My Nuffnang Story

HELLO!

I trust you guys have already heard about the Nuffnang Blog Awards!!!

If you haven’t, listen up because right now, you still have a chance to enter a competition to a win a ticket granting you entry to this event :D

Come 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 in Putrajaya Marriott.

The Awards aims to not only honour the region’s best bloggers, but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific. The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is brought to you by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

It’ll be a camwhore par-tay for sure. Flashes going off non-stop the whole night, tons of laughter, food and drinks, meeting new peope, narcissism and vanity floating around in the air..

Thanks to Nuffnang, I got my first pic ever taken with Xiaxue, in March 2008. WOOT!!! *shakes pom poms* Lol and somehow Dawn Yang also included in the picture wtf. I only recall wanting to take a pic with Wendy. Anyway…

Expect to see famous bloggers like Xiaxue, Kenny Sia, Cheesie at the Nuffnang Blog Awards (yes even the overseas bloggers!!!) IN THE FLESH, all glammed up.. Ready to take pictures with their ever-adoring fans!!! Excited or not?

And you can also take pictures with me……. I guess. If you want. Lol.

I am definitely going if I can. I’ve attended a lot of Nuffnang events in the past, and they’ve all been pretty awesome. (some more awesome than others, but this time they’re not holding back on this one. they are going all out!!!)

I owe a lot of my blogging opportunities to Nuffnang. ♥

Meeting new people, participating in fun blogging community events, getting the chance to write paid articles (aka blog posts. *ahem*) for big brand names like Disney and Sony (and many more!!!), who otherwise might not have noticed my blog at all… I’m glad they believed in me. Especially since I started blogging actively at the age of 15, it’s a wonder they didn’t turn me away. ILU!

Me and Nuffnang go wayyy back.

Like 4 years back!!! That’s a relationship longer than any I’ve had with my boyfriends. That must count for something, right?

So here goes… My Nuffnang Story!

(well, bits and fragments of it, the friends I’ve made, some pictures I took and events I attended)

In 2008, I put on my PJs and went on a sponsored trip to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to attend their kick-ass Pajamas Party!!!

Where I was introduced to the blogging community for the first time. I’ve made some really awesome friends during this trip, and we stayed in touch a long time after the event was over even though some of them don’t blog any more. :’)

Few months later in 2008, they dressed me in this ridiculous cosplay costume for a charity event. I was meant to be a SUPERHERO, but they ran out of costumes for me.. WTF.

Ok well at least I didn’t get Cherie’s skin tight wet suit-ala-Fantastic Four custome LOL.

At the Singapore River Festival in 2009!

With blogger extraordinaire Xiaxue, and Ming aka the Boss of Nuffnang SG!!

Later on we went to a club, where I attempted to dance (read: attempted) with Fidelis, and… Boss Ming?

LOL check out Valerie aka Dweam aka Miss Singapore Universe 2011 SHAKING HER THANG behind us!!!! Get it gurlll!

That day, I met Kenny Sia. (A popular Malaysian blogger).. At one point he actually turned around and asked me, “You’re Underage-Girl, right?”

LOL I was so very pleased that my existence was even recognized. I mean he IS from overseas.. right?

If you’re wondering why I seem to be wearing lingerie, well that’s because I was. They used the PJs theme again!

We sang live KARAOKE with Fidelis in a make-shift fake Shower stall in the middle of freakin’ Vivo City. Oh yeah, in (borrowed) plush bath robes to boot.

This was for a Dove body soap advertorial…. LOL.

(You can find all these posts and pics I’ve listed here in my archive btw)


Laurier Shooting Star Event in 2010

Spent that afternoon running around Orchard Road in the scorching sun to complete a scavenger hunt kinda list for an ad we were doing.. At the end of the day we also walked away with a free polaroid camera (yay!)

Just this year, I brought cupcakes from Shiberty’s Sweets to sell at a Charity Flea organized by Nuffnang to aid those affected by Japan’s natural disaster and we sold all our cupcakes in like an hour!!!

I looked really weird during this period of time, wtf. I think my hair too short lol fml.

Before people snatched em up

Sam the sweetheart came along to help out ♥

All sold out! Thank you for your support and generosity. :)

That day was a happy day for us because we got to do a good deed and help others in need, and we also received a lot of compliments from happy customers!!! There’s really nothing like seeing your cupcake put a huge grin on people’s faces.

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AND PROBABLY THE MOST EPIC EVENT OF THEM ALL.

This was the most recent event I attended in 2011 -

I GOT TO SEE THE AMAZING LADY GAGA

PERFORM LIVE IN AN EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASE

Here in little ol’ Singapore!!!

A few meters in front of me, in a small private function room thingy located at Marina Bay Sands. Tickets couldn’t be bought (otherwise they’d be sold out in minutes!), you could only win them from contests or get them from erm.. sources.

