Photo taken at the Kinabalu Shell Press Awards 2009 at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort where I received the Gold Award for Sports Journalism Award for English Section.
It was my first gold award since 2005 and am glad to have won it for The Borneo Post. I have won four gold in 2002, 2003 (two) and 2005 in addition to silver in 2006 and a merit award in 2008.
I was also a winner for the Best Sports Writer (English) award from Sabah Youth and Sports Ministry in 2006.
Not bad for an achivement, I think, since I took up the profession eight years and seven months ago.
Thank you all for your supports especially my wife (didie) who asked me to send in entry for the just concluded Press Awards. Same it goes to my parents, siblings and relatives as well as colleagues and friends.
Now, where should I go from here ... that is the most important question that needs thorough consideration ... I hope to find the answer soon.
On the other hand, I may have the answer to the question.
I'm 30 this year and happily married to lovely wife Didie. Sitot is my 'kampung name' (and very proud of it) and real name is Lester. I'm the second child of Joseph Bingkasan-Mary Sodikit and have three siblings in Leslie, Lesser and Clarice. I'm a reporter by profession and into sports very much.