Queen Sheylara, Champion of Ping.sg Game, reveals all

So, there’s this nutcase who’s leaving nasty comments in Cobalt Paladin’s blog about top ranking people in the Ping.sg game.

Because I won the game, I was singled out to receive the lion’s share of name calling. Woo hoo! :)

He called me a bitch and accused me of “acting like a Queen”.

All the rest (including me) are just called “cheaters”.

Hahahahaha.

About Queen Sheylara

To be honest, I was really embarrassed about winning the game. Cobalt Paladin was the first to give me the Queen title.

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And then people in the Ping.sg shoutbox followed suit.

I found it hilarious so I just laughed.

I don’t know how people deciding to call me Queen Sheylara translates to me “acting like a Queen”. But then, you can never win in a logic argument with crazy people.

They are the kind of people to whom, if you show scientific evidence that the earth is round, will nonetheless flail their arms, bulge their eyes out, screech at you, call you a liar and insist that the earth is square.

These people are like that one. No use arguing with them. Just agree with them, pat them on the back for being clever, and then walk away.

So, yes. I am the Queen. Bow to me, peasant.

Right.

Okay lah, seriously.

I’m not sure why everyone is raising a huge ruckus over the game. I must admit that Ping.sg founder Uzyn is a genius for coming up with the idea and then coding the game in seven hours. But it’s just a simple little game lasting one day and I thought people would play it and then forget about it. After all, Uzyn only meant it as an April Fool’s distraction.

About Ping.sg

Ping.sg is a blog aggregator where members’ blog entries get pinged so everyone can see what everyone else is blogging.

Each ping shows a title, a post excerpt and details such as name, date and time.

About Ping.sg Game

In the game, you’re shown a title and post excerpt. You’re given four bloggers’ names and you have to guess which one of them pinged that post.

The game is quite clever in that it will show you four names that are likely to be associated with that style of post, so it keeps you guessing.

You have 10 seconds for each question. Correct answers net you 3 points. Wrong answers take 1 point away.

Very simple game. It started at 7 am on April Fool’s Day and ended 6 am the following day.

Playing the Ping.sg Game

I wouldn’t have even known about it had a friend not asked me to go check out Ping.sg for something.

The game was something new so I tried it out and found it fun. I got a high percentage accuracy in my first 10 questions because I was lucky to get posts and names I vaguely recognise.

And then I looked at the player ranking chart and almost fell off my chair. The top player had, like, 1,500 points.

I thought, “Whoa, good luck to you guys fighting for top spot!”

But it was fun and challenging so I continued playing. Getting right answers gave me a sense of pride (I told you, I’m easily amused!) and getting wrong answers made me want to make up for the lost points.

Cobalt Paladin had the right of it. He said, “The game is like gambling. When you lose, you want to win back; when you win, you want to win more.” (Source)

So, that was how I found myself clicking obssessively.

The Time Lapse Bug

At first, I took time to read all titles and excerpts. Then, I realised there was some bug or lag or something. Once in a while, the question would only flash at me for 2 or 5 seconds. Then it would say I failed, without even giving me the full 10 seconds.

As a seasoned MMORPG player, I am no stranger to such glitches, so I just took it in my stride and ignored those misses. Perhaps my Internet connection was lagging or something, big deal.

But I quickened my pace and tried to answer questions as fast as possible to reduce lag failures.

As a result, my percentage fell because I was just clicking crazily and not really reading or analysing much. But that was okay because I wasn’t taking the game seriously, anyway.

I got to, like, 300 points and decided that it was too time consuming.

Quitting The Game… Temporarily

At this time, the Goonfather sent me a bunch of links about feng shui and decorating because we’re moving at the end of the month.

I stopped playing the game and got engrossed in reading articles and MSN chatting with the Goonfather. We even downloaded an Ikea program which allows you to play like The Sims, decorating your floor plans with Ikea furniture.

Time flew and then it was dinner time.

Back To The Game

After dinner, I really meant to sit down and blog. I haven’t posted an entry yet on that day.

But something (I don’t know what) made me go back to Ping.sg and then, without thinking, I just started to click-click-click.

