A Real-Neat Blog Award!


An award after a long time! ( huehuehue )

I am humbled to accept this award and would like to thank Izzy from Izzy-grabs-life for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog award. (She had nominated me months ago. I saw this post in my draft and when I re-read the questions, My brain itched me to post it)

Awards are fun in the sense that the questions that the nominator comes up with really make you think on aspects you would normally disregard. As in, thinking that you don’t have time for it – but, when you take on those questions seriously, you realize what a treasure you have been really missing out on.

The rules: 

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blog.
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  • Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc.)

And here the the questions that made the gears in my brain work: (and to be honest, they are brilliant)

The Questions: 

1. Can you describe the four seasons in sounds? Good! Now, please, show us what you came up with. ^_^

Summer (Sizzle). hahaha; the heat.

Spring (twinkle) imagine a flower blossoming; if we heard “twinkling” when every flower bud blossomed

Autumn (Swoosh) the sound of the wind

Winter; what all I can imagine. But for me, silence would fit this one. Or perhaps, the purr of a cat, the cracking of fire in the fireplace, the whistle of the kettle brewing warm tea, and the silence and serenity of admiring the white snow that blankets whatever it touches. Cold snow that blankets – ah, the irony.

2. Who is your favorite fictional protagonist? Antagonist? Why?

a. Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister. The name Lannister would make you scorn but the only living member of the Lannister family that anyone would fall in love with is this guy. Witty, fearless, kind, undaunted – just plain awesome.

He may be a dwarf, but he has the shadow of a king.


b. Neville Longbottom. Because:

There are all kinds of courage,’ said Dumbledore, smiling. ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

It was in that moment (actually, when I really understood the meaning of this sentence at a random age) That I fell in love with the personality and the character of Neville Longbottom.
And then who could forget how he stood up against Voldemort? Just. Brave.


c. And then Koro-sensei from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (in simple terms, “Assassination Classroom”). This teacher is an Octopus alien (?-still unknown as the story is still unravelling till the chapter I have reached) for a very disregarded classroom. He is the target; and the students are the assassins. Why I like him is because of his devotion towards the students’ studies and the commitment to overcome their fear of being inferior.


3. What do you feel most proud of this week (so far)?

Not going astray from my word.

4. What did you want to be when you were little?

A Veterinarian. I loved (and still love) animals. And an artist.

5. How do you spend your free time (even if it’s a few minutes)?

Day dreaming – for which I need not be free tehehe 😛

6. What skill would you like to learn and why?

Scuba Diving. Really. The ocean is vast and I would love to go underwater and discover it.

7. What does being strong mean to you?

Strong. It is being able to know your own strength yet being wary of the strength of others and try not to overpower them and bring them to a disadvantage because of their shortcomings. In simple terms, to be strong is not just with weights; it is with the heart, by being kind.

And, it also means to stand up for yourself or what you believe even when you have to do it alone, and when you are unsure of what is about to happen. And that my friends/readers, is when you become brave.


Hargun Wahi


Iridescent Spirits

Small town fashion blogger


Journey of a Blogvelist




Cute Blog Award


A Cute Blog Award! Kawaiii :3

I would like to thank Tinyexpats for this awesome nomination! An amazing mother who in my opinion is giving the best of life for her two tiny expats.

I was nominated for this award 2 months ago (I mean wow! this has been sitting in the drafts since then and I feel I should apologize to this post 😦 )

The rules are:
– thank the person that nominated you
– answer the questions
– tell the readers something new about yourself
– nominate your favourite blogs

1. What is your go to brand of makeup?

“Maybe its Maybellineee” – but tbh, its any good makeup I find depending on the color, the usage and of course, the packaging 😉

2. What is your favorite fashion trend?

It ranges from casuals till ballgown and dresses. And pajamas.

3. What is your favorite desert?

Cookies and creme Krushers from KFC. JUST HEAVEN. and chocolate B|

4. What is your favorite colour?

Ah. I think its transparency. I don’t have a favorite color, but preferences depending on my mood.

5. What is your middle name?

I don’t have one – although my nickname is Annie 🙂

6. The Last song you listened to?

Tokyo Ghoul Opening theme song from season 1. I love the craziness it has – see for yourselves! 😀

7. Dogs or Cats?

CATS. Only because I have owned one. I guess I’d like dogs too if I had ever owned them.

Tell your readers something you have not told them before?

I started liking vanilla (as a smell) after I read Eleanor and Park. And no matter how weird the novel really was, I am in love with it.

