Can’t really explain it


High waist skirt, bright top

Style inspiration from Beyonce

First Lovely

Finally came around to writing a post for the One Lovely Blog Award Nomination that was so graciously extended to me by Olivia Slama of The Slama Family Project last July 10, 2012. Again, thank you very much Olivia for this wonderful honor!

Without further ado, the 5 steps to accepting the nomination are:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.

3. Tell them seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.

5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated.

The Seven (Quick) Facts

1. People I meet always say these two things when I introduce myself using my real name: “What a unique name!” and “How do you spell/pronounce that?”

2. Cessie is a shortened version of my nickname, Princess. My real name is a portmanteau {naks!} and an archaic English word.

3. I always try to stand by 3 Fs: Family, Friendships, Faith {not religion} and openly declare my 4th F identity: Filipina

4. There’s this insatiable thirst for travel and an involuntary muscle towards being helpful -> it’s a vulnerability sometimes, so i’ve learned to tame this

5. Wonderfully strung words and striking visuals are priceless treats! Imho, literacy and art/culture appreciation are just as important as science and math.

6. I find all sorts of babies cute but the thought of having my own scares the sh*t out of me.

7. Life is generally complicated so I try to live it as simple and uncluttered as I can.

The Nominees

I have lived and is still living vicariously through these blogs. I see the beauty in every story and picture they have shared.

Varied Visuals

Keep On Drawing by Jules {}

Canadian Hiking Photography by Patrick {}

Thefty by Helena {}

Manipal’s Photo Blog founded by Preetam Nath {}

Eat. Shoot. Go by Des {}

Second Lunch by Tim {}

Awesome DIY

Whollykao {}

Delightful eats

Thistasteful {}

Rantings of an Amateur Chef {}

The Culinary Adventures of the Bacolod Food Hunters {}

Maggie’s One Butt Kitchen {}

Places, Sights, Fashion, Etc

Slapppshot by Torbs {}

Dream Love Believe by Glor {}

Pumps & Iron by Nicole {}

Going Dutch by Malou {}


Now I’m off to contacting my nominees!

To the one reading this, thank you!

To those who got interested enough to like, and follow, thank you very much!

To Olivia, sending you and your family hugs and warm thoughts! Especially the very cute Baby Carrot!

Posting very soon…the Second Appreciation!