Kreativ Blogger Awards

My new year has started off in the best way imaginable for any blogger.I have been privileged and honored yet again with another award. I must admit, my happiness index is at its super best.When I started blogging, I envisioned making as many people happy as possible.As it turns out, blessed are those who give for they shall receive.I have been overwhelmed with some quality blogging love and dedication of bloggers on my page. I can not love you all enough but commit to the pursuit of other people’s happiness.Most important is to change my writing to actions this year.At this point,let me pay greatest respect and gratitude to Lauren  Lauren to me is one of the most exceptional inspirational poets with great insights on life.Her works reflects the distinguished art of  writing from the heart.Enjoy her life changing poetic writings and short stories by visiting her blogs for inspiration.

If I had not started blogging, I would not have realized my writing talent nor would I ever realize my writing can be appreciated from different continents.This has been possible because of you bloggers.The lesson to every one is “never fail to try but try and fail” Ask yourself if there s a talent you are sitting on and subject it to public test.It could be a jack pot.This joy and happiness is as good as a jack pot to me.Now I am confident I can have a career in writing.Now I can inspire and motivate from the confines of my room.Now I have an Identity, I belong to a wonderful community  of online bloggers who are committed to my happiness in the same way I am dedicated to their happiness.

The rules of this award is that I share ten things about myself. I have previously shared things about myself but because there is more to say about my self than ten things, I will open up more about myself with the hope that it helps you know me better.

  1. I attended a missionary catholic school in Africa where it was against school rules to speak my native language.I would be flogged the number of words I spoke so as never to speak my local language but English and I thought it was normal.
  2. Growing up and studying in conflict in Uganda(Africa), we had to sleep in our schools’ roof ceiling for eighteen months to avoid abduction and conscription to a rug tug rebel movement that trains kids how to kill.Over 20,000 were abducted
  3. The first time I thought I fell in love was with a girl in early high school who spoke English like the “white man” himself. I fell in love with her English because it was a sign of civility and exposure. I guess it was a fantasy and not true love.
  4. The experience of loosing my Dad at 16 yrs was the strongest experience; I learnt to fend for myself in life and develop a thick skin of resilience to hard times and a positive attitude in life. I kept smiling and happy thereafter till to-date.
  5. As a child growing up in Africa, our best game was hunting wild birds and doing the roast to eat. It taught me social skills and character formation to be a people person.I guess I can get along with any one if I have a reason to relate with them.
  6. Another interesting thing about me is I never physically saw a plane that had landed untill I was 30 yrs old on my first flight to America,yet we would run for miles to see military helicopters land at a nearby airfield.Awesome experience
  7. I never learnt how to use a computer till I was 27 years old.I finished my first degree without ever pressing any letter on the key board.Now you can tell we live in different worlds and that’s just six years ago. I came a long way ahahahah lol
  8. The first time I visited Uganda’s only city was to speak as a student leader and the first time to ever get in a plane 5 yrs ago and visit America was to speak for my organization.Now you know why I am glad I learnt to write as a blogger.
  9. Last but not least, I won a full scholarship from the Joan B. kroc School of Peace Studies in San Diego, California for my Masters in Peace and Justice Studies. 
  10. Finally, I am a husband and father to two very handsome boys. Aliker Jermy Miguel(4yrs) and Aliker  Jason Bailey(1yr). Unfortunately, because of my scholarship, I have only had a week to see and relate with my last born Bailey.    

    My Joy


 There are so many friends on my blog to be nominated,however the rules expect me to nominate only six bloggers.  Now this feels like that kiss on Jesus’ cheek. But because I trust all bloggers play by the rules I will nominate six bloggers to this award in respect to their creativity and dedication to blogging.
Once again,bloggers thanks for always visiting my blog and inspiring me to keep blogging. Lets keep blogging to keep this community that which is mindful of our daily Happiness.Happiness remains a choice, so take the chance and chose to be happy.Best of luck in the week

43 comments on “Kreativ Blogger Awards

  1. Congratulations, well deserved!

  2. Congrats! Aww you havve lovely boys! God Bless 🙂

  3. ronaldc93 says:

    Keep on blogging my man!

  4. Eric Alagan says:

    Congratulations and what an extraordinary life lived so far ! Thank you for the sharing, Eric 🙂

  5. magsx2 says:

    Congrats on another award and most deserving, you have a very interesting blog, and in the short time I have been coming here I have always enjoyed reading your posts. 🙂

    • gethappy says:

      Magsx2 my friend, welcome to my world of blogging.Feel free to check ut my previous posts for inspiration.Thanks for the complements,they mean alot to me as a blogger.

