REALITY Blog Award

Thank you so much liveblissful for presenting me with another wonderful award! I can honestly say that her blog is one of my favorites as it aims to inspire, encourage and enlighten others on healthy food choices. Join liveblissful in her journey on switching to a vegan lifestyle. Her recipes are positively delightful! 🙂


Below are the rules for the REALITY blog award:

1. Answer the 5 questions
2. Nominate 8 other bloggers


1. If you could change one thing, what would you change? The hearts of corrupt government officials who had the gall to run for office and the minds of the people who unwisely voted for them.

2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be? Right now is good. 🙂

3. What one thing really scares you? Losing the ones I love.

4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it? I’ve always dreamt of having kids (I’ll stop at two) ^^ but not NOT YET. I really hope with all my heart that I would be able to accomplish that dream. But NOT YET!! ^^

5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be? I wanna be a mermaid! – so I could swim and not be afraid of sharks and explore the very depths of the water that no man has been.. ^^

It’s always a pleasure to read blogs that like to keep it real! I applaud those who aren’t afraid to share TMI, let their hair down, or let their geek flag fly for the love of expressing, sharing and inspiring. ^^


Fabulous fashion blog Substancewear has also presented me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Again and again, thank you! 🙂 With genuineness and authenticity comes inspiration. I therefore pass these TWO awards on to:


Boomie Bol

Tea with a Pirate

Prego and the Loon

ABC of Spirit Talk


Rendezvous with Renee

Feck This Shit I’m Outta Here

If you haven’t been to their pages, make it a point to drop by 😉 Congrats nominees!! Feel no obligation to join. Keep blogging and inspiring and I love you for keepin’ it real 😉

xo – kz

The One (Two) Lovely Blog Award(s) ^^

Last night just before going to bed, I received a very lovely surprise from fellow blogger edgeledge. When I woke up this morning, I received yet another inspiring token of appreciation from pflead73. Thank you so much guys for showering me with lotsa love. ^^

Blog Rules to break as you please 😉

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Seven Things about Me:

1) I rarely ever wear jeans. I can usually be spotted in a dress or a skirt. Or short short shorts during summer.

2) I have very vivid childhood memories that go way way way way back. Everyone gets surprised that I can remember all those things from their teeny tiniest details. ^^

3) People often say that their first impression of me was that I’m kind of a bitch snob (and I can be) – but eventually, they realize how nice I really am ^^ ^^ ^^

4) My favorite color is PINK! 🙂

5) Believe it or not, as a kid/ teen, I used to HATE the beach, the sand and the sea… just as much as I LOVE ’em now. ^^

6) Patience is not really my strong suit.

7) I’m an only girl. Guys back in school and at work used to always ask me if I had a sister that they could date; preferably one that “looks like me but doesn’t think and talk like me”. Assholes ><

This time, I’ve decided to nominate 10 people who I haven’t nominated before, even once. I enjoy a lot of different things so expect these blogs to vary in themes. Be sure to check them out; you’re bound to like at least one – or all! ^^
With my sincerest appreciation for these blogs and the people behind them, I pass these TWO AWARDS on to:


Filipina Glitters

Vina’s delicious recipes

Free Tag Zone


Chef Doru

Life and Times of the Blue Collar Guy



Antonio De Simone

for those nominees who aren’t into these things, it’s totally fine… but it serves as a great invite for more and more people to view your blogs, you know 😉 anyway, thank you guys, for all the fabulous work that you’ve done with your blogs. i hope you keep sharing these lovely and inspiring parts of yourselves with others.

xo- kz ^^

Inspiring Blog Award

I keep receiving these and I couldn’t thank you enough! What truly matters is that you take the time to check out my blog.

If you’re here for the crappy photos, one kiss for you, =* If you’re here for the writing, two kisses for you! =* =* If you’re here coz you think I’m adorable, a million kisses blown at ya! =* =* =*

But really, I appreciate you guys being here. ^^

This is a very special award because the logo was uniquely designed by Filipina Glitters who also nominated me for this award. If you’re crazy about makeup, be sure to check out her fab beauty blog! ^^

The rules on how to nominate:

1. Display the award image on your blog (the one I have above)
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and link to their sites.
5. Notify the bloggers that they have been nominated and link to the post.

