Real Neat Blog Award Tag

I’ve been tagged by the amazing Halsdoll for this award awhile ago, during that time I was scheduling posts to be published throughout Eid days since I won’t have time by that time so I’m finally back to blogging and ready to do this tag.

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  • What is your earliest gaming memory?

Playing atari with my aunt and uncle, and I remember it looked like this and the game was some sort of Superman game.

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  • When did you start blogging and why?

I started blogging on May 2016, it was when my son was four months old and I was going through postpartum depression, and I needed somewhere to vent and express myself. Ever since I started, I’ve been feeling a lot better and I’ve branched my blog to various topics.

  • What feature do you wish any of your consoles had that they currently don’t?

I wouldn’t say a feature, I would love for VR sets to be included with the consoles instead of being a standalone products.

  • Name a movie that you wish had a video game made after it and what developer would you want to make it and why?

I wanted to say Scott Pilgrim vs The World but I remembered that there’s a game for it already, it’s one of my favorite movies.

  • Do you have a games room/corner? If so, let us see it and show your favorite thing in there?

I’m actually planning on doing that, will definitely post about it when I’m done.

  • Do you have a child or a pet? Which character do you name it after?

I have a son who’s not exactly named after a character but I also have a betta fish which I named Oceiros from Dark Souls 3.

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  • What keeps you going when gaming?

I hate losing, it makes me mad when I can’t finish a level or a part in a game. It irritates me having an unfinished game even if I didn’t enjoy it, it gives me the satisfaction of ending a game I guess.

I don’t know who to tag for this so if you enjoyed the question, let me know if you ever posted your answers I would love to read them.

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The Sunshine Blogger Tag

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I’d like to thank Lise for tagging me in this post, it’s been awhile since I did those tags and they are always fun way to refresh the blog.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you in the post and the link to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 8-11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and/or in your blog.

Questions from Lise:

  1. Do you have a saying that you don’t necessarily intend to use but still do?
    Comfort is the enemy of progress. I’ve been using this saying more often because I want to believe in it, it helps me whenever I want to get out of my comfort zone.
  2. What would be your ideal living situation?
    Currently the idea of being a stay-in-home mom doesn’t sound so bad.
  3. If you could have any non traditional pet, what would it be?
    A Sugar glider … I’ve always seen them being sold on few online outlets like OLX and animal shops. I’ve done my research on how to take care of them and all, my problem is my in laws. I live with them and they already absolutely hate cats, I don’t know how they’ll react if I brought one.
  4. What would be your dream job? Do you already have it?
    I’m not sure what to say at this point because I’ve always wanted to work around PCs. I like checking computer parts and building them which is somewhat my job but at the same time I hate the work environment I’m currently in and certain people I have to deal with there. Blogging is my venting outlet and who knows maybe I’ll turn it to my full-time job and quit my current job.
  5. What does blogging mean to you?
    Like I said in the previous question, blogging is my venting outlet. There are days where you don’t feel like posting anything, and some days you find yourself scheduling 5 posts ahead. It’s something for yourself to manage, there’s no one to nag over you with deadlines or anything. Along with blogging, you get to know other bloggers with same interests as yours and that helps with gaining friendships which I’m not exactly great at in reality.
  6. Do you have any weird holiday traditions?
    Not really, introduce me to some if you got.
  7. Is there a fictional character you would have loved to meet in real life? Which one?
    I had plenty of characters in my head and I went blank when I read this question. I would say Kate Harker from This Savage Song, a book I got in one of OwlCrate boxes. I loved that book so much, I ordered the sequel book Our Dark Duet. Kate is a very interesting character, her personality defined as that strong rough bad girl. she’s like a raw unpolished diamond, she built that strong face to show her father that she’s good enough to be like him .. ruthless. I want to meet her because she’s a very fascinating person and I want to have one-on-one conversation about life.
  8. What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
    When it comes to skincare, I would say the best purchase is a facial cleansing brush which I’m going to post about on Thursday so stay tuned for that. The worst would be the pore cleaner vacuum, it’s useless and I recently tossed it away.
  9. Whats the worst screw up you’ve ever had in the kitchen?
    I barely enter the kitchen to be honest, I know it sounds a little snobby of me but I’ve never been a cooker type of person. I do make those fast easy snacks for myself and my son but not actual cooking … Unless you consider boiling noodles cooking.
  10. Do you have any “useless” talents? What are they?
    I can make my tongue reach my nose, I don’t know what that says about me.
  11. Has anyone ever tricked you into believing something and then you discovered it wasn’t true? What was it?
    Yeah I remember my mom telling me to not spray perfume on my hair because it’ll make my hair turn white. I think it started as a joke from my mom side but I actually believed it throughout my childhood till I found out it was untrue. The whole thing is hilarious now when I’m older, I’ll probably say the same to my kids just to mess with them.

