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Norman
01-03-11, 11:29 AM
"Participants design their restaurant and bakery, then write about a paragraph to go with their design. The theme is New Year hopes. So let's say your hoping for a year of sunshine and happiness. You would design a bright eatery, maybe with lots of happy customers. Then write a bit about your hopes for 2011, and how your eatery shows that."

~Lesleypsg


Contest Dates:

January 3rd, 2011 - January 7th, 2011 at 12 p.m. PST.


How to Participate:

1. Design your bakery to embody your hope(s) for the new year.

2. Take a picture of your bakery using the "Snap" feature (the camera icon on the top right of your game).

3. Select "Save to Photos."

4. Post a picture of your bakery here on the forums.

5. Write a paragraph explaining your hopes and how your bakery design shows that.

6. Include your ID in the post (for us to easily distribute the prizes to you right after the event). Posts without the ID will be disregarded.

*Please note: If you are not willing to share your ID (the one you give to other players for them to add you as a neighbor) then please do not enter in this contest.


Prizes:

1st Place: 50 Gems for the winner's Bakery Story in-game account (donated by Lesleypsg, be sure to thank them :cool:)
2nd Place: 25 Gems for the winner's Bakery Story in-game account (provided by TeamLava for this player event)


How the Winner Will be Chosen:


The winners will be chosen based on how well their bakery embodies their hope for the new year and how well their paragraph explains this. The winners will be chosen the week of January 10th, 2011.


Good luck to everyone. A big thanks to Lesleypsg for thinking of this event.

One of our hopes for 2011 is that all of your hopes will come to realization!

Unregistered
01-04-11, 04:34 AM
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My hope for this year to come, is a happy one full of cheer and fun. While there may be stripes of blue through the year, I hope there's only joy and laughter to hear. Last year has passed and has come to a close, but the memories of a wonderful holiday remain. I'll do my best to be a good host, as I've got many upon many hearts to maintain!

ID: Myusernameisalwaystaken
(My username is always taken ... without the spaces of course!)

Thank you, Lesleypsg1 for making this opportunity possible for me and many others. I look forward to a new year and wish you all the very best! :)

Yours truly,
Sweet Retreat

Unregistered
01-05-11, 04:39 PM
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Last year the world was shock by major problems that we all take with slot of sadness and courege but this year is not going to be like that! This year my hopes are to have the most "green" year in all times!!! But why green? Because that's the color of hope and of our world we have to change the world to a world with trees and plants that would help to make our world look alive not grey and death!!! With this we would help people that have no food that have been move out of their homes because of the natural desasters with a healthy world this familys are going to come back to there happy lives!!

My bakery shows that a green space that encourege to help a more alive world!! I want to help and I think that with this text!! I try to make my bakery as beatiful as I could!! Thinking about giving food to people that need it!! No more hunger and desasters in the world, think in everybody think in the children, think in yourself!! Don't destroy anymore!! Let's make peace! And let's be "green"!! Because the world and the humans worthed!!

This year is going to be better I khow it!! I have HOPE!!

And thank you teamlava to make this, it make me think more on the important things!!

THANK YOU!!

Att: Sergio G. ID: MrSpencs

Pos: Have a great year teamlava and Lesleypsg!! :)

Unregistered
01-05-11, 04:59 PM
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A new year brings hope as well as challenges and obstacles. Though it may seem as if life is full of despair at times and that you're being turned away wherever you go, one thing that you can be rest assured of, is that there will always be an open door that welcomes and appreciates your presence, a place where you can kick back, read a few magazines, relax and just enjoy yourself.

While it is important to know how to relax, we cannot forget that life is still filled with uncertainties and doubt, but if you stay focused, stay organized, and develop a systematic way to achieve your goals, little by little, you will be able to regain control of each and every situation.

In others' attempt to regain control of the situation that arises, unfortunately, some have chosen a sneakier way.
More and more, it seems that we as a society are becoming greedier and greedier. We take and take and take and the principal concept in our minds is "me, me, me!", luckily, I was able to see the exact opposite in this game. The reciprocation of tips very well proves this. Not only are we able to give rather than take, we're able to shift people's focus from "me" to "us" as everybody work together towards a common goal.

