about me

32 things of little significant importance…


  1. My superpower is the ability to command the rain by singing.
  2. A LEGO set, an arts supply store or a digital camera can keep me amused for hours.
  3. My late maternal grandmother said I gave people diarrhea with my horrendous Hokkien. My Cantonese isn’t any better but I can converse decently in Mandarin.
  4. I love coffee, teh peng, jelly beans, Belgian chocolates, sze chuan pickled vegetables, hokkien char with lotsa crispy pork lard cubes, putu piring, San Crispino gelato, rendang ayam, The Daily Scoop ice-cream, Secret Recipe’s chocolate banana cake, mille-feuilles, and uhm yeah, the list goes on…
  5. I am 100% Libran. Good and bad.
  6. I’ve played a seven-year old boy named Andrew in a theatre production (Stories for Amah by Mark Beau de Silva) when I was 23 years old.
  7. The Carpenters, Coldplay, Corinne Bailey Rae, Crowd Lu, Damien Rice, David Gray, David Tao, Death Cab for Cutie, Evanescence, Feist, Five for Fighting, Harry Connick, Jr, Ibrahim Ferrer, Jack Johnson, Jacky Cheung, Jay Chou, Jason Mraz, John Legend, John Mayer, Kings of Convenience, Nerina Pallot, Oasis, Simon & Garfunkel, Simon Webbe, Snow Patrol, Söhne Mannheims, Wang Leehom, and Xavier Naidoo are some of the artists on usual heavy play rotation in my iPod nano.
  8. `of memoirs and musings’ is the title of my Scene Study class journal. Journal-keeping started when I took theatre modules in university with two inspiring teachers: Rohaizad Suaidi and Rey Buono.
  9. I am hopelessly easy to be made happy with new books, good food, my family and dear friends.
  10. I grew up next to the zoo but I didn’t grow up like a monkey.
  11. Solitary walks before the rain, especially when it’s windy, makes me happy.
  12. I adore PUMA sneakers, golden retrievers, IKEA and meerkats.
  13. When I was a kid, my dream was to work on board the Calypso with the late Jacques-Yves Cousteau. I wasn’t interested to go to the moon.
  14. New Zealand, Japan, Turkey and Indonesia are the countries I want to visit next.
  15. I do not have an affinity with the colour pink and Hello Kitty is gross.
  16. I find guys who play the acoustic guitar or the piano, very very hot.
  17. toAdie thinks that St. Carina is the patron saint of talking too much.
  18. My favourite city visited thus far is Barcelona, Spain.
  19. My ring finger is longer than my index finger on both hands.
  20. Aodhán is a really cool name of Celtic origins. It means fire.
  21. I want to make my own bookshelves and paint the walls of my home in a riot of colours.
  22. Atah (dad), Mama (mom), Supra (sis), and Sugeo (bro) call me Suyino or Ah Cheh.
  23. Tawny port is more delicious than champagne.
  24. RoP:E (Rite of Passage:Europe) is my pet project came true in the summer before my 25th birthday!
  25. Pureen baby powder is wonderful.
  26. When we have a daughter, I’d like to name her Padme.
  27. Love seeks the good of the beloved.
  28. Patience, knowledge and practice: Essential ingredients for learning almost anything and everything.
  29. I adore Mafia Mouse and Mafia Mus, foul-mouthed brothers in crime and science.
  30. Someday, I’d like to commission a whimsical painting of a cherry trees in full bloom from the artist in Chatuchak Market.
  31. I am married to a wonderful genius and we have a baby son who’s in the 99th percentile of cuteness.
  32. It took a ridiculously long amount of time to come up with this list.

of memoirs and musings by carinasuyin
.: A girl trying to find herself and an online repository to bear witness :.

“…this is not a story about taking off but a story about to take off…”
from L’Auberge Espagnole, 2002

E-mail me at carinasuyin[at] gmail[dot]com


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