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Nuffnang Asia Pasific Blog Awards 2011 #napbas

So, the bf invited me to be his date to the NAPBAS 2011. I reluctantly said ok because I know nobody there. You know, the feeling of being #foreveralone in a place full of glamourous people, and yours truly is not a glamourous person.

Plus, I had to travel all the way from Singapore. And go through some pek chek moments while getting ready. You can read all about it here.

We arrive VERY late as firstly, I finished getting ready at 7.55pm (and the event starts at 8pm). Being Malaysian, we know that it will not start exactly at 8pm. We rushed over, thinking Marriott Putrajaya is nearby the airport. Mana tau, using Google Maps, it says “45 minutes away”. T______T It’s near Seri Kembangan there, exit Kajang toll.

The bf’s friend told him that they just started at around 8.30pm. And we were still on our way there.

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All dressed up, full make ups done. And I’m happy with the outcome despite having so little time to get ready.

We arrived past 9pm, and Reshmonu was performing.

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The usher brought us to our table, where we shared the same table as Cindy of teycindy.com and Jane Lau of chuckei.com. Jane may sound familiar to you, because she is competing in the Adidas Neo contest, along with Careen.

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The hosts, Nadia Heng (Ms Malaysia 2010) and the famous Liang

Nope, I did not talk to any of them. They are the bf’s friends, but I shy lah….
I was busy eating and enjoying the performances and awards presentations. =B

We missed the first few parts of the awards presentation and performances. So I think I’ll just blog about what I know.

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The performances were great, I had a good time being entertained. Especially from our local celebrity comedian, Harikh Iskandar.

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His spontaneous jokes were just too funny and too true about Malaysians and Singaporeans. It didn’t sound offensive, but rather funny!

And the pole dancing was amazing. I just can’t take my eyes away from the whole performances. I was just in awe……..

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….because of their muscles! SO muscular omg….

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Look at themmm!

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The bf said it’s not seducing anymore, because they are so muscular. Haha!

In between those performances, awards were given out.

Here are the winners of the best blogs according to categories.

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Best Parenting Blog – http://childhood101.com/

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Best Geek Blog – http://geekout.ph/

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Best Photography Blog – http://photoblog.hk/

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Best Fashion Blog – http://cheeserland.com

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Best Travel Blog – http://justwandering.org

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Best Entertainment Blog – http://beautifulnara.com

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Best Lifestyle Blog – http://jenniepperson.com

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Best Food Blog – http://ladyironchef.com

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Best Original Blog Design – http://eatshowandtell.com

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Best Micro Blog – http://twitter.com/kennysia

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Most Influential Blog and Region’s Best Blog – http://xiaxue.blogspot.com

Congratulations to all winners! But like as what the co-founder of Nuffnang, Ming, said, everyone is a winner. So, congratulations to all nominated bloggers!

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I had a great time meeting new friends and friends of the bf who has never seen me before.

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from left: Nicholas Gan, Kenny Sia, Joyce, me, the bf

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with Audrey aka fourfeetnine who is the fiance of Nuffnang co-founder, Timothy Tiah.

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with Nadia Heng (Ms Malaysia 2010)

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with Vivien aka vvens.

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my blur looking date <3

After the dinner, we headed to Zouk for the after-party. I was very tired, but I have not been to Zouk yet. I wanted to see see look look. The music was great, atmosphere was different compared to other clubs I have been to. But one thing I don’t like is, it is a smoking club. Hate the cigarette smells on my dress and hair. We had a private lounge, which is at the Velvet Underground. Every nuffies had a more private time together lol.

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All I did was just drink a bottle of Heineken and sit down and snap picture and meet new people. And no, I did not dance. Though I love dancing, but I you know…I shy…

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But anyway, thank you for inviting me to this awesome event. In the beginning, I doubted that I will enjoy myself. But without this big fella, I wouldn’t have the chance that every blogger long for – to attend the NAPBAS.

The people I met are all so friendly and nice. No doubt why you enjoy your field so much. =)

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Hair self-bunned up: FOC
Necklace: birthday gift from the bf
Earrings: Roxy (RM29.90)
Convertible Dress: My Little Bow (SGD39)
Shoes (sorry dress too long cannot see…heeee): TROIS+inch (SGD66)
Clutch (oops, not in this picture): Mitju (SGD46.90)

(pictures taken from Nuffnang)

For more official pictures of NAPBAS, click here

Pre – Nuffnang Asia Pasific Blog Awards 2011

Rushed back to KL last Friday to attend the Nuffnang Asia Pasific Blog Awards 2011 the bf invited me to attend with him, to be his date for that night.¬†This is the 2nd awards night organized by Nuffnang. Was supposed to attend the 1st one back in 2009 in Singapore. But due to some unforeseen circumstances, we didn’t manage to go.

Anywayyyy…..

Read tweets at 3pm while waiting in the airport and everyone seem to be getting ready and some even had their hair done already! Arrived in KL at 5.50pm and started getting ready at 6.30pm. At that time, everyone was probably on their way there already or maybe arrived already. And I baru wanna start to bathe.

