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).

Back to 54ish with Kyō Sunday Best

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Disco balls, blue afro wig, neon coloured costumes brightened up the underground as the boys of Kyō Sunday Best danced to the best of the DJ spinning 54ish: The Hedonistic Party.

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Every Sunday, this club located at the underground of 133 Cecil Street transform with larger than life characters. Last week paid tribune to Studio 54, the world renowned nightclub which operated from 1977 to till 1981. At 12.30am the stage light shone, the disco music played as performers sang and dance to the tune of yesteryears.

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True to its nature of hedonism, the boys party like there is no tomorrow, without the worry of Monday.

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There were even two “go-go” dancers to entertain the patrons as the crowd party on.

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Even the bartenders and floor staff were having a good time that night.

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And more fooling around in the back-of-the-house.

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Strap on your wings, put on your tiara and bring your Prince Charming (or find one there) this Sunday and join the boys for a fairy tale themed party on 12 May, with fund-raising proceeds going to Baan Gerda, a children’s charity for HIV positive orphans in Thailand.

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Have you been putting in extra effort to work out? Join the Kyō Sunday Best’s manhunt for Mr. Sunday Best 2013 with prizes worth $1,500 to be won and paid engagement at Kyō on Sundays. To take part, email to kyosundaybest@gmail.com with a picture and a short introduction about yourself. Entries close on 22 May 2013.

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For more information on Kyō Sunday Best, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KyoSundayBest?fref=ts

Club Kyō is located at 133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower, #B1-02, Singapore 069535. Opening days: Tuesday to Saturday, till late (Sunday is reserved exclusive for Kyō Sunday Best). Website: www.clubkyo.com 

[Photo credit: Kyō Sunday Best]