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Archive for July 2008 Blog Awards 2008 : The results!

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I know many who had missed the party have been anticipating the publishing of the results on this blog. So here they are! And once again, congrats to all the winners!

1. Most Entertaining Blog
Life is a Joke, Laugh at it!
by krisandro

2. Most Interactive Blog
The Sometimes Damsel in Distress
by sheylara

3. Most Insightful Blog
Unique Frequency
by uniquefrequency

4. Best Photoblog
by veron

5. Best Audio/Video Podcast
by Tech65

6. Most Controversial Post
Homosexuality is a choice, you’re not born to be gay
by shadowfox

7. Most Dramatic Post
Please Please Let Bobo press her boobs against you!
by bobobimbo
– Thanks for the amazing video! We all loved it!

8. Most Entertaining Post
How to do a Lipdub
by rinaz

9. Most Insightful Post
Are Bloggers Really Influencers?
by uniquefrequency

10. Best Citizen Journalism Post
IT Show 2008: Survival Guide, Damage, and Review
by claudia

11. Best Review Post
LG Viewty – Black
by veron

12. Best Photo Post
Pingsters at De Coder’s Café
by claudia

13. Waggener-Edstrom Post of the Year 2008
How to do a Lipdub
by rinaz

14. HP Blog of the Year 2008
Life is a Joke, Laugh at it!
by krisandro

Congratulations to all the winners!

May we have more good blogs for the next one year!

– Daphne


Written by incywincy

July 20, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Posted in Events,

Thanks for the Awesome 2nd Anniversary Party

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What a great 2nd Anniversary Party we have had just now and congratulations to the Blog Awards II winners!

As I am totally exhausted from continuously missing sleep from the last few days, I’m going to do this in point-form.

  • The party was great!
  • The attendees were great! We have met so many new Pingsters for the first time. It’s really great to meet new bloggers.
  • Pong and poof game were really fun. Now I wish I have the pong/poof tags everywhere I go.
  • The food at Fig & Olive was really great! Really the best catering I’ve had.
  • Rinaz’ Ping Lipdup video kicks ass! It kicks so much ass that we had to play it twice, in a row, as none of us could get enough of it.
  • Congratulations to all the awards winners. Do continue blogging great entries!
  • Bravo Rinaz, for winning the Post of the Year award for this post. She got herself a $200 Takashimaya voucher and a dinner for 2 sponsored by Waggener Edstrom.
  • Krisandro, you got us all jealous. Congratulations for winning the HP Mini laptop, sponsored by HP for winning the Blog of the Year!
  • Thanks to our amazing awesome sponsors:
  • Thanks to our friends who supported this event:
    • – Check out their wide range of podcasts from tech to lifestyle and others.
    • Engraving Services – you have got to check this guy out. Mark does really great engraving services for all occasions.
  • Thanks to committee members for volunteering to help out in making this event such a success! You guys really rock!
  • Thanks to all the attendees. It was awesome meeting all of you!

Wow. I thought it is going to be a short post but it turns out to be longer than it should be.

For the photos and videos of the event, we will just leave it to those who do best – the bloggers!

Good night and thanks for the fun and wild night!

Written by uzyn

July 19, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Posted in Events, Blog Awards and Prizes!

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Just ONE MORE DAY to the 2nd Anniversary Party and the Blog Awards 2008!

Here’s a sneak preview to what the nominees and the voters (YES! You, the voters!) stand to win:

Winners of each Post Category Award stands to win:
Cash vouchers from Borders!
A “trophy”!
A chance to win the Post of the Year Award!

Winners of each Blog Category Award stands to win:
Cash vouchers from Borders!
A “trophy!”
A chance to win the Blog of the Year Award!

Winners of these categories have been determined by community votes during the open voting period of 6 July to 17 July 2008, and will be revealed on the day of the Party!

Each winner from the Post or Blog Categories will stand a chance to win either the Post of the Year or Blog of the Year Award respectively.

This will be done by having each winner entered into a fresh new competition on the day of the Party itself. All attendees will be given a Unique Code. This Unique Code will be used for 2 purposes:

  1. To vote for their choice “Post of the Year” and “Blog of the Year“,
  2. To enter a lucky draw!

Yes! You can win a lucky draw prize just by attending the event, and doing live-voting for your favourite Post of the Year and Blog of the Year! Isn’t that easy? Just vote!

There are shopping and dining vouchers to be won, so don’t miss this chance!

