The dam is open and the questions keep coming! I’m glad to answer Jaisal’s questions so here they are!
1.Which is your favorite word, and why ?
This used to be a tough question for me until I read a book called The Miniaturist and the answer became apparent. It’s winter sunlight or rather its obsolete synonym apricity. It’s not just the sound of it, but the imagery. It stirs my memory of the winters in the snow and rays of sunlight warming frozen cheeks. That feeling is paradoxical, feeling warm and cold all at once in a fleeting moment.
2. If you could do one bad thing without suffering the consequences what would it be ?
I’d like to go to the mall or any store I like and go on a thieving spree, stealing whatever I can lay my greedy fingers on. So many beautiful things, so little money to splurge on them so this is the perfect solution. Light on the purse strings but maybe a bit taxing on closet space. But that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.
3.Would you rather teleport to any place you wanted to go to, or would you rather have the superhuman ability to fly to that place ? Give one reason for your answer.
The old adage goes, ” Its not about the destination but the journey.” Well, I disagree. The journey is wearisome and more often than not I just can’t wait to reach the destination and soak it in. So I’d much rather teleport but the question Sheldon from Big Bang raised about being disintegrated in one place only to be reintegrated in another sounds worrisome. Hopefully my molecules and cells will arrange themselves accordingly because I’d hate to fly to places like Superman instead.
4. Ask me a question you would never ask yourself for any particular reason, I’ll leave the answer on any random post of yours.
When will you be enough? How do you know?
5.Why do flossing and candy floss share the same nomenclature ?
What an interesting question!(I have to say, this question led me to google candy floss and how it’s made. I must say, I wish its other name fairy floss was more popular. It settles well on the tip of the tongue.)
Well floss is made to thread between your teeth like while candy floss is essentially made of spun sugar which could be considered micro-thread woven around into a ball on a stick. They have string like qualities, hence the same nomenclature? That’s my theory, at least.
6.What is the most random thing you’ve read on the internet ?
Something random and also eerily fascinating I’ve read is that positive entities reside inside teddy bears, protecting children and making them feel safe which is why children become so attached to them. I’m a slight believer in the supernatural so I found it reassuring that there are positive spirits around us, trying to help instead of only negative ones seeking to wreak havoc on our lives as scary movie franchises love to point out.
So I’d like to take this time to thank my dutiful teddy bear named ABC for being my unwavering childhood friend 😛
7.When have you truly felt that you were lost in life, and who has been your guiding light at that time of your life ?
I felt extremely lost in my final year of high school because of all the questions I had about my future. Where would I go after graduating? People assumed I had everything figured out when it was actually the complete opposite. My major dilemma was whether or not to follow my interest in psychology rather than cave into the societal pressure to become a doctor. I knew I’d be miserable to have opted for the latter so I’m glad I stuck to my guns and did what I wanted with my life. I just thought about my dad and how he would have supported me no matter what I did, never buying into the limited Indian engineer or doctor mentality (trust me, it’s such a pain). My mom was also a hundred percent supportive and I’m glad for it.
8. If you could have one fictional world transformed into reality, which one would it be and why ?
Hands down, it’s got to be Harry Potter. I dressed up as Hermione for Halloween two years in a row! I’d love to attend Hogwarts, I know I’d be sorted into Ravenclaw for sure. If any of you Potterheads want to know which house you’d be sorted into based on your personality check out this Sorting Quiz!
9. Post your favorite song !
Somehow I always love listening to Payphone by Maroon 5 and singing it as well. It never gets old.
In terms of foreign songs, I really like Too Michi no Saki de by Ai Takekawa. ( or any InuYasha opening/ending theme for that matter, that anime’s music is so spot on I think I’ll have to dedicate an entire post to its perfection.)
10. Write 20 words that you feel define you the best, Just 20. It’s a challenge :p
Challenge accepted. Apart from the words I’ve already used in the Me in a Nutshell widget on my primary sidebar, here are some more:
Expressive. Polarised. Hikikomori. Clinophile. Smart. Aloof. Escapist. Grammar Nazi. Slow-to-warm. Nyctophile. Reliable. Type A. Open-minded. Sigurista. Workaholic. Retrophile. Solivagant. Seething. Invested. Dedicated.
Thanks again for asking me these questions! I enjoyed answering them!