Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award and A Shout Out


A Stylish Blogger Award

Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS to all awarded The Stylish Bloggers! Elisabeth from Food and Thrift Finds has done it again. She has left me a sweet comment informing me that she has a gift for me. And to my surprise, she has awarded me and other fellow food bloggers The Stylish Blog Award. {MANY THANKS!!} When an award is handed to you, how can we turn it down right?

Of course I'll be more than happy to accept the award and participate to the terms and conditions. What do I have to do? Basically I have to tell you 7 things about myself that you may or may not know about and the best part is to award any fellow bloggers whom I think that their blog is stylish, chic, gorgeous and most imporatantly an inspirational blog.

Note: *To accept this award, there are 4 rules:*
1. Thank the person who gave you the award:
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Pass the award on to bloggers who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you picked and let them know about the award.

So, here are 7 things that you may or may not know about me >.<  Not sure it'll consider as 7 things or just one. {Lol..}

1. I have a double degree, in 2 completely different major. One in BSc(Hons) in Computing and the other is a Piano Performance paper which is a Fellowship in Performance in Pianoforte.

2. Since 6 or 7 years old, I found myself drawn to Beethoven's Symphony No.5 in C minor, and since then I knew that I've always wanted to be a musician, a pianist. I've always like the sound of the piano as it has all the range of sound that allows me to immitate any instrument in the orchestra. It just feels that I've a mini orchestra in my own hall. {Lol}

3. While I was 10 years old, I took part in a couple of art competitions. One was organised by Toys R' Us whereby I had to draw Jeffrey the Giraffe travelling the world, according to the selected country in the competition. I recalled drawing Jeffrey in Spain, whereby I drew a matador and Flamenco dancer, and another was Jeffrey in Venice I believe whereby I drew the gondola etc. I won for both country that I drew, and it was the best gift ever to win Toys R' Us gift voucher. This would mean that I got to get more toys. {Lol}. Plus the art was show cased in our local newspaper. I've been trying to locate the clippings till this day.

4. To date I play 2 musical instruments now, the piano and the violin as my 2nd instrument.

5. I am a trained classical pianist, and have performed in a couple of my music teacher's recital, and won 1st prize in a piano competition whereby I performed Yanni's pieces which I made into a medley.

6. In year 2006,  I have been lucky to be selected by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for an audition in piano playing. However, it was down to us final 5 and I didn't manage to make the final cut. I was really depressed at that time, as I felt that my dream was shattered. It's really a tough competition especially being a pianist. Nevertheless, at the end of the day I realised having even the opportunity to be invited for an audition was an experience of a lifetime, standing in our very own Philarmonic stage situtated in one of the tallest buidling in the world, The Petronas Twin Towers.

7. Currently I'm an IT Consultant by day. However, during weekends I try to role play to be a chef or a pastry chef. {Lol}. I discovered that I love to cook since I was 10, but never took it up as a profession as I got older is because Music is and will forever be my first love. I didn't have the opportunity to pursue further in music in a conservatory is because my parents felt that I may not be able to get a job back here in KL. I was heart broken, but I told myself that everything happens for a reason. Hopefully in my next life, I will get to be a pianist again. Right now, I don't choose which comes first as I do both cooking, baking and still practise on my piano and violin.


Now, I am happy to present The Stylish Blogger Award to {drumrolls}:

1. Alicia from Aligirl Cooks
2. Pei Li from Miniature Patisserie Chef and Pei Li Miniatures
3. Kimberly from Kimba's Kitchen
4. Alina from The Constant Hunger

Congrats again to all fellow bloggers. Do spread the award around to let another fellow blogger know that their blog is heard, seen and show them that they are appreciated! You never know what litte cheer could do to another fellow blogger. For me, it sure motivates me to keep going ;)

xx

8 comments:

  1. Oh thank you gorgeous, that's very kind and sweet of you. I don't think anyone's referred to me as "stylish" before hehe. I'm deeply honored :)

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  2. Hi Kim! In my eyes, your blog is fantastic and your photos taken are definitely stylish. Well deserved award. You inspire me all the time and I like you to know that too. Huggss.. Jo

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  3. Hi Joanna,

    Thanks so much for the award!!! So honored! Thank you for being such a supportive and encouraging friend !

    Pei Li

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  4. Hi Jo-I'm so happy that I gave you the stylish blogger award, and thank you for passing it on, and also for the mention that it came from me.
    I enjoyed reading the seven things about, you...such a surprise to find out what a talented musician you are.
    It takes a very unique talent to play the violin, and the piano, as well.
    You are an artist, in more than one way.
    Hugs to you!

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  5. Hi Pei Li. Don't mention it. You're an artist and I like to share with my foodie friends to show them what an amazing mini pastry/ dessert clay artisan you are. Your work is intricate, shabby chic, and certainly can tell a lot of HEART is put into your mini craft. You have encouraged me too in many ways. Thank you to you too!

    Jo.

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  6. Hi Alina! Awww.. hugs to you my foodie friend. You deserve the award.. Jo.

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  7. Hi Elisabeth. I'm more than happy to pass on the award. Plus having them share the award with other bloggers is so much fun. I believe that letting bloggers know that they are heard is crucial, so that they continue to do what they love doing. Thank you for calling me an artist too. You're an artist too. Whipping out delicious dishes or baking a dessert. Take care! Huggs.. Jo

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Hey foodies! THANK YOU for leaving me with sweet comments. I hope to inspire you like how you inspire me. Cheers~

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