Q&A over coffee from Rory

Assorted Questions Once a Week

You have a dinner party and may invite four guests from the following categories one fictional, one dead and one alive, and a naked chef [wearing an apron only but no clothes underneath – or if you wish for whatever reason your chef can be wearing underclothes – pants/top]. 

Who will you invite to eat, and who will you ask to cook for your dinner party?

Inspired by I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

First off, the chef needs to be wearing clothes!

Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, and Tom Hanks. They can have a discussion about literature and crime. For dinner it will be steaks and fruit trifle for dessert. Don’t ask me why!

Have you ever slept on / in a hammock?

Nopes, though I’ve wanted to.

Do you find it easy to maintain friendship with other people?

If they are my type of people, very easy. But if they are negative, hypocritical or insincere people, I can’t call them friends.

Are you a person of ethics? If so, how does that impact your daily life?

I am proud to say that I am. It has always had positive impact on my life, daily and long term. Being ethical and honest is not a drawback, but an advantage even in today’s topsy turvy world.

Are you decisive or indecisive as a person?

Quite decisive! I make snap decisions and then don’t revisit my decisions.

Why do people hold double standards?Inspired by Kristian and That Really Burns my Biscuits #10

Some, but not all people have double standards. Saying things and expecting others to do everything right is easy. But when it comes to giving up something for the greater good of people, you’ll find them inventing excuses for themselves. These two-faced people invariably expose themselves.

What is your most unhealthiest but guiltiest pleasure and why?

Alas! I can’t have any unhealthy or guilty pleasures nowadays. I am allowed nothing sweet, no chocolates, no carbs. I can dream of eating dark chocolate but can’t do it in real life.

What is your process of writing a new post for your blog?

If I am writing for a prompt, I copy the prompt ( or questions as in this post) and start writing with the idea that comes in my head. I usually go with my first inclination. If nothing strikes my imagination, I’ll let the post stay in drafts till I’m ready to write for it.

If you were asked to create a Top Fifteen Book List holding books that you felt everyone should read at least once in their life and would never regret reading what titles would you include?

I am sorry that I’m unable to suggest books that everyone should read. We all are individuals with different tastes, different beliefs and different expectations from life. How can 15 books I suggest be the correct fit for everyone?

How important is it for you to know a person’s real name?
[Be this online, off line, social media or blogging]

I have a very bad memory, so even if I knew the name of a person at one time, I’m likely to have forgotten it when I meet them next time. Very often I have had conversations with people whose names have completely slipped my mind.

It took me more that 2 years to remember the name’s behind the blogging titles. Now I know the names of most of the people I interact with in my blogging community. It’s good to know the names, but not very important. What’s important is to know the person behind the blog.

When at school what were your top five subjects that you were passionate about?

Why was this – what did you love about them?

Are those five subjects still present in your life today in any form?

I loved Maths. It was my all time favorite. After that chemistry, physics, biology, and urdu.

I was very good in maths. Seldom got less than 100%. In physics and chemistry I was good too. Would grasp the concept quickly. Biology was okay and in urdu I was good at memorizing the poem, ghazals etc. but my urdu handwriting was dismal.

Still use maths, doing the household budget. I have not used chemistry or physics, in daily life only if I’m teaching my grandson. Urdu poetry is still my favorite and I frequently quote it.

Are you a photogenic person?

Are you eager to appear in family or friend snaps?

Are there many photographs of you from and over the various stages and ages of your life?

I’m not particularly photogenic. But despite that I want to be photographed with the family on every occasion. There and many many photos of us stored in albums, envelopes and on hard drives. One day…… I will sort them all into labeled albums.

With regard to the paranormal do you choose to not believe because there is nothing to believe or because you feel it is safer to not believe?

Are you a non-believer or a believer?

There are all types of paranormal phenomena! Some I can believe by stretching my imagination but others are really not my cup of tea. I believe in djinns but not in ghosts. No to zombies, werewolves, vampires etc.

How are you with meeting strangers/new people who might or could become new friends?

Is there a process you adopt to identify if they are the right fit for you?

I used to be quite shy. But gradually I’ve gained confidence to talk to new people. A few questions regarding their basic beliefs, their way of life, and how they deal with life’s challenges will tell me if they are my sort of people or not.

In response to Questions over coffee time hosted by Rory



58 thoughts on “Q&A over coffee from Rory

  1. You are a fascinating person Sadje. I loved organic chemistry in college, maths and physics not so much! And I agree about books: people have their own tastes but some books seem to grip almost everyone and point to universal values. Like Dickens.

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    1. Thanks Dora. But not everyone can read English books. Besides these sort of questions wipe my brain clean of all the books I ever read. Couldn’t recall any names at all. 😅😅😅

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  2. Thank you for sharing with us! I agree with you on the names. I can’t remember names for the life of me, but it’s more important to know the person behind the name. That’s one of the reasons why I only have my abbreviated name and not my full name on my blog.

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    1. Any one who cooks well can be the chef.
      I believe in jinn because they are mentioned in Quran as a creation of God. Humans, angels and jinns are creations and satan was a jinn too.

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  3. I’m reading a lot of books that are recommended to me at the moment, so I agree with your assessment. One persons masterpiece is another persons nightmare.

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  4. ahh i loved your answers, Sadje. ahahahah i enjoyed them. you are actually photogenic though. and i’m with you on dark chocolates, currently salivating over it now. 😄 enjoy your evening, Sadje.

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  5. These are amazing questions! I guess I’ll have to write a post answering them. Love your answers too. I always love knowing more about you! You never cease to surprise me. My comment on your answers: love Sherlock holmes! In fact, im currently watching the series Sherlock. Hammocks are overrated.

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