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- Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
WHY DID YOU START A BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Writing something in English has always been a delight for me since my time in junior college and this is probably one of the things that I’m still passionate about.
Although I was content with the solitary act of writing (and keeping it to myself) at first, but I began to think I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with others as time went by; I began to look for an outlet where I can express myself, my feelings with my own words and share them with people all over the world.
I started blogging a few years ago, but simple blogging never worked out for me; being a person of absolutely no creativity whatsoever, I ran out of topics to blog about shortly and stopped blogging altogether and put it on the back burner for the next couple of years.
It was last summer that I started blogging again here at WordPress; I figured blogging about books could work and voila, I’m still blogging. It definitely worked and I’m so hapy about that.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Tough question! I generally love (or try to love) all the books that I read in an equal measure and it’s extremely hard to narrow the choice down to only one…
But I would say it’s a toss-up between The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. They are both simply haunting, beautiful books and I’m sure they both will stick with me for a long time.
WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST?
I don’t know if it’s because of me being Japanese but I don’t want any form of confrontation in my life; I don’t relish the idea of having to confront others and I’d clam up and let it pass over my head if things would go smoothly if I chose to do so.
Having constructive, forward-looking discussions is totally a different story; I do appreciate having such productive dialogues with others and I think it’s very important to have open discussions to better understand others as well as to get yourself known. But just yelling and lashing out at others for no good reason or just for an outlet of one’s pent-up stress and frustration? NO THANK YOU. I don’t want any additional stress in my life.
I also don’t appreciate labeling / categorizing others, like assuming what kind of person he/she is (mostly in a negative light) based on wrong assumptions and sticking to it. People do change and evolve. Taking others for granted or looking down on them on misguided preconceptions is the last thing I’d want to do unto others. I think it is always important to keep your eyes and mind open and try to look at others in a positive light.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD AT THE MALL?
Another tough question… Living in the middle of nowhere in Japan, there aren’t many shopping malls around here. But if food courts at department stores counts, I would definitely go for french fries. I cannot get enough of them. Or, doughnuts and coffee. That’s a perfect combo for me 🙂
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
Reading and daydreaming. I could do them like forever…
- Beast Books
- Beth(Reading Every Night)
- The Mystique Reader
- Lisa’s Everyday Life
- Book Mojo
- Kristine Kraves Books
I apologize if you have been tagged already or I tagged you way too many times lol
Thank you so much once again and I’ll see you again soon!