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Get To Know Me Tag: 50 Questions

Pretty much a lot about me!

Since I’ve been trying to keep up with writing everyday, I thought it would be fun to do this “Get to know me tag’, to break the monotony. Here are 50 questions about me, which I hope will give you a better picture of who I am, just in case all that writing hasn’t sold me out yet. I got this idea from here.

  1. Full name

Mercy Kawiria Rincuni

  1. Zodiac sign

Aquarius, born on 1st February (haha, were you waiting for the year?) Okay, 1987. That was the year some really cool humans like me were born.

  1. 3 fears

Loss of a loved one, poverty and premature death.

  1. 3 things I love

Sleep, colourful stuff (stationary and just playful accessories) and cute little thoughtful gifts or just things. Oh! And Sunshine please!

  1. My best friend

This keeps evolving to be honest, but I think I have few close friends for different purposes and they’re all my best. Just depends on when you’re asking and maybe, who I am with.

  1. Last song I listened to

Etana – Weakness in Me. I think she’s pretty amazing and this song speaks volumes man! I mean, a lyric like, “Are you so strong, or is the weakness in me?”

  1. 3 Turn ons

Someone who’s authentic, kind and charismatic.

  1. 3 Turn offs

Someone who is indecisive, rude and dismissive. Can I add a 4th one? Someone who is judgemental.

  1. What colour underwear I’m wearing right now

Some shade of green! It’s all green today! And no I don’t match stuff, it just happens that it happened. Coincidink!

  1. How many tattoos/piercings do I have

I don’t have any tattoos, yet! I might consider having one soon. I haven’t yet established something cool enough for me to draw on my body (I was about to say hot bod, but I have told myself to calm down). I have the regular piercing on my earlobes, not planning on getting others.

  1. The reason I started blogging

It was an outlet. I don’t know if it’s creative, but it sure does feel good when I write. It’s almost always therapeutic. I also started using the platform to positively inspire, impact or influence anyone who passes by to read some snippets of my thoughts and experiences and maybe find some that they can relate to and feel consoled. Okay, maybe not consoled, but just see there’s someone else going through this life journey and they’re trying every day just as they are. Trying to work hard, trying to love hard, trying to just make things work and connect the dots.

  1. How I feel right now

Happy for just being where I am at this point. I am appreciating things even more now. Even if they’re not perfect, I am happy I can breathe and sleep easy.

  1. Something I really really want

To see my family and friends thrive. To see people do things they love doing. To see the world in a beautiful way and appreciate what it has to offer.

For people to feel empowered to be the best version of themselves. For people to love genuinely. For people to pursue peace and make it a thing!

  1. My current relationship status

Unavailable 😉

  1. Meaning behind my URL

It’s my name in short i.e. Kawi and Snippets, which is what I share (even though my posts can be a bit long and I am being modest here), but they’re just a snippet of what’s on my mind.

  1. My favourite movie

Friends with Benefits. I just think Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis just did it for me, they made such a good pair! Does it show, how much I love Rom-Coms? I do.

  1. My favourite song

Well, I can’t have a favourite, because I am the kind of person who obsesses over a song until the next one. The replay button was created for me! I love African beat music (esp Kenyan and Nigerian), pop, rock, reggae, soul, R&B, and anything else that sounds good. Yes, I’m that person. If it sounds good, it doesn’t matter the genre.

  1. My favourite band

Maroon 5. Simply because I have a crush on Adam Levine’s personality and The Voice sealed it for me. I hope he’s a nice person. Also, don’t burst my bubble.

  1. 3 Things that upset me

Maliciousness, people who are rude, people who judge others. Can I add a 4th one? (I won’t do this again) people who hold grudges, just forgive (maybe don’t forget, but just forgive, learn your lesson and move on).

  1. 3 Things that make me happy

Good company, good music and good food. It doesn’t matter where I am, if I have these three, I will for sure have a good time.

  1. What I find attractive in other people

I like people who are just themselves and are conscious of others. People who smile and are welcoming and not dismissive. People who are helpful and don’t throw you under the bus. It really doesn’t hurt to have someone’s back!

  1. Someone I miss

My childhood friends (neighbors). I know, I know. I just know I had a lot of fun in my childhood and they played a big part in it, but I don’t where all those beautiful humans went.

  1. Someone I love

Someone? With the amount of love I have in my heart, it can’t just be someone. I love my family and my friends who are family!

  1. My relationship with my parents

We are very close. I talk to them almost every other day and I say this without shame! They are the two people who I know are genuinely interested in how I am doing. When I am in pain, they’re in pain; when I am happy, they are happy. I appreciate their presence in my life even more as a grown up, because I understand the effort they continue to put to be amazing parents to me.

  1. My favourite holiday

The entire Christmas season. There’s so much merry and I love making merry!

  1. My closest blogging friend

@nkirdizzle aka Vovo (gotta sell you out!) I wish you continued blogging. She was the reason I started doing my TGIF section of my blog. I started blogging a long time ago and sometimes I visit my past blog posts and I cringe! I miss reading her shenanigans and her rants. Please come back!

  1. Someone famous I’d date

Adam Levine, seeing as I mentioned him earlier, didn’t I? I thought of Idris Elba, but we’d be way too many of us there. Ha!

  1. A confession

I can never remember the full lyrics to a song even if I have listened to it a thousand times. I will remember bit and bobs of it. So I am the worst at a sing-along thingy, unless I have the lyrics displayed on a screen. Hence, why I rock karaoke!

  1. 3 Things that annoy me easily

Inconsiderate/Selfish people, liars/lies, messiness (messy situations, messy places, messy anything!)

