against injustice.

5. Memory: Can't exactly recall but you have been on my blogroll for a long time.

6. Animal: It has got be the tortoise. Slow but steadily you have built up a reputation as one of Malaysia's outspoken bloggers.

7. Question: I noticed that you are working with NGOs. Do you feel that your blog has helped you professionally?

8. Song: yellow submarine. I don't know why but the song suddenly came into my head while writing this.

Now, your turn.

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

Hi Adam!

i realise i kinda accidentally cheated cos i never did assign an animal to ya.. but now that i know that pic is of u snorkelling (i had to tilt me head and kinda "relax" my eyes.. then suddenly i got it, heehehe!), i suppose i'd assign a clownfish [nemo, heehehe!] to ya :-)

and thanx for "doing" me! some responses for ya:

#2: the challenge of a new blog template: yeah, i've been wanting to change, don't quite like the templates out there,, and don't know much of HTML to tweak existing ones.. but yes, the niat is there.. i'll take u up on the challenge.. soon :-)

#6: not that there is any "right" answer, but i heartily approve of your choice of lion :-) a bat would have been unusual too :-)

# 7: cos at that point in time I was still in the middle of hoop-jumping for visa requirements and while i certainly intended to end up with him in Chicago, nothing can be certain until i'm actually there, eh? another two weeks and i can change that to plain ol Chicago Illinois! :-)

#8: my first ever Meat Loaf song, well before i knew of the masterpiece that is the Bat out of Hell album. nice pick!

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

sorry, response to #7 got a bit mangled: "him" = Kosh my fiance.

Adam said...

Lynne> Regarding your challenge, I am like doing a post a day now. I don't think I can do more than that. ;-)


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