2-N-1 award post

I called this post “2-in-1” because I’m breaking boundaries here. I received two nominations for Sunshine Blogger Award at the end of the month (April 30) and they were just hours apart! My reaction was…

and then it hit me how much work it will take to get these two post ready

but after some breathing to calm down I was aha!

I’ll keep this simple and make it into 2-in-1!

From what I understand these two great bloggers are good friends so I’m sure they won’t mind being in the same room—err, post. Right guys?

So before I went on, THANK YOU and for sending me this much love.

Do visit them when you have time.

What Is The Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is peers recognition award for bloggers who inspire readers by promoting positivity and bringing joy.


  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.


  • If you were to meet your self from an alternate universe , what would you do with them?

I’m sure she and I will be thinking the same thing

  • What’s more important for you, food or sleep?

Sleep. My brain refuses to function when I don’t get my sleep.

  • Favourite breed of dog/cat?

None. I love almost all kind of animal and a few kinds of insects. Hate flies and mosquitos or anything that bites the most.

  • Five people you cannot live without?

I, my, me! ❤️ 😂

This boy

And the man I love.

  • Do you think you would survive a zombie apocalypse? (I know I wouldn’t, I’m too clumsy)

I don’t know. But if I don’t, I’m sure I died trying.

  • What is the best name you can think of for a baby?


  • Do you like your own name or would you want to change it? What would you change it to?

I like my name. But Shannette could have been nice 😀

  • Would you rather lose your feet or your hands?

I want to keep both. But if I must choose, I prefer to keep my hands. My writing career depends on it.

  • If you were to meet me, what is the first thing you would say to me? (except for the “good mornings and afternoons and stuff” of course)


  • Do you sleep on your back or on your stomach?

My side. No, seriously.

  • Are there any habits you wish to get rid off? Or any habits you want to develop?

I want to get rid of my procrastinating habits and develop a good time management.  

Priya [AKA: ZEALOUS HOMO SAPIENS] questions:

  • When did you publish your first post?

That’s a hard question. It’s been so long time since I started blogging. Been to different platforms and had blogs I can even not access anymore. So it’s really hard to know the very first. But in this blog, it’s on March 23, 2018.

  • What is inspiration to you?

A very important part of life 😀

  • What are you too hard on yourself for?

Whenever something went wrong. I feel like it’s fault

  • What makes you nervous?

A lot of things. But most of all is the thought of standing on stage and sing. My memories of it still embarrassed me

  • What makes you feel special?

When my efforts are appreciated.

  • If your life was a novel, what would the title be?

Breaking Slowly is finished and I’m currently working on Hungry for Love. Yeah, I already have a novel of my life hahaha 😀

  • Who are you closest to? Why?

My son. And I don’t think I have to explain it 😉

  • What’s your favourite joke?

There’s so many I heard and read but right now my mind is blank

What’s your most used phrase?

It changes from time to time but right now it’s seriously.

  • What did you learn a little too late?

A lot of things. Things that I wish I can change.

  • Tell me a six words story.😜


Everyone has a first time and now I’m doing this for the first time. You’re nominated. Yes, you who read this.

This is an open nomination.

My questions are:

  • Could You Live Without the Internet?
  • What’s your dream date?
  • Best quote you ever read or wrote?
  • What Would Your Perfect Day Be Like?
  • Most Memorable Birthday?
  • What’s on Your Bucket List?
  • Is there something you can teach me?
  • What Is your favorite hobby?
  • What’s Your Favorite Song and why?
  • The Most Useful Thing You Own?
  • When Are You Happiest?

Although I can’t blame those who gave up reading because it’s a long post, congrats to you for reading all the way to the end!


    • Jessica

      Thanks Flor! Grabe, a malicious thought just popped in my head when I read “you just break it!” I was like “What did I break! … oh you mean the system” you’re smiling right now, no? Have a great day dear friend 😘

  • Huguette

    Congratulations Shannette 😊 well deserved double awards! Funny post and choice of pictures 😁 Orion is adorable! Don’t ruin the boy 😂
    So far we knew how much you love sleeping hahaha and Hungry for love sounds some novel!!
    Procrastinating! Oh well we all have this curse 😌😌 hope you’ll be less clumsy and more organized
    I have stage fear as well 🤓 it makes me nervous!

    You still have my award to work on hahah
    Have a great day 😊

    • Jessica

      Thanks Hug! Oh my goodness did I just claimed a new nickname? Haha 😅 I was rushing it last night so that picture of Orion is from last year. It’s really hard holding myself from squeezing him because then I might really ruin him. So I often ask for permission and his answer is always a big fat “NO” with a smile that makes me want to squeeze even more 😂
      Hungry for love is a memoir of my childhood.
      And oh my gosh! I skimmed through the nomination and missed my name! 😢 I went back and magically it was there! 😅
      I’ll try to get it done when I can finally think of 7 facts about me. The hardest part. Answering questions is way easier.

