Monday, November 8, 2010

WIMPS RULE!: The Winning Entries of the "Who You Calling Wimpy?!" Contest

It is my great honor to present the winners of the "Who You Calling Wimpy?!" contest. Though I did not judge it, I was able to view the entries. Some were serious--even somber--and thought-provoking, others were funny and light, but ALL were unique and interesting. According to the panel, it was so difficult to choose from such great entries, let alone choose the grand prize recipient. Though I will not post the winning entries here as those have won the chance to be published in the Holiday issue of the December 2010-January 2011 issue of the Fully Booked Zine (this is given for FREE at Fully Booked regardless of whether you make a purchase or not), I would really like to post a few entries that really tickled my funny bone.

Before anything else, let me announce the winners of the "Who You Calling Wimpy?!" contest. Ladies and Gentlemen, wimps and bullies, Fully Booked was originally suppose to award just one person the grand prize, but has instead declared a tie. Hold your breaths:

The grand prize winners are: 

The runners-up are: 


Congratulations, Wimpy ones! Your entries rocked! Just so you know, here's the loot you get:

Grand prize winners:
The hardcover edition of the fifth installment, "The Ugly Truth" 
a box set (1-4) of the "Diary of the Wimpy Kid" series 
The Wimpy Kid "Do-It-Yourself Book" 
"The Ugly Truth" bookmarks, pins, and window cling, and your very own "The Ugly Truth" water bottle!

The paperback edition of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" 
The Wimpy Kid "Do-It-Yourself Book" 
"The Ugly Truth" bookmark, pin, and window cling

You may claim your prizes on November 15, 2010 (Monday) at the main branch of Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street. You will also be alerted by email, mobile/landline as to who to look for.

To the other contestants who e-mailed their wonderful entries, Fully Booked would like to present you with tokens of appreciation. You will also be alerted via e-mail. 

And now on to a few entries that I really liked:

1. Written by Gilliane Baesille M. Tantoco

October 22, 2010:
Best friends are awesome when it comes to horrid days.

My teacher gave back our test papers. Supposedly, everyone failed the exam. It was a surprise test. My teacher said, "Class, I'm disappointed in all of you, except Miss Detrite. She was the only one who excelled in this exam!" Everyone stared at me in rage. I slumped in my seat and blushed. My teacher continued. "To make up for your failing grades... You will all have extra credit projects due next week! Miss Detrite, of course, is exempted."

All of my classmates stared at me. I could feel all of them glaring, and I shifted uncomfortably on my seat.

During lunch, I walked to the table where my best friend, Charles, was. I held my lunch tray tightly as I heard some of my classmates murmur the words, "Geek", "Nerd", and "Dorky Detrite". I kept my head down. Was it my fault that I found the test simple? I had studied, after all!

I suddenly crashed down and landed face first in my food tray. I looked around and saw Mary, the head cheerleader, with her foot sticking out.

"Ooopsie!" she laughed. Her friends joined in. I cried as Charles rushed to me.
Charles helped me clean up and saw how distressed I was.

"Just ignore them; it'll die down,” he said. “They're just jealous you're a genius."

"Thanks," I said. We hugged and it made me feel way better.

Until next time,
Julienne Brawnson

2. Written by Tricia Joy L. Gervacio

OH MAN! It’s Georgia’s birthday tomorrow. You know, the prettiest and most popular girl in class? I should give her a gift and she would be as happy as a clam to receive a gift from a cool guy like me, and then I’ll score an invite to be her escort on her birthday party!

So I asked Mom money for it, but she said NO, I should pay for it! Man, I don’t have a real job yet to earn money! So I must think of something I can give WITHOUT paying for it.

I GOT A GREAT IDEA! I found a solo picture of me in a rockstar costume. I’ll be putting a note for her. I heard she got a huge crush on me when we’re gradeschoolers so she’ll be thrilled to bits with this!

Glenn, my best friend, met me at the hallway. He’s holding a big box with a big TO GEORGIA on it. Glenn asked me to hold his gift because he have to go potty. Just in time, Georgia passed by the hallway and I did not think twice of giving her the gift. I heard ‘oooohs’ and ‘ahhhhs’ and ‘awesome’ while I gave it to her. She smiled at me and said ‘Thanks. See yah at the party.’ SHE INVITED ME! HAH! I’M SO COOL!

I totally forgot about the picture. Anyway, I still got invited and that’s cool enough. Don’t mention it to Glenn, by the way.

3. Written by Rootbeer Marie Napiza
My name is up there--there!

This is definitely better than seeing Mr. Sunshine Cutie Pie in the hallway, better than having a thousand Chickenjoys in our dining table. I’ve passed the elimination round for this year’s math quiz bee! Hurrah!--if only my seatmates would stop claiming it’s impossible since I suck in arithmetic. It’s not tsamba, I want to snap at them, but I try to pretend like I’m calm, even if I could also hear them rooting for my seatmate, a quiet little lady whose mind works like a calculator. “You’re not going to win against her,” they say. Hmp.]

Dear God, Jesus, Mama Mary, Buddha, Athena, Zeus, I beg you. Help me make it. I promise to do my part--I will study hard just so I could get that pretty, shiny, medal, which, someday, I would show off to my grandchildren. “Your grandmother (ahem, ahem!) used to be a math quiz bee champion!”

And so it ends… my dream.
Okay, the buzzer was too fast. It rang every time I was just about to finish bits of my solutions. Phreeeeeet! Just when I was about to write down my answers. Phreeeeeet!

I only got one question right, five points for the whole quiz bee. Ms. Calculator got ninety.

Sob. Ma says she loves me. Don’t worry Ma, I’m okay, I will be better. Next year, I will not let you down.
Hmmm… I wonder if we’ll be having Chickenjoy tonight.

4. Written by Jan Vincent Hao

Dear Diary,

Today is Valentine's Day.  Everybody's wearing red, people tweeting cheesy lines, happy faces painted everywhere.  But today, HORROR!!!

It all started during OpMan Class.  People were still dazed and confused with yesterday's lesson.  I don't have a problem with that since I did a little research in the library hours before class.  Then, there was a knock on the door.  There was this guy who brought a rose and a guitar.  I sensed that someone will get serenaded, so I said to my seatmate, "sucks being that person."  Then, the professor uttered, "He's looking for Bintoy, is he here?"  The moment I heard my name, I kinda panicked.  Who the hell would do such stupidity?

I don't know what happened next.  All I remember is that I planted my face on the table while the guy sang "Akin Ka Na Lang."  This was the most embarrassing thing that happened in my entire life.  Everybody was laughing and giggling about the whole thing.  Then, I knew something was up since this serenade thing is an Ateneo Valentines thing where you pay them to get someone serenaded in his/her classroom.   I will stop at nothing to find out who's the culprit.  I think it's Berna, Wella, Christy or Ian Roy.  I guess I have to find out tomorrow since I have to study.  Revenge is always sweet.

I thought these were great entries. I would post everything else here, but that would probably make this the longest blog entry to date :)

Congratulations, everybody! Watch out for more in-store, Facebook, and Twitter promotions from Fully Booked!!

And a big THANK YOU to Hachette Book Group, publisher of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, for all the fab prizes!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lucy! I've already received the confirmation e-mail. Thanks also to Fully Booked.