This or That Tag

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Alright one more tag for this month because I might forget doing them later on the more I delay them. I got tagged by the gorgeous Karalee, be sure to check her blog and her answers … SPECIALLY the Pepsi and Coke one 😀

The Rules

  1. Thank and tag the person that has tagged you
  2. Attach the tag photo
  3. Answers the This or That questions
  4. Tag 10-20 friends

The Questions

  • Dog or Cat?
    Both, more to cats though.
  • Netflix or YouTube?
    Definitely YouTube, it’s easier to find what I want on YouTube.
  • Phone Call or Text?
    Texting … It’s easier to express myself behind screens.
  • Toast or Eggs?
    Eggs, and I’m only saying it because I’m pregnant and currently can’t stand bread in all shapes and forms.
  • Cardio or Weights?
    Cardio for sure.
  • Facebook or Twitter?
    Twitter, I closed my facebook years ago.
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
    Ice Cream Cone, I like eating chocolate in the end of the cone.
  • Mobile Games or Console Games?
    Console, I don’t consider mobile games actual games. They are more of a passing time sort of games, not that immersive and awards you for coming back to the app.
  • While walking: Music or Podcasts?
    Well, considering my country is super hot obviously I won’t walk that long. I’m going to answer this when I’m driving, I enjoy podcasts while going to work since it takes me 45 minutes to reach but if I’m going out for anything else than work I’ll listen to music.
  • iOS or Android?
    Android, I can’t stand the restrictions of iOS and I like more customization in my devices.
  • Cake or Pie?
    Cake.
  • Swimming or Sunbathing?
    Swimming, I’m pretty sure I’m tanned enough since I’m Arab.
  • New Clothes or New Phone?
    Phone, I’m very interested in electronic devices.
  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
    Loyal, I never used money as a measurement in any relationship I ever had.
  • Football or Basketball?
    I hate sports to be honest so neither.
  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
    Interior, I feel it’s important to feel satisfied and relaxed in your own home since you spend most of the time there.
  • What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
    Dishes, imagine touching something soggy all the sudden … eww.
  • Jogging or Hiking?
    Hiking, you can take your time appreciating your surrounding than moving faster.
  • Bath or Shower?
    Since I’m pregnant, right now I’ll say bath. I need my relax time for my aching joints.
  • Sneakers or sandals?
    Sandals.. Wearing sneakers with abaya is weird.
  • Glasses or Contacts?
    I’m fine with both honestly.
  • Hamburger or Taco?
    Hamburger because tacos has a lot of veggies and I don’t like veggies.
  • Couch or Recliner?
    Recliner, it’s more comfortable even when you game.
  • Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
    Both, I’m sorry I just can’t choose in this since I love shopping.
  • Receive: Email or Letter? 
    Email since it’s faster and you can reply instantly. I honestly never received a letter … Unless we are talking about my Bank Account log which I dread checking.
  • Tablet or Computer?
    Computer obviously.
  • Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?
    In my opinion humor shows the person intelligence anyway so I’ll go with funny.
  • Car or Truck?
    Car, I’m too tiny to drive a truck.
  • Blue or Red?
    Blue, I feel it’s more calm compared to red.
  • Money or Free Time?
    Money of course.
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    Beach, because I don’t like going to crowdy places.
  • At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?
    Neither, I always go for nachos.
  • Pen or Pencil?
    Pencil, I like the feel and sound of the pencil writing.
  • Toilet paper: Over or Under?
    Over … I think.
  • Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
    Up side down.
  • Pancake or Waffle?
    pancakes … Now I’m hungry.
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    Coke … I have no idea why.
  • Coffee Cup or Thermos?
    Coffee cup.
  • Blinds or Curtain?
    Curtains.
  • Train or Plane?
    Never really tried going on a train so plane.
  • Phone or Tablet?
    Phone, I don’t find tablets useful for me.
  • Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
    Both honestly, I can’t choose.
  • Meat or Vegetables?
    Meat, I don’t like veggies.
  • International Vacation or a New TV?
    Vacation of course, who wouldn’t want that.
  • Save or Spend?
    I try to save more these days.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
    Honesty, you can’t make the truth smoother with other feelings.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    Tea, always been a tea person.
  • TV or Book?
    I rather read a book, I don’t watch TV that much.
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?
    Movie at home, I need to be more comfortable while sitting and also you won’t be annoyed when someone passes by in front of you going back and forth to the bathroom or random people talking over the movie.
  • Ocean or Mountains?
    Mountains.
  • Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
    Comedy of course.
  • City or Countryside?
    Countryside, it’s less hectic with better scenery.
  • Winter or Summer?
    Winter, it’s summer all year in my country except a small period of colder climate by December.
  • Mac or PC?
    PC, Mac isn’t good for gaming.
  • Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
    Both, I love gaming in all devices.
  • Soup or Sandwich?
    Sandwich … I need a subway sandwich now.
  • Card Game or Board Game?
    Card game, like UNO I love it.
  • Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
    Binge watching, I can’t handle nature for too long.
  • Working Alone or Working in a Team?
    Alone, I hate depending on someone on stuff I can do.
  • Dine In or Delivery?
    Both, I can’t choose because it really depends on my mood.
  • Sweater or Hoodie?
    Hoodie, oversized ones.
  • Motorcycle or Bicycle?
    Bicycle, Motorcycle is more intimidating to me.
  • Book or eBook?
    Book, I love reading from paper.
  • When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
    AC, I live in a hot country fans aren’t enough.
  • TV Shows or Movies?
    TV shows.

