1. How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?
Extremely shocked, grateful and honored for two reasons. Firstly, there are some amazing food blogs and we never thought we’d make it for the final 10. Secondly, to be mentioned on the same list with some of the people we respect and admire–Catherine from Camemberu, Jasper from Six & Seven and Derrick from SG Food on Foot–is the greatest distinction RERG can get and that is enough for us.
2. When did you start blogging and what drew you to it?
We have been blogging on and off for 2 years but we started to get serious when 14K (one of our contributors) urged us to do better 9 months ago. What drew us to it? Free food.
3. Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?
Since we eat in a group, we bounce our opinions off each other. We try to present eateries in a humorous, fair and kind manner, regardless if it is a tasting or not. We try to be kind because people work hard to bring us the food–thank you to everyone working in F&B industry!–but at the same time, we have to balance between kindness and truth.
We also believe that food unites people together, regardless of age, gender, race, sex, class and sexuality. In this sense, food is political and we hope to bring people together, and not divide people.
4. How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year?
We have met most of the other finalists at tastings and they are affable and their blogs are incredible.
5. How do you think you will fare compared to the other finalists?
Oh, we don’t expect to win. We just want to go to OMY Singapore Blog Awards party, eat free canapes and get drunk on champagne. There is champagne, right?
6. Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?
We are always grateful and surprised that people read our blog–is our gratitude a good enough reason for their visit?
It will be nice if people vote for us but hey, free champagne is enough for us. :)