Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You Asked, I Answer (This and That)

Here are some more answers to inquiries my blog pals made on my ‘Ask Me Anything’ post.

Lorraine asked:
...and also and I meant that how can you look so young.....a secret cream? or maybe you're a woman so full of happiness goes right through like a child.

A big part of it is genetic; most of my family members look much younger than their age. The other part is lifestyle. I stay out of the sun, exercise regularly and eat reasonably healthy foods without depriving myself of anything. I enjoy everything in moderation, including sweets and treats and other crappy (but delicious) stuff. And most important of all I keep stress at bay by practicing these two things:

1) Maintaining a healthy sense of humour no matter what. This is great for you mentally, physically and emotionally. And it keeps you young.

2) Circulating with positive people. I avoid toxic people like the plague because they are like vampires; they suck the very life out of you with their negativity. Life is too short for that kind of nonsense.



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Betty asked:
If you chose to live some place else than where you are living right now, where would that be and why?

Someplace warm! As the years go by, I have more and more trouble tolerating harsh winters. And honestly, if it wasn’t for my two daughters, my husband and I would have moved somewhere warmer years ago. I don’t have a specific place in mind but if we were determined to stay in Canada, certain regions in B.C would top the list. Outside of my country, somewhere in the Pacific is extremely appealing like Australia and New Zealand. I also wouldn’t mind a few places in Europe. The warmer ones!

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Christine 
What's your favourite food?

Pizza. Hands down. The world became a better place when it came along!


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Adam asked:
Will Canada take Ted Cruz back?

Is he on your side of the border? Then no. Sorry... :)

And he also asked:
I mean... do you know how to speak another language fluently or ever wanted to? 

Yes, I read, write and speak Greek. My knowledge is at a very basic level, but still, I can communicate. I also studied Spanish and Russian during my college years but it’s all long forgotten since I never had anyone to practice it with. I should have been fluent in French, which was the language of the majority in my hometown, but it wasn’t enforced until I got to high school, and I circulated with English speaking people, so I never mastered it. My two daughters and my husband, on the other hand, are perfectly fluent in it.

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That’s it for today. I’ll answer more questions next week. If you have a question, feel free to join in. Just go here and be as nosy inquisitive as you’d like.

Have a great day, everyone!

20 comments:

  1. I love all your answers, I'm fluently bilingual, I write as if I were English but when people talk to me on the phone they say I have a French accent... I use to take Spanish in school for a year, I signed for a second year, but there weren't enough people who signed up which is a shame. Still i managed when I went to Spain....My brother went to work in Spain (he could write, talk, complete Spanish) but what's impressive is that he learned German from A Spanish teacher....after 3 years when he got home, he would switch from European French, to Spanish, To German, we had to constantly remind him that we didn't understand have the time. I told him 'very elegant bro, i give two months you'll be back to your Quebec French) and it did lol

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    1. That is wonderful that you got to use your Spanish in Spain! I so envy that trip. It must have been an amazing vacation. My husband and two daughters are fluently bilingual like you in French and English. But my daughters also speak Greek, so that actually makes them trilingual!

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  2. It's interesting to read your answers. Love that saying about clouds :)

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    1. Words of wisdom! Some people really are like clouds. Dark clouds :)

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  3. Great answers on how to stay young. Keeping a healthy sense of humor is very important...and you are so right about the influence of positive and negative friends!

    Very neat that you speak Greek! One of my sisters is trying to learn it!

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    1. Greek is a pretty tough language to learn, so I'm impressed that your sister is making the effort. If she knows someone that speaks Greek that she can practice conversation with, that's the best way to pick up the pace!

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  4. There really is no reason to add vampires to our lives. Makes good sense, but then, I always knew you were a smart cookie.

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    1. I wasn't always a smart cookie in my younger years. But I was only half baked back then. Now I'm well done :)

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  5. Your first answer has some very valuable information. It's stuff that really works. Keep at it. You become a much more satisfied person.

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    1. Agreed! That stuff really does work, and it makes us more satisfied in life.

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  6. Thanks for answering my question :) I agree with you, I think the older we get, the extremes of temps whether heat or cold are hard on our bodies. Yum on the pizza and I love your attitude about living and surrounding yourself with positive people :)

    Enjoying learning more about you :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. These posts are fun to put together. Perhaps you'll consider joining in on the fun!

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  7. I've always thought French was the most unique of the romance languages but I never tried learning it. Mainly because words looking nothing like how they are pronounced.

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    1. Like any other language, it has its quirks. Best way to learn is to have someone to speak with!

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  8. That answer to question 2 is a really helpful reminder!

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    1. A daily reminder for me! Life is so much happier without toxic people.

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