09 December 2009

Random Dozen #15 | Simple Notes

Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Random Dozen
Thanks for hosting, Linda

1. Which physical trait do you now accept--maybe not love, but accept--and no longer feel extremely self-conscious about? First of all, I had to google what physical trait meant . This is what WikiAnswers said:
Physical Traits are traits that you see right off the back. For example, your eye color, hair color, your nose shape.
I think I belong to the kind of persons who are not too concerned about physical traits. I like the way I am. To me it's really more about who you are at the inside than the outside.

2. This week Meredith Baxter Birney, best known as the mom on the favorite 80s sitcom "Family Ties" came out of the closet, which led me to formulate this question: Who do you think is/was the best TV mom? Hmm, let's see... There are a lot of sitcoms (with Moms) I love from the 80s. We have currently some re-runs here, like Family Ties, Growing Pains, and The Cosby Show. Talking about these sitcoms I also remember Golden Girls and Valerie. So which Mom would it be ... I'll go for Clair Huxtable. Emphatic, smart with a warm heart. But it does not mean I don't like the others. All Moms had their own uniqueness.

3. Do you speak any foreign languages? Are there any you'd like to learn? I'm from Indonesia, so English is a foreign language to me . I also speak German, because I was born in Germany and lived 10 years of my childhood there. I'm very curious about languages as they are means of communication. So I would love to learn as many languages as possible !

4. Who is your personal hero? I love both of my parents, but Mom is my number one hero.

5. What is one holiday food that you find extremely difficult to resist over- indulging in? We have very variant food here in Indonesia with a lot of different spices, especially on holidays. It's really difficult to choose from all of them, because I loove food. I made a collage from a few choices that were available in my photo archives. Let me tell ya, it's really just a start!

Food and Drink Collage © 2009-now by Rosidah Abidin
6. Tell me about a Christmas decoration that has special meaning or sentimental value. Some say that I'm a very sentimental person. That might be true. Every decoration or gift - little or big, Christmas or not - has a special meaning to my life. I love to see the time, effort and love devoted to it.

7. How do you feel about snow? I looove snow, and miss it very much. Not stormy snow, tough. We don't get any snow here in Indonesia . But the bright side is we have a lot of sunshine .

8. On average, how many hours of sleep do you get each night? Not that I'm jealous of any number over three or anything. Having to deal with electrolyte imbalance, I need to rest well or my physics will drop drastically. So, usually I go to sleep around 7, 8 or 9pm each day and weak up around 4 or 5 am each morning. That gives me about 7 to 10 hours sleep each night.

9. Tell me about your first crush. Elementary school. Fourth grade? Deep brown eyes, a killer smile! Nothing unusual. LOL

10. You're stuck in a room for 2 hours with only a chalkboard and chalk. What will you write/draw? Well, unless I got stuck in the room because of detention and had to write some sentences from my teacher... I probably would draw some flowers or write LET ME OUT. Two hours are too long for me in a room like that. I'm allergic to dust.

11. Do you dress for the current temp or for the day's forecast? For the current temp. I rarely check out the weather forecast.

12. Favorite Christmas movie is? Home Alone. (PS. I just came from my friend Quilly's Random Dozen and was reminded of While You Were Sleeping. This IS definitely one of my favorites! I just had to add it here. Thanks for the reminder )

I appreciate every visit and comment, but love even more to become good friends. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

13 appreciated note(s):

Jean said...

yeah home alone is real nice to watch durin chrsmas

A smile from SJ =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosidah, This was fun to read. I especially like your food photos. Everything looks delicious! Hope you are having a good day.

Anya said...

It was VERY funny to read
thanks for the information :-)
Have a wonderful day
Anya :-)

Melli said...

Oh I thought of Claire Huxtable too! She WAS a good mom! And she kept the good doctor in line too! LOL!

I think it's wonderful that your mother is your hero. That speaks volumes! I would love it if one day one of my kids said that about me! I don't think I'm hero-worthy though.

Barbara H. said...

My first crush (that I remember) was in 4th grade, too.

Clair Huxtable is a good choice.

You do very well with English!

I've learned over the years and after an illness that sleep is essential to godo health, but I like staying up after the kids are in bed. I compensate by taking naps.

XoXo said...

This is again something fun my friend, I wish I had the patience to do some word meme, hahahah..your food collage is making me drool, there's something in me that I would always love to try different dish, esp Asian foods.

Nessa said...

Great answers to these questions. I just keep wondering what MBB coming out has to do with being a TV mom.

Silly Haiku

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I also forgot about While You Were Sleeping until I visited Quilly's, by my favorite film is still The Railway Children as it brings back Fond Memories of Christmases Past.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Rosidah---Interesting reading of your "Random Dozen"... Interesting that you speak German and lived in Germany for 10 years. I took two years of German in college---but can't speak it at all...

Have a great week.

quilly said...

You know, despite the fact that I loved him for years, the only physical things I remember about my crush is that he had a great smile and brown eyes!

Thanks for the link! I am glad I reminded you of a great movie. Now I am itching to watch it again.

Amanda Moore said...

Well I know you're smart, Clair Huxtable has nothing on you girl! We have the same hours almost I try to get to bed by ten up by 4-5 am doing it for so many years it is just a way of life. On the other hand I check that stinking forecast cuz I hate the cold (seriously hate it)

Unknown said...

I wish I had learned Mandarin seriously. It's not even beginner's level:( So might take it up again one day. It's good to know more languages.

RA said...

@All: Thanks for the wonderful comments. I hope everyone has a pleasant weekend :)
@SJ: Smiling back at you, my dear :)
@Mildred: Hope you are having a good day, too :)
@Anya: Have a wonderful day, too :)
@Melli: I really think you are a hero, Melli. I can feel your warm heart whenever I visit your blog :)
@Barbara: TY. I hope you are doing great now :)
@Pacey: I love Asian food, too. Yummy, yummy ;)
@Nessa: I wondered, too.
@Bill: I never have seen the movie. But I have read some good reviews about the book if I'm not wrong? It must be a great movie.
@Betsy: Have a great week, too. Hugs and love :)
@Quilly: I'm itching to watch it again, too ;). Brown eyes and a great smile are definitely something to remember. LOL
@Amanda: TY :). I hope you are doing better now, my dear.
@Keats: I would love to learn Mandarin or Korean. I'm a big fan of Korean serials ;)