Mystery Blogger Award

I am relatively new here so I get really happy when I get notifications which says that people actually read my posts, likes it and sometimes comments on it. So imagine my even greater surprise when someone nominated me on a “Mystery Blogger Award” on early August. I KNOW. It’s been a month. Still, I’d like to thank RobinLeeAnn for noticing my blog. She is very nice. And her blog is so informative especially for budding writers out there. She gives tips and advices both for the writers and the critics as well. Check out her blog here.

And because this is my first, papatulan ko ‘to guys. As of this writing I have a couple of pending nominations/awards I also haven’t done yet. Patawarin ako at talagang may katamarang taglay. I’ll slowly get to it. Pramis!

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma

The rules are as follows:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated  you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5.  Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

3 things about me:

1. I am the youngest of five children.

2. I want to be a nun. I’m waiting for a calling if I’m meant to be a nun but it’s not coming. Lol! I had a dream before that I was a nun wearing a purple habit but I have never seen any congregation whatsoever with purple habits. So if that’s a sign maybe I’m not meant for that vocation. Also I feel like I’m way too worldly to be a nun and I’m too much of a sinner. But when I opened up about it to someone she just told me that them nuns are just normal human beings too and that we should not put them in such a pedestal. They cry when they are sad, they frown when they are upset, they have their bad days, and they get angry too. They really are just normal human beings just like the rest of us. So yeah, I’m still waiting for the calling.

3. I have around 15 nicknames.

My answers to the questions from RobinLeeAnn:

1. What inspires you to write?

Anything. Honest. I could be walking down the road and I will be thinking how I would probably describe the walk in words. Or how the sky looked like or something.

2. What’s the best writing advice you’ve received?

It’s not exactly an advice. But it’s what writing is all about (for me). I read this somewhere before from a Frances Mayes book which I never got to finish because I got bored with all the narratives. “Recreating something in words is like being alive twice.” That’s why I write on my journal. I want to remember my thoughts, what I felt, what I’ve done on the most mundane of days. And this blog being my online journal serves me the same way. So writing for me is an honest task. I want to remember moments exactly how I felt that moment. In effect, it’s like being alive twice. Uhm. That’s my understanding of it.

3. What’s a hobby of yours besides reading and writing?

I make art. I’m a watercolor and acrylic enthusiast. Mainly watercolor though. I started with graphite portraits first which really helped when I transitioned into painting portraits.

4. What made you start writing?

I don’t really know. I’ve been writing on journals since I was young. I participated on Feature Writing and Copyreading when I was in Grade School for a Journalism Contests. I had Tumblr and write on it since 2010. I’ve been writing all my life I guess. But mostly just for myself.

5. What’s your favorite anime/tv show?

I’m lame because I don’t really watch TV shows or animes that much. The last anime I got addicted to was Prince of Tennis back in 2008, I think. That’s about nine years already? Lol! I’m so lame. Currently though, I’m starting to watch “The Walking Dead”.

My Nominees!

It took me a while to gather blogs that I’d like to nominate because I really want to nominate you all! Pero yung mga naisip ko muna from the top of my head ang nilagay ko dito. Hehe. I don’t know if it transcends this platform but I have a couple of nominations from Tumblr and Blogspot. So these are a few of the blogs I’ve been loving.

I don’t know if these beautiful human beings dig things like this or if they may have been already nominated before. And it’s weird because I’m the new blood in here. But yeah, I’m still nominating you guys. I honestly don’t mind if you do this or not. I just want to use this space to actually show my appreciation to you guys. But I hope you can answer the questions though. In whatever way you can.

1. Airiz Casta – I’ve been a follower of her since the good old Tumblr days. I came across her tumblog when I became a NerdFighter back in 2013. She moved on to blogspot but she has not updated in months. Still I lurk around her blog because I still haven’t read half of her Reading List. And I could read her book reviews and find really good insights from time to time. Plus she makes really cute artworks. #dftba

2. Vienna Noreen – I love reading her blog and I’ve been backreading a lot. She has nice insights about music, movies, books and KDrama/JDrama. She writes good poetries. And she writes really well. I also love reading her posts when she’s fangirling. Ah. The life of a fangirl.

Favorite posts: My Thought Catalog ArticlesOctagrams and InfinitiesMaybe This Is Why I Feel Lost

3. Coolpeppermint – I love her art. I love reading her musings about her art and her life. I also love that she writes in short doses so her posts are really easy to read.

Favorite posts: StardustWriting

4. 5000letters – Azra Tabassum writes wonderful poetry and proses. I love how her poetry can really make me feel things. Like, man, I have never been in love but when I read the things she have written I feel like I’ve already been there.

5. Jumping Jolens – One of those Filipino blogs I randomly came across to and ended up as something that I really like. I’m fairly convinced that the person behind the blog is a very intellectual being. Nakakapaisip kung pano niya naiisip yung mga sinusulat niya. Haha. She can write something comprehensive from just a random thought.

Favorite posts: Sa Ngalan ng PangalanI Missed Supper

6. Aysabaw – One of those Filipino blogs that never fails to put a smile in my face but also makes me think. I don’t know how to describe her blog because it’s a mixture of everything she likes, her thoughts, her books, her travels and everything under the sun and under the sea. If you need a good laugh or some thought-provoking thoughts, you can get both of that if you head on to her blog.

