Finally after all the running around with the demands of days and so on I finally get to have a sit down to do this.
Getting this award was a very pleasant surprise indeed. I always was curious about it, but I never thought I would get nominated, and so soon as well I might add.
Thank you so much http://thebrixtonhousewife.com/ for the nomination. I am humbled and honoured.
For those who get nominated, please do check out her blog. It is a wonderfully written blog that has words that are charismatic, drawing the passer-by in. If writing was a handcraft of threads and trinkets, she has made a beautiful tapestry with her hand (or fingers as it is typing on a keyboard).
The Liebster award is aimed at bringing the blogging community together. It is awarded to blogs that have supported new and aspiring bloggers with the hopes of gaining further insights into the blogging community. As this award aims to support and promote blog pages the rules are as follows:
- The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them.
- Provide 11 personal facts .
- Answer the 11 nominator questions.
- Nominate 11 bloggers that have inspired you and ask them 11 nominator questions.
11 facts about myself :
1. I spend a lot of time, if not busy with the demands of the day, contemplating – figuring out connections that bind us all in the tangled web that is the human condition. There’s something rather interesting and thrilling about deciphering the living world around us.
2. I believe in divinity, and that everything that happens, happens for a reason. All part of a bigger plan. The question isn’t about being in shock at something that happens to you, good or bad. It’s about asking why it happened. And realising how the pieces fall together down the road – realising that if it had happened any other way, that which you seek or which you need to seek, wouldn’t be able to fall into your hands.
3. To add on to number 2, I’m not tied to any faith. But I have been exposed to a lot of it, as in I have practiced quite a couple (this has a far more deeper history behind it which I shall not go into detail). And this exposure has shown me that faith, despite differing practices and views, has practically the same moral compass. So I can never understand people who fight in the name of faith. Love man people. Why the hate?
4. I am an FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) practitioner, still a grasshopper though. A lot of hopping before I reach the top.
5. I believe that chivalry is not dead and in the world today, we need it more than ever. A code of honour and conduct among men.
6. I’m a hopeless romantic and a believer that a woman’s heart is a gift akin to something shining in a chest that only the divines can give. It is precious and should not be taken for granted. It’s the treasure that lies within the holy sanctum of a woman’s body which in itself is a temple that has to be respected.
7. For some reason, I’ve always loved English. It was my strongest subject in my schooling days. I have written many stories and poetry pieces, although during those infant-writer years, with lack of experience and a matured eye, the stories had little impact or weight. But as they say, learning is a life-long journey and I’m still on that road walking.
8. I enjoy writing my thoughts out, not only to share and practice my writing techniques, but to also provoke thought amongst readers. If I managed to do so I’m glad because hey, mission accomplished.
9. Above everything else in a person, I value a person with honesty and integrity. I am fortunate to have come across a couple of good souls, both in person and online (you know who you are :)).
10. I would love to travel to many places if ever I got the opportunity. Travelling to me is about the experience. It’s about trying to dive into the culture so much and then later come back home with a profound feeling as though you’re seeing it for the first time (in the words of T.S. Eliot). It’s about the travel being able to change the glasses you look through to perceive your world as you know it.
11. I used to hate history, but I now enjoy it. As with my hobby of connecting things I enjoy seeing the connections of the past to the present and learning why things are the way they are today. There’s always a reason for everything that happens.
(I realise that coming up with 11 facts about myself from the top of my head is kind of hard – akin to trying to net a piece of thread amongst wild ocean waves)
My answers for http://thebrixtonhousewife.com/
1) Why do you blog?
To practice my writing skills and share thoughts that hopefully can provoke the reader to start contemplating and observe their world in a different light.
2) Which political personality has most inspired you?
I’m not really into politics but I have to lift my hat to some of them. Barrack Obama has this certain kind of charisma that just captivates me. Margaret Thatcher has my respect for personally thanking the British SAS for the Iranian Embassy incident. Any person, let alone a politician, who gives acknowledgement and credit to the men and women who give their lives so others can live peacefully deserves my respect. I could go on but I’ll leave it at that for now.
3) Snowy mountains or golden beaches?
Snowy mountains (for now) because I’ve never experienced snow. Beaches are too common. Unless of course it’s a romantic getaway.
4) Red lipstick or high heels?
Lipstick. Only because heels hurt and they are a hazard for the bone structure. I would not want a woman to have to go through hurt just to impress me.
5) If you could choose any superpower which one would it be?
The Force…use the Force.
6) Money, Power or Respect?
Respect. Money and power corrupts. Respect on the other hand, and I mean proper true respect, is the result of sacrifices and a dedication to duty, integrity and chivalry. A person I respect has my loyalty to him or her.
7) What makes you special?
I guess the ability to think rather deeply and have a way with words. Other than that, I like to do impressions 😀
8) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose?
New Zealand. Because it’s peaceful. Or somewhere serene. I lived a chaotic life. The only thing I want is peace.
9) If you could go back in time what would be the one thing you would change?
To find a cure for my mother’s disease. To have her in my life again.
10) What is your favourite saying?
God, no matter what happens, I believe in You. You know what’s best for me. Everything is in Your plan.
11) If your best friend were to use 3 words to describe you, what would they be?
Loyal, deep and scary when angry.
My nominations are :
My questions :
1. Why do you blog or write?
2. Where you would you go to observe a sunset?
3. What do you think society today in general lacks?
4. If you were to travel where would you go to?
5. Do you think money can solve all problems?
6. Are you interested in politics?
7. When you travel, what is the biggest reason for doing so? Culture? Cuisine? Relaxation?
8. Do you have any pets?
9. Favourite ice cream flavour?
10. Do you believe in the supernatural?
11. If you were to meet up with a fellow blogger, where would your ideal location be?
Good luck and have fun 🙂