Friday, April 16, 2010

it was an honour just to be nominated

haha, just kidding. I was awarded my first blogger award from the lovely Gracie!

So I must say 7 things about myself and pass it on to 7 other lovely ladies.

  1. My parents eloped to get married
  2. I drink a glass of skim milk with one tablespoon of ovaltine before bed time, every night.
  3. My name is the combination of my parents names: Jo (from Jose) Zen (from Zenaida) Jo+Zen=Jozen
  4. I have known my husband since we were 14 years old, we started to date at 17, got engaged at 23 and married at 25
  5. I was in labour with my first baby for 36 hours
  6. I was in labour the entire duration of my 27th birthday
  7. I don't go a day without talking to my mom or either of my 2 sisters

Now I pass this lovely award onto these lovely ladies:








Thank goodness I won because I haven't had time to practice my ''you-beat-me-but-I-am-a gracious-loser-face''.

Thanks Gracie!

On another note, it's my cousin's 18th birthday tomorrow. It's a pretty big deal in my culture...we celebrate with a big birthday party called a cotillion. It's kind of a mini wedding (minus the groom!).

My aunt asked me to be the MC. I hate public speaking! Actually, I just don't hate it, I am terrified by it, please wish me luck!

I will be back Monday with some photos.

Have a great weekend everyone!


trishie said...

Congrats on the award, darl! You totally deserve it.

Grooveycrafts said...

That was fun to read and Good luck at the party.

Small Burst said...

Congratulations! Love your name and I just knew it was a mix of your parents' names. Filipinos invented the name mashup-Brangelina, Bennifer, Speidi. LOL!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

congrats on the sugar! i love how your name is a combo of the two. it's so sweet. 36 hours of labor - bless your heart! good thing she's so cute! ;) you'll make a great mc... don't be nervous... have fun!

thingsIlove said...


Thank you for the lovely comment. Have a great weekend.

Jen Kim said...

congrats on your award, those were some great facts :-)

Anonymous said...

Jozen darling I loved reading these facts about you. You have got a gorgeous name.


Brandi said...

Many congrats on the award! And good luck playing MC! Just focus on having fun. I've been on stage many times and that's the best solution I've come up with. Imagining people in their underwear? Believe me, it's a bit weird.

OneCraftyFox said...

Congrats! Have a lovely celebration :)

flora said...

Thanks for tagging me! Very similar to another "award" game I played a little while ago:

I promise to respond back to your nomination and post some more "facts" about myself soon. Have a good weekend!

Queen Elisheba said...

congrats on the award!! I'm queen elisheba from swap bot! Look forward to reading your award winning blog!!! Yay!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Congrats lady, you totally deserve it!

Sandy a la Mode said...

congrats on the award and thanks so much for passing it along to me, i feel honored!!! i love your name, it is soo unique, and i love it even more b/c its a mixture of you parent's names, so cute! and your birth facts are scary, makes me not want to have kids, LOL JK! have a great weekend jozen!!

Elaine said...


36 hours of labour!!!

and i thought i had it bad with 16!!! --- i thought wrong.

Sarah C said...

woah! what an impressive list - love the timeline for you and your husband. love the name story. and woah - 36 hours in labor? now that's a labor of love!

love your blog... so glad i found it!

sheer whimsy said...

congratulations!!! and you'll be a great MC! happy weekend :)

knk said...

hi friend good luck dont scare,
everything will be alright

take care

convey my wishe to your cousin


happy week end

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me!! It was fun to read all of the facts about you too!

Good luck this weekend!! I am sure you will do an amazing job!!

Alely L. said...

thank you, thank you!! on small bursts comment about filipinos inventing the mash up names! my name is a combination of my parents names as well! i will have to note that on my 7 things...
thanks again for the bloggy award!

Sandra said...

You really deserve it!
I can't wait to see the photos! :)

ps. good luck with the MC'ing. :)

Gracie said...

Yay! I loved reading those things about you. I have an aunt who's name is Zenaida :)
And wow you are a trooper to be in labour for 36 hours! (not that you can help it of course). x

Becs said...

Just found your blog. It's lovely! I'm sure you did an awesome job as MC.

sharonlei said...

Thanks for the award Jozen!! :) Hope you're having a great Sunday!

xx Love & Aloha

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