Season’s Favorite Blogging Challenge ~ ALL TIME FAVORITES

This post is a collection of my favourite items , both past and  present , subject to change in the future … ?


I have to say that my favourite artist of all time is Whitney Houston . That having been said , I love latino-flavoured music , especially Sergio Mendez and Gloria Estefan ; the jazzy vibes of the band Incognito ; the evergreen songs of Earth , Wind & Fire ; the soulful and sultry voices of Sade' , Alicia Keys and Adele . For this challenge , I have chosen the live version of Adele's Grammy-award winning song :



I've made up my mind,
Don't need to think it over
If I'm wrong, I am right
Don't need to look no further,
This ain't lust
I know this is love
But, if I tell the world
I'll never say enough
'cause it was not said to you
And that's exactly what I need to do
If I end up with you

Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasin' pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place
Should I leave it there
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasin' pavements
Even if it leads nowhere

I build myself up
And fly around in circles
Waitin' as my heart drops
And my back begins to tingle
Finally, could this be it

Or should I give up
Or should I just keep chasin' pavements
Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place
Should I leave it there

Should I give up
Or should I just keep chasin' pavements

Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there
Should I give up
Or should I just keep on chasin' pavements
Should I just keep no chasin' pavements
Ohh oh



I love words with an "aural appeal" … that just sound interesting … such as incandescent ,  nostalgia , de-ja vu …  but the word that is close to my heart is … LIBERATION .



I love dolphins !!                                 




The protea is my national flower .




In Africa there is a concept known as ubuntu – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others ; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world , it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others ~ Nelson Mandela




You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.


I'm not really a person who loves movies . I can count on one hand , the movies that really caught my attention … made an impression on me . These are the movies I can watch over and over .

1. The Shawshank Redemption .

2. The Man In The Iron Mask .

3. Gladiator .

4. The Count Of Monte Cristo .


Cry Freedom by John Briley


Although I enjoy a variety of food/tastes , at heart I am still a veggies girl !


I have decided to incorporate the two … after all …

home is still the best place to be !

                 Thank you to Blaga at for hosting this challenge !

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  1. Bodhirose on July 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I just love that song by Adele and I love Alicia Keys and Sade as well.  A great choice for your favorite word too–liberation.  Many wonderful choices for your favorites.  I'm glad I came by–thanks for sharing.

    • mish on July 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

      Thank you for popping in and taking time to view my all-time favourites , Gayle ! Hope you will swing by again !

  2. Blaga on July 31, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Yes, Adele, great voice and performance, I missed that out. With my post I struggled a lot with the choice of the music only, the rest was very clear, so I guess I couldn't include everyone. Adele is brilliant singer! Thanks for sharing!
    All your favorite movies are my favorite too, we seem to have similar taste here and there.
    As for the food- I'm not much of a meat lover either, I eat very rear chicken and fish only and the seet things- cheesecake is the only dessert that I eat and like.
    Maya Angelou – perfect choice … All together very lovely post Mish. Thanks for joining. Will be great to continue keeping in touch!

    • Blaga on July 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

      I'd like to subscribe to your blog, but not sure where do I have to press to receive e-mail notifications 🙂 little help, please …

    • mish on July 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Thank you for this awesome challenge Blaga ! It was great getting to know you via the different choices … and we seem to have similar tastes in certain respects . I will definitely keep in touch !

  3. Cherlyn on August 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I adooooreee that song by Adele, she's got such a beautiful voice.  And that's a great poem too, loves it!

    • mish on August 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks for the visit and comment !

  4. Blaga on August 3, 2011 at 5:10 am

    here is my thank you poem for all of you that took part in my challenge! it was a real fun! once again thanks
    I pressed on the :stay updated via rss or email" thing on the top corner, but nothing happens.
    About writing something together, I'd love to try it, if you have an idea contact me at and we can talk details 🙂

    • mish on August 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Blaga , will check it out ! I will get back to you wrt the collaborative idea … 🙂

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