Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Gaga over Gaya


Do you like this bag? Well, I collected my prize yesterday - a Gaya Vancouver bag in pearly white colour. I sent in an entry to Shape magazine about my cycling adventure in France, the short article was published in the July issue and I bagged a bag.

I'm never lucky in lucky draws and lotteries but somehow when it comes to submitting stories to the newspapers or magazines, I stand a better chance of winning a prize. Last year I won a couple of Lonely Planet guides after I submitted my French cycling story to Intrepid Travel. I think the editors are happy to receive contributions as long as the work is not too shoddy.

I've worked in publishing before and we were sometimes so short of materials, we would scour through the press releases we received daily for anything newsworthy. If you have a magazine to fill, a deadline looming ahead and the editors screaming at you, I'm sure anything that's decent is a welcome relief.

So there, I've managed to update my blog today. While I have no editor breathing down my neck, I like to post something everyday. Well, I like this blogging routine you see. Yah, I like the Gaya bag too.

8 comments:

The World According To Me said...

What a great bag! And it looks big enough to carry all my essential items!
Well done with your winning entry. Can we read it? Or have you already posted it and I've forgotten?

Oh and I know all about filling pages in magazines. I'm constantly joking that I'll do a doodle or place a picture of George on the spare pages. I think the joke is wearing thin now...

Nick Phillips said...

Congrats on your prize BT :D That looks like a cool bag. And I'm with The World According To Me on this one, where can I read that article?

Amel's Realm said...

NICE bag! And I agree with The World According to Me, it looks big enough to carry important things. ;-D

You're a FAB writer all right! ;-D

shello said...

congratulations! and great bag! i'd love to read the article, did I miss it here on your blog? July issue...I wonder if it's still on the newstands.

shello said...

oh and i've been looking for a tote-like yellow leather bag...seriously...i saw a similar one at a bargain store once, fell in love with it but was too pricey. i couldn't get it out of my head so I went back to the store a few days later and it was gone. been on the hunt for my big yellow since. :/

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hey congrats!
That is a really nice bag too :)

Now summer is here, my days are so packed with work and fun, leaving me with no time to blog and read other blogs. Sigh.

J@n!ce said...

Congrates to your winning bag. So wonderful to share your experience & won a BAG :)

Ginny said...

Wah....congrats! Must use the bag hor..