Old School Blogging: The Alphabet Edition

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Old School Blogging is back and it’s a fun alphabet edition (great for if you’re stuck for blogging inspiration). This month, Elaine is hosting this with Jennifer, do check out their posts!

A. Attached or Single? 

Attached to this guy!

Father and baby

One of my favorite pictures ever, of 7 month old Monkey with the husband.

B. Best Friend?  

The guy above!

C. Cake or pie?

Cake. I’ve never liked pie.

D. Day of choice? 


E. Essential Item? 

My purse. I’m always looking to make sure I have it when I leave the house.

F. Favorite color? 

Yellow. It used to be black. It must be age because black isn’t so cool when you’re 36.

G. Gummy bears or worms? 

I am obsessed with Haribo GoldBears.

H. Hometown? 

Ipoh. A small city in Malaysia, 2 hours north of where I am now.

I. Favorite Indulgence? 

Me time with a book, coffee and chocolate.

J. January or July? 

July, for no particular reason.

K. Kids? 

These two.

Brothers with cake

I think the boys share my love for cake.

L. Life isn’t complete without? 

The two kids.

M. Marriage date? 

November 15, 2007.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 

Two brothers, one sister.

O. Oranges or Apples. 


P. Phobias? 

Worms. Gross.

Q. Quotes? 

I am a quote collector. Choosing a favorite one is impossible. This one resonates with me at this moment though.

Your beliefs don't make you a better person- your behavior does

R. Reasons to smile?  

The kids. Chocolate. The return of Dexter and True Blood this month.

S. Season of choice? 

I live in year-round tropical weather, but if I had to choose a season to travel somewhere? Autumn.

T. Tag 5 People.  

Natalie, Rach, Tinne, Jennifer and Michelle!

U. Unknown fact about me?

I danced ballet as a kid. Then I quit when I was 7 because I didn’t like my teacher.

V. Vegetable? 


W. Worst habit? 

Checking for and pulling out white hair. It’s disheartening but I can’t stop!

X. Xray or Ultrasound? 

I’ve only ever had good experiences with ultrasounds so let’s stick with that.

Y. Your favorite food?  

I’ll go with types of cuisine otherwise we’ll be here all day. I love Thai food, Japanese food, Chinese food, Indonesian food. I also love french fries, all kinds of breakfast-type food, and of course I love desserts of all kinds (except pie).

Z. Zodiac sign?


So fun! If you want to play along, do! Copy and paste the questions here, write your post and link up with Elaine on her blog!

Give me your R: What are your Reasons to smile?

Memories Captured starts on Monday, June 10! Link up a post featuring a picture and words, or a post inspired by a picture. Capture a memory and tell us why you love it. 5 lucky linkers will win a book each from 5 great authors! Galit and I look forward to reading (and swooning) over your posts. 

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • June 7, 2013 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Oh my gosh I can’t stop pulling out my greys either! It annoys me to no end!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      That’s the problem with black hair, yes? They’re so obvious.

  • June 7, 2013 Katie

    SUMMER BREAK is my reason to smile!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Yay! I love that you love summer.

  • June 7, 2013 Michelle

    Fun! I’m in!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Awesome, Michelle!

  • June 7, 2013 Elaine A.

    Now I want Asian food. At like 11 P.M.!!! 😉

    I really like that first photo too.

    Thanks for playing along, my friend.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Asian food have very few calories.
      That’s what I tell myself, heh.

  • June 7, 2013 Maureen

    So how fun!
    That’s it, whenever I get a chance to come to Malaysia, cake it is for you and pie is for me, girlfriend! 😀
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Seriously, come visit.

  • June 7, 2013 Amy

    My favorite thing is that you are afraid of worms, which are relatively harmless creatures, but you are a fan of Dexter and True Blood, two of the bloodiest shows ever. I can totally relate. 😉
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Hah! I am a mess of contradictions. 🙂

  • June 7, 2013 Shefali

    haha! glad to know I am not the only one with the annoying habit of pulling out grey hair..I just can’t stop.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      They taunt me. I see them and they are begging to come out so…..

