Passing Along The Sisterhood Of The World’s Bloggers Award

A couple of weeks ago I was awarded with the Sisterhood of the World’s Bloggers Award by Harleena Singh, fellow blogger and freelance writer.

I have to say that I was surprised and didn’t expect it.  Then, leave it to me not to know the rules, I just found out from my fellow blogger Ilka Flood that I was supposed to share that with my readers, pass the award along to 7 other bloggers and tell you 7 things about myself.

I think that this comes handy because a lot of people have been asking me about what I do lately.  It seems that either they haven’t been to my blogs or my about,  hire me or portfolio pages.  So, I’m going to include what I do in the 7 things about me as well as some things you probably don’t know yet.  So, here we go…

7 Things About Me

1 – My Work

I am a freelance writer, and interpreter/translator, and a life coach.  I write about anything under the sun. I’ve been asked to write about electronics, technology, diet, marriages, relationships, weddings, pornographic addiction, inventors, diseases, celebrities, and more.

As an interpreter in Spanish and French, I mostly interpret in clinics and hospitals for Hispanic people who can’t speak English. As far as the French I mostly interpret for Africans from French speaking countries such as Congo, Senegal or Ivory Cost.

As a life coach I help people understand what’s going on in their subconscious mind, what is the law of attraction and how to put it all together to better their lives.

2 – English is not my first language

I’m sure most of you know that by now, but for those who don’t; English is not my first language, and I had to learn it from A to Z as an adult.  After years of speaking, reading and writing in English every day I still can count much faster in French.  Even when I have to count my change at the grocery store I do it in French in my head. But shushhh, don’t tell anyone.

3 – I’m a cat lover

Cats are a big passion of mine. I love cats since I was two and it’s like they know it. I have chocked people seeing their supposedly shy or mean kitty come to me as if they’d known me.  One of my big dreams is to have a special shelter for cats one day.  I’m sure there will be some dogs too.

4 – I was in an elevator with Tom Cruise once

One day in New York I found myself in an elevator with Actor, Tom Cruise.  He was with his adoptive daughter Isabella who was then a toddler.  It was at the children’s museum where I was taking the kids I babysat.  I was right in his face in the elevator with only him and three kids, but he never knew I recognized him. For an hour he played with his daughter on the first floor as I was playing “my kids” and I didn’t see a single person paying any attention to him.  Yet, I’m sure some did recognize him too.

It’s interesting that the last think my mother told me before I left from France to New York was “you’re going meet Tom Cruise”.  The reason she said that is that I was in the theater back then, and had already met few famous actors in France.

5 – I was in plays in Lyon, Paris, and New York theaters

I was a theater student and actress from 1986 to 1995 in Lyon, Paris, New York and New Jersey.  I worked with a couple of famous French actors.  I appeared in one commercial and two movies.  One famous actor that I worked with didn’t think I was a good actress until one day when I did a scene that blew is mind.  His attitude towards me changed after that.  Even if I live a hundred years, I’ll always remember that.

6- I’m a good cook

It’s interesting that I can’t say that I like to cook, but still I am a good cook by default so to speak. My mother has always been an excellent cook and baker and I’ve learned everything from her.  I basically eat only home food, because it’s how I grew up with.

7 – I love nature

I could be left alone in a desert island with only trees and animals around me and totally be happy.  I have never been someone who needs a lot of people around. I love people, but can do just fine without them as well.  Nature has always spoken to me and I love everything about it.

Awards of  Sisterhood of the World’s Bloggers to 7 bloggers

I am not crazy about giving awards just because I always feel that I’m going to omit someone that deserves it, but here we go, 7 bloggers that I think are doing a great job with not only their blog but their overall good qualities as well as personalities.

Note: There are a couple of obvious people that should be here, but they’ve already got that reward as far as I know.

Carol Lynn Rivera at Web Search for being such a good writer teaching some really good things and engaging so well with people. And being such a remarkable follower of all my blogs.

