SAHMot-sari is happy and excited to be nominated for the Liebster Award, thanks to Jamie of The Juneau Home.
Liebster is a German word for dearest, which can also mean sweetest, kindest, beloved, sweetheart, etc. The main purpose of the Liebster Award is to help new bloggers connect, encourage and support each other, and build a sense of community. There are rules for the Leibster award, but they can vary with each nomination.
- Thank the blog that nominated you and link back to them
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you
- Tell readers 11 random facts about yourself
- Nominate up to 11 bloggers to receive the award next
- Give your new nominees questions to answer about themselves when they post their nomination
The Liebster Award is supposed to be a fun award, so if you’re nominated, I hope you enjoy it too instead of feeling pressured to keep it going. I think it would really be nice to keep it going though! In my case, it took many weeks to finally complete the lists, so I’m just posting this now. Lol. Anyway, let’s work together to highlight and credit favorite new up and coming blogs within the blogging community, shall we?
I still have so many things to learn as a blogger, that’s why I was so happy to have been nominated at all. I have started to reach out to fellow bloggers by joining various blogging communities, and that must how my blog got noticed. Now it’s my turn to nominate 11 bloggers the Liebster Award. Some of them I either personally know or have met in person and have even worked with, while some of them I have only met in the blogosphere. Please take the time to check out their blogs, as I know that there would always be something to learn from their writings and you would enjoy reading them too. ❤
Eleven (11) questions from Jamie of The Juneau Home:
The Golden Rule: Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you. I’d like to think that if only every individual, regardless of race, age, or religion, would keep that in mind and put it into practice, it would be easy to achieve peace and harmony in all parts of the world.
2. What is your favorite book?
I try to go to bed as early as 9:30 PM, but I end up sleeping 2–3 hours later on most days of the week.
4. If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you’d buy?
I’d buy an SUV (preferably Ford) because I’m starting to really hate commuting. I would also buy another house at a quiet, exclusive subdivision, preferably one with a nice view of the mountains or the sea/lake.
5. What did you want to be when you were a child?
I could never make up my mind of what I wanted to be when I was a child. Every time I would meet or hear about a story of a successful career woman, I would want to be like her. However, if the role-playing games I often played as a child were any indication of what I really wanted to be, then I’d say I had wanted to be a mom, a teacher, a businesswoman, a writer, and a news anchor. And, at certain points in my life, I’d say I became all those except the last one, although I did get a job offer for a researcher/announcer position at an AM radio station after graduating from college.
6. What was your favorite class in high school?
That would be literature (and history), and it must be because I love reading stories.
7. If you could time travel to any decade in the 20th century, what would it be?
I wanted to go back to the 80’s. Who doesn’t, anyway? I used to be crazy about music until rap, alternative, and heavy metal took center stage. Moreover, the 80’s would mean childhood days for me, a time when all I ever did was play, dream, read, sing, and go on secret adventures with my friends, as well as simply enjoying being in the care of my loving parents.
8. What do you use to take pictures for your blog?
10. What are three of your future goals?
One, to effectively homeschool my daughters; two, to save money, invest, and start really earning a passive income to be able to travel anytime and anywhere I like; and three, to use my talents and experiences, particularly in PR and writing, to bless more people.
11. You are writing your memoir. Show us the first paragraph of your first chapter OR the last paragraph of the last chapter.
I can’t really think of a paragraph right now, but this should be the ending:
“And they all called her blessed.”
Eleven random facts about me:
- I’m a Christian and I long to become a Proverbs 31 Woman and raise Proverbs 31 Women, too.
- I first discovered the joy of writing when I was in third grade–the time I started keeping a diary.
- I like foods with butter, cheese, mayonnaise, and dark chocolate. The last three items I can eat on its own, of course.
- I never thought I would ever own a cat, much less bring home a stray kitten, but I just did for my daughters’ sake, and I have not regretted doing that.
- My favorite color changes nearly every year. There was a time when I liked red so much, then hot pink, lemon yellow, brown, aquamarine, pistachio green, etc. My favorite color now is blue with a tinge of green. Okay, that could be aqua, turquoise, and/or teal.
- I thought I had successfully overcome my fear of heights for good until I gave birth. Somehow, it just came back and I don’t understand why.
- I grew up reading books and there are times, even to this day, when I would rather be left alone reading a book than talking to someone.
- I don’t talk much, or at least, unless I have to; I would rather write. Hence, one of our neighbors was so surprised when he saw me once came up to a podium and spoke with a mic in front of so many people. He told my mother (and probably the whole neighborhood) about it.
- I’m not letting go of my dream of traveling to more beautiful places in my country and all over the world.
- I can’t wait to own a car, but I’m afraid to drive, er, might hit or run over someone or some animal.
- Perhaps I’m not 100% Filipino; I can live without eating rice for days as long as there’s pasta or bread.
My Liebster Award nominees:
- Ali and Zoe of Big ‘n Lil Sis are two very young girls who started blogging with the help of their mom at the age of 8 and 6, respectively. They share their original stories and artwork there, which are quite refreshing. Although their blog has not been updated for some time now, it’s still worth a visit.;
- Tessa of Wonderfully Catapulted writes about her struggles and victories as a follower of Jesus. She is also an avid reader of Christian books and she has a knack for sharing what she learns from these books in a practical, thought-provoking, and engaging manner;
- Ten and Ma-an of Chasing Trails and Tales blog about their travel adventures. This couple will take you to the beautiful places in the Philippines and show you the country’s rich culture. If you’re still not convinced that the Philippines is a must-see place for travel enthusiasts, go head over to their blog now and then come back to finish the list. Personally, they have convinced me that I should start exploring my beloved country again;
- Julia of My Red Page is very creative and she’s passionate about improving her writing and photography skills. Revisiting her blog inspires me to blog consistently, and I’m sure you would be inspired too;
- Nicole of Chic Mix blogs not only about chic fashion and beauty tips, but also about travel destinations, foods, and more – definitely a mix of everything as her blog title suggests;
- Millette of Winning Moments with Lucky Finds enjoys discovering new places and stuff. She’s always on the look out for adventures that she and her young daughter could enjoy together and shares them in her blog;
- Karen of Stars in the Dark chronicles her faith adventure on a weekly basis and shares her insights on various topics that are relevant to young professionals/single women of today;
- Yay of Nuggets: Life’s Little Lessons shares about “little lessons” that could make a great impact in one’s life. Her stories are rather short, making them easy to read, but inspiring nonetheless;
- Nina of My Free Zone is a mom from Kenya and has lived in two other countries. Hers is a personal blog, sharing her experiences, thoughts, and feelings on various topics;
- Susan of So… How did you meet, anyway? Susan blogs about real-life love stories of both private individuals and celebrity couples. Go ahead and check out her blog; you may even submit your own love story and get featured, too; and last but not the least,
- Noey of She Who Abides blogs about (her) Christian faith, the Philippine society, and solo parenting. She doesn’t blog regularly, but I love reading her stories, and I am hoping that having her nominated here would encourage her to write again soon and more often.
Eleven (11) questions for my nominees:
- How did you first get into blogging?
- What do you hope to achieve with your writing/blogging?
- What do you do in your spare time?
- What are three of your long-term goals?
- Would you jump at the chance to look 10–20 years younger if it’s painless and free?
- If genies were true and you were given three wishes, what would you wish for?
- What could make you happy?
- What was that one moment in your life that you were truly proud of yourself?
- What do you think of network marketing and network marketers in general?
- What would you like to be written on your epitaph?
- Who is Jesus to you?