The Real Neat Blog Award #2

Mr. Holliman nominated me on December 28th, 2019.

Thank you very much, Mr. Holliman, for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award!! Please visit and follow his blog here!!!

Display the blog award logo in your blog.
Thank the blogger who nominated you. Do not forget to link to their blogging website.
Answer all the questions they have given you.
Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.
Ask them 7 questions.

Questions from Mr. Holliman:

1. What was your favorite moment on Christmas?

My favorite moment was singing carols and praising God for Jesus Christ! 🙂

2. What is your new resolution for the new year of 2020?

My new resolution is to live my life for Christ, not for myself.

3. What was your biggest blessing in 2019?

That’s a hard question! God has given me so many blessings in 2019, but I think the biggest blessing was that God gave me a clearer vision of Jesus’ dying on the cross and rising again for me, a bigger assurance of my salvation.

4. Do you like being in the snow or on the beach?

I like being in the snow, but no snow so far this winter. 😦

5. How would you say this year went for you?

So far, this year is going fine for me, by God’s grace.

6. What do you like on your salad?

I don’t usually put dressing on my salad, but I like cobb dressing.

7. Do you like to take a run or a walk in the morning?

I don’t do either in the morning, sorry!


My nominees are…

Lee Duigon

Lydia Potter







Questions for my nominees:

  1. What book are you reading now?
  2. Have you ever moved?
  3. Do you like hot cocoa?
  4. How’s the weather out there?
  5. Have you ever gone bowling?
  6. What place on earth would you like to go to?
  7. Do you think you’ve said “OK!” over a thousand times in your life?


That’s all for now, my dear ladies and gentlemen, and sorry for taking such a long time doing this! Thanks again for the nomination, Mr. Holliman! 🙂

327 thoughts on “The Real Neat Blog Award #2

      1. YAY, we were right!!! Lol! Yesterday my dad and I were talking about Christians in Japan, and I told him about you guys and showed him some of your videos. And we did some digging and soon came to the conclusion that Kevin Swanson was your uncle. (Much to my surprise!)
        So in the case, I’ve shaken hands with your uncle! XD And my dad knows him, and my grandpa (a homeschool speaker) is good friends with him!!! It’s a small world, lol! That’s really neat. 😀

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        1. I’ll bet!! But wow, that is SO cool! And interesting!!!!! 😀 🙃😄
          So, do you know very many other Christians in Japan? Are you homeschooled? Do you usually speak English or Japanese in your house?
          Sorry about all the questions… 😉🙃

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        2. Thanks for the questions! I love questions! 😊

          Yes, I know some Christians here, but not many. The percentage of Christians is pretty low in Japan, and probably most of the so-called Christians are Catholics, which is a false religion.

          Yes! I and my brother are homeschooled! I think you’ve done the same curriculum as us: PACES!

          We speak English to our father and Japanese to our mother.

          That’s cool that you shook hands with our uncle! It’s a reminder that God is in sovereign control!

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        1. I just read all the comments! Wow! Sounds like fun! It’ll be nice to be able to play chess someday soon! 😄

          Although I’ll probably just end up and losing and crying!! 😭

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        2. I couldn’t sign in as “JoMaS” since that name was already taken, so I signed in as “Joshuaswan.” I found a player named “Lydiandjosh” which I’m sure is you! You signed in two days before I did!! So, is it OK if we start soon? And what should be the time limit for each turn? I hope it works this time! 🙂

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        3. Take your time, Lydia! If I set it right, we’re going to play a 3-day game. Well, if 3 days is not enough, I’ll just try to make some dumb moves so that we’ll finish faster! (I probably don’t have to even “try” making them! 😆) I’m going to sleep now, so oyasuminasai!

          (BTW, I accidentally made my first move by moving a pawn two spaces to g-4, so I hope that means it’s your turn!)

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        4. So, I REALLY hope my move shows up for you. I did something, but not sure if I did the right thing. If ya know what I mean. Are we seriously suppose to memorize each other’s moves the whole game?

