- Firstly, thank you to everyone who had entered this round. *bows
I appreciate how much you guys trusted me enough to join; that I'll actually follow through with everything.
After all, it's difficult to believe that a complete stranger on the Internet who claims to give away something without getting something in return. It's just as vague and dubious as those "click here to get a free ipad!" scams online;;;;
I'm sure that there were a lot of people who were skeptical and didn't dare to enter though.
But rest assured that I have no strings attached. Even if that sounds too good to be true, I simply love the concept of giving, and especially to fellow RM fans out there who might not be able to buy these RM stuff.
I've heard from some overseas friends that it's either 1) really hard to find 'em and, 2) even if you do manage to find these stuff, it's not gonna be cheap.
Idk, I'm just really happy to meet people who love RM as much as I do! That feeling... it's sort of difficult for me to put in words, but it's the same excitement you get when you find out someone likes/hates the same things as you do, and you instantly know that you like that person!
.....or is that just me. orz
- Anyway, I'm also thankful that you guys took the time to join this contest.
I'm appreciative of your efforts, and will like to emphasize that there were no "right" or "wrong" answers.
Even if I do not agree with it, I still accept and respect your opinions, since I like trying to understand people with their different point of views.
Therefore, even if you didn't win, please do not feel discouraged.
I'll still have a 3rd contest, and hopefully more so down the road! (づ･ ▽･)づ ♥
- Lastly; and to end on a happy note, I'll like to add on that amongst the winners, I'll randomly be tossing in stuff together with your prizes. It could be an Etude House facial mask, or various Japanese sweets! Yaknow, just as an extra sweet bonus! /o/
Giveaway contest #1 Winners
(For the three Running Man nametags)
I hate this category because I have to personally select the winners, and not leave it to fate like the other two below;; _:(´□`」 ∠):_
Nonetheless, rest assured that I'll never rig a contest or be biased. (My RL friends don't even like Running Man/ don't know of this blog)
If I didn't select you below, that doesn't mean that I disagree with your views.
If I selected you below, that also doesn't mean that I agree with your views.
If you have to ask, my criteria for this category would be : content (reason) & variety (number). In a way, you gotta convince/brainwash me that that particular guest really did suck.
So without further ado....
(3 nametags = 3 winners)
(In no order whatsoever...)
I'd sent out emails to the participants that if they wished to extend their answers, they could feel free to do so.
Fiona was the only one who did so. She was also the only one who had given an answer that consists of more than 2 people.
Not that the length matters that much, but I'd also enjoyed reading her entry. :)
P.S ; Fiona, I also agree with you on the matter with Lizzy.
(*speaking of which, while I did mention that everyone was welcomed to give me an essay, I meant that with a variety of people or with a litany of reasons/rants just like Fiona's. I don't need a blow-by-blow account/recap of the entire episode. I felt a bit insulted because I've rewatched episodes more than enough times to remember what happened, and don't need your episode synopsis - All I want is quality, not quantity.)
mcroyalty (from Tumblr)
I was like OMFG YES *slaps palm on table* when I saw her entry.
I become very agitated when it comes to LSY. You'll know why when I publish my Worst RM Guests blog post sometime this week;;;
However, I do not agree with the Yoon Soy being lazy part. I've rewatched that episode many times because I love Choi Min Soo, but frankly, while I tried hard to find a particular point to hate her for, I couldn't, because she did try her best during all the missions. (I did not like how she tried to be a 'Tuesday Couple' with Gary though. but that's about it.)
Nonetheless, mcroyalty succeeded in making me rewatch that episode yet another time - I was seriously afraid that I'd missed out on Yoon Soy being lazy or something.
Out of all the entries I'd received, Yohana's stood out because hers was the only one which mentioned the guest and their participation in other episodes; "she improved a lot there".
It seems more... impartial to me, with her judging the guest equally based on all his/her performances, and not simply just "they suck, the end".
I know that there were a lot of guests who were in one episode and you guys didn't have the chance to comment on their other episodes, but there were also mentions of guests who had been so....
On another note : I'd been torn between choosing these two answers as well :
I agree with their answers but it'd been great if they had elaborated or something. I felt that something was a bit lacking.
