Thanks, Philippine Blog Awards 2010!

I woke up this morning coughing my lungs out, wondering whether last night was real or not. A few moments later, my hubby greeted me good morning and congrats. I figured, it was real. I hurried to the kitchen to get a glass of water and I saw three trophies on the drawer. One of my other housemates, Dane, congratulated me. Alright, alright, it was real.

image courtesy of Ian Velasco

So last night, I won in 3 categories at the Philippine Blog Awards 2010:

Last night was a little blurry. I barely remember anything. In fact, my Sunday was pretty uneventful until that night. My asthma surely knows perfect timing and does it well. The past weekend, breathing normally has been such a chore. But I don’t have a choice, do I? Yesterday morning, I decided I won’t be attending. My KJ lungs just won’t let me.

I wish I could just take a dose of my anti-asthma medication but its side effects are nasty. I shake, feel weak and get giddy and hyper every time I’m on it. I spent the whole morning working on my travel blogs. My friends kept on insisting that I attend the event but I didn’t wanna risk it. It was only around 6pm that I started feeling a little better.

At around 7:30pm, after reading a whole bunch of posts about the Sarah Geronimo-Cristine Reyes skirmish, I decided to go. I knew I was already late but what the heck. I dressed up, took the bus and entered RCBC building. Hello, Philippine Blog Awards.

Believe me, I wasn’t expecting anything. I was a finalist in three categories but I wasn’t really hopeful. The only award that I thought I had a chance at winning was the Top 3 posts. After all, there were 6 finalists and 3 would win. It was a 50-50 chance. As regards to others, I wasn’t positive. I sat at the back and a few moments later, I was announced one of the winners of the Top 3 posts. Stage. Trophy. Speech. At that moment, I was content. I could die of asthma right there and I won’t care anymore. That was enough for me.

The 2 other wins were shocking to me. In fact, I showed everyone how to word-vomit on stage that time. I think I said something like, “Nahihiya na ako.” And out of the blue, I said hi to Azrael. Sabaw at its finest. LOL.

I didn’t even realize the Best Personal Blog award would come with a Nokia X3 phone. So when Jane, one of the presenters, told me to stay on the stage coz Nokia would give me a phone, I stupidly answeredΒ  “Huh? Why?” Tangena, ang tanga ko lang. Hahaha.

Anyway, that was last night. I was a mess. (And mind you, I wasn’t even drunk.) But you know what. I don’t give a damn. It was one of the happiest nights of my life. Screw asthma. Screw nerves. Screw expectations. I did it. I won.

And since I was a train wreck last night, allow me to take this opportunity to thank a whole bunch of people. Again, thanks to the Philippine Blog Awards, to the judges (I have no idea who you are but thank you), to my fellow finalists.

Let me also thank a few special people.

Top (Written) Posts for 2010: Fireworks, Hormones and this Blog Post

This award is for you, Shy Guy. I wrote it for you. And so this award is all yours. We’ve been together for almost two years and I don’t ask why the past two years have been my most successful, most productive, most fulfilling. I know the answer to that. You are my prize. I freakin’ love you to bits.

Top Post for 2010: Do They Read Blogs in Heaven?

If only this award were a sign of forgiveness, then I’d take it whole-heartedly. But daddy, this means nothing.

Best Personal Blog:

I think it’s more than fair to share this award with the Promil Kids, with Andre and everyone else I have used featured on my blog. LOL.

And of course to my readers especially the regular ones and frequent “commenters” like Finya, Ertling, Cecille, the Lady in Green Ruffles, Kevin, Noah, Odin, Gillboard, Geek, Niel, Eina, Will, Gravity, Jake, Maki, Dust, Herbs, Dean. There are times when I feel like you were the only ones reading my blog and we don’t know each other but hey, you keep me going.

Andre said to me the other day: “Yoshke, you’ve been blogging for over 5 years and you’ve never been recognized by your peers. Something tells me 2010 is your year.”


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    • iamJuno

      @yoshke congrats!

      • @iamjuno thank you, thank you, thank you πŸ˜€

  • here’s my photo coverage of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards

    2010 Philippine Blog Awards photo coverage (winners, stage, hosts, people)

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  • andre

    One big TOLD YOU SO. Congrats! πŸ˜›

  • Yay, thanks to Philippine Blog Awards for the 3 trophies I got last night. Thanks to Nokia for the phone. And…

    • @yoshke Congrats yosh.. πŸ™‚ Galing!

