What Really Happened at Singapore Blog Awards 2013

6 July 2013 was my first time attending the Singapore Blog Awards. It’s like what was being quoted in the promotional video, the Singapore Blog Awards is more than an award ceremony, it is also an annual gathering where bloggers can come together to mingle and know each other.

Other than the enthusiastic emcee Elaine Kuek (from OKTO) cracking a few jokes on stage and the Best Dressed Award competition, there wasn’t any entertainment on stage. But fear not! Cos we bloggers are a fun-loving batch of people who are good at self-entertaining.

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Many bloggers showed off their best moves on stage in an attempt to wow the audience and win votes for Best Dressed.

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For a minute, Colin Chang was the roadside Char Kway Teow boy offering free packets in exchange for more votes as Best Dressed. 

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Smith Leong attempting to do a striptease, fortunately for us, he was stop by the mata (police man). 

Below are 9 secrets bloggers used for self-entertainment, please do not try them at home.

Method 1: Camwhoring with friends

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Camwhoring is fun and it can be done with different kinds of hand gestures, with the V being the forever popular pose. 

Method 2: Self-cam / self-pic

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Tired of asking someone to help you take photos? Technology has allowed most cameras to be versatile with an option for self-cam. Why take photo alone when you can take with a friend, right?  

Method 3: Posing (with or without the backdrop)

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Obviously Smith Leong is a poser. And he does it shamelessly everything, with or without a backdrop. Ying Zi (left, below) demonstrating the correct way of posing with a backdrop. 

Method 4: Bring your partner with you to the event 

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Don’t like to take photos? No problem, just ask your boyfriend or girlfriend to attend the event with you. Pretending to be talking about secret and everyone will leave you two alone.

Method 5: Surprise birthday party

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A sweet surprise for our Minute Man, Colin planned by Music Girl, Mint Leong. Even the emcee paused for a minute to sing and wish our boy, ‘Happy Birthday!’

Method 6: Take photo with your award (only if you are a winner)

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If you have it, flare it. No winner can escape other people asking for them to pose with their awards. 

Method 7: Posing with random objects, i.e. GOOD MORNING Towel or spatula 

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Random props are fun items. Joyce and Colin showing you that a towel and kitchen utensil are more than just daily items. 

Method 8: Take photo with celebrity filmmaker, Jack Neo

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If I wasn’t so busy taking photos of them and helping them take photos, I would have also requested to have my photo taken with Jack Neo. After all, I grew up watching his Monday entertainment nights on Channel 8.

Method 9: More photo shots after the event

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After the event, I went with Regina and Karen for a drink at Liang Court. After that the girls wanted to have more shots taken with their sponsored apparel by the river side.  

Personal thoughts on Singapore Blog Awards 2013

I really hope that next time, Omy.sg can allow bloggers, who are selected to cover for the event, access to the VIP area, so we can take portrait shots of the VIP and invited guests. My disappointment is that I didn’t managed to take a good picture of the guest-of-honour, Mr Lawrence Wong (Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth / Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information), and the two judges who were present (Keith Png & Walter Lim).

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Light-hearted moments: Mr Lawrence Wong playing Scissors, Paper, Stone on stage with Jasmine Koh (left picture above) from Scissors Paper Stone Blog. And Mr Wong checking out Ai Sakura’s sexy back (right picture above).

Singapore Blog Awards mark MalcolmSunny.com 1st Year Anniversary

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And now, the moment you have been waiting for, the results of Singapore Blog Awards 2013:

Main Categories

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Panasonic Best Photography Blog winner – Christina Gao

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Exabytes Best Individual Blog winner – Grace Tan

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Levi’s Best Fashion Blog winner – Jaslin Tan

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Nanyang Optical Best Lifestyle Blog winner – Jasmine Koh

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Best Family Blog winner – Ai Sakura

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Best Food Blog winner – Tony

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Best Travel Blog winner – Sock Peng

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Best What-The-Hell Blog winner – Willy

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Best V-log winner – Ninja Girls

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Best Microblog winner – Spin or Bin Music

Special Categories

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Panasonic Best Beauty Blog Top 3 Winners – Karen, Elaine & Elrica

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Panasonic Best Cooking Blog Winner – Celes

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Panasonic Best Eco-Challenge Winner – Ivan Kwan

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Glossi Best Modelling Blog Winner – Karen

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JBL Best Pop/Music Blog – Mint Leong

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Levi’s Best 501 Interpretation Blog winner – Claire

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Qoo10 Best Online Shopping Blog winner – Mitsueki

Congratulations to all the winners! 

Thank you Omy.sg for extending the invitation for me to cover for this event, click here to read their Chinese article for 新加坡部落格大奖 Singapore Blog Awards 2013.

Men stripped jeans to win prizes at Levi’s 501 Party

Warning: The content of this blog post may content materials NSFW (not safe for work), if you find men stripping off their jeans on stage offensive, I suggest you skip this post. Just kidding! There’s nothing really obscene about this, because I have censored it for you.

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Last Wednesday, I attended the 987FM RSVP Party at Zouk. The last time I went 987FM RSVP, I ended up on stage hugging a FHM girl (click here to read about it) so this time round, I decided to remain low profile and watched how the contestants had fun.

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Actually, we were slightly late. By the time we entered the club, Double D Dee Kosh & Divian and Sonie had already selected members from the audience to come and join them on stage. The instructions for the first game was to get the female contestants to string through the jeans of the male contestants and the male Levi’s models with a thin rope. One of the male contestants’ jeans was too tight and in a good spot, and under the encouragement of the DJs, he stripped!

