Shine On Award

A huge thank you goes out to Charanyaram of  Healthy Vegan Recipes for the kind nomination. Please do check out her blog.

“This award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.”

The Rules:
1  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3  Share 7 random interesting things about yourself.
4  Nominate up to 15 bloggers for Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5  Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

Facts about me:
1. In grade 2, I met Jane Goodall (but didn’t know it then). * see blow
2. I love the smell of jasmine flowers.
3. The clock in my room is set 30 minutes ahead.
4.  I am deadly afraid of bugs.
5. I love Disney movies.
6. In high school I played the french horn.
7. Green is my favourite colour.

I’m going to break the rules a little bit, but I will be sure to add more blogs to this list in the future. My nominees in random order:
1. The Savvy Sister
2. Illustrated Bites
3. Have a Shnick
4. Honk If You’re Vegan
5. V is for Vegetables
6. Underground Culinary Lab
7. Ben Rogers Blog
8. An Unrefined Vegan
9. The Nutritional Epiphany
10. Laura’s Mess
11. Vegan Monologue

This was a photo my mom snapped. I remember tagging along on my brother’s field trip to a museum in Tainan (Taiwan). I am not sure why we are standing so close to her either. In the photo I am in the red T-shirt, my brother’s best friend is behind me and my brother is in the Mickey Mouse T-shirt. I really wish I was old enough to talk to her then because she is such an inspiring woman. This is the little story of how I “met” Jane Goodall.

“One Lovely Blog Award”

A big thanks and hugs go to Nicole from Cauldrons and Cupcakes for nominating me with this award in May. If you don’t already know, Nicole writes thought-provoking posts about optimism, peace+love, and bettering ourselves as a person. She also has many recipes for sweet treats and healthy eats.

I have to say that the best thing about blogging is finding others with the same interest, being encouraged and learning new things from people around the world. It was an unexpected event to be receiving the nomination but I’m thrilled and I appreciate it very much.  I’m not proud of posting this so much later but here it is!

The Rules for Award participation are:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
  • Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other blogs you like for this award.
  • Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Resume blogging your regular posts.

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New Theme Change

I’m planning on changing blog themes but currently I am still jumping back and forth between various ones. Some themes have more options than others for customization, others have a better overall look but have little customization options. I have never understood technology 😦 I wish I was a computer whiz. Sorry, please do not mind the appearance changes for the next few days. Muahaha…this morning I went to class prepared. Yes I did, my own cup of hot tea in my favourite thermal mug. It probably was not the best idea to bring herbal chamomile tea because it acts as a mild sedative.  Last night the storm and the flashing lightning kept me up until 3am.  I awoke this morning and hustled out the house before 8am. The train was delayed because of some massive rail flooding. It’s all gloomy and dark and humid.

On Tuesday, I left class and grabbed a free sample of the new Drumstick. I don’t usually eat these but it was so hot I didn’t think twice about not taking one. Each person was suppose to hula hoop to get one. Luckily I didn’t have to because a friend I met through salsa class was on the job. They were not intending to begin when stopped to take a break on the corner of the street. But everybody began asking for the Drumsticks as soon as they did. The caramel inside was yummy!

Back to today, I roamed inside HMV to browse freely after class with the extra time I had. I didn’t end up buying anything but I did enjoy a nice view. This is the street I walk along all the time, what a city.

People often ask me what I eat. That’s a hard question to answer because a diet comprises of so many different foods. As for eating out, when I am by myself I try to keep things simple and today’s eat-out can describe what I usually go for. I love finding salad bars in small cafés or even in grocery stores. It’s healthy, there’s tons of variety and it’s cheap. It’s a hidden gem more people should know about! There’s green salads, beans,  fruits and vegetables that are chopped and already prepared, and protein like eggs, chicken, etc.  

I also found some adorable bowls at a supermarket near home. It is incredibly simplistic and soft.

Tomorrow morning I will be going to get my hair trimmed. The last time I had my hair cut or trimmed at a salon was probably 2 years ago. Since the hair stylist is not me, I feel as if he or she will not see eye-to-eye with my expectations. The main reason was because I wanted to cut own my hair. Also, it’s doable at home and cost-efficient.  My mom insists on visiting her stylist because of our upcoming trip to Taiwan in August, so we’ll see how it goes 🙂

I am planning to post the follow-up of the One Lovely Blog Award I received months and months ago in the coming days. Goodnight!