Share Your World – 2016 Week 1

As a child, who was your favourite relative?
My Grandad “Tatay”on my mother’s side! He was a very intelligent man, always with a book on his hand. I remembered doing some crossword puzzles with him. And he always wrote the meanings of the words he didn’t know on the book with a pencil. I used to spend summer holidays with him and Granny “Nanay”. They called each other “Dear”, so sweet! Sadly, my Grandad died when I was 12 and I miss him so. Granny followed 6 months after him, perhaps from a broken heart.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
A coconut tree! I can give you shade from the sun, give you the coconut to eat and drink its water, too.

What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?
Awake before dawn, I’m a morning person and usually very active in the morning. I wait for the sunrise and sometime during the day, have a nap (after lunch).

Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?
A human size nest in a tree, then I can be the queen of the jungle! I’m claustrophobic so I can’t be underground.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
“La Boheme” is tomorrow and we’re looking forward to see/hear it. Him Indoors and I are going to have an early dinner somewhere posh, then go to the opera. I’m wearing my new red dress!
Next week is back to normal routine for us, I don’t really mind. I had a wonderful Christmas holidays. Here’s wishing you all a fun and prosperous new year!

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #47

In your native language which letter or character describes you best? Why?
When I’m back in the Philippines, people have often referred to me as “mabilis” or “hagibis” (fast). I don’t know why, but perhaps I’ve lost this “take it easy” attitude when I left my country. I guess when I’m there, I want things to happen, and not just wait for things to happen. Most of the time, I’m just there for a couple of weeks, so basically I’ve already organised what I wanted to do, people to see and places to visit. Otherwise, I won’t be able to do what I wanted to do if I just rely on others.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Shopping till I drop, mostly clothes, shoes and bags. I can never have enough stuff, there’s always one or two that I find so irresistible to buy.
Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
Ideally, both. In reality, I wish I have more time to exercise my body, i.e. go to the gym or go for a walk. As for exercising the mind, I read a lot, play scrabble and write my blogs. The fiction challenges keep me on my toes and the photo challenges, too. I need to take lots of photos or get them from my archive.
List at least 5 things that makes you laugh.
Him Indoors and HRH the son make me laugh – their dry humour are to die for! Watching some TV shows like Big Bang Theory and Have I Got News for You are good, too. And sometimes, when people tell jokes or the situations are funny – they make me laugh, as well.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
We had the first snowflakes for the season yesterday. Winter is here!
Looking forward to a normal week coming up, no stress, meeting friends, being with Him Indoors.
Have a lovely week everyone!

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #45

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
Swimming in the sea, ice-cream in the park or cycling with Him Indoors!

What is your favourite time of day?
First thing in the morning, or the whole morning

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have an evening with?
Still with Him Indoors (hopefully, forever)

Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is… a smile or a friendly face, or show me a cute baby!

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Lovely weather last week, like an Indian summer, back to t-shirts and ballerinas.
Looking forward to more lovely weather so we could cycle some more.

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #35

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What made you feel good this week?
We’ve just got back from our Sicilian holiday for a week – it was amazing! We’ve toured around the island – from Catania, Palermo, Monreale, Taormina, Mount Etna, Syracuse, Villa Romana del Casale, Agrigento and the Valle del Casale.

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?
For pot lucks, I usually cook it myself – spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce, leche flan, brownies, chicken and macaroni salad, etc.

What is your favourite part of the town/city you live in? And what Country do you live?
I love our parks and beer gardens where we could cycle, the mountains where we could hike, all the castles and museums to take our visitors. We live in Munich, Germany.

Complete this sentence: My favourite place in the whole world….. of course, the Philippines, where I was born and keep on coming back and Germany, where we’ve lived for the last 25 years.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Our Sicilian holiday last week as really brilliant!
Looking forward to my trip to the UK this week for a couple of weeks’ visit.

Have a nice week everyone!

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