honestscrapI have been tagged and bestowed the Honest Scrap Award by blogger friend Blogusvox of The Sandbox 😉  It is with great pleasure that I thank him for the accolade 🙂  In line with the spirit of the meme, I am honored to comply with the rules as stipulated below :

Here are the rules, recipient have to agree to, before accepting this award:

“When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real.” “Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!”
I have gotten a few awards before and bestowed awards to blogger friends who  I have known for years. Perhaps now is the appropriate time to recognize 7 relatively new friends who I feel deserve of the Honest Scrap Award. Let me just reiterate that I value the friendship all all my friends in my blogroll and all of them are important to me.

A Man of My Town – interesting journal of a blogger who shares his musings, personal and work experiences in a down-to-earth and respectable manner.

Backpacking Philippines – if you want to visit a city in the Philippines visit Tutubi’s blog. Chances are you will find the city and more importantly, information on how to get there, where to stay and how much it will cost you. A great resource in my opinion.

 Dong Ho’s Nightscape – a great collection of photos from Dong’s non-stop island hopping in the Philippines. The blog is updated quite frequently which makes you wonder if photo blogging is Dong’s primary occupation 🙂

Lawstude’s Journey – another photo blog that contains a wealth of great photos and valuable information on Philippine tourist destinations. We know that Lawstude is a lawyer by profession and I am truly amazed with his seemingly impeccable time management skills with work and blogging 🙂

 My Sari-sari Store – Sidney’s blog isn’t just a collection of pictures. It is photo journalism about the Philippines. Another blog that has a wealth of cultural information about the Philippines. Frankly, I discovered a lot about Pinas from Sidney’s blog 🙂

Princesa’s Anatomy – Prinsesa Musang might talk about her cat a lot but this young woman ocassionally comes out with thought provoking posts that belie her age. Such posts impressed me hence this stamp of approval for the award.

The Sandbox – a great way to hook up with what’s happening to our OFW brethren in the Middle East. Great self designed cartoons, straight to the point style works for me.

I’ve done quite a few of these “things about me” tags and I am running out of things to reveal about myself . Here’s 10 honest things about me :

1. I like to iron my clothes. I’m one person who doesn’t want to enslave my wife with household chores, more so that she is a working wife.  I think she likes the idea 🙂

2. I take care of mowing the lawn and vacuuming my house. It’s forced excercise for me. My favorite song when vacuuming the house on weekends is Happy Man by Chicago 🙂

3.  I value privacy a lot.  I don’t think I would relish the idea of having household help at my house any longer. I hate the idea of strangers roaming around my house listening to every word I say to my family.

4. I love to eat anything with mayonnaise

5. My ( dysfunctional) uncles taught me how to drink. I remember when I was 17, an uncle gave me a bottle of White Label whiskey at 10am, December 31 and asked me to drink nothing else and finish the bottle by midnight Jan 01 and I did.

6. Somehow I dig women with well modulated, calm sounding voices. It soothes me when I hear them talk.

7. My favorite daily after shave lotion is Aqua Velva. If I go to parties, I go for a stronger after shave like Giorgio for that million bucks smell 🙂 I don’t like cologne.

8. I am very impatient with details. I generally prefer a high level approach to things without getting into the nitty gritty.

9. My first baptism of fire at work was managing a department composed of 16 people. I was only 28 years old. I survived well but stress took it’s toll on me in form of a nagging backache. It disappeared when I started playing tennis like crazy 🙂

10. I was always at odds with my disciplinarian father when I was in high school. When I went to college away from home, I vowed never to return and live with my parents again when I finish my schooling.  I did exactly that and it made me know myself more and appreciate and love my parents better.


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