Sunshine Blogger Award

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Earlier this month I was nominated by The Newbury Girl for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am extremely honored for this recognition.

Sunshine Blogger Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate (at least) 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions

Newbury Girl Questions

1.What is your biggest blogger goal for 2019?

My biggest blogger goal for 2019 is to continue to create meaningful content. I want my content to be relatable.

2. What is the best advice you received as a blogger?

The biggest advice I received as a blogger was to not burnout. As a new blogger there is a desire to put out a lot of content to gain followers fast, but then you risk burning out and running out of ideas. I’ve been taking it slow and only blogging once or twice a week (slow and steady eh?) (I’m not Canadian I just wanted to say eh.) 

3. What are you most looking forward to in 2019?

I’ve got some really great trips planned this year and I’ve been working a lot on my own personal journey. I did a lot of soul searching last year and now this year is my time to heal and grow and repair myself.

4. What was your least favorite song from 2018?

Honestly any song by Cardi B, not because I don’t like her but because I cannot understand any of the lyrics.

Who was the first artist/musician you saw in concert?

DO I ADMIT WHO I FIRST SAW OR DO I LIE? This is so Seattle of me but the first concert I saw was Modest Mouse in 7th grade. Hahahah okay bye.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I’m such a night owl it’s crazy. I love the night, make me get up at 6am and I’ll be dead.

Pick one: Netflix, Hulu, or HBO?

Oh this is hard, but HBO. Unless I have Hulu with HBO added on, then I choose Hulu with HBO.

Pick one: Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter?

Yo why you gotta make me choose. I love them all, no discrimination. But if I really had to choose Instagram is great. I can use it show off my amateur photography skills.

If you could wake up tomorrow speaking another language, what would it be?

Chinese 100% it’s my mother language and my only regret that I can’t speak it. 

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or living, who would it be?

Oh Thurgood Marshall for sure. He’s one of the most fascinating person I’ve ever read about.

Share your favorite post from 2018. Why is this your favorite?

My favorite blog post is Vancouver Day Trip because it was such a fun trip and I had a blast. Also who doesn’t love road trips? And shoutout to Chelsea for reading my blog, always supporting me and being a great friend. 

My Questions (all travel related)

  1. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
  2. If you live anywhere, where would it be?
  3. What is your favorite travel memory?
  4. After a long day of traveling, what is the first thing you do once you get there?
  5. Do your prefer road-tripping or flying?
  6. What is the most adventurous food you’ve tried while traveling?
  7. How do you choose the next place you are going visit?
  8. If you could only travel to one country which one would it be?
  9. What do you think is the biggest barrier for why people don’t travel as much?
  10. If you could only travel with one person for the rest of your life, who would you choose?
  11. What’s your favorite comfort food when you are traveling?

My Nominations:

  1. Bill @ A Silly Place 
  2. Cynthia @ Adventuring Woman
  3. Irine @ Travel with Irine
  4. Allie @ Allie Wanders
  5. 1Adventure Traveler
  6. Analytical Traveler
  7. Lily @ Anchoring Away
  8. Madelene @ InBetweenSC
  9. Angelica’s Travels
  10. The Impulsive Traveler
  11. Captain Jetson

Christmas Blog Tag

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I got tagged! First, thanks to Bill at Bill’s Writing Place for tagging me. I’m so excited to do a Christmas tag. Also go check out his blog when you get the chance.

Rules for the tag:

  1. Thank the blogger who tagged you and link to their blog.
  2. List the rules in the post
  3. Answer all questions asked by the blogger
  4. Nominate other bloggers and provide them with 12 questions!

Here are my answers to the question’s Bill asked me.

1. What’s one Christmas tradition from your childhood that you still wish you did today, even though you’ve long since outgrown it?

We used to go to my mom’s friend’s house for a Christmas party and every year we’d watch Christmas movies and I’d play the piano and we would all sing carols. Unfortunately we’ve all grown and aren’t able to always attend the Christmas party.

2. Do you prefer Christmas lights on people’s houses to be understated or extra?

I prefer Christmas lights to be extra because I go pretty extra with mine and I’d like to not be the only house on the block that has Christmas lights up.

3. Memory from a previous Christmas that to this day makes you laugh your head off?

My mom mixed up my sister and I’s Christmas presents because she wrapped them all with the same paper and forgot who’s was who’s. We didn’t want to be rude but we definitely knew they were wrong but we pretended we enjoyed the gifts until she realized (later that day) what had happened and asked us why we hadn’t just said anything right away.

4. Church or no church?

We usually go to Christmas Eve mass but hangout with the family on Christmas Day.

5. “Love Actually” — great Christmas movie, or greatest Christmas movie? (If you read to this point, you know what the answer better be.)

Greatest great Christmas movies.

6. Stockings for your pets, or no?

If you don’t have stockings for your pet you are doing it wrong.

7. Has anyone ever actually brought you figgy pudding?

No, what is figgy pudding?

8. What exactly is figgy pudding?

See answer above 😉

9. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?

No, I can’t sing and I’m pretty sure I’d get figgy pudding thrown at my face if I tried to sing to anyone.

10. Completely unexpectedly, a celebrity knocks on your door Christmas Day with presents for you and yours. Who would you want it to be?

Idris Elba or Henry Golding. If either of you are reading this, you’re my hall pass (just kidding!)

11. If you could fly away to some foreign country for Christmas, where would you go?

Germany, the Christmas markets there are amazing and such a heartwarming and great place to go to. I recommend everyone go to Germany during Christmas time at least once if you get the chance!

12. If money were no object, what gift would you want for Christmas? What gift would you want to give?

Nothing, I prefer giving gifts then receiving gifts.

I’m tagging The Adventuring EmilyKay at Home, BeckieWrites, CultureBean, and lastly Foodadventures.

And my questions for you are:

  1. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
  2. Do you prefer a fake Christmas tree or a real Christmas tree?
  3. How do you think Mistletoe ever came to exist?
  4. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
  5. If you could have anyone at your Christmas party, former friend or celebrity, who would it be and why?
  6. What’s your favorite Christmas movie?
  7. Is Eggnog as good as you think it is? Or is it overhyped?
  8. Spiced Apple Cider or Spiced Hot Chocolate?
  9. What’s your favorite Christmas dessert?
  10. Have you ever regifted a gift you received?
  11. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
  12. What does Christmas day normally look like in your household?

Can’t wait to read your answers!