The Mystery Blogger Award!

I was nominated twice by Josh Gross, quite a while ago, for this award, but put it off for a while at how daunting doing awards post are. It’s just too much work with all that talking about yourself and answering such difficult mind-boggling questions. Gosh, I’m even tired at the thought.

No, but really, I did put this award off for a while because although awards posts are fun to write, they can take a while. Talk about first world problems, huh.

Thank you Josh for the nomination! Since he nominated me twice, I’ll be answering two sets of questions from him!

 

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates: it inspires and motivated. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.” 

-Okoto Enigma (original creator of the award)

 

Rules

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog – done.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

 

Three Things About Me

  1. I have a really good episodic memory, which basically means I remember events with rich detail. It’s a blessing and a curse. 😂
  2. I was about ten when Amy Winehouse died and I was quite sad about it, even though I wasn’t a fan and barely knew her songs, at that time. It was a deep painful feeling as if I had this weird connection to her, that broke. Whenever I listen to her music now, I feel the same feeling. It’s very strange.
  3. I’m really clumsy.

 

Questions and Answers 

If you could take a free class on any topic, what would it be?
The intricate art of ghost busting. Or public speaking.

 

What is your favorite book?
Dead Ends by Erin Lange! It’s really good and she’s such an underrated author.

 

Do you have a specific place you like to go when you need to think? If so, where?
The toilet.

 

Imagine you’ve been commissioned to write any book you want. What kind of book would you write (e.g. fantasy, horror, memoir, nonfiction, etc.)?
I’m currently trying to write a book, which is a soft sci fi, with sociological themes in it.

A weird little book sneak peek

Funny/weird question: If you had to survive in one of the following inhospitable locations, which would you choose?

  • The arctic
  • The Kalahari Desert
  • The Amazon rain forest
  • Detroit

God, Detroit? You trying to kill me? I think I’d have to say The Amazon Rainforest. It would be nice to be able to say that I got suffocated to death by an anaconda.

 

Would you rather read a book or watch television?
As much as I love reading, watching TV requires little effort. However, right now, I am in the mood for reading.

 

If you had the opportunity to learn about any topic, which one would you choose?
Something Physics related, probably. I regret not taking Physics as an A level.


In a few words, what would be your ideal vacation?
I have two ideal vacations. First one: big city, night life, food. Second one: beach, pretty sunset, food. Basically…
                  OR

 

So either get sand stuck in crevices I didn’t know I had or get trampled and crushed by bustling crowds.

 

Which suits you more: living in a large city or a small town? Or maybe someplace even more rural?
Large city because I’m used to that. I like small towns and rural areas but not to live in.


Weird question: If you could be any fantasy creature, which one would you choose?
I would want to be something like Cheshire Cat. You could disappear with your smile left behind in the darkness. Who wouldn’t want that? That, or some sort of morphing creature.


 

My Nominees

Elm

Ana Regina

Unknown Wiki

Ally

Yeo Ye Hang

Zara

Girl Illustrated

Starr

 

My Questions

  1. What’s the most interesting thing you heard or saw this week?
  2. Your opinion and view on aliens and alien conspiracies?
  3. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? Just imagine they wouldn’t kill you if it’s something like a great white shark…
  4. Current mood?
  5. A very short yet wild/interesting story you can tell right now! GO!

 

Looking forward to the nominee’s answers, if you choose to embark on this award adventure.

 

-Shay

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The Shuffle Song Tag!

I was nominated by Ana Regina to do The Shuffle Song Tag! I think it’s a really cool tag and allows you to have a little insight into my weirdly mixed music taste. Thank you Ana for the nomination. Please go check her blog out!

 

Rules

  • Hit shuffle play on any devices or apps that you listen to music on.
  • List the first ten songs that play.
  • Tag some people!

 

My Playlist

  1. Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King
  2. Rule the World – Take That
  3. 7/11 – Beyonce
  4. No Type – Rae Sremmurd
  5. No Role Models – J Cole
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  7. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  8. Paper Planes – M.I.A
  9. Distractions – Kehlani
  10. Nice For What – Drake

 

My Nominees

 

I just nominated a few people but if you’re reading this and this tag tickles your fancy, go ahead and do it! 😀

I’ll be back this week with another tag/award post – The Mystery Blogger Award!

 

-Shay

The Social Media Blog Tag!

I was nominated by the lovely Ally to do this tag! I had never heard of this tag before, so at first, I was a little confused, but it’s actually a really interesting and cool tag so thank you very much Ally for the nomination! 😀

 

Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Choose a blogger or blog to nominate for each category and explain why you chose them
  • Tag others to do this (up to you how many)

Whoever I select for each category is the blogger I nominate to do this tag!

