Happy Belated Birthday!

I knew I had forgotten on Saturday. I was so happy and optimistic and posted about Charlie Brown for a reason. If you didn’t see my Happy Saturday post, click HERE to see it.

Talk about being slow but I just had the time to look at the calender and hope for something great to happen…since I’m in this horrible pain in my left leg and left side of my lower back from slipping on ice this morning.

It just hit me that Saturday, January 19, 2013 marked the 2 year anniversary of this little blog.  YAY!  2 years went by fast and I really wanted to do something special but I had to rush off to work on Saturday morning.  So I didn’t get a chance….I’ll find another time to give you all some more goodies right after I figure it out (maybe on another milestone).

Ideas have been scarce lately…probably because my brain is occupied by work.  I’m telling you…work haunts my sleep.  I just had a nightmare about not finishing the deadlineS on time.

When I’m on here, I forget my problems, so forget about all that stress from work. This is my time!

First of all, let me…

Thank YOU!

Offering my thanks to all of you is the most important!  You all deserve a huge shoutout and I’m really trying to do that.  I’m going to try to promote your blogs whenever I get a chance.  Whether it be awards, or just how you inspire me in every little way…its coming bit by bit this year.  Without you all, I’m not sure I’d have gotten to where I am now: posting everyday, 281 followers, a few awards on my sidebar, 9,880 total views, etc.  I’ve seen a lot of other blogs get way more in less time but to me, this brings a smile to my face.  It means a lot that you all enjoy what I put up.  Every like and comment and follow really makes my day, especially today when I’m in pain.  It puts a smile on my face.  You all ROCK!

Also, I’d like to give huge thanks to That’s Life And Then You Sigh for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. I received this a few days ago and was thinking if I should take this since its my 2nd time I’ve gotten it.  I am extremely flattered!


Here are the rules:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Since I really don’t know how to give these anymore! In event of my late blog for my blog anniversary, I’d like to give this award to whoever wants it.  Just take it and follow the rules and do what you want with it 🙂

And for the 7 interesting things..I open up the floor for your questions.  Ask away my wonderful friends! Count it as a gift from me to you!

I’m sharing this fun Birthday song to celebrate the late birthday together! I would play it by myself but I’m still practicing hard to get it good!



P.S. After last week of being more relaxed, I’m more charged up this week to bring you all more more more! Also a little update, A Bite of China Project will officially start in February!

32 thoughts on “Happy Belated Birthday!

  1. Happy Birthday Tranquil Blog

    Your versatility does inspire
    Your daily posting does never tire
    On movies treasures and trips
    On cooking and booking and even blog tips
    How do you do it
    How do I do it
    My adventures more known
    My writing more hone…d
    As lovely as Tranquils topics are
    As Beautiful as its posts of near places and far
    The most beautiful thing is that it never tires
    It inspires.

    Viva Aventura


  2. Hooray for another well deserved award, and happy blogging anniversary as well. Seems like no one else has yet to take you up on the “interesting question” offer, but I’m not shy, so: What was the inspiration for “Tranquil Dreams” as the name for your blog?


    • I explain that in the About section. It comes from my chinese name. I actually was just sitting around one day and thinking about how my parents agreed to choose Serene (or serenity) Dreams as my name. But I thought “serene” sounded way awkward..so I ended up looking it up and found Tranquil as a replacement. So it stuck around in my head until I started this blog! 🙂

      Bring on the questions! If you have more, I’d be happy to answer them 🙂


      • About page, eh? Hmm, seems like I should have checked that out first… in fact, feel like I’ve already checked it out at some point before and my mind just failed me earlier. it happens, alas, far too frequently. Question do-over then: If you could be a character from one of your favorite books, who would you be, and why?


      • Thats alright, memory fails happens all the time to me also. I blame mine on work-related stress haha!

        That`s a really tough question actually. There`s so many choices and I`d probably miss one of my favorites due to the said memory failures. haha! From my bookshelf right now, The Help has been a really recent favorite and I loved all the characters but Skeeter would be awesome. Loved her courage to initiate change and break out of the ordinary.


      • Haven’t read that one yet (or seen the movie, because there is a proper order to these things), but it’s on my list for sooner rather than later. From what I’ve heard about it though, seems like you picked a good one. And courage is a much better thing to desire than the attributes of the characters I’d probably want to be.


      • MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA (hmm, did that come across as a truly terrifying evil laugh? that’s what I was going for…) Power, magic, control… nothing so noble as courage. 😉


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