2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in Review

I started this blog on January 31, 2012. I want to thank everyone who visited the blog. I am inspired to make more improvements in 2013.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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One Lovely Blog Award

I was so honored to have this blog nominated by Angela of The Texpat Starling for the One Lovely Blog Award!

Here are the rules of acceptance:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  • Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
  • Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

Thank you, Angela, for nominating my blog! This is such a surprise for someone who just started blogging five months ago.

7 Possibly Unknown Things About Me:

  1. I am addicted to pens.
  2. My favorite place to visit while growing up in Taipei, Taiwan was my father’s friend’s eraser showroom. Every time we visited, my brother and I each was handed a small bag, and we would tour the display cases and point to what we wanted to have in our bags. The erasers came in all shapes: a set of markers, a miniature book, a cookie, a razor,… etc. Our absolute favorite was the set of carts with circus animals on them. Unfortunately, that was for display only.
  3. I have donated to ‘Locks of Love‘ five times since 2000.
  4. I wanted to be a race car driver when I was little. But once I learned how to drive, I find driving stressful.
  5. I always have makeup on if I am to be seen outside my home. This includes going to the mailbox.
  6. I refused to have an engagement ring. I wanted just one simple wedding ring (sapphire set in platinum) that I can wear everyday.

Rings

7. I handmade the navy blue bridal veil.

Bride with Blue Veil

I am nominating these blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award:

I don’t read enough blogs to nominate 15. (I did not list the non-English blogs that I enjoy.) But I promise all the blogs listed above were carefully selected. Some of the blogs have already been nominated for the award, but they deserved my nomination. Thank you for reading, and please visit these blogs. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.