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Awards

Hello Everyone,

This post is intended solely to recognize the awards and recognition that is given generously to my blog. I may not be able to participate on all of them but I want to acknowledge and say my thank you just the same by updating this post.

My heartfelt gratitude to the bloggers who have nominated me. Know that you contribute a huge part in inspiring me as a writer.  Thank you!

To my readers- old & new- I truly appreciate your continuous support and inspiration. You are the life of TheHappyLife101.

  Cheers,

Nina


 

 
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Award: Awesome Blogger Award

Shared by: Pooja’s Rose-Tinted Glasses

Date: May 18, 2017

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Award: Mystery Blogger Award

Shared by: Growing Self

Date: May 15, 2017

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Award: One Lovely Award

Shared by: Nature Inspired Mom

Date: March 18, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Blogger Award

Shared by: Solivagant Spirit

Date: March 17, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Blogger Award

Shared by: Sticky Note Quotes

Date: March 07, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Happening To Be Happy

Date: February 22, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind

Date: February 08, 2017

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Award: Valiant Blogger Award

Shared by: THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind

Date: February 01, 2017

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Award: Mystery Blogger Award

Shared by: The Inquisitive Writer

Date: January 28, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Flying Through Water

Date: January 23, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Award

Shared by: Sasha’s Writing

Date: September 29, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Shared by: The Showers of Blessings

Date: September 25, 2016

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Big and Pinky Toes

Date: September 19, 2016

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Award: The Smiley Thumb Award

Shared by: The Shimmer Within Her

Date: September 5, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Nomination from: The Light Breaks Through

Date: September 4, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Nomination from: My Valiant Soul

Date: August 24, 2016

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Award: MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award

Nomination from:  MakeItUltra™

Date: July 21, 2016

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Nomination from: The Learnify

Date: June 23, 2016

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Nomination from: The_Legacy

Date: June 22, 2016

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Award: Liebster Award

Nomination from: IMPOSSIBLYREAL

Date: June 22, 2016

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Award: Liebster Award

Nomination from: Good, beautiful, and trueThe Learnify

Date: June 03, 2016

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One Lovely Award

What a beautiful way to end the Love Month (or start the new month) with post such as this…

I am very thankful to Kayla of EssenCentral and Bhavana of Happening to be Happy  for another nomination on my blog. I’m flattered that they find me (ahem!)… I mean, my writings lovely. 🙂

Kayla and Bhavana are both beautiful optimistic women . Their  posts are really uplifting and inspiring. Visit their blogs and you’ll see what I mean.

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  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

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  • I am my husband’s first girlfriend (he’s so lucky he did not get to experience the heartache of breaking-up with a girlfriend!)
  • I learned to play the guitar when I was 11 or 12 years old
  • I wear sneakers more often than I wear heels
  • I don’t eat raw meat and fish, but I eat raw vegetables.
  • I love teaching as a profession (yep, I was a teacher/Guidance Counselor)
  • It’s my dream to write and publish a book someday.
  • I’m more of a giver than a receiver.

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Thank you for the Love!

I want to say my big THANK YOU to the following Bloggers for their award nominations for my blog. 🙂

Thank you Nikki of Flying Through Water  for the Blogger Recognition Award.

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How my blog started: I really love to write, but my passion for writing was put aside for a long time. I have a family to take care of and I also have a regular job so I didn’t feel that I have enough time to write. But I got inspired after watching one  TED Talk that discussed about finding your passion and purpose. I remember the speaker said “If money is not an issue, what is it that you would be doing?… I say you should do it now“…That’s what got me into starting my blog.

Advice for new bloggers: Whenever you write something, just remember that your words could make or break a person. That’s how powerful words are- so even if we have the freedom to express our own thoughts & ideas, we still have to be careful on the articles that we publish. 

Thank you Jo Smith, The Inquisitive Writer for the Mystery Blogger Award.

mystery-bloggerWhat is your most valuable possession? The love letters from my hubby-I know it’s cheesy but I still have them 🙂
How long have you been blogging? About 9 months. I started mid-May last year.
Where do you want to travel next? If given the chance, I really like to see Greece.
What is your mission? To spark a bit of happiness or hope to someone out there who needs it. 🙂
Do you like soup? What type of soup? (The silly question) Yes. Crab & corn and Nido soups taste good to me.

Thank you Andrei of THOUGHTS AVENUE: Speak you mind for the Valiant Blogger Award.

valiant-blogger-award.jpgMy Greatest Challenge in my life & how I got through it: 
I consider it my greatest challenge to get pregnant. I have a Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which causes hormonal imbalance and it makes it difficult to get pregnant. For a long time, I didn’t eat rice and I exercised in the gym every other day with my hubby. We also jogged together on weekends. Eventually, I got pregnant! 🙂 Discipline, Support from loved ones, and Prayers are all that I needed.

My Piece of Advice to people struggling with something in their life: When the going gets tough, know that it is God’s way of saying “I have better plans for you”…You may not understand it at first but you just have to put your faith and trust in Him. You’ll know the reason sooner or later.

 

I am truly grateful for all your recognition.

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My First for 2017 =)

I’m excited to receive my very first blog award for this year.  Thank you Andrei for nominating TheHappyLife101 for the  One Lovely Blog Award. 🙂

THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind is one of the most sensible and thought-provoking yet humorous blog that I’ve seen. I strongly encourage everyone to visit Andrei’s blog and I guarantee that you will not be wasting your precious time.

