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.