I am honored to receive a nomination from Kristian, of Tales from the mind Kristian for another Sunshine Blogger Award. I am excited and grateful for this award. Thanks a lot Kristian. You can check his award post here. You must pay his blog a visit. He is an exceptional blogger.
If you knew someone who had given up on reading, what book would you give them to get them interested?
If someone has given up on reading, I would want to know why. If this is due to a shortage of time, I would give them something like a short stories book, so that they can read one story at a time and stay connected to reading. If that person has stopped reading books because they couldn’t find an interesting book, I would give them my personal favorite, Lord of the rings to read. It is guaranteed to make them get interested in reading again.
What do you consider one of your character flaws?
Being too impulsive. Acting first and thinking afterwards. Proverbially after I have taken the leap, I will think to myself, what am I doing. But sometimes not even then. Maybe after I have landed into the soup then!
What is the last song you listened to before reading this?
” Problem” by Becky G, I really love this one!
What would you like people to know about you, that may not be obvious?
That I make a lot of spelling mistakes. I have auto correct on all the time, but that comes with its own quirky problems, like changing names and phrases that aren’t in US English.
What impression would you like to leave people with?
I would love people to see me as a genuine person. Caring and sincere.
If you had to sing something in public, what song would you choose?
I can’t sing to save my life. I could take part in a chorus of a song , the lyrics of which I knew.
Name a book that you are intending to read, at some point.
I got ” The soul of Rumi ” by Coleman Barks. It’s on my night stand for a couple of months now. I hope to read it eventually.
Do you have a favourite artist/painter, who are they?
I love and admire all the paintings by Monet. They are so pleasing to look at. I am no art expert so my criteria is beauty and aesthetics.
What subject that isn’t normally taught in schools, do you think should be?
Since I was in school around 40 years ago, I don’t know what they teach there anymore. But one thing is apparent, nobody is teaching good manners to young generation anymore. Maybe they should, so that the sense of entitlement can give way to gratitude in our youth.
My views about entitlement here.
Do you have a pet? What animal is it, or what animal would you like to have?
I don’t have any pets. I wanted to keep chickens when I was a kid but they all passed away and since then, I haven’t had any pets.
You wake up at 2am and can’t sleep. What do you do?
I walk if I can’t go to sleep. Or if I get up in the middle of the night and further sleep eludes me. It is great way to overcome insomnia as 30-45 minutes of medium brisk walk can tire you and you can go back to sleep. It also is helpful to think out the thoughts that are keeping you awake.
I have written a post about walking indoors, perfect for nighttime. You can read here.
What is the best thing about blogging?
Have you written or plan to write a book? If so what is your genre?
Do you make life seriously or are you a happy-go-hlucky person?
Do you believe in coincidence or you think every thing is predestined?
Closing your eyes and imagine yourself in a place you have always wanted to visit. Where are you?
Bloggers I would like to present this award to;
Congratulations to you all. I hope that you guys can accept this and pay it forward, but if not you can give it a pass altogether or you can just answer the questions. Your call. If anyone feels able to answer my questions, please do.