The Awesome Blogger Award!

Aaah, I’m really excited. This is my first nomination !

I’ll get straight to it.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Credit the creator (Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala)
  • Answer the questions you were asked.
  • Nominate at least five bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
  • Give them ten new questions to answer

Thank you so much, Brin for nominating me for my very first award! I have been blogging very infrequently , given how much there’s to study for the upcoming entrance exams for college. This nomination is definitely going to help me take blogging up more seriously.

Be sure to check out Brin’s blog. I’m just warning you, you might not get out for days together. I speak from experience, having binge read her blogs for god-knows-how-long.

A huge thanks to Maggie as well! I dropped by her blog, and you should too! Especially if you’re into psychology and dreams.

My Answers:

  1. Have you ever wished that you were born into your opposite sex? Say, you being a girl, have you wished you were a boy?

    Yes. A hundred times yes. Especially when I got into my teens, I realised how unfair the world was and started wishing it more. Even yesterday, I was ranting to my mother about how I wished I were a boy. It just seems like if I were a boy, life would have been much easier. No one would comment on how I dressed, I’d be free to go out any time of the day… so many perks to being male! But don’t get me wrong- I embrace myself for who I am and respect the gender I was born into. In fact, I’m writing a post right now about how we women should stop victimizing ourselves in the name of feminism. I know, I’m quite the hypocrite. But I felt writing on the issue is going to help open my mind, embrace myself better, and allow others to, too. ( I’m sorry this one is so big, I can never shut my mouth when it comes to this topic)
  2. What category of movies do you watch the most?

    There actually isn’t a specific category I watch the most, but I definitely enjoy Detective movies and Sci-Fi . Horror is a big NO for me. I can’t sleep if I get spooked even a little. When it comes to Fantasy, I’d rather read the books than watch the movies. I like to use my own imagination to picture the magical creatures, the characters than have someone tell me that this is how it is.
  3. Would you rather be very rich or have lots of friends?

    I think this is a pretty self-answering question. Anybody when asked this would choose the latter? Given how many stories there are emphasizing how friends>>>>money. So definitely, I’d rather have loads of friends.
  4. How do you take someone else taking a peek at your blog drafts, say your parents?

    NO WAY! I never let anyone read my drafts. I’m always insecure about someone seeing them. There’s a reason they’re saved as drafts. They have flaws and aren’t meant to be read by anyone other than me. I haven’t made many posts yet, because most of them are still saved as drafts xD
  5. Do you prefer eBooks or would you rather read nothing ?

    Well… If the world ran out of actual books( for whatever reason), I’d definitely prefer eBooks to not reading anything. I’d prefer actual books to eBooks, any time, any day. I just can’t get the amazing feeling of turning the pages over, getting that wonderful smell from the book with eBooks. But considering that I’ve started to write an eBook myself, I’ve decided to give eBooks a go ( also to put that kindle I have to some good use) πŸ™‚
  6. A favourite bath product? How about a favourite shower gel?

    I can’t think of any favourite bath product. Maybe it’s because I’ve hated bathing all my life? Yes, I’m a dirty pig. A proud, dirty pig.
  7. Do you get a lot of dreams?
    I do! I get the most hilarious dreams as well XD I recently got one where I met a prominent Indian actor in the public toilet of a mall and he boasted to me about how fast he could get in and out of the loo.. Challenged me to beat him, even !
  8. When was the last time you went to bed early and actually slept?
    I honestly don’t know. This whole quarantine thing has ruined my sleep schedule. A girl who once dozed off immediately when she hit the bed now lies awake in bed for hours together, just staring at the dark.
  9. Do you think horses are loyal?
    That question came out of nowhere xD (I’m using xD everywhere instead of the laughing emoji because I have no idea where the emojis are on the laptop. If anyone could help me out with this, I’d be very grateful! ) Getting to the question.. I have absolutely no idea. I should think they are. Most of the princess movies say so?
  10. Have you had a birthday recently?
    I’m turning 18 in a few days from now πŸ™‚

    And…I’m done ! πŸ™‚

My Nominations!