Donna Merrill, at Donna Merrill for being such an encouraging person, helping people using her amazing gifts and telling me the nicest things about my posts.

Annie Andre, at Practical for her fantastic idea to blog about helping people to move abroad and coming up with the no less fantastic idea of creating a moving abroad consulting business.  Something she knows all about it.

Melody Fletcher, at Deliberate for teaching people about the law of attraction in a very interesting and funny way as well as other incredible insights.

Sonia Winland, at for promoting many other bloggers on her blog, giving them the spotlight, and for inviting me and trusting me enough to post on her blog.

Cat Alexandra, at for knowing darn well about network marketing and sharing her knowledge to with the world.  And  being one of the nicest people on the block.

Sue Price, at for being one of the nicest people I’ve recently met in the blog’s sphere and who shares nice product reviews with the world.

So here you have it. 7 things I do or did and 7 blogger gals that I am glad I met.  Please, let your comments and feedbacks down below.  Always appreciated.


52 thoughts on “Passing Along The Sisterhood Of The World’s Bloggers Award”

  1. Congratulations Sylviane!

    I am so glad you accepted the award that you truly deserved and passed it on to other wonderful bloggers. 🙂

    Wow! You were that close to Tom Cruise! It must have felt so good, yet you may not have known how to react as such things get us nervous to anything at all – isn’t it? And you must let us know the movies you acted in – would be great to see you 🙂

    I guess just like me, you too write about anything under the sun, which makes you a versatile freelance writer as well. I really haven’t been on this blog of yours earlier I think, though the travel blog and the other one I have been to. So, it’s always nice to know more about you.

    I do know most of the fellow bloggers who have been awarded, though have yet to visit some of their blogs, which I shall soon do.

    Thanks for sharing and wishing you all the best. 🙂
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    1. Hi Harleena,

      Ahahah! Thankfully those movies which are one from the late 80’s and one for the early 90’s are no where to be found 🙂 as far as online search goes. Believe me I checked. There were not very big french movies and I can be seen but very little bit in them anyway 🙂

      Yes, it was exciting to see Tom Cruise, but frankly I wasn’t nervous, because it wasn’t the first time I saw someone very famous. In France I had met few times with Jean-Paul Belmondo who was THE star of the French cinema with Alain Delon for decades now. Then, I’ve also worked with Michel Galabru and Bernadette Lafont who where big actors as well. So, seeing Cruise was exciting, but not overwhelming as if I was on those crazy groupies!

      I know you are a great freelance writer Harleena and I’ve already check you out. You are doing a great job, indeed!

  2. Hi Sylviane,

    wonderful, you well deserve this award, no doubt in my mind. And what an amazing personality you are: An actress, a good cook, an excellent writer…

    I am definitely glad we connected and keep up your great work.

    Congratulations to receiving the award !



    1. Thank you for your nice words, Oliver.

      If you had been a girl I would have included you in my award, but obviously I couldn’t since it’s a gals award 🙂

      Have a great week!

  3. Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations on the award, it’s very well deserved!

    It’s always fun to read posts where I get to learn more about the blogger! It must have been a lot of fun to be in those plays! I was in some school plays and I really enjoyed that. It’s fun to take on another personality for a while. 🙂 If you’d like to learn a few interesting tidbits about me the commentluv link is a recent post where I shared about myself.

    Take care,

    1. Hi Stacy,

      Thank you for coming. I will definitely go by that post of yours to get to know you better. Love to read personal things about people 🙂

  4. Sylviane, thank you so much for nominating me for this cool award, especially with all these ladies. I am honored you have written for me too and when ever you are ready to post again, you are always welcome. You have been a great friend to me online and I have always enjoyed our conversations. I am gonna do the same and pass this along as well. Thanks again!
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    1. Hi Sonia,

      Glad you came see your nomination. You certainly well deserve it, always honoring other people in your spotlight posts.

