Liebster Award 2016

Liebster Award; Richel Goes Places

I’ve been a bad blogger for the past months. Sorry, guys! Hopefully I’ll be keeping the groove going once I got back from my Seoul trip – which is something I’m really excited about and just three more days away! I just don’t want to force blog posts anymore since they ended up as meh just like my previous post, lol.

Anyways, Liebster Award 2016! I’ve been nominated by both Melai and Pia! Thanks, girls! Liebster Award is “an award that exists only in the internet, and is given to bloggers by bloggers.” So exciting and so honored to do this and be a part of this! So the way this works is that I will be answering 11 questions left behind by those who nominated me, make 11 questions of my own and nominate my own set of bloggers.

For this one, I’ll be answering Pia’s question. Maybe I’ll do a separate post to answer Melai’s questions next time.

Here we go.

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?

I started a blog the same time wanderlust hit me. I’ve been blog-hopping a lot and was loving reading about other people’s adventures. I have to just special mention Aileen, for her blog was the one who pushed me to publish my own. Basically, I was inspired to tell my own adventures and misadventures as I live and breathe in our world.

  1. If you were only allowed to eat one food every day for as much as you like for a year, what would you pick?

Pizza. Hands down. And pizza have a lot of different flavors so I won’t get tired of eating it day in and day out! 😉

  1. If you could be a non-living things for a day, what would you be and why?

I would have to go with a camera. I can just imagine the beautiful things I’ll be able to see and record through my lens. I’d especially love to be a traveler’s camera, but even normal everyday scenes would do. Like attending a birthday party, or just a plain ole photo walk.

  1. Are you now the person you imagined yourself to be five years ago?

Yes, but that’s only because I don’t really think much about how I’ll be in the future five years ago. I figured I would have graduated college and have a job and that’s it. And I’ve done both of those now. I figured I’d surprised my five years ago self with how I’m doing now and in a good way. I’m thrilled.

  1. What can you not live without?

My phone. I could probably interact with no human beings for weeks but I’ll be fine with my phone with me. I mostly just read in it and take photos to capture memories, and that’s something I will never take for granted.

  1. If you could pick a place to go, where would it be and why?

New York City! I didn’t think you can be in love with a place you’ve never been to before, but that’s how I feel about NYC. I would love to live in a big city; in the city that never sleeps. There’s a promise of adventure everywhere and I would love to take that adventure.

  1. If you were to be given $1,000,000 right now, what are you going to do with it?

Buy a first-class ticket to Europe and embark on a month-long Eurotrip with my family. I know I said I would love to go to NYC, but Europe has always been a vacation spot for me. Something to relax in and to indulge in culture while I figure out what the heck I’m going to do with the rest of the money.

  1. If you can go back in time, would you? If so, what are you going to do?

Yes. I don’t know what I’m going to do exactly, but I sure as hell hope I can get people not to vote for our current president. My never-ending thought about my country’s current state is: ayoko na, beh, pagod na ako (I’m so done. This is tiresome.).

  1. Name a weird habit of yours.

It’s no longer a habit of mine now, but before, I used to only want to have an amount of change that eithers ends in 0 or 5. So if I have PHP18 worth of change, I’m going to spend PHP3 to buy candies so I’ll have exactly PHP15 worth of change left. I used to think I have an OCD, or at least, a bit of it. I also liked doing things in 3 or 5 before.

  1. What would you tell your five-year old self now?

Chin up, darling. No matter what happens, you’ll be proud of who you’ll end up being – no matter what anyone says.

  1. What would you tell your future self, ten years from now?

If we still haven’t done a Euro trip by now, then I’m disappointed at you. For real, lol.

My nominees, lol.

Here’s my questions for them.

  1. In 140 characters or less, why do you blog?
  2. How big of an impact does social media have on you personally?
  3. If you could only have one social media account, what would it be? (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  4. If you could get one person to follow/friend/subscribe to you on social media, who would it be?
  5. What’s the longest time you’ve been without connection to the internet this year?
  6. If you’ll be given an all-expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  7. If you could only bring one person along with you on that trip, who would it be and why?
  8. If you were given the option to stay in that place for the rest of your life, would you take it or would you rather go back home after the trip?
  9. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?
  10. What’s the happiest memory you can remember?
  11. We often forgot to be proud of ourselves. On the top of your head, can you give me 7 things about yourself or things you have done that had made you proud? What are they?

Read this to know more re: the Liebster Award.

xoxo, Richel V.

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  • Reply
    Wandering Ella
    November 17, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Pizza. Pizza. Pizza!!! And I just blogged about Pizza!!! Haha <3

    Love reading this Liebster Award posts since it makes me discover blogs I haven't read or visited yet! 🙂

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      Richel Vergara
      November 18, 2016 at 11:35 AM

      I followed this trail of Liebster Awards nominees and I discovered a lot of new blogs to read! <3

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    I’ve always wanted to travel to NYC!! I’ve never stepped foot in a city, but I just know that that’s where I belong. I hope I can travel there someday 🙂 And I’m so with you on the Europe trip.

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn’s Korner

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      Richel Vergara
      November 8, 2016 at 11:27 AM

      I think NYC is a dream to most people, and the way its portrayed in the media just makes it soooo dreamy. Can’t wait to step foot on that place!

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    Liebster Award 2016 – Indie Spirit
    November 6, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    […] Thanks Richel for nominating me. I never knew that I would be included in this kind of awards. Anyway, some of you already knew the mechanics but for others who don’t have any clue about this, once nominated you will answer 11 questions left behind by those who nominated you, make 11 questions of your own and nominate another set of bloggers. […]

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    November 4, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    You would probably hate me if I’ll say I don’t like pizza. haha!
    I eat slices of pizza of course, but I don’t love it too much. Not as much as others do.

