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Tagged by the dear patsan :)

Rule 1: Always post the rules.
Rule 2: Answer questions that are given to you and then write 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people.
Rule 4: Let them know you tagged them.
Rule 5: Don’t change the rules
(yeah, I won’t this time :P)

I’ll tag people later on and tell the questions =P

1. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Damn the clock for waking me up so early, lol, I am definitely not a morning person and I’m still struggling because of the missing hour (switch to summer time). Then I go to the bathroom, put some clothes on and go for a walk with my dog Ivy.

2. Are you usually an optimistic or a pessimistic person?

I see the glass half empty. But I am half optimistic, half pessimistic :)

3. What’s the best advice you ever received? Did you try to live by it? Who gave it to you?

To live in the moment. I got it from watching Cesar Millan and it is such a good advice! It helps being more present and being much much happier.

4. You are magically transported in a different reality. Period or sci-fi?

Definitely period, preferably in the end of the 19th century or around 1900.

5. Recommend me one book that meant a great deal to you. Why is it important for you?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I read it just recently and was rather impressed by it. I really like it because it set me thinking a lot about life and other things. I highly recommend it to you!

6. Do you usually read poetry? If yes, could you name three of your favourite authors?

Yes, I do. My favourite poems are from Lang Leav, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Robert Frost.

7. Is there a movie you could never tire to watch? Why is that?

Perfum: The story of a murderer. I love the contrast between the dirt and the ugliness of the streets and the beauty of the lavender fields, of stench and fragance and how the movie tries to catch a scent with pictures and music.

8. Someone gives you 1 million US dollars and tell you you have one month to spend it all. What you don’t spend they’ll take back at the end of the months. What do you do with the money?

Hm, that’s quite a difficult question… Um, I’d travel around for three weeks through Africa and Asia, then buy a small house with a large garden for I’d like to have some more dogs plus other animals and do some gardening. Because I would have a pack of dogs then, I’d need a big car. =P  I would pay my parents a holiday and the rest I’d donate to the WWF or other foundations.

9. There’s something about your character you would like to change? What is it?

My impatience. I’m working on it ;)

10. Do you prefer to keep the books you buy or you have no problem in giving them away after you’ve read them?

I think I could never give a book away, I want to keep them all! I’d like to have a library myself with a wingchair when I’m old and grey and wearing big reading glasses, lol. I’m rambling…

11. If we ever met in real life, what’s the first thing you would want to say to me? :)

Firstly I would be in a flap and stand there pretty awkwardly, then I’d forget what to say so you had to start XD you would be lovely and laugh a little about all that which would calm me a bit. I’d say: “This is such an embarrassing moment, typical! But I am very glad to see you!”

"The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that’s all there is."

(Source: ultimategingepond, via lala-kate)

  • me: do i have enough time to read these books?
  • me: no
  • me: *buys books*

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.

—Unknown (via psych-facts)