So I thought of putting this up because I wanted to share some of “my” things but at the same time, ask you to share yours.

If you have a small group, it’s a good way to get to know each other in a fun, upbeat, definitely-not-boring, relatable kind of way. Did I say that right? Hahaha! This should also be helpful, I think, whether you are in a group of believers of the same faith or non-believers. You can apply this with people at work, friends at church or even just random people you’re acquainted with. Actually, I think this would work even with people you just met. Hopefully, though, you’re all open-minded. 😆

So let’s get started.

Question 1: When you get home – whether you were from work, church, hangin’ out with friends, or shopping – what is the first thing you do when you get inside the house?

My answer: I wash my hands first before I do anything else. And that means I’d still have my bag or grocery or anything else. It always feels like I am so dirty when I’m outside the house. And our house is just too clean. Naks! Hahaha! So when I get home, I need to make sure I get rid of all that dirt by cleaning my hands.

Question 2: Not everyone is fond of reading but what was that thing you read about that’s still fresh in your memory – whether you read that online, from the newspaper, a book, from a magazine or a tarpaulin you saw in the street or a corner somewhere? Share what you’ve learned from it.

My answer: I read the lyrics of a song and the thing that was stuck in my head were the words, “classic independent woman, talking to a man, except this time is not so good lookin’…” What I’ve learned from those words are: a man’s appreciation of the woman; that the man was pretty confident with himself, not insecure; the man could have just said, ‘a classic woman’ or ‘ an independent woman’ but no, he said ‘a classic independent woman.’ It shows that he knows that there are different types of women and he appreciates & respects ‘a classic indepenedent woman.’ So that’s a good learning for me. I learned to see how a guy can appreciate a woman like me. And I like that. 😊 (Dami kong sinabi. Hahaha!)

Question 3: When was the last time you got so irritated about something, what was it about and how did you deal with it?

My answer: One of the things that really irritate me and I must also say, that hurt me so much is when people try to show me one thing but then they think I don’t see that they really are something else entirely. In short, when people are being unreal. That hurts me a lot. Be who you are. I will accept that, respect that and help you if you want me to. I deal with it by telling the person that I am not, and will never be comfortable with people who feel that they needed put up too many masks just to be accepted or appreciated, those who think that others cannot see through all the layers they keep showing everyone. Maybe I’d say it in different ways but I always say it. And then I show it to them.

Question 4: How do you express your appreciation of something or someone?

My answer: I am very appreciative. And I can’t help it so I make sure to say it out loud. Even to random strangers, if I see something about them that I like, I smile at them – because it’s always easy to get people’s attention when you’re smiling at them – and then I just say what I need to say. “That’s a beautiful dress.” “I like the color of your polo.” “I should try your hair color, it looks really good on you. I wonder if it will look good on me too.” Or if I’ve known the person for the longest time, I say thank you, very sweetly, for what they did and I give them a great big hug. Hehe..

Question 5: What do you think makes the world go round? Let’s not be scientific unless you can say something really, really awesome like you’re Einstein.

My answer: I think what makes the world go round is the love of God to and for us, humans – His creation. Because if not for His love working in the hearts of every human being on this planet, earth would have been extinguished by now, I think, with all the nuclear power these countries have.


imageHer thoughts were interrupted when she heard the familiar voice.

“Please don’t tell me you’re rehearsing that ‘split check’ scenario again.” Mary said with a grin.

She rubbed her thigh with her palms, the way she’d do when she felt embarrassed. And looked down with a smile before asking, ‘How can you say that?’ She looked up to her and continued, ‘Rehearsing?’ as she stood and leaned over to greet her with a kiss on the cheek.

“Well, because I know you too well, I immediately saw that you were talking to your imaginary guy friend here without moving your lips. And yes, that’s how weird you are.”

They both laughed.

“Wow… That was very thoughtful. You know, I’ve searched the world and found no one else in the entire planet who can humiliate me the way you do, Mary. I’m grateful.” was her sarcastic reply.

“Well, dear, don’t worry about it. No biggie. We have the whole dinner time. I can do more damage.” Mary replied with a wink.

She shook her head, smiling.

“So, tell me about the ‘creepy guy.’ Any developments there? Has he finally made the right move? Or is he still stuck in that ‘creepy guy’ phase?” Mary asked as they settled in their seats.

She smiled and then replied, “I think he’d like to think he’s moved up but, unfortunately, he’s still in the same phase. What I’m wondering about now is how on earth all this is still working? It’s unbelievable.”

“If you’re asking me, it’s just one of two things. Either you’re really in love with each other or you’re the world’s stupidest couple. That’s my take.”

“Now, let’s order some food first. This is shaping up to be the most boring dinner conversations ever. I need food.” Mary continued as she looked at the menu.

She let out a deep sigh.

Mary then assured her, “Don’t worry. I’ll make it fun tonight. We’ll laugh about the both of you. You happy to hear that?”

She smiled and answered, “I am.”

Mary gave her a wink.