Wednesday, October 05, 2005


I've been tagged by Doreen. Here are my answers:

Ten years ago

I was living in Silicon Valley and working as a programmer analyst . I was a busy working mom with two little boys ( 2 1/2 and 4 years old) and my main hobby was African Violets!
In January of 1995, DH told me that he had an offer to pursue his career in Taiwan. So what I thought would be just a couple of years overseas turned out to be 10 years!!! :D I also worked on my transfer as there is a branch company here but with our new life, I decided to stay home and take care of the family. Stayed for about an year and DH was sent to work in Japan while I went back to US. That lasted for about 1 1/2 years and then we all returned to Taiwan. This time we lived here for another 2 years and DH was transferred to Singapore for 3 1/2 years. Now we have been here in Taiwan for 2 years. Kind complicated, isn't it?

Five years ago

The kids were older and school hours were until 3 PM, so I had more free time. Things were more "East meets West" so I was living a more relaxed life in Singapore. I would go to the bookstores very often and one day I found Japanese knitting magazines. The temptation was great and soon I was collecting these magazines. Who could imagine that I would start knitting again in that hot climate!
Started to look for yarn and even found Japanese cotton yarn! Found that knitting was so much fun and I was even knitting by the pool side. How could I had abandoned this hobby for so many years!

One year ago

I was really into knitting and my friends were teasing me that they will see me only wearing knitted clothes. Decided to check in the internet to see if I could find yarn info in Hong Kong or Shanghai ( for future yarn hunting trips) . To my surprise, I found Eva's blog and the Asian Knitters Ring. I was fascinated to learn that I was not the only person in this earth that was so fanatic about knitting. :D And with great courage I started to blog, even though my boys questioned me of how I was allowed to meet strangers in the internet as they are not.

5 favorite snacks

Dark and White Chocolates
Dried fruits

5 songs I know all the worlds

I have to say that I don't know any completed song. Maybe is because I don't sing but like to listen to the music.

5 things I would do with $100 million

Have an ocean or mountain view house with a a huge greenhouse and of course a dedicated room for Mimi's knitting corner.
Travel more
Share with my family
Help the needed
Save the rest ( if any left :D )

5 places to run away to
Italy, Hokkaido, France, Holland, England ( These places I know I can find plenty yarn)

5 things I would never wear "nowadays"
Bikinis, low cut pants, tights,platforms and clothes made of really synthetic materials.

5 favorite TV shows
Korean and Chinese dramas
crafts shows
Travel channels
Good movies

5 biggest joys

knitting ( of course)
reading at night
browsing knitting magazines with some fruit or herb tea and chocolates!
going to orchid nurseries
buying yarn

5 Favorite Toys
knitting accessories
snuff bottles ( I have a collection)
gemstone Beads
tea spoons ( the ones that is used to get the tea, I also collect it)

5 things to do, just for me before I die
I haven't really thought about it. However, I am sure I need to have my dream house with the greenhouse and my Mimi's knitting corner.

People to pass this on to:

I think most of you have already done it. I 'll tag Noriko , no obligations, only if you would like to participate.