I myself can’t believe up to now that I won an HP Mini Netbook just for blogging the first ever Trendlabs BlogCon. Though, I admit that I wished for this, it’s just that.. ummmm.. ah… ewan!
Can’t believe it really. When I first saw my name in the email from Andy’s PC, I think all I said was “whoah-whoah-whoah” — but I didn’t scream.. I hope..
It’s quite surprising because for the longest time, I haven’t had any “luck” like this. When I was younger, I really thought I was lucky in life because I often win in raffles and in various contests but as I grow older, it changed. I hope you understand what I’m trying to say here or else you won’t continue reading :. My mind’s clogged up with awe at that moment that I did not even know what to react.
My excitement was somehow replaced by a pinch of pressure because it was sent to all Trend Micro employees (I hope in PH only) – and I bet they’re currently reading this if they bookmarked this blog 😀 After sometime, I also received comments from my colleagues and told me that they’ve read it. I suddenly felt bothered because some may judge it the way that I don’t want to hear it. Some may like it and some may even say that it’s not deserving to win. I kinda prepared myself to it after minutes of thinking. Though I haven’t received any insecure comments yet, I told myself that it’s not really the best blog anyone could read but it’s the sincerest and the most truthful article I have ever written – it’s very me. I even recall writing it when I was very sleepy and just finished it in more or less an hour.
Nakakatuwa at sobrang nakakaoverwhelm lang ng nangyari. For the past weeks, I was feeling down and awkward but not depressed. It’s just that this is not the usual me. Something’s really not in line with my everyday routine. Until now, I don’t know what was it. I think that happens for a reason to everybody. Then one night I just prayed and felt sincere that it would go away. God knows how to cheer me up. This may not be the best gift but it’s a perfect present that came in a perfect time to make me realize that BRO won’t ever let me down.
My overflowing gratitude to the speakers who stand as judges and to the organizers of the Blogcon – parang awards night lang.