Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Blog, and You Shall Be Nominated and Tagged

August has been an eventful month for me as the NKOTB. Oh, I know, pretty soon I’ll have to stop hiding behind that monicker, but I must admit that it feels very safe sheltering under that cloak. You see, if I made a boo-boo, I can always proclaim my innocence as I’m just the New Kid who doesn’t know any better. Ja?

Anyway, I’ve been nominated for the same award by two very lovely bloggers this month!

I checked but I was unable to find out what the official name of the award is (May I call it the Cool Lemonade Cart Award?) but it is basically for bloggers whose blogs one loves to read. I’m really only mentioning this to acknowledge and express my appreciation to the two ladies who so kindly nominated me: Moggalicious and Lorla. Thank you very much for the nomination!

Moggalicious, please excuse me for this late post. I will always remember you as the first blogger to nominate me for an award. I truly appreciate your support. Fellow bloggers, do check out Moggalicious' lovely blog. It’s a pleasant mix of beauty and personal posts, which makes for a great read.

Lorla, you too have been very supportive of my blog and I can’t thank you enough. I will always remember you as the first blogger to tag me (please see below) and then nominate me within a span of about a week! Ladies, Lorla has an interesting beauty blog written with the insight of a former model. It’s well worth checking out.

In turn, I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Cool Lemonade Cart Award, if I may call it that. Now, I’m aware that you ladies are already no strangers to this award but you are on my list nevertheless simply because I love reading your blogs. The blogs in alphabetical order are:

Beari's Beauties (Rosamond)
Cup of Teaa! (Jennnn)
Expressions of You (Naomi)
Lipstick Rules (Michelle)
NaTGN (Natalie)
oogle makeup (Gail)
The Style of Neighborhood (Yi)

And now, the tag. Lorla tagged me to write six random facts about me. So, here they are:

1. I don’t own a single MAC product. Yes, this subspecies does exist.

2. I suffer from chipaholism – an addiction to one of the most unhealthy foods (if it even qualifies to be called ‘food’!) ever made – potato chips or crisps, depending on where you live. I’ve tried rehab many times but I still can’t stay clean. [hanging head in shame]

The Jewish Bride - Rembrandt, 1667

3. I once spent six solid hours at an art exhibition featuring Rembrandt. I was so engrossed studying every single painting there that I totally forgot to have lunch. Ironically, the exhibition wasn't even held in Europe, let alone in the Netherlands!

4. I’m happiest when I’m spending time in the kitchen cooking. Sometimes, I dream of being a chef in one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. Yes, I should dream on.....

5. I can’t swim, which is not terribly smart of me seeing that I now live in a country where about half the land is below sea level. Long live the dikes!!

6. I love Pucca. Just in case you don’t know, Pucca (pronounced poo-ka) is a cute cartoon character from South Korea. She loves to eat noodles, she races around on her scooter, she’s obsessively in love with a ninja called Garu, she fends off attackers and she’s got a fiery temper. I see bits of her in me.

Thanks, Lorla, for the tag.

Last but not least, I was tagged by Sofieden to do an All About Me tag. Thank you! Hmmm, I have taken liberties with this tag and have chosen to do only a portion of it, one which I am comfortable talking about. I guess I should call it A Little Bit About Me instead:

Feeling: Cautious
Single or Taken: Very married (no, he’s not a ninja)
Eating: Lay’s Super Chips in Hot Wok Chilli
Typing: What do you think?
Online: Uh-huh
Listening To: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
Thinking About: What to cook for dinner tomorrow
Wanting: 48 hours in a day
Watching: Not the TV (I’m listening to Carmina Burana, remember?)
Wearing: A maroon fitted tee with drop-sleeves from Mexx and a pair of beige 3/4 length pants from Esprit

All right, I'll make it easy. I tag all my readers who have yet to do the random facts tag to reveal six things about themselves! Have fun!


Gail said...

oh thanks for at lemonade cart award! haha that's sweet! And congrats to you I should say - no I don't think you do qualify as a NKOTB anymore I'm afraid!!! x

Natalie Nguyen said...