  1. My favourite animal

I didn’t have one, but now I do. Dogs! They truly are a mans best friend. They look into your soul and they connect and I’m not kidding.

  1. My pets

Don’t have any pets yet, but I will sure get me one or two at some point. Rather once I am sure I can care for them well. I now think they’re good company! Before I was deathly scared of them.

  1. One thing I’ve lied about

Lies annoy me like I said, but it doesn’t mean I don’t lie. I just don’t do big life-threatening, trust-breaking lies, just small ones to get me going. Like I will say that “I am leaving now” or “I am on my way”, when in actual sense I am not, I probably haven’t left bed or showered or dressed up OR “I am done” when I haven’t shut down my computer and I am starting to respond to an email.

  1. Something that’s currently worrying me

Investments! I don’t know how to do those things. I can save, but invest, lawdness! And the way I am risk averse, I like dealing in things I understand. I know investments will be the only way I will be able to grow my finances and secure my future, so that I can retire comfortably and build that retirement home. If you’re good at investments, perhaps you can help a sister out. Reach out please.

  1. An embarrassing moment

Where do we start? I embarrass myself almost every other day. People laugh at my expense, because most times I speak/blabber what’s on my mind without filters. I ask questions in forums that I could have asked in private; I pull out (see) innocent statements only for them to leave my mouth and sound very corny.

  1. Where I work

I am currently at Janus Continental Group as the Digital Marketing Manager and I love my desk space 🙂

  1. Something that’s constantly on my mind

Trying to figure out how I can wake up early and be consistent. Only to repeatedly snooze the next morning and beat myself up about it. Oh well!

  1. 3 Habits I have

Having the same routine every morning. Alarm rings, I snooze, rings again, I snooze again, repeat, till I’m out of time. Then I wake up in a hurry, throw my covers, waddle to the bathroom, use the loo, brush my teeth, wash my face, jump into the shower, oil my body, dress up, make my hair and I am out like a light! It takes me approximately 15-30mins to do this.

Checking my Twitter feed and consequently my IG stories. If there’s one Social Media platform I love engaging with, it’s Twitter. The others are an afterthought.

Doing some things last minute. There’s someone who gave a theory about it on Twitter, I was shook! I will find the link and share it on tomorrow post.

  1. My future goals

I want to progress in my career and make something meaningful out of it. I want to be someone of influence in my area of expertise, which is marketing and communications. So I am learning as much as I can and doing as much as I can, hopefully without complaining.

I want to write a book(s). I don’t know what it will be about, but I know I want to write. I never thought I could write. I want to continue blogging as well, till I have no more word in me! I want to continue pouring out my thoughts – I think this is my beautiful footprint. I want people not to feel alone I their life journeys. To know that we are going through it, we are all feeling it and we’re all trying to live our best lives despite the limitations.

I want to love and be loved back and encourage each other to pursue our heart desires and to fulfil some of our fantasies – tick off some of those things, if not all, on our bucket lists.

I want to create a safe space. How? I don’t know yet! But it’s a goal.

  1. Something I fantasise about

I would love to go for one of those Caribbean beach parties and dance my heart out and be soaked in their enjoyment, cheerfulness and rich culture. No need for a beach body here, because who cares? They are just happy people and I love happy people.

  1. My favourite store

I really don’t have one really. I just go to any store that’s convenient and has what I am looking for.

  1. My favourite food

It’s always chicken. But at this very moment, prawns!

  1. What I did yesterday

The thing worthy of mentioning, besides my usual day is that I went for dinner with my girlfriends and spent some time just catching up, discussing life things, eating, drinking, and laughing at anything and everything. I live for those.

  1. Something I’m talented at

Gaddamn! I’m thinking. Passing on good vibes! Is that a talent? I love motivating people to see the good side of things even when everything screams bad, bad, baaaad! I’ll be that person saying, “but…” I love giving people hope even when life is kicking us in the butt, because it’s so easy to feel hopeless and sink into depression. It can be irritating, especially when you’re not feeling it and I get it, but I still push on or leave you be (but just for a moment, then I’m back at it).

  1. My idea of the perfect date

Mmh! Dinner and then watching a movie under a warm blanket (this is the cold weather speaking), but I love a nice cuddle! I love when love, care and desire is exhibited. Also, a walk by the beach, but heck can we just live by the beach so that it can be a view too.

  1. My celebrity crush

Adam Levine! I think I’ve said this enough times. But also, Richard Branson is a guy I would love to get to know!

  1. My favourite blog

Peaceful Dumpling! You’ve got to subscribe to her newsletter. I look up to her as a blogger, and she was my inspiration to challenge myself to write every single day.

  1. Number of kids I want

To be honest, I am not sure any more. 1 to none. And the 1 could be for the wrong reasons. I know I’m open to adopting if ever I need to get a child(ren) for the right reasons and my biological clock has ticked away. As we speak, it’s ticking and I’m not ready.

  1. Do I smoke/drink

I don’t smoke, but I drink socially. I love me my vodka-based cocktails. Preferably, a simple screwdriver will work. If not vodka, sweet red wine.

  1. One word that describes me

Bubbly. I feel like a bottle of champagne. Once you make the effort to pop me open, you get some sweet and bubbly. 

  1. My favourite quote

I’m a huge Marylin Moroe fan. I feel like I resonate with her quotes and her writing. If she had a blog, I would definitely be an ardent follower and reader. Her writing, especially her quotes, inspire me!

This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

That’s pretty much everything about me. Do you have any other questions you would like to ask? Feel free to do so on the comment sections and I will attempt to answer 🙂

Stay Inspired,

Kawi

 

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