I won a car in the Blog For FT competition
I thought I’d start with the picture above (taken by The Star photographer Glenn Guan) just in case any of you think I’m pulling your leg. But yes, yours truly won a car last night in the Blog For FT competition organised by the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being.
The blog post that won was the only one I had submitted titled My Bangsar which I wrote in October. I had planned on submitting one a month – the contest ran over three months and required bloggers to write about anything to do with the Federal Territories of Malaysia – but I got too busy with The Swimming Instructor that I didn’t have time.
Well, I was one of the monthly winners but I never would have imagined at that time that I would eventually be the main winner in the Media Category (for members of the media who blog as well).
Well, that was the mock car key that I received from the FT Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik. He was presented with the prize to give away by Naza Group’s Datuk SM Faisal. Datuk Rocky, who represented the judges, was cropped out of the shot (sorry!) taken by DustyHawk (as is the picture below). Love the look on my face, like, “OMG this is my Naza Kia Optima Novus!!”
Anyway, the purpose of this post really is to thank everyone who voted for me (there was a public voting element to the competition), as well as the judges and the Ministry for organising the contest.
Also, I met so many people there tonight – Friedbeef, DustyHawk, JoshuaOngYS, BadCeddy, TianChad, KevinCKW and more. Oh, and congrats to Nigel Sia for getting first runner-up in the Public Category, and Gloson for getting the same position in the Junior Category.
I know I’m trying to sound calm and selamba, but you know, I really am thrilled. Blame it on the jet-lag!
1.31am Malaysian time (+8 GMT)