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26.12.07

A day after Christmas

First of all Merry Christmas to all my beloved readers ♥. It seems like my Internet connection finally decided to work alright. Christmas was good for me, hope yours was as good ;).

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I mentioned once on my blog about how I wanted to do some charity and start being more conscious when spending my money. I Finally had the opportunity to do some work on Sunday and it totally made my Christmas. People say Christmas is "Jesuschrist", I'd prefer to say Christmas is "sharing with others", but if Jesuschrist means that, then fine. Sunday's experience helped me in a way to finally discover why we celebrate Christmas every year. I went with a group to play and share with 300 children of a very poor (economically talking, because they were so rich in spirit) town in Lima. Me and two friends, took care of 11 wonderful kids, aged from 5 years to 9. Kids are so pure and beautiful. We also gave them a little snack, I was shocked to see some of them didn't want to eat their food because they were saving it to give it to their young brothers later. I must say I probably learnt and received more from them than they did from me. Wonderful doesn't even begin to describe this experience and I'll do it again for sure.

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I was glad to receive a Thinking blogger award from Miss Ann, which is for blogs that make people think, in the words of the blogger who started this.

If you get tagged you have to write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think and then you have to put a link to THIS post so people can find out where it all started. Finally, just in case you want (optional), you can display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote in one of your sidebars.

I had a difficult time choosing ONLY 5 blogs that 'make me think' (you know, with interesting and creative posts), but here you have my picks in no particular order: Modern Marie, Discoteque Confusion, Diary of a third world fashionista, A room of one's own & Power Rangers go.

And yeah, you should take a look at all of them. Thanks again to the Lovely Miss Ann ;)

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Another lovely girl who Tagged me is Emsie. She actually gave me an opportunity to talk about my blog which I appreciate because I hadn't done it before and well, answering those questions was also kind of fun ;).

What's the story behind the name of your blog and your nickname?
I have no idea. Actually yes, the thing is I just wanted a cool and simple name so I started playing with some words in english, spanish and french. The first two words that came up to my mind were "Colored" and "Coloured", I chose the second one because i have this thing for british accent, I just love it so much. As I couldn't think of anything more rhetorical, i decided to add the name of my favoruite colour to it, which is blue, I had three options: Blue, Azul (spanish) and Bleu (french), finally, as you see, I thought it sounded better in french.

On my nickname. Well, when I was little and people asked for my name I used to say "Aisha" instead of my real name "Raisa" mainly because I couldn't pronounce it the right way. My mother and father still call me that way sometimes.

Why did you started blogging in the first place?
I simply love to write and web designing is one of my passions, blogging seemed to be the activity where i could do both. I started blogging when I was 13-14 and this must be my 5th blog (I have had two in english, two in spanish before, all of them were personal ones), but my first fashion related one. I tried writing about fashion on my previous blogs but it didn't work so well because my readers were used to hear about my personal life and stuff, so my first attempt wasn't successful at all. After discovering some fashion blogs, such as Trendencias and Stylebytes I decided to make my own one.

What has been your best blogging experience? What about the worst?
Meeting new people and making friends from another cultures is always great. Receiving awards is also pretty cool. I also consider, blogging and reading another blogs helps me to improve my english as this is one of my few ways to practice it. The worst experience about blogging happened to me when I was younger and had this personal site I used as a diary. People call them "Haters", you know, people with no life, whose fun is writing rude comments on many sites, forums and blogs (including mine).Luckily, this hasn't happenned with this blog, at least, not until now.

What do you think will happen to your blog in 2008?
I can't say what will happen, but what i hope happens. Maybe some more visitors, maybe a new layout and more interesting pictures. I also think I'll start talking a little more about my personal style, which I also plan to improve.

21 comentarios:

Cool Urbanite. dijo...

Fun and wonderful post! That the kids save their snacks for their brotheres and sisters really touches me! I live in a culture where it's not that common to give to you brothers or sisters, because we have it pretty good. But I think we must think of them too, especially in the holidays! And doing something special for your closests ones! Really great post! And that dress looks good on you.

la petite fashionista dijo...

what a festive picture of you and your sister! hope you had a merry christmas & congrats on the thinking blogger award!
xoxo
lauren

Rita dijo...

This was such an enlightening post... in many ways.
First of all, your experience with those kids; I'm pretty sure they'll also treasure that day for many years.
By the way, congrats on the award. I can definitely see why you got it :)
And, last but not least, I love the outfit you wore. You nailed a bunch of trends while still looking very fresh and unique.
Me... I just wore plain black jeans, a black turtleneck, and a silver vest... it's the New Yorker that has invaded me that makes me love wearing dark colors, hehe.
Merry Christmas!

Romeika dijo...

That's a wonderful way of showing off the real christmas spirit, Hope the kids felt happy! We all should be doing similar things, not only once a year, but whenever we can... really nice what you did.

Love your dress colour!

And thanks for tagging me, I'll do a little post about it soon:-)

-x-

The Seeker dijo...

you look great in your dress!!!!
it's your favorit color and it fits you so well.
Nice doing with the kids, it's really xmas spirit, but xmas must be more often for them...

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Lynn dijo...

You and your sister are cute, don't tell her but I think you're the prettier one!

Congrats on both the award and the leap in humankind. Giving is so much better because though tiny, the satisfaction beats the magnitude of the universe! One small step now, bigger ones to come, God willing.

Love the color dress, and I really think that without the socks it'd look equally stunning.

Happy Holidays!

Bojana dijo...

Heee, thanks!!!

Your english is great. Really. Well um maybe I'm not the one to tell this since I'm in the same situation as you. Hah whatever.

I love your christmas outfit!!! Nice headband/turban

Aretha dijo...

Hola! Felices fiestas, preciosas fotos que tienes con tu familia
Y un estilazo!

Kristin dijo...

i love what you wore! its so rad.

congrats on the award; that's awesome. also, if you'd be interested in exchanging links, i'd be up for it. sick blog .

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) dijo...

You guys are so cute, love your sparkley santa hats!!
and your outfit in the other pictures is to die for I love that color blue, you go girl!

LML dijo...

thank u soo much for tagging me - it works out perfectly with my blog's 1 year bday comming up (im such a dork lol)

hope u had a great christmas :D

barb michelen dijo...

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Key dijo...

me encanto tu vestido azuuul!
io estoy ala caza de uno parecido... es muy combinable y divertido!
el turbante y las calcetas a la rodilla las llevaste con muchisimo estilo!

un beso

Wendy dijo...

This post really made me think. Sometimes we're not aware of how good we have it and should really learn to help those in need.

On another note, I love the bold color of your dress and am digging the knee highs!

Jello on Springs dijo...

Aww cute picture of you and your sister, and I love the outfit!

The Clothes Horse dijo...

Very sweet Christmas card picture. The blue dress is nice as well--a similar shade of blue is my favorite color. I like the turban to really top the look off as well.

nannies crochet dijo...

what a great way to start a new year huh. congrat to the thinking blogger award!

cotton candy dijo...

love the photo of you and your sister - it makes me smile. definitely a kodak moment. ^^

have a happy new year!!

penelope dijo...

wow! i understand wht u mean with the kids and it's indeed a blessing to see them smile despite all their hardships. leaves u with a warm glow isnt it?! hahaha

evie dijo...

Those kids are so sweet... saving their snacks for their younger siblings. Looks like you had a great Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful new year!

Ana dijo...

I agree. I worked with some homeless kids at a shelter and they are so innocent and with such good intentions...and they always want to have fun.

I like your headband.