The Dardos Award

18 Jan

premio_dardosMy friend Monster, from Misadventures of the Monster Librarian, has given me an award for this blog!

I am honored and grateful for the recognition. The Prémio Dardos is given for writing that is thoughtful and genuine, imbued with the writer’s personality and principles.

The rules, as Monster explains, are thus:

“1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.”

I am very encouraged by this award, especially because conditions in Pakistan are sometimes not conducive to posting regularly. Right now I am only eight minutes away from another power cut, but I want to acknowledge Monster’s kindness without more delay.

January 23, 2009:  I will sit on my laurels for a little while before I pass on the award. I don’t have fifteen blogs that I read regularly, but I am loyal to the ones I visit. They are part of my daily life, as strange as that may sound.

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5 Responses to “The Dardos Award”

  1. Natalian January 19, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    How awesome! Congratulations!

  2. aighmeigh January 20, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    Congratulations!! :)

    They warn you about the power outages? A few days ago we were without power for a few hours during the middle of the day… which was *not* all that comfortable since the only thing we have to keep us cool here is a fan. Then there are the water outages…

    Ah, the joys of living in developing countries!! :)

    I hope all is well with you and yours!

  3. lvmg (Lizzy) January 23, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    Thank you Natalian & aighmeigh.

    Power cuts are on a regular schedule here. From 5 am to 4 pm it is one hour on-one hour off. The pace of your life is set according to what is called loadshedding here.

    It’s very frustrating, and it’s a vicious cycle. The country cannot progress because there’s no electricity, and there’s no electricity because there is no progress.

    It’s cold in Lahore right now, so at least we don’t need to cool off!

  4. O. Machado January 27, 2009 at 4:59 am #

    Congratulations for the award, your certainly deserve it.
    We are experiencing the same problems with electricity overhere in Honduras, so we know exactly how you feel.
    God bless you all today, tomorrow and for ever.

  5. monster librarian January 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    Hooray! And you deserved it! I love your blog!

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