The Sunshine Award #2 (I think)

Thank youuuuuuu to the Elusive Scribe over at THE ELUSIVE SCRIBE you are lovely for nominating me for this award!  Please visit The Elusive Scribe because that is one hell of a lovely blog, which I totally love checking out every so often!  There’s so many interesting short stories and poems!

As for this award, I think I’ve actually received the Sunshine award before, but it’s been a while, and it might’ve been my first so I probably didn’t forward it, considering I had no idea what to do.  But!  I do now!

Sunshines, daises, butter mellows, this award reminds of Harry Potter and that rat Ron tried to turn yellow!

first ever!!! :D

For the Sunshine award: Here are the rules:

  1. Include the award’s logo in a post or on your Blog.
  2. Link to the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 Bloggers.
  5. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their Blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Welll more about me…hmmmmm okay let’s see what I can scrounge up 😉

  1. What inspired you to start blogging? The idea of wanting to share my writing, commitment and well me?  I guess it was kind of spontaneous…
  2. How did you come up with the name for your blog? I liked something to do with words, originally it was going to be something like “Ten Thousand Words” or something but that seemed too limited…the title now is a bit cheesy but I like it 🙂
  3. What is your favourite blog to read? Mannnn there are too many.  I enjoy all the blogs I come across.  Haha such a general answer, oh wellllllll
  4. Tell about your dream job.  Easy as pie.  I want to be an author.  And I’m the kind of person who can only see forward towards that one career, so I’m working my ass off for it!  Hopefully it will come true.
  5. Is your glass half full or half empty? Who cares as long as it has something in it?
  6. If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go? I want to go to some busy place with my boyfriend and just chill.  I’d say somewhere quiet but quiet places freak me out :S
  7. What food can you absolutely not eat? Spicy foods.  I absolutely refuse to eat spicy food.  If I’m going to overheat and sweat I’ll running a marathon at full speed so that I end up quitting halfway, or if I want my mouth to burn, I’ll eat something that’s overly hot (temperature-wise).
  8. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Millk chocolate, though I’m not averse to dark chocolate, just in sparing amounts because it’s so intense.  Then again….Dark IS apparently healthier.
  9. How much time do you spend blogging? Hmmmm…..I spend an hour or so every day, I do try and fit 3 posts in because all pretty small and I generally have pre-prepared it, but, lately I’ve been busy with Uni so it’s hard.  But I’m trying! (Sorry guys!)
  10. Do you watch tv – if so, what are some of your favourite shows? Lol I watch tv, as a way to get away from the studying.  At the moment, I’m absolutely crazy about Revenge, why?  Because it’s to twisty with its plots and b) right now I’m absolutely loving Emily (the real Amanda) and Aiden.  I swear, I hope they end up together because hellllllll it’s the first time in a while I’ve been pretty excited about a pairing on a drama.  Problem is, it’s a drama.  And that!  is a problem.  Lol.

There you have it.  Ten more things about me.  As for the 10 bloggers I would like to nominate for this award, here they are:

1. http://vikramroyblog.com/

2. http://stephrogers.com/

3. http://peacelovegreatcountrymusic.com/

4. http://chicpress.wordpress.com/

5. http://manoftheword.com/

6. http://myfeatherquill.wordpress.com/

7.http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/

8. http://harvestinghecate.wordpress.com/

9. http://walkingwiththealligators.wordpress.com/

10. http://biljanazovkic.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Blogoversary!! What a weird word lol!

April 18th.  That was the day I wrote my first blog post.  The day I made my first step into the world of blogging.  I cannot say anything except that it has been ONE AMAZING YEAR.

I have to thank all my followers for following me.  YOU have been beautiful.  And I thank you all again for going on this journey, and hopefully on the future journey with me.

What to say? what to say?  It’s a little difficult since sooooo much has happened.  But I guess I have to say this definitely.  I’m so glad I started this blog.  I’ve had so much fun!

But it hasn’t all been all fun and games.  I had many technical problems, bad days, lack of inspiration moments, and writer’s blocks.  I got distracted, got enthusiastic, got a little stale.  But then I got inspired, felt love, felt happiness, felt enlightenment.  Shocking, dramatic, but totally true!  I’ll say, I started this on a whim, for those who visited my Best Moment Blog Award page and read my acceptance speech, you’ll know I began my blog because I wanted to share my writing but didn’t know exactly what to right or what theme.  I didn’t know what direction I was walking in or what road would get me to the end, if the end was in sight.  Instead, I could only see the steps in front of me, and the steps leading up.  But I couldn’t see any further.

