Here I was, thinking I’m already set after that amazing Moroccan trip, but apparently the universe has other ideas. As a final smack in the face for dreading turning 30, it comes around and give me another surprise: I just received word that I am a finalist for the Best Travel Blog category of this year’s Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.
The Awards aims to honour the crème de la crème of bloggers across the Asia-Pacific region. After 2 months of nominations, voting and campaigning, it will all culminate with the prestigious awards ceremony in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of Malaysia.
500 bloggers, including the biggest names in the blogosphere from all over Asia-Pacific, will be invited to the gala dinner at Putrajaya Marriott on 16 December 2011, where they will be dazzled by celebrity emcees and talented entertainers well-loved in the region.
The Blog Awards experience will not end there, because after the glamour and fanfare of the awards ceremony, foreign bloggers will also get the chance to get a taste of the unique, colourful culture of Malaysia with a semi-guided tour around the city of Kuala Lumpur the next day.
lolwhut. Yeah, that was my reaction too. Still, it’s really very flattering and it does wonders for my now rapidly inflating ego. You can help inflate it even more by voting for me!
I suppose I now have to tell you why you should vote for me and why I deserve to win. I really don’t know what to say when asked that question, so I’m turning the tables on you. Why do you read Just Wandering? Is it because you like to live vicariously through my posts? Do you come here for the travel tips and advice? Was I able to inspire you to travel? If it’s the last thing, knowing that is enough because what’s what I intended Just Wandering to be. But don’t let that stop you from stroking my ego. Go vote!
Voting will start soon and will end on November 27, 2011. A day before my birthday. Last chance to make this 30th year of mine extra special. Hint hint.
Emotional blackmail aside, I’m happy enough to be recognized for this award. Win or lose, I’ll still traveling with you here on Just Wandering
[UPDATE} Here’s the list of Pinoy blogs in the NAPBAS 2011:
BEST FOOD BLOG – thefatkidinside.com
BEST TRAVEL BLOG – justwandering.org
BEST FASHION BLOG – itscamilleco.com
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG – lantaw.blogspot.com
BEST GEEK BLOG – geekout.ph
BEST GEEK BLOG – yugatech.com
BEST PARENTING BLOG – themisischronicles.com
BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG – jenniepperson.com
MOST ORIGINAL BLOG DESIGN – blog.ditz-revolution.net
HIDDEN GEM – googlygooeys.com