December 19, 2003

Friday Five

1. List your five favorite beverages.
Water, milk, bubble tea, milk tea, and (during this season) Starbuck's Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

2. List your five favorite websites.
Orsinal: Morning Sunshine, Nobody Here,, IMDB,

3. List your five favorite snack foods.
Baskin Robbins ice cream (Mint Chocolate Chip, Winter White Chocolate), chips (sour cream and onion, ketchup, all-dressed), Oreo Mint'n Cream cookies, Bits 'n Bites, homemade treats.

4. List your five favorite board and/or card games.
Monopoly, Clue, Pictionary, Cheat, and Burn Your Neighbour.

5. List your five favorite computer and/or game system games.
You Don't Know Jack, Diddy Kong Racing, Super Smash Brothers, Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario Party series.

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September 12, 2003

Friday Five

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
Yup, still the same.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
I like my first name but I hate the fact that practically everyone has the same name as me! One variation that I really like is Micheline.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
My dad chose it because he thought it was French (I liked it too because of that reason). Then he found out it was Hebrew instead so he quite disappointed.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
For some reason, I tend to really like J names. Girl names I love are Jocelyn, Jessamyn, and Sabrina. Names for boys that I love are Ashley, James, Josh, Nick, and Ryan. I absolutely hate the name Jeff, as I have realized that all those named Jeff are evil.

5. Is the analysis of your name at / / astroexpert accurate? How or how isn't it?

The analysis from is more true in the first half, while the last half isn't quite as accurate:

Your first name of Michelle has made you a hard worker with a meticulous sense of detail. You have a great deal of patience and independence, and you can be relied upon to complete your undertakings. You are stable, trustworthy, homeloving, and logical in practical matters, but rather unresponsive to suggestions from others. You resist change. This name does not give you great ambitions, vision, or imagination. It frustrates the expression of your softer, feminine qualities in that you find it difficult to express the depth of your feelings for those you love. It limits you to practical matters of the day, filling your life with detailed routine. hard work, and monotony.

And I thought this from was pretty funny:

michelle is drawn to the scene of an accident by morbid curiosity.
michelle is childish and immature.
michelle regularly practice cannibalism.
michelle does stupid things to impress people.
michelle will turn on you in an instant.
michelle could use some penicillin.
michelle can be apathetic to a fault.
michelle hates dealing with the details.

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August 29, 2003

Friday Five

1. Are you going to school this year?
Yes, back to school for me. Goodbye Ironside!

2. If yes, where are you going (high school, college, etc.)? If no, when did you graduate?
University of Toronto

3. What are/were your favorite school subjects?
In high school they were art and biology. In university, I loved my architecture and psychology courses... and I guess comp sci isn't bad as well! :P

4. What are/were your least favorite school subjects?
Business (yuck yuck yuck).

5. Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Why is as he/she a favorite?
Yup, one of my favourite teachers was Mr. Fry from grades 7 and 8. He was so nice but also really funny. He liked to go off on tangents, but his little stories were amusing!

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August 15, 2003

Friday Five

Pretty funny set here considering the recent blackout :P

1. How much time do you spend online each day?
Too much!

2. What is your browser homepage set to?
The last visited page. At work, it's set to

3. Do you use any instant messaging programs? If so, which one(s)?
ICQ and sometimes MSN when ICQ keeps crashing on me.

4. Where was your first webpage located?

5. How long have you had your current website?
Since June 14, 2003.

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August 8, 2003

Friday Five

1. What's the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country?
Las Vegas baby!

2. What's the most bizarre/unusual thing that's ever happened to you while traveling?
We were driving back to Calgary from Banff in August and it started to hail.

3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go?
Around the entire world, including Antarctica.

4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car?
Plane- I love clouds and the sky.

5. What's the next place on your list to visit?
I'm probably going up to Montréal with my family in 2 weeks. But the week after that I want to go on a nice vacation after my internship and before school starts... maybe Japan :)

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August 1, 2003

Friday Five

1. What time do you wake up on weekday mornings?
Between 7 and 7:30 am.

2. Do you sleep in on the weekends? How late?
Yes I love sleeping in :P* Usually until around 11 on Saturdays and 9 on Sundays to go to the gym.

3. Aside from waking up, what is the first thing you do in the morning?
Wash up and change.

4. How long does it take to get ready for your day?
15-30 minutes.

5. When possible, what is your favorite place to go for breakfast?
I don't usually eat out for breakfast but I like going out to dim sum for brunch.

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June 27, 2003

Friday Five

1. How are you planning to spend the summer [winter]?
See previous posting on June 21. Those plus working.

2. What was your first summer job?
Working at my family's Dunkin' Donuts/ Baskin Robbins store. It was great fun- lots of free donuts and ice cream!

3. If you could go anywhere this summer [winter], where would you go?
Hm... if I didn't have to work, I would definitely go backpacking around Europe. (But where would I get the money to go??!)

4. What was your worst vacation ever?
I don't think I've ever had a bad vacation. But the most boring vacation I've been on was probably my second trip to Maine, where we stayed at a resort all week. The resort was, like, in the middle of nowhere! I guess a lot of people like that for relaxing and getting away from it all, but when I'm on vacation I can't relax, I have to go exploring!

5. What was your best vacation ever?
I've had so many amazing vacations. The first one was in 1996 when I went to Disney World in Florida. It was my dream come true! And yes people, Disney World is indeed the happiest place on earth. I was so glad that my first trip to Disney happened when I was a lot older- I was able to appreciate all the artistry that went into everything there. Another great vacation was in 1998 to Calgary, where I got to visit the Rocky Mountains- my first time experiencing the Rockies. They're so beautiful and breathtaking. *sigh* Then in 2000 I visited Europe for the very first time. I visited London, Paris, Pisa, Florence, and Rome and was able to see so many great works of art that I had only read about in books. C'était magnifique!

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