Saturday 9: The Star Spangled Banner

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whitney houstonWelcome 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!

The Star Spangled Banner

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)
I don’t know from my side of family but I heard from relatives about relatives who were part of a bigger group that fought against the Japanese occupation in the Philippines. Does this even count? From my husband’s side, however, his granddads were both WWII veterans.

2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What’s your favorite picnic food?
BBQ!

3) Let’s celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What’s your favorite flavor?
Rocky Road. Basically anything that has chocolate in it 🙂

4) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you rode a bike?
I joined the Operation Smile Cambodia’s Charity Bike Ride last March (30). It was a short (16km-ride) but scenic ride through the nicest parts of Phnom Penh. There were more than a hundred cyclists, young and old, that participated. It was fun and all for the benefit of Operation Smile Cambodia.

5) Or went hiking?
Never done hiking in the last 5 years. Shame. There are lots of nice hike trails along Kirirom National Park (Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia) that I am keen on exploring.

6) Or rode a horse?
Never rode a horse in my entire life, just the horses you can find in the merry-go-rounds, tee-hee-hee. I am scared of horses, for some reason.

7) Or toasted a marshmallow?
I has been 100 years, lol. Seriously. 🙁

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or window fan on?
Just an overworked fan on. Summer is at its height from where I am now and it’s 34C in my room right this minute.

9) Crazy Sam needs your help: What song or a performer would you like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?
Walk This Way by Aerosmith 🙂

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