Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Sunshine Award

I feel so surprised and happy when I know that I was nominated for the Sunshine Award!

Thank you, Ms Emma (

The Sunshine Award is given to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

Truly thanks to Emma for nominating my blog to this award.

Below are some 'rules' for this award. Here they are:
  • Acknowledge the nominating blogger.  
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you. 
  • List 11 bloggers.  They should be bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (See below for my list)
  • Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate answer & let all the bloggers know they’ve been nominated. You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you. 

First, I have to share 11 random facts about myself. Here they are:

1. I live in Hong Kong. An international city that may be far away from your home. If I fly to US by plane, it will take more than 20 hours.

2. I have a 7 year-old son.

3. I like drawing, arts and crafts very much. I also like handmade jewelry.

4. I am a housewife. One of my responsibilities is to teach my son homeworks. My son usually has 5 homework to do everyday. This takes him about 1 hour to finish. He is lucky to study in an international school. If studying in traditional school, the quantity of homework will be double or more.

5. Everyweek, I take my son to join some extra-curriculum activities after school. They include: playing piano, swimming and playing table tennis. Here in Hong Kong, parents like to take children to learn many things after school. According to a recent survey, about 30% of parents even take their children to learn 11 things after school every week. That is crazy!

6. I have to review school textbooks with my son from time to time because his school has two tests and two examinations every year.

7. My husband and I will take my son to have hiking, swimming and playing ball games if the weather is good. If the weather is poor, we will stay at home and do some crafts. My son likes all kinds of crafts, e.g. carton box crafts, drawing, make stamps, etc.

8. I am lucky to live in a place where I can access different kinds of arts supplies in low cost. Thus, my son and I can always buy some and do some crafts when we have leisure time.

9. I like to read blogs related to kids, crafts, and handmade jewelry or items.

10. I want to travel to US and Canada. But I have to save a lot of money as they are very far away from me and requires a lot of money to go there.

11. Besides blogging, I like to surf the Facebook. I like to read beautiful photos of nature and funny photos of kids. ^^


Second, I have to answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for me. Here they are:

Have you ever traveled outside the country?
Yes, I travelled to Singapore, China, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan.

What's your favorite time of year?
I like autumn which weather is not too hot and not too cold.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Sometimes I am extrovert and like to meet many friends. But sometimes, I am introvert and want to do some arts and crafts myself.

What is your social media or blogging pet peeve?
My pet peeve is: only a few readers and response to my blog though I have updated it frequently.

What are the ages of your children, if you have any?
I have a 7 year-old son.

What is your favorite part of blogging?
My favorite part of blogging is that I can share with other bloggers about kids / crafts, which give me chance to know more about the situations in the world.

If you could learn another language, which would you choose?
Now I know Mandarin and English. I want to learn French because my son is learning that but I could not help him on revision, lol!

What's the first site you check when you come online?

What song do you never get sick of?
Christmas songs, lol!

What musical instrument, if any, can you play?

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A successful businessman. But now this dream has not come true yet!


Third, I have to list 11 bloggers.  They should be bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!

Red Ted Art
(This is the first blog that I read relating to kids crafts. That is really great!)

Two Bears Farm
(This is the first blog that I read relating to kids life. I always want to learn more about kids life in another countries!)

Though the blogs below are not my first blog to read, they are very funny and substantial in content. If you have time, click the link the have a look!

Bear & Lion

Chaos and Love

JDaniel4's Mom (My son is also called Daniel^^)

Three Times the Fun

3 Kids, a Minivan and a Mortgage

Pollert Possibilities

76 Sunflowers (I like sunflowers very much cos they always face the sun!)



Finally, I have to post 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate to answer. Here they are:

1. Which country are you from?

2. How many kids do you have? What are their ages?

3. What are your hobbies?

4. Usually, how many homework do your kids have?

5. Do your kids join any extra-curriculum activities? What are they?

6. How many tests and examination do you kids have every year?

7. What kinds of arts and crafts do your kids like to do in leisure time?

8. What kind of art & craft supplies you want to buy, but that is not available or too expensive to buy in your home country?

9. What social media you like to use most? Facebook / twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / anything else??

10. Which country do you want to travel?

11. Have you ever travelled to Hong Kong?


  1. Thanks for the mention! You asked how long I've been blogging - it'll be 4 years in December.

    Great answers. My son will be 7 this week, and he likes things like hiking too. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

    1. WOW! 4 years 1200 posts, you updated your blog so frequently!

  2. Congrats on your award, and thank you for the mention! That was very kind of you!

    I would like to visit Hong Kong!! I have been out of the country, but never on a flight so long.

    1. Love your blog! There are so many giveaway from you, you are so kind!


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