I do this every year and this year it'll be no exception. 🙂
The year started quite awesome. Got sponsored by KLM and flew to Bali for a short 3 days trip. Sabrina and I stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel. Extremely beautiful place and great experience!
Ching Chong Boy brought me to Giraffe for my birthday and bought me a lovely necklace!
Was involved with Sony as a Sony Make.Believe Ambassador for awhile. Had the opportunity to attend the Adam Lambert and Kelly Clarkson concerts! Fab experience! Much love to Sony 🙂
Together with Jayden, was engaged by PSB Academy to produce a series of videos for them, One more to go!
Changed jobs. Had an offer to work in a social media soutions company that I couldn't resist. Left the pr industry.
Got my open water dive cert. Traveled to Tioman with Fidel and enjoyed every single bit of it!
Struggled with driving and eventually passed! Proud to say, yours truly has a manual driving license from Ubi wor!
Traveled a whole lot! Went to bangkok, melaka, kukup, phuket, cruise trip and bali!
This year was definitely less eventful as compared to last year but I'm glad to have fulfilled my goals of getting my diving and driving licenses! I'm glad that I managed to stick it through despite wanting to give up many times!
Am hoping 2011 will be a much better year! Will be celebrating NYE in bangkok! Take care folks! How was your 2010?
Sometimes I wonder why do I even want to torture myself. When Brian from Ogilvy called me regarding the blogathon, I was half asleep and drowsy. What had seemed like a fun thing back then is now worrying me.
When I heard that 10 bloggers including myself would have to stay awake for 24 hours and well, blog, I thought it would be a fun thing to do. It sounded like a simple test of endurance. I agreed and thought nothing much of it. Yes, it is a contest and we stand a chance to win cool stuff but I knew immediately, I wasn't playing to win. I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do this.
And then.... as the days crept nearer, I found it highly impossible that I'll be able to stay awake for 24 hours. I tried on Monday to stay awake as long as I could and I cloaked 18 hours. Well, I did take a nap in between though so... I think 18 hours is already stretching it.
Some people around me exclaimed that 24 hours was NOTHING to them, which made me feel even more stressed.
I'm the kind of girl who sleeps in exams and lectures. I sleep anywhere and anytime and I really sleep like the dead. Some of the people who traveled with us during the Unexpected Australia trip could attest to this. I even slept through a bus tour! (And I was seated right infront!) LOL.
Coupled with the fact that this week has been an extremely stressful week for myself, alamak, confirm jialat jialat. I could only count on the fact that my buddy Jayden promised to smack me (I think he's enjoying this lor) if I should nod off. Pffft.
For those who are thinking, "What the heck is this nadnut talking about, simi blogathon ah? siao ah!", here's a brief introduction to the blogathon.
When is it: It'll be held on this coming Friday 17th 6pm till Saturday 18th 6pm.
Who's involved: 10 bloggers including myself will be involved.
1. Claudiais very passionate about social media and owns her own business 24seven.
2. DKis part of Tech65 and is a tech guru who spews out terms that yours truly could never understand. *flips hair*
3. Fashion Nation (Dottie/ Stephie) One of the popular fashion blogs in Singapore, Dottie and Stephie are two sweethearts who love/live/breathe fashion.
4. Hillary Chanis a happy go lucky gal who is passionate about saving the environment, one tree at a time.
5. JaydenOne of my closest blogging buddies, Jayden is extremely talented and does fab designs and videos!
6. Melly's blog has very lovely pictures that aims to tell a story thru them.
7. Nadia. 8. Nicholas Aaron Khoois an avid gamer and techie. He writes for CNET and is also an enthusiast in social media.
9. Sheryois not only pretty but also talented. She does really cool illustrations.
What's going on: We'll be expected to blog about certain topics on the microsite and also fulfill some challenges. We're doing this bootcamp style. There will be no napping, dozing off allowed and we're allowed 10 mins toilet breaks after every 2 hours. (die la!) There will be 2 winners: Judges' Choice and People's Choice.
Judges’ Choice:Total number of posts and comments generated each with a minimum of 140 words and 140 characters respectively
People’s Choice:Most number of unique votes collected at the event
Where will it be: Tangs, Orchard. 310 & 320 Orchard Road. We're in the windows display. Yes, you read it right. LOL.
How can I help: You can either vote for me if you're in town or comment on my blog posts, links will be shared when I have access to the site. On Saturday 12 noon, friends can stop by to feed me. (Bring red bull please!). You can be updated about what's going on by either following my twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nadnut or search for the hashtag #bthon in twitter.
What's in it for me: For one of the challenges, it'll be retweeting a message. The first 20 twitterers who registers on-site will win a $50 TANGS voucher! The challenge starts at 10.15am on Saturday. So do come by!
Aside from that, I don't think I'll win but if I do by some fluke of nature, I'll be conducting a lucky draw and I'll give away some prizes! Maybe the U350 too!
That's the contest mechanics in a nutshell. Do stay tuned for more information soon! Don't forget to support my buddy Jayden too!
In the meantime, any tips on trying to stay awake for 24 hours would be much appreciated! And I don't drink coffee at all. 🙁
I just realised that I haven't been blogging much of "what I did today and where did I go?" entries. So... here's a long one!
First up! I met up with Typicalben to collect something!
Find out soon!
Afterwards, I met up with Jayden to head down to the Audi Fashion Festival for the Marc by Marc Jacobs show! We were there to check out the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, tickets courtesy of Daniel of Samsung. 🙂
Most of the pics were taken by Jayden! Here are some of my pictures...
My eyes looks as if I'm using contact lens! LOL! Anyway, I wanna try some coloured lenses, any recommendations? (I have astig though..)
Bevy of MediaCorp stars sitting across us. Spot any familiar faces? 😉
It was definitely an eyeopener for me. I've never attended a fashion show before (don't count those mini fashion shows in clubs/shopping centres la) especially as a VIP guest.
How were the clothes? I'm no fashionista but to me, the clothes were frilly, fun and casual. Nothing too formal or pretentious. There were a few that were... rather interesting. Don't think I'll wear them, but then, I'm pretty much of a boring dresser. heh.
After the party, I met up with Ching Chong Boy (I should have a category for him soon. hmmm) to chill. He has been wanting to chill for ages and we decided to check out Howl at the Moon especially after I've always heard Herbert raving about the place.
The kind bouncer waved off the cover charge ($20) for both Ching Chong Boy and myself. Woot! heh.
The band is hilarious. They really remind me of "Whose line is it anyway?'. Looks like this will be one of my favourite drinking places!
Psssst. This will be a good place to celebrate birthdays! I wanna head back there soon! Friends! who wants to go?!
[Most of the pictures here were taken with a Sony Cybershot T900.]