Wow how do I do this, I’ve stated so many facts about myself already! As if my about me page isn’t But one of the perks of being a “complicated person” is that I’ll never run out of stuff to say. 🙂

About me:

1) I used to be allergic to crustaceans when I was a kid but my father let me eat them anyway; with meds on standby. I’m grateful coz somehow I’m not allergic to them anymore and I’d be damned if I can’t have my crabs, prawns and shrimp! ^^

2) Despite the fact that all women in my mom’s side of the family play the piano, I don’t. Coz I was a hard-headed brat. And now I’m sorry. ^^

3) I don’t wear much makeup but mascara is definitely indispensable. It opens up my eyes. I NEED it. ^^

4) I believe I have never flunked a single academic exam – I always get by.. sometimes it’s coz I studied hard, sometimes it’s coz I’m a freaking genius. lol And sometimes It’s coz I cheated am very “skilled”. 😉

5) I rock a lot of sequins. I’m not afraid to wear outfits that are shining, shimmering splendid. ^^

6) I wrote plenty of dark, melancholic poetry in my teens. Then stopped when things got “brighter”. Sometimes I think it was a gift that I lost as the price of being “happy”.

7) When I was a kid, I thought mom’s chandeliers were made of diamonds. My brother and I devised an elaborate plan to “steal” a “diamond” and hid it like it was real treasure. lol

I hereby hand this token of appreciation to the following bloggers:

Esenga’s Voice









Cee Neuner



mirth and motivation

Le Drake Noir


Some of these blogs I’ve nominated because of their inspirational writing and poetry… others for their superb photography… a few for their mouthwatering recipes and some I just happen to really like. ^^ No matter the reason, these blogs have touched me and are truly worthy of this award. Some I’ve nominated more than once already but that’s coz I want more and more people to know of them; I believe that you’d be missing out on a lot of joy, important learnings and inspiration if you fail to come across their blogs. ^^

As for the nominees, Congratulations! Feel no obligation to join; I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blog. Keep blogging, keep inspiring!

xo – kz ^^

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

It’s 12 midnight here…

Happy Monthsary to me!

Yup, it’s been exactly one month since my very first post! ( check here ) and what better way to celebrate this special day than with another blog award. Awesome blogger liveblissful has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am extremely thankful to have stumbled upon her blog since I have been trying to eat healthier and her page is filled with delicious yet healthy recipes and a truly inspiring story behind it.

Below are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award so please follow carefully:

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 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Below are the 7 things about me:

1) My top 3 favorite labels are Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson and Burberry.
2) I’m grandma’s little pet. ^^ We do stuff together like shop, dine out and get our nails done…
3) According to others, my baths take forever. ^^
4) I collect sexy lingerie.
5) My head is always in the clouds.
6) I used to drink, like, a lot. My favorites: tequila and blueberry vodka.
7) I have obsessive compulsive tendencies and tend to sanitize a lot; ironically, my closet and bedroom are always in a fabulous state of disarray (mostly from spoils of online shopping). ^^

want more facts? check out my about me page ^^

My 15 nominations:

Cee Neuner










island traveler


Diamond Mike Watson



Congratulations, nominees! ^^ Of course, you can always choose not to participate but wouldn’t it be just great to grab the opportunity to thank your fave bloggers as well? ^^

xo -kz

here’s a nice purple ube macapuno cake that i wish i can share with you ^^ — or not :p

Beautiful Blogger Award



Shut it.

It’s my day!!

So don’t burst my bubble. ^^

When I started this blog less than a month ago, I didn’t care about awards or followers or likes… and maybe I still don’t. All I truly wanted was a space to write my stuff. (Can’t do that in FB coz even my grandpa has an account!) Anyway, I wanted an escape. No assignments. No editors. No deadlines. I wanted a place where I could spam to my heart’s content, rant, rave, curse, celebrate… without having to comply to strict standards of writing or even bother to proofread 😉 To help, enlighten or amuse someone in the process is just a plus. What I didn’t count on though is the heart-warming feeling of being appreciated and acknowledged by fellow bloggers. What’s even more surprising is the pleasure that I get from discovering all the many wonderful blogs and catching a glimpse of the people behind them… each of them beautiful in their own way. While others may dismiss awards as “lame” or a “waste of time”, I look at it as an opportunity to thank those beautiful people and acknowledge their awesomeness. Thank you THE VIBE 101! 🙂

Y’all know the the drill; I can only nominate a few people, in this case, 7. But before that, I’ll have to post 7 random facts about myself. And nope, even though I may be sharing TMI already in this site, I assure you, I’ll never run out of those darn facts. ^^

7 Things About Myself

1) I like making collage. I’m one of those girlfriends who’d make little albums with sweet pictures in them with colorful little ribbons and flowers and glitter and hearts and force give them to my boyfriend every month. ^^
2) I don’t like drinking water. I hate that it’s tasteless. So I drink coconut water every day.
3) When I’m sick, watching musicals seem to cheer me up.

