2018 Discoveries – The Best Parts

I’ve been in enough artistic and literary forums that have attacked the white man for saying he ‘discovered’ Mt. Kenya. Or the River Nile. Or Mt. Kilimanjaro.

So I’ll start with a definition of discovery and a disclaimer for my use of the term.

Definition of discover 

transitive verb

1)to make known or visible EXPOSE

discovering himself … as her adoring and magnanimous lover— T. L. Peacock

2)to obtain sight or knowledge of for the first time FIND

discover the solution; discovered a new Italian restaurant

FIND OUT

discovered he was out of gas


Hm. Now that I see the definition, perhaps we should cut the white coloniser some slack. These things were discoveries to him.

But that’s not what this post is about. 

This post is about a list of things, places, TV series and books I discovered this year and really enjoyed.

Note: This post is not sponsored or affiliated with any of the people, places and things mentioned. 

Nude Essentials

Nude Essentials is a Kenyan brand that makes all-natural soaps, oils, creams and shampoos by hand. With the “going natural/organic” wave that’s been rising steadily these last few years, I’ve found that sometimes you can’t be too sure whether a product truly is made using natural ingredients.

These guys are legit.

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I tried to re-shape the packaging so I could show you guys.. how did I do? 🙂

I decided to start out with their Shea Butter soap. From the first whiff, you can tell it’s natural Shea Butter (at least that’s what my more knowledgeable friend said. My nose is not there yet :D).

What I can tell you without being a “natural ingredients connoisseur” is the undeniable effects of using this soap.

  • It lathers well (which is saying a lot because my house has hard water)
  • It’s gentle on the skin while leaving you feeling cleansed. From the very first use, my skin felt like I’d just gotten a nice sugar scrub

Soon as I can, I’m getting more of their products. I’m especially excited about trying out their Lemongrass and Baobab soap and their Baobab Insect Repellant (not entirely sure when and where I’ll use this one, but hey).

If you’re interested in natural cosmetics, you should check out their website hereFacebook, & Instagram.

Breaking Bad

For those of you who don’t know, Breaking Bad is an American TV show that came out in 2008. It’s about a high school chemistry teacher who is already struggling to make ends meet when he’s diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He turns to making methamphetamine (meth) to secure his family’s future. 

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How badass!

I heard about it when it was released but wasn’t interested in watching it then. I’m glad I didn’t. With everything I’ve been learning the last few years about being in alignment with your Self, I understand the timing of everything better. This was the time for me to watch Breaking Bad. Watching it any sooner would have been unnecessarily scarring. 

Thankfully, the entire show is on Netflix, so I didn’t have to worry about where to find it. (Thank you, Netflix!)

Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer genius I saw watching those 5 seasons. The story was so well crafted and evolved so organically that I now understand what all the fuss was about when it was airing. 

No more hemming and hawing 😀

Every episode had me looking at myself, assessing my own choices, fears, beliefs and thoughts. I’m so grateful for all the things I learned from Walter and Jesse. 

The number of K-dramas on Netflix

I’m forever grateful to my childhood friend who introduced me to the world of K-dramas. Khamsamnida chingu!

Korean dramas (popularly known as K-dramas) are simply that. Korean TV shows that are always full of drama and watched with subtitles by us non-Korean speakers. They are the Asian version of South American soap operas without those awful voice overs. And with much more class. 

Being foreign shows, it can be tricky finding a good site to watch them on. So when I discovered that there was a growing section of K-dramas on Netflix, I was ecstatic! Many of them were on my ‘To watch’ list too! 

Qoya Movement by Rochelle Schieck

Danielle LaPorte introduced me to Rochelle Schieck and her wonderful Qoya Movement programme. 

Anyone who knows me knows I love dancing. One of my favourite things about being in school was participating in the traditional dances for the end of year school concert or inter-house competitions. At home, my mother and I bonded over So You Think You Can Dance for years. There was just something about watching these dancers work on a piece and then watch their final performance at the end. 

I loved everything about it. Their outfits, learning about different dance genres, watching them move their bodies with such grace and power. 

