Yesterday was alright. Went grocery shopping. Had a nap. Proscrastinated as much as I could before I finally typed the first word to the article I have to write. Far from completing it! Thankfully, I am having my day off on the day of my deadline so I’m foreseeing a mad scramble and a oh-fuck-it-I’ll-just-write-crap-cos-I’m-sick-of-this-piece-of-shit type of writing…
So one might pretty much conclude the highlight of yesterday was not the anniversary of my birth but the interview for a freelance editor position! I’m not holding my breath on getting the position but this could be something for the future. I don’t know how well or bad I did in the test – it wasn’t that hard but I have the tendency to rush so I won’t be surprised if I made some silly mistakes, like missing out on a typo or something.
Anyway! What was interesting about the test was the last part, after the grammar, spelling, editing and writing parts. It proudly proclaimed itself as being a “FUN EXERCISE”. And it was, mostly. I’m replicating the question and my answers below. You should try answering it too!
Imagine or visualise yourself ten years from today. Don’t rush your answers and don’t put down the first thing that comes into your head. Really try to imagine yourself ten years down the track.
What is the date (ten years from now)?
3 July 2019.
What’s my address?
Somewhere in Kuala Lumpur.
What’s my income?
Enough to support my lifestyle!
Write a sentence or two describing the family.
A husband, two kids and a dog! (I know, how boring, right?)
Describe my social life.
Meeting my ex-schoolmates and ex-university mates once a month. Annual shopping spree in Thailand with shopping buddy. Mostly hanging out with family.
What have I achieved in the area of my mental life?
Learnt enough to converse adequately with natives in French, Portuguese or Italian.
What’s happened in my spiritual life over ten years?
Nothing. I’m an agnostic.
Describe my greatest achievement over the past ten years.
(Oh man I just realised I answered this wrongly – I said writing a book for a college assignment. Oh well.) This is my least favourite question – I don’t think anything I will achieve in the next ten years will be the ‘greatest’. If there is, it would probably be having my own family, but how common is that! So… lousy question for me, yeah.
How would you answer those questions?
Oh, to all my American friends, Happy 4th of July! 😀