Post # 46
1. Ed Sheeran (sounds like elevator music to me) and Eddie Murphy (I really dislike characters who are ‘funny’ because they never stop talking).
2. Dubai. One of the places I’ve enjoyed the least. Too hot, awful traffic, to much building work, too fake.
I agree with your partner re Barcelona too. I saw several pick pockets at work there,including one man who just grabbed a woman’s handbag in broad daylight and ran off! Also know someone who was stabbed outside a nightclub there.
3. I guess New Year as it’s never lived up to the hype for me.
4. Nandos. Why is it so popular?!?! It’s so mediocre!
5. Engagements needing to be a surprise.
Post # 48
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Oooh I’ll play
1. Michael Jackson (don’t come for me)
2. Myrtle Beach
3. Valentine’s Day
5. Matching bachelorette outfits and robes for getting ready
Post # 49
About Barcelona, he also said from a distance, he saw a lady sitting in one of the outdoor cafes and reading the menu. Some kid (about 11 or 12) quickly snuck by her and grabbed her cellphone in front of her on the table. The lady was quick too and smacked the kid’s hand and yelled at him. The kid ran away.
About the engagement being a surprise, I’m not sure if it’s only a western thing. My cousin married a Chinese guy. But their engagement was more structured in a way that they both agreed to set an engagement date. During the agreed engagement date, they rented a restaurant with 50 guests invited for dinner. During the dinner party,there were a few speeches then he presented her the ring in front of all of us. And that’s how they got engaged. So she knew all the info when, where, how etc. ahead of time. I think this is an engagement practice in China, India, and other Asian countries?
Post # 52
Hi Souzie! Agree with you about Beyoncé. She can sing well enough professionally to make a living but there are way better singers. I wonder if the big hair, dancing and leotard costumes try to make up for the rest? I don’t understand why lots of people call her “queen”.
I remember that visiting Cuba craze around 2016. It’s like all of a sudden, many people either went there or were planning to go there. Many celebrities were into the hype too. But the interest disappeared soon and I didn’t hear much about Cuba again.
Post # 54
1. Taylor Swift: I find her music super grating though I’m sure she’s a lovely person.
2. Florida/Vegas: Tacky tacky tacky.
3. Valentine’s Day: Extra hard to get decent reservations on a day that’s generally overpriced. Why even bother?
4. Food: French cuisine. Great wine, fantastic ambience, paired with food that’s at best underwhelming, then followed by amazing desserts. So bizarre!
5. Stressing over little details that no guest really cares about. Focusing on things being overly rehearsed and Instagram-worthy rather than warm social family gatherings.
As for the SF hate: I love SF, live a short drive away, and think it’s easily the most beautiful city in the world. Unsurprisingly, the bits of SF I’d avoid are the touristy bits. The homelessness is definitely a problem, but sadly there are no good solutions. It’s just how it goes with big desirable cities, they all have their dark underbellies.
Post # 55
Haha “Queen” Bey can take a flying leap as far as I’m concerned.
And her acting? Oh man…
Girl, you’re always asking us questions. Let me see your answers!!
Post # 56
Everytime I watch the NYE ball drop at Times Square, I imagine being in the middle of the crowd there and needing to pee badly shortly before midnight. How do you even get out to use the bathroom and how the heck do you get back in to look for your friends?
Post # 57
I’ve only read a few responses and already I’m going into fighting mode. How dare people talk badly of J-Law, avocados and cauliflower!!!
Post # 58
Oh yeah, here’s mine.
1. Musician- (modern) Beyoncé too for reasons above and (classic) Beatles (considering how big and rich they are, I’m not really that impressed with their songs. The only one I like is “It’s Real Love”).
Actor/Actress: Probably Cameron Diaz and Mark Wahlberg. They’re alright but not worth $20 million per film.
2. NYC. Granted that it’s the most visited US destination, I went there when I was younger and all I remember were buildings, lots of taxis and a fog of brown smog. Everything was expensive AF too (it’s ok NYC bees, I’m not gonna be upset if you say somewhere in CA).
3. Holiday is Christmas. I dread the non-stop celebration and feeling the need to be festive all the time. Plus, the stress and busyness with exchanging gifts. I just suck it up and do it anyways so oh well.
For annual events, the Coachella Music Festival. I feel that many people just go there because it’s the place to be seen, show off their outfits and bump into celebrities. And it’s not because they truly wanna listen to the music.
4. Pizza and ice cream… I KNOW. These are basically two of the world’s most favorite foods, right? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike them. I eat them if available. But I don’t go out of my way looking for them. I just don’t have the same enthusiasm as the average person have for these two things.
5. Apologies ahead but having an extra groom’s cake (the irony is I love cakes) in addition to the wedding cake (that already has several flavors to begin with).
Post # 60
Haha You’re welcome! I love every other fruit, but hate it so much that fruit salads are mostly watermelon.