  • June 7, 2013 Kathy Radigan

    What fun!! I love the pictures of your family. I always love reading ABC’s of people. Nice to learn a few new things about you. Cucumbers, huh? Never a favorite of mine, but coffee and chocolate are two things that make life a bit more fun for me too! Lol!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      I snack on cucumbers. The colder the better!

  • June 7, 2013 Martine

    Reason to smile: Cream puffs, which the hubby just brought home.
    And joining this linky, too. Happy Friday to ME!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Hope you had a great weekend, Martine!

  • June 7, 2013 sarah

    you pluck out your grays?! I’ve noticed that I’m starting to get a few. I feel like i’ve earned them. cough, cough, thanks children. I’m with you on the ultrasounds… 🙂
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      I do, I can’t help myself. I just need to stop looking at myself in the mirror. 🙂

  • June 7, 2013 Kimberly

    I think it’s hilarious that you stopped ballet because you didn’t like the teacher. I had to stop because the building burnt down.
    I didn’t do it.
    You don’t like pie???
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Are you sure??
      I was 7 and very opinionated. 😉
      I don’t mind pie, but if I had to pick it over cake? No.

  • June 7, 2013 Leighann

    Loved learning these little things about you.
    My reasons to smile are my family.. always.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      That’s wonderful!

  • June 7, 2013 Kerstin

    I always thought that if I keep my hair short enough I would not notice the greys that much. Turns out I’m totally wrong and they’re too short to really pull out (I would be halfway bald anyway if I did. Sigh)
    Kerstin recently wrote…Old School Blogging in JuneMy Profile

    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      It would drive me crazy if I couldn’t pull them out. Though I know I really shouldn’t.

  • June 7, 2013 Susi

    Haribo and cake lovers unite!!! 🙂 Love learning new things about my fave bloggers this way! Have a great weekend.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Woohoo! I should make a gummy bear cake!
      Have a great Sunday!

  • June 7, 2013 Greta

    I used to watch Dexter and True Blood religiously, and I got so behind that I don’t even watch anymore. Maybe when my kids are all in school, I’ll have alone time during the day to watch “adult” shows like that. Your indulgence sounds PERFECT, and I LOVE that picture!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Oh yes, I have to save the shows for when the kids are either napping, or after they go to bed. Too gory!

  • June 7, 2013 Jennifer

    I played piano when I was a child, and stopped when I was about eight or so because I didn’t like my teacher either. I wish I had stayed with it though.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      It’s hard to enjoy something when you don’t like your teacher! The thing with piano though, is you can give it a go on your own once you have the basics.

  • June 8, 2013 keely

    SO many things to like about this one! But uh, I had no idea we shared a love for True Blood! Eric’s my current boyfriend (although I sometimes get swayed by Alcide.)
    keely recently wrote…It’s My Birthday All Day.My Profile

    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      You can have Eric (though I do love him), so I’ll take Alcide. YAY!

  • June 8, 2013 Tonya

    I do believe we could be sisters from another mister, (:
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      I KNOW!!

  • June 8, 2013 Julia

    Haribo gold bears are my favorite.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Soul sisters!

  • June 8, 2013 Natalie

    How fun! I love learning more about you and can’t wait to play along next week…thanks for the tag 🙂

    And yes totally pick July over January!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Can’t wait to read!

  • June 8, 2013 Leah Davidson

    Love learning all these little things! Your kids are super cute too!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Thanks Leah!

  • June 8, 2013 Amanda Jillian

    Cake is awesome! Pie eh.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      My thoughts exactly.

  • June 8, 2013 katie

    I love reading your abcs! My reason to smile is that every five minutes my daughter does something then throws her arms up and says “yay!!!”
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Aw, that’s so cute.

