Thank you Friederike for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Be sure to visit her blog at https://theworldoffritters.wordpress.com/. I admire her ability to balance blogging with being a student. Her posts are always thought provoking and her photography is enchanting.
- Thank your nominator and add a link to their blog
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
- Nominate another 11 blogs and write a set of 11 questions for them to answer
- Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your blog and/or post
If you could change your hair to any hairstyle and colour, what would it look like?
For the longest time I have wanted to colour my hair black. I would not change the style though. I would keep it long and straight, just the way I love my hair styled.
Name a song that brings major throwback feelings when you listen to it.
Perfect by One Direction. I am not a fan of this band, or any pop-artist for that matter, but I have a wonderful memory associated with this song. In Dubai, there is an annual market called Global Village. All the locals and long term residents have good things to say about it. One evening at Global Village, Perfect was playing on the loud speakers. A group of Arab teen girls were waving choreographed hand motions to the song. Then, one of the Phillipino employees joined them. People in Dubai are just cool like that. The lyrics hold meaning too. I know it’s about a liking another person, but for me, I love Dubai the same way I love people. “Going places we can’t even pronounce” – happened nearly every time I went out. “Do whatever you’ve been dreaming about” -all my dreams and more came true there. Dubai was more or less the perfect place for me; it was my home.
If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
Undoubtedly, it would be my life memoir. In person, I am not one for self-promotion. I do not share much about my life experiences, but in my heart I truly desire to reach others with my life story.
Name a bad habit of yours.
I tend to hide my true feelings. I have a tendency to downplay how I really feel physically or emotionally. Very few people even know that I have health issues. Somedays I feel like total shit, yet I will not admit to it.
Is there a scent that reminds you of something? If so, what is it and what does it remind you of?
Ariel washing powder. It reminds me of when I lived in Belfast. The strong, fresh scent filled the student halls on the weekends when we hung our clothes to dry in the common areas. Mixed with the drizzling rain, the aroma would flutter in the mist. The crisp fragrance lingered on nearly everything, everywhere and everyone, reminding me of my new beginning.
Do you have any extraordinary or strange family traditions?
I can not say that my family has any extraordinary, nor strange traditions. Occasionally, we will take turns hiding fake (plastic) insects in each other’s room or stuff. Being a cross-cultural family, one would think we would have more unusual traditions, yet I am unable to think of what those could be! Perhaps as we continue to repatriate we will find we do in fact have extraordinary traditions.
What’s your idea of being creative?
My idea of being creative is expressing one’s self in a way that offers a glimpse of the soul. We can not always convey our feelings, thoughts or perspectives through verbal communication. I think we learn more about others through their writing, artwork, dances, and music. My creativity is expressed in the clothes I wear, the way I decorate my space(s), and the poetry I write.
Have you ever done something really embarrassing? What was it and would you possibly do it again?
During move-in week in my third year of university, one of my room mates arrived late in the evening with her parents. They entered the flat while I was brushing my teeth and wearing nothing but shorts and a bra. Though I would not care to intentionally repeat this scenario, I do have a good laugh about it nowadays.
What did you like and dislike about your childhood?
I liked my bravery as a child. I was a courageous young girl. I would stood up for my brother, scolded bullies at school, told the principal I did not like the talk she gave the fifth grade students and glared at rude people. As a child, we are often aware of right versus wrong, and don’t spend much time thinking about the consequences of calling someone out on their wrongdoings. Children just want things to be right.
What I disliked about my childhood was being treated like a kid. Obviously, I was still a child, but there were extenuating circumstances in my childhood that made me feel like I had to exhibit maturity beyond my years.
Is there something you regret (not) having done?
There is nothing I regret (not) having done. Anytime I start having regrets about have or (not) having done something, I am able to identify a completely logical reason why it is okay that things happened the way they did.
What was the nicest thing somebody has ever said to you?
Throughout university, I always found it nice when my professors complimented my work. I think the most memorable was on my mid-term exam for Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy. The instructor said my application of theory and method was spot on and he really hoped I was applying for the graduate program. I never did apply for the course, but I still appreciated the recognition.
I have nominated:
- Elena from https://outnaboutweb.wordpress.com/
- Xandra from http://www.heroinetraining.com/
- Holly from https://nutfreenerd.com
- Talasi Guerra from https://braverthanbefore.com/
- Mabel from https://mabelkwong.com
- Harmony from https://aliensathome.wordpress.com
- If you were to pick a cooking spice to describe your personality, what would you choose and why?
- What song would you pick as the soundtrack to your life?
- What is your Myer’s-Briggs personality type?
- What is one thing you like others to know about you?
- What is the best advice you have ever received? How did it help you?
- Do you think that we are bodies or do you that think we have bodies?
- When do you feel most confident?
- How old are you? Do you think your actual age is an accurate representation of your mental / emotional / spiritual age?
- What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
- Where do you like to escape to when life becomes chaotic?
- What is something you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?