The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Friederike for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Be sure to visit her blog at I admire her ability to balance blogging with being a student. Her posts are always thought provoking and her photography is enchanting.

  1. Thank your nominator and add a link to their blog
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate another 11 blogs and write a set of 11 questions for them to answer
  4. Display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your blog and/or post

Friederike’s Questions:

  1. If you could change your hair to any hairstyle and colour, what would it look like?

    For the longest time I have wanted to colour my hair black. I would not change the style though. I would keep it long and straight, just the way I love my hair styled.

  2. Name a song that brings major throwback feelings when you listen to it. 

    Perfect by One Direction. I am not a fan of this band, or any pop-artist for that matter, but I have a wonderful memory associated with this song. In Dubai, there is an annual market called Global Village. All the locals and long term residents have good things to say about it. One evening at Global Village, Perfect was playing on the loud speakers. A group of Arab teen girls were waving choreographed hand motions to the song.  Then, one of the Phillipino employees joined them. People in Dubai are just cool like that.                                                                                                The lyrics hold meaning too. I know it’s about a liking another person, but for me, I love Dubai the same way I love people. “Going places we can’t even pronounce” – happened nearly every time I went out. “Do whatever you’ve been dreaming about” -all my dreams and more came true there.  Dubai was more or less the perfect place for me; it was my home.

  3. If you were to write a book, what would it be about? 

    Undoubtedly, it would be my life memoir. In person, I am not one for self-promotion. I do not share much about my life experiences, but in my heart I truly desire to reach others with my life story.

  4. Name a bad habit of yours. 

    I tend to hide my true feelings.   I have a tendency to downplay how I really feel physically or emotionally. Very few people even know that I have health issues. Somedays I feel like total shit, yet I will not admit to it.

  5. Is there a scent that reminds you of something? If so, what is it and what does it remind you of?

    Ariel washing powder. It reminds me of when I lived in Belfast. The strong, fresh scent filled the student halls on the weekends when we hung our clothes to dry in the common areas. Mixed with the drizzling rain, the aroma would flutter in the mist. The crisp fragrance lingered on nearly everything, everywhere and everyone, reminding me of my new beginning.

  6. Do you have any extraordinary or strange family traditions? 

    I can not say that my family has any extraordinary, nor strange traditions. Occasionally, we will take turns hiding fake (plastic) insects in each other’s room or stuff. Being a cross-cultural family, one would think we would have more unusual traditions, yet I am unable to think of what those could be! Perhaps as we continue to repatriate we will find we do in fact have extraordinary traditions.

  7. What’s your idea of being creative? 

    My idea of being creative is expressing one’s self in a way that offers a glimpse of the soul. We can not always convey our feelings, thoughts or perspectives through verbal communication. I think we learn more about others through their writing, artwork, dances, and music. My creativity is expressed in the clothes I wear, the way I decorate my space(s), and the poetry I write.

  8. Have you ever done something really embarrassing? What was it and would you possibly do it again? 

    During move-in week in my third year of university, one of my room mates arrived late in the evening with her parents. They entered the flat while I was brushing my teeth and wearing nothing but shorts and a bra. Though I would not care to intentionally repeat this scenario, I do have a good laugh about it nowadays.

  9. What did you like and dislike about your childhood?

    I liked my bravery as a child. I was a courageous young girl. I would stood up for my brother, scolded bullies at school, told the principal I did not like the talk she gave the fifth grade students and glared at rude people. As a child, we are often aware of right versus wrong, and don’t spend much time thinking about the consequences of calling someone out on their wrongdoings. Children just want things to be right.

    What I disliked about my childhood was being treated like a kid. Obviously, I was still a child, but there were extenuating circumstances in my childhood that made me feel like I had to exhibit maturity beyond my years.

  10. Is there something you regret (not) having done? 

    There is nothing I regret (not) having done. Anytime I start having regrets about have or (not) having done something, I am able to identify a completely logical reason why it is okay that things happened the way they did.

  11.  What was the nicest thing somebody has ever said to you?

  Throughout university, I always found it nice when my professors complimented       my work. I think the most memorable was on my mid-term exam for Introduction       to Marriage and Family Therapy. The instructor said my application of theory and     method was spot on and he really hoped I was applying for the graduate        program. I never did apply for the course, but I still appreciated the recognition.

I have nominated:

  1. Elena from
  2. Xandra from
  4. Holly from
  5. Talasi Guerra from
  6. Mabel from
  7. Harmony from

My Questions: 

  1. If you were to pick a cooking spice to describe your personality, what would you choose and why?
  2. What song would you pick as the soundtrack to your life?
  3. What is your Myer’s-Briggs personality type?
  4. What is one thing you like others to know about you?
  5. What is the best advice you have ever received? How did it help you?
  6. Do you think that we are bodies or do you that think we have bodies?
  7. When do you feel most confident?
  8. How old are you? Do you think your actual age is an accurate representation of your mental / emotional / spiritual age?
  9. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
  10. Where do you like to escape to when life becomes chaotic?
  11. What is something you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?

7 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Thank you so much for saying such nice things about me! ❤It is hard having my blog and also trying to focus on school work but it’s fun and it’s like a challenge for me! I love your answers because you really put your effort into answering every single question and that way we get to know you better. Keep it up! ❤

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    1. You’re an awesome blogger. I believe you have made such amazing contributions to the blogging world already, and will continue to. Friederike, you are going to do great things in this life – through your blog you will reach so many more than you thought possible.

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      1. Thank you so much! I’m so overwhelmed by your kind words! ❤
        I’m so glad that I got to know so many nice bloggers here, including you and your blog! Thank you for being such an amazing follower! ❤ xx Friederike


  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! I will put up a link of your blog on my blog 🙂

    Love how you say it, “being creative is expressing one’s self in a way that offers a glimpse of the soul.” I think so too. We all have our own stories to tell and so each of us, deep within us, is unique. We can all learn from each other and it is always a good feeling being honest and kind with each other – it only helps us all.

    I am an INTJ type personality. Very shy and more quiet than loud and do not like to be the centre of attention. I am most confident when I am at home in my room writing or listening to music – just being myself 🙂

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    1. Mabel, thanks for your comment. I was drawn to your blog because of your writing and lifestyle. It is always great to meet fellow TCK bloggers, as well as other INTJ women! I look forward to reading more of your amazing posts!

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