And time yet for a hundred indecisions

 

“And for a hundred visions and revisions,

Before the taking of a toast and tea.”

 

T.S. Eliot is one of my favorite poets. Excerpt above is from his three-page poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a piece that sent my brain cells working 17 years ago. And while am still in the subject of name-dropping (yes), let me mention another blogger I’ve been following avidly. True enough, I always forget something whenever I make a list. Anyway, if Eliot worked as a bank clerk for years to be able to set press to his verses, this blogger waits on restaurant customers year in and year out to be able to write.

myparentsarecrazierthanyours – According to MPACTY, her favorite topic is her dysfunctional domestic life. Her writings are pointed, graceful and moving as she tackles the subject of being unaccomplished in the modern times. Here, lives of quiet desperation are articulated in angry yet hopeful and lyrical prose.

Here are Renx’s questions and my corresponding answers:

 

1. If you could invite 5 famous dead people to  dinner, who would you choose ?

A: Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson, John Maynard Keynes, Dorthy Parker and Mother Teresa.

2. In a few sentences, give the reason why you’ve chosen  each guest.

A:

Albert Einstein – So I could ask him questions about science I was shy to ask my teachers and wouldn’t it be cool to have him around?

Michael Jackson – Am a big fan of his music.

J.M. Keynes – I’ll ask him if bank bail-outs is really the way to go to keep the world economy afloat  plus, my friends who took graduate studies in Economics would be thrilled, haha. 

Dorthy Parker –  Someone has to keep the conversation interesting, I guess.

Mother Teresa – I think the occasion calls for the presence of a person with gentle spirit.

3. Would you consider marrying a person whose religion is  fundamentally different from yours?  Give a reason why you would or wouldn’t.

A: I would, if he really loves me and I am terribly in love with him. 

4. Do you have a fetish ? If Yes, what is it?

A: None that am aware of. None yet.

5. Which trait do you consider more important to you, intelligence or stunning physical appearance? (I think I know the answer to this….. this is the great divide between the sexes)

A: Intelligence, because I have found out that am usually stunned by physical appearance only for a while. ^^

6. Let’s say you’re married with 2 young children, but then you fall madly in love ( and it’s mutual ) with another person……. would you consider divorcing your spouse to be with this person?

A: If I married this person, it means I’ve sworn to live with him through thick and thin and committed to stick it out no matter the roughs. However, since you say I’ve fallen madly in love with this other person therefore, I must have fallen less in love with the first. In which case, I might consider the proposition. But in the end, I’ll probably stick with my original object of affection, haha. ^^

7.  Coffee or tea?  Coke or Pepsi? Left handed or right handed?

A: Coffee, the reference to tea and toast above notwithstanding. Pepsi, but stores and restaurants usually carry Coke so it has become Coke by availability. Right-handed, but usually fascinated or even awed, by left-handed persons I meet.

8. Do you believe in death penalty?

A: Death penalty as a deterrent of crimes? No. Ideally, I do not believe that the state must have the power to exact retribution by way of systematic killing of erring individuals. However, this is not absolute. Sometimes, when I hear of really atrocious crimes committed, I still find myself saying privately that the perpetrator should be put away or made to pay in a terrible manner. ^^ 

9. Your loved one cheated on you. You still love him /her, and she/he wants to come back to you, would you take her/him back?

A: I think I would. Knowing me, probably I would.

10. Would you get attracted to a person of different race and color?  Why or why not?

A: Yes, why not? 

11. Which one do you believe in? Evolution or Creationism? Kindly state your reason in as few sentences as possible.

A: I tend towards the evolutionary explanation. I am not sure if such tendency can be considered at the level of belief. ^^

 

Here are my questions for tagged fellow bloggers. Of course, I’ll be visiting your sites more often than before if you bother to answer these questions, lols! 🙂

 

1. Describe that one classmate from high school that you cannot forget.

2. What is your least liked task at home/in the house. Why?

3. Would you rather take care of plants or animals (pets)? Why?

4. What is that song that you remember because it has been your mother’s or father’s favorite?

5. What was the last movie that really let you down? Why?

6. Which part of your body you always say could use change or improvement but never got around to (doing)?

7. What is that one trick/joke/antic that your friends constantly pull on you? What is your usual reaction?

8. When your family members tease you, what is it usually about? How do you get back? ^^

9. Are you a person of strong political opinions? Why or why not?

10. Creativity or popularity? What are your chances of achieving it in the next five(5) years (in a scale of 1 to 10). State your reason in maximum of five sentences.

11. Which do you think is promoted more by blogging – alignment of people with similar interests or tolerance among people with varying lives, opinions and beliefs? Why?

 

Kindly link your answers to the questions back to this site through the comment section. Thank you all very much. Cheers!   🙂 

 

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11 comments on “And time yet for a hundred indecisions

  1. 35, your answers are most thoughtful, i enjoyed the peek. and please and thank you for not tagging me (i do not mean to presume, but just in case)…and thanks for all the “likes”. continue…

    • hello, barkinginthedark,

      thanks again, for coming over and appreciating. but then, i already have tagged you – pls see see previous post – your name and site’s mentioned, ahaha. ^^

      btw, i see so many pics of rick santorum in your posts. am afraid such might induce nightmares, ahaha. i hope things are well for you, bitd. cheers! 🙂

  2. renxkyoko says:

    Hi, Ate ! great answers ! I was going to invite Einstein too, ha ha.

    By the way, did you tag me ? I thought I saw my name in the list of people you were tagging ?

