theCramm Award

Thank you to the lovely Cherylene who nominated me for theCramm Award!

Some quick background info: this award was created by Liv who runs theCramm, a website that gives you the scoop on what’s happening around the world.

 

Anywhoodledoodlepoodle, here are the rules for this award:

1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person who nominated you.
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2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people that motivate you to blog as well.

3 things that motivate me to blog
1) My passion for traveling – I think this is one of the main things fueling my motivation to write blogs. Because of blogging, I’ve found that I actually pay more attention to the details whenever I go traveling. I am more in the moment, because I want to be able to share with you, in an honest and detailed way, what I have experienced.

2) My love for photography – I am by far a photographer, I just love taking photos! However, I don’t want to just leave the photos I take on a USB or a folder in my laptop that I will never look at again. Blogging gives me a platform to share the photos I take and improve upon my photo-taking abilities.

3) My love for telling stories – by blogging, I am able to share my ups and downs, the adventures I’ve gone on, and the weird things that I was not expecting!

3 people that motivate me to blog:
1) My readers! Because let’s be honest here, if no one took the time out of their day to read my blog, I don’t think I would have the passion that I have now for writing blogs and sharing my adventures. It’s all thanks to you all that I am happy writing about my adventures.

2) Eat Your Kimchi (EYK)- Eat Your Kimchi is an amazing husband-wife duo that post vlogs and blogs about their life in Japan (they previously lived in Korea, so they used to post blogs/vlogs about their life there). The constant positivity and happiness they show in what they write and film has encouraged and motivated me to write my blogs. I hope to be able to spread happiness and positivity, just as they do when sharing their adventures with their audience.

3) My mind is currently coming up with a blank for a third individual…. I’m sorry!

 

3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world

Through my blogs, I hope to bring awareness to the fact that no matter where you go in the world, there are always amazing, kind, and thoughtful individuals. I find that in our society, many-a-times we tend to stereotype groups of individuals. “They” must all be bad, “they” must all be thieves, “they” must all be druggies, “they” must all use people for their benefit, etc., etc. I would be lying if I told you that I have never stereotyped in my life; however, traveling and meeting individuals from different cultures has broadened my perspective and has taught me that we should never stereotype individuals based on these categories that society has imposed on them. We need to challenge our way of thinking and in doing so, realize that our world is such a beautiful place to live in.

As the quote goes: “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens”

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4. Answer your challenge question (“If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would you like to meet?”)

I would love to meet Jérôme Jarre. This amazing individual is a ray of sunshine – spreading positivity and love wherever he goes. As you may have already heard, there is a horrendous famine that has struck Somalia. To be of some help,  Jérôme has launched a movement for sending food to Somalia with the help of Turkish Airlines. He has started a Go Fund Me for this, so if you would like to take part in this amazing initiative, please do!

For more information about this, you can check out Casey Neistat’s video linked below.

 

5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question

I would like to nominate these lovely individuals:

Jen Stewie, Overseas

Christina/Different in Korea

Orangecane

Mintra/151A

And as for your challenge question, here it is: “What problem or situation did TV/movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?

 

Thanks again for the nomination Cherylene!

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