I got my tickets complimentary thanks to Nuffnang. Insaneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

I even got to see her butt in da flesh. Naise.

Amazing performance and my mind = blown. Srsly.

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Joining Nuffnang was the best decision I made when I was younger. Thank you for pushing and promoting me, and allowing me to make money and friends through my blog.

If you want to join Nuffnang and be part of their ever-growing community, visit their website here.

And if you would like to attend the Nuffnang Blog Awards held in Kuala Lumpur (which you should!), find out how by clicking this.


See you guys in Kuala Lumpur in December!!

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

What’s Bakin’? #8

All creations you are about to see were lovingly done by Shiberty’s Sweets! ♥

Check out more of our past cake designs here, or place your own customized cake order here!

Remember to credit back to our website link at http://shibertys.blogspot.com if you’d like to share our designs or images online! :D

Bright flowers and swirls done for dear Nich’s birthday a few days ago!

Sadly, he just enlisted into NS yesterday :(((( I’m going to miss you so much Nichyyyyy. Our karaoke and supper and monopoly and hanging out sessions every few days!!! 2 more weeks till you’re out of confinement. *waits patiently*


Moooooooooo.

For a girl who loves cows, I suppose. A strange design for a 21st birthday, but very unique and cute I’d say! :)

Angry birdie.

Hello Kitty cuppies!!!

I think I did a much better job here than my first few hello kitties ever drawn (see the pic here mad fugly LOL)

While we’re on the topic of Hello Kitty… here’s our hello kitty cake version 4.

You’ll see the previous 3 designs in our gallery!

Alice in Wonderland themed

A three tiered Sakura-flower design Sam came up with for his little sister’s wedding!

In spirit of the soccer hype a couple of weeks back

If you’re looking for a really simple and sweet present-like design for a girl, this is pretty much it. Or if you want something a little more loud, there is also…

This. ;)

Riiiilakkuma chocolate cake!!!

I know he isn’t very “accurate” in terms of facial features’ size and shape, but I thought he looks much cuter and dopier this way.

Rilakkuma version 2, he’s sitting on top of a 2 tiered cake! This one’s much more accurate, but he looks kinda… solemn. Don’t cha think?

This is like the previous Hello Kitty, but a My Melody version! We can vary the design and do pretty much any cartoon. -nods-

For a mickey mouse lover! She left the design up to us and this is what we came up with. Her set came with matching cupcakes that I forgot to take a picture of lol but it sorta looks like this.

Top view


Oink.

…Oink oink.

OINK OINK OINK OINK OINK OIIIINNNKKKKK!!!! O_________O;

If you can’t buy a girl a Chanel bag for her birthday… get her a Chanel cake.

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Beautiful Bondi Beach

This is the reason why we picked out our holiday apartment in Bondi, out of all the places to be in Sydney.

Check out those homes!!! Imagine if that was your front yard…

It’s the place to see, and to be seen in.

Bondi Beach is aaaamazing. Striking blue water that sparkles in the sun light and powdery soft sand, all of this only 20 minutes from Sydney CBD. And like a 5 minutes stroll from our little apartment. How on earth do they manage to keep it looking so pristine and beautiful despite being a major tourist hot spot? I have no idea. I would’ve imagined it to be heavily polluted by now.

I used to watch “Bondi Rescue” on Youtube for entertainment and never thought I’d actually get to frolic around in it someday. It’s just somewhere I didn’t picture myself in but I loved every minute spent on Bondi Beach. The weather was too harsh for swimwear so we were decked out in boots and leggings, nevertheless it was a quiet and gorgeous afternoon.

I think I would’ve preferred this than to be here in summer, as it gets crazy packed around in Bondi during peak season, I don’t believe it wouldn’t been quite as serene. My Sydney friend Andrew tells me it gets so busy, you’d have to wait sometimes more than an hour just to find a spot to sit down. On top of that, add the Australian sun / heat during summer… No, thanks.

We spent a whole afternoon here just chatting everything under the sun (literally), taking naps lying down on the soft white sand. Fidelis reads on her kindle, while I listen to songs and watch videos on Youtube…. Oh and of course, occasionally plugging out my earphones to listen to the waves crash onto shore while staring into the turqoise sky, thinking about how much I love life. That was my favorite part.

And that about sums up our afternoon in Bondi.

I can’t control my urge to chase sea gulls whenever I see them. It’s like I have to do it to stay sane. Like a doggy with it’s tail.

She looks an anime character in this photo!

I MAKE GOOD BOLLYWOOD DANCER???

A place this beautiful just makes you wanna jump up and dance…

But I can’t dance, so I made Fidel’s scarf dance for me.

A lucky capture!

It’s moments like this when I have absolutely no care in the world, that the randomest life questions pop into my head. Lately they’ve been all about maternity affairs… oh dear lord have mercy on my soul.

“Will I marry Sam?”

“What should I name my future daughter?”

“How many kids do I want to have?”

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.

Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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