Welcome to another Music Moves Me Post. Today is very special as I am going to mention about the Liebster Award, which I got from Ashli and Eric at You, Me and Benny about two months ago!
Check out my music pick for this week and my answer to their questions below the cut!
Here are the rules for receiving and giving the Liebster Award:
- Thank the nominator and link to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions they asked.
- Come up with 11 new questions.
- Nominate 11 bloggers for the award.
What is one thing you do during the day that you wouldn’t be able to go a day without doing?
Taking a bath. I need to take a bath each day with my bath herbs. It is the time of day where I can relax, take a breather, and refresh. I actually think that a nice hot bath makes my skin cleaner, my hair softer, and releases me from the gunk inside my body.
Who is your favorite Actor and Actress?
All-time? It has been Audrey Hepburn. She is such a goddess. I have to say my favorite movie with Hepburn is My Fair Lady. I love that movie so much because of how Hepburn acts out the Elsa character.
If you could only sing one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
This is a HARD one because there are so many good songs! If I had to pick JUST one, it would be The Police’s “I Burn For You” as it is a very pretty song and I love singing this song. (I wrote about this song more in-depth last month in this blog post, check that out!)
If you were granted three wishes by a genie what would they be?
Hmmmm, they would be: Give me more vacation time, give me an unlimited supply of Starbucks chai tea (I know it is so bad but it is sooo good), and unlimited access every song in the universe.
Do you have a favorite number? If so, what is it and why?
23! Because my birthday is on May 23!
What’s one thing we would be surprised to know about you?
That I actually practice Tae Kwon Do. A lot of people are surprised that a sweet, nice girl like me takes martial arts classes. However, I been practicing Tae Kwon Do since I was in college. I really loved martial arts since I was little (thanks to Power Rangers) and have studied various types of martial arts: kendo, karate, and others.
There are many styles of Tae Kwon Do but the two most prominent are International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and World Taekwon-Do (WT). I studied ITF when I was living in the States but when I moved to Japan, I had go back to white belt as the school I am studying at deals with WT, which are totally different.
Are you an only child or do you have siblings?
I have siblings! I am the oldest (長女 or choujo) followed by a brother (長男 or chounan) who is 15 months younger than me. Then, I have a sister (次女・二女 or jijo) who is 9 years younger than me and is still in college.
What’s your favorite color?
I love light blue (水色 or mizuiro) because it reminds of the water. I love the ocean and I love swimming. So, light blue is my color!
What are your top 3 favorite books of all time?
They would be The Princess Bride, The Princess Diaries, and The Ring. Ahaha, you probably saying to yourself, What the heck? The Ring is an oddity in this list! The reason why I love The Ring is the same reason why I like Carrie: I love the human side of the “monster”. I hate how Hollywood paints the “monster” or the villain of the story to be this thing that just wants to kill or terrorize people. Yes, Sadako did kill to get vengeance but her backstory is quite sad and paints Sadako in a different light than her movie counterpart.
Overall, I like these types of genres: coming to age, well-crafted horror, biography (especially about musicians and how they make songs), royalty, history, fantasy, and romance. If you know any good books, I am willing to read any recommendations!
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I would stop time. Because I could get more time that way!
Do you have any pets? If so, what are they?
I am not allowed to have pets as I live in an apartment building where the rules say no pets. It is sad but it is for the best as I have extreme allergies to cats and dogs (more cats than dogs). I also have a ton of stuffed animals to keep me company. You are never too old for them!
My 11 Nominees
My 11 Questions to Them
- What is your favorite song and why?
- What does music mean to you?
- Have you met someone famous before?
- Have you ever had a life-changing moment involving music before? If so, what was it? If not, have you had a general life-changing moment?
- What are you listening right now?
- If you could tell about your life in a song, which song would it be and why?
- Is there a musical genre or a certain song you don’t listen to?
- Have you ever been to a concert? What was your favorite concert?
- Who do you want to meet in the future?
- Are you musical? Can you play an instrument or sing?
- What is your favorite lyric?