My Nuffnang Story

This post shall be my writeup for Nuffnang's contest to try for an exclusive invite to the upcoming Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 happening right here in Kuala Lumpur this 16th December. My objective? To give a brief but concise story on my journey with Nuffnang ever since I joint them. For your information my blog Isaactan.net only kicked off in December 2010, but it has been going strong since then with daily events, food, and lifestyle updates, publishing Nuffnang ads primarily.

My Nuffnang Story
The upcoming Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011
"The Awards aims to honour the crème de la crème of bloggers across the Asia-Pacific region. After 2 months of nominations, voting and campaigning, it will all culminate with the prestigious awards ceremony in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of Malaysia"

"500 bloggers, including the biggest names in the blogosphere from all over Asia-Pacific, will be invited to the gala dinner at Putrajaya Marriott on 16 December 2011, where they will be dazzled by celebrity emcees and talented entertainers well-loved in the region."

"The Blog Awards experience will not end there, because after the glamour and fanfare of the awards ceremony, foreign bloggers will also get the chance to get a taste of the unique, colourful culture of Malaysia with a semi-guided tour around the city of Kuala Lumpur the next day."

For enquiries or details about the Awards, contact us at napbas@nuffnang.com

Let us begin now shall we? I've browsed through numerous bloggers entried for this contest, and they were all awesome in putting together their journey with Nuffnang, complete with cool photos and all. I might be going down the same path, with photos, but it wouldn't be a long winded entry, I hope.

Friends make the world go round, I couldn't agree more on this statement as through the months, I have met up with and engaged with more friends than I had envisioned for. Some became really close blogger friends, while some greatly influenced the direction of this blog. Through various events and movie screenings held by Nuffnang, I never leave out the chance to introduce myself and know more friends. Awesome times.  Let me share with you some of the memorable events by Nuffnang which I had the chance to attend below. Do check them out below.

#1 Nuffnang Sharing Session With Bloggers @ Frames Cafe Sunway Pyramid 
My Nuffnang Story
Good times!
"The session began at 6.30pm after a quick registration of names. A total of 20+ bloggers were invited and everybody was so excited about getting to know each other. I'm really thankful I was invited to join in this happening gathering. Free food, new friends, and great tips, what else can you ask for!"

My Nuffnang Story
I met Xiaxue there!
"Throughout the whole session, with the exception of a moment of silence when Nuffnang staff were introducing themselves, everyone was so busy chatting and taking pictures. Nobody was spared, snap snap snap. I was just glad to get a chance to make more blogger friends! Everybody, no matter how famous, were equals tonight, and we got to share our interests, as well as valuable tips for each other."



#2 HyppTV Bloggers Party
My Nuffnang Story
Janice and I at HyppTV Bloggers Party
"Invited by Nuffnang, I reached the cool Neo Tamarind Restaurant and Lounge just in time for the event. The theme was supposed to be Hollywood Superheroes, and by right everyone should come decked in their favourite superhero costume. I wanted to go as Indiana Jones, but couldn't manage to get the hat in time."

"Overall it was a great night, it wasn't exactly a "Zouk" kind of party, more like a "Zen" party with high class exquisiteness all around. The food served was great too" 



#3 Smurfs Day Event at Ikano Power Center
My Nuffnang Story
Smurfs Day!
"Members of the media and special guests were invited through a special invitation card to unveil the "Smurftastic Surprise"! Thanks to Nuffnang, I was invited for this event. What was the surprise? Hundreds of plastic Smurfs, just 20cm high were found scattered everywhere on the ground floor of Ikano Power Centre.They were literally everywhere, cool blueness all over. "



#4 Astro B.yond IPTV Hollywood & Celebrities Night
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Awesome bloggers present at Astro B.yond IPTV Hollywood & Celebrities Night
"Fresh from one Halloween themed party at the Hot Magazine 7th Anniversary Bash, I had the opportunity to attend yet another costumed themed night. This time, it was an invite from Nuffnang to go for the Astro B.yond IPTV Hollywood & Celebrities Night. The bloggers party was held over at the Astro B.yond IPTV Concept Store in Solaris Mont Kiara where familiar faces of bloggers and friends arrived all dolled up in costumes!"

"Anyway, so there I was at around 8pm, to be greeted by the lovely Nuffnang ladies at the registration counter. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many bloggers decked out in full Hollywood and Superheroes costumes. The night was packed with games, food, and lots of fun with photos and all."


It wasn't all about Nuffnang's event only, as my journey with Nuffnang included the friends that I've met along the way. Nuffnang provided me with the opportunity to get to know this really awesome group of bloggers where we went ahead to organize gatherings of our own. Check out below on a couple of our bloggers gatherings!


#5 Oreo's Party With Bloggers
My Nuffnang Story
Fried Oreos !
Great Times
"It started off with a Facebook event invitation co organized by Carmen and Kian Fai, one thing led to another and last night all of us met up at Carmen's place in SS2 for an Oreo blast! Oreo? What Oreo you say? Well, the highlight of the night would definately be Carmen's specialty, Fried Oreo La Delicious!"

