The 4 Fact Survey Tag!

G’day everyone!

 

I was tagged by the fearless and loud Fearlesslyloud! Also known as Ruth. 🙂 Honestly, go check out her blog. It isn’t going to cause you any harm and it’ll be so worth it! Her blog is so beautiful and I just love reading through so do go there and maybe, if you’re feeling extra nice, FOLLOW HER!

 

Four names people call me other than my real name:

  • Shay  XD

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    Shanaynay

  • People (one person) used to call me Shanaynay, which I’m pretty sure is one of Shane Dawson’s characters so I think they were just insulting me…
  • When I was REALLY young, people called me Boo because I was like and looked a bit like Boo from Monsters Inc apparently.
  • Pumky. Here me out! My grandma calls me this and I’m pretty sure it’s because she’s trying to shorten the word Pumpkin.

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • I’m 15 so I don’t have an actual job but I did volunteer at my library…
  • Also, I worked as a Marshall for a few hours at one of my cousin’s charity running events.
  • I’ve also worked as the goody bag hander at the same events. It’s tiring so don’t underestimate it.
  • I can’t think of anything else.

Four movies I have watched more than once:

  • Obviously Inception!
  • Coraline
  • The Internship
  • The Amazing Spiderman XD

Four authors I recommend:

  • John Green
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Dan Brown
  • Erin Lange

Four places I’ve lived:

  • I’ve always lived where I live now so I can’t say three more. XD

Four places I’ve visited:

  • Places around the UK (Brighton, Cornwall, etc)… XD
  • Boulogne, France
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Dubai

Four things I’d rather be doing right now:

  • Eat
  • Sleep
  • Rave
  • Repeat

Four things I’d prefer not to eat:

  • I also do not like honey.
  • Avocados
  • Red meat (I find it so gross XD )
  • Eggs. Even the word is disgusting.

Four of my favourite foods:

  • La chocolat!
  • PIZZZZZZAA!
  • Potatoes!
  • And….chiggens!

Four television shows I watch:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • American Horror Story
  • Friends 🙂

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

  • Turning 16!
  • Christmasss duh!
  • Selena Gomez Concert
  • And surprisingly Summer!

Four things I’m always saying:

  • Well f*** me, then. (When something goes wrong)
  • I’ll kill you so hard, you’ll die. (I actually don’t say that anymore.)
  • Blahabalahakdhskaaslf
  • Okaayy then….

Really couldn’t think of many XD ^^ Also realised I sound like a horrible person. XD

 

Four people I’m tagging:

Elm

Thesweetreview

Aspiring Blue Cat

Thoughtful Tash

 

Go on an adventure.

-Shay :3

 

The Miranda Sings Award!

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Firstly thank you ever so much Ravenwingssoar!!!!! I really appreciate you nominating me for this! I got really excited when I saw you nominated me so THANK YOU!!! Go check out her blog! 😀

 

Also, thank you Claudia from xclaudiasthoughtsx , who created this award on January 26. I think it’s a great way to share the self love, that some of us don’t share enough of or admit to! 🙂

 

Rules:

  • Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate as many bloggers you can think of and link your awards in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. (I.e. Don’t say things like – I’m prettier than an average person or People have told me I’m smart. You ARE pretty. You ARE smart.)

 

I feel like I’m going to break rule five because I always feel like I sound really vain when I say something I like about myself so this is going to be a challenge!

