Category Archives: Awards

Thank you…

wordpress-family-award2Khana of Khana’s Web, a really respected writer and artist, nominated me for the WordPress Family Award. I’m actually speechless. I have been hiding within the pages of wordpress not really thinking about connecting to anyone, just wanted to lose myself in the words of others. But I guess with every liked post, with every comment, you do connect. And I am extremely grateful and extremely touched, Khana.

Ok, to accept this I have to do a few things first:

The Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

Here are my 10 WordPress family nominees:
1. Thank you for reminding me how beautifully  passionate and romantic our Filipino language is –
2. Thank you for the friendship you have given me and my furry kids –
3. Thank you for the affinity and affiliation being both in a country other than our own –
4. Thank you for the spiritual encouragement when I needed it the most –
5. Thank you for connecting when I needed  personal affirmation-
6. Thank you for dancing with me when I was running on empty –
7. Thank you for introducing me to a blogger who has inspired me to love my life –
8. Thank you for reviving in me my love of “reading on trains” –
9. Thank you for always being such an inspiration –
10. And just because your presence in my blog always make me smile, Thank you – and

Please visit their blogs and maybe they’ll inspire you as much as they did me.

Sunshine award and some…

Ok, this is becoming a habit, but I am absolutely not complaining, in fact, I don’t mind getting more because I just enjoy the limelight :). I just can’t believe that other bloggers are actually reading my blog, and nominating me for all these precious awards! But seriously, I can’t thank you enough. These little surprises really makes my day.

Continue reading Sunshine award and some…

More Awards!

Very Inspirational Blogger Award
One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Sara of SaraInCucina for nominating me to 2 awards! Wow!

I was not having a very good start to my day this morning. But when I opened my blog and saw Sara’s message and her post, everything took a turn for the better. So for that, I want to thank you again, Sara, for making me smile today.

Okay, so like all the other award giving bodies, there are rules, and here they are:

(1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

(2) Share 7 things about yourself.

(3) Nominate 15 bloggers you admire.

(4) Leave a comment on each letting them know they have been nominated.

7 things about myself:

1. I can be Obsessive Compulsive sometimes

2. As you can read in most of my blogs, I am a novice gardener. But I have fallen ridiculously in love with gardening! Looking at all the plants I have started from seed gives me that sense of achievement, even in the minutest way.

3. I am a workaholic. Even on days when I just want to stay in bed and sleep in, after I have had my fix of extra shut eye and caffeine, I’d still much rather go to work because I hate thinking about work at home.

4. I still miss my family so much. I guess it doesn’t really disappear. But with everything that’s happening to me now, it would be happier and/or easier to bear if they were here with me

5. I also miss my advertising world. I am able to sometimes use what I know in advertising and apply it where I work now, but it’s the TV commercial shoots, the Radio commercial recordings, the working-till-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning “fun” with co-workers that I miss more.

6. I am a coffee addict. I cannot start my day without my morning coffee.

7. I am a cry baby. Sometimes I cry over the most trivial thing, like my hair!

Now here comes the hard part; Nominate 15 bloggers I admire in no particular order:

Peace the consciousness, the transitoriness, your existence.

For The Love of My Dogs

The Dante Diaries

My Little Corner of Rhode Island

Two Girls and a Road

I will Love you for You

My Flowery Prose

Little Prince 68

Heart Prints Coaching

Saving Cody

Islander Girl

Giggling with Butterflies

Seasons and Impressions

All that Charms

Pinoy Transplant in Iowa

Now that’s that! Again thank you for your continued patronage 😛

Versatile Blogger Award!!

Versatile Blogger Award

Holy Cow! I feel like I just won a Grammy! This is such an honor! Thank you Cynthia of Seasons and Impressions for the nomination.

I’d like to thank God and my family and friends in the Philippines for being there for me; my beautiful babies for giving me inspiration, and a topic to write about when I am absolutely blank and to all my fellow bloggers who makes me thrive even harder to keep up (sorry for the award acceptance speech, this is the first and only award i got so indulge me a little :).

Now for the serious stuff. This awards comes with rules, so read up:

Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1.   Nominate 15  fellow bloggers.

2.  Inform the bloggers of their nomination.

3.  Share seven (7) random things about you.

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

5.  Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture on your post.

Ok, so here are Random stuff about me:

  1. I am, what I would like to say, petite. I barely reach 4’11”. but with good shoes, I can be 5’3″ 🙂
  2. I love FOOD though I don’t know how to cook (much). I also like to eat slow, savoring and enjoying every bite. A perfect meal to me is good food and great conversation
  3. I love books! There’s just something about books that makes me all excited, and this is just the physical books, not even the stories yet. I like reading suspense thrillers, psychological thrillers even horror, not so much love stories, but i still don’t turn down a good plot no matter how mushy it ends up.
  4. I have this weird penchant for office and school supplies :), weird eh. I like collecting notebooks and nice pens, pad papers, cute sticky notes, unique paper clips and push pins, even stickers and stamps! I have a treasure box full of these collections which i brought to Canada from the Philippines 🙂
  5. Most of you know that I absolute love dogs, but I’m a bit wary about cats. I don’t know, they just scare me a bit. Maybe I would feel differently if I owned one though
  6. I love God above all, followed by my family then my friends. And despite all the negative stuff being written about the Philippines, I love my country and proud to be a Filipino.
  7. Lastly, I don’t know if all of you know, I’m Gay. Out and proud 🙂

(Good thing they didn’t say 7 SHORT Random stuff )

Now for my nominees. These are bloggers who inspire me to write better and post more 🙂 Please visit their blogs too:

Strange Fruit by Chico Garcia  <– He got me started at WordPress

Dr. Rayya’s Online Veterinary Journal


BassasBlog  <– This must be his 7th Versatile Blog Award Nomination 🙂

Bongodogblog  <– Another old timer to this award


Chancy The Gardener

Beyond The Pear Tree

Collies of the Meadow


The Scottie Chronicles

Loung Lassie’s World

Now and Gwen

Tita Bud’s Blog

Aspire. Motivate. Succeed

Whew! I didn’t realize how difficult it was to choose just 15 when there are so many!

Well, thank you again and hope you continue to come visit.