No mention will be made of the beautiful location where the event was held, for she was too tense to appreciate the surroundings.
No mention will be made of the sumptuous buffet on offer, for she had lost all appetite for the evening.
No photos were taken with any of the celebs who were present, for she was such a bundle of nerves that she even had to turn down the early interview request from Razor TV (sorry just couldn’t do it at that point in time 🙁 ).
With her back firmly pressed against the wall, the incessant palpitations of her heart reached a crescendo as she viewed, for the first time ever, her humble green blog being flashed on a screen other than her own.
The dazzling spotlights and a frenzy of flashes unleashed upon the newly-crowned Best Youth Blog winner was blindingly forbidding, overwhelming a stage-shy Miss Loi to the point that, for a brief moment, she wished that her name would never be called.
But banish such thoughts she must, for that would be a let down of Table Tennis proportions to her friends and readers who have steadfastly voted for Jφss Sticks throughout the month of July.
When a booming “MISS LOI!” finally jolted her from her self-induced trance, and she swore that she heard a muted cheer from somewhere as she took the hesitant first steps of her eternal trek from one end of the hall to the other.
Feeling for once like her students when they collected their O-Level results, time seemed to stand still as she climbed the steps to the stage, with the anticipated storm of camera flashes now raining relentlessly upon her, as she realized belatedly that she had probably become the first person in Singapore this year to CARRY A HANDBAG upstage to receive an award *eeks!*
With that, Jφss Sticks sealed its fate as Singapore’s Best Blog Shop according to the 2008 S’pore Blog Awards, along with a cutesy trophy now on permanent display at The Temple – an eternal tribute to all who had valiantly sacrificed their precious MSN chat/computer game
/Japanese collections viewing times to click and click and click on Miss Loi’s kan cheong icon throughout the grueling campaign.
With Miss Loi’s eyesight slowly recovering from the blinding storm of flashes, and terrifying pictures of her begin sprouting up across the internet, and while she’s still trying very hard to recall what exactly did she say in her subsequent press interviews, she would like to say a very big THANK YOU to fellow bloggers Chillycraps, Claudia, DK, Eastcoastlife, ieatishootipost, Rinaz, Walter etc. for their great teamwork in ambushing Miss Loi as she made her way down the stage, and for calming her nerves with their ultra-friendliness in a tensioned-filled night for her.
THANK YOU too to those of you who cheered when Jφss Sticks was announced, even if it was just a figment of Miss Loi’s imagination.
A special THANK YOU to sweet Jaime, who actually walked over to congratulate Miss Loi even though we don’t know each other at all 😀
And most importantly, an ∞ amount of THANK YOUs to ALL OF YOU dear readers for sticking around and tolerating Miss Loi’s lame entries throughout these 1.5 years. You have truly vindicated her hours and hours of effort (and missed TVB episodes and missed sales) put into Jφss Sticks.
Once again, from the bottom of her heart,