What do you know about me?

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There are a lot of people out there who want to get to know the real me. So I asked my twitter followers what they wanted to know.

So here we go and hopefully, this allows you to understand the real me.

Let’s get started.

I am easily affected by my atmosphere

I’m always moving things around in my office, changing or adding new decor pieces to get a new feel for my space. It keeps me inspired, it keeps me motivated. I can’t concentrate or get work done if my space is a mess.

Before leaving the office I try to clean up my office so then I start the next day fresh.

I want to get married but understand that others don’t

This is random but it is true. There are many that don’t think that they need to marry someone to make our love and relationship “real” or “official”.

I guess I am part of this group. There is only one reason why I would marry someone is to make things easier when we decide to have kids.

I just don’t feel like I need to have a party, a honeymoon or anything to validate my love for someone. I believe that the two of us will know we love each other and that’s all that matters.

I am the night owl friend

I am just so much more productive at night. I rather stay up doing things till 6am than waking up at 6am. I don’t know why but I feel that I get more done.

There is something about not hearing a sound and being able to work without interruption.

I’m both coffee and tea person

When you wake up and smell a fresh pot of brewed coffee you know that the day is about to start.

I love when you stay in a five-star hotel and the knock on the door with a pot of coffee. OMG yes.

But then there are times when a freshly brewed tea is all you need. I tend to lean towards peppermint, chamomile or even green tea.

Some interesting facts on tea.

Tea is good for you. Among other things, it contains “polyphenols”—antioxidants that repair cells and in doing so, may help our bodies fight help us fend off cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus and other maladies. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not just green tea that’s good for you. Black, white, and red tea also have health-giving flavonoids and polyphenols.

It takes around 2,000 tiny leaves to make just one pound of finished tea. Tea plants grow wild in parts of Asia, but it can also be farmed. The very best tea comes from high elevations and is hand-picked.

You are less likely to get a “caffeine crash” when you drink tea (as opposed to soda or coffee). Why? The high levels of antioxidants in tea slow the absorption of caffeine, which results in a gentler increase caffeine in your system and a longer period of alertness with no crash at the end.

To steep the perfect cup of tea, timing is crucial. And ideal steeping times vary depending on what variety of tea you’re making. For black tea, steeping time is 3-5 minutes. For other steeping times for other varieties, go here.

People were using ceramic teapots 11,000 ago in Asia and the Middle East.Tea didn’t reach most Europeans until the late 16th century.

Genuine “Darjeeling” tea is grown in an area of India at the foot of the Himalayas that’s less than 70 square miles large. For this reason, Darjeeling is highly prized and known as the “Champagne of teas.”

Which of your parents are you closest to?

Well, this is a little harder to answer, I guess nowadays my mother and I have become very close. When you go to jail it’s often hardest on the family, there is always two people who go to jail.

I respect my mother so much because she has stood by me this entire time. She knows the real truth and for that, I thank her for.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

I would have been around five or six and we had gone on a holiday to Hong Kong. I remember sneaking off with my father and getting a heart shape chocolate covered ice cream.

My dad always knew my weakness and it was these times I remember fondly.

Are you a dog person or cat person?

You have got to be kidding me, I am a dog person.

Here is a little something from Business Inside that proves why dogs are better for you.

1. Dogs make you laugh.

A pilot study of 95 people found that dog owners laughed significantly more frequently than cat owners. Cats might even be a drag — even participants without pets reported laughing more than those who just owned cats

2. Dogs help you make friends.

“Pet dogs can act as catalysts for human social interactions, and it has been suggested this may enhance feelings of well-being,” according to one study, which found that strolling around with a dog led to more interactions, especially with strangers, than when waking solo.

“When I’m outside with my dog, I always meet new people and chat with them,” one respondent said in a survey of 23 elderly dog owners who were single.

Coerce a cat to go for a walk? I don’t think so.

3. A dog’s sense of smell can be useful.

University of Pennsylvania researchers are currently training Golden Retrievers and German Shepards how to sniff out ovarian cancer.

4. Dogs are technologically-advanced.

While most cats are busy batting crumpled tissues around the house, some tech-savvy dogs are learning how to recognise and respond to written commands on an iPad, like “sit” or “whirly,” as well as mastering the art of taking selfies. A London-based company called City Dog offers sessions to train your dog how to take flattering photos of himself by swiping his nose over the screen.

5. Dogs keep us fit.

Dogs need walks — which also encourages the owner to walk. Walking is a great form of exercise. “Older people with dogs are covering an average daily distance of approximately 0.95 miles,” one study found.

A separate 5-year-study of nearly 2,000 people in Perth, Australia, noted that “dog walking has the potential to increase physical activity in a large proportion of the community.”

6. Dogs are real-life heroes.

Dogs are known for their discerning noses, which can be used to sniff out bombs, find missing persons, or track down criminals. Basically, dog are four-legged crime fighters.

7. Dogs have a sixth sense.

So-called “seizure-alert dogs” have the innate ability to detect if someone is about have a seizure. The dog will warn the victim using “attention-getting behaviours such as whining, pawing, or anxious barking” anywhere from “15 to 12 hours before the attack,” according to National Geographic. The dogs can even be trained to hit a button on the phone that calls 911. Try getting your cat to use speed dial.

8. Dogs help save endangered animals.

Dogs are saving the world, one whale at a time. A black lab mix named Tucker, for example, has been trained to help scientists track killer whales by sniffing for their poop. By studying the whale feces, researchers can see how pollution is affecting certain whale populations.

9. Dogs may prevent people from developing allergies and asthma.

Children exposed to “dog dust” may be at a lower risk for developing allergies and asthma later on in life, based on a study in mice. Dog dust seems to contain microbes that influence the number of immune cells in the animal’s airway that respond to allergens.

10. Dogs are loyal.

11. Dogs make life worth living, even when we get old.

Getting old is tough. After retirement, elderly people may feel like their everyday lives lack structure. Dogs, which require a fixed time for meals and walks, can help bridge that gap and provide a sense of purpose. “Dogs give a certain meaning to their lives since the task of caring for a dog also means a great responsibility,” a 2011 review noted.

Well, that sums up a little bit about me.

Hopefully you enjoyed reading this.