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thank you…a nomination!

January 1, 2016 , , , , , ,


Dear anotsojadedlife; thank you for my nomination! And thank you also for your wonderful work + writing.

I am writing purely for the joy for writing! I am not so versed in how things work in the blogging world that I keep up, and teaching + living life consumes much of my time + thoughts. But I am very honoured, and will do my best to respond to the questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Real Neat Blog Award


1. What is your favourite type of food and why? 

My favourite type of food is simple + clean; I love food that gives me energy + fuels me well and this is the type of food I eat on a daily basis…fresh, unprocessed, clean, simply made. Having said that, I am a total sucker for the following, and will break down walls to get to them if I need them; Tim Tams, crunchy peanut butter on anything, salted caramel ice-cream + macarons, nachos, avocado, Vegemite, big warming winter stews with lashings of cream, butter, pesto, or whatever the appropriate addition is, spring rolls, chips + chicken salt, and anchovies.


2. If you could pick one place in the world to go, where would it be and why?

Always Henley Square, at the end of the jetty. I grew up near Henley Square, it’s the place I would go if ever I had a bad day, and even though I have been living away from the area for over 10 years now, it is still the place I go if I’ve had a challenging day. It’s humble, beautiful, and a perfect little oasis.

3. If you had to pick between immortality and 1 billion dollars, what would you pick?

I would pick immortality. It would give me a chance to figure out how to do things, connect with others, teach, work, create and so forth to the best of my ability. I could keep practising and trying as much as I wanted, and this process is something I’m finding great joy in right now. I hope I never stop learning, hence the need for unlimited time!

The billion dollars? I’m a first generation Chinese-Vietnamese migrant; a country bumpkin. We can exist for ages on rice and mung beans.

4. What was the last picture you took with your phone and why?

A picture of a bright yellow door because I love the idea of hope and promise it inspired.

5. What kind of sickness have you lied about to get out of work or an important event?

I haven’t lied about any sickness; mostly I like being wherever I’m supposed to go, and would rather be there than not. And if I don’t want to go, I say so. That is so incredibly boring + straight-forward, isn’t it?! I have, however, been unfailingly honest about my sicknesses, so people have edged carefully away from me and whispered in hushed tones…! ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. What is the thing you woke up thinking this morning?

A brand new day…what shall I do with it? What do I want to learn? What momentum do I want to create?

7. What is the strangest name someone has introduced themselves with to you?

I get very strange + innovative names from students all the time; always funny to try and pronounce! Makes me think of a game I still play when I order coffee, I give an unusual name to the barista so that I can laugh when they call it out loudly over the noise…a couple of days ago, I was “Gertrude”, and before that, “Jezabel”. Is that mean?!

Thank you for reading + happy writing!

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