Did you know that Mama of Maisha blog thought ChickAboutTown had brilliant content and/or design? Well, she didn’t tell me so herself, but since she recently prized me with The Honest Scrap Award, I can only extrapolate! 🙂
Thank you, Mama, for this great honor!
I humbly accept this award whose attachments are:
Attachments to the award:
- You must brag about the award.
- You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger.
- You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
- Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog.
- List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.
Then pass it on with the instructions!
Since I have bragged about the award and let you know who awarded it to me, I’ll now move on to the next step and tell you which seven bloggers I’m passing the award on to.
To these seven: you may never have heard of me or my blog before, but I am an avid reader of each of your blogs! I hope you will accept my award for what it is: a testament to how much I enjoy your writing. Thanks for your wonderful thoughts and words; I look forward to reading much more from you. Without further ado, these seven are:
- African Expat Wife of African Expat Wives Club
- Ernest Bazanye of Mr. Ernest Bazanye
- Kipepeo of Kipepeo (the blog)
- Moses Kemibaro of Moses Kemibaro (the blog)
- Rafiki of Rafiki Kenya
- Rebekah Heacock of Jackfruity
- Tumwijuke of Ugandan Insomniac
Now that that’s done, let me tell you ten honest things about myself. Drum roll, please!
- Let me start by sharing something trivial. Let’s say, about something like…hair. I have a 5-year pact with myself not to cut (or process) my natural hair. I made this pact in 2006, so that will be in effect until 2011. (If you are wondering why, it’s because I am scissor-happy when it comes to my hair, yet I want to grow a huge Bamboocha afro. So far, so good! :-))
- I have a “Christian” name, but most people who know me, don’t know this fact about me. I go by two African names: the root of my first name means “hope”, while my second name means “he who, through his own efforts, does well for himself”. (This is not in an effort to be afrocentric – it was all my parents’ doing.)
- I have no sisters, just brothers. (To all my cousin-sisters reading this, you know I simply mean among my parents’ offspring. With you in my life, I know I definitely do have sisters! :-))
- I am very goal-oriented. I love to set goals for myself and achieve them. The more unlikely I am to achieve a goal from the start, the more exciting the whole journey is for me. I can take extreme measures to reach a desired goal but rarely realize how extreme I am being until other people react to what I am doing. 🙂
- I was never taught how to read. I (spontaneously?) began to read one afternoon when I was three or four when I couldn’t find anyone to read me a story. My younger brother had just been born and I really, really wanted to hear a story. I guess it’s true what they say: where there is a will, there is a way. 🙂 (True story! I just verified this fact with my Mother to be sure my memory wasn’t playing tricks on me.)
- Money is important to me – I love having money and enjoy the power and freedom (and fine things :-)) that go with having money. I am a staunch believer in Suze Orman’s mantra, “People, then money, then things”, though I often misquote this as “Money, then people, then things” (can anyone say Freudian slip? :-)).
- Although I am 30 years old, I feel like life has just begun for me. I look forward to seeing the world and partaking in a multitude of experiences that I have only dreamed of until now. This is in sharp contrast to what I feel the world tells me I should be feeling now, which is feeling like settling down and bringing forth the next generation. Not!
- I love Africa and particularly love living here. My happiness is directly related to my being on this continent. I am a true daughter of the soil.
- Family is very important to me, both nuclear and extended (on both sides). I go to great lengths to nurture my family relationships. Some of the members of my family are my closest friends. (You know who you are! To my peeps, oyé! Note: this is not when you contradict me and say that I have been too lost lately. You know my love for you never falters! :-))
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- When I first found out that Mama had given me this award, I was sure I was not going to comply, but on second thought…
So that’s me in a nutshell…for now. I hope you enjoyed finding out more about me – I definitely enjoyed sharing myself with you. Thanks once more, Mama, for the kudos and the opportunity. I hope your curiosity has been satisfied!
Until the next time,