Now that we've acknowledged a common goal, we also need to address a common concern. Scarcity of resources has always been a concern for our society. Our resources are depleting each day, and not a lot of care is invested into replenishing and avoiding to waste the resources. I feel hopeful knowing that people are growing more aware of this issue and learning not to waste food as exemplified in the game: to order only what you can finish and to store food in a way that lasts the longest! (too bad we can't store food like we do in Bakery Story) Additionally, it gives me reassurance to know that there will be emergency supplies of resources available in times of need. What would be a better example than sacks and sacks of flour in a bakery.

If we look deeper into the above elements, we see that a fundamental factor is human interaction. We know the huge impact that discrimination has on our society, we see the consequences, sometimes the results can be devastating and at times, fatal. Thankfully, more and more, we see a greater level of acceptance and tolerance for individual differences. We can only hope that this trend continues until, hopefully, one day when we can actually achieve peace on earth. We are all unique individuals, each with different cultural backgrounds, different levels of education, different physical appearances, different genders, however, we are still able to come together at one place to share common goals, common concerns, enjoy each others presence and nothing else can be seen aside from smiling faces with grins from ear to ear. This scenario, as simple and as common as it is in this game, is the exact value that we wish to instill in others. And If we want to change the world, where else would be a better place to start than from a simple game, where fundamental values are already embedded into it.

So spread the word, play Bakery Story, spread hope.

Special thanks to Teamlava and Lesleypsg for organizing this contest.

ID: sinc823

Unregistered
01-05-11, 05:52 PM
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My hopes for 2011 are for peace and tranquility in a troubled world and for appreciation of the simple joys of life - togetherness and room for sincere words to be thought, spoken and felt in uncluttered, calm environments. My eatery reflects the humble simplicity of such a place; unfussy, serene and with a welcoming beauty and symmetry which anticipates the joy of eating quietly alone, with another, or with the conviviality of a happy group of friends.

ID ssiii

Unregistered
01-05-11, 06:14 PM
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ID ssiii


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Amalah
01-06-11, 03:49 AM
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My New Years theme is Love.

If we would all open our hearts to others we could make each year more wonderful than the last. Treat everybody you meet with kindness and respect, and love will spread from one person to another. I imagine the colours of this year to be lovely pinks, hopeful oranges, happy yellows and peaceful greens.

Bakery: Unicorn Moon
ID: Amalah

?(♥ ヮ♥)? ♫♪

Amalah
01-06-11, 03:51 AM
Oh my I almost forgot! Thank you so much Lesleypsg and Teamlava. ♥

Unregistered
01-06-11, 08:03 AM
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I think it is very important to surround yourself with the people you love!

I spend all my spare time with my family and friends. My bakery was designed to reflect all the special people in my life and how we make the most of our time together.

The kitchen is the heart of our house, so I created a special nook with a one of a kind table in the center of all the action. Everyone of my friends is unique, so there are several cozy spaces that would appeal to all their personality types. The romantic table by the window is for my husband and I...we have a favorite table in favorite restaurant we always sit, and it is in front of a window. Our parents like to snuggle up by a cozy fire, so there is a place to sit and drink their tea. And the last, and most important, is the children's area for my 9 month old. I am sure we could make special memories in that corner. He is fascinated with balloons right now, but the sweets are there for kids of all ages.

I hope that everyone can slow down and enjoy the moments that make special memories, and really make time for who is important to them. I think the world would be a better place if everyone had a little love, a little romance, and a little peace!

Bakery: Sugar
ID: ccmartin

Unregistered
01-06-11, 08:07 AM
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Unregistered
01-06-11, 04:14 PM
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My hopes for the new year as a high-school student are not that amazing, but they are special to me. This bakery may not be amazing, but it is special to me.

