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Share Your World – 2013 Week 5 to 7

THE BEST THING ABOUT THE FUTURE IS THAT IT COMES ONE DAY AT A TIME.

(Abraham Lincoln)

WEEK 5

1) ARE YOU A MORNING OR A NIGHT PERSON?
Definitely a night person, I hate it when the alarm clock goes off!!!

2) WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED DRINK: COFFEE, TEA, WATER OR OTHER?
Coffee and fresh pressed fruit/vegetable juices

3) WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD – AND NOW?
My pink doll’s pram and my whole bunch of Barbies and Barbie clothes

4) IF YOU HAD A CHOICE WHICH WOULD BE YOYR PREFERENCE SALT WATER BEACHES, FRESH WATER LAKES,  HOT TUB, SKI RESORT OR DESERT?
It’s a tough decision to make but I think salt water beaches and fresh water lakes will definitely be my favorites.

 

WEEK 6

1) IF YOU GIVEN $ 22 MILLION TAX FREE DOLLARS, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD DO?
Ouh… 22 Million Dollars… it’s a lot of money… I think first of all I would initiate a foundation for prospective adoption parents to guide them (help of lawyers, agents and so on) and support them with money if necessary.

2) WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I was born in the capital of Lower Austria, St.Pölten.

3) CAN YOU CHANGE A CAR TIRE?
Oh no… I admit… I can’t!

4) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE TOWN/ CITY YOU LIVE IN. AND WHAT COUNTRY DO YOU LIVE?
I love Chinatown because of all the colors, the smells, the shophouses and the wet market – and food is sensationally good there. I live in Singapore.

 

WEEK 7

1) YOUR FAVORITE PLACE WITHIN TWO HOURS OF YOUR HOME?
It’s hard to say because the first year here was affected by work – so we didn’t travel that much but we definitely will do in future.

2) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW OR MOVIE OF ALL TIME?
There are so many but at the moment I watch Korean Dramas – and I love it!

3) WHERE DO YOU EAT BREAKFAST?
It depends… when I have to work I only drink coffee at home on our balcony. If we don’t have to work we have some really nice and cosy cafes where we enjoy the morning.

4) WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE SMELL/ SCENT?
The smell of fresh baked Apfelstrudel and the scent of vanilla and coconut.

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Share Your World – 2013 Week 4

ALL OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE , IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE
TO PURSUE THEM.

(Walt Disney)

 

 

Almost everyone has heard of a bucket list which is a list of things you want to do before you die. List 4 things off your bucket list that you would like to share with us. Assume that money is no object. Have a lot of fun with it. Would you like to fly to the moon, dive to the bottom of the ocean, live a month in India or learn how to tap dance? What is on your list? 
{{This idea has come from Chris Donner over at Chris’ Qigong Experience}}

 

I really like this idea even though I’m not the ‘list type’ at all. But this sounds like fun and I think that everyone has unfulfilled dreams and wishes – and to write them down can possibly  bring us a bit closer to them. So here are four of my wishes and dreams:

1) BECOME A FAMILY
Even though I’m happily married something is missing – we both want to have a child but there are some circumstances that don’t allow me to give birth to a child myself. So we considered the possibility of adoption and now we are on our way… it may be a long journey, it may be a hard one but in the end every struggle will be worth it!

2) LEARN KOREAN AND TRAVEL AROUND SOUTH KOREA
After two months of learning Korean and one exam, which I passed and what I’m very proud of, I dream more and more of traveling around South Korea. Sure, I only know the primary general communication skills and the letters but if there were the possibility I would learn it faster so that I can speak to everybody when I’m there.

3) A HUGE LOFT OVER THE ROOFS OF SINGAPORE
Spacious, modern furniture, a walk in closet, photographs and pieces of art everywhere, wide open terraces, green luscious patios and a breathtaking view over the city facing Marina Bay Sands and the sea.

4) OPEN / OWN A LITERATURE CAFÉ
Old and new books, the flavor of fresh roasted coffee and apple strudel, comfy sofas and the possibility to take writing courses… and everything is located in an old shophouse where the senses are inspired.