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  1. Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate at most 15 people.
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

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  1. I am comfortable going out without wearing any make-up on. I’d rather spend an hour reading an interesting book, than spend an hour in front of the mirror  putting make-ups.
  2. I can cook a food that I’ve never cooked as long as I’ve tasted it- One of my many amazing talents! 😉
  3. I’m a better Writer than a Speaker. In person, I stutter a lot!
  4. I have a notebook where I write my thoughts for my daughter. She’s only 5-years old now so I could not really talk to her in a more mature way. But there are things that I want her to know from my experiences with her. So I just write them on my “Dear Gaby” notebook, and hopefully I will not lose it until she’d get to read it when she’s older. 🙂
  5. Sometimes, I use my “travel time” to the office to pray. And I do randomly pray for  strangers.
  6. I could live a day (or a week) without my cellphone with me. It’s true.
  7. I love planners. I still own an actual planner even if I could schedule upcoming events on my cellphone or Outlook. 🙂

nominations

Khadhy
Mark All My Words
A Teacher’s Reflections
Out An’ About
Flying Through Water
Cyranny’s Cove
Project Believe In Yourself

It’s great if you guys would participate, but it’s also okay if you chose not to. Just know that I find your blogs lovely and they deserve the recognition. 🙂

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One more reason to be happy… :)

My big THANK YOU to Sasha of Sasha’s Writings for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please accept my apology for posting more than a week later after you nominated me.

THE RULES:
Thank the person who nominated you
Share the award on your blog
Share seven random facts about yourself
Tag bloggers with less than 1000 followers
Let them know they have been nominated

7 RAMDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. I like music- I play the keyboards and the guitar. My dad bought me my keyboards when I was in 5th grade and my first guitar on my 6th grade. My guitar now is a gift from my husband. 🙂

2. I am a Harry Potter fan. I’ve read “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in just one day!

3. I truly enjoy watching the clouds in the morning and the stars at night. They remind me that there is a God who is always there for us.

4. I don’t like horror movies, but I do watch “The Walking Dead”.

5. My favorite places at home- garden & kitchen. Flowers and plants sort of give me positive energies, I feel happy being around them. And I love to cook! 🙂

6. I could listen to the same Jason Mraz songs every day.

7. I like art- I do some coloring on my Adult Coloring Book!  (and my favorite color is yellow)

MY NOMINATIONS:
It would be great if you guys would participate, but if you choose not to, it’s okay.  Just know that you’re blog deserves the recognition. 🙂

1. A Teacher’s Reflection

2. The Shimmer Within Her

3. Big and Pinky Toes

4. Impossibly Real

5. Witty Mummy

6. EDM Muse

7.Gentlemen Project

8.My Dear Yellow World

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Sunshine Makes Me Smile

My Big Thanks to Keith of The Lights Breaks Through for nominating me for Sunshine Blogger Award, and to Nicky of TheShimmerWithinHer for sharing her Smiley Thumb Award.

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It always put a smile on my face to know that other people show support and acknowledgement to what I do on my blog. It is heart-warming, encouraging, and inspiring.

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…and now to answer the questions:

1. What do you love about blogging?
Being able to share a part of me to the world…AND  seeing how people from different parts of the globe show kindness, concern, support and love to one another.

2. What is your favorite song?
Living in the Moment by Jason Mraz

3. What is your dream job?
I love Teaching and I also like to become a professional Writer

4. If you could exchange your life with anyone for one day who would that be and why?
I’d like to be the richest person in the world- so I could use his money to help as many people as I can, donate more to charities and non-gov’t orgs that aims to help the needy, and create programs design to empower people. 🙂

5. Your secret romantic fantasy?
Travel to Europe with my hubby.

6. What are your habits that you hate most or want to change them?
Procrastinating…

7. Your most embarrassing thing that happened to you?
When I was in grade 3, I was so sleepy in class that I called my teacher “Daddy” instead of “Sir” when asked to recite!

8. Your favorite color?
Yellow- the happy color! 🙂

9. Your motivation in life?
I help make people feel happy in my own little way.

10. Craziest thing you would like to do in life that you were not able to do?
Break the rules and be a bad ass for one day! LOL!

I am sharing these awards to EVERYONE. I know that all of us spend time & energy, and we pour our hearts out when we write our posts, so everyone deserves to be recognized! 🙂

 

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to My Valiant Soul for nominating me for this award. I personally think that this award best describes the purpose of TheHappyLife101- to spread a ray of sunshine to everyone who would come across it! 🙂

Q & A Portion:

  • Name something that makes you happy.
    Me drinking coffee while reading🙂
  • Would you rather live in the city or countryside?
    Countryside. Peace + Quiet + Nature= Perfect place for me
  • What’s your ultimate inspiration song?
    “Everything is Sound” by Jason Mraz- You can check out to my previous post to listen to the song.
  • Name 1 item in your bucket list.
    Go to Greece.
  • Do you prefer to write or type?
    Write (I think)… I’ve got notebooks and planner on my bag!
  • Mountains or sea?
    Mountains. I love the invigorating smell of fresh woods and plants… But I like the sea too.
  • What is something you do to relieve stress?
    Read books or listen to a relaxing song.
  • What is your happy color?
    It’s always been Yellow 🙂
  • If you visit a new place or country, what is the first thing you would do?
    Take a picture!
  • What is the one thing you cannot live without?
    Definitely a good book!
  • Who do you look up to?
    I look up to my mon. But aside from her, I admire Morrie Schwartz- the subject on Mitch Albom’s book- Tuesdays with Morrie. I love his positive outlook in life.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes from him:

“As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on—in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.”

And now for my Nominees:

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Project Believe in Yourself

 Create Your Life

NICE PLACE, Shame About the Human Race

Watching the Daisies

That Geek There who writes

Silver Lining

 

 

 


Check out previous awards here 🙂