I would like to give my deepest appreciation to the organizers and judges of the recently concluded Top 10 Pinoy Expats Blog Award for making The Sandbox No.1 in the region (Middle East) and No.3 among the Top 10 Filipino Expats and OFW Bloggers of the year.
Of course I won’t be in this position if not for those readers who gave their confidence and support by voting this blog. For me, words can’t say enough how much I feel. A “Thank you” may suffice, but believe me, behind those two simple words a huge gratitude is swelling to get out and embrace you.
According to this, I was an over-all finalist because of the following:
No.3 – in Voting/Popularity Category
No.2 – in Blog Content Category
Voted 4 times to the top 10
Picked twice as the No.2 best blog.
"I like his quirky way of writing."
“It is one of the most insightful and truly OFW blog especially the cartoons he himself make. "
"Expresses OFW emotions (and exert) effort to keep alive Filipino identity admirable."
The organizers even have this to say:
“Blogusvox! Congrats! Grabe, do you know na pag may technorati at alexa and social bookmarkings ka, baka no. 2 ka?”
Unfortunately I don’t subscribe to those sites. Being a newbie, I’m not conceited enough to know my ranking in the bloggers’ world.Also, I would like to congratulate all those who made it especially my blogpals: ever of Pamatay Homesick (No.5), Mimi of Sleepless in KL (No.7) and caryn of Sari Saring Kulay (No.8).
Being one of the newest members of the blog community to enter the contest and reached the finals is like winning the “Rookie of the Year” award. Again, thank you very much!