The Sunshine Blogger Award

I want to thank Stephanie for nominating me for this Award! Her blog is filled with lots of awesome book reviews so if you like literature this is the blog you need to check out if you haven’t already!!

Here are the Rules: 

  •  Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Here are My Questions:

Do you prefer to read a series or standalone?

I don’t mind either as long as it’s good!

What is your favorite book quote of all time or if you don’t have a favorite book quote, then a quote from a movie, etc that is your favorite?

“[…]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

I’ve always loved this quote so much.

Tell us 3 random facts about you.

I’m pretty loud

I like animals and nature

I hate it when people have sharp unkempt toe nails…

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream or if you don’t like ice cream, then tell us what dessert you prefer?

I love all the flavours but my favourite is probably chocolate and my least favourite is probably vanilla.

What is the one book that you would recommend that everyone read before they die? Why?

Pride and Prejudice, On The Road, Harry Potter, The Handmaids Tale, Equus, The Kite Runner, The Book Thief, Schindler’s List, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (I know it’s technically a play but still!), Othello, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and lots more!

I know it says ONE but I just can’t pick one…

What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Interacting with other bloggers!

What is the most important thing you’ve learned about blogging so far that you think is important new bloggers know?

Be honest, don’t be obsessed with your stats and socialise as much as you can!

What are your most anticipated 2017 book releases for the rest of the year (Your top five)?

None in particular!

What do you think is the most underrated book (or movie or tv series) that everyone should read or watch?

Freaks and Geeks or My So Called Life (those are both TV shows)

How To Be A Good Wife by Emma Chapman (I really enjoyed this book even though it is seriously depressing)

Choose one book that you would like to completely forget whether it’s because you want to read it again for the first time (it was just that amazing) or because you thoroughly disliked it.

Harry Potter because I loved it so much I would love to have the experience of reading it for the first time all over again.

What is your favorite book genre? Your least favorite?

My least favourite is fantasy and I like most other genres.

My Nominees:

Anyone who wants to try this out is welcome to!

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The Liebster Award!

I want to thank skyscrapesforthesoul for nominating me for this super fun award and sorry it took me forever to post this! Please do check out skyscrapesforthesoul which is an awesome blog filled with really interesting posts!

Rules for this award
Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.
•Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you
•Give 11 random facts about yourself
•Nominate 11 blogs
•Give 11 questions for them to answer

Q.1 What is the weirdest experience of your life?

One time I saw something weird in the sky that I’m pretty sure was a UFO. Also I once saw something that looked like a ghost. It was very dark so I don’t know if it was real though.

Q.2 If you could have a chance to live anywhere on Earth, where would it be?

Germany.

Q.3 If you could choose how old to live to, what would that age be?

99?

Q.4 If you were to be executed, what would be your last meal?

Pizza, pasta, lasagna, kimchi fried rice and ice cream!

Q.5 Who have you met that you felt you’d known forever, but they only had that moment in your life?

Most of the blogger I talk to seem like old friends to me!

Q.6 Whose blog do you most look forward to reading and why?

I really can’t choose!

Q.7 Any suggestions to improve my blog?

Nope!

Q.8 If you had to start over at 18 and follow a different career, what would it be?

Lol my career isn’t written in stone yet so I’m still okay to choose! But for now I want to get my Degree, Masters and Doctorate and after that I want to work as a professor at a university or teach underprivileged youth.

Q.9 If aliens landed in your back yard, would you go with them?

Probably- almost definitely.

Q.10 What is one physical characteristic about yourself you’d like to change?

Ummm nothing in particular really. Maybe a smaller nose…

Q.11 What kind of weather do you like best?

I prefer colder weather

11 Random facts about me:

  • I’m 20 years old
  • I love my nails so they’re always pretty and polished
  • I prefer my hair straight than curly
  • I love animals
  • I love nature
  • I love cooking
  • I don’t like drinking water but I have to because I don’t want to get dehydrated!
  • I have stopped drinking anything with caffeine
  • I have anxiety
  • I want to travel the world and see everything
  • I’m a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane and literally anything he’s ever done!

My Nominees:

Anyone reading this should consider themselves nominated with the same questions!

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Awww

 

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Here’s picture of a cute kitten and puppy because they’re adorable!

