Wednesday, September 07, 2005
I surfed to Kak Teh's blog and found an entry titled, "I've been memed!"
Memed? What does this word mean? I honestly don't know. A quick check on the online dictionary gave the definition as : a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation).
Then Jane Sunshine explained, "Lydia, meme's are those things that go around with a list of q's on various blogs. Same q's different answers. Always fun."
Oh I see. I googled the word and found some other memes with questions such as :
(1) the number of books I bought (2) the last book I read etc etc
(1) total volume of music files on my computer (2) the last CD I bought etc
(1) have you bought a dvd of a tv series, and if so what? (2) what five shows wouldn't you miss etc
yadda yadda yadda.
But this meme that I've been served with has lots of personal questions. It wants to know what I've been up to in the last twenty years. Whoever started it must be either a Kay Poh Chee (busybody) or a biography compiler.
So here goes. Warning : Please get tissue ready to wipe off tears of boredom.
Twenty years ago (1985)
Just started what would be my longest job as a secretary in a manufacturing company. First day of work. Boss just buzzed and I was still sorting out my desk. Grabbed a pencil and the only notebook available which was pocket-size and dashed into boss's office. He looked contemptuously at the notebook and asked, "Don't you have anything bigger?"
Ten years ago (1995)
Home-making with two kids under five.
Five years ago (2000)
Home-making with three kids under ten.
Three years ago (2002)
Home-making with four kids under 12 and a non-human baby : my first book, "Congratulations! You have won! A guidebook on how to maximize your chances of winning competitions" born in 2001.
A year ago (2004)
Second book, "Life's Like That - Scenes from Malaysian Life" was born.
This year (2005)
This blog was born in August. So now I have 4 children and 2+1 "babies."
Now I have to meme other people. Over to you Sharon and Maya Kirana.
P/S : Is your tissue wet?