About Me


My name is Pooja. I’m Kenyan but currently living in Canada. I speak both English and Gujarati and I’m currently trying to learn some German . I am studying history and sociology in Canada at university at the moment. I love writing too and someday hope to write a novel. I’m a little indifferent and definitely an introvert but I like being that way.

Some of my interests include reading, writing, music, photography, science, astronomy and history.

I’m a total introvert most of the time so TV shows and movies are my favorite way to relax! Star Wars is my favorite movie of all time! Not only is it a fantastic movie but the memories attached to it are very special to me to. My father and I watched Star Wars together and really bonded over it because it was his favorite movie as a kid too. Now we rewatch the movies together all the time! Some of my other favorites are Clerks, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (and anything that involves Kevin Smith really!), Fist Fight (or anything that involves Charlie Day or Ice Cube!), Dunston Checks In, Knocked Up, Step Brothers (or anything with Will Ferrell!) and way more! Oh and I love animated movies although they always make me cry… Some of my favorite TV shows include It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Parks And Recreation, 30 Rock, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, TOSH.O, South Park, Family Guy, Rick and Morty, Schitt’s Creek and DAVE.

I also really love reading and have been doing so from a really young age. My parents are both avid readers and have encouraged me to read from when I was young. Some of my favourite books include Harry Potter (the whole series), Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Matilda, Catch 22, anything by John Green and yes the Twilight series! There I said it 😂

I think music is one of the most important things in my life. In university I have been able to have the privilege of taking multiple classes which involve music in some way or the other and I think now that I understand it in more depth I appreciate it even more. Some musicians I like are Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, the Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Queen, My Chemical Romance, The Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, NWA, Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Eminem, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, and many more!

I also love food as you’ll see if you end up following my blog and love trying new things! At the moment I am obsessed with Korean food but to be honest nothing beats good old Kenyan food!

This blog is about a number of topics including mental health, lifestyle posts, travel, university, studying/living abroad, poetry, food, product reviews, books, six word stories and soooo much more!

If you ever want to contact me email me at: insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com (guest posts welcome!)

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  1. ianscyberspace

    Hi there. I spent 20 years in Bharat Mata but only visited Kenya once. Being Gujarati I somehow imagined it would be PoojaP, the P for Patel but obviously not. You should find German somewhat easy as the sentence construction and masculine and feminine gender treatment are similar. My wife learned Hindi quickly because of her knowledge of German. 🙂

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    • PoojaG

      Wow that’s amazing! I’ve never actually been to India but I’ve heard so many great things about it I hope I can go someday. Yeah a lot of Gujarati’s are Patel’s but I’m not. Yeah I’ve noticed that German is quite similar and I think it has made it easier for me to learn it.

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  2. theinvisibleyears

    Several decades ago my English professor told me I was the only woman he ever met who really liked Catch-22. Glad I’m not the only one! Good to see your musical tastes are varied (I saw Joan Jett in concert a long time ago — amazing).
    Stay awesome!

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  3. The Rural Iowegian

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my thought for yesterday. Your “About Me” was pulling me in and then I noticed that you didn’t mention Pink Floyd and my heart sank a wee bit.
    I have one novel out there but only in the cyber world as an e-book. Writing can carry you along a story line like a river or it can get you stuck, mired down in the mud. The key to remember is not to force it, and when your mind does not want to write, there is nothing your fingers can do to change it. 🙂 have a great day young lady! ~RI~

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  4. Tom Burton

    Lovely read! Wishing you all the best for 2019 ahead!

    If you like, I was going to link to your blog in my next Sunshine Blogger Award. No need to participate in the personal quiz if you can’t/prefer not to, but would you like your blog signposted for new readers to check out?

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  5. midcenturyman

    there must be something you like about my work because you keep coming back for more I consider that a supreme compliment in itself and there’s a reason I don’t think you spend all your time going around reading people’s posts and liking them because you don’t ‘like’ everything I throw out there. so, it’s a great feeling as you know to connect thought processes in terms of giving people another way to think a different way from point A through D but NOT through through B and C.

    But I see you there and when I see you there I know I’ve done something good … I’ve written something well and interesting, I THINK it’s confirmation that I have told a story and perhaps told it well … or well enough to merit recognition on a very personal level and gosh … jeez …. wull ….. ok, well, thank you for liking the words I’ve been able to convey onto the page. (I never take full credit for anything I’ve written. I tell people I’m just the postman).

    I write a lot about nature. I write about trees and wind and a place I go to next to an inland sea that surrounds the state of Michigan in the U.S. as you can see it is shaped like a mitten and it’s a peninsula surrounded by the Great Lakes which are not lakes at all but we like to call them lakes … rather, they are inland seas of purest glacier water left over from when the glaciers scourged over what is now Michigan then, further down then, as the glaciers melted, they formed the land and water.

    the rest of the year we live in shitty florida, six months of jungle six months of sunshine low humidity .. nice …

    it’s really very nice of you to stop by I love to see your name and sometimes say it during the day! ks

    I have a reverence for what I write about and I think we both share those feelings …….. thanks ks

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  6. WordwithMindy

    Hi Pooja! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking a post. I see that we have quite different interests in many things, but I like that! I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks again 🙂

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  7. Sherrey Meyer

    Thanks, Pooja, for stopping by my blog and “liking” a post. I’ve enjoyed checking out your site, and enjoyed especially your About page. I too share interests in writing, reading, music, and introversion.

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  8. Jennwith2ns

    Hi Pooja–

    Nice to meet you today. Thanks for checking out my blog–and finding out, in the process, about my book launch. 🙂 I wonder how you found me…

    All the best to you in your endeavours!

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  9. jjhiii24

    Thanks so much, Pooja, for your visit to my blog and for your interest in my posting. You are obviously a talented and successful blogger, but even more important, you are passionate and articulate which makes reading here so compelling.

    My own blog is quite different from yours, and my passion for existential philosophy and the workings of the human brain present a greater challenge in gaining the attention of a broader audience, but your interests and preferences expressed here are very similar to mine, and I sense in you, a kindred spirit!

    I’m going to join your followers and continue to benefit from your keen insights and intelligent musings going forward.

    Kindest regards…John H.

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  10. oliviaa

    Hi Pooja! Thank you SO MUCH for checking out my blog and liking my post! I gave you a follow on Twitter and I can’t wait to read more of your blog and get to know you as a writer!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. llbenjamin54

    Hi Pooja,
    Thanks for the likes on my blog! It’s very encouraging to get them. I like yours too, and found the social anxiety post very helpful. I’ll be following you for your smart, insightful posts from now on. Take care!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. MaartenVG

    Hi there, thank you for liking and following my blog! I found your post ‘5 Tiny Mistakes That May Be The Reason Your Blog Isn’t Taking Off’ already very helpful as a beginning blogger. I don’t mean to come off as rude, but I believe you accidentally followed the Dutch version of my blog. It’s a bit complicated but I have 2 versions, a Dutch one and an English one (to reach more people) and the Dutch one is marked as my primary blog which is probably how this happened. I’m sorry if this is confusing, but if you still want to follow the English version of my blog, I added a button on the Dutch blog to redirect anyone to the English blog. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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