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Holy avocados!

I’ve been blogging with gusto for about two months now, and wow, what an exciting adventure. This incredibly beautiful blogger community has re-affirmed my belief that loving, inspiring, crazy-awesome people exist everywhere!

I feel like I’ve stumbled into a magical new virtual world a-sparkle with treasures. I’ve giggled, cried, gasped, empathized, drooled, aweeeeee-d, and sang along with your stories.

What wonderful, wonderful stories.

So even though I’m not usually one for games, I do believe in saying thank you. I thereby extend a grateful gracias to Spiritual World TravellerUtesmileSilkannthreades, Vini Cooks VegThe Eclectic Eccentric ShopaholicSown in Peace and 1901 Skinny Love for the mention in their well-deserved blog awards, to Healthy Glow NutritionLovely Seasons Come and Go and Butterflies and Bunny Rabbits for the re-blogs, and a big hug to all of you for reading and leaving such thoughtful comments!

Because I have a hard time picking favourites, I’m just going to nominate all of you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, the Liebster Award, the Sunshine Award and the Beautiful Blogger Award (I am working on a more comprehensive “Blogs I Love” page though, stay tuned)! I appreciate each and every one of you for spicing up my life with your delicious flavours. Thank you!

I’m also excited to start sharing fabulously written guest posts (like my dear friend Deidra’s thoughts from last night!). I love looking at the world through new eyes. So if you’re interested in publishing your creative masterpieces here, feel free to e-mail your articles and biography to

Lastly, I made you a little photo story of my life instead of the written “things about me” as per the blog award rules. Cause I felt like being a rebel. 😉

Sending kisses, as always.

<3 Sufey


This is me as a baby.

This is me now.


This is what I think my life is.

But in reality it’s a lot more like this.

And sometimes this.

I fall a lot.

And this tattoo isn’t real.

But this bliss is.

I’m obsessed with green juices.

And climbing things.

Lots of things.

Like, seriously. Obsessed.

I take too many pictures.

My kitchen’s a mess.

And I get my yoga on everywhere.

I like to go places.

And see things.


And make music.


And be upside down.

But I also like to stay in and read a good book.

I worship my brothers.

(They’re superstars.)

And my students, who continuously inspire me to learn.

And all the insanely awesome friends I’ve made along this journey.

Sometimes I’m sad.

And sometimes I’m angry. 😉

And I’m always hungry.

But mostly life is pretty good.

So I give thanks every day.


And pray that I may bring a smile to those who look my way.


Namaste. <3


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  • Karyl
    November 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Thanks for the thanks! Blogging is lots of fun! 🙂

  • Healthy Glow Nutrition
    November 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    What a special star you are my dear friend Sufey! You are what I inspire to be..that is truly happy! You can see from your pictures and writing that you love life…the good the bad and everything in between. Your zest for life is so inspiring and thank you for coming into my world and opening my eyes. Thank you for the kind mention of my blog in your post, I am honored.
    xo Éva <3

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      Éva, I can’t say enough how much I appreciate you! You are one of the kindest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking to, and I am so grateful for your beautiful presence in my life! I am overjoyed, to say the least, that blogging has led me to find you! Thank you! <3

  • utesmile
    November 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Wow what wonderful pictures to start with, it is lovely to get to know you better! You are a beautiful person inside and outside, Sufey.
    Secondly thank you so very much for including me for the mentioned awards. For me blogging has opened my eyes and I have learnt more than ever before, made friends and see the warmth and kindness all over the world. It has been an adventure for me too and as that an adventure I never thought would be so inspiring and enriching my life. Thank you very much again and have a big hug Sufey,
    With warmth from Ute x

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      You are too, dear Ute! You certainly deserve a big thank you for the joy you bring to everyone’s life! And I completely agree- blogging really has been an incredibly eye-opening journey across the world! BIG HUGS right back!! xox

  • Raiana Golden
    November 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I Love Love Love your beautiful energy – thank you for sharing it!!!

