Leave Your Comments And Win!!

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, July 30, 2009 | Published in


Hi everyone! By the time you read this, I would already be in China with blogger Jam and his friend.

Yes, finally! My long awaited trip of the year is here! I am sorry I did not have time to visit all your blogs and reply to the comments in my last post. I was too busy packing for the trip!

I will be in China for 10 days and I will make sure that I re-connect with nature and stay far, far away from computers and the Internet. For the first time, I will be offline for such a long time, and I don't know if my withdrawal symptoms will start kicking in!

But that is not stopping me from coming out with new posts and ..... contests! So if you want to win some souvenirs from China, make sure you come back to read my blog and participate in the contests!

I think most of you are not very fond of guessing games, so this time around, I will not have a "Guess this song" kind of contest. Instead I will just reward the top 3 commenters with souvenirs from China!

That's right! No need to do any guessing, just comment to your heart's content!

Of course, as in any contests, there are rules. But before I brief you on the rules, did you read in the paper yesterday that Malaysia is the world's 8th highest user of sugar? Wow! Looks like we love sweet stuffs, don't we?

According to a 2005 survey, we Malaysians consume an average of 26 teaspoons of sugar daily. That was pretty high considering that we only consumed about 17 teaspoons of sugar daily back in the 70's. And just so you know, the world's average consumption of sugar is a mere 11 teaspoons daily.

The International Diabetes Institute also recorded that Malaysia has the 4th highest number of diabetics in Asia with about 800,000 cases in 2007 and projected to reach a whopping 1.3 million in 2010! This looks frighteningly like an epidemic!

I have to admit I love sweet food and desserts. I have sweet tooth so I can never run away from desserts at any buffet spread unless they are downright lousy!

Do you know there are many food that have high sugar content and you are probably eating them everyday without a second thought?

Guess how many teaspoons of sugar these popular food contain....

Mc Donald's sundae ice cream (180ml)
A&W Root Beer (325ml)
Coca Cola (325ml)
Ribena (500ml)
Kellogg's Corn Frosties (275g)
Uncle Tobys Muesli Bars (125g)
100 Plus (100ml)
Chipsmore Cookies (180g)

OK, the first person who can guess the answers correctly will get to win a souvenir too!

I know, I know! I just mentioned earlier that there won't be any "guessing" contest, yet here I am, offering this "Guess The Correct Number Of Teaspoons Of Sugar" Contest! Can't help it! Haha!

In any case, do you have sweet tooth? Can you resist sweet desserts? What is your favourite "sweet" food? And more importantly, are you doing anything to stop yourself from eating all these sugary stuffs?

Ok, now we come to the rules for this "Top 3 Commenters" Contest. Read carefully....

1. Any comment that is less than 12 words will not be counted.

2. You can only have a maximum of 8 consecutive comments. Any consecutive comments above 8 will not be counted. (Hint: Come back to comment again after someone else commented)

3. Each comment must be a complete sentence or sentences. You cannot cut off a sentence mid way and continue the sentence in the next comment just because you have reached 12 words in order to maximise the number of comments. In such a case, both these comments will not be counted.

4. Comments must be related to this post or in response to comments left by others. All other comments will not be counted.

5. This contest is open to anyone in the world.

6. This contest ends at exactly 11.59pm Malaysian time on 7th August 2009. Comments that come in after that date and time will not be counted.

Example of comments that are acceptable.
"Hi, enjoy yourself in China and make sure you take lots of photos for us to see!"

"Wow! I love contests! I am going to try to win this!"

"I have sweet tooth and I will eat anything that is sweet!"

Example of comments that are not acceptable.
"Please drop by my blog to vote for me. Thanks! Really appreciate it!" (Reason - Not related to post)

"Have a great trip! " (Reason - less than 12 words)

"Contests? This is cool! I am going to stalk your blog and ..." (Reason - sentence cut halfway to continue in next comment to take advantage of the 12 words minimum requirement and maximise the number of comments)

That's all there is to the rules! I hope it is not too confusing for you. Anyway, please don't misunderstand. I do accept all comments whether they are short comments or long ones. And I appreciate all your comments. But since this is a contest, I have to set the rules so that it is fair to all contestants!

