The Penable Award


I wish to thank my good friend Yiena for this nomination. Yiena is a fabulous writer and an amazing person. I also wish to take this moment and sincerely thank all those who take the time to read any of my work. I’m grateful but I feel even greater joy when I read the works of so many great writers on this platform and who share a piece of themselves on here and add on to the wonderful tapestry that is Life.



  1.  What would you change about yourself if you could?
  • If I could change something about myself it would be to strive to be more patient and being able to help others more.

2.     What would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • As I’m writing this Bill Withers & Grover Washington Jr ”Just the two of us” is playing so I could definitely imagine myself singing that on a karaoke night.

3.   What’s your favourite family/ culture tradition?

  • My Favourite family or cultural tradition is our hospitality especially coming from an African/Muslim background where charity is seen as really important and the relationships we make and form with each other is sacred and one we really cherish.



  1. Tag your post with the #penableaward
  2. Display the Penable award logo (above) on your post and follow Penable if you haven’t already
  3. Thank the person that nominated you
  4. Tell us what your writing talent is
  5. Answer three questions that you have been asked
  6. Nominate three inspiring people for this award.
  7. Let them know of their nomination
  8. Give them three new questions to answer!

My Questions

  1. What’s your go-to song to listen to when your upset or happy? 
  2. How do you respond to setbacks or disappointments? 
  3. What does having faith or conviction mean to you?

My Nominees:

Please visit and enjoy their wonderful work!

Anjali of Positive Side of the Coin


Brandi of Couch Talks with B

Liebster Award Nomination


The Rules:
1.Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

2.Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

4.Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

5.List the rules and display a Liebster Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.


liebster3-500x500-1This is the Liebster Blogger Award. I’m extremely grateful to  Benjamin Grossman  for nominating me. He’s an amazing and very talented writer and I highly recommend to anyone to visit and enjoy the many wonderful posts he publishes.


1. What part of the human face is your favourite?

  •       I know it’s a cliche but I would say the eyes is my favourite. The reason being that our eyes often tell a whole story on their own and adds a new dimension to our feelings such as when we’re happy or sad.

2.If you could speak one word today, what would it be?

  • My word would be tranquil and the reason being to be tranquil is to be at peace or in your own space which is kind of neat and worth striving for.

3.How long are you willing to wait for someone/something?

  • I’d like to think I’m a patient person but it depends on the circumstances. If it’s something worth waiting for or of value then waiting isn’t an issue.

4.Do you find clowns creepy?

  • Yes, I use to like them but only from a distance but when your up close and personal I don’t see how any child can see the funny side of clowns.

5.What takes up too much of your time?

  • Thinking about the things you can’t control but also  knowing you have to let go and play the cards you’ve been dealt with.

6.What’s your favorite day of the week?

  •  I would say Thursday .

7.Hero or villain for the day?

  • Villains and only because I think villains are just heroes who’ve given up on idealism and deal with the world as they see it.

8.What one food could you never give up?

  • This might be a bit boring but it would be fries. I don’t eat it as often but when I get a chance it’s like a guilty pleasure.

9.What sound do you really love?

  • I find birds chirping a calming and peaceful presence.

10.What makes people perfect for each other?

  • I don’t know if perfection can ever be reached but I firmly believe in being honest and fully understanding and respecting each other as being keys to a long-lasting relationships.

11.Would you rather be able to copy and paste in real life, or undo in real life?

  • I would love the ability to undo because you can make mistakes and learn from them and then undo that experience and choose a better path but knowing not to make those same mistakes again.


I want to once again thank Benjamin Grossman for his wonderful questions. I really enjoyed them.

My Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What brings you joy and a smile to your face?
  2. What inspires you?
  3. How do your respond to challenges and obstacles?
  4. What something about the world that you don’t like?
  5. If you could change anything what would it be?
  6. To be a king/queen for a day or time travel to any period of your choice?
  7. What kind of music do you listen to when your happy or sad?
  8. Do you think social media is a gift or a curse?
  9. Would you prefer to read minds or influence others?
  10. Any advice to those thinking about starting a blog?
  11. What does gratitude mean to you?