Questions for You

  1. If you could change your name, what would you choose?
  2. Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?
  3. Who do you look up to?
  4. Favorite movie?
  5. Do you have any games in your phone?
  6. What inspires you to be creative?
  7. What is that one feature you always look in a partner?
  8. What do you love about your blog?
  9. Where and when do you write your posts?
  10. What things are you most grateful for in your life?
  11. How different is your life to one year ago?

I took few questions from different blogs I found and they seemed interesting. I would nominate almost same bloggers are Lise already did but I’ll add Yuna and also You yes you the one reading this post, I would love to read your post so please let me know in the comments below so I can check it out.

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Blogger Appreciation Award #2

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Thank you Karalee for this award, she’s such a beautiful soul. I really enjoy reading her blog, I was introduced to plenty of beauty products from her reviews so I trust her taste.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site
  • Write a paragraph of something positive about yourself
  • Nominate and notify as many bloggers as you wish
  • Use the award image

Something Positive About Myself

It’s hard finding something positive about myself since I’m very critical when it comes to my personality, this is why I decided one my main goals in 2018 is more self-love for myself. What I like about myself is that I’m a good listener and that makes people get comfortable around me. It could be a blessing or a curse, it depends on how the person I’m talking to reacts to that. Some people (mostly guys) think it’s okay to get too comfortable to the point of getting intimate just because I gave them a listening ear so in their logic I’m interested in them romantically. While others just going through some hard times and need someone to listen to them and vent out their fears and concerns to, which I like doing. It’s easy for us to create a facade or a mask to shield who we truly are around people, I like it when people are more comfortable about themselves to express their thoughts truthfully instead of craving to be accepted by the community and have this persona.

I believe every person is special in their own way and their dark secrets or thoughts keep them caged in that ordinary-person shell. I believe people should speak up their thoughts even if it’s considered an unpopular opinion as long as they respect what others think of course.

My Nominees:

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Mystery Blogger Award #3

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I’ve been nominated twice for this award before, back in 2016 and 2017. I’ve been nominated again by justbecomingher (Thank you so much), she’s amazing be sure to check her blog.

MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD according to the beautiful Okoto Enigma ; 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 with so much love and passion.

The Rules

  • Include the award logo on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one funny or weird question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post (s)

3 Things about myself:

  1. I don’t do well in crowds, I get anxiety
  2. I’m bad in replying to people on WhatsApp
  3. I watch YouTube more than actual TV

Questions from my nominator:

    1. What inspired your last post?
      Brawlhalla post, I wanted to post about games you can get for free on Steam and say my opinion about it.
    2. What country are you from?
      Oman
    3. How did you pick your blogs name?
      I’m in my twenties (for now) and I wanted to speak my thoughts on my blog so I chose Musings of a 20 Something Mom
    4. Describe 2017 in 5 words
      a Blessing, enlightening, bittersweet, messy, self-discovery
    5. Are you wearing shoes right now? (Weird question,lol)
      I guess so XD I’m at work

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Questions for my nominees:

  • Do you have any pets ?
  • What word would you use to define your sense of fashion ?
  • What’s your guilty pleasure ?
  • Android or iOS ?
  • What are you insecure about regarding yourself ?

