I’m sorry for the lack of updates!!!!!!!
It’s just that, well you know it’s the X’mas season and even though I haven’t been doing a lot of cakes, I’ve been focusing on well, life itself. Doing X’mas shopping, spending time with friends and my boyfriend, etc. It’s currently X’mas Eve but I’m gonna force myself to stay up to blog despite being mad tired because if I don’t do it now, I dunno when I’ll ever have time to!!!
So here goes: my blog entry on the Nuffang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011.
I hadn’t taken as many pictures as I would’ve liked, but that’s the problem with my DSLR.. takes great photos but it’s so troublesome, I end up not taking any at all. My mum is getting me a new compact camera that is semi-pro and HD for Christmas. *HAPPY FACE SPASM*
This is me at 9am on the coach bus with all the other bloggers, looking like a 14 year old student. Lol. We’re on our way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I actually managed to wake up early enough to do some last minute packing and made 2 boxes of cupcakes for the bloggers to nomz on our way there ANDDD I didn’t end up late or forget to bring anything which was a freaking miracle if you ask me.
While going over the bridge that connects Malaysia and Singapore together, I couldn’t believe how near yet totally different our countries are. Every time I come back from M’sia I appreciate Singapore that much more. For it’s safety, cleanliness, state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure, organized roads and more.
After a painful 7 hour bus journey (it sure as hell felt that long, our seats couldn’t even recline backwards T_T) we arrive at the Marriott Putrajaya hotel! A pretty nice hotel that is located in the middle of nowhere. I appreciated how comfortable, quiet, clean, big and spacious it was though.
Our coach had arrived later than expected, and after waiting quite awhile to check into our respective hotel rooms, it didn’t leave us with a lot of time to get ready for the awards dinner! I’m like the slowest person to my make up and hair so I was kinda worried. Thank goodness most bloggers are perpetually late (guilty as charged) even if it’s for an awards show to honor their presence, because that bought me more time.
And I managed to get ready in time!!!
I bought this red evening dress specially for this event because I have like zero formal clothes in my wardrobe. I got it altered to fit me better and I’m lovin’ it. I think I chose the right color because most people were in hues or black and blue that night.
Now if only I had more formal events to attend so I could wear it more than just once…
You can check out the bareback details of the dress in the reflection image!
Ready to hit the awards!!
WHO IS THIS HAMSUM BOY?!?!? ♥
Mucho love to my boyfriend for accompanying me even though I know how badly he wanted to stay home and rest instead of traveling and getting more tired. December is such a ridiculously hectic month wtf.
LOTSA VAIN PICTURES INCOMING!!!
Looking suave, boys!
Sam and Mike hit it off really well during this trip! He also gets along surprisingly well with Sophie’s boyfriend, Alaric….
Sam said he wants to start a club called the “Singapore Female Bloggers’ Boyfriends Association” for guys like them. LOL
Sam and Huiwen who looked gorgeous in her long blue dress!!! One of the first few Nuffies I’ve ever met, and she’s always been really nice.
My current desktop wallpaper ♥
Check out Wendy’s madddd sparkly blue dress in the background!!
Everyone looked super good that day wtf. All so pretty and handsome!
And no I am not saying myself ok haha I mean other people. No expense spared, everyone went all out and their efforts really paid off because most people looked the best I’ve ever seen them.
Before I left my hotel room, I did a quick check with my reflection in the mirror and thought to myself, “Hmm… not bad. Ok, let’s go!!!”
But when I saw how dressed up and pretty all the other female bloggers were…. self esteem went out the window, hopped onto a plane to go skydiving. LOLL. Seriously though, it was really cool seeing so many bloggers from different countries and walks of life all gathered in one grand ballroom.
Blogging takes people places!!
Brad aka LadyIronChef, who won Best Food Blog that night!!! Congratsss!!
I know I’m not the only one who visit his blog when I can’t decide where to go for dinner. I lazy to list down all the winners of the nights / nominees, I dunno who most of them are anyway so I’m only going to tell you who won what if I took a picture with them that night.
Sophie and I!!! This girl is ridiculous. Whenever I see her, she is either 1) eating or 2) hungry. Chocolates, donuts, supper, she nomz them all without hesitation… When we go on double date with our boyfriends, our itinerary is like this:
Meet for a meal. Eat a lot. Do random shit like watch a movie or play darts. 2 hours later, go for another meal, and eat a lot again.
But only Sam and I will get fatter from the indulgence, while Sophie and Alaric stay damn thin. And I don’t think either of them exercise. Why like this? ;___;
Trying to take a photo of Brad but my camera focused on her instead. Forever camera ready. Look at that smug expression I almost want to smack her LOL why you think you so pretty is it???….
Ok la very pretty la.
No need to guess who is the Region’s Best Blogger & Most Influential Blogger!!
Wendy aka Xiaxue.blogspot.com!!!!!! A most deserving winner :’)
I have been reading Wendy’s blog even before I started blogging on my own, and she was definitely a large contributing factor to why I picked up blogging in the first place. I admired her straightforward nature and boldness to speak whatever she felt!!! Still do.
Totally teared up when she started making her speech after being completely shocked that she won Region’s Best Blog twice in a row. I feel very happy for her success and count myself lucky to be her friend. She’s actually really nice in person you know. I always emphasize on this point when people ask me about her because people tend to judge too quickly from her online personality. Ok I admit she’s quite a bitch online, but who isn’t? LOL.
