too awesome for words


I’m going to stop yelling now. Just that I’m having the sort of Monday one only dreams of having. First off, Tru told me this morning that he wanted to pat his sister to sleep and chased me out of the room. I knew they were never going to fall asleep like that but I spent the next 30 minutes drinking coffee and having a bit of me time while they giggled away playing with bears on my bed.

Then I got a call from Mai, Disney South East Asia’s Director of Media Relations, with epic news. I was halfway feeding the kids and over the lunchtime mayhem, I was able to make out the following words on the phone: Walt Disney, conference, Florida, email details, so I was all “sure, send me the details, we’ll talk after lunch.”

2 minutes later when I saw the email, I started screaming and running around the house yelling DISNEYWORLD!!

Ok, back up a little. Ever since I started blogging, I’ve wanted to go to conferences like BlogHer. To sit in sessions with other moms who are as passionate about blogging. To ogle at the stalwarts of the mom-blogging community and finally meet all the people whose blogs I’ve been reading all this while. But these conference were halfway around the world and I’d have to fly 48 hours both ways just to be there for a couple of days.

Then last year, Walt Disney World launched an annual Disney Media Moms Social Celebration in Walt Disney World. In other words, it’s kind of like BlogHer, except more exclusive and with extra Disney magic. Last year’s panelists included Chris BroganGuy Kawasaki (for real!!) and Maxine Clark (of Build A Bear Workshops) – enough to make me drool.

This year’s conference, which will be from 17-20 Mar, is already sold out but wait for it, they’ve reserved a place for a Singapore rep. I’m still in shock because out of all the awesome mommy blogs we have here, somehow they decided to send me. That means my airfare, accommodation at Disney Resort Hotel, passes to Disney World and meals are fully sponsored by Disney. I didn’t think I could love Disney any more than I already do, but OMG YES I CAN!

Also, I’m a little nervy because now if I make a complete arse of myself stalking Guy Kawasaki in Florida, everyone will know.

Note to self: Must. be. cool.

PS. I’m definitely going to bring along large sunglasses and a scarf as a form of disguise just in case.

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  • Reply Jus February 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Yay! CONGRATS! :)
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  • Reply Francesca February 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm


  • Reply lilsnooze February 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Thats way awesome!

  • Reply madeline February 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    WOW WOW WOW! So happy for you! And also envious. I think I’m the only Disney fan who’s never been to disneyland. Not even HK. Sigh.

    Enjoy! =))
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  • Reply Kless February 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    SUPER CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! =D

  • Reply Serene February 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    cool! congrats! you’ll love it. i was there last november, disney just does the whole “experience” thing SO WELL.

  • Reply Cecilia February 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    That’s GREAT!

    Congrats Daphne!
    U r jus awesome! Have fun yah, bring back lots of photos with the mascots!

    Sooo the grandma and superdad will take care of the two kiddos?

  • Reply strawberrymilkmama February 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    are you bringing the kids? you totally should! disney family holiday!!!
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  • Reply Kam February 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    That’s awesome!!! I am sure you will have a great great great time!

  • Reply Cindy Schultz February 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Yay! I can’t wait to meet you at Disney Social Media Moms!! Thanks for joining the blog hop!
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  • Reply olimomok February 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Wow that’s like your dream come true right there! Will you be bringing the kids? :)

  • Reply corsage February 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Woots! Congratulations Daphne! I’m so excited for you! I’m sure we’ll enjoy reading posts about your trip – complete with your trademark wit and humour!

  • Reply Daphne February 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for all the congratulatory messages! I’m still pinching myself from time to time to make sure it’s real. I’d really love to bring the kids, I’m sure they will go absolutely insane in Disney World. Yesterday while I was screaming Disneyland, Tru joined in shouting “YAYY DISNEYLAND I CAN SEE MICKEY MOUSE, mommy can I go see mickey mouse, please please please?”

    So yes, I totally want to bring the kids but airfare for them will cost at least $2k a pop. I’m not sure I have that many kidneys to sell.

  • Reply Ing February 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Wow congratulations!!! That’s truly awesome news! So happy for you. :)
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  • Reply Momo February 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Congrats babe! You totally deserved it. I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves reading your blog.

    Come back with lots of pictures for poor peeps like me ok?

  • Reply judebabe February 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats! Enjoy!
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  • Reply Clare February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Wow that’s pretty cool. I would love to be able to mix my passions for blogging and Disney World at a conference – funny thing is that I’m actually there on vacation and didn’t even know the conference was on!
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  • Reply Cynthia February 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Congrats!!! I’m soooo want to go too…. Have loads of fun there :)

  • Reply Lazymummy February 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    That’s so cool! Please take loads and loads of photos!!!
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  • Reply janeeeee February 23, 2011 at 3:20 am

    OMGGGGGG, this is so cool! Are you lugging the whole family along, or you’re just going alone?

    • Reply Daphne February 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I’m hoping we can all go, but we’re still working that out. Fingers crossed!

  • Reply San February 23, 2011 at 9:59 am

    OMG! That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!! I went to the Disney at LA for my honeymoon, and I absolutely LOVED it. Enjoy!!!
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    • Reply Daphne February 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      Serious?? Me too! And it just so happens that 18 Mar is our wedding anniversary so it will be like a second honeymoon, provided Kel comes along.

  • Reply beanbean February 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    you’ve definitely tagged this post correctly — it’s too awesome for words! esp when you’re such a disney and theme park fan! congrats and enjoy! i love walt disney world! you do know that 4 days is not going to be enough right? :)
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    • Reply Daphne February 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      hahahah YES I KNOW!! Plus I’m also eyeing Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando. I am going to reach the gates at 6am and camp there till they chase me out.

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    THat is so cool! :)

    Congrats! U are becoming a celebrity Blogger! :)

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