  • June 8, 2013 Kim

    Confession: I had to look up Haribo GoldBears because I didn’t know what they are. I am pretty sure I have never seen them before around my neck of the woods. Must keep my eyes open for them. I am missing out on deliciousness, am I? 🙂
    Kim recently wrote…Old School Blogging: A to ZMy Profile

    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      OMG Kim, they ARE AWESOME. There’s now a ‘juicier’ version too. Yum.

  • June 8, 2013 Andrea

    Love your answers! I also can’t seem to stop pulling out my white hair. It’s so satisfying, but there are so many!
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      I know, they’re never ending!

  • June 8, 2013 misssrobin

    Fun idea. I love the quote — I’d love to shout that at all those who preach good behavior but don’t practice it. I actually love my white hairs. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’ve earned every one of them.

    Happy Sharefest! I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      You’re better than me, I can’t possibly love my white hairs 🙂

  • June 8, 2013 Chris Carter

    Oh it’s just SO much fun to learn more about you Allison!!! Your hubs is one HANDSOME man!!! You two make a perfect couple!!! Great list and so lovely to get to know you better…
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Why, thank you Chris!

  • June 8, 2013 Denise Rayala

    I joined this when I read it from Dainty Mom! My Rs are: Seeing my baby girl happy. Our comfortable home. A text message from my Army kind of guy. Chocolate cake. Pink kitchen stuff. Readers’ comments. Oh, it’s endless!

    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      All good reasons to smile, Denise!

  • June 9, 2013 Adrienne

    Oh my! I’m cracking up about the favorite color. I could say the EXACT same thing. I was all about black being my favorite color when I was a teen, and Now? YELLOW! It’s bright, happy, hopeful. It’s everything I need. 😉 When I was in 6th grade, I had a lock box for my for diary. It was like one of those fireproof thingys. (Who knows where I got it, but I guess it wasn’t black enough for my adolescent rebellion. I wrote the word “black” all over it in black puffy paint. Oh, the irony of being dark and mysterious via puffy paint. Bahaha!!!
    Great post. I’m totally linking up!

    PS I love that picture of your husband and Monkey. What a handsome daddy! We don’t get to see him very much. 🙂
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      Hah! Not black enough, so funny!
      (yes, my husband tends to be very popular when he makes an appearance here, heh)

  • June 9, 2013 kaen

    love this post, must have been fun to write. I am with you on indulgence time…Me time with a book, coffee and chocolate…sounds perfect.
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    • June 9, 2013 Alison

      It was fun (and easy) to write!

  • June 9, 2013 The Dose of Reality

    I love Old School blogging! So fun! I am eagerly awaiting the return of True Blood myself!! –Lisa

    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      One more week, Lisa! One. More. Week. #TrueBlood

  • June 10, 2013 Cindy

    This meme is awesome! 🙂 I love all the old school memes.
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    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      Right? They’re so fun.

  • June 10, 2013 Katie E

    That is an awesome picture of your hubby and Monkey.
    I never carry a purse. And I think I should because I’m a grownup. It’s just too much for me.
    I’m not a coffee drinker (I know, weird), but I’d take a hot chocolate in its place, plus more chocolate with a book – perfect indulgence. Possibly enjoyed in the bathtub 
    I’m three seasons behind on Dexter. I’d love to catch up. Some time.
    I’m laughing at your list of favorite foods – it’s so hard to pick one favorite.
    Katie E recently wrote…Old School Blogging – Alphabet Edition #OSBlogMy Profile

    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      Ooh, you MUST watch Dexter, it’s so good!!
      I drink hot chocolate on occasion too, yum.

  • June 10, 2013 Stevie

    What a fun meme! This reminds me of MySpace surveys that people would tag each other in. I never thought about it, but My Space was perhaps my first foray into blogging. I am laughing at all the comments about gray hairs. I have a bunch and they started coming in a few years ago, before I even hit 30! I am leaving them be, however. I’m hoping someone will think I’m wise.
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    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      Oh Stevie, no one has said that I’m wise, so I’ll continue plucking out those pesky white hair (or grays as you Americans insist on calling it, heh).

