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Monday, 13 February 2017

Random Facts + Liebster Award

Liebster Award blogOk, here it is. It took me long to post this as I was hesitating that nobody really wants to know :) But it's a nice feeling being thought by a fellow blogger and got nominated for Liebster award. Besides, it's fun to answer them. I hope you will read through it.

But I will also show photos of how my day went yesterday with the boys. Had awesome time at the mall, eating Asian food and ice cream. I guess I have all the excuses to eat ice cream these days since everyday is a scorcher. I wore a white frill top from my favourite Atmos&Here and stripes shorts. Got to use my new Givenchy Antigona bag too.



Pandora bracelet

I was nominated by Airish from Glorious Glance and Vildana from Living Like V. I thank these beautiful bloggers that I've been following, make sure to check out their blogs.
So basically, you have to mention the person/s who nominated you, answer their questions, post 11 random facts about yourself, choose 11 blogs that inspire you, and of course, create 11 questions for them too. So here we go.



11 Random facts about me:
1) I'm a Tech geek. I was a Computer Programmer for many years and now as a Business Analyst.
2) I have 3 boys which are a handful. 
3) I love tea; hot tea, iced tea, bubble tea anytime and anywhere.
4) I used to perform in the musical theatre back in uni and sang in a band but now I only sing in the shower :)
5) I love writing and taking pictures that's why blogging suits me very well to make use of these wasted energies.
6) Oh, I have to correct number 4. I have 3 different kinds of karaoke machines at home, I use it when we have parties. This is to warn you in case you come over to my house, I will surely belt out a song from Adele or Mariah Carey but that doesn't necessarily mean I sound like them, I wish!
7) I love/want/need to travel.
8) I'm a go-getter I suppose, when I want something I really work hard and pray for it. I immigrated to Australia from the Philippines as a skilled migrant all by myself because I wanted to know what's life abroad.
9) I like planning for holiday; where to stay, what to do. I find it therapeutic even if it's still a year away hehe.
10) I can't live a day without eating sweets.
11) I love hot weather, I'm in a happy place now as it's currently summer down under.

Atmos&Here top
Givenchy Antigona bag
So here's to answer the questions that were passed to me.

1) What's your strangest talent?
-- I can nag my hubby to death :P (just kidding!!!)

2) What does your blog name mean?
-- I'm busy as a bee at home or at work but I don't want to let go of myself so I try my hardest to look and feel fab.

3) Do you have any pet peeves?
-- I can't touch animals with my finger. So many things come to my mind when I do it, I know I need a shrink fast :(

4) What's your biggest goal in life as of the moment?
-- Social media domination haha (I wish!)

5) What's your earliest memory?
-- I remember my first travel to Davao City which is in southern Philippines when I was about 4 years old, you see I was fascinated with travelling even then.


6) If you could only eat one food for the rest your life, what would it be and why?
-- Dark chocolate ice cream with nuts. I'm nuts about dark chocolates and nuts.

7) Would you rather be smart and ugly, or dumb and beautiful?
--Can I choose smart and beautiful haha. I'd choose smart and ugly because I can be anything if 
I know how to get it and that is including being beautiful.

8) What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
--Computer (for blogging and online shopping of course),  High-end designer bags, Robots to do house chores, Vending ice cream machine and a Reliable fat blaster to get rid of the calories from eating too much ice cream.

9) What are you most grateful for?
-- my family

10) What's your everyday outfit?
-- Since I have a 9-5 office work, I wear a corporate looking clothes with a tailored jacket. On mufti day which is Friday, I get to wear jeans. On the weekends, I wear anything that's why I do my outfit shoots on those days.

11) What is your favorite makeup brand, and why?
-- MAC as my skin seems to love it.




Quay Australia Sunglasses


Spurr Sandals

And now I'm nominating 11 bloggers to answer these 11 questions. Girls, I hope you won't find these obtrusive. This is just for fun and for others including me to know more about you, half of it are blogger questions anyway. To my other readers, please check out their blogs, I'm sure you will find them fascinating.

