Friday, February 6, 2009


The HONEST SCRAP is an award. According to past recipients: “This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.” Ms. RhonB (aka Pinkoy), complying with its requirements, honored me with this award.

I’d say it is quite ironic on my part to receive such an award considering I have just posted an article giving negative feedback on the giving of recognition and award.

Anyway, since I do not personally know Ms. RhonB, and judging perhaps on the contents of my blog, she deemed it right to give the award to me. And because I am trying to win the friendship of as many fellow bloggers as possible, I am, therefore, accepting this award—with a great deal of pride!

Thank you, Ms. RhonB! I feel greatly honored!

I quote the requirements of the Honest Scrap Award as follows:

“When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows s/he is real. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!”

Now, here are the ten (10) honest things about me:
  • I used to be a mama's boy (and would probably still be one, if my mother is still around today)
  • Humility aside, when I was in Grade IV, I had a remarkable achievement. I put our school on the national map when I topped the national test where I got perfect scores in all subjects. (Ms. Rosario Liwag-Zabat, my adviser, presented me with a beautiful rosary with bluish crystal beads, a gift of my choice, as a token of her appreciation)
  • When I was 15 or 16 years old, I rescued a teenage girl from drowning in the river
  • I seem to have a "hero complex", making sacrifices for the sake of others especially my loved ones; giving way and sacrificing my own ambition so that others may succeed; so that those who don't have the means or capacity to get what they need will be able to meet even at least their most basic necessities
  • I am too good to be true yet, for almost always, I find the world so cruel... so unfair... so unjust... so unkind! I used to offer my other cheek whenever the other side was slapped (take note of the emphasis on "used to")
  • I practice self-emptying
  • I am a good provider to some of my siblings who still depend on me
  • I experienced nervous breakdown and survived not only the storm but the "tsunami of life"
  • I was nominated 2001 World Champion Amateur Poet by an international society of poets based in the U.S. (but I ignored the nomination and invitation not only because I didn't feel I deserved it but also due to severe anxiety that had overpowered me during that time)
  • I consider VINCENT BUENO--that young Pinoy pride who was born and raised in Austria--my rescuer... my hero!

Completing the requirements, I am passing the award to:

Random Snapshots From A Moving Train
Make the Most of Your Time
In My Own Words – Ron Centeno
The Daily Grind
Vanity’s Child
Nagging Thoughts
In My Journey

Thanks again, Ms. RhonB for making A Friend Named Goddy an award-winning blog! I hope to meet you someday (I believe we’re both in Subic Bay Freeport).


Ron Centeno said...

:-)Thank you Goddy! I am so honored by the award. I just need a little more time to compose myself and get ready with my acceptance speech and other needed requirements. See you around my friend!

Ruthi said...

hey Goddy thanks for this award I appreciate it. This is the first award I recieved for Nagging Thoughts. I will post it when I get the time. Thanks again

Vanity's Child said...

thank you kuya Goddy for the award. I am so honored! I will post it soon.

take care.. and hope to read more posts from you.


Chronicler said...

Hi Goddy, thank you so much for this award. I humbly accept it. I admit I was a little neglectful on my blog recently. When I received a message from you regarding this award, I was still held up by my work that I only opened and updated my blog just today. That's when I remember about this. Again thank you.

Ron Centeno said...
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Ron Centeno said...

Hey Goddy, I would like to officially express my thanks to you and that I have complied to the requirements of your gift to me. Thanks!

Goddy said...

Oh Ron, it's so nice of you to mention my name in your post in a very positive way! I am also officially announcing to the world that I am your fan. Czel (Vanity's Child) and I have been talking about your posts lately and we just couldn't help but praise you for all those enlightening articles. More power to you, friend!