Sunday, February 06, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award... many thanks...

This photo-less post is simultaneously uploaded in my two blogs, Kedahan-Malaysian in Japan and http://potagery.blogspot.com/... the reason being, both these blogs were awarded the 'Stylish Blogger Award' by My Little Potted Garden and milka's jishiben respectively...

Before I continue, a brief note...
These past few weeks came by and went off like a 'whirlwind'...
We had our wood stove installed... and we are fully satisfied with the high standard of workmanship and professionalism of the people involved...
Through our new woodstove, we met so many people who were so kind, so friendly...
Experienced wood stove owners guided me on how to collect wood, how to fell a tree, and how to share out the cut logs...
The several folks in our hamlet who own forest land offered to allow me to cut their trees... to pick up wood that is of no use to them...
I bought a mini truck, a chain saw and many of the accessories...
Through the introduction of a friend, I knocked on the doors of three factories dealing with wood, asking if they have wood that needs to be disposed off...

Ok, now back to the award thingy...
I thank My Little Potted Garden and milka's jishiben for being too gracious to award me the 'Stylish Blogger Award'... Am very honored indeed...
At the same time, being the curious cat that I am, I did a check on the net to find what and who is behind this award...
There is not much information on this award...
Most of the folks who are selected for the award express happiness and that's about it...
Still, as one blogger commented, it is an expression of 'peer' support among bloggers and I think that is very siginificant gesture...
Apparently, to accept this award, I must:
Post linking back to the person that gave you the award

Share 7 things about yourself

Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

Contact these bloggers and tell them about it
The seven things...
1. I love veggies, that is, the eating and the growing...
2. Photography is the hobby that has the longest hold on me... over 25 years now... and I intend to continue shooting...
3. I sleep early and wake up early...
4. I am not very fond of drinking alcohol... just a little bit, maybe...
5. My preferred mode of commuting is the bicycle... I take about 1hour 15 minutes one way to cycle the approximately 20 kilometer route to work...
6. I am still very much in love with my 'suweeto haaato' Y and I thank god and my lucky stars for my good fortune... we have no kids and we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this coming April...
7. I would like to express my gratitute to all you nice folks out there who come to visit and comment on my humble blogs...

The 15 blogs, newly discovered or otherwise...

1. Urutora No Hi
2. MyJourney
3. Photos by Senior Hiker
  • 4. Foodie and Travel Bug
    5. Pacific Islander
    6. Life in the Land of the Rising Sun
    7. books@me
    8. Keats The Sunshine Girl
    9. Adventures of
    10. Photos by Senior Hiker
    11. All Bout Food
    12. Theanne and Baron
    13. The Whimsical Gardener
    14. Journeys and Jonquils
    15. HAZEL DENE

    I would like to offer all the folks above the option to (quietly) opt out of the game as I must honestly say that this is a very time consuming exercise... plus, some of the bloggers mentioned may already have been 'awarded' by someone else... so, please feel free to reject the 'award' as you wish it...

    Oyasumi nasai (goodnight) from Japan, folks...