Random questions that got me thinking..

So I have not been writing lately.

And when I was about to write a post, I saw this notification from Lupie momma , reminding me to take a look at her nomination of blogs that she thinks are Neat Blogs. (Why, thank you!) The real fun part was to answer some interesting questions that got me thinking.


Here are the questions and my answers:

1: Who do you consider a role model (celebrity or not) and why? 

I used to have a role model and believed in everything that he said or he advocated. It was my boss. He is a passionate man that takes personal responsibility over work, spends time to coach his people, and one of the rare gems who knows how to motivate and drive people in a manner that makes them tick.

Now I still believed in most of the things he said, it is just that our ideas of a good life was very different, and we did not talk as much anymore. I worked with him less as a result of me having lupus in 2016. I will always remember him fondly as someone who really stood up for his staff, and in some way I would say, saved my life.

2: If you only had 1 week to live what would you spend your time doing?

If there was only 1 week to spend, there would not be enough time for me anyway. So I’ll just spend it like a holiday. Go to an awesome destination that I do not mind dying at.

3: What is your guilty pleasure?

Streaming random videos on Facebook, especially on reality shows of conflicted couples.

4: The greatest thing you’ve ever done for someone without them asking? 

Can’t really think of anything that I would classify as great. Giving my old car to my brother?

5: What are the Top 3 things on your bucket list? 

I don’t really have a bucket list. But I do have things that I would like to do before I die (even if I did not do it, I will not be sad). First is to play in a big band, and play the song King Porter Stomp by Benny Goodman. Secondly is to be able to do a big wall expedition. Third is to do one thing that makes my family very happy.

6: Team Iphone or Team Galaxy? 

I wanted to say Team Windows Phone. I have always loved my Lumia 1520, until the system went crazy, like it went to different apps randomly. I had to change to Android, but I would not say I love my Huawei the same as how I loved my Lumia. Maybe I’ll change my mind if I were to switch to Galaxy?

7: What is your favorite thing about this time of year? 

Autumn! Vacations!

Oh well I’m not having any of those this time of the year, but I do love autumn, and vacations.

So here are some blogs that I nominate for the Neat Blog Award:

Building income – A site about money lessons that you learn from happenings in life.

Tandem Trekking – A site about adventures involving hiking, climbing and expeditions.

You gotta post that Neat Blog logo in your blog. (Not that I think they would reply anyway, they have so many more readers!)

My questions for them would be as follows:

  1. Do you believe in early retirement? Yes or no and why.
  2. Does somewhere in your heart believe that even if you would die for your passion, you would not mind to?
  3. What do you think about climbing Mt Everest?
  4. Who is the most impressive being in life that you have met, and why?
  5. What is love to you?
  6. What is the one thing that matters the most to you?
  7. If there is one thing about the world that you would love to change, regardless of your ability, what would that be?

Author: Li

This is a blog about the journey with my friend - Lupus, 500 days and counting after I was diagnosed. After I passed the initial stage of acceptance and moving on, it has been well so far. Whilst I have a full time job, I am also a writer for hire and could write just about anything. Contact me if you see anything that you like!

4 thoughts on “Random questions that got me thinking..”

  1. If you had one week to live, you’d just spend it like going on vacation?

    What about spending it with the people you love the most?

    Even though you called me crazy for thinking about ways to best teach and take care for my son who has a disability, I wouldn’t Spend my remaining minutes doing anything else but be with them.

    Do you feel that because you don’t have a family or a partner you love, it is hard for you to empathize with my situation, and easy for you to insult me for caring for my son? I don’t know you, but you’re the first person I know who has suffered through a health setback, yet shows no empathy towards another with one.

    Why do you think this is?


    1. Look, Sam. I think you are really getting too emotional. I have a partner that I love and we go for climbs regularly. I am not the miser or sad chronic patient that you might think that I am. Like you can see, I just did Mt K recently. I believe that you have been to Malaysia before so you know this mountain.

      Yes I agree that child raising is tiring, I have friends telling me every detail of how tiring and gruesome the hours are. What I am trying to say here is please don’t give yourself so much stress over the future of the kid. You are really forcing your hopes and dreams onto that kid.


      1. There’s no forcing of anything. He’s just a baby. You’re saying I can’t plan for the future and think about different scenarios.

        No wonder why people can’t continue writing and trying new things. People are afraid of criticism and judgment by people like you.

        One day, maybe more people can listen and support each other. Just because you overcame lupus, doesn’t mean other people have problems to overcome.


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