Epically Awesome Awards of Epic Awesomeness

Do blog awards matter?

Does receiving them mean that your blog has the most followers? Or that it gets the most views? Or that your posts have the best content? Nope, not really. Blog awards aren’t symbols of popularity, neither are they testimonies of quality content.

So, do blog awards matter?

Abso-fucking-lutely ^^

Well… to some of us at least ^^ They matter coz they’re tokens of appreciation… symbols of gratitude and expressions of love. Answering the questions, making a post can surely be a tedious task but that’s what makes it special I guess… coz the people who gave them to me took the time and effort to create a post just to send the love my way. ^^ In the blogosphere I think they’re like the equivalent of flowers. You know, when someone sends you a bouquet of roses not coz it’s Valentine’s day or coz it’s your birthday but “just because” they thought about you. Out of the gazillion bazillion blogs out there, you thought of mine. So thank you 🙂

As for my nominees, to post about the blog award or not is completely up to you ^^ I know some of the bloggers I’ve nominated don’t usually participate in awards but I couldn’t help it. What can I say, your blog just happens to be epically awesome ^^

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Thanks MissFourEyes for the Epically Awesome Blog Award of Epic Awesomeness

I’m supposed to tell 10 epic and/or awesome facts about myself. Here goes…

1) I love my boyfriend coz he thinks I’m a freakin’ genius 99.9 % of the time!! Other guys’ll prolly just think I’m crazy ^^
2) Boyfie prolly feels the same way about me. 🙂
3) When I was a kid, I dialed 666 so I could speak with the devil. The line was busy of course.
4) I don’t use credit cards. And prolly never will. I don’t believe they’re convenient at all.
5) I stopped wearing headbands when Blair Waldorf stopped wearing them.
6) I love cooking and the last meal I prepared was beef shawarma, for lunch today ^^ yum
7) I’m always late for dates (not work-related ones). It’s not that I wear a lot of cosmetics or anything, it’s just that I tend to bathe and dress at a very languorous pace
8) I spent a great deal of my childhood living in a hotel, where my brother and I would wander off as far as 4 floors above and peek into newlyweds’ rooms and they’d be like ‘awwww cuties!’ but we would never ever set foot in their rooms even if they have candy or whatever. We were pretty smart and suspicious kids. ^^
9) Even at an early age, I knew what those newlyweds just did. lol *shrugs*

And finally an epic fact, (because apparently we’re obliged to share some dirty secrets. lol)

10) An embarrassing moment: When I was 14, and vacationing at my uncle’s in San Francisco, it was early morning and I was still asleep when my grandma crept inside my room so she could pray the rosary there. (coz the window there’s huge and facing the sunrise or something) And then, my blanket fell off. I was half-awake, mortified, and too stunned to move. So I just kinda pretended to be still asleep ‘til my grandma, prolly cos peaceful prayer was made impossible by the epically awesome view of my naked adolescent body, went over to pick up the blanket and covered me up. harhar I was a teenager so ugh, that was the most awkward part of it all. ><


Epically Awesome Blogs of Epic Awesomeness

Eric M. Vogt – who I wanted to nominate for the first cup too but saw that he already has it ^^

High Five and Raspberries

The Sophomore Slump

This Man’s Journey

Liveblissful

Alison and Don

Unfamous Diary of Pulubing Turista

PragueByKaty

Carolyn Page

Paris en photographies

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Thanks High Five and Raspberries for The First Cup Award

“Choose three (3) bloggers’ artistic works that could make you stop and ponder even if you’ve only finished your first cup of coffee, tea, juicer, alcohol or other beverage you normally partake of first thing in the morn”

There were great writers to choose from and I ultimately ended up with these epic three:

Rick Mallery

Joe2Stories

Coffee With Yer Buccaneer

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Thanks Bee for the Awesome Blog Content Award

*for this award, make a list of awesome A-Z facts about yourself ^^ my A-Z here

I’d like to share this award with the following bloggers:

The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Wife


Cookie

lovinchelle

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Thanks AvA_Martini for the Versatile Blogger Award
and I’d like to share this award with the following bloggers:

Bee

My Sweetpainteddreams

Conceiving Wynell

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Thanks April for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and I’d like to share this award with the following fabulous ladies:

Cookie

Bee

Eliz

MissFourEyes

Deana

Francine

Nightlake

Jody

Patricia

MiljoAnne

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I’d like to grab this opportunity to welcome some new blog followers. Seriously, thank you. 🙂

I’d also like to thank Bee for giving me the Liebster Blog Award ^^ which I’m willing to share with any new blogger (who’s been blogging for only two months or less) in my community ^^ Just be sure to link back so I could acknowledge you in this post^^

Whew! haha Again, thank you guys for showing me an epically awesome time during the past few months. ^^

xoxo – KZ

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Blog Bling!

Awww… You’re spoiling me, I swear. Showering me with all this shining, shimmering, splendid bling! ^^ Oh but I love it! My aunt used to say a girl can never have too many diamonds and I guess it’s the same thing with blogs and blog awards ^^

So I’d like to thank Liveblissful for sharing with me The Illuminating Blogger Award and the Kreativ Blogger Award . You have to check out her blog! Her recipes are healthy and mouth-watering. You won’t regret visiting, I promise! ^^

I’d like to thank also Human Triumphant for sharing with me the Liebster Blue Ribbon. I feel honored to be presented with an award by this wonderful writer whose great personality equals her talent. ^^ Be sure to drop by her blog.

