50 Random Facts About Me

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A few #BrunchClubbers have done the 50 Random Facts About Me Tag, and after seeing it posted on Dani’s blog, I decided to give it a shot. I’m not gonna lie, coming up with 50 random things about myself was pretty hard (nothing about me really seems random, but Dani pointed out great way of coming up with things was imagining I was talking to someone who didn’t know me).heart I was born cross-eyed.
heart I had corrective surgery when I was about three. I still have a little bit of a lazy eye, but that’s only really noticeable when I’m tired.
heart I got my first pair of glasses when I was 3 (I still need to wear glasses, but I lost my last pair and I’m too scared to go back to the optometrist).

glasses, kid, little bubbles
heart I am forever losing things.
heart My hair is the longest it’s been since I was 14.
heart I have had many different hairstyles: dyed, shaved, short, dreads (I’m currently lasting over a sidecut, but I’m too lazy to book an appointment).
heart I met my husband on twitter (we met IRL at a tweetup)
heart We were married at the registration office (he only has 3 family members in New Zealand and we wanted something small)

wedding, red wedding dress, wedding dress
heart My wedding dress was red (white is not my colour, and I wanted to look good)
heart I can’t whistle (trust me, I have tried).
heart I didn’t finish high school, I left after 5th form (year 11) and went to an AE instead.
heart I started working when I was 17.
heart The longest I have worked at the same place was 11 years.
heart I have been at my current job almost two years.
heart I have worked at a bank call centre, I hated it so much.
heart My first ‘proper’ trip overseas was last year when we went to Canada. I loved it so much and can’t wait to go back.

canada, moose, Vancouver Airport
heart I went to a summer school for young creative writers when I was 16.
heart I have been gluten free for almost six years.
heart I am lactose intolerant, but love cheese too much to give up dairy.
heart I have endometriosis and had surgery last year.
heart I pull my hair out when I’m stressed.
heart I have been depressed.
heart I am incredibly shy, and also very introverted.
heart I used to play WoW; I chose my character’s name from the random name generator and kept on clicking until I got Thalice (it made me giggle).
heart I can be incredibly immature.
heart I LOVE Cards Against Humanity.
heart I am stationery OBSESSED

stationery, obsessed, love
heart I am scared of heights (I wasn’t until I was about seven, when I climbed something high and then fell off and cut my tongue).
heart I am scared of earthquakes (I always have been; my grandparents had to pick me up from school after a drill once because I wouldn’t stop crying).
heart I love writing lists.
heart I am the most uncoordinated/least sporty member of my family.
heart I am constantly injuring myself and have given myself concussion more than once.
heart I am very, very clumsy.
heart I broke one of my big toes once, and didn’t realise until half a year later when it still hurt.
heart I cried when I saw the panda at Toronto Zoo

panda, toronto zoo
heart Until I was about 20 I never cried during the sad bits on movies.
heart The Disney villain that scared me the most as a child was Beast from Beauty & The Beast.
heart I can’t drive . public transport in my hometown is pretty decent, so I’ve really never needed to)
heart The first cassette (showing my age?) was TLC’s CrazySexyCool
heart The first CD I owned was 702’s debut album.
heart I have lived in Wellington my entire life.
heart I am obsessed with squirrels.

squirrel, Toronto
heart One of my favourite foods is Pho.
heart I am the oldest child; I have four younger siblings (two brothers and two sisters).
heart I used to do pole-fitness (it’s a great way to work the core muscles).
heart I hate public speaking.
heart I get hangry if I don’t eat on time; it’s not pretty.
heart My wedding ring is a claddagh; I got it because it’s simple and I love the symbolism.

claddagh, love, ring, wedding ring.
heart I am mainly Samoan, Maori and Irish with a few other random things thrown in.
heart My husband and I bought our first home about just over a year ago.

Congratulations if you made it to the end! I’m impressed (I hope you learned something about me that you didn’t know before if you did)
If you end up doing this tag, leave a link in the comments, so I can check your post out and learn a little about you.


  1. Tina says:

    I love that your wedding dress was red, that you love Cards Against Humanity, and that CrazySexyCool played a big role in your life. Fun list!

    • Kahurangi says:

      Thanks Tina :)
      Cards Against Humanity is the BEST game, I really need to get around to ordering a set xx
      Also, 90s Rap/R&B holds a special place in my heart <3 <3

  2. Jenna says:

    Well done for getting to the 50! Look how cute you were in your glasses!! I’ve never played Cards Against Humanity but I really want to.

    • Kahurangi says:

      Awww thanks. I always felt self concious in my glasses when I was a kid, but looking back; I ROCKED those (not so much when my dad broke them and then taped them up though…)

      CAH is the BEST game. I am thinking of buying it/ordering it off Fishpond, so might have a CAH night if I do?

  3. dani (@danipohlod) says:

    Yaaaaaaaay! Congrats on finshing your list! So many things in common, don’t even know where to start: red dress (you looked so cute btw!) and claddagh ring we’ve talked about already, and the love for stationary and WoW too. I have a 5 year q&a journal too! I was also diagnosed with endometriosis a couple of years ago, I’ll make sure to come back and read about your surgery. Great list, congrats on buying your house!!! ☺️☺️☺️ We should grab coffee sometime and talk more, now it feels I’ve known you for a while hehe.

    • Kahurangi says:

      hehe, I know right? I was reading your list and going “holy crap we have so much in common!!’

      I had my post about surgery after endo in my drafts for son long, I had started it when just after I got out of hospital and was on so many painkillers that nothing I wrote made sense… hehe.

      Coffee sometime sounds good! I spend most of my time down near parliament, but i’m free most nights and weekends. let me know when is best for you :)

    • Kahurangi says:

      Thanks for taking me to Fisherman’s Plate btw, would never have guessed that there was food there I would eat, and the pho is amazing!

      I know right?! I love reading these lists :) <3

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