This Village Girl’s Nomination to The Sunshine Blogger Award

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It is not just the weather that’s telling me that I might need something bright like this right now but also the fact that I somehow almost gave blogging up.

Blogging keeps on throwing me to the unexpected heights of highs and to the exaggeratedly extreme lows of low. Nothing is actually making me feel that I am in between.

Raina, thank you so much for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. It feels like some ray of summer sun indeed.

It is quite hard to accept the nomination without thanking all the other bloggers and writers that are also working countless of hours to piece articles together. This is for all of us.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers within the community.

The exposure and acknowledgment provide motivation to keep on exploring, creating and inspiring not just bloggers but also the readers.

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provides a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site

1. Why did you enter the world of blogging?

I loved writing since I was little. I wrote about my crush and just about little things. As I became older, I wrote about thoughts and experiences. When I moved to Malaysia, I left my journals at home. I still continued journaling my experiences. My travels, the boys I dated outside my race, the changes I was feeling within me, the new dreams I hated, the questions I was afraid to ask and a confusion about life I couldn’t voice out. I moved to Germany. All my journals were left behind too. It was worse.

Germans’ lives are planned. They do have sense of humor but they are not so spontaneous. My friends are all in Asia. My family and cousins are busy. I couldn’t keep up. I started writing more journal entries. When I got accepted to teach English in Ecuador, I didn’t know where I will keep my thoughts and experiences. I launched a blog. This is not the first blog I launched but this is the first that I have taken seriously and wholeheartedly. I am now blogging with a clear purpose of sharing my passion not just for blabbing but also how I think I could have done things better with my just one short life.

2. What was your life’s turning point?

I quit my secure banking job because I was unhappy. I found myself sitting in German class with the Refugees. When my classmate who later on became my student when I started teaching English made me see how everything that I complained about my life has been nonsense.

I used to worry about not having new clothes to wear everyday or which country I will visit next or if I gained weight again. I worried where life will take me when my students and classmates were worrying if they will live in peace again or if they will live longer had Germany decided to close its doors for them.

3. What’s your favorite motivational quote?

“Love your Philosophy and live it out.” Marcus Aurelius

4. What’s your ideal day to day routine?

I wake up at 6:30. Do some Yoga poses while waiting for my morning coffee. Read some motivational quotes and passages. Write. Daily Devotion. Talk to my boyfriend. My other part time stints. Read. Nap. Go to church to light some candles. Grow social media. Promote my website and continue to write some more. Walk. Talk to my boyfriend.

5. What’s the one thing you want people to know about you?

That I am what I publish on my website.



7. What are your top 3 books?

The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Relentless by Tim S. Grover

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

8. What is your lifelong dream? Did you accomplish it?

To write. Yes but would be the best if I finish my book soon.

9. If you had special powers, what would it be?

Name every emotion just by mere looking at the person in the eyes.

10. What is your all-time favorite movie?


11. What is your writing pet peeve?

When I couldn’t write the thoughts I had earlier. It makes me question my memory and make me blame all the alcohol I drowned myself into when I was younger. I am highly convinced that they fried my neurons.

My Nominees

Mey of

Antoinette of

Gigi Love of

Ashley of

Corinne of

Jo of

Kelley of

Heather of

Chloé of

Silvia of

Claudia of

Here are my questions for all of you:

1.If you will leave your country tomorrow, where will you go to start a new life and why?

2. Do you feel comfortable going to the movies or eating out alone?

3.What do you like best in your life?

4.Do you think people in the past centuries were more adventurous than we are?

5.Have you told anyone that you don’t love your parents?

6.If you only have one year to live and will not look ill until the end, how long will you wait to tell your family and friends?

7.Would you rather go on a four week vacation with your parents or go for four weeks of uncompensated overtime at work?

8.Which will disturb you more: ignoring your personal hygiene for a month or having sex with a stranger?

9.If your car with a soothing voice tells you that you have gained weight, how long will it take you to disable the feature?

10.Does the fact that you have not done a specific thing increase or decrease its appeal to you?

11.Would you make a substantive sacrifice to have any of the following: your picture on a postage stamp, your statue in a park, a college named after you or a Nobel Prize?

Congratulations to us all and I can’t wait to read your answers!

*some questions were taken from The Book of Questions

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