Sunshine Blogger Award #7

As usual, I’m very late for this again! I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long, Kavita! Thank you so much for the nomination, I do appreciate it a lot. Do visit her blog here (and thank me later) if you haven’t yet.

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I guess everyone knows the rules already. So I’ll just start answering the questions right away.

1. Museum or movie?

Definitely a museum! 🙂

2. Favorite author and why?

Haruki Murakami
https://electricliterature.com/haruki-murakami-to-pen-advice-column-for-fans-b8e9d3bf0648

I have several but Haruki Murakami definitely tops my list. Norwegian Wood is the very first book of his that I’ve read. It blew my mind! I have never read anything like that before, anything Murakami-like! Since then, my fascination of him and his books grew and I intend to read all his works.

3. Favorite music group?

Eraserheads, Green Day, The Beatles, Abba, Maroon 5, Bee Gees, Backstreet Boys. I can’t choose just one. 🙂

4. Favorite book?

Kafka on the Shore (and all Murakami books, actually), The Kite Runner, Stoner, A Little Life, The Book Thief, Unbroken and many more. There can’t only be one.

5. Do you write because you want to or because you have to?

Well, most of the time because I want to since writing is a very good outlet when I’m feeling too much (good or bad) and I write because I have to for the very same reason.

6. Why did you start blogging?

Boredom.

7. If you could live at any other time in history, when would it be and why?

I’d choose to live during the war years. I’ve read many books and articles and watched some documentaries about the war, it’s probably the worst years to live but well, I don’t know, I’m constantly drawn to the idea of living during those times whenever I’m asked. I also want to live during the years Jesus Christ was still on earth.

8. What is your favorite place to visit?

I enjoy visiting amusement parks, museums, zoos, bookstores, flea markets, thrift shops and libraries.

9. Favorite quote:

You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. ~Rick Warren

10. Library or sports arena?

Library! But I’d choose sports arena for a chance to see Roger Federer play! 😉

11. Famous person you admire most and why?

Ferdinand Marcos. He’s one heck of a president, very smart and polarizing. He can recite the 1935 & 1973 Philippine constitution. He’s the best president the Philippines’ ever had. There was discipline in the country during his regime. Economic growth and stability was better then. You can write a book about his achievements and what he has done for the country, unfortunately, more people choose to focus on the negative.

My nominees are:

https://pascaleshealingjourney.com/

https://handwritten427.wordpress.com/

https://omabdalrahmaan.wordpress.com/

https://imelma.wordpress.com/

https://introvertsoulsway.wordpress.com/

https://avoicefromiran.wordpress.com/

https://randomthoughts29056.wordpress.com/

https://wordsinthelight.com/

https://aethist.wordpress.com/

https://mariamshittu.com/

https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/

The questions I’m looking forward for them to answer are:

  1. What is something popular that annoys you?
  2. What did you do on your last vacation?
  3. What’s your favorite number and why?
  4. What do you bring with you wherever you go?
  5. What smell brings back great memories?
  6. What are you best at?
  7. What TV series are you watching these days?
  8. What book are you currently reading?
  9. What was your first smart phone?
  10. Do you prefer traveling around or with a group?
  11. How do you plan to make the world a better place?

There you go! I hope the nominees would have the time to do this… And to everyone reading this, feel free to answer them, too!

Thanks again, Kavita! 🙂

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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! 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award #6

Big thanks to Indishe for my 6th Sunshine Blogger Award! It took me quite a while to accept and do this but here it is now! Thanks a lot! Do visit her beautiful blog if you haven’t yet, just click here. Here are my answers to Indishe’s questions. 1. What is your secret desire? I […]

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Big thanks to Indishe for my 6th Sunshine Blogger Award! It took me quite a while to accept and do this but here it is now! Thanks a lot! Do visit her beautiful blog if you haven’t yet, just click here.

Here are my answers to Indishe’s questions.

1. What is your secret desire?

I do have several secret desires and I intend to keep them as secrets. 😉

2. What would you like to be in the next birth?

I would love to be a dolphin in my next life.

3. What one thing would you like to change?

If I could change one thing in the world, I will make the rich, poor and the poor, rich.

Below are my nominees:

Jyoti

Roth Poetry

Realistic Beginner

Darol D’Cruz

LittleMissSunshine

My questions for the nominees are:

1. What do you do to get rid of stress?

2. What’s your favorite number and why?

3. Who brings the most joy in your life?

4. If you had to change your name, what would it be?

5. What are you best at?

I’ll limit it to 5 questions this time. I hope the nominees would accept and do this! And to everyone who wants to answer the questions, feel free to do so in the comments! 🙂

Thanks once again, Indishe!

Have a wonderful day, homo sapiens! 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award #5

I’m so delighted to be nominated for another Sunshine Blogger Award and this time from a very kind, young lady’s soul from Nigeria. Thanks a lot, Elly and I’m sorry for doing this way too late. I do appreciate this a lot, thank you very much.

