Melanie is the host of SYW
What was the very first popular song you ever remember taking a liking to? I’m not talking about children’s songs or old traditional songs… but the kind of songs you’d hear on the radio. 📻 ♪♫♪♫
Since I live in Pakistan, the songs we heard on radio were Urdu or Hindi songs. I loved hearing patriotic songs and one which was a great favorite was;
Jeeve jeeve Pakistan.
We did listen to English songs as well. I remember;
•Raindrops keep falling on my head;
•Seasons in the sun;
•Sunday morning up with the lark;
Are you one of those people who get queasy at sight of blood, or could you watch an open heart surgery?
I don’t get queasy at the sight of blood. I have attended many surgeries though there was a med student who fainted in the operating theater, creating quite a stir during a hysterectomy. It was a particularly bloody operation. I think I keep my calm when someone is injured and needs attention.
Who or what do you feel is lurking right behind you, just waiting to ambush you and make your life a living hell (or “heck” for those with delicate sensibilities)?
Dare I say jinx!
I am sure others have experienced this phenomenon that when we say such and such thing/event hasn’t happened, it happens quite suddenly. But maybe I am overreacting!
What is the gaudiest thing you have ever worn?
When my elder brother got married, for some unexplainable reason, I got a shirt made of yellow lace which was heavily embellished with yellow sequins! It was so gaudy that I didn’t feel like wearing it on the occasion. But it was the only dress I had gotten made for the wedding that I had to wear it. But that was it. I gave it away to someone who was very pleased with it.
Fess up! What was something you did as a child that got you into BIG trouble?
Oh I have been in trouble many many times. When I was 4-5 I got on a public bus by myself and went home. It was a small town and I got to the stop near my home. Where my parents were waiting for me! You can imagine what happened next. I never pulled that stunt again.
What are you looking forward to as the festive season approaches? (I did NOT say the “C” word, please note 😉 )
For us November, December just means winter season. I came back to Lahore last Saturday for a visit and saw that Dinky has adapted very well as an outdoor cat. He has grown a lot too. It was good to be in Lahore for a few days.