Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My First Blog Award!

You could say that I was in "7th heaven" last Thursday morning when I discovered that I had been awarded a blog award from an amazing young Singaporean blogger, Sihan of Fundamentally Flawed (many thanks Sihan). My very first! I texted my husband about the news and his text reply was "clap, clap, clap and more to come"!

In accepting this award, I in turn have to pass this along to 7 other exceptional bloggers. But before this I have to do the following and this is the hard part. I have to put on my big "thinking cap" first ......

7 things I say most Often

1) I'm hungry
2) Look at that! (and that's usually oogling at other people)
3) Stop that!
4) Bad boy! (and that's to my 2 dogs, and sometimes my husband .. hehe)
5) Where did I put that #@%*?
6) Where are we going?
7) Dear, can you .... (that's whenever my husband is sitting in front of the telly and I'm running around doing housework)

7 things I did before

1)Played in 3 golf tournaments
2) Baked and sold cupcakes for an office function
3)Camped out in an African safari game reserve
4) Acted in a school play
5) Set a small portion of my school lab desk on fire whilst doing a chemistry experiment (it was a small fire ok)
6) Used to scuba-dive
7) Go off-roading in my SUV

7 things I do now

1) Bake and bake
2) Shop for baking ingredients instead of clothes, shoes, etc like any normal female
3) Sign up for interesting baking classes such as making fondant figurines
4) Blog and blog
5) Drive and try to keep to my speed limits (especially after receiving a fine for speeding)
6) Scrutinize food labels before buying
7) Look for alternatives (groceries are so expensive now that I have to opt for local produces, sigh!)

7 things I want to do

1) Retire early
2) Win the lottery (I foresee this being more of a "fantasy", but who knows)
3) Hope to open a cafe and dessert shop when I retire
4) Take up yoga
5) Get a bigger apartment (with a bigger kitchen)
6) To point (1), retire in the country (not Singapore and my husband wants to retire in Chiangmai, Thailand simply because the people are so friendly, they have winter which is nice and cool and you can bring your dogs everywhere you go)
7) Maybe do a pastry/baking course (a real certification one)

7 things that attract me about the opposite sex

1) Nice smile
2) Humour
3) Laugh
3) Height
4) Honesty
5) Be humble
6) Mannerism
7) It doesn't hurt to have nice "buns" as well (and I don't mean the yeast kind)

7 favorite foods

1) Old fashion chocolate cake
2) A good curry laksa
3) Waffle with maple syrup
4) Chilli crabs
5) Chicken pie
6) Sushi
7) Satay

7 other bloggers to whom I would like to pass this award onto as I am a regular fan of their works. Have fun guys and great job! In turn please do the above 7 things and pass to award to other 7 deserving bloggers.

1) Ramya of Memory Achieved - Passion for Cooking
2) Shibani of Any One Can Cook
3) Ramya of The Cooks Collection
4) Jo of The Adventures of Kitchen Girl
5) Farina of Salt & Tumeric
6) Jude of Apple Pie, Patis & Pâté
7) Pete of Pete Bakes


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your award Jo and thanks for your generosity for passing the award my way... It was fun reading about you and I wish you hit the jack pot in lottery... Your puppies are adorable...

Jo said...

aww thank you Jo! And congrats to you on your award too :) You made me smile this morning!

Pearlsofeast said...

Congratulation and it is my pleasure and nice that u thought about me.I was checking my mail before going to bed.That was lovely.Nice to read about u.

Dani said...

congrats!!!!!! :)

Natashya said...

Puppies! They are sooooo cute. I just love them.
Congrats on your well deserved award!

Ramya Kiran said...

Congrats Jo and thank you for including me in your list. You made my day :)

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi Jo, i invite you to visit my blog. There is an award waiting for you..

Jude said...

Congrats and thanks! Nice to get to "know" you a bit better with these 42 little things.

Vij said...

hi ya
this is my first time..u have a lovely space... jus popped in to say a hi!

congrats on ur award jo!! i really enjoyed readin it girlie!

A little about me ... said...

Next time you got good buy, don't forget to buzz me. I also belong to your Female club that don't look at shoes and bags but instead it is baking pans and more pans.

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