Thursday, 12 April 2007

The Thinking Blogger Award



This must be the first award given to me in cyberworld. In fact the first award given to me ever! Thank you to
Sharon Bakar who thought my blogging activities to be worth any award at all.

Well, if my entries can make one person think, or if even one person thinks the entries are worth thinking about, then I am truly happy.

I am happy that this comes from Sharon as she must be one of the most influential bloggers around who makes me think about books, good books, good style of writing.

So now I must set about tagging five more bloggers.

As I kept saying to anyone who cared to listen when I was in Malaysia recently, when there were so many negative news and vibes about blogs and bloggers, “There are blogs and there are blogs!” And believe me, this I have said to Ministers, people up there who are eyeing my blog, and especially to the one who said to me “Hey , you are a blogger, and you are on the other side!” (Whatever that means!)

Now this award goes to:

1. Pi BAni

Pi Bani is a volunteer with an NGO providing moral and emotional support to HIV infected people. Her entries are heart rending. She brings to light the plight of women like Zana, a single parent who was was infected by her husband who also died of AIDS. She writes about children who need basic things like milk, Nestum, anything...please read, please think, listen and please help.

2. Ruby Ahmad

Ruby is a newfound friend. You go to her blog and instantly you think, this must certainly be the Tatler of Cyberworld. There’s a function and she is there and believe me, she is there not just to take pictures so that she can blog about it. Ruby is one great networker, a deep thinker and an even greater listener. During my last visit to Malaysia, I met Ruby four times and each time, I couldn't help noticing her skills at networking. She listens to people some people wouldn’t give time of day. Hey, those great shoulder pads are there for a reason!

3. NJ

NJ makes me think.Those wonderful pieces about the value of time, about her relationship with her mother- in-law and many more. This lady has style!

4. Jane Sunshine

Jane, my darling Jane. We met through blogging, some emails and then coffee at the canteen of the Institute of Education. A wonderfully intelligent and warm person with thought provoking entries, beautifully written. My friendship and love, always.

5. Tunku Halim

Tunku Halim is a newbie in this blogosphere but no stranger to writing. Thus whatever he writes about in his blog, be it about book covers, about writing competitions, they are worth reading! His current entry is about his first story, typed on the old trusty type writer, when he was about 14! And years later he is author of so many books! So, dont go throwing your masterpieces thinking it would lead to nothing.

So there!

This award was started here:

And now my dear recipients, your award comes with a price. You have to award five others whose blog you think deserve this award.

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!

50 comments:

Kenny Mah said...

You are definitely a Thinking Blogger, Kak Teh! You sure give us much food for thought... ;)

Hi&Lo said...

Kak Teh,

You richly deserve it. You bring out courage in people to be real with your transparency and magnamity.

You have the mark of unselfish nature.

Now, you don't dare to blush with the accolade. :)

I have not visited Pi Bani's blog. She is one helluva special human being. Whenever she sees someone in need, she does not turn a blind eye.

Ruby Ahmad's shoulder pads are for a reason. Kak Teh, you are unimitable.

The pair of pads are like pampers absorbing the tears of any one who needs a shoulder to cry on. hehehe

Kak Teh said...

kenny, sometimes i think too hard, i fall asleep! thanks.

hi&lo, why is my face feeling hot all of a sudden? is it the heater? aaah, am not feeling too well this morning and your kind words do cheer me up! thanks.

Jane Sunshine said...

Kak Teh, am so happy that you are back. Will give you every award, not just for blog but real life also...

...Ah, our first meeting at the Institute, one I wont forget because we worked in such close proximity but only found each other through blogger! Am honoured and touched to be passed the torch and will do mine soon.

wonda said...

Kak Teh,
You truly deserve the award. A medal, trophy and a crown for you. :D
Thank you for the "assignment". I'll have to put on my thinking cap and uniform of discipline from now on to get it started.

NJ said...

OMG OMG!!! I have come across this Thinking Blogger Award from some of the heavyweight bloggers’ pages. And to think that my tiny blog makes someone thinks, and that the someone who thinks my blog makes her think is none other than THE Kak Teh, then I truly beyond honored.

Thank You Kak Teh! Thank You! I will try my best to carry out the torch ma’am.

~ahni~ said...

Tahniah Kak Teh, memang betul Kak Teh deserved the award.

Kak Teh buat kita lebih memahami pasal apa saja yang Kak Teh tulis.

