I’m not the one who joins tag posts or likes talking about myself. But I was inspired by some marvellous blogger over there to answer 73 Vogue style questions, so I thought I would share my answers with you all. Thanks, Sarah Lyon – Champagne & Petals – for tagging me in this one. 😊
1-What is your usual Starbucks order?
Believe it or not, I just had Starbucks once, and it was on a flight in which the only coffee option they had was this one. I still prefer any amazing local coffee shops from Brum over it.
2-What does your workstation look like right now?
I have two workstations. The tidy one – where I usually teach online and there are lots of props and English books. And the messy one – where I sit comfortably on the floor in front of the TV, and I usually work on my blog and watch YouTube videos.
3- All-time favourite food?
I could say Brazilian, but I also love Japanese, Indian and Syrian food. I know, I’m a proper multicultural foodie.
Wow, that’s a hard one. I read lots of people but I would go with a Brazilian one: Clarice Lispector.
5-What do you think of open relationships?
It’s not for me. I’m a happily married woman and I can say there is nothing better than being in love with the same person for 15 years now.
6-Favourite video game?
That’s a tricky one. I bloody love playing video games, and I am definitely a GTA kind of person. I also love a good challenge as well like The Last of Us.
7- Guilty pleasure treat?
Buying Chinese, Korean and Japanese stationery. I just can’t help myself. ☹
8- Favourite film?
With no doubt – The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson. I have even visited one of its film locations in New York. Surreal, to say the least.
9- Favourite book?
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
10-Twitter or Instagram?
11-Desktop or laptop?
12- The best advice you’ve ever received?
“Life is unfair. Enjoy the moments of fairness.”
13-What project are you working on right now?
I am learning Japanese and also my own making organic soap. I am also working on some freelance projects.
Purple. Who knows me better will confirm it.
15-Did you get good grades at school?
Only in English and Portuguese. I was terrible at anything else.
I don’t like routine and I change mine all the time. So, I am aiming to be a travel writer 24/7. But I also would be happy to be a professional dancer working with Justin Bieber. Seriously. I love dancing! And travelling.
17- Played any sports?
Nope. But I used to practice kickboxing.
18- Do you have a degree?
Yes. I have a BA in journalism.
Brazilian with dual citizenship (British).
20- What is your favourite kind of blog post to do?
The travel notes. I love writing about places I have visited.
21- What do you like to collect?
Kokeshi dolls, snow globes and Japanese and Chinese stationery.
22- Describe yourself in 3 words?
Persistent, funny and caring.
23- If you were a rapper what would your rapper name be?
Wow. No idea, but maybe something related to Moluska.
24- Who was the last person you dmed?
It was people from the beauty brand Phoera Beaty.
25- What’s on the top of your wish list right now?
Making my blog my business.
26- Hogwarts House?
I’ve no clue. I’m not a Potterhead.
27- How many tattoos do you have?
I don’t have any, but I’ll make some.
28- What are you most grateful for this year?
My family and my lovely husband. They are my Wonderwall.
29- What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?
Losing some weight. That’s going according to the plan.
30- What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
It’s Friday. We can’t go wrong with a day like this. I am also listening to some nice old school music
31- What’s the best thing ever?
Listening to music with my husband and spent quality time with my family in Brazil.
32- Favourite season?
33- Favourite holiday?
I like Easter because it’s in April, the month of my birthday.
34- Which fictional character do you relate to most?
I am happy to be any Tenenbaum.
35- Do you like surprises?
36- What’s the biggest surprise you ever got?
I don’t like them, but I guess it was when my husband bought me tickets to visit Brazil for the first time.
37- What’s a surprise that’s made you cry?
Seeing my nieces for the first time. Actually, it’s always a great surprise.
38-What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given anyone?
I like surprising my nieces with lovely toys. They are the cutest children on the planet and I like seeing their happiness and smiling.
39- Do you like muffins?
Yes. A little bit
40- Do you cook often?
I cook every day. Love it.
41- What’s your favourite dessert?
Cheesecake of some kind or anything related to chocolate.
42- Is there a dessert you don’t like?
I am not a fan of Christmas puddings or anything too sweet.
43- Cake or pie?
44- What’s your least favourite food?
I don’t eat red meat. So, anything related.
45- What’s your favourite condiment?
Olive oil and garlic.
46- It’s 4 am on a Saturday night, what would you eat?
At the moment, my diet is based on good fat and lots of cheese.
47- If you could teach a college class what would it be called?
“Don’t worry, be happy. The art of doesn’t take yourself so seriously.”
48- best-animated film?
Difficult. I like Japanese anime, mainly Ghibli films. I am not a Disney fan, I’m afraid.
49- What had a guy done or said to impress you?
My husband impresses me every day with his sense of humour and in that he looks after me.
50- The Best thing to do on a first date?
My last first date was 15 years ago. But I would say meeting for a drink (or two) and having a laugh. That works!
51- The worst thing to do on a first date?
Cinema. Or any place where you need to be quiet for a while.
52- What’s the funniest pickup line a guy can use on a girl?
Just be yourself. It may work.
53- Best comic book character?
Wonder Woman is cool.
54- What are the three things that are always in your handbag?
Headphones, money and mirror.
55- Favourite drink?
Gin & Tonic, Port and red wine.
56- If you could play a historical character who would it be?
I would love to play any strong female. No specific picks.
57- Kittens or puppies?
Dogs in the past. Kittens nowadays.
58- Favourite sushi roll?
Californian hot rolls and temaki. Bloody love them!
59- What kind of lipstick do you use?
I love MAC ones. But I am not that keen on matte lipstick.
60- What kind of foundation do you use?
I am using Nars and Fenty beauty.
61- Blow-dry it airs dry?
Air dry. No patience for blow-drying.
62- Who is your fashion icon?
- Favourite Disney character?
64- What are you doing tomorrow?
Meeting friends on a British barbecue.
65- Movie you laughed the hardest through?
Moving to America. Love it.
66- Movie that made you cry?
Lots. Contact is one of them. I always cry when I watch my favourite films.
67- If you could sing a duet with someone who would it be?
Beyoncé, of course.
68- If your life was a song what would the title be?
Difficult one. I would go with Little By Little – Noel Gallagher.
69- What’s your favourite animal?
Cats (and penguins).
70- Favourite illustrator?
Loads. But I do love a Brazilian artist called Malipi
71- Person you want to have coffee with?
72- What’s a country you wish to visit?
73- Best way to decompress?