Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Miss World Blog Tour - Giveaway & Character Interview.




Welcome to Miss World Blog Tour !! Today I have Kim here for a character Interview ... But first a little about Miss World.



About the Book:


It's 1993. Kim Ho wishes she were Courtney Love, instead of the chubby 16-year-old who clashes with her traditional Chinese parents. Her very own Kurt Cobain arrives in the form of Kevin, a 26-year-old failed musician. But Kevin uses Kim's rock-star dreams to exploit her, and those dreams die along with the real Kurt Cobain.Too scared to tell anyone, Kim conjures up a cross-dressing imaginary friend and dates Walter Riordan, the cute boy from special-ed. Walter helps her recover, but after a joke snowballs into a plot to murder Kevin, Kim's forced to choose between revenge or her sanity. This is a truly daring and original coming-of-age novel about one girl's quest to reclaim her power from those who've stolen it.
Welcome Kim - Lets  here a little about yourself.




 
1) How old are you and where do you live ?



I just turned 18 (Leo), and live in the dorms at UC Irvine. 



2) You are Chinese what do you think about your Chinese parents stressing upon your traditions ?



It’s great to learn about traditions, but they keep forgetting that we’re no longer in China.  It sucks to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave when they put too many restrictions on you.  How can you feel free when you’ve got a 9 pm curfew and your parents never knock before coming into your room?  Besides, they make it seem like the only traditions that matter are outstanding academic achievement and blind obedience.  How boring is that?



3) What is your favourite band?



The Gun Club.



4) Describe yourself in five words,



A beautiful yet volatile soul. 




5) Explain to me what you hope to achieve in life your goals?

I want a happy, exciting life with someone I love.  One where I’m free to be myself and not have to worry about getting judged. I am way more than that fat, ugly girl who was raped the day Kurt was found dead, and it’s always this constant fucking battle to move beyond that. Maybe I’ll sing and play again in the future, I don’t know. If I ever play out, it will be in small, dark club.  Dreams like that doesn’t die so easily, you know?  They just evolve. Careerwise, I want to work at a big, fancy library.   Live in a house with shelves of books and records, and a closet full of cool clothes.   Oh, and cats.  I want cats. 


6) You favourite subject at school.

Composition.

7) Walter is your first love, what do you see in your future ...

Our future’s not looking too pretty. 

8) Whats you fav colour and why

My favorite color is blood red because it’s full of violence and love and life. 

9) Your parents are very strict, do you think this is because of your traditional custom ?

Yes. They meant well and wanted the best for me, but their way of doing it was too extreme.  At the same time, they were so predictable that I began to discover how I could beat their system.   But I can’t complain.  My mom thinks I wouldn’t have gotten into college if she didn’t push me, but I was the one who did all the work.  You can say that I won in the end, because I no longer live at home and they’re helping me out with school. 

10) Describe to me your ideal best friend ** even if he is imaginary or she

We can talk about anything in the world, tell sick jokes, and make fun of other people together.  And even if their farts don’t smell like angel food cake and butter cream frosting, we’re still comfortable enough to burp and fart in front of each other. 

The five qualities you hope to find in a relationship.

Love, safety, understanding, fun times, tons of hot sex. 

11) Murder was an option to take back what was taken from you, what made you think this ?

Well, the loser asshole murdered me, in a way.  I wanted him to know exactly what it feels like to have his power taken away, too.  It’s very Old Testament of me. After what he did, I had no obligation to treat him like a human being.
But since he’s such a loser asshole, he’s not worth going to jail for.  That’s the one thing that stopped me from going through with it.  I prefer college to jail, anyway, and don’t really think I’m into other girls. 


12) Kurt cobain - describe to me in five words why he rocked your world

My divine blue-eyed daydream.

13) How do you envisage your perfect family

Me, my man, a couple cats. 

Ok some quick fun questions.
Fav takeout – Mexican.
Song – “Low” by Cracker
Actor – Nicolas Cage.

Movie – Wild at Heart.
Date night -  Mexican food, a rock show and hanging out until sunrise. 

Shirts or blouses – Shirts.
Day or night – Night.
Slow or fast – Start slow, then build up to fast.
Heavy metal or rock – Punk.
Ferrari or pick up – Pick up.
Love or lust – Both at the same time.

Thanks so much for joining us today Kim !! It certainly has been a pleasure !!!


You guys can enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the Miss World iPod Shuffle that is loaded with the top ten songs from the playlist.



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2-02-12 Amanda@Letters Inside Out - Miss World Playlist

2-03-12 Missy@Missy Reads Reviews – How Randi's love of music inspired Miss World

2-04-12 Jennifer@Can’t Put it Down - Review of Miss World

2-08-12 Tee@A Diary of a Book Addict – Character Interview –Joey

02-09-12 Sizzling Reads@Sizzling Reads – Author Interview –Randi Black

02-10-12 Maja@The Nocturnal Library – Kurt Cobain’s suicide (How it affected you, or where you were when you found out)

02-11-12 Tee@Dreaming Dreams – Interview – How music affects Randi’s writing

02-15-12 Katrina@Page Flippers - Character Interview – Kim

02-16-12 Giselle@Xpresso Reads – Author Interview – Randi Black

02-17-12 Handcuff Betty@One Girl’s Little Odd Dream – KurtCobain’s Suicide (How it affected you, or where you were when you found out)

02-18-12 Kathy Ann@Kat Reads – Top 10 Songs on Your Ipod

02-22-12 Valentina@Cara Bosses Library – Review of Miss World

02-23-12 Katie@Novel Society – Author Guest Post – What’s nextfor Miss World

02-24-12 Cassandra@bmDimension – Author Post – Randi’s Top 5Nirvana videos

02-25-12 The Haunted Rose@The Haunted Rose – Author Guest Post – Randi blogs about sexual health and education online

2 comments:

Randi Black said...

Kat,

Thank you so much for being part of this tour!

-Randi

Helen said...

This looks like a fun suspenseful read Can't wait to see what happens