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.
A good cup of coffee.
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.
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?
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.