Saturday, April 9, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award!

A big thank you to my new blogger friend, My Beautiful Life for awarding me the 'One Lovely Blog Award' yesterday. I feel so honored. Besides being one of the sweetest person I know in blogosphere, she is also a very supportive friend. (She always drop by my blog and leave comments.) And I can't thank her enough! :-)

Following the tradition of this award, besides linking back to the person who nominated me, I must reveal 7 things about myself, nominate 15 other bloggers for this award, leave a comment on their blogs and tell them to pick up their prizes.

Seven facts about myself:

1. I was born and grew up in Malaysia in a small town named Ipoh. I have been staying in the United States for almost 9 years.

2. I am multilingual. I can speak: 

i.   English (a second language in my home country)
ii.  Cantonese (a Chinese dialect)
iii. Mandarin (the official Chinese language) 
iv.  Hakka (another Chinese dialect) 
v.    Malay (our national language)

I can speak each languages with different levels of fluency. Cantonese is my first language. The funniest and most ironic thing is, I can read and write in English and Malay but not in Chinese because I have never received any prior formal education. I only recognized approximately 100 words of Mandarin. (mostly self-taught)

3. I can draw anything (quite accurately) if I am shown a picture but I can't draw very well using my own imagination. Weird but true. I guess my imagination is not concrete enough.

4. I love looking at creative, beautiful and elaborate window displays! I find it very inspiring and I can stare at them for minutes. Sometimes, I also take pictures.

5. I am the pickiest eater ever. I dislike candies, chocolates, desserts, ice-creams, cakes and cookies of any kind. People always seemed a little surprised and skeptical when I told them this little fact about myself. After hearing what I said, most people always find it hard to believe and often responded with "You really don't like them or are you just on a diet?" It sounds strange but true but I have never liked them even when I was a child. 

6. I graduated from Campbell University, North Carolina with a degree in Mass Communication, majoring in Advertising. 

7. I am a perfectionist. For example, if I planned to wash the bathroom sink, I usually end up cleaning the bathroom mirror and the bathtub, mopping the bathroom floor and reorganizing everything in the bathroom or else I wouldn't be satisfied.

Hopefully you enjoyed reading all the facts and the little quirky things about me! :-)

And the 'One Lovely Blog Award' goes to: 

1. Brooke from Inside-Out Design

2. Maurenice from Villa Bisono

3. Kirsten from 6th Street Design School

4. Shelli from A La Mode

5. Jasmin from Oh How Sublime

6. Kellie from This Blessed Nest

7. Jessica from The Eagle's Nest

8. Leah from The Way We Are

9. Louise from Table Tonic

10. Janell from Isabella And Max Rooms

11. Amy from Positively Splendid

12. Melissa from The Inspired Room

13. Chelsea from Two Twenty One

14. Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick

15. Chelsea from Interior Chocolates

When you get a chance, please visit these lovely blogs. They are such good reads!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!




  1. Jessie, thanks for passing on the award and I enjoyed reading your post. I kind relate to your need to clean the entire room it starting on the sink, but not to the dislike of sweets. I adore chocolate! All the best with your beautiful blog! Janell

  2. Yay, thank you so much Jessie!!! My first blog award! :)

  3. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it :)

  4. Jessie, it was neat to read more about you. I would love to speak so many languages! Wow. Also, I'm with Janell on the sweets. Oh how I love them, though I wish I didn't since that is usually my soft spot. The drawing comment is very interesting. Can you post some pics of your drawings? Would love to see them.

  5. Janell, Brooke and Kirsten, you are welcome! I enjoyed reading your blogs.

    My Beautiful Life, I haven't drawn much since my teenage years and all my drawings were kept in my home country. I wished I can show you. :)

  6. i enjoyed reading your post! happy Sunday

  7. Jessie! Thanks for the prize. That was so sweet of you. I'm glad you are enjoying my blog. It was fun to find out more about you. I actually speak Mandarin as well!

  8. Thank you so much Jessie, very kind of you, I also enjoyed reading this post, I just mentioned the award on my blog, thanks again xx

  9. Wow it you and I sound like we have ALOT in common from being a picky eater (but I do like the chocolates :-) through to working in advertising! Thanks for the award! V sweet of you! Great to find out a bit about you. Are you now studying design as well? If so would love to see some of your projects posted :-)


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