Liebster Award

I’ve just been notified that I’ve been nominated for an award. Wow. Always a surprise. ( Well at least for me :P )

Thanks to

http://summerjazzblog.wordpress.com/

This competition is for blogs with less than 200 followers to encourage blogging.

So I’ve learned the rules and procedues from her and shall share it with you then.

Here are the rules for Liebster Award

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

So, lets get to it, shall we?

Questions (from summerjazzblog)

1) If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

-That would have to be my height, as I want to be taller. But I accept my gene pool make-up. Sometimes, being a short girl can be fun!

2) If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? and what would your hero name be?

-I’ll be called “Starfire”! And my powers would be flying , telekinesis and power over fire.

3) What accent do you have?

-Neutral accent.

4) What would be one word to describe yourself?

-Calm.

5) If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

-A lovely beach will do, like in Phuket, Thailand, or Bali, Indonesia. Basically a place that I don’t usually frequently visit.

6) What is your definition of love?

-Love? This is pretty hard. Okay, since I’m listening to Miley Cyrus right now, I’ll say love is like a wrecking ball. It just happens, and sometimes, in a surprising way.

7) Who is the one celebrity that you would like to send to outer space and have never come back?

-I don’t know. Anyone there with a nasty attitude?

8) Who is your favourite actor/actress? Why?

-Greta Garbo. I know, sounds pretty old-fashioned. But I liked it that she wasn’t fame-hungry, as how she tried to maintain her private life even if she wasn’t in the movies anymore. Plus, that Swedish beauty never fails to amaze me.

9) What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up?

–Wifi! On a serious note, losing one of my main bodily functions, like sight and movement. God forbid.

10) What is the most scariest/fearless thing you have done in your life?

-None so far, because I’m not much of a scaredy-cat. The most extreme for me was going down a mudslide. I guess heights do terrify me.

My Own 10 Questions for fellow nominees:

1. If you could only eat one ice cream flavor, what would you choose? Chocolate or Strawberry?

2. For students or former students: Do you like your high school self? Why or why not?

3. What was the biggest mistake you did in your life and what did you do to make it right?

4. Who is your favorite person from history? What can you tell this person if ever you get a chance to spend 7 minutes with him/her?

5. What is your favorite go-to outfit or piece of clothing that can make your day better, despite a bad hair-day?

6. Who is your favorite literary character?

7. Talk about any useless talent you have.

8. Is going to college totally worth it? Why or why not?

9. Describe your mood right now through a song. Give the lines you can relate to.

10. What do you do when you feel sad?

 

Nominees:

1. http://kuuleilani.wordpress.com

2. http://glorialana.wordpress.com

3. http://amriaa.wordpress.com/

4. http://collegegirldai.com

5. http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com

6. http://ameliaooi18.wordpress.com

7. http://morningtempest.com

8. http://ireland-ms.com

9. http://vintagebookfairy.wordpress.com/

10. yscrapmuseis.wordpress.com

Sweeter Than Fiction

I like reading books and going to different worlds even just for a while. I like getting in the character’s shoes, feeling all the emotions s/he goes through, and getting a deserved happy ending. This book-reading habit of mine is something I carried over to my teen years, and this led me to writing fan fiction and original stories as well. In my penned works, it’s always like this: the protagonist undergoes a hard time, but it all ended with getting love at the end and also a happy life.

But in real life, it’s not always a happy ending. It’s like problems and trials last longer than they should, and things don’t always go your way. Life can suck, but you know what? You have the power to create the life you want, even if it’s not always sunshine and rainbows all the time.

I listened to “Sweeter Than Fiction” by Taylor Swift, and the vibe of the song really went out to me. In a nutshell, you will encounter many obstacles, but you have it in you to overcome and succeed, along with the love and support of people around you.

I’ve always been an escapist, especially during my first year of college, that I didn’t went out that much and just cooped in my dorm room. College was a whole new world for me, and I couldn’t get past the feeling of leaving my comfort zone at home to embark on a new world. The first few months were harrowing for me. I didn’t had any friends and I thought people didn’t liked me. So I just studied, read books, wrote fanfics, and lived a boring life.

Until one day, I couldn’t take it anymore and I cried hard. My dorm mate saw me crying, and she went over to comfort me. She said she was also like that during her first year of college, until she realized what a sucky life she’s been living. So she joined a club, did the things she wants to do, and made friends along the way.

It took me a while to go out of my shell, but looking back now, I’m glad I made the efforts, no matter how awkward and painful it may seem. I’m now active in our writing guild and poetry club, and I now found a few friends whom I share my joys and trials with.

Sometimes, you just have to close the book and make your own life story. It’s good to read, but even better, it’s good that you can rewrite your own life story and make it sweeter than fiction.

P.S. Here’s the song, by the way.

 

5 Smooth Ways To Escape An Awkward Situation

Crazy ways to escape awkward situations!
With me, I just act like nothing happened. I can always pull that off and do my best to avoid awkward situations.

But it does happen with your crush a lot. A lot.

Thought Catalog

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1. Start dancing (pt. 1):

Potty dancing that is! No one will question you if you sneak off to the bathroom (or outside for a cigarette) if you do the potty dance for a few minutes. Though it only gives you a few minutes of reprieve lest you want the group to think you’re pooping. Your return after 20 minutes would perhaps make the awkward situation more so when the conversation suddenly turns to bowl movements.

2. Drop a contact: 

I’ve seriously tried this one several times and it works 100% of the time. And I don’t even wear contacts. All you have to do is shriek, grab your eye and say, “Shit! My contact fell out!” If anyone questions you, accuse them of not ever listening when you talk (“How could you not remember that I went to the optometrist last week?!), and they will shut up and help…

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