  6. Congratulations on all your awards! I couldn’t help but cry knowing you lived in the school ceiling for almost two years and you now have such a wonderful outlook on life. You didn’t adapt to the gloom, sadness, and fear. You overcame it. How awesome is that?! Your determination truly impresses me.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father at such a young age! He raised a fine young man, and would be so proud of you. My prayer for you this year…is for you to have the capability to spend more time with Bailey. Life is to short to miss out on the incredible experience of watching your babies grow and learn. The first few years are the best, I am sure you already know this with Miguel. Your sons are adorable.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. I love reading about other cultures. As I read from your site, I think of so many people who I wish I could just insert your words into THEIR brains… 🙂

    • gethappy says:

      Christine, welcome to my world and blog life.I am humbled by your kind words and love. I take that seriously and hope to post more culture related stories.This week has taught me many people resonate well with my life story used to inspire so i hope to have more of that.Please feel free to guide your friends to my blog. Cheers 🙂

  7. I am sorry…I was not sure which name your children go by. Some of my family uses first names, some use middle names, and some of us use nicknames.

  8. raburcke says:

    On behalf of the five of us now over at ralphiesportal I thank you ever so much for honouring us in this way. I shall do my best to do you proud in my reciprocating article and I hope to get to know you better over time.

  9. raburcke says:

    Just a question on the side, if I may, I once met some lovely people from Africa, who taught me some sentences in their language, called Tvi. I am sad to say that I never saw them again and that I have forgotten these sentences. The question is that I think they were from Ghana, but I’m not sure anymore(it was a long time ago), would this be correct, do people speak Tvi in Ghana?

    • gethappy says:

      Thanks for the question and interest in Africa, now Uganda is from the East of Africa and Ghana is from the west of Africa.There are thousands of ethnic groups speaking different languages and dialects in Africa.However, my memory tells me the most common language in Ghana is Ashanti.That looks closer to what your memory is getting seems to insinuate.Cheers

  10. […] for which I humbly thank Mister Martin Aliker from “The Happiness nest” site. Click <here> to read the […]

  11. F*ckin’ tremendous things here. I am very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i am looking forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  12. Thank you again for the honor of the nomination. I look forward to continue to reading your inspirational posts and hope that I reciprocate the favor. Thanks again.

  13. granbee says:

    Congatulations, gethappy! I am so pleased to get to know more about your amazing victories and overcoming attitude in your life. Your two boys are adorable! So wonderful about your scholarship and your present work here amongst us in the US. I have every confidence your childhood experiences will wisely guide you in raising most courageous, gifted, and postive-thinking boys! Hooray for you and yours!

    • gethappy says:

      Granbee,thanks so much for this very kind words. I have never allowed my past to determine my future. OOH yes I love my boys and they really have a charismatic character.Thanks for being such an adorable blogger 🙂

  14. "M" is for Marriage and Motherhood... And for Me says:

    It has been very nice reading this post! Thanks for sharing that beautiful picture of your very handsome and cute kids. Also, congratulations not only for this award but for all those you have received lately; you have earned them!

    • gethappy says:

      Thanks my friend,your blog name got me thinking my next blog should then be Faith,fatherhood and Friends heheheh am kidding 🙂 I appreciate the acknowledgement. Have a blessed day

  15. "M" is for Marriage and Motherhood... And for Me says:

    Hey, no kidding. Fatherhood has its own challenges and fulfillments and I think there are people out there who will appreciate your take on the subject.

    • gethappy says:

      So true, my little experience being in United States has made me realize parenting is so different here. I choose to learn yet at this time thou hope in the future to make it my interest to write on.Cheers

  16. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me when you chose blogs to give this award too. I am honored and very touched to receive the award! I love your articles, your inspiration and your ideas on how to achieve happiness. I am trying to take them to heart to become a better person in that area. Your site helps me attempt to do this. I cannot wait for your next video to come out. I look forward to it very much! Thank you again for taking the time to do this for me. I appreciate it very much.

  17. willofheart says:

    Congratulations, I am speechless after reading things about you coz like you my father died when I was 19 hm, 3 years older than you and having a hard time on how I help my mother to raised 9 coz we’re ten in the family, I became emotional specially on no. 2 and no.7, ah, this post reminds me of so many struggles but God is good He let me find the right way how to survived and became better, and your kids are lucky because they have a father like you, in this world of wordings I honestly find piece and ways to express and share exactly what I feel in an artistic way, before I don’t have the courage to write and share it but I am glad I find my friends in bloggers whom not only sharing there works but also inspirations, motivation and lessons….

    • gethappy says:

      Its a great experience to find someone of similar experiences online. Most important is that they relate well to their spirituality as responsible for their ability to overcome their adversities.Awesome my friend and thanks for sharing.Cheers 🙂

  18. Vera Elmer says:

    I like this web site so much, saved to my bookmarks. “To hold a pen is to be at war.” by Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire.

  19. I dugg some of you post as I cerebrated they were very helpful very useful

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