Honestly, I wasn’t happy because I had to rush. Girls like to take their own sweet time putting on make ups and do their hair nice nice and dress up and make sure they look their best. I don’t even have that chance! I cried upon arrival to KL because I already felt so tired and then need to rush for this event. I made the bf felt so bad….hehhh..

Anywayyyyyy…..

I did my make up so quickly, tried curling my hair fast ended up burning my shoulder and my FACE!

PEK CHEK!!!

I now have 2 burn marks. Finally I gave up and tied my hair in a neat bun. Then, I used a straightener to straighten some curly part of my hair and my bangs and i accidentally CURLED MY BANGS. Another pek chek moment ……!!! It was a disaster…I did whatever I can to straightened it back but failed. Gone extremely extremely extremely pek cek….So I just ended up using a bobby pin to pin it aside.

The bf could only sit and feel helpless while I walk up and down to find solutions to all the pek chek moments.. It’s a girl thing. Boys can’t help much you see…

So here’s the final result after all the rushing.

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Flash’s too bright, necklace senget-ed. And you can see the part of my bangs that I “destroyed”.

We arrived very very late. Thank God we didn’t miss much.

Not gonna blog about the event yet.

Will blog another round!

Till then…….

Stress Reliever Tip #1: Entertain Yourself

Gotta burn midnight oil tonight to catch up with my studies.

Wait….I have been burning midnight oil every night this whole week! But not on studying la…..on the internet…… hehh…

So, because I have studied since 4pm til now and have not gotten anything in my brain! I feel so stressed up and disappointed with my goldfish brain and I had to come out with something to cheer me up…

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Camho-ing and photoshopping! =D

I need to look for the serial number for photoshop CS5.1 for Mac! I mana mampu mau purchase? Unless anybody, who are students are willing to purchase it for me la….or any kind souls out there willing to look for serial numbers for me?

Ok, back to studying.

Valentine’s Day 2011

It was quite a surprise to have him all the way down here to spend the V-day with me.

The only thing that was planned was his trip down. Flowers, dinner and night out was all random. Quite fun I would say.

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Because all that matters is just having him around.

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And although it was just one rose, I am still a very happy girl that night.
Despite being together for 7 years+, this is only our 3rd V-day celebration together due to Long Distance Relationship (LDR).

We can pull it through!

Huat Ah!

I never knew what “Huat Ah” means. Was wondering the meaning when everyone wishes me that. Then, a friend told me that “Huat” means “Fa” or “Fatt“, which means prosperity.

And being a working adult, their well wishes are mostly, “Be prosperous”. Not that is bad, just feeling different. When I was much younger, CNY is all about fun and collecting ang pows. Never really bother about prosperity. Prosperity is good, but treat prosperity wise too.

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But anyways, Chinese New Year is not all about being prosperous. It is also the time to spend time with your loved ones.

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Had reunion dinner with the bf’s family for the 2nd time. The food were awesome! =D Then, the bf drove me back to Kuantan and spent the first day of CNY with me and my family for the first time. Had an awesome time together though.

2nd day of CNY is the most meriah one, when my relatives came down from Singapore, JB and KL. Of course, it gets more meriah when we have our 2 lil cousins along. =)

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Amanda and Tarnia greeted us with “Gong Xi Fa Cai!” and they cheered us up with their big bright happy smiles!

Our reunion dinner mainly falls on the 2nd or 3rd day of CNY where everybody is back home. The food, oh so yummilicious Hainanese food!

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sometimes, its also great hanging out with extended relatives too.

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On the 3rd day of CNY, we went for our usual beach outing as the cousins loves the beach. This time we headed over to Pantai Sepat. It’s been awhile since I been there. It’s clean and not crowded!

This is also the best opportunity to practice my photography skills. Still bad, but I think it’s okay for a nooby like me. I was using daddy’s Nikon D90. Some pictures are taken by my sister using uncle’s Nikon D3100. Also, from here I learnt that taking pictures in RAW and just JPEG has difference especially when it comes to editing.

I thought I have mastered the knowledge of Shutter speed and Aperture, but whenever I hold a DSLR, I fail to understand. Settings will never get right! Anyways, way way way way way lots to learn!

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Amanda

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Tarnia

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Amanda and Tarnia enjoying the waves.

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Phoebe, Abigail and I.

I like the blue sky. Haha, edited it! With RAW, the sky can turn blue when I edit. Without RAW, no matter how much I enhance, the sky will never turn blue but the sea will turn as muddy as it can.

I have watched somewhere on YouTube, that, do not glue onto your handphone and ignore the guests.

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Well, they are the guests. And they are all on the phone. Even Tarnia! All facebooking except for Tarnia, playing with her games on her mommy’s iPhone.
Tarnia knows which is iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4!

Kids are all so smart these days. And they make us happy! =)

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Always looking forward for CNY because of the smiles we put on our faces. Everyone is happy, and I hope we all can be as happy as that all the time!

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Wishing all of you a very happy new year! Well wishes and be prosperous in this year and in the near future!

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