Earlier this week, I got an amazing surprise in my reader feed, misscupcakees over at A Fairytale World nominated w.s.p. for the Liebster Award!
I actually found out about the Liebster a couple weeks ago, when dramababble, was nominated. I was impressed that there was such an award and encouragement to build community, not to mention happy for my fellow blogger. At the time, I thought the honor was pretty neat, therefore, I am truly honored and can’t begin to convey how excited and appreciative I feel. I would have never guessed that there was any reader, that found this blog noteworthy, but I’m grateful, for the nomination, recognition and exposure.
Liebster Award Official Rules
1. List 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the questions designated by the blogger(s) who nominated you.
3. Place YOUR nominations for the Liebster Award! Nominate five (or more) other bloggers that have less than 200 followers. Make sure to notify them via comment/email, etc.
4. Make up a set of questions for those nominated bloggers to answer.
5. Display the Liebster award badge on your blog!
I find the 11 facts portion of receipt, hilarious, for I believe most bloggers love the anonymity of the online community, and that usually translates to being, rather private individuals. And I’m no different, so finding an entire ELEVEN things to tell about myself, was awkward and shouldn’t have taken me nearly as long as it did. But here goes.
11 Random(but hopefully Interesting) Facts
1. I’m a lefty elitist.
Sounds weird, right? Well, growing up left-handed has always been this huge thing to me, not because I was “special” but more because I was rare. Therefore, when I stumble upon other lefties, I’m elated and usually find that I randomly have the most in common with them. I’ve loved being left-handed and never felt out of place, but I’m also an odd lefty, for I use my right hand for almost everything but writing. The majority of my friends are left-handed as well and if you’re not, well, that’s a shame 😉
2. I’m older than I look.
Don’t get me wrong and think I have a baby face, I don’t. I think I look my part and find this reality frightfully annoying, cause I’m very proud of my numerical age. However, I am constantly and consistently mistaken for the youngest in my family or a high schooler. Many say I should be glad and perhaps, I will be, when I’m seventy.
3. I love to cook but hate entertaining.
Cooking. Like many others on the planet, I love food, love to eat and love to try new things. The prep, the presentation, the works, I honestly, sort of love it all. The only thing is, I don’t enjoy having other people in my space. I also abhor “mingling.” I’ve actually purposefully invited friends of my friends over, so that I could guiltlessly spend the night in my room reading while they ate and socialized.
4. I wear flip flops everyday.
Ok, so I don’t wear them all day, everyday, but pretty close. I have a strong aversion to socks and shoes—together. I like socks, some are cute and soft and warm, therefore, I wear them, but I try my hardest never wear to them with actual shoes. And yes, that makes me a girl devoid of the shoe addiction gene. My favorite shoes would have to be Chucks and though I own several, they usually only get worn, in the winter.
5. No one ever believes I’m a G.R.I.T.S.
It’s surprising to most when I reveal I’m a Girl(s) Raised In The South (as in the southern part of the United States), because I don’t speak with a distinct Southern drawl. The truth is, I think people just can’t hear or expect something close to the monstrosities portrayed on television( *cough* True Blood) to proceed from my lips, but nope, never gonna happen. Don’t ask me, why, it just happened that way. I even know people that move to the South later in life and have deeper accents. It’s comical really, but I just sound American. Not like a Valley girl or a New Yorker, just American. I’ve lived other places but my accent remains the same.
6. My favorite color is green.
My life is filled with green things. From shoes to dishes. If it’s green I spot it first, no matter what but not every green is a nice shade or the right pigment for the item, therefore not just anything “green” will do. I haven’t gotten to where I could where a different green ensemble for each day of the year, but I’m getting there.
7. I carry a cup everywhere.
This makes me sound like a lush but I’m not. I actually hate alcohol. All types, wines, beers, liquors. None of it appeals to me. But I do have a cup on me at all times or somewhere near my person. It began in college, when I went on a food strike because the meals served were doing unsightly things. I’d swipe my meal card and fill up but cup (about 16 oz), with whatever I wanted, but mostly ginger ale and tangerine Fruitopia. Ever since, I’ve carried a cup or mug with me, to sip on during movies, grocery runs, even church. Now that I think about it, it’s probably when my mimosa addiction began—virgin mimosas, of course.
