had caught my attention already during my first few steps through many of your blogs which i explored in typical newbie fashion> ‘oh, look at this’, ‘and that’, ‘how do they do it’ and of course ‘what’s this’. what can this ‘Liebster Award’ be – first my head jerked – translated it means ‘Darling Award’ – what is that all about – then my head shook in disbelieve and my nose twitched.
and here it landed on my bloggy doorstep this morning. it’s typical, when you have a question the answer follows soon, isn’t it. so i thank Shooting Star for nominating me, especially because it gives me also the opportunity to introduce Shooting Star and his surprising blog to you. i find Shooting Star to be awesome in his observations and witty communications. he also explained about the Liebster Award::
This Liebster Award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere.
The rules of this award are as follows::
- Link and thank the person who nominated you
- Answer the questions they asked you
- Pick eleven awesome bloggers to nominate ( preferably those with less than or around 200 followers)
- Ask them eleven questions (Shooting Star and others only asked 5)
- Let them know by commenting on one of their post
Shooting Star is asking the following five questions to the nominated, here with my response::
1) What drives you to write the current blog?
i dunno, i dunno, it certainly isn’t the initial intention that brought me here. i happened to find a totally new world to which i took like to a new xmas gift. at the moment all i want to do is play with it.
2) If you were given all the time to write a fiction novel, what would be the subject of the book?
hhmmm…., maybe about a mature anarchist who changes the world of sport by sending teams to disaster areas around the world to compete in improving the conditions where needed. after receiving the nobel prize the character then sets out to also change the world of competitive reality shows on television.
3) Which original post of yours (link it) do you want to develop into a movie?
‘a little story of love’ because I think it is so visual
4) What is your favourite movie?
nononono, with me there is no such thing. there are too many good ones and i watch so many for pure pleasure and relaxation that i do not pay much attention to names and titles. but i have seen one not too long ago that i keep remembering for its plot and great actors (although they chose one dubious person who’s performance nearly ruins the movie but can’t because it is just too good). it is the 1997 flick ‘The Edge’
5) Which football club you support, if you follow football. If you don’t who is your favourite sporting icon? Please share how you fell in love with your football team or the sporting icon as the case may be!
there is only one football and one specific game i follow. well, it is a series of 3 games and it is not really football in the technical sense but men run after a ball they sometimes cick so i think it counts.
i’m talking about the ‘state of origin’. i’m talking about rugby. well, i’m talking about aussie rules only. hardly any rules, as far as i can figure out, and definitely no wearing protective gear and helmets like american rules and such. aussie rules is the toughest and aussies are the best at it. especially the maroons. they held the title for 8 consecutive years. unbeatable.
this year (i could hardly watch it for tensed nervousness) they lost. but not for being not the better players but for the fact that the blues (honestly, what aussie rules team can win playing in baby colours) made it their rule and focus to knock out the best of the maroons as a tactic to win. i do admit that they are also good players, they are right there next to the best, but they played foul, foul, foul !
i live in a tiny, remote community at the end of the world with an old wooden country community hall. this is where my neighbours introduced me to aussie rules. it is here where i attended to watch my first state of origin. the game was projected onto the wall, huge picture, the bar was open in a far corner and there were about a dozen neighbours in the huge cold hall teasing each other with their preferred team.
it happened to be a unique game because for some reason that game was held on a b-grade field and it had been poring with rain for a while. the players were covered in mud, their enormous thighs and bodies glided and slid and tackled and made the dirty wet soil splash to my delight.
i am a foreigner here. I am a world-traveling city-girl who has seen a lot but this atmosphere was purely exotic to me. this is why i am hooked on watching the maroons play the state of origin projected at the community hall at the end of the world. this is my tradition now.
here are my 5 (sorry, i can’t manage more) nominees in alphabetical order
and i have the following questions::
what is your strategy to handle the complexity of choices when your favorite choice is out of the question ?
in what kind of a situation are you challenged to give your best ?
what dream do you have that you know will always stay a dream ?
who is your favorite philosopher and why ?
what is the most impressive display of love you have experienced from a stranger ?