    I missed reading your blog. Just got back from a short hiatus. 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      November 6, 2016 at 3:41 PM

      That’s okay! I’ll be weirded out tho if you said you didn’t like pizza AT ALL! 😉

      Missed reading your blog too! I’m just undergoing a re-branding then I can’t wait to go back to blogging.

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    November 1, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Nice idea and perform. Very inspired for a travel blogger like me too. Tks for making this article.

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      Richel V.
      November 3, 2016 at 12:37 PM

      Glad you liked it! 🙂

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    annie lee
    October 29, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Pizza would definitely be my answer too x)

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      Richel V.
      October 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

      Pizza 5ever.

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    October 25, 2016 at 4:29 AM

    I loved reading your answers! You should definitely go on a euro trip and if you include London or some place in Germany on your list, you have to let me know! 😉 Being a camera must be incredibly interesting – just imagine changing the owner every day, how cool would that be. You would get to see the world from the perspective of 7 billion different people xx

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      Richel V.
      October 25, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      I’d definitely let you know if my Eurotrip pushes through. Hopefully within the next 2-3 years! *fingers crossed*

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    October 24, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    I’d probably tell myself the same answer at number 11 if I have not done any of my plans.

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      Richel V.
      October 25, 2016 at 12:03 PM

      I will definitely do that in the future if my plans didn’t push through lol.

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    October 19, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    LOL at the answers especially at #9. So weird, if it was me, I’ll just keep everything I have. Dagdag pamasahe din 🙂

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      Richel V.
      October 19, 2016 at 2:34 PM

      I’m so glad I got over it! Hahaha! Super waste na either gagastusin ko or ipapamigay ko yung change ko.

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    Dianne Kathreen
    October 15, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Love reading your posts, Richel! Enoy your Seoul trip! Can’t wait to see your blog post about it. 🙂

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      Richel V.
      October 19, 2016 at 2:38 PM

      Thanks, Dianne! I’m starting to put together my Seoul trip photos. <3

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    October 13, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    This is so fun to read, I too can’t live without my phone. There’s just so much to do with it like reading your blog 🙂

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      Richel V.
      October 18, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Exactly! Hahaha!

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    October 13, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Yes, New York City. I’m in love with that city too, all its ugly parts included. Lol. Also, BEH PAGOD NA RIN ME.

    I like your #4 answer. There are people who were set out to do great, impactful things even before graduation, but then there are some of us who are content to just be figuring life out along the way.

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      Richel V.
      October 19, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      Six years tayong forever pagod. May forever!! Pero, seryoso din. Hahaha.

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    October 13, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    I really like tags/awards like this! Thanks for nominating me, I like answering questions! Haha Usong uso to before, and I always get “tagged” kaya naenjoy ko sya. Haha

    I’m back to blogging, finally after the long hiatus, haha so I’ll be doing this in the next few days! 🙂

    I enjoyed reading your answers as well! Good questions you got there 🙂

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      Richel V.
      October 18, 2016 at 1:12 PM

      I got the notification that you already made a post about this. I’m excited to read your answers later on, Mei! <3

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    Rejoyce Canaynay
    October 12, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    Ang sad naman nung akin, Rejoyce lang. Hahaha! I should think of a better blog name too no? hmmm?! Anyway, you could put Rej of Rejoyce A Personal Blog nalang. charing! Anyway, wow, was surprise and honored that I’m actually included in your list. Thank you Richel! Will try my best to do one.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      October 12, 2016 at 12:21 PM

      I was supposed to write down Rejoyce of, but it sounds a bit off. Hahaha! I’ll change it later. 😉 Looking forward to your answers!

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    October 11, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Love reading your answers, Richel! 🙂


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      Richel V.
      October 12, 2016 at 12:20 PM

      Thanks, Jhanz! <3

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    Danica Rama
    October 11, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Thank you for nominating me Richel 🙂 Will have this as my come back post haha,

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      Richel V.
      October 12, 2016 at 12:22 PM

      You’re welcome, Danica! Looking forward to your answers. <3

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    Da Dominguez
    October 11, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    I enjoyed reading your answers, Richel. And oh, thanks for nominating me for the Liebster Award! 😀 I’m sooo excited to answer your questions.

    xx, The Diary Queen

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      Richel V.
      October 11, 2016 at 3:53 PM

      I’m stoked to hear /your/ answers, Da! <3

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        Da Dominguez
        October 19, 2016 at 9:31 AM

        Done answering your questions, Richel! <3

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          Richel V.
          October 19, 2016 at 2:36 PM

          Yay! Can’t wait to read your answers! <3

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    October 11, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Thanks for accepting, Richel! <3 I enjoyed reading your answers, and take care in Seoul! Excited to read your blog post about it. 😀 Also, so much feels for #8!! Ugh, word's can't express how frustrating it is. </3

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      Richel V.
      October 12, 2016 at 12:26 PM

      Thanks again for the nomination! <3 I'm one day away from my Seoul trip and I am half anxious, half excited!! At least when I'm there, I don't have to hear about our president. HAHAHAHA. Not even kidding.

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    October 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Yey! Thanks for nominating me, Rich! ^_^ Will do this one soon! xx

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      Richel V.
      October 11, 2016 at 3:54 PM

      You’re welcome, Ren! Looking forward to your answers. <3

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