1) Dominique from That New Dress
2) Jalisa from The Style Contour
3) Lei from The Bulakenya
4) Jewel from
Jewel Clicks
5) Jeanne from
Jeannie in a Bottle
6) Nina from
Nina Nguyen
7) Bernie from 
The Style Fanatic
8) Tina from
Just a Tina Bit
9) Jasna from
Fashion Jazz
10) LA from
Wandering Posh
11) Gabrielle from A Glass of Ice 


And so here are the 11 questions:

1) What do you do in your spare time?
2) How would you describe your personal style and is there a person who is a fashion inspiration to you?
3) What inspired you to start your blog?
4) What is your proudest moment?
5) Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
6) What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
7) What do you like the most? Clothes, bags or shoes?
8) How much time do you spend blogging?
9) How do you envision your blog to be in five years time?
10) Which do you like more, shopping in the physical store or online?
11) What would you say that is the greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger?

What to wear on Summer in Sydney

Thank you for reading, 'til next post. You can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.



Outfit Details:



Top from Atmos&Here

Striped shorts similar
Sandals from Spurr similar

Bag from Givenchy 
Sunglasses from Quay Australia
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112 comments:

  1. The striped shorts are so pretty, I can imagine myself wearing a pair like this in summer! Cannot wait for hotter days, the cold is killing me! Congratulations on your nomination, I got nominated last year and it was so much fun writing this post! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  2. First off, congrats on being nominated and for nominating me, such a great way to start off my day! It was so much fun reading this post and getting to know more about you! Wow, 3 boys!!! I'm sure they keep you busy! What an inspirational story of you migrating from the Philippines to Australia to pursue a better life and career, in which you've achieved, that's incredible and something to truly be proud of. I, too, love chocolate and nuts, ah, it's my absolute favorite! I also love dark chocolate and currants, yum! What's so weird is that throughout my pregnancy, I haven't really craved or wanted chocolate like I used to; I'm all about the carbs now, give my a sandwich and I'm one happy camper, haha. I'm also a lover of luxury bags, they can truly enhance any outfit and allow you to mix and match affordable pieces in a way that makes the look appear that much more expensive. That said, I absolutely adore your Givenchy bag, I've been wanting the black one for the longest time, hopefully I can get my hands on it soon! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Ahh you're so sweet Jalisa, so nice you happily accepted it, thank you! We both like many things, can't wait to know more about you sweetie.

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  3. I agree with you regarding no. 7! Can't live without travelling.

    ANOUK

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    1. Oh yes, that's why I visit your blog regularly to see your wonderful travels. Thanks dear!

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  4. I love reading these tags, it's really nice to hear what your blog name means, I also love dark chocolate and nuts and MAC is an amazing brand :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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    1. Oh wow, now I won't feel guilty loving nuts and chocolates, it's not only me in the world. Thanks Rosy for the support :)

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  5. Great summery look my dear <3 you look fab!

    Carmelatte

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  6. You look amazing....
    Congratulations for the nominations...Loved your answers
    have a happy day
    XOXO

    Glamorous without the Guilt

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  7. I don't mind doing this, I'm glad to be nominated by you. I would work posting this on my blog. Really love reading this much about you, plus now I know you are from the Philippines and you have three boys. It's so much fun getting to know more about bloggers.

    Bernie, xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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    1. Ahh that's nice of you Bernie, thanks for accepting it. Glad to know you like my post, can't wait to know more about you.

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  8. Loved getting to know more about you. Great questions and i also love ice cream and singing mariah carey songs during karoke. Hero is my fave song! Have a great week!

    xo, Yasmin
    I AM YASMIN

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  9. so pretty look dear :)
    www.tinachic.com

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  10. Great post it is so cool to know those things about you. I also love Mac, and we have same life goal hehehe. Kisses to you dear.

    http://beseenbepopular.com

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  11. Those shorts are amazing girl, I love the colors of the stripes and how it fits you!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  12. Love that top and shorts combo! Thanks for sharing about yourself.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. Such a cute outfit! :)

    www.sophiaston.de

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  14. 3 boys! Wow mama, you've got your hands full and always looking fly while doing so! How do you juggle all this? You're superwoman!
    Thank you for visiting babe, hope to see you back to check out my latest!

    Xx- Julie | Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Julie, love your blog a lot, you sure know how to write girl.

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  16. those stripe shorts rock! super cute post!


    kelseybang.com

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  17. Love your shorts, I so wish it would be warm where I live hehe!