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The Liebster Award!

I would like to thank wavesofawesomeness for nominating me for this award! Please check it out if you haven’t already if you like quotes, poetry and other awesome posts!

So the rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Acknowledge blog who nominated you and display award
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs
  5. Notify them of the nomination
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer

The Questions Given To Me:

Would you rather own a bakery or a candy shop?

I would have to say a bakery because as much as I like candy I prefer pastries!

Do you prefer drawings or paintings?

Both! And if you like paintings check out this blog.

Would you rather live in an area that’s always hot or always cold?

Cold. I always prefer the cold over the heat

Who are your favourite bloggers and what is/ are your favourite post(s) from them?(I don’t have to be one of them 😉 )

wavesofawesomeness

Elaine

Shay-lon

Opher

inkgirlandwords

Jirah

orangutanlibrarian

Chape

Shweta Suresh

Katzenworld

becomingdeutsch

Esmé

Simon

Shruti

Christina

And I’m sure I’m still forgetting a few!

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I really like Ryan Higa!

Who are some of your favourite authors?

Jane Austen

J. K. Rowling

Dan Brown

Stephenie Meyer

Dyan Sheldon

Khaled Hosseini

Margret Atwood

Jack Kerouac

Meg Cabot

Describe your blog in an advert style

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a confused, anxious, pessimistic, weird, introverted, twenty year old girl? Well look no further we have just the blog you want! At lifesfinewhine not only do you get the real twenty year old girl trying to find herself experience you also sometimes get random posts about Awards and Tags! So don’t forget to check out lifesfinewhine to stop the fun and start the soul crushing anxiety!

What is/was your favourite topic to study in History?

Everything! I swear I have never been bored learning something in History (yes I know I’m a nerd).

What type of phone do you have?

Samsung

What would you change about your life?

I would get rid of my anxiety.

If you were president/ mayor/ royalty, what would you do or change about your area/ county/ country?

I would work harder to bring peace and unity to my country, I would also make sure that my country causes as little pollution as possible even if it means certain things are banned, I would work very hard to stop hunting, I would try to help people who can’t afford education get free education, I would try to bring universal healthcare and free university for my citizens.

11 Facts About Me:

  • I love Italian food
  • I want to someday see Germany and hopefully live there!
  • I want to explore Europe
  • I love anything to do with History and Psychology
  • I am currently learning German
  • I’m 20
  • I’m 5’2
  • I love animals
  • I love art
  • I used to like horror movies but I’m not that into them anymore
  • I love reading

My Nominees Are:

Anyone and everyone reading this! (Do the same questions!)

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by Jeyran Main and Shruti! I got nominated for this award by both of them!! Jeyran is an awesome writer and has amazing book reviews so please check out her blog!! Shruti is an Indian girl living and exploring Germany so if like me your obsessed with Germany or trying to get a hang of German please do check out her blog!

The Rules: 

1) Display the award on your blog.

2) Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3) Share seven facts about yourself.

4) Nominate 15 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

Seven Facts About Me: 

  •  I like art
  •  I love nature and animals
  •  I really like salty and spicy foods but I am not of a fan of sweet food
  •  Pride And Prejudice is my favorite book
  •  I really love everything to do with makeup
  •  I love psychology and tend to lean towards the Freudian approach
  •  My favorite Star Wars character is Han Solo

My Nominees Are:

Riya

inkgirlandwords

Jirah Merizz

Esther

mntazi

Kristen

Mysliceoflife

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Real Neat Blog Award!

I was nominated for this amazing award by Riya and I am so thankful it was so fun to do! She’s super sweet and has a really inspirational blog so please do check it out if you haven’t already!

RULES :

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  •  Answer the 7 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  •  Nominate 7 new blogs to receive the award and write them 7 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Real Neat Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

If God grants you an instant wish, what will you ask for?

My first thought was to ask for my anxiety to go away but then I changed my mind and decided world peace was more important.

Are you a cat person or dog person or both or none?

Both! I love pretty much all animals!

What are your favorite Pizza toppings?

Cheese! That’s all I really need!

If you are granted a free vacation towards nature, do you prefer greenery or the ocean?

Greenery because I would love to hike and go on safaris!

How well do you know yourself?

