10 Different Ways Your Body Suffers When You Don’t Drink Enough Water

If you have trouble drinking enough water every day, maybe reading this article and learning about the damage dehydration can cause to your body would work as the push you needed to start drinking more water today.

Disclaimer: I am an engineer. I have nothing to do with medicine and I don’t give any medical advice. Thank you.

Drinking water has been an issue for me most of my life. Where I live, it’s practically summer most of the year, and with this hot weather I could honestly spend an entire week and all the water I would consume would not pass the 350 ml mark.

You can imagine how much water I would drink in winter.

And as a result, I suffered from a lot of the things mentioned below on this list due to many years of dehydration. Some of them I still suffer through now.

I used to dislike water because I was rarely ever thirsty. So drinking water was like a chore to me, I hated its tastelessness and I just couldn’t stomach anything more than one sip.

But what I have learned is that the more you drink the more thirsty you get and, apparently, vice versa.

Only recently that I have started to really push myself into drinking more water because I started to really feel the trouble I’m putting my body in; and while the amount I drink now is still not the ideal one, it’s certainly increasing. And I do feel the difference.

If you, too, have trouble drinking enough water, hopefully this would work as a reminder that you should start changing this habit as fast as you can.


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Why is it important to drink water?

Our bodies are made up of more than 60 percent water.

The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones contain 31% water.

I don’t know if you would need more convincing after reading these numbers, but the fact is that our entire body with all its organs largely depend on water to function. And any drop in the amount of water intake can tremendously affect these organs.

What happens to your body when you don’t drink enough water?

  1. Loss of cognitive functions
  2. Low blood pressure and increased risk of stroke
  3. Headaches and migraines
  4. Anxiety and depression
  5. Constipation and heartburn
  6. Formation of kidney stones
  7. Joint pain and muscle cramps
  8. Bad breath
  9. Premature wrinkles
  10. Heat intolerance

1. Loss of cognitive functions

The brain is composed of 73% water and it requires this amount for energy and to function properly. If you are not drinking enough water, this can affect cognitive function and concentration, causing issues with thinking, coordination, reaction times, attention, and confusion.

According to this study that was conducted on 413 people, it is found that mild dehydration impairs cognitive performance, particularly for tasks involving attention, executive function, and motor coordination when the body loses more than 2% water.

2. Low blood pressure and increased risk of stroke

Blood Pressure

This one was a little puzzling because as I was researching I found articles from well-known medical websites claiming that dehydration causes high blood pressure.

I knew, based on my own personal experience, that dehydration causes low blood pressure, however, I am not an expert. So I still had to research a little more and find out which of the two claims is correct.

Your blood is 60% water, when this amount of water is available, it helps the blood flow smoothly through the veins. When you’re not drinking enough water to match that required percentage of water in your blood, it leads to it being thicker.

When blood is thicker, it means it will take longer to flow through your veins. This also decreases the blood volume in the body. A decrease in blood volume can cause blood pressure to drop.

According to this study, it is actually advised that people who are about to donate blood, drink an amount of 16 ounces (470 ml) of water before giving blood, as it works on temporarily raising blood pressure that can otherwise drop and cause fainting after the donation.

Apparently, there was even one study made that stated that dehydration may actually help those with high blood pressure. However, of course this is not something that anyone would advice with doing. But it just proves the point.

Stroke

Studies have shown that dehydration can result in strokes, particularity in elderly people, and that is because, as mentioned earlier, dehydration causes blood to be thicker and more concentrated, causing it to flow less easily to the brain through the narrowed or blocked blood vessels in the patient.

And it was found that 60% of people are actually dehydrated at the time of stroke and that recovery is boosted by being well-hydrated.

3. Headaches and migraines

There are several types and reasons for headaches. And one of the most common reasons is dehydration.

A dehydration headache can feel like a mild headache or an intense migraine. Pain from a dehydration headache can occur at the front, back, side, or all over the head.

