50 Questions to Get to Know Me Better

Rob at movierob and Abbi at abbiosbiston have posted entries: “50 Questions to Get to Know Me Better”, and I have decided to follow suit since it looks fun and I am always ready for that kind of a challenge (and, maybe also because I have decided to do something different since tomorrow my blog is 6 years old (not a baby anymore)). Whoever else would like to take up the challenge, I am sure is welcome too! 

What’s your favourite movie?

The English Patient” (1996): emotionally powerful, beautifully crafted film.

Favourite movie in the past five years? 

A very tough question. I probably enjoyed the animation “Your Name” (2016) the most.

Favourite Hitchcock film?

I have two favourites: “Psycho” (1960) and “The Birds” (1963).

A book you plan on reading? 

I plan to read next “Laura”, a novel by Vera Caspary. Yes, that book which was later made into a film of 1944, starring Gene Tierney in a leading role.

A book that you read in school that positively shaped you? 

I loved Dickens’ “Bleak House”: not only this book contributed to my passion for the English law, but I found the main heroine there very inspiring.

Favourite TV show that’s currently on? 

“The Apprentice” and “Dragons’ Den” (UK): yes, I can admit that. 

On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now? 


Iphone or android? 

Android. I have a difficult relationship with Apple.

Twitter or Instagram? 

Twitter, follow me here, by the way 🙂 

Who should everyone be following right now? 

Everyone should follow folks that inspire them the most.

What’s your favourite food? 

I love Italian cuisine. Who could say “no” to some nice calzone as a main, and to cannoli for a dessert, with a nice glass of Chianti to gulp it all down?

Least favourite food? 

Some varieties of junk food.

What do you love on your pizza? 

Pepperoni is always nice.

Favourite drink? 

A good cup of coffee.

Favourite dessert? 

I would order coffee with some flavour instead.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? 


Coffee or tea? 

Coffee, obviously, preferably, a good double-shot espresso.

What’s the hardest part about being a mum? 

Taking my mum as an example, I would think it is the constant worry for your children, which never actually leaves you. This is positive as well.

What’s your favourite band? 

I listen to everything, and I mean everything: from hard rock to classical music, from rap to some metal and pop. Ballads, film soundtracks, jazz, you just name it.

Favourite solo artist? 

I don’t have a favourite artist. I like individual songs.

Favourite song? 

Uh, so many, mainly in the rock department.  For example, I can listen to The Who –“Love Reign over Me” endlessly. Another favourite is “I Started a Joke” by Bee Gees. Usually, I am into slow songs.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be? 

I would not sing a duet with anyone, I don’t have a good voice, but if I could choose, I will rock with Bon Jovi and we will make some epic love rock song lol.

If you could master one instrument, what would it be? 

A piano, my favourite musical instrument.

If you had a tattoo, where would it be? 

Nowhere. I won’t have a tattoo.

To be or not to be? 

That is the question, isn’t it?

Dogs or cats? 

But, of course, dogs! They are so intelligent, friendly and loyal. My favourites are large and medium-sized dog breeds, such as the Golden Retriever, the German Shepherd, Labrador and Border Collie. Stunning dogs. Some day, I hope I will buy a puppy.

Bird-watching or whale-watching? 

Whale-watching, sounds more exotic.

Best gift you’ve ever received? 

Travel-related. A ticket to visit something. Experience is always great.

Best gift you’ve ever given? 

Uh, what I consider a best gift does not always mean that the recipients consider it so.

Last gift you gave a friend? 

A birthday card.

What’s your favourite board game? 

Cluedo? I don’t play them that much.

What’s your favourite country to visit? 

Italy. I love everything about it. From the weather to the culture, people and food. I am into Italian history as well. La dolce vita. I also love France and Spain.

What’s the last country you visited? 


What country do you wish to visit? 

A country in Latin America: Argentina, Peru, Cuba or Dominique Republic would be nice. I also would like to visit Japan: Tokyo and Kyoto are on my “to-visit” list.

What’s your favourite colour? 

Dark blue, navy.

Least favourite colour? 


Diamonds or pearls? 


Heels or flats? 

Heels, elegance and style.

Pilates or yoga? 


Jogging or swimming? 

Both. I love water and swimming, but jogging is good to keep oneself fit.

Best way to de-stress? 

I am an introvert, so I have to spend time alone to recuperate. This may involve listening to my favourite music or reading a book.

If you had one superpower, what would it be? 

Knowledge is the ultimate power, so mind-reading at will would be nice or knowing/predicting future events. It would also be nice to gain an insight into what life really is; how human brain really works; why we dream; and to find out the meaning of the universe, i.e., to explore the mysteries of life.

What’s the weirdest word in the English language? 

I find the word “penguin” funny, especially when it is pronounced slightly differently.

What’s your favourite flower? 

A rose.

When was the last time you cried? 

Last week when I recalled the death of my favourite professor from cancer.

Do you like your handwriting? 

Absolutely. It is beautiful. I can never get enough of it. I love copying texts too, just to look at it. Yes, I am serious.

Do you bake? 

Sometimes, especially on special occasions.

What is your least favourite thing about yourself? 

It is hard to de-stress sometimes. For me, blogging helps.

What is your most favourite thing about yourself? 

I am always curious about something. That means I am hardly ever bored on my own.

Who do you miss most? 

Some people I have not seen in ages.

17 thoughts on “50 Questions to Get to Know Me Better

    1. Thank you! I don’t usually like doing that “Blog Anniversary” thing every year. I did it last year, because my blog was 5 years old, and I think I will just wait when it is 10 years old to do another one (if that time every comes, of course) lol

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  1. Wasn’t sure whether you are male or female as your name dbmoviesblog doesn’t give much away. The “heels” question gave me the answer!

    I can relate to a curiosity for life, and “recuperating” with music and blogging.

    Didn’t Benedict Cumberbatch pronounce “penguin” in an odd way? Think I saw that on Graham Norton


    1. Yes, I am a female 🙂
      Uh, you are so right! Cumberbatch was shamed for his saying of this word during a nature documentary, but than on that show he says the responsibility for him saying it odd should also fall upon all the crew working on the documentary. *Yeah, yeah*. As I love this animal so much, I also love this word. It somehow always makes me smile.


    1. Glad to know you also liked Bleak House. It seems like these days it is hard to find people enthusiastic about Dickens.
      I hardly ever watch TV series, maybe that is why the version of Bleak House with Gillian Anderson passed me by. Due to the size of the book, it might have been a better decision to do a TV series rather than a film, though. Someday, like you, I will give it a watch.

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