Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards – NAPBAS 2011 recap

nuffnang asia pacific blog awards

I was one of the finalists for Best Lifestyle Blog at the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 – quite a mouthful so NAPBAS it shall be henceforth. I was at the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2009 in Singapore too – this is my second time here. It was held at Marriott Hotel in Putrajaya and I was stuck in traffic for almost 1 ½ hours. Nevertheless, here are the photos:

finalists

Finalists registration

linda

The nominees all got this flower thingy pinned on by Linda

best lifestyle blog sixthseal

There was a feature wall with all the finalists

nuffnang finalist

That’s mine – sixthseal.com

sixthseal nominee

#selfpimpage

mimi interview

There was an interview done by Mimi too

cindy sixthseal sara

Feeling blue – with Cindy and Sara

napbas board

Erm…

marriott putrajaya

The Marriott ballroom

performers

Performers!

pole dancing

Pole dancing!

Here’s a video of the pole dancers. Song: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These). They’ve got muscles on top of muscles to get a grip like that.

Mediterranean Seafood Terrine with Wasabi Tobiko Dressing

Mediterranean Seafood Terrine with Wasabi Tobiko Dressing on Crispy Lettuce

Puree of Split Pea Soup

Puree of Split Pea Soup with Herb Twist

Grape Sorbet with Fresh Mint

Grape Sorbet with Fresh Mint. I like.

Pistachio Crumbed Baked Chicken

Pistachio Crumbed Baked Chicken Supreme with Thyme Gravy. Should have gone with the fish.

tiramisu

Tiramisu in Chocolate Cup with Strawberry and Vanilla Sauce

harith iskandar

Harith Iskandar. I love his performance, had me in stitches.

cheesie ringo

Cheesie – winner of Best Fashion Blog

audrey fourfeetnine

Aud

sixthseal ky

KY

xiaxue sixthseal cheesie

Xiaxue and Cheesie – both who won awards

Here’s a video of the Best Lifestyle Blog nominees

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Vanessa from Nuffnang Australia – best table ever ;)

napbas finalists

There’s too many photos will upload the rest on my recently created SixthSeal.com Facebook page but here’s a final shot of all the nominees on stage.

It was a great night and the after party at Zouk was awesome. Cheers Nuffnang! :)

Interview with Linora on Red FM

linora me

I was at the Red FM studio this afternoon for an interview session with Linora. She was doing the 2 pm slot and I was intrigued by everything inside. It was a very interesting experience to see how she does things on her show.

linora low

I first met up with Pei Yi in Starbucks who tagged me into the Red FM studio. I didn’t know what to expect but Linora turned out to be a really nice person that really made me feel at ease.

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Notice that they’re using beats by Dr Dre as the studio headphones. I had an encounter with them a while ago. Heh.

I somehow got this idea in my head that I could choose songs to play, but obviously that didn’t happen. I *did* get to intro a couple of songs though, including one where I made a stupid (but hilarious) comment while doing it.

linora

Fun stuff.

Anyway, the interview is about the blog being a finalist in Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards for Best Lifestyle Blog. I was talking about how it got started, went off in a tangent about one of my favorite videos on the blog:

and generally enjoyed myself.

redfm on air

I had to be really careful not to swear – you’ll hear me stopping and thinking for another word for “crap” when I said “I write about all kinds of (crap)”. I ended up using “stuff”. I couldn’t go into a lot of detail about my really colorful life (which most of you might know a bit of anyway) but I had really, really wanted to dedicate this song:

I think it sums me up perfectly. Love the lyrics. And it’s NOFX, hands down my favorite band.

I said something on air about blogging – “It’s an immortality of sorts”…and went on about wanting my (as yet unborn) children knowing who I am.

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Picture nicked from Linora while she was updating the Red FM Facebook.

The session went very well. I had a lot of fun.

Anyway, she was asking me about my blog Facebook page and I said I didn’t have one. It got me thinking and I started to create one when I came back just now before I realized that Aud actually did it for me ages ago. I thought she forgot.

…so if you want, join the coolest Facebook blog page – sixthseal.com on Facebook – it has 2 Likes to date (one of them mine). smirk

Hell, I just liked it myself a couple of hours ago coz I never even knew it existed. Heh.

redfm studio

Thanks for having me Linora!

I’M A FINALIST FOR BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG!

awesome

I got a phone call while I was sleeping just now.