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The Rules:

  1. Display the sunshine Blogger Award logo in a post on your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you, put a link back to their blog.
  3. Answer the 10 Questions.
  4. Nominate 5-10 bloggers who you feel deserve this award.
  5. Let the nominees know that you’ve nominated them and provide them with questions to answer.

Here are Elly’s questions together with my answers:

1. Name and give a pic of your favorite plant.

Tulips! I love tulips. Its symmetry, it looks almost perfect. Someone once told me that tulips can be used as a replacement for onion in some recipes but I’m not so sure. Better google it. Haha! But why eat them? They’re so beautiful to be eaten!

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Photo credit to: http://scribblesandphotos.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-tulip-gardens.html

2. One thing about yourself.. you want to change.

Hmmm, this is a bit difficult to answer but as of the moment, maybe my being too friendly. I want to be less friendly. I’m starting to hate humans. 😉

3. Name your favorite band and link to one of your favorite song.

I have several favorites. I know you asked for one but I’ll give you two. 🙂

First, a popular 90s local band back in the Philippines – Eraserheads. One of their songs I like the most is With A Smile.

Second, I also enjoy listening to Green Day. And one of my favorite songs from them is 21 Guns.

4. Morning or night walks.

Oh, it doesn’t really matter. 😉

5. Simple living or a busy one.

Nowadays, I prefer busy. It keeps me away from overthinking, from being sad and doing/thinking not-so-nice things.

6. Trip with your friends for a whole day or a talk with your best friend.

It’s been a long time since I’ve last seen my best friend so I’d choose a talk/conversation with him. (Yes, him.)

7. Do you know any other language besides your mother tongue. If yes, then say hello in that language.

안녕 -> Annyeong! (Korean)

Marhabah (Arabic)

But I am not fluent in both languages. Just the very basics.

8. Phone or Television with your cousin.

I’m never close with any of my cousins (in fact, I don’t really know them!) and I’m not very fond of using phones or watching television. So neither.

9. Reading or writing.

Definitely reading!

10. Arrogant or a calm up person.

I’m allergic to arrogance so a calm/relaxed individual will do me good.

The Nominees:

Prakhar Bansal

Shaloo Walia

G.c

Shreya

Mvadi

Mbura

And everyone reading this!

The questions I’d love to know the answers to from the nominees (and to all of you reading) are:

  1. What’s your favorite food?
  2. What makes you roll your eyes whenever you see or hear it?
  3. What job do you think you’ll be really good at?
  4. What’s your recent favorite song?
  5. What languages do you wish you could speak?
  6. What book are you reading nowadays?
  7. Suggest a book you think I should read.
  8. How different was your life 5 years ago?
  9. What was the last thing you Googled?
  10. What one question would you like to ask me?

I hope the nominees have time to do this as I’ll be happily waiting for your answers! 🙂 Thanks once again, Elly! ‘Til the next one!

Happy day, homo sapiens! 🙂

The Mystery Blogger Award #2

This came as a surprise several weeks back but I didn’t have time to do it but… it’s always better late than never, I guess, and so huge thanks to Elly, for nominating me and sorry for waiting so long! 😉 She’s a sweet girl from Nigeria who wants to be a superhero! You can visit her blog here.

Let’s start off with The Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  5. Answer the questions you were asked.
  6. Nominate 6-7 other bloggers.
  7. Ask the nominees any five questions of your choice.

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Three Things About Myself:

Hmm… I can’t think of anything! Haha! Well…

1. I’m not a big fan of social media. I’ve only started using Twitter a few months back and I don’t seem to know how to use it properly. Ha! I don’t have a Facebook account and very inactive on Instagram.

2. I love to talk. When I meet someone I really enjoy talking to, I can talk with them for hours on end.

3. I value space and freedom.

Here are my answers to Elly’s questions:

1. What’s your inspiration for writing?

As I always say, I don’t really consider myself a writer though writing has been a very big part of my life. I mostly write when I’m feeling too much about something or someone. I only get to write things that I’ve seen or experienced. I daydream a lot but I can’t put them into words. 😉 Sounds weird or strange maybe? But yeah, whatever I’m feeling or experiencing are I guess, what inspires me to write.

2. Who is your favorite superhero?

Wolverine. I’m anti-violence but I like his use of deadly force. 😅 I, myself, am a rebel and he brings out the rebel in us.

Magneto. I like his ability to control magnetic fields.

3. Wanna explore the world or sit back and relax?

Definitely explore the world. I’ve been to a few countries for the past nine years and traveling and exploring places I haven’t been to before are truly wonderful, enlightening, heartwarming and sometimes heart-breaking experiences. When I become rich, traveling is top priority!

4. Summer with rain or winter with spring?

Hmm… I would choose winter and spring. I want to see snow. And spring because in my hometown, it always almost seems like spring time because flowers bloom almost all year ’round.