Share Your World – 2013 Week 3

AND FORGET NOT THAT THE EARTH DELIGHTS TO FEEL
YOUR BARE FEET AND THE WINDS LONG TO PLAY WITH YOUR HAIR.

(Khalil Gibran)

 

1) Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders) or extra long (at least halfway down your back)
My hair is something between short and medium, it’s my ears covering but neck showing. I like it but I’m on my way to let it grow longer. 

2) What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.
My hair color originally was dark brown with red highlights – but now I have to dye my hair because it’s almost grey. Last year I wore my hair grey but – honestly spoken – I felt really old looking with that style so I began to dye it. Now my hair is brown again but not that dark.

3) What bad habits – if any – drive you crazy?
When people leave the lights on (or forget to leave them on) even if it’s bright enough. And – I know that may sound a bit weird but it’s a thing that really drives me crazy – not to put the toilet lid down.

4) What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)
I love cheese, it tastes great with nuts, pears, figs and some special jam. Every now and then I like a really good steak.

 


Share Your World – 2013 Week 2

LIVE AND WORK BUT DON’T FORGET TO PLAY, TO HAVE FUN IN LIFE AND REALLY ENJOY IT.

(Eileen Caddy)

 

1) What is your favorite color?
I love blue but – it depends on my mood – red is one of my favorites as well.

2) Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or cook?
– Flowers and landscapes
– Poems
– Pasta and other Italian inspired dishes but since we’re living in Asia I often cook Chinese or Korean dishes too.

3) Name two of your best personality traits.
I’m open-minded and tolerant – these personality traits are really helpful when you have to live in an unknown environment, to do things you’ve never done before and to accept changes in your life.

4) What word or words are fun for you to say? And yes Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious counts as a fun word.
Yes, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is an absolutely funny word but I also like Chuchichäschtli [ˈχʊχːiˌχæʃtli] which means kitchen cabinet.

 


Share your world – 2013 Week 1

WE WILL OPEN THE BOOK. ITS PAGES ARE BLANK. WE WILL PUT WORDS ON THEM OURSELVES. THE BOOK IS CALLED OPPORTUNITY AND ITS FIRST CHAPTER IS NEW YEARS DAY.

(Edith Lovejoy Pierce)  

1. Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?
 It depends on my mood… sometimes I prefer a shopping trip, sometimes I prefer a stroll through a park and take photographs there. 

2. Music or silence while working?
Silence while working but from time to time I listen to classical music.

3. If you had three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?
Wish No 1: Health – I think health is one of the most ‘underestimated’ things a person can ‘possess’.
Wish No 2: A child – It is a dream we won’t give up for now and sometimes dreams come true.
Wish No 3: My own shophouse – It’s an amazing place for living and working!

4. Are you a collector of anything?
Yes, I collect antique jewelry especially brooches 


Share your world – Week 32 to 41

ALL LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT. THE MORE EXPERIMENTS YOU MAKE THE BETTER.

(Ralph Waldo  Emerson)

 

Week 41:

  1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
    I think a cat but I’m not sure
  2. What makes you feel the most secure?
    My husband
  3. Have you ever jumped out of a plane?  If you haven’t, would you want to?
    I haven’t and I won’t!
  4. Are you a listener or talker?
    It depends – but most of the time a listener.

 

Week 40:

  1. Where did you live at age five?
    I lived in a small village near St.Pölten, the capitol of Lower Austria.
  2. What five things in life would you like to get paid for but would choose to do even if you have to pay to do them? (Reinventing the We’ll)
    Teaching, writing, photographing, talking hours and hours with my husband, collect old brooches
  3. Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name. (teedeevee)
    Attentive Alex
  4. “What do you have to be so happy about?”  (Caddo Veil)
    That I can live the life I’ve chosen to live

 

Week 39:

