I’m Still a Versatile Blogger!


I’ve got to thank Asian Cinema Blog for sending this award my way. When she told me I’d been nominated, she stated, “I see you already have one, so another couldn’t hurt.”

How true.

I’ve always wanted to refer to my site as an “award-winning site” and now I can, several times over. Due to the generosity of my fellow bloggers and their (much appreciated) opinion of what I do on my site I am racking up a nice little collection.

Thanks guys!

If you’ve not seen the site before, go over and check it out. As I love all films Asian and have done for years, it’s nice to see that someone else has the fever besides me. That’s Asian Cinema Blog, just click that link, or the one at the top, and check it out. You will like it.

Now as with all these congratulatory pats on the back that we bloggers give one another, there are rules and I’ll get to those in a minute or two. I’d just like to pull up my soapbox and mention why we do these award presentations.

Sitting comfortably?

These awards are a great way to learn about new blogs and their writers. Each award is set up to allow the reader to learn more about the guy or gal who posts these wondrous bits of prose. It also, hopefully, serves as another way to drive “traffic” to your site. They are all good-natured and fun. They also help to give the WordPress community some “loving” cohesion.

Of course different awards have different rules, some, more cumbersome than others. These particular rules are not too bad. And as I am a lazy old feller, I’m going to copy Asian Cinema’s version of the rules and claim them as mine own.

Award rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Include a link to their blog.

3. Name the bloggers to whom you would like to pass the award and send them a link to tell them you’ve selected them.

4. Finally, tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself.

Number’s one and two have been done to the best of my ability and since I love to go overboard, I’ve linked the site twice!

On to number three. Anyone who regularly stops by my little blog, and you know who you are, will know that I hate this bit.I faff around for ages trying to think who I should nominate or I’ll do a random type choice thing that never really feels satisfying from my standpoint. The other thing I do is to pick the last few folks who have followed me, but, that requires that I be up-to-date on thanking the folks who followed me.

If my hair wasn’t already falling out at an ever-increasing rate, I would pull my hair in frustration.

Long-winded approach over, here are my nominees:

Marilyn over at Serendipity

J.P. over at J.P’s I’m Outta Here Movie Thoughts

Michael over at parlor of horror

Michael over at It Rains…You Get Wet

Kim over at Tranquil Dreams

All the aforementioned blogs are great and you should really go and check them out. You won’t regret it! I don’t visit them enough. Tell em I sent you. It won’t guarantee you a free set of dishes or a decoder ring, but it will make me feel better.

Now for the last and hardest part of these things. Seven facts about me. These kill me. If I repeat myself, just remember, I’m old; old people do that.

Now for the last and hardest part of these things. Seven facts about me. These kill me. If I repeat myself, just remember, I’m old; old people do that.

1. I did not watch sub-titled films for years, mainly because in the old days you had to go to an “Art house Cinema” to see them.

2. The first Asian film I ever saw was Battle Royale. It was a case of “love at first sight” and I’ve never stopped watching Asian cinema.

3. The first “foreign” film I watched was Jule et Jim. After having a mate wax on about how “wonderful” this film was, I finally watched it. I hated it.

4. One of my favourite directors is Jee-Woon Kim, I saw The Quiet Family and now can proudly say I’ve seen all his films bar two.

5. I found both copies of the original Grudge “straight-to-video” films on a website that has now gone bust. These copies are damned hard to find, but worth the effort to search for.

6. Since writing my blog, I’ve come into contact with more professional people in the entertainment industry than I ever dealt with in my entire time trying to “break” into the business as an actor.

7. In June or July this year, I will be starring in a short film entitled Once Bitten, Twice Shy that will be directed/produced and (already) written by Natasha Harmer who is a fellow blogger and media student. She’s in Italy at the moment, but if you’re interested check out Indiegogo for information on the film and to donate (if you’ve got a spare buck or two) towards the making of the film.

That’s me finished. A little bit of blogging love shared with our growing community.


Author: Mike's Film Talk

Former Actor, Former Writer, Former Journalist, USAF Veteran, http://MikesFilmTalk.com Former Member Nevada Film Critics Society

26 thoughts on “I’m Still a Versatile Blogger!”

  1. You are very welcome. Your blog certainly deserves it.
    And just one thing – I am a “she”, not a “he”. (That remind me I should put an “About” page for my blog)


  2. Yes you are! I am just now filing through your old posts and topics. Great content! Your blog and quality of content is “featured blog” material for our site. I’ll put together something special in the next few weeks and have you featured! Wonderful blog and keep up the good work!


  3. Congratulations, Mike! #6 of YOUR facts really hit home with me. I can’t say that I have encountered more educators than in my lifetime but I can definitely say I have more ‘friends’ that I ever have had at any one point in time! The connections made in the blogospere are phenomenal because they are so diverse and literally from all over the world! Have a bless day❣


  4. I’m having a hard time keeping up with you award winners but CONGRATS all around!! As Marilyn mentioned, it’s a cold, very dreary day here in New England. The bones and body are quite unhappy. The mind, thanks to you folks, is doing better.


  5. I feel like I’m always thanking you, probably because I’m always thanking you! It’s such a cold, dreary day here … this give me a little sunlight on a gray, damp day. Thanks Mike, again, Don’t think you’ll get away unscathed. I’ve got planned for you, too 🙂


    1. Rats! I had a feeling you’d say that! LOL Not to rub it in or anything, but we’ve had a brilliantly lovely day here full of sunshine and warmer than usual! Sorry! 😀


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