Liebster Award, 2016


First, I would like to thank Renee of The Random Bibliophile for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Renee is one of the great and friendly bloggers I met in the blogosphere. She’s a bibliophile and an aspiring traveler. Please, check out her blog at and show her the love.

So, what is the Liebster Award? It is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers in an attempt to know and learn more about each other. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

In this award, I will be answering 11 questions given by Renee and then I’ll come up with my own set of questions for my nominees.

The Questions

  1. What made you pursue blogging?

    My desperation to speak up and be heard; the satisfaction of seeing my thoughts and life journey documented; and the joy of being inspired by the incredible bloggers and knowing that I touched other people’s lives as well.

  2. Who is/are your inspiration(s)?

    My family and the future. I always think about my family and my future when making major decisions in life like how it will affect them, how will they feel about me and the consequences of my actions in the future. They inspire me to do what is right and let go or avoid what is not beneficial to me.

    But when it comes to blogging — bloggers, vloggers, writers, travelers, and photographers who I look up to are my inspirations.

  3. What are your favorite blogs?

    Brave Love, Colololz, Curly and Wordy, Thistledsoul

    I actually have a lot. But I’m sorry for my laziness to name them all.

  4. Aside from blogging, what are you most passionate about?

    Photography and traveling are what I’m passionate about although I’m still in the learning stage like where I am now in blogging.

  5. Are you exactly where you want to be right now? Or are you still striving to get there?

    I’m still striving to get there. The rough road’s making the journey difficult, but I’m beavering away.

  6. What is your dream job?

    My dream job is to be a magazine writer, but I wasn’t able to pursue a writing degree. To be a professional photographer, traveler and blogger are also in my dreams. *cries*

  7. If you could live in any country, where would it be?

    I’d say, Canada because it is where my family currently live or United Kingdom because it’s always my dream to live there, but it will always be Philippines where I would love to live for the rest of my life.I will probably live abroad someday. It’s a great experience and adventure to live in a place with a different culture, but the Philippines will always be my home.

  8. What are your pet peeves?

    Litterbugs. They are one of the most annoying people in the world. It annoys me when I see people fling the trash out of the jeepney, bus or their car. People who toss a candy or chip wrapper into the wind because a trashcan is not immediately within sight. We know that litter is a problem in every community, not only we knew how it makes the city ugly but it is the leading cause of street floods and these litterbugs are saying to the public “Hey, I’m lazy to throw my trash properly, and I don’t care.”

    People who misconstrued the definition of open-mindedness.

    People who don’t know how to follow the simple elevator etiquette.

    People who accused me of using glutathione and other people who have a light skin complexion. Hindi ba pwedeng maputi lang magulang ko, kaya maputi rin ako? LOL.

    People who don’t know how to say a simple thank you.

  9. What can’t you live without and why?

    I will give you 3 things…

    (1) My phone. (2) my blog although I don’t blog very often, I can’t live without my blog because this is where I run when I got tired socializing and (3) FOOD. 

  10. Are you a dog person or a cat person?

    I don’t have any pets, but I’d say I’m a dog person because I love puppies. Puppies are so cute. I would probably cry when a cute puppy knocks on the door and asks for adoption, lol. I just fear pet’s death that’s why I don’t have one.

  11. What message would you like to give me? 🙂

    Hello, Renee. Thank you so much for this nomination, I feel so honored. I always love your blog, and how you express your thoughts. I want you to stay amazing and keep blogging. Lots of love  <3

11 Questions for my nominees

  1. When and how did you start blogging?
  2. What are your blogging habits?
  3. What/Who inspire you to blog?
  4. What are the three lessons you learned from being a blogger?
  5. What are your fears? And how do you overcome them?
  6. What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?
  7. What are your current favorite movies?
  8. What is your favorite book?
  9. What is your favorite bible verse?
  10. What are the things you’re looking forward to?
  11. Describe yourself in three words.

My Nominees:

Francia of As Told by Francia

Joyce of Bits of Joyce

Ajein of Ajeinomoto

Ochi of Ochi in the City

Diane of Dianne Wonderland

Alissa of The Wallflower Secrets

Rej of Superaena


I look forward to reading your answers if you decide to take part! Thank you 🙂

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  • Reply
    October 29, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Congratulations on your award. I always dreamed of being a contributor in a magazine as well. Hihi. Oh, hello there my fellow litterbugs hater and dog lover. This is just so nice. Omo. Thank you for the nomination. Can’t wait to answer these lovely questions. Thank you and more powers Jonine. 🙂

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      October 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Thank you, Jeini! 🙂 and you’re welcome, excited to read your answers <3 thanks for taking part.

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    Renee Alexis
    November 6, 2016 at 3:03 am

    LOVE reading your answers, Jonine! Thank you for accepting ^_^ Your blog deserves the recognition because (1) I love it and surely someone else will, and (2) it is awesome! 😀 Keep reaching for your dreams! <3
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