I nominate anyone reading this, it’s really a fun tag to post.

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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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Shuffle The Music Tag

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First of all I want to say thank you for all the birthday wishes, it feels weird being 28 and still I’m not exactly living my age. I should be an adult and more responsible by now but … I got no regrets ❤

Secondly, I want to thank Lise and Michala for tagging me in this music tag, be sure to check out their blogs they are my favorites. It’s been a while since I did blogger related tags so this sounded fun to post. Also I needed an excuse to stop playing Stardew Valley and schedule more posts, I just can’t stop playing this game.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Shuffle your entire music library and talk about the FIRST FIFTEEN songs that come up
  • Mention the songs as well as the artists
  • Tag 7 people or more to do this tag and let them know

The Music:

  1. Tied Down – Jaymes Young
    This track was recommended to me by a friend of mine. I don’t know why I like it but I guess it’s that possessive kind of love lyrics attracted me with his strong vocals. it’s a great song though.
  2. I Am The Fire – Halestorm
    I love Halestorm, I think they are the only female leaded rock band that I follow. I love this track because I feel it’s empowering lyric-wise and of course Lzzy’s vocals are on point.
  3. Give Me a Sign – Breaking Benjamin
    I have a special memory with this track, everytime this song plays I hesitate to skip it because it reminds me of that certain person but other than that I really love this song.
  4. The Devil Within – Digital Daggers
    If you watched Pretty Little Liars, I’m sure you are familiar with this song. This song introduced me to Digital Daggers and the Alternative genre, I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite from them but I definitely don’t hate it.
  5. Hurricane – Halsey
    This song would be my favorite from Halsey’s first album, I really enjoyed that album probably more than newest one.
  6. Free Radicals – Our Last Night
    I highly recommend checking Our Last Night, I feel they need more exposure. This track is from the newest album Selective Hearing, I absolutely love it.
  7. Close Your Eyes – All-American Rejects
    All-American Rejects are my guilty pleasure, I feel I can’t ever grow from punk rock bands. This track is from their newest single, I like this song because it’s mellow and laid back compared to their usual songs.
  8. Insincerely Yours – Lily Allen
    I love how honest and in-your-face Lily’s lyrics are, I love her songs so much.
  9. idfc – blackbear
    I found this song from Discover Weekly on Spotify. Honestly this song is pretty repetitive but I do like the music of it.
  10. Second Chance – Shinedown
    I need to confess this, I’m obsessed with this song. Don’t ask why, just listen to it.
  11. In Too Deep – Sum 41
    It’s a classic, you can’t really skip it without singing along.
  12. December – Neck Deep
    This track was also recommended by a friend of mine, it’s chill and it’s nice to play it in the background while I work on something.
  13. Moving On – Asking Alexandria
    I found this song while creating a playlist for an episode for the radio show and I’ve been in love with it since I first heard it.
  14. Here With Me – Dido
    I’ve been listening to Dido in like forever, and this song is one of my favorites. It’s soothing and it relaxes me when I want a background music while I work on something.
  15. Daydream – Ruelle
    Another song from Pretty Little Liars, I mean honestly the music they choose for every episode is on point. It’s a slow type of song but also gives a haunting dark vibe which attracted me to this song in the first place.

