I've known Jenn for some time now, since Grade 9 - St. Martin's High School. Our story we love to tell is how I borrowed her white jacket that she made in Family Studies (or whatever it's called) and I never wanted to give it back. Jenn, although she doesn't blog as much as I would like her to, is a wonderful writer. Her thoughts are very deep yet can be silly at times. We share a love for Twilight and cupcakes.
1) When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in 2001 on a site that no longer exists. In 2003, I started http://jnieva1220.livejournal.com/. Then in 2008, I started blogging at http://jennifernieva.wordpress.com/.
I blog because for different reasons - to remember, to reflect, to vent, to share.
2) Where do you live?
Manila > San Diego > Toronto > Mississauga > Guelph > Mississauga > Toronto > Mississauga > Whitby
3) What do you for a living and what do you do in your spare time when you are not blogging?
I'm a business analyst in the telecommunications industry. I don't think you want me to bore you with the details of my job unless you want to know more about networking and incident management and IT architecture and solutions.
When I'm not blogging, I indulge in my vices - eating, cooking/baking, reading, sleeping , spa-ing or traveling.
4) Do you also have a Twitter and/or Facebook account?
I have both (yay for social media). On Twitter, I'm http://twitter.com/jenncharina. On Facebook, I'm http://www.facebook.com/jennifernieva.
5) What is your favorite website to visit daily?
I've a few on my Google Reader that I love:
Garance Dore - Fashionista photographer with a sense of humour, whimsy and fabulous sketches
Young House Love - Home DIY couple who have great style - http://www.younghouselove.com/
Lainey Gossip - Delightfully catty and always in the know - http://www.laineygossip.com/
Huffington Post - Enlightened news - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
6) What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
I really love the Philippines (biased, I know). It has so many facets - modern urbanity to beach paradise. It's both comforting and foreign. I love seeing my culture and learning more about it. I also have lots of family there and it's just great fun when we're together. Favourite spot in the Philippines - Boracay.
7) Name your top three movies.
This is a hard one for me as they change constantly (except for P&P).
Pride and Prejudice (the Kiera Knightley version)
Twilight (I'm not afraid to admit this)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
8) Who is your favourite celebrity to stalk?
RPattz aka Robert Pattinson
9) Are you a tea or coffee drinker?
Both - coffee in the AM, green tea in the PM
10) Do you love cupcakes (as much as I do)?