Aug 5, 2012

Awards And Tags

I was awarded the Liebster Blog  award by my sweet friend, Dana. It takes quite some time for me to answer her tagged questions as I was too tied-up with work. Dana  has a very cool blog and her posts are wonderful. Please, take a visit to her blog, Pure. You will feel so refreshing being there.

Here are my answers to her tags:

1. Who do you love most?
My family is the closest to me. They are always there to catch me when I fall and going through this journey of life together through thick and thin. I love them the most as they understand me better than others.

2. Who's your inspiration in this world?
I'm always inspired by what I see happening around me. Literally, it's happening here or elsewhere in the world. It amazes me to see the successes or differences people could make to make this life more meaningful. In two of my older posts, I did mention the person who gave much inspirations and  this is within my family member. As the question asked me "who's", so I'll tell only one person, that's my late father. I'm inspired by his diligence who never gave up to difficult situations in life. He was not a highly educated man but he gave everyone of his children the education we needed till we reached the higher level of institutions and with his blessing we are now in a much better condition than what it used to be. He is not here to reap the successes  of his children but he left the legacy to my beloved mom.

3. What is your definition of love?
Love is a many splendor thing. That's what we use to hear. To me, love is indescribable when it brings much joy and makes us feel as if we're always on cloud 9. Love could bring pain and pleasure, sweetness and sadness, leaving an ever lasting impact in our life but...I should say, the real meaning is ambiguous.

4. What is your goal in this life?
My goal is to have a fulfilling life.

5. Who is your closest?
Again, I would say it's within my family circle; my sister but we are now staying far away from each other as she is residing in Manchester, England. She is my confidante. :)

6. What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
I will never forget the day I graduated from a local university. It was the best thing so far when I walked up the stage to receive my scroll from the vice-chancellor. Apart from that, it was a relief after a 4-year study where I faced so many challenges to ensure myself going through till  the final year.

7. Do you have pets?
I am a feline lover! Yes, I do have a kitten at the moment.

8. What do you dislike most?
I dislike plagiarism. Respect and credit should be given to the owners of any work of arts or anything else. When we  read others' works,  we should realize that they spend time in their creativity. I used to say it's through their "sweat" we are able to enjoy reading or admiring their works. At my side bar, I put up a reminder, Plagiarism Is Unethical, and I mean it.

9. What is your favourite season?
I'm living in a tropical country so there are only two seasons here; wet and dry.  Neither one is my favourite! Too wet is not good, neither is too dry.  Let's say, if I could go to the west, I would love to experience spring, summer and autumn.

10. What is your favourite food, if you have one?
I have many favourite food but one of it is beef and chicken curry.

11. What makes you angry?
Lots of things could make me angry! I'm not a quick-tempered person but I would surely get angry when I see something is wrong or when injustice is done to me. Would you believe me, I don't seem angry even at any certain moment I'm really angry? It doesn't show on my face or actions. :)

To my dear friend, Dana, I hope you're happy with my answers. Some of the facts about myself could be found in the answers above. Being tagged means you're thinking of me, so I would like to say thank you for your thought. You're a friend indeed. :)


Another award is from Andy David, the owner of Lovers' Cove. It's so kind of him awarding such a beautiful award to all the participants of Lovers' Cove Challenge #3: PAINTED LOVE. This is the second time I took part in the collaboration and the final poem is simply awesome! I would like to thank Andy for his effort in hosting the challenge which unites bloggers from across  the globe. I would recommend my readers to drop by Andy's blog, Lovers' Cove. You won't regret! See you there! :)

Congratulations to all the participants of Lovers' Cove Challenge #3!


  1. Hey Balqis :) yay you answered my questions. I enjoyed reading all about you. You are a loving person and simple, you deserve the award! =) I liked your description about Love.
    Lovely sharing & Take care Balqis

    1. Hi Dana! It's my obligation to answer you. By now, you know a little bit more about myself likewise I know about you. Thank you for reading and liking my description of love. :)

  2. Dear sweet Balqis,
    Congratulations on the award. You deserve so much more for the beautiful heart you have. Personally, you have touched my life with your affection and human kindness. It is also nice to know a little more about my friend (smile).

    1. Thank you so much, Andy. Your kind words are much appreciated. :)

      I was at your blog listening to Ellen reciting your poem. It's superb! :)

  3. lama sy xsinggah sini :D..dh bertukar rupa dh blog ni..btw, congratulations..(n_n)

  4. I like your traits Balqis. You are confident, yet caring and loving person. I am fond of reading these posts especially of my dear blog pals as I get to have a better understanding of them. I feel like I am a step closer to you. \ ˚▽˚ /
    Have a lovely day dear friend! ✿

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    2. Thank you so much, dear Sui. :)

  5. Thank you so much, Sui. I speak what I feel necessary and I don't hide my feelings. Nice to know your fondness in reading this type of post. Yup, we're a step more closer to each other. Next, it will be your turn to get the tagged answered. :)

    Wishing you a lovely day, too! :)

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    1. Thank you, İzdihër. I would love to know you more, too. :)

  7. Asalamu alaikum,

    Good to know some interesting facts about Balqis, a lovely person as many other blog friends I have, may Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) keep you all happy insha'Allah.

    Would have to agree Dana is and has done a fantastic job over at Pure. May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) except her efforts and bless her in the month of Ramadhan, Aameen.

    1. Waalaikumsalam, ireminisces. Thank you so much for your kindness. May Allah keep all of us happy. :)

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  9. It's so nice to read a bit more about you Balqis and have a better image of the person who writes the haikus I enjoy so much.
    Stay well dear. xx

    1. Thank you, Marie. By now, you are able to know a little bit more about me. :)