Share Your World – June 12, 2017

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?

I usually do some laundry and ironing, cooking, etc. Otherwise, I cycle and swim with Him Indoors and we love travelling to different places. When I’m with my friends, we meet for coffee or lunch, shopping or walk while we talk.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’d travel far and wide, see places we haven’t been and revisit the places we love. Buy HRH the son and his beautiful K a house of their own in a place of their choice. The rest of the money, donate to our favourite charities.

What makes you laugh the most?

Him Indoors, of course! He’s got this witty/dry humour. Also, some TV shows make me laugh, like Big Bang Theory, Two and a half Men, Friends, etc.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

I have no patience with our dozen TV/dvd/etc. remote controls. I don’t watch any TV if Him Indoors is not there (I don’t mind, really, got other things to do).

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

We went to the UK last week and we had a great time. We visited HRH the son and his beautiful K in Southampton, went to Portsmouth for the Dockyard and celebrated with Him Indoors’ parents their 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary in Coventry.

Tomorrow we’re celebrating our 31st Wedding Anniversary. We’ll probably cycle to our favourite Chinese Restaurant. I’ll order duck and Him Indoors will have his beef chillies, with a bottle of Sekt or some chilled Chablis. Bliss!

On Thursday we’re flying to Malta until Tuesday. We’ll celebrate Him Indoors birthday there.

Have a lovely week everyone!

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Share Your World – May 1, 2017

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?
I don’t mind really, I was born in the Philippines where it’s always hot, but half of my life, I’ve been living in Europe, where there are four seasons and could get really cold in the winter.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?
I’ve always worn my hair long, with a fringe. I had it cut short or had it permed – I didn’t like it.

What is your favourite month of the year?
December! That’s my birthday month, also Christmas and there’s always something going on, like concerts, parties, opera, people getting ready for Christmas and there’s good feeling around us.

What is the easiest way for your to learn something new? By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?
All of the above – I love reading and I want to be in a classroom for social contact. By seeing and doing, that’s also very important for me. I’ve got to experience it!

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’ve got a couple of new contracts for my teaching and I’m really pleased. Looking forward to meeting my new students. Also, Him Indoors and I have booked some of our holidays this year and so far, so good.
This week, HRH the son is quarter of a century – Happy Birthday, son! Many happy returns of the day.

Have a great week, everyone!

 

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Share Your World – March 13, 2017

Share Your World – March 13, 2017

 

Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

I don’t! Mind you, if I could avoid it, I don’t take a lift. I’d rather walk up or down the stairs.

Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)

I’m a great planner! I plan out things usually, well, generally. Sometimes, I do things spontaneously, too.

Describe yourself in at least four uplifting words.

Nurturer, generous, loving, optimist

If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert? 

Both salt water beaches and fresh water lakes, then hot tub. I don’t do ocean cruise (seasick) nor ski resort (can’t ski) nor desert (too hot).

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I had a wonderful three week holiday in the Philippines – visited my mother, went to different islands, swan in the Pacific and South China Sea, ate all the Filipino dishes that I love, met my friends and relatives, etc.

I’m looking forward to starting with my job again from Wednesday and back to my normal routine.

 

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Share Your World – January 30, 2017

Share Your World – January 30, 2017

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?
Some of the most incredible natural venue that I’ve seen in person include the Grand Canyon, USA; Cappadoccia, Turkey; Victoria Falls, Zambia and the Underground River, Palawan, Philippines

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? 
I have two brother and one sister. I’m the second child.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I’d be a sturdy trainers or hiking boots, something comfortable and easy to wear, that keeps on going wherever adventure there is.

What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I’ve eaten sushi, balut (a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell), chicken’s feet, tripe, fish eyeballs, black pudding, steak tartare, frog’s legs, horse, kangaroo, crocodile, dog, drunken shrimp, giraffe, lemurs, etc.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 
We watched La La Land last weekend and we enjoyed it.
Next week we are going to watch Beethoven Symphony Number 5 at Munich Phil harmony and in two weeks’ time, I’m flying to the Philippines to visit my mother.
Have a lovely week everyone!

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Share Your World 2017: Week # 1

Share Your World 2017: Week # 1

Would you prefer to receive a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or motorcycle?
A bicycle – I love cycling and we cycle the whole summer or when the weather is good. It’s a must here in Bavaria, to have a bicycle.

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What is one thing you’d like to accomplish this year?
I say it every year – I’ll try to lose weight and be healthy – exercise, eating wisely, but it’s not that easy. Oh well, try and try until I’ve made it!

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What was one of the highlights of 2016 for you?
HRH the son and his beautiful bride’s wedding in the UK and in India.

Would you prefer to fly a kite or fly in a hot air balloon?
I’ve flown a kite before, but not in a hot air balloon. Perhaps, it’s not a bad idea. One day…

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Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last couple of weeks were wonderful. We celebrated Christmas with Him Indoors’ parents (from the UK) and then HRH the son and his beautiful bride came after Christmas, so we greeted the New Year with them, too. They left last night, so it’s just me and Him Indoors again.
The week coming up, we’re back to normal – work a couple of hours a day, meet friends for coffee or shopping, go to the gym (promise!).
Have a lovely week everyone 🙂

For: Share Your World – January 2, 2017

Share Your World – 2016 Week 51 – Favourite Holiday Edition

Share Your World – 2016 Week 51 – Favourite Holiday Edition

What is your favourite holiday?

I love holidays! Tis the season to be jolly…I guess Christmas is my favourite!

What types of food is associated with your holiday?

In the Philippines, we have “noche buena” and we usually have ham and cheese, all the seasonal fruit, pancit, adobo, mechado, lechon, leche flan, etc. With Him Indoors being British, we usually have roast turkey and all the trimmings.

Do you travel for your holiday?

I love travelling, any excuse to travel, we do it. For Christmas, we usually take turns of travelling to the UK or the Philippines or we stay at home, in Munich. This year, we are staying here and the in-laws are coming from the UK. HRH the son and his beautiful K are spending Christmas with her family and they will come after Christmas to be with us for the New Year.

Is it a religious or spiritual holiday?

We’re not really religious, so it’s purely for fun and family!

Is there a gift exchange?

Him Indoors and I don’t really do exchange gifts (usually we travel or buy things we want during the year). But we’ve got gifts for everyone and we put them under our Christmas tree.

How long does the celebration last?

For as long as we want. Parents-in-law are arriving tomorrow, so fun starts tomorrow. Son and beautiful wife are arriving on the 28th and stay until the 7th January. Happy Holidays everyone!

For: Share Your World – 2016 Week 51 – Favorite Holiday Edition. Also for: Our World: Christmas Edition

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 48

Share Your World – 2016 Week 48

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?  
I like them both, with or without nuts. index

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
a romantic-comedy with a bit of drama.

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 Who talks real sense to you?
Him Indoors.  us

Do you have a favourite board game?
Scrabble and other word games. scrabble-610x445

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was amazing – Him Indoors got a new car – a blue jaguar. Then both of us got new mobile phones (after I’ve washed his accidentally) and yesterday he’s got his new tablet. An expensive week, no doubt, but we deserve them hehehe. Sunday was the first Advent so we light the first candle, three more to go! 965053_10152046245585867_1959617938_o
Next week I’ll be meeting my Punla people and we’re having brunch in town. Looking forward to seeing them again. Then the next weekend, we’re off to Garmisch for my birthday weekend – yay!!!

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