If you’re wondering what the hell GUOTSBE means, it stands for…GET UP OFFA THAT SLUMP: BLOGGING EXTRAVAGANZA! Kind of a long title, so I shortened it into an acronym that I can’t pronounce 😊 If you have no idea what this is about, check out Rachel’s post on Beauty and the Bookshelf.
Today’s blogpost is going to be an interview with myself so you guys can get to know me better 🙂
What’s your name?
Hi! My name is Sakina.
What a beautiful name! What does Sakina mean?
Why thank you! My name is Arabic for “tranquility”. Kind of neat right? I’m not sure if I’m that “tranquil” all the time, but I’m generally pretty shy and awkward and I don’t talk that much.
Where do you live?
Ontario, Canada. I also live in an igloo, eat maple syrup with everything, and ride a polar bear to school!
*Laughs mischievously* Just kidding! I’ve never built an igloo in my life – I literally have no idea how! I don’t like maple syrup, except for those maple cookies – OMG they’re soooo good! And I take the bus to school 🙂
How old are you?
I’m 20 years old, but I look 16 – at least according to everyone else.
When’s your birthday?
July, 2nd!!! The day after Canada Day and two days before Independence Day!
Are you religious?
Yes. If you can’t tell by my name, I’m actually a Muslim!
What do you look like?
I absolutely can’t take a selfie for the life of me – the camera hates me or something! BUT, here’s a pic of me as a little kid 🙂 I pretty much look the same now lol 😂
What do you study?
I’m currently majoring in Medical Science and minoring in Classical Studies.
Anything with rice! My parents are originally from Pakistan, and I’ve grown up eating traditional food my whole life.
Milk? I’m kind of boring. I like tea too, but I literally can’t go a day without drinking milk.
Every fruit? I’m not a huge fan of oranges though – mostly because they’re annoying to eat.
Chocolate or sweets?
Definitely chocolate! Why all these questions about food? You’re making me hungry!
Sorry. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Definitely Rome. I’m a Classics minor after all!
What do you want to do after school?
You know you’re NEVER supposed to ask a college/university student that question! lol I’m joking. I don’t really know. I’m planning to go to college after (I’m in university right now) to study something science related – so I can get a job. My dream would be to get into a publishing program and work at Penguin Random House or Harpercollins, but I guess we’ll see.
For a long time I couldn’t really pick just one. But the book that always comes to mind is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I just have so many memories associated with that book and I think it will probably be my favourite forever! I still own my first copy and it’s falling apart from all the love!
Would you ever write your own book?
When I was little, I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. At the moment, I’m just happy reading. I think that mostly has to do with not having read a lot the past few years. I just want to catch up on all the books I’ve missed. Maybe later on.
I watched Cinderella (the one starring Lily James) last year and I still can’t forget it for some reason. It was just so beautiful 😍 Also Interstellar was asdfghjkl and I still don’t know what to do with my life.
Favourite tv show?
I watched Lost two summers ago and I have to say it’s definitely my favourite show of all time! Also Prison Break because Michael Schofield is bae 😉
Did you like this interview?
Yeah, I actually had a lot of fun!
Wouldn’t it be nice if real interviews were like this?
YES. I hate real interviews. This is sooo much better!
This blogpost kind of has a Christmasy theme with the green and red.
Yeah, I just realized. Oh well, everyone loves Christmas, right?
I’m going to go and eat chocolate. Talk to you later!