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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Guess Who's Got A Liebster Award?!

Dear friends,

Looks like I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by the adorable book read extraordinaire Jess of Bookworms in Dresses! I've never been nominated for this award before, though I have been for another award called Sunshine Award granted by Carina from Windswept Wishes! So here we are, facing a new challenge so better brace yourself, as... The LadyBug is Coming! :)
Rules:
1. Post 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer 11 questions from your nominator
3. Nominate 11 other blogs with under 200 followers and ask them 11 questions (let them know you nominated them!)

My Facts:
1. I am a newlywed, and very proud of it! We had the civil marriage on the 7th December 2013, as a Saint Nicholas present to eachother and we shall have the Church Ceremony + Party on the 9th August 2014.
2. I am a proud expat that loves to travel as much as possible. I believe that the best things in life that one can store are memories and experiences.
3. I love my family and the worst thing about being an expat is not being able to be close to the ones you love, to be close to your family - I really miss my sister, mum and my awesome Granny :) 
4. I am happy to say that I do have a soulmate, my dear pea in the pod, but I am so sad she is so far away that I get to see her only once or twice in a year :( Love you Dana!
5. I am proud of my orientation in space sense and the fact that if you take me one time to a place I would know how to get there again with my eyes closed. Actually that is one of the things my lovely other half is jealous about. I get to have the saying where and what road we should take :)
6. I was supposed to stay in Poland, in Krakow, just for a few months - to build some more work experience - but the term ended up to be longer as I met the man of my life here.
7. To my shame, before coming to Poland I did not know a lot about it - except Sobieski, World War II histories, Auschwitz & Birkenau, Schindler's List & The Pianist. I know, I am mortified! but today, mainly due to my husband, I know more and more about this lovely country.
8. I am a very good Krakow guide - certified by all my friends and people I helped around. I lived for around 6 months in the city center and I would never go straight home. I would always have walks and discover new things. That is how I learned the streets and the little dark and twisted and magical corners of this lovely town I call home now. My husband says that he can trust 2 people to be his GPS while lost in Krakow - me and one dear friend that knows Nowa Huta well... 
9. Nowa Huta is the only region / area / district in Krakow where I could get lost. For me all the houses and blocks of flats look the same and this is very confusing - same height, same color... 
10. I love fruits :) I love fruits more than I love candies and chocolate. That is precisely why when I look at the movie Amelie I can feel a connection with her... I used to put berries on my fingertips as well... and also cherries around my ears. Hey! Whom am I trying to fool here? I still do that :) 
11. I believe that we never grow old at heart. Growing old is a choice that everyone makes and I surely hope that both me and my lovely half will manage to keep our hearts young :)
The Questions:
1. If you could escape to any fantasy world (book/TV/movie) which one would you choose?
I would choose The Lord of The Rings/Silmarillion without any shred of doubt! I would be confused over the fact that I would like to be both human and elf so that will be a struggle to choose... but that is the place where I would like to escape for sure. 
2. The song/soundtrack of your year so far? 
I would say Let It Go - from the Frozen soundtrack. Now that is a song that just got sticked to my brain and won't let it go, my friends! Now I've heart Idina Menzel before and I admire his voice/vocal talents. The first movie I have seen her in and heart her lovely voice was the musical Rent - the movie - and I was shocked! I think I had a long time when I would listen to the Rent soundtrack over and over and over again. Same goes for Frozen now ;) Even my husband - who did not see the movie - recognises the song now!
3. Something new you want to try/learn how to do this year? 
Well I dunno if this counts, but I am trying to learn how to get in sync with my other half and organise a wedding that everyone would be happy of - family, friends & us. And that is one bad ass task! 
4. Scary campfire story? 
Actually we never did tell scary stories at the campfire, but we always loved to laugh and sing. So... unfortunately I have no tales of the unded to speak of - or would that be fortunately?! :p 
5. Do you play any instruments?
I used to go, when I was a small lass, to accordeon classes. Me and my sister. Unfortunately nothing got stuck to my head. My sister, on the other hand, is the talented one and can tell you the notes of the song only by listening to it. I also tried later on, around 2-3 years ago, to play the tin whistle and that was fun. I managed to learn only one song on it and that was Amazing Grace :)
6. Favorite Starbucks drink? (I have to ask, I'm a barista!)
That would most probably be the Chai Tea Latte :)  Lovely black tea spiced blended with milk - soya milk please :) It used to be a dear friends fav until I tasted it as well and right now I wouldn't take anything else. 
7. Do you have a favorite quote?
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” - Marilyn Monroe + "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi
8. Favorite Studio Ghibli movie?
Well tell you the truth, I am not good with names so this question got me into trouble and I had to Google my way out. Thank God for IMDB - my bestie when it comes to movie info's ;) I pulled a list of the Studio Ghibli movies and I am ashamed to say that I know less than half of those... But! My personal fav will always be Arrietty. I was a lass when I watched this but I remember it still :) and with great joy ;)
9. Do you collect anything? How'd the collection come about?
Oh, I have several :))) I think the most extensive ones I have are the earring collection + the book collection. I was never that much into earrings until about 5 years ago, when I joined the multinational company I am part of. One of my dear friend and collegue there started showing me this handmade products page and I just fell in love with different earrings. The books were always a burden I had to handle ever since I was a wee lass. I started buying books with my pocket money - like the huge collection from home wasn't enough! I believe my first book was a translation of the Star Wars (episode 4-6) in Romanian language and I had to save for a long while for it! I always loved books and I always loved smelling them - they all smell so very different! + the feeling of starting/finishing a good book that you wanna just keep with you forever is priceless! that is why I have to have it on the shelf, next to me...
10. Number one pet peeve?
Well... can I have 2?! When people do not listen and when people interrupt you. Totally NO NO! Very unpolite and shows disrespect. It is not gentleman/lady-like and should be avoided at all costs!
11. Favorite color of nail polish? Either for the color itself, or the name of the color 
Actually - don't stone me to death! - I don't do nail polish. I tried but it always goes haywire and I have no patience for it! I envy people who can do that and I have only 2 nail polish in the house: one that is no color, just for the shine, and one that is deadly green ;)) Both of them are from INGLOT - Polish company, really really good products ;)
My Questions:
1. If you would choose to be a book, what book would you be?
2. If you would choose a specific period in time to live in, which period would that be and whom would you like to be?
3. If you find out that all your previous posts have been deleted, how owuld you react?
4. What is the place you can call HOME?
5. If something goes wrong with the programs on your PC or just with your PC while working on your post, would you call a Help Desk or would you try to fix it?
6. What is the best vacation you ever had?
7. What is your fav travelling spot and what would you recommend visiting/doing there?
8. Coffee / Tea / Juice or Water? and why?...
9. Take the closest thing to your right hand and tell us its story :)
10. Surprise us with a true confession about yourself :) 
11. How do you like my blog and what would you change in it? What atracted you to it? I appreciate the honest and true answer, no matter how bad it will be ;)
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Nominees:
1. Megan from Ginger Snaps
2. Tania from Rowdy Fairy
3-11... Oh, I am bad at this as I am following a lot of lovely lasses that have more than 200 followers :(
So... everyone who is reading me and has under 200 people haunting them, please feel free and more than welcome to join in the game and let me know if you did it so I can say Congrats! and give you a virtual hug but warm hug :)

Yours truly,
The Liebster Awarded LadyBug