Mohamad Toutounji – A huge Bruce Lee fan, he writes captivating stories involving martial arts !
Dippy Dotty Girl – She can make something as simple as cutting someone’s hair a fun read πŸ™‚
science_girrrrrl – You can get amaazing science updates here !
ayesha – This post is just. so. relatable. to anyone who has worn braces.
Kim – When I read her blogs, I forget I’m reading and enter the world she creates.
faustinayick – You’ll definitely learn to love yourself more after you’ve visited her wonderful blog !
Ava Tripathy – Ever feel down and demotivated? Filled with beautiful drawings done by Ava herself, this post is sure to up your spirits.

My questions for you !

  1. What got you into blogging?
  2. If you could instill one quality in everybody in the world, what would it be?
  3. Who would you say has been the most influential person in your life?
  4. If you could bring one inanimate object to life, which object would you choose?
  5. Has there been an experience in your life, that has completely changed your views about something?
  6. Do you have any amazing idea that could make the current COVID-19 situation better?
  7. What’s one place in your country that’s a must visit ?
  8. Do you think schools should stop teaching skills like “letter-writing” because no one really write letters anymore?
  9. Do you enjoy poems that do not rhyme?
  10. Name a book that you have read umpteen times. I’d love to give it a read as well!

Hope you all enjoyed this! I enjoyed every bit- answering the questions, and framing them, even more ! ❀ πŸ™‚
Thanks again, BriN, for my very first nomination ❀ ❀

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  1. Hey there Shreya, your answers made me smile. A special note for the ones about bathing and books. Though I do not mind a shower, or soaking in a bath (occasionally), I am often called a piggy by my beloved on days I do not bathe (whatta cringing admission). As for books, I would have it no other way than a hard copy. Especially old books with foxed pages. But of late, I have started using my Kindle. It cannot ever compete with the pleasure of holding a book however. I echo your thoughts about Kim’s blog. She is a marvellous writer.

    As for the nomination and the mention along with the generous words, thank you girl. I will try and answer your questions. Cheers. x

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    1. Thanks Dippy Dotty Girl!
      I did not expect people to resonate with me openly, when it comes to being a piggyπŸ˜‚
      Same. I’m still trying to avoid the kindle as much as I can by reading the old classics that I already have- The Secret Garden, Great Expectations and the like. Turning the yellow pages gives me so much satisfaction. Kim sure is a marvellous writer.

      You’re welcome ❀ I enjoyed reading that post a lot. My mom having cut my dad's hair recently, I found it very relatable and funny to read.
      Sorry for the late reply- This comment got sent to spam without my knowing. I didn't notice it. I've been facing a lot of glitches with WordPress recently.

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      1. Ah, so I have been deposited in the spam folder once over again. It is not you, it is me in this case, I believe. Since I have not been regular at blogging or whatever reason it might be, I have been a regular visitor of the spam folders of most bloggers. Gah. It is most vexing.

        Anyway, thank you for the kind words, and may these days of incarceration end soon. I am warming up to these coiffure styling routines of late, I must admit. The second session went swimmingly. πŸ˜‰ x

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        1. I don’t think it has anything to do with either you or me. The problem’s with WordPress. Many are facing the same trouble. If you scroll down, you’ll find that I’ve been deposited in Anna’s spam folder πŸ™‚

          I can’t emphasize enough how much I want this monotonicity to end. Swimmingly, eh? Who knows, after all this gets over, he might prefer you to a professional hairstylist πŸ˜‰


  2. Ugh. There was a glitch. My comment got posted halfway, sorry.
    But, I was saying- thank you for considering me! πŸ˜€ ❀
    The thing is, from now on I've decided to not do any tags or awards as such. However- if I do ever start doing awards and the like again, I'll surely come back to this!
    PS- Totally loved your little speech on feminism and all that. Sometimes I feel lke the word feminism is misunderstood.
    Love always,

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  3. A bigg HUG to you, my fellow dirty pig!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€— I like bathing on a holiday but on school days it could be the most annoying and useless thing (and I’ve felt free to skip it too?πŸ™ˆ)
    And omg you’re writing an eBook!! That needs heck a lot of courage I’m so impressed!😯😯🀩 Loadss of luck to you.