      • @jubatz salamat, neighbor. πŸ˜›

    • lessegers

      @yoshke WWOOOOHHH! nakita kita kagabi! haha! Congrats yoshke! you deserve every award kagabi!

      • @lessegers waaaah, fellow truffaut fan, weh? hahaha. eeeh, nahihiya ako kagabi

        • lessegers

          @yoshke im proud of you! haha! i miss yung dating blog design, hehe!

          • @lessegers hahaha, ayoko na ng masyado makulay. lol. im in love with gray right now. πŸ˜›

    • mariannemarcial

      @yoshke Aww! Ang galing! Idol! πŸ™‚ So proud of you! πŸ™‚

      • @mariannemarcial waaaah, salaaamat. πŸ˜€

  • Well deserved! I’m such a big fan and sana I was there so I can finally meet you in person!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • haha, honga, bakit kasi hindi ka umattend? πŸ˜›

      • Ahihi. nabaon sa work.

        Onga pala I must add that this is the best layout I’ve seen you used so far!

        Super neat and organized at ang sarap sa mata! πŸ˜€

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  • andre

    One big I TOLD YOU SO. Congrats! πŸ˜›

  • Shy Guy

    Ang swerte mo sa ‘kin :p Congratulations to you XD

    • hahaha sana merong “like” button dito.

      • merong “like” button sa taas, katabi ng retweet button. meron din right after the post! πŸ˜›

    • swerte talaga!!! :*

  • Congratulations! Daming trophies πŸ™‚

  • Teeeheee! Super congrats yoshke! πŸ˜€

  • for more trophies,

    for more blogging days,

    and for more years to you and your shy guy, together…

    your dad must be so proud of you… wherever he is.

    (is that my name you mentioned? *blushing* hahaha i will always be a fan.)

    • yes, it’s yer name!!! hihi

  • Congrats to you and to your blog. More power! πŸ˜€

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  • jeric

    congrats! πŸ™‚

  • jeric

    congrats, yoshke! πŸ™‚

  • finya

    Ahihihi! Ikaw na ang sikat at nag hakot! hahaha next year 6 na ang goal! hahaha! AJA AJA AJA! fighting!

  • Congratulations Edison! πŸ˜€ You deserve the award lalo na yung Best Personal Blog. Last year pa lang nung nag-meet tayo and read ur blog nagtataka ako bakit di ka pa nanonominate sa PBA. 2010 is your year weeee congratulations again and thank you so much for the love… and the planner teehee πŸ˜›

  • 3 awards? That’s awesome! Congratulations and more power! πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  • congratulations, deserving ka talaga manalo. imagine 3 blogs for this year!

  • erikpaolo

    congrats! im so happy for you! i miss reading your blog. sa isang liblib na isla kasi ako nagwowork. hehe. ^^

  • Dust

    This might be a bit late but CONGRATULATIONS Yoshke. You truly deserve it. This really is your year. Have a very great day. Ikaw ang nagwagi. LOL.

  • chino

    congratzzzzz ES, so proud of you!!! im a big fan…!

  • Congrats Yoshke ang galing galing, idol na kita ngayon sa blogging hahaha. Uy paexchange links naman o, naadd na kita sa blog ko ha. Merry Christmas!!!

  • nag back read ako at sobrang natuwa/naiyak…halo-halo na..

    ang galing mo, yoshke. CONGRATS.

    newbie here..

    • salamat salamat salamat!

  • jeff

    congrats yoshke.. galing galing

    • galing lang. Chos! haha. salamat jeff

  • Congratulation for winning the awards

  • Akala ko talaga ay award-winnng ang blog na ‘to! Wow! Congrats then! You have a lot of silent readers from my school. πŸ™‚

    • yay! sige, pag nagcampus tour ako, unahin ko ang UP Manila. wahaha. chos!!! chika lang. salamaaat cleve!

  • dean

    uy ako ba yung special mention? *kilig*

    congrats yoshke! well deserved!

    • haha, oo ikaw yun πŸ˜›

  • Now, I am more than inspired to write more. Congratulations! How I wish I have the capability and the faculty to write like you do. more Power!

    • How I wish I have the capability and the faculty to write like you do.

      I’m sure you do! you’re just being modest! πŸ™‚

  • Wow… you even mentioned my name (is it me?) here eh nakakahiya nga, di na ko regular visitor. Kaloka.. Now ko lang ulit nabisita etong blog mo after a hectic school year.

    Congratulations! You sure deserve it. Haha.. Ganyan talaga minsan sa moment ng super unexpected happenings, sabaw kung sabaw. Haha.

    Weeeeeeee. Happy hearts! πŸ˜€