Getting to know the Blogger…Part 3

As I’ve mentioned before I have been breaking these questions up into 25 questions, I hope that you have been enjoying them! The last questions were a lot about driving and I don’t, so I hope that they weren’t too boring.

  1. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
    It has been years since I had my portrait taken by a photographer, I think I may have even have been in high school, which was now over 10 years ago…Oh, that is terrifying.
  2. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
    Musicals are my favourite! Apart from Fantasies like LotR, musicals are my favourite types of movie. When I get a rare and rarer night to myself I love to get some “good” food and drink and I will put one of the musicals on.
  3. Is Christmas stressful?
    For me it’s stressful in terms of finding people decent presents. However, I have come up with a “system” of sorts that starts in June. I start putting money away in June and then start getting little presents around September. I choose September because that’s the last major birthday for me. Christmas isn’t usually stressful for me, because I enjoy it. This years Christmas will be sad for me though because I wont be spending it with my family, I’ll be spending it with my partners family. Who live a really long way away, so I wont be able to spend anytime with them. It’ll only be the second time in my life that I’ve spent a Christmas away from my family.
  4. Ever eat a Pierogi?
    TOO THE GOOGLE! So…No,lol
  5. Favorite type of fruit pie?
    It’s got to be a Apple Pie…Especially on a cold winter with a whole lot of custard.
  6. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
    I wanted to be either a Ballerina or a Fairy Queen…I am not even kidding, I had the whole “how to become a Fairy Queen” gig all worked out. Sometimes I also wanted to be a hairdresser, but that was more to do with others people wanting me too, because my hair was just so long.
  7. Do you believe in ghosts?
    I think that they are out there, I haven’t had any personal experience. There’s a few people I know though that both believe and don’t believe that they’ve had encounters.
  8. Ever had a deja-vu feeling?
    I get it quiet a lot actually, but I just tell myself most of the time that I am being silly.
  9. Take a vitamin daily?
    I don’t, but I probably should and I have been thinking about it a lot lately. Mostly trying to figure out what I might need to start taking.
  10. Wear slippers?
    I wear them quiet a lot actually, my feet get really cold, they can even get really cold during Summer. I am always being told that I have really bad circulation in my feet all the time. I am aware of this. Most of the time if I’m not wearing slippers, I will be wearing socks at least.
  11. Wear a bath robe?
    I do, I already have two. One is at my house and the other is at my partners house and I am already thinking of getting one that is Harley Quinn related.
  12. What do you wear to bed?
    It depends who I’m with, what time of year and if there are other people in the house. If it’s just my partner and myself I usually wear one of his t-shirts and not much else, except in Winter where I’ll pants and socks. If other people are in the house, I’ll be fully clothes or wear a long night-gown.
  13. First concert?
    I think from memory, that my first concert was a 5ive concert and we didn’t have the greatest of seats, but even so, the atmosphere was awesome!
  14. Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
    It would have to be between Target and K-Mart, we don’t have Walmart in Australia. They might somewhere like Sydney, but I don’t think so. K-Mart has such a great variety and it usually is very cost effective. Target has more expensive things but they clothing is supposedly of more quality. Generally I’ll go to K-Mart, but for good quality work clothing I’ll go to Target.
  15. Nike or Adidas?
    I don’t mind really, I haven’t bought either for a really long time.
  16. Cheetos or Fritos?
    I have never actually had Fritos before, so I’d have to go with Cheetos.
  17. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
    Peanuts, mainly the honey roasted peanuts…So good.
  18. Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?
    I thought it was just a French saying >.<
  19. Ever take dance lessons?
    Yes, half of my life was going to dance lessons. I miss it a lot, I only really quit because the competition to get main parts started to turn nasty.
  20. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
    Well, whatever makes him happy really.
  21. Can you curl your tongue?
    I can roll my tongue in half, but I can’t make any special “rose” petal shapes or anything like that.
  22. Ever won a spelling bee?
    As far as I am aware we don’t even have spelling bees here.
  23. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? 
    Of course. It’s very rare though, but I definitely do. It usually also involves animals getting rescued, or something like that.
  24. Own any record albums?
    I’ve never really had any, but I’m looking into getting one, just cause I think it’d be cool to have one.
  25. 75. Own a record player? I have never owned one myself, but I can remember having one when I was little. I think that my Dad may still actually still have it.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Just a bit of  a different Blog over the weekend (I don’t usually post over the weekend) Just to say a big Happy Chinese New Year! This year it’s the Year of the Rooster…I am a Rat =D

Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster, do’s and don’ts

This year I discovered new in that in Chinese astrology each zodiac year is associated with an animal sign, plus one of the five elements – so 2017 is the year of the rooster, and the element is fire. It’s apparently a rare combination and was last seen in 1957, and can have a good or bad outcome depending for those who are prepared to work hard.

One of the funny things is is that the first “Do” is to visit family and wish them prosperity and good fortune. The reason this is such a doable thing for me is I am already visiting my family today, to wish my cousin luck. Since he’s going to South America for 8 months. Don’t wear red if you’re a Rooster! Apparently that’s your unlucky colour.

Personally, I like the more Asian type “religions” or “Beliefs” I don’t really relate at all to the more first world and Western type religions. I don’t know why. I just prefer them, which probably sounds completely blase. I don’t mean any disrespect by sounding so blase about it. I’ve met with Buddhist monks before and participate in their ceremonies, mainly watching them. Maybe somewhere in my past lives I was a Monk…Or something similar.

What Chinese Astrology sign are you? Are you a Rooster? Do you celebrate Chinese New Year at all?