    And thaankk youu gosh, for the introduction. It’s the best thing ever, and honestly means. So. Much.πŸ₯Ίβ€β€
    Also yesss😭 about being a boy. There are millions of perks and I can never shut up about it too. Also, about the emojis, you can blog from the WordPress app on your phone?πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Plus I almost screamed at that dream. It was 100% crazyyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€

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    1. Your looooongg comments make me so,so happy ! Thanks for taking the time to do that, and to read all of my answers πŸ™‚
      School day or holiday- I hate bathing. One good thing that has come out of this COVID situation is that I’ve started to take baths more seriously.
      Thaankss BriN! Just the outline of the story’s done now. I’m having more trouble coming up with names for the characters than writing the story-lineπŸ˜‚
      My introduction for you was actually a serious understatement. I absolutely LOVE your posts. I know. I can and never will shut up about the unfair perks to being male. We humans have evolved backwards. From a time everyone had the same “societal rules” to what we are now. Gosh, I’ll stop before I write a post in the comments sectionπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I don’t use my phone much, I copy-pasted the emojis you used πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

      Thanks again ! ❀ ❀


      1. Haha yaayy😁πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ’•
        Haha me too! I feel reallyy clean these daysπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ and I haven’t skipped at all (except for 1 day oopsπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ)
        Omg wow this is reallyy cool. I can’t even write proper short stories- a whole eBook sounds daunting! 😲
        Eee thaank youu❀
        And haha I so tend to let my mouth run while commenting too but I lovee long comments thaank you😁❀

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        1. Cheers to us clean-feelers ! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
          The “whole eBook” think sounds daunting to me as well ! I really want to finish it and not leave it halfway, tired.
          Feel free to let your mouth run while commenting on these posts. I absolutely love it when you do ❀

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    1. Thanks Faustina! There is absolutely no way I could not have nominated that post. The world will be a much better place if there was just more self- love ❀

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  4. (I accidentally posted my comment without finish what I wanted to say, lolol) But I’m so glad that my posts make you feel that way ❀️That truly touched me!

    Also, I love your answers! I totally agree about how living like a boy just seems so much easier in the eyes of women….but I think the hardship we have to go through makes us strong and can only help us grow into better, wiser people πŸ™‚ Sending love from afar!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Faustina! Those really were some fun questions to answer, I enjoyed every bit of it. πŸ™‚

      True. Hardships always make people grow stronger. But we’ve got to agree that the men have a lot to complain about too. What we need now, more than anything else is to stop the complaining and see how we can move forward.

      Hope things are better in Hong Kong ❀ Stay safe.

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      1. I agree. The best way we can move forward, for me, is to just build a community where men and women support each other equally! We still have a long way to go, no doubt, but hopefully we’re slowly getting there.

        Hope things are safe where you are too, Shreya ❀

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  5. Congratulations, Shreya! I’m so happy to find myself in such good company (Hello, Dippy Dotty Girl!) and can hardly wait to wander through some new blogging worlds…
    I’m a lover of holding a real book, too and am happiest when I come across a second-hand book…beautiful words are a joy especially if they conjure a magical world to get lost in!
    Thank you so much for this nomination, I appreciate it from the bottom of my writer’s heart…

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    1. Thanks Kim !
      Yes. That’s the best part about reading. You can get transported to different worlds, staying at the same place !
      You’re most welcome, Kim.. I’m honored to have you drop by my blog. I hope to write like you some day.

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    1. Thank you so much ! It makes me really happy that you think that πŸ™‚
      I visited your blog and am absolutely delighted, reading your posts. Especially the one about your mother. ❀
      I've dropped you a follow πŸ™‚

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  6. I loved your answers! And found some similarities too…
    Well I’m going to be 18 soon as well and I too prefer to read fantasies than watching the movie first! I feel quite the same way about ebooks.πŸ˜„
    And yes if you luckily find out how to insert emojis by using laptop then pls tell me! πŸ˜‚
    And many many congratulations girl!!

