Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey, so I'm Monica. Phew, Glad we got that out of the way.
During the school year I teach art at an elementary in dallas..
it's rewarding but requires long tiring days (preparing and
teaching 7 different grade levels). I get to act like a kid most of
the time and create art every day. I love it.
During the summer, I am usually recuperating from the school year,
and traveling to visit friends or family abroad. I still want to
travel to peru, europe, and more of asia. Next summer.
At home, I'm usually found in the kitchen cooking or baking (I am
an omnivore, and I just cannot find myself saying no to both meat
and veggies), or trying to keep busy with crafty or handy things
(just reupholstered my dining table chairs).or cuddling with my dog
(a boxer pit bull mix). She's 5, and still acts like a puppy. We
have been known to terrorize white rock lake chasing after tennis
balls and scaring off nutria and coyotes.
Not that it matters too much, but I am kind of a textbook Pisces.
scatterbrained, a little weird, and un-organized...maybe even a bit
messy. But I at least know where everything is.. most of the time.
I'm trying to be better about it.
What I’m doing with my life
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teaching kids art, reading, staying afloat, thinking about my next
big step, and enjoying the day to day.
Right now, fervently trying to publish my first coloring book and
creating fun goodies for the release party. I always wanted to
color a tenenbaum.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking, baking, smiling, teaching art, giving hugs. driving manual
cars, doodling, worrying too much, being nervous, being klutzy,
falling asleep, forgetting to capitalize letters. dispelling asian
stereotypes, validating them too. wandering around, holding
conversations, and laughing at inappropriate moments (i have been
told my timing on this matter is pretty impeccable).
oh and procrastinating. yeah. definitely that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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that i'm short, asian, and...i like to smile and laugh?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am an avid reader, but now i'm slowing down on my book appetite
because of lack of time for my job. I am in an amazing book club
that allows me to broaden my literary scope though. Its also a
great excuse to drink and eat amazing food and talk to my friends
about books. Haha. However I do love all things Palahniuk, Gaiman,
Sedaris, Adams. I'm a sucker for a good story.. and I have also
loved comic books for some time (sandman, saga, preacher, east of
west, batman, etc)
so as far as movies go, i'm a fan of most genres except war related
movies (unless it's character driven). i do have a penchant for
comedies, scifi/fantasy, or comic/book related. i'm usually really
bad at remembering plots for movies so im content to rewatch a
movie a few times.
I'm pretty open to music nowadays. I used to be strictly indie
rock, but now I think I like a little bit of everything...maybe
except country... i'm still trying.
I love everything that involves food, and spices. I cook a lot so I
will try almost anything once. There are only a handful of things I
don't think I can ever try again. (Even if your taste buds change
every 7 years, i don't think i could ever handle eating sea
cucumbers again). Oh, and the spicier the better. If there are
noodles involved, I couldn't be happier.
Not to mention, I have a major sweet tooth so I bake lots of treats
and goodies. I always share though :)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
pen, paper, a well stocked kitchen, my car, my glasses, and my dog.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How awesome my dog is.
what I should cook next.
wouldn't it be cool if....
the past, present, future, and alternate realities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually relaxing (ok, sleeping) at my house, unwinding after a long
week of getting messy in the classroom.
drinking some kind of alcoholic beverage with friends or coworkers
is usually not out of the question either. The alcoholic teacher
stereotype, I found out, can be all too real when it comes to
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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a good indication of my nervous level, is directly proportionate to
how fidgety/destroyed my napkin/straw wrapper/paper product is on a
first encounter. i may be sneaky, and try to hide it under a table,
but nevertheless, the poor thing is being mangled in my
also, I find the personality tab portion of this site extremely
interesting. Seeing how we rate against the "norm" and which
attributes are strong or weak depending on how we answered
questions is fascinating to me. But I guess that's why I "am less
mathematical." To me, its more mathemagical how those formulas and
algorithms work :p
You should message me if
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you like what you read (and thought, "hey, I concur! ").
you have something interesting to say.
please no one liners ie."Hi, how are you?"(lets be real, you're
more interesting than that)
you can show me something new. (Like how to play the ukulele)
(Skills are sexy. haha.)
Do not bother if you speak ebonics day to day. (Save it for the
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