Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I Have The Power! To Schmooze, That Is ...

First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Adrian, Mariuca and Jean for this award. I'm totally honoured once again to be given an award by them (not that I do deserve any awards). I actually received the Power of Schmooze award for quite a while but haven't gotten around to displaying it or even naming 5 fellow bloggers (I don't have all that many blogger friends .... hehehe) to present this award to. Besides, it's really getting hard to choose from so many bloggers out there cos as far as I'm concerned, everyone should get this award. All you guys and gals out there have done such wonderful jobs on your blogs and it would really be unfair of me to ONLY pick 5 of you for this award. So, in the spirit of fairness (some call it laziness ... hehehe) I would like to honour everyone who has taken the trouble to visit my blog and leave me such nice, encouraging, funny and thought provoking comments this Power of Schmooze award! You all deserve it :)

Okay, a little history on what Schmoozing means. Up until I got this award, I never knew there was such a word as Schmoozing ... hehehe! Schmoozing, according to Adrian, Mariuca and Jean, is the ability to converse casually, in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.

Legend has it that a good Schmoozer effortlessly weaves his or her way around the blogsphere circle, leaving behind a trail of friendly smiles and at the same time making a host of new friends along the way. They don't just visit the sites of the rich and successful but spend a generous amount of time saying hello to new bloggers as well. They are the ones who engage others in many meaningful conversations, not just leaving it to a simple hello - all the while fostering a sense of genuine closeness and friendship.

So my honoured bloggers, give yourselves a pat on the back and display the Power of Schmooze award proudly on your blog :)


  1. Wowie! Love the picture, award looks even better in this setting! Congrats NICK! :) :) :)

  2. Another award?? Awesome! You surely have the power... hehe

  3. You're certainly racking up the awards. It might be time to start looking for a bigger trophy case :P

    Congrats :)

  4. Based on what I see here, more rewards are in store for you.

  5. conratz, Nick! you got my attention again on your creative way of displaying this award! it looks so much interesting like this. :)

  6. Congrats on the award. I think by the year end, you will have a blog full of awards. LOL

  7. Looks like I'm not the only one that thought you should receive it! Great picture! I love it!


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  8. Bud! Great Billboard! You certainly deserve the award your big Schmooze you! LOL

  9. Lavendar - thanx and glad to have you visit my blog.

    Marzie - Thank you. Just could resist 'showing off' my award! Thanx for awarding it to me in the first place.

    Nessa - Yup, another award. Now I'm just waiting for some offers from Hollywood ... LOL! Consider yourself awarded the Power to Schmooze award too ... hehehe ...

    Diamond - Thank you. It always is a great feeling getting awards.

    Jason - Thanx buddy. Hmmm, bigger trophy case? Here I thought of converting one of my rooms into an award room ... hahaha ...

    neoauteur - Thank you for your vote of confidence. Sure does a whole lot of good for my my morale ... hehehe ... thank you for visiting.

    Jean - I'm glad you like it. Didn't feel right if I didn't give the award some special 'treatment'. Thank for giving it to me in the first place.

    ann - a blog full of awards? You mean there's more awards out there? LOL!

    ann (clemmons) - I didn't realize you had awarded me the award too. Thank you so much. I'm really honoured!

    Adrian - Well, you were the first to give it to me so getting a billboard space to display it was the least I could do ... hehehe ... Thanx buddy.

    Phew, that was the longest number of replies I ever had to make ... hehehe ... Was really busy with work hence the late replies. Anyway, guys, thanx so much for the great comments and encouraging words. Those of you who hasn't been awarded this award, consider yourselves awarded by me :)

  10. It never fails - I always get a good chuckle whenever I come by your blog.

    Congrats on being the big shot Schmoozer. And Nick, you really do leave a trail of friendly smiles ....

  11. Sharon, They say a chuckle a day keeps the doctor away (or was that an apple now?). Thanx for the congratulatory note.


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