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Best Lifestyle Blog – Finalist! (Singapore Blog Awards)

Got shortlisted as one of the 10 best lifestyle bloggers in this year’s Singapore Blog Awards 2014 Lifestyle Category! Wooooot! Please vote for me by clicking on the image below.

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Voyager of the Seas

Last Saturday, I was privileged to be invited by Royal Caribbean International for a media tour of the biggest cruise ship in Asia, the Voyager of the Seas. It is the 1st cruise ship to be docked in our newly opened International Cruise Centre, that was specially built to cater to ships of a larger size, that Harbour front Cruise Terminal is no longer able to accommodate.

As with all “first time ever” occasions, there was a party of sorts, lion dance, freebies and free makan! We didn’t stay too long at the International Cruise Centre though. If you ask me, it looks pretty plain as compared to our award winning Changi Airport. We rightfully spent the bulk of our time on the vessel itself, of which I ended up taking well over 250 photos. I have to make a mental note to myself not to go wild on the photos again. I took 6 hours to sift through the photos and edit them for this post!

Voyager of the Seas (6) Lots of RoyalCaribbean staff were milling around to ensure that nobody got lost. But actually, there was only 1 ship docked at the International Cruise Centre on Saturday

Voyager of the Seas (7) Hee hee hee…It always feels just a little bit weird to be called Media, because we tend to associate that with the Newspaper and TV big boys, but really I am glad for Social Media and all the opportunities it has brought me.

On the Media Tour with me were Alvin from OMY, Walter from Cool Insights and HP from Hpility.

Voyager of the Seas (9) Tell me if you don’t think that the International Cruise Centre looks a bit ugly, or is it that I just don’t like the green roof?

Voyager of the Seas (11) Cheerleaders giving a resounding welcome to all the early birds.I was there at 11am for the Media Tour but guests were allowed to board at their own leisure until 9pm that night.

Voyager of the Seas (14) Oooo, the first glimpse of the Voyager. Did you know, I have never been on a cruise ship? How sad is that??? I’ve been on an oil tanker though, that is also of a similar size, how’s that heh. And I’ve also been on several ferries, like the ferry to Bintan or Kusu Island. But of course my most memorable ferry was the one from Dover to Calais ferry. Anyway ferries are totally different from cruise ships!

Voyager of the Seas (13) Do you know what this reminds me of? The Titanic…Good to know that the cruise conducts a safety drill for all passengers.

Voyager of the Seas 2Front view of the Voyager.

Voyager of the Seas (15) Getting nearer! Gotta walk through this damn long connecting bridge!

Voyager of the Seas (17) Our first glimpse of the inside of the Voyager. SO DAMN AMAZING. So posh looking! The 1st thought that went through my head was, I gotta get myself some tickets on this cruise!

Voyager of the Seas (18) Hey guess what, our first stop was to visit the Casino Royale! How did they know that Casinos are my favourite thing????

Voyager of the Seas (20)OMG. Do you know how hard it is to take a photo in a casino? Basically you’re banned from doing so anywhere in the world, due to security reasons. The only reason why I could do so is because when the ship is at port, the Casino is not in operation, so we were therefore allowed to take photos. Felt so lucky!

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Just had to have my photo taken. I mean when’s the next time I can do so in a casino? The slot machines are my favourite game. Actually it’s the only game I’ve ever played in the casino. To me it’s like playing computer games and I adore the flashing lights and ching ching ching sounds from the machine!

Look at my 2 tak glam plastic bags. One of them is Hpility’s. He passed his bag to me so that he could look better in his photo. Silly me should have asked him to hold the bags for my turn!

Voyager of the Seas (19) And so I spent the rest of the day in the Casino. That’s all folks. Okay just joking.

More photos coming up! Stay tuned!

While waiting, please vote for me at the Singapore Blog Awards 2012. I’m a finalist in the Food Category. Please press VOTE ME and it’s only successful if you see the words VOTED come up!

Best Food Blog Finalist Interview

**Interview Questions from the Singapore Blog Awards

How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?

It feels FANTASTIC!

Food blogging can be quite a lonely affair. After all the eating is done, one goes back home to type up the blog post alone. Most people don’t leave a comment so I don’t know if what I have written appeals to anyone. I can only guess that people find my blog interesting, as my blog stats has been increasing. So, being selected as one of the Food Category finalists in the Singapore Blog Awards is an indication that I have been doing something right! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers out there for taking the time to read my blog.

When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?

I only started blogging about food 2 years ago. My father bought me a DSLR as a present and I found that the camera helped me to take nice photos of food. I’ve always loved writing so I thought why not share my thoughts on the food as well as the photos online.

Inspiration is easy to come by especially with Facebook and Twitter! My friends know I am a food blogger so they often feed me with suggestions on new places to try. Also, I love exploring the nooks and crannies of Singapore so I often chance upon hidden finds, which I have to make a mental note to return to try.

How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?

SCARY! I think the competition is stiff! I know a few of the finalists personally too and I know them to be very passionate and dedicated bloggers as well! But I think, with your help, I can make it to pole position! Just click here and vote for 365days2play! You know you want to!

Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?

Every food blogger has his or her own style. If you’ve enjoyed reading my blog and viewing the food pictures, then it’s enough reason to vote for me! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Please vote for me using the following steps

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Best Food Blog Finalist!!!

Dear readers of 365days2play Food and Travel Blog, I have great news to share! Yours truly managed to get selected as Singapore Blog Awards 2012 Best Food Blog Finalist!! The awards is organized by OMY of Singapore Press Holdings. That means I’m one of Singapore’s Top 10 Food Bloggers!!!! WAAAAA HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I actually have no idea what prizes are up for grabs, but it’s not so much about the prizes that’s important, it’s about knowing that my blog is being appreciated by the general public! There’s no doubt that I love writing and sharing about all the good eats I’ve encountered, but it still feels good to know that people out there actually like reading about what I write!

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So if you’ve enjoyed reading my blog, please vote for me 365days2play at  the Singapore Blog Awards and help 365days2play become Singapore’s Top Food Blog!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011

Yesterday I attended the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 held at Shanghai Dolly at Clarke Quay. I hadn’t expected the place to be so packed, but packed it sure was. I was just glad to be able to snag one of the last few bar seats available. Quite a number of enthusiastic bloggers also dressed up as historical characters in line with the theme of the event.

365days2play at Singapore Blog Awards 2011

Here’s me dressed up as…ummm… myself.

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See, packed! There was tons of food provided, like Domino’s pizza and other light bites. Also free flow of soft drinks and Tiger Beer Crystal. I’ve never been to Shanghai Dolly at night before. Wonder what that’s like.

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Shimona Kee entertaining us with songs before the event started. Click here for Shimona’s website or find her on twitter @simplyshimona.

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A skit being performed to tell us the meaning behind “History gets Social”…

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Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and also the youngest member of the Cabinet at only 42 was the guest of honour for the day. Not too sure what other events he gets invited to, but the Singapore Blog Awards must surely be one of the most unique ones he has attended! I hope he maintains his interest in reading all our blogs well beyond this event!

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Here’s a closer look at the Singapore Blog Award 2011 winners. For the complete list of winners, do go to the Singapore Blog Awards website.

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Thanks once again to Omy for the invite!

Shanghai Dolly

Clark Quay – The Foundry

3B River Valley Road #01-01

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Didn’t realise that Shanghai Dolly also has a Chinese restaurant. You can check out the Dolly Restaurant menu here.

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