• awards,  Blogging

    Liebster Award

    A long time ago a good blogger friend nominated me for this award. But after jumping around too much I can no longer remember which blog it was. 😂 I also have a nomination for “Borrow the Lyrics” but I’m having a harder time coming up with the material so I’m posting this first. Sorry Simon 🙇‍♀️…

  • awards,  Blogging

    Me? Random? Ha!

    randomness award

    …Maybe. I think I am. Although I don’t post everything, I don’t have rules when to post what, so I think that’s pretty random. This Randomness Award is thanks to Jyoti, a sweet girl from India who blogs about her thoughts at https://jyoticorner.home.blog. Jyoti Questions: 1: Which is your favorite book and name it’s author. I want…

  • awards,  Blogging,  Writing

    Where it began…

    I started blogging around the summer of 2003… WordPress was still a baby then, but I no longer have access to that blog which I actually emptied before abandoning it. Yeah… My blog back then was created to relieve my homesickness and share my life outside the country which was why I called it “Abroad Life”. But…

  • Blogging,  random

    What strange milestone

    I missed the posting window for my previous milestones, 50 followers, 100 followers, 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000 likes. So I was kind of waiting for what kind of milestone WordPress will notify me next. I never expected such a strange number. I won’t question it if it’s a round number but 1337 likes? I wonder if…

  • random,  Writing

    Lying is an art

    art of lying

    I hate how I’m easily distracted. Sometimes when I’m searching for material for my #WIP (work-in-progress) I end all over the nett far from where I started. Today, I was searching Zhangye because Perfectly Imperfect, my latest WIP includes traveling to China. And I type in the city name, viewed some beautiful photo and land information… an…

  • awards

    Random Acts of Kindness Award!

    I love the name of this award. It makes me feel like I’m doing something good for humanity (at less I hope I do). My ever honest and straightforward friend / favorite blogger, Huguette nominated me and for that, you have my heartfelt thanks Hug! Kindly visit Huguette’s blog at https://huguetteantoun.com/ Award rules: Thank the person nominating…

  • Blogging,  musing

    Stop reading what you hate!

    Stop-reading-what-you-hate

    I LOVE READING BOOKS! I will be blogging a lot of book reviews and bookish stuff if I let myself go crazy, but I know that this will also drive some of my blog readers – who isn’t into books- insane so I try to refrain myself. My kindle is full of ebooks, I’m currently reading two…

  • Blogging,  Quote

    No Title 😜

    A break truly does wonders. I think blogging, by and large, is basically therapy. And I’m sure, and I know, that there are some terrific bloggers and some legitimate bloggers. But I think, by and large, a huge percentage of people who are blogging are doing it for self-therapy. Mike Barnicle So, I’m back to blogging and…

  • Blogging,  random

    I need a break or I’ll break

    Hey guys! You might have noticed that I’m a bit inactive the last days (or weeks? I’m not sure myself). I’ve been out of it and seem to be on the edge of breaking down. After searching I found this from Our Goodwin Journey 12 Signs You Need A Break 1} You feel the stress before you even…