Food & Dining

Nuffnang Awards 2016 – Best Food Blog

Some weeks ago, I received a very kilig-to-the-bones email. I was nominated for Nuffnang Awards 2016 under the BEST FOOD BLOG category. Of course I couldn’t believe my eyes & had to read a second, third & fourth time if they indeed got the email address correct, hehe.


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Now if you know me well enough, you’d know I don’t like office politics, or competition. It sorta brings out the worst in me because, well, who doesn’t like winning right? When you go in, you’d definitely want to go for the kill & come out shining. And that’s just not me anymore. This year is about Jane Go 2.0 – I’m all about serenity & tranquility now, just like the 2016 pantone colors of Rose Quartz & Serenity, lol. Besides, I shy away from big events & send my most humble regrets whenever an invitation for such comes my way.


Thank you so much Nuffnang PH for making me the featured Blogger of the Month last December! <3 It was truly an honor for me, and such a nice Christmas gift from my advertising family.

And so, I modestly & politely declined. First off, because I’m really not worthy. I may blog a lot about food but I am in no way in the league of my favorite foodie, JinLovesToEat (who sadly doesn’t blog as much anymore), or my cousin RICHARD for that matter -who takes absolutely the most beautiful food photos & describes each taste & texture perfectly that you’d either actually drool with every compliment, or grimace with every criticism. That’s how passionate his words are, you feel like you’re right there, eating at his table, sharing in every morsel.


My blog is just full of silliness, carefree moments & happy insights. You don’t really go to my blog (which as you know is full of selfies, two-fies, and we-fies) to get an answer to your question & hunt for the next big thing in the food scene. Nope, for the latest tip, newest jaunt, most complete info & drool-worthy photos, you go to Tales from the Tummy for the most honest & up-to-date insight. You don’t find any sugar coating there, sponsored posts or not.


Of course, for matters of the puso, you go to Tales from the Heart (all sugar & spice, thats me!) <3


PERCENTAGE OF VOTING: 30% – Online Votes | 70% – Nuffnang Awards 2016 Council Votes VOTING PERIOD: Ends on Feb 22, 2016 – 11:59PM



About Richard: Richard is VERY serious & passionate when it comes to his food shots. Which is why he always lets me go first in taking photos haha. Coz he knows all it takes is one haphazard click for me. Whereas he takes shots in EVERY angle. Every shot is photogenic, I kid you not. And he is really credible, walang paliguy-ligoy direct to the point. If he says it’s not good, then it’s not good. Patay kang bata ka. Lagot ang review. There’s no changing his mind. ;))

So friends, may I ask that you cast a vote for Richard Co by doing any of the above via social media, or clicking HERE. This is actually his 3rd time in a row to be nominated, so if that doesn’t qualify & get your votes , I don’t know what will. ;)


Presenting to you the very camera shy couple, Mr. & Mrs. Tales from the Tummy. I think you’ll only find photos of them in my blog haha. Good luck Richard! Rootin’ for ya! \m/

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    BAKIT DI KA SUMALI??? I will storm every nook and cranny of the interwebs para manalo ka… pramis!

    In the meantime, will vote for Richard na din, hehehe… (ang cute naman ng pic nila ni Chef Irene!)

    February 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      pramis yan ha? papadrinuhan mo ako sa susunod, wala ka nang kawala sige. ;)) sige panluhin mun natin si richard this year para hindi na sy makigulo sa ambisyon natin sa blog ko Hahahahaha!

      February 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Olive

    Hi Jane! Been following your blog since you started blogging! You are so funny, so down to earth… ..but there was a time when I stopped reading your blog when it turned so “commercial”…sponsored posts, etc…it just was not the same…
    I’m so happy, and I”m sure many of your readers are too, that the “old” Jane is back….spontaneous, and without pretensions….
    Please stay that way ??

    February 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Olive. :) Thank you so much for your honesty. Yes, I also got lost along the way, which is why I decided to go back to blogging “solo”. I am after all, writing for myself. And for my dear readers. Will do my best not to be blindsided again. :)

      February 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Mama Bear!!! This is why I sooo love you. You are so humble. Di bale, Best Wife of Kap Ever ka naman. :)

    Love you!!! <3

    February 11, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hehe may prize ba yang pagiging best wife? ;)) Thank you bbbeary love you too! :-*

      February 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Louise Antonette D Fandiño

    Grabe Jane!!! You’re so humble talaga! And CONGRATULATIONS na rin to you dear! I’m really proud of you and of course our KTG friends who got nominated. Hope to see you again soon! Take care!

    February 12, 2016 at 6:00 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Louise! :-* Yes hope to see you soon mwah!

      February 12, 2016 at 7:45 am
  • Reply jo

    ba yan?!!!!!! dapat sumali ka Ms. Jane!!!!!! dibale you’re like the cutest mommy ever!!! yun na lang. may category ba na ganon? :)

    February 12, 2016 at 6:48 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hahaha uuuuyyyy type ko yan! Mag-request tayo sa nuffnang ng new category. Thank you Jo! :-*

      February 12, 2016 at 7:46 am
  • Reply erika

    First off, because I’m really not worthy. – NO kaya!! sana sumali ka you know naman madami kaming supporters mo at nagmamahal sayo! pero ok lang yan. para saming mga readers na love ka ikaw ang the best!

    February 12, 2016 at 8:16 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yaaaay! And for that, panalo talaga ang feeling ko. Thank you love! :-*

      February 12, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    Aww.. bakit di ka sumali Ms. Jane! :) sayang. For me you’ve alwaya written Nuffnang Awards worthy kind of blog posts. :-*

    February 12, 2016 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Cherryll

    I was ready pa naman to vote for you when I read the title. Haha. You so deserve it! I admire you more for being so humble. And super aliw all your recent posts. God bless you more. ?

    February 13, 2016 at 8:22 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I feel so loved! <3 That alone is a reward in itself. Thank you Cherryll! :-*

      February 13, 2016 at 9:43 am
  • Reply med

    For me you are the best blogger in the world!
    You don’t only write about food, you also share your family affairs, love life and the latest fas-yon!
    You inspire us so much and make us TROLOLOL when you tell us about your adventures with Kap.
    We learn so much from you.
    Your blog is so real.

    February 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Awwww!! <3 Biased though coz you love me & we are friends meding hahaha. Thank you though, and I love you back! :-*

      February 13, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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