Tagged by chi Zen.
Q. Five names you go by:
~ Ha` Thanh Tra`: unusual surname passed on by Dad, unusual given-name thought of by Mum. I can hardly take any credit but am forever thankful that there are very very few others around with that exact same combination. (I know, I’ve googled. 😉 )
~ Amy: i picked it, 10 years ago. (Like the A, like the Y. Like it being short & sweet.) Because I’m very particular (as you know!) and didn’t like how non-Vietnamese pronounced my Viet name. Also got sick of trying to spell it over the phone, and everywhere else, so there you go.
~ ccm’ / cm’2: by m’ and TM
~ Shortie: by A.
~ MidnightSun: cyber pseudonym of a while ago
Q. Three things you are wearing right now:
~ Blue floral cotton summer dress. It’s got to be the most comfy item in my wardrobe.
~ Thongs (as in the footwear, NOT the undergarment ok? That’s “flip-flops” for you non-Aussies. ;))
~ Large cocktail ring with a green handmade polymer-clay bead made by a very talented lady I know.
Q. Two things you want very badly at the moment:
~ To be home for Tet with the whole family
~ To see A.
Q. Two things you did last night:
~ Swing dancing
~ Something that may, or may not, change my life forever.
Q. Two things you ate today:
~ Left over bun’ for lunch
~ Half a jar of handmade Suga lollies (!!!) (Ok I am well aware that the “handmade” bit doesn’t make the “lollies” bit seem any healthier. Might as well say that I swallowed 100g of pure sugar!)
Q. Two people you last talked to on the phone:
~ A., about the book “House of Leaves”
~ Belle, about catching up tonight
Q. Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
~ Swing dancing
~ Finishing the application for that post-grad course
Q. Two longest car rides:
~ Recent road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide and back. m’ and I clocked 2200 km between us. Woohoo!
~ Saigon – Hue, 13 years ago with Mum and the siblings. Oh the fun we had! Especially since we didn’t have to drive back then.
Q. Two of your favorite beverages:
~ Tea, of all sorts. Pretty apt too considering my Viet name.
~ Fresh coconut juice that I can only get in Vietnam. Craving for it right now!
Q. The people you’d like to respond:
There’s a long long list but I know most of them won’t be bothered, so well, here are a few that are a little more likely to shout back. (Hey I’m counting on you guys ok?)