Count me in the Meme!

12 Dec

So, here are my answers to the ten questions Tom Baker prepared for us. I don’t know how many of you will be able to read it but, I had fun trying to dig deep into my consciousness to come up with my most honest answers.

1. If you could interview anyone on your blog (alive or dead) who would you chose and why?
Well, I would most probably opt to interview God. I don’t know if that’s a valid response but of the many persons (if God is a person) I could think of, He’s the only one who can answer every single question I have. We know that His answers to our questions and prayers are not direct, but if an interview with Him would mean I can definitely have a concrete answer, I would never forget it, and I’d post an entry to be sure that I don’t forget it.

2. What do you feel is your strength as a blogger?
I think that my greatest strength as a blogger is that I am able to communicate not only the events that happened in my life but the emotions, the feelings that are embedded in my writing. In other words, my strength lies on the fact that I write to express and not to impress.

3. Can you share a little bit about yourself that you have not already mentioned on your blog?
I am a very insecure person. I think that many people think that I am ugly, fat and stupid. 😐 For years I have looked at myself very lowly and still I am hoping that someone will learn to love me despite my flaws.

4. If you were forced to change the name of your blog, what would you change it to? Why?
Hmm. I’d probably rename it to NEVER FORGET. While FRAUDULENT MIND reminds me to NEVER INVEST IN MY EMOTIONS, NEVER FORGET will remind me to never forget my Faith, Obligations, Relationships, Goals, Emotions and the Tale of my life.

5. What do you think is the most fulfilling part of being a blogger?
It’s the feeling of being able to touch others’ hearts and become an inspiration and maybe even a role model after just being honest when writing.

6. What would you do with your last day if you found you had only one more day to live?

I would try to tell to as many people as I can that I love them and I thank them for being a part of my life.

7. You’ve been doing medical research for decades and have finally found a cure. What was it that you found a cure for and why did you choose this particular ailment?
Diabetes. Because my dad has it.

8. What is your most guilty pleasure?
Text messaging. HAHA. Sorry, that’s the only thing I could think of. I am such a boring person. :))

9. Answer only one. What is your favorite book, movie or TV show?
My favorite TV show as of now is The Walking Dead. It kills me to wait every week. >.<

10. What do you think is the very best smell in the world? The one smell that can take you back to a time and place of a very vivid memory in your past?
The smell of cargo. I don't exactly know what it is that makes it smell that way, but it's the only smell there is that I never forget (aside from food aroma) because it reminds me of the times when a family member comes home (Philippines) and spends a short while with us.


Posted by on December 12, 2010 in You! Read this!


30 responses to “Count me in the Meme!

  1. Kissie

    December 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Carizza, thanks for stopping by my place and the invitation. I had planned to visit all of the participating sites, I was choosing sites randomly so I was coming either way. 😉

    First, I have to say, I LOVE the snow. Too cute!

    Re your answers ~~ #1 and #2 seem to contradict #3. The first two answers are full of confidence, and I see #3 as simply being modest and humble. You are absolutely beautiful.

    #4 sounds like the perfect recipe for a great writer. Keep up the good work!

    Oh yeah, what’s cargo?

    • Carizza

      December 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Cargo, it’s the box where our family members and friends put their things in before leaving the country, and when they arrive, too.

      It’s a distinct smell, though I can not properly describe.

  2. Melanie T

    December 16, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Nice answers. I think everyone has a little bit of insecurity… don’t worry! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my MeMe 🙂 I added you on FB just in case you’re wondering 😉

    • Carizza

      December 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

      Yes, and I have just confirmed. 🙂 Thank you. 🙂

  3. John Garrett

    December 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Ahh Walking Dead! Love it. Only 6 episodes? What kind of a ‘Season’ is that!? lol.

    We all have insecurities, even the so-called “beautiful people”…of which I am ONE of them, of course 🙂

    You have a beautiful smile, and most of the times we’re our own worst critics so my advise is to just go ahead and believe in yourself. Other people respond to the confidence we have in ourselves (consciously or subconsciously). Banish that insecurity!

    I’ll be back to read more. Peace!


    • Carizza

      December 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

      Yeah six episodes of a season. It’s probably the shortest season I’ve ever watched, and I am thirsty for more!

      The Beautiful People? Who are these beautiful people?

      I’ve been working on this insecurity thing for so long, and still I am working on it. :))

  4. Reymos

    December 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Nice answers here. I like your replies for 1, 2,3 and 10. Yeah, the cargo – the luggage coming from the US or Europe. I could smell the difference from just ordinary packages. Speaking of God, what is your first question to be asked from Him? And finally, I have too these insecurities despite my achievements in life… but it does not control my life!

    • Carizza

      December 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

      Come to think of that, I have not decided on what questions I’d ask Him, but I know that I will ask a lot. :))

      Yeah, I guess we all have our insecurities, and I will still find a way to eliminate them, para naman mabuhay ako diba haha.

  5. Tara Summers

    December 15, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I like your answers. Now I know what a meme is.

