Wednesday, January 7, 2009

contest winners!

the entries gave us a hard time. all the experiences shared here are truly memorable and are worth sharing. so, instead of having just one person to help me choose, i included others to read it as well.

upon everyone's approval, we got it shortlisted and we have our winners:for the three National Geographic magazines, we're giving it to:

"we would sometimes hit each others heads accidentally while asleep whenever the bus made a sharp turn. the bus driver drove so fast (and it was night time!) that it was better to keep our eyes closed." - fortuitous faery

"I looked in amazement at a magic bottle being passed from table to table almost all the time. Could it be some kind of alcoholic beverage? When it reached our table, Victor and I laughed. It was a bottle of chilli sauce. Every body was sharing the same bottle of chilli sauce." - bengbeng

"we drew the lines on the sand and pretty soon we're laughing as we played a game that reminded us so much of our childhood. a curious crowd of foreigners began to take notice. the first to join us was a german couple who understood how the game was played simply by watching us. then two more, and then more. within two hours, the boxes in the sand grew and grew as more tourists joined us, while other strangers remained in the sidelines and rooted for players whose names they did not even know." - atticus

congratulations fortuitous faery, bengbeng and atticus!

for the grand prize, which is a copy of Travel+Leisure's Southeast Asia anniversary issue,
"We finally hitched a ride in a private jeepney around 7 am but only up to a certain crossing. From there, the only way to reach Banaue was to hire a tricycle. Riding a tricycle for more than an hour through an almost deserted road with mountains and cliffs was not a very comfortable experience, especially when a man in camouflage pants asked us if he could ride with us to Banaue. I got paranoid and I knew my friend was also nervous. I was thinking of NPA’s, ambush, kidnapping, and all sorts of morbid things." - luna miranda

congratulations luna!

thank you to everyone who shared their most memorable travel experience. this blog will treasure your stories. check out all the shared memorable experience
here.

thank you for taking part in the first anniversary contest!!!

for the winners, please email your complete home address to i.dongho@gmail.com.

48 comments:

JayAshKal said...

Congratulations to the winners, especially Luna. I just visited her blog.Will visit the other winners' blogs to get to know them more.

Great contest, sayang I missed it.

luna miranda said...

oh, wow! unbelievable (lol)! i got carried away writing about that experience. should i prepare my acceptance speech (hehehe)?

thank you, dong. very nice of you to give me that copy of Travel+Leisure.

REDLAN said...

congrats sa winners. wow

fortuitous faery said...

ohmygosh! i won! i won! i think it's the first time i won anything from a blog contest!

thank you!

congrats to luna and my co-runners-up!

Bryan Anthony the First said...

congratulations to the winners

woof!

Victor said...

Congratulations BengBeng!

atticus said...

i won! i won! here's to world peace and helping the youth.

wait, was it a beauty pageant i joined?

kidding. thank you dong!

Reena said...

yey! congrats to the winners!...i still laugh about Luna's "almost" encounter with an NPA.

Aethen said...

Pwede hihinge lang ako kuya dong ng prize? Hehe.

Congratulations to all the winners!

happy new year, kuya!

Joy said...

It was a wonderful competition and the winners certainly shared openly to the readers. Well done!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Have a great first week in 2009!

joy
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my gulch said...

congrats sa mga winners. ayos tong pa-contest mo Dong ah. sayang di ako nakasali. next time na lang siguro. more power sa blog mo!

the donG said...

>jay, thanks for dropping by. yes they really did well for this. even the ones who didnt won really had great experiences.

>hi luna, congratulations! acceptance speech would be fun. hahaha...

>redlan, ganda talaga ng kinuwento nila. sana nga pinost mo rin dito yung sayo.

>faery, congratulations! im happy for you. keep in touch. i already read your email.

>bryan, congratulations indeed!

>victor, yes. your friend won!

>hi atticus, hahaha... congratulations! world peace!

>hi reena, funny indeed and scary in their part.

>aethen, hahaha... pag may extra. happy new year din.

>hi joy, you're right. even the ones who didnt win really shared their most memorable experiences. i really wish i had enough prizes for everyone who shared.

>hi rayts, oo nga. sayang. sige next time. salamat sa pagbisita.

REDLAN said...

sa totoo lang nakalimutan ko. hehehe. sobra kasing busy dong. pagbalik ko dito dun ko lang naalala and i-announce mo na ang winners. hehehe. nakaka inspire nga yung mga experiences ng lumahok. next time na lang kung meron pa. hehehe

SandyCarlson said...

