Sunday, July 11, 2010

Camemberu is Best Food Blog at Singapore Blog Awards 2010!

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The Singapore Blog Awards 2010 was held at Movida, St James Power Station
After months of rallying and voting, the Singapore Blog Awards for 2010 finally took place at Movida, St James Power Station where they unveiled the results!


Congratulations to all other winners too!
Here are the winners from the ten categories! Details are already up on their website, so go take a look. The Guest-of-Honour was Mr Teo Ser Luck (dude right in the middle of the back row). He is Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports & Ministry of Transport, as well as MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. Phew, what a mouthful! Hope I got that right!



Can't believe it!
And yes, I'm up there too! Camemberu.com won the Best Food Blog award! I seriously could not have done it without you, my readers who voted, so a very big thank you to all of you! You made this possible. And thank you to the judges too!


The nominees for Best Food Blog 2010
We had some good nominees in the Best Food Blog category. What I really appreciate about the Singapore Blog Awards is that it gives exposure and recognition to blogs new and old, many of which I would not have discovered on my own. There are many interesting local blogs in other categories too. It's amazing what people can create when given the freedom (and tools) to do so.


The modelling blog line-up!
The awards evening made use of the best-looking bloggers! Finalists from the Best Modelling Blog and others were invited to strut their stuff on stage.

Everyone was invited to put on the glitz! Candidates who were designated as "Head Turners" or had "The Ultimate Bling" became targets for "I Like" stickers. The ones with most stickers win Phuket resort stays.


Ris Low getting all sticky with it!
Here's Ris Low blinging it all out! She got stickers for sure!


There were some crazy dance moves
There were some high impact dance performances. And rather unusually, singing acts by bloggers, it seems.


I was glad to see the Stormtrooper Gordonator again
I was glad to see the Stormtrooper Gordonator again. He created quite a stir at last year's awards.


There's the Gordonator up on stage!
Here he is, getting some stage love again! Will Darth Vader, Obi Wan or Han Solo show up next year? I'd love to see a light saber duel or Cantina fight!


Food photography was not easy with this kind of lighting
And since this is a food blog, I should mention the food. Unfortunately, the dim discotheque lighting made photography almost impossible.


Catering was provided by Orange Clove
It was mostly finger food - sausages, ebi-fry, gratin mussels, cottage pie and the like. These are Shanghai gyozas. Desserts included mini cheesecake, and some shooters with raspberry mousse and coffee mousse. Catering was provided by Orange Clove.


The trophy
The winners' trophy is specially designed by Cultural Medallion winner and award-winning artist Mr Tan Swie Hian.

Prizes this year are phenomenal. I could not believe it when the emcee read out the whole package. I knew vaguely there was some trip to Hong Kong, but an ASUS eeePC Touch, Phuket resort stay, custom Fabrix laptop bag, and other stuff as well? I was thinking, "No way, I'm sure it's shared somehow..." Only when I picked up the rest of the goodies did it all sink in. Oh man, somebody pinch me! I feel like I've won the jackpot!

Well, it's good. All this sponsorship does mean the Singapore Blog Awards are getting some serious industry recognition!


Goodies to give away!
I have stuff from goodie bags and movie premiums from the winner's package to give away. So just let me know in the comments which items you want, and I will pick random winners. Closing date: 12 noon sharp on Tues, July 13th.

UPDATE 14 July: Sorry for slight delay, but here is the list of of who the goodies are going to! Please email me your mailing address, thanks!
  1. Soundtrack from Revolutionary Road (CD) -- Derrick
  2. Soundtrack from Dance Flick the movie (CD) -- (no one)
  3. Iron Man 2 projector lights - really cool, it projects the Iron Man robot face -- DK and Mun
  4. Transformers 2 notebook - Andy
  5. Robin Hood notebook - Michael
  6. Transformers lanyard (demand was crazy the last time I gave this out) -- Weina
  7. Monopoly set - lanyard and ez-link card sticker-- Natalie and Coming Home
  8. Garmin Asus Rubik cubes -- Carter
  9. Two sets each of : Gryphon Tea sample sachets - Nymph of the Nile and White Gingerlily, YOG decals, I <3 Museums lanyards and Red Nano post-it pads-- June

Thank you, everyone, once again. I still can't believe I won!

