Prompt #18: In the past month, what have you learned?
April was a month of thinking. In my fast-paced life in college, I had to be quick in making decisions. I had to be vigilant in every move I make. When we trained for student council elections, we had to learn answering questions for just the amount of time the question was being stated, which was thirty seconds or so. But, in this more tranquil season–thinking, deeply thinking, has become part of my everyday life.
Prompt #15: Three things: 2 true & 1 false
Read these 3 statements and guess which one isn’t true:
- I can speak fluently in 3 languages.
- I once took photography classes.
- I used to do ballet.
So, which one is the lie? Try to guess first. Don’t cheat! 🙂
Prompt #11: Your favorite childhood toys
Toys were everything for us as kids, but I wasn’t the kind who always had the newest toys. When I was just in grade school, I already knew the concept of materialism and I didn’t want my mother to buy all those toys.
My mother also didn’t want us to be demanding when our relatives and friends would ask us what we wanted as birthday gifts or Christmas presents. She was practical and would tell us to always ask for something useful instead.
Personally, I also knew I was going to get bored with them or grow out of them at some point. I knew that there was something trivial and temporary about toys. However, it still didn’t change my childish heart from getting a little green-eyed when a classmate gets the new gadgets or when a family friend shows off their new toy straight from abroad.
Prompt #8: How have you changed over the past few years?
How have I changed? How am I different from my 2013 self? There’s a lot, I would say. But I don’t know which one to talk about. In fact, in the past days it’s getting awkwardly funny talking about myself in detail for these blog prompts.
To make it a little easier for me, I asked a friend what she thought has changed about me in the past few years. She answered:
“I’m not sure if I didn’t know you much back then, but for me you express your principles more. You’ve become more vocal.”
Prompt #7: List your highs and lows in the past year.
If I have to list down all the things that worked out and all the things that went wrong in the past year, it could be a blog on its own.
The past year has been constantly swinging from darkness to light like a pendulum. One moment, I am sunshine then suddenly I’m a shadow. It’s in those sunny days I remember what people say about how it’s terrifying being happy because you never know when it’s going to end. It’s a subtle fear you try to ignore, but it lingers anyway. It’s daily gripping the light because the drop leads to an abyss of anxiety and sadness.
Prompt #6: A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
The first part is easy, here’s a recent photo of myself:
The second part, not so much. I thought it would be easy to name some facts, but it turns out to be the opposite. How do I know which ones are really interesting if I’ve been so used to these things being part of my identity and my life?