|Amber Chia receiving the token of appreciation as a judge :)|
And I must say, it was an honour to have her as one of the Guest Judges for Project O&O.
Now before the night started, there were many things that went behind the scenes. The 2 weeks prior has been crazy, but even crazier is the day itself, where I was running all around Greater Kay El to collect all the last minute items.
|Medals for the Winners, by WinMart Resources.|
|Tees for the contestants & us organisers (by Zicco Tees).|
|Goodie bags by Julie's Biscuits. All of that managed to fit into my car. Really.|
|One of the finalists, Li May getting some make up.|
I was still running around - with the last minute files & presentation, guest registration etc etc. And the guests has started arriving.
|Running here, running there. Was helping Erika out on the registration side.|
|Dinner started serving. The food looks good, but I was just too busy to even grab a single bite throughout the night.|
|Soon the cafe, Canteen, was filled up and guests were ready for the presentation by the Finalists.|
|The finalists with their pitching.|
And yes, it is about making a difference in the lives of others.
|Judges doing the Q&A.|
|The Malaysian Talent Showcase.|
Thereafter, it was time to know the winner.. I had my predictions on the top 2... and interestingly while it didn't fully resonate with the judges, but the results came out as predicted. Of course, social media votes played a part in Shannon's win.
Shannon & her Rotation project (to teach orphans who eventually teaches others) and Tevan & his build a school idea won the Top 2 spots.
Putri won the Best Groomed Category Award. This was a close fight which she beat Li May & Megat.
|Me & the Top 5: Tevan, Li May, Shannon, Megat & Putri.|
|The judges doing the O&O!!|
Zenny (winner of Asia's Biggest Loser), Samuel Tan (Virtigo Studio), Amber Chia (Amber Chia Academy), Dr Raslan Ahmad (Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia) & Dr Teh Su Thye (Global Peace Festival).
|The bloggers - Su Juin, Kian Fai, Eric Lee & Caroline.|
|Caroline - awarded the Online Queen Winner from Rissa from Pentax! Yeap, she won herself a Pentax camera! Woots!!!|
For me, it's satisfaction - especially for someone who never really like to do events (ehem, ehem). But hey, I managed that.. so Hooray! And yeah, hooray to #PONO2011 - it surely has been one eventful 7 months!!!
We, did it!!! :)