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.
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.
I'm too impatient and aggressive. And I lack the tact and diplomacy required to successfully manipulate other people.
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.
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.
...understand what I'm saying?
...you don't understand...
can I just say something...
...don't bust my balls...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ideally: Anywhere on the Mediterranean.
Realistically: Anywhere near the ocean.
How's 5? Honesty, Intelligence, Sincerity, Humility and Humour.
Independence without feminism.
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?
In my sleep.
What doesn't kill you, makes you fat.
When life gives you lemons, pass the Chinafruit.
F@#$ this, let's go on holiday.