18 Random Facts You May Not Know About Me

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I wanted to write this post because 1) there are a lot of you new to my page and blog (Hi! And thank you for following along!) 2) even though it may seem like I share every aspect of my life on social media, what you see on my Instagram and blog are very select and curated aspects of my life. I love reading posts like this from my favorite bloggers because I feel like it helps me get to know them more, as well as have more of an insight into their lives. There is so much that I do not share on IG and the blog, so I hope these next 18 facts help give you a glimpse into my life outside of social media!

P.S. I chose 18 because it’s 2018! (Yeah I know, I make reasons for everything)

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18 Facts About Me:

  1. I’ve lived in 7 different places in my life. (Saipan, CNMI - Tinian, CNMI - Cebu City, Philippines - Zamboanga City, Philippines - Las Vegas, NV - Madrid, Spain - New York City, NY). So when I say “home is a state of mind” it’s because I’ve had to learn how to make a bunch of different places “home”. 

  2. I was a Girl Scout all my life until I graduated high school. I used to sell Girl Scout cookies back when it only cost $3.

  3. I can speak 5 languages. Learning my 5th and 6th one (French and Arabic).

  4. I absolutely hate ketchup. But I love sauces.

  5. I started posting outfits on Instagram as a way to keep track of the outfits I wore after I read an article about a girl who did not repeat the same outfit once for a whole year using only 26 articles of clothing. I sadly can’t find the article anymore.

  6. I am the biggest bookworm (and have been trying to get back into the habit of reading everyday). When I was a kid, I had to be forced to play with the neighborhood kids because I’d rather read my books than play outside.

  7. For being a fashion blogger, I’m not the biggest fan of high fashion. Some pieces are absolutely gorgeous, but some I would never be caught dead wearing.

  8. I love trivia. Or just knowing random facts that I’ll probably never need to know. I look up random tidbits of information everyday. 

  9. I’ve traveled to 21 countries and 4 continents. It’s my goal to visit 22 countries before 22 and all 7 continents before I turn 30.

  10. I am seriously the BIGGEST Britney Spears fan in the world. I’ve been her #1 fan since I could sing Baby One More Time.

  11. My current job is teaching as an ELL (English Language Learner) guest teacher at local high schools, but I did not study education (nor do I have any intention of becoming a teacher).

  12. I cannot only do one thing at a time. It makes me antsy. (It is also why I cannot watch movies in the movie theaters). I have to constantly be doing multiple things at once for me to not go crazy.

  13. Not the biggest fan of going to the gym, but I LOVE hiking. It’s on my bucket list to hike Machu Picchu someday.

  14. When I was 2 years old, I randomly started speaking a language that no one taught me how to speak (Chavacano--a creole language of a Southern Philippine city called Zamboanga) and that I had never spoken before. When my mom asked me who taught me how to speak the language, I told her I learned it by listening to the people around me talk. 

  15. I am half Chamorro and half Filipino/Chinese. Although, when I travel, 90% of the people I come across think I am from South America. ¿Eres de Sudamerica? <-- My most commonly asked question while traveling.

  16. I rarely watch TV, go to the movies or keep up with popular culture. All my free time goes to IG, the blog, traveling or studying and I get all my news from news apps + twitter.

  17. I absolutely LOVE and NEED spicy food in my life. As a baby, my dad used to feed me that super hot and spicy korean ramen noodles (that is honestly too hot for me now) because it was one of the foods I wanted all the time. 

    • I kid you not, I literally put hot pepper, cayenne pepper, sriracha (the like) on EVERYTHING!

  18. I have always been a morning person. Nowadays, I have to wake up at 5 am for work, but just in general, I love waking up early. That being said, I can never stay up late (unless I am wired on coffee).

What I'm Wearing

Hat: Scala Vienna (exact here) | Top: Cowl Neck Capote Cape (exact here) Use code 'xoxopaula' for 20% off your purchase| Boots: JustFab (similar here)

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Til' Next Time, 

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