Nominees:

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The Happiness Tag

I don’t know why I got all smiley when I read the word Happiness, well I hope it does the same to you. I’ve been tagged by the Lise to do this posts, be sure to check out her blog because she posts some really awesome stuff regularly.

The rules for this tag

  • List five things that makes you happy
  • Share five songs that makes you happy
  • Tag at least five bloggers that makes you happy

Things that makes me happy

    1. My family. I know it’s not exactly a creative answer but my son and husband are my true happiness, I can’t imagine my life without them.
    2. Music. Music always have some effect on me, I connect certain songs to memories so whenever I listen to the song, I remember what happened.
    3. Gaming. I’ve been a gamer as long as I can remember, games makes me happy and also relaxed (specially Harvest Moon)
    4. Writing. Writing always helped me vent my thoughts either through posting here or my poetry blog, It makes me happy because I can express myself easily through words.
    5. Books. I love reading, always been since I was a kid but I drifted from that after college because of having a busy life, I got married and then have a child I didn’t have time as before that’s why I subscribed to OwlCrate.

Songs that makes me happy

I normally don’t choose songs that makes me happy for the lyrics so the songs I chose based on how the make me smile or dance in the car when I listen to them.

Bloggers that makes me happy:

I know some of them already did this tag but … you make me happy so I got to list you again 😃

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300 Followers – Get to Know me … More

I never thought I’d get 10 followers, now it’s 300 and I’m just overwhelmed. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, having the time to read my pointless blog and pressing the follow button.

When I reached 100 followers, I did a Get to Know me tag and I wanted to do something similar so I found one with new questions.

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  1. Are you named after anyone?
    Nope, my name is rather unique and I like that.
  2. When was the last time you cried?
    Before I answer this let me just say, I easily cry over anything whether it’s sad or happy. Now we got that out of the way, I cried recently because I was looking at my son’s old photos and realize how fast he’s grown, time really flies.
  3. Do you have kids?
    Yup, one munchkin
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
    I’d like to think I’m a fun person and easy going so yeah I would be a friend to myself.
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
    To the point where people can’t tell the difference if I’m serious or joking.
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
    Eyes, you can tell a lot from the look of their eyes.
  7. What is your eye color?
    Dark brown
  8. Scary movie or happy endings?
    Happy endings, I’m a sucker for Disney movies.
  9. Favorite smells?
    Flowers, I guess
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
    Well I lived in Jordan for 4 years if that counts
  11. Do you have any special talents?
    People tend to get too comfortable with me that they open up too fast, I considered it a curse before but I’d like to think it’s a special talent if I can help someone with it.
  12. Where were you born?
    In a Police hospital … Parents’ jobs privileges
  13. What are your hobbies?
    Reading, writing and gaming.
  14. Do you have any pets?
    I wish =<
  15. Do you have any siblings?
    We are 6 girls and one boy … I know my family is too big.
  16. How tall are you?
    I’m actually quite short, 152 cm
  17. Funniest moment throughout School?
    Me and my friend deciding to sit like L from Death Note throughout the whole day, and that failed miserably because our legs got numb by the 4th period.
  18. How many countries have you visited?
    – UAE
    – Jordan
    – KSA
    – Bahrain
    – Indonesia
    – Malaysia
    – Singapore
    – UK
  19. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?
    English was my favorite and Social Studies was my worst, I hated it with passion.
  20. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?
    Dr Pepper is my favorite drink. I’m a cat person and my all time favorite perfume is Signature Jade from Paris Gallery
  21. What would you (or have you) name your children?
    I’ve always wanted to name my daughter Miral, hopefully my second child would be a girl so I would get to name her that.
  22. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
    – PewDiePie
    – JackSepticEye
    – Markiplier
    CutiePie Marzia
    – Emma Blackery
  23. How would you describe your fashion sense?
    I love over-sized tops and leggings, I don’t know what label that will get me
  24. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?)
    Android, Google Pixel and I love it ❤

