Sunday, May 27, 2012

#SBA2012 E-interview!

If you are wondering how come the post is the same, scroll down! Updated e-interview below!:D

Yes, you read it correct! The Singapore Blog Awards is back again this year and guess what? I'm a finalist for not only one category, but two categories! *A round of applause thank you. I want to cry already, LOL* This year it really came as a surprise because for the past few years, my blog was never shortlisted. Well, I guess it's because of the strong competition. It's like so many blogs out there, chances of getting shortlisted for the 10 finalists... (Wait, i think i was short listed for this Y-bloggist thingy last year but i couldn't comply to the schedule so i have to give it up...) Boo.

I think some time last week, i got a call from Alvin from OMY telling me i'm a finalist for the "GMarket Best online shopping blog" and i was already quite excited because i get to do what i love to do, mainly blogging and shopping! Then the list of finalist came out and Joyce whatsapp me to tell me i'm one of the finalist for "Best Individual Blog" I was like, "YOU GOT SEE WRONGLY ANOT?" So i went online using my itouch, and i saw my face in the individual blog category.

I'm shortlisted for the "GMarket Best Online Shopping Blog" and "Best Individual Blog" this year!

This is where i need the help of you guys! I thought it's already quite pai seh to ask you guys to vote for me once for the Gmarket category then i realised now i have to ask everyone to vote for the individual category as well. Buay PS.

The thing is that you need to create an account in order to vote (which most people find it a hassle to do, but still!) Do register for an account if you don't have one, it takes less than a minute. Okay? Love you all deep deep. Especially those long time readers who has been following my blog for the past few years, but not forgetting the new ones too!

(click on the image to be linked to the category voting page)

"Individualistic blogs with strong character and free-wheeling content about daily lives and musings."

Don't have to do much for this category i guess. Just blog normally like i always do. But since you guys are making the effort to vote for me (i hope you are!) i shall make the effort to blog more often! Everyone say YAYYYYY! Zi high, LOL

This is one interesting category! I will be given $100 credits to spend on GMarket and will be sharing with you guys what are the things i will be getting! It's like Budget barbie except that i'm the guy version, aka "Ken" this time, LOL! I'm looking forward to exploring the site and try to get many bargains as i can get. I think i will have fun e-shopping! If possible, i might even get some interesting stuffs to giveaway to thank you guys Can't wait to start shopping!

By the way, by voting for me, you stand to win yourself prizes too!

Wei, don't think it's not possible to win hor. I remember few years back, i voted for my friend who was in this blog awards and after the awards, i got an sms from OMY telling me i won a camera and $100 worth of Japanese dining vouchers! *i swear i'm not lying* How lucky can i get? All i did was to vote to help my friend and i won the voter's prize!


After doing my previous blog post (which is now above...) about the Singapore Blog Awards 2012, i realised i'm supposed to do a blog post on the e-interview questions about my feelings on being a finalist for this year's Singapore Blog Awards! (Should have done it altogether in the same post -_-) Nevertheless, here's my answers to the questions:

1. How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?

Well, i'm definitely honored to be chosen out of so many blogs out there for not just one category, but two categories this year! Mainly for Best individual blog as well as the Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog! *flicks hair* Oh, I would like to thank those who nominated my blog and i will try my best to make everyone proud! This totally feels like Channel 8's 红星大奖 (Star Awards) but it's the online version! I guess i should prepare a thank you speech just in case? LOL

2. When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?

Hmm, i started my blog during Poly year 1, that's 4 years ago? That day I was really bored in class so i decided to go to and create a blog just to rant. As times goes by, i got really interested in blogging and started posting about my life, the places i go, the movies i watch etc. More and more people started reading my blog and the little nice comments they left made me motivated to continue blogging. Inspiration? My passion to write and my readers

3. How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?

I did looked through the other finalists in the individual category and i was like, "Damn, competition is tough!" No wonder the individual category description was - '
Individualistic blogs with strong character and free-wheeling content about daily lives and musings.' We have a body builder, we have a illustrator, we have a writer (Can i have one of your book please, Mr Lam? haha), a few pretty ladies and more. How do think i will fare? Since i'm chosen to be one of the 10 finalists, i guess there's definitely something in my blog that the judges are looking for! Let's just see shall we? (:

For the Gmarket category, i met the rest of the finalists during the briefing and everyone was so friendly! I really look forward to see what they are getting with the $100 credits we get! I guess i will do fairly well in this category as i'm trying to fully utilize my $100 VERY WELL and get items that 'integrate' into my daily life. Look forward to my buys!

4. Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?

A REASON? Just one only?! I can give like 4325347879 different reasons please! Do visit my blog because... there's definitely something that interest you, be it my face, or my travelogues, or my videos etc! Do vote for me!