6th blog award and one of the BEST MOMENTS!

best momentA normal day can really turn into something beautiful. When I wake up to these kind of emails, I get excited and all that. Blog awards are one of the most beautiful miracles life can offer. The smile it creates after reading a simple notification is beyond amazing. Hmmm, yes you can say I smile a lot. Seems like it has been plastered on my face most days. To MOMENT MATTERS, deepest thank you for choosing my blog along with the others.


Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.


Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.


  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award


  • Ehem Ehem, is this mike on? 🙂 Mabuhay everyone! Smiles from the sunny land (at times rainy) of the Philippines, I am very grateful to receive this award on behalf of my crazy self. Who would have thought that this blog could take my soul and experience to a whole new level of self-realization. To all my patient and lovely readers, biggest thank you. To date, I am Super Istar got 35,616 views and still counting. Without your clicks, likes and comments, this blog of mine would not have life. Honestly, I love my WordPress community so much I consider it a family already. A family that has grown close to my heart. I have learned to travel virtually, connect with readers through poetry and see the wonders of the world through my co-bloggers eyes’. Maraming salamat for the continued support and love, expect the same from me. Let’s continue to give love and receive it through the medium called blogging. 🙂













5th blog award, I knew 2012 loved me!

I know it is 2013 already but I won’t let this opportunity pass. Thank you so much All that charms for this award. Literally smiling from ear to ear while I am writing this post! ♥

Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg


The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…


So sure that some of them already received the same award but still, I wanted to include them on my list




the dreamer



Lance Romel



Thank you for keeping me inspired with words and photos!

My fourth blog award, Liebster and I’m sharing it!

Last night I was on sick leave, I don’t feel well and I am planning to visit the doctor later. Anyway, when I checked the emails on my Blackberry, a smile crossed my face in an instant when I saw a blog nomination from She Writes. Thank you so much for this one! Life is full of wonderful surprises like this. I immediately stood up, ate breakfast with dad and logged in to my WP blog, so happy early in the morning!

How does Liebster work? A) You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated YOUR own blog.

B) You paste the award picture into your blog.

C) You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards your nominees.

1) What can you say about dreams?
2) Who would you want to marry, someone you love or someone who loves you?
3) Have you ever spoken to a real stranger and got a real life message from them?
4) If the sky is not blue, what color would you like it to be?
5) If you hate your name, what would you name yourself if you can speak by day 1?
6) Would you rather be tall or small?
7) What is your favorite work of art or song?
8) Who do you love the most?
9) If given the chance, would you rather visit the past or take a peek at your future?
10) What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
11) Create your own quote to live by 🙂

D) When you receive the award, you must post 11 random facts about yourself.


1) I crop my own bangs.
2) I love going home on weekends to see my parents and family.
3) I am a spender.
4) I trust easily.
5) I prefer to have semi long nails and most of the time I paint them myself.
6) I love climbing trees.
7) I use beer to have a sun kissed tan.
8) I love smiling and making weird faces.
9) Reading poems and quotes makes me feel emotional.
10) Most of the time, I sing before I take a shower, while showering and after showering.
11) I can’t live without a pen and paper.

E) To answer the 11 questions asked by She Writes

1) How do you like your readers to call you? – Joycey
2) From where did you get your idea in naming your blog? – Love of stars
3) What is the thing that you are proud about your blog? – My own poems and time spent with family and friends
4) Where do you usually get your inspiration in writing? – Daily life experiences and things I wish would be part of my future
5) why do you blog by the way? – This is funny, but I want my future husband to know more about me, for my kids to read stuff about their mom and to document my daily rantings and ravings

6) One thing that most people don’t know about you? – I keep secrets, most of the time, people think they already know me because I spill details of my life, but there is so much more deep inside me
7) Your greatest fear in life? – Being eaten by a shark, I know it will hurt big time, their teeth are huge!
8) A hobby that you ca’t give up aside from blogging? – Writing poems and doodling
9) What is the nick your family used to call you when you are a child which you hate the most? – My brother used to call “kwago” (owl in english) because of my super big round eyes
10) what is your OST for yourself/ life? – Pink life by Gyskard

“Always follow what’s in your heart Always listen to what’s inside Always fly high & don’t come down And don’t come (down)

Don’t push yourself far over the limit Push your mind ahead with your spirit Push it to where you never thought you could go right And never come down”

11) Worst habit that you’ve successfully overcome? – Eating bitter gourd

F) Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure that you notify the blogger that you nominated them.

