Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thoughts




(Romper F21)

Winning $5k has to be one of the best things which has ever happened in my life. However there's a price to pay for it.

I've to face a lot of criticisms.

Well y'know...the judges aren't blind...they're aware of my circle lenses and BB cream but still let me win? So how? What now? No matter what ya'll keep saying about me now won't make them take away the $ from me because we've a contract signed and all.

It's really hurtful la - all the comments left on my blog lately. URGH. I should be used to it already. I was, but suddenly like a lot thrown at me after winning?!

Oh and i dont understand it when people said "I begged for votes"....DID I?! I seriously think i didn't lah....but if i looked like i did then sorry? Maybe cus i really wanted to win and was damn enthu and all? I dont know!!!!!

Then again, i didn't win people's choice. I was FAR from winning people's choice! I won thanks to the judges. So the votes didn't count!

Still, i told my readers that with this amount of $ i've won, i'll give away 5 lucky readers my fav make up products right? I haven't decided on what to do yet though! Been sooo busy with work, work and more work. Quite a number of advertorials to complete this week!

Also, the arrival of 5 of my new self-manufactured designs will be arriving this week! I AM REALLY EXCITED! I am seriously hoping to bring my brand name back up the way it was last year! I know i have to work doubly hard to get back to those days. After losing a lot of customers, i've not been motivated and well didn't aim far. Just hope to earn enough for survival. However that's really not how a business person should think and my mentality changed after a discussion i had with some people this afternoon. Despite what has happened in the past, if i work hard enough and prove people wrong, there's still a chance i can go back up and i really want to see that. I'm going to improve my knowledge by attending talks, reading books and talking to the successful entrepreneurs i know of - hoping they'll teach me a thing or 2. Since i'm intending to do this for the rest of my life, i really need such skills. Never thought i'll need it cus i thought i was already good enough however, all the mistakes i've made and problems that arose showed me that i don't really know that much.

*p.s i havent bought anything with the $. i've used up half for my business! then the rest would be for rent + savings! I DONT INTEND TO USE IT TILL I DOUBLE IT. so yup. :)

65 comments:

  1. Good luck to you ^^

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  2. Maybe you wanna give one of your self-maufactured design piece as one of the freebies to the 5 lucky readers? Juz my suggestions :>

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  3. Good idea! :)

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  4. lol why do they even care if u win $5k? just be happy for u la! hahaha so difficult to be nice meh

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  5. Haha if they are gonna say things like you putting circles and bb cream and still let you win, then why did they even let you win? Since you won, why bother about what they say because like you said, there's a contract signed! Hell, $5k is YOURS to keep! I agree with people saying that maybe the most daring one without a single make up should win, but hell? It's a fact now that you won so why people talk to much just to bring you down? How exactly do they know you? (Not that I know you but it's really impolite to be commenting on your face, I mean who else will like that?) Yeah you have been talking about the $ you wanted but would anyone who doesn't like you bother about it and 'like' it just by reading from what you wrote? No one said that we cannot like the chioest, right? 

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  6. Those people who says you begged for it should just die! Ignore them, i think you totally deserved it :)

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  7. Tammy, it's never too late to realise. Jiayou. You can do it. Bring up your business like how it's like before! Put yourself in the shoes of the customers will be thinking. Put up a poll. Ask people to comment what type of clothings they would actually like to purchase. Bring in more sizes? Observe your sales. Spot what items that you brought in actually got "swept out" immediately. Think of designs towards that direction? Maxi might be good. But not everyone is able to wear it as good as you do.

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  8. Haha cheer up, I think you totally deserved to win! Like they say, haters gonna hate. Anyway i bought a piece of clothing from your store about a month ago and I honestly wasn't very satisfied with it, it wasn't as pretty as on the webstore :(  Don't really know what to do with it now , sigh kind of frightened off to shop at ohsofickle now  :(  
    Hope to see better pieces from your store in the future!

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  9. hey tammy..i've been reading some of your blogposts recently and it seems that you've been feeling upset about the negative comments that you have been receiving so far..i hope that you won't give up in achieving your dreams because of those negative comments. I think that you should be proud of yourself for coming this far despite the setbacks that you are facing currently. Spend that money in whatever you want girl and try to ignore the negative comments because if they criticize you for winning that contest, then they should blame the judges and not you for winning..you were just being an enthusiastic contestant that all contestants should be when entering a contest..i am just a random reader and i hope you know that there's a group of people out there who believe in you :)

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  10. Don't worry. You're naturally beautiful and everybody else is just jealous. Cheers!

