Real Neat Award

Good day, homo sapiens! I am doing another blog award post today and it’s the Real Neat Blog Award! This is a first for me and I am so very thankful to Sadje for this! For my blog to be recognized/nominated by other bloggers for awards such as this one certainly gives me great joy! I am flattered/honored to be noticed. Do visit, follow (if you haven’t yet) and enjoy Sadje’s writings on her blog Keep It Alive.

Now let’s get started!

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The rules for the real neat blog award

  1. Display the award logo.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  3. Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you.
  4. Nominate seven to ten bloggers.
  5. Ask them seven questions.

Sadje’s Questions:

1. Where does blogging fit in your life?

I don’t set a schedule when to write for my blog, I just write whenever I can — a haiku, an elfchen, book reviews or whatever comes to mind then put it on schedule on my blog. I sometimes write when I have free time in the office or when I’m in a coffee shop alone to think and unwind.

2. Have you ever tried to do:

         a) Paragliding?

Yes. I have tried paragliding twice in Georgia and both times were really, really fun and amazing. I will do it again when I get the chance.

         b) Horse riding?

Yes. I started riding horses when I was 8. Fell from a horse when I was 14, didn’t ride it again until I was 20. But since I worked abroad, I didn’t really get the chance to ride again. However, while in Jordan for vacation last 2016, I was able to ride again though only for a very short time.

         c) Deep sea diving?

No. Never. I am not comfortable with water so the idea of trying such and the likes of it is a big no for me.

       3. Do you celebrate your birthday?

Not really but my friends prepare some dinner or get-together on my birthday so they celebrate. Haha! But I personally prefer to just let the day go as any usual day. I do appreciate my friends’ efforts though!

       4. If you have free time at hand, would you go for a walk or a long drive?

A long drive sounds more fun but as I grow older, I prefer going for a walk. It’s more relaxing and I get to think about life and things in general in a better perspective.

       5. Your best friend calls in the middle of the night and asks you to meet them at a deserted place, will you go? BTW, this friend has known to pull pranks!

Yes, I will go. It’s alright to get pranked than to regret in the end that I didn’t go. Who knows, my best friend might have really needed me by her side at that moment, right? So yes, anytime! 🙂

My nominees:

  1. Accidental Blogger
  2. Shweta Suresh
  3. Earthwalking
  4. Elganspo
  5. Mariam Shittu
  6. Ayesha
  7. Chocoviv

My Questions:

  1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grow up?
  2. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  3. What is your favorite holiday?
  4. Which famous person would you like to be best friends with?
  5. What’s the one place you’d really love to travel to?
  6. What is the last book you’ve read?
  7. What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now?

There you have it! Once again, big thanks to Sadje for this nomination. Congratulations to all the nominees, I hope you find time to get to it, I’m so excited to read your answers! And for everyone reading this, consider yourselves nominated, too, or you can answer the questions in the comment section if you want to so feel free, I’d be delighted to read them.

Have a wonderful day, homo sapiens!

Friday Fun Day Challenge – Game On – You Name It!

Hi there, homo sapiens! I got tagged for the Friday Fun Day Challenge – Game On – You Name It! Thank you very much, Richa! Do visit her blog guys if you haven’t yet! Lots of interesting stuffs to read there! Just click here. You can thank me later! 🙂

RULES:

1 Thank the nominator
2 Answer Q1 – Q19
3 Nominate three bloggers of your choice and notify them.
4 Each selected blogger MUST answer 16 of the asked 19 questions, but also insert 3 new questions to make up the 19 compliment. Every time a new blogger is selected they MUST only answer 16 of the asked 19 questions as well as answer their own 3, and choose 3 new bloggers. Each time a new blogger sees the questionnaire it will be completely different to the next blogger along.
(Hint: delete three of the questions you don’t like or have no answer for and insert your own in its place)
5 Q19 & Q13 Must always remain intact.

Let’s get started:

1. Are you currently reading a book, if so what is it?
A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin & A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

2. Toast or cereal.

Toast without the crust! With peanut butter and jelly!

3. Choice weapon for survival during the zombie invasion?
A remote control with buttons for different weapons/options to kill zombies like:

  1. Bludgeoning
  2. Bomb / gas explosion / other explosives
  3. Crossbow
  4. Decapitation by chainsaw or a katana
  5. Flame thrower
  6. Kill by firearms
  7. Traps

4. Horror or comedy films
I’d go for horror! I like comedy but I’d choose horror over it!

5. What food are you currently craving for?

All Vietnamese food! Pho, banh xeo, banh cuon, chao, etc. Plus ca phe, too!

6. What was your favorite sweet/candy as a kid?
Curly tops, chocolate cakes and chocolate ice cream.

7. Going to the party or the library what’s your preference?
This depends largely on my mood at that given moment. Libraries always give me the peace and solitude I need/want but I enjoy parties, too! I’m one party animal as well! 😉

8. What is your favorite tipple [drink]?
Definitely beer! And whisky and vodka.

9. If you were coming back as an animal which is the least you would like to return as, BUT knowing your luck you just might? [Provide image]
Hmmm… I don’t ever wanna be a hyena!

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10. If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?

Murder. Mass murder.

11. Which is that final destination or goal you’re aiming at and want to achieve no matter what?
To have a business of my own.

12. If you could have one super power what would you pick and why?
The power of time travel. I want to experience life mostly in the past in different places at different eras/ages and see how the world became as it is now and I wouldn’t need a time machine if I possessed that power!