Does anyone truly know themselves? I believe there are four parts of oneself:

  •  The part both the people around you and you yourself know about
  •  The part that only you know about
  •  The part that only the people around you know about
  •  The part no one knows about (similar to the unconscious)

What do you think about bloggers meet up?

I think that would be very interesting!

Do you have any crush on your book characters? If yes, who is it?/Who are they?

Mr. Darcy of course!

My Nominees Are:

Anyone reading this!

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And use the same questions because I thought these were pretty interesting ones and I would love to see your take on them!

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Learning About Kenya And The US

Shay-lon and I have been friends for a while now. She is from Ohio, USA and I live in Kenya and we thought it would be really fun if we made a post asking each other questions about Kenya/US and see what the other country is like. To check out her take on this click here.

Questions From Me From Shay-lon:

  • What’s your favorite American food?

I like Italian dishes, and Mexican food. But if you mean “American”, I would say probably a hamburger! Like something about eating a hamburger with whatever toppings really makes me drool – I have tried so many different ones and they have been delicious.

  • Many People Come to America seeking the “American Dream”, but do you think the “American dream” is real anymore?

I think the “American dream” depends on the person these days, I don’t necessarily believe in the American dream like most people did back when, but I do believe in being successful and happy in whatever you choose to do.

  • What was the best place you have travelled to in America, and why?

I liked both Colorado and Pittsburg, for different reasons. Colorado had a lot of outdoor activities that I enjoyed (hiking, camping, nature/wildlife, viewing sites, etc) and I was not used to all of that growing up, so it was a nice change and not to mention where I resided in Colorado at the time it was fairly more diverse than where I reside now – different walks of life. I like Pittsburg because I enjoyed the HUGE city, and being able to see some important monuments, festivals, restaurants. I liked the whole fast paced life that most seemed to live, and the jollies of visiting different parts of Pittsburg, definitely different than what I am used to.

  • What is Ohio best known for (besides having an awesome fitness blogger living there)?

Ohio is known for our state bird the Cardinal, our buckeye trees (and buckeyes taste so good), for our football team (The Ohio State Buckeyes), for the state flower – the carnation. The American Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH), our amusement park – Cedar Point, Ohio has been home to at least 8 Presidents and some other famous well known people.

  • What’s one place in America you really want to see?:

Hm. I don’t know of any ONE place I want to see, I have so many I want to see. I need to do more traveling! I want to visit some of the warmer states and perhaps visit NY city as well, just to say I have. I wouldn’t mind hiking some of the more popular places in America. I would love to visit each state’s zoo, lol.

Questions For Me From Shay-lon

  • What is your favorite cuisine in Kenya?

Probably Ugali and Sukuma! I can’t live without Ugali!

  • Are there any animals going extinct in Kenya or becoming endangered, if so, which ones?

The African Lion, Cheetah, Zebra, Black Rhinos and the African Elephant. We need to take much better care of our animals and it’s very sad to see how much the wildlife in this country has declined in just the last few years. For more information on this please check here and please try to learn on the internet how you can adopt and help save the animals.

  • Special holidays your country celebrates?

We have something called Madaraka day on June 1st which celebrates the heroes who for fought for independence and is the day Kenya attained internal self rule in 1964.

  • What do young teens and/or young adults have to do for fun in Kenya?

Well if you’re an extrovert there are plenty of clubs, bars and restaurants where you can hang out and have fun in the cities. If you prefer the nature there are lots of animal parks and orphanages, safaris, and other fun places to visit.

  • What languages does the population of Kenya speak?

There are about 42 tribes in Kenya each of whom speak their own language and there are some tribes that speak more than one language so there are a lot of languages that are spoken in Kenya however most people speak Swahili and English.

  • What religions are popular in Kenya?

The most popular religions are Christianity, Islam and Hinduism however there are other religions in Kenya too.

  • Is finding employment hard in Kenya?

Depending on what you do for a living and your level of education finding a good job in Kenya can be either very easy or incredibly difficult. If you do something like accounting or medicine it is probably easier for you to get a job whereas if you do something in Arts like History or Literature there are not as many job opportunities.

  • How old does someone have to be in order to smoke & drink alcohol?

Eighteen.

