This week has been a real whirlwind because I have been stuck in my own head but that is a post/video for another time. Today, I'd like to give a huuuuuge thank you to Anna from Stralthy for nominating me for The Mystery Blogger Award. She writes all about health, lifestyle, and food so definitely go and check her out over here and to read her Mystery Blogger Award post click here.
So, what is The Mystery Blogger Award? Well it's a little tag award that was created by blogger Okoto Enigma with the following explanation:
The ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
Thank the person who nominated you
Link to the blog of the person who nominated you
Mention the creator of the award and link to the award post
List the award rules
State 3 random facts about yourself
Nominate 10-20 bloggers for the Mystery Blogger Award
Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choosing
Share a link to your best blog post
Put the award logo onto your blog
Now that all of the housekeeping is out of the way let's get to this post!
3 Facts About Me
1. I grew up in Hong Kong
Maybe this is not as random as it seems but seeing as I've been questioned multiple times this week about my “weird” accent, it's because I grew up in Hong Kong and went to international school there, leaving me with that weird, wacky, international kid accent. #hkrepresent
2. I am afraid of needles
You might be wondering, but Soph, don't you have tattoos?? Yes I do, thanks for remembering (and if you didn't know, here read this). I may have tattoos, but I can disassociate that my artists is using a needle because it looks like a pen and is not going into my veins to suck out my literal life blood. Hospital needles freak me out because they're huge and pointy and oftentimes trying to TAKE MY BLOOD.
3. I love popcorn
If I had to eat one snack for the rest of my life it would be popcorn. Once I woke up from a pseudo-nap because I could smell a bag being opened. #popcornislife
Answering Anna's Questions
1. What is your favorite movie?
27 Dresses for romcoms or Meet the Robinsons for animated.
2. What language would you love to know without learning it?
Cantonese! If I could speak the language of my home that would be bomb and I super regret not trying to find a way to learn it when I was younger.
3. What are 2 main things you want to accomplish with your blog?
I want it to be a place that I can witness myself growing as a person, photographer, content creator, etc. I'd also really like to be able to build an audience who wants to talk about real life important topics with an open mind so we can all gain a little from each other's perspectives.
4. One thing you struggle with
Actually consistently creating content because anxiety is no joke and staying motivated when all you want to do is curl up in a blanket with video games and coffee is hard.
5. What is your favorite book?
It's a toss up between Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I love Fantastic Mr Fox because of the whimsical nature of Roald Dahl's story telling and I love The Old Man and The Sea because I read it at a time when I really needed it.
These wonderful bloggers write about everything from lifestyle to gaming to beauty to feminism to self care to travel and you should all go and follow them, read their posts, and support their efforts as they are all huge inspirations to me to keep creating content in my own bubble over here.
Questions for my Nominees
Where is your favourite place in the world? Why?
Link me to your current favourite playlist or song.
How do you stay motivated to create content?
What are you most proud of?
As you grow and change, how does what you create change with you?
And that's all I've got for you all today! I hope you check out my nominees and nominator as, like I said, they are all stars and write some really interesting things.
Otherwise, stay happy, stay positive, stay weird and, as always,
Until next time.