Share Your World: Experience Different Places

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

photo (10)Thinking back on my life so far, I have experienced quite a bit of change: different schools, moving house, new career, marriage. The biggest change, however, has been changing the country in which I live. Not only did I move from a warm southern hemisphere city (Johannesburg) to a colder northern hemisphere one (Toronto); but I also moved from a developing country to a first world country. There was so much that I had to learn and get used to. I would call my autobiography Migrating North. I have written a little about my experience on my move using this title. The posts can be found here if you are interested.

Which do you prefer sweet, salty or buttery? 

Image result for butter popcornMy preference does depend on what I crave at the moment. I prefer my food to be savoury (please don’t add sugar or honey to my carrots!) and enjoy sweetness when I eat dessert. My favourite form of sweetness is eaten in the form of fruit in the morning and chocolate with unsweetened tea after my dinner. When I go to the cinema, I cannot resist the buttery and salty popcorn that they have on offer. And to be honest, the best type of croissant is that one made with real butter!

What’s the finest education?

I find it is important that a person be educated in a skill as it is necessary to help one be successful in society. If a person has a skill, finding a suitable paying job is so much easier. A person’s education, however, cannot only be found at a tertiary institution. Instead it is enhanced with life experience. The best way to do this, I have found, is with travel. Seeing a little of how other people live can only broaden one’s horizons. Living in another country amongst a different culture, not only enhances one’s education, however, but also helps one grow as a person.

041514 sywbannerWhat would you answer to any of these questions?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Cee’s Share Your World weekly challenge). 

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7 thoughts on “Share Your World: Experience Different Places

  1. I’ve never heard of this challenge before, how interesting! I once started to write a self biography, that I named “The Bitless Heart”. I wrote it using the metaphor of riding a horse without a bit. If you ride a horse without a bit, you give up some of the control, and are forced to replace it with trust. This can be a wonderful thing. Scary, but wonderful. You have to be there 100 % to pull it of safely. My life have always included horses, and giving your loved once everything you have. Living with your heart on your sleeves. If I would of finished, it would of been a very juicy book, I have lived a colorful life, but it would of hurt people I care about. I deleted it, to not be tempted to publish it. I would regret it, at least in the form I had written it. I was at a place in my life when I just discovered that my word wasn’t what I thought it was. I might write it with a different angle, and maybe changing the names, publishing it as a “novel” instead. I would LOVE to read your book.

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  2. You pose an interesting question on the title for ones autobiography Colline.
    I have pondered this many times when correlating all my writings from both my sites, I have decided in fairness to all who have travelled my journey through life, or been touched by my journey, to simplify my autobiography into an all encompassing title.
    Moments, Memories and Story’s…..This covers a multitude of sins I think.
    Cheers

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