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:


The Reality Blog Award from Seasons of Insanity and Knowledgenut



The Versatile Blogger Award from cookie and Ladyfixit and soumyav


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award from soumyav


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! ^^



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