Whenever we do blog nomination posts, we receive comments on how reading it is like watching a talk show. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Anyway, today’s episode is from our blog friend Michelle of Boomer Eco Crusader, who nominated us for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you, Michelle!
What is your favourite holiday and why?
Markus: Christmas is almost the only time of the year when everything slows down, which is always nice.
Micah: Christmas! It gets crazy in The Philippines. You hear Christmas songs on the first day of September. Also, we enjoy giving presents and doing social work. From selecting a thoughtful gift to wrapping it with book pages or brown paper – it is so much fun.
Chocolate or chips (crisps)?
Markus: Chocolate all the way. I can go for salty snacks, but only for a lack of sweet alternatives.
Micah: For my birthday this year, my sister gave me a white shirt that says maalat, matamis, maalat, matamis – the cycle continues.
It means salty, sweet, salty, sweet. You know, how we eat, and by we I mean me.
If you could have dinner with 3 people, living or dead, who would you choose?
Markus: Walter J. Lindner, Ben “Yahtzee” Crowshaw, and Steven Colbert.
Micah: I would choose Markus’ family: his father, mother, and brother.
What’s the best vacation you ever went on?
Markus: Different trips were great for different reasons, but in terms of personal growth it was definitely my backpacking year of 2017.
Tell us about one thing you’d like to achieve before the end of 2020.
Markus: I’ve been steaming over an idea for an online course for the longest time now. Actually finishing it by the end of the year would be grand.
Micah: Finally schedule my German language certificate exam, for fucks sake.
Would you rather enjoy a concert or a night out at the theatre?
Markus: Few things compare with the visceral experience of a music festival, but as I’m nearing my 30s I see myself increasingly favoring the theater.
Micah: Definitely theater. Interestingly, I have never been to a concert.
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
Markus: Exchanging perspectives with others.
Micah: Blog friends!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Markus: I have always harbored a strange fascination with Svalbard, so probably there.
Micah: It would be a joy to visit countries that have big spice markets. Any suggestions?
What are you looking forward to the most when COVID is behind us?
Markus + Micah: Moving around freely again.
Tell us about a cause you are passionate about.
Markus: Meeting each other as human beings.
Micah: I wrote a post about it here.
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
Markus: I thoroughly enjoyed “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson.
Micah: I only read two books this year: Figuring by Maria Popova and The School of Life, so why not both?
Thank you for reading! We really appreciate your blog friendship. It means a lot to us, and thank you for the blog nominations that always give us something fun to do!