Here is another fun way to spend some time on the internet. The website is called the friday five and the concept is pretty straight forward: five questions from some kind of category (or not) posted on a Friday, to which people post responses on their own blog and link to t.f.f. Obviously, right up my alley. Consider yourself lucky that I have thus far exercised restraint in publishing them all.
The following questions are from August 2005, the Friday I arrived in Hong Kong. The category is Hodgepodge. For the record, I hate that word, but I am going to do the questions anyhow.
1. List five people and a song that reminds you of them or that you think best describes them (list the person’s name, the song title, and the song’s artist).
Anna: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips [reminds & describes]
Adele: Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol [describes more than reminds…]
Mara: You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – The Rave Ups/Bob Dylan [reminds more than describes…]
Chris T: Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas [reminds & describes, obviously.]
Mom: You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones [reminds & describes & true]
2. What would your life’s soundtrack be?
I already did a blog about this – sort of. My life soundtrack would be like the best movie soundtracks (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Stranger than Fiction all come to mind.) I would like it a little loud, a little eclectic, and in the end… rock steady…
If I were to pick some records that work for me right now?
3. Which would you prefer: to live somewhere that is hot or to live somewhere that is cold year-round? Why?
HOT HOT HOT: Because sunshine makes me smile and I look really good when I am tan.
4. Suppose you had twins, a boy and a girl. What names would you give and why?
Probably not Norman and Matilda. I like the name Devin. It has unisex appeal, though not in the “Pat” way, but I prefer it for boys. I like Declan also. I like the name Grace and unual flower names and names that start with A for girls. As long as it is not anything like the Western names that Chinese people give their kids, I’m cool. [Amen, Radish, YoYo, Handsome, Banana, Juicy, Taffy, Shiny, Salmon – all names I have personally come across. I know someone who knows a lady named Twista. Combine that with one of the most common Canto surnames (Ho) and have a giggle.] Truly though, contemplating this sort of thing makes me feel pretty silly.
5. What’s a quote/lyric that describes you right now?
“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.” ~Hunter S. Thompson