rinaz wins the 2007 weblog awards – best asian blog!

rinaz wins 2007 weblog awards - best asian blog

Marina’s Bloggariffic is the winner for the 2007 Weblog Awards – Best Asian Blog! This is so surreal. YAY!

I can most definitely not have made it without the help and support of everyone whom voted, cartcart, my PR Managers, my wonderful blogger friends from ping.sg, my colleagues and especially from Hisyam whom has been unbelievably supportive of me since the beginning of the competition.

rinaz wins 2007 weblog awards - best asian blog

Rinaz and Hisyam on Racial Harmony Day

Of course, at the same time, there will be detractors that say that the weblog awards is nothing more but a popularity contest. And in a way, I do agree – but at the same time, I have to emphasize that I have put in time and effort to research, to showcase and share the experiences that I’ve gone through. Just read through the archives. To negate this fact is personal to me.

Not to say that the competitors are less worthy. Among the list, I think that both Terroir Byte and Webbed Feet are wonderful bloggers, each of them writes about their point of view in a fascinating and engaging fashion.

With that said, I agree with Footsteps in the mirror saying that this competition needs to have someone who has thick skin – I find myself psychologically trapped, deperately doing everything I humanly can to get votes – from mass posting in friendster, daily twitter messages, messaging everyone on msn to the point of some getting hostile by it, as well as approaching colleagues to have votes – trust me, it’s not as easy as it looks. We worked really hard.

Anyways as a closing thought, I really thank everyone who’s voted from the bottom of my heart, and gosh, I won passes to the Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas! I wish I could go! I would have liked to meet Matt Mullenweg, one of the developers of WordPress, as well as Kevin Aylward and Sean Gleeson from Weblogawards. Argh!

p.s. Yes, yes, I owe you guys 385 cups of coffee @ Geek Terminal. Lets set a date after my exams! :D

66 thoughts on “rinaz wins the 2007 weblog awards – best asian blog!”

  1. Lancerlord

    Yeah! Captain Ayam Penyet Power!!!

    CC

    You can go if you want to, I just cant make it on the day :P Its still my exam periods… oh joy…

    Ophelia

    Thanks heaps! :D Yay!

    Uzyn

    I really couldnt have made it without you and the others help! Thank you so much! You saved my heart from having a heart attack!

    Patrick

    YAY! Woohoo!

    Sha

    Yay! Kita boleh! Sha boleh! Rinaz boleh! Semua boleh! Boleh boleh! :D

    Edrei

    Its an honour to be in the finals with you :) Good game *shakes hand* I have to admit that this week has been such an anxiety attack and I’m sure you have felt the same! I dont think I want to go through that again … hahaha

  2. Congrat to you.

    I agreed that this weblog awards is nothing more but a popularity contest. They should had hired real professional judges to give these awards.

    If they don’t have the monies, they should called it as “Favourite Asian Blog”, not “Best”.

  3. Thank you IZ Reloaded, Arth Akal, Nadnut, Moby, Leong Him Woh, Malique, Kenny, Aidle, Joyce, Ed, Xinyun, DK, Paced, Farinelli :D

    Paddy Tan

    Maybe the next year, we’ll have the fate to go there :) Its a little difficult to go there this year, if only we have teleportation :D

    Jayden

    No, I’m not a teacher there, just am attached there for IT support :)

    Putera Emas

    Thanks for dropping in and for the comment.

    Even though I agree, that these kind of contests can be biased based on popularity votes, I have to emphasize that I believe that my blog has alot of quality posts that focus on alot of things based on what I experience, especially about my life in Singapore.

    Of course, not everyone would agree about, what is ‘best’ because everyone is subjective and has their own preference in their own way.

    But please dont discredit me or the finalists (and the nominees either) because they are all worthy and unique in their own style of writing.

    Why not read the FAQ for the weblog awards here and here.

    This blog has won, fair and square.

    If you’re unhappy, why not participate in the Blogging to fame awards where you will be judged by a panel of 3 judges. Or better yet, create your own blog contest :D

  4. Congrats rinaz! Yes, I agree your hard work paid off, right from the start. Eversince day one since I started becoming a regular reader of your blog, I never turned back since. With all the beatiful pictures and videos posted to share, how can a blog like yours not win?

    Once again, my heartiest congrats, it goes to show slow and steady wins the race! =)

  5. lol… My faces… i not handsome seh.. I go Unhandsome haha.. anyway I really happy seh.. yeah i believe if without me conform macam here and there.. haha..

