Everybody, meet Manda, the sweetest girl on the Internet block.
My name is Manda and I’m a recent college graduate working on communications in Washington, DC. I love languages and travel; I am multilingual and am constantly planning and dreaming about my next travel destination. I’m also a fan of reading, writing, shopping and baking. My favorite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I make a mean red velvet brownie.
What is your first memory?
My first memory was of visiting my younger brother at the hospital when he was born. I was only two and a half at the time, so I don’t remember very much, but I do remember that I was wearing pink and held my dad’s hand at the hospital.
What mantra got you through college?
Study hard, play harder.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Could you see yourself moving abroad?
I definitely can see myself moving abroad, having grown up all over the world, and plan to continue doing so at some point in the future. As to where, it really could be anywhere, although in all likelihood I’d be gunning for Eastern Asia or Western Europe. But really, I want to travel the world so if I have an opportunity to move overseas, I’m going to take it. There’s so much of the world I have yet to see and experience!
What language makes you weak in the knees?
It’s a toss up between French and Italian. They’re both so beautiful to listen to and sound incredibly romantic to me. I’ve loved and studied both in school, although Italian might get a slight edge here as my boyfriend is half Italian! (Editor’s note: Mine is, too! Is yours as big of a drama-queen as mine? Let’s get together and scuttlebutt, while we eat some of that red velvet brownie.)
If you could only knit ONE type of thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? (I suggest bras, because bras are very versatile, and a woman’s boobs change constantly during a lifetime. Seems like a very sustainable option.)
Haha, I love the suggestion of bras but I don’t know how I’d feel about wearing a knitted bra! As simple as they can be, I really like knitting scarves. There are all sorts of patterns you can use for a scarf, and I usually finish knitting them before I get tired of the project and can move onto something else.
Bonus question: Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, How do you take your tea?
Black, with no milk or sugar. The only time I take milk or sugar in my tea is if it is of the bubble variety!
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