I’d like to start off by saying a few words about Australia day.
What do you think of when you hear those two words?
Celebration, parties (that’s what my neighbours think of, at least!), good food, even better company..
The list goes on.
And here’s the thing.
When we celebrate this holiday, we’re commemorating Australia’s colonisation. The day we claimed this country for ourselves.. when it was already taken.
I may not be of an indigenous background, and heck, maybe I don’t even understand what I’m saying.. but what I do know is that we can do better than this.
Let’s change the date. If we want to be rightfully able to call it Australia day, it needs to be fully inclusive.
We’re all Australians.
Every. single. one. of. us.
You might remember that I asked who’d be interested in being pen pals on here a while back. Well, I’ve got a few now, and one of them happens to be my good friend Molly! Seriously, she’s pretty good. I wish I knew her in real life!
Anyway- she’s given me a list of questions to answer as well as the suggestion to make a post out of it and I think it’s a great idea!
Let’s get into it, shall we?
1. What is your ancestry/where are your family from?
A1. Cool question! I’m maltese / pakistani / australian. My mum’s side is Maltese and my dad’s is Pakistani. And we live here in Australia, so a bit of that too. 🙂
2. Do you prefer summer or winter?
A2. Easy one- summer. But I like it when it’s not too hot, or else I boil. 😪 Then again, whenever it’s winter I’m practically crying for summer, so I can’t complain!
3. Was infinitelyadaydreamer your first blog?
A3. Yes, infinitelyadaydreamer is my first and only blog, which I made four years ago. It had undergone a lot of changes in content and one in name too, so it’s a bit of a different blog, I guess!
4. What is your favourite thing to blog about?
A4. I really enjoy making creative content, so photography / poetry / journalling are probably my top three. In no particular order! Sorry, I couldn’t choose just one! 😂
5. If you had to be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?
A5. That’s a really hard one.. I don’t want to be too old, but I want to have some life experience. Maybe around 20? haha x
6. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
A6. Aria! Definitely Aria. I’ve been obsessed with the name ever since I started to watch Pretty Little Liars- my mum loves it too. 😁
7. How many penpals do you have?
A7. Just two! You, Molly, and another girl. 😊
8. Do you have any pets?
A8. I used to have two budgies, but they both died. My first was a boy, and his name was Peeko. I got him for my seventh birthday, and I was always scared I’d lose him. I didn’t, but my cousin almost did. He let him out and left him to fly away for no good reason. Oh, and he was like, 24? yep. I’m still a bit angry about that incident, even though it’s old news and I got my budgie back. He died about a year and a half ago, and the other bird who we got to keep him company (we named her flora) also died. I also had fish, but a lot started dying/ jumping out of the tank, and we ended up with very few left. It was a very big responsibility because you have to make sure that the water is properly suited to keep the fish alive.
9. What siblings do you have?
A9. I’ve got one brother, Haider, who’s seven and a half.
10. What’s your journalling style?
A10. At the moment I’m doing decorative journalling with life updates occasionally.
11. Fave books any recommendations?
A11. Ooh, yay! a book question. I’d recommend Rupi Kaur’s books, to start with, but I know you’ve got both of them 😂 Ultimatum by K.M Walton and All the bright places by Jennifer Niven are very good. 😊