So have fun leaving comments here! Remember, you can continue to visit my blog daily and top up your comments! I think I will just let you guys fight it out! Haha!

Hmm, I wonder who will end up as my Top 3 Commenters for this post? Now that's something to look forward to once I return from my China trip! : )

(89) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Haha...I knew it. You must have gone to China. Enjoy your trip and share your photos and stories.

    I thought you'll be leaving in August?

    July 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM
  2. Ayie said...

    thought i can chop...mei's too fast! =)

    July 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM
  3. Ayie said...

    You've got a hell of instructions foong! hahahaha! well goodluck and have a safe trip! bring home lots of pictures ok =)

    July 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM
  4. manglish said...

    I'm going to Shanghai and Beijing in 2 weeks. I win? :)

    (12 words exactly) hahahhha......

    July 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM
  5. annant said...

    have a great trip there foongpc! and make sure u snap gazillions of pichas o feast our eyes okie! :D

    July 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM
  6. Admin T.H said...

    wah so nice got souvenior from China. :) love to win! must comment!

    July 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM
  7. [SK] said...

    haha, and i think you are the blogger who frequently organise contests for the readers!! no wonder you are so getting popular.. :)

    July 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM
  8. [SK] said...

    so any hint what kind of souvenirs that you are going to buy in China for the people who commented the most?? let me justify whether it's worth to do this or not?? hahaha :D

    July 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM
  9. Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

    I guess my comment is not because i want to win the contest. Just a sincere comment from me.

    Anyway, all the best in your trip and diabetes is not because of sugar only. We Malaysian eats rice. And that contributes to diabetes too. Am i right?

    July 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM
  10. HappySurfer said...

    I said Bon voyage earlier, so I'll just say Have loads of fun. Take care though.

    July 30, 2009 at 2:19 PM
  11. ladyviral said...

    Have a safe and fun trip in China, foong! Make sure to remember to miss us all while you're having fun!

    We would be expecting tons of pictures from you on this trip! 10 days without seeing your update your blog would be weird :P.

    July 30, 2009 at 2:37 PM
  12. Merryn said...

    You'll have a busy time when you reach home counting words on comments! Happy Holidays and dont forget your face mask! Take care..

    July 30, 2009 at 2:40 PM
  13. Che-Cheh said...

    I don't think you can tahan 10 days without internet. Hehe

    Have a safe trip & show us lovely pictures of Guilin later ya.

    July 30, 2009 at 2:43 PM
  14. Superman said...

    Enjoy your trip to China and come back shares more photos and stories.

    July 30, 2009 at 3:24 PM
  15. Mariuca said...

    Wah went for vakasi it seems!! Have fun Foong! :)

    July 30, 2009 at 3:32 PM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    There you go...I miss you so.....sometimes it feels like forever...you don't know...please come back home Foong! hahaha :D ouh...so now you are in China already lar? With your blogger kakis heh?

    July 30, 2009 at 3:37 PM
  17. Unknown said...

    Wai wai,you know i have this pledge to myself, i want to be the first commentor on your blog, but never succeeded, so i downgraded myself (hahahahah) to be the top 20commentor,,,

    can cheat a bit or know, next time once you finished posting,alert me first,,, ok or not?

    July 30, 2009 at 3:38 PM
  18. Tekkaus said...

    It's ok Foong. We all know that you are so busy packing for your journey that you have no time to visit our blog. But never mind, you can redeem yourself by giving us each a souveniers when you come back! Hahaha :D

    July 30, 2009 at 3:39 PM
  19. Tekkaus said...

    You'll be in the land of dragons for 10 days? My...that's a long period o. I believe you withdrawal symptoms are already kicking in! Your fingers are itching for the keyboard and mouse already. Haha :D

    July 30, 2009 at 3:41 PM
  20. Tekkaus said...