Winner of the Post of the Year Award stands to win:
$200 cash vouchers from Takashimaya!
A Post of the Year “trophy”!
A special dinner for you and a blog reader, with Waggener-Edstrom!

Winner of the Blog of the Year Award stands to win:
A HP Mini!
A Post of the Year “trophy”!

HP Mini

HP Mini

It’s gonna be an exciting afternoon, that’s for sure!

So see you on Saturday, 4pm, at Fig & Olive @ Bencoolen Street!

Written by incywincy

July 18, 2008 at 1:30 am

Posted in Events, 2nd Anniversary Party is Around the Corner

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Hello Pingsters! 2nd Anniversary

It has been a year of many happenings and finally, is now celebrating its 2nd birthday! Join in our celebrations and engage in an exciting evening of games, food and drinks, and networking with bloggers and sponsors of the event!

If you had missed the extremely fun 07 07 07 event (our 1st birthday), then this is surely and event that you will definitely want to sign up for!

Whether you’re a newbie in the community, or a first generation member, you are welcome to join us on this day of cheer, and on many more community outings to come! Click on the photos below to see what we’ve been up to for the last 12 months (our gatherings, and the events that Pingsters attended together)!

Collage of Past Outings
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Join us to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary, yet another milestone for and its community:

Date: 19 July 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm to 8:30pm (join us for a Post-Party Party!)
Venue: Fig & Olive @ Bencoolen Street
Ticket: S$10 per person for registration and buffet dinner
(Payment either via DBS/POSB or Paypal)
Places are limited. Sign up fast!

At the party, we’ll be playing games, eating the anniversary cake, witnessing the Blog Awards II Ceremony (have you voted?), having dinner while meeting and getting to know bloggers, and winning lucky draws (thanks to the sponsors).

On top of that, the party attendees, in other words – you, will be the ones deciding the winners of the 2 major awards for Blog Awards II – Post of the Year and Blog of the Year. Which post and which blog do you think best represent the last 1 year of Have your say counted at the event itself! Lucky voters and award winners will be winning prizes!

Also on our exciting programme is the launch of v2.0, with new features to enhance blogger-to-blogger connections and the whole site experience! And the best of all, party attendees will be watching the first public screening of Rinaz’s Ping Lipdup Project!
So what are you waiting for? Hurry and book your tickets here! See you there! 2nd Anniversary Party and Blog Awards is proudly sponsored by:

HP logo Advertlets logo Waggener-Edstrom

About HP
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $104.3 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

About is an Asian blog advertising network that reaches over 1 million unique users across Asia, each day. Our unique earning model allows Singaporean bloggers to start earning as soon as they place their ad code – through traffic & clicks, as well as sponsored posting
opportunities. Advertlets advertisers include Hewlett Packard, EMI,, ST701, Toyota, Starbucks, The Manhattan Fish Market, MINDEF Singapore, Informatics, GAP, Brylcreem, and more! Find out more at

About Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is a multiservice global public relations agency. Founded in 1983 and independently owned, the agency was named PRWeek’s Large Agency of the Year for 2004, and was named Best Agency to Work For in 2004 and Best Large Agency to Work For in 2006 by the Holmes Report. The agency has more than 800 employees, 16 offices around the world and six global practices — Corporate Communications, Consumer Marketing, Environment, Healthcare, Public Affairs and Technology. More information can be found at

This event is also supported by:


Written by uzyn

July 15, 2008 at 7:58 am

Posted in Events, Blog Awards II is Open for Voting

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After a really long meeting with the Organizing Committee in processing through the really really long list of 187 nominations, the final nominees for each of the categories have finally been announced.

The nominees are selected by a group of panel based on the following criteria:
– Frequency of the preliminary nominations
– Suitability of the nominations for each of the categories
– Voting by the committee members (with the rule that none of the committee member is able to vote for oneself).

After the really tedious process of going through the list of good blogs and great posts, we were all tired from reading too many good stuff, but finally we are happy to announce the final nominees for each of the categories for the 2nd Blog Awards!

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Voting starts now until Thursday, 17 July 2008 18:00.

Do note that you can vote for the blog categories every 24 hours but for the post categories, only once.

Winners will be announced during the upcoming 2nd Anniversary Party this coming 19th July 2008! More details on the party soon.

Vote now and as usual, don’t stop pinging and ponging!

Written by uzyn

July 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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