Since I am turning 18 this year, I thought it will be fun to do 18 facts you probably don’t know about me!
After you read this post, I hope that you get to understand a little bit more about who I am as a person and connect with me on a more personal level. I mean, it is always a good thing to know someone better, right?
Of course, I hope to know more about you guys as well! So, please introduce yourself in the comments section below. I would love to be friends with all of you!
Alright, let’s not drag on any further. In no particular order, let’s get started!
18 RANDOM FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME
1. I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THE 4 SEASONS
I live in Singapore and we do not experience the 4 seasons here. Okay, maybe just summer all year long – because that is how our typical weather feels like here! If you ever visit Singapore, you will know what I mean.
2. I USED TO HAVE PIERCINGS WHEN I WAS 13
I had piercings for each side of my ears. However, it closed back because my school discipline master did not allow shiny earrings and when I took them off to replace with black ear sticks, it hurt so much that I decided not to wear earrings ever again.
3. I AM VERY SENSITIVE TO COLD WEATHER
Literally, I get freezing cold super easily.
A 24 degree Celsius air con would leave me freezing. And guess what? I actually visited Melbourne, Australia where their usual weather is 14 degree Celsius. I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into.
4. ART HAS BEEN CLOSE TO MY HEART SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL
I would say my love for Art came from my dad, who has been drawing since he was a little kid. I still remember when I would always take part in children drawing and coloring events. It was such a memorable time because I was so happy!
The type of Art which I enjoy the most are painting, shading, coloring, and photography. As of now, I am gravitating towards photography and mandala art more, although I still occasionally paint when I have inspiration.
5. AUSTRALIA IS ONE OF MOST FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD
When I first visited Australia back in Secondary 3, I knew that place was special. I never felt so homey at a certain place before, not even Singapore (honestly). I just felt like I belong there, you know what I mean?
6. MY FAVORITE BREAD COMBO – PEANUT BUTTER AND COFFEE CREAM, EVERY DAY.
Trust me, this combo is such a bomb! I do not have them anymore, but I had them pretty much every single day after school during my primary school days!
7. PHYSICS AND MOTHER TONGUE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY WEAKEST SUBJECTS
Something about Physics just scares me. Probably because it’s so related to math. As for Mother Tongue (or Chinese), I am just not good at reading those words. Did you know that Chinese has more than 1000 symbols?
8. BERRIES ARE MY FAVORITE FRUITS
I dislike eating melons, citrus fruits, apples, pretty much all fruits except berries. My most favorite would be raspberries, but they are so seldom seen in Singapore and tend to be very expensive. Blueberries are one of my favorites too!
9. I AM A MIDDLE CHILD
I have two amazing sisters!
They are the most beautiful and kindhearted girls I have ever met in my life.
10. I AM ALLERGIC TO CITRUS
Not allergic in terms of eating them, but when I touch citrus fruits, my hands get super itchy and painful! But if I try to subside the pain and itchiness, my hands will get swollen.
So every time I go out to have food which comes with a lemon, I would always ask my family and friends to help squeeze them for me!
11. DISNEY IS MY LIFE. AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
Apart from horror movies, Disney movies are the only type of movies I love watching. My friends who go to movies with me would know that I always suggest Disney movies to watch (I’m sorry guys!) and they would always laugh at me saying how I am still a kid at heart.
**p.s. I go CRAZY over Rapunzel and Jack Frost even until now!**
12. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, MY DREAM WAS TO BECOME A SINGER.
As some of you might know, I enjoy singing as a form of “art” and for my mental health. When I was a little girl, I would listen to Disney songs and they just make me so happy that I told myself – I am going to grow up and work for Disney as a voice actress and I will get to sing!
13. I USED TO CUSS
Mhmm. I used to cuss.
I am doing my best not to cuss this year and it has been a success! I do not even feel like cussing anymore and it makes me feel so much better about myself and the way I treat others.
14. I AM A DESSERT (ESPECIALLY PASTRY) LOVER. ANY TIME.
I LOVE pastries. I LOVE cakes. I LOVE cookies.
You guys are so not surprised. I know.
One of my favorite cafe to go for desserts is St. Marc Cafe. If you want to find out what I order there, you can check out the blog post below!
MORE: St. Marc Cafe
15. I DO NOT HAVE A CHRISTIAN NAME
As you all know, my name is Yue Xuan.
I do not have a Christian name, although I plan to get one when I grow older! However, I am struggling to find a Christian name that makes me feel like I belong to that name.
**If you have any ideas for what my Christian name should be, let me know in the comments! I would love a name that signifies purity and happiness.**
16. OTHER THAN BLOGGING, MY OTHER DREAMS ARE TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD AND BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
Ever since my trip to Australia, I have fallen in love with traveling ever since. Traveling makes me feel like I am learning something new about myself and the world each day and it was such an amazing feeling.
Regarding my dream to be an entrepreneur, I do not like being controlled by others. Yes, this is very common in the workplace, but I hope to a boss of my own. This way, I can set up my business the way I want to and not have to care about what others think.
17. MY FIRST JOB IS AT A PHARMACY
I work alongside my sister at a pharmacy near my house.
As a life science student myself, the medical industry has been an area of interest for me so it is fun to chat with customers about their health and help them!
However, it can be really boring when there aren’t any customers because all I could do is walk around and try to do something.
18. I ATE ALMOST EVERYTHING WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL
Tissue paper, pencil lead, eraser dust – You name it, I ate it.
I was such a hungry little child, or maybe, I was just a curious little kid who wanted to taste everything that lands on my little baby hands.
Which fact surprised you the most about me, and why? Also, share some facts about you! Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear them!