Monday, August 13, 2007

Eight Random Facts about Me Meme

Permanent Head Damage (PhD) tagged me for 8 random facts about me recently, so here goes (some of it you know already, I am sure).

(1) I read comics in the bathtub.
Yeap, I think that is the best place to read it. With the bathtub full of warm water, of course. What do you think I am? I am still a great fan of Batman, Spiderman, Daredevil, The Mighty Thor, Wonder Woman, Superman, Wolverine, and Green Lantern. I started reading and collecting them when comics first appeared so you know how old I am. My mother told me to read comics so that I can improve my English. She doesn’t understand a word of English and thinks comics is an educational magazine. God bless you, Mum.

(2) I am a Trekkie, nowadays called Trekker.
I am a great fan of Star Trek. I have the complete collection of Star Trek movies and television series, initially on video tape, then on LD, CD, and now on DVD. Man, I have to pay royalties for each episodes 4 times! I also have almost every novels and comics published on Star Trek which comes up to about a 1000 items. Star Trek saved my sanity once and I shall never forget it. On fine day, I shall write a book, The Gospel according to Star Trek.

(3) I love making models of space ships and batmobiles.
The top of my bookshelves are full of plastic model spaceships. I have collected and made most of the science fiction spaceships. One thing I love about painting spaceships as the spaceships do not exist so you can paint it anyway you wants. Anyone has a problem with that? Recently I have also turned to making batmobile. This is a photo of my latest, a Romulan Scorpion light fighter from the Star Trek Movie, Nemesis.

(4) I love computer gaming, especially when I am winning.
My reaction time may not be as fast as I used to be and I cannot remember all the keystrokes but I save a lot. Computer gaming keeps me wake at night. I love real time strategy games but do not mind a shooter or two. One day, when I grow up, I wanna get a playstation.

(5) I collect Batman action figures.
With the different stories and variation in the Dark Knight, I started collecting Batman action figures. They are still in their display boxes. No, I do not play with them. If I want to, I usually read a comic, watch the movies and animated series on DVDs.

(6) I am doing a PhD as a hobby.
Yes, I know. People not only think me weird but also crazy. “Why are you doing a PhD for at your age? You do not need it.” “For fun” I will reply, “For Permanent head Damage (PhD).” Why can’t we study for the love of study? I get many weird looks.

(7) I love watching movies and television series.

I love action movies with a lot of blood, gore, and mayhem. I am uncomfortable with emotional loaded movies because, hey, in my line of work I get a lot of emotions thrown at my face. Being a sensitive empath does not help at all.

My favourite television series are Magnum PI, The A-team, X-Files, Babylon 5, Colombo, Alias, and Band of Brothers.

(8) I love books.
Here is a confession. I am a biblioholic.

bib/li/o.ho.lism n. [BIBLIO+HOLISM] book, of books; the habitual longing to purchase, read ,store, admire and consume books in excess. Yes, I have a book on that too. I buy and read books. I collect signed first edition. I have books that have picture of books. When I walk past a pretty girl and a bookstore, guess where I will be staring? And I do not give away or lend my books, so keep away. Plez.



Anonymous jb said...

You are a most unique individual indeed! :-) Thanks for sharing.

5:17 AM  
Anonymous jb said...

p.s. I also like sci-fi flicks and TV shows (Heroes is my latest) and collected comics for a period in my teen years (all wrapped up in plastic wraps now sitting in my younger brother's shelf). I never did quite get into collecting action figures and models though. And I too am a biblioholic although I have not read through everything I own on my shelves. Your action figure collection reminded me of the 40-Year Old Virgin. :)

5:30 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi jb,

thanks for the compliment.

looks like we have some interests in common.

I have not seen the movie 40-Year Old Virgin. He has an action figure collection? Then I must watch it.

I watch the movies Unbreakable, Bruce Willis for the comic collection and My Fair Lady for Professor Higgins' library.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Hye, I am a Star Trek fan too ... all the spin offs included.To me, better than Satr Wars :-)

And you already know I enjoy comic books - so nice that now that I am in NZ, loads of comics to borrow for free esp from the Marvel universe :-)

4:20 AM  
Anonymous blogpastor said...

I like the fact that your blog reflects the real you!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi paul,

You a Star Trek fan too!! Wow. *Vulcan hand sign*

And you have access to a lending comic library. Envy-lah. I have heard about these libraries but I have not seen one yet. I know in Malaysia we have manga lending libraries. Do they have a good selection?

6:44 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi blogpastor,

that's a little boy in a middle aged body, right?

Thanks for the compliment:)

6:45 PM  
Blogger pearlie said...

You are funny ... I like your meme. I won't touch your books but can I pinjam your Star Trek series? Puhlezzz?

BTW, you and my hubby will get along very well on #2 and #7. You can see quite a bit of him have rubbed off on me.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi pearlie,

no pinjaming my Star Trek.Keep away...

I must get to know your hubby. Anyone who likes Star Trek and movies, we'll get along famously. Make it so.

12:06 AM  
Blogger pearlie said...


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