I hope you enjoyed that post because Shay-lon and I sure had fun making it! And if you have more questions about Kenya leave them in the comments below and if you have more questions about living in the US ask Shay-lon on her blog here, she is super friendly and will be more than happy to talk to you!

Learning About Kenya And The US

Shay-lon and I have been friends for a while now. She is from Ohio, USA and I live in Kenya and we thought it would be really fun if we made a post asking each other questions about Kenya/US and see what the other country is like. To check out her take on this click here.

Questions From Me From Shay-lon:

  • What’s your favorite American food?

I like Italian dishes, and Mexican food. But if you mean “American”, I would say probably a hamburger! Like something about eating a hamburger with whatever toppings really makes me drool – I have tried so many different ones and they have been delicious.

  • Many People Come to America seeking the “American Dream”, but do you think the “American dream” is real anymore?

I think the “American dream” depends on the person these days, I don’t necessarily believe in the American dream like most people did back when, but I do believe in being successful and happy in whatever you choose to do.

  • What was the best place you have travelled to in America, and why?

I liked both Colorado and Pittsburg, for different reasons. Colorado had a lot of outdoor activities that I enjoyed (hiking, camping, nature/wildlife, viewing sites, etc) and I was not used to all of that growing up, so it was a nice change and not to mention where I resided in Colorado at the time it was fairly more diverse than where I reside now – different walks of life. I like Pittsburg because I enjoyed the HUGE city, and being able to see some important monuments, festivals, restaurants. I liked the whole fast paced life that most seemed to live, and the jollies of visiting different parts of Pittsburg, definitely different than what I am used to.

  • What is Ohio best known for (besides having an awesome fitness blogger living there)?

Ohio is known for our state bird the Cardinal, our buckeye trees (and buckeyes taste so good), for our football team (The Ohio State Buckeyes), for the state flower – the carnation. The American Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH), our amusement park – Cedar Point, Ohio has been home to at least 8 Presidents and some other famous well known people.

  • What’s one place in America you really want to see?:

Hm. I don’t know of any ONE place I want to see, I have so many I want to see. I need to do more traveling! I want to visit some of the warmer states and perhaps visit NY city as well, just to say I have. I wouldn’t mind hiking some of the more popular places in America. I would love to visit each state’s zoo, lol.

Questions For Me From Shay-lon

  • What is your favorite cuisine in Kenya?

Probably Ugali and Sukuma! I can’t live without Ugali!

  • Are there any animals going extinct in Kenya or becoming endangered, if so, which ones?

The African Lion, Cheetah, Zebra, Black Rhinos and the African Elephant. We need to take much better care of our animals and it’s very sad to see how much the wildlife in this country has declined in just the last few years. For more information on this please check here and please try to learn on the internet how you can adopt and help save the animals.

  • Special holidays your country celebrates?

We have something called Madaraka day on June 1st which celebrates the heroes who for fought for independence and is the day Kenya attained internal self rule in 1964.

  • What do young teens and/or young adults have to do for fun in Kenya?

Well if you’re an extrovert there are plenty of clubs, bars and restaurants where you can hang out and have fun in the cities. If you prefer the nature there are lots of animal parks and orphanages, safaris, and other fun places to visit.

  • What languages does the population of Kenya speak?

There are about 42 tribes in Kenya each of whom speak their own language and there are some tribes that speak more than one language so there are a lot of languages that are spoken in Kenya however most people speak Swahili and English.

  • What religions are popular in Kenya?

The most popular religions are Christianity, Islam and Hinduism however there are other religions in Kenya too.

  • Is finding employment hard in Kenya?

Depending on what you do for a living and your level of education finding a good job in Kenya can be either very easy or incredibly difficult. If you do something like accounting or medicine it is probably easier for you to get a job whereas if you do something in Arts like History or Literature there are not as many job opportunities.

  • How old does someone have to be in order to smoke & drink alcohol?

Eighteen.

I hope you enjoyed that post because Shay-lon and I sure had fun making it! And if you have more questions about Kenya leave them in the comments below and if you have more questions about living in the US ask Shay-lon on her blog here, she is super friendly and will be more than happy to talk to you!

Awww!

So it’s a national holiday in Kenya today (it’s our Independence Day!!) so I was preoccupied and didn’t have time to come up with a post today so here’s a cute picture I found to make your day a little better:

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