Friday, October 12, 2007

3 in 1 Meme!

Even with my assignments breathing down my neck, I know that I must respond to the three—yes, three!—tags from Ipanema over the past few months (read: centuries ago!!). My sense of duty and responsibility to my fellow blogger is strong and therefore cannot be ignored, so assignments can just wait a wee bit for now. Anyway here goes!

I was given the Thoughtful Bragger, ooops, Blogger award which is my third award from Ipanema (and the forth award if I go back to childhood, this would include my poster-making win at elementary, I think I mentioned this before so you can see how pathetically thrilled I am!). So thanks, Ipanema, my friend, you know you are always welcome if you decide to visit the UK ( as if I have a proper home here, but will definitely make a cup of tea with a spot of milk, my lovely.) See how thoughtful I am? *wink*


B. I was also tagged (also by Major Tom) to write about my second name (or middle name as some would call it), which I unfortunately do not possess and for this reason I sometimes get suspicious looks for immigration officers in airports because I obviously share my not so unique name with a couple of hundred other people. In fact, on my first trip abroad when I was about 17, the immigration officer in the then called Manila International Airport wanted to detain me because I shared the same name with a drug pusher. As if!!

But anyway, I have recovered from the so-called traumatic incident and so will simply give myself a second name and surprise, surprise, its GYPSY. *grin* So, okey, heeeere goes! First, the rules:

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.

Here’s what GYPSY means to me:

G – gallivanting. As many of you know, due to my job (and my nature) I do a lot of travelling. Sometimes I feel like I can’t do anymore but when I do stay put in one place for some months, I think my feet literally itch. For a month now, I am “stuck” in Gloucester since travel is incredibly expensive here and I need to save up for it. So, to keep my feet from itching, I go out for long walks. In fact, last week, I walked around town for two hours (that’s a personal record)!

Y – you. I am almost always curious about the people I meet. I ask questions and wonder why they are where they are, who they are, and what makes them tick, among other things. The problem is that I'm a talker myself and if you share something that piques my interest, I would end up gabbing about it! Oh well..

P – peer. As in a colleague. I had a long talk with a colleague who insists that I should develop my leadership potentials, but I believe that I can be of better help to people by coming alongside them than by leading them. Plus there’s less pressure, at least, expectationwise!

S – space. Somedays it means outer space. Depending on my mood, sometimes I go off somewhere into outer space and end up asking the same question a few times before the answer registers. It’s a good thing my officemates are patient with me. Somedays this means personal space, I am an extrovert who has a pig-headed hermit living inside me, and its name is Gollum (my precioussss ssssspacceeee…..).

Y – That’s “why” in text language. I have been accused of being over-analytical sometimes. I like to ask why about a lot of things and sometimes it takes a long series of whys before my curiosity is satisfied. But after only a month here in the UK and with the demands of the course I am in, I might just get tired soon of asking why since the lecturers here expect me to answer my own question. But why?! *sniff*


C. The third tag I got has to do with my deskstop. Boy, I feel like some celebrity being obsessed about by a movie magazine! (Humor me…!)

The tag calls for a screenshot of one’s own desktop, including all the possible icons thereon.

As you can see from my desktop--I am sooo missing the Philippines!!

Anyway, for those tagged, here's a complete set of instructions, please read this:

*Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.

You can do a screen capture by:

  1. Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
  2. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).
  3. If you wish, you can edit the image, before saving it.

For MAC users: Press [ Apple] [ Ctrl ] [ Shift ] and [ 3 ]

* Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

* Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

And so…I am tagging Beng, Abaniko, Aleks, Ate Grace, and Jap!

Thanks again, Ipanema, for the tags! It was a fun diversion from my reading assignments!


Abaniko said...

If I'm not mistaken, you're the fourth blogger who tagged me for this meme. Unfortunately, I'm having problems copying my desktop image. Will try again. But only after I'm back from a weekend "gimmick". I'm leaving in a while. :D

Jap said...

Darn! LoL =D I guess no one escapes tagging.

What a beautiful desktop btw, Gypsy. I can't wait to show mine hehehe so thanks for the tag =)

Wil said...

electronic post-it notes. I still use actual post-it notes. :D

what's nitro baguio 2? an isp in baguio?

