Hi guys! I’m almost reaching 1000 WordPress followers, and it’s Sunday, so I thought it would be cool to finally do The Get To Know Me Tag. I was tagged by Kat @Life and Other Disasters and Mariana @Book Is Glee, so do me a favor and go check out their blogs, ok? 😉
Name: Cristina, which apparently means “Follower of Christ”, which is ironic really.
Nicknames: My family calls me Xana, which is a diminutive of Alexandra (my second name); while I like Cris, and a lot of people have adopted this.
Birthday: June 18th 1984
Star Sign: Gemini
Occupation: PhD student
Hair colour: Dark Brown
Hair length: Right now it’s probably shoulder length… it needs cutting.
Eye colour: Brown
Best Feature: I really love my hair, always have. Even though it’s exasperating sometimes when it’s longer.
Piercings: I have my ears pierced – one each – but I rarely use earings.
Tattoos: YES! One. My brother decided that he wanted to give me a tattoo for my 19th birthday, so I said yes! (see image on the left)
Right or Left: Right.
Best Friend: My first best friend, whose name I still remember, is named Marta. We met when we were 11, and I had just moved to a new town. Funny story, a few days before school started, I went to the movies alone – I did that quite often because the cinema was very near where my mom worked – and on the same row as me was a girl about my age alone as well. It was her. We were then inseparable. Until I moved away 2 years later and she eventually moved to the USA.
Award: None… never got one 😦
Sport: I always loved Volleyball, actually, it was the only sport I was ever good at. I was even on my school team when I was 11/13.
Real Holiday: My first real holiday was to France and Disneyland Paris when I was 11. I never stopped traveling since then. But the first time I got on a plane was 2 years after, when we went to London for the first time.
Concert: I know I went to small concerts when I was younger, portuguese bands and so on. But the first concert, real concert, I remember attending was a few years ago when me and my sister-in-law took my niece to see Miley Cyrus. Yeah… that’s right!
Film: I can only give you my favorite animated movie, does that count? I’m saying YES, and it’s Tangled of course.
TV Show: Hmmmm, I haven’t been in television mood for awhile now, so I’m gonna say one show that I kept watching and waiting for despite my lack of interest in TV lately, and that is Law & Order SVU.
Colour: Tough one. Probably dark blue… like this one.
Song: Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell.
Restaurant: Really?! Can I say Starbucks? It’s not my favorite restaurant, but my favorite coffee shop. Restaurant, I would say that there was an amazing japanese restaurant near the El Corte Ingles in Lisbon, but it has been closed for awhile now.
Shop: I love the Come In, which is an English bookstore in Barcelona. Besides that, I always love to go to Fnac.
Books: NOT HAPPENING!
Feeling: Hungry! Damn it, is it too early to have an afternoon snack?!
Single or Taken: Single. Very single.
Eating: I was hungry, remember? So I went and did some toast with guacamole (I don’t know what came over me, but I love it!) with some matcha-iced-soy-latte.
Thinking About: That this is a hell of a long tag. Also, that I need to finish the 3 books I’m reading soon. And that I only have one week left here, and this were disastrous this week at work. Also, I should be aligning DNA sequences instead of blogging right now.
Watching: Nothing. I’m listening to music and blogging.
Wearing: Sweatpants, tank top and sweater. AKA, home clothes.
Want Children: Not really?! I wouldn’t be opposed to it though. Some people want to have children, and that’s a goal, and I’m ok with that. For me, children and the thought of them wouldn’t make sense without the right person. So I would think about it, and probably want them, if or when I found the right person. I also would be totally fine with adopting, because the actual thought of HAVING them is not appealing to me.
Want to be Married: Not really?! Again, it was never something that I really considered. If I found the right person, and he would really like to go through the whole signing of papers and stuff, then sure. Otherwise, living together would be more than enough for me.
Careers in Mind: I’m still very much holding to the thought and idea of doing research for the rest of my life.
Where You Want To Live: London. Or New York. Or Tokyo. Or San Francisco.
God: No. Sometimes I would like to think that I believe in “something”, but definitly not in God or in any kind of monotheist religion.
Miracles: Hmmmm, weird shit happens sometimes, so maybe?!
Love at First Sight: Attraction at first sight yes, love no.
