Giveaway (Hip, Hurray)

Hey book lovers,

If you are like me, then you just love adding a new book to library and try not to get overwhelm by the fact that you haven’t read half of them.

 Stellar kittens book reviews  is celebrating 200+ followers and is giving out a free book to a lucky follower. And it’s now open to her international followers which means she send an eBook through your mail. But if you reside in the U.S, then you get it delivered to your doorstep. Now that’s cool.

Yay! 

For more on the giveaway, click on the link Giveaway and get a chance to win any of this book. You can make a choice. And she’s already written reviews on most of them. So check out her blog.


If you don’t know her, Stellar is a book blogger and is really good at what she does. Her blog is very beautiful and organized, you have to definitely check it out.

The Giveaway ends Midnight November 5 PST. So hurry.

Have a lovely day, guys.

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BACK To SChOOL Tag

Hey guys, how you doing? Hope September is working out the way you plan. I have been nominated for the Back to School Tag by Claire. She has an amazing blog. She writes a lot of poetry and short stories and you should totally check it out. So thank you Claire @ Claire Yang writes. This is my first non award tag, so I feel good about it. Though I would apologize for taking a while to get it done.  It also came at a perfect time. Though I think the high/secondary school semester has already started or is starting real soon but I’m entering the University this year, my first year by God’s grace and the semester is starting later this year. Probably November, I can’t say for now.

So here are the rules for the tag:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you. (#shamelessselfpromo)
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions. (Or a blank copy of the old questions, if you’re too lazy to make your own (or you just love my questions))
  4. Tag as many (or as few) people as you want. (Try to make sure they’re still doing school!)
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. (I can’t confirm this, BUT I’LL KNOW IF YOU LIE, OKAY? MAGICALLY!)
  6. Don’t die. (Death is terrible for the complexion, dearie)

Her Question

    1. What do you look forward to most this school year?

    It’s going to be first year in the university, so I’m looking forward to the whole ‘college experience’.

    2. What do you look forward to most this school year?

    Definitely staying in the hostel. I’ve gone to check them out and the rooms are real small and you have to share with like four other persons. I’m so not looking forward to that.

    3. What are your goals for this school year?

    Basically to work hard and mostly, to be able to properly manage myself.

    4. What is your favorite and least favorite subject?

     I haven’t started yet, so I can’t say. However, I’m the kind of person even back in high school who does well to like all my subjects/courses.

    5. What are some things that you would like to see change this school year?

    It’s going to be my first year and i want more than anything else for it to treat me well.


    My Questions

    1. What do you look forward to most this school year?

    2.What do you look forward to most this school year?

    3.What are your goals for this school year?

    4.What are some things that you would like to see change this school year?

    5. What would count as a distraction during studies?

    6. How do you plan to deal with them? 

    So I nominate the following bloggers to do this tag.

    There wasn’t an official logo for this tag, so I made mine. You can use the same or create yours too.


    Alaina @ an infinite book world

    namunderthesun

    thr undomestic writer

    Tanya @ glamitupwithtc

    Simple Ula

    Elizabeth @ not so perfect student

    and anyone who wants to do this tag. Just link your answers back to this post.

    {Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag if you’ve done it before or simply don’t want to }

    Wishing you a lovely day. 

    Dear Diary,

    I remember the first time I decided to keep a diary. I was nine or ten year old, I had just watched the Barbie Diaries; Barbie with a diary that she thought was magical because everything she wrote in it came true. So I told my elder sister, she was a year and half older than me. So we cut off papers and sew them together. She painted the cover for me and drew lovely stickers on it. It was great but I could never maintained it.

    I didn’t write what back then I thought was a secret because I thought why try so hard to keep something to myself only to write it down and someone comes across it and reads it. So I stop keeping it.

    Two years past, I try the diary thing again, I would write out random things like what I did, what I ate, how school treated me, but I still didn’t write what back then I thought were secrets in it like who I crushed on because I thought what if one of my sisters, or mum or dad come across it. I try to write random things on it everyday but some days, it slips my mind and I forget. I thought there were important things I should be doing rather than sitting here writing some stories that might come not to mean anything later. So I stopped.

    Last year, I started again. Why? I thought this time I’d write out what I felt about what happens. I discovered then that the pen couldn’t really capture exactly what I felt and sometimes when I sit down to write, I find out I can’t remember how I felt.