I couldn’t find an actual study on what happens exactly that causes the headache, however, from what I have read so far, it is believed that when there is not enough water/fluids in the body, the blood vessels in the head may narrow in an attempt to regulate body fluid levels.

And when this happens it makes it harder for oxygen and blood to get to the brain, which results in a headache.

There was a study made on 34 people to understand the relation between water deprivation and headaches. It concluded the following:

“the 34 subjects were divided into 2 groups according to the time taken to relieve the headache by drinking water: total relief within 30 minutes by drinking 200 to 1500 mL (mean, 500) occurred in 22 subjects, and within 1 to 3 hours by drinking 500 to 1000 mL (mean, 750) in 11 subjects; 1 subject required sleep in addition to fluid intake.”

Another study made on people who suffer from migraines shows that 34 out of the 95 participants have reported that dehydration was the main trigger for their migraines.

4. Anxiety and depression

Anxiety

When you’re not drinking enough water, it leads to your blood being thicker.

The thicker your blood is, the harder your heart has to work to move it through your veins. This can lead to increased pulse rates and can potentially lead to palpitations.

It can also cause muscles to tense up and it affects your brain functions.

All these factors lead to physical stress/uneasiness which in turn leads to symptoms of anxiety. A study conducted on 52 people showed that increased water intake affected calmness and generally enhanced their mood.

This is not to say that dehydration is what causes anxiety for most people, however, if you already have anxiety, being dehydrated can certainly make it worse.

Depression

On another note, drinking water can actually help reduce the risk of depression according to this study.

It was conducted to show the effect of dehydration and it’s relation to depression and anxiety symptoms. And it was found that drinking more water helped reduce depression symptoms.

Speaking of water and anxiety, you may also like to read this study about hydrogen-rich water and its effects on reducing anxiety.

5. Constipation and heartburn

Constipation

When you are not drinking enough water, the colon pulls water from stool to maintain hydration, which slows down the bowl movement and that leads to constipation.

It is also usually advised for people who are suffering with constipation to drink more fluids.

Heartburn

Because less water means less saliva, and saliva is what helps the stomach clear acids, then you will be left with too much acid in the stomach leading to that heartburn.

Note that, while you should drink plenty of water to help with digestion, drinking too much water at one time increases the volume of stomach contents and can worsen heartburn symptoms.

So, it is better to drink smaller amounts throughout the day rather than large amounts less often.

6. Formation of kidney stones

Kidney stones form when certain chemicals become concentrated enough in the urine to form crystals. Some stones stay in the kidney, and do not cause any problems. And, sometimes, the kidney stone can travel down the ureter, the tube between the kidney and the bladder.

If the stone reaches the bladder, it can be passed out of the body in urine. If the stone becomes lodged in the ureter, it blocks the urine flow from that kidney and causes pain.

Drinking enough water dilutes the substances in urine that lead to stones. However, if you’re not drinking enough water, it leads to low urine volume.

When urine volume is low, it is concentrated. Concentrated urine means there is less fluid to keep salts dissolved, making the risks of forming larger kidney stones much higher.

Read more about the other ways you can prevent kidney stones formation

7. Joint pain and muscle cramps

Apparently, these two symptoms are not commonly connected to dehydration and are not usually expected to be caused by loss of water but when you read about it, you understand how water directly affects them.

Joint pain

Joints form the connections between bones and they provide support to help you move. 

Cartilage, which is found in joints and the disks of the spine, has a thick liquid that works as a cushion or lubricant and helps with shock absorption to the cartilage in the joints. This thick liquid consists of about 60-85 percent water.

On the long term, not drinking enough water will cause this liquid to decrease and become less effective which will reduce the joints’ shock-absorbing ability, leading to stiffness and joint pain with the least amount of movement.

Muscle cramps

As for muscle cramps, this usually occurs when you’re working out and especially in hot temperature, when your body is subjected to heat.

The hotter you get, the more likely you are to get muscle cramps. As the muscles work harder and harder, they can seize up from the heat itself.