    • hello, Ren,

      hope your week’s going on fine. naman kasi, mahihirap kaya ang tanong mo? ahaha…

      yes, let’s invite Einstein over, hihi. btw, absent-minded na tao raw si Lolo Albert.. parang si Thomas Alba Edison, parati raw busy sa pagsunud-sunod sa thoughts. but yes, invite sya sa dinner, tapos have a pic with him? ahaha. ^^

      oo, you’ve been tagged. sana makulit ang ‘yong answers at maraming kwentong kasama. aantayin ko, ha? thanks uli and good day. 🙂

  3. marrymhey says:

    oh i’ve seen it.. aheheheh
    sagutin ko pag di na ko busy.
    about the tagging, mukhang next time na lang kasi bago pa lang ako dito sa wordpress. wala pa ako masyado alam na blog here. ahahahah

  4. ayon, nakita mo na nga pala… sige, dito sa comment section, pwede mong ilagay ang sagot mo sa questions. pwede rin namang sa isang hiwalay na post mo tapos, just provide a link back to your site via the comment section.

    ah, oks lang na wala ka munang mga i-tag na sites. saka na. regards sa ‘yow! 🙂

  5. bagotilyo says:

    dito ko na lang sasagutin bka magalit kasi yung ibang ng tag sakin at hindi ko nasagutan 🙂

    1. Describe that one classmate from high school that you cannot forget.

    > yung crush ko . ampula ng labi . paano ko ba makakalimutan ang ningning ng kanyang mga mata. *landi*

    2. What is your least liked task at home/in the house. Why?

    > magsamsam ng sinampay. ewan ko ba naoobliga kasi akong makipag patintero pag naambon at madilim na ang langit.

    3. Would you rather take care of plants or animals (pets)? Why?

    > Animals. lalo na ang aso. Kasi kahit papano alam mong naaappreciate nila ang mga bagay n ginagawa mo sa kanila. Eh ang plants? hahaha

    4. What is that song that you remember because it has been your mother’s or father’s favorite?

    > through the years by kenny rogers – theme song nila at laging kinakanta ni daddy sa videoke. ayiiieee

    5. What was the last movie that really let you down? Why?

    > di k na maalala pero meron tlga akong movie na masasabi kong waste of time tlga. Pero hindi din kasi andami kong nagawa habang nanonood ng movie . naggupit ng kuko , nag igib , nagwalis , nagmirienda sa kanto. pagbalik ko hindi pa din tapos. hahaha

    6. Which part of your body you always say could use change or improvement but never got around to (doing)?

    > nakakahiya naman sagutin to. Ang aking ilong dahil akoy isang certified pinoy. :p

    7. What is that one trick/joke/antic that your friends constantly pull on you? What is your usual reaction?

    > ayoko sabihin . pero madalas pakyu sing agad ang natatangap nila sakin sa bawat censored jokes nila.hahha

    8. When your family members tease you, what is it usually about? How do you get back? ^^

    > Na sinabuhay ko daw ang bawat lyrics sa kanta ni bruno mars na lazy song. hahaha wala eh totoo naman :p

    9. Are you a person of strong political opinions? Why or why not?

    > no , Actually ngayon lng ako mejo nagiging interested sa politcs kasi nga siguro botante na dapat kahit papano may alam ka na.

    10. Creativity or popularity? What are your chances of achieving it in the next five(5) years (in a scale of 1 to 10). State your reason in maximum of five sentences.

    Creativity. 7 . Wow tlagang may limit ang pagexplain? di ko susundin yan matigas ang ulo ko. Kadalasan kasi mas tamad ang utak ko sakin kya sa tingin ko kahit gusto ko mang tumaas ang scale ng aking pagiging creative kahit hanggang 8 ay hindi ko mgwa. Ewan ko din malay mo matrigger naman. no one knows. teka naka five sentences n ko? haha

    11. Which do you think is promoted more by blogging – alignment of people with similar interests or tolerance among people with varying lives, opinions and beliefs? Why?

    > Siguro yung una . tinatamad na naman ang utak kong magisip ang haba kasi nung english. Di maprocess nung utak ko.pagbigyan mo n ko sa hindi ko pagsagot dito.hahaahha

    • bagotilyo says:

      dami kong typo . *ilong *pakyu sign –> wrong spelling wrong? 😀

      • maraming salamat for obliging me, john (hihi, ‘lam din). teynks! 🙂

        ang kulit ng mga sagot mo, as usual… tnt ako sa klasmeyt, sa sinampay at sa movie na di matapos-tapos… ^^

        at talagang may reklamo sa length ng sagot? kainaman… btw, di ko sasabihin kay Ren na nagsagot ka ng mga tanong ko, sa kanya, hindi, haha. 🙂 busy pa naman sya’t di pa rin nakakasagot ng questions, dami kasi ng equations, peace! ^_^

        may time ka pa para pag-isipan ang sagot sa mga tanong nya, hihi…^^
        thanks, ha, for being such a sport. cheers! 🙂

  6. Orville says:

    Gusto ko ring sagutan ang mga tanong na yan.. Nag enjoy ako sa pagbasa ng mga sagot.. Thanks.. dami kong natutunan.. 🙂

    • ahaha, sige. copy then paste mo lang ang questions. tapos, gawa ka ng isang post. tapos lalagyan natin ng link pabalik sa site mo thru the comment section, ahaha. parang slam book lang no’ng high school… ^^ regards,

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