Bangkok, We’re Coming!

Yes, yes, yes…we are going to Bangkok, Thailand!

Edited: I had decided to remove the winning picture until I got an okay from them to post it here.

On Monday, I was super excited to learn that my picture had actually made it to the top 20 Finalist on Holiday Inn Stay Together Photo Competition. Last I checked before the voting closed on September 12, we were on the 7th position. The judges will then picked the winners. There are two categories, Public and Employees.

Since I was up by 4 AM to go to a job interview (by 8:30 AM) that Monday, I was actually started to fell asleep in my mom’s bed that afternoon when my brother knocked my leg excitedly saying “Yen, Yen, we won!

It took awhile to register what he meant and jumped to the computer.

There it said:

Later that day I got their e-mail with details that I really did won second place. Shocking because this is the first time my picture ever win anything, it took me two days to actually believed that I did won and our prize were a 4 days and 3 nights stays at the Holiday Inn Bangkok plus $1,200! Holly molly! Thank YOU, Jesus!

With a job possibility coming my way and my brothers schedule…we still haven’t decide when to go but no worries the vouchers are good until April 2011.

Thank you guys for voting too, we wouldn’t even make it to be the finalist if it wasn’t because of the votes.

This is my Wordless Wednesday submission – well not exactly so wordless but you get the point, right? Now, head over to Project Alicia to join in the fun. 😀



  1. September 29, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    CONGRATS on the win!!! Great picture.

  2. September 29, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    Congrats Maureen! That is an amazing photo! My wife and I love visiting Thailand. Enjoy your time on vacay!

  3. September 29, 2010 / 8:28 pm

    THAT IS AWESOME!!! see? good things are coming your way friend! That is such a great shot, it should have won 1st place! Congrats!

  4. September 29, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    Congrats on your win… how super AWESOME!! 🙂 Bangkok is such a fascinating city… oh, the food… and the shopping!!

  5. September 29, 2010 / 8:43 pm

    Congratulations on your win! It’s a GREAT picture – not surprising at all. Love the twinkle in your son’s eye that you captured so perfectly here.

    I grew up in Malaysia but never been to Thailand. I’m so jealous – Have a great time!

  6. September 29, 2010 / 9:38 pm

    Wow Maureen, that is just AWESOME. Congratulations!! I know what you mean, though, I feel like I never win those kinds of contest either, so I never bother to enter much (maybe that’s why, hehe!) But this is inspiring me to maybe give contests a second shot! That picture is a really, really great shot and you deserve the win – enjoy!!

  7. September 29, 2010 / 10:41 pm

    Congrats!!! You certainly deserved to win. The pic was awesome!!!
    Have fun in Bangkok!

  8. September 30, 2010 / 1:05 am

    Thats so awesome. Congrats!!!! How exciting. Thanks for sharing the news. Also a big thanks for linking up to my very first Wordish Wednesdays hop. It was great finding your blog. 🙂

    xo, Supermom Alysha

  9. September 30, 2010 / 1:36 am

    Congratulations!!!! Wow how exciting to win something you actually entered (as opposed to winning millions of Euros each week for spam/scam contests never entered )
    It’s a great photograph, but hope they don’t mind you posting it? Did you sign over any copyrights when you entered. Better double check that it won’t disqualify you to have the winning photograph on your site!

  10. September 30, 2010 / 3:46 am

    Congratulations, Maureen, that is awesome news! And it is such a cute photo, of course it deserved to win! 🙂

  11. September 30, 2010 / 3:54 am

    So cool! Congratulations!!

  12. September 30, 2010 / 3:56 am

    Way to go girl!! That is freaking fantastic. I’ve never won anything either. And if anyone deserves it, it’s you. So, so happy for you!! It is a great pic. Thanks for linkin up and sharing the great news. How’d the interview go?

  13. September 30, 2010 / 4:45 am

    Congratulations Maureen! That is such wonderful news and that picture is definitely deserving. Have a wonderful trip, so great to hear from you again:)

  14. September 30, 2010 / 8:07 am

    Congratulations! That is awesome! Great picture too! 😉

    Thanks for linking up for WW, and for your sweet comment. I was trying to follow you, but for some reason your Google Followers box isn’t showing. I will check back. I hope you’re having a fabulous day!

  15. September 30, 2010 / 9:10 am

    omg – congrats! how cool is that. i never win anything except for love hehehehe. dont forget to visit the floating market. 🙂

    thanks for your sweet comment on Ash’s WW pic.

    ~ash’s mum

  16. September 30, 2010 / 10:18 am

    That’s awesome! Congratulations on winning!! 😀

  17. September 30, 2010 / 11:44 am

    well I’m definitely NOT surprised that you won. First of all…look at the gorgeous model! And second, the pictures are absolutely beautiful! Well done my friend! Woohoooo!

  18. liz
    September 30, 2010 / 11:15 pm

    this is so cool! congratulations!! a definitely well-deserved “high” in your period of lows. 🙂

  19. October 1, 2010 / 7:31 am

    Hey, Cheers Momma! And though I haven’t seen the First Prize winner, I’ll bet yours is better. Have fun.

  20. October 1, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    So amazingly excited for you!! Can NOT wait to see the photo!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words

  21. October 1, 2010 / 7:36 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations! 🙂

  22. October 2, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Congratulations! That is a really a super cute shot. I can see why it won the competition!

  23. October 2, 2010 / 3:39 pm

    Greetings from Helsinki, Finland!

  24. October 3, 2010 / 1:29 pm

    Excellent and congratulations! That is awesome to win a lovely hotel stay and the picture is funny and heartwarming. Don’t wait too long; go while the joy is fresh as life continues to gather speed.

  25. October 6, 2010 / 10:21 am

    This is also a very beautiful capture 😉 Happy WW

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