Old School Blogging: Yellow Is My Favorite Color, And I Don’t Wear Shoes At Home

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I do love Old School Blogging (hosted by Elaine and co-hosted by Brittany this month). Elaine dug this up from 2008. Wouldn’t it be fun to do this again in 5 years, and see how much the answers have changed? Note to self: do this meme in 2018. If I’m still blogging at 42. 

Where is your cell phone? Right next to me.

Your significant other?  He’s known simply as the husband on this blog. He says pretty funny things.

Your hair? It’s looking dreadful. I need a hair cut.

Your mother? Let’s just say, I’m not like her.

Your father? He says wise things like, “It’s better to try then fail, than fail to try.”

Your favorite thing? My Kitchen-Aid mixer.

Your dream last night? Pretty sure it involved my kids.  

Your favorite drink? Coffee.

Your dream/ goal? To go to the US someday soon to visit all my favorite bloggy friends.

The room you are in? Living room.

Your fear? Losing my children.

Where do you want to be in six years? Australia. We plan to move there in the next couple of years.

Where were you last night?  Where I always am – home.

What are you not? A hypocrite.

Muffins? Are you kidding? I’m mad for them.

One of your wish list items? I have everything I need!

Where you grew up? Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

The last thing you did? Put the boys down for a nap.

What are you wearing? A black asymmetrical shirt and black Nike pants. 

Your TV? Couldn’t live without it. Ahem.

Your pets? None. Maybe someday when we live in a house with a backyard.

Your computer? A Macbook Air, that I nearly ruined one time.

Your life? Is as it should be.

Your mood? Pretty good. I think my body has finally adapted to the clean eating plan I embarked on 4 days ago. I feel lighter, and more energetic.

Missing someone? Someone I used to call friend.

Your Car? A black Chevrolet Optra.

Something you are not wearing? Socks and shoes.

Favorite store? Any book store.

Your summer? I live in Malaysia, and we have year-round tropical weather. No summer for me!

Like someone? Yes, you, blog reader!

Your favorite color? Yellow.

Last time you laughed? Earlier today with my kids.

Last time you cried? A few days ago when I watched this video.

What is one thing on your To-Do list? I have to finish writing an article for Everyday Family.

I’m tagging all of you! Link up with Elaine and Brittany now, and tweet them at @elainea and @brittanyvandy with #OSBLog!

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My post about yoga, motherhood and writing is published in Mamalode today! Would love for you to check it out, thank you.

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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  • November 14, 2013 Allie

    Please make that dream come true and visit all of us here in the US!! That would be so much fun.
    I love that you have everything you need…and that you’re mad for muffins – but I already knew that!
    You’re awesome. Thanks for sharing Alison!
    Allie recently wrote…Another Mother Runner – Featuring ME!My Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Aw, shucks, thanks Allie! You’re pretty awesome yourself. I hope to make it to the US soon. I do have family there. Well, aside from my blogging family.

  • November 14, 2013 Allie

    I has no idea you lived in Malaysia! Wow! What an adventure.

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I’m actually Malaysian, born and bred. πŸ™‚

  • November 14, 2013 My Inner Chick

    Come to America!
    We need you, Alison Lee πŸ™‚ Xxxxx
    Great insight into your wild world…
    My Inner Chick recently wrote…Keep Holding On. Footage of Kay’s Last Days.My Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I want to!!! I will!! Wait for me. xo

  • November 14, 2013 Brittany

    Year round tropical weather and you? I must come to Malaysia! Or fly to Paris to see you and Jennie. You are like sunshine, my dear, so yellow is very much appropriate as your favorite color!
    Brittany recently wrote…Getting to Know You with Old School BloggingMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Whichever way we meet, we must!! And thank you. For your sweet comment.

  • November 14, 2013 Shannon

    It is as it should be. I like that.
    It’s great getting to know you a little better!
    Shannon recently wrote…QuestionsMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I like it too. πŸ™‚

  • November 14, 2013 Tamara

    Ok, this is adorable. I had to go to the Post Office yesterday to mail a letter to Santa for Scarlet. In it, she asked for a Kitchen-Aid mixer. In pink. Poor Santa!
    Tamara recently wrote…Beware of Darkness.My Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Aw, that’s SO sweet!!! I love that.

  • November 14, 2013 Michelle

    I have that same fear. I wonder if it’s every mom’s greatest fear. I used to have the same nightmare about it over and over again when they were little.
    Michelle recently wrote…A Sense of Fair PlayMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I think it is a Mom’s greatest fear. It’s our protective instinct.

