Outstanding Blogger Award

Hi there, Homo sapiens! I’m doing the Outstanding Blogger Award today! This is one of the several nominations from Carl, thank you, and I guess it’s high time to start doing them. 😉 Please do visit and follow Carl’s blog here if you haven’t yet.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

Carl’s Questions:

1. If you were given the power and the opportunity to rewrite 2020, how would you rewrite it?

There are several things I’d add and remove in my life if I were to write 2020. But in a bigger picture, I’d remove the pandemic and typhoons that caused trouble to many specially in the Philippines.

2. Which fictional subterranean world would you choose to be trapped in and why? It could be Murakami’s underworld, the Greek underworld, the labyrinth of Piranesi, or some other fictional world.

Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings. Need I say more? 🙂

3. I have a varied and diverse taste in music. What song would you recommend for me?

Hmm… The Flame by Cheap Trick.

4. What is something you are looking forward to in 2021? It could be a movie, a book, or a specific event.

Coming home for vacation (or for good) after 12 years.

5. Who is your biggest role model and what made him/her your personal hero?

My queen mother. She’s just wow!

6. You just won the lottery, what are three things you are going to buy first?

  1. Apartment buildings for the homeless.
  2. Land.
  3. More lottery tickets perhaps.

7. Give five fictional characters you would want to travel the world with.

  1. Gandalf
  2. Anakin Skywalker
  3. Holden Caulfield
  4. Joker
  5. Cersei Lannister

Thanks again, Carl, for nominating me. It’s sure fun doing stuff like this. I hope to do the other ones. Haha!

The Nominees:

  1. Silver Button Books
  2. Keep It Alive
  3. One Book More
  4. Susan Loves Books
  5. Snoopy Doo’s Book Reviews
  6. Mani’s Book Corner
  7. Mariam Shittu
  8. What Cathy Read Next
  9. Lady Book Dragon
  10. NottsReader

My Questions:

  1. How did the Covid-19 affect your life?
  2. What one special thing would you like to do for the world?
  3. It’s almost the end of the year, what one thing do you want to accomplish before saying goodbye to 2020?
  4. What do you look most forward to in 2021?
  5. What is your favorite song of all time?
  6. What one book would you recommend to everyone?
  7. What one question would you like to ask me?

I would love to hear the answers from my nominees but just please do it if you want to. And to all those reading this, consider yourselves tagged, too.

Keep safe everyone!

Sunshine Blogger Award #4

Whoa! I saw this pretty late but it’s better late than never… Many thanks to Nefelibata. I believe she just started blogging recently but it’s worth checking out here.

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

The Nominees:

Mariam

TravelBug

Mvadi

Dee Kelly

Euphrates

NChanting Whispers

Neelstoria

Priyanshu

Girlonline1804

Nisha

Myrtle

The Questions for the Nominees:

1. Who is your favorite person and why?

2. One thing you can’t live without.

3. Best thing about your hometown.

4. Your favorite book.

5. Recommend a TV show/series.

6. The last thing that made you cry.

7. Your number one goal this year.

8. Your favorite food.

9. What one place in your country do you recommend I visit?

10. Black or white?

11. What kind of person do you think I am?

Now, let me try answering Nefelibata’s questions:

1.What is your favourite post you’ve written?

Hmm… I don’t know… Probably I’d pick:

https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/on-friends-friendships

https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/__trashed-2

2.What things are you most grateful over in your life?

My family. My job. Good health. Friends. Enemies.

3.What would your ideal day be like?

In a cottage somewhere faraway in the mountains. No internet. A good book. Good food. Some coffee and alcohol.

4.One song you’ll never stop listening?

Swept Away by Christopher Cross.

5.Where is your favourite place you’ve been?

I love Hanoi, Vietnam. Also Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan.

6.What made you start blogging?

Boredom.

7.What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done!?

A lot. And it seems like I do crazy things everyday because everyday people call me crazy. 😉 But one thing I can remember was when I was in 5th grade and I locked my teacher and classmates in the classroom and went home. 😁😁😁

8.Tell me about one of the most interesting dream you’ve seen.