 

Categories

INSTAGRAM – A BLOG WITH A DESIGN YOU LOVE

Zara because the layout of her blog and everything about it, to me, looks professional, clean and simple but artsy. She’s also good at photography so that adds to the amazingness that is her blog design!

 

FACEBOOK – A BLOG WITH A FRIENDLY BLOGGER

Starr because she is the sweetest person EVER! Go comment on one of her posts right now; she’s genuinely such a friendly and honest person! 😀

 

TWITTER – A BLOGGER WHO COULD WRITE JUST 140 CHARACTERS AND YOU WOULD STILL LOVE THEM

Haru because her posts aren’t that long anyway and she keeps me drawn in so I’m sure she could write a simple 140 characters and make me smile or laugh. 😂 Her drawings are great and I just love the way she writes because it’s relaxed and amusing!

 

YOUTUBE – A BLOG WHICH KEEPS YOUR ENTERTAINED

Wamby because she’s freaking hilarious! She always knows when to use the perfect gif and always has a great and witty response to pretty much everything!

 

SNAPCHAT – A BLOGGER WHO’S UPDATES YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR

The Orang-utan Librarian as I used to be a bookworm so a small, buried part of me is raving and getting crunk whenever I read her posts! Her book-related posts are also, generally, interesting and I’ve learnt about different points of views and ‘angles’ to write in that I didn’t even know was a thing.

 

TUMBLR – A BLOG WHICH IS VERY DIVERSE AND HAS VARIETY

Cee since she writes about a range of things. A lot like my blog, there is not one specific category for her blog. She posts what she wants to post whether that be poems, anxiety in teenagers, her goals, etc.

 

PINTEREST – A BLOG WHICH IS FULL OF CREATIVITY AND INSPIRATION

In A Messy World because she’s always posting deep and meaningful posts, that make me think a lot. I think she’s gone through a lot of tough times and situations and she’s learnt from that and grown a little wiser each time and she shares those lessons, morals and memories on her blog.

 

So, that’s it! 🙂 Again, anyone I chose for the social media categories, you’re nominated to do this tag, if you choose to do so!

 

-Shay

The Sisterhood Tag!

I was kindly nominated by TeenQueen for the Sisterhood tag, which is an amazing tag, opening minds on how to approach and react in specific real life situations. TeenQueen is a great blogger, who you should definitely check out. She blogs about her thoughts and aspects of her life in her posts, of which some raise mind opening questions like Does everyone deserve respect?

 

Rules

  • You must have the same featured image as what I have; the font, size and colour of the title be your choice.
  • Thank the blogger than nominated you and link this original post.
  • Answer the following scenarios.
  • Nominate a minimum of at least 3 bloggers.
  • Give at least 5 scenarios of your own.
  • Answer everything as best as you can.
  • Enjoy!

 

TeenQueen’s Scenarios

  • You’re out shopping with your friends when you [literally] bump into an old enemy from school. They start commenting about how you’ve glowed up and on your body. You start to feel uncomfortable. What would you do?

Firstly, trust me I have not glowed up so girl is lying. No but seriously, if I felt uncomfortable in this situation, I would tell them to mind their business because if somebody (especially someone who was my enemy) started commenting on my body, subjecting me to just my looks, then they can’t just walk away thinking it’s okay to do that.

  • You’re at a train station and you see a homeless man begging for money on the floor. You give him £50. (Or $50 or €50 or whatever). Later, you see him in a corner whispering to another man and showing him the money, laughing. It is obvious he is a fake. Would you confront him, report him, or leave it?

I honestly had to think about this because I thought I wouldn’t care too much and after all, it’s the thought that counts, but that’s £50. That’s a lot of money. Not only that, they’re using the idea of the suffering of homeless people to gain money. There are people, who actually need that money, who can’t get it otherwise. So, I think I would confront the man. I’m not sure if I would report him just because that man’s probably going through stuff in his life like the rest of us so I don’t know if I would go to the extent of causing trouble in his life.

  • You’re in a big shop and you suddenly see a woman dragging a small child behind her. The child is crying and looks nothing like the woman. Do you think the child is being kidnapped? If so, what would you do?

I know that mums have to drag out children sometimes, while they’re crying, because they’re being annoying or spoilt. 😂 But, to make sure, I’d probably tell security or anyone working at the shop and then run up the woman and pretend like she dropped someone to stall her and engage in conversation to make sure but make it look subtle in case she is the mum. Saying this, that’s what I would do with time to think since I am sitting here, writing and thinking about it. I guess on the spur of the moment, it kind of depends.

  • You’re at school in a classroom with your friends and everyone is surrounding you because you’re the most popular person at school. A new kid walks in and they are extremely gorgeous. Everyone’s attention moves to that kid and they soon become the most popular. You are very jealous. What would you do?