"A group of happening bloggers reached her place at around 8 plus. Let's do a short roll call, because I did not manage to get a group photo with everyone in it. We have Carmen, Wilee, Henry Lee, Xing, Eli, Jayren, Qi Tyng, Tony, Elwyn, Melissa, Janice, Sherry, Adrian, Kian Fai, and Edmund."



#6 House Party With Bloggers
My Nuffnang Story
Awesome bloggers!
"A couple of us, KL bloggers decided to organize another similar pot luck event, and invited fellow bloggers to join in the fun. This time around, we had Edwin to prepare his homemade macarons and sweet desserts which were awesome to say the least."

"So there I was, arriving just in time to see some macarons being served, as well as some sweet "egg-like" dessert being burnt by a "burner". Carmen's house over in SS2 was huge enough to fit more than 25 bloggers in the living room. It was a good feeling to see so many familiar faces among those that attended. The best thing was, every one of us there were bloggers, happening friendly bloggers."


I can go on and on and on because the activities that I have attended through Nuffnang, and various other parties in this huge bloggers community. Nuffnang provided an avenue that kickstarted all these happening and wonderful meetings. For that I say thank you Nuffnang, for the events, the earnings, the opportunities, and friends!

Remember, to get your exclusive invites to the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blogs Award 2011, just check out the link below. Do a post like this, and let's all hope for the best to meet up at the event!



Post Event Writeup (Yes, I got to go for the event of the year, Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards (NAPBAS) 2011!)




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About Isaac Tan
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. My name is Isaac Tan and I cover mostly on lifestyle events with emphasis on happenings in Kuala Lumpur, food reviews, movies, tech and more. Subscribe to my feed and my facebook page. Do follow me on Twitter too at @isaactanjs , contact me via my email at isaac.tan@gmail.com

20 comments :

  1. Wah that's a lot! Good luck to u!

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  2. Charmaine,
    Thank you! :) Actually got a lot more, but I'm not a fan of super long posts. Hehe

    Baby Sumo,
    Hey thanks for the luck! I will really need it :)

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  3. Wow, you guys always have such fun when going for these stuff! And the fried Orea... omg I'm drooling!

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  4. Awesome post ! Good luck ! =D

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  5. Kut lat kut lat piaaaaa ~ Hokkien. Good luck.

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  6. All the best to you!! It is a good write up and I am sure you are one step closer to the winning edy.

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  7. Jelos jelos jelos,keekkekekek

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  8. Fuu~ great journey we had huh?? Hahahaha.. XD

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  9. somehow im always not in the group photos of any of the events at carmen's place lol

    Seksualiti Merdeka is the police's latest victim

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  10. Good luck!! i haven't do the post yet...damn!!

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  11. Wow!!! Less than a year and you've done so many things and met so many blogger-friends. Now a celebrity lah... You certainly deserve to win. Good luck, all the best.

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  12. HOPE YOU CAN WIN!!

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  13. Nice! I want to join to next time! :)

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  14. honestly it was good to meet you in some of the events in the past. lets hope we both get invites for this one ya! all the best! :D


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  15. Anonymous3:25 PM

    DATUK YIP Kum FOOK, MCA PENGERUSI GOMBAK menghina dan ANTI Sami-Sami Buddha.

    Dengan berhormati penganut ke dalam Dhamma,

    Saya ikhlas hendaklah menggunakan bahasa secara terbuka pengalaman pahit yang sebenarnya telah berlaku di PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI NO: 19-21 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.

    Saya tidak berpuas hati dengan Pengerusi MCA Bahagian Gombak (Yip Kum Fook) dan Pengerusi PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI (Yip Kum Fook) kerana dia menggunakan cara yang ganas dan sombong dalam membawa masuk sekumpulan individu dari tempat-tempat lain untuk memprovokasi dan memijak sucidarat dan tanpa apa-apa sebab bunyi yang dipanggil polis untuk menahan Sami apabila bertentangan untuk mengaibkan penyembah Buddhisme.

    Saya amat ingin bertanya di sini bahawa apa dosa besar dan jenayah telah dia telah melakukan setakat anda peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook dengan cara atau oleh penjahat yang dipanggil polis untuk menahan seorang rahib yang seperti dia?

    Saya datang dari Pulau Pinang, saya adalah pendatang baru dan saya sementara meletakkan di PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI untuk mengkaji dan belajar untuk mempraktikkan Buddhisme. Ketika di kuil tersebut, saya tidak tahan dengan cara yang peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook berkelakuan, sikap anda tidak sopan, sombong dan tidak terkalahkan dalam merawat ketua Sami di Kuil.

