Mystery Blogger Award Nominations # 4, 5 and 6

Yaasotaa very kindly nominated me for a Mystery Blogger Award a while back. I was intending to reply to her nomination when I got another two nominations so I am combining all the three into one post. Thank you so much, Yaasotaa for thinking of me and awarding this honor to my blog. You can read about her nomination here.

I am extremely grateful to be awarded two more nominations for Mystery Bloggers Award, in one day. One is from Msjadeli of Tao-Talk, you can read about it here.and the other one is from Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian, which you can read here. Guys I am honored and obliged for this distinction bestowed on my blog.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?


“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. 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

The Old Rules:


1. Put the award logo on your blog.
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2. List the rules.
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3. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
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4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
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5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
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6. Nominate 10-20 people. (or use a get out of nominating free card)
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7. Notify your nominees.
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8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
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9. Share a link to your best post(s).
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New recommendation by Rory;

Award Guidance

Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog✔️

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well✔️

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself✔️

Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award.✔️

Choose 3 – 5 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to.✔️

I have decided to combine the three sets of questions in one post. Let’s make life easy!

Questions from msjadeli, of Tao- Talk

1. Would you rather lose one of your limbs or lose your ability to speak? Why?

My question is why? I know it’s an avoidance to answer a question with a question but why do I need to lose either. I am deeply attached ( pun intended) to all my limbs and have a very profound connection with my ability to speak. So let’s not tempt fate by choosing one over the other!

2. What is one of your favorite books and why?

Hmmm, where should I start! There are so many favorites that I cannot pick a single one. I remember growing up on reading Alistair MacLean, Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, than discovering Robin Cook, John Grisham, Micheal Crichton and Jeffery Archer. So definitely hard to pick one Author. But one person I can read again and again is P G Woodhouse. Love his sense of humor.

3. What’s the worst crush you ever had on someone and how did it turn out?

Sadly I never had a crash on anyone.

4. What’s the scariest thing about you?

That I am a planner. It more irritating than scary. My kids are always telling me to take it easy and not to plan so far ahead but I am always planning six months in advance.

5. If you could do your dream job – assume you have the training and you will be hired – what would it be?

I wanted to be an engineer, but ended up in the Med school. So now if I think about my dream job, it would be getting paid for what I love doing, that is blogging. Sadly that is not happening, so I am happy blogging away anyway.

6. What would your worst nightmare job be?

To be in a job for which I am not qualified. I would also hate the idea of being tied to something I cannot do my best at.

Questions from Kristian, of Tales from the mind of Kristian

1. Name something you like to see in a book, that makes you want to read further.

A well planned storyline with minimal loopholes. I love to read thrillers, and mysteries. That would hook me into reading further.

2.What would make you want to stop reading a book?

Inane story, full of loopholes. Too much sap, as in unconnected romance which does not have a place in the story. When I know that the writer has run out of ideas and is just filling pages with drivel.

3.If they produced the story of your life, what genre would it be?

It would a comedy of errors!

4.If you could have a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Only a ticket won’t suffice, I need an all expenses paid vacation to Switzerland.

5.What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?

Hold strong, this will get easy with time.

 

Questions from Yaasotaa

1.what is the funniest things think that you have done?

My life has been full of comic errors. I tend to act before thinking and have done many unintentional bloopers in my life. I even wrote a post about one of them, If the world is laughing at you, join them.

2.who is your mentor? Why?

I admired my father and how he brought us all up. I consider him my mentor and try to act in life according to how he would have wanted me to. I think it is a way to honor his memory.

3.what is the bravest thing you have done?

When my elder brother bought a motorcycle, I volunteered to test ride it, without any training. That didn’t end well, but luckily no great injury or harm was done. Only my foolish pride suffered a little.

4.what characteristic that you admire from a friend?

I totally admire sincerity. I think the best friend you can get is the one who is sincere. A people pleaser or funny person would be a good friend but the best one would be the one who has your best interest at heart.

5.what is your horoscope. Have you ever get to know more about it?

I am a Sagittarius. I do have an interest in horoscopes to the extent that the people of the same star sign share many personality traits. Like, Sagittarians are clumsy people. They have a tendency to fall, break things and commit social blunders. But they are also independent, honest and out spoken people too.

