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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.
Showing posts with label award. Show all posts
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The Singapore Blog Award is back again for the seventh glorious year, and I cannot believe that I have been with it for three years until now. Saying "have been with it" I meant, my humble blog has been nominated in Top 10 of various categories since 2011. 

When I decided to focus my blog content on fashion in 2012, I didn't expect to have any award or anything. But the six month old blog, barely new in a fashion blogosphere did not only survive, but also made the cut to be one of the top 10 finalists of Best Fashion Blog in Singapore Blog Awards 2012. It was my biggest surprise. 

It felt like just yesterday when I heard the news from the organizer.

Today, when I found out that my blog was nominated once again, for the third time, as one of the top 10 Best Fashion Blogs, I could not find any other word more appropriate than "Grateful" to describe how I felt. This moment is when many of my burned weekends and sleepless nights in exchange for a new blog post are all worth it. I am like a mother who gives birth to a child, fights through all the hardships to raise her daughter up, and witnesses how successful her daughter has become. But I'm not the only one person who successfully "raises this child up". YOU contribute some parts of it! 

You are my awesome readers whom I don't (and may never) know who you are, but you have been regularly visiting this blog and following me on my life journey. 

You are my personal assistant (Carmen Chow), my photographers (Sneek Peektures, Alicia Toh, Ken Kline, Sherlene Cheng, Hui Xian, Carmen and some others), and my amazing manager, advisor (Hong TH). 

You are my generous sponsors, advertisers, clients who give so much attention and love to me and my blog readers. 

If you are not in the list above, I would like to invite you to be a part of my big TEAM (#TeamCrystal) to help me grow this blog bigger, stronger. 

You can be my VOTER! 

As you know, I can't win this award without your huge support and generous votes. Thank you so much for everyone who voted for me for these past few days, you made me to be in the top 3 of most voted blogs. How awesome is that! ^_^

The Voting period will be running from 1st July to 31st July. Anything can happen at the very last minute, so please don't let me out of this spot (*it's so comfortable right here*). Please keep voting every day until 31st July. 

If you are not sure about the voting procedure, I have here some simple instructions for you:

1. First click on this link, it'll prompt you to the page that you see below. Log in with your Facebook account.

2. Choose option 1 if you wish to take part in a lucky draw. Unfortunately, only Singapore residents are qualified to join the lucky draw. If you are residing outside Singapore or you do not want to join the lucky draw, choose option 2 instead. 

3. Now fill in your Name, DOB, Country and Email. Tick the box "I have read the T&C" and click Submit. 

4. Find the category "Best Fashion Blog" under Editor's Choice and click Vote. 

Confirming your vote for Crystal Phuong and you are done! It's so simple like that. 
I know everyone is extremely busy with our own life, and voting every day is such a hassle. But I know some of you do vote for me every day. I just want you to know that I'm forever thankful for your support and love. I don't know what else to say besides "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

See you in the next blog post, very soon! 
Crystal Phuong

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Hi everyone, 

I have an announcement to make and it's a HUGE excitement I would like to share it with you! I'm sure some of you already knew what it's all about but I still feel that I should make an official announcement on my blog. 

It all started in April this year when Omy.SG - a Singapore's first bilingual-friendly (Chinese & English) interactive web portal by Singapore Press Holding (SPH) announced the return of Singapore Blog Award (SBA), I registered my blog under 3 categories which are relevant to my blog content: Singapore Best Fashion Blog, Levi's 501 Best Interpretation (sponsored by Levi's) and Glossi Best Modeling Blog (sponsored by Nanyang Optical). Despite, my blog managed to get into top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in 2012 , I wasn't sure if I would have any luck this year as I saw the large number of nominations. And so, I didn't announce anything just yet. 


To my surprise, my blog was shortlisted in the top 10 of not only 1 but 3 CATEGORIES:




I almost screamed when I saw my blog listed under these 3 categories. I couldn't believe it! I didn't know if I was too lucky or my blog has gone that far? Which is true? Whatever it is, I'm truly grateful, happy and surprised beyond words. What an honor! 

