Versatile Blogger Award for the Unsweetie!

With Christmas behind us I have finally found some time to post this. Two weeks ago I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by ‘TheWaiting.’ It was such a surprise because when I started blogging I never thought that anyone would read my posts or care to comment, but WordPress is such a wonderful community of bloggers that you never feel like you are alone in the world! I want to Thank ‘TheWaiting’ for thinking of me when making her nominations and thank you to all my followers as well, for your encouraging feedback and support! 

TheWaiting has an excellent blog of her own that  you need to check out. Her posts are inspiring, witty, fun to read and I find that often when I’m reading her posts I am smiling like an idiot the whole time.

If you are ever given this award here are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 15 blogs you enjoy reading.
  4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

So without further to do here are 7 things about me:

1. I am of Mixed Race – My father is Chinese and my mother is Austrian and yet I don’t speak either language (although one day  I hope to at least speak a little bit of both). Growing up most people assume that as a halfie you get the best of both worlds, but I always felt more that I never really belonged anywhere. Now that I am older, I enjoy the fact that I am different, and learning about different cultures, traditions. and religions has become a growing passion of mine.

2. I love Banana flavour yogurt. Bananas don’t last in my house, we buy boxes of bananas every week and we still seem to run out before the week has even ended. This is why my new favourite thing is Banana yogurt, specifically the Trader Joe’s brand Banana & Cream Yogurt. It does have quite a bit of sugar in it compared to most yogurt but I eat it as a treat when I’ve run out of bananas. The Trader Joe’s version is really yummy because it’s sooooo creamy and doesn’t have that particularly artificial banana flavour. 

3. I hate phones – I absolutely hate talking on the phone, I would much rather speak to someone in person than listen to them blab away while my ear goes numb.  The funny thing is, I work in a call centre as a rez agent for an airline, cheers to jobs that pay the bills right?

4. My favourite movie is Moonstruck. This is the only movie that I like Nicholas Cage in, and along with Cherone might think again before popping this one in to watch, but it was nominated for 6 Oscars so it can’t be that bad. This clip makes me laugh and cringe at the same time because it’s really cheesy but I still love this movie nonetheless. 

Moonstruck Clip

5. I don’t use my reusable grocery bags. I have them, I just always forget to bring them. Even if they are in my car,  I will forget to take them in with me. I don’t know why, I have so many reusable bags! It must be years and years of habit not using them that has brought me to this dilemma. I also have a compulsive disorder when it comes to bagging my grocery items. I have a certain way in which I pack, so it is extremely difficult for me to watch the cashier put my parsley at the bottom of the bag only to get smooshed by my bananas.

6. I’m a huge fan of Boney M. If you haven’t heard of Boney M. you need to youtube them right now or watch this video. Their songs are full of life and I am addicted to them!

7. My bedroom is always a mess. I keep the main areas of my house very clean, like my kitchen, bathroom and living room, but my bedroom is always a disaster. For some reason it’s my least favourite place to clean.

So now you know a little bit more about me, in no particular order, here are a few blogs that I have passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to:

Mile High Healthy – Awesome smoothie/shake recipes and a whole lot of information on staying fit, healthy and motivated.

just a smidgenFantastic blog of culinary creations, mixed with beautiful photography and poetic postings.

pretty.gritty.nycAn entertaining blog about life in New York City!

Savory SimpleAwesome recipes and beautiful photography, this lady knows how to make your mouth water!

The Jen West QuestAn incredibly inspiring weight-loss story.

Eye WateringThis site has a great layout which makes recipes and ingredient info easy to follow.

Cook.Bake.Eat.LoveAbsolutely delicious recipes!

Pasto – I swear I fall in love with just about every post on this blog about Portuguese food!

me<<make{and}take – Recipes that will soothe your soul alongside some impressive photography.

…musings of Tonya LaTorreAn inspiring blog following a family that went to Uganda to adopt a child and ended up adopting the orphanage as well!

IamSimplyTiaThis blog has some great food, but I mainly read it because of the Martini recipes!

curiouscatontherunThis woman is my hero. She came back from vacation to her office job in Australia and decided suddenly that she wasn’t gonna spend her young life toiling away at a desk job, she was going to spend it travelling without any plan at all!

Newest ObsessionA blog after my own heart, healthy recipes and adventures in life. What more could you ask for in a blog? Make sure to read the About page, she has quite a story about her health and how she came to where she is today.

thepigandthefigRecipes using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, I find myself reading her posts over and over again because I can’t get enough!

Indulge – Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences – Lesley Carter probably has the most exciting life of any person I have encountered. Her blog speaks for itself, please visit you won’t be disappointed.

So there you have it folks!

P.S. This is the longest post I have every written!

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12 responses to “Versatile Blogger Award for the Unsweetie!

  1. Thank you so much! This truly is an honor! And, sadly, my reusable bags lie abandoned in my car almost every time!

  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! It means a lot to me.

  3. On the things about you:
    1. Austrian and Chinese. Cool mix! Being “different” is great because for one, you’re more unique than others and that makes you even more interesting.
    2. I hateeeee talking on the phone too. I know exactly how you feel.
    3. I’m going to research Boney M as soon as I’m out of the kitchen.

    On to you nominating me:
    I am so pleased that you thought of me to nominate. I’ve been nominated a couple times before this (and each nomination feels better than the next) so thank you for making my day. I’ll be sure to have more cocktails and martinis posts just for you. In fact I have several in the “draft” section of my blog. Will have to start publishing soon. You’ve nominated some pretty cool blogs. I will be sure to check each of them out.

    Have a fabulous day! And I’m looking forward to more of your entertaining and delightful food posts!

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  6. Hi there! Thanks for dropping by my blog – ïgoseeworld. Glad to know that you enjoyed the latest post on Hanoi. 😉
    I think it’s great to summarise yourself with just 7 points – useful for reflective thinking! Personally, I love mushrooms!
    I’ve checked out some of the blogs you recommended and some of them are very interesting! Thanks!

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