Liebster Award Pt. 2

Salamat Mr. A from A Barbarian in Gentlemen’s Clothing and Mikki from Mikki Bihon for the back-to-back nominations! Coming up with answers for these things is fun, but isn’t easy. πŸ˜… If you’re looking for good, honest blogs to read, I’ve just named two. You’re welcome.

If you’re interested, here’s the earlier Liebster Award post I wrote sticking to the rules. Because I went through all the motions mere days ago, this time around I’ll just answer the new questions.

All in good fun!

Questions from Mr. A:

  1. Age, Height, and Weight? Old enough to remember what life was like without the internet, tall enough to reach the top shelf, and heavy enough to break bones.
  2. Have you ever borrowed a small amount of money and forgot to return it? No. a) I don’t really feel comfortable borrowing money so b) in the rare cases I do, I make it a point to return it as soon as I can.
  3. What is your most controversial opinion and why do you believe them? I don’t like being preggers. I love the end product though.
  4. Wearing a suit without a tie, yay or nay? Tell me why? Totally yay. Exhibit A.
  5. What blue-collar trade do you think is underappreciated? Why should people pay more attention to it? Construction workers and farmers. These are the people who’ll survive a zombie apocalypse.
  6. Why should every man be strong? Referring to the full spectrum of strength — physical, emotional, mental, spiritual — these are ideals for everyone, not just a particular gender. For fathers in particular and to paraphrase John Mayer, be strong for your kids. You’re modelling behaviour.
  7. Mind sharing cheap stay-at-home date ideas? A homemade sous vide steak (finished off with a sear on both sides in a hot skillet), a good bottle of wine, and Netflix is good enough for us.
  8. What hobbies would you suggest for men? Read. Smart is the new sexy.
  9. What outfit (or lingerie) does your significant other find insatiable? Birthday suits always work. For him, pwede na rin sa akin yung uniform nina Michael V sa Yabang o Panget, hahaha.
  10. Tell us about you, why should people follow you and read what you have to say? What do you think sets you apart from the rest? Hmm, I think everyone has a really good story to tell if we only take the time to listen. My approach to blogging has always been to write with a person in mind and treat the post as I would a conversation with a friend. Of course, the lens with which I view the world is as a Filipina OFW mom. If that interests you, my blog’s door is open and you’re welcome to stay if you like.
  11. Tell me what you think about me, what is your impression of me and my work? Like a neat glass of whiskey. 😊 If you can, do read about Mr. A’s ongoing fundraiser to save his mom’s house here.

Questions from Mikki:

  1. If you can blog about something that no one can ever read, what would it be? Probably my bout with new mom blues.
  2. What would have been your job if not for your current one? I play this game with myself all the time. 😁 Recently, I’ve daydreamed about being a sociologist or a librarian.
  3. Seeing how the pandemic has affected everyone in the world, would you consider migrating to another country? I’m staying put. But if I had to leave, maybe NZ. Jacinda Ardern has been so impressive throughout this ongoing crisis.
  4. What do you think would have kept you preoccupied if there was no coronavirus? Work. Haha. Vacation planning, hopefully.
  5. What skills would you love to learn? How to fry calamari a perfect, crispy golden brown.
  6. If you can forget someone in your life, who would it be and why? Maybe the Hub, so I get to relive the thrill of knowing him afresh Γ  la 50 First Dates. Binabasa n’ya ‘to so charot lang haha. Hi boo ❀️
  7. If you can change one person today, who would it be and why? Certain Filipino leaders come to mind. The reasons are self-explanatory.
  8. If you die now, would you like to have another shot to live? Yes, absolutely. If so, would you like to continue living as yourself, or live as a new person? If I get to retain all my current memories, as myself would be great. Parang About Time, one of my favourite rom-coms.
  9. What is your idea of afterlife? A huge library with the world’s knowledge to immerse myself in, endless time to spend with loved ones, and zero responsibilities.
  10. If you can talk to anyone in the past, who would it be and what would you tell them? Both sets of grandparents, who passed away relatively early in my life. I never really got to know them. I want to listen to their stories in their own voice.
  11. Name a song that best fits your life so far. Vienna, by Billy Joel.

Enjoy,

Featured image by Debby Hudson on Unsplash

18 thoughts on “Liebster Award Pt. 2

  1. “Slow down you crazy child
    You’re so ambitious for a juvenile
    But then if you’re so smart, then tell me
    Why are you still so afraid?”

    Huhuhu I love this song, too! And About Time, and Steven Yeun in suit and tie! Haha. ❀

    Hugs sa new mom blues. 😦

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    1. Yay haha!
      Aww salamat! ❀️ It gets much better over time, but when I read the (few) journal entries I have from those early months… ayun.

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  2. Hi PinayMama! I love your answers! Congratulations!
    I also hate wearing a tie and I only wear them when I have to,
    Love the John Mayer quote. More reason to love John Mayer then!
    Ohh steak, sounds sexy. I might try to cook nekkid on my next date.
    Your blog is a fun read, your approach to writing is actually great. I actually have criteria on my writing, it has to be logical, grammatical, and rhetorical. I also aim to be elegant yet simple as much as I could.
    Ohh, I’ll drink to you with the whiskey comment and thank you for sharing my fundraiser, I mean so much to me!

    Again, thank you for participating! I hope you have a great time answering my questions. Congratulations!
    Cheers!

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