Just a few days ago, the 65th Miss Universe Pageant was held here in the Philippines. So my friend, and I decided that we should have our own take on the Miss Universe Top 6 questions.
Philippines: What is the most significant change you’ve seen in the world in the last 10 years?
Kath: “For the last 10 years, I’ve seen more people coming from the younger generation are becoming aware of the world’s present day problems. They are the students who are not just good listeners who also develop a strong foundation of the principles and creating solutions to their chosen advocacy and that will make them a good leader and a great influence to everybody.”
Kenya: What are you most excited about and what most concerns you when it comes to the presidency of Donald Trump?
Dasha: “The presidency of Mr. Trump has always been the talk of the town even before he was elected into office. We all need to be united as a nation. What concerns me the most is that instead of moving forward, we are moving back. Mr. Trump just started his term and there is still a lot of work to do and can be done.
Thailand: Name a current or past world leader whom you admire, and why?
D: Well, easy. Justin Trudeau. He is more than just a politician. He is a world leader who knows how to resolve issues in a modern way. Compared to other leaders, he is revolutionary. He is fair, and just. I just really admire his leadership skills, and also of course… His looks! HA-HA.
France:Given today’s worldwide refugee crisis, do countries have an obligation to accept refugees or do they have a right to close their borders?
D: People always have a choice but it’s the 21st century. It’s about time that we should learn to accept, and love people no matter where they come from, no matter how they look because deep inside us, we are all the same. We come from the same cell. Countries have the right to close their borders as they deem fit but for me, I think we should all start to respect and love each other to be able to have a more peaceful, and better environment.
Haiti: If you were able to participate om the women’s march on january 21st, what would you have been marching for?
K: “Women today are powerful, confident and independent. We already have attained so much from this universe and so far, we’ve been so successful which has been proven in so many ways. I would always choose to stand concerning about women’s right and to find equality among men and women.
Colombia: Why do you believe violence is so prevalent in today’s society and what can we do about it?
K: “Violence will never be solution to any problem because some people may think that it is the only way to get what they want, to use force and to abuse those who are fragile. I believe we should train ourselves to be patient, to listen as to what others say and be able to resolve misunderstanding with communication.”
Since this is my blog, and I would like to have a take on my matter, here…
D: It actually startles me how some people have small regard for other people’s life. Just like here in the Philippines where other people actually mercilessly say how it is good that alleged drug users/addicts are being murdered in our streets, worse, in their own homes. I think a big part of this is how our leader portrays and promotes violence. It is about time that we should all reflect of our actions, and thinking. Violence solves nothing. It just creates more problem and adds chaos to the world. We should always try and talk things through. As Francis M would say it “you can’t talk peace and have a gun.”
Bonus Round!!! Assuming that if we joined the pageant, we’d actually be able to get a spot at top 3. HAHAHA
Name something over the course of your life that you failed at, and tell us what you learned from that experience.
K: “At some point in my life, I doubted myself, my skills and everything I know. I failed to believe in myself every time I compare my flaws to somebody who has this perfect image. What I learned from this experience is to be confident, trust yourself and believe that you can be anything you want be you deserve it. You deserve to be beautiful in your own way!”
D: Everyday we dwell with failures, big and small, from waking up late and rushing every morning, to life changing decisions. To be honest, I am still in the middle of accepting the biggest failure I have experienced and that is failing the same subject, TWICE. I was supposed to graduate from college last year but due to some sheer bad luck I missed that opportunity by 0.20pts. It was devastating. I cried for a week, and I have been bitter ever since. This trial has taught me to look at situations from different perspectives. It has taught me how to be more optimistic, and to always see the good in everything. Since then, I have always been contented with my life, with what I have. I have learned to take life, one day at time, one problem, at a time.
So there you go! I’m sorry it took me almost a week to accomplish this. More #dashadowlost updates soon!