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Share Your World 2016 #37


Hey guys! How are ya? ❀ πŸ˜€ Things are settling pretty well in the new house and you and I should chat about this sometime soon, yes?Β  I’ve found my mouse – yay! XD But we’re switching internet providers since the current one’s not very reliable so, this week will just be another lone blog post by way of Cee’s Share Your World weekly challenge.

With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world which may not always match our reality.

Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?

Hmmm …. I don’t think so. I had a rock that was engraved with the word “strength” before but I was using it as a key chain.

By the way, the notion of having a rock as a pet strikes me as a bit odd. I know some people collect rocks but I can’t see how something inanimate could be considered a ‘pet’. I need to study up on this πŸ™‚

What is your greatest strength or weakness?

Oh dear, I’m drawing a blank on this one … hmmmmkay: I’m a type A+ perfectionist so I do not know my strengths (may have to ask the husband later 😏) because I tend to focus on my weakness instead. (And the perfectionist me says I have many!) o_O o_O

Also it’s been a while since I applied for a job so I no longer have a canned answer for this one XD XD

Seriously though, here’s one I want to change – I really want to stop reacting to an emergency (or anything unexpected for that matter) with panic. I hate it! 😧 Granted, I don’t run around screaming and waving my hands in the air but my mouth might betray me if I’m not careful πŸ˜₯

The thing is, panicking is not helpful. If any, it curtails rational and creative thinking and makes the problem look worse than it actually is. So I would like to be able to stay calm and NOT think that the world is ending πŸ™πŸ» πŸ™πŸ»

Any tips?

What makes you feel grounded?Β 

I’ve been feeling a lot more grounded ever since my family has been together. I’ve settled comfortably into the role of SAHM (I honestly love it!) and, at this point, am able to receive and enjoy the support of my husband without feeling insecure about my worth as a human being. (You know, I used to be an independent, self-supporting, head-strong, career ladder climbing “Super Woman” in my previous life πŸ˜›).

My Bible study and devotionals, a relatively recent addition to my definition of a perfect day, also helps me greatly in this area.

Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food?

Easy! I’d give up cold food in an instant. My stomach just cannot get satisfaction from a cold meal 🍜 🍲 🍳

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

Our new study room with it’s beautiful balcony πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ(See picture above)

~ and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

Being able to make my own chicken nuggets. (It’s a feat you know, from someone who never even liked venturing into the kitchen 😏 I’ve certainly come a LOOONG way, dahling!)

Now what are YOUR answers?! I’d love to read them in the comment section below πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Have a wonderful, blessed weekend everyone! ツ

~ oOo ~

~ oOo ~

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You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray

sunshine1Good things come in twos says Fox Crime (or was that Universal?).Β  After having participated in the Liebster Award nomination, another beautiful lady with an awesome blog nominated me for a You Are My Sunshine Award.Β  (Squeal!) Such fun! πŸ˜€ “Sunshine”, don’t you just love that word? ❀

Emz is an amazing ESL teacher in Cebu, Philippines who wears her heart on her blog. She recently got engaged too, so when you hop over to her blog you might want to congratulate her as well ❀

Emz, daghang salamat for this award πŸ™‚ I accept this too with the broadest grin of gratitude on my face.Β  (And a spontaneous body roll because ‘sunshine’ is just one of those favorite words of mine. LOL!)

The Rules:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominators.
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers
  • Give them eleven questions.
  • You could check out the blogs I nominated and follow them if you like.

