January 25, 2014

6 things about me!

Last year (gulp!) the wonderful Leia tagged me in a little questionnaire and here I am answering these finally. I just never had time. I was stressing out studying, reading, writing and living life. Now I have time and felt it was perfect timing to share this little tag-game with you all. Don't forget to stop by Leia's and say hi, so you can read about her travels, her life as a somewhat newlywed (haha!) and her new life back in the US...California misses you girl!! :)   

So, here it goes...

What is your favorite animal and why?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1096345/VIDEO-Big-mamma-hippo-shows-adorable-new-calf-Paula-taking-swim.html

I don't know. I like hippos. I'm weird. But look at it! It's so ugly it's super cute...and I like cute!! In all seriousness, I don't know why I like hippos. It's not because of their big butts or their belly. They don't do anything to me...I can't even pet them (well...maybe I can, who knows). I just think because they are different they deserve some lovely respect...so hippo it is. AND, I have a two stuffed hippos at home...my friends know me too well. :)


Would you prefer a city break or a sun, sea, and sand vacation?

http://www.internations.org/los-angeles-expats/guide/working-in-los-angeles-15564

It all depends on how I feel. Right now, I'd be very much into just leaving town and sipping wine somewhere remote so I could relax, refill my energy tank, and just have a good time with wine. ;) Quite ironically I did that in November when I originally wrote this post right before I went to Sonoma. Now? I still want to leave and relax somewhere...it does not have to be far. Just somewhere around the corner will be just fine. Who knows I might just hop into a car and find some fun place to go to.
But, in all honesty and you know it too...I am a big city girl. I want to explore, find new restaurants, explore museums and insider tips and new things. I want to have the option of walking around the corner and finding something new...and that of course is a big city to me. So when it comes to a vacation away from home...I'd go with a completely new place I have not discovered yet. It can be a city, it can be a wine country, or just a tiny island somewhere warm. As long as I am happy and can relax...I am okay.

What did you want to be when you grew up and what do you do now?

I always wanted to become a teacher. I loved my first and second grade teacher and fell, so to speak, in love with that profession. Obviously I changed my mind because as a seven-year-old I did not know any better. No offense my lovely teacher bloggers - I still admire your work and dedication. When I got older I wanted to go to Law School. ME!! No. Didn't happen. Instead I went into management and school counseling. I worked as an underpaid front desk assistant manager and later on manager as well as a trainee supervisor. I loved it but had enough and went back to school. So, what am I today? A student who is soon about to graduate and get back into the management and counseling business...wish me luck.

What is the best advice someone has ever given you?

Be yourself!
It's a very simple but important advice. It took me years to accept it or learn how to use it correctly. I was given this advice years ago and kind of thought "ok, well, nothing new - I know that much". I certainly knew that I needed to be myself and not change for anyone. However, this is easier said and in this case written than actually done. For years I have tried to please family and friends. I have tried to follow rules, to allow myself to live to my mom's standard or expectations. I have. Then I discovered that even though I felt content with my life I was not fully happy. I was making others happy whereas I suffered. So, I changed. I tried to slowly live MY LIFE and BE MYSELF. And that completely. So, whatever I do now is evaluated first but not because I wonder what my family and friends think about it...I evaluate it and see if I can afford it or/and will enjoy it. If I want to go see a concert, or travel to San Francisco or New York, or buy or try something new then I will do so. I am being myself - the best way that I can!

What is a pet peeve of yours?
People who wear sock and sandals. One of my biggest ones. I can't help it. I don't care if it's cold, and I don't care if you're too lazy to change shoes or what not. If you intend to walk around for a longer period of time in sandals and wear white socks or any other socks with those sandals...it just irks the freaking crap out of me. 

What is the LAST concert you went to?


It was a fabulous concert! Enough said. Cannot wait for a second round...but until then...the next concert I am going to just killed my bank account. So...I might have to wait a little until I see these guys again.

*****

I am supposed to be tagging fellow bloggers but decided not to because I believe that everyone who wants to participate in this lovely tag-exercise should be able to. I simply cannot choose people...I want to tag you all. Haha!

So, here are the questions (choose 6):

What is your favorite animal and why?
Would you prefer a city break or a sun, sea, and sand vacation?
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?
How many countries have you traveled to?  How many of the 50 states?
What is your favorite thing about yourself (or quality you like in others if you don't wanna talk about yourself)?
What is the best advice someone has ever given you?
What did you want to be when you grew up and what do you do now?
What is a pet peeve of yours?
What is the LAST concert you went to?
What is something not a lot of people would know about you?


Have a terrific weekend!!!!!


3 comments :

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh! I cringe when I even think of people who wear socks with sandals!

Leia said...

Glad you're finally getting around to doing this! ;)
I miss California, too!! Hope all is well!

Anwar Traveler said...

I love the hippo myself too! Heh I agree with the socks/sandals thing too.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...