I have been nominated for the Liebster Award twice over the last few weeks. I first was given this award by Patricia over at Pilot Fish back in January. Next by Billie over at Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me who nominated me a few days ago. Please take a minute to check them out. Both have interesting blogs with great photos and interesting content. Also Billie deals with MS and give tips and information on this crazy illness.
Thanks to you both. I am honoured to be given this award and before more time slips away I better get to it.
This award has 10 questions to answer. It looks like you pose the 10 questions then answer them. Since I was nominated twice I took a few questions from each nominator and answered those and then added 5 of my own instead of 10 new ones.
I decided to see what the award was for or about. Many bloggers before me tried the same thing only to come up with Liebster means dearest (or sweetest, nicest, favourite and welcome) in German. I have noticed the logo has also changed. Funny how things change and morph over time. See the old version below. I guess I have done the same on occasion to fit 😉 If you look at the badge it says “discover new blogs”. Does that mean NEW to word press or does that mean NEW to you? One thing that remains consistent is passing it along although that has varied from 3-11 blogs! The other thing is the questions. On other blogs I saw the nominated blog answer the posed 10 questions and then come up with 10 new ones for their nominees. From both of my nominations and other blogs from 2013 I see that has changed too despite rule #4. Now it looks like you answer the 10 and forward those along. Since I was nominated by 2 blogs I decided to do a little of each. I took about 5 from each of my nominators then I added 5 new ones to pass along. My nominators can then pick and choose and pass along some and make a few new questions of their own.
Here are my questions and answers:
1. What was your first job?
Other than babysitting I started to work at a video shop as a store clerk/cashier.
2. Why did you start blogging?
When we moved to China friends encouraged me to write about our adventures because they love my quirky way to tell stories. It was a way to keep everyone informed. I got hooked and nearly 4 years later I am still at it!
3. What is your favorite place that you’ve ever visited?
Each place we have gone to I have loved something about it. I am always drawn to Europe for the history and architecture. Cuba and the Philippines the beach. Vietnam was interesting. More recently I fell in love with Angkor Wat area in Cambodia and hope to return there one day.
4. What is your favorite movie?
I love a lot of movies and lately we haven’t seen a lot. Recent ones that stand out are Bridesmaids –so funny! I also love Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief and The Heat. They all had me laughing out loud. I really enjoy comedies. We recently watched the Book Thief only after reading the sleeve. This was a drama set during World War 2 following a young girl. It was really well done. It was sad, but so amazing.
5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
When I was in high school I wrote a list of places I hoped to go one day. Well I think I went to almost all those places and more. I caught the travel bug and the list is forever growing. I guess a better question is where I DON’T want to go. 😉
6. Are you a cat or dog person?
Cats… ever since I was little. I am sure you could guess that one 😀
7. Your favorite book?
I love the Harry Potter series. Agatha Christie are my go to books. I love the Dan Brown adventures like the Davinci Code too. Adventures and mysteries that are well done always get me.
8. If you could only eat one ice cream flavor, what would you choose? Chocolate or Strawberry?
9. What is your favorite go-to outfit or piece of clothing that can make your day better, despite a bad hair-day?
Anything summery especially my brown linen capris or my blue silk dress I got here from a tailor.
10. Who is your favorite literary character?
Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie.
1.What is the worst movie you ever saw?
Wanderlust with Jennifer Anniston. I love Jennifer’s movies usually, but this was just bad. I can’t believe we watched the entire thing. This is 40 was also SO bad and I didn’t finish watching it. Who wants to see 2 hours of a couple arguing?
2. What is your favourite band or song from the 80’s or 90’s?
Anything by Duran Duran… I Melt With You by Modern English …. Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order… Love Cats by the Cure… New Orleans is Sinking by Tragically Hip….
3. e-readers (iPad/Kindle) or paperback?
I prefer the texture and the senses used while reading a paper book. I never thought I would like an e-reader. Living overseas and all the space and weight books took up in my suitcase kind of won me over to e-readers for convience. If I could I would prefer a paper copy any day though.
4. What book are you reading right now?
The 6 Sacred Stones –Matthew Reilly. I picked it up in Cambodia and it sounded interesting. It is really adventurous and action packed. I am currently half way through and not disappointed.
5. Coffee or tea?
Coffee with REAL cream… the little instant packets are just not the same, but the easiest and most available choice here in Shanghai.
The Rules if you decide to accept:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2. You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3. You must nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination.
4. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer or you can answer the questions above.
5. Post the badge on your website for all others to see.
Rule #3 is to pick someone with less than 200 followers, but not every website has that listed, so it was hard. I decided to go ahead with my choices and pick some I haven’t nominated before. I tried to find 10, but I have been a bad blogger lately and not exploring the blogosphere as I should. I have picked only 6 that maybe you haven’t seen before. Each one is unique and different and worth a gander.
Ninna at Words’nPics- http://ordibild.com/
Debbie: a new blog that found me http://travelwithintent.com/
Amy at World is a Book – http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Patchwork Ponderings for a little of this and that http://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/
Vastly Curious http://vastlycurious.com/
StillBrewin a new blog that showed brewing in Cambodia. http://stillbrewin1.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/my-home-brewing-and-stilling-adventures/
Stay tuned… We just came back from a short trip to the Philippines that I will post about later. I also have more pics for the Tourist in Your Town theme RED.