Melanie is the host of SYW
Do you believe in second chances?
I do. At first mistake or mixup, I give the benefit of the doubt. But when things go the same way, it is time to change tactics. I love this saying, “ Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” so if we let others play us for a fool more than once, it’s our fault. So no third chance!
Is your glass half full or half empty?
Oh, my glass is always half full, much to the irritation of my family and friends ( sometimes). As they say, I’m an incurable optimist, and even when things go wobbly for a while, I still manage to see the bright side of things.
Would you rather someone be honest and hurt your feelings or lie to protect them?
Now this is a thought provoking question! I don’t demand 100% honesty when I want reassurance. When it is a matter of relationships, I do want people to be totally honest because we cannot build relationships on lies. But when I ask how I’m looking in my new dress/ haircut etc, a little fibbing is expected.
When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?
That hasn’t happened lately so I have to dig deep in the past. The one incident that comes to my mind was when we were traveling by Jeep on a narrow hilly road. There was a drop on my side of the road which was probably many hundreds of meters down. The road itself was one and a half lanes and we were petrified. That was I think my biggest adrenaline rush. And I don’t want to do it again!
GRATITUDE SECTIONWhat are you grateful for?
Last Wednesday was Eid and we had a wonderful family get-together. The Eid day went so well and we also met a few cousins as well. I also had a great visit from my blogging friend, Dr. Tanya.