Favorite posts: One by One They All LeaveThe Struggle of Having a Non-Instagram Husband

7. Love, Amielle – At such a young age, this girl already have the wisdom of an adult. Feeling ko tuloy ang immature ko at my age. And I still can’t get over the fact that we have a common friend IRL. Such a small world. This is the post that made me dig through my friend’s IG to confirm my suspicion that we may actually have a common friend.

Favorite posts: 21 Things I have Learned Before Turning 21Who Am I Outside This Blog

8. Life of an Introvert – The first Filipino blogger I’ve met here. I wish I could write as often as she does. She’s so in touch with her emotions and she’s not afraid to let it all out.

Favorite posts: What Your Big Sister Wants To Tell YouWhat Adulting Taught Me So Far

9. Oh, Maffet – Kindred spirit. Haha. Anyone who likes Harry Potter is my kindred spirit. And I really like reading her inspirational posts. A much needed positivity in this corner of the web.

Favorite posts: 2Am Thoughts: I’m Scared of the FutureHow to Be Happy

10. Dungis, Atbp. – I really am lowkey chismosa so I really like reading other people’s most random of thoughts and I get a huge dose of that in her blog. Also, I’m a frustrated architect so I really am rooting for this kid. Tsaka nakakamiss yung estudyante layf.

Favorite posts: Stop, Look and ListenIs The Circle Really Closed

11. Black Coffee and Bourbon – I’ve always loved reading stories from a guy’s perspective and this is a blog version of that. I like reading his thoughts about his kids and his wife and their marriage and their family. It’s refreshing.

Favorite posts: Marriage, the Eclipse and Parking Garages10 Years

12. Be Quiet Kate – I just really love reading her posts which are written unabashedly but really well-thought out. And I like reading her book reviews because they are so on point. Something I cannot do. Haha.

Favorite Posts: And the Call Isn’t Out There At All; It’s Inside MeKate’s Books: Smaller and Smaller Circles

13. Ica – As I have said, I’m chismosa so I really like reading other people’s stories. I used to be like that when I was still a student. Writing everything. I kind of stopped doing it when I got a job so I somehow forgot how cathartic writing could be. I think it is like that for Ica. Well, I guess it’s like that for all of us. Using writing to let it all out.

Favorite Posts: There’s Something About SunsetsOn Rainy Days

Five questions for my nominees:

In case matripan niyo.

1. What’s a song that was released on the year that you were born that you really, really like?

2. If your life is a novel, what would be the title?

3. What word defines you?

4. What are small things that instantly puts a smile on your face?

5. Weird Question: Let’s say that you are a Customer Care Staff. What would you do when a client who’s very angry at the situation and inadvertently at you seriously told you that he is going to make you eat poop? *eh-kung-pakainin-kita-ng-tae-dyan-sabay-flex-ng-maskels-nyang-nonexistent-anger-levels*

My best blog post so far:

Thank you again RobinLeeAnn for nominating me and I’m sorry that it took a while to answer your questions.

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32 Replies to “Mystery Blogger Award”

  1. Hahaha pareho po tayong Prince of Tennis yung naaalalang kinaadikan na anime. Hindi rin ako maalam ga’no sa tv shows and series eh. Lalo na ngayon. Sa anime, yun lang ata yung pinaka clear na alaala ko. Di ko alam bakit hahaha Sa Hero TV pa ko nanonood nun. Tapos nang maging mas accessible na ang internet, nagstart na kong magdownload at manood online. Atsaka din din nabuo yung pangarap kong maging tennis player pero dahil di ako athletic, di yun natupad. 😂 dumagdag lang po sa frustration ko hahaha

    Ayy, salamat din po pala sa nomination 💛

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    1. Haha. Welcome! Ako ay sa QTV (GMA News and Public Affairs ngayern… ata) nanunuod dati. Tapos pinahiram ako nung kaklase ko nung highschool ng dvd kaya ko sya natapos. Patay na patay ako kay Ryoma non. Shet! Haha. At same. Wala akong kahit anong hibla ng athleticism sa katawan. Lampa kumbaga. Haha.

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  2. Thanks for nominating me baks!

    Grabe, you really want to be a nun? Wow girl, nabigatan ako. I’m not religious ha, but I salute you for having such deep faith in God and in the Church. Whether you get to be a nun or not, I hope you stay happy and at peace with whatever you end up doing. 🙂

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    1. Thank you po. 😊 Actually tinatawanan ako ng mga kaibigan ko na gusto kong magmadre kasi yung kras ko seminarista. Haharutin ko lang daw yon sa seminaryo. Haha. (Kahit magkaiba naman yung sa madre at pari. 😂)

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  3. Sobrang agree ako sa #5. Minsan talaga nakanganga nalang ako kasi manghang mangha ako kay Jolens. Ang galing galing hihi.

    Salamat sa nomination, Krishel ❤ Gusto ko Kris tawag ko sayo kaso di ko alam kung ano yung mas gusto mong itawag sayo hehehe.

