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One lovely blog award

I read something yesterday that totally made my day. It was unexpected and took me completely by surprise. When I finished reading it, I couldn’t stop grinning the rest of the day. And I really want to share my joy with you. So here you go:

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I don’t know Michelle and yet she took the time to nominate me in her blogpost and then left a comment on my blog about how she felt about a post I had written on July 11 (see “Perfect for each other” here). And guess what, I was nominated for this:

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Thank you very much, Michelle. It felt almost as if I had won the Nobel Prize for blogging. It’s an honour to know that there are people out in the world wide web who read my stuff and are willing to take a little time from their busy lives to show their appreciation by leaving comments or liking my posts. You guys make my day every day!

So after radiating a cheery glow the whole of yesterday and today from my swanky new award (I’m a winner, baby!), I dug around a bit for its origin and the rules.

The rules state:

1. I need to thank the person who nominated me.
2. List seven things about me that you still may not know.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers.
4. Notify the aforementioned bloggers you have done so.
5. Put the logo on your blog.

The seven things that you don’t know about me (and you’re going to wish you hadn’t read this list, haha!) are:

1. I made a goal to earn $20,000 a month in five years’ time.

2. I secretly fart in my seat at work or while walking in public spaces and hope that no one heard me.

3. I think about her all the time; wondering if she’s sleeping well, eating well and taking care of herself well.

4. Whenever I meet new people, I mentally evaluate them to see if they’d make good employees for me one day.

5. I badly want a slim oval face, instead of my broad square one (I like to think it’s chiselled but I got mocked at once) so I can look great in any hairstyle.

6. I want to travel to faraway places like Barcelona, Prague, Scotland, Borocay, New York, Tokyo and Brazil and many other cities with the love of my life. Well, if not, someone please give me the courage to do so alone (I’m really afraid of sleeping alone in the dark or in strange hotel rooms). Hehehe.

7. There’s a stack of new clothes and bottoms, and four pairs of new shoes that I haven’t worn because I can’t bear to. I don’t know why!

As for the list of 15 bloggers, I’d like to nominate all of you out there who aren’t afraid to share your deepest darkest thoughts, your buried feelings, your vast knowledge or even just your everyday experiences or the random funny things you see — with us on the Internet. You’re an inspiration. And it’s a pleasure just to be here.

So considered yourself officially notified. Now go forth as One Lovely Blog Award winners and continue blogging. 🙂

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The vow

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Inspiration for your vow to me?

So I watched the trailer for this movie The Vow today and it looked like the type where I’d cry at. Which I nearly did when certain scenes were played. The short clip was beautifully edited with enough pangs of sorrow accompanied by a melancholic soundtrack to tug at my heart strings. I have no idea why the older I get, the more emotional I become at sad movies. This does not make any sense.

Anyway, from those brief minutes onscreen, I have more or less figured out the storyline. Couple gets into accident, girl loses her memory, guy tries very hard to woo her back, girl becomes confused and rejects him, guy tries harder and nearly gives up, girl finally feels the love, they become a couple again. Right? Right.

I don’t know what their names are at this point but I relate to their story, especially when he said:

“How do you look at the woman you love, and tell yourself that it’s time to walk away?”

And she said: “I hope that one day I can love you the way you love me.”

Well, in movies true love means two people who are meant for each other will always come together again. The girl will always figure it out. Without fail. Obviously.

Anyway when it’s my turn to pledge my love, I will say this:

I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.

I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.

Bet you are falling in love with me all over again. So am I. HA!

[Image via mylot.com]