“They Complete Me”

Late last year, I learnt about a writing competition organized by MyChildMalaysia.com: the My Life, My Story Writing Competition.  I had it in my head to submit an entry, but because I had so many things on my mind at that time, this got shelved away and when I remembered it was a few hours past the deadline.  I remembered the dateline was 5:00p.m. November 30th 2011.  Thinking it was just not meant to be, I shrugged it off.

However, when I checked the competition page a few days later, praying that somehow the deadline had been extended, I was in for a pleasant surprise when I found out that indeed it had!  The organizers had extended the deadline till the end of December 2011, and this time, I was adamant on completing it.

It was tough, given that we had our family vacation in Singapore in December then, and with the school holidays in full force, I hardly had time to pen a few sentences even!  But a few sentences became paragraphs, stories…and after some edits and writer’s block here and there, I completed my story and submitted it.

It had been almost 3 months without any word from the sponsors, when suddenly an email pops up in my mailbox congratulating me as the first prize winner!

Wheeeeee!!!!  I was literally on cloud nine!  Such a pleasant surprise indeed!

The prizes were couriered to me last week, but the article just got published today.

See?  The organizers were so thoughtful to take the extra step to gift-wrap the pressies too:


…all because they figured my kids would want to have a hand at unwrapping the presents…well, they were right!




Oh yeah, among the presents we got were 3 versions of UNO: the classic UNO, UNO Attack! and UNO Spin Travel edition.  I have not figured out how to play the latter two yet, but the kids are more or less hooked on UNO now. LOL!

Thank you so much, MyChildMalaysia.com!

And just in case you’re in the wee bit interested in reading it, here’s my winning entry 🙂

I hope you like it!

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4 Responses to “They Complete Me”

  1. Argentinadog says:

    CONGRATS!! SUPER article! Well done sis! 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you, bro! 😀

  2. Bart says:

    Congrats! 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Bart!

  3. Adino says:

    Congrats! You seem to be winning a lot of contests!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Adino…let’s just say God has been gracious 🙂

  4. ablogaway says:

    Wow, congrats! As I say, you’re gifted 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks dear…:)

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