The Doctor is vaIN Wins at the Philippine Blog Awards 09

October 11, 2009 by  
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“The Doctor is vaIN” has been awarded the best beauty blog at the Philippine Blog Awards last night held at the PETA Theater in Manila. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to come to the prestigious event, not because I feared a Kanye West act happening, but because I live down south, in Cagayan de Oro.  When “The Doctor is vaIN” was called,  the doctor was out of sight.

I was totally unaware that my blog scored victory until I remembered that the PBA 09 Manila leg (no, not the basketball league) was taking place and people started tweeting  the winners. Being an apathetic blogger who hardly has friends in the blogosphere, no one told me about the results.  It was not until I read the tweet of tonyocruz mentioning this blog as the winner in the beauty category. Not to discredit the report or anything, it was hasty to assume that it was indeed my blog that won. Then I stumbled upon the post of Doc Gelo, who was nice enough to inform me that it was indeed  true.  To these kind- hearted bloggers, even if they are not in any way blogging about beauty, thank you so much!

Big thanks are in order for the people behind the Philippine Blog Awards! Thank you for considering the efforts I put into this relatively young blog. Being the first beauty blog awardee is not only a milestone but a privilege I will take responsibly. The blogging world may not be familiar with this domain but thanks for this grand introduction! Rest assured that I will work harder to polish the articles that I post to make them worthy of your recognition.

Contrary to what people might think that it was me in a man’s clothes who accepted the award, no, it was somebody from the PBA staff. I sincerely thank him for receiving it on my behalf even if  he was jeered by the crowd for accepting of all awards, the one in the beauty category.

Thank you to the cdo bloggers for supporting the finalists from Cagayan de Oro, to my friends in facebook for their greetings,  and to my husband who’s proudest of my latest achievement.

To you, who is reading this: whether you’re a regular reader, a supporter, a lurker, or even a hater, it doesn’t matter as long as you are getting prettier with each visit to this blog, it is good enough for me. Thank you!

If you want to view the full coverage of the event, please head to Flippish, the first online Pinoy  video channel where the screencaps appearing on this post were taken from. To know the complete list of winners,  Tonyocruz has it. Congratulations to fellow beauty bloggers Shen, Candy Blush,  all the nominees, finalists, and winners for a job well done!



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24 Comments on "The Doctor is vaIN Wins at the Philippine Blog Awards 09"

  1. Jaypee on Sun, 11th Oct 2009 5:25 am 

    Congratulations on winning the Best Beauty Blog Award! :D

    Good for you because when your blog was announced as the winner, it was covered in the live stream and you were able to see it even though you weren’t there. In my case, I don’t know what happened but there was no coverage when my blog was announced as the winner. I tried looking for it in the video but I couldn’t find it. :(

    Anyways, thanks for stopping by my blog. More power to you and God bless!

  2. MUA In Scrubs on Sun, 11th Oct 2009 10:28 am 

    Thanks, Jaypee!

    Gosh, that was sad. I’ll check if I can find the announcement of your blog as the winner in the videos. As noted by other bloggers who went to the event, there was some disorganization in the flow of the program and it was evident on the video streaming as well. Too bad if some essential parts had to be skipped in the coverage.

    Congratulations again for bagging the Best Technology Blog Award! Your site surely is very informative. :)

  3. Nikki on Sun, 11th Oct 2009 1:26 pm 

    Congratulations MUA in Scrubs! I wasn’t able to attend the event because of some personal matters, but I want to congratulate you here :) More power to your blog :D

  4. Candy Blush Beauty Blog on Sun, 11th Oct 2009 1:35 pm 

    Yay, congratulations!!

  5. Jaypee on Sun, 11th Oct 2009 2:35 pm 

    You’re welcome! Btw, I checked the archived videos on Flippish.com’s website and I found it. Meron pala, last time kasi I checked it was on Ustream.tv, not on their website. I was able to watch it and the person who received the award was one of the staff members.

    Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate it. :D

  6. MUA In Scrubs on Sun, 11th Oct 2009 5:38 pm 

    Nikki: Thanks! Coming from one of the best beauty blogggers, I really appreciate it :)

    Candy: Congrats too for being a finalist! :)

    Jaypee: That’s great news! Buti nalang. :) You’re welcome.

  7. Arbet on Mon, 12th Oct 2009 8:43 pm 

    Hi, congratulations. Someone from PBA will contact you. BTW, the Mindanao leg of the PBA is scheduled on Oct 24 at Pearlmont Hotel CDO.

  8. MUA In Scrubs on Mon, 12th Oct 2009 8:48 pm 

    Hello Arbet. Thanks a lot. Now I know the multifaceted guy who received several awards. Hehe. Seriously, thanks for receiving my trophy. Yes, I’ll be attending the PBA Mindanao leg. I want to meet other bloggers too. :)

  9. Jaypee on Mon, 12th Oct 2009 9:18 pm 

    Hi Doc Grace, just want to ask if you would like a banner same as the one I have on my sidebar – Philippine Blog Awards winner with the category below it? I’ll gladly make one for you. Just tell me the exact dimensions that you want it to be. I already have it on Photoshop, I just have to edit the text. :)

  10. MUA In Scrubs on Mon, 12th Oct 2009 10:24 pm 

    Yey! that’s cool! let me check the dimensions of my sidebar. thanks!

  11. sunmom on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 3:38 am 

    Congratulations! :)

  12. Dexter | Techathand.net on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 4:49 am 

    Congratulation … Sarap siguro manalo.. new found friends online :)

  13. MUA In Scrubs on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 1:02 pm 

    @sunmom: thanks for the support!

    @Dexter: right. :) my greatest prize was winning new friends online and discovering a lot of good websites like yours. i’m a techie geek wanne-be. :P di bale, baka next year ikaw naman ang winner. :) belated happy birthday!

    @jaypee: thanks a lot for the banner. hope all bloggers were as nice as you! no wonder you have lots of cyberkada. a part of me wishes na sana may beauty blog din kayo nina dexter and doc gelo para mas masaya. hehe. really, thanks so much!

  14. reigun on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 9:08 pm 

    congratulations! ^^

  15. MUA In Scrubs on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 9:22 pm 

    thanks reigun! congrats too! :)

  16. jan_geronimo on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 9:53 pm 

    Wow, congratulations, Grace. You’re fast coming up in the world of blogging. And thanks for the visit and the lovely comment you left on my blog, too. :)

  17. MUA In Scrubs on Tue, 13th Oct 2009 10:38 pm 

    Thanks, master Jan! I hope to be a jedi blogger like you someday (not the award but the level of expertise) :)

  18. Jaypee on Wed, 14th Oct 2009 12:47 am 

    @Grace – You’re welcome! Glad I could share the banner with you and some of the winners. :D

  19. MUA In Scrubs on Wed, 14th Oct 2009 1:02 am 

    Thanks, Jaypee! That’s the essence of a true winner. :)

  20. shen on Thu, 15th Oct 2009 11:15 am 

    congratulations!! your blog is very informative and well-written. worth the recognition and award indeed. :)

  21. MUA In Scrubs on Thu, 15th Oct 2009 1:03 pm 

    hi shen! Thanks! It was an honor to have you as a co-finalist, you being one of the top beauty bloggers in the country. Congrats on your cool new job. :)

  22. ajay on Thu, 15th Oct 2009 3:51 pm 

    Congratulations. It was an honor to judge the beauty category, and to be acquainted with the beauty bloggers who somehow compel us to look at beauty in another way :)

  23. MUA In Scrubs on Thu, 15th Oct 2009 4:01 pm 

    Yay! Thanks so much ms ajay! Thanks for this prestigious recognition. It inspires me to write more in this blog that I once contemplated on killing. :P Thank you!!!!

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