Thursday, 9 June 2011


by Earlie Doriman
It is both a surprise and an inspiration to get my first blogging award. And I could not thank enough Heart who picked me as one of the nominees. I have been following her blog, Fire in my Eyes, for sometime now and it does not fail to provide me quality contents and sensible everyday life insights. It is very heart-warming to know that there are a good number of people across the virtual world that let you feel they are just a door away and always ready to put sunshine in your day, and I am glad to tell you that Heart is one of them.
Thanks for this award again Heart.
You may visit her blog and see it for yourself.

A generous Heart is contagious, and it could spread throughout cheerfully and beyond borders. Being a recipient of others kindness, I am more than willing to share this to other deserving bloggers around. Just follow the following rules to grab it.

* Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
* Tell us something about yourself.
* Nominate 10 other bloggers.
* And let them know you awarded them!

Whilst blogging is one of my joys, parenting is a unique source of happiness and achievement too, and I love looking after my two young children. I am blessed with a very compassionate family and relatives and forever thankful that we have close friends who are like a family to us even if we are away from our home country. I like listening to diverse genre of music, but what I love most are the songs of Bruno Mars, Josh Groban, and some Filipino artists like Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera.
The list below are the blogs/sites that I considered my favourites and therefore deserve to get nominated for the Sunshine Award. ( Fire in my Eyes is essentially amongst these blogs).

Follow My Thoughts by Joyce
Baili and I by Shabana
Ropcorn by Alexandra
bill’s front porch by Bill Williams
Taga Davao Ko by Iamdavaoena
Healing Leaf by Healingleaf
This time - this space by timethief
Thoughts… by AkankshaPawar
FISH POND by Setyo-Oetomo
Aphorism of the Day by nothingprofound

Why these blogs?
I read a lot of blogs/sites everyday and the following that I mentioned above are those that are truly inspiring and beautiful, well thought of, and their authors are simply genuine – candid, insightful, practical, appreciative, full of wisdom, optimistic, and they write from their heart.  These are the blogs that I learned many things everyday. Inspirations from the bible to inspirations from the experiences that they shared. And thus they deserve the Sunshine Award so that they continue to provide brighter days to their respective readers.
Click them now and experience the diversity and excellence of their posts.
To the awardees, congratulations to all and keep writing from your heart.


  1. Oh Earlie, I am so honored! Your blog is an inspiration to me, and brings sunshine to my week as well. I saw your name on Flameheart's nomination list, and so I didn't send it to you as again, but I am going to add you to my nomination list :) I love getting to know you and your family through your well-written, interesting and though-provoking blog.
    Thank you for the extra sunshine my friend :)

  2. HI healingleaf,

    It seems like we are in one place now and could not simply find each other to see face to face. But i am very glad that a friend is actually there who could certainly hear my shouts and screams when in trouble.

    Thanks very much my friend. I am very grateful.

  3. Thanks so much for including my blog I do appreciate the sentiment behind this very much. it. However, I will not be accepting the award and passing it on as I prefer not to participate in memes.

  4. Hi timethief,

    Thanks is all right. It's not an obligation. I included your site because i find it helpful and brilliant. And it is one of the few sites that I visit more often.

    Thanks again.

  5. Thanks for the kind words of appreciation Earlie. I'll be sure to click on the blogs included in your nomination soon. I love the idea of passing sunshine on to others, even if it produces just a simple smile (which is often the best reward of all!)

    *Have a great weekend*
    Keep well:)

  6. Thank you so much for choosing my blog as one of the recipients for the Sunshine award. And when I read why you had chosen these blogs I became even more glad and honored to be one of them. Thank you again! :p

  7. Hey thanks for giving this award to me. This one is really special since its my first award, Thanks Earile for making my blog special by considering for such award. I am really very exited about it. Thankyou very much.

  8. Hi ropcorn,

    You are most welcome. It is also a joy to tell those who deserve an appreciation that their works are very inspiring too and that i learned many things from it every time I visit your site.
    Keep in touch

  9. Hi Akanksha,

    You certainly deserve it my friend, Like the nine others whose works and blogs i honestly admire, your site is worth my time and reading your articles provide me good day. Continue writing and enjoy it.

  10. Earlied-I'm honored you included me among your choices. It's always a great thrill to be respected by those whom one respects.