*Share a few words about yourself and pass on the award to at least 5 other bloggers*

I know not everyone participates in blog awards and as you’ve noticed, I’m pretty lax when it comes to the rules ^^ My main objective, really, is to find a way to mention and thank some of the bloggers that I greatly admire and express how much I enjoy their blogs. So there’s absolutely no obligation when it comes to these awards, to join or not to join is completely up to you. ^^

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The Illuminating Blogger Award

My Nominees:

Sunshine – aside from her fine writing, her sunny attitude brings a smile to my face and I’m sure, a lot of other bloggers can say the same ^^

kindredspirit – a great writer who weaves fine fiction that I always look forward to

Marisa D. Lyon – music, photography, writing, this is a beautiful blog

Human Triumphant – a lot of love in this blog.. and fiction, and haiku and great photos too!

bob’s wife – always a pleasure viewing her take on photo challenges that we both join in

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Kreativ Blogger Award

My Nominees:

LeDrake – I always love Drake’s unique philosophical take on weekly photo prompts, always surprises me

A 19 Planets Art Blog – coz his etegami rocks ^^

Chronicles of Illusions – like me, enjoys joining weekly photo prompts and her entries are always so amazing

sph3re – you have got to check out this guy’s photography! there’s always something interesting^^

Moondustwriter – a fabulous writer and I really admire how she combines her wonderful images with well-written haiku

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Liebster Blue Ribbon

This award is given to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers. It’s with great pride and happiness to say that in my less than five months of blogging, I’ve surpassed that number of followers ^^ It just feels so awesome having people who actually give a damn about my what I write and post about. lol ^^ The reason for this award and the 11′s rule is to build community with fellow bloggers. Chain-letter-ish true, but isn’t it great to meet new people, to discover new blogs and get to know a few facts about the people behind these blogs? ^^

I’m not sure who among those in my blogging community have less than 200 followers and I’m pretty sure a lot of bloggers have this award already. It hasn’t been long since I was a newbie blogger myself so as a way of welcoming fellow new bloggers, I offer this award to the newbies in my community. You can grab this lovely blue ribbon, display it on your page and spread the love. ^^ Just be sure to link back so I can congratulate you.

*Here’s the deal, simply make a post, answer the 11 questions I made for you and come up with 11 new questions to ask your 11 nominees* ^^

These were the questions from Jody and since I’m lazy they’re all so good, I’d like to use this set of questions as well ^^

1. In less than 15 words (which means no more than 14, btw), why do you blog?

Because it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than therapy. lol

2. What’s your No. 1 pick of your own set of posts that you’d MOST want to share with the entire world (which means more than just your Great Aunt Sally)? (Throw us a link in please.)

Christiana and the Key – it’s my current favorite. One post leads you to another and there’s a fresh episode every week, well, almost ^^ I wanna share it with everyone coz it’s my first time to write a series of long stories and it feels fantastic.

3. Are you more often a “Liker” or a “Commenter” on blog sites? Why do you think that is?

It depends. In posts that feature photos, I usually hit the “Like” button but in short stories and haiku written by my fellow writers, I try my best to comment and give constructive criticism and yes, destructive praise, when deserved lol I think it’s just all a matter of time. If I had more time, of course, I’d try to drop a comment on everyone’s posts but that’s like, really impossible ^^ So umm forgive me if I mutter words like “awesome” and “wow” but I don’t get to typing them down…

4. You’ve been granted the opportunity to meet anyone who has ever existed. Who would that be TODAY (because I understand that you might be in a different mood tomorrow) and why?

Today, it’s Sidney Sheldon. Coz the man’s a master storyteller.

5. What’s your favorite time of day and why?

Dusk – I’m just really a night person. I’m an insomniac and my energy level peaks at night.

6. What do you believe the most interesting/unique thing is about yourself? (You’re allowed to cheat by asking someone, if you don’t know!)

Mmmmnn … Someone told me that I’m always angry, that I’m always crying, that I’m always laughing… Whatever it is, I’m always something, and never nothing and it’s a good thing. *shrugs* Made sense to me ^^

7. How do gargoyles on buildings strike you? (Please don’t say by falling on your head – I’m actually after your feelings on this one!)

Ummm by falling on my head? Lol Interesting question. I happen to like gargoyles. It’s like, they’re there to guard the building or something ^^ I daresay I feel a lot safer with them around.

8. If you were out of staples with no promise of future access to refill, would you use your stapler for anything? (Please expound beyond yes or no.)

What are you talking about, there’s a convenience store down the street, of course they sell staples! I simply refuse to not have any promise of future access to refill. Though, to be honest, I rarely even use staplers ^^

9. If you could be the very best at something, but everyone would despise you; or mediocre at something and everyone love you – which would you choose? (Again, a little explanation is always a gracious addition.)

The first one. Who gives a flying f* what everyone thinks, lol ^^ It’s great to have an audience but it’s better if you know with all confidence that you damn well deserve the applause. So, yes, definitely the first one.

10. What burning desire have you yet to accomplish?

Ummm to eat healthier.

11. How do you intend to fulfill your dream in #10?

Baby steps… I mean I’m there but I just want it to be more .. extreme. ^^ We’re talking health after all. 🙂 Which reminds me, it’s been a while since I’ve made a post for healthy recipe 😦 need to make one soon

xoxo
Kz
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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, thoughts.suggestions.lifestyle. 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.

HOW IT WORKS:
• 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 ^^

11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
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

QUESTION AND ANSWER TIME:
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



QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

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…

MY NOMINEES:
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