  1. Crunchy Peanut Butter or Smooth?
    Crunchy
  2. Is there a job you interviewed for and didn’t get that would have totally changed your life as it is now?
    No, there isn’t.
  3. What’s the most interesting “Ice Breaker” Question you have ever been asked? (This one is selfish, I’m always looking for more questions.)
    You discover that the person you’re head-over-heels interested in loves good home- and handmade desserts. What will you prepare?
  4. If you had the choice between an RV, a sports car, an SUV, or a bicycle, which would you choose and why?
    I’m a bit lazy, so the bike is not the one I would choose. But I really like SUV’s and don’t ask me why because I don’t know^^

 

Week 38:

  1. What is most memorable about your high school years?
    The true and continuing friendship we built
  2. What was the last URL that you bookmarked?
    http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/art/feature/best-photography-spots-in-singapore
  3. Name one thing not many people know about you.
    I had a traumatic experience that changed my life and my mind
  4. What physical attribute do you like about yourself?  Can be anywhere from beauty to heart to physical strength.
    Hmmm, difficult question… maybe head, heart and hand?

 

Week 37:

  1. Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?
    Yes, I do – I believe in an afterlife and in reincarnation.
  2. For your computer Mac or Windows based computer?  Desktop, laptop or other?
    Macbook Air
  3. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
    A Royal marriage during the Joseon Dynasty 
  4. What are you reading fiction or non-fiction or studying and would you recommend it?
    At the moment studying Korean and the course papers German as a foreign language 

 

Week 36:

  1.  What calms you down?
    My husband, a walk with my camera, the sea and the beach or music
  2. Whats your favorite fantasy sandwich?
    Fantasy sandwich… hmmmm… whole meal bagel with orange jelly, cream cheese, cresses, sesame, smoked salmon and honey mustard 
  3. What was your nickname growing up either as a kid or now?
    Alex, Ali, Lexi, Flower-power-queen
  4. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
    Red

 

Week 35:

  1.  What is your favorite comfort snack food?
    Coated peanuts
  2. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
    When we decided to adopt a child
  3. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
    Swimming and photography-walks
  4. If you could have your own TV channel, what would it be about?
    Fun and fantasy 

 

Week 34:

  1.  If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?
    Definitely poems
  2. If you had only one book you could write what would it be about?  Assume it is a top 10 seller of any genre.
    About life, love, opportunities and ways to go
  3. Did you watch the opening of the Olympics in London?  What was your favorite part of the opening?
    No
  4. What is your favorite summer Olympic event or events?
    I don’t like summer Olympic events, I prefer winter events especially downhill men

 

Week 33:

  1.  What type of pets do you have or want?
    Cats – especially my cats Celia and Maxi
  2. Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
    Take pictures
  3. What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?
    Washing the dishes and ironing
  4. What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?
    Chock-full busses

 

Week 32:

  1.  Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?
    I would prefer the wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks because this is the way you can learn and move on.
  2. Would you like to be famous?  In what way?
    No, not in this life, maybe in the next^^
  3. If you could cure one disease, what would that be?
    Kidney disease because then I could cure one of my best friends who suffered years over years
  4. If you were invisible, where would you go?
    I really don’t have an idea where to go when I were invisible

 

{{… to be continued!}}


Share your world – Week 42 to 51

A SINGLE ROSE CAN BE MY GARDEN… A SINGLE FRIEND MY WORLD.

(Leo Buscaglia)

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I really love the idea of sharing the world we are living in and so it was no question for me that I will participate.

Thank you so much, Cee, for that wonderful idea!

 

Week 51:

  1. Your most favorite fiction book?
    Oh, there are really many I liked but one of my favorites is ‘Child of the Phoenix’ written by Barbara Erskine – followed by ‘Shadow of the wind’ written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (and all his other books!)
  2. What one thing you miss about being a kid?
    That I didn’t have any fear of getting older and what the future would look like
  3. If you were an ice cream cone how many scoops and flavors would you be and why?
    Oh, I think I would be 4 scoops, because I’m really tall and not slim at all,  and the flavors would be:
    honey: I’m sweet but not that kind of sweetness you’ll expect

    chocolate-chili: sweet and tangy, sometimes really spicy
    peppermint: fresh and full of doings
    strawberry: I like the pink sunglasses and strawberry fields 
  4. What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
    I worked in an office as girl Friday during the school holidays

