The thing about social media is that it has made us more connected and distant at the same time. I’m online more than 12 hours a day, and it doesn’t help that I’m a blogger / vlogger by profession, and a co-founder of a technology – based startup. It does help though that my other business, Manila Workshops, is an offline events management company. At least I get to see people. 😝

You see, my life is an open book to a lot of people. I post pictures of my family, friends, the food that I eat, the tech features that we’re building for our app upgrades, the events that I will attend, attending and will be attending soon, etc. You have my entire life there for you to view and see by just looking at my IG (@gingerarboleda) feed and my Facebook newsfeed (http://fb.com/MommyGinger).

I do still think though that I want to get to know others more. There is an ineffable empty feeling inside that I need to fill. Thinking about last year made me crave for deeper relationships with family and friends. I feel the need to get to know each one of you (my friends and readers) at a deeper level.

Let me start by sharing a few questions and I’ll start the conversation by answering each one of them. I hope that you carry on this conversation and share with me your own answers. I’d love to hear from you. BTW, I got these questions from this link.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Ginger: Watch K-Dramas or work more 😆

What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned?

Ginger: Probably a white shirt. No one notices that you’ve worn it again. hehe!

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?

Ginger: I would probably travel and collect Funko Pops and try out skin care products from all over the world.

What would your perfect room look like?

Ginger: A medium sized room (I don’t have a lot of clothes) with a huge bathroom with enough room for all my skin care stuff!

How often do you play sports?

Ginger: I don’t play anymore, but I used to play basketball.

What job would you be terrible at?

Ginger: I don’t think I would be a cook or a chef eveeeer!

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

Ginger: I have a skill in catching and picking up stuffed toys in arcades. haha!

What is the most annoying habit that other people have?

Ginger: When people stand SO close to you when they’re next to you in line for something.

What skill would you like to master?

Ginger: Currently? Video Editing.

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

Ginger: Hmm, tough one! I want to do a lot of things (if budget wasn’t an issue). Prolly, camping in Korea, trekking in Peru, Sleeping under the stars in Namibia, enter a volcano in Iceland, etc. SEE! I have a lot on my list 🙂

If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?

Ginger: I would probably build a house near the beach.

What’s your favorite drink?

Ginger: Coffee — a latte!

What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?

Ginger: That’s easy! The Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Are you usually early or late?

Ginger: Usually early… I don’t feel comfortable being late.

What pets did you have while you were growing up?

Ginger: Dogs. hehe! I used to bread American Pitbull Terriers 🙂

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?

Ginger: With their business and careers. 😀

What takes up too much of your time?

Ginger: Now? Everything! There is no specific thing.

What do you wish you knew more about?

Ginger: Three things — 1) Coding, 2) Video Editing and 3) Speaking Mandarin

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

Ginger: “Where are the others?” 😁

What are some small things that make your day better?

Ginger: a cup of coffee, music (I really love listening to music, btw) and a hug!

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Ginger: Maroon 5 or Sam Smith

What shows are you into?

Ginger: K-Dramas!

What age do you wish you could permanently be?

Ginger: My age now. I feel that I’m at an age where I understand more about life, but still yearn to learn more about different stuff and try out new things.

What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?

Ginger: Horror shows. Can’t sleep after 😳

What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

Ginger: Work out in the morning, shower, then spend the whole day in bed watching Netflix!

What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without?

Ginger: Possibly all of the products that I use for my face. haha! Skin care products!

How often do you people watch?

Ginger: Oh my! I love doing this! Often 🙂

What’s the best single day on the calendar?

Ginger: I love Christmas! Dec. 25?

How do you relax after a hard day of work?

Ginger: I watch shows on Netflix 🙂

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Ginger: It would probably be starting a business or marketing.

If you were dictator of a small island nation, what crazy dictator stuff would you do?

Ginger: Everyone should apply sunscreen every two hours.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Ginger: Living on their own. 🙂 You learn how to become more independent.

Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting?

Ginger: hmmm… hang gliding?

What’s your dream car?

Ginger: None… In the first place, I don’t drive, so I don’t really mind having a “basic” car.

What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?

Ginger: Expanding the business and being “fit” again.

If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?

Ginger: I would still love to have my job now… naaaks! Seriously though, I love doing the things that I’m doing now.

What’s the best way to start the day?

Ginger: Run outdoors!

What movie title best describes you or your life?

Ginger: haha! Miss Congeniality? (I love Sandra Bullock)

If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make?

Ginger: A customized cabinet? hahaha!

What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?

Ginger: Had a healthy and really bright little girl for my second pregnancy (after losing the first one and after having pregnancy complications)

Where would you rather be from?

Ginger: I’m glad I’m a Filipina.

What are some things you’ve had to unlearn?

Ginger: Being so insecure about my body.

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

Ginger: The growth of TAXUMO.

What one thing do you really want but can’t afford?

Ginger: Have some ME-time in a foreign place. I enjoyed flying to Israel last 2016.

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?

Ginger: Have coffee at a coffee place.

What are you absolutely determined to do?

Ginger: Live long. There are a lot of things I still want to do.

What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?

Ginger: I actually know how to tap dance 🙂 hihi!

What question would you most like to know the answer to?

Ginger: Why do babies get sick? 🙁 Essentially, they’re “brand new”. Sana wala nalang sickness and diseases ang babies.

So these are my questions that I hope you get to answer in return! I’d love to read your blog posts or social media posts 🙂 Let’s start the year right by knowing more about one another.

I think I’ll do one livestream about this on Kumu (a mobile app). Please do follow me there!