“Even mild levels of dehydration (3-5% of body weight) can hurt athletic performance. If you have not had enough fluids, your body will not be able to effectively cool itself through sweat and evaporation.”

Read more about heat muscle injury and how to avoid it here.

8. Bad breath

There are several causes for a bad breath, and one of them is dehydration. If you’re not drinking enough water, this leads to less production of saliva in your mouth.

When there is not enough saliva in your mouth, it becomes dry. And because bacteria that live in the mouth tend to multiply as the mouth dries out, this provides a perfect environment for the reproduction of a bacteria called anaerobic which is the infection that causes bad odour.

This is why most people experience bad breath in the morning, because of the lack of saliva production when they’re asleep. 

You can read this article on the many different causes of bad breath and how to treat it.

Drinking water can also reduce tooth decay.

8. Premature wrinkles

When you don’t drink enough water, it weakens your skin’s defense and creates skin sensitivity, irritation, and premature aging/wrinkles.

The skin is made largely of Natural Moisturizing Factor. Water naturally binds to this NMF and it is this water binding that is what creates skin hydration. 

Healthy skin contains around 60% water. When there is not enough water in your body for this percentage to reach the skin, you will start experiencing symptoms such as dryness, flakiness, roughness, irritation, and cracking of skin.

When your skin is dehydrated and is affected by the above symptoms, it leads to your skin sensitivity, which will cause you to be affected by any outside factors much easier than with hydrated and healthy skin.

Read more about the reasons to premature wrinkles and how to avoid them.

10. Heat intolerance

Heat intolerance or hypersensitivity to heat is when you are constantly uncomfortable in hot weather.

This is caused when your body is unable to balance the temperature of your inside with the outside. The part in the brain responsible for this balance is called hypothalamus.

When you get too hot, your hypothalamus sends a signal through your nerves to your skin, telling it to increase sweat production. When sweat evaporates off of your skin, it cools your body down, and eases the feeling of discomfort from hot weather.

When you are not drinking enough water and your body is dehydrated, it doesn’t have enough amount of fluids to turn into sweat to cool your body temperature down and therefore you experience a constant feeling of discomfort.

Read more about heat intolerance symptoms, causes and treatment.

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How much water should you drink every day?

Now that we have discussed all the terrible things that are caused by being dehydrated and not drinking enough water, it’s time to know, how much water is enough water?

While there is a known rule of the 8-ounce, 8 glasses (8×8) of water per day, apparently, this is not entirely an ideal amount for everyone.

The ideal amount of water to drink varies depending on multiple factors including age, gender, and environment (temperature, altitude, etc.).

And also putting into consideration that physical exercise can greatly increase daily water needs for individuals.

According to this paper, daily water intake of 3.7 L for adult men and 2.7 L for adult women is said to meet the needs of the vast majority of people.

While in a more recent study by European Food Safety Authority, it is advised that 2.5L for adult men and 2L for adult women is the ideal amount.

And in another publication by the UK government, they advise with 6-8 glasses of fluids per day, which is about 1.2L per day.

So, it appears that there is no one definitive answer to this question, however, you can go with the average advised.

And also trust what your body tells you, because if you are not getting your required intake of water, it will most certainly let you know. So just watch out for the symptoms.

It is also important to note that, as we age, our natural thirst mechanism becomes less sensitive and we become more prone to dehydration than younger people. So, for elderly people, it is important that they pay more attention that they are getting their body’s needs for water by turning it into a habit and monitoring their intake and not just depend on being thirsty for a sign.

Being hydrated, however, does not solely depend on drinking water. It is important that the most part of it is water, however, you can still get your daily requirement of fluids from other sources such as fruits and vegetables and sugar-free drinks.

Find a list off all the different foods you can eat for hydration here.

Learn the 8 tricks I used to help me drink enough water every day.

Water in cultures and religions

This might not be very relevant to the health and science aspect here, but when I was preparing for this post I remembered a verse in Qur’an that says:

“Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing?”