 

Week 50:

  1. If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?
    My white Panton chairs, the Marimekko Fatboy bean bag chair and my paintings
  2. Are you mostly a clean or messy person?
    I think a mostly clean person
  3. What is the most enjoyable team or club you have belonged to and what was it that made it so?
    The teams I worked with… in Vienna and here in Singapore as well. Thanks so much to all of them!
  4. What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $50? Why?
    It depends… sometimes it’s a good meal, sometimes it’s a tiny piece of jewelry and sometimes – at sale – it’s a pair of shoes

 

Week 49:

  1. What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?
    For me one of the most incredible and mystical natural venues are the stone formations at the ‘Blockheide Waldviertel’ in Lower Austria. Check out some pictures…
  2. What was your favorite food as a child? Do you eat it now?
    Scrumbled eggs with tomatoes and homemade bread – and yes, from time to time
  3. Would you travel into outer space?
    Oh yes, of course!
  4. Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)
    Partly cloudy and windy, there’s a small chance for sunshine later that day

 

Week 48:

  1. What feeds your enthusiasm for life?
    This wonderful world we are living in, thirst for knowledge and curiosity
  2. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
    I think it probably would be a drama-romantic comedy-action film crossover.
  3. If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
    I would definitely be an animal tamer.
  4. You are given $500 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $5,000 and one contains $50. Do you make the trade? Why or why not?
    Yes, I would make it, because I didn’t have the 500 bucks beforehand – so, why not challenge the fortune?

 

Week 47:

  1. Would you accept $10,000 to shave your head and continue your normal activities without a hat or wig while not explaining the reason for your haircut?
    Difficult question – but yes, I think I would accept…
  2. Which of the following restrictions could you best tolerate:  leaving your country permanently, or never leaving the state or area in which you live now?
    That’s also a difficult question and the decision is not so easy, but I think it will be leaving my country permanently than rather never seeing any part of the world during my whole life.
  3. If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick?
    A library … there are books without end
  4. If you could have a servant come to your house every day for one hour, what would you have them do?
    Ironing the clothes and washing the dishes

 

Week 46:

  1. Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?
    Definitely the frosting… 
  2. What is your favorite cheese?
    Blue Cheese & Parmesan cheese
  3. What is your biggest fear or phobia?
    Arachnophobia
  4. Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight?
    No… no, I don’t think so

 

Week 45:

  1. How many rings before you answer the phone?
    Oh, that depends on whether I hear it or not… but normally a few…
  2. If you were to be on a reality TV show which one would you be on and why?
    Hmmm… in Austria years ago there was a reality show called ‘Taxi Orange’… this one I would be on because it is fun driving a car and talking to other people you don’t know. 
  3. What’s your middle name?  Why?
    I don’t have a middle name
  4. Is the glass half empty or half full? What is in the glass?
    Half full… Chai Tea Latte

 

Week 44:

  1. What are you wearing right now?
    Shirt and shorts
  2. What color or colors looks best on you?
    Black, red and blue
  3. Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best and why? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)
    Happy because a smile can save your day.
  4. In a car would you rather drive or ride?
    Drive

 

Week 43:

  1. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
    Seafood, noodles, wraps, vegetables and fruits, chocolate
  2. What is set as the background on your computer?
    A Southpark Picture
  3. Would you rather swim, dance, walk, weight lift or jog?
    Swim and dance
  4. Where do you hide junk when people come over?
    In the dustbin… and the bomb shelter 

Week 42:

  1. It’s a very hot and muggy day. You desperately want something very cool and refreshing to quench your thirst and revitalize your body. What would you drink?
    Sugarcane syrup with lemon
  2. What do you keep in the trunk of your car?
    I don’t have a car
  3. What is your favorite TV show that is currently on TV?
    The Walking Dead
  4. Is it more important to love or be loved?
    To love

 

{{… to be continued!}}


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