Pananaw (or otherwise known as banananananananw)


Today is a special day on the blog.  I’m here with two very important people.  (Though one’s more important than the other.  [sorry, Dareine.])  The blog, Pananaw is being launched! I’m so excited for Jo and her new endeavor, and so I asked her to come onto my blog and have a cup of tea.

Before I have her on, I do suppose I must introduce this weirdo.  (Don’t be offended, Jo.  I call the people I like weirdos.  It’s my way of saying I like you.  😂)


Can we just admire how cute her little staticy baby hairs are?  Honestly, this picture is just so amazing.  😂 Anyway, I should let Jo in.  She’s standing out there, waiting.

*coughs* So, welcome, Jo! Do you enjoy sharing a nickname with Josephine March?  Which March sister do you consider most like you?

I really do! Actually, I was nicknamed Jo because of two Josephines one being March and the other being my aunt. I think all that to say, Jo March is the one most like- we’re both what people call tomboys, we’re crazed bookdragons and writers, we have a thing for helping kids, and we love our sisters more than anything. And we’re sometimes socially awkward.

*can totally relate but decides to take a sip of tea instead of commenting on it* As a writer, how do you end up getting enough sunshine?  Or is sunshine not important to you?

XD Sunshine is VERY important to me- I’m the type of person that can’t be in one place for long, so whenever I can, I try to stay outside or go for walks. It’s the sun, it’s the air, enjoy it while you can!

 Ah, same.  I get mentally tired and depressed if I sit still for a long time.  I NEED TO MOVE.  Anyway, is it hard at times to do school work, being homeschooled?  (It is for me.  I have so many ideas, and I’m like, “NO, THOU SHALT NOT TURN AWAY FROM THY SCHOOLWORK!” [that is the eleventh commandment.])

Yes. Yes. Oohhh yes. It’s hard because for me, I’m mostly self taught (as in I get the books and the lessons and it’s “go figure it out”) and whenever I get the tests, it’s mostly just ARGHH THIS WASN’T IN THE BOOK WHY MUST YOU BE SO CRUEL- and the fact I do most of my work online doesn’t really help with the whole school thing. XD ohh, I need to take that commandment. I’d break it a lot, but I sure could use it.

 I’m the same…My mom gives me books, I read books, I take tests, I pass.  Anyway, as a human being, you have taste buds.  What makes your taste buds happy?

Bold of you to assume I have taste buds, and not, say, gills. But you are correct. My taste buds aren’t too picky: bacon crumbles, ice cream, mac n cheese, pizza, and this thing called halo halo (which is like the best kind of bubble tea in existence) oughta do it. And French fries. I like food.

Ah, the only thing we are not similar in.  I do not like food. But we shall move onward.  I am not often known for serious questions, but this one is very serious.  Which is better, Anne of Green Gables, or Rebecca of Sunnybrook farms?

HOW DARE YOU.  HOW?! *glares*

I honestly can’t decide. They’re both good in their own ways- actually when I first read Sunnybrook Farms I thought it a knock off of Green Gables. But then I saw different themes and characters. They’re both good. XD

 (I like them each for different strong points…) Now, we should continued onto questions that have to do with your new blog.  First of, where did you get the word Pananaw (or is it Banananananananaw?) from?


What’s with this poor Banana people? You poor things. XD Pananaw is a Tagalog word that roughly means “insight” or more accurately, “the way one sees things”. I wanted something that was unique but not plain weird, something that reflected where I was coming from and what I was about. And well. Pananaw is what happened.

 Jo, you failed.  It’s unique, but it is plain weird.  You keep saying that we should look a little closer.  I always hate when people say something like that, because I’ll stare at something or read something until I’m silly, and then when they finally tell me what I was supposed to see, I’m like, “WELL. I saw that all along, I just assumed everyone else saw that.” What are we supposed to see in the glasses?

XD Heeh. Well I’m mean. The glasses is the logo of Pananaw, and a kind of symbol to see things from a different perspective. Also I wear glasses, so heheh.

AH!  That’s what I thought as soon as I saw the glasses, but I was like, “Nah, she wouldn’t be telling us to look closer for something that simple.”  *face plant* Wow, Amie, good job.

This interview seems to be going very well.  What is a question you’ve always wanted to be asked?

It does, doesn’t it? *drinks some iced tea* um…. I know! What did I think of Endgame? I like that question.

*grins maliciously* Could you please answer that question?

Wait what.


You’re clever. Ahem. I loved it despite all the heartbreak and angst and flaws and plot holes. I LOVED IT.

 Apparently everyone that’s seen it has loved it.  (But I haven’t seen it, so I don’t have an opinion on it.)  Here we are at the last question.  Good thing we managed to drain our cups before we got here.  Now for the ultimate question…Black and white, sepia, or color?

Pfft, color of course. There’s so much more to see!

 Thank you so much, Jo, for joining me for a small tea party and question time!  I appreciate it.  (Now, I need you to leave, so my next interviewer will come in…)

Now, I asked Jo to transport her character, Dariene through the imagination transporter, and now she is entering the Crazy A studio to answer my questions.  Please kindly welcome her.

