This was originally known as Sisterhood of the World Bloggers, but someone wanted to make the tag more inclusive and changed the name.I’ll say the truth, I wasn’t really tagged for this challenge. Sara over at Sara Letourneau’s Official Website & Blog left it open to anyone to grab, but I liked the idea and Sara’s questions so much I thought I’d give it a go.
The rules for Siblinghood of the World Bloggers are as follows:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post. (Check!)
- Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers, and notify them of said nominations.
- Create 10 questions for your nominees.
Thanks Sara for coming up with such lovely questions. I really found your post inspiring, so guys, if you want to read it, go right here!
Here it goes, my answeres to Sara’s questions
Would you rather…
- Drink tea or coffee?
Coffee, of course. Some of my friends would say, “Of course, you’re Italian!” Well, yeah, that might be part of the reason. When an American friend of mine came visite last year, she told me, “Now that I had coffee with you and your friends I understand. For us Americans, coffee is about the caffeine. For you Italians, coffee is about the ritual.”
I had never thought about it that way, but she might have a point.
- Read in the morning or at night?
To be perfectly honest, I don’t read in the mornings, because I prefer to do more demanding activity while my mind is more rested. Morning is when I do most of my writing.
I rarely read at night because I fall asleep.
I normally prefer to read in the afternoon. In fact, I do most of my reading on the train to and from work.
- Vacation somewhere with an ocean view or a mountain view?
This is a hard one. I like both environments. But if I would be forced to really choose one or the other… well I think I’d go for the ocean.
- Cook, or have someone else cook for you?
I admit sometimes it would be lovely that someone else did the cooking. But I love cooking, so I don’t mind it, especially when I have friends visiting.
- Go on a trip with family or your best friend(s)?
I don’t have a preference here. I suppose it depends on the holiday. I don’t even mind going on holidays alone, I’ve done it several times.
- Choose Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw as your “house” at Hogwarts? (I couldn’t help myself with a Harry Potter question. *lol*)
Uhm… I’d say Ravenclaw.
- Read about a protagonist who shares your hobbies and personality traits, or a protagonist who’s completely different from you?
Well these are completely different experiences so I don’t think I can choose. There’s a very special sense of belonging when you read a character that shares so much with you. But reading a character who’s completely different from you is a journey of discovery. So there’s good in both situations.
- Watch a movie in the cinemas, or wait until it’s on DVD / HBO / cable / etc.?
Cinema, there’s no competition here!
- Ride a hippogriff or a hippocamp?
Oh, you’re evil! Why should I have to choose just one?
Mhm… my child self would say hippogriff without questions, but my adult self would be too curious to see how riding a hippocamp would feel like.
- Revisit your childhood, or teleport into your future?
These are both scary options. But in the end, I think I’d choose the future.
My 10 Questions for My Nominees
- Every kid would like to be a only child. Do you still prefer it or would you rather be one of a football team of siblings?
- Someone gifts you your favourite cake. Do you eat it all, or do you call your friends to have a tea party?
- You receive a hard rejection. Do you suffer in silence? Do you call all your friends and cry on their shoulders? Do you vent you r rage on social media? You go for a dinner out with your closest friend to plan your new, reshaped future?
- You’ve planned a holiday in a place you’ve never been with your best friend. At the last moment, your friend calls it out because of an unforeseen event. What do you do?
- You’re going through a difficult time and you’re writing down your experience as a let out. Once that experience is over, what do you do with your journal? You burn it. You share it.
- You receive the answer for the interview for your dream job. It’s a yes. What do you do?
- While cleaning up the attic, you come across your sister’s old favourite doll, all dusted up and with holes in her dress. Do you throw it out?
- You’ve tried and tried this thing multiple times, you’re watched all the tutorials, you’ve followed the instruction religiously. It doesn’t work. Do you give up?
- That book made you cry. Do you recommend it to your friends?
- A fellow blogger tags you for a challenge. What do you do? (eh, eh!)
And My Nominees Are…
Well, nobody tagged me for this challenge, it was an open call. So I think I’ll give it as I got it. If you like my questions, go ahead and pass the challenge down.
Thanks for taking up the challenge, Sarah! 🙂 I enjoyed reading your answers. I would have also chosen the ocean view. And I also don’t mind cooking for myself. I’m used to it since I live by myself, but it’s nice to visit someone else’s house and try something they made.
When I lived in Dublin, I shared the flat with four other girls. Only one was Italian like me, then there were a Chinese girl, a Pakistani girl and a German girl. We would take turns as cook, so I got to taste a lot of different dishes from different parts of the world and I learned to cook a few of them. I also taught a few of the dishes I cook.
It’s was such fun!
It was probably good idea to change from Sisterhood to Siblinghood, though I’m not sure that word rolls off the tongue as nicely. 😛 I’m just picky, though.
Coffee is definitely about the caffeine for Americans! But there are other sources. I’m more of a tea person myself (I don’t like anything about coffee but it’s aroma.)
I have a German friend who is very much into tea… and she has attached that to me too. Though tea and coffee are different for me, I don’t drink them in the same occasions and for the same reasons.