  • Raiana Golden
    November 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Reblogged this on Lumen Hiatus and commented:
    There is a lot ‘written’ about happiness. We seldom get to see the personification or sheer embodiment. I’d like to share with you a young blogger who’s enthusiasm for life fairly jumps off the screen. I can’t help but be infused and delightfully infected with her exuberance. Thank you indeed Sufey!!!!!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      I am so grateful for what you have said. You are such a beautiful soul with a beautiful story and a beautiful voice. Thank you for your kindness and joy!!! <3

  • ledrakenoir
    November 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Wonderful shots, really enjyed the tour… 😉

  • the bear and the blackberry
    November 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Thanks for bringing me a smile : )

  • Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild
    November 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    That’s the best response to a blog award I have seen Sufey! You really have a way of combining your writing and photos that conveys what a beautiful person you are. xx

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM

      I’m learning from you, Jo! You’re definitely the kind of person I want to be like when I grow up! Thanks for your lovely thoughts!! 😀

  • Naomi Baltuck
    November 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    What a delightful post! Sure made me smile!

  • angrygaijin
    November 30, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    That’s a really cool set of pictures. 🙂 I love it.

  • Diana
    November 30, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    You are too adorable for words, so I’m glad you take too many pictures. You take all the fun out of being a jaded, world-weary pessimist 🙂 Thanks for…. being you. I enjoy ! (Love your photos !!!)

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

      No YOU are!!! And I think you’re gorgeous and funny and wish you posted more pictures of you! Hehe BIG love!! <3

  • Laura
    November 30, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Beautiful! I <3 your blog.

  • Gallivanta
    November 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    That is a great way to reply to a blog award. Makes my heart sing. Thank you.

  • Clanmother
    November 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Well done!!! I know that you will continue to experience great success! I am celebrating.

  • supernova
    November 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Beautiful post Sufey, I enjoyed it immensely. The photograph’s show the love you have for life, you are a lovely person. SN

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 6:11 AM

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! You are so kind to say so! Wishing you a beautiful winter day! <3

  • in fondo al cuore
    December 1, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Beautiful!!!! 🙂

  • Ali
    December 1, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    Love your life by photos! Photos tell a 1000 words…so true. I love telling bits of my life by photos. 🙂

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 6:23 AM

      They really do, don’t they? I love seeing your life in photos too Ali! It’s so fun to see the world through your eyes! 😀

  • Eattravelphotograph
    December 1, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    Loved your post! Looks like you’re having a lot of fun!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 6:28 AM

      Thanks Elisa!! Your travels look super exciting too, I love reading about them! Happy adventuring! <3

  • Kozo
    December 1, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    A wonderful photo journey. Thank you. I love Shel Siverstein and the Missing Piece. Have you checked out his web site for children?
    Nice back bend. Thanks for sharing.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 6:31 AM

      His website is so cute, thanks for mentioning it! 😀 I love childrens books and read them more than grown up books LOL! I appreciate your kind comment, thanks for taking the time to read! xx

  • Alastair
    December 1, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Thanks for following my blog 🙂

  • Anarya Andir
    December 1, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Love this! Very creative 😀

  • hanmonique
    December 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    I love this post. It’s too creative and beautiful. 🙂

  • June
    December 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Great! You couldn’t have expressed your self any better. That is darn creative. 😉

  • Deb
    December 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    What a treat to meet you, Sufey!…Your so full of life, energy and happiness! 🙂

  • sowninpeace
    December 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Thank you for the great mention and the award mentions too!

  • simplecherishes
    December 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Sufey, thank you so much for following my blog – and from what I have read you are a truly inspiring individual – thanks for sharing your energy and warmth. Warm wishes from simple cherishes.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM

      Thank YOU for sharing such a lovely comment! I love your philosophy for life, it really is the simplest things that bring us the greatest joy! 😀

  • gkm2011
    December 1, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    This is my first exposure to your blog and what a fitting post to start the introductions. Congratulations on what you have accomplished thus far and best wishes for your future endeavors.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Thank you so much! I spend most of my summer in China, so your blog is intriguing to me too! Hope you’re having a wonderful time there! 🙂

  • artclubblog
    December 1, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    What a great post. I love how you illustrated your thoughts and feelings with photographs. Congratulations on your 2 months of blogging, and thanks for visiting my blog!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 1, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Thank you, dear Bella! I’m intrigued by your artwork and looking forward to learning from you! Blessings. <3

  • runningkattales
    December 1, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    What a beautiful blog! So glad you found me so I can enjoy your blog as well 🙂

  • Ingrid van Amsterdam
    December 1, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Wow what an amazing person you are! I love your smile and your energy, you just cheer up anyone, anywhere you appear! You light up my day for sure 🙂
    Thank you so much too for following my blog “Move Toward Freedom”, and I wish you Love and Light, Peace and Harmony, All Ways, Always ~*♥*~

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 2, 2012 at 6:24 AM

      Ingrid, you are the amazing one!! I admire your story so much: a mother of six AND a healer, wow! Wishing you a lifetime full of joy and laughter! <3

  • hashimeansbridge
    December 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    I agree! WordPress bloggers are so supportive… what a neat community!