(verse 21:30)

And it occurred to me to see if water was also mentioned in other religions. I thought it would be an interesting aspect to look at some water facts beside the health benefits.

But to spare you more reading, as this is already lengthy and full of information, I will just link to this article here which briefly explains how water is perceived in the many different religions, such as Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Animism (which I only now just learned about…) and many more.

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Email Marketing: The 6 Most Important Tips For A Powerful Email List

If you’re trying to grow your email list or if you want to build one and don’t know where to start, these 6 tips should help you.

As a blogger or a writer or anyone whose work depends on reaching an audience, having an email list is an essential part of the job.

Not only is it important for sharing your work and driving traffic to your website or for making sales, if you offer products, but it also helps create a relationship and a connection between you and your audience.

People who subscribe to your list are most likely the hardcore fans, ones who are genuinely interested in what you have to say, and they voluntarily signed up to receive more of what you have to offer.

To make it worth their while, there are a few things you should pay attention to in order to ensure quality of your emails and more interaction from your subscribers.


6 tips for a powerful email list:

  1. Choose an efficient email marketing service
  2. Make it easy for visitors to subscribe to your list
  3. Add value to your emails
  4. Send out emails consistently
  5. Do not spam your subscribers
  6. Write an attention-grabbing subject line

1. Choose an efficient email marketing service

Having a decent service will make your life easier in reaching your audience, sending them appealing and organized looking emails, having access to stats to be able to target the right people and provide them with the material that they are actually interested in.

There are plenty of services available for you to choose from. Some of the popular examples out there are: Mailchimp, ConvertKit, Constant Contact, Mad Mimi, GetResponse, and AWeber.

Mailchimp is one of the best and most reliable FREE services out there, and it is also compatible with WordPress with a built-in widget (it is the one I’m using, too!)

Mailchimp has a user-friendly interface and it provides you with in-depth stats and analytics to know your subscribers better and offers you ways to learn what you can do to enhance their experience.

Some of the stats you get to learn are things like the type of interaction you get on your emails, subscriber locations and how often they open your emails, helps you create different categories/groups of subscribers and target them with different campaigns, and to top it all off, it offers you a free plan up until 2000 subscribers.

The only downside I found with Mailchimp is that there is no customer service available for the free plan. So, if you need help with something you will need to search through their knowledge base.

And if you’re on WordPress, their customer care have actually been helpful when I had questions about the service at first.

You can read more about some of the other email marketing services in this article and learn more details about their different features and the plans they offer.

2. Make it easy for visitors to subscribe to your list

In order to have a powerful list, you need to have subscribers on that list first. So how do you build this list?

You should use every opportunity you get to make people subscribe to your list. People shouldn’t spend too much time looking for a way to subscribe.

In fact, no one will try to search for a way to subscribe, if it is not right there, front and center, asking them to do it, 99% of the time, they won’t even bother.

So make sure you have the following on your website:

  • Set up a dedicated page on your website where people can go to sign up.
  • Create a pop-up form asking your visitors to sign up when they are about to close the page or when they have spent a certain amount of time on your website.
  • Ask them to subscribe at the end of every blog post you publish by adding a small subscription box or by adding a link to your subscription form.

Make subscribing to your list an easy, simple, and quick task, and make sure you tell people why they should subscribe to encourage them to do it.

Learn how to get more people to subscribe to your list.

3. Add value to your emails

The reason people bother to subscribe to your email list is because they want to receive more. So if all you send out in your emails is a link to redirect them to your new blog post, then how is subscribing to your list any different from simply following your blog?

People on your email list should have access to something different: more information, more tips, better discounts, first access to a product, free products, etc..

Whatever it is that you offer through your website, your email list subscribers should have more. So make sure to look at every email you send out and think, “how does this add more value for my subscribers than my non-subscribers?”