In my bakery, I have different sections and each of them show a different hope for 2011. In the reading area, it shows how I hope to read more books this year. Everyday, I will see that in Bakery Story and go "Oh yeah! I should go read some Harry Potter and whatnot!" In the peach dining table area, it shows that I hope to eat with my family all the time. It shows this because the tables are grouped together and are all sitting together as one. I want to spend more time with them to cherish the moments of this year and many more to come. And for the purple candy section, it shows that I hope to enjoy the things while they last. I enjoy candy, so I will take the time to chew every single piece of candy I have instead of rushing through it like ordinary junk food. As for the windows shining in, I hope for it to be bright and sunny everyday so I can take a look out the window and be refreshed by the Vitamin D and the UV rays. For the yellow table section, it shows that I hope to do better in school because the yellow chairs represent school chairs. I hope during my exams this year in those chairs, I will succeed in getting 100% on my exams. And the blue and green table section shows that I want to be with my friends all the time and I would like to be connected with them in a circle and not a clutter. The many stoves in the corner mean that I will keep playing Bakery Story because it's one of the best apps out there. Last but not least, the picture frames on the walls represent that I will keep capturing the special moments inside and outside of Bakery Story of the year 2011.

Thank you Lesleypsg and TeamLava for hosting such great events !

ID : ahshan

Unregistered
01-06-11, 05:42 PM
WELCOME To MAMA MIMI'S! Come in and stay awhile and sip along with your favorite special drink or try some yummy cakes!
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Our claim to fame for the New Year is the pay it forward theme! You leave a tip, get tipped back!! You leave a message.. you'll get a message too!
Our customers are welcome to come and take a class on preparing your favorite recipe! Our specialties are Eggnog and Mochas, and the very special cappuccino we have cannot be beat! Enjoy these classes free of charge as there is plenty of space to sip, chat with friends and learn little tricks of the bakery trade. We even offer FREE Cappuccino's to our special neighbors, each and every day! Sharing all we know as best we know how!

Most of all, we love to have your friends bring your friends! The owner, Mama Mimi, especially loves the treats you leave on her (pink) wall.. your fun inspiring notes with cute emoticons are so special to her.. and as the owner of Mama Mimi's Bakery she promises to show her gratitude by sending back some love and tips to her loyal customers so that they can better their own bakeries with more recipes and decorations!! We all can be neighbors, and we all need to help each other reach their goals for the next big trend in Bakery Story! Or do you need to expand your restaurant? Mama Mimi wants to reach level 40 and hit it big with the 17 x 20 expansion!! If you help her, she'll help YOU!

You can tip Mama Mimi's.. and help support the art of Bakery Story.. just search for MamaMimi2004! And she'll pay it forward!

Happiness is being Pink!
id MamaMimi2004

Unregistered
01-06-11, 08:55 PM
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ID = Niimue

The theme of my bakery is Rainbow, and rainbows are what I hope for in 2011.

Last year was a stormy year for many of us. Worldwide, people dealt with depressed economies and continued wars. At home, unemployment, mortgage foreclosures and high health care costs left far too many stranded in rough seas. The economic storm took a toll on almost every family and community. After such rough weather, we desperately need a clearing.

My hope for the New Year is for the rainbow after the storm to bring a sign of peace and joy into everyone's world. Who can't help but smile when they see the beauty and majesty in the colors of a rainbow? Although the storms might return, the rainbow afterwards helps give us hope for better times ahead.

My wishes for the New Year can be expressed through this Irish Blessing (author unknown):

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in every trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer to every prayer.


Thank you Lesleypg and Teamlava for the opportunity to share our New Year's wishes.

Unregistered
01-07-11, 12:54 AM
ID: Inye

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/aerolord/fcab7dd8.jpg

An old photo of my new restaurant, though not much have change.

I study in a Food Course over in Singapore, so it is natural that my interest is on food. I followed the colour of my class room, as well as the new floor as maybe one day, this school will let my resolution come true. Having a cafe for myself. One of my other resolution is to find a partner.

Hence I thought of having tables table facing each other. So there is a chance that people might be able to find their through love while enjoying their food. In the middle you will see a group of four tables, those are groups of friend that don't go very well with me. Having that thought in my bakery, I wish that one day, all my classmate will be close together in the same classroom/bakery.

Sorry for my poor English, since I found out that this is the last day and I am rushing for some school project XD.

Unregistered
01-07-11, 01:00 AM
ID: Inye

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e345/aerolord/fcab7dd8.jpg

An old photo of my new restaurant, though not much have change.

I study in a Food Course over in Singapore, so it is natural that my interest is on food. I followed the colour of my class room, as well as the new floor as maybe one day, this school will let my resolution come true. Having a cafe for myself. One of my other resolution is to find a partner.