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I hope that you have a good day

So I hope that you all had a great day yesterday however it was spent. Whether you celebrate it or not, and that’s all good. My day started off with excitement when we were woken up in the middle of the night, the people who lived across the road have a brush fence. We had a loud repetitive banging on the door and when we ventured out, the fence was on fire, and the fire was so fierce, that we actually thought that the house was on fire.

Which then kind of set the feeling for the day. I haven’t had to go to a partners family thing in a really long time. I think I’ve only actually had to do it once or twice, and I was exhausted!

I think one of the reasons I didn’t feel a Christmassy this year, was this whole “attack on Christmas thing”. This may come as a shock as some, but not everyone celebrates Christmas, for various reasons. The world is made of very different people, different backgrounds, different beliefs or “non-beliefs”. If they want to say Happy Holidays, they are absolutely allowed too…No one is making you say Happy Holidays. Say Merry Christmas if you want, but understand something…

NOT EVERYTHING REVOLVES AROUND YOU

NOT EVERYONE CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU

I think it’s the main reason I LOVE celebrating Christmas with my Mum’s side, we just are so laid-back, if someone’s late, or if someone ‘accidentally’ says “Happy Holidays” it’s perfectly fine.

Share Your World … Week 51

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 51

What is your favorite holiday?

I would have to say that it’d be between Christmas and Easter, but it’s mainly because a lot of those type of holidays, we spend with family, and I think that’s why they are my favourite holidays. I would say Christmas tips the scales just that little bit more because people are more willing to get together around that holiday, rather than Easter.

What types of food is associated with your holiday?

I guess it’s would be very English food, kind of traditional food, I guess you would say. We have the Turkey, the Ham, lot’s of boiled vegetables and I love Brussel sprouts! We do the pudding and the Christmas cake.

Do you travel for your holiday?

I don’t usually, we’ve been going to a family members house every year. I travel about 30 minutes to go to their travel, so I do “travel”lol…Next year though I will have too and I am not looking forward to it, it’ll be one of my first Christmas’s away. I will be driving about 3 hours to get to my partners side of the family.

Is it a religious or spiritual holiday?

The great thing about my family is that we are all so different, and we all have different beliefs backgrounds and we get along so well. So it’s kind of a everything holiday,lol

Is there a gift exchange?

Yeah, as we have gotten older the presents between the adults has gotten less. We’re now at the point where with the adults we just do a Secret Santa.

How long does the celebration last?

Usually just the day, but we sometimes catch up a couple of days to celebrate some of family members birthday who were born in that week.

 

1st of December

*jumps from one foot to the other*

So it’s the first day of the Christmas AND the New Year month. I feel like I am gonna burst. I haven’t really been able to get excited about Christmas recently, my partner banned Christmas talk (although it was mentioned here and there). I think he was fed up with everyone just wanting to decide everything there and then, in the middle of October.

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Mother Day (Australia)

Here in the land Down Under it’s our turn to celebrate Mothers Day, so because we celebrate a day earlier, to my overseas friends, please do not panic or worry. It’s just Australia’s turn to celebrate it today…Unless of course you have a Mother overseas, in which case, you should totally give her a call today.

Did you know?: The first “modern” Mothers day was celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.

Happy Mothers Day to ALL Mothers, Grans, Aunties, ones that are gone and not forgotten, new mama’s, furbaby mama’s, all the wild mama’s, adoptive mama’s, stepmama’s, stepfurbaby mama’s…Like me!lol … All the Mama’s

Good Friday

Another Easter is here! As always we start off our Easter with Good Friday.

Good Friday is primarily a religious holiday, but is now celebrated worldwide and by many different people and background. Good Friday is significant as it commemorates the first day where is Jesus Christ is crucified against the cross at Calvary.

Here is Australia not only do people celebrate this day by visiting and having a Public Holiday, but it also the day were Hot Cross Buns (Taste.com.au) are consumed. I personally would have no problem eating these all year!

Which brings me to my real topic…We are having Easter Sunday at my house this year and I have to cook! I am really trying to find out some good Easter recipes.

Adelaide Cup

In my little “town” (it’s South Australia main city) today is “Adelaide Cup” day. To break it down, instead of breaking it down into tinier stories. It’s a Public Holiday in South Australia (YAY) but it’s also the day in South Australia where our fanciest of the fanciest and the richest of the richest come out and take a bet on some horses.

The Adelaide Cup always takes place on the second Monday in March and it’s first run was in 1864. The first race usually takes places around lunch time and then continues at roughly 40 minute intervals for the rest of the afternoon/day.

Now this day does cause a lot of controversy, as you can probably imagine. That constant battle between “making” horses run and what can sometimes happen after the races. Also that eternal battle of do the horses really want to race? It’s also causes that big controversy of people needing to shop for everything in the whole supermarket, just in case…just in case, on that one public holiday day they run out of…stuff,lol

So readers, what do you think of racing? Horse racing or otherwise? Personally I am enthralled by car-racing, even though I don’t drive!

*If you do place a bet today, do so, responsibly*. 

Happy 4th of July!

Just thought that I would give a quick shout out at my American friends and readers and wish them a happy 4th of July! Party and be safe! I’m sure that you all are aware of the celebrations of July the 4th, but I’ve just added some links for those who might be more curious or interested.

https://www.usa.gov/life-in-the-us#item-211737

http://census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff16.html

I guess this is a good time to ask my other readers what days do their countries celebrate their “independence”. Australia Day is held every years on January the 28th and is usually a Public Holiday.