The Liebster Award

Happy New Year!   I hope you have a great year!

At the end of the last year, when I struggled to write a blog in English,  a comment came in from a Canadian man known as “angrygaijin”.   He said “I nominate you for a Liebster Award”  I replied, “What-  Liebster? not Lobster?”   Reading it over quickly,  it was written about some rules and works.    What kind of game?  I complained him that he gave me an extra work during the busy year-end.  hahaha   Now I understand his favor behind the award.  Thank you very much, angrygaijin (*^_^*)

Then, several days later, I received another award from Sharifah.   She  nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.   Wow,  again!  I can’t believe it!  Thank you so much,  Sharifah.   My efforts at writing in English have been well rewarded.   I’ll nominate bloggers for these awards in two posts.

Let’s begin with The Liebster Award.


The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. The award comes with rules and requires some work.

How does Liebster work?

  •  You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your blog.
  • When you receive the award, you must post 11 random facts about yourself.  (why 11?)
  • Paste the award picture into your blog.
  • Answer the questions posed by the blogger who awarded you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure that you notify the blogger that you nominated them).
  • Write up 11 NEW questions directed towards your nominees.  (11 again!)

I think I should introduce Angrygaijin to you.   He is a Canadian living in Japan.    He writes his blogs in English  Cameron Ohara  and Japanese 外人Blog.

Here are 11 random facts about myself:

  1.  I don’t like alcohol except wines and cocktails.
  2.  I like coffee.
  3.  I don’t like milk.  But I like milk with coffee or cocoa.
  4.  I don’t like raw tomato.  But I like cooked tomato.
  5.  I never get bored in my life.
  6.  I need to drive everyday.
  7.  My car is light blue.
  8.  I have an allergy to pollens.   I have a hard time every March.
  9.  I lived in America for one year.
  10.  I lived in Tokyo for ten years.
  11.  I want to live somewhere abroad in the future.

Here are angrygaijin’s 11 questions answered:

  1.  Have you ever been to Japan?    I live in Japan.
  2.  If yes, how long?  If no, what do you like best about Japan, if anything.    Pretty long
  3.  What languages can you speak?  Japanese: pretty good    English: learning   Korean and Chinese: greeting level
  4.  Have you been to Canada?  If yes, what was your favourite place?    My family has stayed in Vancouver only for several days.   Stanley park.
  5.  If anything, what do you like about Canada? (Please don’t say “Maple Syrup!”)  Speaking of Canada,  NATURE.  Bear, deer and Jastin Beaver (I’m not a fan of him)
  6.  Where you are in the world right now, who was there before you?  Think wayeeee back.    Foxes, raccoons, rabbits… no human
  7.  What upsets you?  What really makes you boil?     Attitudes of my husband and children
  8.  Does your family originate in the place you now live in?     I grew up here.  My husband is from Nagano.
  9.  If you are a blogger, why are you blogging?     Guard against senile dementia.  Mental exercise.
  10.  If you could rename yourself, what name would you change to?    I’ve never thought about it even though I don’t like my name.   I have a policy not to think nonsense. 
  11.  What was your first impression of me?    First impression: interesting   Second impression : versatile   Third impression: what a nice guy! (He nominated me )

And NOW for the main event:

Only half a year has passed since I started my blog.  I was occupied with writing and I couldn’t afford to read other blogs enough.  I’d like to improve my English and read blogs more this year.  In no particular order I nominate the following bloggers including three Japanese.   Most Japanese don’t know this award.   I’d like to spread it in Japan.

  1.  hibiscus rosa noor
  2.  cupcakesakura
  3.  wewanttotellyousomething
  4.  Susie
  5.  tukusigal
  6.  Sharifah
  7.  Jovana
  8. It’s only P!
  9. Ultramarine
  10.  EkaterinaYoghurt
  11.  AdakoMg

Here are my questions for my nominees:  (please correct my grammatical mistakes on your blog if any

  1. What is your New Year’s resolution?
  2.  What time do you go to bed?
  3. What foods do you like?
  4. Which celebrities do you like?
  5.  When is your happy time in your life?
  6. What is your favorite color to wear?
  7. Do you collect anything?
  8. What kind of music do you like?
  9. If you were given USD 10,000 and had to spend in a few days, what would you spend for?  (convert your country’s currency calculator )
  10. What do you think of your blog?
  11. What do you think of my blog?
I look forward to nominees’ answers (^^)/~

29 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Feliz Ano Nuevo 2013!!! we thank you for the nomination, it is a honor..

    answers to your question.
    1) slide down a hundred slides…
    2) after mike the night finishes…
    3) chocolate and pancakes…
    4) super mario….
    5) when we go to the park…
    6) I love purple..
    7) i collect squickies, rocks, barbies, coins..
    8) i like mommies music…
    9) i would go to funtopia and play all the games all day..
    10) i think it is fun..
    11) i think your blog inspiring, intriguing and thoughtful for sharing from the other side of the world, thank you.

    • Thank you for your quick response. Your answers are interesting. I would appreciate if you could pass the award to other bloggers. (Take your time. Just copy,paste and edit) It’s always a pleasure to read your blog. Thank you 🙂

  2. Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu, Happyyuan! I had the same reaction – what? Liebster award? What is it about? I had no idea about wordpress awards. Thank you for nominating me! I am honored. Unfortunately I am now in the middle of quarterly closing (now you can guess what job I have. I am a bean counter, i.e. I am a corporate accountant) in the U.S (and I am a writer-want-to-be). When I settle down, I will answer the questions. What does Liebster mean, anyway????

    • Hi,tukusigal. I respect a person who is strong with numbers. Liebster is the German word. It seems to be derived from “love”. Take your time. Just copy,paste,edit and upload hopefully in this year 🙂

      • Thank you for your patience, Happyyuan. I don’t love my job. I wish I could retire now and blog every day. I would rather write than do number crunching any day! Yes, I should be able to do the homework before 12/31/13 (LOL)

        • Happy Yuan-san, I just wanted to let you know that I am publishing several posts from today over the next few weeks, but please don’t think that I am ignoring your nomination. During Christmas and New Year’s, I wrote drafts for several posts, so I want to get them out of my draft “warehouse” before they become obsolete. I will need time to find 11 bloggers to nominate. By the way, how will I find out if the bloggers I want to nominate have under 200 followers or not? Just ask them?

  3. “I don’t like raw tomato. But I like cooked tomato.”
    I agree! I love tomato soup and tomato sauce and ketchup…but I don’t like raw tomatoes… 😦

    Thank you very much for answering my questions and for participating in my nomination! I’m looking forward to checking out the blogs you nominated. That’s pretty cool that this will now spread around Japan! 🙂

  4. Thank you very much for the nomination! Unfortunately I don`t have 11 other blogs to pass this onto as yet. I think that means I need to work on my blogging…
    Happy New Year!

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    • Thank you so much. I’ve been too busy recently to visit English blogs. I’ve been updating Japanese posts though(^^;) I’ll check your answer soon! Thank you again 😀

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