Very soon, I got into top 20 and realised that I actually had a fighting chance to get into top 10 and win that “mention”.

(1st prize is a Ping.sg t-shirt. Top 10 players get a mention in the Ping.sg blog.)

Then, Ping.sg went down for a while so I couldn’t play anymore. I went to do something else.

Doing Something Else

I went to play Viwawa Mahjong. Wang Wang recommended this game to me last Saturday and I have been playing it compulsively since.

It’s just too cute to resist! This is my avatar:

[Sheylara's Wawa]

A Viwawa avatar is called a wawa, which is the Chinese word for doll. You can customise your wawa after earning credits from playing the game. It’s really cool. And the game interface is super cute! Everyone should go play it!

Back To Ping.sg

Later in the night, maybe 10pm or so, I went back to Ping.sg to check on the game. I noticed that people were talking about a hack in the game, so I went in and joined the shoutbox chat.

Apparently, ironicgamer had found an exploit which allowed him to not lose any points. Using it, he had shot up to top position with a score of over 2,000.

But he was honest and told Uzyn about the bug. Uzyn fixed the bug and ironicgamer’s ill-gotten points disappeared. He was down to about 1,000 points now.

Since it was so fun chatting in the shoutbox, I stayed on Ping.sg. And since I stayed on Ping.sg, I might as well continue playing the game. As I alternated between clicking the game and chatting, I somehow got myself into 5th position. Then 3rd position. Then 2nd position.

It would have been easy for me to get into 1st position if i continued clicking, because the top player wasn’t online. But I didn’t want to because I felt I would be embarrassed by the buzz if I won.

So I stopped and went back to play Viwawa Mahjong, where I stayed for three hours. Wang Wang made me a mahjong addict! OMG.

Ranking #1

At about 2:30 am, I decided to stop playing mahjong and go to bed. But before retiring, I checked my ranking on Ping.sg.

I had dropped to 6th place.

I would have been happy to leave it at that because I only wanted to stay in top 10.

But the shoutbox was really active at the time and I couldn’t resist joining in. Everyone was complaining about how tired out they were by the game.

So I complained jokingly, “Who kicked me to 6th place?? I have to fight back!”

And I did, lol. While chatting with the crazy Pingsters, I continued clicking the game and won back 2nd position within two hours.

At this point of time, the top three spots were held by me, Ridz and ironicgamer, who had climbed back up and regained all his lost points.

At about 3 am, Ridz called it quits. He was now at #1 and I was behind him just a bit, at #2. He said he was going to take a nap and I should overtake him so I could have a screenshot of myself being #1.

But he would be back at 5 am to claim his spot back.

So I did what he said and overtook him to get to #1. But I didn’t take a screenshot because, like I said, I wasn’t planning to blog about it.

It’s like, all I would be boasting about is how bo liao I am and how much time I wasted playing this game. Haha.

Why The Game Appealed To Me

But I still compulsively played it because it was more of a personal challenge.

At one point of time Masterleong came into the shoutbox and asked how I could stand sitting there answering thousands of questions.

I told him it was my MMORPG training. It’s like grinding in an MMORPG. You do nothing but kill monsters 10 hours a day just to see numbers (experience points and gold) grow. Each increase, no matter how minor, gives you a fresh boost of energy to keep increasing it.

It’s a numbers game.

You just want to see the number grow and you derive a weird sense of achievement from it.

Which was why, after I overtook Ridz’s score of 2,609, I carried on.

I was really planning to sleep after getting 2,610, knowing that Ridz will come back to claim his top spot, and not minding.

But the obssession with number-growing overtook me.

Getting 3,000 Points

Arzhou was at that time also playing the game. Arzhou is also an MMORPG player and he understands my limitless tolerance for grinding.

He encouraged me to keep grinding away at the game. *lol*

He was also grinding at the same time as me, although he was much lower on the ranking at that time.

Thanks to his encouragement, I decided to break the 3,000 barrier.

Gamers love breaking records and being the first to reach a milestone. After that, people can overtake you but it doesn’t matter, because you were the first to reach.

So I did it.

I was going to stop at 3,000 exactly but I got 3,001, instead. I didn’t want to purposely lose a point just to make 3,000, so I went on and stopped when I naturally got a nice-looking number: 3030.