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Tara, thanks. 🙂

      I hope you can participate next time. 🙂

  6. nielz

    December 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    you are not ugly, fat and stupid..
    we are our own worst critic. kaya you’re just exaggerating.. hehe.. dapat we are our number one fan! 😀

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      WOW Nielz. Oo nga, dapat we are our number one fan. Tama nga un. :))

  7. Judy Marie Santiago

    December 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Oh, God would be a great interviewee! 🙂 Great answers! Would you mind if I ask you to read mine too? And leave a comment? Thanks! 😀

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      Hey there Judy. You look Filipina to me. :))

      Sure, I will read everyone’s answers and comment on them. 🙂

      • Judy Marie Santiago

        December 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

        Yes, I am Filipinea! Thank you for dropping by and really left a comment! Thank you! I added you in my blogroll. 😀 See you!

      • Carizza

        December 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

        You’re very much welcome. 😀

  8. Iron Cook Carl

    December 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    It’s me again. How did the contest turn out for your brother’s friend? You have some really good answers. Sorry it has been so long since I’ve been back to your site. I don’t really post on my site like I should. I especially like your answer to 5! I hope you stop by and see my answers.

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Hey there, Carl. Nice to hear from you again.

      Sadly, my brother’s friend didn’t make it with 90 votes against 6000. But thank you still for helping. 🙂

      I will be checking out your answers in a while, I’ve just been busy. Sorry to keep you waiting.

  9. Mitch

    December 13, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Glad to see you participated in the meme. I’m stunned by a couple of your responses, though. Your last one; cargo? I have to admit that’s different. 🙂 And I’m glad you want to solve diabetes; I’m diabetic, so that would personally help me.

    But your #3 response; no way! Look at your pretty smile and your very cute face. There’s no way you can’t see your own beauty, especially if the rest of us see it. Yeah, I know we all tend to beat ourselves up with how we look, even models of all things, and I do hope you overcome this one because, well, I’m not seeing what you’re seeing. 🙂

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      Haha, I don’t even know if you guys understand what I meant when I said ‘cargo’.

      Don’t worry, Mitch. If I finally do find a cure to Diabetes, I’ll give you a free shot. 🙂

      Very cute face, huh? That’s new. :))

  10. southwindtrails

    December 13, 2010 at 3:30 am

    I thought your answer for the smell question was really interesting. Most people think of a food but yours was so different! I havn’t read your blog before but it feels like you kept your word and answered very honestly. Your answers seemed real. Also texting as your guilty pleasure doesn’t make you boring just means you have very nimble fingers:)

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      It’s because I do not have a constant peer group with me. The only way I get to interact with other people is thru texting, even with strangers. :))

      Yeah, I thought the smell thing was weird, though. :))

  11. Cherlyn

    December 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Hello! First time stopping by, I’m glad this meme has given people the chance to explore new blogs! I love the part where you said “fact that I write to express and not to impress” – that’s a really great way to put it 🙂 And as for insecurity, there’s lots of people out there with insecurities, so if you ever need support or comfort it’s never too far down the road. I think instead of thinking about finding someone to love you in spite of your flaws, find someone who loves you for your flaws as well as your perfections 🙂 Our flaws are what makes us us, and you seem like a very beautiful, awesome person – so I’m sure you’ll find someone! 🙂

    Great answers!!

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by here. I always taught that the most effective writers are the most honest ones because they are able to relay their thoughts well.

      And I like what you said about finding the one who will love you despite your flaws. That is true. 🙂 Thank you!

  12. Tom Baker

    December 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Carizza, all of your answers were great but I find I need to address your answer to number three. You are a very beautiful person. If you think only thin people are beautiful perhaps you need to take you own words to heart. “For years I have looked at myself very lowly and still I am hoping that someone will learn to love me despite my flaws.” Perhaps you need to start looking at yourself that way!

    You didn’t ask for my opinion but I think you should like yourself more and stop looking for a man for some kind of validation! In time the right guy will see you are confident with yourself and find you. Think of yourself the way you want others to see you. I’ve written a post for January that I just might email to you before then.

    Thanks for participating in this meme. Enjoy your week! Love ya!

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      Yes, Tom, I know that. I just can’t shake off the feeling of not being able to marry because of all these things that I think make me ugly. But I appreciate you telling me otherwise. You are such a good friend. 🙂

      BTW, we should do this again (the meme) especially during this season. I know you have lots of other questions to ask everyone. And I’m only too curious to find out. 🙂

  13. Melinda

    December 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love the snowflakes and snow! I’m a deprived Florida girl. Great answers! You are shouldn’t be insecure. You have a lovely style of writing. This is so fun checking out new sites. Nice to meet you! 🙂

    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

      Hi there, Melinda!

      I chose the snowflakes and the snow because I really want to see and experience it for real. It’s always just rain or shine in our country.

      I hope to be sharing more stories with you. 🙂

  14. Anklebuster

    December 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Carizza! Your answers are very interesting and honest! I hope you can feel better about yourself, because you are the most important person in your life.



    • Carizza

      December 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, Mitch. I’ll keep that in mind.


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