Mystery Blogger Award #9

Thank you!

I want to thank Anjali for nominating me for this award. She has a really awesome blog with posts about blogging, fashion, awards and so much more. Be sure to check it out by clicking here. 

Rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you & provide a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award.
  4. Answer the question you were asked.
  5. Tell the readers three things about you.
  6. Nominate Ten to Twenty bloggers.
  7. Notify the bloggers (tell them you nominated them) by commenting on one of their posts.
  8. Ask your nominee five questions with one weird or funny one.
  9. Share a link to your best posts.
  10. The creator of this award is —————————- Okoto Engima.

Questions

1.What inspires you to keep blogging?

You guys and all the amazing comments you leave on this blog!

2. What is your favourite food?

At the moment it’s kimchi- in particular from a brand called Mother-In-Law. 

3. What do you like more; Camping or Binge Watching shows at home?

It depends on my mood. I would have picked binge watching in general but I have been doing that for the last like five months so right now I’m going to pick camping. 

4. What advice would you like to give to the fellow bloggers?

Blogging is a two way street- be active on other blogs if you want others to be active on yours.

5. If you were to choose between never being able to see water and never being able to see fire, what would you choose? And why?

That one is difficult! But I am not a fan of large bodies of water in general so I would pick not being able to see water. Also not seeing fire would be dangerous because I could walk into it and get burnt to death.

My Nominees

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Sunshine Blogger Award #26

Thank you!

I want to thank Forever Serene for nominating me for this award. She has an awesome blog with posts about life, narcissism, blogging, poetry and more. Be sure to check out her blog by clicking here. 

Rules

(1) Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

(2) Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

(3) Nominate 11 people and ask them new 11 questions.

(4) Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.

(5) List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post.

Questions

What are you thankful for?

Just being alive and healthy right now. 

What are you scared of?

The dark, ghosts, holes, butterflies and anything paranormal really.

What are you passionate about?

Making lots of money- kidding! Writing is actually my number one passion right now.

How do you relax?

I love to meditate or do yoga. 

Is there anything you regret?

A lot of the things I did as a teenager. 

When did you last feel truly alive?

I actually have a funny story about that. Before I started to take CBD oil I knew I had anxiety and some other stuff going on but then I started taking CBD oil and I remember after about four days of taking it I laughed at something and I just remember thinking “I’m actually laughing” because I had not genuinely laughed at anything in years or felt that kind of happy in a long time. I truly felt alive in that moment. 

What is going right in your life?

This blog, learning German and doing art. 

What gives you a sense of satisfaction?

This blog.

How have you changed the past year?

I think more than anything this year taught me to cherish what I have, to do what I want while I still can and to appreciate my friends and family. 

Favorites books/movies/artists/songs/?

Favourite book- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favourite movie- Star Wars

Favourite artists- The Chicks, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Princess Nokia and SO MANY more!

Favourite song- Imagine by John Lennon or I’m Going To Say It Now by Phil Ochs.  

What is one of the most fascinating places you have visited?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You can check out my posts about my experience there by clicking here. 

My Nominees

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Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award #7

Thank you!

I want to thank Reshmi for nominating me for this award. She has a really great blog with quotes, lifestyle posts, awards posts and so much more. Be sure to check it out by clicking here. 

Rules

  •  Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
  •  Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
  • Provide the link to the Award creator.

My Questions

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What fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Mr. Darcy of course!

What would be the title of your autobiography?

How Do Things Keep Getting Worse?

What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

Food lol!

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

To Europe or Bhutan.

Name any one blogger whom you look up to and why?

I can’t pick just one because all of you guys are amazing and inspire me in different ways. 

My Nominees

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The Original Outstanding Blogger Award #3

I want to thank Jirah Merizz for nominating me for this award! I talk about her all the time because her blog is so awesome so you probably already know her but in case you don’t she has an awesome multi-niche blog that I love with posts about blogging, lifestyle, art and so much more. Be sure to check out her blog by clicking here.

Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

This award is created by Colton Beckwith.

Questions:

What’s your favorite music genre and why?

Hip hop and country- I love them both so much I can’t choose. To be honest I like all genres it just depends on my mood but I tend to listen to country and hip hop more. 

What are some of the things that you have developed this quarantine?

I am learning German, doing a lot of art and working on this blog!

If you could give your ultimate life lesson as of now, what would it be?

Do what you want while you still can- you may not get the chance later on. 

What is your ultimate dream place and why?

Bhutan because it’s beautiful or Europe because of all the history. 

What was the last movie you watched and do you recommend it?

Wrong Missy and not really- it was only just okay. 

How is your typical day like?

You can check out my A Day In My Life post for that!

What are three things you are grateful for today?

Being alive and healthy.

If you could tell something to your future self (max 10 years from now), what would you say?

I’m so sorry for all the junk food I know it’s probably catching up to you by now lol! JK I would say stay strong and keep doing you!

If you could tell something to your past self (max 5 years ago), what would you say?

