Friday, 11 August 2017

List of (mostly) everything that has influenced me

Pretty sure I have done one of these lists before but I thought I would do it again.

This is a list of mostly everything that has made me who I am.

Highlighted things are probably those that stick out for me, for one reason or the other.

It's a work in progress..

Childhood and Growing up

Music
Spice Girls - Posh Spice
Back Street Boys - I Want It That Way
Avril Lavigne - Complicated
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold (Year 12/Pre-Uni)
Video game music - a video game cannot be good without good music and atmospheres
Orchestral or piano variations of known themes
Kyle and Jackie-O - Hot 30 Countdown (Radio)
Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows ft. Vanessa Carlton
101.7 wsfm
Mix 106.5 (as it was known then)

Food
京酱肉丝 (Jing Jiang Rou Si) - shredded pork
水煮牛肉 (Shui Zhu Niu Rou) - spicy oily Sichuan boiled beef
Chips (Packet Crisps - 60cent Chicken flavour Thins Chips) and Hot Chips
Fried potato pancakes? Sort of like 土豆丝 (Tu Dou Si)
This Chinese orange flavoured iceblock with the cap made of orange ice but the rest orange ice cream
Sausages

Nong Shim Shin Ramyun cup noodles
Maggi Mee Noodles
Curry Twisties
Roti Canai
Lao Shu Fen 老鼠粉 - silver needle noodles

Kampar Fishballs
Tandoori Chicken
Steak with Gravy
A&W Curly Fries and Root Beer

Meat Pie
Chicken tenders

Guīlínggāo
Siu Mai
Crunchie
Jubes


Movies
Alien
Shaolin Soccer
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (Horrible production but Chloe and I could not stop laughing)


TV Shows
Art Attack
(Bear in the Big Blue House goodbye song and the Barney I love you song)
(Sabrina the animated series Disney theme song)
Playschool
Bananas in Pyjamas

Cartoon Network (Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, I am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Cow and Chicken)
Disney Channel (Filmore, Recess, Kim Possible)
Nickelodeon - Rugrats
Rocko's Modern Life
(Pokemon)
Friends
Malcolm in the Middle
VeggieTales


Books
Harry Potter - haven't finished book 7
Deltora Quest - Emily Rodda ("Live no Evil" <--> "Live on evil")
Keys to the Kingdom - haven't finished book 7
Sherlock Holmes - haven't finished
The Hardy Boys
Give Yourself Goosebumps


Influential and/or Favourite Video Games
Jump Start educational games: particularly remember 4th grade

"101 only the best games" - Jazz Jackrabbit, Hocus Pocus, The Incredible Toon Machine, and this other aircraft game that my mother always played

Duke Nukem (Probably my first game - mum showed me)
Doom (Watched mum play!!)
Diablo II

Final Fantasy VIII, IX, X and XII (particularly the music)
Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time (previously Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?)
Crash Bandicoot 1, 2 and 3
Crash Team Racing
Crash Bash
Ape Escape
(Kingdom Hearts..kinda)
Rayman

Pokemon
Street Fighter Alpha 3
(Dad taking me to the video arcade to watch people play Street Fighter)

Starcraft (Starcraft Terran music was incredibly catchy) - very balanced game

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - thanks to Hari, who asked me to play it in Year 7 or so, but I only played it after my final Year 12 exam.

Super Punch-Out!! on Malaysia Airlines


Card Games
Hearts
Spades
Bridge
Big 2
Uno


Events
Chloe born
Getting lost in the supermarket
Thinking Sprite was spicy
Arrived in Chengdu China 1996
Trip to Disneyland
Leaving China - March 2001
US Bombing of Chinese Embassy in Belgrade - May 7, 1999 (protests outside compound)
September 11, 2001
Socceroos v Uruguay 2005
FIFA World Cup 2006


Other
Maps and countries
Compassion/sadness for the poor
Badminton - training conditions in China - kids playing to earn a living
International School
Missionaries
Puzzles/Brainteasers/Riddles
Advertisements on TV
Changing or mishearing lyrics to songs for fun (Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake)
Chinese New Year in Malaysia and Singapore, visiting relatives
Malaysia Airlines..food

People
Calmness and hardworking nature of dad
Strength, street-smartness and directness of mum
Trying to make Chloe laugh
International school friends - Koreans, Americans, Canadians, Europeans
Thinking outside the box of Hari Raja
Genius of Kevin Ngo and Jason Wong


Current/not too long ago

Favourite Video Games
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising - Andy's Theme
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Uncharted 2
Valkyria Chronicles
(Dragon Age, though a bit too demonic and sexual for me)
(Terraria for a short while)

Music
Video Game Music
Soundtrack
Classical
Mainstream
Charles William - We Are The Ones (Own The World)
The Sam Willows - Take Heart (I associate this with our Cambodia/Vietnam trip in Christmas 2015)
Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey - Headlights
Peking Duk ft. Elliphant - Stranger
Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
Of Monsters and Men - King and Lionheart
Charlie Puth - One Call Away


Books
- None really-
Atlases?
Where's Wally?


Notable Board Games
Settlers of Catan
The Resistance: Avalon
Telestrations
Dice Town
Geistesblitz
Chicago Express
Mord Im Arosa
Shadows Over Camelot
Bang! The Bullet version
Scattergories
Pandemic
Vanuatu


Notable Card Games
Tichu
Timeline


Events
2011-2013 - rough years and too much reading from uni
2014 - Tippy


Food
Pizza
Kebabs
Coffee gelato
Jelly
Siu Mai
Sandwiches!
KFC Hot and Spicy
KFC Hot Rods
Smoked Salmon
Indian curries - lamb or mutton curry
Ramen
Sashimi
Bento boxes (variety)
(Curry Twisties)
A good chilli sauce


Movies/DVDs/Series/ TV Shows
Batman: Animated Series
Mr Bean
(Star Trek .. sorta)
Columbo
Hercule Poirot (David Suchet)
Hercules
Dead Man Walking
Crimson Tide
Ratatouile
Bud Greenspan docos
Some types of documentaries
World Cup DVDs
Eggheads
Jeopardy (for a while)
(Wild Thornberries)

Other interests
Batman - supervillains and rogues' gallery
Maps
Countries
(Why I like collecting jersies)
Cultures
FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup Qualification
Socceroos
Olympics
Underdogs/Upsets
Badminton
Conspiracies (sorta - as long as not too crazy)
General Knowledge
Lee Chong Wei v Lin Dan
International football rivalries
Team sport rivalries, particularly international rivalries
Where's Wally?
Learning Mandarin -- very very slowly...


Traits I value
Kindness
Humility
Honesty
Respectfulness
Perseverance
Loyalty

Andre Lim

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