Special Post πŸ˜‰

My sincerest thanks to Introverted Ela for nominating Jar of Poetry for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Having recently followed her site on WP, I’m definitely keeping an eye on her work. It’s simple yet profound in many ways and I look forward to watching her grow on this platform.

I know that it can be intimidating when you nominate someone for somethingβ€”okay, it’s nerve-wracking. So, in the spirit of her courage, I will be more than happy to answer her questions. I apologize but I will not be nominating anyone. Like many sites on this platform, I too have decided to steer clear of awards because what I do is fun to me. And if you like it, that’s the best award I can ever ask for.

So, without further ado, here are Ela’s questions 😁

  1. What is your favorite song?

My “Go-to” song is Hysteria by Nano. I also love the works of Chopin when I’m writing.

2. Have you ever been in the Philippines?

No, I haven’t but I grew up with most of my friends being Filipino on Guam and the food is amazing.

3. Cat or dog?

Easy, cats without a doubt!

4. What book inspired you the most?

The Giver by Lois Lowry

5. What book changed your perceptions about life?

All my textbooks I received while going to school. It was a hobby of mine to learn more about the world (Bucket List Item #33: Visit The Human Library in Copenhagen, Denmark to learn about life)

6. Thriller or love story?

Thriller…definitely thriller.

7. Dream place to visit?

Anywhere with great street food and music.

8. What are the things you love to do aside from writing?

Besides snacking and napping? πŸ€” Reading, gaming, documentary binging, paddle boarding, cooking, playing my ukulele and guitar, traveling (currently on hold), hiking/backpacking, karaoke driving, and getting lost in rhetorical questions.

9. What is your favorite coffee flavor?

Dark roast. I’m still a sailor at heart and I have to have my coffee strong.

10. Favorite movie?

Jaws (Bucket List Item #84: Cage diving with a great white)

11. What are the three things you have beside you when you sleep?

Notebook, mechanical pencil, and my ukulele

Thank you again Ela for nominating JOP. I and many others wish you the very best on WordPress. 😊


  1. Hi John,
    Thank you. I enjoyed reading your answers. I recieved a low D whistle several years ago for a special birthday. You have inspired me to pick it up and try to make a tune again. Raining here on Skye today so, a perfect time to give it a go!

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    1. Hi Ms. Sue!
      You are most welcome ☺. I bet it’s gorgeous on Skye right now, especially with the rain. That whistle will definitely add to its serenity. My well wishes to you, your family, and Skye. ☺😊

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    1. Awww. Thank you πŸ₯°πŸ™ my sister beeped in while I was typing that. My point was actually that I was thinking of you, and trying to remember if you sing, and music bands and all, and then sort of sidetrackedly scrolling at the feed, thinking “too bad John only posts on weekends” πŸ˜‚ and then there was your unexpected post. Very cool. :))

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      1. I just downloaded some amazing Queen sheet music and am getting ready to crack my knuckles on the piano for the first time in ages; was cool to read about your love of chopin!! My mom played a lot of chopin. :))

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