    The thing is, life is so vast and I think  its a human nature to try to capture and keep every moment. Except that, we can’t. As human grow older, memories fade and we find ourselves grasping blurry images. But it doesn’t stops us for trying. Though there are those days or moments we can’t ever forget, forever imprinted in our minds.

    So am I against keeping diaries? No, no, of course not. I will probably start writing one again. When? I have no idea.  I keep the former ones and when I read then, I’m hit with flashbacks of stuffs that happened back then and I smile.

    In the words of Ed Sheeran,
    “We keep this love in a photograph
    We make these memories for ourselves
    Where our eyes are never close
    Hearts are never broken
    And time is forever frozen still.”

    So no matter how some of us might criticize social networks; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, they have given us a place where we can store and share these memories.

    It doesn’t matter how you do, (Writings, Pictures), it’s all, a Dear Diary.

    * * *
    Quote of the day
    .

    “Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond your problems”

    Look beyond your problems, Let God take control, Be happy.

    With love,

    Nessa. 💕

    The Music Tag

    Ever heard the saying “music is life”, am sure we all have. I think one of the things everyone in the world has in common is the love of music, the only thing that varies is the type of music we prefer to listen. Dont will all just love sitting in a couch and listening to that crazy jam that makes us tap our feet and shake our heads. So I am participating in the music tag hosted by
    katrin @ https://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/lets-talk-about-music/ – my cup of English tea

    The Questions

    • What sort of music do you like to listen to?

    I listen to a lot of music, most times I choose them by the lyrics. If I like the story in the words. However, I would say pop, gospel, a bit of rock.


    • Do you play an instrument? What is your favorite instrument?

    I don’t for now but I would really love to learn to play the piano \ keyboard.


    • What is your favorite quote about music?

     Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” – Victor Hugo.

    • Who is your favorite singer/musician?

    I really can pick one and most times  it isn’ t about the musicians to me but the songs they sing, so I will say I love  a lot of Travis Greene and Hezekiah Walker songs, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, the chainmokers (am crazy about their music), Little Mix, Sia, a bit of Katy Perry.

    • Who is your favorite songwriter/composer?

    I don’t really have one. I don’t listen to classical music


    • What is one musician or composer you secretly like but won’t admit it?
    • Hmmm, am really open about my music preferences.


      • If you had to get stuck on a desert island with only three works of music, what would they be?

      Probably a lot of Travis Greene and Sia


      • What kind of you music do you dislike?                                                Hip hop and rap songs that talk about nothing much but sex, drugs and sex. But I am cool with rap on a normal ground.

      So that’s its, your turn guys, I nominate everyone who listen to a song in the last two days (probably everyone).

      Tag me and link back to this post, display the music tag image, and nominate as many people as you’d like. If you want you can also add more questions.

      Here are a recap of the questions and I added two of mine.

      • What sort of music do you like to listen to?
      • Do you play an instrument? What is your favorite instrument?
      • What is your favorite quote about music?
      • Who is your favorite singer/musician?
      • Who is your favorite songwriter/composer?
      • What is one musician or composer you secretly like but won’t admit?
      • If you had to get stuck on a desert island with only three works of music, what would they be?
      • What kind of you music do you dislike?
      • How do you choose your playlist?
      • If you were having a bad day, what music\ musician would you like to listen to.