What next level Utopian parallel universe are we living in where I’m the most popular person at school? 😂 If I was in this situation, for some crazy reason, I don’t think I’d care. Of course I’m saying that because I don’t really know how it would feel for all your ‘fans’ to run off to another popular person. I think if this did happen, your real friends would stay with you and it would distinguish the fake friends and the real ones. But if I was really jealous, I’d slap the new girl. Jk, that’s crazy!

I’d kill her.

 

Nah, just kidding, I’d probably just follow everyone and see what the big deal is about.

  • At the cinema, you and your long term boyfriend/girlfriend are watching a movie. A man and woman come in during the middle of the film and block your view. Your boyfriend/girlfriend looks angry and pokes them on their shoulder. They turn around and your boyfriend/girlfriend starts calling them fat and telling them they should sit at the back so that their “overweight asses” wouldn’t block the way. The couple start swearing at your boyfriend/girlfriend. What do you do?

CUT. THAT. BOY. OUT. In every relationship, there’s always a point where your partner’s crazy comes leaking out from under the carpet. If the man and woman are being called “overweight asses” by my boyfriend, then it’s likely that he’d think that about me if I was overweight. If he’s confident enough to shout out rude insults like that, he’s probably got a shelf of other things he’s okay with saying out loud to people somewhere in his crusty walnut head.

Wow, that got me worked up.😅

 

My Nominees

Zara

Alanna

Uitwaaien

 

My Scenarios

  • You’re on the top deck of the bus you take every day to get home. You can hear a group of older and bigger boys at the back commenting on a girl, your age, sitting nearby. You look over and realise she’s uncomfortable. What do you do?
  • Say you work in retail and you’re at the till. A man approaches you and you serve him but he begins being rude and mumbling racist comments (just imagine you’re not white, if you are). What do you do? Tell him off, report him to your manager, or let him go without saying anything?
  • Your significant other cheated on you and you found out, somehow. However, you also happened to cheat on them once. What are you going to do?
  • At school or work, you find out, by another close friend of yours, that one of your supposed friends was talking behind your back. Do you take your friend’s word for it and confront them? Or ignore it and carry on spending time with that supposed friend?
  • You know somebody, who is seen as peculiar. They sit by themselves all the time and show signs of depression. You hear a group of people, you don’t know well, making fun of them. What’s your move?
  •  You’re out with your parents and pass a gay couple. Your parents, who are lowkey strict and conservative, start to comment on them, negatively, and judge their sexuality. What do you do?

 

Be as real and honest as you can with your answers. I’m looking forward to reading them! 😀

 

-Shay

Three Day Quote Challenge #2 – Day Three

This is the last day of the quote challenge and I wanted to leave it off on a good yet deep note.

 

Rules

  • Thank the nominator
  • Post one quote each day for three consecutive days
  • Tag 3 bloggers each day

 

The Quote

“What’s the day without a little night?”

-Logic & Alessia Cara, 1-800-273-8255

I love both Logic and Alessia Cara as individuals, but I loved them even more when they united to collaborate on this song, 1-800-273-8255 (also the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), that has such a powerful message and meaning, shedding light onto a topic that is deemed as shameful and a taboo to society. The quote implies that you need a little darkness in your life for there to be good and happiness, and that positivity will come out of a bad situation, even if your situation seems to be going on forever. You will at some point in your life be stuck in a place of darkness, some more than others, but there’s always a safe way out.

More on this song and mental illness in a later post.

 

The Nominees

Arabella

Antonio

A

 

-Shay

Three Day Quote Challenge #2 – Day Two

So here’s the second day of the quote challenge. Today’s quote is very meaningful and something to really treasure and keep safe down in the depths of your heart. But first…

 

Rules

  • Thank the nominator
  • Post one quote each day for three consecutive days
  • Tag 3 bloggers each day

 

The Quote

“Forget boys, get PAID!”

-Raven, Teen Titans Go!

Enough said.

 

My Nominees

Yeo Ye Hang

Zara

TruthsOfALostKid

 

-Shay

Three Day Quote Challenge #2 – Day One

I was nominated by the lovely and hilarious Wamby for the three day quote challenge! I have done the three day quote challenge before (a while ago) and all I remember was finding it really difficult to pick quotes because I’m indecisive and me being indecisive has not changed whatsoever so the next few days are going to be stressful. Thanks Wamby. 😅

 

Rules

  • Thank the nominator
  • Post one quote each day for three consecutive days
  • Tag 3 bloggers each day

 

The Quote

“Life beats you up. You can either curl up in a ball and die, or you can stand up and say ‘we’re different, and you can’t break us!'”

-Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I’ll be saying this quote throughout exam season. My grade D in Chemistry can’t break me. 😬

Also I think Ellie Kemper is adorable!

 

My Nominees

The Unknown Wiki

Miss Millenial

Jerrod (for when you start posting again)

 

-Shay