🌞Sunshine Blogger Award 6.0🌞

Whoever is reading this post, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to connect with me! I hope you are all doing well, especially since flu season is back and students are in the midst of stressful midterms yet again. In case you missed my last post, here is a link to my last blog post titled 31-Day Motivational Journal Review.

screen-shot-2018-03-23-at-8-2116615623 (1)The Sunshine Blogger Award is per recognition award for bloggers who inspire readers by promoting positivity and bringing joy. Thank you, Tatterhood, for nominating me on August 12, 2019 for the award. Your blog gives me daily inspiration and reminds of reading a diary. I like the personal touch that you have added to your daily musings. If you haven’t heard of Tatterhood yet, please go give her blog some love! ❤


🌞Sunshine Blogger Award Rules🌞

The Sunshine Blogger Award has rules (surprise, surprise!). These rules ensure the success of this award, providing exposure to all the award winners. The rules are quite simple and straightforward.

Rules for Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Questions I was asked:

1. Have you ever been hypnotized (stage hypnosis)? No, I have not been hypnotized on stage or through self-directed hypnotic therapy. I’ve always been a little skeptical of hypnotism and feel like it wouldn’t work on me. I know that in order for hypnosis to work, one has to keep an open mind and I am already closed minded. 😂

2. Do you believe in aliens? Sure, why not? It is likely that aliens probably exist, considering how HUGE outer space is. There is probably intelligent life on a distant planet in a distant universe somewhere far, far away.

3. What would your Circus Act be? Well, I cannot juggle and my balance is horrible so that eliminates a lot of options. I took a quiz because I couldn’t answer this question, and my result is a sideshow performer!

You are a rarity indeed! A little off the beaten path, your pride is in your individuality. No bed of nails or floor of broken glass can scare you. You take it all with a smile. Some may call you a “freak”, but you should consider that a compliment. Remember, uniqueness is what gets you noticed!

4. If you were invisible for a day, what would be the first thing you would do? The first thing I would do is take advantage of free travel, find someone that I dislike, and follow this person home. Then I would haunt their house for the day and follow them around town just for fun. Specifically, this needs to be someone I don’t like because I would figure out their social media passwords, hoping that they still use Facebook and whatnot, and I would hack into their Facebook account to permanently change their passwords and emails. Facebook wouldn’t suspect anything since I would be doing this in real time and location. It would be fun to read their private messages, mess up their relationships, and maybe add a few status updates of my own. Karma’s a bitchAt the end of the day, maybe I will ghost slap them on my way out the door. Too bad the ghosting life is short-lived. 🤷‍♀️

5. Hogwarts House? I am not a Harry Potter fangirl, so I will let another quiz determine my fate. My results from the quiz indicate that I am 30% Ravenclaw, 27% Gryffindor, 26% Hufflepuff, and 17% Slytherin!

You believe above all in the importance of wisdom, which is why you undoubtedly belong in Ravenclaw, but your sense of adventure means you may also have an affinity for Gryffindor house. You are a thrill-seeker – you love to travel and there’s nothing more exciting to you than new experiences – and believe that adventure is essential in the pursuit of knowledge. You are brave, but would never intentionally put yourself in danger, placing you firmly in Ravenclaw.

Your slight compatibility with Hufflepuff house suggests a deep love and appreciation for those close to you, which you may keep hidden for fear of being hurt.

 6. A smell you hate? Gasoline.


Corner Gas… well, what’s left of it. We were lucky to get these photos before it got torn down. 😥


The fictional Dog River grain elevator lives on. My camera has a mind of its own since the ground is actually really flat.

7. A flower you love? Sunflowers 🌻

8. Who is the strongest Avenger? I know nothing about the Avengers except that it involves Superheroes. Based on this knowledge or lack thereof, I will conclude that the strongest Avenger is the Incredible Hulk.

9. Star Wars or Star Trek? Ugh, I do not like either of them. However, Star Trek is much worse in my opinion since it’s SO outdated. I choose Star Wars but please don’t make me watch a Star Wars movie with you.

10. Ever been on Stage? Does the stage in the school gym at my elementary school count? I played my violin in a school talent show back in Grade 6.

