Random Things About Me

I’m starting this new blog series called Sunday Seven where I basically make a list of seven things each week. I thought it might be something fun to do, and that’s why I’m doing it! And since it is officially the start of my birthday week, I thought I’d kick the series off by sharing seven random things about me. This way, you’ll get to know me better.

1. I have an irrational fear of frogs

I say ‘irrational’ because I can’t even look at a photo of frogs, or watch them on TV. When I hear a croak, or a kokak, as we say in Filipino, I will scream, panic, and eventually cry. Every time. Even if it’s from far away. I get startled when I see frogs jump all of a sudden, when the beams of my car headlights catch them, and even when I see squished froggy roadkill while I’m walking on the street. There is a reason behind this fear, which involves a giant frog toy, my brother and a childhood argument. Sometimes I am told to face my fear of frogs head on, but I would honestly much rather headbutt the person who tells me this. There have been instances where I’ve asked a friend to carry me across a field, when I’ve dragged my brother (who is afraid of heights) down an uneven, very high stone staircase, refused to enter a room, hyperventilated, thrown a hissy-fit, and shrieked like there’s no tomorrow when the threat of having to encounter a froggy friend presented itself. They arethe stuff of my nightmares, seriously. One of the worst dreams I have ever had was that of a giant frog chasing me, trying to get into the house through the windows. Just thinking about it now makes me want to cry.

2. I used to do a lot of sports

I grew up playing tennis. I tried soccer one summer. I was also once a pompom girl. I joined two varsity racket sports teams in high school. I learned gymnastics. All this before I discovered Agno food in DLSU and started gaining all this weight.

3. I only learned to cook when Little MrC started eating solids

I was a kitchen disaster growing up. I once burned a pot of spaghetti sauce so bad (while reheating, mind you), that some sauce got stuck to the bottom of the pan and could not be removed. We had to throw the ruined pot away. I also once almost set the kitchen on fire when my cooking oil overflowed because I poured an entire bag of squid balls into the pan without realizing it would overflow. Fireball!

Couldn't let this meatball go hungry, now could I?
Couldn’t let this meatball go hungry, now could I?

4. I’ve been blogging since college

I checked out the URLs of my old emo blogs just now, and lo and behold, they are still there. Here is the first post from my first blog, which I satrted in 2004. And here is the first post from another Blogspot blog I had in 2005. I think I’m gonna spend an afternoon reading my old entries. It’s gonna be a fun trip down memory lane for sure.

5. I have atopic dermatitis

If you see me up close, you will notice that I have dry red patches of skin on my arms and chest, and sometimes even on my face. I’ve had bad atopic dermatitis since I was 14, and I can’t use products with a lot of alcohol in them, including most commercial perfumes. Sad. That’s why Sesu and Ilog Maria are my favorite places to shop for soap, shampoo and other personal care stuff.

6. I’ve never had a massage in my life

As in never. The closest I’ve had to a massage are those sorta massages you get after a manicure, pedicure and hot oil. I’m very ticklish, and so I’m scared that the session will stress me out more than relax me.

7. Before I became a mom, I organized rock concerts

My first job was as an assistant for the production company that mounted Fete de la Musique in 2004. That same year, I became the assistant to the production manager of Red Horse Muziklaban. In 2005, I worked on a Chippy Gimikada nationwide concert series and another season of Muziklaban. My friends back then were members of Mayonnaise, Razorback, Kapatid, Imago, Sugarfree, Sandwich, and an assortment of other bands. Those were really fun times.

Working the registration at a Muziklaban pocket event in 2005
Working the registration at a Muziklaban pocket event in 2005

So there you go, I hope you enjoyed that little peek into my personality. Could you do me a favor and share a random fact about yourself in the comments? I’d love to learn more about you!


About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

28 thoughts on “Random Things About Me

  1. This is a nice series in your blog! Through it we’ll get to know you better.
    Me naman. I don’t know how to swim and I have this fear of drowning that’s why I made sure my daughter takes swimming lessons every summer since she was three.

  2. Married life and having kids change our priorities. There are tradeoffs but motherhood makes it all worthwhile.
    I like going over my old posts and pictures as well.

  3. I really enjoyed reading this post! We are the same in several ways. I also have an irrational fear: not of frogs but of butterflies! I also didn’t know how to cook before my son started eating solids. I’ve been blogging since college, too. I have skin asthma, and I’ve never been to a spa before!

  4. Hello there! Oh I never had a massage too. I am not fond of going to spa or salon kasi. I just go to salon for my haircut or hair treatment. Never had a manicure or pedicure too, haha… My husband patiently do it for me, hehe.

  5. First time, I met someone who organizes concerts…rock concerts at that! Must have led an exciting life…and being a mom must be a gigantic leap!

    And imagine, you blogged since 2004! it took so much courage for me to write in 2011… so afraid to express my identity at first!

  6. Akala ko only my hubby is THAT afraid of frogs! I am actually still puzzled how he survived 4 years inside the academy (with training sessions that required them to submerge themselves in swamps) with his fear of frogs. =)) I shall send the link of this blog post to him. Haha!

  7. Kaloka ka muther! Your fear makes you cry. I hate frogs too but not to the point of crying. Lol.
    My husband would love to be your friends to get close to your rocker friends. haha. He just said wow as I was telling him about your story. Yes, mejo sikat at artista levels ka na samin. haha.

  8. What an interesting meme, Sunday Seven, and what better way to connect with your readers than to share random things about yourself! Here’s one of mine: I eat more than my husband does, especially when I’m stressed out! Haha!

  9. You got me at “squished froggy roadkill”. Ewwwww!!!!! I hate, hate, hate frogs…. and any other reptile whatsoever. Anyway, to change the topic (haha!), Little Mr. C is so cute in that pic! 🙂 There are so many interesting things about you talaga that I’m finding out recently lang. Haha! Time na talaga for our lunch date.

  10. Wow. It’s nice that you’re pretty open to your readers about your personality. I can totally relate with your fear of frogs. To be honest, I can’t stand anything “cold-blooded”.

  11. Thanks for sharing random things about you sis. On frogs, well I know when one is around because of the noises they make, but I’m afraid to hold them but not afraid if they are around.

    On cooking, my gawd! I just learned how to cook and deal with the kitchen last year when we started renting our own place. We’ve been married for 6 years – imagine that? LOL!

  12. Cool feature! Your son’s such a cutie! Random fact about me? I “eyeballed” with maybe 20 guys while I was chatting in mIRC, and the last guy became my hubby. 🙂

  13. Glad to see new members of B Bloggers though I don’t know if you are here before I joined.
    Regarding atopic dermatitis why not try Human Heart NAture products since it is all natural and no alcohol content.

    1. I’m super new, like last week new. Thanks for visiting, Allan! I Love Human Nature products. I use their sunflower oil as a moisturizer for my face. They don’t have a dealership near me, though so I buy my stock from Sesou. 🙂

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