May 28, 2012

Another day, Another vote!

(Daddy answers)

Okay, so apparently all Finalists of the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 have to answer a set of e-interview questions through a blog post.

And quite frankly, I didn't know about it for a good 3 days after the results of the finalists were announced 7 days back. The reason? The email had sent me went straight into my spam folder. It was a good thing I check my spam folder once every week then... and an even better thing that I had previously done up a post about our blog making it as one of the 10 Finalists for the Best Family Blog category.

So I can just cut and paste. Or not.

How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?

I was absolutely bowled over when I got the news. Even more bowled over when the first thing my wifey asked was if I would sponsor her a new dress for the ceremony.

When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?

You can read all about there is to know about me HERE. But to cut to the chase, my wife Sharon started this blog in early 2005 to document the growing years of our child. Yes, child. Singular. At that time, we were sure we would stop at one. Stop laughing. 

I took over the reins in April 2005 when her maternity leave ended, and I have been chronicling my Fatherhood journey for a good 7 years now.

I get my inspiration from - where else - the perspiration I accumulate when I bring my monkies out or when I run after them. So there is always something waiting to be blogged from my reservoir of experiences.

How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?

I'll be lying if I say I am not in it to win it. But having said that, I do recognise that there is really awesome competition in the Best Family Blog category.

3 of the Finalists are repeat Finalists and they are the ones who I had actually learned so much from during my early blogging days. The other 6 are, like me, first-time Finalists and I am sure all of them must have done something right in the past year to receive this accolade.

So honestly, I'm already chuffed to be in such great company.

Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?

Only a reason? Then it has got to be those eyes.

Oops. Sorry, wrong picture.

This one is more palatable.

Alright... in all seriousness, we really love exploring all kids-related activities in Singapore! Yes, that will be both outdoor and indoor FUN stuff. I did a series on the 100 Holiday Activities for kids for last year's December School Holidays, as well as my much-loved (or so I would like to think) annual Christmas Shows at the Malls list. Oh, and my recent Kids Activities for the June School Holidays 2012 too!

We love travelling too, and are always on the lookout for those off-the-beaten-road kind of travel experiences to share on our blog. Our more memorable travel logs include our Cebu jaunt, Sydney to Brisbane East Coast Road trip, as well as our recent Farm Stay in Johor.

To showcase my elmo emo side, I talk about parenting-related issues that have shaped me to be the Dad I am today. I think my 2-parter on the 36 things that I had learned since becoming a Dad was my most emo state yet.

I hope the above posts provide a good enough snapshot of what our blog entails. And also, a better understanding into why I am so fiercely dedicated to being the best Dad that I can be to my 3 monkies.

You are so awesome, can I get your autograph?
Oh stop, you’re embarrassing me. But if we ever meet, just ask away. I’ll sign anything for adoring fans.

Are you sure that these are the real questions asked by
YEP! In any case, I get people asking me these types of questions ALL THE TIME!

No… not really. I was just making the last 2 questions up actually. But, if you do have a real question, feel free to leave it in the comments section!

Lastly, on behalf of Sharon, Ash, Ayd & Ale, I would like to to thank all of you for accompanying us on this amazing Parenting journey thus far. Our humble blog would never make it this far if it wasn't for you.

And if you have enjoyed reading our blog all these while, please support us a teeny weeny bit more by VOTING for us as the Best Family Blog HERE! Thanks a million! :)

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The said...

Congrats Kelvin!
Your blog is one of the reason why I make a decision to revamp mine. When we draw a blank for activities, we know where to get the info from. Thumbs up, you got my vote!

TWD said...

By the way, 'the' is actually thewackyduo . Fat fingers : p

SengkangBabies said...

Good luck to you and to me. And all Daddy bloggers :)

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Mr. Wee (sorry, don't know your name yet),

Thanks for your kind words and support! :)

We draw inspiration from one another, and it's good to see so many Daddies starting a blog.

Whether the blog's good or not, it's subjective. But I believe our ultimate aim is the same - to have a keepsake for our kids so that they may read and look back on their growing up years when they are older. Or course, whether they will be embarrassed then is another matter!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Andy,

Yep! Good luck to you as well, and everyone else! I'm really looking forward to the Awards Ceremony to catch up with everyone. :)

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