But I’ve never thought of myself as a professional dancer. And I didn’t fully realise that I didn’t have to wait until I was at a dance social or a party or a club so I could dance. All I knew is that I wished I could have more chances to let loose and dance.

Then I found out about Qoya.

Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, our bodies remember.  It’s really about moving your body with no judgement of yourself and no need to choreograph or look good. Just dancing with wild abandon and connecting to your body in deeper, meaningful ways. 

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The quotes at the beginning of the videos are always so fitting.

This has been a wonderful way for me to reconnect with not just my love for dance but also myself. Anytime I feel overwhelmed, I know I can dance and feel better. 

Yes Theory

A big thanks to Will Smith for starting a YouTube channel and introducing me to these handsome, crazy and inspiring group of friends.

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The guys with Will Smith

I’m not sure I can express with words just how much these guys are doing for me, just by being themselves. These days, everytime I watch a video of theirs, I cry. 

I cry at the hope they restore, the joys they inspire and the fears they help conquer.

I cry at their kindness and genuine nature. 

I cry at how simply they remind me that everything I want is within my reach. All I have to do is say “Yes”.

Here’s their 2018 YouTube Rewind video. If you don’t know anything about them, this is a good place to start. 

 There you have it.

A brief highlight of some the things that made me laugh, cry, gasp and generally come to know myself more. Thank you 2018!

If you’d like to share something new you discovered and enjoyed this year, leave me a comment below. 

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My European Voyage – Leuven, Brugge & Paris

Six years ago, around this time of the year, I made my first European voyage.

It was the first time I had travelled outside my home continent of Africa, so you can imagine how fascinated I was by everything. The expansive roads, the clean streets, the massive airport and, of course, the architecture. 

*Drool*

I thought it would only be fair to share my wanderlust with you. Who knows? You might want to visit the same place too!

Here are some of my favourite photos from 3 beautiful European cities I visited – Leuven (Belgium), Brugge (Belgium) and Paris (France).

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All photos taken by me on a basic digital camera.

Do you recognise any of the places in the photos? I wonder whether they look any different. Let me know in the comments below!

My Favourite Coming-to-Self movies: Part 2/3

This is a 3-part series I did on my favourite ‘coming-to-Self’ movies. You can read Part 1 here.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

 

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The first reason I wanted to watch The Perks of being a Wallflower was because Emma Watson was in it. I’ve been a Harry Potter fan from day one and I thought Emma was brilliant as Hermione Granger. I was excited to see her in something so different from the magical world of Hogwarts.

Sidenote: I’m sure you’ve noticed that I like many of these actresses called Emma 😉

It was only until much later that I found out the movie was based on a book of the same name by Stephen Chbosky. That quickly became my second reason to watch the movie.  I’m glad he directed it as well, I think it kept the integrity of the novel.

Now I’m sure many parents feel like this movie is not appropriate for younger children. But considering what the main character, Charlie, goes through at his own tender age, I think it all depends on the individual child’s level of maturity. That said, let’s jump into the story.

A look into the plot

When we first meet Charlie (played by Logan Lerman), he’s writing letters to a friend sharing his fears about beginning his first year of high school. Everything in his life seems pretty normal, but there’s a noticeable sense that something’s amiss.

Two over-the-top bold seniors take him in and show him the ropes – what is means to be a teenager according to them. As he navigates the waters of high school, dating and being different, Charlie is forced to come face-to-face with his childhood trauma and find a way back to himself.

*Warning! Spoilers ahead!*

My Favourite things about this movie

The Perks of being a Wallflower is set in 1992. It might have something to do with the fact that I’m a ’90s baby but I love the fashion and music from that era. Whatever transition fashion and music went through from the late ’80s into the early ’90s was pure genius.

The unruly hair. The burst of colours. The minis and stockings. All the extra bows, frills and lace.

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Poor Mary Elizabeth…

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Sam and Charlie

 

The Coming-to-Self of it all

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a bold book for its time. I understand why it was only made into a movie in 2012. I mean, how many stories had we seen in film where the main character is clinically depressed and suicidal from childhood?

