Four Things

Four Things

I’m not sure how this happened, but I’ve been tagged by Mike Stickel to participate in a 4 things meme. I find memes interesting when they’re action-oriented viral ideas. In the process of acting on the viral idea, you become a part of community of participation. Weird! I’ve also been watching a lot of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex lately, so I guess I’m just in the mood for them.

The questions:

  • Four jobs I’ve had in my life
  • Four movies I can watch over and over
  • Four places I have lived
  • Four TV shows I love to watch
  • Four places I have been on vacation
  • Four websites I visit daily
  • Four of my favorite foods
  • Four places I would rather be right now
  • Four bloggers I’m tagging

And the answers…

Four jobs I’ve had in my life

  • AOL Graphics Forum Consultant / Chat Host — For almost 10 years, but not anymore.
  • Graphic Design teaching assistant — Interesting because my training was computer engineering, not graphic design.
  • Video Game Developer / Manager / Designer — various guises at various companies.
  • Creative Technical Director for web firm — Not the creative director, not the technical director, but an amalgamation of both.

Four movies I can watch over and over

I don’t see a lot of movies, but there are some that I relish deeply when I watch them…the ones that pop into my head:

  • Dark City
  • Amelie
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Spirited Away

Four places I have lived

In the past…

  • Perrineville, NJ
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Rochester, NY
  • Altamonte Springs, FL

Four TV shows I love to watch

  • The New Battlestar Galactica
  • Homicide: Life on the Streets
  • Parker Lewis Can’t Lose
  • Gilmore Girls

Four places I have been on vacation

  • Southern California
  • Hualien, Taiwan
  • Orlando, FL
  • White Mountains in New Hampshire

Four websites I visit daily

Surprisingly, there are not that many I visit daily:

  • Player vs Player — Not only is Kurtz inspiring as a solo artist/writer, he delivers the goods with snap!
  • Something Positive — Dark humor, yet oddly uplifting after you follow it for a while.
  • BoingBoing — I used to read Wired for this kind of buzz, but Boing Boing fulfills that need now.
  • 9rules — A seething mass of creative people making original content and building a community at the same time. Fascinating.

Four of my favorite foods

Argh, just four?

  • Curry!
  • Spicy Szechuan food from Sichuan Gourmet in Billerica!
  • Korean BBQ!
  • Gelato!

Four places I would rather be right now

  • Someplace warmer
  • In my fantasy mansion, counting today’s pile of money
  • At a workplace leading a hand-picked team of ass-kickers
  • On a road trip visiting friends

Four bloggers I’m tagging

The last four that I’ve chatted with recently but still don’t know that well:


  1. Alfonso Jiménez 18 years ago

    I (still) haven’t four answers for some questions! For example four jobs xD

    Greets from Spain!


  2. Jared Christensen 18 years ago

    “Synchronize Swatches!”

    Parker Lewis had some really unusual humor. I loved it.

  3. Beth 18 years ago

    I love the Homicide/Law and Order crossovers.  John Munch is the longest running character on prime-time television.

  4. Dave Seah 18 years ago

    Agreed, agreed! :-)

  5. David W. 18 years ago

    I was a big fan of Parker Lewis as well! These days my favorite shows are Criminal Minds and Numb3rs. (I’m dying for a cross-over….)

    I try to limit my TV though. For instance, I do not tolerate shows that have as many as ONE character I don’t like. I work too much to allow myself to be distracted by something I don’t completely enjoy.

  6. Bo Jordan 18 years ago

    Dude, I lived one summer in Altamonte Springs!  I hated it.  Pretty much all I did was read Kafka, Kerouac, and an MCAT study guide.  The entire state was on fire.

  7. Dave Seah 18 years ago

    Bo, did they have that drive-through Chinese restaurant back then? That’s the one thing I miss. It had the order menu and everything :-)

  8. Dave Seah 18 years ago

    A “Captain Irony” asked me via email:

      How did you enjoy Taipei and how long were you there? My best friend is married to a Taiwaneese woman and I went with them to Taiwan for 2 weeks. It was incredible.

    Unfortunately the return email address was invalid, but here’s the answer:

      I was there from 1976 to 1986, and at the time I didn’t like it at all. Didn’t speak chinese or taiwanese worth a darn, went to american high school in Taipei! Now I am rather fond of visiting, but I still feel rather insecure when I’m there because of the language barrier. Last time I visited I had a good time though, since I no longer take my relatives bizarre comments personally :-)