awards i forced myself to win, blogging about blogging, i embarrass myself sometimes

I promise to be more *insightful* from now on. Or less. I’m not sure.

Just found out yesterday that I made it into the top 10 finalists for SG Blog Award’s Most Insightful blog category.

Kelvin: Congrats, you made it into the top 10 for Most Insightful.

Me: For real? Most insightful? There’s hardly any insight in the blog. I think at some point they’ll realize they’ve made a terrible mistake.

Kelvin: Don’t feel bad. How *not* to be a parent counts as insight too.

Me: Thanks hon, you always make me feel so much better.

And then it degenerated into banality about how Truett was spitting out his food again, which you probably don’t want to hear about.

In any case, be prepared for some major insight in the next few weeks just so that I don’t get disqualified from the category completely. Because I did my homework and checked out the rest of the blogs there and I realized that they actually do give insight on stuff like dating and health and technology and here I am flooding you with photos of my kids. So I’ll be loading up on some serious insight here from now on.

What the heck, I might as well start now. Did you know that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain? Because it is. There, you’re welcome.

I’m not very good at this insight stuff, I’m still working on it.

Anyway, in exchange, you’ll have to promise to vote for me. Ok, stop it, I can see your eyes rolling back into your head. I’m not done yet. You’ll have to promise to vote for me everyday. I told the husband to promise and he was all like “WHAT?! it’s so troublesome. I don’t even read your blog everyday.” Which is the point I banned him from surfing his Arsenal blogs until he voted me for. I also hinted at the possibility of some serious boom-chica-wow-wow action but he knows he’ll be getting some regardless. The guy has got some serious moves. Ok, too much information, I’ll stop now.

But seriously, if you like the blog enough, you can head over to OMY to vote and I’ll be eternally grateful. If not, I’ll probably end up as the only blog without any votes, which will be reminiscent of that time in Primary School where I had this sing-off competition with another girl during Music Class and after I was done, nobody voted for me because my friend said it sounded “really awful and she was saving me from further embarrassment“. Worst thing was, I didn’t even want to sing in the first place but after that, I hid in a hole for a few days and I’ve never sung in public again, not even in Karaokes. True story.

Oh, while you’re at the voting, there are some other superb blogs  in some of the other categories which I’m sure you’ll like and you can vote for them too.

1. Best Individual Blog – ED Unloaded

2. Best Lifestyle Blog – Miss Glitzy (my schoolmate!) &  Story of Bing

3, Best Photography Blog – Hendra & Leonny

4. Best Food Blog – Camemberu

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  • Reply Anonymous May 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Who cares about insight. I managed to read everything in your blog today and really envy that you are able to express your feeling so well. I have got 2 blogs,

  • Reply Anonymous May 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    but they all just pictures. Very few words. Because I cannot express myself very well. Probably because I am chinese educated. How I wish when my son and daughter read their blog will be as interesting as yours.

    • Reply Daphne May 25, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      @, hi there, thanks for your kind comments. This blog was started as a diary of sorts for the 2 kids, to chronicle my journey as a parent and also to meet other parents along the way. I had a very trying postpartum period and the comments left here went a long way in encouraging me, which to me is just the most amazing and awesome thing about blogging. So do share your blog and your experiences because us mommies need all the support we can get.

  • Reply Miss Glitzy May 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks and congrats babe! :)

    You do have a great blog and if this helps, you have the best picture (hot mama) among all the finalists in your category!
    .-= Miss Glitzy´s last blog ..The New-Age Eco Totes =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

      @Miss Glitzy, I still can’t believe they used that picture, thanks to Kel I am now misleading all the OMY.SG visitors. I’m expecting nasty comments from trolls any moment now.

      Congrats yeah! We started the blog around the same time. Let’s hope we both win!

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  • Reply Jayne May 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations on being on TOP 10!!
    .-= Jayne´s last blog ..When the man makes breakfast… =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

      @Jayne, Thanks Jayne, really appreciate it!

  • Reply Jus May 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Congrats! No need to up the “insightful” factor… I think its good enough as it is, as you write about stuff that’s real and relevant! :)
    .-= Jus´s last blog ..Monday Made: Starting scrapbooking… =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      @Jus, Thank you thank you!

      I actually think a lot of the real insight has come from the comments from all of you, especially the last few posts. Do keep them coming!

  • Reply YH May 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Ya I totally agree that u don’t have to add any insight. Not that u don’t have (don’t get me wrong) we got plenty of books n magazines that has a lot of insight that we can read. What is interesting n unique abt your blog is u share with us your real motherhood exp in a funny n touching way. I look forward to read your blog everyday.

    • Reply Daphne May 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      @YH, I am so touched by your comment! I feel truly humbled, very grateful for the support shown so far, regardless of whether I win or not. Thank you.

  • Reply Anonymous May 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Well done Daf! Yours is the ONLY blog I read coz I know nothing about blogging b4. Thoroughly enjoy your writing, wish I could write as well, definitely from dad. I’ll be voting for you.

