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Top 10 Tuesday: Famous People I’d Like to Meet

One of my blog assignments for my students this week is listing down their top five celebrities/famous people that they would like to meet someday. Since I want to be a good example, I am posting my Top Ten list too, in no particular order

Paul Hewson aka Bono

I know a friend who non-jokingly refers to him as the anti-Christ, to which I say, “Whatevs”. I really admire not just his music, but the way he uses his fame to make people aware of social issues and the way he can bring together the secular and the holy.

Margaret Atwood

Her books were my constant companions during my late teens and early 20s and her stories, especially those about how women relate to each other, have resonated with me for some reason (even if I have never experienced those kinds of betrayal and depth of feelings)

Christopher Nolan

He has not yet made a movie I didn’t like and to be able to pick his brain even for just a few minutes would be one of the greatest moments of my life

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard

When my ultimate girl crush and my ultimate hipster emo idol got married, I already planned our coffee date in my head, which is like them talking 80% of the time and me nodding my head and taking notes

Fernando Torres

I would not want to have an actual conversation with him because I would probably just faint and make a fool of myself. But to be within breathing distance of him would already be a dream come true

Cameron Strang (and the rest of the Relevant crew)

He and his Relevant Magazine are personal heroes and inspirations of mine. I’ve always wanted to put up our own local and humble version of this multi-media “empire” where faith meets pop culture. One day, I will visit their Orlando office and see where all the magic happens

Cynthia Alexander

I would probably and embarrassingly do a “we’re not worthy” homage to this woman when I do finally meet her just because I think her music is the most awesome thing that has come out of a Filipina

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Not Sarah Michelle Gellar but the actual Buffy, if she was a real person. She is still my favorite TV heroine of all time and I would love to be able to just gab with her like we were buddies

Jon Acuff

He makes me LOL and think at the same time with every blog post in Stuff Christians Like and he would probably be a riot in person too

Neil Gaiman

I’ve already met him once (squee) but I only remember half of what we talked about because I was too star struck and so I would love to have another go at a real conversation with him. And maybe this time, I wouldn’t be dazed and confused

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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in Top 10 Tuesday


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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Next

This doesn’t include yet the books that I bought that I still haven’t read. That is a whole other loooong list

1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I breezed through Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but I find myself both reluctant and dying to read this last book in the trilogy, mostly because it’s the last book. I don’t want my adventure into the world of Panem


2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

They say it’s The X Men meets The Orphanage. I want to see all the creepy pictures too. But this is a book that should probably not be read late at night. Unless you like to scare yourself to death.


3. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Even though you cannot technically call me a Young Adult anymore, I adore well-written YA novels. I’ve been reading a lot of good about this one, which deals with teen suicide, a subject that is very close to my heart.


4. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

I have the ebook, but I want to devour this critically-acclaimed book (that I dubbed hipster emo) in its actual book form. I guess I have to prepare myself for lots of tears.


5. That 5th Book in the Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants series

I don’t know the title, and it hasn’t been released yet, but apparently, it’s a 10 years after book which will wrap up the story of the four girls that are my best friends in my head. Yes, in my imaginings, I am the 5th sister 🙂

6. Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel

It’s lying there on my table, just waiting to be bought and taken home (even though I bought 10 books during our sale and I have only read just one). I am fascinated with non-fiction books that ask me to re-examine all my previously (and stubbornly) held beliefs because I want to grow more in my faith.

7. Quitter by Jon Acuff

I am not quitting my job anytime soon, but I’ve been in the quitting position a hundred (exaggerated of course) times before. And I know a lot of people who are having a dilemma about this. And I find Jon Acuff adorably hilarious


8. HYPERtheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations by Chuck Klosterman

Okay, not technically a book, but anything released by my favorite American essayist is something that I want to read/buy/inhale


9. Onward by Howard Schultz: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul

Aside from Apple, the company that has enthralled me for the past few years has been Starbucks. Not just coz I’m a coffee addict but because they have such a firm hold on their brand identity, customer service and social media

10. El Nino: My Story by Fernando Torres

Because I will forever be his fangirl



Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Top 10 Tuesday


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