Well, this was such a pleasant surprise! Thank you for the Sun Shine Award nomination, this has brought a ray of sunshine in my day. Pretty cool stuff. I do not get the same luxury that I had in Durban of catching a taxi all the time. I have actually had the chance of catching one here in Cape Town, but you know Durban taxis always have a special spot in my heart. I love reality TV show and it does not get more real that the taxi community!
But back to the Award Nomination, here is a little FYI about it:
” The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers. It is such an honor to receive! “
These are the questions that I was given to answer:
- What is something that you have to do in your daily routine that brings you sanity?
This may sound weird, but it is this is actually how I got to write Taxi Confessions. Whenever I am waiting for a bus, taxi or if I am standing in a long queue I tend to drift away and give strangers a name as well as a storyline. During my first few months in Cape Town, I used to catch a train and there was this one girl who always wore black and had a glacial facial expression. I named her X-ena. The stories I came up in my head were rather interesting, I would say. Early this year, I was pleasantly surprised to see that she now takes the same bus that I catch to work and yes she still has her black ensemble topped with the alluring, glacial expression. My day was made!!!
- What quirk do you find attractive in romantic partners?
Perhaps this may not be a quirk, but there is one thing I love when it comes to romance, more especially in the beginning of any relationship – it would have to be the simple attempts to make a good impression. Now, I have nothing against live music, however I have never been a fan of concerts, jazz lounges etc. Much to my dismay I found myself being attracted to someone who lives for music! I appreciated spending my weekends going to concerts and even the occasional jazz sessions after work. However one time, I actually fell asleep while the jazz performance was in full swing . . . Let’s just that was the last time we saw each other.
- If you could have any song be a ‘theme song’ to your life, what would it be?
You know if we judged people based on the ringtones that they have had, I think I would definitely get a side-eye from everyone! I have had ringtones such as S&M, Promiscuous and even Give It to Me . . . again these are just mere ringtones . . . but you are probably judging right . . . So it would be rather challenging to pick just one “theme song” to my life. The one song that seems to lift me up without fail would be Break My Stride, by Matthew Wilder. It is just a reminder how one can overcome any tragedies that may occur without breaking their stride.
- If you could go back in time what would you tell your 8 year old self?
First thing I would tell my 8 year old self is not to get a tongue ring (I had such a fascination with piercings), but on a serious note I would rather remind myself back then that patience is a virtue and something that I would need to consistently work on. Ironically my first job was being a high school teacher and working with unpredictable teenagers allowed me calm down, learn to keep a smile even though I had repeated a concept ten times and to let go of things I cannot change.
- What is your favourite childhood book and why?
When I was growing I was into Crime Books, the classical “Who done it” type of thang, but I cannot say I had a favourite childhood book I was lucky enough to have grandparents and aunts that told me Izinganekwane (Fairy Tales). My favourite Nganekwane would be Itshe likaNtunjambili. It is more or less like Hänsel und Gretel by the Gebrüder Grimm, but with a little punch. Instead of a wicked witch, it has an ogre – what can I say, Zulu live for that element of drama. If one day I have children, I would tell them the very same tale and make them perform it on Christmas day when we visit grandma. The reason why I love this tale so much is that it reinforces the importance of listening to your elders and the value of having siblings.
Here are my seven nominees :
For all those being nominated for the award, the rules are, if you choose to accept it (which I hope you will) : please write a post to share the award, and answer the following set of questions ( chosen by each nominated blogger) and nominate any number of bloggers you feel deserve the award.
My five randomly chosen questions (if you choose to accept) are:
- What was the last conversation that you had with yourself?
- If you could have any super powers what would they be?
- If you could, which language would you absolutely love to speak fluently and why?
- What are the two essential items that you always have in your bedroom?
- If you could meet your future self, what would be the two questions that you would like to know?
Until we dance again!