  • Reply Mom May 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Guess you know that’s me and not Anonymous.

    • Reply Daphne May 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      @Mom, wow thanks mom, that means the world to me.

  • Reply ED May 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm



    I will be voting for u too! :)
    .-= ED´s last blog ..Finalist for Singapore Blog Awards! =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 26, 2010 at 12:08 am

      @ED, Great, all the best!

  • Reply Hendra May 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Hi Daphne, thanks so much. :)
    And you know that you have my vote for your blog. Am also looking forward to seeing those major insights. Keep writing and shooting.

    • Reply Daphne May 26, 2010 at 7:30 am

      @Hendra, Thanks again Hendra, I really hope you win.

  • Reply rachel May 26, 2010 at 1:50 am

    woh, this is something to celebrate about! And the pic of you is HOT. *whistle*

    keep writing, let the juice flow. :)
    .-= rachel´s last blog ..Dylan – He and His Social Development =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 26, 2010 at 7:33 am

      @rachel, thank you thank you! That picture? I don’t know what to say. Disclaimer: The husband used it for that birthday post he wrote and insisted I keep it there despite my protests. I thought OMY would have used the picture in my “About Me” page but I suppose that one is a lot more, um, eye-catching.

  • Reply sunflower May 26, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Do I have to vote for all categories? I kind of confuse here because, the system did not process at the last 4 categories when I cast my vote.

    Anyway congratz on your nomination and I hope you will win. I love your share your life in a funny way when especially some of the unhappy moments in life.

    I always feel when I feeling blue, I just need to pop over to your site and read a few entries and that would at least make me better.
    .-= sunflower´s last blog ..Julia Gabriel Mandarin PlayClub Term 2: Lesson 10 =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 26, 2010 at 7:39 am

      @sunflower, I don’t think you have to vote for all, when you click on that ribbon “vote” a pop-up should appear saying something like “vote for Daphne Ling”? Once you confirm then that vote is done and that “vote” banner should now reflect “voted”.

      Thanks for going to all the trouble! I’m up against really good competition so every vote would make a huge difference.

      And thank you so much for that, I really am speechless because to me this is just a blog about the kids and my experiences as a parent. I feel so glad and privileged to have met you through that Mother & Baby article and to have made a another friend. That’s the most satisfying part of this blogging journey, by far.

      • Reply sunflower May 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

        @Daphne, Hey, I voted again. Yes, you are right, it doesn’t need to vote for all.

        Hehe… I am glad I brought that magazine, if not I will miss a gem. I buy Young parents every month but on that particular month, the topic shared in Mother & Baby got my attention and decided to give it a go!
        .-= sunflower´s last blog ..Julia Gabriel Mandarin PlayClub Term 2: Lesson 10 =-.

  • Reply lazymummy May 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Congrats!! *cheer*
    You are getting my vote for sure!
    .-= lazymummy´s last blog ..GNO – Party World KTV =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      @lazymummy, Thanks, your support and vote(s) are much appreciated!

  • Reply lynne May 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Congrats Daph. You have my vote :)

    • Reply Daphne May 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      @lynne, Thank you! So encouraged by all of you here.

  • Reply sherin May 28, 2010 at 5:22 am

    voted and will do so again daphne! you’re awesome!
    .-= sherin´s last blog ..It’s not hot enough! =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

      @sherin, Thanks for the support, practically from Day 1! Really appreciate it.

  • Reply lxlb May 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    i think i voted. just click on ur icon and then it brings me to this page right?
    .-= lxlb´s last blog ..久的不去,新的不来。。。 =-.

    • Reply Daphne May 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      @lxlb, Oops I think you have to click on the “vote” banner, it’ll ask you to confirm voting for “daphne ling”. You’ll have to try to avoid clicking on my face. That sounded weird, but – hey thanks for (almost) voting Stella!

  • Reply andy May 30, 2010 at 12:46 am

    hi Daphne, voted for your happening blog.

    • Reply Daphne May 30, 2010 at 1:04 am

      @andy, wow, thank you! way past midnight no less. Much appreciated.

  • Reply Ing May 31, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Hi Daphne,
    Congratulations on being a finalist! Voting for you. Hope you win!

    • Reply Daphne May 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm

      @Ing, Thanks for your support!

  • Reply Rachel June 2, 2010 at 12:11 am

    hey congratulations daphne !

    • Reply Daphne June 2, 2010 at 12:18 am

      @Rachel, Thanks, I hope you’re feeling better!

      • Reply Rachel June 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

        @Daphne, hey thanks! yeah feeling better and catching up on reading :)
        btw I really like this comment-reply widget on your site, instant notification, almost like chatting! hehe

        • Reply Daphne June 2, 2010 at 12:47 am

          @Rachel, Haha yes its called the WordPress Threaded Comments plugin (courtesy of extensive research by Kel). The threaded comments allow a direct reply to the comment which is nice. Although the text box seems to get smaller and smaller each time.

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