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Blog of a Loser*

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.

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  • Reply Jess December 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Oh, that sucks! I am so sorry that you didn’t win, especially as I don’t see what’s so creative about that other site. :( Those are some pretty nifty souvenirs. It sounds like you are as clumsy as I am…although I don’t bruise easily. :P I am also sorry to hear that you are still having problems with your Mac, and I hope that you are able to get it taken care of real soon. :D

  • Reply Len December 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    You’re still the best for me <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Justine December 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Yay you!! Can’t wait for your Malaysia posts :) haven’t been there in 2 years. OMG but what happened to the bruises? The best part is that you got to travel for free, hang with cool people (ahem Erwan ahem LMAO) and shop, take in new culture etc etc :D

  • Reply ian December 21, 2011 at 1:50 am

    urs is still the prettiest blog design ms. helga :D

  • Reply annant December 21, 2011 at 8:53 am

    every finalist is already a winner!

  • Reply Ela December 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I can’t wait to read your blog about your trip! It seems like you really had fun.
    Also, damn those bruises look nasty. I’m a klutz too, and am hardly ever without a bruise somewhere on my body.

  • Reply Nix December 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Aaw.. That’s too bad. I have always liked your blog design ever since I first encountered your blog some years ago. You’re a winner in my <3 Naks! Hahahaha! Miss you Helga! :D

  • Reply Jean December 21, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Parang ang sakit ng mga pasa mo! Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!

  • Reply April December 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I’ll still go/vote for you no matter what/whether you win or not. ;)

  • Reply mark December 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    helga went to KL and came home with a couple of tsikinini.

  • Reply Lor December 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Aww that’s okay! we’ll still keep on voting every single time – next time. ha!

  • Reply Sophie June 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    OH EM GEE. I love your hair color here! Did you do it on your own? Mind letting me know what products you used and the cost?? =)

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