Nominees : 

Hargun Wahi



Bittersweet Sensations

Iridescent Spirits



Small town fashion blogger


My Life In Book Tags

book tag

I was tagged by the really cool and awesome blogger FearlesslyNat for this fun book tag! I love books and this nomination allowed me to recall my book reading history – how it all started and how it really did have an impact on my life (in a brilliant way, of course)


Baby: Did you like to read when you were little?

Books were interesting. They were especially interesting to watch -when adults read page after page with words running from the top of the page to the bottom. I was interested, but I guess I didn’t read. I restricted myself to my school books, which were “mean’t” only for kids.

Toddler: What was your favorite picture book?

I loved reading books by Enid Blyton’s short stories. Those were easy to read because they had pictures in it!

Child: Did you go through/are in a book ‘phase’? (Like reading the thickest books, reading all of an author’s books etc.)

The book phase was Sweet Valley High/University. It was about twin sisters after all! Twins were the “hype” back in 2004. (Elizabeth and Jessica, Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen) I wanted a twin sister.

Besides these books were the Guinness book of World Records. Of any year that I could find. I practically enjoyed reading those and it helped me find more about the world (guess that also sparked an interest in me about the world and differet cultures).

Tween: What books made/make you feel grown up?

Reading Dan Brown. I was not allowed to read them because of the usage of “extreme” words (no they weren’t- just the usual words that I now hear everyday ahaha) Well, they did need one to use their brains, but the history and the references are such an amazing part that you just can’t leave the book until you get the answer. (Although I have noticed a repetitive pattern in all of Dan’s books; the plot line almost the same in all the books – but the history is what livens the book.)

Teen: What are/where books that you rave/d about?

Well, Bleach and Skip Beat. They aren’t books, they are mangas. They are picture books but they are (were) really interesting to read. I sadly don’t follow them anymore as they have gone astray from their story line ;_;

Adult: What are books that used to seem boring to you but now you really like?

Girls of Riyadh. The Alchemist. I was never an avid reader, but I heard other people reading such books and I just sat and wondered how they could concentrate on it. Don’t get me wrong, I did read,but I was reluctant I guess to start “grown up” and well reputed books :S

Elderly: What book from your childhood and/or teen years that you still cherish?

Alice in wonderland. In fact, I just borrowed it from my office library. It is a picture book! 😀

There you go! My book history! I wasn’t a good reader until I really decided upon a convenient escape route in my home – and what better place could there be to escape other than on your own bed but in a completely different world.


I am not sure if I have to nominate fellow bloggers, but to readers that want to participate, I nominate you! 😀

Liebster Award


I have been nominated twice for this award by two awesome bloggers. And I was also really happy to be nominated for it because this one has questions, and I like answering questions 🙂

Firstly, I would like to thank Sue who has nominated me for this award and who has been quite an awesome supporter for my blog, land I really appreciate that she cares for her readers.

Then Adrienn, a very creative blogger I found just recently and she, like me, is trying to find her voice through blogging (and is an anime lover 😀 ).

The rules:

Thank and link back to your nominator.

Answer the nominator’s 11 questions.

Nominate 11 other bloggers with 200 or fewer followers and link to them.

Draft 11 new questions for your nominees.

Notify your nominees via their blogs or social media.

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Versatile Award

hola beach club (1) I was nominated by Hargun Wahi and  Secret Parade for the Versatile Bloggers award long back basically at the time of Blogging 101 (seems like a long time ago huh?). Hargun is an enthusiastic blogger whom I find really bubbly and kind. Secret Parade is the future director of awesome movies and will be popular worldwide one day. I was humbled really, would like to Thank them wholeheartedly for considering me and would like to pay my respects and post by (most of) the rules.


Show the award on your blog.

Thank the person who nominated you.

Share seven facts about yourself.

Nominate 15 blogs.

Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.

So here are 14 facts ( haha got you. There will be less facts because I am here to find facts about myself 😀 )

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Versatile Bloggers Award

versitle-blogger-bw A Versatile Bloggers Award! Yay! Thanks to the awesome Miss Jillypopmusic who nominated me for this award 😀

I just hope I get better at blogging with time 🙂

So these are the rules:

Show the award on your blog.

Thank the person who nominated you.

Share seven facts about yourself.

Nominate 15 blogs.

Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.

Seven facts about me:

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Usually I do my assignments and I come back to reply to comments and check notifications (if any) and try to be active with the reader. Basically I am becoming a wordpress addict.

So today, I come back to check on any updates, and was honored (and a bit astonished and bashful really) to be nominated by Babyruthbeer for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I humbly thank thee for it and I hope to know more about you as we ‘blog on’ 😀

I am still getting to know people, and blogging – and even myself right now. I hope I keep up the blogging and it really does improve me in every way.

So the questions that were asked honestly were very smart questions – they actually made me think of things I had not thought of before. Here they are:

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