For the first time, www.xes.cx was featured on the Star Newspaper!
Blog enthusiasts collect clues in a race to win Malaysian Grand Prix party invitations.
By NASA MARIA ENTABAN
IT’S amazing what some people would do to get special invites to a Malaysian Grand Prix party.
Avid bloggers and blog-readers hunted high and low in a race that began in the physical world, which then moved on to cyberspace, before they ended up racing to a physical finish line.
The event, dubbed “Spot The Raving Blogger” began on March 1 and will culminate at one of Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent landmarks, the KL Tower.
Nigel Low, 31 (second from right) was one of the first participants to show up at the ‘Spot the Raving Blogger’ race, which had contestants hunting clues that would lead them to a final meeting point. Low won himself passes to the official Malaysian Grand Prix party at the KL Tower.
On the first day of the race, participants were given a clue in The Star that identified a local blogger. On that individual’s blog, more clues were posted which directed the participants to other blogs, over the course of 10 days.
The last clue, which read, “A coffee house in the new wing of 1-Utama” led the participants to a final location – Starbucks Coffee at 1-Utama Shopping Complex where the five bloggers were waiting to be identified at 1.45pm.
Race participants reached the location panting, after they had run all around the shopping complex in search of the right outlet. The first 50 participants to arrive each won passes to the Speedzone Tour 2007, the official Malaysian Grand Prix party.
“I think this event is a fun way to give out passes, instead of the usual slogan-writing contests,” one of the featured bloggers, Suanie (www.suanie.net), said. “The clues are a new and interesting way to get people to join in.”
The five bloggers were selected based on the popularity of their blogs as well as their blog themes.
Suanie, who has been blogging for several years, usually writes on music, lifestyle and clubbing – which made her an ideal candidate for the contest.
The others who were involved were food blogger KY, 29 (www.kyspeaks.com); lawyer Xes, 26 (www.xes.cx); accountant Fireangel, 27 (www.fireangelism.com); and karate practitioner Gareth, better known as Shaolin Tiger, 28 (www.shaolintiger.com).
One of the race participants, Nigel Low, followed the clues all the way and was thrilled to win the free passes.
“I’m also glad I’m finally getting to know the bloggers in person,” the 31-year-old human resource manager said. “This contest is a very interesting and new way of doing things.”
Low is one of the many people who will be partying at the KL Tower terrace event, on April 7, which will feature local DJ extraordinaire Joey G alongside international DJs such as D-formation, Marco V and Yoji Biomehanika.
I told some of my friends about it and their first reaction was:
“WHY IS YOUR PHOTO NOT IN THE NEWSPAPER??”
Also reported @
Timothy Tiah’s site
11 thoughts on “zomg! www.xes.cx on newspaper!”
lolz…. CL gonna more high profile blogger liao… good good… kekekeke
Did the reporter realise that your nick pronounced backwards is a word for the censorship board to jump on? 😛
hoho congrats supastar ;p
Yea lar,Y is ur Face not shown on the PAPER!!!!
Eh wait, CL u 26 this year meh?i tot Amos told me that u’r 28 this yr,lolz…my bad my bad…
haih… yes.. they wasted the photo on the humble readers of your blog 😛
oi superstar already!!! eh yeahloh how come your photo not in there? cannot like this lah, must have your photo inside mahh hehehe
Low: Newspaper got big big news about sex education…it’s not a word to censor! heheheh
lucky, we took our photo off the front page ady or else ar…ppl see we r blogging..everytime go court, probably some jokers will keep on asking me about bimbobum and why i don’t blog very often nowadays. mati la.
pikey: Hehe thanks man.
Low: aiyo.. its not xes terbalik!
sehlanz: tq :!
Khinko: aiyo this amos always salah info one la. last time told me paris hilton will be @ zouk. then went there, no paris hilton, Siti got la
Stewie: kekeke boss on the star! glamour!
Darren: ahahahah not good enough to have my photo innit 😛
karheng: xes is not a vulgar word!
frank: i get tat all the time, whois bimbobum. AYAM BIMBOBUM!!
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