Sunshine Blogger Award

So three lovely bloggers tagged me with the Sunshine Blogger Award. They are Jean of Irrational Sense of Optimism, Jacqueline of Seasons of Life and Aiza of L♥ve is a Mutt. Thank you ladies! 🙂

The Rules:

  1. Post a picture of the Sunshine Blogger Award. (I made my own version, just because. Feel free to use it.)
  2. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer 11 questions from the nominating blogger.
  4. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers that you feel bring sunshine to the blogging world.
  6. Write 11 questions for your nominated bloggers.

Not too hard, right? 😉 But I have been tagged thrice so I’ll have to answer three sets of eleven questions. And so, expect to know me quite a lot more after reading this post–that is, if you don’t get bored/annoyed and actually make it to the end. 😛 Without further ado, here are my proof of compliance to the rules and some sunshine-y music to keep you company while reading:

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I am on the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge. My target is 100 books for the whole year and so far I have already read 46 books.
  2. I am an only child.
  3. My favorite characters from A Song of Ice And Fire (Game of Thrones) series are Jon Snow, Arya Stark and Daenerys Targaryen. By the last two or three books I have come to like the Kingslayer Jaime Lannister as well. It would seem I have a thing for the strong, misunderstood type.
  4. I am not bilaterally symmetric. My left half is heavier than the right.
  5. Born under the sign of Scorpio.
  6. I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was a kid. Then a gymnast or ballet dancer then a drag racer. None of them materialized, apparently.
  7. One of the boys. I never had trouble keeping up with guys. My college barkada was composed of seven guys and just two girls.
  8. I can replace the 5-gallon bottle on the water dispenser by myself. My macho, macho man move according to my office mates.
  9. I failed a lot of subjects in college, due to laziness. I can understand lessons quickly enough but I hardly studied, preferring instead to waste my time reading magazines, going online and sleeping.
  10. Together with a coupla friends, we auditioned for Pinoy Big Brother (season 2, if I remember correctly). Needless to say, we didn’t make the cut.
  11. I got accepted into Philippine Science High School but the notice came a week after classes started so I declined and stayed in SBC. I sometimes regret it, but then I never would have met F otherwise.

Jean’s Questions:

  1. What time do you usually wake up and get up from bed? (You may have two answers. Hehe)
    Well, most of the time I get up even if I’m not yet fully awake… Lol. During weekdays I strive to get up by 6:30 but more often than not, I actually get up around 7:00. Weekends I sleep in well into noon.
  2. What do you do first thing in the morning?
    Look at the time while wondering “Can I still snooze for a couple more minutes or am I running late already?”
  3. Coffee or tea?
    Coffee! With the exception of iced tea, I don’t drink tea per se.
  4. What is your favorite breakfast food?
    I honestly don’t know since I don’t usually eat breakfast. Totally not a morning person, you know? But if really pressed, I’d never turn away a Sausage McMuffin with egg.
  5. Any other morning ritual/s?
    Aside from brushing my teeth, taking a bath and dressing up, nothing more.
  6. Care to share your top/favorite be-happy tip?
    Smile, even if you don’t feel like it. The emotion automatically usually follows.
  7. What’s your plan on how to spend the rest of your Summer?
    Working and taking care of Francine, and reading whenever I have time. Maybe go swimming again, one more time or two.
  8. How do you cheer yourself up when you’re feeling low?
    Chocolate, or anything sweet. Or a cup of good old coffee.
  9. How do you relax?
    Reading while listening to music.
  10. Favorite chill-out place?
    My room.
  11. Pool or beach?
    Pool. Preferably covered so I won’t get a sunburn, kthnxbye.

Jacqueline’s Questions:

  1. Are you a morning or evening person?
    Nocturnal. Forevah.
  2. Your favorite travel destination?
    I don’t travel much, but so far I enjoyed my Hong Kong trip most. Would love to go to Las Vegas though.
  3. Your favorite food?
    Make that foods. Pizza, chocolate and ice cream. I’m such a kid.
  4. Describe an unforgettable moment.
    That time at the mall while I was on the queue to the counter and father and daughter were off watching something on the nearby Astroplus. Then they were coming towards me running and grinning widely, and he lifted her up laughing on the air and the full skirt of her dress ballooned as he set her down again. The look of sheer joy on their faces is burned into my memory. Priceless.
  5. What is your usual daily routine?
    I’m a boring person, just work then home. I rarely deviate from that, like only when I need to buy some supplies or groceries.
  6. Black or white?
    No question here. Black.
  7. What makes you happy?
    My 2 F’s. Reading. Chocolates. Good deals. Uninterrupted sleep.
  8. Any beauty tip you want to share?
    Never underestimate the power of clean, well-shaped eyebrows.
  9. What type of music do you listen to?
    I have a pretty broad range of musical taste. Let’s see. These days I find myself listening and singing along to the soundtrack of Frozen, but when a certain mood strikes I have been known to play loud rock and alternative music too. I also listen to some rap and R&B when chilling out, with some pop thrown in.
  10. Name a gadget which you can’t live without.
    Cellphone. My Kindle comes in a very close second though.
  11. (The usual HR question) How do you see yourself in 5, 10 years?
    Happily married, preferably with 2-3 kids.