  • November 15, 2013 Julia

    Love this. I am so happy for you that you are so content with your life. We should all have this positive of an attitude! xo
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    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I’m very lucky! xo

  • November 15, 2013 vanita

    loved this post and had to link up. thanks for giving me something fun to do today mama.
    vanita recently wrote…A Bit Of The Unusual, Courtesy Of Old School BloggingMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I loved your post and knowing more about you!

  • November 15, 2013 Kir

    I love Yellow too..but you know that!
    When I am home I never have socks or shoes on either, even in the winter if I’m inside I’m barefoot.

    if you miss someone and know where they are, better to find them, I think.

    come to the states, have a cupcake with me.

    Kir recently wrote…A Journey I’m Still On {Old School Blogging}My Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      We will have more than just one cupcake when we meet my friend! First, hugs. xoxo

  • November 15, 2013 Julia

    A kitchen aid mixer is at the top of my wish list. I hope to get one for Christmas and then I can start baking some of those amazing muffins you keep posting about ; )
    Julia recently wrote…Not a RunnerMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Muffins don’t need a mixer, they actually taste better when you hand mix them, so get started! πŸ™‚
      The mixer though, has changed my life. I can finally make bread the easy way, the hand kneading was killing me.

  • November 15, 2013 Elaine A.

    When I saw the muffins question I totally thought of you! ha!

    I hope your dream comes true, btw…

    Thanks for linking up, my sweet friend!! πŸ˜€

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      You know me so well!
      I hope my dream comes true too. xo

  • November 15, 2013 Nicole

    Let’s start a campaign for the most kick-ass blogger conference ever, so we can all meet up! Are you deadset on continental U.S. or should we shoot for Hawaii?
    Nicole recently wrote…Ready to Rock Richmond: Race GoalsMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Oh, anywhere I can see the most people! (though I did love Hawaii)

  • November 15, 2013 Kim

    Oh, I am crying now after watching the video. So beautiful.
    I love that you are so content and have everything you need. I feel the same way when it comes right down to it – anything else is just icing on top of my very delicious life’s cake. πŸ™‚
    Kim recently wrote…Over-Packing HeroicsMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Wasn’t it stunning? And yes, icing on the cake, absolutely.

  • November 15, 2013 Sarah

    I didn’t realize you live in Malaysia! Let’s hear more about this clean eating plan that you’ve managed to stick to for 4 days! I can usually manage about 12 hours, tops.
    Sarah recently wrote…What’s on your bookshelf?My Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I finished the 5 days! It’s called the SASS Yourself Slim plan, and I’m doing the 5 Day Fast Forward plan, which is part of the SYS plan. Following that, I have 25 days of much the same plan, except with an expanded ingredient and recipe list. Plus, exercise. It was hard, but so worth it! I’ve managed to identify my snacking and craving triggers, and I’ve finally developed the habit of drinking the recommended amount of water.

  • November 15, 2013 Ilene

    I don’t wear shoes at home either and am currently wearing black from head to toe. Let me know when you make it over to the US to meet your bloggy friends, will ya?
    Ilene recently wrote…Upside DownMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I absolutely will!

  • November 15, 2013 Christine

    I love this and I do hope that you get to visit the US! I love that your favorite color is yellow. It’s taken me a while to embrace that color since, well, everyone told me that as an Asian, I shouldn’t wear yellow but I love it!
    Christine recently wrote…Roller Coaster RidesMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      It’s such a happy color!

  • November 15, 2013 Maureen

    YAY on healthy eating and YES I know you are rocking those muffins, my friend πŸ˜€
    Maureen recently wrote…A Date With My MotherMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Yay indeed!

  • November 15, 2013 Kerstin

    I like your dream/goal πŸ™‚
    Old school blogging is fun, I’ll have to get on my post…
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    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I like it too! Who knows, maybe some day I can make it to Canada too. πŸ™‚

  • November 15, 2013 Amy

    This was so fun to read, and I’m glad you gave a universal tag because I just did my own! I haven’t answered one of these in years, and I think it was just as fun (if not more) as it was the last time I did it in high school!
    Amy recently wrote…Old School BloggingMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      It is awesome fun!

  • November 15, 2013 Tracie

    You know I share your yellow love!

    I knew you loved Australia, but I didn’t know you were planning on moving there. How awesome.
    Tracie recently wrote…Writing Each Day Is A VictoryMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Moving to Australia has been our long-term plan since we got married 6 years ago. So close now to fruition!