I dreamed about being the queen of a planet some galaxies far from the Milky Way and everything was beautiful, peaceful and happy. Abundant food, healthy lifestyle, no social media, simple life.

9.What is your hobby?

Reading. Tennis. Making other people’s lives miserable. Haha! Just kidding! 😁

10.Who is the person you admire the most.

Ferdinand Marcos.

11.If you could have any superpower… What would it be?

Telekinesis. Time travel. Flying.

There you go! Thanks again, Nefelibata!!!

Happy day, homo sapiens!😊

Liebster Award #5

What a way to start the new year in this blogging community! Another Liebster! This is just so sweet and cool and at the same unexpected really! Thanks a lot, Mab! Do check out her blog here. You will enjoy all the stuffs she has there for you! 🙂

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The Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated your blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other new bloggers to encourage them.
  4. Ask them 11 questions.
  5. Let them know you have nominated them.

Now here are Mab’s questions and my answers:

1. What is your favorite pet?

Dogs, dogs, dogs! I’ve been bitten by dogs like more than five times when I was younger but I really love having a pet dog. I took care of all our dogs back home since me and my brothers were still kids. Both of them like cats and birds so the dogs are all mine. 🙂

2. What is your favorite snack?

I love food so it’s not easy to choose a favorite but at the moment I am addicted to pajeon.

3. Which place in your house do you like the most?

Back in the Philippines, my mom’s kitchen and in the living room beside the fireplace.

4. What is your biggest hobby besides blogging?

Reading. And eating, too! But before I came here, I also played tennis very often.

5. If you were able to possess magic, what kind of magic would it be?

Black magic! Witchcraft! Haha!

6. What is your biggest wish?

Hmmm… right now I wish I’m rich because there are a lot of things I want to do that requires a lot of money like building homes for the homeless, creating workplaces where jobless people can work and earn money, and other stuff where I can be of help to other people.

7. Would you like your blog to be your job and why?

I always mention I’m not a writer, I’m far from it though I sometimes seriously wish I am. So I never really considered blogging to be my job. But then, who knows?

8. What did you like the most in 2017?

The times I did things for the first time like breaking my “personal” rules.

9. What would your perfect holiday be like?

Somewhere far from all the hustle and bustle of cities. A cabin in the woods is ideal. Winter and snowing. With friends and family. Lots of food and booze. But no internet so everyone will talk with each other. Focus on each other present at that moment. No instagramming, twittering or facebooking!

10. What is the meaning of education?

I think, any enlightening experience is education.

11. How did you create the name of your blog?

I think I’ve answered this before on my first Liebster… I often feel that I’m such a mess, a walking chaos and so on but a happy kind of mess and all, and so the blog name… 🙂

Choosing who to nominate is always the hardest part here because I want to nominate almost everyone whether they’re new bloggers or not. So I just randomly choose every time I do this.

The nominees are:

Kumar Shresth

Rohini

Megha

Anugrah

Sophie

Brown girl on a budget

Geetadhaar

Vikash Goyal

Len

Nisha

PrimeOptimum

Preparing the questions to ask the nominees are easier as I usually ask whatever questions come to mind…

The questions for the nominees are:

  1. Do you like to read? If so, what’s your favorite book?
  2. Do you like movies? What’s your favorite?
  3. What’s your all-time favorite song?
  4. What are you more good at, singing or dancing?
  5. What did you want to be when you were younger?
  6. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  7. How would your friends describe you?
  8. What makes you angry?
  9. If you can pick any talent, what would it be?
  10. If you can pick one person in history to have dinner with, who and why?
  11. What one question do you want to ask me? 🙂

So there you go… I hope you enjoyed reading and I’d be waiting for your answers, too! Thanks once again, Mab!

Seize the day, homo sapiens! 🙂

Liebster Award #4

Well, well, well… This. Is. Really. Amazing! Thank you so much Abdul for nominating me! Sorry for doing this very late, I’m very busy at work most of the time but here it is! To my readers who haven’t discovered his blog yet, do visit it here. Lots of interesting things to read from there. 🙂

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The Rules:

  1. Create a post thanking the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog.
  2. Include award graphic.
  3. Answer the questions provided.
  4. Make a new set of ten questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Nominate 5-11 upcoming or recently followed bloggers and share your post with them so they see it.

