Hey readers! It’s Sanai, the owner and writer of all the lovely blog posts on https://www.sanaissliceoflife.com <3 This week I’m focused on launching an Instagram solely for the site so I can interact with you all more and grow to find new subscribers. I’m also working on creating a page dedicated to Black Lives Matter Resources, aid for the Lebanon Crisis, and other global issues that we all need to be aware of. As well as writing about them I will post links to articles that can greater inform us all on what is happening in this country and all over the world. I'm super excited to get that going.
So instead of a regular post this week I’ve decided to do something short and sweet while I whip up everything I just mentioned. I want to let you guys know a little bit more about me by answering 20 fun questions like a Q&A! As always you can contact me by hitting the Contact page or by next week shoot me a DM on Instagram 💖
#1 When is your birthday?
My birthday is on May 26th. Normally sandwiched in between Memorial Day weekend so I love that. Geminis wya ??
#2 Where are you from?
Only the best state out of all the 50 states … New York! I love this city so much and I’m so glad I was born and raised in such an amazing place filled with all types of people, crowded subways, busy streets, fire music and of course the best pizza. It doesn't get any better than here.
Have you ever met a famous person?
I have met a few celebrities or influencers you can say! The first celebrity I ever met was Youtuber Bethany Mota in the fifth grade, then Youtubers Niki Demartino and Alisah Marie at the Global Citizens Festival that next year and Joey Garcefa at his book tour in 2017. Like many girls my age I was also obsessed with Musical.ly boys so I met a few at a meet n greet in 2016 (Tyler Brown ring a bell ?) Then last summer I met a bunch of Tik Tok Boys like LuvAnthony and Jaden Hossler at the Lights Out tour which is pretty embarrassing because they are all so gross now. Very much straight Tik Tok thirst boys.
What is your favorite movie?
As most of you can tell by the number of film references on my page I love watching movies! I can watch a movie a day with ease. As of right now, my favorite movie is The Big Lebowski by The Coen Brothers. Hilarious and features some of the best dialogue I have ever seen. Following close behind however would be Birdman, Brokeback Mountain, or Lady Bird.
What is your comfort food?
Mac n cheese for sure.
What’s your opinion on reality tv shows?
I actually enjoy them. From the age of eight to eleven, I watched everything on Lifetime. Dance Moms, Little Women: LA, Little Women: Atlanta, and a few shows on TLC like Project Runway and Honey Boo Boo. I don’t watch them as often now but I always tune in for Big Brother on CBS during the summer, and I did watch all of Jersey Shore on Hulu last year.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a journalist! Either for the New York Times, Boston Globe, The New Yorker, or any major publication . I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl and wrote my first short story about a Bloody Underground World ( I was a little cray). As well as being a journalist I want to publish YA novels. Writing is my calling and this blog is my manifestation of the creativity that comes with being a writer.
What is your favorite book?
Frankly in Love by David Yoon (my pick of the month for April 😉). I finished it right before quarantine started and it is truly the best book I have ever read. My younger sister was performing at a basketball game with her dance group and there were about 20 minutes before she went on so I was reading the book in the stands. When I tell you I started weeping right there I mean it. Frankly in Love is just that good.
Do you have any siblings?
I sure do! I have a sister in college, a ten-year-old brother and the youngest is my six-year-old sister.
Where do you want to live when you grow up?
Right here in New York City baby! Maybe Williamsburg, the whole area is gorgeous. I don’t ever see myself leaving this city except for college but if I had to choose somewhere else to live it would either be Boston or New Mexico. I know New Mexico is a weird one but my favorite show Breaking Bad inspired me to live there. I love the sandy architecture and how opposite it is from New York. But I may want to live in London for a year. I’m a sucker for tea and crumpets and I’m perfecting my British accent as we speak.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Gandhi
“After all these long-ass verses / I'm tired, you tired, Jesus wept” - Kanye West
What do you want your last meal to be?
Steak with Fettuccine Alfredo, mashed potatoes, corn, and a can of coke.
What TV show are you currently watching?
I’m really bad at watching tv shows, I rarely finish them or take six months in between season two season three because I’ve lost interest. As of now, I’m mainly watching Gossip Girl and The Umbrella Academy (two episodes left!). But I also pick and choose here and there from New Girl, The Office (a re-watch), and Shameless.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A night owl FOR SURE. I’m most productive at night and I go to bed at around 3 am every night, my body has gotten used to it. I also find that I write better at night since my mind is at ease. Many of my blog posts are written at 4 am while I snack on Boom Chick a Pop and gulp water from my Hydroflask ;)
I’ve always been a blue kinda girl. There are so many different types of blue however so my current favorite is Teal.
Biggest Pet Peeve?
Gum chewers. I hate everything about gum, even writing the word gum irks me. The smell, the sound, --- ugh everything. Ironically enough many of my friends chew gum but as long as you aren't obnoxious with your chewing it’s ok.
If you were to host a Sunday brunch which 12 fictional characters would you invite and why?
This is a hard one, I’ll try to split it in between book characters and film/tv characters. Ok, it would go something along the lines of Harry Potter (Harry Potter Series), Michael Scott (The Office), Dionne (Clueless), Walter White (Breaking Bad), Madeline (Big Little Lies), Jo (Little Women), Lilo (Lilo & Stitch), Chris (Get Out), Elio (Call Me By Your Name), Joker (Joker), Christine ‘LadyBird’(LadyBird) and Marlon (Marlon). They are all such different types of people I’d want to talk to while eating syrup-drenched french toast and orange juice.
My Spotify monthly playlist is a good round-up of everyone I’m currently listening to. But some of my favs are Drake, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Eminem, Nirvana, Tame Impala, Rhianna, Harry Styles, and SZA.
What inspired you to make this blog?
I had been contemplating on making a blog for some time now and like many people, quarantine gave me more time than ever so I started to bring the idea into fruition. My Uncle who is a graphic designer (and rapper, listen to his newest album here !), helped me navigate designing the website on Wix and after a couple of weeks, the site was up and running! There is so much power within words and I knew with a blog I could write whatever I please, push myself to create great pieces, and most importantly share my thoughts with the world. Owning this blog for the last five months has been a rewarding challenge. I went from writing every so often to having a strict deadline to upload a new post every Monday. My brain is constantly turning its wheels and searching any creative realm so I have a cool new blog post. I’m so happy with the work I’m putting out there and hope you all love it just as much.
I hope you all had fun getting to know me a little bit more! And if you have any more questions feel free to shoot me an email or comment down below 💖