  • November 16, 2013 Stevie

    Yes come to the US! BlogHer 2014? It is in California! And you know you have many yellow-loving friends, Tracy and myself included. And I don’t wear shoes whenever and wherever I can get away with it. Feet are meant to be free!
    Stevie recently wrote…Tiny Baby ShoesMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      My relatives are all in California, so it’s sort of perfect no?
      Alas, the timing is really crap. But I do hope to make it out there some day soon.

  • November 16, 2013 Stevie

    I just watched your Google Chat on Kludgy Mom. I saw your face! I heard your voice! That was cool. Although the topic made me kind of sad, but I know it’s a fact of life, friendships shift, fade, or break sometimes.
    Stevie recently wrote…Tiny Baby ShoesMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I was so awkward, wasn’t I? I have a couple of vlogs lurking around on this ol’ blog too πŸ™‚ But yes, friendships. Sigh.

  • November 16, 2013 Sheryl

    I love finding out how much we moms have in common across the globe. I think it’s great that you are right where you want to be in life, because it can be easy to loose that focus in the day to day rat race. These are some things we share: love of coffee, having an awesome dad, and owning a Kitchen Aid mixer. Mine’s covered with dust in my pantry…I wish you could teach me how to use it. πŸ™‚
    It’s great getting to know you more. Thanks for sharing!
    Sheryl recently wrote…On Coffee, Chai, and Missing My Arch NemesisMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      Check out my recipe page! I only make things that are easy πŸ™‚

  • November 16, 2013 Natalie

    I had no idea that you wanted to move back to Australia! (You lived there for awhile right?)
    Natalie recently wrote…Moms Always Finish LastMy Profile

    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      I’ve been there several times for vacations, and the longest was a 2+ month stay to give birth to my oldest. πŸ™‚

  • November 16, 2013 tracy

    I cannot wait to visit you in Australia. xoxo
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    • November 16, 2013 Alison

      We will have the time of our lives. xoxo

  • November 17, 2013 Jin Ai

    Glad that you have contentment, Alison. And moving to Australia? Awesome..
    Jin Ai recently wrote…Looking back, laughingMy Profile

    • November 17, 2013 Alison

      Me too, and yes!

  • November 17, 2013 sarah reinhart

    I love that your dream is to come visit! I bet it will happen one day.

    • November 17, 2013 Alison

      I sure hope so!

  • Moving to Australia! Wauw!
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    • November 17, 2013 Alison

      Don’t get too excited – it could be a while yet. πŸ™‚

  • November 18, 2013 Amanda Jillian

    Catching up on my emails!
    Amanda Jillian recently wrote…November Old School BloggingMy Profile

    • November 18, 2013 Alison

      I hope you cleared your inbox!

  • November 18, 2013 Barbara

    I’m on a clean eating plan too! It really does make a huge difference fairly quickly.
    Barbara recently wrote…Old School Blogging NovemberMy Profile

    • November 18, 2013 Alison

      It so does! I lost 5 pounds and 3 inches in just 5 days. And I feel so energetic.

  • November 18, 2013 Andrea

    My favorite color is yellow, too!

    And I had to giggle at all the muffin pictures. You are truly my go-to muffin guru. πŸ™‚
    Andrea recently wrote…Ten Ways To Avoid Stress Over The Holidays – My post at at QueenLatifah.com today!My Profile

    • November 18, 2013 Alison

      I like being the muffin-go-to-guru. πŸ˜‰

  • November 18, 2013 anymommy

    I need a haircut desperately as well. I kind of can’t stop thinking about that one.
    anymommy recently wrote…Five little pumpkinsMy Profile

    • November 18, 2013 Alison

      I think I’m getting one this week. You should too!

  • November 20, 2013 sisters from another mister

    I never wear shoes at home … and the minute I put them on the dog goes crazy because he knows I am leaving and he wants to come along!
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    • November 21, 2013 Alison

      Haha! That’s hilarious.

  • November 22, 2013 Jessica

    It was great getting to know you better! Year round tropical weather is sounding amazing right now… and living in Australia is one of my dreams. Hope you and your family have a magical night!
    Jessica recently wrote…A Mellow Evening With Old School BloggingMy Profile

    • November 25, 2013 Alison

      Nice to meet you, Jessica!

  • November 24, 2013 Ann

    I found you through several other blogs that I’ve been reading, and just want to say how wonderful it is to get to know you. Sure we’re 1/2 a world away from each other, plus lots of other differences–but as shy as I am, I love meeting new people.
    So if you see me lurking around, just know that its me getting to know you better!
    Ann recently wrote…Not Quite The Cat in The HatMy Profile

    • November 25, 2013 Alison

      Hi Ann, thank you for stopping by, and nice to meet you!
      Don’t lurk, talk to me, I promise not to bite. πŸ™‚

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