Posted in Happy Thoughts, Positive Thinking

3-Day Quote Challenge: DAY 3

Hello Everyone!

This is the final day for my 3-Day Quote Challenge and again, I would like to say  thank you to  # Age of Aquarius and Eva of Why  Not Happy Blog for asking me to do this challenge. I had a blast! 

Will Smith is not just one of my favorite actors. He is also one of my favorite people in the world, and perhaps you’ll like him too when you read his fantastic quotes. 🙂

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I like this one very much. For me, this is so true. Whether we admit it or not, aware or unaware, we are using “being realistic” as an excuse not to try, or go beyond what already is. If this is your mentality, then you’ll be stuck in the safe zone. You will never maximize your potential. You are putting limitation to what you could achieve. You will just be, well, ordinary.

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It’s very obvious in my other posts that I am a firm believer of this one. We are what we think. So if we’re thinking that we “can not” from the start, then we will fail. The game is over before it has even begun. It’s kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Believing is important because it will keep us going no matter what.

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I could not agree more to what Will is saying here. Hate for me keeps us imprisoned. As a matter of fact, it does more damages to us instead of the person we’re hating. If they do not care how you feel, it really doesn’t matter how much you loathe them. But you do suffer- emotionally, mentally and physically. Having negative emotions toward someone is stressful, and stress causes a lot of chronic diseases. I believe that we reap what we sow. When people do bad things to others, they will suffer consequences sooner or later. My advice, pray for them. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed Will Smith’s quotes as much as I did! 🙂 ‘Til next time…

Posted in Happy Thoughts, Positive Thinking

3-Day Quote Challenge: DAY 2

This is my second day for the quote challenge and the quotes that I am sharing with you today are from famous people who were also successful in their own fields of expertise.

Here we go…
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I really like this routine of Steve Jobs. Why else should we keep on doing something that we don’t want to do? I know some of us may say “because we NEED to” but for me, that is the safest excuse we could make so that we do not feel so much guilty for not doing the things that we want to do. We should always look for opportunities that suit us- those that would make us happy. Otherwise, we die not living the life we’re meant to live.

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As a 5 year old child, her mom always told John Lennon that happiness is the key to life. I say she did a great job for doing so! And I believe her. 🙂

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I agree with Bruce Lee 101%. It’s human nature to get scared of anticipated outcomes and so sometimes, we settle to what’s safe and to what’s already working. We are afraid to move out of our comfort zone. But in doing so, we are putting limits to our potential and to what we can experience. For some, they use circumstances as excuse- “I don’t have enough time…” “I don’t have the money…”, “I did not graduate college…”, etc.

There are so much more that we can do in life and so much more that we can contribute to life if only we could master our fears, and trust more of what we can become.

I hope that you find the quotes inspiring and motivational. Have a great day everyone! 🙂

Posted in Happy Thoughts, Positive Thinking

3-Day Quote Challenge: DAY 1

I want to say thank you to  # Age of Aquarius and Eva of Why  Not Happy Blog for tapping me in for this 3-Day Quote Challenge. I really enjoyed doing this!

Here is the first set of quotes that I would like to share all of you:

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I like this quote very much. I know that there are some people who find bliss in ignorance, or who prefer not knowing the truth to avoid pain and heartaches. But for me, knowing the truth sets us free! It could be painful, it could cost our trust and relationships, but it is also liberating! It liberates us from lying to people and to ourselves. It shows us real love and acceptance. Hence, it comforts us in the end. We may think that we are protecting people from pain if we’re keeping them in the dark, but it actually does the opposite.

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I very much agree with Tony Robbins on this quote. We are not defined by our past experience. It is how we deal with our past that defines our future. I strongly believe that good things could come out even from the worst things that could happen. I am not Ms.Sunshine, but I choose to believe that we have choices, and it is our choices that makes who we are today.

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I definitely relate to what Og Mandino is saying here. A wake up reminder for me to stop procrastinating! it’s true that even the smartest plan is useless if we do not put it into action.

There you go ladies and gentlemen…I hope you liked my quotes today. I encourage every one to participate and do the challenge if you have time. You may find it really fun. I did! 🙂

Posted in Awards, Uncategorized

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.

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

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)

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

Posted in Random Happiness

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: 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. 🙂


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?



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

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


Posted in Uncategorized

A little note from me… :)

To my dear Readers,

I want to apologize for the lack of new post last week. I was sick, but I am better now. 🙂

I also like to thank my new readers and followers. It makes me happy to see that despite not being able to write for a week, I get new followers each day. THANK YOU!

And to my old blogger friends, thank you for your constant visit and continuous support for my blog. I know I have a lot of reading and catching up to do but I will definitely set a time to visit your amazing blogs and read your insightful posts.

I wish everyone a great and happy week ahead. Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart…


Nina 🙂

Posted in Awards, Random Happiness

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?

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! 🙂