Around a week ago, I was nominated for my first award by the lovely Caroline. The rules are pretty simple . . .
Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them
Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer
Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
Here are the questions I have been asked:
Why do you blog?
I blog not only because I’ve always wanted to or because I’ve been writing since I learned how to, but most especially to spread awareness on the stigma on mental health. To enjoy life and spread peace and love, one must be in love with his inner self, and that is what I advocate for.
What is your first memory?
Wow, um… I honestly have no idea. I never really thought about it, but I think it would be when I was still in Year 6 (9-10 years of age) and it suddenly hit me that in Year 7 I’d be separated from most of my friends, especially the male ones since I was going to an all-girls school. What can I say? I was a bit of a boy magnet!
If you were a painter, what would you paint?
I would paint something that makes people feel relaxed and at peace and loved, and they get the urge to spread those positive feelings everywhere they go. If I had to choose a painting that, in my opinion, represents that to me, it would be Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.
If you could live in any book, which would it be and why?
Many would say Harry Potter, but would you really want to live in a world where Umbridge was alive?! I think not! I’d probably live in the world of Coraline by Neil Gaiman, because it is so beautifully written. It’s a perfect example of a horror book appropriate for children.
What was your dream job when you were 5?
My earliest memory of talking about a career was when I was at a bank with my mother when I wasn’t even eight years old, and the nice lady banker asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I immediately replied, “A mummy.” She smiled and explained that anyone can be a mum. This was also a time where I thought babies were made when a man and a woman kissed.
After that, I think I’ve always been into jobs which required travelling: a tour leader, air hostess, museum curator, journalist, writer.
What is one thing you will never do?
Start a war. Literally, figuratively, hypothetically or metaphorically. War is never the solution to anything, but unfortunately not everyone agrees.
In an alternate reality, which country are you born/raised in?
Merseyside, Liverpool since the 1940s. I used to live in an area known as Speke, where my good friends George and Paul also lived. You might know them, they went on to became half of the very legendary band The Beatles.
If you could create a new food, what would it be and why?
A cake made entirely out of chips (fries for the Americans) and chicken and pizza. My mouth is currently watering at the thought!
What is your favorite smell/scent?
Tea and gasoline, the latter which I aware is really bad for my health, but I still love it.
What would be your superpower if you had one?
The ability to heal anyone and anything.
At some point in your life, would you like to know the future? (never, only under certain circumstances, absolutely, etc.)
Absolutely never! What if I turn out the opposite of who I am? I’d be devastated for sure! So no, I’ll live my life with lots of questions about my future, thank you very much.
My nominees are! . . .
My questions are! . . .
- What inspired you to blog?
- If you had to stick to one make-up brand for the rest of life, which would it be and why?
- Which is your favourite blog post?
- If you had to be one person – dead or alive – who would it be and what would be the first thing you did as this person?
- What’s your favourite place in the whole world?
- If you had to travel to the past in a particular decade, which would it be and why?
- What advice would you give to your younger self?
- Name three people you look up to.
- What is the one thing you never leave home without?
- What is your all-time favourite song?
- What advice would you give to beginner bloggers?