    Kerana saya berkata beberapa perkataan mengenai kelakuan anda kepada anda peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook, anda menggunakan cara-cara kotor untuk menyakiti Sami. Ia adalah sesuatu yang tidak boleh diterima dan membuang satu contoh yang sangat buruk.

    Untuk pengetua sebuah sekolah, jika pelajar itu dan telah melakukan suatu kesalahan, pihak polis mestilah sebagai perkara ihsan bertemu dengan pengetua, cuba untuk memahami situasi sebenar, sebelum polis mengambil sebarang tindakan. Ini adalah amalan biasa.

    Tetapi ia memohon maaf untuk mengatakan, bahawa peguam Datuk Yip Kum Fook yang dirinya adalah seorang peguam memilih untuk mempunyai dilakukan. Jika tidak, dia tidak bertindak selaras dengan ajaran Agama Buddha dan memandang rendah kepada semangat Buddhisme untuk satu tujuan, menunjukkan bahawa dia adalah pengerusi yang kuat Bahagian MCA Gombak dan pengerusi PERSATUAN PENGANUT BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI. Beliau menuntut pihak polis untuk menahan Sami Buddha untuk merealisasikan motif beliau

    Ia amat bertuah yang disebabkan oleh hakikat bahawa agama itu sendiri adalah satu perkara yang sensitif, malah anggota polis Melayu difahami dan dihormati agama, budaya dan adat resam kaum lain, jadi mereka tidak terburu-buru mengambil apa-apa tindakan. Jika tidak, akibatnya akan menjadi bencana.

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  16. Anonymous3:28 PM

    敬爱的佛教信土:
    我是甲洞三宝寺 (暹廟) SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION NO: 19-21 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. 的理事, 当任此职多年, 对内的事務也一清二楚。

    最近, 在网络上看了PHRA PIYATHAMMO和尚和马华公会鸱唛区主席叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak)律师的双方信件, 使我的内心久久不能平伏, 良心受到很大的譴責, 不吐訢不痛快, 所以我要誠恳的説:他叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak)侓师叫外来的流流氓到三宝寺(暹廟)挑衅和尚打架及电招警方人员扣捕沙彌, 其嘲笑手法, 不外是要显示其权力, 而鞏固其职位, 以达到权力就是一切, 好让住持难堪, 自动離开, 方便行事……这种举动, 已间接的表逹其含意, 住持和尚兼顾问, 都无能为力,你们这些信徒能做什么?即使告马耒西亜佛教总会又能为难什么?这种心态, 的硧令人反感, 不是一个正信佛教者应有的行为。

    至今, 三宝寺的理事成员多数是其親戚, 这是实事, 加入会员需交RM100元费用,同时,必须经过叶金福(Yip Kum Fook)律师的同意,否则免談, 所以会员也不多。

    马华公会鹅唛区主席叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak)律师,自控制三宝寺之後,把三宝寺(暹廟)当着私人產業,聘用和尚賺钱,利用佛教的道地为政治活动埸所,而处理三宝寺的钱财也不透明?这点,值得信众追问。马来西亚地擴人多,和尚也不缺乏,为什么不用本地和尚当任住持化缘,却偏偏劳心劳神,浪费签证费,交通费? 还要烦劳梹城佛总的推荐信, 向文化不同, 而語言又不通之千哩外囯缅旬和尚求助? 为什么….为什么? 只要我们用头脑想一想,便一日了然, 不必晝虎添足。

    叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak )律师说:欢迎任何人如有意见,可以电话03:62762369/0122039700 Email: YIPKUMFOOK@HOTMAIL.COM 戓到其马华公会鹅唛区会甲洞三宝寺及以下地圵:NO.2,B JALAN 53 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 SELANGOR, MALAYSIA.討論, 我要老实的提醒大家, 最好不要一个去見他, 因为这个人狡滑, 笑裡藏刀, 很阴险, 出家人都不放在眼裡, 連TAMAN DAYA 52100 KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR. 众人的印度廟也敢放火燒, 利用权势把场地佔为己有, 由此可见, 他是何等的心毒? 还有现在三宝寺内, 各处都按裝计孔监视来人一举一动。

    目前, 三宝寺很多信徒及当地居民, 已经对叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak )律师不满, 但也不能做什么。他计划把三宝寺主席的职位轉给其子YIP JIUN HANN律师, 续承皇朝. 想近一部了觧詳情, 可上网得知。

    再说, 根据前理事在网络上给叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak)律师的批評, 説他懂得包裝自己的道德守则, 以宗教为幌子手, 到处募款, 啇業经营, 政治活动为重, 并没依循佛教守則行事, 也没对人道作出貢献, 只不过借三宝寺宗教之名捞取权和私利而己, 其言也不为过, 是实事。

    在此, 我恳切希望, 廣大的佛教信仰者, 给予关注, 并共創義举, 弘扬佛教. 谢谢。

    Mr Lim Sok Chia敬啟
    Ms Yap

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