13. Which 3 questions will you be deleting to add your own in?

Skinny dipping or mud wrestling.

Ok, you are going to be shipwrecked on an island that has food and water, what three items would you need to have with you?

If we didn’t know what the color ‘mauve’ actually looked like, how would you describe it?

14. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Whoever who’d have the interest to do that should entitle the book as “Just Me, The Just in Case.”

15. What was the longest plane trip you have taken?

The longest plane trip I’ve ever taken was from Amman, Jordan to Hanoi, Vietnam. It took 15 hours including a 6-hour layover in Dubai.

16. Where would you like to be in 3 years time from now on?
Three years from now, I hope to have started my small business and hopefully doing volunteer works while traveling.

17. What one item do you always have to get when grocery shopping?

TOMATOES!

18. What music is currently your favorite? [Provide link]

It’s a really sad song but it’s very relatable since my last relationship ended. So even if it’s sad, it’s always on my favorites list and yeah, current favorite.

 

19. The three bloggers you are nominating are?

MissteriosoDas, Pradita and Swalia. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be fun reading their posts when they accept to do this!

There you go! Thanks a lot, Richa! It was sure fun doing this challenge! ‘Til the next one!

Happy Friday, homo sapiens! 🙂

Get to Know Me Tag

Hi there! Today is the Get to Know Me Tag day! This is another first for me and I’m so delighted to be tagged by Shayra! (At least I kinda feel like someone’s interested to get to know me more somewhere out there! Haha!) Thanks for tagging me Shayra and do visit her blog here.

Let’s get started!

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  • Thank the blogger who tagged you.
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate/Tag 5 or more bloggers & let them know by commenting on one of their posts.

The questions and my answers:

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WEARING?

Black slacks, brown top with puff sleeves, black windbreaker and black doll shoes.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?

Hell, yes! 😍😊

DID YOU EVER HAVE A TERRIBLE BREAKUP?

Yes and I think any kind of breakup is terrible if the person means a lot to you.

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

A little older than you are, Shayra! 🙂

HOW TALL ARE YOU?

Less taller than you…

HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?

I stopped checking!

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DO YOU HAVE ANY PIERCINGS?

Ear piercing.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS?

Nope but I think of having one sometimes. Though I’m pretty sure I won’t do it just the same…

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?

Beer! And whisky or any alcohol! But since it’s not allowed here, black coffee.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG?

I have a lot but recently All I Ask.

WHAT’S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SHOWER?

15-20 minutes on weekdays. Longer on weekends.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SHOW?

Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BAND?

The Beatles, Green Day, Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, Coldplay, Eraserheads.

SOMETHING YOU REALLY MISS?

Disco!

WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE SAD?

Here in Kuwait, I just lock myself in my bedroom when I’m sad. In my hometown, I used to take a walk in Camp John Hay or go to a bookstore or the public library. At night, I grab a drink at a bar or something.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GET READY IN THE MORNING?

Excluding shower, 15 minutes.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A PHYSICAL FIGHT?

No. Never. I don’t like fighting. Haha!

WHAT TURNS YOU ON?

Kindness and intelligence.

WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?

Arrogance and stupidity combined.

QUALITY YOU LOOK FOR IN PARTNER?

Kind, intelligent, sweet, good sense of humor, PATIENT.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

Recently, black. Read here: https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/the-mystery-blogger-award

LOUD MUSIC OR SOFT?

This really depends on my mood.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

-Rick Warren

FAVORITE ACTOR:

Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise

DO YOU HAVE ANY FEARS? WHAT ARE THEY?

My mom and an empty fridge. Earthquakes. Spiders.

WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU CRY?

When I was left hanging… clueless… I felt stupid and worthless. 😢

MEANING BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?

Here -> https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/liebster-award

LAST TIME YOU SAID YOU LOVED SOMEONE.

Apart from my family? Hmmm… maybe 2016? I loved someone after that but I never really got the chance to tell him. My bad…

LAST BOOK YOU READ.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

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THE BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

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LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED?

Game of Thrones Season 7.

LAST PLACE YOU WERE?

Office.

LAST SPORT YOU PLAYED?

Tennis.

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WHO’S THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO?

My boss.

LAST SONG YOU SANG.

Swept Away by Christopher Cross. Check it out here, it’s a beautiful song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZQwf7kaFuY

FAVORITE CHAT UP LINE.

Hey!

DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?

Oh, yes!

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND THE LAST PERSON YOU TEXTED?

Colleague.

FAVORITE FOOD.

Korean and Japanese food.

PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT.

A lot! But I’m looking forward to Egypt and India this year. And a second visit to Jordan.

LAST TIME YOU WERE INSULTED?

Can’t remember…

FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SWEETS?

Chocolate, of course!!! Anything chocolate!

WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?

Drums.

FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY.

I’m not a fan of jewelries but a ring or an earring is fine.

LAST TIME YOU HUNG OUT WITH ANYONE.

Last weekend with the flat owners of the apartment where I’m living. They pretty much treat me like their youngest sister. 🙂

I’m tagging:

Ushnish

Dilip

Elly

Samita

Queenyasa

Mahin

And everyone reading this! Or you can answer some of the questions on the comment section! Let’s get to know each other more, homo sapiens! 🙂

Thanks again, Shayra and let’s all have a wonderful day!