    Yalor...I'm not good with guessing songs...it's way too hard for my tiny brains! Yeah! I read about it too...that's why we Malaysians are so sweet. :D

    July 30, 2009 at 3:43 PM
  21. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so this time...the contest is all about commenting? Hmm....then I think I won't be winning. Because I'm not a commneting-holics. LOL :P Then again this is a brilliant idea to pump up the comments in your blog post right Foong? You area always good at attracting comments.

    July 30, 2009 at 3:45 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    Eugene-->Yeah! It's hard to be the First Commenter here right? As if the others have already known Foong's exact posting time. Beat me. Haha :D But never mind...I'm happy as long as I can leave my comments here.

    July 30, 2009 at 3:46 PM
  23. Tekkaus said...

    Anyway where are you going in China? Sichuan? LOL :P Just kidding. Shanghai? Beijing? Hopefully you have a great journey with your buddies over there ok. Send my regards to them although I don't know them. :p

    July 30, 2009 at 3:48 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    Sometimes you really amazes me! Why? Well...it seems that you can connect with anyone. So much so to the extent that you can travel with buddies you have known through the net. I salute you man! :D

    July 30, 2009 at 3:49 PM
  25. Tekkaus said...

    Ok, I believe this would be my final comment for today. LOL :p All the best for you ok Foong. Bring lots of goodies for us but not H1N1 ok. haha :D take care and have lots of fun there.

    July 30, 2009 at 3:50 PM
  26. Admin T.H said...

    wow so many coments already I cannot be left out!! Something from China.. must be vase! hehe...

    July 30, 2009 at 4:11 PM
  27. ladyviral said...

    Oh and it was interesting to find out that
    4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon McDonalds sundae ice cream (180ml) = 12.62tsp
    A&W Root Beer (325ml) = 10.5tsp
    Coca-Cola (325ml) = 9.75tsp (but I also found a few formulas to this! one contains 3,500 tsp) Coca-Cola WOW!
    Ribena (500ml) = 13.125tsp
    Kellog's Corn Frosties (275g) = 27.5tsp
    Uncle Toby's Muesli Bars (125g) = 9.3tsp (but which one you referring to? Different bars, different content. This one is The Yogurt Topps Strawberry :P)
    100 plus (100ml) = 1.7tsp
    Chipsmore Cookies (180g) = 31.23tsp

    Wow this was fun to find! haha Not aiming for the prize... just got me curious too so I went to search... I swear when I eat them, I will forget anyway hahaha.

    July 30, 2009 at 5:03 PM
  28. ladyviral said...

    But wow, if my search are correct, 100plus (100ml) has the LESS sugar content in it! Guess no more other soft drinks for me! 100plus all the way! <3

    July 30, 2009 at 5:04 PM
  29. ladyviral said...

    Wasn't China top after Japan in H1N1? =x Eeeee foong, don't return with it hor... make sure to take precaution.

    July 30, 2009 at 5:21 PM
  30. ladyviral said...

    look slike Tekkaus really want to be your top 3 commentor hahaha! He made 8 comments today... I bet another 8 tomorrow :P.

    Anyway, have fun in China!

    July 30, 2009 at 5:22 PM
  31. lina said...

    Errkkk! Gone for China already? So soon. :D

    Anyways, hope you enjoy your trip (even though you'll be reading this after your vacation)

    July 30, 2009 at 5:50 PM
  32. lina said...

    Did you read about a readers suggestion to put up a warning on sugar packs, similar to cigarettes? That'll be interesting to see!

    July 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM
  33. lina said...

    Yahaha!!!! Die die must comment some more. I want souvenir too! LOL

    July 30, 2009 at 5:52 PM
  34. lina said...

    Anyone better don't meet with foong when he comes back. Let him quarantine himself for a month! LOL

    July 30, 2009 at 5:53 PM
  35. Borneo Falcon said...

    What will make a good souvenirs from China? My mother just back from China and gave me a complete set of Beijing Olympic key chains(I think they are fake)

    July 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM
  36. day-dreamer said...

