Liebster Award Nomination

 

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The Rules!

Post the logo above

Accept the nomination and link back to the blog that nominated you

Share seven things about yourself

Nominate blogs and inform them of the nomination

 

I’d like to nominate:

1. http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/

2. http://fictionalien.wordpress.com/

3. http://juliegreenart.com/

4. http://seductivevenice.wordpress.com/

5. http://eightdaysweek.wordpress.com/

6. http://aprettypennyblog.com/about-me/

7. http://whenlifegivesyouletters.wordpress.com/

8. http://girlcommaworld.wordpress.com/

 

1. What is your favourite book?

Ah, this is a tough one. I’m not ready to answer this!

Okay, I’m a bit of a bookworm (understatement).

My top 5 in no particular order:

  •     The Messenger – Markus Zusak
  •     For One More Day – Mitch Albom
  •     Carrie Diaries – Candace Bushanell
  •     The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  •     Night – Elie Wiesel

2. What is your most memorable dining experience?

  •  Eating a feast composed of seafood and lovely desserts like caramel mud pie and strawberry  short cake at Bubba Gump in the Victoria Peak (Hong Kong). The view was fabulous and had a wonderful time with my family!
  • Making dinner for one of my best friend’s aunt and uncle. They let us stay in their house for the weekend because it’s a sleepy town but I enjoyed their company tremendously. I don’t know about you but I have a soft spot for older generations so hearing about their lives and travels – all the struggles, the fun and excitement, the joy and tragedy, the beauty and pain of existence. They’re such beautiful people.

3. Favourite cuisine?

  • Asian
  • Italian
  • French

4. What is your favourite meal of the day?

Probably dinner – when the whole family is present 😀

5. What is your least favourite food?

Papaya/Pawpaw

6. Do you prefer cooking for yourself, or others?

I don’t cook much – perhaps not at all! Thank goodness for Mama and my auntie.

If the world turns upside down and I learn how to cook, I’d love to cook for others.. that is if I feel confident enough. But nothing beats a really easy, simple homemade meal for your lovely self so the answer is BOTH!

7. Favourite blogs on the internet?

Garance Doré – a vivacious, witty French blogger who is effortlessly chic and humorous!

Humans of New York – Brandon Stanton’s photographs and the conversations he has with strangers never fail to amaze me, I’m sure you will blown away if you check it out 😉

I wrote about him here in my blog.

Movie2k ~ I thank the creator of this site from the bottom of my heart)

Sidereel ~ I’m also a TV series fanatic. Scandal, Revenge, Suits, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mindy Kaling Project – you name it.

8. One place you would love to travel to?

E-U-R-O-P-E. ‘Nuff said.

9. Casual dining or fine dining?

Casual dining for sure!! Fine dining is no fun if you have to pretend to be prim and proper.

10. Salt or pepper?

Random question. Salt.

11. Spicy food: yes or no?

I love spicy food so yes! I like putting a bit of spicy stuff on my food especially in soup dishes and pizza 🙂

Thank you soo much to Genevieve for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

So unexpected and had a great time answering these questions 🙂

Modern Women are Super

Revenge, Scandal, Suits, Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty – love them or hate them, they all have something in common.

Female characters in these TV shows embody different nuances of a modern woman and that’s a good great thing.

If someone steals the one person you love, Emily Thorne a.k.a. Amanda Clarke shows that if justice isn’t served, you can serve it yourself with a nice little cherry on top – revenge. This feisty young woman enacts intricate plans but revenge at its finest  is best served with torture, some blood and lots of cold bodies.  After all, every woman should have at least an ounce of deviousness running through her blood!

Caught in a scandal? Got a problem no one can solve? Except of course, Olivia Pope. Fear not, Liv’s army of gladiators will come to the rescue and show up at your doorstep or rather, sneak in through the backdoor at the wee-hours of the night just to make sure you’re taken care of. Whether it be a murder, an ex-husband, a dark past or a murderer ex-husband with a dark past, or if you want to be the leader of a great (crumbling) nation, then infamous fixer Olivia Pope will rise above the challenge and turn everything to her client’s advantage. Her ingenious tactics will amaze you without a doubt.

Jessica Pearson: the name and face of a top-tier law firm in New York, the managing partner. Despite his arrogance, Harvey is on Jessica’s leash and she doesn’t have to do anything dramatic to keep him there. Men in suits are next to nothing because a couple of wise words does the trick and Jessica reminds us that you don’t always need to get your hands dirty to get what you want. A firm voice and effortless charm can take over the world because victory is sweeter when you jump past a couple of hurdles.

Despite of daddy issues, mummy issues and all sorts of other issues, Meredith Grey remains adamant in her belief that nothing is black or white, even if her gorgeous McDreamy husband thinks so. She counts on her intuition over logic and most of the time, to do the right thing is to ignore what you think is right. Besides, if we always do what we’re supposed to do and what society deems right, are we ever going to be happy?

No one can be more focused and driven than Grey’s Anatomy‘s Christina Yang. This super workaholic, no babies type of woman realises that there is no need for marriage, you should simply follow your instincts and do what feels right – even if it means divorcing your husband and being his girlfriend again. To some people, marriage sounds like a happily ever-after storybook but for some, it’s more toxic and exhausting than having a successful career and twelve kids running around the house.

Betty Suarez, oh where do we start? The poncho on her first day, the endless public humiliation and oh, the bushy eyebrows… I can go on and on but those things do not say a thing about the character and integrity of Daniel Meade’s lovely editorial assistant. If anything, it only makes you wonder why the fashion world is so messed up. Betty’s strength, resilience and compassion make her stand out from a sea of skin and bone creatures with judging eyes, those obsessed in all that is physical and suffice to say, trivial. “If you truly want it, it’s worth fighting for.” Isn’t that enough to prove how inspiring this woman is… and that she is anything but Ugly Betty?

Did I mention each character also has a great sense of humour and their witty remarks are more effective than any other sword or weapon?

Who’s your favourite modern woman in television?

Published on http://socialjournalism.com.au/tvs-modern-women-are-super/