I Am Versatile?


I am versatile? Or am I? Really? Well, doubt, cynicism and sarcasm aside, I accept this nomination by couchpohtatocouchpotahto (there are just so many places in ‘potato’ that you can slot a ‘h’ without altering its pronunciation much.) Thank you couchpohtahto!! (I got it wrong again.) Mucho gracias! (that means thank you very much in Spanish right?)

Anyway, rules as follows:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. (check.)
  • Include a link to their blog. (check.)
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (follow regularly? What does that even mean? You mean visit regularly, don’t you?)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things/facts about yourself.

And now for the seven facts:

  1. Most of the time, I wear T-shirts (or are they spelt tee shirts? (and what’s wrong with ‘spelt’!? There’s a red wavy line below it! (and brackets within brackets are now a thing.) ) ) ANYWAY, (gee, I digress easily. (SEE WHAT I MEAN?) ) (brackets within brackets again! 😀 ) omg, Frederick, stop it. ANYWAY #2, I wear tee shirts that are from my college most of the time. I have around ten of them, and people find it odd that I’m constantly representing my college because I even go out wearing them. Gee, stop judging, they’re really comfy and nothing else really matters.
  2. I one day dream of installing a HD projector in my home. I think that is a thousand times better than a TV. Or whatever future versions of TVs that will be invented within the next twenty or so years. Projectors are still the best. Why else would cinemas still be using projectors after the last few decades of evolving technologies?
  3. I actually cannot eat spicy food, nor can I consume coffee, nor can I swim. I am saying these three facts because I think they are rather common, and these three facts potentially make me outstanding unique. I cannot eat spicy food and I have been looking at my friends who do through envious eyes. My best friend in primary school could eat a burger that literally drowned in chili, then he would drink/lick up all the chili spillover. In retrospect, what a weird thing to be jealous of, now that I recall that scene. I cannot consume coffee because my stomach does not agree with the cream, or the skimmed milk, or cocoa beans, or coffee beans or whatever it is that goes inside coffee. I have yet to figure specifically what it is, but until then, I will reserve coffee only for extreme measures. I prefer Red Bull anyway. I cannot swim because I am lazy I am certain that my bone structure as well as my bone to skin to fats ratio makes it inconvenient impossible for me to float on water. You get the idea. If you didn’t, then I can conclude that you’re not good at reading between behind the lines.
  4. Sometimes I wish my blog would become uber famous. But then recently somewhere I read that becoming uber famous would make you lose that sense of connection between your followers. Thus, I changed my mind. I’m very happy with the way my blog is turning out to be now.
  5. Given a choice to interact with people, I would always choose face-to-face conversation. I’ll admit that texting does give me kicks sometimes; I mean, every smiley face that I receive makes me feel all tingly inside… but what is that compared to seeing actual smiles? Argument: won. (Am I arguing with anyone here? I am not, am I? I’m just stating a fact about myself. Sorry, I got carried away.)
  6. I think the reason why I prefer face-to-face conversation is because I love to listen to my own voice and hear myself talk. It’s true. There are some research published about this, I am sure. I mean, not about me specifically, but about people in general. I think I can hold a conversation pretty well and I can go on and on. Just like how I ranted and rambled in the above five points. (This is not a fact, is it? Anyway, seven is too large a number, I need to cheat.)
  7. I don’t have siblings. (Ah, that should suffice as it is very self-explanatory. Or is it? You over-generalizing stereotype-assuming lot! I am not a typical only child. But I will let you readers to wander off with your imagination for now.)
  8. I love using brackets. (Ah, I guess I needn’t have to cheat after all. (And this is pretty obvious, if you haven’t already guessed. I love to use them when I am about to digress.)

And now, for the nominees!

  1. The Captain’s Speech
  2. Park Ink Spot
  3. MythRider
  4. Udayology
  5. lilrant
  6. draliman
  7. Rohan a.k.a. Pint Sized Fiction
  8. Storyteller’s Abode
  9. I didn’t have my glasses on
  10. Nortina Mariela
  11. The Chatter Blog
  12. Tribal Mystic
  13. Only 100 Words
  14. Victoria Iskak
  15. authenticitee a.k.a. e

I nominate you!

Looking forward to all your responses and as always, feel free to indulge in the freedom of choice of having to respond or not. No pressure 🙂

Frederick Tan

I Am Versatile?

37 thoughts on “I Am Versatile?

      1. Well, even Obama runs a nation and he still has time to respond to the letters of disabled kids and others. I have heard that if you send a wedding invitation to the White House, you would receive a Congratulations card in return.

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  1. Hey congrats! And thanks for the nomination. 🙂 Your fun facts were really interesting to read. Spicy food is all I eat, though I do know that a lot of people cannot handle it. George from Masterchef AU comes to mind. 🙂 And oh, I think ‘potahto’ is supposed to be pronounced differently!


    1. Oh, yes, now that I think about it, potahto may indeed be pronounced differently. You’re welcome and thank you, Uday. I’m looking forward to reading your response!
      Here! Have a bowl of flaming lava-hot curry! 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the nomination!
    Without coffee and spicy food I’d be doomed 😦

    I don’t get a wavy line under “spelt” (which is how I spell it) so I looked it up. “Spelt” is unacceptable in US English, apparently, it’s the UK English spelling, though “spelled” is also okay in UK English due to “spreading American influence” 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome, draliman!
      Without coffee and spicy food, I’ll be just fine. So you can have my share and I think we’ll get along splendidly! Haha 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time to look up the word ‘spelt’ for me. I’ve been using spelt all my life and I never knew it is a UK spelling. Neither did I know that there was an alternative US spelling! I thought spelt has all along been.. well… spelt as ‘spelt’. Ok, I better stop myself before this gets any more confusing.

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    1. Aha! But I closed it with what you readers thought was a smiley at the very end, but in fact is a very cleverly hidden close bracket to the one on 8. (Nah, actually I’m just improvising)
      Glad you liked my facts!


  3. “I actually cannot eat spicy food, nor can I consume coffee, nor can I swim.” I do any of those three either! Though I don’t drink coffee because I don’t like it, rather than it doesn’t sit well with me.

    Thanks for the nomination! I really do appreciate it and the support you’ve given me through my fly attacks haha, but for the moment I’ve retired from doing awards.

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      1. We’re for sure the only two people int he world who can’t do all 3 of those. I haven’t caught the fly yet. It didn’t show up to our battle last night.


  4. Congrats and thanks for the nomination! By the way, I used to hate coffee until I drank a latte one morning and had a burst of inspiration, overcoming my writer’s block. Been drinking it ever since. I load it down with cream and sugar, though, so I’m not a “pure” coffee drinker 😉


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