Three (un-interesting) facts about me:

1. I have overcome my inborn personality traits by working hard on them.

2. I enjoy spending time by myself, I read, write or listen to music for hours at end if left to myself. I don’t watch TV anymore and love super hero movie.

3. I cannot tell lies with conviction. I usually blurt out the truth even when I don’t think it would be a wise thing to do.

Links to a few of my posts:

Do you take life too seriously

De-cluttering

Life and what it means to me

My Questions ;

If you could choose one super power, what would it be and why? ( Funny, If it’s not already apparent)

What stimulates your brain to produce its best, a beverage, a muse or anything else?

If you are alone in the house and a door slams upstairs with sound of running feet, what are you going to do?

Seeing your image in the mirror, what is the predominant thought?

What sort of movie you have to go and see, even if the ticket is $100? And there will no Netflix or DVD release!

Is climate change theory real or a conspiracy to save the earth?

I would like to present this award to the following bloggers.

I have chosen five blogs per each of my nomination.

The sun shineth again

Stralthy

Nova of My Naméste

Carly of Message in a stanza

Megala of Megala’s Kitchen

Len’s daily diary

Just Brian

Jade M Wong

Tiffany of Beutiflee

Lisa of All about Life

Sa, of Cultural Shocks

Winnie of Musings

Fandango of This, That and the other

Bella of Wandering Bella

MKvicchitto of Writing and Reflections

Congratulations to all the bloggers. You are being presented with this award free from any preconditions. If anyone feels unable to accept the award, feel free to overlook this. If you want to accept and answer the questions only, that is perfectly fine too. Hope you have fun.

#Keepitalive

#Mysterybloggeraward

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Mystery blogger Award Nomination # 3

I have been nominated for another Mystery Blogger Award by the lovely Yaasotaa,

You can read all about it here in her post:

About The Mystery Blogger Award :

An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. 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

The Rules :

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

4. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

10. Share a link to your best post(s).

Her Questions to me;

1. What is your favorite colour?why…

I love yellow to look at, not wear as it doesn’t compliments my skin tone. But I love yellow things like the sun, sunflower, rubber ducky.

2. What is best in my blog?

I love your post;

Time to end 2K18

3.Do you have any pets? describe about it?

I don’t have pets. I used to have tiny chickens as a kid but they didn’t survive to grow up into bigger chickens.

4. What do you feel when you see the word” love”?

I feel that we human should love our environment and save it from destruction. Love each other and spread love.

5. What makes you blogging?

I started to blog on an impulse but now it’s become an important part of my day. I love to share my thoughts, my experiences and some creative ideas with my blogging family.

Here are links to my favorite posts;

All things bright and beautiful

Responsibility

My Questions ;

If life offered a redo, what part of it will you want to change?

Can you remember what was the one thing you hated about school?

Growing up, what was your dream profession/job?

If you met your English teacher today, what would be her opinion about your blog?

Would you rather be the frog prince/ princess or the ugly duckling?

My nominees;

1. Fandango, of this that and the other

2. Rory of a Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips

3. Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

4. Dr Tanya of Salted caramel

5. Mel of the Crushed Caramel

6. Ursula of An upturned Soul

7. Britchy of the Bitchin in the kitchen

8. KSBeth of I didn’t have my glasses on

9. Winnie of Musings

10. Di of Pensitivity

11. Suze of Suziland too or obsolete childhood

#Keepitalive

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Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

Tom of Slumdog Soldier has nominated me for Another Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you so much for this honor to my blog. I appreciate your nomination and recognition very much. Tom is a great blogger and writer , you must visit his blog.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

‘An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. 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

Some general rules:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

4. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

10. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about me;

1. I have an eclectic taste in music, however I don’t listen to overly romantic songs.

2. I have a weakness for chocolate. I love all types of chocolates except white chocolate. For me, white chocolate is not a chocolate and is masquerading as one.

3. I get emotional very easily, specially if I am talking about something personal, so much so sometimes that I cannot complete my sentence.

Tom’s Five Questions:

1. What motivates you to continue blogging?

The fact that I am enjoying myself immensely here. The writing is fun, I never knew that I can write on so many diverse topics. Then there is the interaction with other bloggers in this world. I feel that I have made lot of friends here and it is fun to meet and chat with friends everyday.

2. Favourite blogging or writing advice?

I wrote a post on this recently. You can read it here;

Is blogging taking over your life.

