Wednesday, March 5, 2014
When or where do you feel most like yourself?
I think that I am most like myself when I am alone by myself. When I am alone by myself and doing something cool or I am passionate about, that’s a pretty happy and joyful time for me. Not that I am a loner, but it’s also important to have your own thing, separate from others, that feed your soul.
Also, for some reason, ever since my last medical leave where I did a mind, body, and spirit overhaul, I have become much more emotional. This, I think is partly due to my work on being more grateful for many things in my life on a daily basis, and for expecting miracles as well, however big or small. The other part is due to allowing myself to experience and give in to my emotions more.
I’m still getting used to this, especially when I read or watch something that touches my heart, I find tears rolling down my cheeks immediately. This just happened after I watched the new episode, on demand, of the “Little Couple” when they picked up their new daughter in India. There was a scene when their toddler son, Will, kissed his new sister’s foot and then did a lot of big brother stuff, as well as sharing and welcoming her. It was so heartwarming.
So it seems that being more emotional is becoming a part of me now, and hope to start getting used to that too.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
How is your writing voice like you? How does your writing voice differ from you?
My writing voice is like me because I do like to write about what I am passionate about. One day, I really should start writing about food, because I was told by a co-worker that when I speak about food, my eyes light up.
My writing voice makes more sense than me sometimes, because it takes a bit longer to get things on paper (or screen), and allows for editing. 😉 Sometimes my brain seems to run on nox, so it is better if I pause before I speak, but when I am excited, I just speak while trying to catch up to my brain.
Monday, March 3, 2013
Tell us five interesting things about yourself.
1. English is my third language. I can speak four languages, and I hope to be able to speak seven languages in my lifetime. I would also like to learn enough Cantonese to be able to order and shop in Chinatown to get the best deals.
2. I traveled by myself in Asia, using Japan as my base, for three months. I learned so much about myself, my faith in prayer and God was renewed, and I was lucky to try so many different food and things. However, I ran away from stinky tofu in Hong Kong, and I still regret that. Next time I have a chance to go to Hong Kong again, I will have to try it.
3. I went to a country (South Korea), and stayed for a week, without knowing the language and survived! Yay! I learned how strong I was and how much I could count on myself.
4. I have an interesting ability to recreate dishes through taste. I try to taste spices and ingredients to know their individual tastes to help me distinguish each component in dishes.
5. I rarely sing in public (due to stage fright I am facing). My range is soprano.
I am grateful for the food that Mom had dropped off to me so I wouldn’t have to worry about what to eat while sick. 🙂
I spent all of Saturday reading a little and watching gobs of TV. Since I do not really have a chance to watch TV, I was able to catch up on some shows and find some new ones (to catch up on another day). Even mini panther came to sit with and watch TV with me.
I really like TV shows that are heartwarming, so I found “About A Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher” really sweet. They were inspired by true stories as well. I wonder how they will evolve.
I am grateful to have some time to myself and have a chance to care for myself–even if all I did was watch a lot of TV shows.