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  18. Check out my blog - www.theblondewaves.com -

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  19. Wow! You are such a chic mama! I had no idea that you have three boys! I will soon have two which will be handful too I am sure! Also, congrats on your Liebster Award!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  20. I like these kind of post and getting to know other bloggers a bit better.
    I did some theater when I was in high school and I loved it. I've always wondered what it was like to do a musical theater only I can't really sing haha. I really like number 8, great quality to have. Your strangest talent is too funny, your poor hubby lol.
    btw you look lovely in these pictures :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Thanks dear, you're always sweet. I'm glad you were entertained ;-))

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  21. That is so admirable that you were an immigrant that came to Australia to start a new life! My parents were refugees from Vietnam so I have the utmost respect for them! Also, I can't get over your new bag! It is truly stunning!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  22. Great post! So nice to learn more about you! Cute look!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  23. Thank you so much babe for nominating me, I will def answer the questions, I am a huge planner, so I just need to plan the post first lol and I loved reading more about you ;) I love your shorts here, perfect casual chic outfit :) xx



    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  24. Really loved this post and finding out more about you! Have a lovely day.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  25. Cute outfit! I am a techy nerd as well haha. And three boys must be a dang handfull. Congrats on your nomination! Have a fabulous rest of your week lady. :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  26. These are such gorgeous photos of you, I love the striped shorts! It's great learning more about you; I'm also a fan of warmer weather, and how amazing you moved to Australia all by yourself! Thanks so much for the nomination, it's really sweet of you :)

    aglassofice.com
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  27. You're so pretty and I love those shorts on you!

    http://ariadibari.com

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  28. Loved reading your answers to the Liebster award! I did that awhile back and it's fun to see it is still going around. I love those striped shorts and that fluttery top! So pretty! And asian food and ice cream? Nom!

    Carrie
    curlycrftymom.com

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  29. Great post! And great to know more about you!

    Darriyan xx
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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  30. God, I wish I lived in the Philippines... It's cold February, it's raining, it'll freeze overnight... And Mercy, you look great in the glasses. I'm a tall fat monstrosity, but I appreciate stylish petites like you!

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  31. Nice look dear! It's great to get to know you better and congrats for the Liebster award! :)

    I'm following you on GFC :)

    mystylishcorner.blogspot.ba

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  32. Love this look!

    http://bellemelange.net/

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  33. LOved this post and you look great! Loved the shorts and top, perfect for a sunny day! Congrats on your awards! Some of the bloggers you nominated I know and they are really amazing! I bet all of them are, of course! I am amazed, you have 3 boys, that's why the name of your blog is busy - and fab, of course, like you mentioned! I loved to know a bit more of you, and wow, you were in a band! Hope you have a great weekend!
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  34. I absolutely love this gorgeous summer look! So pretty! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  35. Love the handbag and your pretty top my dear! Have a nice weekend.
    Xo,Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  36. Pretty! Love your look!

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  37. Such beautiful look dear! Nice post!
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  38. Love your outfit!
    -mainou
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  39. Thanks for nominating me, Mercy.
    I'm accepting it and working on it right now. expect it to be published tomorrow. :)
    and just so you know, I love women who work hard to achieving their goals instead of just relying to someone else. You make us all women proud. especially pinay. Mabuhay ang Pinay! hehe!
    keep us inspiring. :)

    Wandering Posh

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    1. Maraming salamat LA, you're so sweet. Thanks for accepting and for the nice comments. I will be heading to your blog shortly.

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  40. So lovely that you nominated me! Loved reading this post and getting to know you better xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  41. i was nominated also.. but i don't have time to make a post like that yet Ate Mercy.. glad to know you more..

    http://jehanmohammad.blogspot.com/

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  42. Jealous that you can be in shorts right now! LA has been so rainy xx, Erin - www.stylebythepeople.com

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  43. You have 3 boys?! Wow momma, I have so much respect for you! I think you look incredible in this outfit and I love that you pursue your passions so diligently. You are truly an inspiration.

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

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  44. How do you maintain your body? You look so fit and fine , very pretty <3 Loved reading all the facts about you :)
    http://bit.ly/2kE5uUe
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  45. Loving the relaxed outfit and summer vibes! And yes to karaoke machines! I have to buy one when I go home to Pinas! Thanks for nominating me, perhaps I'll do this in the future. <3

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  46. Sucha wonderful post. Congratulations on your Liebster award, you deserve it. You have quite a multi talented personality makes you a very interesting. Australia is one of the countries I'd love to visit as well. hopefully will be in touch when and if I do make it there. Have fun

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