Ghosts: Well… yes. It’s kind of hard to not think about that stuff when your dog starts to bark at the wall, with no apparent reason…
Aliens: YES! Ok people, the universe is a really vast place, and I find it very hard to believe that we are the only living beings out there. With that I’m not saying I believe in little green men, but I do believe that there is some forms of live out there.
Soul Mates: In a sense. I think some people are better suited for each other than others.
Hell: Also no…
Kissing on the First Date: Hell yes! If both parties want it, why not?
Yourself: Sure, sometimes :P.
45 thoughts on “The Get to Know Me Tag!”
Oh my goodness! We’re the same age! 😀 Except I was born on 19th July 🙂 I thought I was the only person my age here! Everyone else seems to be about 15! Hahaha! I’m so glad I’ve read this post!
LOL, most people are definitly younger, but I know a lot of bloggers from 25 up too
That’s great! 😀 Can you recommend any one in particular? I’m looking for new bookish blogs 🙂
ohhh God, so many! what are you looking for?
I’m looking for quality book blogs, I guess. Something a bit different 🙂
That tray of Japanese food is making me hungry. Great GIFs, by the way, and that picture of you with curly hair when you were little is adorable.
thank you 🙂
This tag is a great way to get to know bloggers from around the world. 🙂
it is :). have you done it yet?
Not yet. 🙂
😉 you should do it
Haha, alright. I’ll try doing it soon! 🙂
It took me a while, but I did it. 🙂
It was so great to read this tag 🙂 and yes for living in London, it’s my favorite city in the entire world ❤
YES! Well, Kat said that we would all be living there together – Kat, you, me and Cátia 😛
And that would be THE DREAM ❤
Miley Cyrus must have been an amzing show (that I actually saw on TV) XD. Volleyball, really?? That was always my least favorite. I always ended up with bruised wrists. I can understand why Starbucks is your favorite restaurant even without having food included. Starbucks is awesome 😀
Miley was actually awesome. I knew all the songs, better than my small niece, for sure. Volley! I was terrible at everything else, and volley was always on the 3rd period of the year, which meant that I actually managed at least a 3 by the end of the year in PE. I would kill for a starbucks right now… you went there today?
Volley was terrible for my grades. I was only good in soccer as a goalkepper and average in basket XD
I did but I didn’t wait for the happy hour XD I want S’mores Frappucinos for the rest of my life 😀
was it good???
Oh this was interesting to read and get to know you, and I love law and order too! ;P
🙂 L&O is still amazing, even after all these years…
Law and Order SVU is one of my favorite shows too! I’ve been watching it since forever (basically as long as I can remember). I remember doing extra chores as a kid to stay up 1 hour past my bedtime to be able to see the new episode as it came out.
that’s awesome! I binged watched all the previous seasons a few years back, and since then it has been a constant. I also liked the original L&O, and I still watch the reruns whenever they’re on TV
Glad you got around to doing that tag. I know, it’s super long! The final answers were somewhat similar 🙂 but I am not surprised because you already said so. I am glad you would also consider adoption.
I think i would consider adoption way faster than any other option. Actually getting a kid out scared the hell out of me.
I simply cannot imagine it … like physically getting a kid. I think I want one, but you know how I feel about fostering or even adopting. I am all for it.
i do 🙂
What a cool idea! I might do this, if you don’t mind. 🙂
please do! 🙂
Congratulations on almost 1000 WP followers, that’s amazing! I love reading your answers to this tag – Tangled is ABSOLUTELY amazing, and matcha iced soy latte? I’m a jealous girl!
matcha iced soy latte is one of my favorite things ever! 😀
Loved this tag! And you are literally 1 follower away from 1000 😱 Congrats 🎉🎉🎉
thank you! I’m now over it and I’m doing a giveaway. check it out 😉
Wow, Miley Cyrus is a good first concert haha! I love these kinds of tags and getting to know the people you follow!
Since you tagged everyone, I’m gonna consider myself tagged and do this! Yay!
yay! do it! Miley was a good concert, but I should let you know that I was over 25 when I went to see it, eheh
Ohh hahaha well I hope you and your niece had fun anyway!
we did 😉
What a great tag! I learned a lot about you. I would do this tag but I’ve already done it 😊
🙂 it’s an awesome tag
I love it! It’s a great way for bloggers to learn about each other and for followers to learn about us 🙂
i agree 😉