The Real Neat Blog Award

the real neat blog award

I was nominated for The Real Neat Blog Award! Thank you Melainie for nominating me! Go check out her blog by clicking here. If you are in the mood for some quick reading with dynamic dialogue and complex characters, then go read her Tales of Levenia.


  1. Include the award logo in your post.
  2. Answer the following seven questions, asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the person/people who nominated you.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like by linking to their blogs.
  5. Notify them that you have nominated them.

My Answers to the Seven Questions

  1. What is one thing you’ve struggled with the most in your life?

The thing that I’ve struggled with the most is coming to terms with my racial identity. As someone who is biracial, I walk a tight line between two very different racial identities and cultural backgrounds. I’ve had to learn how I fit in between these two races and somehow find my place in the world.

See also: What It’s Like Being Hapa in America, Part One

2. What was your favorite part of your childhood?

My favorite part was watching my grandmother and mother make kimchi. I loved the entire experience of it. Making kimchi is not just about the food; it’s about the culture. If you’ve ever seen anyone kneel down on the floor with a giant bowl of Napa cabbage, then you’d know what I’m talking about.

See also: 5 Best Things About Being Half Korean

3. Think of one bad habit you’ve been able to break. Tell me how you broke that bad habit.

One bad habit that I sort of fell into was not writing. But then Covid-19 happened and I suddenly had more time to pursue writing. I decided to revive my previously abandoned blog Crispy Confessions. It was like greeting an old friend after a very long vacation.

See also: Why Do I Blog?

4. What makes the struggle of blogging worth it to you?

Blogging is hard. It’s not just the writing part. You’ve got to create the pictures, share the post, engage with the community, do keyword research, do topic research, etc, etc. And yet, despite the hard work, it is worth it. I love reading comments and seeing how what I wrote has affected other people. I can bring enjoyment, or change someone’s viewpoint about something, then it is all worth it in the end.

5. When did you decide that you wanted to start a blog?

I answer this question pretty thoroughly in this blog post.

6. If you could meet yourself ten years from now, what questions would you ask yourself?

In ten years, I will be 41. It’s hard to imagine that I would — could — be that age. It’s hard to even think about the fact that I am in my thirties, no longer in my twenties, no longer a teenager. I would ask myself these questions:

Is there anything that you regret?

Are you happy with where you are now?

7. Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type? If so, what is it?

No, I don’t.

My Nominees

The Fox Tales System

Bees and Books

Plaid Reader Reviews


Do you know your Myers-Briggs Personality Type? If so, what is it?

Please help me grow!

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Hi! I'm Helen and I am a 32 year old biracial millennial mom raising two multiracial children. I am a writer, English consultant, and social media manager. I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic.

19 thoughts on “The Real Neat Blog Award

  1. Glad you picked up writing again! It’s definitely more of a friend where you can pour your heart out. This whole COVID situation has been a downer, so it’s nice to find some of the more positives πŸ™‚

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