Hello hello! I am back from Malaysia where the 2011 Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards was held. We stayed at the Marriott in Putrajaya and I woke up this morning (after being dead asleep under my imaginary heated blanket lol for… 16 hours?) feeling just a bit sad to be home. I know things have been quiet around here lately and I doubt that’s going to change soon, what with all the work I have to do. The day before flying to KLIA (we left for Clark International at 530am last Friday), my Macbook Pro decided to take a huge crap on me by refusing to boot. I lost everything… which wasn’t much since I’ve only had Montana for 13 days then. I lost Photoshop, though, and Montana’s little blip made it impossible for me to get any work (I had a sizable list) done.
For those who may have missed my Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram updates: I did not win in my category (Most Original Blog Design). Congratulations to the folks over at Eat, Show, and Tell for bringing home the shiny trophy and a new Olympus camera (darn, I really wanted that)!
Congratulations, too, to the Philippine bloggers who won in FOUR categories! They are Bim Barbieto from Geek Out for Best Geek Blog, Jenni Epperson (aka Ginny Pearson lol) for Best Lifestyle Blog, Tippy and Pong Go from Googly Gooeys for Best Hidden Gem, and Nina Fuentes from Just Wandering for Best Travel Blog!
I don’t really mind coming home a loser* and missing my 10-year high school reunion (am I really that old?!) because I still got a free trip to Malaysia and had a fabulous time with the Philippine bloggers. I wouldn’t trade in the past weekend for anything else, except maybe my own pet otter. Anyway, I may not have won a glass trophy but I did come home with these two badass things:
These are actually just two of several bruises. I’m a klutz, what can I say! It’s a miracle I didn’t lose or break anything— body part or material possessions! I’m beginning to think the number of bruises I manage to garner on trips should be a gauge of just how much fun I had.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE FOR ME. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Is it strange or needed to apologize for not winning? Haha.
I’ll be blogging about the trip in the coming days, I just need to figure out how to go about it. Please be patient with me!
*I’m kidding about the loser part; to be frank, I’m pretty chuffed to have been a finalist especially after Carlos, our country manager, explained to me the selection process.