I could have gone on. I could have gotten 5,000 points because there were still people in the shoutbox entertaining me with chats. I still wasn’t sleepy, and the game was still fun. I was learning more about bloggers’ styles and getting more right answers when I took the time to analyse and learn.

But, like I said, I really didn’t want to win. I just wanted to be the first to break the 3,000. I knew if I continued playing and got 5,000 points, no one would be able to beat me, since the game would end at 6 am.

So, leaving myself with 3,030 points, I bade everyone good night and went to bed.

Still The Winner

I woke up at 8 am and discovered that ironicgamer and Ridz did not wake up to fight for the championship title!!!!

What the heow!!

I was, like, shit lah!

You two slackers, you!!!

You made me win the game!!!!

Even Arzhou took over 3rd place!!!!

I think I won the game by default!

[Illustration #2]

But thanks, all the same, you guys. I have to admit that winning something is also quite fun, even if it’s nothing to feel proud about. On the contrary, you get people calling you a cheat and a bitch. Hahaha. I think that’s what amuses me the most.

My Trick To Winning

Most Pingsters have already blogged about methods, so I won’t add much. We can all recognise patterns. For example:

  • All titles starting with “of” belong to lancerlord
  • Cowboy Caleb’s posts always end with his copyright notice.
  • Anime posts belong to Tedfox
  • Larry Lim is the SEO expert so all SEO posts are his.
  • Sheylara’s posts always have Goonfather in it (haha).

In my case, I recognise fewer patterns beacuse I’m not a super regular Pingster. So, I relied on my analytical skills and elimination tactics.

For example, if a post had a sentence saying, “My boyfriend brought me to this restaurant today…,” I assume it’s by a female blogger, so I’ll eliminate all male-sounding nicks and choose a female nick.

Or if a post was a serious, businessy one, like “Internet Marketing Tips For The Web 2.0 Savvy”, I would pick a serious sounding username. I would, for example pick henrychan over happygirl1234. (Title and names made up.)

I also relied on my knowledge of individual Pingsters with whom I’ve had a chance to hang out with, to help with the elimination.

After a while, I learned which user wrote which kind of posts and it got easier from there.

The Real Trick…

But it wasn’t that easy. There were times when elimination and analysing didn’t work, like if there’s a totally bimbotic post (which isn’t mine) and the four choices are equally bimbotic names, then it’s a 25% chance.

That’s why I only got a 47.75% accuracy. (It would have been more than 50% if I hadn’t “anyhow click without reading” a huge chunk of time.)

But, in the end, I think the real reason I won is because I am bo liao (free) enough to just sit there and click my night away.

I actually enjoy the game. I only find it a chore when I start getting like 10 wrong answers in a row. But when I manage to analyse my way into getting a correct answer, I feel a sense of achievement.

That’s what kept me going.

And, of course, the entertaining chats in the shoutbox.

Very simple lah. Anyone can do it!

Conclusion

This is a super long post I had no intention of writing in the first place! But I just had to say something because everyone’s making a big deal of it. *lol*

Okay, please stop making a big deal.

And watch out for the next game Uzyn is sure to release.

Thanks for the time sink, my friend! *lol*

Now, go and read the official report of the game, if you’re not already tired of reading about it.

The Ping.sg Slackiest Latecomer Award

In usual Sheylara fashion, I am now publishing a three-day-late report.

It’s kind of a protest against jumpy journalists whose lives are solely driven by the need to publish news that haven’t even happened yet. (As a former journalist, my official stance is that I hate being a kan cheong spider, thus the former journalist status.)

(Note to non-Singaporeans: “Kan cheong spider” is a Singaporean colloquialism roughly describing someone who is so anxious about things and results that it borders on obsession.)

Anyway, last Saturday, Pingsters from Ping.sg held a competition at Miss Clarity Cafe to determine, once and for all, who the slackiest latecomer of all time is.

There were many strong contenders for the ultimate title of Slackiest Latecomer, whom I shall introduce in ascending order of strength.

For starters, this following group of people were utterly disgraced and disqualified from the competition by arriving at the venue within 30 minutes of the stipulated contest time.