Chbosky’s direct approach at addressing these issues may be uncomfortable but it’s necessary. There’s something about finding out that Charlie has been a wallflower all this time because he feels like he doesn’t exist. Then watching him open up under the attention of his two new friends gave me a sense of hope and rebirth.

Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.

Even though Charlie falls back into depression when things start to go wrong, he discovers that he’s not to blame for every bad thing in his life. Sam and Patrick’s love and friendship help Charlie see that he is lovable. By the end of that freshman year, he finds a new strength in himself.

And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.


Cast:

The trio – Logan Lerman as Charlie, Emma Watson as Sam, Ezra Miller as Patrick (Charlie’s two crazy friends).

Mae Whitman as Mary Elizabeth, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack and many other familiar faces. (Yet another star-studded one).

Genre: Comedy/Drama, Romance.

Have you watched The Perks of being a Wallflower? Do you think the movie did the book justice? Let me know in the comments below! 

Pictures used in this post can be found via the links below.

 

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Sam and Charlie

Mary Elizabeth

4 Parallels I spotted in DC’s ‘Justice League’ and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Year of release: Justice League (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

 

I recently watched these two movies, on separate occasions, and didn’t realise until I started doing research for this post that they weren’t released in the same year!

Either way, after watching Justice League (I watched Infinity War first), I couldn’t help but notice a number of similarities between the two movies.

*Warning! Spoilers ahead.*

  1. The Mother Boxes vs the Infinity Stones (They seem powerful enough to warrant capitalising each letter)

Both movies focus around a group of elements with unspeakable power. Power that can change life and the world as we know it (like it did in Avengers: Infinity War *sobs*).

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The infinity stones

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Mother boxes

In both Justice League and Infinity War, the elements had been kept apart by different …. factions? Peoples? Beings? The point was to keep them away from the bad guy and to keep any other power-hungry ones from getting ideas.

We saw how that worked out.

2. The young amateur hero

I haven’t checked but I’m sure there’s been an online debate on who’s more adorable – Spiderman or Flash. I think they both have this puppy-dog cuteness to them that is very appealing.

Clearly, both movies thought so too.

In Justice League, this is the Flash’s first ‘real’ mission and he jumps at it with little thought of the danger ahead. I mean, what’s the point of having these amazing powers and no one to hang out with, right?

Infinity War‘s Spiderman is not as green but we see the same ‘let’s go!’ attitude. Even after Tony tries to send him back to safety. *sniff*

3. Praise the unity!

No, this one is not about the bad guy. We’ll get to that.

This one is about how all the different groups of beings had to come together to conquer the bad guy. In Avengers: Infinity War, all our favourite heroes came together – aliens, humans and gods. In Justice League, even though we haven’t formed a bond with ALL the crews yet, it was heart-warming to see an Amazon, Atlantian, alien (aka Superman), cyborg, superhuman and human fight alongside each other.

Barry: What’s your superpower again?

Bruce: I’m rich

4. The big (literally) bad guy

I have to say, here my bias lies with Avengers’ Thanos as the bad guy and not because he won. He’s got that je ne sais quoi.

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The indestructible Thanos

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Steppenwolf

Still…

Both bad guys are physically domineering – huge, bulky, bodies that tower over everyone, even Thor. Both of them are extremely committed to their mission. And both Thanos and Steppenwolf are here on repeat attempts at world domination. The major difference is that Thanos won. *wails*

 

Although I’m a Marvel fan, I really enjoyed watching Justice League. I think Wonder Woman helped me stay open to enjoying DC movies especially after the disastrous Batman vs Superman. So by the time I was in the throes of Justice League, I found myself enjoying the characters more and looking forward to getting to know all the new ones. It was a bonus that most of them are played by actors I enjoy watching.

 

What did you think of the two movies? Marvel or DC? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S: I’m still working on My favourite coming-to-self movies. Part 2 will be up soon! In the meantime, read Part 1 here

Pictures used in this post can be found via the links below:
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Spiderman 

The Flash

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Thanos

 

My favourite Coming-to-Self movies: Part 1/3

They call them coming-of-age films. I’d like to think of them as coming-to-self movies.

When the idea of this post came to me, I thought about the common theme that runs in this type of movies.

