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Blue Sky Tag: Blogging Award

Blue Sky Tag: Blogging Award

Quick back story: I was having a really bad day when I saw my name pop up on Alix's A Pint Sized Life Blue Sky Tag blog post. 

Not going to lie, in the past couple of days I've been having many doubts about blogging, social media, the entire thing. But seeing my name pop onto someone like Alix's blog made my day and made me realize that I should just keep doing what I do. 

Anyway, now that the rambling is over... 

I was nominated very kindly by Alix of A Pint Sized Life so it's my turn to return the favor to other bloggers as well <3 [I never know who chooses the ultimate award, but it's the act of community that matters <3] 

- I was nominated for a very similar award a month ago, but never managed to post it, so now's my chance! - 


The blogger tagged has to:

Answer 11 questions asked by the tagger

Nominate 11 other bloggers 

Ask them different 11 questions 


1. Why blogging?

I had just finished applying to colleges and I was getting bored in my morning APES (AP Environmental Science) class. I had been thinking about doing it for awhile (because I had an accumulation of beauty products) so I just bit the bullet and did it, right in the middle of class. 

2. What’s the last thing you ate?

For lunch (I'm writing this right before dinner on a Monday afternoon) I had a panini + hot tea. It was very satisfying and fulfilling :) 

3. What’s your go-to outfit?

Yoga pants, white sneakers, a plain t-shirt, and a light cover up shirt (usually plaid). 

Follow me on IG for more fashion photos. 

4. Who’s you’re favorite band/singer?

American: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato (#basic, I know)

Korean: Highlight (aka B2ST), SHINee 

Taiwanese/Chinese: Show Luo, Aaron Yan 

Who says I only have to listen to American music as an American? :) 

5. Hot or cold coffee/tea?

I'm honestly okay with either actually. I prefer cold coffee/tea in the summer (duh) and then hot coffee/tea in the winter. 

6. What’s your guilty pleasure?

I never really understand these questions... I would say...Doritos? 

7. Snapchat or Insta-stories?

I don't have a Snapchat for TSD so I would say Insta-stories. 

But I'm finding myself use my personal Snapchat less and I can't tell if that's because I am using Insta-stories more or because I am enjoying the moment more :P

8. What’s your zodiac sign?

I'm a big lazy pig *oink oink* #proud 

Horoscope wise, I'm a stubborn but loyal Aries <3

9. Name your biggest accomplishment (so far)

Honestly, I don't know. Not because I haven't accomplished anything, but because I don't think I've had my "biggest" accomplishment yet. I feel like once it happens, I will know, and currently, I don't know. 

10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I want to say some Asian country (Japan, South Korea) but honestly, I want to live in the Maldives. I know many will find it boring, but being surrounded by the ocean is my dream. 

If I had to be realistic though, I would say San Francisco or NYC <3 

11. What’s your favorite quote?

NCIS has the best one-liners sometimes :) 

'If you find meanness, you kill it with kindness.' 

Watch this inspirational moment in the clip on the left! If you just want to skip to the line it's at 0.39. 


Jessica - Diary of a Toronto Girl 

Candice - Candice Nikeia 

Kimberly - Love, Kimber 

Ophelia - Sincerely Ophelia 

Irene - Hint of Grey 

Ymor - Ymor Beauty 

Aylin - Stylin' by Aylin 

Silvia - Lovely Silvia 

Kirsten - The Wandering Brunette 

Rachel - The Confused Millennial 

Rebeka - Miss Caffeinated 

Nominee Q&A

▶︎ What is your guilty pleasure? 

▶︎ Who is your blogging role model? 

▶︎ Why did you begin blogging? 

▶︎ What's your favorite past time besides blogging? 

▶︎ If you had to be another animal, what animal would you want to be? 

▶︎ What is one fashion or beauty trend you never want to see return? 

▶︎ What is one thing you hate the most in this world? 

▶︎ What is your favorite social media platform and why? 

▶︎ If you were to start your blogging career over, what would you do differently? 

▶︎ What three things would you bring to a blogging retreat (assuming laptops, internet, and food/drinks is covered)? 

I would love more blog recommendations!

What are some of your favorite blogs right now? 

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