- I have cheated on a boyfriend.
- I would kill for money.
- The above are lies.
Did I getcha?
Day 13: Three confessions of your choice
Did I getcha?
Day 13: Three confessions of your choice
Day 9: Pet peeves
Day 7: Do you read? What are your favourite books?
I’m just going to skip over the first question and jump into the second.
(Because who doesn’t read nowadays? Sure, people may spend more time on the internet and social media, but there is still an aspect of reading there even if it’s in the medium of memes or photos. But let’s assume this question refers to the traditional form of reading books – the ones that you carry in your bag, have stains from drinks or the rain, and uneven spines from the sinful deed of sitting it face down on a paused page because you forgot a bookmark.)
1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (because wizards, broomstick flying, charms and spells, unicorns and dragons, battle between evil and good, fun characters, all the exciting and good stuff that a kid wants to read growing up. Up until my mid teenage years I clinged to the hope that maybe I would receive a letter late, and had multiple dreams of attending Hogwarts, as a Gryffindor, of course.)
2. Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne (because the characters are so darn lovable and the stories charming. There is such simplicity to his writing style that tells these little stories about a boy and his imaginary stuffed toys that pulls at everyone’s nostalgic desire or fond remembering of childhood innocence and imagination.)
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (because it gave me chills and almost made me cry which means I was moved by some powerful storytelling. If you haven’t heard of it, this one’s about a girl and her love of books tied into her relationships with family and friends in the setting of WWII. The drama and reality are very strong in this novel, it is both a joy and a heartbreaker to read.)
4. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardner (because it made philosophy fun and interesting for a ninth grader. I learned about the history and development of philosophical thought through a story of fantasy and mystery. Epic.)
5. The Martian by Andy Weir (because it’s smart, compassionate, sarcastic and genuinely funny, and probably better than the movie adaptation that just came out. It’s about an astronaut’s quest to survive on Mars, need I say more? This was actually the first book I fully read on a kindle on generous lend from a friend which was novel since most of it is written in journal logs, so the digital words appearing and disappearing on the screen made reading feel super techy. )
Music has a way of touching people’s souls to be associated with memories, feelings, or relationships. There are certain songs and bands that have marked a time in my life, can help me indulge in or change my moods, and remind me of people I care about. Since I’ve been feeling the lists, here’s another one.
Day 6: What band or musician is most important to you?
The Colloseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, all the old ancient buildings, authentic pizza and spaghetti, and Vatican City!
Venice (canals!), Florence (more architecture and art!), Milan (fashion!) and Verona (Romeo and Juliet!) are other cities in Italy I would like to visit, but Rome first!
It’s small country so I think it’s specific enough. I would go here just for the landscape – including volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and Aurora Borealis. Also I’ve always thought it was funny how Iceland is actually pretty green, and Greenland pretty icy, those are some misleading labels.
3. MEXICO CITY
I would be lying if I said that the fact that my boyfriend is Mexican didn’t have anything to do with me wanting to visit Mexico City. I was always interested in seeing what a Mexican beach was like, though Bali (which I’ve been to) and Hawaii have priority. But now I would like to visit Mexico, and its capital which has old ancient temples and pyramids like Teotihuacan, delicious food (tacos and fruit!), and all the architecture and cultural things that go with it. Will actually be checking this destination as well as Acapulco of the list for New Year’s – yay!
I’ve always wanted to go to Japan for their unique culture (and sushi!) and although Tokyo would be the large city with all the buzz and technology (like the bullet trains and smart toilets), Kyoto seems to me like the quieter, more scenic, and more traditional city to go to. There are lots of Buddhist temples, shrines, gardens (cherry blossoms!), and traditional buildings as well as old-fashioned tea ceremony and dining experiences.
Ever since a friend showed me a picture of her view from Capetown, I thought what a beautiful city! Mountains and sea mean lots of landscape to explore as well as the beach. The jail that used to house Nelson Mandela and the Diamond Museum, as well as African food and culture which I know very little about would be very interesting to visit.
Day 5: Five places you want to visit
Here are a few honorable mentions:
Somewhere in Australia
Agra and New Delhi in India
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
And places I’ve already been but would live to visit again:
Bali, Jakarta, and Surabaya in Indonesia
California in general (surfing and skiing on the same day, oh my!)
Houston, Texas (everything is bigger and Murican)
Vancouver, Canada (again, an ocean and mountains combination, except in the best country ever)
Letters in the mail
Day 2: 10 Likes & Dislikes
So there is something I noticed while doing this. There are a lot more things I like than things I dislike.
They may be little things, but here are some likes that didn’t make it on the shortlist:
Fuzzy socks, sushi, music, Canada, the Internet, ponytails, cheese and fruit.