It is quite a coincidence that at the same time sweet Hanna from Amori,poesie,arte,chat virtuali by Hanna rewarded me with the Thinking Blogger Award. Thank you so much Hanna; this makes me feel that my blog really matters. I am very honoured.
I started to check backwards how many people there was between me and the first awards. I soon got into trouble finding links, partly because the award has been travelling Italy lately and I can't speak Italian. When I finally read the original post from The Thinking Blog I realized that it has been travelling almost a year. The post had been written in the 11th of February in 2007!
At some point I have to try to create the whole chain. This is one odd part of me: digging the past. I have done quite a bit of family search and this reminds me of that adventure finding older generations.
And now to the award:
The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).
In addition there is a note: “Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking! “
I take notes like that very seriously and that is why I am tagging:
Gil, who got me to start this blog. My blog is more like having fun with serious issues and I feel so small when I read what Gil has written. His variety of the content is amazing and so is his knowledge about movies.
Tomi Ahonen, who convinced me that blogging will be the next popular way to communicate (following e-mails and text messages). Tomi is originally Finnish but currently in Hong Kong and he is an expert in 3G blogging and lecturing about it.
Meghna, who is 12 years old and living in India. Her stories are unbelievable, creative and enjoyable to read. Every time I read her stories I start to think about people: why many adults behave like children compared to this talented girl.
Mokki, whose blog compares Portugal and Finland. He has shown me a new side of my own country not only in his blog but all the other social platforms where we have friendied each other.
Rash Kath, whose passion in mathematics blogging has made me convinced that I’ll start a real mathematical blog to my students. My current Finnish blog concentrates on the entertaining and beautiful side of math, like this one. Rash Kath also created a group named Passionate Teachers and the amount of knowledge shared there is even too much for me to swallow instantly. Now I know what I will be doing next summer on my vacation.
Unlike before the award did not stay in Finland, but left to various places: Portugal, India, Hong Kong and Israel.