The One lovely Blog Award Nomination

This morning I got online as I always do and… was so happily surprised — my blog got nominated by Marisha and Luanne, owner of Don’t We Look Alike?, for the One Lovely Blog Award! It really is something for a young blog that started just this September. Thank you so much! I am very honored.

These are the rules below, explained by Don’t We Look Alike, for the nominees to follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award to your post.
  3. 
Share 7 things about yourself.
  4. Pass the award on to 15 nominees.
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs

Seven Things about Me:

  1. I love traveling — and traveling comfortably, enjoying nature without sacrificing comfort too much. I love the feeling of seeing and being part of Nature. I love to travel with the people that I love, my husband and/or my friends and their families. I like to travel on my own pace and to try to understand the lives and cultures of the local people wherever I go. I do go to places where everyone goes, while I also like to go where few would.
  2. I love taking pictures wherever I go and whenever I feel like to, especially pictures of Nature — flowers, leaves, trees, animals, mountains, snow, ice, rain… I also like to take pictures of buildings, objects, etc., especially those that are unique-looking and/or of cultural value.
  3. Being myself, I inescapably love “cute things” —  from Hello Kitty to handmade purses. Being an adult, I wouldn’t wear Hello Kitty for example on myself, but it doesn’t stop me from appreciating the warm and fluffy feeling these cute things evoke in me that makes me feel so happy! ^__^
  4. I love art & craft: drawing and sketching, painting (studied two major styles of traditional Chinese painting, and water color, though it’s been long since I last painted, LOL), manga, sewing, doll-making, making stuffed animals, beading, knitting, paper sculpting, etc.
  5. My relationship with books is an interesting one. I don’t easily pick up a book, but once I read into it, I do really enjoy it. I am a very devoted reader once I do read, which is kind of intense — I become the book. I see the scenes in my mind’s eye. I become its various characters and switch roles constantly. I become the participants. I also become the author and the observer. All is so intense that I would become kind of far away from my own real life until I finish reading the whole book!
  6. I had the precious opportunity through book translation of experiencing the lives of people from other academic field, which is intense but actually pretty fun, too. It was the translation work of two academic narratives, one in the field of psychiatric counseling and the other in the field of educational sociology. In both cases, I studied the general knowledge of the field, read the original book, gained knowledge about the author, understood the content, and eventually *become* the author to speak for him/her in another language. The results were pretty satisfying, my translations were accepted without revision!
  7. I love poetry, Chinese and English alike, from Li Bai to E. Browning to Robert Frost to the modern ones. When I was at college, I was crazy about Emily Dickinson’s poems and ended up writing my senior year graduation paper on her exploration into the “inner universe” through an analysis of her selected poems. Interestingly, through the years of my life, I have become increasingly interested in exploring my own inner universe, through psychology, spirituality, and experiencing my own life…

The Nominees:

  1. http://thecultureur.com
  2. http://chris13jkt.wordpress.com
  3. http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com
  4. http://riseandroam.com/
  5. http://hikingphoto.com/
  6. http://deepoetry.wordpress.com/
  7. http://gerryco23.wordpress.com/
  8. http://twinprints.wordpress.com/
  9. http://thehandwrittenlife.wordpress.com/
  10. http://lusays.com/
  11. http://lplk.wordpress.com/
  12. http://cafecasey.com/
  13. http://geekyartistlibrarian.wordpress.com/
  14. http://strollingsouthamerica.wordpress.com/
  15. http://backpackergranny.wordpress.com/

As suggested by Don’t We Look Alike, one can also branch out a little and nominate a couple of non-wordpress sites if they consider them to be great blogs.

Enjoy the above nominated blogs and… happy blogging!

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9 thoughts on “The One lovely Blog Award Nomination

  1. Pingback: The Versatile Blogger Award « The Hand-Written Life

  2. Allie, I am honored to me nominated! Thank you so much! I’ve been working on completing the 7 rules, almost done! I was out of town, my son is getting married, and was attending my “new daughter’s” shower. Then when I got home my husband came down with pneumonia. As you can imagine, it’s been a bit crazy!
    My best to you, and thank you for the nomination!

    • No problem at all, and you’re so very welcome, my dear friend! It does sound a little crazy. Hope your husband’s already fully recovered. And congratulations on the rest of the happy events! How wonderful and exciting! Best wishes! Hugs~ xoxo

  3. Thanks for nominating our blog for this award. We really appreciate that you consider us lovely enough to join the list. We hope you understand us when we say we’d rather not participate in this. We are super busy right now and only just managing to keep up with regular posts. But sincere thanks for this nomination and congratulations on your own! Keep up your lovely work.

    • Hi, Thank you for letting me know! Not a problem at all! I totally understand. I love your blog no matter what your decision is. Best wishes and keep in touch 🙂

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