Grab your shades peeps

I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award

bright sunny day GIF by Cindy Suen

Awkward Whale has nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Her blog is a delightful collection of what she calls ‘ramblings” and you should all go and check her out. Like I always say, go right now. I will wait.

zooey deschanel waiting GIF

Good, ya’ll are back. I hope you enjoyed that little detour. Now onto my award!!

First of all, the rules. Guys, I hate rules and I’m going to break at least one of them.

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

Okies dokies artichokies! The 11 questions that Awkward Whale asked me are:

Fave game? LOVE to play board games. Like you have no idea. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Monopoly is my favourite but I openly cheat at it so don’t ever play with me. The kids I nanny are totally into The Game Of Life right now, so we play that a lot. I just bought myself a Jenga set and I’m excited to play it using chopsticks. Oh and Scrabble and Cards Against Humanity and Settlers of Catan and Speak Out and…I should probably just stop. 
Have you ever been abroad? If so, where to? Totes McGoats I have! I lived in South Korea for two years (once in Osan when I was 23 and then once in Jakjeon when I was 28) and I’ve gone to Scotland for a week on my very own solo holiday. It was a coach bus tour and it was amazing. I’ve also been all over the northern USA but I don’t consider that “abroad” even if it is “international” hehe 
Do you have any enemies? Goodness, I hope not! I know that some people probably don’t like me, but I hope they don’t consider themselves to be my enemy. And while I have a list of people I don’t like as well, none of them are considered to be an enemy. 
Proudest moment? Graduating with my first undergraduate degree. My first year was a tough transition (I failed TWO classes and ended up on academic probation!) so finishing with an honours bachelor’s with a double major was a HUGE moment for me. 
What are your worst habits? I crack my knuckles – I try to stop but I can’t. I’ll work on it haha I also say “um” and “like” a lot. I’ve cut back on saying “omg” out loud but I still text it loads and “lol” 
Fave smell? Campfires, or a specific kind of cologne that I don’t actually know the name of haha. 
Sweet or savoury? Definitely savoury. I’ll totally indulge in sweets from time to time but I have to be really craving it. 
Last person you had a meaningful conversation with? 2nd – a kidlet I nanny. She’s 12 and she wasn’t feeling well so I was reading to her a story about a freed slave in 1739 or something (her choice not mine!) and we had a conversation about skin colour and how sometimes people are treated differently because of that and some of her concerns with her growing up to be a woman of colour.
Do you believe in life after death? I’m a Christian so I believe in the whole heaven/hell dichotomy that is taught within the Christian religion (wow that sounds so serious..)
City or countryside? If I had to choose, definitely the country. I’ve lived in both but there is just something so peaceful about the countryside. That being said, I still love living in Toronto and having that city life. I just go visit my parents whenever I need a taste of country life again. 
What pair of shoes do you wear the most? I have a pair of suede booties that I am LOVING right now. They only come up to my ankles and have a one-inch heel on them but I loves them. But I have kind of ruined them from wearing them over the last few weeks while it’s been raining and snowing? I’m going to try to clean them and re-weather proof them but I’m not sure it will be enough to save them haha

I’m going to go to my recent followers and nominate from there. Sometimes I just can’t follow everyone back who follows me, and this will be a great way to get to know some of the new people who have decided to share in my own insanity – please make sure to link this post (not my home page) in your response so I can check out your answers. But no pressure if you don’t want to play along. We’ll still be good.

Words Of a Little Heart

Kavya Sharma

My Coffee India

Wammy Speaks

Suicidal, With A Side Of Playful

Children’s Short Stories

If you aren’t nominated but want to answer the questions, feel free to do so in the comment section below! I would love to read your answers. If you want to just email them cos you’re shy (don’t worry, it happens!) hit me up at

The questions:

  1. If time and money weren’t an issue, what hobby would you get into?
  2. What job would you be terrible at?
  3. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
  4. What takes up too much of your time?
  5. What TV channel doesn’t exist but really should?
  6. What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
  7. What is the most annoying question that people ask you?
  8. If you were a dictator on a small island, what crazy dictator stuff would you do?
  9. What is something that a lot of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point?
  10. What fad/trend do you wish would come back?
  11. If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make?


24 thoughts on “Grab your shades peeps

  1. First of all, you’re dangerously close to being an 11 here. Secondly, you may or may not know this already:

    10~ I really miss saying/hearing “waazzzuuuuppppp” whenever I picked up my phone. I’d bring that back if I could.

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