Melanie, our gracious host has asked these questions, this week;
How did you spend the money from your very first job?
I never had a job with pay check. But we used to get money from all the elders in the family on Eid. Mostly we used it to buy stuff we wanted/ needed. Once I remember I was in grade 5 and our country was facing a huge internal displacement of millions of people due to floods. The Red Cross was collecting money for their rehabilitation and I donated all my Eidie ( Eid money) to them. It was I think the most satisfying use of my money.
Would You Rather Look Like A Potato, Or Feel Like A Potato? (Note. I have no idea why they used the word “potato”, but just went with it. Answer any way you like, this question is purely for fun)
I don’t think I look like a potato yet. Perhaps an apple, which is round in the middle. So I would rather not look like a potato, I’d rather feel like one. Everyone loves a potato be it fried, baked or mashed!
What were the best pair of shoes you have owned?
I discovered Fit flops, a European brand of shoes that have arch support for my flat feet. After getting my first pair, I have fallen in love with them and I now own lots of them in every color I can find.
Besides war and diplomacy, what would be the best way for countries to settle disputes?
Any country that has a grievance against another, the leaders should be shut/ confined in a room without food till they come to an amicable solution. It’ll take less than a day.
GRATITUDE SECTION (AS ALWAYS, OPTIONAL)
In these often depressing times, how do you find the bright spots?
I look for good people doing good things. This restores my faith in basic goodness of humanity. And I think it’s only way to feel hope for the future.
On another positive note, we celebrated Eid-Ul-Adha on Sunday and it was a good day to get together with the family.
Thanks Melanie for these fun questions!