Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Experience of a Lifetime

Wonder why my last few posts were centred around TLC and Bob Blumer? Hehe. That was because I had recently won the grand prize for the "Experience of a Lifetime" contest organised by the channel itself!! For those who are clueless about TLC, perhaps you may remember Discovery Travel & Living Channel? The channel had recently rebranded itself and now known as TLC (Travel & Living Channel). Oh yeah, for those in Malaysia with Astro, it's on channel 707 ;)

Still can't believe this big win! Never knew the one week plus I spent in coming up with the answers to the contest's questions could lead me to this. Fyi, the contest requires subscribers to look out for 3 'passwords' aired randomly on TLC programmes and answer an open-ended question on why does one wanna meet the celeb of his/her choice.

Lost? Ok, rewind, rewind..

When the rebranding exercise of TLC took place in September recently, the channel launched the "Experience of a Lifetime" contest, giving fans all across Asia the chance to meet one of TLC's programme hosts. Fans get to pick one of TLC experiences and the grand prize winner will be selected for one - either to New Jersey to sample Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro’s delicious creations at his bakery, enjoy a home-cooked feast with Surreal Gourmet’s Bob Blumer at his home in Hollywood, sip tea with Bobby Chinn in the Middle East or join host Janet Hsieh in her show Fun Taiwan. So me, being a Bob Blumer fan from his Surreal Gourmet days, I had no problem in choosing whom I wanna meet ;)

When the telephone call came from TLC Asia office recently, I was utterly shocked! I was at home at that time, alone. I was in total disbelief, even after hanging up. Only when the reality sank in, I jumped and screamed like a mad woman and started dialling Mr Hubs and families to share with them the grrrreat news. Never did I imagine, selected as the grand prize winner when I submitted my entry earlier. I knew how slim a chance I had at that time, knowing TLC in Asia is watched by millions of subscribers in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong!

The prize? With all expense paid, I will be flying to LA in Q1 next year, with a partner (Mr Hubs of course!) to meet Bob and dine in his Hollywood home. TLC-Bob Blumer-LA-Hollywood? It sure feels surreal! A million thanks to TLC! A foodie and a traveller like me is truly overjoyed to have the chance to taste a little bit of the vicarious world of TLC! One thing for sure, life is anything but ordinary with TLC!


Anonymous said...

its a WOWWWW!!!

congrats to you,anda org yg bertuah...heheheh

JeM said...

wowweeeeeee congrats! congrats! Lucky you!

screamingmommy said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! congrats beb!!! I guess u well deserved looking at how you've been following the prog on this channel:)) I'm excited for you!!

ERMAYUM said...

wow babe congratulation - congrats u re one in a million viewers - wow wow heheh tak tau nak cakap apa betul2 wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :)