April 30, 2014

two truths and a lie: an ice breaker.

since last time was so fun, i thought maybe we can do another ice breaker together. it was hard to come up with one that we could do through blogging and the only one that kept popping up in my head was an ice breaker activity that i never really liked doing {because i'm so bad at it} - it's called "two truths and a lie". have you heard of it? 

it's simple. all you have to do is tell three things about you - two of them have to be truths but one must be a lie. the goal is to figure out which of your facts are true and false. 

i'd love it if you either guessed what my truths and false were and/or if you could leave in your comment two truths and a lie about you, i'll play along and try to guess. since this is an ice breaker, feel free to comment on other people's comment as well. it'll be fun. but! you have to come back and let me know i have guessed correctly! a helpful tip: either make them really outrageous or really typical. those are the hardest to guess. 

here are my two truths and a lie: 

1. i once slept overnight inside the franklin institute, which is a science museum based in philadelphia, as part of a trip with my girl scout troop. 

2. a long time ago i participated in a pie eating contest and almost threw up afterwards. it always makes me feel queasy now whenever i see "anything" eating contests. 

3. i once worked as a volunteer translator for a mobile health clinic and didn't know how to say "are you sexually active" in korean. so i just stood there stumbling over my words and doing a slow clapping motion with my hands in hopes that the person would "catch on" to what i was trying to show her. it was so embarrassing. 

can you guess which are my truths and a lie? 
and now it's your turn! 

44 comments

  1. Absolutely love this icebreakers!!! It's simply the best way to get to know people you meet for the first time!

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    1. they used to not be my favorites! but doing them online brings another kind of experience :)

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  2. Haha...this is great. I have no idea which of these could be the lie because they all sound like something that could happen to me, so I won't dare guess. I love it though. Thanks for the comment doll - I love pocket watches too, i have one, but those trousers have no pockets, so it wouldn't work, but I do wear a pocket watch sometimes :) My 3 things are: 1. I used to sing in competitions when I was younger & won quite a few. 2. I played on the soccer team at school. 3. I used to play hide and seek in the graveyard with my sister and friends until late at night & one time my foot got stuck in the mud over a grave :))) Hope you have a great day doll xxx

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    1. would love to see your pocket watch! :) and hmm... #3 sounds scary! but i'm going to have to go with that as a lie! how did i do?

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    2. Actually number 3 is true ;-) Number 2 was the lie, I never did any sports at school, only in gym class :))) It was very scary, but after I got my foot out, I laughed at how scared I was :)) xx

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  3. Haha these are so funny. I'm going to guess that 2 is the lie. Just because 3 is so awesome that I really want it to be true.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. hehe - sometimes people read me like an open book! #2 is definitely a lie for me :) #3 was so so mortifying at the time!

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  4. I'm guessing two is a lie too:D #3 is too funny and bizarre to be a lie....I think....hahaha

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    1. you're right! #2 is the lie :)

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    1. you guys know me well or are really great guessers! :)

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  6. this is fun! i'm going to go with #3. that is hilarious.

    my 3 things are: 1. i love anything dreamy 2. desserts are #1 on my list 3. i love brussel sprouts

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. haha! #3 is definitely hilarious :) but #2 was my lie! and yours.. let's see... wow this is kinda tough. i want to think that 1 & 2 are true but i feel like you would love brussel sprouts too! but i'll go with #3 being the lie! how did i do?

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  7. I'm gonna go with #1 as the lie and #2 and 3 are truths. Lol this is so cute! I can't wait to hear which of our guesses are right

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    1. :D i actually did sleep inside the franklin institute once! it was so neat! a few friends and i played inside this huge heart for hours :) and #3 actually did happen too. oh so mortifying at the time! #2 is my lie!

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    1. you read me like an open book!

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  9. I guess that #2 is a lie! What a fun idea for a post!

