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How to Really Know Someone Vol. 2

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It’s been more than three months since my last installment for this series and I’m here to rectify that. I found this tag through Corinth and the list of all the fun questions can be seen here. I like that the questions really makes me stop for a moment and think, and it also shows the brains, er thoughts, of me that’s not usually seen from my usual travel and personal posts. Except, maybe, you’ll get a hint of it from what I posts on twitter.

Without further ado, here are the Q&As.

8. Have you ever blown your top? Why?

A few times, before. I am not a very patient person and being a perfectionist doesn’t help at all! To be fair, I’ve only really blown my top at home (the only place you’ll hear me shouting, lol), and it’s been a really, really long time since the last one. I’ve blown up at my brothers/cousins when they’re being really annoying, irresponsible, or loud. I also consider it as blowing my top when I’m really quiet or painfully polite, which is what I do to people I’m not close to. I’m passive-aggressive. And sometimes I just use carefully constructed sentences to tell people off. I like using words as knifes sometimes. Hahaha!

9. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

This depends on the day, tbh! Some days, I feel like I’m 18 when I’m just out travelling, going to concerts, or having fun. When I’m swamped with responsibilities and very haggard, I feel like I’m 25 or older. Right now, I’m okay with feeling like my age. But I’m also looking forward to being 22, just for the purpose of singing along to Taylor Swift’s 22 and using the lyrics as my status on all my social media accounts.

10. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?

I’d call them out on their distasteful attitude. My mom always said I should learn to keep my mouth shut more so I won’t get into arguments, but I don’t feel right if I can at least inform people of their wrongdoings and not do it. Especially if it’s a close friend of mine! I’m overprotective of the people I care about, and if your attitude is uncalled for, I’ll let you know. But I’ll probably do it in a really polite way. Or in a passive-aggressive way. I don’t do shouting or cursing matches. It’s just not me.

11. If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint?

I would probably paint my family and I behind a 4×4 while driving along Paoay Sand Dunes while the sun is setting! It’s one of my fondest memories so far, and I love the place. I would definitely travel another 11 hours just to be there again.

12, In the case of prevention of overpopulation, should some people be prohibited from reproducing?

Prohibited from reproducing at all? No, I don’t think so. BUT, at the very least, inform all people thoroughly about family planning. I’m actually pro-two-children policy. Especially for those living in the slums. Is that a harsh opinion? Yes, but I’ve seen really poor couples having at least five kids when they have no consistent source of salary. I see infants sleeping near train tracks and hiding under trees when it’s raining. I see kids drinking out the soup in instant cup noodles then refilling it with hot water just to get more out of it.

13. You discover that because of a mix-up at the hospital, your wonderful one-year-old child is not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake?

YES. It sucks bigtime that a year was wasted with a one-year-old that I think would be totally adorable but still is not my kid. And your own kid was with someone else. But a year is nothing compared to the lifetime you can have with your own son/daughter. I’d probably also sue the hospital because that is just not cool.

14. Have you ever seen a person, an animal, or something else die? How did you feel about it?

I’ve seen our puppy die because it was run-over by a truck that didn’t even bother stopping. I think I was around 7 at the time and I remember crying over my puppy. It’s really, really sad and he was only a few months old. His name was Brownie and it’s one of my earliest memory. I also saw my aunt slowly dying because of cancer. It’s really not something I want to experience ever again.

To make this more fun and interactive, if you’re doing this tag on your blog as well, link me back or leave a comment below that you’re doing it and I’ll share your posts alongside my own questions. Kind of like some unofficial link-ups, lol. And so other people can read what another’s opinions on questions like these are. It’ll be fun!

What would your answers be?

xoxo, Richel V.

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen
    November 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    As usual, I love reading your answers! I’m always asked if I’m in HS. It really sucks! Probably because of my height too. Lol.

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      November 14, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      Better to be mistaken to be younger than older! Hahaha!

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    Andi
    October 7, 2016 at 1:19 AM

    So your blog was linked from the blog that I am reading a while ago and I saw this post. And I noticed that a lot of people are posting stuff like this and you have an interesting answer. And it is actually fun to read. I might do this too, I hope it’s not weird for me doing this. Just subscribed! 🙂
    http://www.wizardandi.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      October 12, 2016 at 12:28 PM

      Hi Andi! Welcome to my blog, lol. That’s not weird at all. Let me know if you decided to do this tag and I’d gladly read your answers! 🙂

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    Mitzie Mee
    October 1, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Love the question line-up. So much more interesting to read than “what’s your favorite color?” I agree on your answer regarding reproduction, but I also think the countries have an obligation to make sure that nobody is so poor they’ll have to live on the streets.

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      Richel V.
      October 3, 2016 at 3:47 PM

      While I definitely think that it’ll be amazing if every country can make sure no one is poor, I can’t help but think that people will just be over-all lazy to do things for themselves if they know they’re already taken care of. Love how questions like this brings up different thoughts and opinions!

