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! ^^



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 enough.lol 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 ^^