Just got back from a trip to Kathmandu (I only got to see a hint of the Himalayas from afar; cloudy plus busy with meetings) and I missed fangirling. I did meet another journalist who is so into K-pop she’s the perfect balance to my bias for J-pop and T-pop (Taiwan). And what’s funny, both of us are “serious” journalists too so we can relate to each other.

Still too tired from the trip and I don’t know what’s happening in the pop culture scene to blog about anything on that. Boss was asking how come I didn’t extend another day so I could take the flight over the Himalayas. I told him I wanted to be home by Saturday so I can rest by Sunday and get back to work on Monday feeling energized. Experience from previous business trips has taught me that I need at least a day to recoup my energy. I guess age catching up?

All I want to do right now is watch something that would either 1) not require thinking or 2) anything Qiu Ze to relax. I have withdrawal symptoms from Office Girls and I will have to remind myself that tomorrow ain’t a Qiu Ze day anymore.

So anyway, I came across this:

So which brain type are you?

LEFT BRAIN: “I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

RIGHT BRAIN: “I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.

I highlighted those that apply to me. I can’t be a lefty because I hate math, I hate numbers (like many journalists, I joke that I became one to escape from numbers, which is ironic because I WAS a business journalist). I am more art than science, imagination than logic, colors than sterile. Maybe I am 30%-70% in favor of being a right brain.

Et vous?

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6 thoughts on “brainiac

  1. hahaha! I know the feeling of having those withdrawal symptoms! My cure for overcoming it, I went back to my original OTP – ArJoe! hehehe!!! 🙂 That way, it’s easier to get over the ArLin obsession in me after ITWY. After seeing Ariel & Joe together at Ariel’s 10th anniversary, I realized that I’ll forever ship ArJoe. I love that they’ll forever be in each others lives, even if they’re just friends. And I also watched one of Ariel’s period dramas again (LOCH 2008), all 50 episodes!, just to get my mind off ITWY. Well, I loved Ariel as Huang Rong so re-watching it was my fastest cure to get over ITWY. Kinda weird, right? hehehe….

    Anyways, love your article. I also think I’m more of a right brain person, around 20%-80%. I don’t like math as well but ironically, I ended up with a degree in business administration. I’m more artistic than scientific, love to draw & paint. Definitely more on imagination than logic, I guess that’s why I easily get obsessed with watching dramas, lol! I think the left brain in me is that I love the familiar, I categorize, I’m very organized and quite analytical. But sometimes I think I’m quite the obsessive compulsive. There’s the need for everything to be in order and I can honestly say I’m a cleanliness freak! But overall, I really feel I’m way too emotional and sensitive, so definitely I’m a right brain person. And when it comes to love, I should say I’m 100% right brain. All the logic, control & order just disappears, or do I even use my brain when it comes to love, hmm. Lol! :)))

    Hope you’ll have a good week ahead. God bless…


    • hey angeleyes, long time no hear! I hope you’re doing fine 🙂

      you draw and paint too? I miss those days I can do that. I guess technology has made my artistry blunt lols and yeah it’s true, when it comes to love, logic just goes out the door for most of us!


      • yup, long time no hear I guess, but I regularly visit your blog. 🙂 It’s just that I wasn’t posting comments lately, kinda busy with mommy chores, lol! Now, I really think being a full time mom is 100x harder than having a full time job! hahaha!!! I’m not complaining, I just realized, that there are things that you can’t control & feel helpless when it comes to being a mom — when your child gets sick. The pedia told me, may pagka-OC daw akong mommy! Lol! I easily freak out and I tell you, those child care and parenting books are useless if you get all nervous on emergency situations. Well, thank God my son’s okay now.

        Anyways, yes, I draw and paint. Being a full-time mom has some perks too. I can now go back to drawing & painting, the best way to release stress and some sort of alone time & meditation for me. My subject when it comes to drawing & painting is usually about nature, it calms me down. I would love to do a portrait of my son but I think I have to take some lessons first, lol.

        Take care & have a nice day, girl! God bless… 🙂


  2. I’m definitely Right Brain for the most part. I’m not the most logical person around, hates anything to do with math, puzzles, etc. Maybe it’s because I’m also left handed? LOL

    P.S. I totally detected the sarcasm with that siwon tweet even before seeing the hashtag.


    • wow you’re left handed! how cool!

      LOL on the Siwon tweet. yeah, I always get a kick whenever he does his morning and especially evening ritual. “good night beautiful world always you are.” FTW!!!!


      • I have nothing against siwon (I think he’s hot LOL) but sometimes his tweets make me gag so cringeworthy. How is this guy forreal? and all these prebuscent kpoppers makes me want to pull my hair out.


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