"Because when you look around, this life is pretty amazing."
To say that these past couple of weeks have been overwhelming would be an understatement. I was completely taken aback by the support and the sheer number of votes I received for my entry in the Singapore Blog Awards competition.
To win the contest, you'll need to pen a fixed number of blog posts and acquire the most number of votes. Here's the thing, voting usually spans over four weeks and supporters are encouraged to cast their votes everyday.
I've been a finalist in this contest twice but I never actively reached out to my loved ones for votes before. I didn't wanna hound them everyday for votes in case they think I'm a huge nag.
I'll usually just post a couple of pictures on Facebook to canvass for votes. Needless to say, I always end up in the bottom few in the contest.
This year, my good friend Tiffany decided to nominate me for the contest again and by an incredible stroke of luck, I was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the beauty category! Third time!
Well, but the truth is third time will not be a charm if I continue to rest on my laurels. So this time, I decided to approach my close friends and family for help.
What I didn't expect was the astounding response I was going to receive. Within hours of contacting them, my vote count went up by two-fold and I even had a fan page set up by a good friend that I haven't seen in ages! Haha!
Yup, I was wrong. No one thought I was a huge nag, instead they even blamed me for not informing them earlier about the competition so they could help me sooner.
I can't be more thankful to be blessed with family and friends as supportive and loving as them. Even though, the odds are not in my favour yet, I already feel like a winner for these amazing friendships and relationships.
Here's a small tribute to the loves of my life. :)