Actually I don’t want to blog about this issue. But I’m left with no choice but to step out and tell everyone where I’m standing because my name was mentioned several times in many blogs. I feel that I’m being misinterpreted.
Firstly, I don’t want to win any single award. I wasn’t expecting to win anything at all. I didn’t even prepare for a thank you speech. I don’t want to win anything, including the best blog award.
I did ask Uzyn about the best blog award. Initially, I thought the idea was the best blog will be judge by the total number of votes from all the best post and best blog categories. But maybe I misinterpreted Uzyn’s idea of best blog award. His idea of best blog is the blog that got the most votes from the blog categories.
Is this considered controversial? I don’t think so. I feel that it’s debatable and depends on how you view it. I agree that my views and uzyn’s views are different. But there is no right or wrong in this argument. Both methods has their pros and cons. Since Uzyn decided to take the other method to judge the winner, then I will go with his decision.
So why did I say I’m the loser?
I spend so much time and effort trying to make this entire event work.
We met up several times to discuss about this event. Went to geek terminal to discuss the event and pricing. Went to TCC boat quay to discuss the nomination. Do you know how many hours are being spend there?
And the countless of emails that we send to discuss and coordinate this event. Everyone is very supportive of this event. We put in alot of effort. And the endless MSN discussion we made. Even until the night before the event, we are still on MSN ensuring everything is in order.
I specially went down to iShop after work on Monday to collect the gift packs together with Uzyn. iShop is very kind to provide us the bags and some goodies. But they are too heavy for me to carry them home alone via MRT. Wanted to grab a cab, but the Taxi queue is very long. I have to call my bro-in-law who is NOT THAT nearby to come fetch me.
I drove down to Fort Road on Tuesday 11pm SPECIALLY to collect the gift from Shuffle-arts. Roger gave us some discount voucher and shuffle-arts for door gift. I also exchanged several emails with Paddy from bak2u on the gift packs too.
And I carried the gift pack from my house to Geek Terminal on that day. I have to take cab down because it is impossible to take MRT. I even call cab because I was late and we still haven’t pack the gift pack yet. We spend 1/2 hour at the entrance of Geek Terminal packing the gift pack. Thanks to everyone for helping out.
And I was running around the place during the entire event, looking to see if there is any thing that need my help. I didn’t really get to sit down and enjoy the award presentation at all.
Why am I doing all these? Why do I even bother? I’ve been doing all this because I wanted to do something for this community. I hope this community can grow and bond together. I hope more people will join us at ping.sg, come out have lots of fun.
So did I achieve that? NO!
One day after the award presentation, what I’m seeing is the verge of a full blown flame war. I get people MSN-ing, SMS-ing and calling me and talk about this best blog award issue. Seriously, I don’t really care that much about it. I just want the community to come out, gather and have fun.
PLEASE! Do you all want to see ping.sg break up into a flaming war? Do you want this party to be the last party ping.sg dare to organise? Everyone here is my friend. I don’t want to see this happening to us. Before you type your next flaming entry on your blog, think about it. Do you want to break up this community which we spend so much time building? What is the point of this flame war? What do you want to achieve from it? Think about it.
So the best loser for this ping.sg award is DK. For putting in so much effort for the party, hoping that the community will grow stronger, YET it ended up as a flame war, dragging him down at the same time. Well done DK! Keep up the good work.
Do I get a best loser award trophy for this?