Claudia and Chillycraps sadly took themselves out of the running by actually being punctual. Shocking.

Nanny Wen and Qiaoyun thought they stood a good chance at grabbing the title by arriving 10 minutes late. But, alas, it just wasn’t late enough. In fact, it was too early. When they arrived, only Claudia and Chillycraps were present, so they went to join them at the “disqualified” table.

(Qiaoyun is represented by a red and white Mickey Mouse handbag in the picture because she can’t humanly possibly be in the picture and taking the picture at the same time.)

As a result, Nanny Wen was quite disappointed and tried to hide behind a very colourful and cheerful menu, thinking that people could be fooled into believing that she’s a happy girl if she has a cheerful menu for a face.

Qiaoyun decided to show her the absurdity of her logic by doing a live demonstration, so Nanny Wen could see for herself how ridiculous it looked. That’s what friends are for.

To ease Nanny Wen’s pain, Qiaoyun tried to distract her by pointing out some tourist attractions in the cafe.

The two ladies spent a good many minutes enthralled by the cafe’s creativity. It was a good way to pass time while waiting for other contestants to show up.

And then, the “disqualifieds” discovered that an even better way to pass time was to eat.

What a eureka moment!

And they ordered.

And it came.

FOOD!!!

The stock answer for the day appeared to be “not bad”. Whenever a question was posed to a fellow contender that went along the lines of “How did you like your abcdefg?”, the answer was always: “Not bad.”

(Singaporeans can be so lazy and uncreative in their speech.)

The prices were pretty reasonable for food that’s graded “not bad”. Main courses were mostly less than $10. And there’s always the pretty wall attractions to pacify your soul should the food fail to do so.

But food is secondary and wall decorations are tertiary.

There is a competition going on so we need to get back to that.

The first mildly strong contender appeared while the disqualifieds were in the midst of stuffing their faces with their “not bads”.

At 35 minutes, DK was the first to clock an acceptable time to be in the running for the Slackiest Latecomer award.

It’s a well-known fact that latecomer contestants are mostly humble folk who shy at having their photographs taken, therefore we see DK represented by his hand instead of his face.

However, the next contender, by virtue of being the founder of Ping.sg, is probably very used to media exposure and therefore affably agreed to have his photo taken. Uzyn the man beat DK by a whopping 16 minutes. What an achievement!

Spectators were quite amazed and cheered loudly for Uzyn, which accounts for his satisfied smile.

In the middle of the competition, this reporter got tired of tracking the contestants so she slacked off to do other more fun things.

She trained her camera on Nanny Wen while Nanny Wen was having a conversation with some random person. And then she started snapping away.

It made Nanny Wen very self-conscious, to the amusement of this reporter.

Nanny Wen tried to foil this reporter’s photography endeavours by covering her face with her hands, but it didn’t work. Her impish face refused to be covered up.

By this time, more contenders had arrived. Here’s a group photo because this reporter was too lazy to take so many individual contestant photos.

Suffice it to say that the ones sitting on the three tables (yellow, red, green) nearest to the camera are in the running for the award. Their times range from 35 minutes late to 75 minutes late. The others further back are the disqualifieds.

Everyone thought that was it. People were ready to determine and announce the winner.

And then one more contender sauntered in nonchalantly at 85 minutes, to the chagrin of certain individuals who thought they would be winning the award.

“Neh neh ni boo boo,” said Ethan. “I win!”

What a ruckus that generated. It was such an emotional moment that forks and knives flew fast and furious and people got victimised for no apparent reason.

In times like these, it’s always best for all involved parties to retreat and calm down.

After all, this was supposed to be a friendly competition.

Food was once again used as a distraction.

Petty thefts were committed with Nanny Wen stealing DK’s potatoes after she finished stealing Arzhou‘s potatoes.

Friendships were made with a pretty, smart PhD student called Simply Jean.

Uzyn was terrorised by DK.

And Miccheng showed the world that not only girls are capable of acting cute.

But but BUT!!!

All these happenings were merely distractions to the most important event of the day — the unveiling of the winner of the Ping.sg Slackiest Latecomer Award.

