The Liebster Award and Getting Personal

Liebster Award
Chain letters. Love 'em or hate them? For me it actually depends. In the world of blogosphere we have it too but it's not the type that annoy, tell you to do stupid things or give you bad luck if you don't pass it on. We call it the Liebster Award and according to Mr. Google it aims to bring the blogging community together and allow everyone to know each other better. Yeah, chain messages like this totally rock! So here's my take on it. 

So what are the rules? Fret not they're easy peasy.
Liebster Award Rules
         1. Acknowledge the blogger/s who nominated you.
         2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
         3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
         4. Nominate other bloggers for the award.

So allow me to thank my dear friend Emma of The Earth Through a Lens as well as Charmie of Break Away and Carla of Lipstick and Mocha for nominating me. Since they gave me 33 questions all in all, I decided to only pick 11. I don't want to bore you away. LOL. Here goes... Caution: This may be severely long.
This is for the very reason that I love to write. Writing is my therapy and somehow I express myself better with it. Ironically, I suck at keeping handwritten diaries. I've tried for years and for the nth time, I failed. I simply could not keep them up to date and worse I'd forget I had one after a few months. Oops. Blogging is my creative outlet. My little personal space in the world of the internet. I consider it my journal too, a diary of my random thoughts, silly whatsits, crazy ideas and everything else in between.
Blogging introduced me to a lot of people. For one I've met a really good friend who I exchange emails with. She's Emma and I've mentioned her quite a lot here already (Check here, here and here!). Take note, we live in two different continents. It feels really good to connect with people even if they're miles and seas away. Second because of a birthday dinner hosted by my favorite blogger Camille Co, I got the chance to travel on my own for the first time and meet new friends many of which are bloggers too. Up until today, we've stayed in touch even if we're also miles away from each other.
I live in Cebu which is famous for its beaches. The funny thing is I'm not the island girl who prefers the sun, sand and sea. I find the mountains more captivating. I love the adrenaline from the hike. I like camping under the stars. I enjoy s'mores and campfires. I adore flowers and butterflies. I like the cool wind that brushes through my hair. I have a thing about lying on the grass daydreaming or reading a book. Lastly, I find it fulfilling to go pick or harvest fruits on your own. Yup, I'm a mountain girl!
You could say that I'm 80% pluviophile, a lover of rain. The cool weather gives me an excuse to get another cup of coffee. I often find myself baking in the kitchen during gloomy days. It's the perfect time to cuddle up and pick up a novel, read blogs or binge watch shows and movies. The remaining 20%? I only hate rain when I'm outside and I'd have to battle it out and get home without getting soaked. Plus, commuting gets extremely hard when it pours to the point that it feels like the Hunger Games. Oh and yes, worse traffic. *sad face*
The Harry Potter series! I'm sorry it's hard to pick just one. I'm a full blown Potterhead to the point that I used to read all the books every summer while I await for the next installment. Nerd much eh?
My favorite song changes quite a lot but Don't Stop by 5 Seconds of Summer is my current jam. I particularly like the acoustic version.
It would have to be during the 30th day of April when I flew all the way to Manila after having been invited to a dinner by my all time favorite blogger, Camille Co. It felt all too surreal and is by far the highlight of my year. I got to earn myself loads of new friends too! I pretty much gushed about it in a blog post. Pardon my fan girl feels.
Trust me when I say that I easily cry at films, television shows, books and even songs. I'm a softy. The last one that made me tear up was the Fault in Our Stars particularly the one where Hazel was doing her eulogy for Augustus.
I relax either by writing poems, doodling random stuff, reading books or blogs, eating sweets or simply daydreaming either in my room or out in our garden.
I wish I could apparate like the witches and wizards in the magical world of Harry Potter. To muggles this is called teleportation. I'd get to visit any country or city on a whim. Imagine all the places you could go to! The best part is I could meet up with friends and family all over the globe. I'm big on wanderlust and am a travel junkie at heart (as much as I'm a self professed homebody. Oh yes I'm weird.)
I'd be a phoenix. The fact that this mythical bird burns at its death and then rises back from the ashes is a symbol of optimism and hope for me. It goes on to show that bad days end and good ones come and replace them. It reminds me that every trial gives birth to better beginnings, new opportunities and happier times. The phoenix never gives up. Bonus point: its tears can heal any wound.
1. I like eating ice cream even during cold and rainy days. Cookies and cream in particular.
2. I love pastel hues. Anything too dark or too bright isn't really my cup of tea.
3. Lilies and peonies are my thing.
4. I'm a DIYer. Handmade is better.
5. I like spicy food a lot.
6. I'm a big fan of sweets and desserts.
7. Songs with beautiful lyrics live in my playlist. Hello Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran!
8. I've always been the thriftiest person in the group. I'm a saver.
9. The charm of old cities and architecture enchant me.
10. I'm a neat freak and a minimalist. I like organizing things and I dislike mess.
11. I'm a hugger. My sister can attest to this.
So it's my time to nominate and pass on the Oscars. Er I meant the Liebster award...
1. Janella of Lime Life
2. Kyle of The Stylish Bipolar
3. Yana of Arianna Tan Blogs
4. Anj of Unconventional Flair
5. Jasmine of Jasmine Gagarin
6. Emily of Diaries of E
7. Antonella of Antonella
8. Naomi of Naomi Kenya

Here are my questions for you guys:
1. What's the story behind your name?
2. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
3. Do you have any fetishes?
4. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would it be?
5. What for you is the best and worst thing about blogging?
6. Read the book before the movie or watch the movie before the book?
7. Do you have a favorite clothing item?
8. What's your favorite movie?
9. Which among the four seasons do you like most?
10. Coffee or tea?
11. Sunrise or sunset?

