Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Honest Weblog Award

"This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion is brilliant."

Weemee Do Honest

My first ever blog award! Big thanks to Gigi for this recognition!

Wow, I can't believe Balut & Natto actually took off. Besides my friends and colleagues, I have met some of the nicest and coolest bloggers who actually came back and shared their comments and laughter. Thank you!

Come to think of it, 3 months ago I was already excited to see 2 unique visits... even if that second visit was apparently Garandee.

Ten HONEST things about me
(in case anyone's interested)

1) I am hairy
2) I am a bit over 6 feet tall
3) I only get a haircut after every 4-5 months
4) I love Middle Eastern & Indian food
5) I can't sleep without a second pillow. (Garandee's too bony)
6) I hate cold showers
7) India is one of my favorite mystical places to visit
8) I only change cellphones when it finally dies on me
9) I enjoy playing in a band (as long as we're not playing "Buttercup")
10) My pet dog is obese

And no, I do not look like "Bigfoot".

I now present the next awardees:
(in alphabetical order)

Anything Goes - I'm enjoying Sheng's very personal journal about living a lovely and happy life in GenSan.
Blogalag - Bley is all over the place! And I like her "personal touch" as she documents her adventures.
Dennis Villegas - Definitely one of most outstanding photoblogs out there. His photos are full of character, coupled with heart warming stories.
Kumareng Grace - Like comfort food, I keep coming back to get my fill of humor, insights, innovative ideas, etc.
My Mommy's Place - The funniest mommy blog ever!
Starting a New Life - I love how Jeanny's blog is so honest & down to earth, and you just got to love the food she posts in there. Yum!
The Doctor Is Out - ...of her mind. LOL! So what goes on in the deepest recesses of a doctor's mind?

The rules:

When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real.

Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!

Garando mode:
I need more exercise...


Anonymous said...

Damn! Somebody gave this award to me and I was planning on giving it to you also! Naunahan mo ako! But I don't see why not I can give this to you also.

I honestly love your site...it's one of my favorites. :) I also get my fill of humor here. and your and garandee's adventures are such a blast. even my friend, who's not a blogger, likes your stories!

anyway, thanks so much garando for "bestowing" me this award. he! he! super honored ako. :)

let's keep blogging! :)

Anonymous said...

Haha, I was also tagged by Jo for this, okey, i will now post this meme. Thanks so much Garando. *sigh* What stuffs from me am I going to reveal that you still don't know? =)

Garando said...

LOL! Thank you very much! And you are most welcome for the award!! Your comment inspires me to continue sharing more of our zany adventures! :D

You're welcome! Ahhh, so a "meme" is actually these blog "awards"? LOL! I'm such a newbie, I always wondered what "meme" was all about when I see it mentioned in other blogs. Go Sheng! :D

Anonymous said...

Hi garando,I already posted my answers for the meme!

Anonymous said...

So you know Sheng too? She's a nice lady with a ready smile for everyone.

Nice blog here. :)

Dennis Villegas said...

Hi Garando: Wow that's very nice of you giving me an award! I appreciate it very much!

I found that we have so many things in common.. love for Middle Eastern Food, like to visit India, can't bath in cold water, sticking to one cellphone until it dies(mine's been stolen) hehehe...

I love spicy foods, in particular achar with chapati (I think Indian food ito), and kebab of course!

I have now a few tags (including yours) to do. I will do them all at the same time, maybe in a few days' time.

Hi to Garandee!

Garando said...

Thanks! Went over to your blog to check it out. ;-)

Yup, and I completely agree! Thanks for dropping by!

You're most welcome! You deserve it, you're blog's awesome!

Wow, so many things in common... but I guess you're not hairy then. LOL!

Yes, both are Indian food. Have you tried "New Bombay" restuarant in Makati? I highly recommend it!

Garandee says "Konnichiwa Dennis-san!!"

Anonymous said...

Naku nakatingala pala ko if I'll meet you hahaha...kakangawit yun ah lolz.

Domo arigato garando san:)

Garando said...

LOL! Di naman siguro no! Dou itashimashite, Jeanny-chan. :D

Anonymous said...

Wow! I don't think anyone has ever said anything so nice about my blog! I'm printing this and hanging it on my fridge.

Thank you!

Garando said...

Lol! You're most welcome Leslie! :) Thank YOU for sharing all those hilarious stories with us.

Alice said...

Congratulations on the award, Garando. Your blog's mighty cool!

Anonymous said...

Your posts always make me smile. Congrats, Pards! There's never enough Balut and Natto! :)

Garando said...

Thank you!

Thanks pards! Hey how you holdin' up? Update your blog na gaddemit!! LOL! :D ano na ang susunod na kabanata?

AngelMD-No-More said...

my first award too?hehehe thanks manong! well if being too vocal about my job and the difficult people that i deal with is "honesty," i guess a deserve the award...sniff!hehehehe sowee, just got back from battle.hehe

Anonymous said...

wahahaha! loved your list garando. so you're a hairy 6-footer huh? ehehehe.

Anonymous said...

I think I can add another "truth" about you. You like orange (color). Tama ako?

Garando said...

You're welcome! A battle? Hope you achieved victory then. :)

Hehe.. yeah, somewhat like that. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. LOL! :D

Wow, how did you know?? Orange IS one of my favorite colors! I often use a combination of aqua blue and orange.

Anonymous said...

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!

Totoo 'yan, I am all over the place. LOL. Well, I try to be as much as I can. Anyway, I'll work on this tag one of these days. :-)

Garando said...

Dou itashimashite! :D Well do keep those trips going because we're loving your photos. :)

Anonymous said...

"Wow, how did you know?? Orange IS one of my favorite colors! I often use a combination of aqua blue and orange."

Uhm, I'm a seer.

I can see the shoes, flipflops, and backpack: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31198997@N03/3233542339/ :)

Garando said...

Ay, OO nga no! LOL! :D