Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!
Saturday 9: Lucky Star (1983)
Unfamiliar with this week’s song? Hear it here.
1. Have you ever wished upon a star?
Oh yes! I’m forever a dreamer.
When I was in highschool, did I wish for a lot of things, which included a nice moog sub 37 synthesizer that I thought was cool and useful for the music enthusiast in me. I was in a youth club way back and we have this weekly activities that included sports, music, and the arts. It was just a passing fancy for a teenager like, as were most in my wishlist at that time.
2. In the 1980s, Madonna considered her wrist bangles one of her fashion trademarks. What’s one of your fashion trademarks?
I like wearing tribal bracelets. Plus, I have three piercings on my left earlobe.
3. Though she got good grades, Madonna could be disruptive at school, known for turning cartwheels in the halls between classes. Can you do a cartwheel?
I still can do cartwheels plus front and back walkovers, handstands, and many more. But never in between classes nor in halls. Always in our uni’s gymnastics room.
4. Her high grade point average earned her a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan, home of the Wolverines. Do you follow college football?
American football – no.
5. Madonna co-starred in the movie version of Dick Tracy. Do you enjoy comics?
Yes, very much so. I first got hold of Archie (Andrews) and I was hooked. Then, of course, others followed like Superman, Spiderman, Xmen, Constantine, you get the picture. There is a geek inside of me 🙂
6. She played Argentinian First Lady Eva Peron in the biopic, Evita and directed a movie about Wallis Simpson. What famous 20th century woman do you wish you could meet/could have met?
Hillary Clinton. I just would love to listen to her talk covering many topics and see what goes on in that mind of hers.
7. Madonna authored a children’s book called The English Roses. Tell us about a book that had a big impact on you when you were a kid.
Okay, I read this when I was in university – so technically, no longer a kid. The first thing that came to my mind was this book by a Filipino writer, Lualhati Bautista, who is a feminist through and through. It’s called Bata, bata… Paano ka Ginawa?; Loosely translated to Child, child… How Were You Made? The title might give you “scandalous” thoughts but it actually refers to how a child is shaped or raised in society. The story revolves around a strong, liberated single mum, Lea, who defies society’s conventions (having two children with two different men, double standards against women) and how she addresses her marital and familial concerns in the context of a flawed and judgmental society.
8. One of Madonna’s “vocal idols” is Ella Fitzgerald. Who is your all-time favorite female singer?
No one in particular.
9. Madonna once did a Pepsi commercial. What beverages are in your refrigerator right now?
There is a bottle of low-fat milk and a carton of organic, unsweetened hazelnut milk. And of course, water.