11. Do you have a pet? – Insert Photo & show your love ❤

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Cozy mornings with my therapy cat ❤

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Rebecca and Timon the Cat 💕

🌞Sunshine Blogger Award Nominees🌞












Questions for the nominees:

1. What year did you start blogging?
2. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?
3. What time of day do you blog most often?
4. Are you a morning lark or a night owl?
5. What is the first thing you do after waking up?
6. Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Why or why not?
7. What is your favorite social media platform and why?
8. Do you drive a car?
9. What does luxury mean to you?
10. Who is your role model?
11. What is your job/career/profession?

And….GO!! There is no pressure to respond to this nomination, as I know you have very busy lives outside of the blogging world. I look forward to reading your answers if you do decide to participate in the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am curious to know what your answers are!

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76 thoughts on “🌞Sunshine Blogger Award 6.0🌞

  1. ciccolady says:

    Hello lovely Hilary congratulations!!!:)
    Hipnotized sounds scary:D hopefully you havent:D
    Aliens are cute, green i guess and cool:)
    Free travel should be really great:)
    Sunflowers looks beautiful,i love them too:)
    Your cat is so cute and your babygirl too:)
    thank you so much for nominatung me, feeling happy!!! 🙂

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    • Hilary Tan says:

      Thank you for reading, Ilona! 😊 This cat has given me so much joy and and I’ve had him for 6 months now. Timon is such a good therapy cat and Rebecca loves him too. They are best friends now – it’s so cute. 😊💕


  2. Simon Nisha says:

    Congratulations ✨✍️ Enjoyed reading your answers. Loved the photography with a ground really flat 😉 u hate gasoline smell, 🤔 Strange why we like it 😁. Oh there! the therapy cat is cute ✨😸 Congrats to the nominees ✨✍️

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  3. gigglingfattie says:

    Omg I LOVED corner gas!!!!

    Thanks for the nomination! Here are my quick answers to your questions:

    1. What year did you start blogging? 2015
    2. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging? To not worry about stats or other people and just write for me.
    3. What time of day do you blog most often? It used to be in the mornings but I changed jobs recently so now it’s a struggle to write in the evenings but I’m trying to work it out
    4. Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Mornings!!
    5. What is the first thing you do after waking up? Turn on the coffee pot on my way to the bathroom lol
    6. Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Why or why not? Yes!! Need fuel for the day!
    7. What is your favorite social media platform and why? Does Pinterest count? Because nail art!
    8. Do you drive a car? I have my license but I don’t own a car
    I don’t have answers for 9 and 10 lol
    11. What is your job/career/profession? Elementary teacher

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    • Hilary Tan says:

      Thank you for answering my questions. I enjoyed reading your answers. 🤗🌻

      4. We are opposites. By default, I am a night owl but can adapt to a morning schedule for school/work etc.

      8. The good thing is that you can hop in a car and drive somewhere if you needed to, and you don’t have to worry about getting your G2 and G again!

      11. Tbh I think that you have the coolest job ever! My mom discouraged me from becoming a teacher. Teaching elementary sounds like fun (and a bit exhausting).

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      • gigglingfattie says:

        Honestly your mom had the right idea. It’s so hard to get into teaching no matter where you are (now exactly sure where you are) but in Ontario the hiring practices are so stupid for the public board. I’m in a private school and I have no idea how I got this job lol but I’m glad I have it! I love it!! I’d get paid about $15,000 more if I was in a full time contract in the public board BUT I had one interview for this private school and got my contract. It’s only on a year to year basis but that’s ok. I have a feeling I’ll be staying, or I hope I will be. To get a full time contract in the public board would take me about 7-8 years if I started trying today. It’s more secure but I’d hate it and all the politics around it.

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    • Hilary Tan says:

      Thank you for stopping by, Steve! Apparently, I cannot count because I asked 10 questions instead of 11 questions, accidentally skipping a number. I also nominated 10 people instead of 11 people without realizing it for two days. Everything is fixed now but I felt silly. 🤦‍♀️

      Also, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my poetry. I will try to write more in the future. Creativity seems to peak during exam season which is filled with sleepless nights. 🤷‍♀️✍

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  4. Jenny in Neverland says:

    Congrats. I also believe aliens exist. Not in the form of little green creatures that sci-fi has taught us to believe but I can’t believe that in this whole universe, we are the only planet with life on it. It scares me just to think about x

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  5. Hunida says:

    So fun learning more about you! I totally believe in aliens, too, & I am cracking up about how you’d spend your invisible day. Timon the cat is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us. 😊

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