Gone for a while | Mystery blogger Award

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Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging;  and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma

Rules: (Weird ones, really)

1. List the rules.

2. Put the award logo/image in your blog.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.

6. Nominate 10-20 people.

7. Notify your nominees.

8. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best posts

I will be following MOST of the rules. You know me. I am not one for following orders after all.


I was nominated for this award by M.Gin. Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you a million times for considering my  blog! This means a lot to me! I would also like to thank all of you who follow me and my posts! You are all amazing!  Special thanks to  Okoto Enigma for creating this award; along with other great opportunities she creates for new and inspiring blogger through her posts.

Fists,  here are 3 things about me:

1. I’m a gamer and tech geek.

2. I love me a cup of good coffee at any time of the day.

3. I still haven’t found an effective way to relieve my anxiety. Oh well…!

Now I have to follow the rules and answer to some questions asked by M.Gin …😁

1. HOW do you eat your chicken? (e.g., skin first, then the meat or both at the same time, or meat first… idk, be honest okay?) Well, I don’t eat the skin, unless it’s crispy, and I prefer chicken breast.  Normally,  I’ll just eat the meat.

2. If you were to get stuck in an island all alone, would you wish for company or just leave the island and get back to the noisy place you call home? Leave the island!

3. If you were given a chance to create your monster, what would it be and what would you call it? A monster… Is a dog that can talk and live for more than 20 years a monster?! If yes, I would call it Baby!  that’s how I call every dog I see

4. When walking, do you put your right foot or left foot first? honestly I don’t know the answer to that one.  I tend to think a lot while walking,  so I never paid attention.

5. What do you think happens to the cockroaches when they die?  They never die. It’s all a hoax.

Here are my nominees :

Justagirlandabike

Lilly M

Blinkingcat

All about Livi

largesttamara

Diaryofacelibate

Doctorofthinkology

Deepika Ramesh

The Wronged Soul

Samuel

searchingforfai

Alwayswithabackpack

And here are my questions for my nominees!

1. If you had 3 wishes,  what would they be (don’t include ”to have more wishes”)?

2. What’s your way of De-stressing?

3. If you could have one superpower,  what would it be? Think carefully.

4. What’s your morning routine?

5. Which was the funniest moment in your life till now?

Thank you all!  Good luck and continue with your great posts!

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Music.

I’m listening to “If You Ever Want to Be in Love” by James Bay, and hundred thoughts and memories are passing through my mind. The memories, though, bittersweet. I can see myself  sitting at my desk in Amstel, Amsterdam, and trying to figure out how the hell am I going to finish that last chapter I need for my Thesis, before the deadline. It’s funny that whenever I listen to James Bay or Hozier, I get vivid flashbacks from my life back in Amsterdam. That city! It only happens when I listen to those two artists. Their songs, somehow, must have gotten hardwired to my brain and they are now strongly connected to memories that I really hope they never fade.

“I literally can’t live without the presence of music in my life” is something I’ve heard from others and I always reply with enthousiasm”me neither”! This sweet addiction dates back to my early teen years. Since then, I listen to classic rock, (heavy) metal, alternative/folk and pop rock, and to other similar genres.  I don’t have a favourite artist or band. Generally, I don’t really have favourite things in my life; only things that I like and enjoy. Hmmm… Maybe Guns n’ Roses could be my favourite band of all times, and a song that truly speaks to me is “Heaven and Hell” by Black Sabbath, but still, I don’t want to categorize or discriminate anything.

Some people match the music they listen to their mood. Same goes for me. One morning I’ll be listening to Iced Earth and the next to Coldplay. You never know. But, I never leave home without my MP3 player. If I don t have it with me it feels like I left part of me at home.When you put your headphones on, you create a *me* moment whenever you are, even if it lasts fifteen minutes. You know what I mean, if sometimes you can’t wait to head out of home and find the perfect song in your list that will take you to wherever you have to go. Doesn’t it feel amazing?!e837a917c5fd4f4f27e280bb9c172a50

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Melody and lyrics. Oh! They create things, they tell all kinds of stories. As I’m typing this, I recall all these moments when a song gave me goosebumps, no matter how many times I listened to it! And I know that it’s not only me. How many things have we done, started or ended, celebrated with a song?! Probably countless things. A song is always there, to complement and complete a memory. Whatever that maybe.

Now a song came up to me; “Every Rose Has Its Thorn“. Read the lyrics and tell me whether you can relate to that story or not.

“I listen to our favorite song playing on the radio
Hear the DJ say love’s a game of easy come and easy go
But I wonder does he know?
Has he ever felt like this?
And I know that you’d be here right now
If I could have let you know somehow
I guess”

– Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison

And the moment when you listen to a song and you realize that it reminds you of certain people and your time together is priceless. “Sedated” or the “Work Song”(by Hozier), for instance, brings me back to coffee time at East 57 with my beautiful friend Patricia or MA Thesis planning and studying with my dear friend Erin in Amsterdam. “Magic” (by Coldplay) takes me back to the very moment of my flight from Amsterdam back to Greece (and I was crying, like a lot). And the list goes on and on. A song is always there to make sure that you’ll never forget of those little or big moments you had. At least this is what happens to me; especially with the little things.

Once music becomes part of your life, to the point where you cannot live without it, it also becomes part of *who you are*. It shapes you, it’s your helping hand, and it gives voice to your thoughts and emotions. There no other or more perfect way to express and damp down your feelings and emotions. Is there?! Me … I’m a very emotional person myself, and sometimes I really struggle to put whatever I’m thinking/feeling into words, so it’s a blessing to have a song that articulates all of *that* in a couple of minutes. It’s so perfect. It’s magic. How did humans even invent that?! Or was it in us, like from the beginning of our time? I want to be believe that it was always in us. However this happened, it’s the most beautiful thing.

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