4. Send out emails consistently

If you promise weekly emails, then make sure you send out weekly emails. And I will have to admit that I have personally fallen short to keep that promise the past two weeks due to some technical problems (such as my laptop crashing for a week) and other life-just-got-in-the-way kind of reasons.

However, apart from this recent hiccup, I always make sure to have an email sent out every week. Your subscribers need to know that you will deliver what you promise them.

One more reason to send emails consistently is that you don’t want your subscribers to forget about you.

If you send emails and then stop for a month or so and then start sending emails inconsistently, you will lose that connection which you have built with your subscribers and they could lose interest in your emails all-together because they will have forgotten about you.

Real life example:

I remember I once signed up to a financial advisor’s email list that promised a 7-day free course on a certain topic. I was interested in this topic and I signed up expecting I will be receiving an email every day for 7 days that will cover the subject.

But what happened was that I received the first email and then received the second one about 3-weeks later and then the 3rd one a week after that, it was so weird and got me puzzled. Of course by the time I received the second email, I had completely forgot about this course and already lost interest.

I eventually unsubscribed from their list because I was no longer interested in the subject; they failed to provide what I needed at the time they were supposed to provide it.

5. Do not spam your subscribers

There is the sending-consistently-to-not-be-forgotten-about, and then there is the sending-too-many-emails they will want to forget about you.

While your email list subscribers are mostly your loyal audience, they still have the option to unsubscribe from your list at any given moment.

And the reason most people would go through this step is if they feel like they are receiving too many emails from you. I know this is the number one reason why I would unsubscribe from a list.

If you promise your subscribers a 7-day email course, then sending an email every day that is part of this course they subscribed to get is okay and acceptable.

But if you send out an email every day, unannounced and unasked for, to ask people to check your new blog post, buy your new product, enroll in your course, or send emails with affiliate links and ask them to go buy this or that, this is called spamming.

And most people will feel that you are distracting them from probably more important and more useful emails that they have in their inbox. And so they will end up unsubscribing from your list.

If you want to have people buy your product or visit your website, flooding them with emails will not make that happen.

Instead, if you want them to buy a product, you can send out one email to announce that a product is in the works, another when it is available for purchase, and maybe one more as a reminder email that this product is now available.

Make sure that there is a space of a few days between one email and the other, and within this email make sure you explain why this is a good product and how it will benefit them.

If what you want is just for them to visit your website to read your new posts, then an email once a week to send a recap of what has been published on your website is enough.

It is also a good idea if you mention clearly from the start, in the sign up form, how many emails you will send out or how often your subscribers will be hearing from you, be it daily, twice a week, weekly, or monthly, so they would have an idea and know what to expect before signing up.

6. Write an attention-grabbing subject

Before sending your email, you should put in mind this one final thought: Why would someone open this email?

Every website asks their visitors to subscribe to their mailing list and most people have their inboxes full of those mailing lists emails. You know this is true because you are probably also subscribed to a good number of other websites yourself.

So if you don’t know how to grab your subscribers attention to your email, it will get lost in the piles of other emails of product offers and newsletters in their inbox.

When writing the subject line of your email, make sure it is as descriptive and as short as possible. In 4 or 5 words you will have to attract this person’s attention.

The way to do this is if you know what your subscribers actually need or what they may be interested in learning or buying.

If it’s an offer make sure it says so, if there is a discount/sale mention it, if it is information that will help them achieve something or learn to do something then make sure they know what they will learn in the subject line.

As easy and effortless as it is to press on an email to read it, but even this task requires you to push people to do it, because when there are dozens of other emails that require the same simple task, it becomes competitive for you and daunting for the reader.

So they will only open the email they feel has a potential to benefit them and be worth the little time they probably dedicated to check their emails.

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Vogue Parody: 73 Questions with Ray

I intended to publish this post as an extra weekly post on Tuesday, not the Saturday one, however, due to the technical difficulties I am facing at the moment, I had to go with this one for the week.

Vogue questions, for those who are not familiar with it, is a segment where an interviewer behind the camera asks an artist/celebrity 73 random questions.

