Wow! That came as a real surprise! To be recognized for
your work in the world of blogging where what you write is literally a drop in
the ocean. I thank sincerely Venus’s Beauty whose site is http://venussbeauty.wordpress.com/.
Trust me, you will discover some fantastic blogs here which strongly appeal to
our feminine side. Men can also take a look and switch on their right brains by
reading her posts on health, lifestyle, art and deco among other things. And
moreover she writes in two languages, French and English, catering to a wider
range of public.
Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. ( I haven’t listed eleven)
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.
The questions I got from
What is your
I guess I
am always a teacher at heart. Whatever be the domain I choose, I guess I will
be always imparting my knowledge and skills to the people willing to learn from
If you were given the chance to go back to the past and change
something, what would it be?
Hmmm, good question. But really, I do not think I would
change anything. I have committed more than enough mistakes and blunders, but I
guess without them, I would’nt have the clarity in life that I have now. I am
convinced that all the moments that I passed through led to this present
moment. As I believe in reincarnation, I know I can always choose to do
whatever I have left out or correct my mistakes.
What kind of person are you in real
Well, I would describe myself as just another woman in this
world like a million others, with my share of victories and struggles, joy and
pain. But I try to be as authentic as I can, recognizing and accepting my
strengths and weaknesses. I let other people make their own judgements about
me. I may call myself mild-mannered but there would be a whole bunch of people
out there with whom I rubbed shoulders the wrong way who would call me
Read a book or watch a movie?
Read a book any day, anytime. It helps me dive deeper into
the character and move along with his experiences in a more intimate way. If
the book offers some kind of wisdom or information, I know it will definitely
transform me in some way. Though I do watch movies I am more of a words person.
For me words are very much alive.
What is your opinion on feminism?
For me feminism is all about being more sensitive and
nourishing, to oneself and to those around, while at the same time being
grounded and strong. Sadly, it is the aggressive nature of all human beings,
both men and women, brought about by excessive competition which seems to rule
the world. I believe that even men can practise feminism by giving up some of
the male privileges handed over by their respective cultures and helping their
womenfolk to discover and enhance their own potential. Anyway, for me feminism
should serve to bring harmony to this world as man and woman are just two parts
of a whole. It should never serve to tip the balance to the other side.
What is your
But I think I am slowly getting over it.
The country of
Can I say
the whole planet? Still, If I have to choose, I would say Zambia, because I
spent a part of my childhood there and the memories are getting more and more
vague. I would definitely like to refresh them along the banks of the Zambezi
What is your
opinion about « money can’t buy happiness »?
can never be bought, it is a state within ourselves which has to be reached through
conscious practice. But then, the value of money can never be undermined
because it serves to meet our basic needs which are still not met for a vast
majority of people, including sadly, children. Money can be judiciously used to
serve us, or it can be shared too in practical ways, if the act brings us joy.
with the slow emergence of a sweet tooth. Is it due to personality change? Or
biological reasons, I wonder?
How did you discover my blog?
I think I
got the link through another blog. I don’t remember exactly but I am glad I
What do you think about my blog?
your blog is fabulous. Fashion, beauty and health are some areas of interest to
me and I love your bilingual blog. I dream of writing this way, one day…
nominating others, I have chosen the following blogs. I discovered some of them
fairly recently but their content appealed to me.
self-help skill do you practise for your personal evolution, which you would
also recommend to others? / Que faites-vous pour l’évolution personelle, ce que
vous conseillerez aux autres également?
you think you can contribute to a better world for our children? / Comment
envisagez-vous contribuer à un monde meilleur pour nos enfants?
What environment-friendly measures have you adopted
for a greener planet?/
adoptez-vous pour la protection de la planète?
like travelling? Apart from discovering new terrain, give one aspect of travel
which attracts you. / Aimez-vous voyager? Outre que la découverte des nouveaux territoires citez un
aspect du voyage qui vous plaît beaucoup.
an animal lover? What further steps can be taken for the protection of the
animal kingdom? / Aimez-vous les animaux? Qu’est-ce-qu’on pourrait faire pour protéger davantage les
What is your preferred genre in reading? / Quel genre
de lecture faites-vous?
Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? What is
your view on spirituality?/
voyez-vous en tant qu’une personne spirituelle ? /Quel est votre avis
sur la spiritualité ?
How do you prefer to spend your free-time, in solitude or
in the company of others? / En général, préférez-vous passer votre temps libre
en solitude ou avec les autres?
What is your preferred form of art? / Quel est votre
do you do to get away from the humdrum of everyday existence? / Que faites-vous
pour vous échapper de la monotonie quotidienne?
think learning a foreign language is important? / Pensez-vous qu’apprendre une
langue étrangere est important?
Voilà.. there you are. Now to those who would rather write their
own posts than the answers to my questions, it’s perfectly understandable. As
for the others I would love to hear your views.
Deep inside the jungle of emotions
Spread as a multi-hued layer over my heart
Sprung up slowly over a life-time
Vines tangled and twisted with florid memories
Of stories going far back, maybe into previous lives.
Hidden within the entwined creepers of my feelings
A secret cave, much like Aladdin’s
Known to none, closed to all
Guarding souvenirs and tokens of secret love.
The cave opens to one word, only one
The syllables of your name, ringing eternally
Wispy traces of sweet nothings etched in my veins
A whisper, enough to send frissons of emotions
Unlike any found in the dark jungle.
Your name, the magic word opening my Aladdin’s Cave
Set in the deep recesses of my soul
Filled with an eternal love so pure
Not to be poisoned by the ivy creeping each day
Making my sentient jungle denser and heavier.
The secret cave will not be opened
The secret love will never pour out
When the poison ivy of pain and despair
Strangle and torture, as is their nature
I recede into my Aladdin’s Cave
To take solace from my treasured love.
Locked away, but still abundant and alive
In this womb, safely nourished
By an umbilical cord leading from my head
Carrying the sweetness of fond remembrances
Maybe a fleeting gaze, an untouched caress.
Till when is it destined to gestate In my Aladdin’s Cave? A cave so ancient As my soul itself, pulsating through lifetimes I wait patiently, for it can sense the throb Of a similar one, cached in my twin soul.
Hollow eyes reflecting a hollow spirit Looking in the mirror to see the mocking reflection A wounded heart, torn to bits and shreds Lifeblood oozing away through the cracks.
Searching for the grim picture within the mirror
I see but a vibrant face
Eyes even more lively
The shine of a quiet strong spirit
A cracked heart, growing bigger by the day
Holding traces of love and laughter
Of timeless bliss shared together.
Tears of separation become an obligation
Not wanting to flow, instead
Give way to smiles of scented memories
Pain of rejection becomes a sweet ache
Softening the heart to fluffy cotton candy.
Pushed away, my love came back to me
Snuggling in my heart, like a baby seeking warmth
Nourished, it grew to flow and overflow
Radiant energy beaming through every pore
Remember, my love, I am the mother womb
You help create, I help grow.
What exists today Is an ever more loving spirit Brimming with the beauty and courage, Tempered with the pain of lost love Love can be thrown away, dispersed into the winds Still, love can never wither and die.