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Dear fellow bloggers and followers,

My blog isn’t what it used to be. I miss the days when I could drop by everyone’s pages as often as I’d like, check reader, read posts, like posts, comment so often and personally thank everyone who hit the follow button. I try but if I don’t get to reply asap, don’t take it personally! ^^ My blog used to be really open and personal and just about anything and everything… but over the course of time, no matter how brief, it has evolved into something else. I see photos and writings and I’m quite proud of what it’s become. However, I don’t want it to seem as though I’ve fallen into a pattern and I most certainly do not wanna lose my connection with you. 🙂 I could only hope that with my stories, photos and poetry, I’m keeping some of that connection alive. I’m grabbing this opportunity to Thank You guys again, share more stuff about me and of course, to answer a fellow blogger’s, Caroline Page’s tag. And also to post about a few awards. I barely have time now to respond to awards and stuff, between juggling various photo challenges and writing prompts, but hey, whatever, keep ‘em coming! Love is love. ^^ Gotta give time for love.

RULES OF THE GAME:

1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

11 Random facts about me:

Ok, I really wish to skip this ^^ Instead you can go to my About Me page where you’ll find a photo and a gazillion facts about me ^^

The Questions:

1. If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit would you rather be..? Tickleberries.

2. Who is your favourite singer? Right now it’s Adele.

3. Snow or Beach? Beach!

4. Did you have a favourite toy when growing up? Did it have a name? Did you take it with you everywhere you went?
Not really my fave toy and I didn’t really carry my toys around. But this one I remember I must’ve always brought with me simply coz it mustn’t be left alone. It’s Angel-gotchi so I didn’t bother giving it a name. Really just ended up as an accessory dangling from my bag.lol Mine was pink, looked like this:

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photo from http://www.bookmice.net/fleur/angel.html

5. What are your favourite things to do on weekends?
Varies. ^^ But one of the things that I usually look forward to during weekends is cooking something yummy side by side with boyfie. We usually talk about what overly ambitious recipes we wanna try out for the weekend… lol

6. Did you have a hobby when you were a kid?
I’ve been reading ever since I can remember. People were always giving me books as presents. But as soon as I’ve exhausted all my age-appropriate books, I went over to mom’s library and began reading adult books. 🙂 I miss those days when I had all the time in the world to read!

7. Are you a sporty type, or more the studious type? Maybe you are both…!
Maybe I’m neither. lol I say studious then 🙂

8. If you were in a raft in the middle of the ocean, who would you like for company?
My boyfriend, of course. Anywhere with him. 🙂

9. Do you keep your birthday cards? Yes.

10. Is life what you expected as a child? God no.

11. Do you have a pet?

Can’t have one.. Here’s a gruesome story for animal lovers, just three years ago when a stray kitty came along.. She had blue eyes and I fell inlove with her.. I gave her milk, kept her warm and made her a bed. The following day, my mother had thrown her out.. but she came back! Me and my mom fought over it… always wanting to win, my mom again had her tossed out somewhere real far and she never came back. Ok, don’t hate her, she’s just worried about my allergies. ^^

But we have a pet! Not really MINE but she’s my brother’s. We used to have 2 Doberman and 1 Pitbull and lotsa craaazy animals for pets when my father was still around. Like when it’s the year of the rabbit, there’s a rabbit. Year of the monkey, he bought a monkey, which lived in a tree outside our house and would grab people’s hair and stuff. People’d drive by just to see him and sometimes he’d.. ah.. pleasure himself.lol and gross. But funny. ^^ Aaaaanyway, there came the time when everyone’s too busy to care for anything or anyone but themselves. Well, until Mikai came along. She’s nothing special, they say, only half Labrador, and my brother wanted to toss her out but I fed her, gave her a bath and we decided to keep her. She’s small but she’s fierce and she’s smart and had definitely proven her loyalty to me more than once! Not talking to her right now though cos she’s currently pregnant out of wedlock >< Seriously, how dare she do this to me

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THE NOMINEES CAN EITHER ANSWER THE SAME QUESTIONS ABOVE, OR SIMPLY SHARE A BIT ABOUT THEMSELVES THROUGH AN ANECDOTE, A PHOTO OR WHATEVER … OR NOT! YOU CAN CHOOSE TO PASS THE AWARDS ON TO OTHER BLOGGERS, POST THE LOGO ON YOUR PAGE… OR NOT. WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU 🙂

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award 2013 from MOTION Photography

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My nominees:

Esenga’s voice

Carolyn Page

Mirth and motivation

Boomie Bol

MY THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT ARE AS FOLLOWS

A Western Buddhist’s Travels

The Addictive Blog Award from Ourmulticolouredlife

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My nominees:

Pirate Storyteller

SayVan Photography

Liveblissful

Rabbitcancook

MissFourEyes

LeDrakeNoir

The Liebster Blog Award from Pages from my mind

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My nominees:

My Sweetpainteddreams

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Miljo Anne

Heysugarsugar

Conceiving Wynell

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and last but not the least, from the amazing missfoureyes

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yeah. i sleep au naturel so it’s not so shocking to find that i do blog buck nekkid at times. she has this theory that blogging in the nude boosts your blog performance. don’t believe it? check out the number of my posts. lol ^^
this button is for anyone who blogs naked, and owns it. ^^

Again, totally fine if you wish not to participate. Your blogs were definitely worth mentioning anyway ^^
Congrats guys! I’m glad we met 🙂

xo

KZ ^^

About damn time! (that I thanked you) ^^

First, I’d like to say hi to the new followers. Thank you so much for choosing to follow my blog ^^ mwah!

