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And I’d Like to Start the Blogging Year Off With A …

image3Hello everyone! I’m back, and with something exciting to share 😀

Last December 19 this bold and beautiful lady bestowed upon me the the honor of a Liebster Award nomination.  Needless to say, I was very excited! It’s always such an honor to be thought of in such a positive way and, I think awards are loads of fun too 🙂

So V – thank you very much or, as they say here in Indonesia – makasih banyak! ❤ I  graciously accept with the broadest grin of gratitude on my face 😀

Now here are some steps to be observed ~

Liebster Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Display the Liebster Award on your blog.
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
  5. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the Award and have them answer 11 questions.
  6. Let the other bloggers know you’ve nominated them.
  7. Copy the rules into your post.

11 Random Facts About Moi:

I’m not a dancer but I love to dance.  I do it a lot at home as my primary form of exercise. Given the choice between Christina Aguilera’s vocals and Britney Spears’ moves, it was always Britney Spears hands down. And sometimes I imagine myself to be one of the Pussycat Dolls XD

I can’t sit down long enough for a movie, whenever a movie is about to start, I think of all the things I could do in that hour or so and I get jittery. This is a condition that only recently started because I used to really enjoy movies.  Now I mostly enjoy Crime TV.  CSI, Criminal Minds, Motive, Body of Proof, Perception, Bones, Castle, Cold Case, Law & Order … I watch those that have already been recorded because I need to hit pause every once in a while to do other stuff that randomly cross my head. It’s just as well because sitting can kill you.

Oh and I love anything comedy too 😀

I identify the most with being an introvert in that I love my space and tend to shun huge gatherings.  My friends have trouble believing I am an introvert, however, because they see me as this friendly, cheerful gal with infectious enthusiasm.

I still bite my nails. (Gasp!) And that is why I need crochet in my life!!!

I used to be a voracious reader but ever since I bought a Kindle this has dramatically changed. There’s just something about being able to hold (and smell) an actual book…

I love thunderstorms. Absolutely love them! The noisier the fun-ner!!!

I am currently deeply infatuated with martabak manis.  Especially if it’s heated, and the chocolate and cheese is melting together in blissful rhapsody ❤ Mmmmm … I am salivating as I type this! This thick pancake thingy is going to be the death of my waistline! XD XD XD

Is that 11 already?

Oh and, I have a love-hate relationship with coffee.

11 Questions Answered:

  1.  Which is your dream destination? And why? New Zealand.  Check this awesome blog out to know why 🙂
  2.  What are the three things anybody would notice about you the first time they met you (in person)? Still thinking …
  3. What do you think is your biggest weakness? Food? XD
  4. Cats or dogs? Dogs!
  5. What is your idea of fashion (comfort/style)? White tee and faded jeans.  Cool sunglasses, fedora hat, bottle of mineral water optional 😉
  6. Which is your favorite season of the year? Spring ❤
  7. What is your favorite book? a notebook, for oodles of delicious note-taking 😀
  8. What is the one thing that turns you off? filling out forms manually
  9. How would you define happiness? happiness is something that you engineer for yourself
  10. Name your favorite actors! I love these thespians also mostly for the roles they choose to portray ~ Helena Bonham Carter, Jack Black, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie
  11. Would you rather be born again or live one happy life? Why? I’d be okay to be born again if I could retain memory of my previous life.  The idea of new beginnings and second chances always appeals to me.  If starting as a clean slate however then, I don’t know. More thought required, I guess 🙂

My sexy nominees ~

A note to my nominees:  you/your awesome blog is listed here because I think you rock ❤ If for some reason however, you do not participate in these types of nominations, that is also perfectly fine by me 🙂 It’s all good!


Karla/My Messy World

Carol/ Writeful Mind

Zoe / Mono Motiv

Cheyanne / Tangerine Wallpaper

Vicki/ Vickithecraftaholic

A Country Yarn

Po’ Girl Shines

Eleanora/ Coastal Crochet

Sachin/ Insach

The Bikini Bookworm

11 Questions for My Nominees ~

  1.  What’s your favorite song right now?
  2.  Coffee, tea or …?
  3.  What’s something that can immediately cheer you up?
  4. Are you a morning or an evening person?
  5. Favorite day of the week?
  6. Name one thing you taught yourself to do.
  7. What’s one thing you plan to tick off from your bucket list this year.
  8. Favorite way to relax.
  9. What do you like the most about yourself?
  10. What’s your favorite room in your house?
  11. Favorite hobby?
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36 thoughts on “And I’d Like to Start the Blogging Year Off With A …”

  1. You know, I just can’t get into the award things. Am I missing something? I was nominated as a versatile blogger and I declined. looked long and complicated and like an ego trip. Please enlighten me. Jx

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    1. Congratulations on the nomination, Jodine 🙂

      I don’t really think that you’re missing something. I think awards like this are more for the fun and camaraderie of it than real badges of literary/blogging achievement.

      I reciprocate because I do sincerely appreciate it when a fellow blogger includes me in her/his shortlist of nominees.

      That said I have seen bloggers who – while they appreciate the thought – prefer to be award free. I guess because yes, it can be long and complicated and maybe even not worth the effort 🙂 It’s really just up to you if you wanna play along.

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  2. Congratulations on your Liebster Award and thanks SO much for nominating me!! 🙂
    I was nominated by another fellow blogger back in September so I won’t take part this time round if that’s ok. It’s been great reading your 11 random facts and finding out a little more about you. We recently watched the fabulous 2015 film ‘Cinderella’ with Helena Bonham Carter in it as the Fairy Godmother- she was brilliant and I highly recommend the film too! 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome and, that’s perfectly okay Eleonora 🙂 My daughter and I like Cinderella a lot too. Helena was super in that one, again 🙂

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  3. That was a surprise.. I was scrolling down hoping to get some new blogs to read. And there, I was on top of the list. Thank you so much Paardje 🙂 I will take up the challenge real soon.. 🙂

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  4. So, I FINALLY responded to this! Haha. A little late but that’s ok. Thank you so much for the nomination! ❤

    Oh, and I can't sit still through movies either. I have to be crocheting 😉

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  5. I kind of think that the awards things is weird too, BUT, I loved reading your answers. We have a lot in common- right down to the love/hate relationship with coffee.

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