You are very generous! God bless.

Bengbeng said...

i can't believe it. I actually won :)

I will email you my home address later.

MysLykeMeeh said...

ohh...wow--!

And, I...just read ur article and hoping to read other blogs tooo about travel...

Anyways, congratulations to the winners!

Joops said...

Congratulations to the winners!

ryliej said...

hi dong, di ko ata alam tong contest hehehe...

Pietro said...

Very fine competition, Dong.
Congrats to the winners!

JM said...

Congratulations on your blog's aniversary! You've done a fantastic job throughout the year! Keep on the good work! :-)
Congratulatons too to the winners of the contest.

alicesg said...

Congratulations to the winners. Always interesting to read about other experiences.

PUSANG-gala said...

wow---comngrats sa mga winners---well desrevd. mali yung ginawa ko. keke. ngyn ko lang narealize....

I have to read the instructions carefully next time......

wala bang consolation price Dom? humirit pa. keke

MeL said...

Congrats sa winners! :)

Lalaine said...

Congratulations to all the winners! =)

KRIS JASPER said...

WHAAAT?????

I didnt win it????????

dabog! dabog! dabog!

C'mon Dong, do you honestly think there's a place in this planet that can beat my Dolalee Land?

lol!!!!

Happy 07th of January!

mimi said...

congrats sa kanila!

gillboard said...

Di man lang ako nakasali... hehe

But congratulations to the winners!!!

the donG said...

>redlan, oo ang galing nga ng mga experience nila. kakatuwa basahin at mas lalong maeenganyong bumyahe. next time sali ka.

>hi sandy, readers has been more generous as well with their time in visiting my blog just like you. thank you!

>bengbeng, yes you did! congratulations! ill wait for your email.

>myslykemeeh, thanks! im glad that you liked it.

>joops, they really deserve to win.

>ryliej, sayang naman. next time balitaan kita.

>pietro, yes. in fact we had a hard time choosing who will win.

>jm, thanks a lot! im also happy to have you visiting my blog.

>alicesg, same here. specially when they share their precious moments like they did here.

>pusang gala, hahaha... oo nga. iniisip ko nga kasi lahat magaganda ang experience. next time may consolation prize na. salamat sa pagsali.

>hi mel, salamat din sa pagsali.

>hi lalaine, they really deserve it.

>jasper, hahaha... dabog dabog dabog. ingat at baka may makakita sa yo dyan. happy birthday!

>hi mimi, oo nga. galing nila.

>gillborad, next time na lang. hehehe...

Chyng said...

what? may contest na naman akong di nasalihan?!

I really should add you na sa blog roll ko.. Wait... winks*

Hilda said...

Congratulations to the winners! Their descriptions all made me laugh and smile. Nakakatuwa ang pagkakasulat din.

paoruiz said...

congratulations to all the winners! =) they all deserve it. =)

sheng said...

Congrats to the winners!

Luke Wiley said...

Very nice!

uncleawang said...

Congratulation or Takniah in Malaysia!!!!to all the winner's.
That's include my cyber friend BengBeng.

dodong flores said...

I congratulate the winners...

sendzki said...

sorry dong some things came up so wasn't able to catch up..hahay sana next time hehe..congrats sa winners ^_^ nakakatawa kay luna haha

Blue Rose said...

congratulations to the winners!

sayang hindi ako nakasali. medyo tamad pa kasi magsulat and kinda busy.

eye in the sky said...

festive contest! i like the new head photo too.

Photo Cache said...

congratulatiosn to all the winners!

hisnameisdencios said...

ang galing nito!
congrats para sa lahat!
im sure magkakasinggaling kayu pero mas bilib ako sayu
naks!
Godbless!

Anonymous said...

congratulations sa mga nanalo..ang galing at nanalo yung mga bet ko...

congrats to luna at sa lahat ng mga sumali..

-rio

bw said...

Congrats to the winners ! Pretty interesting contest Dong :)

~~m$. DoNNA~~ said...

visit lang ako dito..
di ako makarelate sa contest... hehehe...

pasyal pasyal...
gandang tanghali :)

Raft3r said...

hindi ako nanalo?
=(
hehe
better luck next time

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The Islander said...

baka may mga tira tirang mags pa jan. di ako umaayaw. hehehe.

congrats sa mga nanalo.

happy 1 new year anniversary dong ho.

keep them coming. i will always be one of the subscribers.

Heart of Rachel said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

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