Apr 7, 2011

A Surprise From Mexico!

I'm touched, honored and surprised upon getting another blog's award, which is the 7th, from a newly acquainted blogger friend, Flora Loveday of Mexico. Thanks a lot, Flora, it means so much to me for you saw something in my blog which I had not seen. The award is indeed a driving force for me to improve more on my writings and the blog as a whole.

This is what Flora wrote in my blog comment for the post Haiku - I Pause And Reflect.

Flora Loveday said...

Balquis, I love what you write, and the photographs you use... so beautiful, inspiring, and refreshing.

I had to nominate you for the Stylish Blogger Award - http://www.the-upper-hand.com/2011/04/stylish-blogger-award.html because yours stands out, obviously you invest a lot of your heart and soul into it.

April 4, 2011 6:11 AM

This is among the things that I least expect and it happens! Appreciate the nomination so much and off I went to Flora's blog, The Upper Hand - http://www.the-upper-hand.com/, to check out the award. My blog was among the 15 blogs nominated. So, here it is now.... all the way from Mexico to Malaysia!

And that's not the end of it. As a recipient, I have to observe the terms i.e. sharing 7 random facts about myself and passing on the award to 15 more bloggers who have to do likewise. It's my obligation, so here we go!

1. My favourite colors are shades of blue which are having the soothing and calming effects on my mood. In one way or another, it also lifts my spirits from irritability and anger.

2. I am a chocolate freak! Chocolate bars, chocolate cakes, chocolate drinks....anything with chocolate is my craving. But a big "NO!" to coffee or any form of drinks that contain caffeine before bedtime. The simple reason is, it'll keep me wide awake till the next morning. Counting sheep won't help!

3. I am always fascinated by those who could swim. Guess what? I can't swim! I have to be dependent on floats. LOL. When I was a little girl, I had frightening experiences when I almost drown twice! I was with friends, all giggling girls, who brought me to the deeper part of the river and it happened there and then.

4. I have a great love for poetry and put my heart and soul into it.  I can't write well but I love to try.

5. Laughter is always said as the best medicine. I like to be among those who have good sense of humour.

6. Some of the things I don't like are backstabbers, hypocrites and arrogance. I would stay at bay from such people.

7. Last but not least, I am living on one of the biggest islands in the world, Borneo. Sarawak and Sabah are east Malaysia states on Borneo island which is shared with Brunei and Kalimantan. Let me mention a bit about Sarawak. There are many "big" things here such as the ancient rainforests (said to be even older than the Amazon), ancient caves like Mulu and Niah, mighty rivers - the Rejang and Baram. Apart from that, Sarawak has more than 40 ethnic groups. I am from the Melanau Bintulu ethnic. We have diverse cultures and religions and live harmoniously with each other. Don't be surprised if you find us so convivial because we were born to be!

Now, it's  time for me to pass the award to the following bloggers' friends whose blogs are simply awesome.

  1. Yileen - http://www.deliriousjellybean.blogspot.com/
  2. Krislin Ting - http://www.tingtasy.com/
  3. Dai Ning Li - http://unrivalledsolace.blogspot.com/
  4. Harish - http://scaryhairyman.blogspot.com/
  5. Odliam - http://untony.blogspot.com/
  6. Moonomo - http://moonomo.com/
  7. Simple Sie - http://insidemeanings.blogspot.com/
  8. Beanie - http://beanizersinstincts.blogspot.com/
  9. Liling - http://shadowsoverhead.blogspot.com/
10. Maria - http://www.frissosblog.com/
11. Ravali - http://ravali-aspiringminds.blogspot.com/
12. Kira - http://www.kirapermunian.co.cc/
13. Dexcerpah - http://www.dexcerpah.com/
14. Suresh Shresta - http://www.in-your-footsteps.blogspot.com/
15. Sevelonn - http://onnthoughts.blogspot.com/

Congratulations to all of you and please, write 7 random facts about yourselves and pass on the award to 15 other bloggers whom you think deserve it.  Have fun!


  1. Very nice of you- thank you! :)
    Funny but I find 1-6 matches with me- B-)

  2. Dear Mommy,

    Kudos! You so deserve it, your blog is a whole lot of must-see's. More articles to share and more readers to get inspired.

    Pls give me a little time to do my assignment, hehehe...

    Ning Li

  3. OMG thank you so much balqis :) I'm honored :)

  4. hi friend,
    you are tagged in my friday's post. thanks for connecting me last friday.
    Please check here A Magic Lamp 'cause my Wishes will never End..