My nominees:

  1. Halsdoll
  2. Lise (because I need more pics of your cats)
  3. kingdommysiren
  4. Karalee
  5. BrookeClarke
  6. ExoticNoor
  7. Michala
  8. Maggie Simple Life
  9. Lulu Luvs Makeup
  10. Vahrkalla

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The Mystery Blogger Award #2

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I’ve been nominated again Lise, if only we were in the same country she would be my bestie ❤

Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself and answer the questions you were given.
  • Share a link to your best post(s)
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

This award was created by Okoto Enigma and it was created for the purpose of bringing bloggers together and allowing them to communicate which I think is really fun and a great idea.

3 Things About Me: 

  • I act stupid sometimes because I don’t want to explain something to someone
  • I did a Lasik Eyesight Correction surgery when I was 19 but recently my vision began degrading so I’m back on glasses again
  • I’m too obsessed with Sushi

Questions from Lise:

  1. What would be the title of your autobiography?
    A mother with a gamer parenting skills
  2. Is there an album you feel like totally represents you?
    Eternity ∞ – Eternity
    Jade Valerie – Bittersweet Symphony

    This was a tough choice for me because for the longest time I chose Jade album by Sweetbox as I related to the songs more than any other album but listening to it now, I feel like I grew out of that phase. That’s why I chose those two albums that both were sung by the same artist Jade Villalon who’s been my favorite artist since I was in school.

  3. Is there a movie franchise (or just a single movie) you would love to be in?
    I’m not exactly an avid movie buff but I would choose Harry Potter since it’s my favorite movie franchise, I would LOVE to live my life in that wizarding universe.
  4. If you had the chance to see yourself from someone else’s perspective, would you do it?
    No, I’m very critical when it comes to myself. Maybe that’s why I’m very insecure so I feel it’ll make me worst if I did.
  5. Have you ever thought about owning an exotic pet?
    Yes a Sugar Glider, they look so cute and adorable.

My Best Posts:

I don’t know how do you categorize posts as best so I chose these three posts as they got most views.

My Questions for you:

  1. Do you always smile for pictures?
  2. How many languages can you speak?
  3. What is your Song of the week?
  4. Do you eat fries with a fork?
  5. Tea or coffee?

My Nominees:

  1. Halsdoll
  2. kingdommysiren
  3. Karalee
  4. BrookeClarke
  5. ExoticNoor
  6. Michala
  7. Maggie Simple Life
  8. Lulu Luvs Makeup
  9. Vahrkalla
  10. dailylife330

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I’ve been nominated by Lise for this cute award, be sure to check out her amazing blog.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write 11 new questions for them.
  • List the rules and display the logo of sunshine blog award in your post.

Questions from Lise

  1. If you had to describe yourself in four words, what would you choose?

    Nerd, Clueless, Extra Nice (almost naive), straight-forward

  2. You’re stranded on an island and can only bring one item, one person and one food item. What and who do you bring, and why?

    Wow this is a hard question, I would choose a survival knife for protection and probably help me in getting food. I wouldn’t choose a person as in human because I don’t want my loved ones to suffer in that stranded island so I choose a pet, preferably a dog. Lastly I would choose drinking water as a food item because it’ll be hard finding fresh water I guess.

  3. You have the chance to go back in time to change one major world event. What would you change?

    Well I could say but I feel it’ll somehow offend certain people and it’ll open a politics thread of comments so I’m going to skip this question, sorry.

  4. Why did you start blogging? Do you feel different about it now?

    I started mainly to write about motherhood and venting about it but it branched from there and I’m glad that I did.

  5. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

    Well it’s a blog for my thoughts and I’m still in my twenties so I guess it fits my blog personality but I think I have to change it once I reach 30.

  6. What is your current favorite song?

    Periscope feat. Skylar Grey – Papa Roach

  7. If you had to just eat one dish for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Sushi, I’m too obsessed with it.

  8. What is your biggest flaw?

    I overthink too much and it drives me to get negative ideas.