Long after the winner was thought to have been determined and medals were already getting printed in anticipation of an award presentation ceremony, the ULTIMATE winner showed up.

In fact, in an impressive show of dedication, this winner showed up after the event was already over. Which just all the more makes her the champion.

JENG JENG JENG…. presenting…

Ping.sg Slackiest Latecomer, clocking an amazing record-breaking time of 206 minutes!

Rinaz at first shyly declined to have her photo taken and but finally caved in from massive peer pressure.

Rinaz deserves a standing ovation! Woot woot!

And thus concludes the day’s events.

The organiser of the competition thanks all participants for their hearty participation and sportsmanship.

See you at the next competition!

The longest ever Ping.sg party report

If I had sat down to blog about it right after I got home that night, this entry would have been much shorter. But three days have passed since the Ping.sg 1st Anniversary party. I’ve had a chance to reflect on the event and to read other bloggers’ responses. Which gives me more to say.

So, let me start by saying that Nanny Wen and I had to take the MRT to the party because Makkuro wasn’t home. We camwhored at the MRT station. What a great way to pass the time while waiting for a train that’s taking too long to arrive.

When we arrived, we found Arzhou posing at the Geek Terminal entrance, beside this plasma TV showing the Ping.sg website showing a live streaming video of the festivities inside.

(Except the festivities inside haven’t quite started yet thanks to a favourite Singaporean hobby known as latecoming.)

Apparently, there’s something very fascinating about the plasma TV showing the Ping.sg website showing a live streaming video of the festivities inside.

That must be why Chillycraps just had to take a picture of it.

Well, my opinion is that people make better subjects in photography, so I made Nanny Wen stand beside the TV to illustrate my point.

I’ll bet this photo is more attractive than Chillycrap’s photo of the TV.

Now, my turn!

Nanny Wen (who took this following photo) must not like the TV very much. She shot me ALONE.

I don’t know if that’s good. I suppose it’s subjective.

Continuing with our experiment in photography, we thought that tables and chairs might make good subjects.

(It also appears that badly-lit, out-of-focus photos could possibly be the rage these days. You never know. Nanny Wen might just start a trend in photography.)

Anyway, photography is tiring, whether you’re the photographer or the model, so that’s all for experimenting with creative photography today.

I have to talk about the party!

Much has already been said by the bloggers who didn’t sit on this task for three days like I did (I very busy lah). So I am faced with the unique challenge of reporting on a three-day-old event that more than 30 other bloggers have already reported on.

But don’t care. Don’t people like reading the same stuff all the time, anyway?

So, first of all…

I Didn’t Win

To those of my readers who are still wondering, I didn’t win anything. I already told you lah. But I love you for voting for me. You’re the best! ;)

I don’t think my blog will ever win any awards because it’s so… random. It’s not a very focused blog. But that’s just me. I’m not a very focused person (except when it comes to my acting work), having too many interests and too many personalities (which helps in acting).

The Awards Ceremony

I think it was really cool that the organisers tried to make the whole thing quite formal, almost Hollywood style. Of course, this being a scaled-down version, the event wasn’t exactly grand. It was obvious that the event wasn’t planned to perfection. The MCs didn’t have any rehearsals, the award presenters weren’t given briefings and the pace of the ceremony was quite slow.

But we don’t expect perfection here, do we, this being a low-budget community event. Everything was done by Ping.sg members with little or no experience in such matters, under a deadline, while struggling with day jobs. They’re not even paid for it. I think what they’ve achieved is great and the event flowed quite smoothly, all things considered. I believe the committee members and helpers did the very best they could and that’s what’s important.

Whether or not you enjoyed the event, I think everyone should appreciate the organisers for their hard work. And, since it’s a community event, I think every single member has the responsibility to help make the party as fun as possible.

So, if you didn’t enjoy it, it’s your own fault! =P

Some random photos from the ceremony.


Arzhou and Estee presenting the first award – Most Entertaining Blog.


Me and Daphne presenting the Most Entertaining Post award.


DK giving one of his award acceptance speeches.


Chillycraps double-checking the result slip to ensure that DK really won fair and square and not because he bribed the presenters.