  • June 10, 2013 Christine

    Wait, you don’t like pie? Autumn is my favorite too.
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    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      I don’t mind it, but I wouldn’t choose it over cake. 🙂

  • June 10, 2013 Kristen

    Woohoo for Leos and Thai Food! Of course, it is 11PM and night and now I’m craving Pad See Ew and an Thai Iced Tea. 🙂

    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      It’s nearly lunch time for me, so I may need to seek out some Thai food. Yum.

  • June 10, 2013 Robin

    How can you not like pie?!! Unfriend. 😉
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    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      Hah! I don’t dislike it, I just don’t prefer it. 🙂

  • June 10, 2013 Ilene

    I am loving old school blogging and all that it teaches me about my blogging friends. And yes to chocolate, and coffee and Saturdays and being a collector of quotes. I have so many too!
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    • June 10, 2013 Alison

      Soul sisters!

  • Thanks SO much for Taggin me!
    And worms yes, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww. Gross.
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    • June 11, 2013 Alison

      You’re welcome, of course!

  • June 11, 2013 Leslie

    Love this meme! That picture of Monkey and your husband is absolutely adorable!
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    • June 11, 2013 Alison

      Thank you, Leslie!

  • June 11, 2013 Tracie

    I gave up on pulling out white hairs. I’m getting more and more of them everyday, and I’ve just decided to give it and let them grow.

    Are you sure you have tried all the pies? There must be one out there that you would love.
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    • June 11, 2013 Alison

      I definitely haven’t tried all the pies out there – I’m willing though! If someone would just bake them for me, because I really suck at making pastry. 🙂

  • June 11, 2013 Lady Jennie

    I missed this one! You don’t like pie? I thought you liked everything sweet and baked. Have you tried pecan? But in general, it’s true – pie has nothing on cake. I love the pictures of all the men in your life. 🙂
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    • June 12, 2013 Alison

      I HATE pecan. I detest nuts of all kinds. And no, I’m not a big fan of pie, given the array of available desserts, I always choose something else.

  • June 12, 2013 Jackie

    I have to disagree… black is cool no matter what age! It’s slimming, timeless, and can be dressed up or down!
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    • June 12, 2013 Alison

      That is true, it is a very flattering color. I do still like black. I still wear a lot of it. I’m just more drawn to yellow these days. 🙂

  • June 12, 2013 Arnebya

    I am in love with that first photo (and I love more that he’s your best friend). And now I really want dessert and I don’t care if it’s cake or pie.
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    • June 12, 2013 Alison

      It’s truly one of my favorite photos of the two of them.
      I want dessert all. the. time.

  • June 12, 2013 Michelle

    Alison thanks so much for tagging me — this was fun! I love all kinds of different foods too…basically I love to eat! Good thing I run! My daughter is constantly pulling my greys out of my head…I can’t stand that I have them! I am not old! So not fair that they have made an appearance. Oh well!
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  • June 13, 2013 My Inner Chick

    have you watched the series of Dexter w/ Trinity yet? OMGgggosh. Fabulous.
    What are you reading?
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    • June 13, 2013 Alison

      I have watched ALL the seasons of Dexter!!

  • June 14, 2013 Jessica

    I could have guessed you were a quote collector. 🙂
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    • June 14, 2013 Alison

      What gave it away? 🙂

  • June 17, 2013 Katie

    Pie goes with Fall around here. At least in my tummy. But most of the year I love cake.

    I also love a good french fry.
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    • June 17, 2013 Alison

      Mmmm french fries…..

  • June 19, 2013 Mary-andering Creatively

    I love your son. He is so cute. I joined the hop late, but glad I found out about it. Love your ABC answers
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    • June 19, 2013 Alison

      Thank you Mary, I think he’s cute too, but I’m biased 🙂

  • June 21, 2013 Joi

    Everyone is obsessed with Haribo! This is like the millionth OSB I’ve seen that had that. I love them too but I’m sold on my store brand these days!
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    • June 21, 2013 Alison

      In Malaysia, I don’t have much choice. Haribo is like the only good gummies I can get. 🙂

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