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  11. Don't worry. You're naturally beautiful and everybody else is just jealous. Cheers!

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  12. learn to be more sincere.

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  13. CONGRATSSS on winning!!
    don't know why haters are so bitter :\ sounds cliché, but they're just jealous
    ... it's strange how some people can't stand to see others succeed D:

    good luck with ohsofickle (: hope business bounces back!!

    x
    www.rachel-maykay.blogspot.com

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  14. Ya lor....why they cannot be happy for me! :(

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  15. Thx dear :)

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  16. Since when am i not?

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  17. I wont say im very pretty but still , thx. :)

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  18. That's really sweet babe. Appreciate it tonz! Thank you!

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  19. Thanks dear. Huh how come! What did you buy?? The things look the same eh! I never like pin my clothes or whatsover to make it look better on picx. Well i can assure you the clothes which are self-manufactured are better in quality! :)

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  20. Thank you dear. :)

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  21. Why thankew :)

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  22. Uh huh....some ppl just have to say stuff to ruin one's happiness! Thank you for understanding...wish for more ppl like you lor.

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  23. With so many people supporting you, get back fast on your feet alright tammy!(: hehehehe, feel better reading supporters' messages?(:

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  24. HAHA! Humans are all the same lar. They just love talking about others and almost everything also can be commented, so don't really go and bother what the rest have to say. They are not important in your life! I bet you have much important stuffs to do.

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  25. heck what ppl said... neh neh boo u still got the 5k. don care about those loser :)  buck up :)

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  26. one sentence "heck care them" WIN lols.

    anyway i realise you reply very comment that's cool ~ hahahah

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  27. You're pretty just the way you are! Don't let those comment bring you down! :)
    In fact you are one of my favorite blogger! Those hurtful comments are going to hurt but they don't mean anything because they are not from those that matters. Keep up the good work! 

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  28. Eh congrats on winning! Surely =)

    But what I really don't unds is that famous people tends to win easier cause they have more fans ya? Am not very sure though.
    Like after seeing comments before the system was being moderated makes me feel that only people who are famous tends to so called deserve to win.
    Why? Haha just something I really don't unds! =(

    Anw I asked you a few q in Twitter but you never once answered! Aww Perhaps you are busy yeah?
    Anw congrats on winning really! =)))

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  29. I always reply tweets! unless im busy! Anyway, thanks :)  

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  30. Why thank you thats rly nice to hear :)

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  31. Cool...? normal lah! haha. thx anyway!

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  32. True true.....plus they can do it without anyone finding out who they are. Otherwise they wont have the courage to.

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  33. Thanks dear :)

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  34. Omg you should totally manufacture something like a tribal romper! Like that one you wore. Very nice!! :D

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  35. Hi Tammy, 

    I've read your blog for quite awhile now.. And I think the haters just want to jump on you for every single thing- Happy, sad or angry stuff so just ignore them. They're probably a bunch of good-for-nothings stuck behind the computer screen dissing anybody that they're probably envious of but too afraid to admit. 

    Put the 5k to good use yeah! I hope your shop business will get better :)

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  36. its a good idea to give your self manufactured designs as freebies as your blog readers who gna received it can be your walking ambassador! your store will be more recognised and isnt it a good thing to see people walking around with your self-manufactured clothes?!

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  37. Haiya..Just dun care about them, though i know it hurts. Even if the winner is other ppl, same thing, they will also give lots of negative comments to tht winner. So, ignore them, and i hope u cheer up! :)

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  38. Hi Tammy, I'm not a hater but I used to be very impressed with how you handled all that life's thrown at you and kept your business going. But these days, you've just been wallowing in self-pity about how everything is going wrong wrong wrong and it's totally not your fault at alllllll :( awwww seriously? The Tammy that was protrayed just a year back would have done something about it and not just complain x 1000 on this blog about how it's not her fault.

    And seriously? You wanted people to vote for you so that you could have the $5k to buy frivolous stuff? SERIOUSLY? I mean, it's just not good PR. At least pretend that you'll be reinvesting it into your business to show that you're doing something about the problems. I'm not saying you didn't deserve to win - but you could've handled the situation so much better. About your business and about winning the prize money. Maybe there wouldn't be so many people spamming you.

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  39. gratz on winning 5k!! but more posts pretty please? like non advertorial posts and stuff... like we vote for you and since winning you've been neglecting your readers....