Kak Teh said...

jane, i cant wait to see you. In place of anacol, big , big hug!

wonda, yes, am waiting for that assignment. Am not too well at the moment but will do as promised.

nj,of course you make yr readers think. thanks for accepting.

cikni, terima kasih. Kak teh buat sekadar yang mampu.zntan

Pi Bani said...

Aduh Kak Teh... thank you for the award... being quite a new kid on the blog (dah tua, tapi baru set up blog last month!), this is really an honour, coming from you some more! But YOU do deserve this award definitely, and various other awards to add.

Now, I've got to start THINKING... aiyaa! Sakit kepala already...

Kak Teh said...

pi bani, you are doing so much that many of us just think we shd be doing. keep up the good work.

nyonyapenang said...

you truly deserve this award. tehre are many times i read your entries and it really made me think so much sampai gua speechless.
have a nice day.

Kenny Mah said...

Yes, but once you fall asleep, can think some more, right? In dreams, miracles happen for the first time...

Kak Teh said...

nyonya, kam siah! sometime i orso donno what i write! hehe.

kenny, it is 1727 in london and what are you doing up so late in malaysia? Go and think and you might fall asleep! hehe!

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Kak Teh,

First and foremost, let me Congratulate you for the award from Sharon. You truly deserve this award. From early days we bantered I have maintained how wonderful are your entries and the contents are full of substance. Well done.

And to think that now I am one of 5 from your list. I am so honoured (tiada kata). I am more honoured to be in your thoughts than the award itself.

I value all the wonderful things you said about me. It is a blessing to have been able to know you better. It has been enriching and I learnt a lot from you. Thank you and I hope to do justice with this honour.

simah said...

u definitely deserve this award kak teh!
an award like this in blogland is defintely cool :0)

wmw said...

Truly deserving...truly a blog that makes me think!

tunku halim said...

Kak Teh - congratulations indeed to you and of course to me (I'm jumping for cyberjoy!) and all the other winners!

Kak Teh said...

ruby, i once promoted positive blogging. it was pooh-poohed by someone. But we can make it work.

simah, thanks.

wmw, terima kasih laaa!

Tunku - yr present entry pun best laa,it certainly made me think.

Yang-May said...

Hi Kak Teh, thanks for visiting Fusion View. I'm just checking out your blog in return. Congrats on being awarded a Thinking Blogger award by Sharon! I know Hal's blog and I will check out the others you nominated. By the way, Hal has done an email interview for Fusion View which I will be posting up in the next couple of weeks. Do check back to see it!

Kak Teh said...

yang-may, that was quick and thanks for the return visit! You are in london? let's meet up! Will be linking yr blog in www.sentraalstation.blogspot.com that way - easier to visit you!

Kenny Mah said...

Oh, I'm always up late and up early. I usually sneak in an hour's nap after work and before I hit the gym at night. Weird hours, I know, but what to do...

P.S. Aren't what we're doing now positive blogging already? :D

Kak Teh said...

kenny, you are still young and full of energy! yes, what we are doing is certainly positive. Blogging need not be bad. We can change people's mind and attitude towards blogging.

J.T. said...

Congratulations Kak Teh... you deserve the award. You get me thinking too.

Theta said...

The conferment of this award to you couldn't have come at a more opportune time. What with all the hullabaloo surrounding women-are-liars ignoramus remark.
You greatly deserve it. =)

Kak Teh said...

jt and theta, thanks.

Kenny Mah said...

Full of energy? I don't think so lah; my friends are always complaining how lazy I am. If I could, I'd sleep ten hours a day, but then again, who wouldn't? ;)

Fauziah Ismail said...

Kak Teh
Congratulations on being awarded The Thinking Blogger Award. Cool!
Have a good weekend!

msiagirl said...

Dear Kak Teh, Congratulations for your award and hope you are feeling sunnier :)

bibliobibuli said...

hi kak teh

my address book got lost when my computer crashed and being the blur thing i am i can't remember it. could you email me - might have some news for you

Kak Teh said...

kenny, last three days i slept throughout - woke up just to check emails. Only illness can make me sleep. Now am feeling a little better.

fauziah, thanks and enjoy yr weekend too.

msiagirl, its been really good weather here..almost summer.

sharon - yes, i've emailed you!

loveujordan said...

Congratulations !!

Your blog is evergreen with thought !!

Kak Teh said...

loveujordan, thanks banyak-banyak.

Ms. Blabs said...

Aiyaa, i'm always so tembel & by the time I visit, there are like, a million comments already.