Since then, as I have always said, so much has happened.  And for the first time (well maybe the second or third) since I first started decided to commit to various things with the intention of having a) accomplishments to look back on when I’m old and grey, b) have relationships, and friendships ties with people I want to know til the day I die and c) have fulfilled my dreams, or in a sense aimed to fulfil my dreams, something I don’t ever regret not doing.

Making this blog, posting everyday, looking for inspiration was tiring.  It was.  Really.  But I would never not do it.  It has become something as precious as my 6-year-old netbook (it’s so out of date that it’s still using Windows XP).  It’s something that I can’t ignore, can’t turn away from, and it’s not an obligation.  It’s something I love.  Haha.

This might sound dramatic, and ridiculous, because Hello~! there are some things more important in life, but three days ago, I had a worse than possibly bad day.  It was unbelievable yet I blame getting up on the wrong side of the bed.  But really, it was a surprisingly bad day that ended on the biggest blow (to me is was big) I’d ever experienced.  My beloved, cherished netbook stopped working.  It didn’t turn on, I freaked.  It didn’t charged, I freaked again.  I was freaking out all night knowing that I couldn’t a) access all my data on my netbook – this is significant because for a long time lately I hadn’t been backing up my documents, merely saving them in the most convenient place possible aka my netbook harddrive.  Lazy, I know, but, welllllllllllll…anyway and b) I couldn’t exactly blog properly.  Sure, I have an android phone now, but it’s not a Sony Experia or a Samsung S3 much less an iPhone 5.  It’s just a humbly Samnsung Mini which looks like this:

Only mine’s black.  So when I’m on wordpress writing a post, it’s sometimes very difficult.  My keypad tends to take up the majority of the screen so I type blind a lot of the time.  And THAT my dears, is why when my netbook decided not to switch on or charge, I freaked out triple time.  Sure I could use the other computer in the house, but essentially the feeling wouldn’t be the same.  Sure I could use the other computers in the house, but I’d lost a lot of work on my netbook.  And the idea of missing out my daily posting, made me very sad.  It’s become custom for me to check my blog, read blogs, post pages everyday three times a day.  BUT I was determined.  Even if it was difficult I would have tried to post from my phone.  That’s how much this blog means to me.  That’s how much I love it.  Haha, boy I sound rather dramatic, but it’s true!  It’s all true.

That’s how this blog means to me AND the fact that as of today, it has been alive and active for ONE WHOLE YEAR!  So congratulations to me for committing and thank you all for following and reading what I have to say, read and write!  It means a lot!  I hope I can do this again next year!

And finally since I’m running out of things to say that make me excited, I have one last exciting thing to do! Leading up to this special, special day, I felt nostalgic so I went back to the beginning and I started re-reading all my posts.  I have written so much.  IN on year I wrote One Hundred and Fifty-Four 55 fiction stories, fifteen 1000 word stories, Forty-One Suggestive Reads, Forty-Eight Random Music Moments, Sixty-Nine quotes, Forty-Five poems and Five posts about authors I adore.  And that is A LOT.  And I’m proud.

Going back, I found some stories that I forgot that I wrote.  So Happy Blogoversary to me!  And Happy Blogging to all my followers and readers and passerbys!  Enjoy!  For those who can’t be bothered going back to the start (becaause I do agree I’ve written too much :P) here is the beginning – I even wrote the Illusionist by hand first! 😛 so ENJOY!  Happy blogoversary!!!

Poison

Snow White

The Essence of Angel

Cat

The Sword

Just Beautiful

The Stars

Dare To Enter The Fairy Ring

The Rape Of Persephone

The Illusionist

Blog Awards!!!! Best Moment Award!!!

Best Moment Award, web awards, blogging awards, winners, nominations

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

RULES:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

RESOURCES:

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Welllll, so this is the place where I write my acceptance speech.  Ah, this feels strange, but it’s easy to know where to begin.  I thank everyone who has supported me.  I thank MomentMatters for following my blog and nominating me for this award.  I thank my followers for following me, encouraging me, commenting and reading.  There’s no words for the amount of gratitude that I possess for those who followed me.  

I thank MrMary for also nominating me the day after I received my first Best Moment Award from MomentMatters.  Thank you so much, I had not realised that I was being followed by a blog such as yours.  I really enjoyed your acceptance speech, and after reading it, I’m trying to decide how to write mine.  Thank you again, bothe MrMary and MomentMatters, you both have a beautiful blog, I hope that many will continue to visit it!  