  • Jina @ Soy and Ginger
    December 2, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Wow, beautiful post! Love your guitar and your fake tattoo, even if it’s fake 😉
    Definitely looking forward to following your future blog posts. Keep up the amazing work xo

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 2, 2012 at 6:29 AM

      Thank you beautiful girl! It’s actually my friend’s guitar (hehe one day I’ll get my own), I just love messing around with music-making instruments!

      Thanks so much for coming by! I’m totally loving your Asian cuisine posts too, it reminds me of home! xo

  • Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples
    December 2, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    Great post Sufey,
    It’s really good to see someone ‘promoting’ others. 🙂
    Lol! love your baby photo…you haven’t changed. that much. 😉
    You’re happiness and enthusiasm for life will help to keep you young.
    If I don’t see you round at mine…until the next time.
    Have a great week.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 2, 2012 at 6:43 AM

      Thanks Phil! Haha most people know more than me, so it’s a good way for me to learn! Have a lovely week too! x

  • Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples
    December 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Ooops, correction..”your happiness….” lol! 😛

  • Jeff Katzer
    December 2, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    Wow this is – YOU ARE – amazing!

  • lagottocattleya
    December 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    OH, inspiring you! You surely bring joy to my life!

  • earthriderjudyberman
    December 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Beautiful photos. I love your joyful outlook. Thanks for following me.

  • Hora de Beauté por Kei
    December 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Uau!!! Very nice!!!

  • hughmannbeing
    December 2, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    As beautiful as your spirit! Thank you!

  • kz
    December 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Holy avocados! lol ^^ I absolutely love your picture story; it’s so much fun ^^ Congrats again

  • likeitiz
    December 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Awesome story by photos! I’m still quite fond of Shel Silverstein too. We have read him over and over when my daughter was growing up. Had to look up where Haskayne School of Biz is. I learned something new!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      Thank you Mary-Ann! 😀 Shel is definitely one of my favourites, I still read him over and over! So glad you stopped by! xx

  • kenthinksaloud
    December 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    I’ve fallen in love with your blog just from this one post! Terrific photos, lots of fun and I feel like I know you a bit already. Loved it and will look forward to more. Thanks for taking a look at my blog too Sufey – it’s great to meet you!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 3, 2012 at 7:04 AM

      And I with you and yours, kind sir! 😀

      I love that you teach in Bangladesh!! Teaching overseas has blown open my naive mind and taught me so much about the world! I am super excited to read all about your adventures! x

  • Where's Wiwi?
    December 3, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    ha ha great post and photo story! I bow down to your blogging prowess – only a few months and so many followers?? I’m still trying to convince my Mum to read mine! Well done!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 3, 2012 at 7:09 AM

      LOL!! It’s a mystery to me too! I started blogging mostly so my mama would know that I’m still alive. And I bow down to you, adventure queen! Your travels look absolutely spectacular! <3

  • Alania
    December 3, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    You had me at “Holy Avocados!!” 🙂 You ARE Joy, Love, Light, and Creation!!! Keep BEing all you are…and watch the magic unfold!!! Thank you for sharing your Light!!!!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 3, 2012 at 7:14 AM

      Haha yay!!! I’m in love with avocados. And you now. 😀

      Who you think I am is merely a reflection of who you are, so THANK YOU for being such a bright, beautiful soul!! I believe in your light!!!

  • Our Life In 3D
    December 4, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Hi Ms. Sufey, what a delightfully cheery place in the sun you have here. It makes me smile just opening the pages. Can you sprinkle some of that dust over here? Keep up your great work! (I’m watching you, er, following you now) 🙂

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 5, 2012 at 5:43 AM

      Andy, you are a joy! You have the two most adorable little girls in the world, your world must be snowing in pixie dust!

      Sending you BIG smiles!! 😀

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  • dakota85
    December 6, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Hi Sufey- Thanks so much for recently following my blog, I appreciate the support! You’ve got a fun site here, I enjoy the photos and obvious enthusiasm. So much so, I’m going to start following yours, as well : )

  • taniamend
    December 7, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    Beautiful post! full of life and spirit! Keep on shining!

  • Spiritual World Traveler
    December 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    We need to seriously meet one day!

  • drybredquips
    December 9, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Thanks for following my quips and for sharing your great photos. All the best in all your creative efforts.

