March 11, 2013

Liebster Award!

I received the Liebster Award TWICE within the last few days! One was from Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures and the other from Aryn at Driftwood & Daydreams! Love these ladies' blogs, so definitely go check them out! And thank you two for the award!

For those who don't know what the Liebster Award is, it's a way to get to know the blogger and to recognize fellow bloggers. Like Natasha said, it's like a fun chain letter in the blog world that helps bloggers connect & support each other and to discover other blogs. I especially like the Liebster because it's given to those who have less than 200 followers-- helping them get more exposure and grow their audience! Plus, this gives readers a chance to get to know me a little better.

Here's how the Liebster Award works:
1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
3. Pass the award to 11 other blogs who have less than 200 followers. You cannot pass it back to the person who nominated you.
4.  Ask them 11 questions.

So let's get this party started!

11 random facts:
Me & my husband Jason.
1. I have a degree in English Language (Linguistics).

2. I am half Filipino and half American.

3. My husband is also half Filipino and half American.

4. If we have children, they will still be half Filipino, half American. (You won't believe how many times people have asked me "So, if you guys have kids, what would they be?" etc. etc. lol).

5. My most favorite food is Thai food.

6. I've been living a more healthy life style since the beginning of January and have lost over 20 pounds so far.

7. For the last 8 months I've been living in the Philippines.

8. I call California my home.

9. Erykah Badu is my idol & inspiration.

10. I don't wear makeup.

11. I started this travel blog in 2011, but before that I had been blogging since 2003-- when Xanga was cool! (Anyone else remember Xanga???)

11 questions to answer: (since I had two people nominate me, I just chose questions from both.)

1. What is your favorite color? Why?
      Purple. Because it's sexy. ;)

2. What blogs do you read most often? Why?
      I read travel blogs most often because traveling is my passion and I love reading about other peoples' experiences and insights on travel. I also read a lot of recipe blogs because I love cooking and baking.

3. Who is your all-time favorite celebrity?
      Natalie Portman. Not only is she a great actress, she's also a lot more than that. She's beauty + the brains!

4. What is one thing you cannot go without?
      Jason. =)

5. What was the make and model of your first car? 
      2005 Subaru WRX STi. I miss my baby!
6. Where is your ideal vacation spot?
      Anywhere with a nice beach and cheap eats!

7. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
      Being able to write about what I'm passionate about & meeting new people!

8. If you were given a million dollars and you had to spend it in one day, what would you do?
      Invest it in something so I can still have that money for more than one day. =)
9. Pick one: fame, beauty, brains or money?
      Definitely brains. 

10. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
      Granada, Spain.

11.What's your dream job?
      Having my own show on the Travel Channel.

Passing the Liebster Award to:
Laura @ Girl In Flight
Allison @ allisonleighann
Holly @ Hmmmholly
Frances @ Notions from Nonny

My 11 questions:
1. What is the story behind your blog's name?
2. What is your all-time favorite food?
3. What countries have you been to?
4. What was your most enjoyable trip/vacation/holiday?
5.  If you could choose anywhere in the world to live, where would you choose and why?
6. What do you think the world will be like in 25 years?
7. What is your favorite word?
8. If you could learn another language, what would it be?
9. What's your favorite city?
10. What's something that annoys you?
11. What's a passion of yours?


  1. I love that you don't wear makeup. I wish I had the skin for it, or at least the self confidence. You look amazing!

    1. Awww, why thank you! And I read your post that you just got the Versatile Blogger award-- that's awesome! I also passed this Liebster award to you, too. =)

  2. Congrats on the award! I found you today through the GFC hop and am following. Looking forward to reading more!

  3. Thank you for visiting my site and for following me!


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