8. K-drama taught me how to knit.
While watching MSOAN, I was fascinated with Moon Geun-young making gloves and decided I needed to learn. I suppose it was like a Burger King commercial, where you should run out and buy a Whopper but instead, I bought yarn. Within a few weeks I had knitted mittens and hats and Ipad carriers. Since then, I’ve been knitting nonstop and absolutely love it. I own books and watch tutorials with needles in hand. I also sell hats to random people when they ask but mostly, I make gifts for myself and others.
9. I love cultures.
Different cultures have always fascinated me. The way people live, what they are exposed to, shapes the way they think and dream. I like to know the origins of things and trace steps, solve mysteries. I can spend hours talking about the world, places I want to visit, languages, behavior. Exposure to different cultures helps me sustain my humanity in a way that I’m not sure I could get anywhere else.
10. I mean what I say.
Words are very important, therefore I make it a point to only say what I mean. Whether I’m angry or sad, confused or disillusioned, what I speak, is what I mean for you to understand, as a sincere reflection of my thoughts. Though that doesn’t mean that I don’t joke around or wax sarcastic but you can bet, I never regret the things I say. Though I may be dissatisfied with what others choose to understand.
Misscupcakes Five Questions:
- What was your inspiration/motivation for starting up your blog?
- What does drama-blogging mean to you?
- What is the most ludicrous drama scene that you have seen?
- Who is your all-time favorite OTP and why?
- If you could write up your own drama, what would the summarized plot be?
1. When I began watching dramas, it was all for fun but then I realized that my thoughts and opinions were slightly different than others that I read. Most times, I found myself bewildered by the opinions on blogs or forums that I frequented. So, I decided I needed a place, I could share my thoughts and hopefully, inspire others to speak out without condemnation, for being different. I also was a commenter that had tons to say but didn’t want to leave pages of text.
2. Drama blogging has become a highlight to my life, in a way I never dreamed. For, I’ve met some wonderful people and my influences continue to grow. Dramas have taught me so much about myself and how I think, what I value and whom I want to share that with. Blogging isn’t my life, but it’s an outlet for pensive thinkers to grow and learn, which is truly a blessing.
3. Honestly, there are too many to count but if I were to give the most recent, it would probably be any random moment in Nail Shop Paris. I watched the first two episodes, between cringes and giggles.
4. All-time favorite OTP?! I truly don’t think I have one (believe me, I’m the girl that yells “That’s my song!” to every other track on her Ipod). Almost every OTP works in their own way, in my opinion and whether I like them or not is based on so many factors I couldn’t even begin to name them. However, when I gave this question any amount of thought and came to the aforementioned conclusion, the first pairs I thought of were couples that never made it to OTP status: Eita and Mitsushima Hikari (Hiroki-Futaba Soredemo, Ikite Yuku), Kim Ji-hoon and Im Jung-eun (Kim Hyung-do-Heo Yoon-yi Joseon X-Files) and Ha Yeo-woon and Park Yong-ha (Chae Eun-soo-Kim Shin A Man’s Story). But I’m sure there are real “OTPs” that I could think if with more time.
I suppose I chose these couples because they had something that I wanted to see more of. I think there are couples that have something that you want, not all the romance or cable kissing but the stuff that counts. Oft times, that comes down to friendship, trust, sincerity, candor, synergy. Something that makes you think, “These two people could make it last.” Like there’s something tangible about their interaction that goes beyond that high of attraction.
5. Hmm. I can give a brief sketch, cause I’ve never given it any thought. But if I could do anything, it would probably be a period mafia story (nothing before double digit centuries). I would focus on the origin of organized crime and it’s mindset, with little emphasis on the supposed “good” outside of their system. Not sure if I would do any type of love story because dramas with this premise stay afloat longer when the romance aspect is secondary, already established or non-existent. Therefore, it would be a small gang of kids (14-25), some poor, others wealthy, who pull together to create a legit company that spirals into a notorious string of sub underworld businesses. Maybe it would span 20-30 years. I’m also thinking black comedy but if not, I’d head for a thriller spin.