From now until 23rd June 2013, I will be writing some interesting blog entries (as this is one of the requirements) dedicated to the award so be sure to check them out. 
Even though, I know I will never make it to be the winner if I do not have YOUR SUPPORT. 

So please, spend your 5 minutes everyday (until 23rd June 2013) to VOTE FOR ME

Here are some simple steps you need to do before voting:

1. Registration. 

Register your account on Singapore Blog Award website, fill in your particular as below:
I heard some people complaining to me about the registration process. I wish I could make it simpler. This is to make sure that every voter is unique and there is no cheating/ manipulating occurred. Most importantly, the lucky voter will also stand a chance to walk away with the awesome prizes below:

That's why getting your particular is for verification purpose only. 

2. Activate your account. 
Once finishing registration, you'll soon receive a notification email sent to you by omy team in your Spam folder (most likely) :(. Now, open the mail and click onto the link sent to you. The entire process will take you less than 2 minutes ONLY! 

3. Vote
After completing all the required steps, now it's time for you to vote. Log in your newly created account and look for my blog under 3 categories: Levi's Best Fashion Blog (main category), Levi's 501 Best Interpretation Blog (special category), Glossi Best Modeling Blog (special category) and vote. 

Like I mentioned, I will need your vote once everyday until 23rd June 2013, so please vote for me either every morning (before you start working) or every night (before you go to bed). 

Lastly, thank you so much everyone for reading, supporting my blog. You could be my silent blog reader for years but THIS is the only time I need your voice, your action and YOUR VOTE. 

I know I owe you once but I'll return a favor with many amazing blog entries later, I promise! 
Crystal Phuong

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YES! This year Singapore Blog Award is back again, louder and stronger. I am very proud and honored to be one of the top 10 finalists of Singapore Best Fashion Blog category. I had an E- interview with Omy.sg right at the beginning of voting period. Hopefully, you can have a better and closer look at my blog, something you might not know about. ;)

1. How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Award 2012?
Absolutely happy, very honored and very exciting. Being one of finalists also gives me a lot of motivation, encouragement and also challenge to blog better, harder, try to be up to date, useful and inspirational blog for my readers. I'm very proud of being one of the 10 finalists.

2. When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?

I started blogging in 2006 mainly about my daily life, relationship, motivational stories and my passion in dancing. Only until November 2011, I started blogging about fashion simply because many of my friends encouraged me to do it. They said "You have good fashion sense, you should blog about it and share with people". So I did and every time I shared a photo of my daily outfit, there are many people liked it.

I get inspiration from many random stuffs in life and from my readers too.  But there is one thing I have to say is I'm pretty much influenced by dancing. And I make my own dance costumes, so it's not very difficult to relate to daily fashion.

3. How do you feel about the other finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them.

I've read their blogs all actually and I can say they are very strong, experienced and pretty popular while I'm like a new kid on the block *laugh*. Some bloggers even have 10,000 to 80,000 followers on their social network so they will have a great support and stand a very good chance to win. However, I think my blog is strong too in terms of content and layout and it's very different from others. It's purely my own fashion style in my daily life. I create different looks for different days, which accessories should go with which outfit, how to have DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion, etc...on my blog or even on my Youtube channel. I think that is more personal and useful to my readers. Whoever read my blog can expect something simple, easy to achieve. At the end of the day, my message to my readers is "You don't have to carry a Dior dress, Louis Vuitton bag, Christian Louboutin shoes to be stylist or classy. It's the matter of how you wear your outfit".

4. Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you? 

Even though I started blogging about fashion not long ago (6 months since Nov 2011) but I'm very happy with what I have achieved so far. Being selected as finalist of Singapore Best Fashion Blog this year and being featured on Polyvore's Editorial Blog (It's one of the most popular fashion community websites) are my great achievement, encouragement and motivation so far.  That's the solid reason why you should read my blog
Besides, I love inspiring people and making them feel confident, beautiful and I am delivering that message through my blog. As professional Latin dance instructor for more than 10 years, I have trained many people to look good and to feel good about themselves and I feel motivated every time I see their improvement. I guess, that makes people come back to read my blog because they find it  useful and interesting. Plus, I'm a super friendly person to talk to *big smile*.

