Personal · Q&A

Asking All These Questions

This is my third post today and that never happens. But I don’t want everything to be all doom and gloom. And I told myself that one day I’ll do one of those get-to-know me posts, where I answer a bunch of random questions to allow my readers to get to know me. This is that post.

#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

Leelee (that’s how I spell it), lele, or lee. My mom sometimes call me Layla to annoy me. I don’t know why I have that nickname and some of its variations. I remember asking my grandfather and he said something about his mom’s name but both sides of my family call me that, mom’s and dad’s, so I don’t really know.

#2. How tall are you?

5’2. I’m a shorty.

#3. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?

Scotland. I LOVE Outlander. I’m reading the books and watching the tv series. Sam Heughan is hot!

#4. Cats or dogs?

I love cats. I have one. His name is Smokey. But lately I’ve been considering getting a puppy. They listen to you! Smokey does his own thing. He’s a Siamese mixed.

#5. Favorite book(s)?

Identical by Ellen Hopkins, Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts, and On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

#6. How many siblings do you have?

I have 5 on my mom’s side; I’m the oldest. And I have 3 on my dad’s side; I was born third.

#7. Who are some people you’d like to meet someday?

Jim Carrey! He’s number one. I’d like to meet Sam Heughan, Jamie Dornan, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, and Kevin Hart.

#8. Are you a religious person?

I was raised Pentecostal. I believe in God and I attend church. So, I guess I am. But I’m not one of those people that try to shove religion down other people’s throats and I’m accepting of other peoples’ choice of religion.

#9. What’s your earliest memory?

It may not be mine; it might be a pseudo-memory or a memory of someone else. But I think my earliest memory is trying to walk while candy was being held out to me. Yeah, that may be a memory of one of my siblings learning how to walk. My other memory is being in Kindergarten, I think, and reading and memorizing those like 10 page books and reciting them for my grandparents. They were so proud. They called me “grandma and grandpa’s baby”.

#10. Do you like to talk on the phone?

Not really. I’m not too fond of the sound of my voice. A teacher once told me my voice was too big for my body. I’ll leave it at that.

#11. How many Pillows do you sleep with?

I have four on my bed but I usually sleep with my head resting on one, sometimes two if the pillow is too flat.

#12. Have you ever fired a gun?

No, never.

#13. What was the last film you saw?

Kingdom of Heaven, starring Orlando Bloom.

#14. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A singer, like Beyoncé.

#15. Can you solve sudoko puzzles?

No, I tried. I don’t get them.

#16.Have you ever sleepwalked?

Not that I remember.

#17. What was the last thing you dressed up as for fancy dress?

I wouldn’t call it fancy dress but I had to look professional for presenting my speech for my Communications class. I wore a skirt and a blouse.

#18. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

I used to daydream about that. I kinda like my name now. I think it suits me. I don’t think many people are named Malia.

#19. How has your birth order/characteristics of siblings affected you?

Because I’m the oldest on my mom’s side and my mom was for the most part a single parent, so I had to be the second parent. Apparently it’s typical of eldest children but we usually get the blame for misbehavior, mistakes, etc. of our younger siblings. I think it helped teach me responsibility and owning up to my actions. But sometimes being the eldest is a pain. You can’t screw up either. You’re supposed to set an example for your younger siblings so I guess it puts more pressure on you.

#20. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

Depends on the conflict. I usually avoid conflict because I hate confrontations but it depends.


Until next time.









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