Four-eyed Laagan Receives the Best Creative Writing in a Blog Award

foureyed laagan receives best creative writing in a blog award by memorwriter services

“The best way to avoid disappointment is to not expect anything from anyone.”

A quote that is taken from Google that I believed in most of the time. It may sound like going wherever the river will take you but this is the safest place to prevent disappointments. It’s good to be paddling your own boat against the strong current of the river but don’t get yourself over passionate because it may lead you to frustrations and discouragement.

I’ve been to different situations in life but I am thankful that a part of me is phlegmatic that I tend to ignore many expectations because I easily get exasperated. For me, it would be better to be just YOU and live every moment of the Earth rotates and revolves around the Sun and be surprised of the baby footsteps towards your goals.

Once again, I once proved this belief and got surprised with the first ever legit award I received from the Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2016 last November 27, 2016, held at Crown Regency Hotel and Towers. I was lucky and blessed to be receiving this year’s Best Creative Writing in a Blog Award by Memoriter Writing Services. Astonishing, isn’t it? Even I couldn’t believe I just won this kind of award!

Best Creative Writing in a Blog Award is given by Memoriter Writing Services who selected the blog that has the most creative writing among the finalists of all categories of the prominent awards.

I was lucky, really lucky, because the award-winning people I look up to most especially of being creative in writing are not nominated for this year’s awards. Haha! But I am very thankful, really, really thankful for receiving this award. I feel the pressure and tense because I know I am still learning and exploring the voice that I have or will have for my blog. I know and I really admit I am not that artistic in my craft and I am not even a Feature Writer during my school days.

The moment I saw the news to be a finalist of Travel Category of this years’ Best Cebu Blogs Awards, I did not expect one thing. I told my friends who keep on telling me “Uy Good luck!”, “Congratulations!”, “Kaya yan!” and I always respond them as “haha! Wala raman ko ana uy, nasaag rako, “Salamat!”. I have not set any expectation for myself to bring home the bacon on that awards night because I know, I’m not capable of such. Nonetheless, I wanted to be there during the gratifying night to witness and experience at least once in my life that I can tell myself, I am a blogger.

Giving myself a long week break from blogging made me realize, one thing, to just keep doing what I’m doing. As what Dory said to Marlin, “Just keep swimming… Just keep swimming…” and I’ll get there. I know someday, someday.

I may not have bagged the Best Travel Blog Award with but words could not describe how happy I am to be bestowed with the Best Creative Writing in A Blog Award. Blown up my mind of beating ‘em finalist! Haha! Kidding aside, I will strive and continue doing my own thing for my readers to let them feel what I felt during my adrenaline-pumping adventures.

Thank you very much, Cebu Blogging Community and High-Intensity Bloggers for the opportunity, the lessons and the undying support for Four-eyed Laagan. Without your guide, I wouldn’t be here to where I am in this tight-raced world. Thank you to Best Cebu Blogs Awards and Memoriter Writing Services for entrusting me and recognizing my blog especially my writing style.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists! 

And mostly, thank you to YOU for staying and subscribing my blog and keeping in touch with the tales of the Four-eyed Laagan, where seeing the beauty of the world through his spectacles.


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  • Naayssss. Nice sad kay Disqus na! Yay! Congrats once again. That night, when my name was called, I was actually thinking that you and Jullian would also win! I remembered Mark asking if we were ready with our speeches and we all just laughed. Super weird feeling that time. But happy. Sooo keep the blogging fire burning!

    • foureyedlaagan

      Was that the queue? Hahaha! Crazy feeling haha! Thanks Rea and congrats to you and Jullian 😀 Disqus nahhh

  • Yey! Congrats!

  • hannafrej

    If I am not mistaken, I think you are the second one to have received this award. The first one was Kuya Brennan last year. Congrats! You deserved it. You have your own style of writing which is quite intriguing (in a good way). 🙂

    • Unsa maning intriguing writing style? wahh. haha. thank you Hanna. Yes, Brennan was last year’s winner. Quiet a pressure.

      • hannafrej

        I dunno. When reading your posts, it feels like you are drawing from a certain experience from the past. I know a blogger who somehow writes like you do, and she happens to have experienced a great loss from the past. Hahahaha. Damn, I sound so creepy. But that is just a guess ha. LOL

        • foureyedlaagan

          hahaha grabi. loss jud? I dunno. Maybe pang MMK akong story? HAHAHA

  • Adrenaline Romance

    Nice one! Congratulations! You deserve the award! 🙂

    • Thank you Sir Adrenaline Romance! Congrats to your massive success too! 🙂

  • Jullian Robin Sibi

    Yehey! Congrats again John! You really deserve the award! 🙂

  • Ramzy Magbitang

    Woo! Congrats you guys! So glad you were able to win big during the event! 😀


    Well done! It’s just so awesome to see all three Hibsters went home with trophies! Next year na sab!!

  • Wandering Soul Scamper

    it’s a little late, but better late than never. Congrats on your success! You deserve the award. it’s good to see that all of the Hibsters that were nominated bagged the awards. keep going.

  • I always admire your dedication to your blog and you truly deserve this award. I know that this is just a start of more awards to come. Congrats once again! Keep writing and inspire others through your words. I’m so proud of you!

    • foureyedlaagan

      Thank you very much Master Lai!

  • Congrats, John! You deserve this. Keep writing.