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  7. Thank you so much Bhavya!
    Yes, the movies spoil all the fun of creating our own imaginary world.
    Ah. A fellow emoji-copy-paster, I suppose? I surely will let you know, the day I find out.
    Thanks again for reading the entire post and taking the time to comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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          1. But considering that I’ve started to write an eBook myself, I’ve decided to give eBooks a go ( also to put that kindle I have to some good use) πŸ™‚

            remember these words? πŸ˜…

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          2. I meant that I usually don’t read eBooks on the kindle, but since I’ve started to write an eBook myself, I’m planning to use the kindle that I have hereafter πŸ™‚


          3. No, no.
            I have a kindle that I use very rarely.
            I have started to write an eBook now. For me to have readers, it’s only fair that I read others’ books too πŸ™‚
            I can’t be someone who hates eBooks but writes one herself. Which is why I have decided to read other books on the kindle πŸ˜€


          4. that would be really great, you would really learn a lot new things from them, but one thing please, don’t ever forget your own way of writing. you convey emotions so good through your writing. I really mean that…

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          5. Thank you so much Rishabh ! You’ve made yet another day of mine πŸ™‚
            I really appreciate the fact that you go above and beyond to let people know how you feel about their efforts and give them some encouragement. πŸ™‚


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  9. Congratulations!! You deserved it ❀ Also girl, I'm really sorry if I have't been replying to your comments on my blog.. they all keep going to spam for some reason and it's SUPER annoying 😦 I have no idea where your comments are and I'm trying to fix the issue. Again, congrats and stay safe!!

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    1. Thanks Anna ! It’s been a problem for a lot of us, lately. Many of my readers’ comments are directly getting sent to spam. I’ve been checking the spam folder frequently ever since I found out this was happening.
      Go to “My Sites” on the top left corner and click on “Comments” under “Site”. You’ll see where the spammed comments are , and you can just click “Approve” on them πŸ™‚
      You stay safe as well !

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  10. Congratulations on your award. Here’s to many more.
    I didn’t understand the part about victimizing ourselves with feminism. Do you think feminism is a bad thing? I never watch horror either. The lockdown has made me realise that ebooks are a true blessing. And I wish you a happy birthday in advance

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  11. I don’t think feminism is a bad thing. I just think it’s being overdone. When a man offers to help a woman out to carry something heavy, she now says to him “I don’t need your help. Think I’m weak because I’m a woman?” , when the man genuinely wanted to help her out.

    Then, the MeToo movement. It started out well, but very soon, innocent men were blamed. Feminism is being majorly misunderstood.
    Women all over the world are victimizing themselves, when nothing at all has happened to offend them. True, there are times you should speak out. But when you speak out when nothing is wrong, it’s unfair and destroys the entire purpose of feminism.

    I’ve realised just the same.

    Thank you for your wishes πŸ™‚

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      1. No . That didn’t turn out as expected .. check your WP admin settings under writing .. you have to check the box that decode this into emoji .. then only it will work .. sorry for not saying it before somehow it skipped my mind : :-p:

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        1. I had the same problem a few weeks ago, because I changed my domain name. You have to change your site address in Gravatar and also under My Sites in WordPress. The site address doesn’t get automatically changed in these two places.
          I’ll check out your blog right away! πŸ˜€

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  12. Bonjour ou bonsoir mon Ami ,Amie

    Notre amitiΓ© elle est importante pour moi
    Tes petits messages dΓ©posΓ©s sur mon blog
    C’est comme une flamme d’un feu de bois
    Qui dans mon cΕ“ur me met de la joie
    Cette amitiΓ© je la regarde comme le soleil ou une Γ©toile qui brille dans le ciel
    Elle reste Γ©ternelle
    En attendant je te dis bonne journΓ©e ou belle soirΓ©e
    Bisous amicales

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