Hello!  Unlike my last client, Jo, I know nothing about you.  Can you please introduce yourself?

Alright then. I’m Dareine Penner, and I live in Illid. I’m a second gen First Rank and have been for a while. There’s nothing really *important* about me.  I do coding. I have an adopted brother that’s just a pain in my neck.

 These questions will be random, because I don’t know you.  (Wow, I’m redundant.). What is your favorite season?

Yes, you mentioned— I love winter. It’s cold and icy and nobody’s out- and that fits me perfectly. Also it adds a new thing to deal with training in the woods, and that’s always appreciated.

 Ah, I like winter for that reason as well.  I think you’re from another world, if I remember rightly.  Since I have brought you to earth, what is the most glaring difference between my world, and yours?

Your world? Your world is crazy. Strange. It’s very primitive and also very advanced at the same time… and you have no walls. That’s very strange. Either you all already have come to terms with there being a God or you’ve decided He doesn’t exist at all. Whichever it is, hopefully it’s not as confusing as in my world. Mine is full of facts. Yours is full of.. of so much more. Can’t name it entirely. It’s strange.

Hmm, interesting.  I am also a writer, which means I create people in my head, and make them come to life.  What was the first thing you thought when Jo made you “alive”?

Ah, so you’re one of those writer types. I should’ve known Jo to have like-minded associates. The first thing I thought was I was on my way to see Solidan for training. There wasn’t much fuss about it, we just were and we started being without much problem.

 Favorite hot drink?  And why?

Coffee. You have no idea how hard it is to wake up at 12 for night training. Powershakes are also very helpful heated.

Ah, I wish I had created coffee.  I probably would be a millionaire.  Anyway,Water, fire, ice, or snow?  Why?

Ice. I love how effective it is- and how useful. Snow is pretty, but let’s be real, what use is pretty when you need to fight?

 I like air conditioning.  Do you like air conditioning?

Air conditioning- where would anyone be without it? Honestly? It’s one thing I need and for that I hate it- to get you used to whatever weather that comes, our trainers have you fight in zero air conditioning. It’s unpleasant, to say the least.

I like worms, but I don’t really care for spiders.  Which is worst, to find a spider in your bed, or an inch worm in your hair?  (I’ve had both happen to me.  *shivers*)

They’re just bugs. What difference does it make if you can kill them? (Also I’m quite sorry about that. Does your brother place them on your bed? Both of mine do. It’s terrible for the bugs. Smothers them until they can’t breathe. Cruel.)

(No, the inch worm fell from the tree into my hair, and the spider just crawled in, because for some reason the bugs think my bed is the best.  Even though I make sure I don’t eat on it.  *shrugs*) What is your least favorite hair and eye color combination?  Why?

I don’t claim to have a preference, and I don’t think I ever will. Eyes are eyes. I do love my sister’s though- she has part green and part brown, and it’s beautiful.

 Already at the last question, are we?  Well, we’ll make it count.  What is your favorite number?  And, is Rumplesilkskin a number?

3 and 2 are the preferred numbers I operate with. They’re solid, and as long as you have that number of anything, you have a fair change of survival.

*pouts because Darleine didn’t answer my question*. Well, folks, is Rumplesilkskin a number?! Also, I’m not sure if I’m allowed to share the link yet?? Apparently Jo had this idea to keep you in suspense, but…Once it’s up,  go follow Jo.


13 thoughts on “Pananaw (or otherwise known as banananananananw)

  1. kassieangle says:

    This was great!! I know exactly what y’all mean about Jo March…I think all writers relate to her a little too well. 😆 Also I think I actually pronounced “Pananaw” right first try…I can’t make it sound like banana. We had a lot of Filipino friends in Japan. 😍

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    1. Jo says:

      Perfect! CAUSE IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO SOUND LIKE BANANA ANYWAY. XD *hops out before the blogger police arrest me for commenting on someone else’s blog property*

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  2. Jo says:

    “Jo, you failed.”
    wElL sHuCkS AmIe thanks for that helpful bit of inspiration right there *glowers at you through glasses*
    Joking aside, thank you so much for joining the blog launch and the dual interviews! 😀 That was quite fun. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a chunk of your posts to go catch up on. *scuttles off into the wide vast Archives*

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  3. toadstoolartblog says:

    “Bold of you to assume I have taste buds, and not, say, gills.” Haha!

    “Which is better, Anne of Green Gables, or Rebecca of Sunnybrook farms?” neither tbh. Emily of New Moon all the way! (I do like the Anne of Green Gables series though. I think I started reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm a long time ago, but I never finished it. It’s on my list of books I need to read).

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  4. Heather says:

    I love your interviews! (Thank you Jo, for not sharing any spoilers.) Rumpelsilkskin? To me, that’s just a silly name I would call one of my siblings. Also, it just sounds like Rumpelstiltskin.

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