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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

MakeItUltra Award

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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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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More Awards for HappyLife101! :)

Blogger Recognition.pngMy sincere appreciation to Lacey of Big and Pinky Toes for the Blogger Recognition Award nomination, and to Miriam of The Showers of Blessing for the Sunshine Blogger Award nomination. It always makes me happy and inspired whenever I get recognition for my blog.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 🙂

The rules for accepting these awards are:
1.Thank the one who nominated you and embed a link to their blog.
2.Share how you started your blog.
3.Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
4.Answer their questions and give questions for your nominees to answer
5.Nominate 10 blogs and visit their blogs to let them know.

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Q & A PORTION:

Q: Share how you started your blog
A: It may sound cliche but I think that writing to provide inspiration to other people is why I started with my blog. I just asked a friend who knows more about blogging than I knew and then I started with my own. I wanted my blog to be about “happiness”…unfortunately, “the happy life” is not available so I have “thehappylife101” instead… I feel like the “101” makes it sound like a manual or sort of like that! 🙂

Q: Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
A: Remember that not all people may like or agree with what you write, but this must not discourage you. Do not write to please others, otherwise, you’ll lose your purpose. Just write from the heart and respect your readers opinions. Also engage in the community by visiting, liking and commenting to other blogs. It will make it more fun and meaningful.

Q: When did you last cry in front of another person?
A: Last week when I watched “Train to Busan” hehehe

Q: What is the one thing you have tried but will never do again?                                                     A: Eat raw bitter melon or bitter gourd with marshmallow. I did that in a game we played on a teambuilding.

Q: Do you believe everyone needs a soulmate?
A: I’m not sure if everyone needs a soulmate but I like to believe that everyone has a soulmate.

Q: Have you ever succeeded when you thought you might fail?
A: When I was taking my licensure exam for professional teaching, my stomach is really hurting for some reason and I could not really concentrate 100%. I would not have been surprised if I have failed the exam, but luckily I passed! Yey! 🙂

Q: Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert?
A: I’m more of an introvert. I’m not very outgoing and I am not the type who approach other people just to have conversation with them or make friends. But I am approachable. 🙂

 

MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
1. Describe your blog in one sentence.
2. If you could be the opposite sex in one day, what would you do?
3. What trait do you love most about your self?
4. Who is your favorite person in the world and why?
5. What do you want people would remember you for?

 

THE BLOGS THAT I NOMINATE:

Blogger Recognition Award:
Zen and the Art of Everyday Living
Gentlemen Project
Kavara Stories
Khady
Jeffrey H. King

Sunshine Blogger Award:
The Heart Way
Once Upon a Hotflash
Comically Quirky
That Geek There
Eugenia

 

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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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MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award

I would like to thank Eric of MakeItUltra™ for nominating me for this award. Having my blog among the first set of blogs to have been nominated makes it even more special to me. I am truly grateful.

I also congratulate my fellow nominees- all very deserving blogs.

What is your name?
Niña Tatiana

Where are you from?
Manila, Philippines

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
More or less 2 months. I started blogging because I love to write and I also have a passion to inspire people. I thought blogging would help me reach out to many. It kind of gives a sense of purpose or meaning to my life. 🙂

What are you most proud of?
When my family (Dad, Mom, & my Siblings) was given the “Model Family” award by our city government.

What are your blogging goals?
My main goal is to put a smile on my readers’ faces whenever they visit my blog or read my posts. It really makes me happy whenever someone appreciates and finds my posts helpful. My secondary goals are to improve my skill as a Writer, and gain more readers. To get to know other talented people and win friends would be a lovely bonus!

How do you spend your free time?
With blogging as exemption, I am either reading a book, watching a movie, learning to play a new song in my guitar, or studying/playing with my daughter. =)

The blogs that I nominate for this award:

Out an’ About
A Kinder Way
ImpossiblyReal
Dear Dad
The Shimmer Within Her
Project Believe In Yourself
forgivingjournal
Good, Beautiful, and True

5 random facts about me:

* I love to cook!
* 3 things that really makes me happy are: good books, music, & flowers!
* I am afraid of ghost and I would never watch a horror film!
* I’m a big fan of Harry Potter (novels & movies) and Jason Mraz
* My favorite vegetables are Asparagus and Broccoli

ABOUT THE AWARD

The MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.

THE RULES

If you have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and choose to accept, write a blog post about the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.

2. Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post).. Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!

3. Answer the following MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award questions.

What is your name?
Where are you from?
How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
What are you most proud of?
What are your blogging goals?
How do you spend your free time?

4. Nominate 1-8 blogs that you feel deserve the award and provide links.

5. Provide 5 random facts about yourself (optional).

6. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here).

7. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and provide a link for them to your post.

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Blogger Recognition Award-3 is a Charm :)

Thank you to The_Legacy for recognizing my blog. 🙂

I started this week with my post Today is a Great Day!,  encouraging all of us to set our minds that good things will happen, because if we release positive energy, the more positive things are drawn to us.

I am happy to say that a lot of good things are happening  to me so far– both in my private life and with my writing. I am excited to know what more are in store for me the rest of the week! 🙂 I sincerely hope that you are also enjoying good things.

How I started this blog:

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. And like many of you, I also have a desire to inspire people. So I thought having a blog would help me reach out to many. I was also motivated to write after watching TED talks that discussed about living a life of significance and purpose.

