Many thanks to Sara for tagging us sometime last year (we have a legitimate excuse for our delayed response this time – we wanted to wail til it was Autumn in Australia to do it! 😛)
- Answer the questions
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- Tag other people
Hot chocolate – what is your comfort book?
Ngoc: Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter are my go to comfort reads (well, books 1-4 anyway. After that people start dying sooooo…decidedly not comforting).
Nish: I find comfort in romantic novels – with a little bit of angst, an almost break-up 2/3rds of the way through, and a diabetic-inducing resolution. Two of my faves are The Deal by Elle Kennedy and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Pumpkin Carving – what is your favourite creative outlet?
Nish: Music for sure. I have played the piano since I was about eight, and have always found it to be so therapeutic. Since I moved out of home I only have my little keyboard with me, but in COVID times I have been reunited with my beautiful Yamaha piano. I just learnt to play Cornelia Street by Taylor Swift last week!
Ngoc: Photography is pretty much my only creative outlet, since I have zero other talents when it comes to the arts (I wish I could play the piano like Nish!) I started off with food photography and photos for Bookstagram, but these days I mostly just do portrait photography of my friends, family…and my cat! 😛
Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge
Ngoc: Food photography! I don’t think anyone’s judging the photos themselves, but I’ve definitely copped some side eye from people when I whip out my DSLR at cafes. They’re probably thinking ‘not another wannabe social media influencer’ – but little do they know, the only thing I’m influencing is where my friends and I will be brunching this weekend 😛✌🏻
Nish: Ngoc does amazing food photography and I judge anyone who judges her!! (Ngoc: *cries in friendship*) Mine is super similar actually, it’s tourists taking photos. I am nowhere near Ngoc level photo quality, but you bet I AM that tourist that takes photos of literally anything I think looks cool. When people get annoyed, I’m like why? Am I hurting anybody? *noises of confusion*. I not only love taking my own tourist photos, but will happily be that person that takes photos for random families or people I meet.
Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?
Nish: I am a crier – if I get super joyful, tears will literally explode from my eyeballs. And something that makes me very happy and very tearful is my dog. He’s a golden retriever, and was my 9th birthday present, and will forever be the best gift I have ever received. He is also very photogenic (especially if treats are involved).
Like how can you not love that little face???
Ngoc: Ok this is super basic but…sunny days make me inexplicably happy. And not just regular happy – oh no. I’m talking about smiling to myself, skipping down the street, feeling absolutely effervescent kind of happy. (When I was in high school, my friends used to call me a plant. Y’know. Cos they photosynthesise for energy. Yup).
Scarves – your Autumn ‘must have’ accessory
Nish: Coming from Melbourne, we do not have a traditional autumn. 4 seasons, 1 day and you dress for them all…What I do take everywhere is my Frank Green keep cup (the most Melbourne thing ever I know) for those sneaky coffees, teas and everything in between.
Ngoc: So I got a Hufflepuff scarf when I watched the Cursed Child play in Melbs last year…and I basically wear it every chance I get (the colours are super toned down so it’s not the traditional fluoro yellow and black Hufflepuff vibe 😂). Like as soon as my spidey senses detect so much as a breeze, I be whipping out my scarf and pretending I’m Newt Scamander.
Fire – a book or film that burns your soul
Ngoc: Pride and Prejudice – both the book and the BBC adaptation (nothing against the Keira Knightley version, I just think the BBC one was more faithful to the book). THE TENSION. THE ANGST. THE SLOW-BURN ROMANCE.
Spontaneous combustion imminent
Nish: The Mara Dyer series aka Nish’s favourite series of all time that she will never stop talking about.
Ngoc: Can confirm my soul was burned to a crisp reading this series.
Toffee Apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside
Ngoc: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – I thought I was signing up for just another cute YA contemporary. I definitely wasn’t expecting to be so touched by the story or the strong family themes in the books. It’s still one of my favourite YA books of all time!
Nish: There’s one film that is one of my favourite films ever – The Blind Side. For a movie heavily about sports (something I do not vibe with), this movie is so heartwarming and beautiful that I unexpectedly loved it, and will continue to for a long, long time.
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