The Liebster Award – December 2014

I’ve been nominated for The Liebster Award before…

It’s fun and always interesting to answer specific questions from other fellow bloggers. Nominations are coming from different parts of the world and this is awesome, because will get you thinking about your blogging from another perspective…

This time…

I’d like to sincerely thank fellow blogger ‘The blossoming fall for having nominated me for the Liebster Award!

This award is mostly for fun purposes and networking to discover new blogs of the blogosphere…


Here are the rules for accepting the Liebster Award:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers (this one is about WordPress followers, as I guess).
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.


OK, here are 11 random facts about me, which I prepared before in one of my previous blog posts….

1. I still remember the day, when I bought my first gaming console Atari and computer for coding Commodore 64, with specific cassette player and up loader.

2. The moment of uploading and going online with my first ever created website, nearly 15 years ago will be connected to specific sound of 54k internet modem.

3. I’ve learned my first graphic design skills in 1998 with magnificent paint software of Microsoft Windows 98, which was the successor to Windows 95.

4. The spark of energy to bodybuilding and fitness was born inside me 19 years ago, and stayed with me since then, like the best friend ever.

5. Birth of passion for outdoor activity of walking, was as natural to me as breathing and deeply transformational 11 years ago.

6. Curiosity to see how much my physical body can handle, ended up with endurance challenge last year and total distance of +3000 km done in a single year.

7. I’m an old school guy so I keep my notes and recently achieved +16,000 km of walking, just a couple of days ago, which equals a trip around the earth on foot 😉

8. 16,000 km is also the total distance of the average Irish motorist drives every year, or rally on motorcycle from London to Mongolia done by three Limerick men last September.

9. The spark of inspiration to start painting again, after 25 years of inner journey and transformation created specific wave of deep changes in my life.

10. The moment I felt an urge to write and express myself, I created this blog in the state of inspired action 11 months ago.

11. I’d like to thank everyone for the visits, likes, follows and comments 🙂

And these are my nominees: (I’m not sure about how many followers they have, but I wanted to nominate them anyway!)

Ryan Photography

China Sojourns Photography




Marsha Lee

Impressions Travelogue

Sappy as a tree

Transitionally Speaking

Smiling in Sonoma


OK, here are my Liebster Award nominator, The blossoming fall, questions to me:

  1. What is the purpose of your blog? I created this blog as a way of expressing myself… Paintings and creative ideas are just the part of who I am deep inside… they need an open space to flow with their own rhythm,
  2. Who is your role model and why? My true self and my own compass from the heart,
  3. What is your greatest passion in life? My greatest passion is life here on earth, you can see the magic of life in every single day and conversation…
  4. List three types of food you enjoy: I love olives, Italian pasta and tomatoes
  5. If you had a time machine with one return trip ticket, where would you go. at what time and why? I would go back to the day I was born during this life time to celebrate this event, to give myself a warm deep hug,
  6. What is your biggest dream? Be myself and express myself fully,
  7. If you had one chance to say something that could change the world, what would it be? I love You
  8. What do you think is the greatest gift in life? Life is a gift…
  9. What do you usually daydream about? My next project as I guess 🙂
  10. Which country would you love to take a trip to? Okinawa island in Japan and the south pole for expedition 🙂
  11. If you were stranded on an island, name one person you would wish was with you. The love of my life…

And (drumroll, please…)  Here are my 11 questions to my 11 nominees for the Liebster Award!

1. What is your favorite outdoor activity?

2. What is your best photo taken so far?

3. What is your current best song?

4. What is your favorite room in your house/apartment?

5. What is your favorite holiday/special event to celebrate?

6. Where would you like to go for the adventure of a lifetime?

7. What is your favorite season of the year?

8. What is your favorite type of music, that makes you moving/dancing?

9. What is your favorite activity that you remember from your early days/childhood?

10. If your inner talent would speak out or play a song, what kind of song would it be?

11. What is your favorite quote/motto, that gives you wings?

* If you would like to use the badge of Liebster Award on your blog, feel free to do so.. here is the link: The Liebster Award, Design by Swav.

** This blog post is part of my weekly photo challenge as well, and this week’s theme is yellow, which for me means to stay young, fresh and playful.

29 thoughts on “The Liebster Award – December 2014

  1. Thank you!!! What an honor coming from you! I have definitely enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your beautiful creations! I’ll have to come up with some good answers and questions this weekend! Absolutely amazing that you have walked enough to have gone around the world. Here’s a big hug to you now that you are all grown up…can always use a hug no matter if it’s when you are born or as an adult. 🙂

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    1. The questions and answers are mostly for yourself, I’ve noticed during the last months that the questions I received from others were not just the questions, but also reminders of many ways and forms of expression… a hug for you as well 🙂 I still remember your post about wild horses of cover art theme…

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  2. Thank you will take some time to do,,I don’t sually accept many nominations for awards at all, but i like ur questions so will have to do a post-it bout this,,soon thanQ Swav! 😎 very kewl 🙂

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  3. Congratulations again on receiving this much-deserved award!!
    I enjoyed reading your answers… I can totally relate to the Atari and hooray for Italian pasta!!
    Bravo for your lovely blog!

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  4. Swav, thank you so much for the nomination. After giving your blog a brief visit I must say I’m doubly honored to have been nominated. Sadly I must decline to nomination because I simply do not have the time to fulfill the requirements. One thing I will do, think of it as partial acceptance, is answer your questions. Keep an eye out for those 11 answers over the next few days.

    Again, thank you.

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  5. Thanks for the nomination, Swav. I am honored. I was a little shocked about your Commodore 64 comment! You don’t look old enough to remember one of those. I remember learning about computers BEFORE I got my C64 in one of my Dad’s many lectures! Then I got one – it changed my life! 🙂

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    1. Well, thanks… as I guess, it’s a compliment about my age… I spoke with a group of students last week in rte television studio, and I had a funny moment when I said to Emma that… I was 18, 18 years ago and have realized… I’m OK with it 🙂

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