Oh my gosh.. >.< You are such a super sweet girl!! Thank you for your lovely comments on my posts as it really made my day =). And might I add.. thank you for nominating me for the Lemonade Award?? Wow really? I never knew there were actual people who love to read my blog haha, I just thought they did because it's there XD. Thank you so much it really means a lot to me. It's people like you that make me can't wait for my 'hush hush' ;).

Oh btw, Pucca! You collect all things Pucca? My younger sister used to love her so much ^^. It was really great reading your tags (you got tagged for so much congratulations!). I feel like I have more of a sense of who you are (not a stalker I swear =P) which is always a good thing.

Moggalicious said...

Awww thanks so much for the support. It always brightens my day getting lovely comments!
Your blog is a real gem-definitely keep it up! An artistic Gordon Ramsay wannabe who's a crisp-aholic....who would have thought! ;-) x x

Yi said...

Im really enjoy reading your posts as always. You know why ? cos you always suprised know you might the only one i know who dot own anything form MAC, actually i wish i was one too ..hhaha

Thanks for nominating me.. you are so kind. And I really like your blog,,carry on !!! :)

Lorla said...

Thank you for the award:) I appreciate you doing this tag and reading your random facts. I didn't know that Lay's made a Hot Wok Chilli flavor. Nor had I heard of Pucca...Too funny.

Naomi said...

Thank you for the award! I really appreciate it.

aestheticcoo said...

I really enjoyed reading this post and thank you so much for the award! You and Lorla both have awarded me. I'm grateful to have found you guys. It's been a joy reading your posts:)

So happy to see a Rembrandt painting! I went to a London exhibit of his work. I would have stayed longer if it weren't for all the sweaty people! I'm impressed with your 6 hour stint. The average is 7 seconds per painting!

witoxicity said...

You're welcome! You so deserve this award!
Shucks, I was really hoping I could procrastinate letting go of the NKOTB label. :)

@Natalie Nguyen
You're welcome too! Keep up the good work!
Oh dear, I'm starting to regret admitting that I collect Pucca merchandise. People must think I'm nuts......but she's so cute!

You certainly deserve the lovely comments!
Artistic, you say? Oh, no no no! I didn't mean to allude to being artistic! I'm about as artistic as a.....doormat. But I love to ADMIRE works of art. That's my way of compensating for the lack of talent in that department. :D

Ha ha! I must be the un-coolest blogger around not owning any MAC stuff. It's quite amazing that I haven't caught the MAC-bug yet. I've been so busy exploring other brands!

It was quite a fun tag to do for a tag-virgin. Phew! :) Interesting that Hot Wok Chilli isn't available there. Pucca really is very cute. I think I like her particularly because she's spunky.

You're welcome! Wow, you did the tag real quick! It was lovely to read those little-known facts about you. :)

The pleasure's mine!
7 seconds per painting? That's too short for me. I think I usually hover for at least a minute. The Jewish Bride is one of my favourites. It's such an awe-inspiring piece of art. I could admire it for hours!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi hun!

Oh I'm so addicted to chips as well- it's my weakness!


witoxicity said...

@Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets
Aaaah, a fellow chipaholic! It's comforting to know that I'm not alone. :D Just WHAT is it that they put in the chips that make them so addictive??

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Thank you!!!!! I appreciate it! :-)


Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

I just posted this. Thanks again!

witoxicity said...

Don't mention it! You deserve the award!

twinsouls888 said...

Very interesting ahaha, And you can't swim too ^_^. I can't swim also yay! ^_^ And I found Pucca cute as in ^_^

witoxicity said...

You can't swim either? I don't know about you, but I get laughed at quite often when I say that I can't swim. Practically everyone here in the Netherlands can swim (ok, maybe I exaggerate - MOST people, I should say). :D

Jenni Lee said...

I'm also a subspecies that doesn't own a single MAC item.... very interesting. Its great that you have Rembrandt narrowed down as an artist that you like. I get overwhelmed in art museums. My husband has a BA in art history, so he is like my tour guide. You should do an update on these to see if your sensiblities have changed any.

Witoxicity said...

Haha, how funny that you too don't own any MAC stuff! I don't know about you but I like it the way it is. :D Ah, it must be really nice to always have a personal art tour guide when visiting art museums. You're so lucky! :)