 

  1. I am starting to appreciate my facial features a bit more than usual. I guess I can say I like the fact I have visible cheekbones and a button nose. 🙂 (I already broke rule 5 XD )
  2. I like the fact that I make myself laugh. XD As crazy or vain as it sounds, I amuse myself. So… I guess I like my sense of humour?
  3. I love how stubborn I am. That’s probably not something to be proud of but I am! XD I definitely get that from my dad.
  4. I like how sarcastic I am. On New Years Eve, me and my cousins were telling each other what we like about each other (Don’t judge, we were tired and high on coke – the drink not drug!!!) They said really nice things that they like about me like my hair and humour but they also said sarcasm, which I was slightly offended by but I’ve actually learned to accept that and since then, I appreciate that sarcasm is a huge part of who I am. :3
  5. I like my craziness. Like I genuinely love how creepy or psychotic I can be sometimes. Again, probably something I shouldn’t be proud of but you know. Basically I love my madness but you should! A wise an once said, “You’re entirely bonkers. But let me tell you a secret, all the best people are.” Yes it was Lewis Carroll and he is slightly creepy (in a pervy sort of way) but…. yeah, I’m not going to defend him!
  6. I like my eyelashes. They sort of grow out  in a way that looks like I have eyeliner on most of the times, even though I’ve never worn eyeliner before.
  7. I like the fact that I can’t think of a seventh thing. Let me just take a few hours to think of something. (Literally about ten minutes later)  Oooh I know! I like the fact that I don’t get self conscious or concerned or worried or give a damn when I’m eating. I find a lot of people complain about the calories and fat in foods. I don’t even care. I just eat. XD Eat, sleep, blog repeat. 😉 Think of it this way, if you have more fat that you’d like, it just means you’re more prepared for the ice age. 😀

That was hard. XD Now for nominations!

 

Nominees:

Elm

Thoughtful Tash

mycrazyobsesionofbooks

thejauntblogger

parisianpages

youmustbehighxo

 

I didn’t nominate as many bloggers I could but that’s because I have ANOTHER award, which I’m yet to make a post on, and I’m saving bloggers to be  nominated on that! 😀

 

Go on an adventure.

-Shay :3

A Very Blogger Christmas!

Firstly I want to give a VERY big thank you to ateenagediaryonline, who nominated me for this! 😀 She made this tag herself but was inspired a bit by Zoella’s vlog, A Very YouTube Christmas (which you should watch)! Go give her a follow! Right now! I’m waiting….

 

Rules:

  • Answer all the questions.
  • Change a question you don’t like
  • Nominate 5 people
  • Let them know you nominated them

 

Questions:

  • Who would take the best photos?
    The person, who would take the best photos would be DiaryOfATraveller! He takes the most amazing photos from all his travels! 😀 Or Theo. Photography. He’s AMZING!!!
  • Who would look the most glam?
    She hasn’t started anything on her blog yet but I know her in real life so I have to nominate dancer422 since she knows how to dress for an occasion like this. 🙂
  • Who would keep everybody awake and happy?
    I think Miss Book Thief would be the best at keeping everybody awake and happy. She’s just crazy and easy to talk to and I just feel like she would keep everybody full of joy! 🙂
  • Who would make the worst Christmas jokes?
    I have a feeling this would be me. I actually make the most TERRIBLE Christmas jokes, leaving everyone in an awkward silence or a giggle because it was so bad. XD For instance…what do you get when you eat Christmas decorations? Tinselitis.
  • Who would be the last one dancing?
    I have a feeling Arielle would be the last on dancing. She loves music and concerts and she’s awesomely crazy so why not?! 😉
  • Who would be in charge of Christmas music?
    Obviously Good Music Speaks!
  • Who would make the best snowman?
    I feel like Blackcat345 would make the best snowman…I’m  not sure why but hey, it’s a good thing! 🙂 I just have this feeling that she would make the best snowman…
  • Who is most likely to knock over the Christmas tree?
    I’m going to say TheAmbivert because 1)I wanted to put you down for one of these and 2)I can somehow see you doing that XD

 

Nominees:

Arielle

TheAmbivert

BlackCat345

Skyeastra

Meganqm1

 

Less than 10 hours until Christmas!!! Eeek!!

 

-Shay

Three Day Quote Challenge #1 – Day Three

So I forgot to do this yesterday for the final day but to be fair, it didn’t necessarily imply that it had to be three days in a row so it’s all good!

