Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Parents Won Insta Love Gift Contest

As I visit Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Mall a lot, I came across Insta Lovegift Photo Contest posters in the mall. It is a contest by the Hatten Group in conjunction of Valentine's Day. In order to participate, just simply buy a Valentine's gift from DP or Hatten Square, take a creative photo of it and post it in Instagram with the required hashtags. I admit that contests like this really get my attention. No need to fret about getting people to like or vote, just simply submit an entry and let the management judge. I told Sista about it and we can't wait to participate. That means I do expect a gift from Bear :p Sista and I were aiming on the 3rd prize, which are 2 sets of iPad minis. Yes, we are the weirdest people on the planet who do not aim for the 1st. or 2nd. prize, but the 3rd. prize :D

Poster by Hatten Group

V'day was very nice. I bought a green shirt for Bear from Brands Outlet as V'day's gift the day before and asked him to wear it for our date. My green spaghetti-strap dress from Kitschen and a white knitted top matched his outfit perfectly. So, it was green Vday this year. We had companion this year as Sista has no date and she was alone at home. Not very nice to stay at home alone for V'day la, so I asked her to join us. Bear brought us to Vivo in New Jusco for lunch. After lunch, we watched Wedding Diary 2, which wasn't as nice as Part 1, based on my option. Nevertheless, we did had a good laugh in the cinema. We then went to Ice Town for some dessert. That was our first time there and the shave ice there are not bad. The parents called when we were deciding on dinner so we to Senju Tei for family Vday. We were so lucky to get a seat there as the restaurant was fully-booked! However, the food was rather lousy, maybe due to the crowd. Plus, they did not have their regular set meals and that makes the whole situation tougher as we don't know much about Japanese food in a la'carte. I definitely prefer to have Japanese food in set meal. Next, we went for some shopping in Dataran Pahlawan.

That was when we decided to take photos of some items we bought. The first photo was our first entry of Bear "proposing" to me with a body scrub. The second entry has my parents in it with a rainbow umbrella and the raining night scenery. The body scrub and rainbow umbrella were bought from Mr. DIY.

Our third entry was submitted on the last day of the contest. It was really an coincident. Dady wanted to get a smartphone/tablet for Mumy as Vday gift. So, we went hunting around and Mumy thought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 suits her better, with the big screen size and her bad eyesight. Sista suggested that we don't waste the chance and submit another entry for the contest. It is Vday pressie anyway.

I tell you, we checked on Dataran Pahlawan's facebook page every second, every minute, every day for their announcement of the contest winners!! On the day we were packing to get ready to travel to Awana, I was checking my usual Facebook news feed and I came across the contest winners announcement. We were one of the winners of the contest!!!

Guess which prize we won......


Announcement made by Hatten Group


I went over to the parents' room and congratulated Mumy as it was her photo which won the prize. She was so, so, so happy! Then the Sista came in, found of of the news and said, "Yer... No more iPads already lo". Well, who cares!! As long as we won something!! HAHAHA! If we were to win the consolation prize, we would be very happy too. As a matter of fact, we actually won something better than the iPads! It seemed that Tissot watches carry more value than iPad minis. I checked on the Internet for Tissot Seastar 1000 price range and it is true!! iPad mini only cost about RM1,000 each.

Mumy told us to kept the news from Dady as she wanted it to be a surprise for his birthday. He heard us screaming in joy and came into the room for some news. Mumy made him by suspicious by making small whispers and laughter. We called the management to ask if we could collect the prize on the day itself so that we can have them as Dady's present but they said the gifts were not ready yet and asked us to come the next day. No choice lo, we were about to travel so had to wait til Monday to collect the. Meanwhile, Dady was still very suspicious.

On Monday, Mumy told Dady craps to get him to go to Hatten's management office. She told him that Bear needed room rates for his Taiwan friends who will be coming to Melaka. Dady replied, "Isaiah going Taiwan for tournament soon what. His friends come for what since he's not around?" Smart Dady but Mumy was smarter to get him there.

We asked for our church member who is working there at the reception counter and when she walked out to the lobby with the Tissot boxes in her hands, Dady knew what was all the whispering and laughing were all about. He smiled so broadly that you could only see his teeth but not his eyes. It was so nice to see the parents being so happy. Thank you Hatten Group!

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