Liebster Award


First and foremost, I would like to thank Victoria for voting for my blog for the award!

Accordingly, the rules for the award are as follows:
– Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog
– Thank and tag the blog who nominated you
– Nominate 8 blogs with less than 200 followers and inform them of the nomination (link them in the post)
– No tag-back
– Answer the questions given by your nominator
– Provide a new set of questions for your nominees

The questions I was asked to answer:

1. Why do you write?
I write to learn, to inspire, to fight, and to excel. Writing is my form of watching the abstracts – the ideas and theories – manifest into something concrete. When I see the words appear before me on the screen, or on paper, they become real. They are no longer a fantasy, they become my version of reality.

2. How would you explain your basic life philosophy?
My basic life philosophy is LIFE itself – Learn to Inspire and Fight to Excel. To live each day as if it’s your last, to sleep without regret, wake without hesitation, and do what I love so that I love what I do. Life is not meant to be perfect, but everything works out for the best in the end, and if it’s not yet good then it’s not yet the end.

3. If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?
I would like to have witnessed Einstein in the process of inventing some of his greatest works, and also a Time Lapse of globalisation on an abstract level.

4. What is the best compliment that you hope someone will give you?
The utmost form of compliment in my books is if someone tells me I inspire or motivate them

5. What is your best or favourite memory?
It’s hard to say – probably being born, if I remembered it. Or learning to walk – that one I actually do remember. (And no, I didn’t learn to walk at six).

6. Who do you admire most?
Albert Einstein – his philosophies, his inventions, his motivation and determination. The fact that he is one of the greatest scientists but also the most creative genius ever known to man trumps any modern mythical paradox that you can either be creative or scientific, but never both.

7. What cheers you up?
Seeing progress in any form – whether it be self, friends, family, clients (students), society or even humanity.

8. What is the most daring or spontaneous thing that you have ever done?
Cliff jumping off a 30 foot cliff in the Philippines. I pretty much just ran up the cliff and jumped because I knew that if I’d stopped to look, I’d probably get unnecessarily scared.

9. What are you most afraid of?
Fear itself, and not fear as in insecurities, but fear as in phobias or general setbacks hindering clarity.

10. If you could have one wish, what would you wish?
For balance in the world – peace, equality, and essentially, balance.

My nominations:

Aquileana of La Audacia de Aquiles from Greek mythology to linguistic structualism, Aquileana has excellent in-depth articles that are easy to read and follow.

Dr. Harker of Paranorensics – excellent medical-based mystery stories

Daniel of The Incompetent Writer – good writing tips with travel adventures

N.P. Sala of A Clear Lens – interesting reads on religion, epistemology and apologetics.

Justin Antioho of Rugged Writings – good poetry and some philosophical commentary

Ben Hewitt of Ben Hewitt – introspective content with simple and easy-to-read syntax

Lincoln Davidson of The Davidson International – political and sociological commentary on various issues

Gronda Morin of Gronda Morin – political reads with illustrations

Ten questions for the nominees:
1. Who are you?
2. How do you think? (in pictures, words, sounds, movies etc)
3. What is your favourite strength in yourself and why?
4. What do you count as a weakness (any context)?
5. What was your purpose of creating a blog?
6. Are you satisfied with your blog? Why or why not?
7. What inspires you to do what you do?
8. What motivates you when you feel low?
9. What are your aspirations?
10. If you could have dinner with 4 people – living or dead – who would they be and why?

Once again, many thanks to Victoria for her nomination. Good luck to all of you, too! Keep sharing your thoughts!

Mikaela of Mikavelli

C’est La Vie

Can’t you see what you do to me
Our love was meant to be
And you were made for me…
~AG Silver~

So you get those who yearn for it, yet stay single most of their lives.. and those who are single who spend their lives searching… Going around in circles, looking in all the wrong places. Giving ourselves excuses as to why we should “experiment” and be reckless – ruining other’s potential relationships only because ours failed. All along, the one person who wants to be with you, who you could be with, is right in front of you. But you’re giving yourself reason to “move on,” to “get over” things, and he / she is just waiting for you to “grow up.” What more can we ask for, when we already have everything we could possibly ask for – and we selfishly want more, because we’re so used to getting what we want?

Work seems to be progressing – as hours and salary increase, balancing everything out seems ever more effortless now. Cutting out hours of socialising, replaced with quality time with quality relationships, gym and work – wallet is heavier, weight is lighter; all in all, being productiveΒ and not destructive.

And Day 1 officiallyΒ begins on Monday, Oct 10th, as text books and study materials have arrived this week. Learning accelerates as ones studies broaden from purely academic to “interest courses” such as learning French and what-not. Funding is also from one’s own pocket, thus the most and best has to be made of this “education.”

Becoming more particular and fastidious regarding socialising and friendships – with a notable amount of failures and pointless relationships, one might feel this fussiness justifiable and thus continuously lives in this manner. Boredom has not hit – surprisingly enough – and loneliness a figment of the past. No abstractions which were previously expected seem to have hindered or intervened in this manner of lifestyle, causing one to become rather suspicious and weary of the past. Perhaps this lifestyle was possible all along, but in choosing to learn the hard way – by befriending the wrong people and softening up to those who took vulnerability for granted – it’s curious that one can swing to the other extreme of not making an effort or simply “avoiding” any social scenarios whatsoever.

Curious. Indeed curious.

To sum up everything, well there really isn’t much to say, really. We move on, life goes on.

C’est La Vie.

Sometimes she wonders if they’re gonna live
Up to who they could be;
The real world is heading for them
Like a high speed train
And she’s not ready…
~Tammin Sursok~