August 22, 2014

The TMI Award

Hello, hello! It feels like it has been ages since I last wrote you guys, but what can I say--packing and moving is time-consuming, and I've been enjoying precious time with family and friends. Since a lot of my energy has been spent focusing on preparing for school and a whole new crazy schedule, I just wanted to do a fun little post to get back into blogging mode early this morning. I was nominated for the TMI Award by Whimsical Youngster, and some of these questions looked like a lot of fun to answer. I also like doing these award/tag posts so that you guys can get a better idea of who I am, how I think...that sort of deal. I hope you enjoy!

  1. What are you wearing? I am wearing a teal T-shirt, a college-themed sports jacket, and pajama bottoms. Keeping it classy as ever this late night! 
  2. Ever been in love? Yes. I fell head-over-heels for my first boyfriend. It was naive but beautiful at the same time.
  3. Ever had a terrible breakup? Yes. We had a bad falling out and I don't want to talk about it online because I think his perspective may be different from mine. 
  4. How tall are you? About 5'4".
  5. How much do you weigh? I average 115 pounds during the school year when I'm working out, but last time I weighed myself I was 110! The little muscle mass I'd had disappeared this summer!
  6. Any tattoos? No, but I think that if I did have one, it would be my Confirmation verse (1 Corinthians 6:20) written around my ankle or on the bottom of my foot. It would be a painful process, but for some reason I just think it would be so cool to have a foot tattoo.
  7. Any earrings? My jewelry has sentimental value, and the earrings I wear are little flowers (silver filaments and golden petals) that I received from my aunt the last time I visited my family overseas. I also sometimes wear an ear cuff that has a golden feather dangling from it.
  8. OTP? Oh my goodness, I feel so behind the times because I had to look up what "OTP" means! I would have to say Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from my favorite Disney movie, Tangled.
  9. Favorite shows? I enjoy watching anime and am particularly fond of Rurouni Kenshin. Out of American shows, I was hooked on How I Met You Mother and had the craziest Netflix binge for that show.
  10. Favorite bands? Guys, I like K-Pop. Judge me all you want! But lately I've been a big fan of G.NA, Trouble Maker, and B1A4. Spotify suggested this song to me and it's so beautiful that I could listen to it on repeat for hours:

  11. Something you miss? I'm a transfer student and although I'm loving my new school, I really miss this one feature of my previous school called "Late Night," where you could get food starting at 10:00pm - 1:00am. It was so much fun getting giant cookies for study breaks in the middle of the night! I miss those giant cookies.
  12. Favorite song? I'm into the main theme from the Miyazaki film Howl's Moving Castle. It has this mystical, romantic tone. And when the strings come in--I am such a sucker for great string features.
  13. When is your birthday? June 16.
  14. Zodiac sign? Gemini.
  15. Quality you look for in a partner? The main thing is his heart. Pure intentions, and genuine love for life and God. There are also other standards, like the existence of a good sense of humor and preferably above-basic competence, but the most important thing is his heart.
  16. Favorite quote? "Life is more than just how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away."
  17. Favorite actor? I like the roles that Logan Lerman has played. He's not as well known, but I think his work is precious.
  18. Favorite color? It changes on a daily basis, but right now I am fond of maroon.
  19. Loud music or soft? I like soft music because I usually use music as background noise to write or work. When it comes to road trips, on the other hand, loud music in the car is fun too--as long as people are belting the songs out on the top of their lungs too. Yep, my friends and I are "those people."
  20. Where do you go when you're sad? Somewhere private. Either my bed or the bathroom where I can hide for a bit and cry.
  21. How long does it take you to shower? About 15-20 minutes. 
  22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? An hour. My morning routine during the school year consists of some exercises, reading, tea, and bathroom/girl stuff. On lazy days, though, I have been known to get ready in five minutes. 
  23. Ever been in a physical fight? Well, I have practiced martial arts... 
  24. Turn on? Genuine acts of kindness. Seeing a guy go out of his way to help people who need it is so inspiring and makes me want to get to know him better. I am also a romantic at heart, so I like well-thought-out gifts and adventures as well.
  25. Turn off? Arrogance and self-righteousness. 
  26. The reason you joined Blogger? To be honest, I was in middle school when I joined Blogger. I discovered it while logging into Gmail and started a blog before truly knowing what I wanted to blog about. These days, I blog with the hope that something I write will inspire someone, out there in the world.
  27. Fears? I'm afraid of losing the people I love. 
  28. Last thing that made you cry? So I re-watched Tangled the other day... The climax gets me every time!
  29. Last time you said you loved someone? About half an hour ago to my mom.
  30. Meaning behind your Blogger name? I write under this pseudonym, Riley Sinclair, so that I would focus more on the blog posts themselves as opposed to myself. It helps remind me to focus on being here for you  guys, really, because this blog doesn't bring any glory to my own name. And to be honest, I chose Riley because it's a name that could be for any gender, and it rhymes with "smiley." Sinclair was just a random surname that I thought sounded good with Riley. 
  31. Last book you read? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. 
  32. The book you're currently reading? I'm reading The Bible this year, but I am not reading anything for leisure right now.
  33. The last show you watched? I watched an episode of Big Bang Theory with my dad before moving out of the house.
  34. The last person you talked to? I'm working the graveyard shift at a residence hall desk right now (nothing of interest has happened for the past two hours!), so the last person I talked to was a resident. 
  35. The relationship between you and the last person you texted? My mom woke up in the middle of the night, remembered me, and then texted me. It was sweet of her and I hope she's sound asleep now.
  36. Favorite food? I like a lot of food. I typically say my mom's adobo is my favorite, but I recently ate some salt and pepper squid from a Chinese restaurant and that is another dish that is up there.
  37. Place you want to visit? Bali seems absolutely gorgeous.
  38. Last place you were? In bed. And I can't wait to go back after my shift, hehe. The last "exciting" place I was, however, was hanging out by the Taekwondo booth that was recruiting new members.
  39. Do you have a crush? Yep :)
  40. Last time you kissed someone? A while ago?
  41. Last time you were insulted? I can't really remember. I think I'm pretty good at shooting insults down or ignoring them..or maybe I just don't realize when I'm being insulted.
  42. Favorite flavor of sweet? Ice cream! Probably classic vanilla with some sort of chocolate sauce.
  43. What instruments do you play? I play the violin. I used to play piano when I was a little tot, but when I started learning violin, I quit piano lessons to focus more on Shamrock (yes, that is the name of my violin).
  44. Favorite piece of jewelry? Like I said, all of my jewelry has some sort of sentimental value. But I really like the ring I wear on my right forefinger. It was a high school ring that was customized and has a violin and a martial artist engraved into the sides. 2013, my graduating class, also came out to be a significant year of my life when it comes to changes and personal growth.
  45. Last sport you played? Yoga. 
  46. Last song you sang? I was singing along to Taylor Swift the other day and I've been humming "The Story of Us" a lot for some reason.
  47. Favorite chat up? "Did you fart? Because you just blew me away."
  48. Have you ever used it? No, and I'm still waiting for someone to use it on me too.
  49. Last time you hung out with anyone? I spent some time with the Taekwondo team at the booth earlier. I also met my new roommate for this year and we had fun walking around campus, too!
  50. Who should answer these questions next? The person who's reading this, of course! 
I am tagging all of you guys who read this post. If you decide to take on these fifty questions, please post the URLs of your responses to the TMI Award in the comments below so that I can read them all! 

I hope to have a new blog post up on Tuesday to get back into the regular posting schedule. In the meantime, please have a wonderful weekend and smile on!
-Riley XO


  1. This was a nice post :) I've already done this tag though, so if you want to read it, here you go :D

  2. Lol, I love that chat up line! It was fantastic! I'd like to use it someday XD.

    I play the piano and the erhu(which is a chinese traditional instrument) but I've always wanted to play the violin o.o . It was the first instrument of my choice but I didn't get a spot because everyone wanted to play violin X(. Anyways, lucky you! XD. Maybe I should name my instruments too lol!

  3. Yay! Thanks Catalina! Looking forward to reading it!

    And I saw that about the piano and erhu on your post, Whimsical Youngster. Violin is pretty cool but not a lot of people can say that they play the erhu either! Hope you'll be able to continue with it!

  4. Haha, thanks! I'm actually looking forward to more orchestra practices this year. But I guess, violin will always be a 'what if' dream of mine. Anyways, I nominated you for an award!

  5. Haha, Whimsical Youngster--so many awards! It is hard to keep up with you :P I appreciate it a lot though and am glad you like the blog :)

  6. Haha. This tag sounds fun :P You sound like a fun person too ;) Love your blog. I think I'd like a tattoo... but maybe a shoulder one, not a foot one.


  7. I'm glad you like the blog! You should do the tag, it is pretty enjoyable. A shoulder tattoo would be pretty classy too. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Cool post dude! :) You seem cool i need to do this tag

  9. Thanks Mimi! It's a pretty fun tag to do.


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