    Enjoy your trip... and don't come back with H1N1!! :P

    July 30, 2009 at 9:35 PM
  37. Ayie said...

    hahahaha tekkaus...that's why we malaysians are sweet =)

    July 31, 2009 at 3:04 AM
  38. Tekkaus said...

    Ayie-->I agreed. Hahaha :D A lot of people say Malaysians are warm and nice. Must be the sugar we consume. :P

    July 31, 2009 at 7:33 AM
  39. ladyviral said...

    lol @ lina. I believe we should stay away from him.. but what about the souvenier? :o He will use it against us!

    July 31, 2009 at 11:03 AM
  40. ladyviral said...

    I got a very huge sweet tooh for ice creams and desserts! But not for choclate desserts or ice creams. Somehow gues sI am not a chocolate person. Funny though, I used to be a very big kid of chocolate, guess I grew out of it.

    July 31, 2009 at 11:15 AM
  41. MiChi said...

    haha.... looks like really got lots of great contestants here. Anyway, I comment here not for the sake of the prize la... really showing you the support of me towards your blog. Have a safe journey back with lots of SWEET memory...

    July 31, 2009 at 11:27 AM
  42. Ice said...

    Hi FoongPC,
    Just dropping by to say have a good and enjoyable trip. Which cities will you be visiting? I don't wish to spam your comment section with too many comments - thus, not purely wanting to win :o). Hoping to view the fun you'll be having from your long awaited trip!

    July 31, 2009 at 1:54 PM
  43. bluedreamer27 said...

    now sounds fun here my friend

    July 31, 2009 at 4:28 PM
  44. iamthewitch said...

    Good luck in your China trip! :) And I do have a sweet tooth, regrettably... :( or not! :P

    July 31, 2009 at 5:22 PM
  45. eastcoastlife said...

    I was wondering what happened to you. So you have already left for China.

    July 31, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  46. eastcoastlife said...

    Have an enjoyable trip and stay far far away from the computer. :)

    July 31, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  47. Unseen India Tours said...

    Have a wonderful China trip..Hope to see you soon.Unseen Rajasthan

    August 1, 2009 at 1:43 AM
  48. LifeRamblings said...

    have fun in guilin and i look forward to your pictures and stories.

    August 1, 2009 at 4:15 PM
  49. Shingo T said...

    I know most soft drinks contains 7 tsp of sugar because you need more sugar to make carbonated water taste sweeter.

    And therefore, Coca Cola is evil. =p

    August 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM
  50. Cashmere said...

    Wow! That's fast.. I hope you you have a safe flight and enjoy your trip ya!

    August 2, 2009 at 8:07 AM
  51. Cashmere said...

    Oh... Forgot the main thing.. lol!
    Yeah, I have a sweet tooth too.. I have a lil weakness for anything chocolate.. But I have to say that I'm more of a salt kind of person.. ;P

    August 2, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  52. lina said...

    LOL... Ya, if get souveni fom Foong, do remember to sanitise them first, OK Boys and Girls?

    I'm so not getting anything from foong when he reads this. Wahahaha!!!

    August 2, 2009 at 9:05 PM
  53. lina said...

    At least nowadays, I don't drink that much soft drinks anymore. But sometimes when I have cravings, I just drink either 100 plus or Revive to satisfy my carbonated drink cravings.

    August 2, 2009 at 9:09 PM
  54. ladyviral said...

    @ lina : Hahaha... I am sure he will sanitize them for us :P. Hence he being a cleaner freak. At least I think base on the post he made on the cleanliness or something about germs on taps and all thing (I forgot what the title was) haha.

    August 3, 2009 at 2:52 PM
  55. Tekkaus said...

    Ladyviral-->Haha =D Nah! I only managed to come out with 6 comments today. LOL :p

    August 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM
  56. ladyviral said...

    @ Tekkaus : Only 6 comments?! Better work harder. I was expecting 8 comments from you evetyday! hahaha! :P

    August 4, 2009 at 2:16 PM
  57. Admin T.H said...

    wah so many blogger having contest, dont forget check mine too!