Sexy Veron receiving the ultimate Blog of the Year award.


Veron giving a speech.

The Award Winners

There were a total of 11 awards but only six winners. Which is cool. Some people do have the tendency to sweep awards — that’s the nature of the game.

Here are the winners:

Veron
– Best Blog Design
– Blog of the Year

Eastcoastlife
– Most Interactive Blog
– Most Controversial Post
– Most Entertaining Post
– Post of the Year

DK
– Best Citizen Journalism Post
– Most Insightful Post

Chillicraps
– Most Entertaining Blog

Cobalt Paladin
– Most Insightful Blog

Keropokman
– Best Photo Blog

Congratulations, all! I voted for four of you. But I’m not saying who. Haha.

The Birthday Cake

What a sweet birthday cake! Arzhou and his partners from SweetHut contributed this cake. Totally yummy!

But my photo sucks, so check out the gorgeous photos of the gorgeous cake by Keropokman.

The Ping.sg People

Camwhoring time again!

Really, what else is there to do at a party after you’ve devoured all the food?

I was happy to finally meet Kevin with the nice nose.

He’s that “Mr Walking Camera Guy” I illicitly took a picture of at BlogOut 2007.

Remember… this photo?

He brought his walking camera again, but this time it was just for show. Hahaha, how funny!

Pretty Estee also wanted a picture with him.

Wow, I think they make a really attractive couple.

Uh… not starting any scandals here, ok. I don’t even really know them that well. Maybe they’re both attached, and not to each other. I don’t know! I’m just saying they look good together. In this photo.

Kevin was a hapless hijack victim this night. He was on the verge of leaving the party when I first hijacked him to take a photo with me. When he tried to leave again, Estee hijacked him.

Then, in the middle of taking photographs, he got hijacked by Ming, who wanted to talk business. But before the business was done being discussed, Nanny Wen hijacked him to take more photos. Haha.

You can see how he was still talking business when we made him stand in position to be photographed. I wonder if he felt like a zoo pony or something with people queueing up to take photos with him.

The final hijack by all guilty parties!

My next victim target was Ming from Nuffnang.

He is Nanny Wen’s boss and my source of income (from Nuffnang ads, haha).

Next up: Just the gals! Nicole, me and Estee.

I don’t know why Nanny Wen wasn’t in this shot. We had made a pact to be Siamese twins throughout the event but she kept detaching herself and disappearing. Tsk tsk.

Oh, and here’s the most important person, without whom this party would never have been. Ping.sg founder Uzyn! Whee!

During the founder speech, Uzyn happily advertised the fact that Ping.sg was born as a bedroom project. Some bloggers tried to scandalise this bit of trivia by honing in on the word “bedroom”. But Uzyn stressed that he was alone at the time of conception of his baby. And, anyway, Uzyn is too steady a sort of person to be scandalised.

Another photo.

Nanny Wen finally resurfaced to attach herself to me again.

Only to detach herself yet again to take a photo with DK.

How come DK never take photo with me??!! Idiot. Not only did he not give me a laptop, he posed for photos with Wen and not me! Hmmph.

Mmm. Maybe I forgot to ask him. Hahaha.

Estee and me, Estee and Wen. Estee is a hot girl!!

Estee and Wen have hairstyles that are symmetrical to each other! Haha!

And, finally, me and Ming Yeow, founder of The Digital Movement.

I regret not having the chance to take photos with more people, but one can’t be camwhoring the whole time. Like I said before, photography is very tiring. There are other things to be done, food to be eaten, conversations to be had, hijacks to be executed.

I love the people at Ping.sg. Everyone is so friendly and it was great meeting them all. Well, I didn’t get a chance to meet everyone, but that’s how it is. A party isn’t like speed dating, and friendships are sometimes forged by chance.

Like maybe you’re hanging out in a group and, suddenly, everyone has to go to the toilet all at once, leaving you and an almost-stranger to hold the fort. And you’re forced to talk to each other whether you like it or not. You may end up liking it. Or not. But you get to know someone a bit better by chance.

I hope to meet and get to know more Pingsters in time to come.