  • Zealous Homo sapiens

    Congratulations Jess and thank you for considering my nomination!
    Your son looks absolutely adorable! ❤ (I’m assuming he’s your son?)
    I too use the phrase “seriously” A LOT!!😂😂
    Orion is a beautiful name!😊

    • Jessica

      Of course, I would consider your nomination! (I will from every blogger I like) 😊
      And thank you! He’s the adorable monster that lived inside me for 9 months 😂. You should how adorable he gets once he’s hungry. He’d go back and forth in the kitchen talking about food nonstop until my ears want to fall off ( No, seriously, I find him adorable even if my ears hate it.)
      Orion was a name I know I want for my son a long time before we have him.

  • anotherday2paradise

    This is such a thorough answer to the blogging award. You’re so right about it being a lot of work. I gave up accepting awards years ago, because life is too short 🙂 Is that your little son? He’s adorable.

    • Jessica

      Thank you ❤️ Yes, that’s my son. He’s a year younger there and tolerated me a bit more and even humor me when I take a lot of pictures of him. Nowadays, when I want to take a picture of him especially when he feeds the doves, he’d scream “Mama come here!” and it’s completely hopeless to get a good shot. 💔
      I can understand giving up awards. I too have an urge to do that, but when I ran out of stuff to post this nomination is a good substitute. 😊 But then again as you said life is too short. Besides, you have a lot of beautiful photos in your blog that readers can enjoy without the awards.

  • Winnie

    Congratulations, Jess! You really have a sense of humor and I love that. 😃 You have a cute adorable son. 😍 I envy you for having your own novels. I’m a late bloomer so mine is still WIP.

    • Jessica

      Thanks Weng! He’s an adorable boy refuse to give me permission to squeeze. Nakakagigil eh… 😅
      No worries, as long as you keep writing I’m sure that WIP will be complete. The worse thing a writer can do is give up.

      • Winnie

        You’re welcome, Jess! I know, right? I have 3 remember. 😃

        Thank you for the assurance, Jess! It’s not yet finished but I have already a cover. 😁 It was illustrated by my daughter. I persuaded her to do it before school starts and she’ll be busy the whole year. She only did it after I told her my WIP is halfway. 😉

      • Jessica

        Yeah, you through with what I’m going through 3 times hahaha 😀

        I sometimes experience the same thing. Having the book cover ready can be also a motivation to finish the book. Good luck with the rest Weng, halfway is better than nothing.

      • Winnie

        Yes! I’m reaping the rewards finally! You’ll get there. I missed their naughtiness and inquisitiveness especially when they asked where babies come from. 😂

        Thank you for the encouragement, Jess! ❤️

      • Jessica

        Oh my god, I’ll deal with that when the time comes. 😂

        Anytime Weng. When you’re done I hope I’ll be one of the first to read it 🙂

  • Tushara Olivia

    Congratulations Jenny. Had a great time reading your answers. But I wonder at the sight of the book Breaking slowly. Are you a published author? It puzzles me, the image of the book. 🤔🤔If so, I am extremely humbled for being a small part of your world❤️❤️

    • Jessica

      Thanks Olivia! Happy you enjoyed reading it ❤️
      And yes, I’m a published author. You can see all my books here: but Breaking Slowly isn’t there because I’m still wondering if I’m supposed to submit it to a publisher or even self-publish it because this memoir involved a crime against a government. The last thing I want is for my experience to repeat itself. 😰

      • Tushara Olivia

        Oh god, you have written a lot within this small time. And the titles of your books are extremely fantastic. I really feel honored to be a part of your writing world. Thank you very much for letting me in. Much love Jenny🤩💝

      • Jessica

        Thanks Olivia! (or is it Tushara?) And come on, you’re making me shy! It’s the other way around. I’m happy that you’re a part of my world. 😊

      • Jessica

        Then I’ll keep calling you Olivia. I love the name and I love this article about Olivia from Urban Dictionary:

        An amazing girl! She’s trustworthy, pretty, intelligent, kind, and hilarious. I’m so lucky to have her in my life.
        She’s a beautiful girl with an amazing body. She’s charismatic, sophisticated and powerful. But she can also be very weird and crazy.
        Laughs at her own jokes.
        She’s incredibly smart, has a way with words and is a great listener. She loves helping people with their personal problems.

        She doesn’t take shit. She’s gonna catch your shit and throw it back at your face. Do NOT get in her bad side. She doesn’t like being surrounded by many people, so if you’re close to her, she considers you very special.

        She’s pretty tall with adorable hands and the cutest feet!
        She’s the kind of person who eats a whole pizza by herself and not gain weight. Like, what?
        She doesn’t like olives, unless they’re in her martini.

        She’s a very special girl.

        An elegant name for an elegant girl.
        You’re lucky if you know an olivia. She’s an amazing friend, and an amazing lover. Very passionate and romantic. Unless you get on her bad side.
        She can be shy and sophisticated, but can also be SO badass.

        She’s extremely talented and artsy. Very good at sports as well.
        She truly has it all. Looks, brains, personality. If you know an Olivia, cherish her.


        And so I’ll be cherishing this friendship with you 😊

  • Tushara Olivia

    Ha ha. Awesome story Jenny. I loved it. Almost 35-40% of it is true about me too. Thanks a lot (infinity) for taking your precious time and sharing this cutest & pleasing story. I feel extremely honored at this moment. Feeling really elevated with joy. Thanking God almighty that he introduced you to me. Thanks again for this meanful friendship 💝💝💖❣️

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