|What is the meaning of life?
1. What’s the meaning of life to you, what’s the point?
I guess I’m best at telling lies. Isn’t that what all writers do? They come up with these weird stories, and they will say, ‘It’s totally fiction. It’s not based on real life.’ And yet it is often based on their personal lives, for every story ever told has the emotional footprint of the person who told it. I do it all the time. Even when I’m writing my blog, which is supposed to be a factual thing, I’ll add a bit of lies here and there to spice things up. I once told someone that my blog is 90% truth, which is the truth, but I revel in the 10% lies that I put in, for that’s actually what makes the readers come back again and again. I think.
A woman. 😀
My first job, when I was barely a month out of university. It took me to a world I had never been to before. I not only visited, and for the first time in my life slept in, a village, but I met people living with AIDS, who were about to die. Just talking to them influenced my writing for the next few years.
I don’t boil eggs. I swallow them raw. It’s supposed to be good for creativity. Ah, so now you know where I get all those crazy ideas from. You see, an egg is like a seed, like life itself. If you cook it, you destroy that life. If you swallow it raw, another life will grow inside you, and materialize in the form of a story.
A Pinoy bombshell called Reiza, my fiancee, so I can know what makes her tick, how to love her without making her go off the edge in a cloud of anger.
I wouldn’t paint it, for I’d know the diamond is a fake and the clown is setting me up for a prank.
9. If you were suddenly transformed or transmogrified into a great bowl along with your equivalent selves from every country in the world and you were asked by GOD to compete against each other in a variety of sports and tests, what self from what country would win and why?
My East African self would win, because it wouldn’t be an impostor like the others 🙂
That’s a tough one. People tend to think I’m selfish.
Geeta Nair, “Fabrics of Life”, http://geetaavij.wordpress.com/
Jairam Mohan, “Mahabore’s Mumblings”, http://mahabore.wordpress.com/
Joel Benjamin Nevender, “Hope Never Runs Dry” http://nevender.blogspot.com/
Jyothi Nair, “Jyothi’s Day Out”, http://jyothisdayout.com/
Mildred Apenyo, “Apeny Writers.” http://apenyo.com/
Reiza S Dejito, “Wander if you Must.” http://www.wander-if-you-must.com/
Simon Kaheru, “Scare a Hero.” http://skaheru.wordpress.com/
Sophie B Alal, “Deyu African.” http://deyuafrican.com/
Susan Dusterhoft, “Today’s Writing Woman”, http://todayswritingwoman.blogspot.com/
I wish I could go on and on, and it’s been hard to limit my selection to only these eleven. I should make another much longer list later. They are all worthy reads. Well, congs to you eleven. And happy blogging!
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5- Answer the eleven questions that you were asked when you were nominated.
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