Thursday, September 17, 2009
15 September is my special day! Won my first ever DMBLGIT! The announcement of the August Contest result has been postponed for quite a long while and when it finally came out on that great Tuesday, my heart stopped beating for a split second. My black sesame macaron photo was on the winner’s page! Being so overwhelmed, I had to share it instantly with someone who happened to be there with me: J, my colorist colleague who helped me pick my very first entry to DMBLGIT seven months ago from my post Café Fanatique. Thanks J!
Thanks to DMBLGIT and Andrew of Spittoon Extra, DMBLGIT August's judges: Helen of Food Stories and Douglas of Intoxicating Prose for this pleasant surprise!
DMBLGIT set my photography standard of a dream blog before I even thought about blogging. Dreamt very hard that one day I would hope to win DMBLGIT. Had enjoyed and patronized Bonbini and Tartelette which are both extraordinary blogs. So thanks to Thip of Bonbini and Helen of Tartelette who are great bakers, fantastic food stylists and photographers, and of course DMBLGIT winners and my true source of inspirations! And nevertheless, Vegan Yum Yum was my illumination for practicing sunlight photography and getting my first professional camera. Thanks Lolo!
I like to share my most happiness with Fitri of Rumah Manis who is my great Indonesian fellow blogger. Thanks Fitri for being a good friend even though we never really met! And to Robert Lau of Talk3Talk4 who shared great thoughts and reminded me of my origin, gave my very first post comment and was my first blog follower. Thanks Robert!
Of all these eight months or coming nine months of blogging, I like to express my gratitudes to many bloggers who have been constantly pouring their support and words of encouragement, and inspiring me with their blog contents. And of course, my praise to fellow Daring Bakers and Daring Cooks who live everyday with passion and curiosity. Thank you all!