    August 4, 2009 at 4:41 PM
  58. Monica said...

    oh Foong u're in China!!! Have fun ya~ ;)

    August 5, 2009 at 2:56 AM
  59. lina said...

    So foong should be back next week, right?

    Kinda quiet without him commenting about. LOL

    August 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM
  60. Ayie said...

    true lina...less blog spamming without foongpc! hehehe

    August 6, 2009 at 8:44 AM
  61. foongpc said...

    Thank you for all your comments here while I'm away in China! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:27 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    ayie, I tried to include as little instructions as possible and this was the best I could come up with : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:29 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    manglish, oh going to Beijing and Shanghai in 2 weeks time? Have a great trip! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:29 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    SK, you can also organise contests for your readers what! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    willie, you are right. Eating rice contributes to diabetes too. White rice is nothing but sugar!

    August 10, 2009 at 5:31 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    merryn, I wore my face mask inside the plane while on the flight to China, but decided not to wear it on the return flight cos I wanted to eat my meals on board : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:33 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, you really miss me? Haha! You are so right about my withdrawal symptoms. I succumbed to temptation and went online! But only for a short while, no time to reply to all your comments! Actually, could not even reply as I could not access my blog. In fact could not access any blogs that use blogspot. China banned blogspot?

    August 10, 2009 at 5:37 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    eugene, thanks for commenting! One day you will be my first commenter : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:38 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    TH, no vases from China. Too heavy and I don't want to pay extra for the check in luggage : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:39 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, I feel kinda weird not updating my blogs for 10 days myself! haha!

    Good try on guessing the amount of sugar in the list of products! Where did you get all the info from? Yes, 100 Plus has less sugar content compared to Coke and others : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:42 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, there's no H1N1 in that part of China I visited, but at the Guilin airport they were quite strict about it. The staffs were mostly wearing masks.

    August 10, 2009 at 5:46 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    lina, putting up warning on sugar content on products with high sugar content? Not sure if that would work unless it is also accompanied by scary pictures like those in cigarette packs : )

    Eh, no need to quarantine for a month! A week is enough lah! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:48 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, I think it's the thoughts that count, no? : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:48 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    ladyviral and lina, don't worry about getting close to me. I don't think I will be seeing either one of you within this week. Haha!

    No need to sanitise the souvenirs lah! By the time the souvenirs reach you both, it'll be more than a week already and any H1N1 virus on them would not possibly survive : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:53 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    michi, thanks for your support! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:55 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, unfortunately, the computer stayed very near to me! Just outside my room! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:57 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    shingo T, Coca Cola is evil? Haha! First time I heard anyone say that. But you know what? I think you are right! Haha! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    cashmere, I love chocolates too! : )

    August 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    lina and ayie, really? It's been quite without me commenting? And less blog spamming from me? Must really try to increase my spamming in the coming days! Haha!

    August 10, 2009 at 6:01 PM
  80. Ayie said...

    yes it's been quiet foong... we enjoy your way of spamming =)

    August 11, 2009 at 6:33 AM
  81. Ayie said...

    Welcome back foong!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:34 AM
  82. ladyviral said...

    Haha! I did some searching with the world wide web :P. Wasn't easy.. took me all day and some calculations! I know it is not accurate, but in estimation point of view, I was glad to know some of the things have tha tmuch sugar in it! Gasps!

    August 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM
  83. ladyviral said...

    And yes welcome home, foong! can't wait for your post of China!

    Oh and don't be too sure there isn't H1N1 in Guilin. Safety first you know! Go sanitize yourself please! :P

    August 11, 2009 at 10:48 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    ayie, thanks! Just spammed your blog. Hehe

    August 11, 2009 at 2:21 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, well good things always come out from hard work, no?

    I have sanitized myself many times over! I think it's more likely to get H1N1 in Malaysia than in Guilin! : )

    August 11, 2009 at 2:23 PM
  86. Ayie said...

    oh yeah foong, we read it before sleeping lastnight...hubs was wow with all your comment outpour

    August 12, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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