FOX Channel Asia ran a contest recently. All that was required was watching the Castle 4 series that ran weekly on the FOX channel. What one had to do was catch a picture/shot of Castle and Beckett in a scene (changed weekly) and submit the picture. That was what I did. I actually took pictures of two weeks' shows. The first few shots I took, I did not bother to submit. Call me a sceptic for at that moment I was. I did not bother to do anything with the pictures. As I thought, come on, 4 million viewers (that was what I heard on TV)...I cannot be that lucky. I left it as that and forgot everything about it.
Imagine the elation when I received an email from FOXAsia informing that I am one of the winners of the contest. I was thrilled. A book prize was what I won. An animated copy of Richard Castle's book. 'Smirk face' still did not believed that I have won (I think) from the look on his face when I told him about the email. The email stated that I am to wait for 21 days for the delivery. Wait...wait, I did. I waited for 22 days...Then a month went by. It was anxiety followed by scepticism. I was still waiting. I decided to send an email to FOXAsia enquiring about the book. I just have to write. I was having trouble blocking 'nasty thoughts' cropping up in my head. (Laughters.)
Euphoria! The book arrived after a month and a week. The waiting game was over. A couriered package all the way from Hong Kong and inside, a book bubble wrapped. It was not a fraud and I have to admit I did think it was with all the waiting. Yeah, those were the (evil) thoughts lurking inside my head.
The book is beautiful. It is a hardcover book with glossy pages. Boy, am I lucky or what. Sure am glad I decided to participate. For me, there is always happiness in winning a contest and with a prize...sheer joy :o)