Monthly Archives: October 2015

Liebster Award

A few weeks ago, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Melanie from Mafambani. She is a travel blogger who has passion for cool cafés, cappucino, books, languages, yoga and healthy food.

 

This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. 

 1. If you could earn money with anything, what would it be?

It would be from exploring this world and immersing myself in different cultures. I love watching TLC and wishes to be just one of the hosts who get paid to see different parts of the world and eat all the exotic food from different countries. I wanna get paid doing something I love which is traveling.

2. When you travel, what do you buy to treat yourself?

All I get is food and a few clothes. But those mean nothing to me because the best treats when travelling are the memories and experiences I have had in each country.

3.What does a perfect travel day look like for you?

-Me on my own appreciating the silence and beauty of nature and all the simple things that a lot of people fail to notice.

4. Postcard or e-mail?

-both. it’s the thought that counts, yes?

5. What do you miss most when you’re on the road?

-rice paddies, warm smile of locals, exotic foods, and  exploring the unknown.

6.What does your perfect Sunday morning look like and where would you spend it?

-Waking up to the sound of waves crashing the shore then getting up and drinking smoothies and eating French bread and bacon and eggs. It could be anywhere as long as it’s near the ocean.

7. Breakfast or brunch and why?

-I’d say brunch because I am not a morning person but there is something about waking up early and getting to eat breakfast with the family. I’d say both. hehe

8. What do you read before you go to bed?

-I don’t read much anymore because of work. 😦

9. What’s your funniest story from your travels?

-Creating amazing daily house chores inspired dance moves when we went bar hopping in Phuket and singing my heart out in one of the bars and maybe, just maybe, I was out of tune. -_-

10. We should never stop learning. What’s the next thing you want to learn?

-how to be brave enough to do a start up before finally conquering the world and do whatever I want.

11. What’s the craziest thing you want to do on your bucket list?

-To be honest, there is nothing crazy on my bucket list. Everything is pretty normal.

 So, now it’s your turn!

My nominees

Instructions to follow

Create a blog post on your site answering the questions that I have provided below. In your post, be sure to link back to the blog who nominated you (in this case, Iannesy from the Philippines) with a thank you and shout out. After answering the questions I gave, provide questions for your nominees. Now, usually you should select, list and link 11 other bloggers with under 200 followers and give them the instructions below, but here’s my concern. It took me very long to find other bloggers who are interested to be nominated. If I’m honest, it took me too long. So, if anyone of you don’t want to nominate others, I completely understand. If I would get the award again, I wouldn’t take it anymore. I recommend new bloggers to rather focus on writing content on other bloggers. That will drive more readers on your blog. 
For anyone still interested, here is what you have to do: 

Don’t forget to create 11 questions for them to answer. Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so that they’ll know what to do. Once you’re done, come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can check out your answers. 

Questions for my nominees

  1. Out of all the countries you have visited, which one did you like the most?
  2. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?
  3. If you can take someone with you in your travels, who would it be?
  4. Bike or Train?
  5. What/Who inspires you to travel this world?
  6. What is the best memory that you have while traveling?
  7. If you could give someone $1,000,000 who would you give it to?
  8. Apple or Samsung?
  9. What is the scariest thing you have experienced while traveling?
  10. Name the top 3 most beautiful beaches you have visited.
  11. How did traveling changed your life?

Leave your posts here in the comments. If you’re not nominated, but want to answer any questions, I would be so happy to read them. 

You Are Worth It

Have you ever walked on your own and found the beauty of it?  Have you ever walked so slow and learned to appreciate the trees around you, the soft wind that’s kissing your cheeks? Have you ever looked up at the sky and got so grateful for the peace it brings? Have you ever seen yourself run because it started raining so hard then you decided to start dancing in the rain instead because that is a lot more fun? Have you ever found yourself getting amazed at how the rainbow paints the sky extra colorful after the rain? Have you ever found yourself scared of the dark but when you look up, you see that there is nothing to fear because the twinkling stars can guide your way?

All these things bring happiness to my life no matter how little. You give me that beautiful feeling I always crave when walking alone. You are the comfortable silence that I will always yearn for. You are the tree that I will always take a time out to notice and appreciate. You are the wind that helps me feel less tired from walking. You are my own sky that brings so much peace by just thinking about you. You were what made me stop running whenever I feel even just a drop of rain on my skin. You are my rainbow that makes my already interesting sky extra interesting and colorful. You are the twinkling stars that made me not fear the darkness. You are the road that makes me wanna go on and wander no matter how scary this unknown path is. 

It has been two months since I decided to choose this road bravely, not knowing what’s in store for me. Will there be snakes in between my walks? Will it be a rough road or a smooth one? This road is not like the other roads. It, probably, is more bumpy and rough. It won’t always be sunny, there may even be storms or hurricanes that will make me wanna give up but if it is what makes you the happiest, I guess you can always conquer whatever it is… right? It seems like I still have to walk a very loooooong way and despite my impatient self, I find myself enjoying the view, the walk, and everything in it – just because the road is taking me to you. You are worth it.