I like this segment and have watched most of them. I have to say though that I find many of them rather awkward because I feel they try too hard to make it look like it’s unplanned/unscripted which sometimes comes across cringe-worthy.

However, there are some that I do enjoy watching because I like the person being interviewed. And it’s fun too.

I was surprised to find that bloggers have created their own version of the 73 Vogue Questions as a “get to know me” thing and I think it’s cool!

I was tagged in this by the beautiful Mikaela, you can read her answers here.

I have attached an audio file below of me answering the questions to make it easier for those who don’t want to read the whole thing. Because that’s a lot of trivial reading!

But don’t mind the weird sound differences, I recorded this on more than one setting and it’s all done on phone only.

Audio version: vogue-73-questions-with-ray-1.m4a


73 Vogue Questions

1. What’s your usual Starbucks order?

I don’t drink there that often, but mostly it’s Caffe Mocha, no whipped cream.

2. What does your work station look like?

It used to be my desk in my bedroom near the window looking out on a few buildings and a garden. But recently I have been just using my laptop on the couch.

3. All-time favorite food?

 I’d have to say chicken.

4. Favorite author?

Tough question! I think it would be a tie between Agatha Christie and Paulo Coelho.

5. What do you think of open relationships? 

I think it’s a weird concept, however, if it works for you then cool. I wouldn’t ever be part of one though, quite jealous for that.

6. What is your favorite video game?

I love racing games in general. I can’t quite remember names, but I remember there was a motorcycle racing game that I was addicted to. Back in the day I used to play super mario a lot too!

7. Guilty pleasure treat?

Don’t think I have one. Unless we’d consider pizza a guilty pleasure..

8. Your favorite movie?

A movie that has good plot twists, real scares, about cooking, or simply one that makes me laugh all would qualify as a favourite movie.

9. Favorite book?

It’s hard to pick a favourite book. But I’ll go with the first two that came to mind: The Secret: Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne and Revenge by Yoko Ogawa. 

10. Best advice you’ve ever received?

My mom used to tell me when I was younger, “If you’ll have no problem if the whole world finds out what you’re doing now, then do it.” This has been kind of my moral compass.

11. Twitter or Instagram?

Twitter to interact and share my thoughts. Instagram to me is like a reality TV show; I get a sneak peak at everyone else’s life.

12. Are you a desktop or laptop person?

Definitely laptop. I love a desktop for the keyboard, but overall a laptop is my choice.

13. What projects are you working on right now?

I’m working on an ebook at the moment and have just gotten back to writing fiction again, so hopefully I’ll manage to finish a few short stories in the near future.

14. What’s your favorite color?

Black overall; however, in clothing, I also like Red a lot.

15. Did you get good grades in school?

School here is education up until Secondary school only not college/uni.

So in school I only got good grades in the subjects I liked which were languages, literature, psychology and philosophy. Everything else was average.

16. Dream job?

When I was younger I wanted to become a forensics analyst. And when I grew older my wish was to be part of a cabin crew.

17. Played any sports?

Karate and swimming but I didn’t last long in either.

18. Do you have a degree?

Yes, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering.

19. Nationality?

Egyptian.

20. What’s your favorite kind of blog post to do?

I like ones that have a lot of information that not many people may have heard of.

21. What do you like to collect?

I used to collect local comic magazines when I was in school, now I don’t collect anything.

22. Describe yourself in 3 words?

Empathetic, thoughtful, and indecisive.

23. If you were a rapper what would your rapper name be?

I can’t really think of one, it would be a ridiculous one though like Big L or something.

24. Who was the last person you DM’d?

My sister

25. What’s on the top of your wish list right now?

Vacation, on the beach.

26. Sorting House?

Not a Harry Potter fan, if this is what that is.

27. How many tattoos do you have?

None. I only get temporary ones.

28. What are you most grateful for this year?

Grateful for everything I managed to accomplish so far to bring me a few steps closer to my goal.

