One Lovely Blog Award

I’ve been nominated by Experience Life in France for the “One Lovely Blog” award.  I see my blog as simple and nothing in-depth or as busy, as compared to others, so it is a bit overwhelming/honoured/lucky now for me, as I realize that my random musings and ramblings are reaching out to others.  

The rules of the award are:

  1.  Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post;
  2. Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself;
  3.  Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire;
  4. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

So here we go …

1)   Sincere thanks to Experience Life in France for the nomination and award.  Her blog is beautifully written, a partial documentary of life in France through the eyes of a foreigner.  Do visit her blog.

2)   Seven possibly unknown things about myself … I think I’m running out of them and this will be a mix of what I’ve written before.  I hope it doesn’t sound too boring.

       1) I like puzzles – jigsaw, crossword, sudoku, etc. Sometimes I solve them, sometimes I don’t. No matter … I use enough of the little grey cells to keep it active.
       2) All four in our family were born in different countries: Philippines; Trinidad and Tobago; Guatemala; USA;
       3) I’ve traced my family tree on my father’s side six generations back; still a lot to fill in, but it’s a start;
       4) I grew up in West Africa; I left after I graduated from high school;
       5) In sixth grade, I wrote a report on the Seven Wonders of the World and said that I would visit them. Now we have a new Seven Wonders list and I haven’t been to any on the old list.  Better get planning before they change the list again!
       6) I have stage fright; I literally freeze in front of a crowd; once the first word is out, then I’m okay (sort of; almost);
       7) In this age of computers and emails, I still like to pick up pen and paper and write, doodle, draw.  I also practice calligraphy whenever I can.
3)   Nominate ten? fifteen? bloggers (there were different numbers in posts) – I’m discovering new ones everyday, so choosing fifteen should not be hard, but somehow it still is.  Here’s a mix of new and long-time bloggers, to encourage, motivate and bring attention to their well-deserving blogs.
And there they are. Enjoy them all.
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