28 October 2009

My First Random Dozen (#9) | Simple Notes

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Random Dozen
Thanks for hosting, Linda

1. Tell me something about your favorite teacher.
I consider every person who has taught me something valuable in life as a teacher. But there is this particular person who often comes to mind. She was one of my junior high school teachers labeled as "Killer Lady". It turned out that she was one of the most caring and competent teachers I ever met. It's so sad that she died in a tragic traffic accident a couple years later, after I graduated. It was a great loss for all of us, and many former students came to her funeral.

2. Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life.
Becoming a mother has changed my life forever. Now I can even more understand and appreciate all the sacrifice, love and tenderness I received from my beloved mother. She is a remarkable woman, and I can't be thankful enough for all that she has done for me.

3. About favorite colors--a lot of people will ask you what it is, but I want to know why it is. What feeling or memory does it evoke?
I think all colors have their own uniqueness. But if I had to choose it would be green and blue, because they remind me of mother nature. It evokes a calm and relaxing feeling in my mind. So tranquil and peaceful.

4. What's a sure sign that you're getting older?
My back reminds me constantly that I am getting older. I also wish that my breath wouldn't be so short, like these days.

5. Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you?
No, simply because it's not a custom here in Indonesia to celebrate Halloween.

6. What's your favorite musical?
I never have seen a live musical performance, but Mary Poppins is one of my favorite musical movies.

7. Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse?
I'm a country mouse living at the border of a big city. I definitely prefer the relaxing atmosphere of the country, instead of the hectic city. But I do like some modern privileges in the city.

8. Did you know that it is possible, for a small fee, to name a real star after someone? (It's true! Google it!) If someone were to name a star for you, would you appreciate it for its whimsy and romance, or would you say, "Are you kidding me? For $19.95 we could have gone to the movie and actually bought popcorn."
Yes, I knew that. Of course I would appreciate any nice gesture. Especially, if it came from my spouse. But if you asked me, I might have used the money to buy something different. Something more for practical use. I think he would, too. I guess, we are not that romantic. LOL

9. What's the craziest thing you've ever been doing and texted during it? I only thought of this b/c I was about to try to text during my walking video but I didn't. (This question came from Paula at His Ways Are Not Our Ways)
I don't text a lot. So... hmmm... using the bathroom would be my wildest answer.

10. "It's not a party unless _______."
I'm not a party person. But if I actually was attending one, I would say "unless my family and/or friends were there".

11. When you're stuck in traffic or a waiting room, what do you do to pass the time? PS: There are no magazines available.
No magazines? Well, I hope they have a good signal for going online with my mobile.

12. If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you?
Depends on what kind of person I would be, if I'm not myself. If this person doesn't appreciate prejudice and hatred and follows the heart, I think there is a big possibility that we would be friends.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

17 appreciated note(s):

quilly said...

Great answers -- and you are right, we are very much alike.

Nessa said...

Each time I read these questions I wonder what they were looking for with the texting question.

Wordless Wednesday - Now That's Scary

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

#9...too funny! I'd be afraid I'd drop it in the bowl. While on the phone with a friend one time she warned me that while talking she had been cleaning the toilet and that the flush I was about to hear was scrubbing bubbles and not something else...but I'm suspicious!!!

H-Mama said...

Nah... romance just takes on a different form as time goes on. That's my story anyway. :)

XoXo said...

Interesting answers here Rosidah...Wish I had the patience to do this things, hahahah...am more of a visual type. :) Glad you're back. Hope you did have a great vacay. Pictures please...LOL.

Anonymous said...

Very nice answers my friend :)

Vicky said...

just drop by to say hello!
this is an interesting meme, you hv answered well.

Susanne said...

Loved your answer to #2.

Mary Poppins. I forgot all about Mary Poppins. I loved that as a kid and watching it my own kids.

Joyce said...

Hello...I enjoyed visiting today...I love the quote on your comment form.

I loved your thoughts on motherhood...I agree.

Have a wonderful day!

Amanda Moore said...

Oh Rosidah you crack me up so if you're texting in the bathroom does that mean you have "potty mouth"?
Your answers are very close to what I would have said on so much. Random dozen? I think Thom does this one as well? maybe I'll check it out!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Your answers were also thought provoking. I enjoyed reading these, you are a kind soul as well Rosidah

RA said...

@All: Thanks for the wonderful comments.
@Pam: LOL. I'd be suspicious too ;)
@Amanda: You've got me choking here. Ahem... I guess that's a yes ^_^.

Kim said...

Mary Poppins is a great musical! It's amazing how many of us answered questions #5, 7, & 8 just about the same :-) I'm getting a real kick out of the answers to #9 :-)

Waileng Tan said...

Good day Rosidah,

This is an interesting post - I get to learn more about you. So if I were to copy this post (but with my answers of course) do I link it to you, or to Linda?

RA said...

@Waileng: Good day, Waileng :)! You link it to Linda in your post. If you click the button in my post you will get to Linda's post where you also can add your post link to Mr.Linky, so that other participants might visit you.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Rosidah, I enjoyed your answers. I like the way you answered the color question and the last one. Hope you can join in again next week!

Barbara H. said...

Very insightful answer to #1, and so true that every person can teach us something if we let them.

I agree with many of your answers.