Best Website, Blog Category in 9th Philippine Web Awards is….

Philippine web awardMy blog , this blog Touched by an Angel… Receiving the Best Website award , blog category of the 9th [tag]Philippine Web Awards[/tag] is a bittersweet feeling. The theme of this blog is mainly about my grief journey. I’ve had websites, and other techie blogs in the past but a personal blog was not part of my plan. It was Luijoe’s death and my grief that spurred me to start a blog, and share my pain so others may know they are not alone. All of us experience pain or losses one way or another. It could be the pain of losing a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a spouse, losing a job, losing a parent or losing an opportunity. It could be the pain of an illness , a philandering spouse, a rebellious child and other life changing events. Pain is a universal theme. We all know that.

Another kind of pain struck me tonight. A pain in the ass kind of pain. My “annoying husband” kept blabbering over and over again that “You are going to win.” I was stressing over my “future” husband’s disappointment if ever I lost the award. I just wanted him to shut up because it’s not a big deal. Don’t get me wrong. Even if he was annoying that night, he’s still a darling . It didn’t help that the rock bands played deafening bass sounds leaving my heart pounding a thousand times.
meandhusband.jpgI was actually surprised to win because I thought this blog’s theme might appear depressing to the judges. Also, my blog design is not original. In fact, I just used one of those freebie templates. I was planning to customize the design with a new header but it was against the rules to do so once you are in the semi-finals. I am assuming it’s the content that got me the judge’s nod. Thanks to the judges. One of them might have been BryanBoy. I appreciate the award because it means more exposure for my blog. More exposure means wider reach to readers who might find comfort with my blog entries. The prize money will go a long way in funding projects for my advocacy, The Compassionate Friends. I placed the award on Luijoe’s Memorial Table (it’s behind me in the photo above) as this belongs to him too.

Congratulations to the other winners of the 9th Philippine [tag]Web Awards[/tag] . View photos of the award ceremony

Thank you for this [tag]Best Website Award[/tag], Blog Category.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://paraz.com Miguel

    Congrats again! I was the one who greeted you at the aisle.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Miguel- thanks. I thought that was you.

  • http://paraz.com Miguel

    Hahahah really! You beat us (pinoytechblog!)

    I was looking for you afterwards but I didn’t find you. I met up with J. Angelo.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Miguel- I actually thought pinoytechblog would win …really. That’s what I kept telling my husband. Anyway, we rushed out to take photos of Mapua web guys together with my husband . It just so happens that my husband is connected with Mapua and he was pleased they won both awards .

  • http://abuggedlife.com jayvee

    congratulations noemi, this calls for a celebration! 🙂

  • http://www.tingog.com Nick

    Congratulations and Merry Christmas…

    I know someone who was definitely smiling down on that night… I’ve recently just discovered your blog, but I am always inspired by your candid nature and the thought that you put into each post..

    God Bless..

  • http://pinayexpat.net AnP

    Congratulations, Noemi!

  • http://www.superpasyal.blogspot.com Dylan Gozum

    Congratulations! You really live – write? – up to your blog\’s title. My 1st time to visit. Currently dealing with the pain of seeing my Mom slowly die of cancer.

    Anyway, cheers!~

  • http://www.mabutingbalita.net jun

    Congratulations! A well-deserved award for a woman of strength, faith and compassion.

    To the “Nanay of Pinoy Blogging” – here’s to more awards and more compassionate friends!

  • Ben

    congrats noemi. wow! two days ago, i wrote to you and told you how deeply moved i was w/ your story. now, you’re winning awards.

    again, congrats.

  • http://www.rockersworld.com karla

    congratulations!!! 🙂

  • http://jaypeeonline.net Jaypee

    Congratulations and God bless! 🙂

  • http://kaluskoskuskos.com/marhgil kukote

    congratulations!

  • http://http:/www.cathcath.com The Ca t

    Congrats, noemi.

  • http://www.kurokuroatbp.wordpress.com Toe

    Congratulations Noemi! Well-deserved.

    You and hubby also looked great that night! 🙂

  • http://www.midlifemama.net Cathy

    hey hey! congrats to my blogging mentor! Mabuhay ka ‘day! See, your life’s meaning and purpose is slowly unfolding. God is good ALL THE TIME! Congratulations 🙂 This calls for a celebration!

  • http://ituloy--angsulong.blogspot.com Janette Toral

    My dear! Congratulations sa iyo. Mabuhay ka!!!!

  • http://dine.racoma.com.ph/ dine racoma

    congrats, noemi! and more blogs!

  • http://timeandtide.prepys.com/archives/2006/01/27/selling-sex-on-tv/ rhodora

    Congratulations! And… you look great in that hairstyle! 🙂

  • http://basangpanaginip.blogspot.com Michael

    Congratulations Noemi.

  • http://vespinoy.com bimbo

    Congrats Noemi, a well deserved win for an extraordinary blog.
    See you at the gym again 😉

    Party time na!!!