Stop being such an asshole to everyone. Also don’t be ashamed of who you are because you are perfect just as you are. 

Give an uplifting message for everyone, you never know who might need it!

You are a strong, beautiful, smart and capable person. Keep going!

My Nominees

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Sunshine Blogger Award #24

Thank you!

I want to thank Anjali for nominating me for this award. She has a really interesting multi-niche blog with posts about fashion, lifestyle and so much more. To check out her blog click here. 

Rules 

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask 11 questions.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

Questions

What would your best day look like? Explain.

Sleeping in, eating a lot and doing nothing because I’m lazy… 

What genre of books is best for your eyes to consume?

Cheesy romances… kidding! I actually love thrillers or dystopian books. 

What dream place would you really enjoy visiting?

Bhutan or Europe. 

What is your dream type of work life?

Blogging!

Have you ever thought of moving to another country to live?

I have and I did!

How do you deal with stress?

I don’t- I just cry lol!

Favourite movie.

Star Wars!

Favourite dessert?

Ice cream or cake.

Where would you want to spend your summer vacation in?

At home in Kenya. 

My Nominees

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How I Deal With My Travel Pet Peeves

My Travel Pet Peeves

As you guys know I absolutely love to travel and see new places, experience new things and learn about other places. But just like most people that travel I also have a couple of travel pet peeves that can kind of ruin the whole experience of travelling. Recently, I took a poll/survey on what I should blog about or what posts I should write on and this was one of the suggestions and I thought it was a good idea so I decided to write about it. Here are my travel pet peeves and how I deal with them:

Food


I’m plant based so that makes finding food during travel a bit more difficult and complicated and it does not help that I have a bunch of allergies. And of course airplane food is not always the best. I tend to find it a bit bland and it has that airplane food taste- I don’t know how to describe it but it just has this very specific taste and smell that kind of makes me nauseous. It’s also difficult to find vegan food in certain airlines. It can all be a bit frustrating and it can end up being a hassle when you do decide to travel.
Therefore, there are two things I like to do to help deal with this. Firstly, I do a lot of research and find out what airlines or whatever form of travel I choose to go buy offers vegan options. I also like to do research in advance and find out that the place I am planning to travel to has vegan options because not all places are very vegan friendly.
Next, I also like to make sure that I carry some food with me. For example, if I am going on a long flight where I know I will get hungry I try to pack a meal that is easy to carry with me or at the very least I try to carry some snacks like some Clif bars or a pack of chips or something.

Delays


One thing I hate that really gets on my nerves are delays. It’s especially annoying when you have to catch a connecting flight because you need to get there by a certain time. Honestly though, delays are kind of a part of travel and as annoying as they can be they are inevitable because you can’t really control the time, weather or external factors that may cause delays. The best thing to do is be prepared for them.
I would highly recommend not booking flights that are really close together. Instead have a couple of hours in between flights in case one of them gets delayed. Also, always keep an extra pair of clothes and some other necessary items with you in case you are forced to spend the night at your stop over city/country/state.
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People


I like people in general but let’s be honest. There is nothing like a really long flight with crying babies, arguing adults and loud sleepers to make you hate humanity. Travelling is great and you will end up meeting lots of awesome people but you will also end up meeting some of the worst people ever. Like seriously EVER.
To deal with this what I like to do is always have headphones with you to drown out the noise and keep a book or books with you that you can read so as to tune out what is going on around you. I know these don’t fix everything but they do help a lot.

Rude Workers


I have been very lucky to have mostly dealt with really great people while travelling but once in a while you do run into really rude people who are working for the airline or whatever form of travel you are taking. Unfortunately, since they usually control a lot of stuff to do with your travel you are kind of forced to be the bigger person and just stay calm as much as possible.
The best way to combat this is to remain patient and not lose your temper. Try to keep calm and talk to them as politely as possible. If you feel like this is still not going anywhere try to talk to someone else who seems more friendly or helpful.

Dirty Bathrooms


Dirty bathrooms are such a travel pet peeve of mine and they are so often unavoidable when travelling especially when you travel by plane. For me, the best way to deal with this has been to make sure I always carry a bunch of hand sanitizer, wet wipes and lots of tissues with me when I travel.

Your Thoughts

Do you like to travel? Do you travel often? What is one place you really want to travel to? What are some of your travel pet peeves? How do you deal with these travel peeves?


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Sunshine Blogger Award #23

Thank you!

I want to thank Sakshi for nominating me for this award. Be sure to check out their blog if you’re interested in posts about health and wellness by clicking here. 

RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
  2. Make sure to list the rules and post a photo of the award logo.
  3. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them your own 11 questions.
  5. Notify your nominees by commenting on one of their recent posts.

Questions

Are you a foodie or Cook? (Specify your favourite dish)

A bit of both! My favourite food to eat is my mum’s khichdi and my favourite dish to make is kimchi or vegetable pancakes.

When did you started blogging and why?

In 2015 and you can check out my full blogging journey here.

Your dream for future?

To be a full time blogger.

