Thank you Aysabaw for nominating me! 😊
Here are the rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you.
- Name 11 fun facts about yourself.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers.
- Ask your nominees 11 questions.
Here are my answers to the questions given to me:
1. What makes you nervous?
The thought of wasting my life, waking up one day and realizing that I didn’t do much with it.
2. What makes you laugh the most?
Stupid short videos. Here’s one:
3. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Depends when I’m drunk or not, but karaoke at night also means beer, right? I would probably sing songs like Perfect by Simple Plan, Beer by Itchyworms, the classic Filipino go-to songs when drinking. Right now I really like You’re Beautiful by James Blunt so I’d probably sing that. Aside from my mother, James Blunt is the only person that says I’m beautiful.
4. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Destroy things. I’d go crazy if for a day I’m the king of the world. I’d destroy cars and lots and lots of appliances. I think I’d really enjoy doing that, just spending my energy blowing up stuff, wrecking them, like a kid with all the fireworks in the world and nothing to stop him. I’m imagining here that this said day I’m completely alone in the world. Is that crazy?
5. Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
No, I don’t like surprises. The thing about them is that the person that gave the surprise wants some strong reaction from you, like tears or some sudden rush of joy. They expect that, and that’s normal. The problem is I usually do the opposite of what’s expected of me. You know when you have a class field trip or something, everyone is hyped up and all of a sudden you’re all best friends? I always notice that, and I do my best to stay calm. I might even reflect about the meaning of life in that situation. I don’t know, maybe it feels inauthentic or ingenuine to me, or maybe I’m just what they call a weirdo.
6. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
If I could go back in time, I’d probably go back to the beginning of my high school years and change being a shy person. I was naive and innocent those days. To me all I need to is be kind, be a good person, and everything will be all right. I read the bible almost every day, the old and new testament, making me humble but also confused about God. I was very effeminate, shy, as if I’m not important even to myself, and I owe it to everyone to be kind because I’m just taking up space in the world. To me, happiness was my reward to following people’s orders. Things like that.
7. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
When I was in high school I lived a pretty disoriented life, as most boys do. We ran out of beer one night, the four of us friends, and because of the alcohol and stupidity (it was mostly because of stupidity) I decided that we take a dump somewhere. That somewhere was the garden beside the our elementary school. Let’s not get into details.
8. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
That’s a tough question. I’ve never been crazy when it comes to love. It’s not crazy, per se, but the bravest thing I did was create a stupid lettering saying “happy birthday” and personally giving to a girl I like. I was in eighth grade that time.
9. What three things do you think of the most each day?
1. The future
2. Sex (I’m a young male. It’s normal)
10. What song would you say best sums you up?
The Nights by Avicii. I asked my girlfriend about this and she said it’s this song. The song’s about living your best life. It’s perfect. I’m like Walter Mitty but less courageous.
11. Who would you like to meet for a cup of coffee? (Could be a celebrity, politician, athlete, etc.,)
It would be Albert Camus. That would be nice, the two of us at a cafe on a beautiful afternoon, sipping coffee, smoking cigarettes, chatting.
Here are 11 random facts about me:
1. I’m secretly gay.
2. The first one was a joke, in case you haven’t spotted.
3. I was an altar server once. A long time ago I was really religious, in a sense. I was so interested in God that I read the whole old testament, I pray, but I talk to God like he was some amazing person I know. I once read that He intentionally made the pharaoh’s heart as hard as a rock to refuse Moses’ wish to free the Israelites (that was so confusing to me), and I because of that I used to pray that He just magically make me believe in His existence whole-heartedly, without any extent of doubt. I guess He decided not to do that. It might be because I stole too many sacramental bread when I was in His service because I thought I could beat the system.
4. I never get tired of the song Kathang Isip by Ben & Ben. They say that if you make a song your alarm tone you’ll definitely hate it eventually, but I think if I did it with this song I wouldn’t hate it.
5. I aspire to be a novelist. It’s a children’s book called Dear Mr. Henshaw that made me decide that I want to write. The story is about a kid, who also aspires to be a writer, named Leigh Marcus Botts. He tells his story through a series of letters to his favorite author and diary entries.
6. I’m studying secondary education. It doesn’t suit me, I know, but I don’t have a choice. I had to be practical in choosing the degree to pursue. Almost everyone of my relatives is a teacher.
7. I admire the Japanese sense of honor, duty, and patriotism. I recently read Haruki Marukami’s What I talk About When I talk About Running, where he talks about running, his relationship to it, his writing, and about life in general. I find it amazing how disciplined he is, and how important commitment is to him. I wish I could visit the country in the future.
8. I’m afraid of cockroaches, especially if they’re flying. Whenever I see one inside the house I become tensed. My older brother was afraid of cockroaches as a child, so I just assumed it’s normally to be so.
9. I don’t think I can live without coffee.
10. Our barrio is in a remote area, and to go there we would have to take a three-hour ride in a small boat. The ride is almost unbearable, because of the noise coming from the engine and the wooden planks we sit on make our butts numb. So what we used to do to make the journey easy is drink. I almost fell from the moving boat once, trying to climb to the roof while I was drunk.
11. I don’t like a lot of things. Hate is a strong word. I mean, I don’t like them, but I’m not against them. Things I don’t like includes anime and video games. There’s something inauthentic in anime characters, their behaviours doesn’t reflect a real human being to me. I don’t know, I can’t explain it in a short paragraph. Video games, on the other hand, is simply lame to me. The thought of pretending to be a warrior or a soldier is a funny thing to me, especially if you’re a total slob. It’s funny to me that a person could spend hours and hours for a skill in a video game but not in real life.
The blogs I nominate:
Here are the 11 questions for you:
1. If your house is burning down, and you can only save one thing, what would it be?
2. What genre of novel do you prefer reading?
3. Who’s your ultimate (celebrity, artist, athlete) idol?
4. When do you feel alive the most, night or day?
5. What is your favorite cartoon?
6. What movies made you cry?
7. What was the silliest first impression people had of you?
8. If Mars was livable, would you accept a one way ticket there?
9. What do you miss most about being a kid?
10. Do you believe in ghosts?
11. Tell one thing that’s on your bucket list