Liebster Award, vol. 2

The beautiful Brandy nominated me for the Liebster Award. I did this early last year, and it’s a get-to-know-the-blogger kind of meme where you pass questions to the bloggers you nominate.

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Rules of the Liebster Award

  1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.
  3. Nominate (and notify) other bloggers for the award that have fewer than 500 followers.
  4. Create 11 questions (or less) for your nominees.
  5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
  6. Display the Liebster Award logo on your page.
  7. List these rules on your post.

Brandy asked, I answered:

If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?

Probably Din Tai Fung, because I can’t get enough of their vegetarian dumpling noodle soup, and I could probably eat more things on the menu that I like.

Out of your 5 senses (hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste), which one could you do without?

Taste.

I would be very sad to lose sight. The inability to hear music and words makes me afraid. I don’t think I could bear to lose that. To be unable to feel warmth of hugs and simple human interactions would be really upsetting. The sense of smell sounds like a smell most people could live without, but I think that if I never got to breathe in the scent of coffee, the ocean, freshly washed sheets, or Nicholas every time I hug him, then I would cry.

As a generally picky eater and a pescetarian, I feel like losing my sense of taste wouldn’t be such a big deal. I would hope that I could use my sense of smell to let me experience what a dish would taste like.

What three things do you think will become obsolete in the next ten years?

Internet Explorer, peanut allergies (or so I hope), and Oxford commas (see what I did there). (That would make me sad though.)

What is something that you believed (erroneously) as a child?

I didn’t understand the concept of movies and actors until I was eleven years old. I asked my mum how many people died in Speed, when people fell off the bus or got hurt. My mum laughed and said it was just acting and it wasn’t real. I understood that movies were not real life, but I didn’t comprehend that dying was also part of the acting. I was so scared that people actually had to die to be in the movie!

You vs Sleep. What’s the longest you’ve been awake?

Maybe about 25 hours. I remember having a panic attack afterwards. 😞

Would you rather go a week without internet or a week without running water?

Realistically, I would say the internet, as I could work offline and find something better to occupy my time with. I love the internet though, and even though I can live without it, I don’t sweat much so I wouldn’t need to shower. 😛

What’s the furthest you’ve ever traveled?

To Japan (from Australia).

What was the (most) happiest moment in your life?

I have a little collection of them, but I’ll share one. You don’t really think about much when you’re riding on a jet ski, but there was something about the screaming making my heart pop out of my chest, and the feel of the chilling wind blowing in my face, and the water splashing over my legs that made my love for the person I was clinging onto for dear life so much stronger. If I was an octopus then my remaining six tentacles would be waving ecstatically in the air, and if it really was possible to have love-heart eyes then that totally would have happened.

Who is your best friend and how did you meet him/her?

Lilian is my best girl friend and we met in high school, but that is an answer that is getting a bit dated (and boring – no offense, girl!)… Nick is my best friend, because your lover should always be your best friend by default. We met when we worked for the same company, on my first day, and I was being introduced to all the staff. Needless to say, I can’t really call that an interesting story either!

What’s your star sign? Do you believe in astrology, and how well does it define who you are?

Typical Bran, asking this question! I’m a Gemini like her. I don’t really believe in astrology but typical characteristics of a Gemini are almost identical to my characteristics. Creative, double-brained, indecisive, the list could honestly go on.

What do you think is your most appealing characteristic?

Superficially I would say my face, but I have pretty varied interests, which I think people find appealing.

I nominate…

I nominate Michelle, Holly, Jamie, Becca and Nancy.

My questions

  1. What was your favourite childhood game?
  2. What is the meaning of your name?
  3. Do you use a watch to tell the time? Why or why not?
  4. What is your favourite word?
  5. What is one thing you have on your to-do list right now and when will you tackle it?
  6. What are you looking forward to in the next couple of months?
  7. What is something you need to do regularly but absolutely despise doing?
  8. Describe the worst problem you have had with technology that made you very frustrated.
  9. Do you think that there should be a minimum age for children to use the internet for interacting with other people (just playing games on the internet is okay)?
  10. What is one thing in your hometown, or one thing about your hometown, that you really love?
  11. Which famous person would you love to have lunch with?

Other readers, feel free to pick one of my questions and leave a comment with your answer! 🙂

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I still use a watch to tell the time! At the moment though my watch is a hand-me-down from my dad. He got it when I was four (!!! about 2000) in a Hungarian airport for something like five euros. It used to change colour around the edges depending on the heat – orange for hot, blue/green as it got colder – but then my dad put it in the freezer to see how blue/green it could actually go and forgot to take it out and after that it no longer changes colour. It still tells the time though and is still going strong. I have, however, been dropping the odd hint here and there that I would not say no to a new, fancy watch at some point in the future …

I agree that Internet Explorer will go obsolete in the next decade. Technology moves on so fast! I was watching Doctor Who the other day, 1st and 2nd seasons, and the phones, computers, internet, etc. look so dated. And the 1st series was only 2005, gah.

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Thank you for nominating me! I was nominated by Michelle and accepted her nomination as well as you. I did your questions for fun though.

See, when I told Bear I consider him one of my best friends he said that was impossible. What a jerk >:C

I quite like Din Tai Fung too! They just opened a location in a mall that’s considered very classy and high-end–makes sense once you see the stores inside: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, things of that sort. I’ve only eaten at a location that’s a bit closer to where I live, but it’s so good. It’s probably one of the most popular and well-known dumpling places across the USA right now 😄

That loss of senses question scared me because it really made me think. Even now I’m not sure which I’d give up. Taste would be hard for me because, well, I love the taste of food. The easiest for me to lose would probably be either sight or smell–I’m very nearsighted as it is already, and when I take my glasses off everything turns fuzzy; as for smell, my nose is stuffed up quite a bit and my olfactory senses are… not that great… as a result. I don’t think I can really smell something unless I get really close and take a big whiff, or unless the smell is very strong.

Naughty boy! I think that while it should be “default”, I have been in relationships where my partner is the last person I would tell my deepest, darkest secrets. But heck, I’d tell Nick everything, and I have, ever since we became close friends.

Din Tai Fung is pretty classy and on the high end of eating, I think. The restaurant is always so crowded here!

Now that I think about it, my sense of smell is pretty bad. I think it has become worse over the years but a lot of the time someone will point out a smell (whether it is nice or foul) and I have to sniff really hard to be able to smell it. It never used to happen to me… but I think I would still like to have a sense of smell. I think it terrifies me to lose my sight because I have always had 20/20 vision. It really amazes me seeing blind people go about their everyday lives, even with a little help or guidance. They are so brave and courageous and I don’t know how they do it.

Loved reading your answers, Georgie!
I’ll answer the simplest of your questions : meaning of my name

Bhairavee has two meaning. One is music. Bhairavee is a raag in hindustani classical music is a concluding piece in a music concert

Second is that it is one of the many names of Goddess Parvati.