More Awards?! *blush*

I go through phases of awards here. I think after a few that has gathered together, I really  need to get my act together and start thanking everyone! We’re lingering between the past Canadian Thanksgiving and the upcoming American Thanksgiving so maybe its okay during this time to be repetitive and keep thanking you all for the support. As much as I blog because I love it, a lot of you make me keep doing this day in day out.  I already talk to myself a whole lot at home, its either that or I talk to my cat, and she just looks at me like I’m crazy or that I’m bothering her sleep, so its nice when I know someone out there reads my ramblings and doesn’t want to throw tomatoes at me.

I’m trying to remember for the past month..I really don’t think there was any other awards before that, but if there were and I never made a post for it, just email me, tweet me, leave a comment.  I’m getting back on schedule with the blog.  I do this to give you the mention! Its the least I could do for thinking of Tranquil Dreams.

First up, we have Greg at “Destroy All Fanboys” nominating me for the award of The Versatile Blogger Award on October 21st.

5th time!

5th time!

I pride myself in being versatile.  Its something I realized my blog is all about.  food, photography, travel, festivals, movies, music, pinterest, crafts, workouts and books.  You name it and I can probably whip up a post about it some time or another.  Its also the reason I realized that I don’t have time to keep everything under control.  However, whenever I receive one of these, its my boost to remind myself that I’m doing something right and someone out there is enjoying it 🙂

Thank you Greg! Now you have the right to request something you’d like me to post about if you ever want to 🙂 I put his link on the top with his blog.  You definitely should go and check it out because he is awesome! We have gaming and movies and I’m a huge fan of those things, maybe you are too.

Here are the rules:

1. Display the Award on your Blog
2. Announce your win/nom/nod with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you
3. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I will take care of those rules in just a little bit.  I’d just like to mention everyone first. Give the thanks and then you can decide if you want to read even more (at this point probably not so) interesting facts about me but you should scroll down to read the nominees because they have awesome blogs and it took me eternities to narrow it down.

Next up, I received my second of this Versatile Blogger Award from Diane at Tvor Travels! I’ve been following Diane’s blog for a while and she goes on all these trips around the world that make me want to just pack up and leave, but then where would I get all that money and whatever would I do with the boyfriend? Point is, Diane is fantastic and she comments a lot on my blogs.  She’s super nice and her travelogues make me feel like I’m right there plus she has some breathtaking pictures of wherever she goes all the time.  You have to go and check out her blog! Thank you Diane so much! When are you doing the next Travelling Through the Movies segment? I’m in love with that one especially a lot, and you need to check it out 🙂


The rules are similar to the previous one:

– Display the Award on your Blog.

– Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you.

– Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.

– Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment (I do pingbacks!)

– Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Last one this month was a fantastic Halloween nomination from Dawn from dawnyhosking with a never before received Most Influential Award.

Excuse me, Dawn? Have I been a good influence? Tell me I have at the very least 🙂 I’ve never considered myself influential AT ALL, but if she thinks it, I’m mega flattered! A gigantic thanks to her! Dawn is a great writer and she shares a lot of her personal experiences along with creative stories.  She’s fantastic and awesomely supportive.  You need to head on over to check out her blog! I know you will love it as much as I do 🙂

The rules are:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment (or a pingback).
5. Answer each of the 11 questions that your awarder asked, and then write 11 for your awardees.

We will start with these questions which I will also use for the my awardees as well! 🙂

1) What makes you happiest?

Having amazing people in my love that I care and trust! 🙂

2) Do you love the Oceans or Mountains more?


3) What has been a special moment in 2013?

Being part of my good friend’s wedding as bridesmaids and pretty much every other little moment and surviving the bad ones 😉

4) What’s your favourite quote?

– Life is a process: Pity is that is that it cannot be relived but fortunately it doesnt need to be re-experienced either- Wait Till You’re Older

5) Do you like yourself?


6) Do you stay up till midnight on New Year?


7) Something you wish could be done ASAP?

My TESL Course and my Grade 10 piano practical exam 🙂

8) What was your favourite class when still at school?


9) What musical instrument have you tried to play?

