By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
Based on the original Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old, Acting Balanced will ask five questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for participants to post answers!
Here are today’s questions (and my answers):
1. What movie or movies do you have to watch when they are on TV? (submitted by @rndmcrftyGAgrl)
As a family we decided our lifestyle didn’t really require television, so we cancelled cable a few months ago, which has afforded us the time to do more and other productive things either independently or as a family. That said, when we did have cable, I’d enjoy watching any movie on television simply because it was on and this afforded me the luxury of not having to check our movie DVD library for a copy. As a preference though, I prefer to watch movies on DVD/Blu Ray because of the quality of the picture and because I can avoid watching commercials altogether. One of my favourite movies? Memoirs of a Geisha. Not only a beautiful story, but an even more aesthetically striking film.
2. When you have out of town visitors, what fun places do you take them to in your town? (Or where do you play tourist in your own town?)
If it’s the right season, there is a small park called Kariya Park in Mississauga that houses beautiful cherry blossom trees. It’s one of my favourite places to visit when the trees are in bloom.
The very first eight-track (because I used to sing and dance to them when I was four-years-old) was “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies! I love that song until this day and every time I hear it I become nostalgic about my childhood.
My very first tape cassette (yes, you heard me right, young pups!) I bought was Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” collection because she was my idol at the time. I dressed like her. I sang all her songs. And I even performed “Lucky Star” for the talent show at my school when I was a kid.
My first album was the “Catching Up with Depeche Mode” for the LP, “Somebody” by Depeche Mode. It was my first “love song” with my very first boyfriend and first love… I was sweet 16.
And my first CD was Homogenic by Bjork. All of these collections are a vital part of my musical history and identity.
4. Do you speak more than one language and which ones? If not, what language would you like to know?
I know how to speak a little:
5. What is your dream job?
Tending my own vineyard and writing full-time as a published writer. Second to that, I’d love to be a professional singer…