      Have fun…


      She Multiplies…

      A woman is an incubator
      God designed the female to be an incubator
      Her whole body is incubation
      An incubator is something that gives life to everything.
      Whatever you give an incubator
      It gives it life then gives it back to you
      Whatever you give an incubator
      It multiples
      Then it gives back to you
      That’s why women must be careful what they listen to
      Who they listen to
      And what they hear
      Because women incubates everything
      If you give a woman a word
      She gives you a sentence back
      If you give her a sentence
      She gives you a paragraph
      If you give her a paragraph
      You are going to get a book
      If you give a woman one sperm
      She’s going to give it life
      Multiply it
      And give you a baby
      You give her a house
      She gives you a home
      Makes it beautiful
      Mutiplies it
      She makes you a beautiful home
      You give her groceries
      She gives you a meal
      You give her frustration
      She multiplies it
      And gives you hell
      A female is an incubator
      That means she receives information
      She expounds it
      And she gives it back to you
      A female never keeps anything
      Incubators do not keep anything
      They may hold it for a while
      But you will eventually get it back
      And it would never come back the way you gave it
      It comes back multiplied
      A woman would be under pressure for twenty years and then one day, all of a sudden, she goes crazy on you
      She curses you and throw stuffs at you
      She incubates everything
      So if you give a woman gossip
      You know when the bible talks about gossip
      It usually refers to the female
      Why?
      Why is it that a woman destroys with her mouth?
      Because a woman keeps multiplying stuffs
      So women if you want to be a good wife
      Make sure you receive the right stuff
      Because whatever you receive
      You are going to multiply it
      And you are going to give it to your husband
      So if you are on the phone talking all day to a woman who’s divorced and you are not
      If you are talking all day to women whose marriages ain’t working all the time
      And they are talking to you
      They are going to get into your womb
      And then your husband comes back
      And you start speaking negative things
      And suspicious things to your husband
      When in fact you’ve been receiving that junk from your friend on the phone.
      No wonder why, Peter said, women be like Sarah, live a quiet life, don’t be noisy, don’t be gossips
      Why?
      You’re an incubator
      You produce what you listen to.”

      * * *

      This words were sent to me by a friend through a Digital Grace…Be inspired video. I liked it a lot, so I shared it. To me, this words are true and i see a lot of it happing around me.

      Liebster Award 2017

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      Hey guys, hope you are having a smashing week? Mine is going a bit stressful. I have been nominated for yet another blogger award and I’m pretty excited about it. The Liebster Blogger Award is a wonderful way to get to know other new bloggers. Thanks a lot to

      alikerofmanythings for nominating me. Her blog is awesome. You should really check it out.

      Here Are The Rules:

      Appreciate the person who nominated you.

      Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.

      Nominate 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers).

      Ask your nominees 11 questions.

      Let them know that you have nominated them.

      1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

      I would love to be able to read minds, know what exactly people are thinking.

      2. What is your Hogwarts house?

      Haven’t watch the Harry Potter series, so I can’t say.

      3. What do you do when you are feeling stressed?

      Mostly sleep.

      4. Who would you love to see perform live?

      Taylor Swift

      5. You get to have dinner with three famous people, dead or alive, who would it be?

      Hmmm…I ll have to pick
      Kendall Jenner
      Gigi Hardid
      Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie (she’s my favourite African writer)

      6. Do you have any pets?

      Not at all

      7. Favourite musician?

      That’s a really hard one cause I have lot of favourites, so I’m not picking.

      8. If you could have one talent/skill, what would it be?

      Singing. I’m good at it but I would want to have like that mind blowing singing talent, I’m talking about Celine Dion blow-your-mind

      9. Dream profession?

      I would love to travel around the world, vist amazingly cool places, interview important personalities and get paid for it.

      10. Would you mind sharing a writing tip?

      If you want to write, I advise you steer away from distractions (things, persons, places), if not you’ll end up getting distracted and not writing at all.

      11. Why do you blog?

      First of all, its creative. I plan to be a published writer soon enough so this blog helps me to practise, put me out there and see people’s opinions on little of my write up. WordPress is the only social media am active on, because I find chatting a bit stressful and I really don’t like wasting my time scrolling through people’s photoshop pics.


      So here are my questions…

      1. What do you do with most of your time when not blogging?

      2. Have you ever wished to change lives with someone you know? And I don’t mean a celebrity or a fictional character.

      3. If yes, why? If no, why not?

      4. If you could have dinner with three famous people, dead or alive, who would they be?

      5. Dream profession?

      6. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

      7. What would you never be caught dead doing?

      8. How often do you cry?

      9. Who would you love to see perform live?

      10. Where are you from? (country)

      11. Would you rather work at your dream job and never be appreciated or do a job you don’t like but be appreciated?

      So my nominees are:

      namunderthesun

      Apri3site    

      Revelation70

      impressionshearts

      My cup of English tea

      imready

      The diary of a muslim girl

      JessicaHugoinspire

      The album

      Zeckrombryan

      Doing it natural blog

      ….there were really so many bloggers I wanted to add to the list but rules are rules…

      Looking forward to your answers.

      Don’t forget to link it back to this post so I can see them.

      Wishing you blessings for every day that goes in this week.

