Thursday, October 8, 2015

Are You Ready for the DIGI WWWOW Awards?

The Internet plays a huge part in our every day lives. It's the people; people like you and me, who make the Internet what it is. The Internet doesn't just exist, it's constantly changing to suit people's needs. The Internet is now so freely available that it's become the perfect platform for people to inspire others, be in through content creation, businesses, communication and so many more.

This is where the DIGI WWWOW Awards come into play. It is their firm belief that the Internet is the launchpad for people to take their ideas further. With so much content on the Internet, the team at DIGI WWWOW is determined to be on the lookout for aspiring individuals who make the Internet greater; those with the passion to create, to help those in need or those who inspire all us of through their ideas. 

For the fifth year running, the DIGI WWWOW Awards aims to make the Internet so much more productive, entertaining, helpful, educational, and accessible through innovative services and new products. The entries are 100% user-generated to showcase the incredible creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurialism of ordinary Malaysians using the Internet in extraordinary ways to inspire others. The core belief of the Awards stems from the fact that the best of the Internet belongs to everyone.

But who exactly are the DIGI WWWOW Awards team looking for?

Well, anyone actually. As long as you fit into the 9 categories they have meticulously divided the Internet into.

The Internet is a wide expanse of land, and there are many people doing tons of different things. You want to be in the correct category. Like if your forte is making videos, you wouldn't want to have to go up against someone who opens a blog shop.

For me, I'd definitely be in the Independent Publisher category. See, I don't do a lot of things well, but I can put writing and content creation as one of my prime fortes. Don't believe me, This is EXACTLY what happens when I start blogging.

Photo in no way Photoshopped. 
Every where I go, I have to have my trusty laptop with me because ideas can just come as swiftly as the wind. As someone who writes in excess, I think the best way for me to share my writings with the world is by writing about things that people care about. Like my Running Mondays column, where I share the love for Running Man with like-minded people and fans of the show. I've been doing it for the past 3 years, and I don't think that will stop anytime soon.

So do you think you have what it takes to inspire people with what you do best? See yourself in any of the 9 categories above? If the answer to any of that is yes, then submit your entry now at! Time and tide wait for no one, and in the ever beating sea that is the Internet, don't miss out this chance and be washed away.

It's really simple. The contest is split into 3 parts. Part 1, starting from 14 September to 12 October 2015, is where you submit or nominate entries to join the DIGI WWWOW Awards. Part 2, beginning from 19 October to 30 October 2015. is where you will be able to vote for your favorite entries, or have your own entries be voted for. Part 3 is the Awards Night, where we will all celebrate the best of the Internet with the winners of the DIGI WWWOW Awards 2015!

Exciting stuff? So don't forget to submit your entry at today!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

5 Tips to be the Perfect Lightbulb

Despite my clearly awesome personality, chiseled good looks and amazing hair, I have been living the high life of a single man for the past...3 years or so? I can't remember. In these 3 years of the bachelor life, I've seen almost all my closest friends all get into relationships (with one of them even getting engaged!).

I say this because I've literally been there throughout some of my couple friends' best and most intimate moments. Yes, if I haven't already made it sufficiently clear to you. I am the third wheel, the lightbulb, the extra one, among my group of friends.

But this isn't one of those "Oh, I'm so sad because I'm single and I always have to lightbulb my friends" kind of posts. Nope, this post is going to be informative and helpful to those of you who may be going through the same thing. Because when you're a lightbulb, the last thing you need is to feel sorry for yourself. Believe me when I say I know exactly what I'm talking about.

So here are a few tips for you lightbulbs out there, to show people that our lifestyle is by choice, and not because Becky turned around and FFK-ed our date and Becky could have prevented this BECAUSE I HAVE FEELINGS TOO BECKY.

I digress.

#5 Turn yourself on

Don't be that guy who sits quietly in the background while the happy couple is romancing each other. Instead, try to join in the conversation. Talk to your friend's other half, engage them in meaningful talk and just be sociable. Your friend and their partner will appreciate you for the effort you're making.

#4 Know your boundaries

Being friendly is one thing. Being creepy is a whole other ballgame. Don't overdo your friendliness and make your friend jealous because of the attention you're showering on their other half. Plus, and this is true, if you're getting a little too close for comfort, you may even risk losing your friendship.

Take things slow, know your boundaries. Light only travels so far. Stick to that.

#3 Learn all you can

Being the lightbulb lets you see things that normal single people don't. You're so involved in  your friend's relationship with his significant other that you will undoubtedly learn something new, something that you can use for when you have a significant other yourself. There's a reason we all go to school, right?

Take this time with your couple friends as a relationship class, and you'll graduate with flying colors when you step out into the real world of dating.

#2 Do anything you want

When you're lightbulbing a couple, the best thing you can possibly do for yourself is to be completely yourself. There isn't anyone who can tell you not to have that 5th helping of ice cream, or dragging you to see cosmetic products even when you don't know the difference between eyeliner and mascara. You can do whatever you want...just, alone.


#1 Keep telling yourself that you'll find The One some day

Yup. Just keep...telling yourself...that someone...will be there But not you Becky. Anyone but you. You can go suck a lemon.

I'm going to cry in a corner now. You other lightbulbs are welcome to join me.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Papa Wong: The Burning Man Part III

I've detailed in the past here and here about how my dad is an absolute beast when it comes to burning me. It's come to a point when all my friends are beginning to ask me about my dad, something which every normal human being knows isn't normal. His comebacks and one-liners know no bounds, and some of that has since rubbed off me. Since I could comprehend human language, my dad has been actively shooting barbs of fire at me. In fact, almost everything I write is now tinged with sarcasm, and in no little part to my dad's influence.

Since the beginning of this year, I began to share a couple of my dad's top burns on Facebook, and the response has varied from shock, surprise and to even skepticism. While my dad has slowed down considerably in the past few months, he is still reveling in the intense fanbase he seems to have garnered from his "fans". This is mostly because the subject of said burns is me, and we all know how I'm the perfect target. But the level of wit and skill in which my dad dispatches his burns has indeed received much praise and laughter. And believe me, all I did was polish up his sentences before posting it. Every single burn comes straight from his mouth, or from his fingers. Some literally come straight from him.

So today, I've taken the liberty and compiled another ton of burns from the past few months for your reading pleasure. 

And people ask me if I'm okay or not. The answer is no. 

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