20 Random Facts You Might Not Know About Me

I had a meeting last week where the woman asked some typical questions, and then she asked some random ones as well. I guess she was trying to know more about me, which turns into a story telling session. See I’m what they call an anomaly; my life hasn’t been typical, but it was MY typical, and especially to all those who grew up around me. So I figured I’d tell you 20 random facts you might not know. Feel free to tell me yours too!

20 Random Facts:

1. I was born & raised in Hong Kong under the former British rule. I have an accent.

2. I don’t have a middle name, so as a kid I gave myself 2 pretend ones. Diana, then Kaye.

3. My dad was an airline pilot that’s why I’ve travelled my whole life. Because of his job, we travelled for free.

4. I’m addicted to potato chips. Badly.

5. I don’t know how to blow dry my hair. I get it done, or flat-iron it. It’s on my list of things to learn.

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6. I get told 2-3 times a week that I look like Sandra Bullock.

7. I get asked every single day, “Where’s that accent from?”

8. I once sat at a café in Bangkok with a world map wide open, and said, “Where do I want to go?” – It was the freest moment of my life.

9. I speak conversational Cantonese, and can understand 8-10 different Asian languages blindfolded, even though I can’t speak them.

10. I grew up near a fishing village in Hong Kong, with lots of room to run and play. It was like suburbia, just different.

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11. I never wore makeup till I was in my 20’s. I learnt character by not having a ‘face’ on. I wouldn’t change a thing.

12. My dad is a world record holder, my mum is a world record mum.

13. When I lived in London, I was walking down a street in Soho when a bomb went off 50ft away from me. I went into shock and had nightmares for weeks.

14. When I was 5 years old I wanted to be a mermaid when I grew up.

15. I also work as a voice over artist. People seem to like my voice.

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16. Best piece of advice: “If you don’t ask, you get 100% of nothing.

17. I have lived on 4 different continents.

18. When I lived in Canada, a friend called & said “I’ll pick you up in an hour, we’re going on a road trip”. Thats where I learnt to say YES. We had no plan, we just went.

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19. I traveled to India by myself when I just turned 22. It was the dumbest, yet smartest decision I have ever made.

20. In my senior year book where it says, “What you want to do with you life?” – I left that section blank.

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