I think it's a kind of free association thing...mention the first thing that comes to mind after reading the questions. So...here goes:
1. A song?
Rock Me Amadeus
This is probably the only song that I will ever sing (and maybe even dance to, given enough beer) in front of people who are not members of my family (read: during karaoke/videoke. And since this song is never in the karaoke/videoke song lists, I'm home free!)
2. An 80's rock album?
Then and now, Robert Smith rocks.
3. A singer?
JD Fortune, lead singer of the Oz band INXS. *drool* 'Nuff said.
4. A man?
I can't mention JD again? Bummer. Okay, my dad then. He was a MAN among men. Imperfect, sure. But he was intelligent, enterprising, had a wicked sense of humor, and was a mean driver (I mean that in a good way, though).
5. A woman?
My mom. Loving, smart, caring, nurturing, funny (in a good way).
6. A writer?
Ooohh, I have to mention at least two. Just two, okay? Gabriel García Márquez and Milan Kundera.
7. A book?
I just have to mention two again: Love in the Time of Cholera, by GGM and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by MK.
8. A word?
9. A movie?
Somewhere in Time, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. Cheesy, yeah. So shoot me.
10. A wise statement?
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
-From "Invictus," by William Ernest Henley
11. A colour?
Orange. I've always liked this colour since I was a kid. Sorry, Avery.
12. A flower?
Jasmine... sampaguita in the Philippines. This small, nondescript-looking flower may not have the flamboyance of more well-known blooms like roses and tulips, but the scent sure overtakes them by a mile. The nose knows.
13. A fictional character?
The Little Mermaid
14. A name?
15. A guitarist?
16. A guitar?
Bass. Oh, wait. Can I change my answer to question #15 to John Taylor? :-D
17. An Age?
18. A famous historical character?
Attila the Hun: Famous invader and plunderer. The endearment "hun" (short for honey) always makes me smile--and wince inwardly! But that's probably just me being a smartass.
19. A flavour?
20. A meal?
Caesar's salad, pork spareribs stewed in tomato sauce and cheese, buttered stringbeans and carrots on the side, served with rice, and slices of succulent ripe mango for dessert.
21. A country?
22. A city?
23. A monument?
Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Educated in the Philippines and in Spain, he was a doctor, a novelist, a poet. His efforts to free my country from the Spaniards (who colonized us for about 300 years) were made largely through his pen. Brilliant writer who influenced so many others in the fight for independence. He was imprisoned and then executed by firing squad by the Spanish in 1896, in Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park, where this monument stands). Ahh, Spain. How you shaped us and continue to influence us still.There you go, Odat. This was fun, thanks!
My Internet connection has been crappy all night--it comes and goes. Hope it stabilizes soon.
My Manic Monday post will come later. Wishing everybody a good week ahead.