Memorial Day: Remembering the fallen

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I have condensed an extremely long story into just a few words…………….

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I had a normal family life; Mum, Dad, Brother, School, holidays, friends, jobs, cars, marriage, kids, good-times, bad-times, mortgage etc.

Three years after Mum died (Dad died first); I discovered Dad was not my biological Father. I asked the few remaining relatives and friends of Mums and they all said much the same thing, “What, didn’t they ever tell you?” It seems most knew this secret except my brother and me.

Research revealed who my real Father was (Basil), and he was still alive. I made contact and, over the next couple of years, enjoyed many outings with him at a local pub for fish and chips and two glasses of Guinness. Basil asked me not to make contact with his two sons who lived nearby.

He had little contact with my Mother after I was born, and didn’t know…

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6 Months!

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

I am quite impressed with myself, that I have been maintaining this blog for 6 months now, and many more to come. I am surprised I haven’t given up on it. For me this is a huge deal, because I have a bad habit of going out of practice. I am glad I am finally making some progress with my somewhat routinely effort with this blog. However, I wouldn’t have been able to have gotten so far without the support of my fellow blog readers. Thank you 🙂

 

 

 

An unintentional hiatus from blogging

Fellow bloggers, please excuse my unintentional hiatus from blogging, it has become least of my priorities after school and work. But I am sure all of you have missed me 😛

It is so easy getting in the habit of  putting off something you aren’t required to do and it is even easier to just give up. But what’s the point in taking the easy way out? that is not fun at all, I like to challenge myself. This blog, even if it may not seem has been quite a challenge itself and keeping it alive has become a pretty hard task that I am hoping to maintain.

Lately life has been been pretty hectic, but I like having something to do throughout the day and being constantly engaged then ending my day crashing into bed to restart the daily routine once again. There simply has just been so little time, and so much to do.

But before I post anything, I would like to catch up  and acknowledge a few bloggers for the awards they have bestowed upon me within the past few weeks.

Here is a track record of the awards I have received followed by the fellow bloggers that nominated me and my nominations for each award:

ADVENTUROUS BLOGGER AWARD

 Nomination received on August 24, 2012 by blogger Managua Gunn, known for his blog Managua Gunn’s Pirate Cove

Questionnaire

1. In which country or region would you like your next adventure to be?
I would like to go sand boarding in South Africa.
2. Where would you recommend for an adventurous time?
Despite my outgoing nature, I still have alot of places to see, but I would definitely recommend skydiving for the daring individuals looking for an adventurous time.
3. Most interesting culture
I always found the Egyptian culture during the ancient times to be pretty interesting.
4. Favourite activity
I like to do anything that involves taking risks, I am pretty daring when it comes to having an adventure
5. Most dangerous risk taken
I would consider skydiving as the most dangerous risk I have taken.
6. Favourite quotation
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!”-Les Brown.
7. Happiness is… 
Laughter, and anything that puts a smile in your face and makes you feel content.

My Nominees:

Canadian Hiking Photography by blogger Patrick Latter

Cross(stitch) Your Heart

Toemail 

Inga’s Angle

SUNSHINE AWARD

Nomination received on August 24, 2012 by blogger Staciegh, known for her blog Dancing in the Rain. Post can be viewed here.

Questionnaire:

1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie? I think Elf and is one of my favorites

2. What is your favourite flower? I like the exotic kinds of flowers. I also love red roses.

3. What is your favourite non-alcoholic beverage? The mocha cookie crumble frappuchino from Starbucks

4. What is your passion? I am passionate in who I am and everything I do.

5. What is your favourite time of year? I don’t really have a preference, I really like winter weather, and the times I get a chance to dance in the rain 🙂

6. What is your favourite part of the day? Warm nights are my favourite.

7. What is your favourite physical activity? I love dancing.

8. What is your favourite vacation? Anything adventurous, and risk taking, I am all up for it.

My Nominees:

Nature Photo Rehab by blogger Mike

Madhura Dabholkar’s blog

Epiphany to Write by blogger Umar Tayyub

A Place Called Love

Thoughts for Growth

INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

   

Nomination received on August 31, 2012 by blogger Andrea, known for her blog My Spoken Heart. Post can be viewed here.

Since, I have already stated 7 things about myself before, I am just going to skip to nominations:

Curiousity Is My Motive by blogger Sarah

Source of Inspiration by Pat Cegan

Heaven for Earth

The Amateur’s Quill

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

   

Nomination received on September 5, 2012  by Tapish Gupta, known for his blog Life of 24 Hours. Post can be viewed here.

Skipping part about myself to nominations:

Finding Order in Chaos by blogger Candy S

Subhan Zein’s blog

Hila Achmar’s blog

The Fearless Cooking Club

The Awkwardian

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NOMINEES AND A HUGE THANKS TO MY FELLOW BLOGGERS THAT NOMINATED ME!

Anyone looking for a good read, should definitely refer and follow these blogs:

Managua Gunn’s Pirate Cove by blogger  Managua Gunn

Dancing in the Rain by blogger Staciegh

My Spoken Heart by blogger  Andrea

 Life of 24 Hours by blogger Tapish Gupta

Thank you so much again for the nominations. I am truly honored.

Let me breathe

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See what losing a pen results to…Take note, don’t loose your pen or you will die!

So here I am back to high school, back to the same daily routine, same school, same people, slightly different schedule, some new teachers, more books, more homework, more tests, more stress, more pressure and soon college applications….. Oh joy! I feel like I am just being chucked at with things to do from every corner so much to juggle and apparently its just the beginning.

Guess what I am thinking … When will it end?! Slow down life, let me breathe please!

Time is going by so fast and barely within my grasp, I am just holding on in hopes of surviving tomorrow and every day that follows. *crossed fingers

Destiny awaits me…..behold!
Good night my fellow blog readers 🙂

The King of Pop

  Today, had the King of Pop, Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) lived, he would have turned 54 years old.

In his memory, take a look back at the past year to see how the King of Pop has remained present with us, even if not in physical form.

In Remembrance of Michael Jackson

MJ’s continued influence on pop culture has proved that the King of Pop will forever remain in the hearts of his music fans. He was a lasting legacy on music of all genres. Long live Michael Jackson!

Shown below is the song “Beat It”, it is one of my many favorites.

Listen & Enjoy 🙂