This is not about Mr. James Bond’s Boss nor is it related to Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service. Rather this is a decree handed down to yours truly by Lady Steffi, High Priestess of her Middle East Queendom hidden underneath the vast arid tract of the Arabian Peninsula.
Let it be for the record that in doing this Royal Decree I acted alone and of my own free- will and was not harmed, coerced nor tortured in whatever form or manner by the henchmen of Lady S from her Desert Queendom who preaches about the Art of character assassinations inherent inside us.
The Edict reads--
Her Royal Highness Lady Steffi of the Middle East Kingdom of Arabia hereby command you to do the M- thing.
Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Must be places or names…Nothing made up. Can’t use own name for boy/girl’s name question.
Since spies from rival kingdoms might be lurking in the dark, I deemed it necessary to do something like a Pictionary instead of the obvious answers to the questions just to throw them off.
The answers to the questions that you will find below can be found in the collage of pictures you are looking into right now.
The M Code
Famous Singer: You can call him irresponsible in his latest album. He’s the “Lost” crooner who will melt your heart with his cool mellifluous voice.
Four- letter Word: Star light, Star bright I am brighter than you tonight.
Street: This one’s in U-Belt and its hub since the 60s.
Colour: The only color that Enteng Kabisote feared.
Gift/ Present: A Wise choice by a Wise Man from the East.
Vehicle: the Trident, Symbol of Poseidon, Italia’s Pride
Things in Souvenir Shop: Mementos on my fridge door.
Boy name: His real name was Kimitake Hiraoka, a radical writer who committed seppuku for his beliefs.
Girl Name: Japan's 2006 Junior World Champion and a prodigious Ballerina on Ice. A World and Olympic Champion in the making on the senior level.
Movie Title: Sean Penn’s got an Oscar for this Dennis Lehane’s heart- wrenching novel.
Occupation: Mentally Deficient, that’s it. That’s why I am not one in Uncle Sam’s country.
Celebrity: MB, not the German automobile maker but a lovely Italian heartbreaker. The gorgeous Malena in one of Giuseppe Tornatore’s film with a beautiful score by Ennio Morricone.
Magazine: The Smithsonian’s chosen one for people ages 10 and up to read.
City: “Hinahanap- hanap kita…"
Sports: Once upon a time in China err Japan, the Okinawan kind.
Fruit: Mangifera indica L., One of the easiest scientific names that I had to memorize in high school ‘s agriculture subject what with Winged Bean's Psophocarpus tetragonolobus L. on top of the order. Yup, I chose a public agro- industrial school over the more “sosyal” private school run by a religious order.
Reason for Being Late to Work: Mmmmm…
Something you throw away: Unlike Kathy Bates in the movie, I throw them away.
Something you shout: As one American RN fresh out of Nursing School wrote in a progress note--Maggets!