Next, I’d like to apologize for the length of time it took for me to respond. That, however doesn’t reduce the fact that I’m grateful for all the love you’ve been sending my way. ^^ I simply believed that I could better show my gratitude to you guys by placing my efforts into posting more stories, haiku and photos regularly ^^ I may have already received the following awards more than once or twice but that doesn’t make them any less special. Like I always say, It’s the thought, not the damned logo. ^^ And I’m deeply flattered and touched that you thought of me ^^

I’d like to thank the following for so generously sharing with me the awards:

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The Reality Blog Award from Seasons of Insanity and Knowledgenut

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The Versatile Blogger Award from cookie and Ladyfixit and soumyav

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award from soumyav

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The Beautiful Blogger Award by All those small things and soumyav

I get that some bloggers are nominated more than once for a particular award so I’ve decided to nominate the following for ALL the awards mentioned above. That way, you guys can just pick whichever awards you don’t have yet.. or whatever. To pass this on to fellow bloggers or not is entirely up to you. I just wanna express my appreciation for your wonderful blogs and I couldn’t think of any better or cooler way than this ^^

My 15 nominees:

1) All Those Small Things – the name says it all. a really fun blog that you gotta check out yourself! ^^
2) Seasons of Insanity – the man’s Fan Mail Chronicles is EPIC! This blog’s not for the prudish, the partypooper or the faint of heart. definitely.
3) Ladyfixit – a lady with a penchant for the unique and interesting, find plenty of great photos of places and things in this blog.
4) Ourmulticolouredlife – some posts make you laugh. some posts make you smile. plus, they have a super adorable baby!! ^^
5) MOTION Photography – always on the go, always something new. let this blog take you to many wonderful places.
6) Knowledgenut – sometimes informative. sometimes hilarious. always interesting. that’s coz KK’s interested in anything and everything! be sure to check it out ^^
7) the Serenity Space – the name says it all. journeys, reflections, inspiration through words and photos.
8) Francine in Retirement – like me, very active in several photo challenges and her entries never fail to amaze and impress!
9) soumyav – the goddess of poetry. ’nuff said. ^^
10) The World Is a Book – join Amy in her travels and see the world through her photography.
11) Life: A Scot in Norway – feast your eyes on gorgeous nature and travel photography in this great blog.
12) Adventures in Wonderland – definitely more than just an ordinary travel blog! great travel photos with full descriptions, musings and reflections. the full experience.
13) Imaginations of my life in imaginary world – lovely nature photos and so much more!
14) cookie – a blog with writing as yummy and delightful as her name ^^
15) Teacher as Transformer – you never leave this blog without learning or feeling something.

Congrats, loves! ^^

These are the rules for the Awards:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself – totally optional 😉

to the nominees, again, it’s fine if you don’t post the award on your blog. but to my readers and followers, i’m inviting you guys to at least drop by the pages of the nominees. i bet you’ll find some things that you’ll like ^^

I’ve a few more awards to post; I’ll make time for them, I promise. Meanwhile, THANK YOU — again and again for your continued support! ^^

xo
KZ

Blog of the year 2012: the Perfect Year Ender ^^

THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2012 AWARD NOMINATION

I have four wonderful bloggers to thank for this award: Carolyn , liveblissful, Teacher-preneur, Francine , Chef Doru and Random Muzings. They all have beautiful blogs that radiate positivity and inspiration. You leave their pages feeling lighthearted and learning something new. Thank you guys. ^^

Here are the ‘rules’ for this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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I thought about it and the rules state that you should present the award to the blogs that you think deserve this award. So i guess I won’t be breaking any rules if I choose to present this award to all bloggers in my community. Seriously. Like, put it on your sidebar or add this to your collection of stars (this counts as one star) ^^ Just don’t expect me to list down all of your names and message you one by one (are you f*cking kidding me?! ><) ^^

When it comes to this award, I have no reason to believe that one blogger is more or less deserving than the other. After all, haven't we all done a pretty good job this year? ^^ We all take time off from our jobs or school and responsibilities at home to let the world know what we think and feel and to see what others are up to. But more than that, we've all mustered the courage to bare ourselves in front of others by allowing everyone in the blogosphere to take a peek into our minds and souls (some a little more generous than others but still, it takes plenty of guts and I applaud you) And though you may not need an award to tell you how awesome you are, receiving a shiny gold star never hurt anyone. ^^

So whether your aim is to escape, entertain, socialize, inspire, educate or learn, I present this award to you. And I thank you… for your photos, your poetry, your stories, your recipes, your ideas, your inspiration… So give yourselves a pat on the back and take a few hugs and kisses from me xoxoxoxoxox –ok enough– ^^ Congratulations, dear blogger, looking forward to spending my 2013 with you! ^^

Happy Holidays,
kz ^^