Hence I thought of having tables table facing each other. So there is a chance that people might be able to find their through love while enjoying their food. In the middle you will see a group of four tables, those are groups of friend that don't go very well with me. Having that thought in my bakery, I wish that one day, all my classmate will be close together in the same classroom/bakery.

Sorry for my poor English, since I found out that this is the last day and I am rushing for some school project XD.
ID: Inye

I got something to add. Though I was looking at the picture, I am thinking... what about the colour combination of the tables and chair. So I come up with something, sorry if I offend anybody. My class isn't very racial harmony as the malays like to have their own place and chinese, our own place. This make the groups of table in the middle more meaningful. Not only close to each other, but also I hope for racial harmony( hence the colour of the tables). I am really really really sorry if I did offend anyone.

Unregistered
01-07-11, 03:13 AM
Bakery name: Light up!
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New years is coming up
sit next to a candle light
and let it be your guide
immerse yourself in the scent of a tea cup
to the deepest dreams inside your brain
giving your imagination a fly.
try to accomplish them within 365 days
no matters if there are dark times and rain
here you will always have a cup cake to make up the night.

Hehe i hope you like my improvisation, i hope nothing tie you down and let your inner fire sky up!!! Happy New Year 2011 :)
Thanks for TeamLava and Lesleypsg for the event, letting us (the community) to express our ideas in a funny way!!
Id geluve

Unregistered
01-07-11, 10:36 AM
Hoping everyone's 2011 is filled with Love, Peace and Happiness
Also hoping for a solution to the world hunger problem especially when we are blessed with all this food

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picture without people to see the design

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picture with happy people

Thank you to Lesleypsg and TeamLava for this opportunity.

ID: ASC888

Unregistered
01-07-11, 12:32 PM
First, I want to thank you to Lesleypsg for offering this contest. My major is graphic design and I love designing things. I hoped that i wanted to participate in a contest to show my bakery.

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This is my bakery. The title is "Be cool and passionate in my life". And As you can see, it is saperated to two parts. One is red and other is blue.

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Blue is meaning of steady and cool. Actually my personality is impatient and sanguine. So in 2011 i want to be cool and patient to make myself to be a better person.

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And red is meaning of passion for my career. In 2011, I will study hard and get all "A"s and success as a best graphic designer. Sometimes I can't control my self when I fail. And I just gave up what I did. So I have to do more harder than I could.

Hoping in 2011, I want to be success in my life and to be happier with my family and friends with in love.

Happy new year to all. Love you teamlava, Lesleypsg.

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Chomo's Room
ID - ccusa83

Norman
01-07-11, 02:17 PM
Thank you to everyone who entered! The winners will be decided next week.

Norman
01-13-11, 05:11 PM
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ID ssiii


(See paragraph in first upload)

Congrats Ssiii! You are our first place winner for Bakery Story's Hope for the New Year Contest. Your bakery truly conveyed a sense of peace and tranquility and hopefully that will be the way this world is this year and all future years as well. :cool:

Norman
01-13-11, 05:13 PM
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j336/Niimue/50609349.jpg
ID = Niimue

The theme of my bakery is Rainbow, and rainbows are what I hope for in 2011.

Last year was a stormy year for many of us. Worldwide, people dealt with depressed economies and continued wars. At home, unemployment, mortgage foreclosures and high health care costs left far too many stranded in rough seas. The economic storm took a toll on almost every family and community. After such rough weather, we desperately need a clearing.

My hope for the New Year is for the rainbow after the storm to bring a sign of peace and joy into everyone's world. Who can't help but smile when they see the beauty and majesty in the colors of a rainbow? Although the storms might return, the rainbow afterwards helps give us hope for better times ahead.

My wishes for the New Year can be expressed through this Irish Blessing (author unknown):

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in every trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer to every prayer.


Thank you Lesleypg and Teamlava for the opportunity to share our New Year's wishes.

Congrats Niimue! You are our second winner. Hopefully there will be a rainbow after the storm. :cool:

Norman
01-13-11, 05:16 PM
The prizes have been distributed.

A big thanks to Lesleypg for thinking of this contest and thanks to all those who have shared their hopes for the new year!