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        5. Oh, sorry! On the board, it still says “3 Days”, so guess that means we have 3 days, probably. At the rate we’re going, however, we might not even need 3 days!

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        6. Lol well, honestly, the board looks really weird right now. Most of my pieces are either gone or still in the original place. You went all over and it seems to be that you know what you’re doing.

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        7. Well, I’m just clicking around the board randomly, but yes, I’m using my head though. BTW, that was my first ever castle move, both in real life and online.

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        8. And I just found out that we have a new record for comments on a single post on this blog: 247+ comments!!! Thanks so much for contributing to reach this milestone!

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        9. Not right now…. and just so you know, my parents wanted to check it out just to see what all I’m doing…. protection stuff. 🙂 They’re out of town, but coming home today. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

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    1. Hi! A nomination is a fun thing that many bloggers do. It’s not official, and there’s no obligation to do it, but it’s just something bloggers do for fun. We make a post about getting nominated by so-and-so, and then follow the rules given on the nominator’s blog post.


        1. Oh, that was rude of me! So sorry! Actually, to tell you the truth, I was thinking about that exact comment today and I thought that I should have said, “I have wonderful news… Lydia won!!!” instead of whining about my well-deserved demise…

          I’m funny? . . . Really? Thanks!! You are too, by the way!!! 🙂

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        2. Oh my word, Josh! I’m going to die… you are too funny!
          I know… I saw that you “liked” my comment that said “That’s what I thought” and I got confused thinking we were still talking on his site.

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        3. Well, I guess I tend to talk better on the internet than in real life… I’m actually a quiet person. And I just lifted up my head to point my eyes at the clock, and guess what… it’s 2:33 in the morning.


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  1. *is finally responding to your reply* XD
    It wouldn’t let me respond up there, so I’m doing down here. 🙂
    Yeah, the main religion in Mexico is Catholicism too. Pretty sad. 😦
    oh yeah, I remember you once saying you used PACES! That’s pretty awesome!! Right now I’m mostly doing Master Books curriculum and Generations. (By your uncle!!!!) 😀
    Cool! Does your mother speak English? 🙂
    Yes, I agree!!! 😀

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    1. I kind of miss my PACES! 🙂
      My mom can speak a little English. Mom and Dad communicate with each other using Japanese!
      Which language do you speak the most in Mexico: English or Spanish?

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      1. Yeah, me too since I’m not doing them right now. 😉
        That’s cool! Japanese sounds like a really cool language!!! If I could learn it, I would, but I’m pretty occupied with Spanish right now. XD And I’m sure Japanese is a LOT harder to learn than Spanish!
        Well, to each other pretty much only English, but to our friends just Spanish! I’m not fluent yet, but I’m getting there, slowly but surely. 🙂 Do very many people in Japan speak English? I would love to know more about Japanese culture. Maybe you could do a post of that someday! ;P 🙂 😀

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        1. I would like to learn Spanish someday! (I used to study it, but now… er.) I think many Japanese people know enough English to be able to communicate, but the majority only know a few words.

          To be honest, even after living here for 19 years, I don’t really know the Japanese culture!! 😖 Oh! I made a new internet friend recently named Noah who also lives in Japan!! Please check out his blog! He’s a missionary kid who writes about Japanese culture! 😆

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        2. Cool!! 😀 So do you know a little bit? Yeah, that’s kind of how it is in Mexico too. 🙂

          Lol! Yeah, I imagine that your life is quite different than other Japanese families. 🙂 Thanks for the link! I will definatly check it out! 😀

          Btw, I found it hard to believe that it’s Saturday, 5:00 PM here as I write this, but it’s 9:00 AM on Sunday where you live. WOW, that’s quite a difference! XD 😀

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        3. Como esta? Feliz cumleanos! Me llamo Joshua Swanson… that’s about it! 😅 Yes, that’s right about my life. Homeschooling is quite rare in this country, although now some students in the Japanese schools are obliged to study at home because of the coronavirus.

          Yes, those timezones can be confusing!! 😂

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