Monday, July 31, 2006

My 15 Minutes.....

Look out world: Here comes J the Chocoholic!

When I was reading the newspaper on Saturday morning, I nearly dropped my bowl of cereal and jumped off my chair.

I have been mentioned in The Star newspaper!


Well, it's not that much really - a total one liner....
.... but it's a such an honor that I have been shortlisted and put alongside Friedchillies, Wai Sik Kai, Jom Makan, Eatin Out, Food Safari and of course last but definately not least, darling Boo_licious at Masak-Masak.

* ONE..., *

* TWO..., *

* THREE..., *

* TA-DAH! *

*waves frantically*
Look Mum (and Dad and P)! Aren't you proud of me now?

It's not an award or anything like that but it gives me a measure of satisfaction that this little hobby of mine (eating+reviewing) is being recognized in some way.

It started off so simply....
One night while having dinner, I thought to myself: "There are waaaaaay too few people out there doing honest, layman reviews of restaurants in Malaysia". So, I started this blog to help fill this gap in whatever small way I can.
(I know that there is still much room for improvement - which I will continue to work on - but for now, I am happy)

With that, I'd like to take this chance to express my gratitude to:
  • the people at the Star (Deepak Gill especially, for writing the article),
  • my family (for their love and guidance),
  • P (for believing in me),
  • my friends (who put up with me snapping photos of their food and insisting I get a few bites to sample it for my reviews),
  • Patrick, in particular, for starting the whole weekly dinner thing that gave me the platform and inspiration to start my reviews, and
  • all my readers out there (whether or not you leave comments, I can see you on my blog statcounter and appreciate your support)!

I really appreciate all you've done for me and hope that you will continue with me on my journey to chronicle my eating adventures in KL.


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Amelia said...

15 minutes only..??? hehe
I'm sure you're still over the moon.
Thanks for your replies on your tagboard. :)
Happy Dining & keep those yummy good reviews coming..

HUGS & Congrats again!

Adam said...

Congrats. I love your reviews even though I haven't even visited half of them.

Praveen Rajan said...

Bravo! Love your reviews thus far - keep up the great work!

Merv Kwok said...

woohoo! congratulations! be sure to keep it in an airtight container to show your future generations! haha

babe_kl said...

congrats J hahaha your write-up sounds like the speech you gave at the oscar :p

boo_licious said...

Congrats! Luckily I was lying down when I read the paper or else I would have also dropped something too.

J said...

to amelia:
*hugs back*
Heh heh... Any more than 15 minutes and it will go straight to my head!
(Eveything in moderation is good - too much of a good thing is bad for health)

to adam:
Thank you!
I shall try my best to continue improving.

to praveen rajan:
Thanks for the compliment....

to Merv:
Yeah... I will frame it up and show it off to my grandkids (should I ever have any) when I'm old and grew and gumming my food.

to Babe_kl
*guilty grin*
I know... - I figure this is the closest I will ever get to receiving an Oscar, so I'd better take adventage of it to give a good "acceptance speech".
Hope you all don't think that I "terlebih-lebih".....

to Boo_licious
Well, congrats to you too!
(Haha - yeah, I came PRETTY close to making a huge mess... Luckily I still kinda held on to my bowl of cereal... *phew*)

Laksa said...

wow! congrats, dear - i'm so proud of you :)

VoX said...

Congrats! Keep it going gal! Love how easy it is to read your blog.

ah beng said...

wow! you are a femes blogger now. congrats, my dear.

J said...

to vox:
Yay for me!
Kidding - thanks for the love.

to ah beng:
Thank you, thank you....
Aiyah - am not a "famous blogger" lah (How to compare to them? - they get THOUSANDS of hits a day)...
I am, and will always be, just myself: J the Chocoholic.

Skyler said...

Hey! Yeah, I wanted to come on and congratulate you but forgot.


J said...

to Skyler:
Hey, better late than never, right?

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