Here are my answers:

  1. Describe yourself in three words. playful, a little eccentric at times, quite stubborn
  2. What do you blog about? pieces of my life that I’m comfortable putting out there
  3. Coffee or tea? Coffee. It’s a love-hate relationship.
  4. Lights on or lights off? Off. I can’t sleep well if it’s not pitch black.
  5. Morning or evening? Morning.Β  I like to be the first one up πŸ™‚
  6. What can you not live without? Music. I’m very into mainstream pop, upbeat tunes mostly.Β  The day just isn’t right if I don’t have music blaring from my speakers.
  7. What is your favorite post on your blog? Link it. Hmm … here are some oldies like this and this, among others.
  8. What is your biggest pet peeve? Filling out forms manually.
  9. Aside from blogging, what do you do on your free time? Crochet, dance & daydream.
  10. What is your favorite day of the week? Everyday has been amazing and beautiful since I quit my job and became a stay at home πŸ™‚
  11. Who/What inspires you?Β Books, TED Talks, blogs …

My nominees:

I am nominating YOU, THE SEXY READER, whoever you are, for this award πŸ™‚

I sincerely hope you accept it, have fun with it (definitely answer my 11 questions! pretty please?) and, if you feel like it, spread the love in the spirit of a jovial meet & greet with other bloggers ❀

Here are my 11 questions for you:

  1. What makes you laugh the most?
  2. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be and why?
  3. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
  4. If you could hire someone to help you, what would it be for?
  5. Favorite thing to do in the evenings?
  6. What’s the nicest gift you’ve received for Christmas?
  7. Do you collect anything?
  8. Name a personal quirk.
  9. Colorful or single-color socks?
  10. How or why did you choose your blog name?
  11. Favorite posts on your blog.Β  Link them here.

Have fun answering! πŸ™‚

~ Paardje πŸ’‹

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1st SYW Post for 2016!

041514-sywbannerYay! I’m excited to begin this challenge again and see if I can get perfect attendance for 2016 πŸ™‚ Here we go:

As a child, who was your favorite relative?

Anyone of my super cool cousins.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

I would like to be any flowering plant that brings a burst of color to its environment.Β  Flowering plants represent so much to me – hope, happiness, beauty and being alive.

dandelion-16656_960_720What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?

Awake before dawn.Β  I love that this time of day is pulsating with possibilities.

Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?

Up in the tree please!Β  I love the open sky, especially at night and the nearer to it I can be the better!

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

School started, that means I can now use all the electronic gadgets in my house without any competition! Yasss! XD

video-game-1079756_640and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Meeting and going out with a dear friend, buying yarn for some crocheted farewell gifts, tying up some loose ends.

~ oOo ~

Written for the Share Your World Challenge.

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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 πŸ˜€

Last December 19 this bold and beautiful lady bestowed upon me the the honor of a Liebster Award nomination.Β  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 πŸ™‚

So V – thank you very much or, as they say here in Indonesia – makasih banyak! ❀ IΒ  graciously accept with the broadest grin of gratitude on my face πŸ˜€

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.Β  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.Β  Now I mostly enjoy Crime TV.Β  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 πŸ˜€

I identify the most with being an introvert in that I love my space and tend to shun huge gatherings.Β  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.Β  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. Β Which is your dream destination? And why? New Zealand.Β  Check this awesome blog out to know why πŸ™‚
  2. Β 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.Β  Cool sunglasses, fedora hat, bottle of mineral water optional πŸ˜‰
  6. Which is your favorite season of the year? Spring ❀
  7. What is your favorite book? a notebook, for oodles of delicious note-taking πŸ˜€
  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.Β  The idea of new beginnings and second chances always appeals to me.Β  If starting as a clean slate however then, I don’t know. More thought required, I guess πŸ™‚

My sexy nominees ~

A note to my nominees:Β  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 πŸ™‚ 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. Β What’s your favorite song right now?
  2. Β Coffee, tea or …?
  3. Β 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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KitKat Green Tea: Yay or Nay?

KitKat Green Tea

Here’s something I discovered on our last visit to Singapore: KitKat Green Tea.Β  The pack has been sitting in the fridge almost untouched save for 3 pieces taken for the sake of curiosity.

Has anyone of you tried it already? Did you like it?

It’s a ‘nay’ for me unfortunately. A bit too weird for my tastebuds πŸ™„