Thank you once more to everyone who took part in this weekend’s Weekly Chat – there were some great answers as usual!
Now to answer the questions left for me:
1) How many languages do you speak? What’s one new language you’d like to learn and why?
I speak two kinda? I speak English and can speak Mandarin in dribs and drabs! When I lived in Singapore, I could speak Mandarin a lot better than I do now because I had to speak to my grandparents as they couldn’t speak English. However, in Australia, we don’t really speak Mandarin at home and therefore, my Mandarin has become at best – passable.
And if I could learn one new language I’d love to learn Spanish or French – linguistically they both sound incredibly beautiful and smooth!! I did learn French in school for a bit there, so maybe I’ll pick it up again one day!
What bout all of you??
2) What’s on your travel music playlist?
This is a great question!!! I listen to RnB and Hip Hop mainly – so Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Stormzy were on rotation while I was on the road. Also some Ed Sheeran never goes amiss with me!
Always open to new suggestions!
3) Hostels, hotels, Airbnb or Couchsurfing?
Hostels all day! I’ve had some amazing experiences staying in hostels – well, meeting people at hostels and heading out for some crazy adventure! There’s this really awesome hostel in Miyajima along the water, best hostel I’ve stayed at ever!
Hotels are for treatin’ yourself, Airbnbs I use mainly for beach getaways, and couchsurfing – I’ve never done it before but would love to try it some day!
4) Do you reckon its better to have a diverse range of friends with different views from yourself, or to keep close those that are like minded?
This is a question I posed to all of you, and someone asked what I thought and I think it’s a matter of balance.
I believe surrounding yourself with a diverse range of people only serves to benefit oneself – the differing points of view and conversations will serve to inform your own understanding of the world around you!
However, I believe it is important to surround yourself with people who share and hold firm – the same foundational values as yourself. These are principles that we do not waver from regardless of circumstance. That is, we don’t have to agree on everything but what’s important is that we share the same truths of goodness and unity.