Last Friday, 30th May 2014 was probably another normal Friday night for most of us, but not for Sara Shantelle Lim. In celebration of her 27th birthday, Sara had thrown a birthday bash worth $40,000, and the best thing about it? Everything for free, or in bloggers’ term, sponsored.
While her extravagant birthday party got many netizens slamming the luxury blogger of www.sgsisters.com, and many shaking their heads in disapproval, we managed to sneak a little interview with Sara Shantelle to dig out certain insights and misconceptions from her vantage point.
The Influencer Media interview with Sara Shantelle Lim
It is quite a disappointment to know how there are some “rare handful” of reporters out there to spoil and ruin the image of those journalist who are actually credible on the Singapore’s national newspapers. I was delighted on the night on 29 May 2014, as Yahoo! News Singapore, did a proper professional VIDEO Interview with me to clear the toxic air. I was very impressed with Yahoo! News, as they asked their questions in a very professional manner, with no proper objectives and most importantly, no hidden agenda.
I was not surprised, and I was prepared to see myself on front page news. In fact, I was really excited, as I knew that this controversy would actually make me go viral online. Just that day itself, I’ve had 30,000 viewerships on my luxury blog – www.sgsisters.com, which is considerably new in the bloggers’ society. My elder sister, Lora Christelle Lim and I have only started this luxury blog in January 2013. I prayed hard on 29 May 2014, and asked God for wisdom to guide me through this whole publicity stunt. He had answered my prayers by giving me a brilliant idea on how to change their whole bad publicity to something which in the end was useful to me in my career. After tackling this whole incident calmly and wisely, the world now, knows that I’m actually a very charity person who is proud to be a social entrepreneur in Singapore. Since young, I’ve always been a very business-minded person, I am very much a “thinker” than a “feeler”. Hence, I was not affected emotionally.
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Writer: Leong Chee Sheng