    Anyway berapa gaji ar??? $1,000 ehk? for helping you… hahah lame …. neh i joking only lah.. don’t took serious.. ok take care ok.. if you need my help just call me ok or sms me.. ok you take care ok bye =)…

  6. NTT

    Black imprezza? Sure, not a problem :P Hehehehe

    Mr Fong

    Lazy to vote? -_-” 2 Kopi for daphne, none for you :P Hehehehe!!!

    Hisyam

    Seribu?!?! *pengsan*

    Putera Emas

    Wow, I won and I didnt even know about it, Yay! Hahaahha!!!

    Vanclaire

    Gosh, thank you so much :) But the win could never been a reality if it wasnt for the help of the wonderful people whom voted. Its not me alone :) And for that, I thank everyone :)

    Tim Tams, Robingdfellow

    Thank you so much :)

    Aaron

    Anytime bro, you can pick the imprezza anytime :P Hehehehe

    Krysss

    Aww thanks krysss :) *angel hugs*

  7. Hisyam

    You take care too :)

    Miza

    Why does the term “you’ve come a long way” remind me of a song by fatboy slim ;) *boogies around* Hehehehehe

    Mortimer Lang

    Really? Gosh thank you :) Thats very gracious of you

    Kevin

    Yeay! Does a dance around chanting ‘most impressive, most impressive’ :D

  8. Hisyam

    So sad :( We’re gonna miss a batch of wonderful students this year … *cries*

    Daphnemaia

    How come? And how dare anyone wants to lose you as a friend! The impudence! Humph!

    Yanni, Jacelyn, Mystika

    Yeay! Thank you very very much for the well wishes! :D

  9. Lol relax man… haha anyway haiz i kenna scold by teacher.. haiz.. my business ar weather i wanna to call principal teacher or not.. if like this dont teacher or mr or mrs.. call by name…. lame right my mouth not his mouth what.. lame.. spoil my mood.. come to his part conform suai.. haiz.. damn it..

    Anyway i do understand what u mean juz now regarding something.. hope you remember ? we seat outside the school hall.. haha.. anyway i read all the comment already.. anyway just hack care whatever the person said ok.. haha.. as long as you are a winner.. haha.. they loose their business.. you win that is your business.. sorry to tell i’m a type of person who straight forward person.. haiz.. very disappointments with some who loose but still wanna to complain..

    It that lame?? do you agree with me.. haiz hack care ar.. you never done anything wrong right?.. anyway juz to inform you dont be sad.. all the grduation will come back and see some teacher and etc.. Hope you still keep contact with us ok.. you take care bye..

    Before i end my speech don’t forget to send all the picture thru my e-mail ok.. thank you =)..

    SIGNING OFF
    H!$Y@M

  10. 11/14/2007

    Rinaz:

    I knew you would win! Like I said before, from what I’ve seen your blog has really come a long long way! I remember when I first started to read you had only a few pictures then you increased the pictures and then when you added video it opened a big window to your life! I want to thank you for sharing! I hope you will not stop blogging! What would we all do for enjoyment!

    Congratz from sunny California

    Gary
    11/14/2007

  11. Clappingtrees

    Thanks for the well wishes! :-)

    I’m still in Singapore right now, hehehe but we’re still planning on the wedding and the move :)

    Hisyam

    Its just very annoying and childish. I did anticipated hate comments because people do have their own thinking. But I was hoping that they would make more logic and reasoning rather than the inane comments that they are making.

    I dont mind intellectual banter.

    But childish comments completely put me off. I dont want to waste time with people who are too dense to do research on their own and instead blame other people for their own mistakes.

    *annoyed*

    Err … I still havent extracted the graduation pictures yet, still busy with the exams …argh!

    *runs away*

    Edroos

    Yeah! 385 people cant be wrong! *beams* :D Hehehehe

    Matahari

    Thank you so much :-) You’ve been so sweet to me :)

    Gary

    Thank you for the sweetest comments there! *hugs*

    You dont have anything to worry :-) I’d never stop blogging and will persevere to the best of my abilities. I think that everyone has their own unique story to tell, in their own point of view! And my personal enjoyment is the sharing of these stories.

    My only worry is that if anyone would continue to read them … Hehehehe

  12. oh i understand your situation.. But this is what i think that different people ,different thinking. this is what i believe in.. so i hope you understand what i mean.. anyway hisyam doa kan that your exam, pass with flying colour. ok hope you can do it ok.. so i think end here you take care.. bye =)

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