Revival of the Autograph Book


Before I left school, my friends and I would exchange autograph books, where we would write a little something about ourselves to help us be remembered. We listed stuff like our favorite entertainers, favorite colors and favorite food, and decorated our autographs with photos and other paraphernalia. Acronyms were created such as F.R.A.N.C.E. which stood for Friendship Remains And Never Can End. I still have my autograph book at home in Ipoh, and I think it would be a hoot to take it out and browse through those pages filled with memories.  While some may cringe in embarrassment at what lay beneath the pages of their autograph book, I feel it serves as a reminder of how naïve and carefree we were back then.  Ah, the simple life.

I never thought I would be indulging in the autograph craze again, but now it appears that even the autograph book has been transformed online onto blogs, and I am extremely honored that Chinnee has so kindly asked for mine.

#1 What is your favourite movie?

My Best Friend’s Wedding – I love the part where Kimmy sings “I just don’t know what to do with myself…” at the karaoke bar. So out of tune and so karaoke-ish.  I tell you, I could watch this movie over and over again without being bored.

#2 Who is your favourite singer?

Andrea Bocelli – beautiful voice, enchanting singer.

#3 Which song gets you grooving in the morning?

Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake – catchy tune, this.  And it was the first song that came to my head.

#4 What is your favourite fruit?

The Papaya

#5 Who is your best friend (excluding your family)?

I’ll go with Mei Lee, who has known me since Standard One, and although we don’t meet each other as regularly as we like to, we still keep in touch via email and phone.

#6 Name one activity you would like to indulge in, in your free time.

Reading – trying to do this as often as I can, with a certain amount of success, I am pleased to say.

#7 When was the last time you laughed so hard till your sides hurt?

When Ethan made me laugh with his antics.  Sometimes just looking at him makes me laugh.

#8 Do you recall your last dream?

Yes! Last night I dreamt I was savoring food from a splendid buffet spread. And yes, I dream in color.

#9 What is your all-time favourite hobby?

Errr… does sleeping count as a hobby?

#10 When was your last holiday without the children?

Our honeymoon in the Maldives in November 2004.

Can I have the autograph of the following peeps now, please?

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11 Responses to Revival of the Autograph Book

  1. LB says:

    Can I CHUP? Well, why NOT?!! Eh? Eh? Where is my Hug Hug? I wannn…

    I love papaya too, but you really should try chilled fresh figs..

    The Giddy Tiger says: Now THAT I have not tried before…

  2. mistipurple says:

    You…. indeed brings back memories.
    got censored ones cannot post here. hahaha
    actually i remember the notti ones easier. kekeke

    The Giddy Tiger says: I remember that one too, but no censored ones… hehe

  3. narrowband says:

    Funny because sometimes tags *do* remind me of high-school autograph books ;p Ah Sexy-Back is intoxicating. It’s one of the most-frequently-looped song at my gym. -_-”

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ah, you’ve been there and done that too, haven’t you?

  4. chinnee says:

    wah…this tag can even bring back your memory to the school days? I almost forgotten all the acronyms that u mentioned. It is so nice to still keep in touch with yur std one best friend. I lost my best friend when she moved away, and until today, we still do not have a chance to relocate each other 🙁

    Anyway, thanks for doing the tag.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, I dig really deep into the tag 🙂

  5. Adino says:

    Yay! I got tagged again hehehe…

    Believe it or not… nobody in school asked me to sign their autograph book. I was THAT unpopular. Perhaps I’ll write more about that when I do the tag.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Never mind, you can do the autograph thing now.

  6. ParisB says:

    LOL I remember FRANCE and Roses are red violets are blue… 😛

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, it was in our era…oops, better stop now, before people find out how *young* we are…

  7. rinnah says:

    I remember that scene from My Best Friend’s Wedding too! Thank God I don’t sound like that. LOL! And I love Andrea Bocelli too… *drifts off listening to Amore*

    The Giddy Tiger says: The similiarities never end, my dear… *starts imitation Kimmy’s bad singing* “I just don’t know what to do with myself…”

  8. ehon says:

    Fresh figs! Yes! Those lovely things. 😀

    Thanks for the love! 😀

    The Giddy Tiger says: How come everyone has tasted them except me? *bawls*

  9. may says:

    I still have my autograph books too, stashed somewhere back in KL. ahhh, those were the days. and Andrea Bocelli is such a beautiful crooner.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Amore under the Desert Sky gives me goosebumps all the time.

  10. Adino says:

    omg i realized that i still owe you this tag!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes you do! Faster finish it! hehehe

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