57 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Catherine! It is obvious that you have an outstanding blog and love the design of that trophy!

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  2. Well done!!!! Looks like a swell time was had by all!!!! Congratulations again!

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  3. Congratulations for winning! It's a pity I was not able to attend the event and grab the chance of meeting good bloggers around.

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  4. Congrats I saw you at the awards but was too shy to say hi. Love reading your posts :)

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  5. Yippee congrats my dear! see you on thurs/friday.. also keropokman:) btw, my friend Nellie from Wild Junket says hi! she saw your link on my blog and found you ( http://cumidanciki.com/2010/07/prego/ ). She is a writer/blogger/English teacher in Spain but she is Singaporean chinese. she said she is happy that she found ur blog:)

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  6. Congratulations from one Ling to ant=other!

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  7. Looking good!

    Been catching up on some serious back reading of all your blog posting postings.

    Would it be terrible shallow to ask for those transformer or Robin Hood notebooks. I do use them for brain storming and jotting down ideas.

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  8. Congratulations, Catz! You did great (as they say here in California!)!

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  9. Congrats to your win! I would love to have that Transformers lanyard if you don't mind... :D

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  10. Congratz Catherine! :D Saw you when you were being interviewed :D
    Glad that you made it! Enjoy ur HK trip!

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  11. Congrats! I've always loved your blog and your photos... I think I've drooled over your MELT Buffet posts too many times! Only you (and your photos) do that to me!

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  12. congrats Catherine ! Worthy of winning ! I would like to have the Revolutionary Road soundtrack please ! Thanks

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  13. well done! let's go eat crabs ! on a more setious note, i wouldn't mind the Transformers lanyard OR Monopoly set - lanyard and ez-link card sticker. wendy

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  14. Congratulations! You are so worthy of the best :)

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  15. congratulations!!:) have fun on your trips!:)

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  16. Thanks everyone - Shirley, Anonymous, Peter, Sherra, PY, Daphne, DK, Corrinne, Weina, Bing, Derrick, Errandsmama, Charmaine, etc. There are so many good blogs out there, so I'm really lucky!

    CumiCiki - yes, see you later this week. Yes, I also found Nellie when she retweeted me via @MalaysiaAsia. She got my dream job, man! Travel writing! Shiok!

    Eunice: ah the interviews! I'm so media shy, and I told hubby that I don't want interviews! But there he was happily welcoming the journalists! lol

    Tigerfish: you're still the blog I look up to! Thanks!

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  17. Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! :-)

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  18. Congratulations from the Netherlands! :) Hubby and I always read your blog...that's where we came to know the Gunpowder steak of Prime Society and it blew us away. :)

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  19. Congratulations Catherine! I enjoy reading your blog on nice local food! if you don't mind... would love to have the Iron Man light :)

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  20. Congratulations! I love reading your blog! Do keep writing those delicious stuff. I would love to be in your giveaways, Iron Man Light please.

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  21. Congrats, Catherine, you're a most deserving winner! So happy for you! :D

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  22. Congrats! I would love to have the Iron Man 2 projector lights/
    Transformers 2 notebook please. Thank you!

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  23. Congrats camemberu! just love reading your blog.. amazing stuff there!

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  24. Congrats! I want the iron man light thingie!

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  25. Congratulations!!!!!! Love this blog!!!!!

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  26. Thank you, thank you everyone - Rinaz, HT (wow from Netherlands?), Byron, Olive, DK, Julia, Siok Ling, Dory, Jfatsnorlax and Crystal!