    Tapos, sa mga ninominate mo na kilala ko din through WP agreeng agree ako. Diba, ang saya basahin ng blogs nila, blog mo ❤ Enjoy na enjoy ako lagi basahin hehehe

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    1. Welcome ate! Ok lang po ako sa Kris. Ok lang din po ako sa Krishelinda ni Jolens. Haha. Ok lang din po ako sa Krishel. Haha. Kahit anong itawag niyo saken. Kebs lang.

      And true! Aliw na aliw po akong magbasa ng mga posts niyo dito. Mas may substance kasi compared sa mga post sa ibang social media.

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      1. Leaning towards ako sa Krishelinda. Gusto ko Krishelinda Mari HAHAHAHA ❤

        Okay okay. Ako kasi dati sensitibo ako sa mga itatawag sa akin ng ibang tao na pangalan hahaha.

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  4. Ang sweet naman nito!! ❤ Thank you, Krishel sa pag-alala sa akin, nakakataba ng puso, tbh! I really like the way you write, kaya fun read talaga to. plus, into painting ka pa, grabe! how to be you po? haha ikaw na talaga! Also, thank you for the short "reviews" sa mga blogs dito, i found new blogs to stalk to naman haha Thank you again, wish you nothing but the best, gurl! ❤

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    1. Welcome and thank you ate girl! Nung una iniisip ko kung anong point ng mga ganitong post. Ang cool pala ma nominate pero mas cool mag nominate. Thank you for the well wishes. Sending it back to you na may kasamang virtual hug! Wishing you nothing but the best too!

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  5. Huuuuy, kilig ako palagi kapag kino-compliment ako o ‘yung sulat ko huhu sobrang touched ako dito huhuhuhu. Thank you dito!!! Gusto ko mga tanong mo, wait lang ng ver light HAHAHA.

    Alam mo ba nung.. 2nd year college ata ako or 1st year, meron akong inattendan na seminar. Tapos may mga nagpeperform na pari, mga madre, ganun. Tapos nung bago mag-perform ‘yung mga madre, sabi ko sa pinsan ko, “bigyan lang ako ng sign, magmamadre ako.” TAPOS ‘YUNG KINANTA AND SINAYAW NG MGA MADRE… ‘Yung kanta na, “I will follow Him, follow Him wherever He may go.” HUHUHUHU sobrang bilis na sinagot ako ni Lord pero parang ako ‘yung biglang hindi ready sa sagot n’ya, nakakaloka!

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    1. Haha! Utas. Natatakot ako humingi ng sign kasi baka hindi ko pala talaga kaya pag binigay saken yung sign. Haha. Inaantay ko nalang na talagang ang divine providence ang magtakda kung dapat ba akong magmadre o hindi. Haha. And welcome! Haha. Tamad din ako mag ganito. Inabot na nga ito nang isang buwan at mahigit. Haha.

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  6. Aww thank you for the nomination! I’m glad you like my posts and my book reviews 😉 Will do this nomination soon! Alam ko Thea also nominated me for this but tamad ang lola niyo hahaha! xx

    Also, I’m super jealous of people who can make art!!!

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  7. KRISHEL!!♡ thank you at napasama ang blog kong puro hanash lang hahaha parehas tayong tsismosa, kaya naiintindihan kita sa part na ‘yon.

    gulat ako sa pagkagusto mong maging madre. seryoso. pero may friend ako, yung kuya niya nag-pari. #sharelanglol anyways, inggit pa rin ako sa galing mo magwatercolor. magtayo ka nalang ng art exhibit. hahahaha

    natuwa akong basahin tong entry na to. masaya talaga magsagot ng questions sa mga tags at magnominate. hahahaha

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    1. Hai! Haha. Welcome! Weird ba talaga na gusto ko mag madre? Haha. Sabagay. Kahit nga mga kakilala ko di ako sineseryoso. Though minsan pinapatulan nila ko kasi pag magkakasama kami lagi as in lagi may makakasalubong kaming madre. Kahit saan kami pumunta. Haha. Tinatawag na daw ako ng simbahan. Haha.

      Pangarap ko magka art exhibit talaga. *fingers crossed*

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  8. Ilang araw ko na tong binabalik balikan eh nakakalimutan kong magcomment hehe…salamat ng madami at nakakataba ng puso ang iyong pagnonominate…natawa ako sa hindi mo ma describe ang blog ko dahil ako man hindi ko alam haha…

    Pinagiisipan ko ang sagot sa mga tanong mo…pero bago ang lahat…keep writing at keep painting…ang ganda ng mga gawa mo 😁😁😁

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    1. Totoo yan ate! Ang nagagawa ko nalang ay mag like sa post ni Jolens kasi wala akong masabi. Baka pati mahalata pong mababaw ako mag isip. Haha!

      At welcome po. Haha! Okay lang naman po na diverse ang topics sa blog nyu. Mas enjoy nga basahin pag ganon. Tsaka may content naman. Yun ang mahalaga. Kasi seriously yung ibang blogs, puro aesthetic photos lang wala ka naman mabasa. Hehe. At thank you din po. Kilig ako 😶

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