Eleven random facts about myself (why does this remind me of eleven doctors? do I spot a blue box somewhere in the background?):
- I love the smell of freshly mown grass.
- Although a vegetarian I can’t stand Brussels sprouts.
- I really dislike talking to people on the phone.
- In 1988, I went to the 8th Pioniertreffen (an international meeting for Young Pioneers from the socialist world) and was spoken to by Margot Honecker. I’m not sure I was able to give a coherent answer.
- I trust in the laws of physics, but I’m still scared of flying – humans can only be trusted so far.
- My team won 2nd place in the Taiji championship in Shanghai in 2006.
- I’m rubbish with numbers and parking cars.
- I’m also rubbish when it comes to household chores.
- I fell asleep the first time I watched ‘From Dusk till Dawn’.
- As a birthday present, I once got a piece of land on the Moon. I know someone made a lot of money from a lot of gullible people; still, I’d love to go there.
- Up to grade 8, my dad painted most of my pictures for my art classes at school.
The eleven questions that Andrea asked me:
- What’s your favourite Christmas song? ‘Jauchzet, frohlocket’ from JSB’s Christmas Oratorio.
- Who would you most like to meet (dead or alive) and what question would you ask them? Possibly Alexandra David-Néel, asking her about all her travels.
- What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you in the classroom? Being video-recorded by a student against my wish.
- If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Durian. Or maybe chocolate.
- What would you like your epitaph to be? A decent Human (written in an alien language on some distant planet …).
- Which film is the most likely to move you to tears? Edward Scissorhands.
- What’s the highest altitude you’ve ever been at on earth? Not entirely sure, I’ve been on Mt Teide, but also crossed some pretty high passes in Qinghai and Xingjiang.
- What was the first record you ever bought? Probably ‘Behaviour‘ by the Pet Shop Boys.
- Do you still write anything by hand? If so, what? Lesson plans, shopping lists, the occasional card or letter, notes for my MEd … I love writing by hand.
- Silver or gold? Titanium. And chocolate.
- If you were offered the opportunity to travel into space, would you take it? When can I go?
With the rest, I follow @cioccas, because I’ve always been the party-pooper who interrupts the chain.