Hard to imagine how the weeks are just flying by! At least I’m done with taxes (last minute!) and now it’s the birthday month in a two weeks time and in lieu of presents, I’m hoping to raise money for charity: water when the time comes without chasing anyone away from my blog! Thanks, Cee, for these wonderful thought-provoking questions!
How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
I’ve lived in only a handful of places. In the Philippines, we lived in Davao City, Cebu City, and Manila. Then it was off to Los Angeles for me, with the briefest of stays in New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Inside my head, I’ve lived in so many more places like London, Paris, Madrid, and Dublin. Unfortunately that’s just inside my head…
What type of music relaxes you the most?
I love Buddha Bar type music the best – a mix of lounge, chill-out and world music as well as certain relaxation classical music and soundtrack pieces like this one from BBC’s North & South mini-series, composed by Martin Phipps.
If you’re wondering what ‘world music’ is, well I like songs like this one from Ekova, called Starlight in Daden played to illustrate the wild vintage fun of hooping. I dare you to sit still while listening…
This version of the song appeared in the Buddha Bar II CD set, which I unfortunately no longer have 😦
If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would that language be and why?
I could say Khuzdul, because if I get pissed at someone, I can say a few curse phrases and they’d never know what I was saying – unless they were a Tolkien Erebor dwarf. But for a real world language, I’d pick Spanish. I’m only 1/8 fluent in Spanish before my mind shuts down listening (since I understand written Spanish more) and trying to catch up with what everyone is telling me.
If you could fly or breathe under water what would you prefer?
I’m no water baby, and I’ve always dreamed of sprouting wings and flying, swooping down with the wind against my face so hands down, it’s flying.
However, when Man from Atlantis aired when I was younger, I really thought I could breathe under water. I sure was in for a shock when that didn’t quite work out…
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
This week went by so fast and the little one was with me the entire time because he’s on spring break (but school starts again this Monday – hooray!) so it kinda flew past me in a blur. But I’m definitely grateful that we are all healthy and doing well.
As for next week, well, May is coming up which means it’s my birthday month, and charity: water just reminded me that I can start fundraising for my birthday starting today (in lieu of receiving gifts) to help provide access to water in developing countries. I’m looking forward to another week of slowly getting back to exercising and being healthier, and hopefully without allergies, which have been plaguing me with the high winds we’ve been having here lately.