I haven’t got any funny stories to share today, so I’ll just write something I haven’t wrote about in a long time – myself. Normal blogging resumes tomorrow.
I am privileged to be chosen as one of the finalists in the PPS Blog Awards 2005, organised by the Malaysian blog portal Project Petaling Street (PPS). Most people probably don’t care about this but it is quite a big thing to me. This award is unique because it is one that is organised by Malaysian bloggers, voted by Malaysian bloggers, for Malaysian bloggers.
There three award categories are : Blog of the Year (BOTY), Ping of the Year (POTY) (aka Best Blog Entry) and Neophyte Blog of the Year (NOTY) (aka b3sT n00b b|0GG3rz!)
The behind-the-scenes gossip at the PPS Blog Awards is already sensational on its own.
Initially I was leading the nominations for both NOTY and POTY, narrowly losing out the BOTY finalist spot. Jeff Ooi’s BOTY finalist spot was a certainty and looking at the number of nominations, many predicted that I would win NOTY and Jeff Ooi would win BOTY by a landslide.
Yet, when the voting booth opened many people was surprised to see that Jeff Ooi had relinquished his BOTY finalist spot. I was taken off NOTY and given Jeff Ooi’s finalist spot to run for Blog of the Year, eventhough I didn’t qualify in the first place.
This could only mean one thing. I’m not a NOTY boy.
Viewtru. An anonymous blog whom some people say have the same brand of humour as mine. He’s been blogging since September 2003, which makes him the veteran blogger in this category. Compared to my blog, Viewtru’s style of writing is not as attention-grabbing. It is very casual and relaxed which probably appeals to the other bloggers who would cast their vote in his favour based on that.
Mack Zulkifli is a highly intellectual individual whose blog focus mostly on politics and current affairs. He’s often compared to Jeff Ooi, and I must say they are indeed quite similar… right down to their brush with the local police respectively. Some would say his blog is dry and reads like a PhD thesis. But unlike Viewtru or myself, Mack’s blog seek to empower not entertain. He’ll appeal to voters who want a serious and mature current-affairs-type blogger to take the Blog of the Year award because let’s face it, I find my coconuts more interesting than politics.
Ping of the Year
Jeff Ooi’s blog got him on front-page headlines and won him the Freedom Blog Awards. And all my April Fool’s entry got me was marriage proposals.
Peter Tan risked his life to type this entry when the Earthquake hit Penang. All I risked was my dignity.
I think its pretty obvious which one of our blog entries has more substance lah.
Damn. I wanted to blast my opponents but I ended up giving people reasons to vote for them instead. But yeah… vote for me because you enjoyed reading me or something lah (I hope!)
You need to be a Malaysian blogger previously registered with Project Petaling Street to be eligible to vote. There’s one day left, so be quick!
And if you can’t vote, I guess you can always give me encouragement by telling me how beautiful I am.
In the future, this space will be where I write some random notes and short thoughts that’ll look out of place if I were to put them together with the main entry.