Fresh: Did I wake you up?
Me: Yeah, but it’s okay. What’s up?
Fresh: I just want to tell you right….you’ve been selected as a finalist for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards in the Best Lifestyle Blog category.
Me: (stunned silence)
Me: REALLY??? OMG!!! FUCK!
Me: (incoherent happy blabber)
Fresh: Erm…that was not the reaction I expected.
Me: (continues blabbering happily)

…and then I dropped back to sleep coz I was volunteering for a soup kitchen till the wee hours of the morning last night.

soup kitchen

I don’t even know if I dreamt it at first when I woke up the second time. *inception music

I looked at my email and…

best lifestyle blog

YES, IT HAPPENED. :)

Thank you all for nominations everyone! You totally made my day, week and year. :D :D :D

I’ve been blogging for a long time now. I started in April 2002 back when I was studying in Melbourne. Why should you vote for me in the Best Lifestyle Blog category?

Well, I do a lot of crazy shit like the above and it’ll be nice to know that I’m risking arrest to provide you with quality content and my work is appreciated. smirk

Browse through the Best of sixthseal.com category and have a look around if you’re not familiar with my blog and if you like what you see, I’ll very appreciative if you could cast a vote for me.

vote

Two years ago, I sat #foreveralone at the tables while I watched the nominees win.

This year, I have a shot at going up on stage.

It is admittedly a long shot, but with your help, maybe, just maybe, I’ll be standing up there at the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011.

The voting period starts from 15th November and will end on the 27th November. I’m under the category Best Lifestyle Blog.

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Vote for me please?

Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2009

Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2009

The first Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards was held on 23rd October 2009 at the Grand Ballroom of Pan Pacific Singapore. I just realized that I have too many photos to write in my usual verbose (some just call it long-winded) full-fledged event coverage style so:

Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

Like a scrotum here it is in a nutshell! ;)

registration

Registration! Spot Carol (MY), Raine (SG) and Pinky (AU) behind the desk! Hanis (in white) was with me on the bus, thought I went on the wrong one.

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Here’s Jestina and Rina behind the (very long) registration desk.

aussie

This is the Australian contingent at the wall where you can take photos courtesy of Canon.

aud

I always feel (slightly) better about my height when I stand next to Audrey. ;)

hat

I. Must. Resist. Pulling. Audrey’s. Tiny. White. Cap. Off.

tim

Tim and Ming with the rest of the Nuffies did a great job in pulling an event of this scale off.

jestinas

Two Jestinas!

xiaxue

I also met XiaXue who snagged 3 (!!!) awards that night. We don’t exactly see eye to eye on some issues e.g. substances, so barbed remarks were occasionally exchanged (to be fair I started it first – I think) but seeing her in real life suggests she’s an alright person.

The stage is set…and the Grand Ballroom slowly fills up.

sweets

I love these custom made Nuffnang APAC Blog Award candy – it comes with three varients: I (heart) blogging, NN Blog Awards, and the Nuffnang logo.

cheesie

Cheesie’s reaction after I politely put forth the suggestion of using Cheddie as an ingredient in a cooking experiment.

Hot bread rolls and butter

Hot bread rolls and butter

Marinated Smoked Tuna with Feta, Herb Salad and Balsamic Olive Oil

Marinated Smoked Tuna with Feta, Herb Salad and Balsamic Olive Oil

Light Cream of Asparagus and Green Peas topped with a Chive Mousseline

Light Cream of Asparagus and Green Peas topped with a Chive Mousseline

Rosemary Marinated Chicken Breast with Saffron Cheesy Mash Potato and Balsamic Reduction Mediterranean Vegetable in Mango Coriander Salsa Sauce

Rosemary Marinated Chicken Breast with Saffron Cheesy Mash Potato and Balsamic Reduction Mediterranean Vegetable in Mango Coriander Salsa Sauce

Praline Hazelnut Gateau with Raspberry Jelly

Praline Hazelnut Gateau with Raspberry Jelly

Camwhoring with:

tzia

Tzia

vivien

Vivien

karen

Karen

michelle

Michelle

ning

Ning

zeus

Zues

jolene

Jolene

photos

Natalie. The sheer amount of photos here will probably rape your bandwidth…

clipboard

I really like this photo. Haha! Nice pose there, Jestina.

wei zhi

Wei Zhi

carol

Carol

nicholas

Nicholas

cheng leong

Cheng Leong

jolyn

Jolyn

nara

Nara

jojo

Doing the attitude pose with Jojo!

nuffies

It was an awesome night. Here’s to Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2010! =D

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