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    A for Alyce
    September 30, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    🙁 I’m so sad to hear about what happened to your puppy.

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      A for Alyce
      September 30, 2016 at 2:41 PM

      🙁 I’m so sorry to hear about what happened to your puppy.*

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    Joe Anne Tono
    September 29, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    This post amused me and the question were amazing made me think too. lol anyways, it’s interesting and hoping for more. just found your blog and this post inspired me in a lot of ways. I’ll definitely keep on reading.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      October 3, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Loved the questions in the series. Already answered a lot that’s enough for two or three more installments, lol.

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    Rea
    September 22, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    When I gave birth, I told my husband about hospital mix-ups and I thought it was really weird but can happen in real life (albeit, rarely). Funny because I told him it’s impossible in our case. I knew it was our baby when I first saw him. 😉 The reproductive issue is quite complicated. Agree with you on family planning at best.

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      Richel V.
      September 22, 2016 at 7:01 PM

      I can’t imagine it happening in real life. If I was the nurse, I would be triple-checking to make sure I don’t “misplace” a baby. Imagine the mess that would cost!

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    sileas
    September 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    That was a fun, interesting and touching read. Very challenging questions which makes you think about yourself. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 22, 2016 at 5:20 PM

      Thanks for reading along! 🙂

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    Airish Abella
    September 20, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    Such an interesting post 🙂 I love answering Q&As too. Oh those slambook days, I miss! Haha 90s kid.

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 22, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Now that you mentioned it, I miss slambooks as well! I think people will think they’re “uncool” now, but it was all the rage back in the days, hahaha.

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    Shaira Angelique Manalo
    September 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    I enjoyed reading your answers and would have probably have the same answers on numbers 10 and 13. Can’t wait for more posts like this 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Thanks, Shaira!

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    Erica C.
    September 15, 2016 at 4:36 AM

    I love this, so fun!!
    So glad I came across your blog 🙂

    xo E
    http://www.holaitserica.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 15, 2016 at 8:23 PM

      Thanks, Erica!

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    Da Dominguez
    September 14, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Love reading your answers, Richel! <3 I actually just finished this set of questions on my last HTRKS post and noticed that we share the same sentiments on some things especially with 12 & 13.

    xx, The Diary Queen

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 15, 2016 at 8:22 PM

      Oooh. I’ll be checking out your answers now! 🙂

  • Reply
    Rej Relova
    September 12, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Loved reading your answers, Richel! Been a long time since I last visited your blog. This post reminded me I should update my How to really know someone series too!!!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 13, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      It’s been a while, indeed, Rej! I’m looking forward to your answers to this question series!

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    Miera
    September 12, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    I agree with number 12. It’s really sad when parents actually think of their kids as their “retirement plan”. I think it’s really essential for family planning to be taught at an early age.

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      Richel V.
      September 13, 2016 at 1:29 PM

      I agree with that! I mean, I don’t mind giving back at all. I just wish some parents won’t look at their kids and go, “Oh, they’ll pay for my living expenses when I retire.”

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    Alissa
    September 12, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    These questions looks fun to answer! And what a nice memory you want to paint. Can’t remember the last time we went for a vacations with just my family.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 13, 2016 at 1:22 PM

      There are only a few months a year that my family is complete so it’s something that I like treasure a lot.

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    Ela
    September 11, 2016 at 6:21 AM

    I would probably be on my late teens or early twenties! I am 30 and I don’t feel like 30 at all ha ha 🙂 Some people are so cruel, I am so sorry to hear about your puppy, it must have been devastating!

    Ela BellaWorld

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      Richel V.
      September 13, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      Glad to hear that! Haha! I definitely want to be stuck feeling like I’m in my twenties all the time.

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    Danica Rama
    September 10, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    seeing someone die sucks big time. No words for that moment.

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      Richel V.
      September 13, 2016 at 1:21 PM

      Definitely.

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    Mira
    September 10, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    These are great questions to really get to know someone and I would actually give a similar answer to a lot of these questions. I mostly feel my age although it depends on the day and I would definitely stand up for my friend, I don’t think that keeping your mouth shut helps anyone. Sure, it might avoid conflicts but conflicts are needed to make the world a better place. I don’t think that people should be prohibited from reproducing but information is key and I think that nature will find its way to even out the population. Or maybe there will be a mass extinction in the future, like a new ice age, who knows. it has happened many times throughout evolution. I saw my guinea pig and my rabbit dying and it was just heart-breaking. I sometimes cry when I see pigs being brought to the slaughter house which is a bit problematic as it obviously happens a lot. But it just breaks my heart xx

    113thingstosay.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      September 13, 2016 at 8:41 PM

      Thank you for sharing your answers to these questions, Mira! Always enlightening to read what others have to say.

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