Not only am I excited but I am honored to be invited by e_ting to be part of this Tripbase's My 7 Links Project! Not only does the project "unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again," it serves as a timely self-reminder on why I started blogging back in 2009 and my commitment in sharing my travel and dining experiences.
My most beautiful post - Picnic @ Greenwich Park
I struggled quite a bit between my Guam wedding chapel post and my London Picnic at Greenwich Park post as my most beautiful post. While I consider both visually pleasing, my London Picnic post won by a horse nose for one simple reason, I put a lot of effort in arranging, procuring and setting up for half-day event.
My most popular post - Harlan @ The One
My Harlan @ The One post not only is my most popular post, it is one that truly surprised me as well. The number of feedback I got from this post was more than I expected. Perhaps it was the part ranting, part heavy criticism that drew the unanticipated attention. My friend, HK Epicurus once said, I am quite good at ranting when it comes to my resto review. I guess I should do more rantings?
My most controversial post - The Parlour @ Hullett House
Yet another popular ranting post, The Parlour @ Hullett House post back in 2009. Not only did it surprised me in terms of the number of feedback but how it showed the correlation of popularity vs the time I spent writing the post. The less time I spent on a post, the more popular it becomes. More of the post whose success surprised me later because for that post I spent less then 5 mins writing it and the degree of interests that restaurant attracted blew me away. As for the most controversial post, I picked this one because I got mixed feedback from different diners over a period of time and it made me wonder if I was there on my unlucky or I was a bit too harsh in my review. To be honest, I reported the facts and added my opinion based on those facts, so I do not think I was harsh, I reviewed it as an average patron to any given restaurant.
My most helpful post - Afternoon Tea Party
Why is this Afternoon Tea Party post most helpful? I guess in a way my fellow foodies and I illustrated how fun and tough it can be to do food photography especially with the food styling and how to take advantage of the natural lights! Mochachoclata Rita inspired me take better food pictures and strongly encouraged to switch to DSLR. Now I am a dedicated Canon clan and falling in love with food photography as well as other areas of photography as well. Thank you Rita! Taking pictures of food can be quite tricky, while they are still objects (in most cases of course), the styling and shooting perspective can be limitless! For those interested in Food Photography, this is one of the greatest excuse to PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! :)
My post whose success surprised you - Kwong Wah
My post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved - An Overweight Tale
I wanted this post to get more attention that it deserved because it was my first ever bi-lingual post and that the issue I talked about is a serious and real problem in many developed cities. It deserves greater attention from parents nowadays as well as future parents as well. Who am I joking, it concerns all of us fortunate enough to enjoy food whenever we like to.
My post that you are most proud of - The Gingery - Winter Collection 2010
Why am I most proud of this Gingery post? Simple, I put a lot of effort and creativity into this little project of mine! I spent nights, literally several nights after work to work on the details of the Gingerbread men. At the end I think it was well worth it indeed!
Jin Loves to Eat
Food of Hong Kong by HK Epicurus