1st from left: John Khor. In case you don’t know who am I.
Yeah!!! This is my first time in newspaper with a big picture in the newspaper. Yeah, I say big picture because I don’t always have a chance to be featured in newspaper right?
I am the 2nd runner-up of this Let’s Blog Penang contest. And the prize is RM500. Cool, right? And the whole post took me around 1 1/2 hours to write and upload the pictures and another 1/2 hour to touch up the whole post. And the best part, I did it at the last minute of blog registration. Whew… I am so lucky. Thanks to the judges, BlogFest Asia 2010 and Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.
Here is the link to my winning post in Let’s Blog Penang contest co-organised by BlogFest Asia 2010 and Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. Click here.
P/S: This started the ball rolling in my blogging world. I was invited by one of the food bloggers to do a food cum hotel review at Hydro Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang. Isn’t that cool.
www.johnkhor.com Statistics for October 2010. 232 pageviews on 6th October 2010.
Thanks to BlogFest Asia 2010 and also for winning the Let’s Blog about Penang contest, my pageviews per day crossed the 100 pageviews per day mark. This is information is coming from my Site Stats (WordPress.com Stats plugin). I am not sure whether it’s 100% accurate but I am very happy.
BlogFest Asia 2010 @ Wawasan Open University, Penang.
That’s what I felt before actually attending the event.
Why I felt that way?
I got to know about BlogFest Asia 2010 while I was surfing the Internet. The thing that attracted me the most was the event was held in Penang at Wawasan Open University. As I had never attended any bloggers event, I quickly registered.
Shortly after that, I received an email from the organiser, informing me that The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia sponsored a Penang Heritage Tour on the 1st day of BlogFest Asia 2010. Again, I quickly sent an email to register.
It was a day before the Penang Heritage Tour and still no news from anyone from the organising committees. My you-got-to-be-efficient-&-effective button was activated and I was very angry. I emailed them again and finally a guy called Vincent replied me and everything was settled. Continue reading →
Recently I had attended BlogFest Asia 2010 held in Penang, Malaysia and I had a chance to rediscover Penang. Yes, I used the word rediscover because I am Penangnite and there are many heritage places that I have never visited before.
How irony! Many people always wanted to go overseas trip but know little about the attractions in their own hometowns.
So, I registered myself for the Penang Heritage Tour, co-organised by BlogFest Asia 2010 & Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. A Penangnite going for a Penang Heritage Tour. I might become the laughing stock but I know this is a good chance for me to learn about Penang.
We started off by gathering at Wawasan Open University. There were about 35++ people registered in this trip. We have people coming from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam Indonesia Taiwan, Hongkong, Singapore, United States and also several other Penangnites and Malaysians. Continue reading →
I’ll be attending the upcoming BlogFest Asia 2010 which I just got to know a few days earlier. Lucky I get to register for it.
This is the 2nd cross-border gathering for blogger community in Asia. It’s a festival for all bloggers in Asia. I am so excited to meet all different bloggers from our neighboring communities. It is held in Penang, one of the top tourist destination in South East Asia. The event will be held at Wawasan Open University. Continue reading →