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19 September 2010

Fun Tags and Lovely Awards

I've been tagged!

So much love is going around the blogging world right now. And I am very grateful to fellow bloggers who remembered me when they shared their beautiful awards. A BIG THANKS to all of you! 

The first one came from Joanny whose blog I discovered while visiting fellow poets who joined the Thursday Poets' Rally. Since then I became hooked on her avant-garde style of blogging. Her poetry spells bliss and her quaint images are fabulous. Visit her site now, aptly named Live Beautifully Dream Compassionately Love Completely,  and see her awesome work.
Super Comments Award
This cute award from Joanny came with 10 questions that I must answer... Here they are:

1)  Why do you blog?
I blog
to soothe
my tired and 
sometimes aching
i blog
to unclog
the cobwebs
in my 
i blog because...
simply because

2)  Name your three best memories.
sunday jaunts 
at the beach with dad
i learned to swim 
before my ABC's
sumptuous lunch of
crabs, prawns and oysters
never mind if they made 
my skin turn red and itchy
our birthday morns smelled of
chicken soup and noodles
those were the happiest
days of my life

3)  Name 4 of the best fiction books you've read.
Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
defined and sealed my career path

Gone with the Wind  by Margaret Mitchell
made me want to emulate Scarlett O'Hara's strength of character
but without losing her Rhett Butler

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
was a beautiful saga of love lost, found 
and lost again

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
a tender story about an enduring relationship 
and unconditional love... 
a romantic novel about two people 
who were given a second chance at the love of a lifetime

4)  What are the 5 best movies ever made? (and that I love....)
Gone with the Wind
Love Affair
You've Got Mail
Schindler's List

oooopsssie... i shouldn't forget these two movies that i really love-
What Dreams May Come (simply the best among the best!!!)
The Notebook

5)  Name 5 things I can't live without.
 I would have answered: my kids' love and respect, my sunshine's unconditional acceptance, my parents' undying support, the  work i so love, and the loving company of my BFFs and TFFs, but the question asks for "things" so here's my list... 
my vanity case
Nokia touch phone
my journal

6)  If you could change your name what would it be?
[from "What's Your Chinese Name?" in Facebook]

7)  Tell us a unique and interesting fact about yourself.
all the seasons of my life
were immortalized
in journals i have
and collected
through the 

8)  What do you love best about yourself?
 i have learned to forgive...
“Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations 
that the other person apologize or change. 
Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. 
Love them and release them. 
Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.” 
~Sara Paddison~

 9)  If you had a "Freaky Friday" experience, who would you change places with?
  I'll follow the lead in that movie and change places with my 14-year-old daughter Jazzy.  
It would be nice to get to know her better through her friends in her own world.

10)  What is the best thing about being a woman.
there is nothing grander 
than growing another 
life in your womb
and giving birth
to one of God's 
 of all God's gifts to women
motherhood is the best!
"The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. "
~Giuseppe Mazzini~

The Three Things Tag

Two of my favorite poets, Jingle and Imagina, also tagged me.

Jingle is the brilliant host of the Thursday Poets' Rally and the brain behind Jingle Poetry where poets converge and share their work. Imagina is one of the talented poets I've met through the Rally.

Here goes the Three Things Tag...

3 Places I Would Pack My Travel Bag For
Louisiana, USA to visit my sis and her family
Virginia, USA to visit my bro and his family
UK to visit my sunshine

3 On-Screen Characters I Love To Watch
Hannah Montana
 Mr. Bean
[Don't be surprised... I'm just a little kid at heart... ;) ]

3 Moods That Describe Me The Best
I suffer from severe mood swings...

3 Things I Always Think Of Doing On A Weekend
 Sleep, Blog, Sleep = Lazy Sunday

3 Things From My Childhood That I Can't Forget
 ~See no. 2 above~

3 Things I Would Never Say No To
Retro/Disco Girls' Night Out
Medical/Dental/Opta/Legal Mission Programs of our Mater et Puer Foundation
 Mall-ing with my Kids

3 Things I Can't Live Without
~See no. 5 above~

Along with the tag came these lovely awards...

Thank You Award
Good Friends Award
The Happiness Award

The Happy Award
This Happiness Award was passed on to me by Jingle, Heartspell and notjeffery1, all awesome, happy and brilliant poets/bloggers.

Here are the rules to accept the award:
1: Link to the person who gave it to you,
2. List 10 things that make you happy,
3. Pass it on to 10 happy bloggers.
4. Notify the nominees about this Happy Award.

10 Things That Make Me Happy
hugs and kisses from my kids
my ray of sunshine
a big smile on my dad's or mom's face
retro/disco night out with my BFF's and TFF's
nice comments from fellow bloggers
coffee moments with closest friends
charity work of Mater et Puer (Mother and Child) Foundation
sunset at the beach
a good night's sleep
private messages in Facebook from long lost friends
The Outstanding Blogger Award

Another lovely award from both Joanny and Jamie Dedes (the epitome of strength and hope whose poems seek to inspire) is the Outstanding Blogger Award...

The Outstanding  Blogger Award
Remember, there's no pressure here. You may choose not to do the tags but please feel free to take all the awards you like. 

You have been tagged and awarded:

Again, a BIG THANKS to joanny, jingle, jamie, imagina, notjeffery1 and heartspell for these awards and tags. These awards/tags are also for you. Go ahead and grab any or all of them.

