Versatile Blogger Award

If you could see me now, I am grinning from ear to ear. My cup of gratitude is about to overflow, as I am so wholeheartedly thankful to Mama Mia of Online Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom for giving me this Versatile Blogger Award. A recognition such as this is truly flattering, and makes me want to jump 6 feet up in the air.

Here are the rules which come with the award:
1. Thank and link back to the blogger that awarded you the badge.
2. Share 7 things about you.
3. Award 5 or 15 other bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers to let them know about the award.

Here are 7 things you might want to know about me:

  1. I love tokwa / tofu.
  2. More than tofu and anything else, I love my daughter to bits.
  3. Eighties music makes me smile and dance- and when I dance, everyone else smiles.
  4. I play the guitar, and one day hope to be in a band.
  5. I believe that money can buy you happiness…well, to a certain degree
  6. I sometimes don’t think before I speak. This, of course, gets me into trouble.
  7. I speak softly…but I carry a BBBIIIIGGGG stick!

I want to pass on this award to the bloggers behind the following blogs:

Levy- LEVYousa

My First Blog Award

I would like to first and foremost thank Divine of Divine’s Memoirs for bestowing this award upon me…Ah! Who am I kidding! I just fail miserably at making thank you speeches. Let me just say it the way I feel it… Huge thanks and a dozen wet kisses go out to Divine of Divine’s Memoirs. I’m sincerely flattered that she chose to make me one of the recipients of this fine recognition.

I am new to blogging, and this certainly is extra icing on the cake. To do what I love and be recognized for it is truly something to be all jumpy about. This motivates me to blog harder and learn more things in the process.

Paying it forward, I would like to pass on this lovely blog award to the following awesome blogs:

Brown Pinay
Lovingly Mama
I Love Hues
Fab Momma
1 Twelve St.
From wala to okay

Top 10 signs you’re addicted to blogging

“Might as well face it, you’re addicted to blog…” that’s my modern take on a Robert Palmer classic. (Uh oh, I just gave away my age there!) Blogging has evolved from a mere online journal to a way of life for some. “Eat. Pray. Blog.” has become their mantra. Here are some tell-tale signs that you too have fallen prey to blogging addiction:

1. You wake up in the middle of the night and want to blog. When sudden bursts of inspiration hit you at 2am [Read more…]

Blogging for Fitness

Washboard abs, a toned tummy, firm thighs… these are the images which usually come to mind when we hear the word “fitness”. Fitness is not limited to the physical, though. There is also such a thing as mental and emotional fitness. Blogging helps keep me mentally and emotionally fit.

I started to blog only 3 weeks ago, and I must say, it has so far done me a great deal of good. It has become my soothing balm for the aches and pains of the daily grind…the icy lemonade which refreshes me after a long walk under the sun. It has been a welcome respite from a tedious day in the office. Blogging is my “un-sweaty” alternative to going on a treadmill at the gym. I get just the same kind of high without having to put up with that cheeky gym assistant.

Blogging has enhanced my emotional fitness in the sense that it has boosted my confidence in my ability to write. This renewed confidence has permeated into other aspects of my life as well. I feel I am better able to cope with the challenges of motherhood, and I am more headstrong in overcoming problems at work. Mentally, it gets my mind working, so I feel I’m a good 50 years away from getting rusty. It’s workout for my dendrites.

In the beginning, I felt like I was a fish out of water. I felt uncomfortable and intimidated by the enormous wealth of knowledge that had to be amassed in blogosphere. Terms such as meme tracking and link exchange were all Greek to me. Now, I live and breathe these words like they were particles of oxygen passing through my lungs.

My ultimate goal is to make a living out of blogging. I’d be living out everyone’s dream of earning money while doing what one is passionate about. In order to achieve this goal, of course, I’ll have to keep learning and honing my craft. I should not be content with what I already know, and what I can already do. Specifically for 2011, I hope to continue building my site, attracting (read: luring within the bounds of decency) readers in the process. Baby steps will get me there.

Now, if I could just keep this laptop steady on my belly as I do reverse ab crunches…

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