Today we ripped off a blogger named Paul Burgin from the blog Mars Hill. It is 20 questions, He says he got it from Paul Linford. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player’s posts. It’s a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Sunday Stealing: The (20) First (Questions) Meme
First Job: I sold crochet appliques (hearts, flowers) and other centre pieces which I made myself.
First Real Job: Right after graduating from uni, I worked briefly as a Community Organiser for a local women’s NGO.
First Volunteer Job: Also a Community Organiser
First Car: A 1987 Mitsubishi Pajero (secondhand)
First Record: ULTRAELECTROMAGNETIC POP! by the Eraserheads 🙂
First Sport Played: Because my folks know someone from the local tennis club, I had a taste of tennis when I was younger. Didn’t pursue it because we could not afford the expensive coach and rackets. I moved on to gymnastics.
First Concert: It was a Gary Valenciano concert in the 80s in a mall in Makati City.
First Country Visited: Thailand
First Kiss: Mister Stinkee
First Speech: When I was in grade school I ran for student council and made a speech in public for the first time.
First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: According to my mum, I had a boyfriend when I was five. The boy was also in the same age as me 🙂
First Encounter with a Famous Person: I met some of Philippine’s political activists and TV personalities (local and foreign) while I was working in the media.
First Brush With Death: We were island hopping using only a small boat with an outrigger. On our way to the next island, we were approaching the open sea when the weather suddenly changed. The sky became darker, waves became bigger, the wind cold and getting stronger. The rain also started falling. Luckily it passed after almost an hour. I was already panicking and thinking whether I’m going to survive the ordeal or not.
First House/Flat Owned: I don’t own a house/flat yet.
First Film Seen at a Cinema: It was a local movie – Shake, Rattle and Roll – a comedy-horror movie of sorts.
First Media Appearance (Radio, Newspaper, TV): I graduated with a Mass Communications degree so I had really good exposure in the tri-media years ago. I had 300hrs of internship in each mass medium and through the course of this period, I made appearances in TV (as a reporter) and radio (reporter and voice talent) and print (also a reporter). I also worked for a TV company for many years in the same capacity.
First Hospital Stay: I think when I was 3-4 years old I was treated for something I could not remember now.
First Book You Remember Reading: My grade school reading books, both in English and in Filipino languages.
First Pet: We had a dog named Lassie.
First Election You Voted In: I could not recall the exact year but it was a presidential election. I voted for someone against the (eventual winning) incumbent candidate who was running for re-election. Not long after that, the winning candidate was ousted from her seat due to corruption charges.