Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Many thanks to the lovely Michelle from Ispirato Design for this award. Michelle, it is very sweet and kind of you to present me with this award. I feel truly honored. I also enjoy visiting Michelle's blog because her blog is always full of gorgeous inspirations.

Once again, similar to the Stylish Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award, I am required to reveal 7 interesting facts about myself.

1. My all time favorite color is green. I knew it was my favorite color even when I was a child because when I see green objects, it makes me really happy. Other colors are beautiful too but they didn't evoke any emotions like green does. I remembered the first time I felt in love with green, it all started with the green grasses. To me, green is like a breath of fresh air. Do any of you love green as much as I do?

2. I have a topiary obsession. I like them because they are green (obviously) and they are manicured to perfection. Being a perfectionist, I just love anything that looks perfect and symmetry. Since owning a home a few years ago, I have been buying so much topiaries, from small topiaries (about 1 feet) to bigger topiaries (about 4 feet). Now, I have 9 topiaries which included artificial green and brown ones and those preserved ones in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Crazy, I know.

3. As much as I love interior design and all things decor related, I do not read design blogs till a few months ago. I knew blogs existed since year 2003/2004 but all I read are food blogs, personal blogs and fashion blogs. Do you see a pattern here? Have you noticed how weird I am?

4. I remembered the first thing that inspired me. It is the four color combinations I see in a banner in a mall when I was a kid, about 5 or 6 years old. Those colors are red, yellow, blue and green. I was so inspired with these four color combos that I chanted these four colors repeatedly (but quietly) until I got home from the mall because I want to remember it. You know how kids have coloring books and that sort of thing, so with my "new found knowledge about colors", I would make sure I color everything in those four colors to create the most impact. If I need to introduce a new color to that color combo, I will start with orange then purple. When I thought I found a "formula" for something, I tend to use it again and again.

5. I am a collector. Because I don't have much toys as a child, I tend to collect things. I have collected colored feathers, stickers, foreign coins and currencies, stamps, first day covers, bookmarks and anything I deemed beautiful and adorable at that time. I am still very much a collector till these days. Besides topiaries, I love collecting Parade of Cows figurines, watches, office magnets, etc.

6. I do strange things during strange hours. I have found myself cleaning the microwave or the oven at odd hours, say 1 am or 2 am at some nights before I go to bed simply because I discovered a tiny stain and I feel the need to get rid of it right away. And that tiny stain lead to deep cleaning usually.

7. I can play the piano but not at a performance level. I have passed the Grade 5 practical examination and the Grade 6 theory examination. I also passed a duet examination (Grade 6 with distinction). I love playing my favorite songs but I hate practicing. I wanted to learn how to play the piano when I first saw someone played it beautifully in a movie.

Hopefully, you enjoyed reading bits and pieces of quirky little facts about me. And now, 'The Versatile Blogger Award' goes to:

15. A Casa Dava

When you get a chance, please visit these fabulous blogs. They are my daily dose of inspirations. I am sure these blogs will inspire you, too.


  1. Congrats on your award Jessie - well deserved :O) Funny to read your 7 facts about you - always enjoy those. Hope you have a great weekend.
    A xx

  2. OMG.... You're so sweet. I'm giving you a virtual hug right now :) Am I suppose to write 7 things about myself now?

  3. Thanks so much for the award! That is so sweet of you to award it to me!

  4. Oh gosh congratulations! You have a beautiful blog, and thank you so much for the other blog recs. Will check them out today!

  5. Haha. I have such a mom brain, did not even see our blog there! Thank you so much for the recognition. We adore your blog and feel so honored! :)

  6. What a sweet surprise! Thanks for this Jessie, I am honored. (oh, and I related to the after hours "deep cleaning" sessions too!)

  7. Oh wow! I'm honored! I've never been awarded anything ever before! :D Can't wait to do answer the questions and pay it forward! Thank you so much!

  8. Thank you for your kind words. I loved reading your seven random things. I'm learning piano and I hope to play it a fraction as well as you! Off to visit the blogs you've listed. Have a great weekend :)

  9. Thank you so much, Jessie!!! This means so much to me. Your blog is also one of my daily reads :)

    <3 Belly B

  10. Congrats on the award! I love green too! :) How funny that you are on collecting over-drive :)

    xx Cat

  11. Jessie,

    You are so incredibly sweet. Thank you so much. (Also for the kind comment you left earlier.) I loved reading this about you. I also love the color green, and though I don't own any topiary's I love them. Especially enjoy visiting perfectly manicured gardens at museums or botanical gardens where they are sprinkled throughout.

    I wish I had your odd hour cleaning schedule.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, and thanks again for the award. So sweet of you.

  12. It's so great to know more about you. Congrats on the award darlin! I also played the piano when I was younger. :)

  13. Congratulations on the award! I love those facts about you, especially the color ones:) And you're not alone, I also find myself cleaning something minor which then turns into a full scale project at, like, 3am:) I can't wait to check out all of the blogs you tagged! xx

  14. Oh Jessie you are so gorgeous! Thank you so much :) I love visiting your blog, you always find all these interesting things and love reading your comments... And I so enjoyed finding a little bit more about you, green is a fantastic colour, you are so right. hugs anastasia

  15. Thank you Jessie for an award, you are great and congratulation for yours.
    It was interesting to find out more about you.

  16. Thank you for the award Jessie! It's a fantastic feeling to see your blog name mentioned on a blog that you read everyday! Thanks again!! Meghan xx

  17. Oh Jessie, you are SUCH a sweetheart!! Thank you thank you thank you! I am honoured and thrilled :-D

    Congratulations on your award too, you are so deserving, your blog is just fabulous and I always come away full of inspiration!

    So lovely to read more about you :-)

    Thank you again, you sweet thing!

    Meera xx

    P.S. - Sorry about the delay in picking this up, things are hectic so haven't had much time for blogging lately.

  18. Jessie thank you so much for the award and sorry it took me so long to reply!
    It is wonderful to learn more about you!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!


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