Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gtky Tag

I’ve been tagged by melai for this meme.

Here are the rules:

Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation?

2. What color are your socks right now?
-Sorry, no socks. Humidity in the Philippines does not make it comfortable for us to wear socks.

3. What are you listening to right now?
- I don't like listening to music when writing.

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
- Nilaga. (If you're not Filipino, you won't know what this is, he he he. It's a clear soup with beef, cabbage, bananas, potatoes, and corn. Goes well with steamed rice.)

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
- I don't drive.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
- Blue. It's calming.

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
-My daughter's godmother who is also a very close friend.

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
- I have never met her in person but from what I've read of her daily articles in her numerous blogs, she could just turn out to be one of my most admired people on this planet. I get the impression that she is gifted with absolute courage, admirable humility, and kindness that makes for a great human being and a most treasured friend.

9. Favorite drink?
- Pepsi max. (It used to be coke but these days, it just doesn't taste right anymore.)

10. What is your favorite sport to watch?
- Ice skating. (Is that a sport? It's the only one I can bear watching. I am not into sports at all.)

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
- Oh yes! I had white hair even at the tender age of 10. Now I need to have it dyed unless I want to look 60 even if I am not quite that age yet.

12. Dog named
-Olive, our family's beloved little shih tzu.

13. Favorite food?
- Any kind of pasta. I must have been Italian in my former life.

14. Last movie you watched?
- I Am Legend. My husband's choice really. I watch whatever the family wants to see.

15. Favorite Day of the year?
- Christmas. That's the Sagittarian in me, I suppose-refusing to grow up.

16. What do you do to vent anger?
-I write. It helps me to put my emotions into perspective. Then I find that there's really nothing to be all that upset about.

17. What was your favorite toy as a child?
- My talking doll. I called her Maribel.

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring?
- Where I am, we only have two seasons, the wet and the dry season. The wet season means rain which I hate. So I guess it's the dry season for me which is summer.

19. Hugs or kisses?
- Hugs, most definitely. It gives me a feeling of warmth and tender care.

20. What kind of pie?
- Apple. Love the play of apple flavor with the hint of cinnamon.

21. Do you want your friends to email you back?
-Oh yes. I love getting e-mail from friends. All the more so now that I have joined the blogging community.

22. Who is most likely to respond?
- Most everyone responds. Family, specially.

23. Who is least likely to respond?
- My kids. We see each other day in and day out so whatever they need to say, they just tell me personally.

24. Living arrangements?
- I live with my parents, my maternal aunt and uncle, my three children, my youngest brother, the maids and the driver. Oh, and of course, our dog and our almost a hundred finches.

25. When was the last time you cried?
-Since Jun Lozada appeared at the Senate, almost daily. It's a mixture of sorrow for the wretched state of the Philippine government, and extreme anger at the evil enveloping Philippine society. Whenever I watch the news these days, I cry.

26. What is on the floor of your closet?
- My bags and my jewelry case.

27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to?
- Amel and Max. They are the first bloggers to visit my site (along with fellow-Filipina Sasha and Melai, who sent me this tag). That was just over a month ago - imagine that!

28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to?
-Lyn. She intrigues me.

29. Favorite smell?
- I'm not into perfumes. I love the smell of the sea though.

30. What inspires you?
- Generosity, selflessness. This day and age, it's rare.

31. What are you afraid of?
- Nothing. My faith has erased all my fears. Whatever comes my way, I know with God's help, I will prevail.

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers?
-Cheeseburgers, definitely.

33. Favorite car?
- I don't care one way or the other. I am not into cars.

34. Favorite cat breed?
- I am a bird lover. I don't think cats are good for my aviary.

35. Number of keys on your key ring?
- One. The spare key of my van. In case my driver locks his key inside it.

36. How many years at your current job?
- I run my own business. I put it up in 1993. So that's about 15 years, right?

37. Favorite day of the week?
- Saturday. That's family day. That's when my brother and fellow blogger and sis-in-law Liza and their kids (dog in tow, too) come over.

38. How many provinces have you lived in?
- One. I lived in my husband's province for six years.

39. How many countries have you been to?
- 2. I haven't travelled all that much. No time and no money to do it.

I am passing this tag to joy, amel, sheng.lyn,and max. Perhaps among all my new blogger -friends, they are the ones I am most curious about.