Hey everyone! I trust you are having a lovely day and week. And just like that, we are already in February. Phew! It sure did seem as if January was going to last forever.
So today I’ve decided to do a Get To Know Me Tag. Some of you may have come across something similar whether on YouTube or even other blogs. It’s fun and usually very refreshing to read, instead of the long prose that can be quite tedious.
What I’ve seen most people do is to ask their readers/followers either on IG or any other social media platform to send the questions. I would have done something similar as well, but I came across this list on Rootreport.com and I loved it. Then I thought, why not?
Obviously, the site listed 25 questions, but I won’t bore you with all that. I’ll attempt to answer, as truthfully as I can, the very best of these questions.
Without further ado (don’t really know why the funfair), here are 15 fun questions about me:
Nope. My first name, Onyinyechi, is a pretty common Igbo name in Nigeria. Although, one of my maternal uncles, who is also a lawyer, is Onyinye too. But I don’t think my parents were trying to name me after him. Like I said, Onyinyechi is a common Igbo name.
The story behind my middle name, Endaline, is too long and I really can’t go into it. Just note that whoever wrote the name on the certificate was trying to spell “Adeline“.
Oh, this one’s easy. I cried two (2) days ago. Watched a video on twitter about a homeless man and how people helped him. I’m a crier, although I try to act tough sometimes. Till today, I get teary-eyed whenever I see Dr. Derek Shepherd of Grey’s Anatomy. I talked about this when I wrote the post on Why bucket lists are important.
Oh, I do! It makes for a fun conversation especially when you’re talking with someone who recognizes one. Le Hubs is the chief of sarcasm.
Well, this is a bit difficult to say. Physically, I don’t really notice anything about the ladies, well except for maybe their appearance. For guys, I look at their footwear, and for the life of me, I don’t know why. From shoes, I look at the length of their trousers, especially if it’s a formal wear.
Outside of the physical appearance, a person’s confidence/mannerism is what I notice first.
Brown. When I was younger, I could swear that I had blue eyes. I can count the number of times I’ve asked my friends to check the color of my eyes just to confirm if it finally changed to blue.
Happy endings, all day every day! I detest anything scary be it movies or books. When Le Hubs decides to watch one of his scary movies, I always have a throw pillow beside me for covering my eyes.
Nope. Oh wait, I have one though I don’t know if it’s a special talent per se. I have this knack for remembering or knowing the names of movie stars and the names of their spouses and/or kids. It’s so weird. Till today, I still get calls from my family just to ask me the name of xyz in so and so movie.
I was born in Onitsha, Anambra State.
If you had asked me this question 10 years or so ago, I’ll probably tell you I was born in Lagos. Why? Because I had such low self-esteem, and I was more interested in what people would think about me. Most Lagosians have a way of labeling anyone not born in Lagos “a village person“.
Reading my romance novels, watching football (soccer) with Le Hubs. I’m such a football fan that I actually get very upset whenever my team (Arsenal FC) loses, which happens to be a lot.
It was so bad one time, that I almost didn’t go to church cos I was very upset. When I finally got to church, I didn’t hear a word the priest said. I was busy analyzing the match, and all the reasons why I should quit supporting Arsenal.
Yes, we do. I say “we” because technically, even though Le Hubs got them and takes care of them, I still do my bit when he travels. We have 3 dogs and an African Grey Parrot called Oscar. The dogs are Ferdie (a Boerboel), Duke (a German Shepherd) and Bobby (a Rottweiler). I got the job of giving them names.
In case you’re wondering what happened to Max, our Rott in the About Me page, he died. So we got Bobby who cries and whines a lot.
Yep! 4 of them; 3 brothers and my one and only sister. Though with marriage, I’ve acquired 2 new sisters and 2 more brothers.
I’m not so tall but I’m not short either. This used to be my classic response to questions about my height. As you can probably guess, it’s a sore subject for me.
I’m 5.4″, although a lot of people are still arguing with me that it should be less than that. Well, that’s what it is, deal with it!
I had so many funny moments in school (primary and secondary school obviously). Can’t really pinpoint the funniest.
Okay, this happened when I was 7 or 8, can’t remember the exact age.
Did I tell you that I was, and still am, a drama queen? I’d won a hymnal (popularly called Ancient and Modern) in a school competition. Trust my Papa, he was so proud that he branded the hymnal his and told us not to touch it. It was going to be for his personal use alone.
Being a very stubborn child, I took the hymnal to school. Of course, when my father found out, he told me plainly that if I were to lose that book, I shouldn’t bother coming home.
Well, you can guess what happened. I lost it.
In school then, I had this school bag that had different compartments. One of my cousins used it, and when her mum got her a new one, she gave the bag to me. I really loved that bag, and I tried as much as possible to put different things in the various compartments. Books here, pencil there, eraser in another, snacks in the other.
Well, when I took the hymnal to school, after using it, I put it in one of the hidden compartments so that it doesn’t get stolen by anybody. Then I promptly forgot where I put it.
After school on that fateful day (I’d cried buckets in class), my siblings were ready to go home. The usual practice was for all of us to go home together, but that day I told them to go without me. Since my Papa said don’t come home without the book, I wasn’t going to go home then.
My brothers started pleading with me but trust me, madam drama queen refused to go home. Then they (my brothers) decided to wait in school with me. If my father was not going to let me come home, then they too, weren’t going to go home.
But hunger had other plans. We all decided to go home. Unfortunately, it started raining. So we were soaked as well as hungry when we got home. I didn’t enter the house.
When I saw that we were approaching our house, I told my brothers to go ahead that I was going to stand under the mango tree a few meters outside our house. I was feeling sorry for myself.
They left me there and went home to take a hot bath, eat and sleep, while I stood under the tree crying, sniffing and generally bemoaning my existence. It wasn’t long before my big sis came and got me. She told me that my dad said before he closes his eyes and counts to 10, I should be in that house.
Long story short, my father was worried sick that I’d caught a cold (which I did). And when my mum was removing my wet books from my bag, she opened the hidden compartment, and there was the hymnal.
I had so many escapades when I was little that I’m worried my children would do worse. Lol!!
4. Ghana, U.K, Mauritius, and Rwanda. All for work though. Well, except for Rwanda which was work/leisure cos I traveled with Le Hubs.
Favorite – English/Biology. Worst – Chemistry/Physics. I talked about this in my post on how I failed WAEC three times.
2. What Sports do you play/Have you played?
Played football. Tried short distance running, came last twice. Now, I swim and watch football.
I totally enjoyed answering these questions. Now you know more about the person behind Endi’s World.
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All my love,