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Anonymous September 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM  

Nice to know more about you, Bing, thanks for taking my tag :)mwaah xox

JamieDedes September 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

What an outstanding job you did with this ... Nice to get to know you better. Congrats' and well-deserved.

Blog on ...

joanna September 19, 2010 at 5:09 PM  

You are simply gorgeous, your blog is beautiful, love the art work you chose to go with your words, stunning.

Your poetry, reflects the beauty, romance, love, that is in your heart, you are like Scarlet with a strength of character, for you learned the hardest thing that we as humans have to learn while we are here and that is the act of forgiveness. For until we do forgive we will continue to have wars.

Have a blessed day and enjoy your family.


Bing Yap September 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

hi imagina, i enjoyed doing the tag. sorry for the delay though. my schedule these past 2 weeks went haywire again. thanks for the visit. :)

Bing Yap September 19, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

jamie, thank you for the award you gave. that was much appreciated. and i'm glad that you like this post. :)

Bing Yap September 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

joanny, your "paused" post inspired me to come up with this one. i enjoyed answering the 10 questions and i guess you could see that here. i really appreciate the awards you gave me. thank you for your continued support. {{{hugsss}}}

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall September 19, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

elegant post,
very thoughtfully done and said.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall September 19, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

poetry potluck opens within 12 hours, hope to see you in, the earlier you link in, the more traffic you will get.
Thanks for the support.

Bing Yap September 19, 2010 at 10:03 PM  

jingle, thanks for the tag and award. i will try to post early tomorrow. hopefully i get to finish it before i get too busy at the office.

Sherry Blue Sky September 20, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

Bing, it was cool getting to know more about you through this post. Thank you for offering an award - I dont usually do those things, but I so appreciate the thought:) I think the name Ming Yu REALLY suits you, for you have a very sunshiney spirit, even after going through a lot. I love that you wrote you have learned to forgive. That is a biggy, that not everyone manages this lifetime. Way to shine!

Bing Yap September 20, 2010 at 5:44 AM  

sherry thanks for stopping by to check out the tags and awards. all answers here came from my heart. i'm so glad to know you like them. :)

Jingle September 20, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

The Dead Line to Vote is Sunday or today,

u r nominated, u win 1 vote automatically,
if you vote for other bloggers, u win another vote…
have fun!

Amanda September 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

You are simply a wonderful Lady, your work always inspiring, and your kind nature so warm.
You truly have beauty in your heart Bing...I am so glad to know you in this virtual world. It is awesome to read more about you and I share so many of your sentiments, the thing that struck me the most is that you have learned to forgive, if all of us can do that, the world will be a better place!! Thanks so much for passing this onto me, I value your friendship and will treasure this. Have a wonderful week ahead BRIGHT SMILE...for your love and support says just that!!!!
Love always ~ Amanda xxx

Anonymous September 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Congratulations my dear sweet friend. I appreciate it. This is going to take me a little time to get done but I will do it. You have a heart of gold and it shines brightly through your words and thoughts. What an inspiration you are. My total favorite is No. 8. Something all of us should do. Excellent work and again Mahalo.

Me Ke Aloha

Bing Yap September 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

jingle i already posted my votes last september 7 and added some more today. thanks for the reminder.

Bing Yap September 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

mandy, together with the lesson on forgiveness is the lesson on letting go. i don't think one can exist without the other. those two were forced down my throat for self-preservation. otherwise, i would have destroyed myself.. and my kids' lives as well. i'm glad that my message is getting across to as many people as i can reach. and i am so glad to have met warm and caring friends like you in the blogging world. friends like you are my inspiration to keep on writing. thank you for appreciating my work here. :)

Bing Yap September 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

thom, take your time. as i said, feel no pressure at all. i'm just glad that you came over to check out the awards i gave you. my #8 answer came from my heart- it took me a long time to come up with that one-liner. i wanted to make sure i meant it. ;) thanks for stopping by, friend.

Emmanuel Ibok September 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

So cool...I like the part where you said you'll pack your bags to Uk to go see your "sunshine"...LOL...interesting.

Have a lovely week...Cheers!

Bing Yap September 21, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

you are keen, aren't you? lol! emmanuel, thanks for stopping by. :)

Cheryl September 22, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

Thanks for thinking of me with these. I love your heartfelt responses to the questions.

Bing Yap September 22, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

cheryl, the awards are for you. thanks for checking them out.

Anonymous September 23, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

omg- seems awards nowadays comes with tremendous efforta and ok, i shall take it and thanks bing for your extended thoughts!

Anonymous September 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

Aloha my friend. I've got these done and your not going to believe what I did. I put these tags and got two weeks of Monday Mayhem from this...WOOT!!! How's that LOL Clever if I do say so myself. :) So you should see it starting Monday for the next two weeks. Depends upon when Harriet schedules them :) Thanks again for the tag and the award :) Much appreciated :)

Bing Yap September 27, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

WOOT!!! way to go, thom! these are really great questions indeed and i'm sure MM's/harriet's followers will have fun answering them. thanks a lot. :)

Jingle September 28, 2010 at 7:52 AM  


award for week 29.
support by visiting half a dozen participants from my list, or linking in more old poems to our poetry potluck…
Thanks for the beautiful participation,
Happy Monday!

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