1) I’m a tea freak-for real.
Not the type that says they love tea because they have a whole Twinings collection, no no no noooo. I’m about the real deal. The loose leaf, the rituals and the Chinese legends behind them. I’ve had this in my bio before, and I’ve been outspoken against “the ones who like coffee” when they’ve abused tea. My lady deserves respect. The thing the gets me the most is when people say green tea tastes nasty, I say they didn’t brew properly. In fact, I love tea so much, I wrote an ode to it.
Superise fact!: I’m going to be making a blogging series on tea soon. Let me know in the comments if there’s any teas in particular that you’d like to know more about.
2) I have a collection of essential oils.
In fact, I’ve made my own perfume before, used oils to make mini facials with hot water vapour and used them in foot baths. Everyone has a special scent and relationships with certain smells that take them back to that one time. I personally love the scent of bergamot, sandalwood and frankincense.
3) I’m part of a chamber choir.
You may know this if you follow me on twitter (@alicjawlndzk), but I’m part of my uni’s chamber choir. We’ve had 4 concerts together. Most people don’t like classical and choral music, but I’ve always loved it. Finding out that this year we are meant to sing more casually has actually upset me because I love the feeling of elevation a well performed choral song can bring.
4) I am a MAJOR conspiracy theorist.
Did you know that the term “conspiracy theorist” was made by the CIA after the assassination of JFK to dismiss critical thinkers? I’ve been a thinker, a kind of stay at home “philosopher” most of my life, so naturally I like debating more than the boring “How should we live our lives?” question and wonder about who “they” are and what “they” want. The world we live in has always struck me as mad, and I’ve never seen humans as being free. You can call me crazy, but in the end we’re all serfs – modern day slaves- to companies that our driving us and our planet to exhaustion.
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Bonus fact: I’m going to see David Icke this April!
5) I hate open-mics
Not because of the opportunity, because I love sharing art and finding new artists, but because a LOT of people use it as a ground to mindlessly rant on for even 20 minutes at a time. Maybe I’m just a puritan and a bitter, cynical person, but I think art should make you think a bit, rather than follow a simple structure, use no writing techniques apart form simple rhyme scheme. It’s like a bad form of rap for basic bitches (because whenever I see it, it’s girls).
6) I was bullied to shit at school.
I mean, I was always the second one in the bullying line, once the first kid moved or did some crazy stuff and got kicked out. Fortunately- I didn’t care. Looking back at my experiences, I am very impressed with myself. In my whole life at school I only recall 2 times when I got seriously angry back. Other than that, I used to either smile, or answer in a bizarre way. I guess it was borderline psychopathic to do that but oh well..?
The funny thing is that I was bullied for being awkward and shy, but that was also the reason why I could ignore it and carry on being myself.
7) I have the bravest and most caring dad in the world.
My dad bought me up and provided for me basically all by himself. Without going into detail of our private life, I can tell you that he is the one who taught me to be firm in my values and stand up for myself. We both have very strong personalities, but that’s great because when we talk we’re not afraid to challenge ourselves. My dad always makes me think twice and ask myself why I haven’t got a plan yet. He has made me into who I am, and I’ve been looking up to him since I remember. He is the one who planted the love of music and gaining inspiration from it, within me.
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