      Thank for coming.

  5. Congratulations on this award Sylviane and I’m glad you accepted because we got to learn a few more things from you.

    I love these types of posts because you were recognized by someone who admires you and then we get to benefit as well by learning more about you. Now I knew a few of these things because we’ve taken the time to get to know one another but not everything. You were in an elevator with Tom Cruise. How cool is that! I can’t believe you didn’t say anything girl.

    You named some awesome people here to take the reins with this one so I hope they take you up on it.

    Love this share so thanks so much for this. Now, enjoy your week okay!

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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      I love the posts where I can find out personal things about people too, because the human tendency is to be nosy I guess 🙂

      I didn’t say anything in that elevator, because I didn’t want to sound like a desperate crazy fan that I’ve never been, anyway 🙂 Plus as you know I’ve been around famous people before and they love to be left alone once in a while, and I always want to be that person who treat them as anyone else. Which you, know, that’s what they really are 🙂

      1. Ah girl, you don’t have to sound like a desperate or crazy fan. I just would have said that I really admire your work and hope to some day get to his caliber. I think that would have been very respectful and he has to know people are going to want to say something to him. They don’t all have to be nut jobs… You my friend are no nut job. 🙂
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  6. Hi Sylviane,

    CONGRATS to you!!! I am so excited to see you as a nominee for the Sisterhood of the World’s Bloggers Award! You are definitely someone who deserves the award!

    I also want to say a HUGE thank you to you for the nomination! This will be my 2nd nomination and I am just ecstatic! (And will be updating my nomination blog on my websites to thank you so much for this honour).

    Cheers to the fun and fame, Sylviane!

    Cat 😀

    1. Hi Cat,

      Wow, you’ve been nominated before already! I’m not surprise though. This really means that you deserve it for sure.

      Thanks for coming by, and have a great week!

      1. Hey Sylviane,

        Awww, thanks for the kind words and validation! I am always so humbled by stuff like this and am extremely grateful for the kind sentiments! It was a surprise to me because I’m not one who waits in expectation of things.

        Thank you so much for making my day bright, you’re wonderful like that!

        The week is off to a BANGING start here! lol I know it’s gonna be a doozy! Biz is off the hook right now, so I’m just having LOTS of fun and trying to keep up! I hope that yours is also very busy and lots of fun too!

        Cat 😉

    1. Hi Devesh,

      Thank you and thanks for coming as well. I do my best with the time that I have to connect with as many bloggers as possible because I believe that relationships and connections as so important to build an online business.

  7. Sylviane firstly congratulations to you and you are a well deserved recipient. And secondly thank you for nominating me. I am honored to be included in this list.

    What a cool idea this is and I will be certainly carrying it on. Now I do not think my 7 things about me are as cool as being in an elevator with Tom Cruise. Having said that I used to live around the corner from Nicole Kidman’s parents and see her Mum most days 🙂

    I am in awe of people who can speak languages like you do. I learned French as high school but the best I can do now is count and name a few vegetables.

    Thanks again Sylviane. I love this post too.

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    1. Hi Sue and welcome 🙂

      Are you kidding, you said you didn’t have anything cool and you were the neighbor of Nicole Kidman’s parents? That’s cool 🙂 and goes right along with my Tom Cruise story. 🙂

      1. Too funny. When Nicole and Tom were visiting Australia ( and later just Nic) the Paparazzi were everywhere. One night I was trying to get home and thought there must have been a murder or something we had helicopters and camera men everywhere. Gets a bit frustrating after the first time 🙂
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    1. You’re welcome Donna and thank you for always saying that I write great posts. You know, one’s never 100% sure about himself or herself. At least I’m not, so your support means a lot to me 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the nomination 🙂

  8. Cheers!!!
    You SURELY deserve this.Going very good.Keep it up.
    You are all-rounder Babs !Huge thank you for this…..
    I can see that we’ll learn more thing from you.