  • Cafe
    December 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Hi Sufey! Awesome photo-inspired introduction of yourself in this post 🙂
    Keep up the great love for life and your passions!

    And thanks so much for subscribing to my blog. I hope you will leave a 10-word-or-less description of your blog on my page dedicated to my readers so ppl can know what your blog is about:

    Thanks! 🙂
    – Janice

  • iRuniBreathe
    December 11, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Hi Sufey,
    What a great introduction and what a talent you are! So much passion in your life is inspiring to see. Keep doing what you’re doing!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great to see you there and I hope to be back to visit you again.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM

      Thank you for your kindness! You are a running inspiration to me! Welcome back anytime and have a glorious day! xx

  • joanna
    December 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    That’s the best “Description About Me” I’ve ever read. Wicked photos + captions 😛

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      I’m blushing! Haha, what a compliment from someone with a site as fabulous as yours! XO

      • joanna
        December 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

        Blush 🙂 you think my site is ..? .. nooooo it’s not. I keep on thinking how to make it more interesting so that people actually read what I write:) But I have to bit a bit serious because it’s primarily for work, and customers look at it. So I can’t go off at a tangent 🙂

        • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
          December 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

          Oh please it looks amazing!! So professional and fancy! Haha I’m glad I don’t have to think about that, I just post food and sappy love poems LOL!

          • joanna
            December 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

            that’s me 😛 .. fancy :))

  • 2ndhalfolife
    December 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award. If you accept go to:…-blogger-award 🙂

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      I am extremely honoured!! Thank you so much for your kind nomination, what a joy! <3

      • 2ndhalfolife
        December 13, 2012 at 5:13 PM

        These awards are fun to do and a nice way to recognize each other! Enjoy! 🙂

  • dazzleruk
    December 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Hi there and i want to thank you for following my blog means allot especially from someone as gorgeous as you and all the way from New Mexico (hope i got that wright). Love your pictures and your Blog, hope to chat soon.. All the way from Dover Kent England… xxx

  • Sunshine
    December 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    A beautiful soul brings forth a beautiful blog…thank you Sufey!

  • Our Life In 3D
    December 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Hola Ms. Sufey, I wanted to nominate you for an(other) award. If you chose to accept (their is no obligation) check out Don’t do like I did there. I was trying to kill two birds with one blog. If time prohibits this time of year, I completely understand. Congrats & have a great weekend!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      Oh, Andy, you are a joy!! What a stunning post, congratulations! I am so honoured & grateful for your nomination! <3

  • mj
    December 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Little girl in love with the big world: AWESOME! I always knew little girls are capable of BIG BIG things… and you proved me RIGHT! You have the greatest blog here and you spill the sweetest charm and joy. Thanks for the follow… I’m following you right back. I need to be continuously infected by your happiness. So, little girl, have a BIG YEAR ahead…. we’ll see each other more often… smiles, joys and affection! 🙂

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 29, 2012 at 5:32 AM

      I adore you! Your writing is magnificent, but not only that, YOU are magnificent!! Thank you for gracing me with your gorgeous spirit and for being the kind of kind I aspire to be.

      I am so grateful to read your post, it has truly brought light to my day! Hope to see you LOTS more in the beautiful year ahead!! Thank you for your presence!! <3

  • Kozo
    December 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    We are starting a project in 2013 called Bloggers for Peace, and we could use your energy and spirit.
    We are a group of bloggers that have committed to post at least one post a month for/about/on peace. We are trying to change the world one post at a time, especially after the recent tragedy in Newtown.
    We hope that you will join us.
    Namaste, Kozo

  • 2chicgurls
    January 2, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    You were an adorable baby! Lpve the pictures. 🙂

  • Steve Hughes
    January 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Awesome number of comments – and your photo story deserves it!
    Amazing shots and what a great number of fantastic places to visit!
    And you surf! (Me too)!

  • Cheryl
    February 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    I discovered ‘blogging’ a year ago and it is a magical place. Another world, where all is accepted and acceptance is bliss.
    Thank you for follwoing my blog I look forward to reading through all of your posts.


    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      February 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      It really is! It’s incredible to connect with people all over the world with the same passions!

      Om shanti & blessings! <3

  • sknicholls
    May 7, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    You have a wonderfully happy photo story…love it! Very creative…keep doing what you are doing 🙂

  • annarosemeeds
    May 12, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    What a wonderful and creative way to show who you are! I loved it!

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