1) http://picturesandplanetickets.wordpress.com/
2) http://thenicethingaboutstrangers.com/
3) http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/
4) http://charmako.wordpress.com/
5) http://foldedcranes.com/
6) http://savethedreamer.wordpress.com/
7) http://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/
8) http://breakupadventures.wordpress.com/
9) http://thesophomoreslump2.com/
10) http://dinnerfornoone.wordpress.com/
11) http://www.tripperspot.com/

My third blog award, I’m inspired!

Third award and counting and now someone finds me Inspiring, what a great feeling!
Thank you so much http://liveonne.wordpress.com/ for the nomination. Sorry if it took me longer to respond to this but I would like to say I am deeply honored. Can’t believe I am this inspiring knowing that I have been on a roller coaster ride of emotions for the past months. But as I said, I am now feeling good and happy each passing day. Promise to share more inspirational entries in time.

So these are the rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog

2. Link back to the person who nominated you

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them

5. Notify those bloggers of the award and it’s requirements

Seven things about myself:

1. I do not know how to use chopsticks. I’d rather eat with bare hands! lol!

2. There’s something about high places (like overlooking ones) that makes me want to stay there forever.

3. I have not gone into the movies alone for the past 7 years and I plan to go out today to watch “Breaking Dawn Part 2”.

4. Aside from stars, I love strawberry stuff. Got a big strawberry pillow! :p

5. Lately, I am drawn to blue hues.

6. I love watching short films on Youtube, any genre except the freaky ones. Mostly I’d go for the funny ones and love stories.

7. I do not take vitamins, so people often wonder where do I get my never-ending energy. I have no idea as well, all I know is that I am super energetic.

Here are my nominees in no particular order: I find them inspiring in many ways, by their words, photos, poems and thoughts 🙂

1. http://junesday.wordpress.com/

2. http://ladylovelyblogger.wordpress.com/

3. http://poetryblogofmine.wordpress.com/

4. http://richertmanjarres.wordpress.com/

5. http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/

6. http://candycoatedreality.com/

7. http://gaviafamily.wordpress.com/

8. http://sethsnap.com/

9. http://hieudao2803.wordpress.com/

10. http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com/

11. http://beachtreasuresandtreasurebeaches.com/

12. http://realdale.wordpress.com/

13. http://arindammohapatra.wordpress.com/

14. http://pjgracecommunity.wordpress.com/

15. http://camerashake.wordpress.com/

My second blog award, Lovely!

Surprise surprise! Look at this! Got a second blog award and now I feel as light as a feather I wanna dance, over and over. Anouska I want you to know that I am not just happy, but super duper happy to the maximum level. After a long, dark and rainy day, I got a rainbow! Cheers to that!

Those are the rules of the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post (and put in the logo)
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
  • Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know


Seven things about myself? Hmmm… this is hard, coz’ I can state a lot! (I am such a chatterbox!) Here we go.

1. I don’t like it when a person reply with a “K” except for my parents (since they explained it’s easier for them to type a single letter instead of “okay”). I mean, usually a reply has 160 characters, now tell me what’s the use of the remaining 159?

2. When I was in grade school  I broke my uncle’s lamination machine because I insisted that he laminate 5 purple fresh flowers I picked from the sidewalk (I need it for my prayer diary and I wanted it to be special.)

3. Believe it or not, I have more than 200 pair of earrings. I have not worn the others up to this time. What’s weird is I still find myself writing them on top of my wish list during Christmas season. If I ran out of food, I would wish I can chew them up.

4. Aside from stars, I adore animal printed things.

5. Self-obsession, major at that.

6. Life without lemon iced tea would be so sad and bad.

7. Daydreaming can be added to my hobbies if it will be considered as one.

My nominees

http://thecultkid.wordpress.com/ for the wonderful travels ☼

http://thenicethingaboutstrangers.com/ for being the nicest stranger ever ♠

http://lancepost.wordpress.com/ for the most colorful pictures on earth ♪

http://tarnishedspace.wordpress.com/ for being infinite ♣

http://amyleeguzman.wordpress.com/ hang on, I’ll be with you lovely soul ♥♥♥