Abdul’s questions and my answers:

1. Did you ever felt you were just going to die? What was your last wish?

Getting drunk is fun but there was one occasion where I felt like I had alcohol poisoning. I was vomiting for an hour or so in the bathroom, I don’t know, it was painful and crazy, I must’ve called and prayed to all the saints I knew back then to please relieve me from the trouble I’m into. I did feel like I was gonna die then and I’m not so sure what happened after. When I woke up, I was still in the bathroom. 🙂 I don’t remember having any last wish or something at that time except that I’ve been praying to just let the vomiting/pain stop.

2. Have you ever tried eating food sitting on the floor instead of dining table? Does it feel more comfortable to sit on the floor and eat?

Yes, I’ve tried eating sitting on the floor several times before but no, it’s not that comfortable for me. I can do it again but I still prefer eating on a dining table.

3. You receive a call, and the speaker says,” XYZ (The person you hate the most) Just died”, Will you forgive that person or keep holding the anger till the end of your life?

Well, I think, if I ever get to receive a call like that, I’m pretty sure I have long-forgiven that person already. Sure I do hold a grudge for a while but I let it go just the same. Chances are it might make me feel sad hearing the news.

4. You are deeply in love with a person, And he/she call you suddenly out of no-where and says,”I Love You”. What will be your response?

I don’t know, I’d probably be lost for words.

5. While traveling, you forgot your bag in the Bus, Train etc. Everything is in your bag even your mobile phone, what’s the very first thing you are going to do?

Cry. Just kidding! 🙂 Hmmm… I need to stay calm first of all and think of what I have to do next.

6. Kill One and save 1000, and the one to kill is your best friend. What will you do?

Sorry, best friend… yeah, kill one! If one needs to die for a thousand to thrive, then so be it. (I hope my best friend doesn’t get to read this. 😉 )

7. On a vacation, you lost your memory – At what place can i find you?

*(Places you visit regularly)

If not in a library, very likely in a restaurant.

8. The leader OR The follower (The lion Or The lamb)?

Very likely the leader. 🙂

9. A Coffee with a stranger Or Conversation with a known person?

Oh! I’m on the fence here. Hmmm… there are definitely people I’ve known for quite some time now that I would really love to talk to all the time but having coffee with a stranger is very interesting, too, which actually just happened last Friday. 🙂 So at the moment, I’d choose coffee with a stranger.

10. To create your own story (HOW)? OR be someone else story (WHY)?

Definitely create my own story. How? I still have to figure that out! 🙂

Choosing the nominees is always the most difficult part here but today The nominees are:

Paragtak

Soheli

John Snow

Khushi

Maya

Geetadhar

The questions for the nominees are:

1. How did you celebrate Christmas?

  1. What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?

  2. What’s the best thing that happened to you this year?

  3. Your top three goals for the coming year.

5. Would you like to be famous? For what reason?

6. What’s the first thing you notice in people?

7. Name a special place you’ve been to where you’d like to go again.

  1. Which do you prefer, sunrise or sunset?

  2. What’s the worst thing someone has ever done to you?

  3. What’s the best thing that happened to you today?

As always, I can’t wait to read your answers to my questions and get to know you more!

Once again, thank you, Abdul! This is one among my special gifts this Christmas! 🙂

Happy day, homo sapiens!

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

I am so thrilled to accept another Sunshine Blogger Award, this time from a very kind-hearted lady with a lovely name, Tashnee! Do check out her blog if you haven’t yet here.

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write for them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Now here are Tashnee’s questions:

Since you started blogging what have you learned from other bloggers?

What I’ve learned from other bloggers aren’t actually blogging/writing tips. What I usually learn from them are things that happen in their worlds. I also get to learn a lot of general information from them and that’s what makes it all fun and interesting.

Who is your mentor?