4) I’m not a sporty kinda gal. Throw a ball at me and I won’t catch it. I’d run. Back in school, I only watched live basketball because of all the hot players.
5) I like pillows and pillow fights.
6) I may be a moron when it comes to math but I’m quite good with money, honey. 😉
7) I like curling into a ball and sleeping on top of people. Kinda like a cat. ^^

The Beautiful Bloggers:

1) liveblissful – beautiful is the story of this young lady and her transition towards a vegan lifestyle.
2) Tea with a Pirate – beautiful is the imagination and the words of this poet and wanderer.
3) To Be Aware – beautiful is the goal of this inspirational blog.
4) A Lot On Your Plate – beautiful is the stupid smile on my face every time I find a new awesome recipe in this very cool cooking blog ^^
5) Gourmand Chic – beautiful is this young lady’s passion for food, cooking and travel.
6) I love green inspiration – beautiful is the fashion inspiration that one can get from this delightful blog.
7) What’s (in) the picture? – beautiful is the world through this gentleman’s lenses.

Beautiful Blogger Award Rules:

The idea behind the Beautiful Blogger Award is to recognize some of the bloggers we follow for their hard work and inspiration.

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

To join or not is completely your choice. Either way, I shall continue to be a huge fan of your work. Bend the rules, make new ones, pay it forward… ^^ What’s important is that I have had this chance to thank you for sharing a part of yourselves with me and all your other readers. For those who weren’t nominated, this thank you piece goes for you too (Who needs a silly badge when you can have my kisses *mwah!*) :p lol

xo -kz

The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

I received this Sunshine Award from rabbitcancook. Her blog is about her passion which is creating unique bento with fun, creative designs – yum!; you really ought to check it out. Thank you kawaii usagi! (rabbit) ^^

*The main reason why I accept awards is because I love having the opportunity to thank my favorite bloggers for sharing their awesomeness with the world. I knew exactly who I wanted to nominate the moment I received this award. Whether you choose to participate or not, it’s totally ok. Point is, I’ve been following your blog for some time now and it has been my great pleasure to read/view your posts.


If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:

1) Who is your favorite philosopher? Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.”
2. What is your favorite number? 1
3. What is your favorite animal? Cows, I think. I am not kidding.
4. What are your Facebook and Twitter? I’d rather keep this private 🙂
5. What is your favorite time of day? Late nights – when my energy level is at its highest
7. What is your favorite physical activity? Oh I’d rather not tell ^^
8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Coconuts!
9. What is your favorite flower? Roses
10. What is your passion? Writing. Fashion. Beach bumming.

My Nominees:

Frames & Focus – brilliant photography blog; absolutely no words needed –go see for yourself

rarasaur – sometimes her posts are helpful and informative; sometimes they’re just simply hilarious..but at all times, they’re real. and guaranteed to be a good read – this blog’s versatility keeps it interesting at all times

Fashion For Lunch. – fun, fabulous and sometimes quirky fashion finds. ❤

breakroomstories – real-life anecdotes that range from funny to appalling. a reminder to tip well. 😉

Krishna’s Pictures and Notes – discover the colors of another country through a man who’s passionate about travel and the intriguing stories behind the places.

Canadian Hiking Photography – breathtakingly beautiful photos of sceneries and more. photography at its finest.

The Hunger Pangs– never fails to send my tummy rumbling. food, food and more food! What’s not to love?^^

FrizzText – photographs, reflections, music and so much more.. another outstanding blog with interesting weekly challenges.

Where’s my backpack? – travel blog with exciting weekly challenges. have fun viewing excellent photography as well as joining! ^^

I really wish I could’ve picked more than 10. Anyway guys, keep up the amazing work and I hope more and more people visit your page. 🙂



1)If I only had one day to live I would _____
2)The theme song of my life is _____
3)The quality in another person that attracts me the most is _____
4)Before I go to bed I ____
5)If I could live in another place and time, I’d be in _____
6)A perfect world would be _____
7)Can’t live without my ______
8)I want to be remembered as ______
9)I would never get tired of eating ______
10)If there’s such thing as reincarnation, I’d be a _____

hope it’s ok if i broke the rules ^^

xo- kz

*I was only supposed to list the nominees but I wanted to add a more personal touch by sharing what I loved about their blogs. I sincerely hope this adds traffic to your site coz I think you’re awesome. you can choose to participate or not; either way, I’d still think you’re pretty cool ^^

Liebster Blog Award












I don’t write this blog to win awards, but I just found out I was nominated for the Liebster Blog award by fellow blogger, It’s an honor to be recognized for doing something that I enjoy and part of the award is sharing the love by nominating other blogs.

