I received The Encouraging Thunder Award

Thank you Marjma2014 from Kyrosmagica for nominating me for this award.


Her blog is all about books, magic writing and fun in general. If you are a writer yourself or want some info about the whole process you will definitely find something there you might need. There are tons of articles about tips for writing and a lot more so check it out.


I am honored for receiving this award as I basically only picked up blogging in order to write down the crazy stories of my mother-in-law and the rest of the family. I am doing this already now for over two years and still don’t feel bored with it so I hope to give you more funny stories in the upcoming years!

At his spot I planned to link to the creator of this award however the page seems not to be exisiting anymore ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Update: Raymond (the creator of the award) gave me the proper link. The old one didn’t work anymore as he had moved to a self-hosted blog:



And now it is my time to nominate fellow bloggers:

Takeshi’s Flight by Josue Mapagdalita (pen name: Sueju Takeshi)

Foreign Sanctuary by Constance

Xiananigans by Marissa Kluger

MabelKwong by, guess who! Mabel Kwong

RayHecht by, guess again who! Ray Hecht!

MartalivesinChina by Marta

MyHongKongHusband by Lina


What you can do with Encouraging Thunder award?

โ€“ Post it on your blog

โ€“ Grant other bloggers with the award

What you canโ€™t do with Encouraging Thunder award?

โ€“ Abuse or misuse the logo
โ€“ Claim that itโ€™s your own handmade logo

What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:

โ€“ Enjoy the award

โ€“ At least gives thanks via comments and likes or mentioning the blog who give the award ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy blogging!

20 thoughts on “I received The Encouraging Thunder Award”

  1. Congratulations, Crazy! An award for you, well deserved. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your Chinese family, MIL and vacations for these past two years. Always entertaining and you write very humorously.

    Thank you for thinking of me and the nomination. I am very humbled. Also, I’ve never heard of Marjma2014’s blog before. Briefly went there and I love what I see (magic and all…). Thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you for reading my blog already for a such long time!
      I stumbled on Marjma2014 blog few months ago, I think after she commented once on my blog (I do always check out the blogs of other people and try to follow them when I like the topics) ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I can’t believe it’s been two years already. Keep up the posts, maybe you have a talent for comedy ๐Ÿ˜› And thank you for always coming over mine for a read.

  2. Congrats, Timo! I love reading all about your crazy MIL adventures, your family adventures, and it is so awesome to watch Nathan grow through your blog.

    And thanks for the nomination!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am honored and humbled that you thought of me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congratulations! I’ve decided to keep my blog awards free, but I love the name of the award you received! So much cooler than “Versatile blogger” etc:)

  4. Congratulations! You deserve that award!

    … and I was nominated! My notifications did not even react! HAHA

      1. My pleasure. Yes these awards are a great way to show appreciation for all the amazing bloggers out there. And of course it is very nice to be nominated too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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