Liebster Award

Liebster Award 3: Captain Liebsterpants

Chanelle Hayley, a New Zealand-based beauty blogger, recently nominated me for another Liebster Award! Thank you, girl!

Please do go and check out her wonderful blog!

Liebster Award Rules

  • You must acknowledge who has nominated you and also share their links
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked
  • Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you would recommend
  • Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer
  • Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they’ve been nominated.

11 Facts About Me

I shall pull a Chanelle here and link you to my previous award posts and tag posts, in which you will learn more than you ever wanted to about yours truly.

Chanelle’s 11 Questions

1. Pineapple on pizza, yes or no?

OH YES. YES INDEEDY. Hawaiian pizza (actually invented by a Canadian!) is probably my favorite pizza. Maybe a white seafood pizza, with capers, comes close. I also love artichokes and mushrooms on pizza. I really like pizza.

2. Do you believe in soul mates?

Not especially. Life is far too random for that! I am so very grateful, however, that my husband and I are super-compatible. In our experience, since our principles line up pretty well, we generally make the same big-to-middling decisions and have very little cause to argue—except about very silly, unimportant things, of course!

3. What’s your dream job?

I really wanted to be a zookeeper/scientist as a little kid. It’s not what I do now, and I don’t exactly regret my choices, but I do like to occasionally read up on advances in biology (most recently: a new theory for evolution based on “energetic epochs”).

4. Favourite song from your childhood?

Hmm, I am not sure I have one. I was quite fond of The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” as a child, but I’ve outgrown it a bit, since.

5. What’s your favourite fashion trend currently?

I’ve mostly noticed fashion trends I don’t care for (athleisure, jumpsuits, Mom jeans, sister-wife dresses, pajamas, wearing your jacket down at your elbows—seriously, WTF). To be fair, I’m completely out of the loop with fashion since I’ve been living in leggings and tees for three years now. What do I like? Prints! Maybe full-body prints are a bit much, and mix-n-match prints can be a hazardous endeavor, but I am generally a big fan of prints. I’m much more partial to graphic prints on myself (as opposed to say, wispy florals and anything too “organic”-looking).

Print trends in fashion, Spring/Summer 2017

Print trends in fashion, Spring/Summer 2017

6. What’s your middle name?

I wasn’t born with a middle name! When I was a bit older, I adopted an English name since I wasn’t a big fan of my given Chinese name. (Sorry, Mom! The meaning is nice, though.) Suffice to say the original name lent itself to some unfortunate nicknames, so it is now officially my middle name, instead.

7. What’s your favourite TV show?

I have many favorites (like Blackadder, Fringe, Misfits, Hannibal, The Americans, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Mr. Robot—I have mini reviews of some of these at my other site). I’m currently watching American Gods and The Handmaid’s Tale, which are just blowing everything out of the water. The Handmaid’s Tale, in particular, is an astonishing—and terrifying—story, so far. The Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel was also partially shot in Toronto, so it’s nifty to catch local places showing up in this dystopian world which feels far more real than it should.

The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu TV poster

8. What is your go-to drink when you’re out?

Lemonade during the day, fizzy water at night, margaritas late night, and always Vietnamese coffee if it’s available. I keep meaning to pick up one of the Vietnamese coffee steel filters in Chinatown, so I can make the coffee at home!

Vietnamese coffee with filter

Revealing the Secrets of Vietnamese Coffee

9. Do you drink alcohol?

I had two kids over the last four years, so I haven’t had much of a chance to drink! I don’t generally drink all that often, though—but I do like to add a little somethin’ (it’s the honey flavor I can’t get enough of) to my coffee now and then! And I’m very partial to having some port or sherry with blue cheese.

Frasier: Niles meme, champagne after sherry makes tummy grow wary

What kind of sherry did Frasier drink?
(And Niles, of course.)

