Sunday, October 24, 2010

Random things I've done :)

I was bored on my flight to Dubai, so I started making a list of all the random things I've done with my life. I am still adding stuff to this list, so if I have forgotten something please let me know!  Thank you everyone for making my life awesome! :)

Survived birth (I was very premature and lived in an incubator)

Survived again (I had really bad convulsions and my parents rushed me to hospital where they dunked me in a vat of water to cool me down. Torture? I think so)
Started pre-school and declared that I was utterly in love with my Japanese classmate. 
Had lots of female admirers thanks to my cute curly hair. They annoyed me back then, if only I could get them all back ;)

Started Shatin Junior. Distinctly remember Shaun Sinniah promising to be my best friend forever if I only gave him my lunch.

AGE 10
Started at Shatin College
Started going to Solid Rock

AGE 15
Worked for the British Consulate and got into the top floor with Secret Service personnel (sorry "military attaches") and discovered a giant photo of the Queen.
Won a scholarship
Got locked in a room with thousands of unmarked, unused passports...
Went rowing in Australia with school team. Accidentally went to a nude beach.
Dated Joy

AGE 16
Went to a debate in Harvard. Was confused by US immigration who assumed my traveling partners (a short asian guy, a tall white guy, and another brown guy, all with different surnames) were my siblings. Was subsequently tested for nuclear and biological weapons.
Went to Vietnam and crawled around Vietcong tunnels.
Won a medal at the HK Rowing Championships. It was a bit of a scam, there were only three teams racing. We came last, and still won a medal.

AGE 17
Wrote Joy a little book, cos I was still totally in love with her
Got into Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Cambridge.
Visited Hawaii and was interrogated by Homeland Security about Jesus and the meaning of the Easter resurrection.
Started at Cambridge
Went to a fancy dress party and had to keep a nearly-naked girl away with a wooden stick and a bottle of Dr. Pepper. 
Carried $150k in cash through the streets of Wimbledon in a tattered envelope. Felt like a mafia don.
Represented Kofi Annan at the HKMUN. Won an award for attempting to avoid war in Iraq by bribing the delegates from Ireland with unlimited free icecream if they voted against the resolution.
Got a note from a girl who said she was madly in love with me but was too nervous to tell me who she was.

AGE 18
Flew to Jo'burg and went to Costa's epic 21st. Smashed plates and drank a bit too much thanks to Costa's weird Indian friend. Later went to Sun City and gambled a little too cautiously, losing minor sums of money.
Worked at a school for rebellious kids.
Accompanied Nicola to the Cheltenham Ladies College graduation ball. Fascinating experience ;)
Tried to start a company making personalized chocolate boxes.

AGE 19
Worked for UBS and unintentionally visited a strip club.
Persuaded Joy to visit me in Europe.

AGE 20
Graduated from Cambridge
Tried to make money speculating on short term financial markets. Failed miserably. 
Joined Merrill Lynch, and worked in NYC and NJ.
Got slapped by a girl for the first time ever (I asked her if she was hugged enough as a child).
Flew to Kazakhstan on a private jet and had lunch with the President.
Accidentally got stuck in a Zambian mine
Launched CambridgeAid with help from Tom, Jennie, Alice, and a few other people.
Funded Shanthi School, a little school for Sri Lankan kids that I named after my mum.

AGE 21
Went on a blind date for the first and only time in my life. Girl turns out to be psycho. Avoids girl. Later bumps into girl, and agrees to have icecream with her at Haagen Daaz. Girl starts offering sexual favors. Runs away and yells at Kevin who set us up. He thought she'd be "perfect for me".
Quit my job and started Onoko (although it had no name back then)
Started dating Nilani
Made apps that failed.
Started as Solid Rock leader.
Went to Shenzhen with Wei. Made videos pretending to be Godzilla. These videos should never surface.

AGE 22
Made apps that failed. Started hanging out more with James which made things better.
Went to England for months.
Went to Tower of London with Hayley. Watched Simpsons Movie in London with Hayley and James at the most expensive cinema ever. 
Sister got married. I was the wedding planner.

AGE 23
Made apps that failed.

AGE 24
 Got dumped 3
Hung out with Chima and Seb who very kindly came to HK
Made StalkerCheck which outperformed Farmville, and reached number 3 on the Facebook charts, reaching 18 million users
Made StatsAboutMe, reaching 20+ million users
Made Social Interview, reaching 40+ million users
Formally recruited James
Rented our first office
Went on an epic family trip to Scotland

AGE 25
Recruited DC and DDF
Made Yes/No Game, our most profitable application ever
Went to Jeju Island, met some rather awesome IWT people
Flew around Hawaii in a helicopter
Flew around San Diego in a helicopter
Flew around Singapore in a helicopter
Fired my first gun and ate Biscuits and Gravy for the first time (thank you TW/Tina)
Drove a speedboat in Missouri (thanks Butch!)
Hung out with Mo, Clare and Chetna in sunny HK
Hung out with Robby in LA, who nearly turned me into a Republican ;)
Went strawberry picking in Oregon, stayed with the very awesome Bevis family :)
Visited Texas, and was treated to fine southern hospitality (thank you Diana) ;)
Got Andy and Bianca out to HK. Epicness.
Flew to Edinburgh to carry boxes for my sister.
Had a birthday party for my beautiful baby niece on the day she was born! :D :D
Went to Singapore with DDF for a couple meetings.
Went to Shanghai and Beijing with Costa :).
Had Robby come over to HK to talk some business and strategize lots on meeting single Christian women.

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