I have been given a handful of awards by some respected bloggers. And I am quite honoured to receive these awards and sometimes I wonder if I really deserve them. But if they think that I do, then, I must. I’m supposed to tag five other bloggers for each award, but since I’m already late in posting this and seeing that the bloggers I want to tag have also been given these awards, I am honouring the bloggers who passed them on to me instead to show my appreciation.
First award I received was from Ipanema.
Who would have thought that this 40-something mom rocks, huh?
Here’s what she wrote about me:
“I think she is one of those who don’t get mad. I just feel it. Am I right? I love her family-oriented blog. She is also one of those fortunate women who work at home. How I wish I could do that.”
My friends also used to have that perception of me, that I don’t get mad. They said that I was always smiling, and they wouldn’t know if I was mad because for all they knew, I would still be smiling if I was mad. Lagi daw akong nakabungisngis. But of course, I do get mad. And my friends also know this now. Although I could still joke about whatever makes me mad.🙂
I give this award back to Ipanema because I think she’s a cool mom. Raising two teenage boys on her own now since her husband passed away last year and she chooses to talk about it although it’s painful. She welcomes any blogger who would give her comfort and advice. And because of this, I think she rocks!
Pining has also bestowed me with this award. Here’s what she wrote about me:
” … for her honest account on how it is to live in Canada. I also love her blow by blow account of the places she and her family have been to; I feel as if she’s taking me with her journeys and for that she certainly rocks!”
I give this award back to Pining because she also definitely rocks. For she also writes so honestly in her blog. She lives in England with her gorgeous husband and two lovely boys. She’ll tell you about what she thinks about certain movies, songs, celebrities, who she has a crush on, in, I’m imagining, her bloody English accent. I also learn a lot of British vocabulary in her posts. Not only does she write about her family in England, but she also writes about her family back home in the Philippines and she writes so honestly about her feelings about her father and also her brother who passed away a few years ago.
Toe has also given me an award.
Here’s what she wrote about me, in Tagalog:
“Isa siya sa magagaling na ina na nagsusulat sa blogosphere. Ang kanyang blog ay isa sa mga una kong binasa. Nagsusulat siya tungkol sa kanyang tatlong kagigiliw-giliw na mga lalaking anak. Ang katotohanan, inaral ko ang kanyang blog para matuto mag-blog. Niceheart, ikaw ay wagi!”
Toe has already mentioned before that she studied my blog to learn how to blog herself. When I started blogging, that’s what I also did. I read and took notes on how other bloggers did it. Anyway, I’m glad that I have helped her somehow. And look at her now. She’s one of the well-liked bloggers in the blogosphere. Readers flock to her blog not only because of the topics she writes about but also because of the amusing and entertaining ways she writes them. Just take that post for example. She wrote it in Tagalog to give it a different twist. And you can just feel how she couldn’t contain her excitement because her Honey just came back from the Philippines, after two months of stay there. It’s up to you to guess what reason she was most happy about. Was it because her Honey was back in her loving arms? Or was it because her Honey could now cook for her? Or was it because her Honey finally brought her a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? See, it makes you think. And for that reason, I give her the Thinking Blogger Award.
Ipanema gave me another award.
Here’s the definition of a thoughtful blogger:
“For those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping other bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.”
Ipanema’s definitely one thoughtful blogger. She answers all blog comments. And as much as I try, I don’t always do. She’s one of those bloggers who take others feelings into consideration. She talks about different topics in her blog, usually those that involve social issues and which I don’t usually comment on because I don’t think I am as well versed as she is on those ones. Every weekend, she posts her Sunday Thoughts in which she shares more about her personal life. And those are the ones I usually look forward to and can relate. For we are about the same age and we are both raising teenage boys. She also leaves comments in my blog, thoughtful and caring comments and for that I give her back this Thoughtful Blogger Award.
And this doesn’t mean that these are the only bloggers who rock, who are thoughtful, and who makes me think. I actually think that most of the visitors of my blog also rock, are thoughtful and make me think. So I hand over these awards to you, too.🙂
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