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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

lovinchelle

Miljo Anne

Heysugarsugar

Conceiving Wynell

cobbled toolbox

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

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! 🙂

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Below are the rules for the REALITY blog award:

1. Answer the 5 questions
2. Nominate 8 other bloggers

Questions:

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. ^^

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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:

rarasaur

Boomie Bol

Tea with a Pirate

Prego and the Loon

ABC of Spirit Talk


thehappyhugger

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

The One (Two) Lovely Blog Award(s) ^^

Last night just before going to bed, I received a very lovely surprise from fellow blogger edgeledge. When I woke up this morning, I received yet another inspiring token of appreciation from pflead73. Thank you so much guys for showering me with lotsa love. ^^

Blog Rules to break as you please 😉

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Seven Things about Me:

1) I rarely ever wear jeans. I can usually be spotted in a dress or a skirt. Or short short shorts during summer.

2) I have very vivid childhood memories that go way way way way back. Everyone gets surprised that I can remember all those things from their teeny tiniest details. ^^

3) People often say that their first impression of me was that I’m kind of a bitch snob (and I can be) – but eventually, they realize how nice I really am ^^ ^^ ^^

4) My favorite color is PINK! 🙂

5) Believe it or not, as a kid/ teen, I used to HATE the beach, the sand and the sea… just as much as I LOVE ’em now. ^^

6) Patience is not really my strong suit.

7) I’m an only girl. Guys back in school and at work used to always ask me if I had a sister that they could date; preferably one that “looks like me but doesn’t think and talk like me”. Assholes ><

This time, I’ve decided to nominate 10 people who I haven’t nominated before, even once. I enjoy a lot of different things so expect these blogs to vary in themes. Be sure to check them out; you’re bound to like at least one – or all! ^^
With my sincerest appreciation for these blogs and the people behind them, I pass these TWO AWARDS on to:

myrealfoodfamily

Filipina Glitters

Vina’s delicious recipes

Free Tag Zone

pflead73

Chef Doru

Life and Times of the Blue Collar Guy

twng32

edgeledge


Antonio De Simone

for those nominees who aren’t into these things, it’s totally fine… but it serves as a great invite for more and more people to view your blogs, you know 😉 anyway, thank you guys, for all the fabulous work that you’ve done with your blogs. i hope you keep sharing these lovely and inspiring parts of yourselves with others.

xo- kz ^^

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

It’s 12 midnight here…

Happy Monthsary to me!

Yup, it’s been exactly one month since my very first post! ( check here ) and what better way to celebrate this special day than with another blog award. Awesome blogger liveblissful has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am extremely thankful to have stumbled upon her blog since I have been trying to eat healthier and her page is filled with delicious yet healthy recipes and a truly inspiring story behind it.

Below are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award so please follow carefully:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.


Below are the 7 things about me:

1) My top 3 favorite labels are Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson and Burberry.
2) I’m grandma’s little pet. ^^ We do stuff together like shop, dine out and get our nails done…
3) According to others, my baths take forever. ^^
4) I collect sexy lingerie.
5) My head is always in the clouds.
6) I used to drink, like, a lot. My favorites: tequila and blueberry vodka.
7) I have obsessive compulsive tendencies and tend to sanitize a lot; ironically, my closet and bedroom are always in a fabulous state of disarray (mostly from spoils of online shopping). ^^

want more facts? check out my about me page ^^

My 15 nominations:

Cee Neuner

cobbledtoolbox

knowledgeknut

ledrakenoir

eof737

Jennay

fashionforlunch

rabbitcancook

THE VIBE 101


keiththegreen

island traveler

shatashari

Diamond Mike Watson

Eattravelphotograph

walkingonadream89

Congratulations, nominees! ^^ Of course, you can always choose not to participate but wouldn’t it be just great to grab the opportunity to thank your fave bloggers as well? ^^

xo -kz

here’s a nice purple ube macapuno cake that i wish i can share with you ^^ — or not :p