  9. Do you have a favorite series? Could be anything from books to tv shows.

    If i could choose anime along with it, I would say…
    – Assassination Classroom
    – Soul Eater
    – Death Note

    TV Shows.
    – Stranger Things
    – A Series of Unfortunate Events
    – Once Upon a Time

    Books.
    – Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    – P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
    – Black Butterfly by Robert M. Drake

  10. Did you keep your new years resolutions?

    I don’t and not because I’m lazy, it’s just hard for me to change. Change is a scary process for me even if it was for the best.

  11. Do you have any exciting plans for the future?

    Well recently I got offered to work in the radio and have my own music show, I’m planning to try to get out of my comfort zone and accept it.

I really enjoyed these questions and I’m going to choose them for the people I’m nominating.

  1. Halsdoll
  2. kingdommysiren
  3. supersweetserendipityblog
  4. Karalee
  5. BrookeClarke
  6. ExoticNoor
  7. Michala
  8. Maggie Simple Life
  9. Lulu Luvs Makeup
  10. Vahrkalla
  11. dailylife330

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Liebster Award #2

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It’s been almost a year since I got nominated for this award and It’s been awhile since I posted something like this. Thank you Lise from Lushtivity for this nomination, don’t forget to check her blog … Because I’m in love with her hair.

Rules:

  • Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Give them 11 questions to answer
  • If you had the opportunity to go to one place in the world and stay there forever, where would you go?

This is hard to answer because I like being in my country, I would go somewhere for a period of time but not exactly stay forever.

  • What was your childhood dream?

I wanted to be vet because I love animals so much

  • What would be your “ride or die” make up?

Primer: NYX Studio Finish Primer in Clear
Foundation: Bourjois Air Mat Foundation
Concealer: Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Concealer
Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour
Highlight: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Mascara: Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara
Liquid Lip: Kylie Lip Kit Dolce K and ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Speed Dial
Makeup Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Spray

  • If you had your own make up line, what would it be called and which products would you include in it?

That’s an interesting question, I would say the name would be Night Siren, it sounds fitting and nice. Since I mostly focus on eyes in my makeup, I would include mascaras and eyeliners and name them based on celestial names.

  • What kind of job do you have? Are you happy with it?

I work in the IT department and yes I’m happy with it because I enjoy dealing with computers, messing with networks and also learning more about IPTVs that I started using one at home.

  • Is there anything you would have done differently about your blog if you had the chance to go back to the beginning?

Not really, I started this blog to express myself without having a single topic in mind. I don’t want to focus on one thing because eventually I’ll get burned out and run out of ideas.

  • What is your favorite season of the year and why?

I would say Winter because I like wearing sweaters and hoodies. I live in a pretty hot country actually so when it rains or the weather gets colder, I get so happy and excited.

  • What is your favorite TV series?

At the moment Once Upon a Time, Stranger Things and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

  • Is there anyone who inspires you? Who and in what way?

I honestly can’t think of anyone at the moment, sorry.

  • Is there a flavor you just can’t stand?

I wouldn’t say flavors but I’m quite picky on what to eat since I dislike veggies in general.

  • If your blog had a business card, what would your tagline say?

Chaos Unscripted

My mind is a mess when it comes to expressing myself and I see my blog as a reflection of the chaos of ideas I have and that’s okay, I don’t mind showing those sides of me.

My questions for my nominees:

  1. What was your MSN or Online ID and what’s the story about it?
  2. A bad habit you can’t seem to get rid of?
  3. How did you start blogging?
  4. What’s your dream job?
  5. Which countries you traveled to so far ?
  6. What are the products you use for your daily skincare routine?
  7. Describe yourself in 3 words?
  8. What activities would you consider to be out of your comfort zone?
  9. Something you want to do but not allowed to?
  10. What’s your favorite movie?
  11. Where can we stalk you ? (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc)

My Nominees:

  1. kingdommysiren
  2. supersweetserendipityblog
  3. sprinkleofsurprise
  4. Karalee
  5. BrookeClarke
  6. ExoticNoor
  7. Michala
  8. Halsdoll

Anyone reading this as well, I would love to see your answers so please link me the post if you decide to do it.

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