Versatile Blogger Award: 7 Things you Don’t Know About Me

Wow! I have been nominated by 2 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and I am absolutely happy and proud to be a recipient of this award because it means someone loves and appreciates my work. I can never get enough love from supportive bloggers. But oh my gosh, I am so behind on posting about it. My apologies to the nominators, who are also each a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award : Jane aka Julietlylillyrose and Momleficent .

Unwillingly but necessary, I somewhat had a hiatus during an off month, which I’m still trying to get out off. Not to worry you too much, I am getting better every day. Summatively, I am behind on some things Twitter related, where a lot of my blog related activities occur. Award nomination is one of them. So, please bear with me while I present to you a combined 1st and 2nd Versatile Blogger Award in one post.

Here’s a little bit of background info about the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • The award is given and presented by a fellow blogger who believes in you and your work ethics. At its core, to me at least, it is a form of an appreciation shout out to give the nominee the floor, so to speak, to talk a little bit more about the blog author and draw more attention and support to the blog itself. I love that!
  • Once nominated, a thank you in a form of a link to the nominator’s blog is much appreciated.
  • Select up to 15 blogs/bloggers to promote and give love to.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself


Randomly chosen for your reading pleasure.

1–At around 5 years of age, I got lost in a mall. My sister wanted to go up the escalator and my dad took her. Unbeknownst to either of them, or the rest of my party, I followed them. What I didn’t realize was that they went down as soon as they got to the top. Me, I walked around the second floor looking for them, eventually deciding, after some time, to go back down. During the time I was by myself, my family was in panic. They covered all the exits they could and went in a mad search for me. A security guard found me and helped me look for my parents, which I did find after an I don’t know how long space of time. (Thank you Mr. Security Guard because if not for you, I may have lived a different life.  Because side note: A couple of ladies walked to the security guard and asked if they can have me. Yes, child abduction is real.)

2–I was awarded Most Industrious in 5th grade. Back then, students were tasked with the cleaning and the beautification of the school. I enjoyed watering the plants and cleaning in general, minus this giant bull frog that seemed to have taken residence in the faucet area of the garden. To this day, I am within my element near water and earth.

3–In junior high, I had the first and only face-slap in my entire life. It was done in accident and wow, just wow!

4–I sang a solo at a church, once. I was under the impression I was going to sing acappella. At last minute, a piano accompaniment was added. Needless to say, I was extremely nervous because the pianist and I did not have time to practice together, except for 30 minutes prior to mass starting. It was not sufficient time for me, who had no singing or music training. Most especially since the pianist did not have any music sheets to go by and was playing by ear based on how I sang the song.I would love to say it went well, but I would be lying. Not doing that again.  haha

5–I have lived in Japan for 3 years on a military relocation order. During those 3 years, from day 1 of stepping foot in the country, strangers converse with me in Japanese, because apparently I look Japanese, and, not to mention, approachable. Let’s not leave that piece outHaha. Because I grew up being told I look like a snob, which, technically, I can be, but in general, I am the opposite of. An introvert personality can be deceiving that way. Unfortunately, I did not know how to speak Japanese nor did I have the knowledge that language learning platforms, such as Mango, exist to help me learn it. Surprising myself, despite the language barrier, I lived a very relaxed and happy life there. I can totally live in Japan.

6–On the first month of having my second child, my husband got deployed for 8 months to Fallujah. We had just relocated to California 4 months prior to him leaving, family all in East Coast. This experience was not easy, to say the least; but, it the end, I made it thru stronger, if not wiser.

7–I rode the Battering Ram in Busch Gardens twice in my life. It’s essentially a giant swing. After the first ride, feet on the ground, legs shaking, I swore I would never go on it again. Decades later, with kids, I reluctantly went with my teen after some serious begging to go with. After which, I swore again I will not go on it again, my teen as witness. Motherhood is funny that way. It will get you out of your comfort zone most definitely, albeit, reluctantly.

So, this was actually harder than I thought to come up with 7 facts to share about myself.

I’ve got decades of memories to choose from and I chose these 7 to share with you today because it resurfaced the fastest. All randomly chosen for your reading pleasure.

Here are just a few sites I enjoy visiting. Please take the time to visit each one.  You won’t be disappointed:

Again, I would like to thank my nominators for the opportunity to promote myself and my blog, as well as give thanks for their generosity in support of my blogging journey. Click on each link below to find more about these amazing and supportive bloggers. You won’t be disappointed. Let’s start you off with their About Me page:

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Versatile Blogger Award post.

Until next time.


2 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award: 7 Things you Don’t Know About Me”

  1. Oh wow, I remember in a blink of an eye, my then-2 year old got out of the booth we sitting in at a restaurant when I got up to help my husband with the bill. She climbed down the seat and was a few tables away from us trying to get the ladies there to pick her up. I was so scared and almost had a heart attack! I could only imaging what your family went through. I swear, as a mom, I never truly enjoy myself at places because I’m constantly watching my two little ones.

    1. It is scary! Growing up, I did things without a thought how my parents would feel. Now a parent, I understand exactly what they went thru. I get you, I’m so much more careful with my kids than I would be if I’m by myself, you know?!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your mark on my blog. I appreciate your support.

      Take care.

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