AWARD:The Miranda Sings Award

Many thanks to Des@Des’ Random Thoughts for nominating me for The Miranda Sings Award 🙂
This is the first time I’ve seen this award and the rule where I name 7 things I love about myself is definitely challenging, but let’s see how it goes!
Thank you, Des, once again for nominating me. I really enjoyed reading your answers and I got to know you a lot better than before!

All right then, let’s take a look at the rules.

  • Announce your win with a post, and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself. (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation (i.e. Don’t say things like – “I’m prettier than an average person.” or “People have told me I’m smart.” You are pretty. You are smart.)

 7 Things I Love About Myself

Yikes, I may have some issues with my self-esteem and I have never been a person with self-confidence. So this one is really hard to answer, but I’ll give it my best shot. Don’t laugh! lol

  • It’s not that I’ve got a clean bill of health, I’ve been actually under medication to treat my immune system disorder, but thanks to the meds that I’ve been taking, there’s almost NOTHING that stops me from doing whatever I want. There are times when I have to deal with some nerve pain in my arms and such, but it’s not that often and it subsides within a couple of hours, so I am so grateful for being almost as healthy as everyone else 🙂
  • I love myself for being able to put a positive spin on things – well, most of the time.  But I love myself for being able to see things in a positive light. A couple of years ago, I got a surgery to remove some fibroids and was hospitalized for about a week. Most of my friends and acquaintances HATE hospitals or going under the knife, but tell you what – I ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED the experience! I put it down to the fact it was just a simple surgery and was not life-threatening at all, and I was just so excited when I was ushered into the operating room!! Everything about the operation and hospitalization, even the painful peridural anesthesia was new to me and I made the best of my time in the hospital. (Of course my friends told me I’m weird.)
  • It’s quite unlike me, but I am so happy and proud of myself that I get to handle English and communicate with people all over the world. I’m still learning and trying to get better every single day needless to say, but I love myself for what I’m capable of right now and glad that I poured my time and effort into learning it.
  • I think it is such a blessing that I look much younger for my age – well, at a glance, that is. I think Japanese people tend to look way younger for their age on the whole, but even though I’m in my early 40s (haha), whenever I go abroad, most of the people that I met did a double take when I divulge my age. I tend to get mistaken for being in my late 20s or something. (But then again, it could be a reflection of how immature I am… lol)
  • I love how I can be passionate about things I like and actually devote myself to it.  This only applies to things I really love, but once I got hooked, I throw myself into it. There’ll be no half measures. I didn’t use to think much of this, but I recently recognized this is not what everybody can do, so I am really grateful for that.
  • I think I can take pride in being fair (or trying to be fair) at all times; I don’t like being judgemental or drawing lines based on preconceived ideas, nationalities, or even skin colors. There’s a lot of discriminating ideas and prejudice going on not only in the world but also in my own country and I don’t like that. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I am absolutely open to them as long as they are constructive. I think this is a quality that I can be proud of.
  • Last but definitely not least, I am so proud of having met so many wonderful people through my love of books and blogging!




Steph@Lost: Purple Quill

Abby@Three Cats and a Girl

Kristin@Kristin Kraves Books

Susan Loves Books

Darque Dreamer Reads

I don’t know how many people have already been nominated for this award, so I’ll cap the number of nominees to 7 bloggers this time. As usual, don’t feel pressured to do it; it’s totally fine to skip doing this, no worries!

That’s it, guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and got to know me a little bit better than before!

Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!



40 thoughts on “AWARD:The Miranda Sings Award

  1. oh my goodness, the surgery must have been such an exhausting experience? you’re the first person I’ve heard of that actually enjoys hospitalization!! I wish I wasn’t so terrified of it. :’)

    and wow, it’s so cool that you mastered English!! I’m currently trying to study more foreign languages, but progress is going very slowly. I know you have to actually practice speaking it with natives, but I just feel so self-conscious about my accent!!

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Hannah! But nope, I haven’t mastered English, far from it lol Actually, every post is a struggle -I’m enjoying it though! As for the accent, mine is crappy, too. But my online teachers mentioned that I don’t have any typical, weird Japanese accent, so that’s a relief lol
      I think it is quite hard to speak like native speakers – whatever the language it is, so I try to think as long as I can make myself understood, that’s fine.

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  2. Reading this was amazing. The idea of just being in a hospital freaks me out. Plus, the fact that you have learned another language and use it daily is amazing. Taking pride in being fair is another one I love. I would choose this one for myself as well. I love that. ❤ Thanks for the nomination, Noriko! I've never even seen this award until yesterday on a few other blogs. Great job with it! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Mischenko ❤ I think this is a great award to reflect and celebrate what we have become 🙂 I cannot wait to read your answers ❤


    • Noriko says:

      Thank you, Kristin! Awww, you’re just so sweet ❤ You definitely boosted my confidence! And yes, for some reason, I tend to look at things through rose-colored glasses. 😀


  3. Your grasp on English is incredible! It took me a while to realize that it wasn’t your first language! Congratulations on the award! I’ve never seen this award until yesterday evening, so that’s exciting for you!!😊 it was great to get to know more about you and your personality!

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  4. Thanks for the nomination! I am glad you have your disorder under good control. It is difficult with an autoimmune disorder of any kind. I struggle daily with my Type 1 Diabetes. I like that you feel like you can put a positive spin on most things. you are pretty inspirational!

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  5. Thank you so much for nominating me!! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone having such a good attitude going into a surgery, I’m glad you were able to have such a positive attitude!! And I’m glad you don’t let your immune system disorder stop you from doing what you want! Also, did you teach yourself English, or did you take classes of any kind? But either way it’s such an achievement to master a second language!!


  6. Love your answers, Noriko. Such fun (and weird) facts about you. 😄 How can going into surgery fun??? It’s my worst nightmare. lol. And you definitely look younger. It’s great! 🙂 Same as you, I’m still trying to polish my English. When I was still in the Philippines, I rarely use the language. 😄

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