And that’s it, I did delete few questions because I didn’t know how to answer them but I hope you enjoyed anyway. Thank you for reading this post and have a nice day.

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The Handwriting Tag

Thank you to Karalee & Lise for nominating me for tag, of course their handwriting look beautiful compared to mine so go easy on me.

The Rules

  • Write your name
  • Write your blog’s name
  • Write your favorite word and its definition
  • Write something nice
  • Write the name of your favorite song right now
  • What are you writing with?
  • Write a fun fact about yourself
  • Write/draw your favorite emoticon
  • Write a silly message
  • Write who you’re tagging

My Handwriting

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According to my mother “You’re handwriting is so tiny that it looks like a chicken foot prints” I don’t think anyone can top that.

My Nominations:

Actually I nominate any person reads this blog, I would love to see your handwriting so be sure to send me the link if you do.

Hope you’re having a great day and thank you for reading.

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October Blogging Challenge – Week 2

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Day 8. Top 5 Movies

I chose these but I listed them in no order.

  • Spirited Away
  • Deadpool
  • Harry Potter series
  • The Secret of Moonacre
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Day 9. 5 Things You’ve Learnt This Year

  • People will still hate you even when you treat them nicely
  • My appreciation to my mother grew when I became a mother
  • Stop wasting your own money for a phone game currency
  • I can survive a whole day with 2 hour of sleeping only
  • Ask for help when you need it, you’re not super mom

Day 10. Makeup of The Day

Sorry I didn’t take a picture =<


Day 11. Weekend Highlights

I posted in last week post of this challenge what I did on Friday but I’ll do a quick recap (Our weekend is Friday and Saturday by the way)

On Friday, I went to Bath & Body Works and Lush, I posted a haul post on both if you are interested in checking them out. I also finally registered on Netflix and I’ve been watching movies endlessly when my son is sleeping obviously.

On Saturday, I went to visit my best friend’s sister who recently gave birth. I’ve been trying to be more social lately because I don’t want to fall to the common ‘isolated pa rent’ trap.

I also tried discovering the area where I live, I got used to the places in my previous house with my family before marriage that I still go all the way back there whenever I want to go to a beauty salon or even a supermarket which is 30 minute drive. I found few good beauty salons nearby and I’m pretty proud of myself – I used google maps I confess.


Day 12. Top 5 Beauty Products

I feel those top 5 type of posts stresses me out because they tend to limit me. I’ve chosen these in no order just like the top movies section.


Day 13. Places You Want to Travel

Santorini

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I’ve been annoying my husband in the past 3 months that I want to go Santorini but we couldn’t because of some issues coming up, I won’t stop annoying him till we go there that’s for sure.

First time I’ve seen pictures of Santorini, I was mesmerized by the architecture and the whole view. I wanted to go there for our honeymoon but I got married in winter so it didn’t work out for us to go there, hopefully next year during summer.


Day 14. Tips For a New Blogger

I wrote few points in blog award posts about this but let me sum up what I learned so far:

  • Always write about what you are passionate about, don’t force yourself to write something just to be relatable and get more likes because sometimes those ‘likes’ doesn’t mean that they read what you wrote.
  • Avoid looking too much on the blog stats, those numbers can disappoint you.
  • Have your own style in blogging, be you and show your personality through words.
  • Try to be consistent in your posts and plan them using the schedule feature, it helps because it shows your readers you are consistent and serious about blogging.

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