Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Serendipitous Notes {October 25, 2009}

My brother is getting married in about two weeks and this afternoon we’re busy with last minute shopping for our shoes, bags and accessories. I hope I can wear ballet flats instead of high-heeled shoes on the wedding day. We also had a food tasting last Wednesday at Mandarin Oriental Hotel at their Chinese restaurant Tin Hau. There would also be some last minute fitting of the dress and other minor details that my brother and his fiancé are taking care of.

I was also busy in making a tart for my guest post in another blog next week. And there’s two more but I have to write a speech for my brother's wedding first. I almost forgot about that. Of course I did some cooking in the kitchen but I won’t be posting them yet.

I would like to thank a few people who have given me some awards these past few weeks. The first time I received them, I have no idea on what to do with it. Although I thanked the person who sent me the award, I just don’t know what to do next. The awards are very much appreciated.

The Blogging Awards

Thank you Alison (Alison’s Trials) for the following awards.

Thank you Marillyn Beard (Just Making Noise) for the Friends award

Thank you Penny (Jeroxie), Stacey (Nutrition as Nature Intended) and Rochelle (Acquired Flavor) for giving me this Kreative Blogger Award.

One of the rules in receiving this Kreative Blogger Award is I need to tell 7 things about myself:
  1. I turn red when I drink alcohol.
  2. My childhood dream is to become a professional dancer (ballet, jazz, etc) or a violinist and it still is.
  3. I am a late bloomer (career, relationships, etc). I felt I haven't accomplish much in life.
  4. I am allergic to perfume and strong scents in cosmetic products (shampoos, conditioners, lotions) including household cleaners and laundry products. So I used natural products (and sometimes unscented) as much as possible.
  5. I used to have an appetite for three people. A male friend told me that.
  6. I prefer to live on the countryside than live in a crowded city which is where I am right now.
  7. One of my dreams is to write and published my own cookbook.
Now I have to choose 7 people to pass this award. It was a hard decision since there are many creative blogs out there. But for now, some of the blogs that I’ve chosen are the following:

Chef Wannabe
Cookin’ Canuck
Just Making Noise
Keep Learning Keep Smiling
My Little Space
Paper Apron
Tokyo Terrace

You must thank the person who has given you the award.
* Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
* Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
* Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
* Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
* Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
* Leave a comment in the nominated blogs to let them know they have been nominated

Thank you so much for your inspiration and positive energy. I wish I could give this to more than 7 people. But rest assured, there will be more awards to be given in the near future.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Congratulations on the blog awards!

  2. Congrats on the treasure trove of awards Divina. Fab work. Loved reading the 7 things about you. Red...LOL. We share a dream about the cookbook,& I would love to live in the countryside too! Have fun at your brothers' wedding!! xo

  3. Congrats on your awards Divina! You really deserve them! :D

  4. Congratulations on your awards and to your brother on his wedding! I really enjoy your writing.

  5. Divina! I love this. Thank you so much. It actually is my first award (or nomination) and coming from you, it's that much more special. I'm away for the weekend, but will start thinking on how to carry the torch with this when I return home. Take care! I'm off to a kitchen tour in a sc historic district...can't wait! --kim

  6. Wow......firstly a big surprise to see my blog included. Thanks a zillion! Really appreciate that. I've yet to post mine....still in the midst of writing....hmmm. But really, u deserve all the awards.....very lovely, informative blog. Thanks too for sharing with us about all the preparations for your brother's wedding.....exciting!I guess you are going to be very busy but I do hope you have fun.

  7. Congratulations Divina - so much for you to celebrate and all so richly deserved.

    You have a beautiful blog!

  8. Wow you've got a lot on your plate! Congratulations on the awards and to your brother's wedding. I would have a pair of flats in a tote bag along with other emergency' items. It's a big day!

  9. Congrats on all the awards! Very well deserved!

  10. Congratulations on the fabulous awards!

  11. You deserved all the awards! And like you, I prefer to live in the countryside. Hopefully one day soon.

  12. Congratulations on your awards! Wow! You deserve it :o) Thank you for giving me the Kreative Blog award... I'm honored. Have a great week!!

  13. @ Veggie Girl - thank you very much.

    @ Deeba - thank you. You don't want to see me red like a tomato. The countryside is just calling me.

    @ Sanjana - thank you.

    @ Corrine - thank you. I do love your blog as well.

    @ Kim - You're welcome. You deserve it.

    @ Mary - Thanks Mary. I hope my next award is complete freedom to make my own decision and the best job in the world. You deserve it too with your all recipes everyday.

    @ foodandstyle- thank you so much.

    @ Fresh Local and Best - thank you and thanks for the wonderful advice. That's very helpful.

    @ experimentalculinarypursuits - thank you!

    @ Angie's Recipes - thank you very much.

    @ penny - thank you. I'm supposed to give it to you but you gave it to me first. Yes, the countryside is just calling my name.

    @ Marillyn - Thank you. You deserve it too with your wonderful nourishing tradition recipes. You're welcome.

  14. congrats to your brother how exciting and congrats on he awards

  15. First of all, congratulations on your well deserved awards! And thanks a million for passing it on to me. It's an honour! Really appreciate it. But one thing is I still have no idea how to make a link to other bloggers...=(

  16. nice to know a little more about you and congrats on the awards ;) wow, a wedding in the family, that's going to be one stressful final week and Mandarin is my most recommended reception venue, with great food! Had mine there too :)

  17. Divine, Congrats on your blog awards!! :) I'm so happy for you.. #s 1, 3, 5 are things we have in common :) Best wishes to your brother and his fiance!

  18. Congrats on the awards!! Enjoy!!

    Congrats to the others too!

  19. COngrats - I love reading all the "things about you"!

  20. Wow, you received tons of blog awards. Congrats Divina! And on top of that your brother is getting married. How cool! what a great time for you:)

  21. @ Chow and Chatter - thank you.

    @ My Little Space - thank you and you're welcome. I will look for the link for you.

    @ Mom-Friday - I actually feel cranky right now. Oh, you got married there, that's why. :)

    @ Olive - Thank you. At least we have something in common.

    @ Sophie - thank you.

    @ Mardi - thank you. :D

    @ CheapAppetite - Actually, first time to receive a few awards in my lifetime. Thank you. Hope to have a great time.


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