The Sunshine award – Very Late Response

I know that this response is very late, but I will still fulfill my promise to John and Cris Anne. As an amateur blogger it is very satisfying and overwhelming to be nominated for this award. I have been very busy with work, travel and personal stuffs that I totally forgot about the nomination (Sorry John and Cris).

I guess this post will help other bloggers and readers to get to know me. Unfortunately, I don’t think I have enough bloggers to nominate for this award. I will however try my best to answer the questions and provide you guys some details about “Benny”.


The Rules:award31 (1)

  • Thank & link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked by them.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 11 new questions to answer.


John and Cris Anne’s Questions:

1.) What inspired you to start your blog?

My family and friends has always told me that I have a talent in cooking. I also try my best to explore other dishes from different countries and venture out to baking as well. Coming from a country (Philippines) that has a lot of flavors but lacks international exposure, I have decided to help promote the Philippine’s flavor and food. Apart from this, I had a friend (John) who pushed me to create a blog and help other people in their first step of cooking.

2.) Where do you see your blog in 5 years?

To be honest I really don’t know. I have a plan in two years to migrate somewhere else, and with the lifestyle and everything happening I guess I’ll just hope that both my blogs are still up. I do hope that I can keep blogging and help other people.

3.) What is your favorite food to cook?

My favorite food to cook is Pork Embutido. I haven’t uploaded a recipe of it here on my blog yet, but in time I will. It is my favorite just for a fact that my mom thought me her recipe, a recipe that has been passed on through generation. I have tried loads of Embutido’s but nothing compares to my moms Embutido. Trust me on this!

4.) Choose only one: pizza or burger?

Honestly speaking I am not a big fan of both. I guess Burger for me with no tomatoes and less onion.

5.) Choose only one: ice cream, cake or cookies?

Can we add brownies on the choices? kidding aside, I love cakes more than Ice cream and cookies. I am not really a big fan of sweets, although I bake all the time I can only have one or two bite’s and I’m done.

6.) What do you do when you aren’t blogging?

I love traveling and whenever I don’t update my blog that only means that I am on travel. This year alone I have traveled to 4 different countries in 4 different continents. I don’t even have enough time to update my travel blog when I’m away (https://bravobenny08.com/). Apart from traveling I also love reading books and hanging out with friends (which normally involves alcohol).

7.) What is your ideal weekend?

I am trying to change my weekend habits, it has been two weeks now that I haven’t gone out partying. I am trying to lose weight (fat) and build muscles. But a couple of weeks ago my weekend normally goes like this:

Friends – Alcohol – Parties – Friends – Alcohol – Parties

8.) Where do you get inspiration for your blog posts?

Every time I bring food to share at work or whenever I invite someone for dinner at home, they always asks me for the recipe of whatever I bring. Then they’d request me to upload the recipe on my blog. Apart from this, my niece who’s in California just started cooking. She follows my blog and asks me to upload some recipes so she can prepare it herself.

9.) What is your favorite breakfast?

OMG! This question though! Me and my siblings are breakfast people! We can basically eat breakfast meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! Our usual family breakfast consists of Eggs, Protein (Hot dogs, Spam, Sausages, Bacon and Filipino Longganisa etc) and RICE! Yes, we eat rice for breakfast! Now that I mentioned this, I am getting hungry again!

10.) How do you like your coffee?

Sweet and has a lot of milk. Actually my coffee is: 1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup cold full fat milk, 2 tsp. of brown sugar.  I can’t drink hot coffee, I always go for warm ones.

11.) What is your favorite book?

I know this might sound a bit overrated, but the book that truly helped me in getting out of my comfort zone and started exploring the world is Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”.


Yehey!!! I can’t believe I just finished answering the 11 questions. I really had fun with this and now I’d like to nominate the following blogs:

1.) Mark My World

2.) Explore Adventure Discover 

3.) The Tartan Traveler

4.) Globe Trotting Teen

5.) StoryShucker

6.) Christian Mihai

7.) Darly – Lifestyle Blog

8.) Traveling the world solo

9.) Gamin Traveler

10.) The Rambling Ginger

11.) Julxrp

I know most of you are confused as why the heck I nominated you guys, You guys are actually my first 11 followers. Some of you might be following my other blog which is (https://bravobenny08.com/), don’t worry my questions won’t be too much about food.

Here are my 11 questions:

1.) Where did you go on your first overseas trip?

2.) Which country did you last visited?

3.) Which country are you planning to visit next?

4.) How many countries have you visited (name ’em)?

5.) At what age did you start traveling?

6.) How did you get the travel bug?

7.) Who’s your biggest influence in traveling?

8.) Name three Countries/Cities you’d love to visit?

9.) How  do you fund your trips?

10.) What’s the most helpful website or App for you?

11.) Is it more fun traveling alone or with someone?


I hope you guys have as much fun as I did, and I can’t wait to hear your answers.





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