A young person (usually but not always a teenager) is going about their life as usual. Then something happens to them and they find themselves in a new situation, one which needs them to make a choice about who they are.

They’re have been countless movies like this made, and many more to come, I’m sure. I boiled down my favourites to 3 movies. Here’s the first one.

easy A (2010)

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Olive (played by Emma Stone) is living her regular teenage life, attending a regular high school with her not-so-regular best friend, Rhiannon (Aly Michalka). To avoid spending a weekend with Rhi and her nudist parents, she lies to her best friend about having plans with a guy.

Warning, spoilers ahead!

In reality, Olive spends her weekend at home, doing this:

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“I got a, I got a pocket full of sunshine…”

The Monday after, Rhi wants to hear all the juicy details of her date. Frustrated by Rhi’s badgering, Olive lies about sleeping with the imaginary guy. They are overheard in the bathroom by Marianne (Amanda Bynes) who then spreads the rumour over school. In a matter of minutes, the entire school is talking about Olive’s sex-capades.

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Oh, Olive… *facepalm*

After Olive agrees to help her gay classmate by pretending to sleep with him, the rumours about her escalate. Being branded the school slut comes with a popularity she didn’t have before, so she embraces her new image. She changes her wardrobe and brands a red ‘A’ on her clothes, just like the heroine in ‘The Scarlet Letter’, the classic literature book they’re studying in school.

Soon, the rumours spiral out of control (as rumours tend to do) and Olive realises she doesn’t want people to think she really is a slut. Especially not her long-term crush, Todd (Penn Badgley). So she finds a way to finally tell everyone the truth behind the one seemingly harmless lie that started it all.

My Favourite things about easy A

One of the things I really liked about this movie was the dialogue.

It was witty and honest in a way I had not seen before in movies. The humour was very … intelligent. Olive and her family always spoke like they’d just swallowed a dictionary and a couple of thesaurus. I loved it!

Like when Brandon (Dan Byrd) went to Olive’s house and her mother answered the door.

Brandon: Is there an Olive here?

Mom: I’ve got a jar of them in the kitchen.

And when Olive revealed her new look:

Olive: Did you know that Olive is an anagram for ‘I Love’?

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I didn’t know what an anagram was either!

Favourite character

As cliche as it seems, my favourite character was the lead. This was the first time I was seeing Emma Stone on screen and I fell in love immediately. Her portrayal of Olive gave the good girl stereotype a fresh look – as a smart, funny, beautiful and kind-hearted girl.

Favourite moment

It would have to be when Olive made her ‘presentation’ singing ‘Knock on wood’. That is good advertising, right there!

Watching easy A the first time, I wondered why Olive let the lie about her sexual encounters get as far as it did. She had a fairly good life before then. Why complicate it so far?

As I watched it though, I understood some more. And I admired the choice she made to change her path. It took courage, telling the truth and owning up to her mistakes.

What can I say? I love happy endings.


Cast: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka, Dan Byrd, Lisa Kudrow, Cam Gigadent and many more familiar faces (this is a star-studded one).

Genre: Romance, Teen Comedy, Drama.

You can find the images used in this post via the links below:

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Have you watched easy A? Let me know in the comments below!

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – A Review

My name is Celeana Sardothein, and I will not be afraid.

 

Genre: Young adult (YA), Fiction, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy

Year of publication: 2014

My first encounter with Sarah J. Maas was when I read the ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series.

I loved absolutely everything about the story – the use of Beauty and the Beast as inspiration and how it informed these new characters. After that I was eager to see what else this Sarah J. Maas lady had written. That’s how I found ‘A Throne of Glass’.

A look into the plot

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The Assassin’s Blade’is a collection of  short stories (or novellas), pre-dating ‘A Throne of Glass’ – the first book in the series. This collection tells the backstory of Celaena Sardothein, a feared assassin in her kingdom, before she is the Celeana we come to know.

Spoilers ahead!

In the 5 novellas, Celeana’s work with the Assassin’s Guild has her crossing the continent on different missions. Throughout her journeys and experiences, she makes unlikely friends, ferocious enemies and discovers that her master, Arobynn Hamel, may not be who she thought he was.