The Flame War

There was some unhappiness over the way the Blog of the Year winner was chosen. A harsh blog was written and feelings were hurt. Cross words were exchanged, some words got twisted, reputations got hurt and friendships were torn.

I have nothing to do with this unpleasantness, so maybe I don’t know how the involved parties feel exactly, but I want to say this: Take it as a compliment.

I feel that success can be measured by how much crap and criticism you get. If you’re a nobody and don’t mean anything at all, nobody can be bothered to criticise you. And, most of the time, people who make negative comments are the very ones who are seen in a bad light by casual bystanders, so they’re only shooting themselves. Most readers are smart enough to figure out for themselves what’s right or wrong.

Cheer up, all who are involved. I hope it all turns out to be a big misunderstanding and friendships can resume.

Post-Party Posts

So many members blogged about the party. Some of them posted three, four, five, posts about the event. For three days, Ping.sg was continuously inundated by party posts. The top 10 most popular list was totally monopolised.

It’s interesting to read all the different perspectives from different bloggers about the same event. Yes, I read all of them. To prove it, I’ve compiled and categorised all the links. (Please don’t kill me if I missed out your post, I’m only human.)

Photos and Videos
Ping.sg turns 1, The Slideshow of 58 photos tells the story – by Keropokman
Photos: Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party (plus blog award winners) – Kevin
The ping.sg 1 year old Birthday Cake – by Keropokman
Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party Photos – by Adam Zhang
Behind the scenes of the Ping.sg Party – by Rinaz
what the fish – by Chillycraps
A video guide to the Ping.sg celebration – by an absentee – by ClappingTree
Ping.sg 1st anniversary party – by sylvdoanx

Reflective
The 3 Persons I met at Ping.sg anniversary – by Paddy Tan
The 3 person I regret not talking to at the ping.sg anniversary – by DK
Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party – DK’s self debrief – by DK
Communication101 for Pingsters – Jayson Ang
Could have been better – by Claudia
Ping.sg’s 1st Anniversary Party! – by Farinelli
Ping.sg’s first anniversary party by Yuhui
Ping Pong-ed at Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party – by Teeming
Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party – by Hendri Budi

Narrative
My first ping.sg gathering – by Daphnemaia
Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party… – by uglyfatchick
Ping.sg 1st Anniversary Party – by Simply Jean

General
pinging party – by Chillycraps
party supporter – by Chillycraps
Ping.sg is One Year-Old – by Brennan
Ping.sg Party: A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL – by Arzhou
Just short update for ping.sg gathering – by hg86
My 2nd time to go Geek Terminal to attend Ping.sg – by Surfslayer
The highlight of the ping.sg anniversary party… – by ntt
Ping.sg and Bloggers Celebrates 1st Anniversary – by Hongkiat
brief entry of ping.sg bash :) – by Nicole
07/07/07 – Ping.sg Bash – by Nicole
after thoughts. – by Nicole
Ping.sg Party – A Late Rerport. :P – by Xizor
Ping.sg Party @ Geek Terminal – by Izel
Ping.sg anniversary party: Thank you and feeling good/much better – by Mark Choon
the beautiful, charming and lovely rinaz aka My First Ping Event – by Jzin

Winners
Thank you for your support – by DK
And the Winner is ……….Eastcoastlife! – by Eastcoastlife
Ping.sg First Anniversary – sparklette.net Thanks You! – by Veron
most entertaining blog – by Chillycraps
Ping Anniversary Celebration – by Cobalt Paladin
A close up of the Ping.sg Plaque – celebrates with the NDP Rehearsal Fireworks – by Keropokman

Post-Party Commotion
And the best loser award goes to…….. DK – by DK
The most hurtful things a friend can say – by DK
Backstabbed – by DK
You are SO MEAN! – by Princess Sabrina
Aftermath: Ping.sg Anniversary – by Paddy Tan
Flame war in ping.sg? – by Defector
For ping.sg Community.. – by Defector

Final Words

Okay, I’m seriously exhausted after writing the longest blog entry I’ve ever written. This report is far from comprehensive, but I’m not going to say anymore because I’m tired. Haha. So I’m just going to end with a summing up:

Thank you, Ping.sg.

It was an awesome party.