29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?

 I’d say the fact I have managed to spend more time with family.

30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?

I had my hair cut at last!!

31. What’s the best thing ever?

Sunrise.

32. Favorite season?

Winter.

33. Favorite holiday?

It’s a tie between Ramadan and Christmas. I’m not a christian but I really like Christmas time.

34. Which fictional character do you relate to the most?

I didn’t put much thought into this, but off the top of my head I’d say Mort Rainey from the Secret Window.

35. Do you like surprises?

I love surprises. But the only surprises I actually get are in the form of plot twists.

36. What’s the biggest surprise you ever had? 

I think it was back in prep school. A surprise birthday party the class arranged for me along with all the teachers. It had a profound effect because I had just moved there, so I was new with not many friends. I was also a little sick at the time, so it meant a lot.

37. What’s the surprise that made you cry?

I can’t remember if I actually cried in that one above or not but if not then probably none.

38. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given someone?

I think a birthday present which was a huge package with all this person’s favourite stuff.

39. Do you like muffins?

Wouldn’t turn down a chocolate or a vanilla muffin.

40. Do you cook often?

I cook when I feel like it.

41. What’s your favorite dessert?

A Black Forest Cake.

42. Is there a dessert you don’t like? 

I don’t have one in particular but I’m not a heavy dessert eater either.

43. Cake or pie?

Cake.

44. What’s your least favorite food?

Crabs.

45. What’s your favorite condiment?

Ketchup and Mayo

46. It’s 4 AM on a Saturday night, what would you eat?

I could very much bake a cake at 4 AM.

47. If you could teach a college class, what would it be called?

It would be a research based class probably.

48. Best animated film?

Lion King and Toy Story.

49. What has a guy done or said to impress you?

A guy brought flowers and got down on one knee in the middle of the university’s entrance, asking to forgive him…

50. Best thing to do on a first date?

Listen more than you talk maybe.

51. Worst thing to do on a first date?

Show up late.

52. What’s the funniest pick-up line a guy could use on a girl?

Not a clue.

53. Best comic book character?

A tie between the Joker and Loki.

54. What are three things that are always in your purse?

A hand cream, a mirror, and a pencil attached to a tiny notebook for when inspiration hits.

55. Favorite drink?

Tea.

56. If you could play a historical figure in a movie who would it be?

Cleopatra.

57. Kittens or puppies?

Definitely puppies.

58. Tell me your favorite sushi roll?

I’m terrible with memorizing names, but it was a shrimp roll with rice and seaweed.

59. What kind of lipstick do you use?

Currently it’s NYX.

60. What kind of fountain do you use?

Don’t use one.

61. Blow dry or air dry?

Blow dry, don’t like the feeling of wet hair.

62. Who is your fashion icon?

Don’t have one.

63. Favorite Disney Character?

Probably Ariel.

64. What are you doing for tomorrow?

Relaxing probably.

65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?

A Bad Moms Christmas.

66. Movie that made you cry?

There’s a lot of them, the last one was probably Avengers: Endgame.

67. If you could sing a duet with someone, who would it be?

Adam Lambert.

68. If your life was a song, what would the title be?

The beauty and the tragedy. It’s an actual song by The Age of Information.

69. What’s your favorite animal?

White big cats and elephants. Sorry couldn’t pick one.

70. Favorite illustrator?

I don’t have one favourite, I mean I do love illustrations but names don’t seem to stick.

71. Person you wanna have coffee with?

Jennifer Garner.

72. What’s the country you wish to visit?

There are so many, but Malaysia and Italy are both at the top of the list.

73. Best way to decompress?

Pizza + Comedy + Couch.


I’m supposed to tag 10-12 bloggers for this one but I’m honestly not sure who would be interested to be tagged. I might add a list later. 

For now though if you want to be tagged let me know and I’ll add your name or simply just go ahead and write it without being tagged. This is how this thread has started actually.

Till next week, happy days!