The 5 short stories are:

  • The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
  • The Assassin and the Healer
  • The Assassin and the Desert
  • The Assassin and the Underworld
  • The Assassin and the Empire

I’ve gone back and forth about whether I’d give a short review on each novella. Eventually, I decided to give only one novella review and not spoil the entire book. 😉

Even more spoilers ahead…

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

Within the first paragraph of this story, we know that Celeana Sardothein thinks highly of herself (to say the least) and it doesn’t help her ego that she seems to be good at what she does. Her rival, and the only person other than Arobynn who does not seem to be afraid of her, is Sam – the second best assassin in the Assassin’s Guild.

After some of the Guild’s assassins are mysteriously killed, Arobynn pairs Celeana with Sam to get to the bottom of it. It’s only after they arrive at Skull’s Bay that Celaena discovers their mission is not what it seems. What kind of business does the King of Assassins have with a Pirate Lord?

What I liked about The Assassin’s Blade

I didn’t know about The Assassin’s Blade until after I’d read ‘A Throne of Glass’. I would not change the order in which I read them for anything.

It helped me understand Celeana better, after seeing her already established in the court. I like that The Assassin’s Blade takes time to outline not just Celeana’s relationship with her master but also reveals the identity of the mysterious Sam who keeps popping up in ‘A Throne of Glass’.

Here’s a pronunciation guide, if like me, you wondered whether you were saying their names correctly. Although, you might not want to follow this link unless you’ve already read ‘A Throne of Glass’. (Spoilers!)

Also, I would highly recommend you read The Assassin’s Blade either before or after ‘A Throne of Glass’. Otherwise, you’ll end up wondering if you missed something. The stories are all linked and relevant to the books that follow (as all good stories should be).

My rating: 4.8 out of 5 

Recommended for: lovers of YA, fantasy, cocky female characters, love, friendship, a little magic and a lot of despair

The book cover can be found via the link below:

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Have you read any of Sarah J. Maas’ books? Do you have a book recommendation for me? Let me know in the comments below! 

Full Circle by Regina Timothy – A Book Review

Genre: Fiction

Year of Publication: 2017

Regina Timothy, the author of ‘Full Circle’ approached me on Goodreads with an exciting idea. Would I be interested in writing a book review on her new novel? Here’s what won me over:

  • She’s an author living in Kenya (my home country)
  • Her book tells a story that I have not found to be common
  • Free e-book, yay!

I quickly agreed.

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Book cover via Goodreads

A look into the plot

‘Full Circle’ follows the story of an Iraqi immigrant woman living in a fictional setting of post- 9/11 America.

The woman, Samia-Al-Sayyid, faces the effects of Islam-linked terrorism and the xenophobia that’s grown as a result. However, she finds a way to live as inconspicuously as she can, pouring all her love and devotion into raising her teenage son. Fortunately, she’s also found a friend in an American woman, so she isn’t entirely without a social life.

Everything in Samia’s life is working well until her past begins to haunt her. Her vindictive brother appears in America, threatening to tell all about Samia’s not-so-pleasant past. Next thing she knows, there’s been another terrorist attack and her son is involved.

All her effort put into being a law-abiding, patriotic American immigrant, all the work she’s been doing to give her son a better life, disappears in a matter of minutes.

To get a better idea of the book, I asked the author a few questions.

Me: Is this your first novel?
Regina Timothy (RT): Yes, it is. I’ve written short stories and poetry but ‘Full Circle’ is my debut novel and it has been an amazing journey writing it. I’m hoping to write many more human interest stories.

Me: Why did you pick the story and characters as you did?
RT: I’ve always loved books and movies with a strong female leads, especially books that highlight the place of women in society. When I began writing the book, I wanted it to be about three different women living in three different continents, and influenced by different cultures and beliefs. The idea was to bring the three women together later in the book and have them discover that despite their circumstances, they face the same trials imposed by society.