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Of cos, some of us were shocked, more so by his courage than by the act itself. Judging from the video below, the guy was probably traumatized after the game and needed a beer to calm his nerves.

[Credit: www.onlywilliam.blogspot.com, click here to read about William Tan’s blog post.]

The programme went on with dance performance followed by models catwalking down the runway with the collection of Levi’s 501 fashion.

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After the fashion show, The Muttons Vernon and Justin played a game of telematch with local celebrities, Ya Hui and Ian Fang, who are also Levi’s 501 ambassadors.

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William Tan from www.onlywilliam.blogspot.com took part in the telematch which involved putting on a pair of jeans and bottoming up a mug of beer.

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Judging from the photo above, if you guess that Ya Hui’s team had won, you’re right!

To round off the evening, DJ Rozz and Bobby from the Rude Awakening played the final game “pass the bag”. Every time the music stopped, the participants had to pull out a piece of clothing in the bag and wear it.

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Somehow this guy (in the pictures below) kept pulling out jeans from the bag. Maybe he was under the influence of alcohol, he decided to remove his own pair of jeans and put on the one he took from the bag. And he did it twice, probably in an attempt to win more attention than the male contestant who stripped during the first game.

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And there was also this other male participant who was really sporting. Eventually he had a “make-over” and did an impromptu catwalk to entertain us.

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The evening continued with free flow of beer and house pour till 10 pm.

Remember to tune in to 98.7FM on your radio or xin.msn.com for ONLY THE HITS! And check out their Facebook page for more photos of  this 987 RSVP Party!

[Below: 987 All Stars – DJ Rozz, Vernon, Justin, Dee Kosh, Bobby, Divian and Sonia]

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For more information
Levi’s Website: www.levi.com.sg
Levi’s 501 Interpretation Website: www.levis501.com.sg
Levi’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/levis

On the side note, I spotted Ryan Ang, one of the dancers that evening. He starred in the SilkPro commercial along with DJ Rozz. I am impressed the dance moves of Ryan and Rozz in the Hairvolution video.

Happy “Sweet 17” Birthday to NYDC

Teen stars Edwin Goh and Jayley Woo joined celebrity food bloggers Catherine Ling (camemberu.com), Miss Tam Chiak (misstamchiak.com) and Velda Tan (belluspuera.blogspot.com) in an evening of fun, laugher and “gastronomic intoxication” as NYDC celebrated their Sweet 17 on 18 September 2012 at their Bugis Junction’s outlet.

 

 

I was lucky to win the @ChurpChurp invite for the party on Tuesday. I was even more delighted to know that fellow blogger friends, Jeremy Li (jeremysg.blogspot.com) and Valentine Low (enidlareg.blogspot.sg) were attending the event too. It’s been a long time since I caught up with Valentine and I was happy to find out on the spot that we were arranged to sit together.

 

 

 

Also on the same table were popular blogger, Catherine Ling (aka Camemberu) and connected with new friends – Amanda Lee (@__amandalee), Janice Yik (@janiceyik) and Samantha Kaylee (@samankaylee). I also took photo with William Tan (onlywilliam.blogspot.com).

 

 

Hosted by my favorite YES 9.33 DJ, Lim Peifen (@LimPeifen), we’re entertained by engaging games and her energetic hosting as we sank our teeth into NDYC newest additionals to their menu.

 

 

The first game we played was “Food Search”. It was a word search puzzle where we had to hunt for the items on their menu. We were the second team to complete the task. But unfortunately we accidentally circle one extra letter and we didn’t manage to win the vouchers.

 

To keep our occupied in between the serving, we played the second game “The Moment” where teams were given a new food item and we were supposed to come out with a tagline relating to a particular moment in our live. Our entry “A Coffee Affair – A romance you can have anytime, only at NDYC”  won first prize and each of us were rewarded with a $20 voucher!

 

We also played the longest breath game. Simply said, “NYDCcccccccccccccccccccccccccccc..” My team mate and I both tried but were unsuccessful at breaking Edwin’s longest breath record.

In celebration of their “Sweet 17”, diners can look forward to two popular comeback items “Romeo & Juliet” as well as “Picasso Pizza”. Not party was complete without boozing and no one could do it better than hiding the alcohol inside the gastronomic treats. I really love the Waldorf with a Hic, Drunken Masta and Nutty Cookie Cruncher. 😀

Three lucky winners of “Post us a birthday message” contest were awarded with one year supply of mudpies! Wow, I would really love to befriend them, eat mudpies and grow fat. Hahaha…

Waldorf with a Hic… this sexy salad is Irish with whisky soaked grapes!

 

Skinny Dip Chips… have your choice of spicy chili beef, blue cheese or artichoke blend dips

 

Romeo & Juliet… herb baked rice complete with bacon and sweet corn

Picasso Pizza… make your pizza artistic by choosing your own toppings

 

Drunken Masta… choose your drunken level with one shot, two shots or three shots of tequila to accompany the seafood pasta with tiger prawns, dory fillet and clams

 

Yankee’s in Town… check out chicken chutes and sausage wrapped with delicious bacon

Cheesecakes… A Passion for Cheesecake (with passion fruit), Sourpuss on the Loose (lemon tart), P-nut Buttered Up (peanut butter included), Englishman in New York (with Earl Grey)

 

 

Mudpies… I’m Goin’ Bananas (yellow, yellow banana) and Sealed with a Kiss (minty kiss)