Sunday, 7 July 2013

Wouldn't you like to know...

So taking a page out of Talulaah's blog, I've decided to share my 2 cents:

what is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Wholesome living: surrounded by family; appreciating great friends; a whole lot of laughter; living in each moment; connecting with the world; travelling; fresh air; the ocean; eating good food; a good night's sleep; activities that work the mind, body and soul; the beach; a great book; a beautiful movie; a song that resonates; warmth on a cold day; spiritual well-being; contentment; unconditional love.

what is your greatest fear? 

That I won't grow or become a better person/ friend/ daughter/ sister/ wife/ mother... overall stagnation.

which historical figure do you most identify with? 

Vincent van Gogh: aside from sharing a birthday... all of the existential angst but none of the talent unfortunately. I do admire that he taught himself to be an artist.

what is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I'm too impatient and aggressive. And I lack the tact and diplomacy required to successfully manipulate other people.

what is the trait you most deplore in others? 

Dishonesty, hypocrisy and two-faced people.

what is your greatest extravagance?

what is your favourite journey? 

I find that when you're with the right people, any place - the journey and destination included - is magic.

what do you consider the most overrated virtue? 
Since virtue is generally regarded as moral excellence or a positive trait - and considering the state the world is in - I don't think any virtue is overrated. Human nature is not static. It is dynamic, transient and volatile: "People work together when it suits them. They’re loyal when it suits them. Love each other when it suits them. And they kill each other when it suits them." Perhaps the world could do with more virtue.

on what occasion do you lie?
I have a difficult time lying because I'm generally too straight-forward and most people usually see the truth on my face anyway. I do sometimes bend the truth... especially when I'm trying to avoid trouble.

which words or phrases do you most overuse? 
...understand what I'm saying? don't understand...
can I just say something...
...don't bust my balls...

what do you dislike most about your appearance?
Gosh, many things: stretchmarks, cellulite, scars... but I try not to think too much about it.

what or who is the greatest love of your life?
If we're going to be technical:
What - Travelling
Who - God, and maybe my unborn children
In general - I have an overwhelming lot of love and unwavering loyalty for my parents, siblings and good friends.

when and where were you happiest?
On the beach in Gibraltar on the 4th of July 2005. On the beach in Mozambique on the 17th January 2007. On the beach on the Portuguese Island on the 21 January 2009. I still believe that the best is yet to come... where everyday will be the happiest.

which talent would you most like to have?
Oh I wish I could sing and act. Wish I was a better liar and manipulator. And I always wanted to be a Gymnast. And a Ballerina. And an Aeronautical & Structural Engineer. And a Historian. 

what is your current state of mind?
Optimistic, determined, without fear or apprehension, free, strong, loving, peaceful, waiting patiently...

if you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Immediate Family: Lower expectations from each other...
Extended Family: A very strong, opinionated family... wish everyone would listen more and talk less, be open to learning new things, not have the need to be "right" all the time, be less materialistic.

what do you consider your greatest achievement? 
Overcoming all my adversities growing up, and working hard not to let it taint my adulthood... striving not to let it affect who I will be.

where would you like to live? 
Ideally: Anywhere on the Mediterranean. 
Realistically: Anywhere near the ocean.

what is the quality you most like in a man?
How's 5? Honesty, Intelligence, Sincerity, Humility and Humour.

what is the quality you most like in a woman? 
Independence without feminism.

what do you most value in your friends? 
Generosity with themselves i.e. their time, feelings, thoughts etc. Honesty, loyalty, humour, support... etc.

who are your favourite heroes of fiction?
Elmyra Duff in Tiny Tunes
Rogue in X-Men 
Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings
Daenerys Stormborn in Game of Thrones

who are your heroes in real life? 
Nelson Mandela

how would you like to die? 
In my sleep.

what is your motto?
What doesn't kill you, makes you fat.
When life gives you lemons, pass the Chinafruit.
F@#$ this, let's go on holiday.


  1. which historical figure do you most identify with?
    Vincent van Gogh

    Please don't cut off your ear to prove the point.

    1. Yuck, so gross. And stupid. Don't do that.

    2. LOL, no chance of that happening. I like my ears :)

  2. Stagnation is my biggest fear too!

    1. Roving Retorter - For me it's stagnation and not taking advantage of great opportunities.

  3. I am very impatient and aggressive, too!

    1. I'm working on those Debi Grace :)

  4. oh, I hate daenerys :)

    1. lol Petra - apart from Daenerys, I really like Arya.

  5. Manipulation comes in handy when you married, start practising lol

    1. I guess it's all about being the neck that turns the head eh Nadia? lol

  6. I can envision you as a "Mother of Dragons"...

    1. With my one-time penchant for arson (and being a Fire Sign) I can see it too LL :)

  7. Awww, your fictional heroes are fantastic. Samwise :)

    1. My sister says I'm more like "The Phoenix" Jean Grey from X-men, Rooth. Whatever ;)

  8. "independence without feminism"?! Now what is that supposed to mean?

    1. Something tells me that when you think of the word "feminist" you think of a straw feminist (see Feminism does not imply man-hating!

    2. Iris - I come from a world where "Feminism" translates as emasculation and male-bashing. I think we can be equal without one needing to be "better" than the other.

    3. Yeah, so you're talking about straw feminism. Maybe you should read a little more before dismissing all feminism as an extremist point of view. Wikipedia is not a terrible place to start, for something like this.

  9. what doesn't kill you, makes you fat.
    can't agree more :)

    1. Hope all is well Jaya - you've been very quiet :)

  10. This was brilliant. I love your idea of happiness. I'm stealing it.

    Daenerys Stormborn in Game of Thrones - she is awesome. My girl crush. I want to be her. and I want a dragon to set on people! :)

    1. Ygritte is my girl crush Juliette. I only wanted good things for her and Jon Snow :)

  11. Looooooved this! So, you like the beach, huh? Never would have guessed. ;-) Also! Feminism: gooood. Heh heh. (But seriously:

    1. You can tell I like the beach huh Pretzel Thief? lol
      Thanks for the link!