Samia was the first character I invented. The more I wrote about her the more her story became complex and I felt she needed a lot more space than a few chapters to tell her story. So I decided to dedicate the entire book to her and follow her journey. I brought in Melisa and Susan, to help Samia tell her story and bring out the original idea of the book that despite their different circumstances, they faced the same demons.
Me: Is there anything you’d like your readers to know about this book before they read it?
RT: This book is about hope and forgiveness.
The book contains some difficult scenes that were hard for me to write because of the raw emotion experienced by the characters. In order to portray strong characters to the reader, the characters need to feel real – they need to live and breathe on the page. When I write, I sometimes get carried away. If my character is smiling, I smile. If my character is in pain you’ll find me wincing or worse. At times the emotions are too raw and I have to remind myself that I made the characters and the situations up. Occasionally when things are so intense, I take a break from writing to get into the right headspace.

What I thought about ‘Full Circle’

Generally, I liked the plot idea. Its a heart-wrenching story about some of the hardships women face. Regina does not shy from expressing deep emotions through her characters.

I do feel however that there may have been a lot of assumptions behind the story, especially about Muslims, terrorism and xenophobia in America. Another part that made reading ‘Full Circle’ slightly difficult was the lack of flow in the story. It felt like the book could have been split into two different novels instead of being squeezed into one.

Samia is a likeable character but forgettable. All the characters could have been stronger and more unique, less like the stereotypes they seemed to portray.

I recognise this is a debut novel. For that, I applaud Regina Timothy. It takes a lot of courage to put out any form of art.

‘Full Circle’ is definitely unique in its attempt to address the place of women in society. For these reasons, and many more, I would not completely disregard the book.

My rating: 3 out of 5

Recommended for: those who enjoy literary fiction and stories based on real-life, everyday society.

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge: Day 3

Not all those who wander are lost.

~ J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings (Book 1)

The Lord of the Rings is the longest book I’ve read to completion and enjoyed to date. All 3 books.

If you’ve ever attempted that read, I’m sure you’re thinking, “You enjoyed that?!”

What can I say? I’m a fan.

For Day 3 of this challenge, I’m more than happy to quote J.R.R Tolkien. Amidst all those page-long songs lie numerous nuggets of wisdom. It’s a plus that Goodreads created such a cute image for this particular quote.

I was tagged in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Saman who writes really good reviews. Check out her blog!

Today I nominate:

  1. Karani
  2. Surbi
  3. Fiona

I know some people prefer not to do challenges like this one, so if I tag you, no pressure.

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you so much Saman! I’ve enjoyed doing this challenge.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge: Day 2

Not the buttons! Not the gum-drop buttons!

~ Gingy the Gingerbread man from Shrek (2001)

Shrek began my love affair with Dreamworks movies.

The next time I saw that man on the moon tossing his fishing line and heard the signature opening tune, I was ready for another heart-warming animation.

Because let me tell you (say this in a Kenyan accent). If there’s a movie I’ve watched countless times, it’s Shrek. At one point my cousins and I would watch it every Saturday afternoon. We watched it so often, we knew everyone’s lines!

I loved everything about Shrek – the unique storyline, the blended fairytales, the modern twists and the music, oh the music.

That’s why this quote makes it to Day 2 of the challenge. The humour infused in Shrek belongs in the history books.

Today I nominate:

  1. Kerixx
  2. Saitu
  3. Carolyne

I know some people prefer not to do challenges like this one, so if I tag you, no pressure.

I was tagged in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Saman who writes really good reviews. Check out her blog!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you Saman!
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Image via Hollywoodmemorabilia.com

3 days, 3 quotes challenge

Day One

Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.

This challenge definitely falls in the ‘easier said than done’ category for me. I have so many quotes from so many places that have resonated deeply with me.

Some made me laugh, others made me pause and think, while others still brought me to tears.

So I decided not to stress myself out.

Instead of looking for specific favourite quotes, I’m picking the first 3 that jump out at me.

Here’s number one.

Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.

~ The Matrix Revolution.

Today I nominate:

  1. Karomo
  2. Joanne

I know some people prefer not to do challenges like this one, so if I tag you, no pressure.

I was tagged in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Saman who writes really good reviews. Check out her blog!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you Saman!
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.