I was checking through my emails and notifications about 2 days ago when I came across a comment from the lovely writer behind the blog The Blogger on the Mount that I have been nominated for this award. I’m not gonna lie, I had absolutely no idea what the Liebster Award meant or was. So I had to consult my wise friend Google to try and understand and as usual he was of some help.
The Liebster Award is “given” by a blogger to a fellow blogger who he/she thinks deserves to be recognized more by the reading public. According to the explanations in my search, it used to be given to those who had less than 3,000 followers but now the number has been changed to less than 200 followers. A blogger may choose to accept or ignore the nomination, but if accepted, the rules of the award will be followed. I will be including the rules at the end of this post. The rules however, include that the blogger must answer 11 questions given by the one who nominated you so why don’t I answer them first and get to know me better!
How and where do you write?
Okay, if it’s like a place where I usually write for my blog I’d say my desk. My mom and I divided my room into two so that the inner half would be my ‘private’ space which is just technically where I sleep and the outer half would be my sort of an office where I have my desk and all my office stuff. Sometimes, though it’s a bit rare, I’d transfer to my sleeping area where I have a folding table and write there (which is what I am doing right now). In terms of like where I actually place the ink from my pen, well, it could be anywhere. Literally, I write anywhere I can (I don’t vandal), tissue paper, pamphlets, small notebooks, blank sheets of copy paper, labels, you name it. Then I keep them as much as possible.
I usually hand-write everything first before typing them. I’m old school like that and it’s what works best for me. Right now I have 2 notebooks and a notepad beside me. Just gotta have them. And believe me they all get used. I like collecting my thoughts first, and writing them down helps me. It also helps me edit and check.
What is your favorite color and why?
Ah, I’d have to say green and beige. I just think they are so pleasant to look at and are very much rooted to nature. I live near the mountains so..
Do you have a favorite qoute? If so, what is it?
The first thing that came to my mind is something I read from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank because after all, being thankful is all we can be.
I thank God for all that is good, and dear, and beautiful!
What’s the most inspiring book you have ever read?
I’m gonna have to cheat a bit and give two just because both of these stories gave me life lessons I will take to my grave. If you haven’t read them (WHY?) go and do so. They will change your life.
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
What music do you listen to if you need cheering?
I don’t give bias to a particular music genre and so I listen to a couple of different songs to boost my mood if need be. I just made a playlist on Spotify called ‘Boosters’ and if you want to check the songs out the do it here. I’d listen to it every morning (like now), kind of like a pick-me-up to start my day right!
What time of the year is your favorite and why?
Oh, Christmas season! I just looooooove this time of the year. Just feels like everybody is festive and happy and cheery. Plus all the food my family and I make is just the best.
Name the best place you have visited.
Outside of my country I’d have to say Macau. I just love the architecture in that area. The Portuguese influence and the modern Macau just blends beautifully. I hope to travel more soon so this may change. Here in the Philippines I’d have to say Intramuros (Walled City) in Manila especially the San Agustin Church. Gosh I just fell in love with that church. Love.
Has a particular experience shaped the way you think?
Just happened to me this week so yeah…All I can say is that sometimes we have to learn things the hard way so that they stick and you never forget.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Well for starters I read (obviously) hence my blog. I write, hence my blog again. I listen to music and I chat with either my mom or my grandma, two of the most brilliant women I have ever known.
In what way is this Christmas going to be special for you?
This is the year that I actually focused and gave proper time to writing and blogging which was how I have met some amazing people. I still have a long way to go, but I am sooo happy where everything in my bookish world is coming to place. Also, I have gained friends who I know I will have forever so it will be super meaningful to spend the holidays being loved.
My blog is about faith and learning more about God. What does faith mean to you?
I had to think really hard on this and I don’t know if I can describe it. But, it is something I hold dearly. My faith has kept me strong, through unbelievable times, up until now. It has kept me together. I think faith is believing without actually seeing. Faith is not physical, but it is all the more valid and strong.
11 Random Facts
I became a registered nurse at 19 y/o
I am obsessed with notebooks and pens and paper and stationery stuff
I looooove Hello Kitty. Like really.
I haven’t read Harry Potter *sobs* *sobs some more*
I am a coffee addict who loves her coffee black (and strong)
I am a huge fan of Anne Rice and the Vampire Chronicles. She is the Queen.
I am a fast reader
I can cook pretty well
I love baking
I’m terrified of frogs
Can’t swim or ride a bicycle. Just can’t and totally gave up.
My nominees are:
- She Latitude
- A Novel Haul
- Books With Chemistry
- Bookish Night
And here are my questions:
- Where do you usually write?
- What is your favorite dessert?
- If you only choose one book as your favorite, what would it be?
- What’s the most inspiring book you have ever read?
- Do you listen to music when you read? If so, what kind of music do you listen to?
- What do you look forward most about the Christmas season?
- Name the best place you have visited.
- Who is your favorite author?
- What time of the day do you usually read?
- What are your favorite and least favorite genres to read and why?
- My blog is about books, reading, and writing. How has reading shaped who you are as a person today?
*** I would like to thank The Blogger on the Mount again for nominating me. She has been super wonderful and extremely supportive of my blog and my writing. Her posts have been sources of inspiration for me.***
Also, thank you for stopping by and reading my wee little book and life blog. You have no idea how much you make me happy and feel loved by just lending me you time. When I started out, I thought even just one person will be a huge thing to be thankful for. Now I have more than that and I enjoy writing more than ever. Thank you!