 

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“When you care about people, hurt is kind of part of the package.”

 

This quote is from Beth from The Walking Dead. She was such a strong character since she experienced such bad events in the time we saw her that usually what she said was meaningful and true to her.

 

So that’s the last day! I can’t be bothered to find people to nominate so if you’re reading this, go ahead and give this a go! 🙂

 

-Shay

 

Three Day Quote Challenge #1 – Day Two

So the day has come for me to do the three day quote challenge thingy day two!

 

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“Smile, the worst is yet to come!”

This quote is from one of my favourite songs: Smile by Mikky Ekko.

People usually say “the best is yet to come” but the fact that the song says “worst” shows that your should live in the moment rather than waiting to be happy and that you should appreciate every step or moment along the way before something can ruin it for you.

I nominate Arielle Iridessa, Books and Bookmarks and Good Music Speaks to do this and of course, you don’t have to do it but here’s a nomination if you’re interested!

-Shay

Three Day Quote Challenge #1 – Day One

I was nominated by TheAmbivert! She writes great poems, that you should check out and perhaps if you like them as much as I do (which, of course you will) you should follow her!! 😀

So I have to post a quote every day until day three, I assume, and I have to nominate three other people every day!

 

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“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

This quote is clearly from Inception.

Have I ever mentioned that it’s my favourite movie? XD

The quote is a lot more than to dream bigger. You literally have to think on the obvious side of it. It literally means dream bigger within your dreams so that you don’t have limits.

And if you noticed, I used it for my little tagline thing! 😉

I nominate Miss Book Theif, FitzBants and ateenagediaryonline to do this challenge!

Can’t wait to see your quotes, if you do do it! 🙂

-Shay

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award!

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I was nominated for this award by the inventive, creative and relatable ateenagediaryonline! Her blog is basically about her life in general but she talks about YouTube, music, school, etc, and her entertaining sense of writing is really interesting so you should go check her blog out! Also, wish her all the best for her ear infection…

 

Rules:

  1. Share 7 facts about you!
  2. Nominate bloggers!

 

Facts:

  • My initials are SOS! Like Save Our Souls!
  • My favourite number is 4 because for a whole year, the number four kept popping up everywhere for me! I would wake up at 4 every night for about a month and little things like that. I found out that the number 4 represents angels watching over you so yeah.. 🙂
  • My favourite colour used to be green because my mum’s, cousin’s and a few friends of mine liked that colour so I thought I had to join in. XD
  • A year or two ago, in the summer season, I would go on the roof of the extended part of our house and just sit there listening to music and reading, almost every day.
  • My first album, I ever owned, was the Now That’s What I Call Music 77 album.
  • Two little goals I want to achieve are whistling and cartwheeling.
  • I once saw the Queen, but she was a few metres away and the idiots in my class kept pushing me so I only saw glimpses of her.

 

Nominees:

TheAmbivert

Miss Book Thief

Arielle Iridessa

Tosin Mercy

 

So yeah…

XD

 

I can’t wait to see the facts of the people I nominated! 😀

 

-Shay

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award!

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I was nominated by Miss Twisted Sense of Humour! Her blog is amazing! She’s funny, relatable and she’s just started out blogging so go and say hi and read her cool posts! Do it!!!

 

Rules:

  1. Thank the nominator and link their blog to your post.
  2. Answer the 10 questions given to you.
  3. Pass the award on to as many bloggers as you went and let them know.
  4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

 

Questions:

  1. A unique quality of yours?
    A unique quality of mine would probably be my weird sense of humour. I don’t know. It’s not funny to some people but it’s funny to me. XD
  2. What’s your jam?
    Hmm…I don’t actually know. I’ve been listening to Fireflies by Owl City a lot XD and I’ve been listening to Selena Gomez’s song again. I used to be obsessed with them and I guess that obsession is coming back. XD
  3. What are your views on alcohol? What is your preferred alcohol and why?
    First off, I don’t drink alcohol. I’ve tried it before (like sips of it) and it tasted horrible, in my opinion. I don’t see why people can get addicted. XD
  4. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘femenism’?
    I think of Emma Watson’s speech to begin with and then I think of back in the past, when women were treated badly. I think feminism is a strong topic, that I support, but can sometimes be over exaggerated.
  5. One character in a book/movie who you connect with?
    I feel like I relate to Tris Prior from Divergent a lot because she is quite a relatable character for teenage girls, I think. Another one I think is relatable is Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series. Of course, I’m not a Shadowhunter and my mum isn’t a secret Shadowhunter who paints for a living but Clary’s hobbies and qualities are pretty relatable, to me.
  6. Do you have any regrets? If so what is it?
    I probably do…but I can’t think of it right now. But the thing is, I read a quote that said, “It’s better to look back and say, ‘I can’t believe I did that’ than to look back and say, ‘I wish I did that.’ So I don’t think I regret much. Apart from all the embarrassing things I’ve done.
  7. Stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
    I’ve done a lot of stupid things. One of which was drink as many cups of coke as you can at a party, which lead to an hour of struggling to breathe. It was scary and stupid. XD I can’t drink fizzy drinks anymore or it’ll happen again. Even if it’s just a cup. :c
  8. One person you would die to meet?
    This is such a hard question! I mean I would love to meet Nat Wolff 😉 but also, Lily Collins and Emily Kinney and John Green and there’s so many people. But I think I would love to meet LDShadowLady! 😀
  9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you be? And don’t say home!
    Somewhere in the USA like Pennsylvania. Somewhere not to hot but not to cold. 🙂
  10. What do you think about me? 😀 Please be honest!
    Honestly, I think you are funny, another version of me, and a potential writer!

 

Nominations:

gryffindorqueen

theambivert

lifeasapotpourri

mayam

aribebop

 

Questions To Nominees:

  1. Who is a female figure, you look up to?
  2. A movie that seems like a representation of your life?
  3. Current favourite song?
  4. Something you’re bad at and want to get good at?
  5. Meaning behind your URL?
  6. The meanest thing someone has ever said to you?
  7. The nicest thing someone has ever said to you?
  8. Your opinion on feminism?
  9. What quality do you like in a person?
  10. Favourite accent?

 

-Shay

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

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I was nominated by the clever, talented blogger, Tosin Mercy, whose blog is so relatable and interesting to read! Her blog is almost like mine but way better! So go check her blog out!

 

Rules:

1. Thank the bloggers who nominated you.
2. Put the logo in your post.
3. Post 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers.

 

So the facts…I already did a 30 facts post about myself so I’m going to try pick different ones:

 

  1. I used to get headaches so many times that it got to the point where I had one twice (maybe more) a week. I still get them but not as much.
  2. My real name means beautiful XD
  3. I used to be terrified of cats. This was when I was about eight, when I was going through my OBSESSIVE RABBIT PHASE!!! And cats are now one of my favourite animals.
  4. I used to be so upset about being away from home, when I was in the early years of primary school. This led to me eating SOOOO slowly at lunch time that I actually went over lunch time and had to sit in the office to eat because I refused to eat my lunch.
  5. Sometimes, I lie on my bed and look out my window at the sky for a good five minutes or more. When you’re still, you can see the clouds moving and you can almost feel the earth turning. (Kind of a fact)
  6. I’ve never moved house.
  7. I had lessons for playing the violin for about a month or two but I quit because the teacher was scary. She also made everyone who did violin lessons with her join this club at lunch and you couldn’t leave or she’d get angry. She never shouted but the way she spoke was terrifying. Everyone who had lessons with her thought the same way.

 

Nominees:

Way To Freedom

Literature is my Porn

 

I know it’s only two but I’ll get round to adding more later XD

 

-Shay

 

The Liebster Award! #1

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Hello everybody!