      1. Hey!
        Sending you huge appreciation for all that you so openly share about this happy moments with us.

  9. Well Sylviane, I am new to your blog and this was a great post to start reading on. And this gave me a chance to learn more about you. I love that you were in theatre I was a theatre major myself and I love it. I was not an actress I was the stage manager. LOL. Looking forward to reading more of you work. =D
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    1. Hi Gen,

      So, how interesting that you landed to my blog :)!

      Thanks for coming and nice meeting you. I will definitely come visit your place. I love making new relationships online. I think that’s just fantastic!

  10. Hey Sylviane

    Congrats! This award is sure going around for some time now! Lovely to see you nominated!

    I knew a few things about you, loved knowing more! Cat person! My mom is a total cat person and that is how we have got the love for cats. I would love to adopt one soon.

    People tell me I am a good cook; but somehow I haven’t got around to cooking much! And I don’t like doing it so much…

    Hope you are having a lovely day!

    1. Hi Hajra and thanks for coming. I just went over to your blog to say hello.

      I am glad you like cats. I love people who like cats 🙂 Glad to see you here again and have a great week!

  11. Hi Sylviane,

    So glad you accepted this well deserved reward so we got to find out more cool things about you. You’re a girl of many talents indeed. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I read you count faster in French 🙂

    I was a big fan of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon back in the days. How fascinating that you got to meet them….and Tom Cruise. Wow!

    And I hope you will get to realize your big dream of creating a shelter for those furry friends.

    Thanks so much for sharing all that with us!

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    1. Hi Ilka,

      Ahah, I am sure my counting in french made you laugh, but that’s true. Some things will just never change.

      I met Jean-Paul Belmondo, but I never met Alain Delon, I was just saying that they were the two biggest stars of French cinema for decade. Over 40 years as a matter of fact.

      But in the end, yes, I want to have enough money to open a shelter for cats 🙂 I totally see myself doing that in my older days 🙂

  12. Sylviane: Kudos & congrats! I’m so pleased for you. I truly enjoyed reading your list…so many interesting facts…such a well-rounded & fascinating life you’ve led! Perhaps you should be called “The Cat Whisperer” — you could star in a tv show like Cesar Milan, only with cats. It would combine your acting talent with your love for cats…what could be better?
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  13. Hi Sylviane,
    Congratulations for the award…… 🙂 You got it because you deserved it.

    I am new to your blog and i daily search for the interesting blogs to learn more and more from them.Its my pleasure to read yours and know about you.

    You are an all-rounder… have done are a good cook,a translator,freelance writer……wow the list is not going to end 🙂 How can you do a lot of things….? i guess you are an angel. 🙂 🙂
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    1. Hi Aditya,

      Thanks for your kind words. No, I’m not an angel 🙂 just getting older so, you know the older you get the longer the list becomes.

      I am glad and honored you found my blog and seem to like it. Please, come back 🙂

    1. Hi Barbara and welcome to my blog!

      Yes, I think that the Sisterhood Blogger Award is a fantastic way to network and it’s beautiful because the thing is all over the place 🙂

      Thank you for coming and see you soon at your place.

  14. I’m a little dense…. I hope they don’t kick you out of the sisterhood for being slow 🙂

    Ok, so Cat said she nominated me and I got all befuddled because I never heard of this before! Pretty awesome. So then I hopped over to her blog to check it out and that was fun. And then YOU mentioned it to me but I thought you were talking about HER blog, and I did not realize until just this second that you put me on your list on your blog!!!

    Not sure how I missed it.

    Ok, so now that I’ve confused everyone, lol, let me say…. THANK YOU. I appreciate it, I’m honored, and I love visiting your blogs because you always have something great to share.