My Advice to Other Bloggers:

I want to quote Robin Sharma- “Words can INSPIRE, and words can DESTROY. Choose yours well.”

The words that we write are powerful. They may inspire and motivate, and they may also discourage or hurt. Let’s strive to only write things that mean well for others.

My Nominations:

Honestly, I am not familiar with the qualifications or criteria, but I feel these blogs deserve this recognition.

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If you opt not to participate, it is totally fine.  But if you do, below are the rules. 🙂

Rules for participating in Blogger recognition award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Attach the award to the post.
  4. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  6. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  7. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide a link to the award post you created.

 

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Liebster Award 2016 (take 2!)

Big thanks to Pulkit at IMPOSSIBLYREAL for nominating me for the Liebster Award 2016!

I was supposed to nominate him because I find his blog interesting, intelligent, unique and quite entertaining but I was surprised to see him nominate me first (can I nominate someone who nominated me?) 🙂 Anyhow, I strongly recommend that you check out his amazing blog!

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My Random Facts:

  1. My favorite coffee flavor is Caramel Macchiato
  2. I’m scared to drive alone.
  3. I don’t watch horror movies.
  4. I joined singing competitions from my elementary days up to high school. 🙂
  5. I wanted to be a doctor but I’m scared of cadavers.
  6. My ultimate Hollywood crush is Ashton Kutcher.
  7. I want to be either a singer/musician or a writer.
  8. I can go out without make-up on.
  9. I was a Guidance Counselor (my first job!) 🙂
  10. If I would choose between wealthy living and simple living, I’d choose simple living- no doubt!
  11. I’m happier as a giver than a receiver.

The Questions Asked of Me:

  1. What is your favorite book (or series of books)? “The Return of the Ragpicker” by Og Mandino
  2. On your own scale, what is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? I went on a blind date that was set up by my bestfriend.
  3. What are you most grateful for in your life? My family and our close relationship.
  4. What is your favorite fruit juice? And favorite fruit? Coconut juice and melons
  5. What do you want this very second? Go to Greece.
  6. What is your biggest achievement? My 8-years of marriage 🙂 (and counting…)
  7. What are your top three favorite genres of music? Your favorite song in each genre? Acoustic Rock- Quiet (Jason Mraz) ,  Pop Rock- Kiss Me (Ed Sheeran), Reggae- Living In the Moment (Jason Mraz)
  8. What tip(s) would you give a brand new blogger? Be yourself and accept the fact that not all people would agree with your opinion. Just be respectful and settle to agree to disagree 🙂
  9. If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be and why? Mila Kunis…so I get to be Ashton Kutcher’s wife in one day, LOL! =P
  10. What is your favorite quote?

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”- Rule #17…for a Better Way To Live, Og Mandino 

11. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Time spent with my husband & daughter…all 3 of us just having fun and joking around 🙂

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My Nominees for the Liebster Award:

The Questions I Ask of You:

  1. What is your favorite movie and why?
  2. On your own scale, what is the bravest thing you’ve done?
  3. What are you most grateful for in your life?
  4. What super power would you like to have if you could have one?
  5. Where do you want to be at this moment now?
  6. What is the most important lesson that you learned from someone?
  7. What song would describe who you are?
  8. What tip(s) would you give a brand new blogger?
  9. If you could change anything in your past, what would that be and why?
  10. If money is not an option, what would you like to do?
  11. What are you living for?
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Liebster Award

Thank you to Cymbrie who have just nominated me for this award, and to Aki for previously nominating me. 🙂

If you’re looking to get inspired and see the good and beautiful about life I recommend that you visit Cymbrie at https://goodbeautifulandtrue.wordpress.com.

And if you need assistance to any techie kind of stuff, Aki is the best person to ask so visit her at https://thelearnify.wordpress.com.

My favorite blog so far is from MakeItUltra entitled “Accepting Who We Are.” https://makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/accepting-who-we-are

I like it because it is very real and relatable. Many of us do not realize that one of the best and easiest way to be happy is to accept and love our own-selves. I like the part of the blog where the author encouraged the readers to read this phrase aloud:

“Just because someone appears to “have it all,” that does not mean they are truly happy. Wanting what someone else has will never make me happy anyway. My happiness is in appreciating what I have, and in directing my energy toward making the changes necessary for me to achieve my own goals and dreams.”

10 Random Facts about myself:

  1. I like reading and writing a lot.
  2. I can play the guitar =) My dad bought me my first guitar when I was 10 or 11yrs old.I also play the keyboards when I was younger.
  3. I drink coffee everyday. I like tea too.
  4. I was able to read a Harry Potter book in just one seating (man, did my eyes hurt!)
  5. I can cook delicious meal! =)
  6. I used to weigh 110 lbs and with 24” waistline (one day I wake up, and my pants don’t fit anymore! hehehe)
  7. I like nuts, especially Almond.
  8. I look like a snob, but really I am nice (LOL!)
  9. I have a degree in BS Psychology and AB English
  10. My favorite singers are Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran

I do not have a list of blogs that I can nominate for this award yet…that would be an assignment for me today… I have seen some really good blogs, but they all have more than 200 followers so they don’t count… Promise, I’ll have my list of nominations soon! =)

Thanks again for this heart-warming award. 🙂