The Versatile Blogger Award

Over the past few weeks I've received nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award. I'd like to thank these beautiful girls for nominating me: Cece (TheCrescentHour), Sarah (xliciousgirl), Sakuranko (Sakuranko), and Lizzie (MysticThorn). These girls are all undeniably sweet and have amazing blogs of their own. If you get a chance, you can check out their blogs in the links provided above.

Play By The Rules:
  • If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. 
  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy. 
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly. 
  • Nominate those 15 blogs/bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. 
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
15 Blog Nominations:
  1. Jo-ann (Panda-Agenda)
  2. Nana (Nanarabu)
  3. Amanda (LostWithAmanda)
  4. Dolly (SincerelyDolly)
  5. Anna (Jelly-Anna)
  6. Christina (THT Christina)
  7. Rae (LoveFromBerlin)
  8. Monica (Monrabu)
  9. Sarah (TheGlamourGuide)
  10. Gollylocks (Gollylocks)
  11. mDawn & Xiang Jiao (Pursiko)
  12. Susie (SusieVibes)
  13. Yaptus (Yaporu)
  14. Pinkoolaid (Pinkoolaid)
  15. Mai (MaiMiu)
Seven Things About Me:
  1. I was born and raised in California, but my parents are from China. My parents thought I was mute because I didn't start speaking until I was 5. (At which point, they wish I never started because I was a HUGE troll when I was a child) My mother would speak to me in Mandarin, my father in Cantonese, my grandmother in Kun Ming dialect, and my school teacher in English. Once they stopped speaking to me in so many different languages, I never stopped talking again. After that I continued on to learn Chinese, French, and Japanese. 我不喜歡茄子. Je n'aime pas les aubergines. 茄子が大嫌いですッ

  2. My favorite animal is the jellyfish. I realize they're poisonous, but there's just something hauntingly beautiful about them.

  3. I started traveling at a very young age, so young that I don't remember much about many places I've been to. One of my favorite places being France because my grandparents lived together after graduating university in China. They continued to attend medical school there and as a child, my grandmother would tell me about Paris and speak French to me. And even though I didn't understand a word she said, it sounded so romantic.

  4. I used to be a tomboy when I was a teenager. 'Nough said.

  5. I love music and tried to learn as many different instruments as I could get my hands on. I've always wanted to learn the "Gu Zheng", but I didn't have enough time. I played the flute, violin, cello, guitar, bass, and piano. Unfortunately, I don't remember how to play any instruments besides the piano because I practiced daily for 13 years of my life. It's mind-blowing how much you forget after not playing for even just a year

  6. Video games. When I was living in apartments during university, I used to stay up all night till 7AM playing Left 4 Dead or COD with my friends. (They're not imaginary, I swear ;__;) I usually play on Xbox, but recently I've been playing Borderlands 2 and Assassin's Creed on my laptop. I'm lusting after Bioshock Infinite...
  7. I'm a huge klutz and fractured my thumb when I was in high school by closing a car door... on my own hand. This was all right before my last piano evaluation and smack in the middle of tennis season (I was on our school's team). After this incident, I've learned that I will never be ambidextrous and trying to play tennis with your opposite hand can be dangerous for your opponent. Especially when a racket comes flying at their face.
I'll be posting about my New York trip last month tomorrow! I may split it into two posts because I have quite a lot of photos.. I took a quick trip to LA last weekend to see some dear friends and departed from Norcal after work on Friday and arrived at 3:30AM. Needless to say, I've has about 12 hours sleep total from the weekend so it's been brutal. 

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  1. I love this post <3

  2. aww thanks for nominating me ; A ; I don't belong with the others cause my blog is shitty LOL! I really like the 7 facts you wrote; they are so interesting! I'm going to have to think really hard if I were to do this type of post too! you also seem to have lived a really privileged life - that's wonderful :) I wish I could have learned how to play a (REAL) instrument and not the fckin recorder in grade 5. I think all that stuff about your grandparents is sweet too. it can become a movie. and LOLLLL at the tomboy photos!! MAN! let's just say I love how you turned out, not that I don't like tomboys or anything hahaha <3 thanks again!

  3. Congratulations! :)

  4. Of course you do! You always take the best face and close up eye shots *A* swooon~ I miss yo face! Hahahaha, work hard, play hard! I started working when I was 13 so I could try to do the things I wanted.. mainly saving up for instruments and CDs! ..Er.. yeah, a lot of people still remember me by my tomboy phase because I thought I was all badass .__.;;, the transition phase between that and now was horrible.. Wearing girly clothes with your legs open is NOT attractive!

  5. Congrats Elaine!! You do deserve that award! :)

    Thank you for sharing the 7 things about you. Very interesting facts and I get to know you more! I'm very surprised by your Tomboy look, never thought you were a Tomboy. it was indeed interesting to know. Do you speak fluent cantonese?

    Have a good weekend and looking forward to your NY trip pictures!

  6. Aw, thanks Athena! LOL everyone jokes I turned from boy to girl :<, but I guess I was just a super, super late bloomer! No, I can understand very minimal Cantonese despite living in HK for 3 months.. But I'm fluent in Mandarin!

  7. Congrats on the Versatile awad Elaine :) and thanks so much for the nomination! Will definitely start writing a post on this soon.

    Great facts about yourself. I was tomboy growing up as well. Pinks and barbie was a big no for me, haha.

    Dawn @

  8. Thank you Elaine <333
    Will post after my finals are over! Remind me ^^;

  9. I LOVE those pics of you with pink hair!!! I don't know if you were inspired by visual kei or not.. but if yes, wow. You are awesomeeeee :D
    And thanks again for the nomination! I'll work this one in as soon as I can!

  10. LOL oh gerwd, YOU KNOW! *A* I was a visual kei baby since my young days! Still have boxes full of CDs from that time and photobooks and random crap!

  11. this was such a cute post and it was so fun to get to know you a little better. thanks for the nomination as well darling! i hope i can find time to get to this!

    xx rae

  12. My Goodness!! I'm just now seeing this comment in my Disqus thread!! *_* I'm so sorry >.> I feel undeserving.
    Wow, this is quite amazing!!

  13. No! Of course not! Always love your cute outfit posts *A*