thank you blogger friends and happy new year!

Before we all say goodbye to 2012, (and this post is really long overdue) i would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you my blogger friends and visitors who constantly give some of your precious moments just to read my posts, view my photographs, and who tirelessly give the nicest comments. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your time and support. To all my followers, thank you so much for finding my blog worthy to be in your reader’s blogroll.

Thank you Jenn of The Serenity Space for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award nomination
Thank you Bebs of Taking a Deep Breath and Georgia of Rainbow Bakery for the Super Sweet Blogger Award nomination
Thank you April of Bob’s Wife for the Beautiful Blogger Award nomination


very inspiring blogger

very inspiring blogger award

beautiful blogger

beautiful blogger award

super sweet award

super sweet blogging award

Below are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the Beautiful Blogger Award:

  1. display the award logo on your blog
  2. link back to the person who nominated you
  3. state 7 things about yourself
  4. nominate other bloggers for this award (the rule is 15 for the Very Inspiring Blogger and 7 for the Beautiful Blogger award but for me, i think it is okay to nominate any number of blogs)
  5. notify the bloggers that they have been nominated

The Super Sweet Blogging Award asks:

  • Cookie or cake? i prefer cake over cookie
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? it all depends..  love vanilla ice cream, vanilla shake, chocolate cake, or just snack on dark chocolate bars, so my answer would be both
  • What is your favorite sweet treat? kitkat mini chocolate wafers
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? usually after dinner
  • If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? strawberry

7  (random) things about me …
I’ve already mentioned 7 things about me here when i was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award and here’s part 2

  1. i usually sleep late.. i consider night time in bed as ‘my time’. It’s when i read my favorite magazine, do some crossword puzzles, write on my journal and at the same time watch tv. It’s when i’m at my most ‘relax mode’
  2. pink is my favorite color but lately i am more attracted to orange and aquamarine
  3. i always start my day with a good cup of coffee
  4. i have very long hair when i was young until high school, then had it short, then very short during college days.. today, i have long hair (almost at my waistline), i think long hair suits me well
  5. i am not really fond of parties because i don’t like noisy places..
  6. i’ve experienced my first snow during my travel to Tokyo
  7. t-shirt and jeans is my favorite attire

The following blogs (in no particular order) are for the Very Inspiring Blog Award:
miljo anne
dreams and escapes
chronicles of illusions
julie dawn fox in portugal

Here’s for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Their blogs have the nicest photographs:
mel gallegos
the world is a book
just a few photos
munchow’s creative photo blog

These blogs are for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Visit these blogs for super sweet recipes:

May the new year brings us good health and prosperity.

A HAPPY-ER 2013 to all!

You are all so wonderful.

one lovely blog award

First of all, i want to thank holisticme for nominating me for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD.

one lovely blog award

It felt so good because there are awesome people from all over the world who really stopped by and read my blog. I am so happy to know that i now have some followers who really find my blog interesting enough to follow and i am truly very grateful. I started this blog as a hobby, a place to write my thoughts and a place where i could share my photos.

Seven things about myself:

  • I used to work in an airline company but decided to be a stay at home mom last 2007.
  • I was able to visit Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, US, Italy, Brazil, Spain and Korea. One of my future plans is to be able to visit my sister in Dubai.
  • I am an animal lover that’s why every now and then i post photos of my pets that i truly adore. I even feed leftover food to some neighborhood cats who regularly and patiently wait for me in front of our gate.
  • I love shopping but i must admit that i enjoy grocery shopping more since i love to cook and experiment with recipes, tweak with them a little bit to suit the taste of my kids.
  • I don’t like to watch suspense thriller movies.
  • I prefer body spray or fragrance mist over perfume.
  • Last but not the least, the most expensive gift i received was a brand new SUV from hubby last year.

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite blogs:

The rules to the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.

Well, i know some bloggers think that these award post nominations may resemble some chain mails because of the rules, but for me, i would want to keep this going because i believe that this is one way to make interaction and to say thanks to all the readers, likers, and followers of my blog. Being nominated is one great honor, thank you.

It has been a truly wonderful 8 months of blogging and i will continue to write and share everything that inspires me.