Re the "You" in "gYpsy":
I also sometimes try to find ways to relate a topic of conversation back to myself. hehehe

confidante said...

Hello my dear friend
congratulations on your new award. and congratulations on the new personal record of a two-hour walk around town. And congratulations on your very apt, very you, acronym. Glad to read your blog all the time.

Toe said...

Gypsy, does that mean that the people you tag will have to do 3 memes? ;)

Yes, it's good to have a wallpaper of a Philippine beach... would keep you sane during the rainy days in the UK!

Good luck with all your assignments, Gypsy!

snglguy said...

Huwaaat?? May kapangalan ka ring may criminal record?? Pareho tayo, ako naman sa NBI files may kapangalan na wanted for homicide daw, aray!

Ang linis naman ng desktop mo, Siobe!

rowena said...

wow, very beautiful desktop background...

Gypsy said...

Abaniko, wow ha four times?! Naks, popular man gyud diay ka no. Must get you to sign an autograph or something...;) Have a good weekend gimmick!

Jap, can't wait to see your desktop image, or baka pinalitan na ni Mr Middle Class Mouse, di mo pa lang napasin! Haha!

Wil, if you notice, there's another post-it behind it, pinatungan ko kasi personal note yong isa. Hehe. Yes Nitro is a Baguio ISP, I actually should erase that but who knows? Might go back up there again next year, so wont need to set it up again. Alam mo naman ako..gala!

Mareng Joph, Thanks (3x), and great to know you drop by often. Hope you are well, I miss our chats and eats with Yna!

Toe, oo nga no? Its just for the last meme but they can do the whole thing if they want to. Hehe. Yeah the beach image keeps me sane but makes me homesick! Waah!

Snglguy, nilinis ko to bago ko kinunan, hehe. May bisita eh. Hehe. Mas malala ka pala, murderer ang kapangalan mo..hehe!

Rowena, thanks! One of my hobbies is to collect desktop wallpapers...what a boring hobby, huh? :)

Major Tom said...

Gallivanting you, now you're even in faraway UK coz of such. I am such a wanderer to but the farthest I ever got was Manila up north. But I've been to some exotic places in Palawan and North Cotabato.

ipanema said...

thanks for being a sport. never mind. at least you did it.

lovely screen shot!

happy weekend! :)

Annamanila said...

With assignments breathing down your neck you find space to do three memes. You deserve this award and more, gallivanting, analytical, sometimes private-space greedy gypsy!

Love to know all these things about one of my fave blog peeps!

carlotta said...

ako nga na 2 na pangalan me kapangalan parin kaya ilang araw pako naghintay para makuha nbi clearance ko. magnanakaw ata yun eh hehehe =)

nga pala, i looooooooooooooooove your desktop pic! =)

vernaloo said...

so neat and tidy naman your desktop hehe parang tulad din ng sa akin...konti lang yung icons :)

Gypsy said...

Major Tom, would you believe I have never been to Palawan pa? I can't even brag about it properly here..:(

Ipanema, thanks! Takot kasi ako baka magtampo ka't ayaw mo na ako i-tag next time, hehe.

Annamanila,'re one of my faves too! Hope we can really meet up when I get back next year!

Carlotta, at least sa yo magnanakaw lang, eh sa akin drug pusher--pero mas malala ke Snglguy, murderer, ngek! ;) Re wallpaper, palawan photo to, I just googled it out...:)

Verns, actually nilinis ko lang kasi may bisita (kayo) hehe...hey I commented last week on your blog pero walang lumabas, baka ina-accuse namang spam yong email add ko dyan sa wordpress..hmm...

zherwin said...

ansarap tingnan ng monitor kapag beach ang nakikita! parang gusto mong kumuha at maglagay ng sunblock hehe. :)

kathy said...

Precioussss...hehe...sounds like your middle name should be Gollum. :P

Ang ganda naman ng wallpaper mo! Me too, I miss the beach. But -- here's the good news...we're going home for the Christmas holidays, so it's quite likely that we'd see the beach again after a long while. Wii! :)

Keep warm and God bless on your studies! :)