I don’t really know how to start this post so I’m just gonna blurt it out……OMG I WON A TRIP TO TOKYO!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes that’s right, I’m off to Tokyo in a week to partake in the ‘Ultimate Food Tour’ thanks to George FM and Ebisu restaurant. I will basically be eating my way through the finest restaurants in the gastronomic capital of the world.
How did I get to win such an amazing prize you ask? Well I randomly entered online about a month ago thinking that I would probably not have a chance to win at all. As luck would have it, I was picked out of 2,000 entrants along with 2 other finalists to pop up to George last Friday and compete in a Japanese style quiz show live on air. It was very nerve wracking and I was completely stressed about it the day/night before. The quiz was made up of 3 topics about Japan: Geography, Pop Culture and Food with 3 questions in each round. We had 5 seconds to write down the answer and then read each of them aloud.
I was so determined to win as I’m so obsessed with Japanese culture and food so I did do a lot of prep before hand and spent some time googling up general facts about Japan (see pics of my notes below lol). Thanks to the bf for quizzing me the day before, this really helped.
So, the hard work paid off and next Sunday I’ll be boarding a plane with Che and the host of the George FM Breakfast Show, Nick D. This will be trip of a lifetime, I’m still in shock and can’t believe I’m actually going. I promise to take lots of photos to share with you here when I get back, you can also follow me on Instagram (@shirlyshirl) for pics.
Thanks to George FM and Ebisu for making this happen!
Update: Here’s a link to the video of the quiz that happened up at George FM.