TDQ: The Liebster Award 2016

October 18, 2016



So, I did a quick research on this and apparently, this has been an on-going award-giving body on the internet, given to bloggers by other bloggers. The German word Liebster means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

It's my first time to be tagged in this and I'd like to thank my good blogger friends Richel of Richel Goes Places and Kelly of K vs. Life who nominated me for the Liebster Award 2016! Go check their blogs for good reads of all sorts.


Basically, the rules of this Leibster Award is to answer the questions given by the one who tagged you, create a new set of questions, and tag other bloggers. Here we go:

Questions from Richel:

1. In 140 characters or less, why do you blog?
I blog to express myself through words and photos, in hopes that someone out there would find it relevant.

2. How big of an impact does social media have on you personally?
To be honest, I sometimes catch myself obsessing over what to post because it might "ruin" my feed. But eventually, the sentimental side gets the best of me and I'll realize that it's too much to really dwell into it. And it doesn't matter if it isn't aesthetically pleasing to other people. It's my feed, and I didn't create my social media accounts for anyone else but me. So yup, I try my best not to let social media affect me.

3. If you could only have one social media account, what would it be? (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Facebook is a pool of bullies, toxic politics and nosy relatives. Instagram, on the other hand, is too limited. So I think it would be Twitter, since I get almost all the news, updates, and the wittiest punchlines in a quick scan.

4. If you could get one person to follow/friend/subscribe to you on social media, who would it be?
Ed Sheeran.

5. What’s the longest time you’ve been without connection to the internet this year?
Four days. Usually happens when traveling (because I'm either engulfed with nature's beauty or there's just no connection available in the area). There are some weekends where I intentionally disconnect, too, just because I've had too much of it at work and I want to spend some quality time with the people around me.

6. If you’ll be given an all-expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Definitely going to Europe! I mean, who wouldn't?? It's an all-expenses paid trip, so I'm gonna backpack my way through the different places in Europe, see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, visit castles in Scotland, witness the Northern Lights in Iceland... ❤️

7. If you could only bring one person along with you on that trip, who would it be and why?
I wanna bring Josh with me. Because it's Europe... and I want to experience all of that with him. (Sorry fam, I could only bring one person so let's go somewhere else na lang. Love you though.)

8. If you were given the option to stay in that place for the rest of your life, would you take it or would you rather go back home after the trip?
In a heartbeat, yes!

9. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?
My phone was almost-snatched four times when I was living in Baguio. Those moments scared the hell out of me because god-knows-what they might do to me. But I guess I was lucky enough because all of the attempts weren't successful (one of them actually almost did, but when I yelled at him, he tossed my phone back to me, lol).
Another scary experience was seeing a robber climb up our neighbor's house. I wanted to shout because that might stop him, but then "what if he has a gun??". So I called the attention of my housemates and our landlady, then she alerted our neighbor (and the barangay, I think). Phew.

10. What’s the happiest memory you can remember?
I'm torn between finishing our thesis and my Hong Kong Disneyland experience. Haha!

11. We often forget to be proud of ourselves. On the top of your head, can you give me 7 things about yourself or things you have done that had made you proud? What are they?
  • Punched a guy in the face because he was abusing his then-girlfriend 
  • Graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in BA Communication
  • Successfully organized various events when I was in college including fund-raising activities, parties, charitable events, etc.
  • Building up my own blog, learning to tweak a few codes by myself, and getting positive feedbacks from brands/people I write about
  • Taught myself how to play the guitar, ukulele and piano (of course, with the help of Google and YouTube, too)
  • Pursuing my other passion project: calligraphy
  • Stood up for myself, quit my previous job, and started all over again


Questions from Kelly Jessica:

1. If you could live in another country, where and why?
Given that I'd have a stable job and an apartment/a house, I'd definitely be in New Zealand or Australia.

2. What is/are your guilty pleasures?
[Online] shopping.


3. Dogs or cats?
Dogs! 🐶

4. Any messages to those who broke you?
I forgive you. I hope you find your own peace, too.

5. Any messages to those who stayed through thick and thin?
From the bottom of my heart, you guys are the best. I am what I am now because you never gave up on me. Just know that I'm always here for you, too, whenever you need me. Love you always. ❤️

6. When and how did you find your love for blogging?
I've had a diary since I was 7, which eventually evolved into a number of personal blogs when I was in highschool. It's basically my outlet since I find it hard to speak my mind in front of other people.

7. When life gets hard, how do you handle it?
To be very honest, I suck at handling stress. I usually end up crying while having anxiety attacks. I'm trying to work on it by trying to focus on other things like work, music, calligraphy, etc. just to get my mind off it a bit, then get back when I find myself functional already.

8. What is your favorite TV Show/Korean Drama?
Sherlock.

9. Who is your hero?
My support system (i.e. Jo, my family, my friends)

10. Percy Jackson series or Harry Potter series?
Harry Potter, no doubt.

11. Your thoughts about Glenn’s death on The Walking Dead? Or just share any random information about yourself.
WHY?!? Why do they keep on messing with our feelings?! Why are they doing this to us?? It really broke my heart that another loved one died in front of Maggie. Glenn was one of my favorite characters, too. But please please please let Daryl survive til the end. 


I really enjoyed answering your questions. It feels good to share a part of me which I usually don't talk about. Again, thanks for nominating me, Richel and Kelly😘

There you go! And here are my questions for my nominees:

1. How long have you been in the blogging community?
2. Describe yourself in one word.
3. If you could have a 1-year supply of a certain food product, what would it be?
4. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
5. If you have the power to change something in the past, would you do it? Why?
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
7. Have you ever thought of moving to a different country? If yes, where and why?
8. If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
9. What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
10. Describe your favorite scent.
11. What would you like to say to your 15-year-old self?



Tagging:

Bea of Wander B
Jhanz of The Wild Flower
Karen of karenroldan.net
Ochi of Ochi In The City
Nikaia of Gypsy Soul


To know more about the Liebster Award, click here.

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