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Shine On Award!

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shine-on-awardWith the recent project in Jakarta, I’ve been struggling to make time to do anything other than work. So it took a trip home to Mumbai and a little breathing space to say – “Thank you Gina of the fabulous A 4star life for the Shine On Award nomination!”

I can’t miss your blog and its in my “all time favourites” like Zhongguo Jumble, Kiwi Gypsy, Lady of the Cakes, Ottominuti – You folks are my blogging idols!

To accept the award, I need to share random 7 facts about myself (different to earlier award – Liebster) and nominate 15 other blogs I enjoy reading. If I’ve nominated you (ie blogs below), feel free to ‘accept’ and pass on the joy to others!

7 random facts

  1. Currently a Canadian, residing in India, working in Indonesia for a short-term project through an Australian company
  2. Was the 1st in my immediate family to get a passport and travel internationally at age 16
  3. Met Pierre Elliott Trudeau while working at Concordia University – an exceptional human being – who remains on my list of “If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?”
  4. Can’t ski, skate, curl to save my life! Soooooo not a typical lass from the prairies!
  5. Can waltz into a Bombay “page 3” event and actually know a few folks (superficial frivolous fun but a girl has to have SOME kicks!)
  6. When I got the contract in Jakarta, set a goal to learn a few words/phrases for 10 minutes a day… and have been an abysmal failure!
  7. Though have always been and likely will always be a complete urbanite, loved summers on various family & friend’s farms growing up. Yes I have attempted to card & spin wool, grubbed around in the dirt weeding, milked a goat, chased chickens, found hidden eggs and 1st drove a truck at 11? years herding cows back from the pasture with my younger sister in the back holding a new-born calf! Thank you very much!

15 more great blogs to check out:

  1. 3rd culture children – An experienced blogger and serial ex-pat… I’m in awe of her posts!
  2. A girl and her travels – An American in Russia – also a ‘top fav’ discovered post Liebster
  3. A long way back – A Canadian journalist sharing tales of travel from East to West
  4. Expat Eye on Latvia – An Irish lass’ humorous take on life in Latvia, coined ‘blouting’
  5. I’m not lost, I’m just exploring – An American in France
  6. Journalist on the run – Working, traveling, now teaching in Korea
  7. JoV’s Book Pyramid – For a reading fix!
  8. Katherine and Bruno’s Adventures Abroad – An American couple before in Ecuador now Indonesia
  9. My Hong Kong husband – Life of gwai mui and Hongkonger
  10. Plus Ultra – Amazing photos, sketches of travels with a Hong Kong Canadian perspective
  11. Ramblings – Her China reflections in particular are of interest to me
  12. So this is 40 – Connects to my Canadian prairie roots & music with her jukebox series
  13. Travelling Amanda – Currently in Indonesia, some great posts on working in Vietnam
  14. The Urge to Wander – Madhu’s stories exploring the world
  15. Third Eye Mom – A ‘mid-west gal‘ sharing travels to 30 countries and life in Minneapolis

There are many more I could mention – there are some fabulous blogs out there. So folks, keep exploring, blogging, reading, commenting and enjoying!

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  1. mfraiman says:

    Thanks for the mention! A very nice community you’ve got going here.

  2. What a spiffing endorsement… aw, thanks, lass 😉

  3. Sherri says:

    My turn to congratulate you now on a beautiful, well deserved award 🙂

  4. JoV says:

    “Currently a Canadian, residing in India, working in Indonesia for a short-term project through an Australian company” How international you are! 🙂

    You deserve the award and although I’m just about winding down on my blogging… 😦 I am so happy that you picked me as your top 15. 🙂

    Shine on!

    p/s: I love blog Plus Ultra and My Hongkong husband too!

  5. Expat Eye says:

    Thank you for the nomination! 🙂

  6. Thank you very much for the inclusion – much appreciated! Great to be in good company!!!
    Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia!

  7. Wow! I just realized that I was one of the blogs you passed on the award to (brains apparently a little foggy today). Thanks so much! I appreciate it and look forward to exploring your blog!

  8. gkm2011 says:

    Thanks again! Enjoy this stint in Indo!

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog and introducing me to more wonderful blogs to follow! 🙂

  10. […] were truly flattered to receive a nomination for the Shine On “award” from Every Day Adventure in Asia, a wonderful blog.  The nomination tells us that someone (other than our parents) is reading this […]

  11. gina4star says:

    Yay, I forgot about this! I love your blog, and all the things you have to say, shine on! 🙂 xxx

  12. ottominuti says:

    I had somehow missed this one! Congratulations on the award and thanks for mentioning me! xx

  13. Madhu says:

    Congratulations on your award! And a belated but heartfelt thank you for the kind nomination.

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