2nd and 3rd Liebster Award

This has been overdue already!!!! The very nice blogger nominated me last April 12.

I want to say I am very sorry for the delay. But special thank you to  http://actingmylife.wordpress.com. On April 28, 2015, another beautiful blogger nominated me for the same award. https://youngsunshinescooking.wordpress.com/

Please do visit their blogs!

I am very blessed that in 6 months, I have received 4 nominations. 3 Liebster and 1 Versatile! I just want to say THANK YOU and hopefully we will all be continued to be inspired and share that inspiration with others.


The rules of nominating someone for Liebster are:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.

2. Answer that person’s 10 questions.

3. Nominate 10 people who have fewer than 200 followers (and let them know you’ve nominated them).

4. Ask your nominees 10 new questions.

Here are my answers to http://actingmylife.wordpress.com’s questions:

  1. If you are planning to travel on a desert island and you have bring three things, which ones will you choose and why? Water, Umbrella, Food
  1. Who is your favorite singer/band and why? When I younger I have loved the Irish band, The Corrs band Why? Sounds classic, modern, cool.
  1. If you were writing a story and it was being turned into a film, which actor would you like to play your main character? I have a celebrity crush from Manila, Piolo Jose Pascual. Most likely, him?
  1. What is your favorite film? I do not know. I guess I have no favorite? But I watch a lot of movies??!
  1. If you had an opportunity to travel around the world, which country would you visit first and why? I love to visit France or Italy.
  1. What is favorite thing to do/see during summer? Go to the Beach with the family
  1. Who is favorite historical King or Queen? Queen Anne, one of King Edward V’s wives
  1. Quick question: pizza or chips? Hard one! Can I have both??? Ok will go with pizza (all meat)
  1. Who is favorite film character and why? No particular. As long as it is romance, romantic comedy, romance drama
  1. Have you read a famous quote that changed your life? I say more of a prayer that is guiding me:
    God, give me grace to accept with serenity
    the things that cannot be changed,
    Courage to change the things
    which should be changed,
    and the Wisdom to distinguish
    the one from the other.
    Here are my answers to https://youngsunshinescooking.wordpress.com/ questions:
    1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging when my emotions were too much to handle.2. What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday? Just be with my kids. Do anything with them.

    3. Do you prefer sea, mountains or countryside? I prefer countryside.

    4. What’s your favourite foreign dish? I love a lot of food. I love them all. I will play no favorite : )

    5. What has been the happiest day of your life, so far? When I was made free from emotional distress.

    6. If you won the lottery, what would you do? Travel the world with my family!

    7. What’s the place you want to visit most? Europe. I am in love with it. It is my fantasy.

    8. What’s your favourite ingredient to use in the kitchen? Salt?

    9. What would you like to be in another life? I never thought of this. I do not know.

    10. What’s your favourite dessert? Cake cake cake. I love cake : )

    Once again, thank you! There are so many great bloggers out there. Here are my nominees for now:











My 10 questions are:

1. How do you prefer to be called (name, nickname)

2. Where are you from?

3. Aside from blogging what are your other hobbies?

4. What gift do you dream of to receive on your birthday?

5. Beer or wine or neither?

6. What is your favorite dish?

7. How long have you been blogging now?

8. What do you love about blogging?

9. What do you think is the greatest challenge with blogging?

10. Fame or Power?

Have a great day!!!!

Liebster Award


This is my first time to be nominated for an award. Thanks to Incidental Scribe for appreciating my blogs and for always showing her support. Please do check out her blogs too https://incidentalscribe.wordpress.com/

I am very new to blogging and to the terms/culture in the blogosphere. I came to learn that Liebster award, is an award for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. I am just not familiar yet with the purpose of this award and the other procedures as well. The way I see it, it promotes and introduces bloggers to each other. It seems to create a bond, a circle, a support group. Am I right? Well, I think it is fun and exciting since we will be answering questions and we will get to know other bloggers as well. I feel like answering a “slum book/autograph”, which I found very exciting when I was in grade school some decades ago!

The rules are, I have to answer their 10 questions and then nominate 10 blogs, who also have less than 200 followers, to answer 10 of my questions.

Official Rules:
#1. Each nominee must have under 200 followers
#2. Thank and link to the nominating blog
#3. Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
#4. Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated
#5. Write a post containing the questions and include these rules in the post.

So here are my candid answers to the questions from Incidental Scribe (I will answer the first things that come out of my heart):

#1 What inspired you to start writing?

There was a point in my life when I felt I was looking for something. There was too much in my head and in my heart. I had to have a medium to help me. It has always been writing. Instead of doing it on a notebook, might as well use the technology. In this way, I can also reach out to other people and hope to support and inspire others too.

#2 If you could have dinner with any person alive or dead, who would you choose and why?

This may appear to be a very shallow answer. I would say one dinner with my celebrity crush? Why, because you know how it feels to have a crush. It is cute and exciting. And I will take lots of pictures with him! I am sure I will not see him again and it is just one dinner!  🙂 But of course, I would still go home to the one love of my life, my husband dear.

#3 What is one thing on your bucket list? (Things you want to do before you die)

I want to travel with my husband and children. First, to see all the beautiful places in the United States (to be in other States not just here in CA), all the historical sites, and travel at least one country in each continent of the world. Then I will still continue to blog and write about our journey.

#4 Which song, musician or band do you listen to the most right now?

Now that I am “older” I am fond listening to relaxing instrumental music (guitar, piano) and some reggae or jazz. No favorite band. I am not up to date anymore.

#5 How do you feel about pets?

I am sorry, I am not really fond of animals. I feel like they’re gonna bite me.

#6 Who is your favorite author?

Paulo Coelho

#7 What is your favorite meal and do you make it for yourself or prefer someone else to make it?

I am not really picky. I love making our food. Fish is my least favorite though.

#8 What advice would you give other bloggers starting out?

Do it for yourself. Enjoy writing. Do not think of pleasing other people. It will just follow if you love what you are doing 🙂

#9 So far, what has been your best day?

My best day was the day God let me experience how to be free from everyday hatred, from feeling so irritated everyday. I found peace and it is priceless!!!

#10 If you had 24 hours where you could do whatever you wanted….what would you do and why?

24 hours to myself only? No responsibility? I will window shop at the mall (which I haven’t done for a very long time now), color my hair, do my pedicure, read and write!

Now, here are my 10 nominees in no particular order. Please forgive me if I make a mistake. I am not sure how to check the number of followers. It is easy to spot it in some site. But for others, I am not even sure if it shows. This is for bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you have more than 200 please disregard.

Please visit these wonderful blogs and I am sure that there are still more inspiring blogs out there!

1. https://livingwithbenji.wordpress.com/

2. https://irrationalliving.wordpress.com/

3. http://keithgarrettpoetry.com/

4. https://ellengau.wordpress.com/

5. http://sheldonkleemanartworks.com/

6. http://gentlementalannie.com/

7. http://mytwosentences.com/

8. https://manikui.wordpress.com/

9.  http://ajourneywithyou.com/

10. http://flourishingsimplicity.com/

Here are the questions my nominees need to answer:

1. What do you do aside from blogging?

2. Do you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert, or in the middle?

3.. What made you start blogging?

4.  If there is anything you want to change in your body or in yourself, what can that be?

5. What is the greatest lesson you have learned so far?

6. Would you be a famous actor/actress or a great politician?

7. Do you want to win in a lottery? Why?

8. What else do you dream to have? to do?

9. What do you think of living with your mother-in-law under one roof?

10. If we are given a chance to speak to our descendants someday, what would you tell them?