Last year, under the encouragement of a friend, Darren Ng I registered my previous blog malxc.livejournal.com for the Singapore Blog Awards. Needless to say, I didn’t even manage to get shortlisted as a finalist for any category. Unsatisfied with just ranting about personal issues I faced, I started MalcolmSunny.com to scribble my happy thoughts.
A year on, blogging has certainly opened up a lot of opportunities for me. To begin with I got to know many friends. I remembered meeting Christina and Jeremy during last year’s Singapore Twitter Frenzy at Wave House, Sentosa which shaped my thinking of blogging. Previously I had always viewed my blog as a personal online journal for me to share my feelings with friends.
My interest in lifestyle blogging started while I doing marketing for Singapore Flyer and studying part-time at SIM University. Initially started out as a channel for me to hone my writing skills, blogging has become an integrated part of my life and a passion now. It has opened up more opportunities for networking, invitations to exclusive product launches and previews as well as trips overseas.
Thanks to Omy.sg, I was given the opportunity to experience Brunei and it was during that trip that I got to know Karen, Andy, Tiffany and Deenise. Besides catching up like Bruneian bloggers, we also exchanged tips on blogging and social media.
I’m very proud of my travel mates. In fact, all four of them were the finalists for this year’s Singapore Blog Awards. Karen and Deenise were also nominated for several categories.
Held at Shanghai Dolly, I spotted familiar faces and friends like Smith Leong, William Tan, Elrica, Mint Leong, Regina Chow, Joey Ong, Darren Sim, Hong Peng and Tse Lyn who were the finalists for the main and special categories for this year’s Singapore Blog Awards. Blogger friends like Joyce, Valentine, Colin and Damien were there to cheer them on too. Luke and Shirley were also the finalists but I didn’t manage to spot them.
And now, the moment you have been waiting for, the results of Singapore Blog Awards 2013:
Panasonic Best Photography Blog winner – Christina Gao
Exabytes Best Individual Blog winner – Grace Tan
Levi’s Best Fashion Blog winner – Jaslin Tan
Nanyang Optical Best Lifestyle Blog winner – Jasmine Koh
Best Family Blog winner – Ai Sakura
Best Food Blog winner – Tony
Best Travel Blog winner – Sock Peng
Best What-The-Hell Blog winner – Willy
Best V-log winner – Ninja Girls
Best Microblog winner – Spin or Bin Music
Panasonic Best Cooking Blog Winner – Celes
Panasonic Best Eco-Challenge Winner – Ivan Kwan
Glossi Best Modelling Blog Winner – Karen
JBL Best Pop/Music Blog – Mint Leong
Levi’s Best 501 Interpretation Blog winner – Claire
Qoo10 Best Online Shopping Blog winner – Mitsueki
Congratulations to all the winners!