5. Movie or hangout with your friends?

I’m not really into movies but here in Kuwait, hanging out with friends means watching a movie. 🙂 Whether in the cinema or in someone’s apartment, there has got to be movies though I don’t really pay much attention to it.

Now here are my nominees:

Hiral N.

Himani Thakur

Realistic Beginner

Rudraa

Mvadi

Shreya

Elganspo

My questions for the nominees are:

  1. What is something you will never do again?
  2. What is something everyone should do at least once in their lives?
  3. What are you most looking forward to in the next five years?
  4. What’s the best thing that happened to you today?
  5. What one thing do you really want but can’t afford?

There you go! I hope the nominees will find time to accept this, I can’t wait to read your answers! And once again, thanks a lot, Elly! 🙂

Happy day, homo sapiens! 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award #4

Whoa! I saw this pretty late but it’s better late than never… Many thanks to Nefelibata. I believe she just started blogging recently but it’s worth checking out here.

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

The Nominees:

Mariam

TravelBug

Mvadi

Dee Kelly

Euphrates

NChanting Whispers

Neelstoria

Priyanshu

Girlonline1804

Nisha

Myrtle

The Questions for the Nominees:

1. Who is your favorite person and why?

2. One thing you can’t live without.

3. Best thing about your hometown.

4. Your favorite book.

5. Recommend a TV show/series.

6. The last thing that made you cry.

7. Your number one goal this year.

8. Your favorite food.

9. What one place in your country do you recommend I visit?

10. Black or white?

11. What kind of person do you think I am?

Now, let me try answering Nefelibata’s questions:

1.What is your favourite post you’ve written?

Hmm… I don’t know… Probably I’d pick:

https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/on-friends-friendships

https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/__trashed-2

2.What things are you most grateful over in your life?

My family. My job. Good health. Friends. Enemies.

3.What would your ideal day be like?

In a cottage somewhere faraway in the mountains. No internet. A good book. Good food. Some coffee and alcohol.

4.One song you’ll never stop listening?

Swept Away by Christopher Cross.

5.Where is your favourite place you’ve been?

I love Hanoi, Vietnam. Also Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan.

6.What made you start blogging?

Boredom.

7.What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done!?

A lot. And it seems like I do crazy things everyday because everyday people call me crazy. 😉 But one thing I can remember was when I was in 5th grade and I locked my teacher and classmates in the classroom and went home. 😁😁😁

8.Tell me about one of the most interesting dream you’ve seen.

I dreamed about being the queen of a planet some galaxies far from the Milky Way and everything was beautiful, peaceful and happy. Abundant food, healthy lifestyle, no social media, simple life.

9.What is your hobby?

Reading. Tennis. Making other people’s lives miserable. Haha! Just kidding! 😁

10.Who is the person you admire the most.

Ferdinand Marcos.

11.If you could have any superpower… What would it be?

Telekinesis. Time travel. Flying.

There you go! Thanks again, Nefelibata!!!

Happy day, homo sapiens!😊

Liebster Award #6

Hello there! Today’s post is another Liebster and I want to thank Zovi for this! Do check out her blog here if you haven’t yet! Lots of nice stuff to read there! 🙂

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The Rules:

  1. Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, links to their blog. Include award graphic.
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Make a new set of 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominate 11 others and share your post with them so they see it.

The Questions from Zovi and My Answers:

What gets you through a bad day (or everyday)?

Food, coffee and a great conversation.

Who has been your role model? Why?

Oh I don’t remember having any role models growing up or even now that I’m an adult. I greatly admire Ferdinand Marcos, though.

Would you rather have more time or money?

Money. I think I pretty much have time but not enough money to do the many things I want to do for myself and to help other people.

One word that describes you and your blog.

Real.

Which is the first book that made you cry?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

It relaxes me.

Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?

I really don’t know but in my case, I only get to write when I’m feeling too much.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

As I always mention, I don’t really consider myself a writer but if there’s something I would tell my younger self… hmmm… “Do what you truly want in life that makes you happy no matter what it takes and regardless of what that looks like to other people.”

Which is your favorite post from my blog?

Stop Caring.

If you could bring back anyone from the dead, who would it be? Why?

Adolf Hitler because I have a lot of questions for him and to tell him that because of him, I won first place in an essay writing contest when I was in elementary school and some cash prize! 🙂

The Nominees:

Sneha

Priyanshu

Patrick

Paragtak

Maya

I know I should nominate 11 bloggers but I’m running out of time so I’m nominating everyone reading this as well! Or you can answer the questions in the comment section, too, for an interesting discussion. 🙂

My Questions:

  1. What’s one thing about you that surprises people?
  2. Where is your happy place?
  3. What’s your dream job?
  4. What are you most afraid of?
  5. The best way for you to relax.
  6. Your favorite movie.
  7. What are you most proud of?
  8. Has a book ever changed your life?
  9. What sports do you play?
  10. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
  11. What do you hope never changes?

Enjoy the day, homo sapiens! 🙂