I was supposed to post this two days ago but unexpectedly, I was at my cousin’s house from the morning on Thursday to evening on Friday and I was quite tired. So I’ll be doing it today. I was nominated for another award, The Liebster Award!

 

What is The Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is a lovely way to meet new blogs and find out new bloggers and facts about them. You have to answer eleven questions about yourself so that other people can get to know you.

 

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions given to you
  3. Nominate deserving bloggers for the award and let them know you’ve nominated them
  4. Make 11 questions for your nominees to answer

 

I was nominated by the amazing Rhea Reads Words and her blog is another blog I really like! She blogs about lots of different things so it’s definitely worth a look at and even a follow!

 

Here are the questions Rhea gave us:

  1. What is your most vivid memory?
    My most vivid memory is probably the times I used to spend with my closest cousin. We used to hang out almost everyday and I can remember quite a lot of them. However, I don’t remember the time where she called the police and made me speak. I was like two.
  2. What is the thing you are most self-conscious about?
    I am most self conscious about my appearance. I have no worries about my personality apart from the fact that I’m not the kindest of people. My appearance has always made me self-conscious and I don’t think that’s going to ever change. No matter what I do, I just can’t make myself happy about what I look like so I just have to get used to it and shove it aside. 🙂
  3. What is the thing you are most confident about?
    I am most confident about what I am like. My personality. The hobbies I do. I’m not ashamed at all by my personality…I think…
  4. What are your dreams and aspirations?
    My dreams and aspirations include becoming a novelist. I’ve always wanted to be an author, since I was like five/six. I also would LOVE to travel. I’ve always wanted to travel. I love going on planes and acknowledging new countries and their cultures.
  5. What makes you happy?
    My cousins make me happy! I have about 20 cousins, that’s including my blood-related cousins’ partners because they act like they’re my cousins, too. The age range is so varied, from 9 to around 50 but we all act like we’re the same age, apart from the fact some are married…with toddlers. But they make me happy because they always try and make you understand that GCSEs and A levels shouldn’t be stressful and life will go on even if you do badly. They always tell me that you shouldn’t over work yourself and it’s not the most important event in your life.
  6. What makes you sad?
    Going to school on a grey day in September. It’s just so depressing and school’s already hard as it is so on a grey day, I just can’t be motivated to be excited. I also don’t like September because you just come out of Summer holidays…but it’s close to my birthday. 😀
  7. What is the emotion you feel the most?
    I don’t know. I don’t usually have one emotion that stays for a long time. Usually, it changes. Depends on the day, I guess.
  8. Early bird or night owl?
    For sure, I’m a night owl. I can stay up all night. I love the night time. I feel so much more free and comfortable and productive. I do wake up early on a lot of days but that’s only because I have to. I’m nothing like one of my cousins, who wakes up at 5 am everyday, no matter what time he goes to bed.
  9. What would your description on a dating website say?
    Firstly, I would never go on a dating site but if I had to….I actually can’t think of something I would put. I’m too young to think about this. D:
  10. Do you like to dance?
    Yeah, I guess. Maybe not in big crowds, unless I’m close to the people around me. I used to love dancing! I don’t love it as much, anymore, but it’s a fun thing to do!
  11. Cats or Dogs?
    Hmm…let me think…CATS!!!!

I hope I answered those questions well… 🙂

 

Here are the people I’m nominating:

Typicalbritishgirl98

BringingBree

The Girl With The Pen

 

Questions for Nominees:

  1. What’s a feature of yourself you would never give up?
  2. What’s your favourite book?
  3. What is your music taste like?
  4. If you had one wish, what would you spend it on? (Can’t ask for more wishes!)
  5. What is your current mood?
  6. What’s one of your fears?
  7. Where’s a place that makes you happy?
  8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  9. What’s something that annoys you?
  10. Tea or coffee?
  11. What made you want to start your blog?

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Shay