      Losing Bellly Fat- 15 effective ways

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      Always found that belly fat a nuisance? Well, here are 15 tips to help you get rid of them.

      Tip 1: First thing first, you need to be motivated. Losing weight takes a lot effort and time so you need to be properly motivated so you won’t give up easily.

      Tip 2: Choose a fitness routine that’s just right for you. You can browse them out on goggle or youtube.

      Tip 3: Rather than eating three large meals every day, switch to five smaller meals: a light breakfast, a mid-morning snack, a light lunch, a mid-afternoon snack, and a balanced dinner. Smaller portions more often will keep you from feeling hungry. And by the way, when I say “snack,” of course I mean something healthful, not a Twinkie! 

      Tip 4: Doing your weight bearing exercises – one of the best way of losing belly fat. think you’ll need to spend the rest of your life doing sit-ups and crunches only, so you can burn belly fat and keep it off, that’s not quite true. You’ll need to do all sorts of exercises, in moderation, including weight bearing exercises, like brisk walking, jogging, and the like. Remember, overall fitness and nutrition is the key for losing stomach fat, and making sure it doesn’t come

      Tip 5: Do your non-weight bearing exercises too. In addition to the weight bearing exercises to help you burn belly fat, you’ll also need to add non-weight bearing exercises, like biking and rowing. These two (weight bearing and non-weight bearing), combined with weight training and cardio, and some yoga thrown in for good measure, will give you a lifetime of fitness and good health — and of course will melt that belly fat away for good.

      Tip 6: Never skip breakfast. It can actually be one of those things that cause stomach fat! If you don’t eat after many hours of sleeping your body goes into ‘starvation mode’. This is bad news for shedding belly fat as it slows your metabolism down in an effort to save energy and burn less calories. In fact a lot of dietitians advice that the best breakfast is a heavy one.

      Tip 7: One of the best ways to lose stomach fat fast is to try and eat more fat burning foods such as brown rice, whole grains, vegetables, natural fruits, skimmed milk, lean poultry or meat, seafood and egg whites.

      Tip 8: Cut down or eliminate the consumption of alcohol. Because of the effects alcohol has on the liver, drinking alcoholic drinks slows down the body’s natural fat burning proces.

      Tip 9: I hate the scale. We all think of it as the end-all, be-all of weight loss measurement, but it’s not. First of all, as women, our weight is prone to fluctuate a little on its own with our own natural cycles. Also, as we build lean muscle and lose stomach fat, we’ll actually gain a little weight, though we’re losing inches. Ignore the scale. Or, if you just can’t help yourself, keep the weigh-ins to a minimum, maybe once a week or every two weeks.

      Tip 10: Drink, drink and drink. While trying to lose belly fat, its important to stay hydrated. If you are dehydrated your liver won’t function, making the fat losing process ineffective.

      Tip 11: Want a quick tip to make it look like you’ve lost inches, even when you haven’t (yet)? Suck your tummy in, put your shoulder back, keep your head up, and, with this good posture, you’ll look (and even FEEL) much fitter — it’s even easier to breathe this way! In a way you’ll be toning your abdominal muscles, and as you know – they are essential in losing stomach fat faster

      Tip 12: Swim. I know I sound like a broken record, but if you don’t exercise regularly, you’ll never lose belly fat. One of the best ways to exercise, and the most fun this summer, is to swim!

      Tip 13: Eat slowly – an effective way of losing stomach fat fast. Get into the habit of taking smaller bites and chewing them slowly because that will ensure that you consume fewer calories and do not over-eat. How? Well, it takes our brain about 20 minutes to register that we are full. So if you don’t take your time to eat, chances are you’re eating past the point where you’re full. Eating slowly gives you enough time to realize when you should stop.

      Tip 14: A good night sleep. If you are not sleeping at least 7-8 hours per night you will find it difficult to find the energy to work out and eat well. Studies show people who are constantly tired have slower metabolisms.  So, make sure you get a good night sleep every night!

      Tip 15: Skip the junk food. Skip the fast food. Why? It’s loaded with calories.

      Once you’ve got the body you want (no belly fat in sight!), that doesn’t mean it’s time to rest on your laurels. Don’t stop exercising. Don’t stop eating right. Keep up with your plan, and you’ll keep your new hot body!

      More tips? Find them in this previous post

      Lose the belly fat!