In short, write from your heart, about topics that you are passionate about, divide your time between writing and reading and interact with fellow bloggers.

3. What do you hope 2019 will bring for your blog?

I hope to continue with my blog in the same trend that I already have, having a variety of topics and attracting more readers to my blog. Hope to get to 500 follows.

4. Do you have a favourite book or film that you never get tired of?

I have many books that I read again and again. I love the historical romances of Georgette Heyer. Her writing are full of humor and wit. I think I like her writing so much because these were my first introduction to romance.

5. What four words best describe you? (funny question)

An overweight, self proclaimed specialist on every subject, disregarding of the societal norms, advice giver. I think I have covered all the aspects of my personality! I think that these are more then four words.

My nominations;

Jamie of Applegate Genealogy

Been there with kids

Beutiflee

Winnie of Musings

Nova of My Naméste

Punam of Paeansunplugged

Tanya of Salted Caramel

Sonofabeach

The Stubborn Australian

Carol of The Wanderings of an elusive mind

A Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips

My Questions;

What is the best thing about your blog?

What is your tag-line and how did you thought of it?

How would you encourage new bloggers?

How do you manage your time in the blogosphere?

What is the most embarrassing moment of your life? ( funny question)

For the nominees;

If you feel unable to accept the award or have a policy against accepting awards, there is no compulsion to do the award post. It’s your choice.

#Keepitalive

#Mysteryblogeraward

Mystery Blogger Award

Carly, of Message in Stanza has nominated me for the mystery blogger award!

I wish to thank Carly for choosing my blog for this honor. I am truly grateful to you. Thanks a lot. You should go and check out her wonderful blog!

WHAT IS THE “MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD”? :

“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for unique bloggers with witty messages. The blog not only captivates but inspires and motivates. They are one of the best bloggers that exist, and they deserve all the recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who have fun and inspire people in their blogs; and they do it with love and passion.”

Creator: Okoto Enigma

The prize is called ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ because the meaning of ‘Enigma’ is ‘mystery’, so it bears the name of its creator. In addition, it is a very appropriate name because there are many blogs that are still a mystery for all of us and when we know them, they result in being extraordinary.

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. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

6. You have to nominate 10- 20 people.

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

9.Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about myself;

1. I love my newfound passion, blogging

2. I like changing weather, from summer to fall, from winter to spring. It gives a feeling of newness to everything.

3. I love reading books.

Her questions;

1. If you could live in any time period from the past, when and where would you live?

I am happy in the now, and here.Though we are curious about the past but now is where everything is happening. And going to the past may bring feelings of regret.

2. What makes you get angry the fastest? (Inspired by Philosphy’s question)

My pet peeve is when people are unkind, unthinking and tread upon the rights of others, including me. It makes me angry enough to voice my feelings. Some people don’t like it and it can embarrass my friends or family who are with me at the time!

3. If you could start another blog, completely different from yours, what would it be about? Do you think it would be successful?

I have thought about starting a blog about self care/ beauty but I don’t know if I can be successful or good at that. All I know about this subject is what I taught myself. But maybe I will do some posts on my current blog about self care.

4. What would your last meal be and why?

If by my last meal you mean before death, I have no idea but if I die of overeating then it would be a meal full of carbs, desserts and other forbidden items.

5. Do you believe in an afterlife? Why or why not?

I do, because otherwise what is the point of this life. The time we spent living is so short that if we look back it seems like a few days. If we just exist for this short period, than there is no logic to it. Whereas if this life leads to an after life, (which I believe it does) then this life, what we do or don’t do here matters and makes sense.

My Questions;

1. what is the more important thing for you, your day job or blogging?

2. What are your plans for the coming year?

3. Has any of your blog post has received a surprise response?

4. A cat or dog, which one you have as a pet or would like to?

5. What is one habit you want to give up?

My nominees;

Kenza of Caramel Caramelo

A pause for nature 

Life lessons from around the dinner table

Salted Caramel

Tales from the mind of Kritian

The bag lady

Slumdog Soldier

Sparks from a combustible mind

Poetry for healing

Writings and Reflections

Light Reflections II

The Haunted Wordsmith

Fandango

A Guy called Bloke

A link to one of my favorite post:

Are you too busy to talk to your family

I have nominated these blogs because I am impressed by what they write and their enthusiasm for writing and getting their message across. I hope that they will accept the award.

#keepitalive

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