Now, acceptance speeches.  Sigh, I don’t know where to start…I prefer to ramble?  Maybe I shall ramble.  It’s easy, I think, than actually planning out everything and then sounding monotone because you-are-reading-everything-off-that-A4-sheet-of-paper-you-brought-and-well-you-figured-you’re-just-too-nervous-to-look-up haha.  Well, generally I’m that kind of person, but sometimes, in some instances I can be a real ass, stand up straight and deliver my speech like it was nothing.  Those times, though, are almost non-existent.

So maybe that’s one reason why I freaked a bit when I saw this.  Then I realised, oh right, it’s words, text on a screen that will be read rather than heard.  And I relaxed a little more.  

But the purpose of this is “Acceptance” and so I shall endeavour to make this acceptance speech, An Acceptance Speech.

When I first started this blog, I had no guide, no direction, no other desire other than the desire to write and to share my thoughts and feelings.  It was difficult, more difficult than I ever imagined to maintain such a blog.  Everywhere I looked, thought, wrote, felt like something was not making sense.  I didn’t like that I had no direction it was kind of unsettling.  I mean, I knew I want to be an author, I want to share my writing, I want to share other’s writing, I just didn’t know where to start.  But as of next month, it’ll have been a year since I started, and I must say, on that day, I will look back and think, it’s been an Amazing year, an Amazing experience, and definitely something I want to repeat again and again.  I will think, with all the wonderful people, wonderful bloggers I’ve met, surely, I will meet more.  Because I’m an optimistic person and I always look forward to the next day (albeit except those days where I’m expected to do an oral presentation or something that’ll make me squirm with nerves, or even a day when I have work due, but haven’t done it yet, because I was blogging all day, resulting in an all-nighter…).  Those days though, are worth it too.  Because it’s just another moment of life.

To those who have nominated me, Thank you.  Thank you so much, because this is something I didn’t expect.  I might enjoy blogging and all, but sometimes I just don’t know why I received an award.  It’s hard to conceive that I have achieved this much in a year (for me, this is a big commitment one which I hope I’ll always keep).  To those I nominate, accept and congratulations.  I choose you (like I choose pikachu ;P) because I am inspired by your blogs, I live in the moment of every post, and I can’t seem to get enough.  I hope those who visit, will find they feel the same.

Thank you all for being lovely, for following, reading, liking my pages.  Thank you for visiting, thank your for your lovely posts.  Thank you for the Best Moment.

 

THE WINNERS OF THE BEST MOMENT AWARD ARE:

1. http://thesenseofajourney.com

2. http://thesenseofajourney.com

3. http://bookquoteshub.com

4. http://kellyhartland.wordpress.com/

5. http://mesayah.wordpress.com/

6. http://discoloured.wordpress.com/

7. http://peacelovegreatcountrymusic.com

8. http://sherijkennedyriverside.wordpress.com

9. http://addgrainonearth.com/

10. http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/

11. http://onwindydays.wordpress.com/

12. http://haikucollection.wordpress.com/

13. http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/

14. http://itstartedwithaquote.wordpress.com

15. http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/

Blog Awards!!!! The Versatile Blogger Award!

versatileblogger113

Peace, Love & Great Country Music is one of the most interesting blogs I’ve looked at in a while.  I love the variety and I enjoyed everything that was posted.  So go ahead and take a look at it!  There’s no way you won’t enjoy it!

Sooooo since I’ve received three awards including this one in the last few days, I will endeavour to cover everything and post them as soon as possible.

As to Peace, Love & Great Country Music thank you so much for this award!!!  I really appreciate it. :))

The rules are to mention your nominator, so that’s been mentioned above, and I have to list 7 more facts about myself.

1. I believe in reality and fiction as separate individuals that co-exist side by side and sometimes intertwine.

2. I really hate nutella, not quite sure why though

3. I really don’t know much about music, but I really seem to enjoy listening to it! ;P

4. I’m in my final year of uni yet I STILL don’t know what to do after

5. I’m excited for Eurovision, I really liked the winner last year

6. I have a thing for abstract beauty, abstract moments, the oddest things, anything I can write a story or a poem about

7. It’s almost been a year since I first started my blog!!

Now, it’s my turn to nominate 7 fellow bloggers. This is fun and simple and a great way to build up followers, so I hope they will keep this going.  The seven I will nominate now, I congratulate you for being the beautiful, versatile bloggers that you are!

http://startariot174.wordpress.com

http://firstletterofthealphabet.wordpress.com

http://perfectblack.org

http://whyicantstopreading.wordpress.com

http://chicpress.wordpress.com

http://mselenalevontraveling.com

http://gongjumonica.wordpress.com