• When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
• Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions.
• You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you!” (You can google the image, there are plenty of them!)
• PS: Make sure the blogs you chose have 200 or LESS followers

*some blogs i nominated have a li’l more than 200+ followers; sorry to break the rules but i find these blogs interesting for various reasons ^^

That is not in my “about me” page.. hmmmnn..
1. I speak, read, and write a little Nihongo ^^

2. I love the water so much, I’m such a huge beach bum and I enjoy island hopping. I must’ve been a mermaid in my past life—oh wait, they do exist, right? :p However, I was probably the one who CAN’T SWIM ^^

3. I secretly wish I live in another time and place… I would’ve loved to wear those poofy skirts and tight corsets during the Elizabethan era… I’d embroider handkerchiefs and ride carriages and sit in the garden to write poetry

4. I’ve read so many historical romance novels in my life – like, literally BOXES of them – hence, fact number 3.

5. Whenever I get the mean reds, I’d walk up to my closet and just look and touch and admire my clothes… run my fingers across the labels.. feel the fabric… then I fold them or hang them up ^^

6. I have the tiniest feet ever ^^ makes it all the more difficult to get designer shoes ><


7. I took up Nursing. I am a registered nurse – here and abroad. But it’s never been my true calling.

8. I like tea.

9. I like watching old Hollywood black and white movies

10. I’m such big crybaby; I’d cry at the end of movies that I’ve already watched a million times

11. I took massage lessons, got a certificate and learned how to make massage oils just for the heck of it

1. What’s your favorite movie? The Moulin Rouge
2. What inspires you to blog? Fashion. Food. Travel. Life.
3. If you knew you had one day to live, how would you spend it? With the one I Love
4. Who do you look up to? Carrie Bradshaw
5. What do you like to do in your spare time? Read. Watch old Hollywood movies.
6. What was your favorite moment of this year so far? Island. Water. Boyfie. ‘nuff said. 😉
7. Where would you like to travel in the future? Venice.
8. How would you describe your personality? Eclectic. Eccentric.
9. How do you picture your life in 10 years? Married. 1 or 2 kids. 🙂
10. What song on your iPod never gets old? Aerosmith
11. Who is your favorite celebrity? Audrey Hepburn


1) What’s the best part about being you?
2) What’s the worst part about being you?
3) What do you wanna be when you grow up?
4) If you’re about to have your last meal, what would it be?
5) Most influential person in your life
6) Favorite book.
7) So I invented a time machine. ^^ What time and place would you like to visit?
8) Your idea of paradise is…
9) Favorite thing in your closet.
10) If you can have one superpower what would it be?
11) Can’t leave the house without your…

1) rabbitcancook – unique and eye-popping bento blog
2) Not so Sex in the City! – with her bold, raw writing about sex and relationships
3) savedollarblog – with her brilliant DIY gift ideas
4) thebestsexblog – with her honest, straightforward articles about sex
5) All That Filipina Glitters – with her post about the consequences of buying counterfeit items that won me over
6) THE VIBE 101 – with her broad range of topics
7) fashion,food and flirts – covers everything that i love : food, fashion, hot men
8) Asian Vegan Eats – with her healthy must-try recipes
9) Portraiture – one of the first blogs i visited here
10) WISIWIS (What I See Is What I Shoot) – brilliant photography that captures everyday life scenarios
11) Littlemissgemm – fashion blog with great pictures of trendy items put together

*I was only supposed to list the nominees but I wanted to add a more personal touch by sharing what I loved about their blogs. I sincerely hope this adds traffic to your site coz I think you’re awesome. you can choose to participate or not; either way, I’d still think you’re pretty cool ^^
As for the other bloggers that I’m following, the fact that I followed you means you’re pretty amazing–perhaps you already have too many followers to qualify ^^ more power to you guys ^^

p.s the photos are not necessary; i just got carried away thought it would be more me ^^

xo -kz