The Sunshine Blogger Award

by - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This is way overdue! 

First off - a huge THANK YOU to Hannah of Encased Thought for nominating me! I'd received her email last September letting me know she had nominated me for the award but in typical Ashe fashion I of course had to let it sit for weeks and weeks before I did anything about it. You can find her entry here, and don't forget to explore the blogs of her other nominees!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Similar to the Liebster Award and the Blogger Recognition Award, this is something that's passed around from blogger to blogger to celebrate our own virtual space in the web - a chain post or meme, if you will. Though you don't really have to be nominated to join in on the fun!

On to the Questions!

Hannah had these questions for me:

  1. What is the toughest part about blogging for you?
    - Definitely the part about coming up with new content. You'd think that because this is a personal blog I can post about any random thing, write 300-400 words about it, click 'Publish', then forget about it but it's actually more complicated than that. While I have the freedom to blog about whatever I want, I still want to keep it fresh and interesting. It's all about reaching my own personal standard when it comes to blogging because I'm leaving a piece of myself with every post - and I have such unrealistic standards. Also the part about regular posting, lol.

  2. What is the most enjoyable part?
    - That I get to post whatever I want. I've been hellbent on keeping this a personal blog and avoided focusing on one specific aspect, like a travel or food blog because I knew the upkeep wouldn't be feasible in the long run had I gone in that direction. I loved that my space in the internet contains things other than where my feet took me, or what new world my tastebuds discovered - a sort of coherence in incoherence.
  3. Is there something that always keeps you going during tough times?
    - More than looking for motivation or a silver lining, I bank on my own discipline to get me through. Motivation and hope can only take you so far, but only IF you find it. Discipline will always be there where motivation and hope couldn't reach you.
  4. What’s your favorite quote?
    - Mm. That's tough. Let me settle with an excerpt from one of my favorite poems:
    yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
    yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
    – you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars
    - e.e cummings 
  5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
    - "Weird" is highly subjective! Besides my willingness to try almost anything, I'm Filipino which means I've eaten a lot of unconventional stuff, like balut (which I absolutely love). I guess this dessert from Teriyaki Boy can count as weird because of the jarring difference in texture?? But it's still so good!
  6. Besides blogging, what else do you enjoy?
    - I'm quite fond of exploring cities at night, especially when it's cold. I also love dressing up, cooking (and eating), finding new recipes and trying them out with Jed, travelling, reading - all that quintessential millenial jazz. I also immensely enjoy thrilling theme park rides, wandering around in a mall with a pocket full of cash I can spend, and being holed up in my apartment for days and days on end. Also sleeping. Typical stuff, y'know?
  7. Would you rather fly or sail somewhere? Why?
    - Ooh, this is tough! I've experienced both sailing and flying to my destination and I've enjoyed both rides very much! I guess in the event of a catastrophe I would rather be on a plane than a boat because I can't swim at all, and with a plane crash there's always a chance we'd land on dry soil (in pieces, likely, but still).
  8. Who do you most admire, and why?
    - I found that there isn't one specific person I admire the most, mostly because the traits I find admirable are found in a lot of people I meet. You attract what you are, they say, but I can't attest to its truth however there's so much people back at home, like my mom and my best friends, that I admire for being so real. And then there's Jed, for being so ostensibly him.
  9. Are you an Apple or an Android person?
    - I swing both ways, lol. I'm currently using (and loving) my iPhone 6s, but I'm thinking of switching to an Android phone soon. Any suggestions?
  10. What inspires you?
    - Mm. Inspiration is a random, fickle unicorn for me. Most of the time it comes to me at  around midnight till the early peek of dawn, being the night owl that I am, in the form of unrelated late-night internet searches. Often when I find myself in that weird part of the internet, ideas just piece themselves together and it scares me sometimes.
  11. Is this your first blogging award?
    - Nah, I've been lucky enough to be nominated for the Liebster Award and the Blogger Recognition Award before. :) I'm very grateful that the ones who nominated me found me worthy of being featured in their entries!

Who do I nominate?

It became pretty challenging to choose who to nominate, and when I got my list down I realized this doesn't even reach 11! I guess it's fine, though. Now here are the people I'd like to pass the award on to:

Answer these Questions, please!

And don't forget to come back here and leave a link to your entries with your answers in the comment section below - I'd love to read your answers!
  1. Who or what inspired you to blog?
  2. What topics do you love to blog about?
  3. What genre of music do you enjoy listening to?
  4. Do you have any rituals or processes you follow when putting your blog post together?
  5. Would you ever change your niche in the future?
  6. Is there anything about your blog that you want to change?
  7. If you didn't get into blogging, what do you think you'd be doing now?
  8. Cookies or cupcakes?
  9. What books have you read that left a lasting impression on you?
  10. What are your hobbies?
  11. Milk first or cereals first?
In the future I'll try to be more creative with my questions. Lol. Thanks again to Hannah of Encased Thought for nominating me! I hope you liked my answers to your lovely questions. ♥

Have you ever been nominated for a blogging award before? Leave a comment below and let me know all about it!

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