THE RULES:1. I am not easy to boss around and am rarely intimidated into doing things I don't want (has it ever happened?), but I rarely say no, if I can see that I am needed. Guess someone gave me a heart to weight out the stubbornness...?
1. Post these rules before you give you the facts.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) eight people and list their names (linking to them).
4. Leave them a comment on their blog letting them know they've been tagged!
2. My mother's family is really musical and both my parents play instruments. My mother tried to teach me to play both the piano and the flute, but I just wasn't an eager student and didn't want to be pushed into anything I didn't fancy myself. Now, twenty years later, I often find myself regretting not having taken the chance when I could, because there are some emotions that only want to be expressed through music. Which in my case compares to a strong desire to speak up but not mastering the language...
3. Hanna is going to love me admitting this: I am a collector of series (sure I've never said that before?). Anything that comes in a series - I want to have the set. This habit is not in any way moderated by Nigerien culture, which encourages huge collections and complete outfits in a single color. Hmm, maybe that's even where I got it from... Gah... I used to be nuts about novels; now I've gone berserk on handbags. Need on in every colour...
5. When I was younger, my motto was to become a good amateur in a number of things, rather than excelling in one thing and one thing only. Still seems like a good motto to me!
6. I love creative writing, but different languages brings out different styles. English is tempo; French is for the tragic (and the poetic!), Swedish is for the depressing and Hausa (when the day arrives that I master it fluently) is for good humor and absurdities. Weird, isn't it?
7. Currently, I possess two horses and in a week, I become the official owner of a dog (with plans of adopting a second dog; his brother). Though funds and space limits the number, I would not be surprised if I one day in the future will be surrounded by an entire ark! Have always enjoyed pets. They're social livings who never stress. How can you not enjoy them? :-)
8. As a kid, the first things I wanted to be when I grew up was kindergarden teacher followed by successful writer. And at one point I also intended to open up an orphanage in South America - I must have been twelve at that time.
Hurray, that was it!
Now, concerning the rules, Mark added a touch of his own: to tag bloggers we didn't know all that well.
You see, many bloggers (myself included) join blogging communities, make "friends", but never really make an effort to keep in touch after that initial contact. So let's try to reverse that trend, just a little bit.Let me go and have a look at MyBlogLog.
I propose that those bloggers I tag also find people with whom they've had very little contact.
[Five minutes later]
The following are tagged:
1. Fasy of New York
2. Omodudu of Africa
3. Kmark of Sweden
4. Nihal of Malaysia
5. Saami of Scandinavia
6. Gamoonbat of ...?
Good luck now!