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  40. Some people they r just jealous of you, no matter what happen cheers girl :)

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  41. i've just started reading this site like, since a mth ago? and i've no idea how life was for you back then. by reading your posts now, you seem to be having a hard time coping with the present! :C i'm sure things will get btr for you tho. can see that you're trying hard not to let anyone down, including your readers! don't let the hate comments pull you down. some ppl can't seem to keep their comments to themselves, for god knows what reasons! anw, i strongly suggest that you bring in stocks that teenagers can wear! :C i've browsed thru your blogshop and nth rlly caught my eye. yes, i haven't turned 19. more maxi dresses, HW shorts and casual wear would be great. all in all, best of luck to you! and congrats in winning CQTY. :)

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  42. i dont know just the vibe i guess... maybe u lack people skills :P its not your fault

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  43. Seriously, I do not understand why all those comment would affect you so much. You've been a blogger for a couple of years, and all these kinds of childish critics shouldn't hurt you. You should let them brush past you, instead of giving those kids the attention they desired by replying and reacting to all these.
    Those judges, are chosen as judge not for nothing. Of course they do know! But they must have a really good reason to nominate you as the winner. Its their choice at the end of the day, not yours. So I simply do not see any need for those keyboard warriors to make such a snide comments.

    Yes, keyboard warriors. That's what I'm going to label those who only knows how to churn bad remarks, and talk big, using INTERNET as their only tools. Seriously, grow some balls and dare to make such a comment in real life as well, instead of hiding behind some screens, attacking your keybaord and start bitching away. Oh, and those who bitch about all these with their gfs, their besties, you arn't any better as well.

    Tammy, you should really start to brush off those remarks from them. Remember, ONLY childish people do such a things. MATURED peole will feel confident about themselves. Cheers!

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  44. Hey babe, i did not ask for votes for anything in particular? Did i? I dont think i said ill be buying anything! I havent rly bought anything! but I alr invested $2.5k in my business - on the manufactured stuff. So yup! 

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  45. Ok will consider! :)

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  46. Thanks babe! 

    Yeah alr did :)

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  47. Yeah true true   :)

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  48. Thank you dear :)

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  49. Ok! Soon soon! :)

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  50. Thank you babe. Yeah i know i was stron then...and i should be stronger now....idk whats happening to me la :(  but ill change for the better k! :)

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  51. Thank you dear. Ok! Will bring in more younger stuff k!

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  52. if ur making a romper make a bigger one that will suit uk12 people w/o having the pants be too short?

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  53. they let you won becuz youre famous

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  54. i really think you don't have to answer to anyone but yourself (: so there's no need to apologise! you win cos you deserve it! keep going girl!

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  55. i think you have won because you have a wide social circle... feel like its all done secretly at the back... but well i guess i have no say about it. but just a penny of my thoughts.

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  56. Hey who's your boyfriend? :) mind introducing him to your readers? hehehee :D

    anyway, it's pretty obvious that you're going to get the CAMQUEEN! WEEEE :) those people are just jealous for you :) just ignore them! the girl who won the people's choice is the one who's asking the whole world to vote for her and sending links all over the world and i got it too but i didnt vote for her but you HAHAHAH. so congratz pretty! :D just ignore those people who criticised you :)


    YOU GO GIRL! <3

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  57. Don't worry girl. People online are just naturally bored.. Always finding things/people to criticize on. You are just a target for them now. When something else sensational comes up, these people will move to another 'victim' to 'bash up'. The most important thing is.. YOU WON! And the money is yours to keep. 
    And I am sooo looking forward to your manufactured items!  :)

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  58. you are so skinny and tall and pretty -_________-"

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  59. I think it's good youre replying emails on a daily basis ^^ Can see you're putting in hard work already 'cause you often reply my mails promptly! I cant wait to see your manufactured pieces. ^^ And I dont think your clothes are common 'cause I don't see them around other livejournals too! (:

    People, cut Tammy some slack please! She's trying.

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  60. It wasn't really your fault that you aren't as strong as you used to be. Everybody would get tired after a period of strong moments, me too. Even buffed up men who train hard everyday would slack off a day or too. Don't get demoralized, give yourself some time, whine it off, and carry yourself back up! It just takes time ;)

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  61. JIAYOU TAMMY! when there's a will, there's a way. slowly but surely. still loving ur online store :)

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  62. I've always been an avid reader of your blog and customer with ohsofickle. Really excited for your launch on Monday, people always ask where I get your pieces from when I wear them out. Have not gotten any issues with ohsofickle so far, you're one of the earliest blogshops I've shopped with and I'll will continue to support your store. Really happy you won the contest because you really wanted it a lot, happy to see you happy.

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  63. Hey Tammy, cheer up! (:

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