This is my second time of getting tagged, and the third of writing this kind of post, so I realise it may be becoming a bit repetitive. However, I really enjoy getting to know my online "friends" better, and absolutely love discovering new blogs/reading material, so I'm glad whenever I get tagged. Anyway here are a few more facts about me, we can all thank the lovely Ibibiogirl (who by the way has introduced me to so many cool blogs) for that ;)
The rules are simple. *Show gratitude to the blogger who selected you. *select 15 blogs that you have recently discovered. *share 7 things about yourself.
Here we go...
Here we go...
- I'm a hustler, and I come from a family of hustlers. I have been working since I was 17, and have tried my hand at a wide variety of jobs including nannying, fruit-picking and even working as a nurses' aide at a male-only prison with high-profile inmates.
- I studied chemical engineering before deciding that I wanted to become a nurse. Well you can imagine how that went down with my dad.
- I love fruit and veg, and will choose them over chocolates and/or any other snack, every single time. I really enjoy discovering and trying previously unknown varieties and I always almost love them too....that is except for artichoke hearts which are vile!
- My great-grandma was an Edo princess who lived until well past the age of 100. I didn't see her often, but we loved each other very much and she used to sing my oriki (ancestral praises) in Bini. I guess that's why I'm determined to learn the language before I die.
- I’m lucky to have participated in two exchange programs. One in Sweden, while I was studying engineering, and the other in Bangladesh during my nursing degree. I loved both, but particularly enjoyed the second one because I was 100% immersed in the local culture. I shared a dorm-room with 4 other student nurses, wore saris to theatre/the wards and on special occasions, and salwar kameezes everyday. I ate and loved the very spicy food, and learnt a bit of Bengali which I've since forgotten. The biggest thing for me though was learning about the culture of the Chakma and other indigenous people who lived in the area where I was (a minority ethnic group). They look so different from your "typical" Bangladeshi!
- I have what some might term "OCD tendencies." Personally, I don't think it's pathological at all, I'm just a bit organised that's all ;)
m writingwrote this on a ferry somewhere on the English channel, between France and England.
My recently and not so recently discovered 15 blogs are: