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Exploring Food with M.

To explore is to discover new places you haven’t been to, new foods you haven’t tried, new people you haven’t fallen for, new languages you haven’t spoken… it opens a whole new world. And that’s why I explore. – Mfon Etuk Continue reading “Exploring Food with M.”

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Posted in live series, Travel Diaries, Weekend Extra

10 Things To Do When You’re Bored

I remember how I’d make lofty plans that all hinged on ‘If only I had time for myself’. It’s a lot easier to make these plans when you’re stuck in a routine. But when you get that free time, there’s a huge tendency for you to waste it. If you’re an introvert like me, you may just end up cocooning in your room the whole time without even knowing what the sky looks like.

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I mean, Netflix and junk food isn’t so bad, except it becomes your everyday solace. So here are a few things I’d suggest: Continue reading “10 Things To Do When You’re Bored”

Posted in 30 days blogging challenge, Awards and Challenges

Day 19

Day 19: Something that never fails to make me feel better

It’s easy to feel the blues every now and then. One thing or the other can get us mad, get us hurt or just get us off. Whenever I have such off days, certain things never fail to make me feel better. Here’s a list:

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Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges

Yuck and Yum

 

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Don’t yuck someone else’s yum.

I can’t remember where I first heard that quote but it has stuck for a while now. Imagine you were eating your favourite meal and one of your friends saw it, looked utterly disgusted and screamed ‘yucky!’ Or ewww! and went on to express how they detest the food.

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This very act is rather disrespectful and it makes the person the least comfortable when it comes to completing the meal.

I do like food, especially colourful ones. And whenever I’m inspired, I do a little cooking of my own and try out new recipes. You can understand why I can’t complete the challenge without a post on food, LOL. 

That said, I’ve been guilty of yucking what others consider yummy and over time I’ve realized how uncomfortable it makes people feel. They wouldn’t want to eat such around me and that’s just sad! I’ve also had my own fair share of having my food mix-ups called yucky. Saying a food is yucky when the person eating it, or who cooked it considers it yummy is just wrong!

If you’ve got such a strong opinion about someone else’s food, keep it to yourself.

But it’s not just food. It goes on to different tastes in music, fashion, ideologies, beliefs, cultures and general lifestyle. Some of us have yucked other people’s yum because we don’t just get how they would like that type of food, music or that type of hairstyle! Like really, who still carries jheri curls in the 21st century? Of course, some people do. But I don’t like the hairstyle and I wouldn’t wear it. Still, that doesn’t give me the right to express my detestation to someone who clearly has that as a favourite hairstyle.

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So what if you like hip hop songs and I prefer pop? I shouldn’t go about telling you how yucky your songs are and neither should you. And if you like fur coats but I prefer leather- I shouldn’t go about yucking your taste and reminding you of all the animals that had to die to make your coat. Same goes to beliefs, cultural differences and so on.

As our faces are different so are our desires. We wouldn’t always have the same favourites. I’m sure you know by now that bread and tea is my favourite meal of all time, but I’ve still met people who consider it yucky. Like how could you? *hands on my waist, standing akimbo * 

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Now where was I before I digressed into bread and tea? Aha! We are all different with different tastes. The true beauty of life lies in accepting the differences and loving each other all the same. You don’t necessarily have to make the other person’s food or lifestyle your favourite, but you can let them know theirs is in no way inferior to yours.

As a matter of fact, some of such foods I once yucked have slowly crept into my list of yummy food when I tried them. That music you really dislike may actually be really lovely if you listen to it with an open mind. That hairstyle may not be so bad after all. That lifestyle that disgusts you may just be the best way the person expresses themselves. So try not to yuck another person’s yum.

It’s always my desire that you live victoriously! ❤

One more day to go on the A-Z blogging challenge! Thank God! 😀 Y

Lots of love,

daintym

Posted in Inspiration

More Awards

Hey guys! Got some pending award nominations; sorry it took so long to get this up. Once again, my beautiful friend Emily at Fearfully Wonderfully Me nominated me for the Awesome Food Award. I think we both have a thing for food, LOL. And the lovely Katie form Concealed Foundation nominated me for the Famous People Award.

Thank you so much Emily and Katie! You guys rock! Don’t forget to check out their amazing blogs. God bless you!

So let’s get the questions rolling.

Awesome Food Award

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The rules;

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
    2. Answer the 10 questions provided
    3. Come up with 10 more questions that relate to food
    4. Nominate 10 people

Here are the answers to Emily’s questions;

1. Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi.

2. How do you like your pizza?

Cheesy with lots of BBQ sauce

3. If you were a food, what would you be?

Fruit salad-colorful and healthy 😉

4. What is your family’s favorite recipe/dish?

Pounded yam and white soup with chicken (a traditional Southern Nigeria meal which my mom makes so well)

5. Ice cream or cake?

Ice cream! Errr…can I have both please!

