I Did A Guest Post/Interview!

So a while back I did a guest post AKA an interview for Victoria Howell and it would be awesome if you guys checked it out!

Remember to leave a comment on her blog letting her know what you thought of it! Also she has lots of interviews from people from all around the world so please do check out her other posts too!

http://storitorigrace.blogspot.ca/2018/03/so-your-character-is-from-kenya.html

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Guess Who’s Back??

Guess who’s back home and blogging regularly again?? Yup a bunch of bloggers but also me!

Before you guys hate me for now posting lately

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I was super busy with exams and then packing and flying home and then I was kind of jetlagged but I’m back now!!  So yayyyy!

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Can’t wait to catch up with all your blogs and to start writing again!

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The Liebster Award

I would like to thank Nathprasad Dhanawat for nominating me for this Award! He has an awesome blog so please go check it out and support him if you don’t already!

The rules of this award:

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

Suppose!! You are deep sea diving and you notice that an ANACONDA snake 🐍 is going towards your friends, if you go to alert them your life can be in danger,  what will you do?

I would definitely alert them!

Which is your most favorite place in the world 🌎?  Why?

Kenya- nothing beats home.

Which are your 3 wishes that you want to do before die?

Travel the world, educate children from poor countries who can’t afford education, live on a farm.

What are 3 languages that you really want to speak?

Russian, Sanskrit and Latin. (I was going to add German but I already know how to speak some of it so I thought it didn’t really count!)

Your favorite writer?

J. K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Harper Lee, Anthony Horowitz, Mark Zusak, Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Arthur Miller, Dario Fo (and many more!)

Have you ever tried to feed food to a monkey with your own hands?

Yeah we get monkeys at our place sometimes.

One bad thing that you do, even though you know that’s bad?

Eat junk food pretty often (to be fair I also eat A LOT of very healthy food!)

One craziest thing you’ve done in your life?

Hmm started this blog?

Your favorite sport?

Basketball

Any suggestions regarding my blog?

No I like it the way it is!

Why did you become a blogger?

Because as a writer I need some sort of outlet for my writing and blogging is the best option for me right now!

11 Facts About Me:

  • I’m 20
  • I love it when people have tattoos! I think they look incredible
  • I want to dye my hair blue at some point
  • I love music
  • I love cooking- especially Asian and Italian food
  • I love fried foods!
  • I get cranky when I’m sleepy or hungry
  • I’m double jointed so I can twist my arms and legs and thumb all the way around.
  • I have black hair
  • My eyes are hazel
  • My favorite colours are blue, black and purple
  • I prefer cold weather over hot weather

My Nominees:

Anoyone reading this post is welcome to try answering the questions above!

For more awards click here.

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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!

A Glimpse Of Kenya

So over Christmas I had gone to Giraffe Centre with my family members and friend (Mistryland). We had a lot of fun there and it’s become like a family tradition to go there every year. We took a lot of pictures and I wanted to share some of them with you guys so you can take a look at it too!

So these are some random cows we saw on the way there:

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And the we finally reached!

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So this is Stacy!!

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And then we came home and played with these cuties:

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for this awesome award by Shay-lon Moss who is one of my favorite bloggers and who I have become amazing friends with over time. She has an incredibly engrossing blog which includes but is not limited to fitness, health, motivational posts as well as videos and occasional posts about her life. She also has a growing and equally amazing YouTube channel that you should definitely visit too.

The rules state:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.  (OK this is what I’m bad at so I hope I got everyone)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself!

7 Facts About Me:

  •  I’m mostly an introvert
  •  I love reading
  •  I love bread
  •  I’m Indian
  •  I was born and raised in Kenya
  •  My birthday is on April 20th and I am going to turn 20 this year
  •  I am obsessed with Modern Family and Family Guy right now

My Nominees:

Rob

Kiranmag

vishal4u

christina15bk

swiftiewithfragilex

And anyone else reading this please consider yourself nominated and feel free to do the award!

P.S this award needs to be done within 24hours in 30 seconds or the blog award will explode. LOL —kidding?:)

The Mystery Blogger Award!!

I want to give a huge shoutout to Shay-lon Moss over at fitness9555 for nominating me for this award. This is the first time I’ve ever been nominated for this award and I was really excited to do it! Shay-lon has an amazing blog about health, fitness, lifestyle and much more! Do give her blog a browse and I am sure you will love it as much as I do. She also has an amazing and uplifting YouTube channel that you should definitely subscribe to as well. Not only is she really fun to interact with but she is also so inspiring and motivating.

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 their 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)

Okoto Enigma from https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com is the creator of The Mystery Blogger Award. Please go follow her blog.

3 Things About Me:

  •  I’m Kenyan
  •  I really like cooking
  •  I have an older sister

The Question I Was Asked:

  1. Do you enjoy the winter months?

Well we don’t really have winter in Kenya per se but I do really enjoy it when the weather gets colder.

2.    Favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

Again we don’t have Thanksgiving in Kenya so I don’t really have one but I’m guessing I would love anything with potato in it.

3.    Do you play any winter sports?

No I am not a very sporty person… I’m actually one of those people who move as little as humanly possible…

4.    Do you prefer to cook or bake?

I am really into cooking right now because I find it’s a little less of a hassle than baking but I do bake sometimes and find it really fun too.

5.    How long does it take for someone to get to the middle of a tootsie roll pop? LOL (it is off a commercial with Mr. Owl)

An average of 364 licks 🙂

My Questions For The Nominees Are:

  1.  What’s your favorite movie?
  2.  Who’s your favorite musician?
  3.  If you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be and why?
  4.  What’s your blog about and why did you choose to write about that topic?
  5.  Who/what motivated you to start blogging?

I would like to nominate the following bloggers: 

Anne

Sweta Ojha

Prajakta

Mahesh Mali

Thespian Drummer

And anyone else who wants to try this out feel free to!

For more awards on this blog click here.

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