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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Andrew's 10 Questions

1. Websites, blogs and social media can skew our lives and make us look hyper-focused on one aspect of your life. What are some interests/hobbies/etc. that you have that you think your readers/friends might not know about?
I love to travel. I would love to focus my life on travel writing as well as poetry. I was hesitant at first to post my personal life on my blogs, but now I'm starting to realize that it's okay. I love getting feedback on everything by different people. I also love meeting new people, especially in person.

2. What have blogs/the Internet introduced you to that you never knew about before?
I like what Andrew has to say, "I have spent my entire life in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have barely ventured beyond those two countries; as such, I have not really experienced what people are like in other places. However, from interacting with different people on the Internet I have learnt that people are similar the world over: the average American wants to live the best life possible, as does the average Brazilian and the average Chinese person (while I would have preferred to have met these people in person, at least I have some insight into them). Labeling people you have never met as "enemies" serves no good purpose whatsoever." However, I have been to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but a glimpse into a week of their lives is not enough; blogging helps me learn more about the culture and the people.

3. What are your top 10 most visited websites?
Facebook, Blogger, Google, Writing.com, my school's website, and various news sites.

4. What is your favorite/most bizarre/interesting fact about something in history?
Women spies of the Civil War. I remember when I was doing my senior grad project for high school, it was always fun to read about their escapades, adventures and living on the edge to conceal their identities as women.

5. If you could wake up tomorrow and have acquired a new skill in your sleep, what would it be and why?
Hmmm, good question. Maybe the skill of easily making friends, I am currently struggling in that department. And maybe also the fear of not driving, but then again I'd still take the bus to most places.

6. If you could spend 1 year in a different time period, which would you choose and why?
The United States in 1861, for no other reason than to experience living under one of my favorite US wars; The Civil War.

7. What are your Internet pet-peeves?
Harassment issues aside, I would say my biggest annoyances on the Internet are when some people post uninformed comments on news articles, post off-topic trolling comments to light-hearted pieces, or "debate" by insulting other people rather than coming up with a reasonable argument to support their view(s).

8.  What is your newest hobby/interest? Tell us a little about it.
Definitely traveling. I have been feeling the urge to get away from where I live and venture out to meet new people and see new things.

9. If you could invite 3 deceased people to dinner who would it be and what would you talk to them about?
William Tecumseh Sherman to ask him how he felt about his tactics during the Civil War, Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley just to get to know them.

10. If you had to play a character in a movie, who would you play and why?
Hmmm, as I'm not a movie person, this is a little difficult. I would say I'd like to play Johnny Depp's character in the Secret Window. Although he turned out to be crazy, he was a good writer and could easily think up characters. As a writer, that's important to me.

4 comments:

  1. Heh, I'm honored to be mentioned in the title of one of your blog posts, but I think Stephanie deserves the credit for the questions. :)

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  2. No big deal. We're all friends here. :P

    I drive so little sometimes I forget how.

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    1. With my gram's cancer, I dunno I'm debating it. I'm so scared about it, though. I prefer public transportation.

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