6. What do you like to eat for breakfast?

Bread and tea- Of course with different bread toppings. 🙂

7. If you were a farmer, and could only grow one crop, what would it be?

Potatoes (way to have lots of chips)

8. Are you (or have you ever been) vegetarian/vegan?

Nah. Wouldn’t last a day as a vegan.

9. Do you have any food allergies?

Nah.

10. Write a short poem/Haiku on a food item of your choice

Tasty indulgence,

The creamy taste of yoghurt

Lingers on my lips

Just wrote my first haiku on food! 🙂

I nominate: 

  1. Blueblood from Diaryofablueblood.wordpress.com
  2. Art of Mind from opeyemijideojo.wordpress.com
  3. Yougee from yougeecash.wordpress.com
  4. Petite Ishanpepe from misspetiteishanpepe.blogspot.com
  5. Reuben from  loveruben.wordpress.com
  6. Kelvin from martinkellvin2020.wordpress.com
  7. Adaugo from adaugodiary.com
  8. Zidos from thezidos.wordpress.com
  9. Oritsegbemi from oritsegbemiwrites.wordpress.com
  10. Tony Michele from tmedatruth.wordpress.com

Here are your questions;

  1. Tea or coffee?
  2. Fast food or home cooked meals?
  3. What would you consider as a perfect dinner?
  4. Lemonade, iced tea or both?
  5. Fish or beef?
  6. What is your favourite soup?
  7. What meal can you prepare best?
  8. Least favourite food?
  9. Worst dinner experience?
  10. Do you love trying new food?

 I hope you have fun answering these as I did 🙂 Be sure to let me know when you post up yours. Thanks! 😀

Moving on…

Famous People Award

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Rules

Put up the Famous People Tag Button and link back to the person who tagged (nominated) you.

Answer the questions.

Tag (nominate) the last 10 people that commented on your blog (excluding anonymytes or the person who tagged you.

Who is your favorite singer or group?
Group 1 Crew. This changes regularly though.

If your favorite male actor was in the room with you right now, what would your reaction be?

I would grin from ear to ear! 😀

Is there a famous person who you used to love, but you’ve suddenly changed your mind?

Yeah, I used to be a huge fan of Justin Beiber- until he grew up 😦

Name a famous person you like whose name starts with v.
Vin Diesel

What is one of your favorite red carpet dresses?

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Who is your favorite royal person?
Prince George

Who is your favorite child actor/actress?
Bridgit Mendler

Is there an actor/actress that you actually like all the private lives of?
Tyrese Gibson

Do you think that the actors/actresses have improved over the last 100 years?
Definitely!

What is the weirdest famous people name?
I’ll have to go with Katie on this one; North West is totally the weirdest famous people name.

Do you think that you look like a famous person? Which one?
None that I know of.

Share your famous person quote.

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Photo credit: quotesgram.com

Who is your favorite actress? When did you decide that she was favorite one?
Torn between Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston. But I’d have to pick Jennifer Aniston from the Tv show FRIENDS.

Have you ever met/seen/been near a famous person?

 Nah.

I nominate….

Anyone interested in doing this 🙂

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Weekend Specials

Hey guys!

I haven’t blogged in a while and I feel so bad 😦 😦 😦

I have been looking for something big and beautiful to write but nothing has come to mind.

But then I got the inspiration to start Live Series where I write about my everyday life with or without the big explosive moments.

I hope you enjoy this.

For the past three weekends, I have been exploring my cooking skills.

First Weekend 

I made Strawberry yogurt smoothie with banana and strawberry toppings. Along with fresh fruits. Yummy!

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law- Gal 5:22-23

Second Weekend

I made fun pink pancakes for breakfast alongside a cup of chocolate drink. I love colors and having my food colored is super cool! Thanks to a friend who gave me the recipe.

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 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength- Neh 8:10

Third Weekend

I made jollof rice, peppered beef and fried plantain. This was an anniversary meal for my sister and brother inlaw and thankfully they loved it!

I’m so proud of this meal because I’m quite a lazy cook; I don’t like cooking all the time but whenever I do, I’m all in 😀 😀 I know I should be more consistent with these things I take as mere hobbies. And so should you! What are those things you do with ease and take as mere hobbies? Why not use them to bless the world around you?

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Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men- Prov 22:29

Well, that’s what went on for the past three weeks I went MIA. By God’s grace I will be more consistent no matter how short the post is…I know there would be an inspiring message in there somewhere to help you live a victorious life.

Lemme get back to work, my lunch break is over *sobs*

Have a blessed day!

© Mfon Etuk, 2015

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