I know it's kinda hard for you to vote but if you think my blog or even myself is interesting enough, PLEASE SUPPORT BY CLICKING  HERE TO VOTE FOR ME! 

Thank you so much for those who have and have been voting for me from the start. I don't know how to express my love, happiness and appreciation toward you guys. You are my truly inspiration and motivation.

Btw, in case you don't know, Voters will get chance to win some prizes too. Check it out HERE
Thank you! Voting will end on 30 June so we will have 1 month to fight for the trophy. Let's do it!!!!
Crystal Phuong

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I am Singapore Blog Award finalist!!!

I am Singapore Blog Award finalist!!!

It's just too good to be true! The fun challenge has finally returned after one year with many excitements, prizes, categories and good stuffs. When I was informed by Alvin from omy.sg, I was like "What? Really?" How come this year I'm so damn lucky? Not only one but TWO categories my blog was in.
Remember last year, I tried so hard and nominated myself shitloads of time but failed. This year, I thought "Nah, this Singapore Blog Award is not for me, hence I just humbly registered my blog at 2, 3 categories only". I didn't even bother to blog about it at all until...today when the result was announced.

In fact, I knew my blog was in a week ago but due to the award requirement, all finalists must mouth-shut until omy.sg officially announces who will be in and who will be kicked out. So here I am, proudly announcing that my blog is in finalist of the following category:



*clap clap clap* I have the feeling like I've just raised up successfully a small child to an adult after almost 6 years. So much works, interests and commitments for God's sake. Even though, these two are not the biggest categories of the award but it means something to me. However, don't think I can get the award as easily as how I sound here. LOTSA WORKS!

10 of us need to attend few events that are organized by HTC and DEAL within 1 month, blog as many entries as possible. The minimum requirement for 1 category is 3 blog entries, that means I have to blog at least 6 entries within 1 month. Jesus! I'm not sure where am I gonna find the time to blog, to attend the media events (which I have to) while I'm already super flooded up with my current works, dancing and others. But If I could, I DESERVE YOUR VOTE. So, the question is: "How could I vote for you?"

Here are the steps:
1. Click at the two banners below



2. Create your user name & password (take less than 5 minutes)
3. Find my face in the 2 categories mentioned above
4. Til you see it, click Vote!!!!

Does it sound simple? Yes it does!

Remember, your vote contributes alot to my success in getting the trophy this year. I'll promise, I'll crack my head to think of some good stuffs to entertain you guys here, but for now, don't be lazy, click the mouse to VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

To my dearest friends, you definitely have to vote for me. :D
To my awesome fans, I believe you are always supporting me, aren't you?
To strangers, you may not know me now but later. Leave me some comments after your vote, so at least i know who you are, I'll send a BIG thank you and cyber hug :D
To all, YOU GUYS HAVE CHANCE TO WIN SOME AWESOME PRIZES if your VOTE (means me) win!!! Look at these:

1. 3 x Asus-Lamborghini wireless mouse

2. 3 x ADONIS facial treatment vouchers worth $150.
                                                          Sponsored by ADONIS

3. 3 x $50 1-Rochester Group vouchers for orders of 1-Caramel Signature cakes
Sponsored by 1-ROCHESTER GROUP

4. 3 sets of $50 Night Safari exclusive merchandise
Sponsored by NIGHT SAFARI

5. 3 x Fabrix Slim Messenger 13"
Sponsored by FABRIX

6. 3 x GET SINGAPORE Hamper with the following products:
1. Action City's LittleRubberDots- Creative DotBook
2. theKube- 2GB Nano- size cube MP3  player
3. TravelPAC- iPhone 4G Case (Kickstand Series)
Sponsored by GET SINGAPOR

if you are voting for me and if I win one of these awards, the awesome thing is You can Vote for me once everyday from now til 3rd July, so the more the better. Vote hor!
Crystal Phuong

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