Real Issues That Affect Us

I want to thank inamessyworld.wordpress.com for awarding all of the blogs that they follow (including Beauty Bae) the Real Neat Blog award. Here’s my message to inamessyworld, the world can’t be too messy if you’ve just won a NEAT award. 😉

Anyway, thanks for the nomination and I’ll get cracking with answering your questions as best but probably ‘worst’ – knowing me (knowing you, HAHA đŸ˜†đŸŽ¶)!

Right, first, let’s discuss the discussting rules:

1) tag/link The Nominator, ’cause they’ll “be BACK!” Arnold, is that you?

2) Thank them profusely.

3) Mention these rules.

4) Answer the questions they asked (to the best of your ability).

5) Come up with questions of your own…

6) Keep this chain going by nominating others, linking them into the post.

7) Tell your nominees about the fact that you nominated them, or don’t – ain’t nobody going to tell you what to do!

So, without further ado, much ado about LOTS OF THINGS! Here goes EVERYTHING:

What made you start blogging?

I’d like to say that I wasn’t a complete and utter nerd who knew how to code basic HTML into web servers at the age of 13, but – I can’t… I was. I loved writing, I loved web design and I loved the idea that I can write and people can read it from all over the world. Not much has changed on that front.

What would you change about yourself?

I wouldn’t have these nasalobial creases or lines at the age of 25, FFS! Do you know the length of time I take out of my day to not blog, not eat, not work and not tweet – just do FACIAL YOGA?! I mean, if I wasn’t rendered undatable before, I sure as HECK don’t look datable when I’m massaging/applying acupressure on my own face or suppressing air in my cheeks like a chipmunk.

What are your aspirations?

My aspirations are to meet bae, get married, have a couple of kids, and just live past my life expectancy. Ain’t asking for much, am I? I obviously have career aspirations, like crawl up that ladder like a baby learning to walk for the first time and/or further establishing myself as a journo – but, I’m in control of that. I am my own leader in that. The rest is fate and God’s work.

What has been your biggest struggle?

Real. The struggle is: REAL. Mick taking aside, I’m sure I hvs plenty of struggles, I just really don’t have time to A) list them all or 2) think about them. They are struggles and I’m able to overcome them.

Also, if I’ve yet to take a Mick that you know, leave their details in the comments section. I’ll be holding Mick-Taking auditions in a theatre near you to see who’ll qualify…

If you could choose one celebrity to have dinner with, who would it be?

Hmm, definitely the funniest person to exist… The founder of Klingon Klangton.

Name one thing you fear:

Being a 70 year old virgin. đŸ™ˆđŸ˜‚đŸ€ŁđŸ˜©Â I mean, there’s a film about a 40 year old one but ain’t nobody reached senior level and still not got ‘it’ – other than Nuns, of course! 🙏

Your favourite song?

Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye… Yeah, okay… Calm down! Before you ask, no, I’m not entirely sure what this means… But, I do know that I’m NOT frustrated! I have self-control and standards, thanks. I want ‘The One’ not EVERYONE.

My questions to my nominees:

What do you look for when reading/following other blogs?

Where do you like to be professionally/personally in 5 years time?

Why did you choose to specialise in the subject that you’re currently blogging about?

In what ways does your blog inspire those who read its posts?

What do you think is your best trait?

Would you consider video-blogging (if you don’t do it already)? If you do, list three things you love most about your vlog.

Mention three of your favourite bloggers/vloggers and explain your reasons why they inspire you.

How would you know if you’ve ‘made it’?

* why is Bae such an absolute SPICE?! 😍 Just, leave me here to swoon like a swan at his EVERYTHING. Legitimitisly.

My nominees:

Everyone who reads this and wants to get involved… I’ll probably mention a few of you in a tweet (to nominate you personally) too.

Podcast

Today, I checked the Instagram Story of Sara Asiya, one of my favourite Instagram personalities. She is the funniest lady I’ve come across in a while, I love her. However, sadly, she constantly is faced with negative feedback and her feeds are no stranger to negative comments and is becoming a hub trolls.

Today, she broke down LIVE on Instagram. It broke me. I know that this stuff happens, but I think seeing the affects first hand really messed me up.

The media is notorious for spreading the message that women are “too big” or “too thin” and what the “perfect” body/face shape is, so the last thing we need is some troll that has nothing better to do with their time than hurt and offend people. There’s a difference between banter and disrespect.

I do not stand for it, and I do not condone it. Listen to what I’ve got to say below…

This is my open letter to the voters. You, yes you

Fact:

Voting is actually a luxury. There are countries that prohibit their citizens from voting… Citizens in some countries are oppressed and have to watch a leader they don’t want go into power and are helpless in their societies. So, if there was no other reason for you to vote – let this be reason…

The United Kingdom sees voting as a right to those over a certain age. Use this right, dont abuse it!

