|1. My Pink Pentas flowers|
June is my 3rd blog anniversary month, so I am extremely thrilled to receive The Versatile Blogger award from 3 fellow bloggers. It is indeed nice to read other bloggers' views about me.
1. Thank you very much to James Missier of Garden Chronicles for giving me this award on June 15th, 2012. James is an empath and plant rescuer who loves to inspire others and enjoys singing.
To James - I love singing too and I like to karaoke or whistle the tunes of songs but my family members say I am tone deaf.
3. Thank you very much to Adam of Growing Paradise for giving me this award on June 17th, 2012. Adam who speaks Cuban Spanish and Cantonese, cooks, gardens and love nature, cats and living in the tropics.
To Adam - I am quite ashamed to admit that although I can speak Cantonese (my mother tongue), I can't read/write it. So, actually I speak Malaysian Cantonese. However, I cook, garden, love nature, cats and living in the tropics too!
|2. Bougainvillea - bicolour flowers and red bracts from my 4-in-1 plant. Notice that the petals are heart-shaped!|
Here are the rules for accepting the award:
Thank the person who gave you the award.
Include a link to their blog.
Select 15 bloggers that you follow or have just discovered who you would consider fit the bill of a 'versatile' blogger.
Tell 7 random facts about yourself.
Include this set of rules in your post.
Inform each of your nominated bloggers of their nomination.
|3. Fruit berry from my Asparagus / Foxtail fern|
Throughout the 3 years, I have "travelled round the world" and met many brilliant, interesting and amazing bloggers. I have many favourite bloggers because I read many blogs. This time I have randomly selected the nominees from the many blogs that I like to read.
The 15 blogs that I would like to give the award to (in no particular order) are as follows:
- Jama of Sweet Memories - My sweetest memories of Jama are her beautifully captured macros.
- Perla of Mama Nene's Garden - She's a lovely grandma who's a plant collector and avid gardener.
- Monica of The Extra in the Ordinary - I love the way she writes.
- Kalantikan of Pure Oxygen Generators - Actually she's Andrea of Andrea in This Lifetime blog, a dear special friend I have never met.
- Lotus Leaf of Indian Flowers and Herbs - A beautiful blog about tropical Himalayan plants.
- Hardinars of Simple Garden Thoughts - A gardener who talks to plants and believes that the best fertilizer is a gardener's shadow.
- Sean of Half a Pound of Treacle - I have learnt a lot from his advices and I am intrigue by the blog name.
- Sharon of Elephants and Mangoes - An interesting blogger who is waistline wise!
- Ann of My Walk with Food and Beautiful Plants and Flowers - I like to read about her NZ stories here.
- Kelvin of Kelvin Wong Photography - I like his point of view that being a successful photographer does not necessary need to have expensive equipment.
- Mom on Blog of I Eat with Scoops, Shovels and Spades - she's a wise gardener and great cook.
- My Garden, My Hobbies - I like the motto "Gardening is a blessing, teaching others is a responsibility, but to enjoy gardening and teach others is priceless".
- Elaine of Ramblings from Rosebank - A dedicated gardener growing edibles and flowers in her beautiful cottage garden.
- Arija of Garden Delights - A nature lover like me.
- Mac of MacPlanting - A journal about his beautiful garden in Canberra.
|4. My Arundina graminifolia - our native wild orchid|
The 7 random facts about me:
- I love kimchi - with plain sticky rice, fried rice or in soups. I'd recommend you to say "kimchee" instead of "cheese" when smiling for the camera!
- I enjoy watching "So You Think You Can Dance"
- I think there is a symphony orchestra in every garden. While I miss the cockerel's morning awakening call, I welcome the wildlife that visit my garden everyday. The chorus of frogs that croak at night, the buzz of busy bees during the day will provide the background instrumental music. The birds are the solo artists that serenade me with their impromptu songs while the city crows provide the backup vocals. With moths as the props, the butterflies hip-hop, salsa and waltz to the ever-changing melodies of nature. Ain't this magical?
- I love old trees and my favourites are Christmas (pine) trees.
- I love wildflowers and think that many weeds are in fact under-appreciated wild flowers.
- I want to know the name of every plant I see, weeds included.
- I write a few blogs because I love to share my experiences and in the process I discover that I have learnt a lot from others too.
|5. My pinkish-white anthurium|
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.