11 Random Facts

I’d like to thank Shelly Sanchez Terrell for tagging me for this challenge. This is what I did and I hope you’ll enjoy the mission as well.

1. On your own blog, create a post and mention I tagged you along with anyone else who did.

2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
4. List 11 bloggers.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

11 random facts about me:

  1. I’m a B positive blood type. None of my sons inherited my blood type, though.
  2. I love Tarot cards. I love looking at the images before I go to bed. It calms me down.
  3. I hate diving because I hate being underwater for too long.
  4. I don’t feel comfortable in confined spaces.
  5. I can easily get excited.
  6. I’m attracted to all shades of red; burgundy red is my favourite.
  7. I’m a ‘bath’ person (as opposed to ‘shower’ person).
  8. I love autumn. I believe it’s because I was born on an autumn day.
  9. Although I love music, I like shopping in supermarkets where there is no music on.
  10. I don’t have many plants at home. I don’t have green fingers.
  11. I love travelling by train.

11 questions from Shelly Sanchez Terrell:

  1. What is a goal you hope to accomplish from your bucket list? I’d like to learn a non-Germanic language, such as Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.
  2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2014? As 2013 was a very ‘sedentary’ year for me (because I had to study a lot), in 2014 I’d like to take care of my body properly; I’d like to start doing regular exercise and go out more.
  3. If you could host a reality TV show, what would it be about? About ELT and education. Each week I’d invite a teacher and a student who would discuss important issues from their points of view.
  4. How do you blow off steam? I try not to bottle up feeling for too long. It’s sometimes better to say what’s on your mind, even though it might hurt somebody.
  5. What is one of your personal theme songs? As I wrote in one of my posts here, it’s the optimistic song called Ain’t no mountain high enough.
  6. What are you incredibly proud of accomplishing? I’m proud that I managed to get my MA degree at the age of 40, at the time when I was a full-time teacher and a busy mother of three.
  7. What was one of your favourite gifts? A hamsa trinket I got from my friend for my 41st birthday. It’s a palm-shaped amulet that is supposed to protect women from evil.
  8. How have you dealt with a past failure? I got up, reflected and went on.
  9. What is one piece of advice that has helped you throughout life? Never go against your own intuition. Follow your instincts . Less is often more.
  10. What was your favourite toy when you were a child? A toy cat (grey, ugly and old but I loved it).
  11. What’s your favourite piece of art? A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat.

I’m tagging the following 11 bloggers:

  1. Sue Lyon-Jones
  2. Maja Jerkovic
  3. MarySousa
  4. Rachael Roberts
  5. Vedrana Vojkovic
  6. Paulw
  7. Miguel Mendoza
  8. Lesley
  9. Ceri Jones
  10. Andrea Wade
  11. Mieke Kenis

 11 questions I’d like to ask them:

  1. If you could change one thing about education in your country, what would it be?
  2. Have you ever thought of quitting your job as an educator? Why?
  3. What’s your earliest memory as an educator?
  4. Is education valued where you live? If not, what is the main reason?
  5. How do you think we could help to make teaching a more prestigious job?
  6. Apart from burning-out, what’s the biggest danger for a teacher?
  7. Did anyone try to put you off teaching in the past?
  8. Why do you think teaching can bring so much satisfaction but also frustration?
  9. What makes you happy?
  10. When did you last laugh out loud?
  11. If your child/best friend wanted to become a teacher, what piece of advice would you give him or her?


About Hana Tichá

I'm an EFL teacher based in the Czech Republic. I've been teaching English to learners of all ages for more than 20 years. I love metaphors and inspiring discussions concerning teaching, learning and linguistics.
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10 Responses to 11 Random Facts

  1. Theodora Pap says:

    My son and husband are B positive as well!!! And I just love Tarot too!!! we should exchange notes on that some time!


  2. Hana Tichá says:

    What a coincidence! So we've found some more things we've got in common! 🙂


  3. vickyloras says:

    Dear Hana,

    I love learning more about you! As we have connected this year, I have enjoyed seeing everything you share about education, but your life as well!

    I hope you can come to Switzerland some day, and we can travel by train – I like it too : )


  4. Hana Tichá says:

    Thanks for your nice comment, Vicky. I'm so happy we've got to know each other – this is one of the things I'm proud of and I should have included it in question 6 as well. Anyway, I hope we'll be in touch in 2014 and beyond! 🙂


  5. Lesley says:

    Thanks Hana, a terrific post and it's lovely to find out more about the people who I learn so much from.
    And thanks for tagging me. Very thoughtful questions – I've answered them rather quickly, but honestly here: http://cioccas.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/tagged-again.html


  6. Hana Tichá says:

    Thanks for commenting, Lesley. It's always an honor for me to get some feedback from people I admire. And thank you for taking the time to come up with really thoughtful answers.


  7. Thank you for sharing! It's been great getting to know more about you this year. I was super proud when I got my MA as well. It was super tough. Even though I worked while getting it, I had no kids, only Rosco, so kudos to you!


  8. Hana Tichá says:

    Thank you Shelly. By the way, my mom and dad also have a dog and honestly, looking after him properly can also be quite tough :-). Hugs to you and all your family.


  9. Ceri Jones says:

    Hi Hana – love your random facts – sorry to be so slow picking this up – been hiding from wifi for the last week – will answer in the new year when back at my keyboard at home – hope you're enjoying the holidays 🙂 Ceri


  10. Hana Tichá says:

    Hi Ceri. I'm happy to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to read the post and I'll be looking forward to your 11 Facts. Take care. 🙂


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