A certainly well-deserved recognition of you, Kak Teh! BRAVO!

Adam said...

Kak Teh, if you still want some of the picture I've taken, you better reveal your age, no oops, your e-mail address. I can't seem to find it and I think the only to inform you is leaving a comment here. Hmmpf! Anyway, congratulations on your award. Drop me a line at adamwllee@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Madam...

Congratulation from Big Apple! Go Kak Teh Go!!!!!!!!

Nani

raden galoh said...

KakTeh,
Way to go sis...Indeed! Indeed! Your blog is a thinking blog...and I love dropping by...

Congratulations sis and to the 5 recipients you named...they too make this world a better place to live...

Manal said...

kak teh,

And i so agree with Raden Galoh that u've rightfully chosen them to pass on the award torch.

What else to say besides nodding and agreeing to all that is said above. The beauty of this blog is that a lot of sincere thoughts and real life experience are shared with the readers presented in a simple yet articulate piece of writing.

This blog is you all over!

Kenny Mah said...

Glad to know you are feeling better, Kak Teh. Seems to be a virus floating round. Many of my blogger pals have taken ill --- but you are all oceans apart! Maybe it's some form of sympathetic flu?

U.Lee said...

Hello Kak Teh, allow me to say, you are not only a lighthouse that guides us past rocks and shoals, but an inspiration to one and all.
To emulate your footsteps is asking for the impossible, but I will try take that first step.
There is only one Kak Teh.
It is my privilage to know someone like you. UL.

Kak Teh said...

ms blabs, no big deal - but thanks!

adam tell (hehe!) thanks for everything and yes, go for the highest bidder!

nani big apple, yes, i am going - but where? Am already like headless chicken! and today - another deadline...yikes!

Kak Teh said...

raden galoh, thanks for dropping by. You know yr story is similar to my friend's story here- also your namesake! and i can only salute yr resilience and bravery!

manal,manal, such kind words!!!!

kenny you are right - it is sympathy fever. but anyone out there got back pain?

uncle lee, what a beautiful thing to say - 'there is only one kak teh!' that's what peggy taylor said of Tunku, there can never be two Tunkus! haiyaaa - floating on air oredi! your visit always cheers me up, uncle! you remind me of uncle uncle willie soh of the NST and another adopted uncle i had while living in penang. will write about him soon!

UglyButAdorable said...

kak teh...u definately deserve this..not only u have a great blog..that sentral station is amazing... bravo kak teh...

Pi Bani said...

Kak Teh,
My dinosaur PC went kaput after you honoured me with the award... tak layak terima kot... :)

Adoii... banyaknya lah files yang I tak sempat save dalam pendrive...

Now playing with my new toy... guna laptop baru - award beli sendiri... apa nak buat...

Nazrah said...

sapa kata no big deal? i cubit nanti!
syabas kakteh syabas!

Firehorse said...

You definitely deserve this award, clap clap clap, where's the food for ceremony? Btw I tag you with the 5 Yummy Eatery meme but if busy no need to do okay, no problem wan, ((hugz)).

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Kak Teh,

Teringat kat you so hopped over here now. How are you? Spring is nice and warm now. One can walk with somewhat lightness what with the cool crisp air.

Really enjoyed this 'Thinking blogger award'. The best so far. It made us connect more through the chain and learned more about bloggers we did not know before through other people's journey too. It highlighted personal preferences in a delightful way. I learned other people's way of connecting and their cute quirkiness too. Ahh..what will people think of next?

I suspect you are busy decoding and arranging your thoughts of all the interviews you have made both in UK and Malaysia. Looking forward to your next thoughts. Remain beautiful and happy and your exciting self.

Kenny Mah said...

No back pain, but now I have sympathy sleepiness --- I feel sorry for myself being stuck in the office feeling so sleepy, hahahaha....

O the weekend is almost within reach... :P

Kak Teh said...

uBa, thanks.

pi bani, thank God u've got a new lap top! and those files yang tak sempat save...sigh!

nazrah,siapa nak cubit siapa?

Kak Teh said...

firehorse, looks like i have to give this a miss. aiya, what with bad back and what not!

ruby, yes am very busy juggling all sorts of things and the back is not helping much!

kenny, sympathy sleepiness??? no doubt abt it - u were in sympathy with me!

zewt said...

Hey Kak Teh.... looks like everyone is a thinking blogger here. who has not gotten the award raise your hands... ;P