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! ^^



Yey More Bling! Awesome Way to Start my 2013 ^^

Who run the world?

Girls! Women.


A big thank you to Jenn of the Serenity Space for gifting me with the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. It’s so cool coz it reminds me of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (duh) ^^ Today, I’m passing this award on to a few fabulous blogger sistahs ^^

Here are the rules for the award:
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer 10 questions. Scratch that! :p
3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post


Too bad I can only give this award to 12 (there’s always next time) but to to all the ladies in my community, that doesn’t change the fact that you, wonderful women, have earned my admiration with your sheer fabulousness ^^ keep bloggin’ xo

end of last year, miss marzipan also presented me with the Reality Blog Award, second time I’ve been nominated for this award and I’ve gladly accepted it so that i may pass it on to a couple of super REAL blogs that I’ve stumbled upon only recently. You know how much I love blogs that are raw, unpretentious and oh so shameless but in a very courageous and admirable way 😉


Congrats to:

Seasons of Insanity


mental notes

Blog Awards may or may not be your thing… And you can always choose not to participate/ pass it on to fellow bloggers.All the same, congratulations and this 2013, I wish you all plenty of inspiration, more delicious posts, more stamps on your passports and lotsa lotsa love.


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