    Noted on the giveaway requests. :)

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  27. Awesome much!! Congrats, you really deserve this because your blog is really detailed and the pictures are lovely. Shoot me, but can I ask for the monopoly set? :D

    Anyway, enjoy your freebies, totally deserve them :-)

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  28. Congrats, saw u and beau standing near door, but I need to leave earlier. Thought you would not blog about food for once, but old habits die hard keke.

    I am the guy in photo 10, can I ask for transformer/RobinHood notepads :)

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  29. Congratulations Catherine. Knew you would won :)
    Wah, the goodies, i shouldve came haha.

    Errrmm... so is the Phuket stay also for grabs ? :p

    Congrats again. Stay sharp and we hope(surely) to see you again next year!

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  30. Congrats, nice food blog. I would love to have the Iron Man 2 projector lights/Robin Hood notebook if you don't mind.... Thank you!

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  31. Catz, would love to have Transformers, Iron Man goodies for my kids. Thanks!

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  32. Congrats Catherine for the win! Glad that you like my armour. Forget to take a picture with u. ^^;

    Darth Vader was kinda sad his blog didn't get in. (I told him not to post all those emo stuffs). Haha. ^^;

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  33. Congrats! Been following this blog for ages.

    If possible, would like the Rubiks Cube. Thanks a lot.

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  35. Congrats..i always love your blog since the first time i read it..i was sure you will win this,and it happens.. :D this blog is one of my reason to start my own food blog..wish to see much more of your post in the future and go there to taste them myself.. :D

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  36. congrats to u... I guess I will just choose the sets containing the tea sachets ...

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  37. Congrats! Well-deserved of the award.

    Can I please request for either: Iron Man 2 projector lights or the Monopoly set - lanyard and ez-link card sticker?

    Thanks!

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  38. Hi, congrats! would luv to hv the iron man projector lights or the notebook :p

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  39. Thanks, everyone! I'll do the draw soon and update the post with results. Meanwhile, it's lunchtime and I'm hungry!

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  40. Hi,

    Do you have any idea where about in singapore serves seared tuna? Its like its cooked/greyish on the outside and slight raw/pinkish on the inside?

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  41. Congrats!!

    Been following ur blog for ages!! (Your blog keeps me going whenever i get bored at work....)

    Well deserved! (Ohh...can i have the monopoly set..haha)

    Hope u win it again in 2011!!

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  42. Congratulations! Your blog certainly deserves this :D

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  43. Congratulations! It's the food that keeps you going isn't it!

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  44. congrats on the award they chose the perfect winner for the category :)

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  45. Thought I'd post the results in the comments as well.

    UPDATE 14 July: Sorry for slight delay, but here is the list of of who the goodies are going to! Please email me your mailing address, thanks!

    1. Soundtrack from Revolutionary Road (CD) -- Derrick
    2. Soundtrack from Dance Flick the movie (CD) -- (no one)
    3. Iron Man 2 projector lights - most popular request! -- DK and Mun
    4. Transformers 2 notebook -- Andy
    5. Robin Hood notebook -- Michael
    6. Transformers lanyard -- Weina
    7. Monopoly set - lanyard and ez-link card sticker-- Natalie and Coming Home
    8. Garmin Asus Rubik cubes -- Carter
    9. Two sets each of : Gryphon Tea sample sachets - Nymph of the Nile and White Gingerlily, YOG decals, I <3 Museums lanyards and Red Nano post-it pads-- June

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  46. Congratulations on your win! Happy for you :D

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  47. Great win!
    Though I am a little too late to petition for my choice of prizes! Hahaha ... good to know that the blogging scene in Singapore really took off.

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  50. Singapore has really great and delicious food lifestyle. I really appreciate Singapore's lifestyle, tradition food and historic culture. I would like to thanks for sharing the nice blog and tradition food of Singapore .

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  51. hoot!hoot!Congrats!I have been following your blog for quite some time now.You really deserve it!

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