10. What is something about you people might not expect? Any hobbies, talents etc.

I love to watch soccer. I think I probably seem like the polar opposite of a typical sports fan.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the opening goal, Premier League, Liverpool vs Middlesbrough, May 21, 2017

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the opening goal vs. Middlesbrough (May 21, 2017).
Liverpool finished the season in 4th place, cementing Champions League qualification! Yaaaas.

11. What question do you hate being asked?

I often get asked by other Asian people whether I’m Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and so on. I don’t know why they never seem to suggest literally the most common kind of Asian there is (Chinese). I can only assume it’s because people who think I’m Chinese just don’t bother to ask, and those who ask think I am definitely not Chinese. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

My Questions for the Nominees

  1. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  2. How many countries have you visited?
  3. What’s the last movie you saw?
  4. What’s the last thing you read?
  5. What’s the last thing you ate?
  6. How often do you get your hair cut?
  7. What’s the absolute best cheap thrill?
  8. What’s the last beauty-related product you bought?
  9. What’s one beauty-related thing you never do?
  10. What is the worst smelling beauty product you ever tried?
  11. What’s your favorite color for a pedicure?

My Nominees

  1. CharlieStar
  2. ChiclyPoised
  3. FiercePaint
  4. Flaw Decay
  5. Forty, Flirty & Fabulous
  6. learningbeaut
  7. A Messy World
  8. Short Nail Swatcher
  9. The Sleeping Cutie
  10. Styled by McKenz
  11. Wander Summer

Thanks again to Chanelle for nominating me for this award!

Happy Tuesday!

16 thoughts on “Liebster Award 3: Captain Liebsterpants

  1. I’ve got the Handmaid’s Tale recording on our box, I have the book which I’m aiming to read on honeymoon which I bought after watching the trailer. I’ve been trying to hold off on putting it on, thankfully I’ve been too busy to give in so far!
    Also pineapple on pizza is the best thing – I would rather not eat a pizza if there is no pineapple on it!
    That D&G ice cream dress is dreamy, would 100% wear that to death!

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    • The ice cream dress would be perfect for you! 😀 I think I’d be more of a lemon-print person, though of the three pictured I like the Temperley best.


  2. congrats on the nomination! it was nice reading this post and discovering more about you !


  3. Thank you so much for the kind mentions and accepting the award! I particularly love the pictures you put with certain answers 🙂

    Excuse my ignorance but I had no idea you were Chinese…

    Personally I’m not a pineapple on pizza fan, I prefer it fresh and cold 🍍

    I think it’s cool you watch soccer. I don’t mind watching some sport myself 🙂


  4. Dying at your comment about fashion – I am the same way. Mom jeans look good on no one! NO ONE! I love how palazzo-style pants are back in again too and now they’re cropped. Because they weren’t unflattering enough before. Shudder. I love buying clothes but I stick to very basic things. If that makes me boring than so be it. 😉

    Also yes to pineapple on pizza! Although it took me until adulthood to embrace it. I’m confused at how this hate for pineapple on pizza just came out of nowhere given that Hawaiian pizza has been around for years.

    Great learning more about you!


  5. Great post and congratulations on your nomination!

    We just might be fashion twins! I was like she loves prints yas! yas!!! 😂 😂 😂 I think my body gravitates to anything with prints on it. Prints can really spice up any boring outfit. For me, the more bizarre they look the better.

    I enjoyed your sense of humor and realness in this post I can tell you had a lot of fun writing it, also thank you for the nomination I really appreciate it!


  6. Hi there! Thank you for the nomination. It’s nice to get to know you more and it’s nice to know you like pineapple on pizza too! Yay 💕


  7. Thanks for the nomination! Malaysians love pineapples on pizza too! I’m indifferent but you can hear the Italians going NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  8. […] I was nominated by Chris from fivezero back in May and I wanted to wait until my blog was English-friendly (is that a thing?) to do it. She’s a blogger that I love and I’ve been following for a while, so I was thrilled to receive the nomination. Thanks again! Go check her post here. […]


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