My Nominees:

Please visit and enjoy their wonderful work!

  1. Yiena
  2. Anjali of Positive Side of the Coin
  3. The travellothoner
  4. Kgbethlehem
  5. Brandi
  6. Roser
  7. Bon Repos Gites
  8. Tarushi Parashar
  9. WildHeart
  10. Thebibliophilewriter
  11. Aishwarya K.G

The Hustler Blogger Award – Nomination 3-25-2020


I want to  express my appreciation and gratitude to my good friend Brandi of Couch Talks with B who nominated me with this award and to the creator of this award Mark Anthony of Thony Space. This award was created to give writers a space to those who share and inspire others through their blogs. Any type of blogger can be nominated for this award from fashion bloggers, to short-story writers to poets, lifestyle bloggers etc. Let’s keep this going and connect with different writers who share and inspire us with their content.

Guidelines for the Award

  • Be sure to link Mark Anthony to the post so he can read it. The Hustler Blogger Award
  • Be sure to add the picture above in your award post either as a feature or posted somewhere within your blog.
  • Nominate  at least five other bloggers for this award.
  • Answer the nine questions that Mark has provided which are listed below.
  • (Optional) The person being nominated can add one more question to his/her choice of nominees.



  1. Why did you start a blog?

I initially started my blog as a space to test out different writing styles and techniques and to push my creativity in different directions. Along the way I met some amazing people on this platform who have helped me in so many ways and in turn my blog became a space to record my thoughts and feelings and also being inspired by the amazing people I came across on here over the years.

2.What/who inspired you to do it?

I initially looked at my blog  as a place to test out different writing styles I was learning such Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou and I wanted to get away from imitating other writers and create something I was comfortable with.

3.What motivates you to keep pushing and creating content and make your site alive?

My motivation is that I have a goal of posting 2 posts a month regardless of how busy I am and to record my thoughts and feelings at that time and treat my blog as a journal. My goal isn’t to attract likes even though its great but more so to record my ideas and feelings and connect with other people who might be on the same wavelength as me in trying to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

4.Who are your fave bloggers? And how do they urge you to grow as well?

I am grateful in coming across a lot of wonderful writers on this platform and will mention some in the nominees. I am inspired by their honesty and their creativity and also for letting us immerse into their world such as my good friend Brandi who writes so eloquently and whose words are full of life.

5.What lesson/s have you learned through your experience?

I would say I learned to be myself more and  be authentic to my voice. I wouldn’t write something I didn’t believe in. I learned also to connect with the writers you like and show them your appreciation and also that it’s coming from a genuine place and not on some follow me/follow you thing but that you really like their work and appreciate what they do.

6.Have blogging brought impact to you as a person? If yes, what are these?

It’s made me more confident in my writing and being able to express my thoughts and feelings in a candid way.

7.Not everyone are confident enough to start a blog. What advice can you give ’em?

  • Be yourself and don’t worry about any outside noises-just create and share.
  • Don’t second guess or doubt yourself.
  • Share and be able to let others into your world.

8.Give 3 facts about you as a blogger (strengths or flaws)

  • Flaw- I don’t post as often as I would like.
  • Strength- I try to post what I think is my best work.
  • Strength- I strive to never post something I wouldn’t want to read.

9.Drop down your blog post which you are most proud of (together with the link so we can read it)

The one that comes to my mind often is a piece I wrote titled Humanity It was a piece I wrote in a short amount of time and I was inspired by a story in Egypt where an old romantic poem written thousands of years earlier was found near an old well and I realized we’re all connected in some way and that maybe generations from now our blog-posts will be inheritance for those of tomorrow.


I’m lucky to come across a lot of writers and some of the ones mentioned here are an amazing bunch of people such as :

KG Bethlehem

Benjamin Grossman

Garima of Empress 2 Inspire

Anjali from the Positive Side of the Coin

Happiness Classroom

Larisa of Ebony and Crows

Charles French of Words Reading and Writing


Junaisha from the Godly Chic Diaries


Thank you for reading! Stay safe and healthy everyone

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