Aiza’s Questions:

  1. Have you found that one thing that you want to do everyday for the rest of your life?
    Cheesy as it sounds, I just want to be with Franco and Francine, chillin’ at home.
  2. If no, then what are your hobbies right now? If yes, what are career plans for that?
    My current hobbies are reading and blogging. I have no plans of monetizing either at the moment. I mean, if I turn them into money-making schemes, then there’d be pressure and then I’d probably end up hating them. On top of which I actually have no idea how I could even earn from those.
  3. Do you already have a financial plan for your life right now?
    Yes, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve it.
  4. When was the last time that you have tried something for the first time ever?
    Hmmm. Tough. Nothing comes to mind. I’m that boring? OMG.
  5. Have you tried surfing yet?
    No, but I hope to sometime in the near future.
  6. Why do you write?
    To express my thoughts which would otherwise have been left festering in my mind due to lack of outlet.
  7. How do you keep on writing? I mean, what inspires you?
    Dunno really. I just write about whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.
  8. Would you rather write something worth reading? Or do something worth writing?
    I’d go for the second one, YOLO and all that.
  9. Do you support any cause? If not, do you plan on doing this?
    I support Human Nature and their advocacies of pro-Philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment so I patronize their products as much as I can.
  10. What do you know about the MERS Corona virus?
    The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), also termed EMC/2012 (HCoV-EMC/2012), is positive-sense, single-stranded RNA novel species of the genus Betacoronavirus. Okay, so technically I did not really know that. But I know how to Google and that’s the next best thing.
  11. I bet you can say that you are blessed. How do you give back?
    I give thanks and do random little acts of kindness when the opportunity presents itself.

There, done. Geez. Quite a lot of questions answered. You feel like you know me yet? 😛 And now my turn to ask questions to the other bloggers I’m tagging. Here goes:

11 Nominated Bloggers I’m Tagging:

  1. Bonz (Bonzai’s Brew)
  2. Meca (mecanism)
  3. Sally (Budget Fashion Seeker)
  4. Jocris (Single, yet Happy)
  5. Venus (whatseatingvenus)
  6. Myx (Le Myxilog v3.0)
  7. Ghia (Beauty Blogger Goddess)
  8. Jenny (Pretty Practical Mom)
  9. Jhanis (The Vanilla Housewife)
  10. Chinky (Looking at the Bright Side)
  11. Rikx (Rikx Knows Best)

11 Questions for my Nominated Bloggers:

  1. What’s the last thing (book, magazine, junk food label, etc.) you read?
  2. Jeans or skirt?
  3. What song best describes what you’re feeling at the moment?
  4. Which do you believe in more, destiny or free will?
  5. What is your signature outfit?
  6. Who influenced you most to be who you are today? How did he/she change you?
  7. Where’s your dream travel destination? Have you gone there yet?
  8. What’s the next movie you’re planning to watch?
  9. How long have you been blogging?
  10. What was your favorite toy as a kid?
  11. Did you have any trouble answering any of my questions?

Finished at last! 😀 So I hope you learned something new (about me) today. Haha. Feel free to answer my questions, even if I haven’t tagged you personally. 😉

14 thoughts on “Tagged Thrice: Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Hello fellow night owl! Congrats on the award! We have so many things in common! I too, was one of the boys. I cannot stand girl drama LOL I also don’t like tea but I drink iced tea and failed Chem in college. I had to retake it booo! LOL
    Thanks for the nomination!

    1. Nice to know we share some things in common! 🙂 Amazingly, I don’t think I failed Chemistry. But I only got a 3.0 😛 Calculus though, I think I flunked.

  2. Thanks for doing this post, Nathalie! I enjoyed reading your personal facts and answers. 🙂 I almost auditioned din to PBB, hindi ako tumuloy kasi wala akong kasama, Haha!!

    1. Thanks Jean! 🙂 I wouldn’t have auditioned either if I was alone. It was more for kicks than anything (to break the monotony of board review) when we went and braved the throng of people in the auditions.

    1. Seriously? 😛 I don’t really wear makeup nowadays, but I’d try to answer them sometime anyway. Malakas ka sa kin eh. 😉 Hehe.

      1. Why not?! Akala ko you just don’t write about it. Sayang naman mga elf blushes at bb creams mo nung unang panahon pa

        1. You said it yourself–nung unang panahon pa. 😀 In retrospect, my makeup ‘mojo’ seemed to have been a side effect of my pregnancy, of carrying a baby girl specifically. Si Francine ata ang kikay, hindi talaga ako. Kaya paglabas nya, back to bare face ako. Haha. But seriously, it’s just too hot to wear anything on my face right now. That, and I’m afraid of making my breakouts worse. :/

          1. Pero sa future, gawa ka nyan, (kulit lang), I like your no-bs and the not annoyingly happy perky writing. I get tired after reading super happy-toned blog posts

        2. Why, thank you. Nice to know my sarcastic words actually do get appreciated every now and then. 😀 Haha. I am all for positivity and all that crap, but my ‘dark’ side still shows through in my writing. Oh well. But yeah, will be answering your tag questions later, probably in the coming days. 🙂

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