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Tanks, everybody, tanks!

Happy weekend, all. Today’s a special Sunday edition because I’ve got some awesome news to update. I don’t really have a smartass way to say this so I’ll get right to it. Yesterday, the results of the Annual Singapore Blog Awards were announced and I came home with the Best Family Blog Award. Yayy!!

It was held at Shanghai Dolly, where everyone was all dressed up and very polished so I tried my best to not look goofy. Obviously not very successful.

Photo courtesy of Andy (

Here’s a quick thank you to all the people who made this possible.

First, the kids, who gamely smiled (sometimes) and posed for every photo shoot. They’re the stars of the blog and without them, I’d still be a minion at a job I wasn’t very good at. Now at least I’m a minion at a job I love very much. They make my world spin and my days complete. Mommy loves you guys.

The husband, who’s my biggest fan and my best friend. These days, our date nights are spent behind our respective laptops with conversations that consist of monosyllabic grunts. I love that we can talk through the night and also sit together without talking through the night.

Every single one of you who drop by the blog and keep coming back. Your comments and support make me want to sit at the laptop at 3am in the morning to finish editing photos and write through every writer’s block.

Not forgetting all the other 9 finalists of the Best Family Blog category. It’s stressful going up against some of the best parenting blogs in the region and I had a great time meeting all the people whose blogs I spend so much time reading.

And finally, to OMY for putting it all together.

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  • Reply Candice July 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    congrats again! you definitely have one of the most interesting family blogs on my reader. :)

  • Reply Pris July 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats Daphne!!! Your blog is awesome and you certainly deserved this award! Enjoy your humor and your writing always makes me laugh!

  • Reply serline July 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulations! You truly deserve this award!

  • Reply Angeline July 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Congratulations Daphne, your posts always put a smile on my face!

  • Reply Bagaholicboy July 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations again! A well-deserved win!

    • Reply Daphne July 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

      ZOMG Bagaholicboy!! Thanks!

  • Reply Yvonne July 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    And again, it was nice meeting the writer behind those quirky and hilarious posts on parenthood. Congratulations and definitely, you deserve this great honour. =D

  • Reply Leonny July 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I was telling my hubby how you very most likely will win, and hey you actually did! Congrats! =) Love your naturally funny posts! =)

    • Reply Daphne July 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Thanks Leonny! That’s so sweet of you, and I’m honored to be up against you for the award! =)

  • Reply Jayne July 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Congratulations! You totally deserve the award! Your posts are brilliant!

  • Reply Pearlyn July 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    babe you look good! and conglaturations!

  • Reply WaveSurfer July 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Congratulations! Had read about your winning on the Chinese newspaper this evening! Keep up the good work! ^^

  • Reply Isabel July 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Daph congrats so proud of you! Although I do not have kids, reading your blog almost makes me wanna go have one. (as soon as I stop reading i revert to being a kid hater). Ever since we were in Uni and you told me you wanted to have a dozen, I believed you will be a great mom some day. You deserve this award!

    • Reply Daphne July 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Thanks Isabel! Hahah I remember the dozen kids…now I’m happy closing shop at 4. And you should definitely go have one, I’ll help u to babysit

  • Reply San July 25, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Congrats! ;)

  • Reply Susan July 25, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Congrats on the win! Love your optimism in dealing with the kids and it always helps to add a dose of humor too. Will be back for more of your parenting writing, qualified or not :)

  • Reply Kelly July 25, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Congratulations Daphne! Truly well deserved! And thank YOU for your work on here! You are always a great read!

  • Reply Emily July 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hi Daphne,
    Congratulations! You certainly deserve the title, I’m so happy for you. Thanks for writing so many great posts for us to read. Great pictures of your kids and a great dose of humour too. I love your blog. Keep it up!

  • Reply pc July 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    love your sense of humor in each and everyone of the entries here! keep up the good work!

  • Reply Daphne July 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Thanks again, everyone! Honestly, I’m very humbled by all the love. :)

  • Reply Fang July 25, 2011 at 11:48 am

    You SO TOTALLY deserved your win Daph! Very happy for you!!!! :)

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  • Reply Jerb July 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats! Your blog posts are always a good read and very entertaining. Keep it up! :)

  • Reply lilsnooze July 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm


    Seal your family blogger position with another kiddo! Haha, KIDDING (pun intended)!!! ;)

  • Reply Tin July 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Congrats!! Love reading all your posts … you truly deserve this award.

  • Reply yuling July 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Congrats babe!!!

  • Reply Ruth July 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats Daphne!!!! I love reading your blog and I’m so happy you won! Well done!

  • Reply Jen July 25, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Congrats!! Soooooo happieeeee that you won!! Keep doing what u do best – blogging and parenting! 

  • Reply Cecilia July 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Congrats babe!
    U truly deserve it!

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  • Reply beanbean July 26, 2011 at 2:09 am

    congrats daphne! you have a good thing going here :)

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  • Reply Ing July 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Congratulations!!! I knew you’d win. ;)

  • Reply edmund July 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Congrats on the win! U deserve it :)

  • Reply GET SINGAPORE July 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Congratulations on your win, Daphne. Your blog is truly interesting to follow and we love the look of your page.

  • Reply 为食主义 July 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Congratz, Daphne!

    • Reply Daphne August 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Yiwei, I’m sorry I missed this! Congrats too, your blog and pictures make me hungry always. :)

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