Voting is free and is a way for you to get your voice heard, a chance to have your needs (and your society/community’s needs) met. Don’t waste it!

Your choice:

When choosing a name to cross on your ballot, make sure you are completely certain and understand what’s at stake.

Read their manifestos, watch their Question Time responses and decide based on what benifits you and the wider community.

Look, although there’s plenty of austerity and barbarianism that’s going on in this day and age, the ability to vote shows that not all hope is lost. There is a way to combat this treachery, by choosing the right candidate for PM…

If you can hold your head up high, knowing your reasons for the candidate you’ve voted for, you’ve won. No one can take that from you.

Yes, absolutely a vote is for the benefit of the many and not the few – so choose correctly. Be selfish in your vote but also spare a thought for the aftermath.

Remember:

Whatever the result, you’ve done all that you can. You visited your local Polling Station, put a cross in a box that matters most, handed it in, and walked out with pride.

If you’re a young person and this is your first time voting, you rock! The world needs you (and more of you). Honestly, be proud of the fact that you registered and you voted. This is something that you’ve had a hand in changing. You contributed to the outcome. Kudos.

Things nobody wants to hear tomorrow:

“I didn’t vote but the right/wrong person won” – vote. If the right person won, great. But, you could’ve been that extra % that edged it that little bit further. If the wrong person won, that’s probably your fault because you chose not to vote. So, shame of you really…

“I voted for them thinking the other party would win.” Fuck off. Seriously, just fuck right off! If this was a bet on the dogs at the bookies, would you put all of your life savings on the wrong dog for a laugh (when in your heart of hearts you knew they’d lose)? No, didn’t think so…

Voting is a risk, granted, but it takes only one person to change our community, and you’re it.

Logistics:

“Should I use the pencil provided or bring a pen?” Take a pen with you if you’d feel more comfortable. I will be. Either way, whether you voted in pen/pencil, you still voted. Pen marks can be crossed out just as easily as pencil marks can be erased. It is NOT illegal to vote in pen.

Who should you vote for today?

It should be easy… If you don’t know, just vote for the one that has the LEAST CONS to offer. You’ll find the answer to that on a maternity ward… Rhymes with Harbour.

My vote?

I stand with the National Security & Emergancy Services, I stand with the NHS, I stand with education, the social housing/social care, I stand with the majority. I am voting for a better future, a somewhat safer one.

Versatile Blogger Award

ALOHA!

I’m coming to you LIVE and direct from Honolulu, Hawaii aka London town… How GOES it?!

I just wanted to jump on the blogging bandwagon to give major kudos, love and shout-outs to Alexis, one of my favourite ladies in the blogasphere. What an absolute BABE! Bloggers like her are the reason I carry on blogging.

Thank you Alexis for nominating me for my second Versatile Blogger award.

Right, let’s hop to it – the rules should you choose to accept them (like a proposal) are…

  • Give a little thankful R E S P E C T (the way Aretha Franklin does) in the form of back linking to your nominator.
  • Nominate 15 blogging gangstas of your choosing.
  • Link your nom-nom-inedible-ations and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share sieben (seven) FAKTZ about your person/self.

 

(I feel like you know enough, so I might have to write seven FICTIONS instead, for suspense purposes)

  • My next tattoo is going to be a willow tree (this is true.)

 

  • I smell like 8Teen Spirit (fiction.)
  • I kickboxed my way to a tendon tear in my knee (true…)
  • I don’t really know much about life (25 years later), but I’ll keep you posted when I reach level 26 (oh, who am I kidding? True!)
  • I have an Oreo cheesecake in my fridge which belongs in & around my facial arena, making its way inside of my stomach lining (true.)
  • This is the sixth out of the seven facts, I can count, honest. (a fact that showed promise of having nothing to do with me, #selfish.)
  • The definition of a fact is: “a thing that is known or proved to be true”. I, myself, am a fact. I’m no Catfish! You don’t need to set Nev & Max to kick my butt! (true.)

 

15 nominations time… Alright. Who’s it gonna be?

Jheeze, I feel like this is the virtual version of the Sorting Hat scene in Harry Potter…

Okay, here goes:

  1. You, the person reading this.
  2. You, the person reading this.
  3. You, the person reading this.
  4. You, the person reading this.
  5. You, the person reading this.
  6. You, the person reading this.
  7. You, the person reading this.
  8. You, the person reading this.
  9. You, the person reading this.
  10. You, the person reading this.
  11. You, the person reading this.
  12. You, the person reading this.
  13. You, the person reading this.
  14. You, the person reading this.
  15. You, the person reading this.

It’s not a tall order choosing 15 people who read this and I’ll tell you why… ‘Cause this blog isn’t a Giraffe! Bless you all whether you sneeze or not.

LOVE!

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