    Happy Blogging.

  5. Congrats!! And thanks for mentioning me! I have to admit that the Mexican was right. ;)
    You did put your soul into your every posts!!

  6. Wow, wow, I am surprised.. Really am surprised... Stylish Blogger Award.. Thanks sis for passing it on to me...

    Say, I get to know more about you.. So next time, if I want to make you awake, I will drown you with coffee before bedtime.. Hahahah, just kidding...

    Me too, me too for #6... I am just well, ran away...

    You always did, my dear... in all your post.. when I first know you, your heart and soul are in every words... :)

    Okay, I will do a post about it and again, *HUUUGGGG* to you... :)

  7. @Moon - You're welcome! :)
    Replying on what you said, can we call it compatible?? :P...Kidding!

  8. @Ning - Beloved Ning, you really make me blushed!
    Sssshhhh...don't say it out loud. ;)
    Yes, do your assignment well for excellent grade! :)

  9. @my bro Harish - You deserve it for you have your own style of writing which always amazes me. Keep going, bro! :)

  10. @AW - Thank you so much! It's a good indication of being thought of. So nice of you. Will check it out. Happy blogging! :)

  11. @ONN - Thanks a lot! Nice words of yours will keep me going. :)

  12. @Krislin - Sis, you deserve it just like the others. You have a special way of writing which awe me many times.

    Hehehe...sis, now you know my secret. There are times when I'm tempted and gulped down some coffee. I have to pay a price later! :)

  13. Hearty thanks for what you have felt I deserve and you have passed to me. The heartiest thanks for finding my blog awesome, which is the biggest award from a true friend, much bigger than anything else! :))
    Anyway, I would love to accept everything a friend offers me!! :))

  14. Suresh, you deserve the award for your own unique style of writing. When I looked at the word "stylish", it covers many aspects. You're truly among those who deserve it. :)

  15. Again Balqis, Congrats!

    Or Felicidades in Spanish!!

    The Canadian in Mexico,
    Flora Loveday

  16. BALQIS! HAHA! Just got your message and am thrilled!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I couldn't think of any better blogger for this award, really! All your contents are poised and have been given so much thought :) Also, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the seven facts about you! I am so with you on #5 and #6! :)

    On another not, THANK YOU!!! I will gladly accept the challenge, although I am falling behind with the rewards so I will be back here when I finally get around to it :p

    Have an awesome weekend ahead! :)

  17. Congratulations Balqis! Very well deserved, you! :D I'm sorry I've been a lil' busy being silly in Uni that it took me so long to drop a comment here.

    Also, THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH for the award! :D I'll definitely get it done ASAP! ;)

    Happy Weekend, luv!

  18. Congratulations on the The Stylish Blogger award!!

    Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear.

  19. @Flora - Oopss! sorry cos I forgot to mention that you are a Canadian living in Mexico.

    Thanks a lot for congratulating me again. It happened because of you. :)

  20. @Yileen - I'm happy to see you laughing. Thank you so much for your kind words. :)

  21. @liling - It's ok cos studies is always a priority. It's my pleasure to award you cos you deserve it. :)

  22. @sixthirtythree - Thank you so much! :)

  23. Congratulations Balqis :D well deserved
    I also love chocolate, I have a suspicion I may be addicted lol

    Thank You so much for choosing my blog as one of the 15 to pass the award on to. I'm now off to check out the other blogs you have nominated :)

  24. Thank you, Maria. You deserve the award, too. :)

  25. Congrats my friend :) I have been busy these past few days and thank you for choosing my site..I have done my assignment..just finished :) *blink blink* :)

  26. Thank you, Sie! I visited yr blog awhile ago and loved reading all the random facts about yourself. Congrats to you, too! :)

  27. Dear Balqis,
    Thank you so much for nominating me here in your blog for such a prestigious award. I am really touched and thrilled to have been nominated for such an honor of high caliber and that too by a blogger of such an esteemed touch and capability.
    Sorry, for not being around these days, coz i have been out of the country for study purpose. Since it's a new place i have not been able to adjust myself. But, i promise to be there as soon as possible.
    Thanks again for the nomination.

  28. Nice to see you again, Dex. You deserve the award. Work/study is always a priority. Don't worry for not being around. :)

  29. Congratulations Balqis! This is the first time I read your blog but I think you really deserved it.

    1. Thank you so much, ISO. You are always welcome here. :)