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    Thanks for the greetings! jayvee, AnP, The C at, kukote , jaypee, Karla, nick, Michael, Janette

    As to celebration, yes we should. I can contribute a little.

    @Jun- “nanay of pinoy blogging”- what a title. Nanay talaga. I felt really old listening to the rock band . My poor ears.

    @Dine- maybe I will have niche blogs based on the categories here.

    @Dylan- i also started to grieve when my dad was bedridden. it took 4 years.

    @ben- nagulat din ako.

    @Cathy: yes God is good. I didn’t expect this talaga. I am sure you know the feeling of receiving an award because of your mission.

    @Bimbo- Yes, gym tayo. We can’t sit all day and blog you know.

    @Toe- I think my husband was more excited than me. Halata ano?

    @Rhodora- the hairstyle. that’s what i get for driving my kids to the salon. I join in too.

  • http://bettytlopez.i.ph Betty T. Lopez

    Congrats! I always read your blogs.Incidentally, we will be going to Cebu this December and onwards to Manila. I see you are quite busy with your baking Christmas goodies. God Bless!

  • http://www.macalua.com Marc

    More webbies in the future! 🙂 congrats!

  • http://staticbluecreations.com/blog jong

    congrats!

  • lemon

    MABUHAY KA, Noemi! Well-deserved award you got there.
    Btw, you look fabulous. You and hubby look so good together.
    Natawa ako dun sa mas jittery pa si mister kesa sayo. hahaha.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Marc- To more bloggers who will reap awards

    @jong- thanks

    @lemon- thanks. My husband was really makulit. Haayy..he was definitely more excited. The event was really nice.

  • http://paraz.com Miguel

    You didn’t have to be a nanay to hurt from hearing “DNA Rock.” They had ear-piercing notes!

    Now my friend’s band, Helen, was very ear friendly no?

  • http://aborrowedlife.wordpress.com Jerome aka Bridget Jones

    congratulations, dearest noemi! party concept: krispy kreme binge! yum-yum! hahahaha! (slaps hand) bad bridget! bad bridget! watch figure! hahahaha! hugs! 🙂

  • http://feistymomma.com dexie

    Congrats hun. Winning this award means more exposure for your cause like you’ve mentioned so that’s a good thing. And another thing I will add, that award is always given to a young one so it’s about time a grown up, sensible, articulate woman(hear you roar) with a lot of substance has won it. this online venture is not just for the young ones anymore, so watch out….:).

  • http://feistymomma.com dexie

    ooops I forgot, honey you look FABULOUS!!! *whistles*

  • http://woodycakes.livejournal.com patty

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! that’s amazing 😀 i’m so happy for you. hopefully this is the start of a great weekend…. with gian winning too in the end. 😀 congrats again!!!

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @miguel- seriously, I thought it was just me. Yes the second one , Helen Band was kind to the ears

    @Betty- Please email me if you’re already in Manila.

    @jerome- Krispy Kreme huh? If the queue is still 3 hours long, the party is over by the time we buy the doughnuts

    @patty- Thanks Patty. Hope I get to see you finale night hoping for a Gian win too. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  • http://my_sarisari_store.typepad.com/ Sidney

    Congrats! You really deserved this award! Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.viloria.com Manuel Viloria

    Congratulations, Noemi!

    You were thinking that PTB would win? Looks like out here on the web, it’s not always a matter of just being high tech; one needs to also be high touch.

    Here’s to your continued success!

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Sidney- thanks . I will continue to write as always

    @Manuel- I thought techie blogs would win. But it’s good the judges considered other factors.

  • http://www.jovefrancisco.com Jove Francisco

    Noemi! Congratulations, Mabuhay ka! (see you later sa show…)

  • http://niceheart.wordpress.com niceheart

    Congratulations, Noemi! You deserve it. 🙂

  • http://houseonahill.net Connie

    Congrats, Noemi! I’m so happy for you! You go, mommy! hehehe

  • http://kutitots.com Gail

    Congrats, Noemi!!! 😀

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Jove-thanks

    @Connie- a mommy got it

    @Gail thanks

  • http://jehzlau.blogspot.com Jehzeel

    wow galing! kahit di po kita kilala, congrats po! ^__^ hayyy… tama talaga di sa design nakikita ang ganda ng website, kundi sa laman neto.. again.. congrats! ^_~

    nakita ko tong blog mo po while im searching about movie sked thru SMS sa Mall of Asia.. hehe.. top 1 ka sa search results.. kaya napa click ako ^__^.. hihihi

    cge po ^_~

  • JohnFrangerson

    Nice Post.

    That was well said. Always appreciate your indepth views. Keep up the great work!

    John

  • http://atheistangpinoy.blogspot.com/ John Paraiso

    You deserve this ma’am because you have been an inspiration.

    The memory of your son lives in all the readers heart. Keep it up and more power.

    John Paraiso

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