Nonetheless, I'll also be sending them a consolation prize that has something to do with RM! The only thing is that they'll have to miss out will be the perks of having overseas registered mail;; (which is really expensive fyi) j A j
So if you two listed above don't mind..... Just email me with your preference of RM character and I'll see what I can get you!
Giveaway contest #2 Winner
(For the Running Man notebook)
....There isn't a winner.
If you don't know what's going on, basically you'll have to guess who's the person amongst all the RM members whom I've blogged about had the most blogviews, as well as the number of views. (not the exact figure but something close to it)
Here are the handful of entries I've received :
I suppose that everyone had hopped onto the Jaesuk bandwagon because his post was the first one I've made among the RM members. Therefore everyone's logic was probably that oldest post = most number of views, which made sense of this situation.
Well, as much as I love how everyone supports Jaesuk (my favourite RM member), I'll have to reveal that sadly, he ain't the most popular. *collectivegaspfromYoofollowers
Jae Suk does get 2nd place though, with 6000+ views. BUT the person in 1st place got more than twice that amount!!
I think that even with the other members' blogviews added up altogether, my blog post about that person still pwns 'em all! I still can't fathom how that feat happened!
And that person is none other than ........ *drumrolls* ....... KANG GARY!
Btw, I had tried to give a subtle hint in this FB post :
With his mug plastered RIGHT THERE under "Popular Posts" category, I was almost afraid that it will be a huge giveaway but unfortunately, no one guessed that it was him. *patspoorunpopularGary'sback
If someone had answered with Gary back then, then they would have instantly won.
Anyway, that means that I'll extend this particular contest.
There has to be a winner since I wouldn't want the notebook to go to waste.
To cut the fuss, just comment on this very blog post, at the bottom - the number of blogviews you think Gary has gotten. (between 10000 - 20000)
I'd also given a crucial hint above.
Please remember to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you've won!
Deadline : 23:59hrs, Saturday, 31st August, GMT +8 timezone.
Giveaway contest #3 Winner
(For the Running Man badge)
Four people entered this contest, which is a number higher than my expectations!;;;
I take my hat off to you guys, since it shows how much you love RM even to accept a badge which isn't in its greatest condition. (Just that it has a few brown spots but still serves its purpose)
But because I still feel bad nonetheless (since I like giving nice shiny things), I'll be adding on a second badge along with this prize!
And of course, this 2nd one will be a brand new one. (that is, till it eventually gets those spots which is typical for badges. Idk why they exist either;;;)
I'd decided to oh-so-conveniently leave out this bit of information until now because I'll like to see exactly who are the ones who will deserve it (and the new badge).
So congratulations to......
(yes, she has brilliant luck to win 2 prizes!)
Well, this winner was easy to decide.
Since there was more than one person participating, I used a random number generator and gave all four participants a number according to their sequence, and number 4 showed up.
I'd love to give all 4 participants a prize but sadly, I ain't exactly Oprah and don't have that much $$$.
(Irony when overseas shipping fees are > actual prize. *cries)
So that is all.
Congratulations to all the winners so far!
(Except for Category #2 since there ain't anyone yet.
Anyhow, just try your luck for #2 again! It's as though God is giving y'all another chance!)
Once again, thank you ALL OF YOU lovelies for joining!
I hope to see y'all again for my next contest! (not necessarily RM all the time, so stay tune for other stuff!)
Note to all winners for the RM nametags and badge:
Please reply/email me at email@example.com with your name and mailing information to redeem your prize.
I'll be sending a congratulatory email/message to y'all so you can reply through there. (unless you're from Tumblr)
Note : I'll be sending a congratulatory email/message only later at night, 'cause I'm GONNA BE LATE FOR WORK if I don't stop typing no- shitshitshit
Deadline is by the end of the month, on 31st August. (so whether you're moving house or anything, please give me the correct information~)
I'll appreciate it if you can let me know ASAP though!
If I don't hear from you, I'll just assume that you're forfeiting, and I'll select another winner!
Remember to leave a comment with your answer below if you still wish to enter the contest for the RM Notebook!