The Versatile Blogger Award

I've received a beautiful note from Barbara of Barbara's Meanderings, a retired Teacher/Writer from the US, informing me that I've won The Versatile Blogger Award:
"Shirley, I love the new look of your blog and that Cheesecake :) I wanted you to know that you have received The Versatile Blogger Award. It comes with some rules. Please stop by my blog to learn more about it. Congratulations!

According to the rules, You are required to:
1. Thank the person who loved you enough to bestow this gift.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Bestow this honor onto 10 newly discovered or followed bloggers–in no particular order–who are fantastic in some way.
4. Drop by and let your ten new friends know you admire them."

So here it is:
Thanks so much, Barbara, for bestowing me the award & for having me in mind!

7 Things About Myself:
  1. I love to make a mess out of my kitchen, creating New Dishes.
  2. I have a Black-belt in shopping.
  3. I'm a Hello Kitty fanatic. Check out my Kitty Gadgets!
  4. I love to travel.
  5. I adore fine dining.
  6. Friends are like treasures to me.
  7. I believe that music is universal. I enjoy listening to K-pop, J-pop, Canto-pop, Indonesian hits & of course, Mandarin & English songs. I also appreciate Italian songs. Check out this video by Patrick Buane "serenading" II Mondo! Listen to the 2nd part in Italian. He's so charming & suave! He has such powerful vocals.

10 Newly Discovered Blogs:
The Home Growing Gourmet
Quickies on the Dinner Table
Secrets to Looking Young
Agapejen Crafts Collections
The Magic of Spice

I'm putting up 8 wonderful bloggers for now but I'll be adding 2 more along the way. So blogger friends above, be sure to pick your award & post it on your blog!

Thank you readers for your support, keep your comments coming & let's make blogging a better place!


  1. Hi Shirley :)

    Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for including me in your list! I am so pleased and honoured.

    I proudly and gladly accept. Thanks for all your interesting and varied post (it's not for nothing that you won the Versatile Blogger Award)

    Btw - I have had the chance to see Patrizio Buanne perform in person and I must say, he is both an amazing recording artist as well as an engaging and electrifying live performer.

  2. Congrats Shirl,
    How are you doing?

  3. Congrats for your award. You deserve it, Shirley. And congrats to all those who receive from you. Keep Blogging Keep Smiling :D

  4. Dear Versatile Blogger..
    I can see the that 'read more' link now.
    And thank you so much for adding my blog address..
    Really appreciate it!
    2,4,5,6,7 yup..that's me but for no.2 I will be the grey belt perhaps when it comes to shopping overseas (I dun do shopping locally, the fashion's slow and expensive in Malaysia :P)
    Usually if i do some shopping overseas, it's either I do in a frenzy way or i just control myself and don't do it..haha

    Anyway thanx a lot again!

  5. Congratulations on your award, and thank you so much for including us here at The Ardent Epicure :) We are very honored and pleased that you have included us...Thank you! I am also excited to see a few blogs listed here that I am not yet familiar with...

  6. Congras on the award! Well deserved :)

  7. Congrats on the lovely award, dear! Have a wonderful week.

  8. Denise, lucky u! Where did u see his performance? I'm sure u'd a great time as I would too. Congrats on the award!

    Shirley, thks! Tried to access your blog but failed. Perhaps u'd like to do a chk?

    Mary, thks for your support! U've been a great blogger friend :)

    Of travels, it's been a pleasure! Sorry to say, but I've stopped visiting M'sia for many yrs since the crime rate kept rising. Hope the govt will step up on security to boost tourism.

    M.Spice, you're most welcome! I'm glad I could introduce you to other blogs.

    Penny, thks for dropping by again!

    Rosidah, thks & you have a good week too!

  9. hey thanks alot for the award! =)

  10. yea..i admit that as well..and the fashion trend is slow in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) not worth heading there for shopping although it's cheaper (in SGD)..but expensive for me..I prefer to shop in HK, S'pore or Tokyo..hehe

  11. Hi again Shirley :)

    I saw Patrizio Buanne in Singapore itself - in the famous durians LOL Pity you missed it - he was so warm, approachable, friendly and very cheeky ;)

  12. Congrats again! I think you deserve all the awards in the world. Will go check out other blogs now...

  13. Ken, do drop by often :)

    Of Travels, I enjoy shopping in these places too.

    Denise, I must be dreaming then :< Hope I'll get the chance too hear him next time.

    Babel, thks & have a good day!

  14. Thank you Shirley for including me in your list of Versatle Blogger Award. I am truely honored!
    I have started my post and will finish up shortly!
    You have inspired me to get back to blogging after my long absense! I feel very blessed to have you as a friend.


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