CLARINET (in high school), GUITAR (trying to learn by myself)

10) Anything you had wished to have learned earlier? my fingers are more used to piano fingering than this.  The chords are extremely hard to remember!

11) Do you like to do Crafts, Drawing or Painting?

Crafts! 🙂 I used to have a section for that, but I realized its way time-consuming. It only surfaces during Christmas season now!

In order to keep this post concise, those will also qualify for the facts above. However, if you feel like there’s anything you want to know, just ask in the comments, I’ll answer you 🙂

Now for the MOST IMPORTANT part, who to nominate! If they don’t want to do a post for it, I completely understand but I’d like to show a few of you just how awesome you all are!

After some thought, I’m not going to be repetitive and I’ll nominate 15 for Versatile Blogger Award, right here!


Lily in Canada

Rebecca Dawn

My Hong Kong husband


Pretty Little Treasures


The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally

Smashing Through Life


It’s me, Charlotte

Day’s Lee



The Queen Creative

They are in no particular order but I’d love to give them some mention as these are some fantastic blogs (as are millions others out there).  If they don’t want to answer with a post, thats alright.  No pressure at all!

Next, lets go to the 10 who I’ve nominated for Most Influential Blogger.

The Return of Modern Philosopher

The Verbal Spew Review

The Obsessive Viewer

With A Friend Like Gary


The Feeling of Success

The Wine Wankers

The Cinema Monster

Moe at the Movies

50 Year Project

As mentioned above, I’m keeping the same questions as above.  If you’d like to give me an answer, I’d love to hear all about it 🙂

If those answers aren’t good and there’s something you really want to know about me (although I already talk about my life a lot), go for it!

A mega huge gigantic enormous THANK YOU to Greg, Diane and Dawn! They are awesome and you all need to check out their blogs!

Congrats to the awardees! I hope you all know how much I enjoy everything you write and how much I appreciate your comments, likes and constant support!

Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness!

*GASP* Another one! Is it award season here or what?

Thank you to DJ Matticus at The Matticus Kingdom for nominating me for this wonderful award, Epically Awesome of the Epic Awesomeness Award. Seeing as I use the word “awesome” way too much, I’m guessing I need to actually accept this even if I’m only aiming to be epic 😉  Its a goal like any other, right? However, we’re talking about DJ Matticus’s awesomeness first.  He just had a prince enter into his kingdom making him into a fatherly king now. Responsibilities, diapers and many sleepless nights allow him to still remember this little blog. I am quite honored! So go over there and give him some love (if you don’t already) and give him words of congrats and support and love for this new phase in his life to happy days and wonderful times and so many adventures with his prince 🙂

epicallyawesomeawardThe Rules:

1. Tell 10 epic and/or awesome facts about yourself.

2. Pass it on to 10 bloggers you think are awesome and/or epic – or both.

I don’t know what..10 epic/awesome facts to write about me:

–> I am compiling material to build a little window farm this summer!

–> I love rhubarb: pies, baked, etc.

–>When I’m caught up in a novel, I will walk and read at the same time if it means not having to put it down!

–> As much as I love movies, I love literally all TV series: American, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, even some Japan and Korean.  EVERYTHING!

–> My mind is always on vacation..sorry, thinking about vacation, planning my next vacation!

–> Spontaneity rules (once in a while), especially when travelling to an unknown area 🙂 Getting lost or sudden change in plans can mean seeing new cool things!

–> I suck at painting or drawing, although I draw amazing stick figures, but I adore doing Paint By Numbers..the bigger palette the better!

–> I love doing puzzles! I can sit around and do it for hours and not ever get angry or frustrated! Thats how I built my patience.

–> I just switched to a smart phone!

–>I have been coping with my stress pretty well so far in 2013!

Are those even awesome/epic fact about me? They are to me 🙂 I never know what to say, but I am excited to pass this on to 10 awesome and epic bloggers (and there are so many of you that I could not include all here)!