Your favourite picnic spot or place?

It’s not a picnic spot but I really enjoyed going to Toronto.

What are your hobbies?

Reading, writing, blogging, sleeping…

What is your biggest fear?

Ghosts. 

Want to be a job holder or want to give other a job? Why?

Give others a job. I prefer to be in charge rather than to work for someone. 

Any social work which you were in?

Yup!

Who is your inspiration?

At the moment it’s Rosa Parks or Maya Angelou. 

   

Your favourite/best moment of life which you want to live again?

My childhood. 

Any mistake which you have made and you want to change it?

I would want to undo a lot of stuff I did as a teenager. 

My Nominees

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Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award #2

Thank you!

I want to thank Jevannel for nominating me for this award. They are a very interesting blog with resources about online teaching and learning. I would definitely recommend stopping by and checking out the blog by clicking here.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
  2. Make a post of the award (with a photo of the logo).
  3. Post the rules.
  4. Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
  5. Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.

Questions

1) What is your writing style?
I think a lot of it is like a stream of consciousness.

2) Do you plan your blogs or is it more so have freestyle?
I used to freestyle it but clearly that was not working for me so now I plan them every week.

3) What is it that you enjoy most about being a blogger?
Talking/socialising with other bloggers.

4) What is the best piece of advice you have ever received from someone?
My mum always tells me to be myself and not care about what others think.
5) Do you see yourself blogging in 5 years?
Yes, if everything goes as planned I most definitely will be blogging in 5 years. Also, I’m not sure why that sounds so sinister…

6) What been the highlight of this year?
It’s 2020 so I guess I’ll say reaching 17k on WP.

7) What do you miss about last year?
Everything. Being able to go outside without being paranoid, being able to not wash my hands every five minutes, being able to ride on the bus, being able to attend in school classes, going shopping. Just everything.

8) If you could change one thing what would it be?
I would end the pandemic.
9) Would you encourage your kids to become bloggers?
Hmmm that’s a good question. I would encourage them if they wanted to be bloggers but I wouldn’t force them if they didn’t because I’m not a regular mum I’m a cool mum.

10) If you could snap your fingers right now and change one thing about the world what would that one thing be?
I would make sure this pandemic never happened and I would also want to end inequality.

My Nominees

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Sunshine Blogger Award #19

Thank you!

I want to thank Kae for nominating me for this award and I want to apologise for taking forever to respond. I think she has a phenomenal blog where she posts about lifestyle, travel, wellness and more. Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out by clicking here. 

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.

Questions:

1. What did you want to be when you were small?

A vet! I’ve always loved animals and wanted to be around them. However, I realised I suck at all things science so now I’m just a history major with a cat lady complex…

2. If you can live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Probably Ethiopia or Bhutan. 

3. Do you hit the snooze button or wake up immediately?

Does anyone except sociopaths wake up immediately?!?

4. What are your top 3 favourite shows on Netflix? (I need Netflix recos hahah)

Lol don’t we all! My favourite right now are Dead To Me, Working Moms and Brooklyn Nine Nine.

5. What items on your bucket list are you planning to check off in the next 5 years?

A lot of travelling, a lot of stuff to do with food and a lot to do with history

6. Do you enjoy big parties more or small gatherings?

Small gatherings- I am not a big parties person…

7. What is the best gift you have been given?

The gift of life by my mother. Also what I got on Valentines this year!

8. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Invisibility because I feel invisible a lot and as someone with anxiety I’m okay with that.

9. What would you do if you win the lottery?

Buy some sneakers, donate to different animal charities and used what’s left to travel.

10. What are you most terrified of?

The dark, ghosts, butterflies, holes and just a lot of stuff in general lol.

11. If you can be one celebrity or fictional character for a day, who would it be?

Ooh that’s a good one. I would probably be Natalie Maines just because I want to know what happened with her husband on that boat. I mean she made an entire album out of it so something real crazy must have gone down and as someone who loves drama I need to know!! If you don’t know who she is she’s the lead singer of The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks).

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My Nominees

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Giraffe Centre Experience

As you guys know travelling is not something that is recommended right now so I am not really doing any travelling at the moment but I do miss it a lot. I also really miss sharing my experiences with you guys and showing you pictures of everything I saw. I feel like blogging has really helped me get out of my comfort zone and explore more which I love. I was going through my phone and I realised there were so many travel experiences/experiences in general that I had last year that I hadn’t been able to share on my blog so I decided to start sharing some of them to kind of remind myself of how fun travel is even I can’t travel any time soon.
In this post I decided to share my experience at Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. We had such an amazing time there and as always the giraffe’s were just so cute. We also had a lot of fun just being outside and hanging out as well as you can tell by MistryLand and I cracking up in one of the pictures and me doing something I don’t do a lot- actually smiling like for real in the pictures lol!
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Have you guys ever been to Giraffe Centre? Have you ever fed a giraffe? Would you like to see more travel/experience posts from my older travels/experiences? Let me know in the comments below I would love to hear your thought!


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