Actually, no one. As I have mentioned several times, I’m not really a writer. It just so happened that I’ve got things in my mind that are sometimes better written than spoken. There’s this one person though whom I ask once in a while when things are a bit confusing or when I need an opinion on something or when I need better vocabulary words. If you can call that a mentor, then he’s the closest I’ve got. 🙂

What makes you unique?

Oh, I think I don’t know… though I’ve always believed that every person is unique, I can’t still pinpoint what makes me unique among others. I’d want to believe I’m normal though because I am very often described by others as weird, strange, naughty and very recently, dangerous.

What motivates you to blog?

I actually only get to write something when I’m feeling too much. So I guess, it’s the emotions/feelings and everyday experiences/observations that actually motivate me to write.

What are your fears?

My mom and an empty refrigerator. Haha!

What’s your blog about?

Just about anything…

How do you grow your blog?

I’m afraid I’m not doing anything except for commenting and replying to comments and visiting other interesting blogs as well. I should probably work on this. 😉

Describe yourself in two words.

Naughty and rebellious. But I really think I’m nice! Haha!

Which blogger do you look up to, if you have and why?

As long as I enjoy what I read in their blogs, I think that’s something to look up to.

What type of music you like?

I can listen to most types of music but I listen to alternative rock more.

The Nominees:

Priti C

Bethany

Hussein

Sharon

Seema

Orange

Sophie

The secret blog of a 30 year old

Umaima

Akhila

Aman

My 11 Questions for the Nominees

1. Do you like history? Why or why not?

2. What part of history would you like to go back to if you could?

3. Would you change history if you could?

4. What does home mean to you?

5. What do you like most about your hometown?

6. What do you prefer, city or countryside? Why?

7. What country would you really like to visit someday?

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

9. How do your friends describe you?

10. What’s your favorite quote?

11. What’s your favorite book?

There you go! I hope the nominees will have time to answer my questions because I am so excited to hear your answers. 🙂

Once again, thanks Tashnee! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Happy day, homo sapiens!

Sunshine Blogger Award #1

A huge thank you to Savvy for the nomination. Please know that I do appreciate the recognition and that this means a lot because it shows that someone out there reads my blog and probably connects to what I write one way or the other. 🙂 Do check out and enjoy Savvy’s blog here.

download (2)The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write for them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Savvy’s Questions:

What is your take on equality of sexes? 

Well, men and women are not the same but both have equal value, thus, should be granted equal treatment. We can not achieve gender equality for as long as women are treated as secondary citizens.

What is your idea of happiness?

An integrated and balanced life.

What is your idea of a perfect day in your life?

In a cabin in the woods, with a book, good food and music. No internet. (With my boyfriend, if I have one, would be a bonus!)

Do you like to dance, if so what style or form attracts you?

Yes, I like dancing. I just go disco dancing, actually, but would love to learn and dance salsa.

What are you most thankful for?

There are tons of things I am always thankful for but these days I have to say, I’m really grateful for my job and good health.

Among the many valuable qualities what is the most important quality to develop as a human being?

I personally think that it is important to develop the quality of our mindset because it influences everything we see, think, do and believe in.

The nominees:

https://thepraditachronicles.com/

https://inamessyworld.wordpress.com/

https://jyotithelight.wordpress.co

https://barstoolbuddha.org/

https://aquibview.wordpress.com/

https://msameera.wordpress.com/

https://freetoexpress91.wordpress.com/

https://toosweetsite.wordpress.com/

https://thefeatheredsleepcom.wordpress.com/

https://wordsinthelight.com/

https://oakenreed.com/

My 11 questions for the nominees are:

What makes a person beautiful to you?

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a failure?

How do you get rid of stress?

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read recently?

What animal/insect do you wish human can eradicate?

What are you best at?

Which do you prefer more, books or movies?

Would you rather be reincarnated as a fly or just cease to exist after you die?

Would you rather be forced to kill a kitten or kill a puppy?

What do you wish your phone could do?

If time freezes for everyone except you for one whole day, what would you do?

I hope you enjoyed reading and to the nominees, I’m looking forward to your answers. 🙂

Again, thanks a lot, Savvy!

Happy day, everyone!