    I can’t believe you were in an elevator with Tom Cruise. And you didn’t even faint! I know you speak French but I didn’t realize that you learned English as an adult. Wow. That’s hard to do, and hard to make it sound like you’ve known English all your life. I bet if you didn’t tell anyone they wouldn’t guess. As for cooking, I enjoy it too, but that doesn’t mean I would mind if someone showed up and did it for me 🙂

    Guess I’d better get busy writing that post now that I think I finally figured out what’s going on! Thanks again, you’re awesome 🙂
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    1. Ah Carol,

      Gosh I was thinking she is always one of the first people landing on that blog and she is not coming this time. I’ve tried to let you know through facebook and on comments on a couple of the last posts on your blog and I know one wasn’t written by you, but I thought you’d see me comment anyway!

      Anyhow, I am so glad that you finally got it 🙂 and yes, you really deserve it, that’s why you’ve got two already.

      Ahaha, no I will never faint for a famous person. When I was 8 I was chosen as the flower girl for a French minister, than at 20 I met my favorite big French cinema star. I was literally in love with the guy (If I ever would have fain that would have been him). Then soon after that I met several actors because of my occupation as I mention in the post. By the time I saw Tom Cruise I was already “blasé” LOL!

    1. Hi Annie,

      Well, you deserve it and I’m glad you’re here. Yes, you can nominated people who already have. Not a problem. I am glad I was the first to nominate you 🙂

  15. Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations on being awarded dear 🙂 You deserve it and Harleena made you surprised, no? 🙂

    Well, I knew that you are fluent in French but what are the others? 😉 I never knew any of them. It’s great that you had to share bit of your personal information along with award. However you were on a beautiful journey of your life with vivid experiences. Awesome Sylviane 🙂 You’re almost a talented girl and seems had more experiences too.

    Nice to know about you and no, eventhough we know it all by now, still you’re same Sylviane 🙂 So as a good cook, now it’s time for you to invite friends and arrange a meal for ’em (including me ;))

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    1. Hi Mayura,

      Thank you for coming by. Yes, of course, I’m the same Sylviane and I sill appreciate you coming to my blog. I have to come by to your now.

  16. Sylviane! Congratulations on your nomination, I love your blog!
    You are a very interesting person, and now I’m jelaous! Speaking french as your mother language…one of the most beautiful languages!
    I’ve been to NYC three times, but I haven’t met anyone famous, seems you’re lucky!
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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Just noticed your comment on this post today. Thanks for coming, and thank you for your compliment as well.

      I will definitely come by see you at your place.

  17. What a beautiful post! I feel I know you well already- I do not have many friends in real life-and i have started feeling closer to virtual friends instead!
    I must say that you know how to live your life to the fullest! You have had some amazing experiences, and I also believe that you have a wonderful mother-I envy the bond you share with her. Thanks for letting your readers know all these wonderful things about you. I have bookmarked this site and am sure to keep visiting it.

  18. Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations to you! .

    Last year, I was nominated for the award. Recently, I have shifted much my energy in the real world business networking. The reflects much on the idea of deserving, isn’t it? Like everything in life, we put in out heart, efforts and get results. It is as predictable as the weather if we are talking the right steps.You are a well deserved recipient 🙂

    Great to know that we have so much in common 🙂 I once wanted to be an interpreter. It is a great way to help people, isn’t it? I also like ‘cat’ but not ‘cook’. My nickname is ‘kitten’. Nature walks is one of my regular excercises!

    Keep up the great work, Slyviane!


    Viola Tam
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    1. Hi Viola,

      Sorry for the late response to your comment, but I took a few days off the computer 🙂

      Nice to see that we have lots in common and that you love cats. There are one of my great passions, and my cat has priority in my life as I am divorce with no children. Nice to see that you love to walk too, it’s so good for the body and the sole.

      See you around at your blog, Viola 🙂

    2. Hi Viola,

      I’ve missed your comment here. Or should I say I’d seen it and then forgot that I didn’t respond to you.

      I was honored and surprised by Harleena Singh who nominated me. It was of course a nice surprise and I enjoyed writing this post about it.

      Thanks for coming.

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