I got a ‘Kalabaw’ and I have the photos to prove it!
My podcast network, Brink Notes Podcast Network (BNCAST), was awarded as the 2011 Best Podcast Blog during the Philippine Blog Awards awarding ceremony held yesterday, December 3, 2011, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati City. I attended the ceremony with my mom and she also won a touchscreen phone from Nokia during the raffle.
The kalabaw that I got is actually the Philippine Blog Awards trophy for this year.
I was so nervous before, during, and after the awards night. Really. I think my mom felt nervous too! When BNCAST was announced as the winner, I had to look at the screen showing my podcast’s name and URL several times just to be sure that I did win. I was shocked and my mom was shocked too! Who would have thought that I’ll win an award from the Philippine Blog Awards for the second time?
I am glad that I was able to say something when the award was presented to me. Yes, winners were given two minutes to give an acceptance speech. A fews before the awards night, I was advised thru email to prepare a two-minute acceptance speech. But I didn’t prepare one because I wasn’t really expecting to win. I really can’t remember the exact words that I’ve said during my speech. But I did say that podcasting is not dead.
It was nice to know that podcast blogs dominated the Best Vidcast / Podcast Blog category of this year’s Philippine Blog Awards—4 out of the 5 finalists for the said category were podcast blogs—unlike the previous years. I have been podcasting since 2005 and I really appreciate the fact that the Philippine Blog Awards do recognize podcast blogs.
Thank you, Philippine Blog Awards, for giving me (my podcast) this award!
I would like to thank my mom for tirelessly buying me microphone when I was still young.
I remember that you bought me my first microphone and sound system when I was still 4 years old. I think you’ve bought me more than a hundred microphones during those days because they broke easily. Can you still remember this?
Photo by Azrael Coladilla