Share Your World – May 28, 2018

If you were to pack a basket for picnic lunch, what would be in your basket?
Our picnic basket would have some fresh bread/baguette, butter, some cheese and cold cuts, lettuce, tomatoes, pickled onions and beetroots for Him Indoors and gherkins for me. We’ll buy our drinks there.

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On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?
It should be comfortable and quiet, away from the streets, ideally with sea or mountain view.

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If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?
It should have a good public transport connection, not so far from the city. It should have a nice garden and if money is not a problem, an outdoor pool. And it should be in a quiet neighbourhood.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
Although our new kitchen is not yet finish, we could imagine the end product once our hob and oven as well as the granite work surface have been installed. We’re just waiting for delivery of the right oven, then the man can cut the granite. Two more weeks, I suppose.

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We’re looking forward to have our holiday next week. Italy, here we go!

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Have a great week, everyone!

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Share Your World – February 26, 2018

What are you reading right now?
The last books I’ve read were by C.P. Irvine, “Orlando File” and “What if…?” three months ago. Now, quite busy with work and blogging.

What was your first adult job?
My first job was being a Medical Representative of Sanofi Pharma in Manila. It used to be Clin Midy when I joined, I covered some government offices in Manila like the City Hall, Post Office, Central Bank and Ospital ng Maynila. Such a grown up experience.

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
I have porridge every morning, sometimes with milk, honey and cinnamon, and sometimes – somewhat savoury, like with vegetable stock, onions, tomatoes, etc.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 
I am so grateful that my mother is getting better everyday. Also, that I’ve booked my next flight to the Philippines to see her again. It will be in August/September this year.

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Share Your World – October 30, 2017

Where do you eat breakfast?
I usually have my oatmeal at the dining table. Oatmeal could be with milk and honey or sometimes, with vegetables.

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Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with?
With Him Indoors, of course! We usually cook our dinner, eat, then go upstairs in the attic to watch television. Most of the times, we fall asleep while the telly is still on. Oh well, life is so…

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If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

A coconut tree, where I can sway with the wind, provide shade, food and drink, too.

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What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

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Happy Halloween!

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Share Your World – July 17, 2017

What is your favourite cheese?
Cheddar and stilton blue cheese.
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Are you left or right handed?
Right handed

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
Exercising my mind by reading and blogging/writing when I’m at home. As for exercising my body, I cycle most of the days. I still need to start going to the gym again.
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Complete this sentence: Hot days are … drinking wheat beer and eating ice-cream in the park, also swimming in the lake
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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?
It has been sunny here so we’ve been out cycling to the beer gardens and parks.
This weekend, I’m going to a wellness holiday with my friend. It’s going to be fun!
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For: Share Your World – July 17, 2017, Hibernating in the malls – Echoes of my neighbourhood

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Share Your World – June 26, 2017

What goal are you working on now?

I don’t know. Perhaps try to have more clients/students. At the moment, things are perking up, new clients from different companies. The goal is to organise them well so that I don’t have to travel that much.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?

Being on a cruise. I’m not good on ships, I get sea-sick.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

I’ve got a degree in Chemistry and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. I’ve worked in different fields, as a medical representative, as a secretary, as a cashier, in Statistics, in Clinical Research, in IT. When I had HRH the son, I wanted something that is flexible, so I chose to be a freelance English teacher. I love it!

Have you ever gotten lost?

All the time! I’ve got no sense of direction.

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

We had a great time in Malta, celebrated our Anniversary and Him Indoors’ birthday. Really thankful.

This week coming up, looking forward to meeting two new clients/students. Also, having coffee and shopping with my friends.

Have a lovely week everyone!

For: Share Your World – June 26, 2017, Our World: 26 June 2017

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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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