The local radio hosted by the always perky pair called Neil and Vicky announced a contest which you can win a free trip to London to see Rihanna live in concert on March 7.
Neil said, “Keep the sms coming everyone, say you’d love to enter and we’ll select two contestants and one of them will be joining us in the finals on March 3. We pay for your tickets, your hotel and you will see the concert for free.”
I was clutching my cellphone, now severely wet with hand sweat. Extremely nervous yet I know I had to do this. I have chickened out on joining the morning trivia day after day but this is a free trip, how can I pass up with that!?
I sent my SMS declaring my love to go to London but I know I just had to make a way to get their attention to choose me among the pool of contestants (there are literary hundreds of entries already). I found a way to grab their attention and in a few minutes, they called and I was in the contest! There was another lady on the line and the first one to answer two questions out of three goes to the final on March 3!
There is a little twist to the concert rule, however: you have to shout your name if you know the answer. It felt funny shouting my daughter’s name but I guess it is easier than shouting my own name, don’t you think so?
All questions were about London and Rihanna:
- In what city can you find the House of Parliament? — After shouting Akari! I answered London. One
point for me.
Which of these three songs are not Rihanna’s? (a) Unfaithful (b)Don’t Stop the Music (c) Faraway
— I shouted my daughter’s name again. (a)?. It was wrong. Sheez, I don’t know anything about Rihanna except for the song Umbrella!!
The other contestant also answered incorrectly so we’re on to the next question.
- What is the name of London’s underground line. Is it (a) Tramway (b) Subway (c) Tube.
I shouted, Akari (I feel really ridiculous this time)! At the same time the other lady shouted, Tube! Since the rule is to shout your name and then you answer, I should have answered the question but the announcers were confused since the other lady insisted she’d be given the point since she shouted the correct answer.
break the cat fight settle, Neil and Vicky added another question. In what city can you find the Carmichael (don’t know if this is the right question, I am not sure). I had no idea. She answered Manchester. We are tied now.
Last question to break the tie,
What tube line should you use when going to Heathrow Airport from London?
This I know by heart when we were making travel plans on our trip to London 2 years ago. Akari! Picadilly Line! That’s it. I am in for the finals!!
Can you tell that I am excited or what! I can barely type…as if I didn’t spill all the nauseating details in this post alone! If I get lucky, I might go to London and see Rihanna!! I’m not really a fan but I haven’t been to a concert my entire life. Wooo hooo!
I know it’s too early to celebrate but this is my blog! lol
For the meantime, you all pray for me that my opponent on the final is not a British expat!