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

Awesome Blogger Award!

I was nominated by The Unknown Wiki, who is kind of new blogger, with relatable posts, some of which really get you thinking like her Who Am I? post. Please go and support her blog, she deserves it! 😀

 

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Include the reason behind the award
  • Include the banner in your post
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated!

 

The Reason for the Award

This Award is to acknowledge all the amazing bloggers out there and give some happiness and laughter to their reader. It was originally created by the fabulous Maggie.

 

The Questions and My Answers

  1. Do you wear make-up? Why?
    Yes I do: usually I just fill in my eyebrows just a little and then wear very subtle orange eyeshadow. I do it because a)I like the look of it b)the orange eyeshadow makes me look not dead and c)I’ve gotten into habit of doing it now. I also curl my eyelashes because I like my eyelashes touching my eyebrows XD but I hate having to deal with mascara.
  2. What would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
    Potatoes. I love potatoes. Mashed. Fried. Baked. Boiled. Fermented?
  3. If you were stuck on a stranded island, what 3 things would you want to have with you?
    This is a terrible question for me. I feel like I should give a smart answer with some sort of scientific explanation for justification but I also just want to say my laptop, Nutella and tea tree oil (for the spots that come after I eat the Nutella). 
  4. What scent of candles do you like the most?

    pretty much wine mom culture

    I like sweet and fruity smells. I also like ‘autumny’ smells like pumpkin and cinnamon. I have this candle that smells like wine a bit, which I kind of like too even though I don’t drink…
    Saying that kind of makes me feel like those mums who chill at home with jeans and a glass of red wine, or a whole bottle, in hand while lowkey drunk as their children are telling them to stop.

  5. If you could go to any place in the world, where would you go?
    Japan! I really want to go there. Or an exotic island like The Solomon Islands. 
  6. What’s one thing that you love about your blog?
    I like that it’s personalised to me: it has my favourite colours and the setup is how I like it. And also everything I post is what I want to post and what I want to see on my blog. Basically, I like that it’s very ‘me’.
  7. What is your favourite piece of clothing?
    My yellow raincoat. Or hats even though they make me break out. 
  8. What is your favourite flower?
    Lilies. 🌺
  9. Do you know what quokkas are? What are your opinions on them?
    I’m going to be honest here. I had to google it because I was curious but I actually know what they are, I just didn’t know they were called quokkas. I think they’re adorable and I just wanna give them a hug even though they’d probably try to fight me. I’ve been attacked by many animals before so I can smile through the pain.
  10. What is your mood right now?
    I feel happy, disappointed, calm and tense at the same time. That’s what the education system does to you. 🙂

 

My Nominees

Starr

Gracie

Wamby

Meg

Cee

lovxely

 

My Questions for the Nominees

  1. Do you prefer the day or the night? Basically early bird or night owl?
  2. Would you rather time travel back five years into the past and hang out with your younger self or time travel five years into the future and hang out with older you?
  3. Along the lines of time travel, what would you say to the child version of you?
  4. Do you like foxes because I have two baby ones living in my back garden right now?
  5. If you had to pick, crocs or uggs? Or croc-uggs? I hear those are in…
  6. What has been the best day of your life so far?
  7. Favourite superhero?
  8. One ‘tradition’ or routine you have to/like to do everyday? e.g. going on a jog (ew) or writing in a diary.
  9. Time period you would want to live in? e.g. the medieval time, hippie 70s, Jurassic era…
  10. Describe your blog in three words!

 

-Shay