Parlor of Horror

Ankit @ Myself, Online

Jon @ The Life of Jonathan

Eric @theipc

Mike@ MikesFilmTalk

Natasha @ Film and Things

Meera Darji

Tyson@ Head in a Vice

Misty @ CinemaSchminema

I could literally continue one with more…but rules are rules, right? You have to go check out how they are epically awesome of the epic awesomeness! 🙂 Go along and show them some love!

Thank you again to DJ Matticus and I would like to send him and his family lots of congrats and all the best wishes! 🙂

The Liebster Award!

Yikes! Another award! I got this one some time last week from Mike at MikesFilmTalks.  A huge huge thanks to him for this.  I`m not exactly sure I should get this since I`m not exactly a new blogger.  I am learning and young in the sense of actually engaging myself more into the blogging society for the past 15 months or so.  Its amazing fun and definitely another perk is meeting and talking with a bunch of you awesome people.  Mike is definitely one of those fantastic bloggers who reads books at lightning speed and watching a huge variety of movies and reviews them in writing and in little videos.  He has a super fun blog and if you haven`t been there, run on over and head back here after you check out his blog.  I won`t mind at all because he deserves it!

liebster awardI`m looking Mike`s page for this award and I`m not exactly sure what the rules here so I`m going to improvise and say that you need to display the award logo, which I did on the side.  It says there are 11 questions and we have to come up with 11 questions of our own and in turn the nominees we give it to will have to answer those.  Did I confuse you yet? I think I am getting a little mixed up.

However, Mike likes to be different and he asked us to choose to either post a favorite picture and say why we like it or answer the eleven questions.  I`m a bit lazy and tired today so I will post up a picture (or a few).  I can`t just pick one since I don`t think I have a favorite picture with myself…but there are some that I enjoy.

Lets take you on a little journey into my life…

This is a fantastic idea and I am going to say that whoever I nominate should do the same thing 🙂 Post a favorite picture of yourself and take some time to tell us why you like it (a la Mike style). 😉

On with the hard part, the nominations… Apparently this award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers.  I already don`t qualify and plus I don`t know how to check who has how many followers so I am going to wing it and nominate a few blogs…

Hungry and Fit

Laur Nicole Hunt

The Best Beer Ever


Jack Flacco

I love all of your blogs that I like and comment and follow, just I can`t name them all.  I know I`m lazy but here is a few.  If you haven`t gone to check it out, you definitely should.  They all cover some different areas of interest and its all fun and awesome.  Go on over and give them some love 🙂

Thanks again to Mike for giving me this nomination! Don`t forget to drop by his blog and check it out 🙂

One Lovely Blog Award..for the Second time!

I’m not exactly sure how this blog goes if I can get it a second time but hey, I always like to show my thanks for others that appreciate my blog.  This time, my thanks goes out to Ddog at Gamerscene.  He puts up some pretty awesome stuff over at his blog with movie reviews and game reviews. He has a few fun segments like Think a Bit Thursdays and Movie Mondays.  There’s plenty more great stuff over there and you definitely should check it out.

one lovely blog award

Now for the rules of this awards:

1. Thank the person that gave the award to you.

2. List seven things about yourself

3. Pass it along to seven others



1. My favorite flavor in soy-based ice cream is maple (in honor of today’s daily prompt that I probably won’t write about).

2. On really bad days, I like to dress up because when I feel prettier, I hope to feel better also.

3. I dream about opening my own bakery one day…even if it seems impossible

4. My idea of success is to be happy everyday surrounded with my loved ones.

5. My next vacation is undetermined but I’m always looking for the next destination

6. My eyes tear up every time I read Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

7. Learning about counter steering in video games has saved me when I slipped on winter roads once. Thank you Need For Speed!

All very random things about me..I really don’t know what else to say.

Lets get to the best part and my favorite and that’s to pass on the love.  Its always a tough decision…so here it goes:

1. Hovercraftdoggy

2. Finding Subjects

3. Laith’s Ramblings

4. This That and Whatever Else I Can Think Of

5. Cinema Parrot Disco

6. Chris Gregory’s Alphathreads

7. Cinemaniac Reviews

These are all fantastic and lovely blogs. If you haven’t dropped by, then you need to go over there and check out their awesomeness!

Thanks again to Ddog for his award nomination!