So that's it chicas! Have fun and til next time! *hugs and kisses*

38 comments:

Kyle Rodriguez said...

Thanks so much Anne for nominating me! <3 Can't wait to answer your questions for my upcoming Casual Friday post :)

http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

Anne said...

Yay! You're welcome Kyle! Congrast again with the ROYAL DIEM Magazine!

Jenna said...

Great post! this is so cute! I’m Jenna btw, I’ve got a little blog about positivity and all things motivational, self-help, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. I would love if you checked it out! :)

http://www.livenpresent.com
x Jenna

Charmie said...

Wow. Thanks so much for responding Anne. A simple mention like this made me feel giddy. Glad you had fun doing this. ^^

Tracy said...

What a great post!
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Anne said...

Thanks Jenna! Yes I'll surely drop by.

Anne said...

Thanks for the nomination too Charmie! This was so much fun to do.

Anne said...

Thanks Tracy!

Antonella_7694 said...

I love this post,it's so nice:)
Keep in touch
xx
Antonella :)
beautylove7694.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Thank you Antonella!

andrea garcia said...

Nice post :)

http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

Emma McIlroy said...

Yay, you did it!! I have to say, I can't even remember which questions I asked now, but it was a good read anyway. :)

Anne said...

Thanks Andrea!

Anne said...

Yes I did! Thanks Emma. It was really fun to do. Questions 2, 4, 6 and 7 were from you. :D

Jecelle Kate Gella said...

.how did you edit your background in your blog? its nice ;)
http://jecellekate.blogspot.com/2014/04/birthday-blowout.html

Anne said...

Thanks Jecelle! You mean the layout (the notebook-like background thing)? It's from Amanda Hawkins, web designer. :) It was a pre-programmed blog theme which I further tweaked here and there to suit my taste. I'm not really sure how you can code and add a photo background. Sorry. If you need some blog design tips I suggest you head over to the Wonder Forest blog by Dana Fox. I learned a couple of tricks from her. I hope this helped!

Jecelle Kate Gella said...

Thanks ;)

Yana Tan said...

Thank you again for nominating me Ate Anne!! :) My blog is under construction for now, but hopefully it will be up over the weekend :) Excited to do this!! <3

Anne said...

You're welcome Yana! Have fun with it and I hope to see you and everyone else real soon talaga.

Jasmine Gagarin said...

thank you ate anne!!!! btw, napaka artsy mo talaga!!! love it! sana magawa ko to =) gagawa na ko draft =)

Anne said...

you're welcome jasmine and thank you! Sige, I'll look forward to it.

Carla N said...

I like that you picked my questions about the superpower you'd like to have and what mythical creature you'd be!! :D I loved reading this, we do have some things in common! And I've always been a huge Potterhead too haha :)

http://lipstickandmocha.blogspot.com/

Amber Rhodes said...

I participated in this too, and it was fun. I enjoyed reading your post. It's so nice to learn more about the person behind the blog! (I love Harry Potter too...and I'm 40 years old...!..you never get too old!)
http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

Anne said...

I'm glad you did. Thanks Carla! I love meeting Potterheads. Cheers!

Anne said...

I agree. One can never grow too old for Harry Potter! Thank you Amber. :)

Amber said...

loved reading this post!

You should check out my giveaway - http://cultkid.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/back-to-school-giveaway.html xx

himesarah5 said...

Aww congratulations on your Liebster Award <3 And The Fault in our Stars... yeah the fault *sniff*

Visit my blog: www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Thanks Amber!

Anne said...

Yeah. TFIOS *sniff*

LoveTaraBabii said...

Great post, I've been wondering what on earth these Liebster Awards are, never thought to Google it (I fail at life haha) It'd be great if you could check my blog out, I'm a newbie so please don't bite :O haha.

From your new follower,

Tara
http://lovetarababii.blogspot.co.uk/

Anne said...

Sadly, Google doesn't help much and the info about the Liebster award mostly comes from the bloggers who participated. There are some variations with the rules too. But hey, it's fun anyway. Welcome to the blogging community Tara! Do have fun okay?

Anne said...

Thank you so much! That really made me smile. :)

Eye See Euphoria said...

No problem buddy. Enjoy!

Bo said...

Your posts are really nice, I enjoy reading them!

www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

Junine said...

Goodness, there was nothing like the anticipation while waiting for the next HP to come out. I don't think you could consider yourself a Potterhead if you DIDN'T reread the whole series each summer :)

P.S I think the best superpower would to be a metamorphmagus

www.juninipanini.blogspot.com

Anne said...

I couldn't agree more Junine! It felt like anxiously staring at the oven as the cookies were baking. LOL. Being a metamorphmagus would be really cool. Imagine changing your hair color anytime you want!

Nikita Palei said...

This is so good.!! Really loved all your responses.!! :)
PS: I was smiling like a nerd the whole time reading this.!! :p

www.nikitapalei.blogspot.in

Anne said...

Aawww. Thanks Nikita! Your comment makes me smile too. :)

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