I’m not sure if I can express my like for her properly without coming across as an over-adoring fan / a suck up so I hope I’m doing this right. All the angry Australians were so sore about her winning, if only they knew how much she influences thousands of bloggers / readers all over Asia just like you and me!!!
I finally got to meet Cheesie of Cheeserland.com! Woopie!!!!! ^.^
CHEESIE WON the Best Fashion Blog Category!!
I love her traveling / fashion posts and used to read her all the time Now that I’ve started this cake business I almost never have the time to read blogs anymore.. or the time to update my own. #sadface
A blurry pic that would’ve been otherwise good. #camhopains
Prettiness overload or what. O_____O These girls ah.
With Nadia!! ^.^ From Nadnut.com
This and following picture credited to Qiuqiu
HAHAHA she made me chin very sharp and eye big big!
Picture credited to Brad
And omg in this picture you can see I was actually wearing…. FLATS.
Or slippers if you wanna call them that. Who the fuck wears blinged out slippers to a black tie event – I know right!!! But I couldn’t find a nice and comfy pair of heels, and Comfort owns Fashion for me, thus the inappropriate footwear. Lol lucky nobody really took full body shots that day. Every other girl was in like 10 inch heels.
I felt unusually short.
The Awards & dinner is about to start!!!!! From here on I don’t have alotta pics already because I was too focused on the food (starving) and the entertainment for the night.
Seated at a table with 2 Singaporeans and a bunch of older Aussie bloggers I didn’t know. Nobody was that friendly or particularly interesting so we made a switch of tables to join Nadnut as her table as she was just behind us. A clever move because I switched inbetween courses, and I got to have double servings of bread. LOL I think the bread was probably the nicest course / item of the night..
Official photos from Nuffnang:
The show started off with risque dancing… Which raised a lot of eyebrows. I’m sure some men totally appreciated the performance but I was too busy eating.
A stand up comedian which I thought was the best entertainment of the night! I loved his jokes about comparing Malaysia to Singapore because I can totally relate.
Wendy receiving her award….. Awwwwww!!! Look at that shiny pink ball of fluff grinning away.
All the nominees and winners!!!!!!!!! If you realllyyy wanna find out who they all are you can check out Nuffnang’s website…
Went over to congratulate the people we knew that won and wasted no time in heading back to our hotel room. UBER beat!!! We took a short rest, and then…
Played Monopoly Deal with Wendy, Mike, Sophie, Qiuqiu & Sam and ordered yummeh supper and talked about everything and nothing into the night!!!
Our conversation that night was so freaking hilarious and random. We talked about 2 fishes being in a guy’s asshole and more that I can’t even remember now because it was THAT random. But I do remember laughing a lot. Lol.
After that we concussed till we had to wake up for breakfast the next day.
The next day was a relatively quiet one for Sam & I. Had our breakfast, then decided to forgo the day tour that the other bloggers were going on and join them for drinks at night instead, because we were just sooooo freakin’ exhausted we would’ve passed out on the street so we slept in instead.
The 5 hour nap was AMAZING.
In the early evening, we caught the Nuffnang tour bus (1 hour+ journey!) to have dinner at Pavilion in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Actually Sam, Mike and I were at the lobby early, waiting for the tour bus to come. But it didn’t come for quite some time, so we decided to sit down outside a restaurant (still in the lobby) and have coffee instead so we could rest our legs. We ended up chatting and chatting and being so distracted that we didn’t even notice the tour bus leaving without us. LOL the fuck….. -____- Nobody came to get us either?
So we had the board China’s tour bus, instead of the Singaporean one. *face palm x100*
Random camho: I ♥ Floral dresses and hairbands!
WE HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL INDIAN FOOD FOR DINNER!!!! Put a smile on my face for the rest of the night. You dunno how much I loved it.
I remember dining here with family about 3 years ago and I was so happy to find the same restaurant! It’s called Spice of India, top floor of Pavilion in KL. My favorite Indian restaurant called Mumtaz Mahal officially closed down all it’s outlets in Singapore (WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY)
And I haven’t been able to find an Indian fix that could match up to Mumtaz Mahal yet, but Spice of India blew me away.
Super recommend it I want to take 7 hour bus back to KL just to eat this.
And now I leave you with an abrupt ending because it is 3am and I am beyond tired and I have to wake up in a few hours and spend X’mas Eve with my family and I am so hungry just talking about the Indian food that I have to go to sleep now in order to stop myself from ordering McDonalds breakfast.
Not much happened after Indian dinner, we joined the Nuffnang people for drinks at this cool rooftop bar and chit chatted until midnight then went back to the hotel. Next day wake up, take 7 hours bus ride go home.
Thank you Nuffnang for organizing the trip for all us bloggers!!!!!
Before I go…
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!
And a Happy New Year to you too! ♥ ♥ ♥
I am spending Christmas in Marina Bay Sands with my fam, and I bought everyone neat presents, I’m so excited to see their faces when they open it!!! I want to stay and blog more and recap my year and talk about my ideal X’mas wishlist and stuff but I really have to go.
Wishing you lots of joy and love this festive season. I hope everyone gets to spend quality time with the people they care about because no one deserves to spend X’mas all alone, even if you’re not religious or into commercialized holidays. It’s about the lurveeee.
….2011 has passed all too quickly.