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    1. thank you~ and yes! #2 was my lie :)

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  10. LOL this is fun! I'd guess #1 is the lie.
    Mine: 1. My first language was Mandarin 2. I don't eat ginger 3. I was once locked in an office with Carla Bruni while she was on the phone with Donald Trump.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. i did get to sleep inside the franklin museum! it was a whole lotta fun :) and yours! hmm.. lol.. i am torn between #1 and #3. i'll go with #3 as the lie! how did i do?

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    2. It was probably fun since you were with your troop :) Mine is actually #2 and I'm such a bad Chinese person for it but I've never been able to stand the taste of ginger so I avoid it if at all possible. I learned Mandarin while living in Taiwan and #3 is crazy but it did happen while I was interning at Ralph Lauren.

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  11. I'm guessing that #2 is a lie!

    My 3 are:

    1) I know how to drive stick shift. 2) I faint whenever I need to give blood. 3) I never learned how to ride a bicycle.

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    1. you're right! :D yours.. let's see. lol. these are so hard! no wonder i never liked this because people always guessed my lie and i could never guess other people's lies! but i'll go with #2! how did i do?

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    2. Aww close but no cigar! My lie is #1! Haha.

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  12. oh this is a fun game, i might even try it with my hubby! always fun to learn something new about him

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  13. Fun! I think the pie eating is a lie. Here are mine:
    1. I was born with pinkies that are bent inward at the first knuckle.
    2. I have a PhD.
    3. I've finished a marathon before.

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    1. oh man! you're so right! :) let's see.. i think.. wow #1 sounds really awesome and crazy at the same time. if that's true can you like instagram or tweet out a pic? but i'll go with #3 as the lie. how did i do?

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    2. You are right, #3 is a lie. I hate running. I'll try to post a photo my pinkies for ya, kinda like the post you did today, which I really liked!

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  14. I think #2 is a lie :P
    Here is mine!
    1. I can't swim
    2. I have a teacher degree
    3. I write with my right hand

    Xx

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    1. oh you guys are really good. #2 was definitely my lie! let's see.. i for some reason vaguely remember you writing with your left hand on one of your videos. or my memory is failing me... so i'm gonna have to go with #3 as your lie! how did i do??

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  15. I'm going to guess that... the second one is a lie!

    Can't wait to see what's right.

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    1. oh man! you're totally right! #2 was my lie!

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  16. I'd say number 2! I hope I'm right, here's mine!!
    1. On my way home from a sauna, a small dog sprang out from a house and started barking behind my back, out of reflex I barked back twice and went home in shame.
    2. One evening a one-legged pigeon visited our balcony, so dad and I secretly fed it rice (every evening) til he brought three other pigeons and shat all over the place, mom was not pleased.
    3. We used to have a labra-doodle named Muffin and she was the sweetest!

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    1. lolol. yes you are totally right! and yours.. let's see.. oh my gosh..! so so hard! they all sound true! hearing your the santa story about your dad i feel like he would be such a kind man to feed the pigeon! i'm gonna say #1 is your lie! how did i do??

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    2. Haha I knew it was #2! My answer is: number 3 is a lie! We never had pets before, so a labra-doodle named Muffin is a lie, but!! I did in fact have a big plushy dog doll and her name was Muffin (she did look like a labra-doodle too :DD)

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  17. I think 3 has to be true, so I think no 2 is a lie

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    1. haha! unfortunately #3 is true! oh my was it embarrassing! #2 is definitely my lie!

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  18. Oh I love this, mmm, I'm going to go as number 2 as the lie!

    Mine are, 1) I have a fear of velvet 2) I've never owned a cat before Gremlin 3) I'm allergic to mouthwash

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    1. lol - you're so right on. #2 is my lie! hmm... i am trying really hard to recall your post about gremlin to see if you mentioned anything about owning a cat before.. i don't think you did. (i feel like i'm on a game show right now) and hmm... velvet.. or mouthwash... i'll go with #3 mouthwash! how did i do?? (you're really good, fee. reeeally good) :)

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    2. YOU GOT IT!!!! wooohoooo - so clever Jane :)

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  19. I commented to guess #2 was the lie and I see I was right :D

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  20. I laughed out loud at #3!!! You're so funny!!! Great post idea...and definitely a wonderful ice breaker.

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