NAPBAS: Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011

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Last Friday was a big night for bloggers around Asia Pacific as they flew in to KL for the 2nd Blog Awards held by Nuffnang! Held once every two years, bloggers were flown in from Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, and Brunei.

Clem & i

I wore this beautiful dress that Justin Yap insisted he custom-make for me. Coming from someone who’s won MIFW’s award for Best Evening Wear Designer, i was stoked! I didn’t even have to tell him what i wanted cos he knows me so well that he just integrated his and my style into one beautifully-cut dress. The wonderful thing about Justin is that he really knows how to make any female feel like a WOMAN. Every time i wear his pieces i feel elegant and able to pull any man in sight. But i don’t need to cos i already have Clemmmm (had to write that haha). You can read more about him on an article that Tongue in Chic wrote *here*.ย 

Hui Wen of Azorias and me with my eyes closed -_-

All the finalists were called into a room for a quick briefing

Liz, one of the finalists from Oz for Most Original Blog Design

me, Kenny, KY – we were all finalists in different categories

Haze, Huai Bin, Suanie, KY

If it wasn’t for Haze, i’d still be squinting my eyes while reading the tiny fonts on my previous blog design. Thanks to her programming expertise in helping me move my blog to its new template and heaps of other nitty gritty details that i didn’t understand. You should have seen my face when i read some of her emails – didn’t know what all these techy terms were :p

I was really happy to finally meet photography extraordinaire Sue Anna Joe! I used to stalk her work wayyyy back when i was in college! I didn’t expect her to be so small and… cute. The photographs she used to take were dark, morbid and filled with blood; so i thought she’d be one helluva gothic chick or something. Turns out you can never expect the blogger to be what you thought, in person (which i’ve always reckoned is SO TRUE!).

Linora from Red FM

Clem has suddenly decided that he wants to grow his hair out a bit to my horror. But i’ve got used to it. What i WON’T GET USED TO is if he grows a mustache. (Stop trying to convince him, FAI!)

Quite a lotta pix so more after the leap!

Audrey + Tim > soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Tiah!

This isn’t a great pic of us but i just like how the sheer part of my dress looks :p

Me and Kee Nyap from Olympus, who thanked me for linking their website on some posts. I say credit given where credit is due!

Clem, Kenny, Huai Bin

I was taking a quick shot and Kenny swiftly sat up straight and tilted his head. Talk about channeling your inner model, POW!

Ming and Tim, the co-founders of Nuffnang giving their opening speeches

Best Geek Blog:

Best Photography Blog:

James Baum performed, followed by Resh Monu. But the crowd was tough man… people barely applauded 0_o My guess is that the beer should have been served BEFORE the event while people were arriving, instead of after the first course. But that’s just my take on it.

Best Parenting Blog:

Best Food Blog:
Finalists:,,, kyspeaks.comย 

Congrats to Ringo for winning Best Fashion Blog!


And then… they were giving out the award for Best Lifestyle Blog. I sat there with an expression that i hoped to be ‘not hopeful’, tho i must admit that at that very second, i had a glimmer of hope that MAYBE i could win! But i didn’t. It’s okay! I really didn’t expect to win after stalking my competition from China and Philippines who had like 5 times more followers than me on twitter 0_o I think Clem was disappointed for both of us combined – “Baby! I think you should have won! How could you not! I voted for you EVERY DAY!”

So cute. I just said “It’s okay!!! I’m already a winner cos i have you!”

[This is the part you’re allowed to gag]

Best Lifestyle Blog:
Finalists: me har har,,,

Malaysian veteran comedian Harith Iskandar got the most laughs and response out of the crowd that night!

Congrats to Kenny for winning Best Micro Blog!

Ah and then i went out for a break so i missed the Best Travel Blog and Best Entertainment Blog announcements :p

Hidden Gem:

Xiaxue turned out to be the champ of the night and grabbed two awards – Most Influential Blog, and Best Regional Blog. This is the second time in a row she’s won Best Regional Blog so that’s pretty mad stuff. She was crying like crazy when she received her second award for the night and gave a pretty heartfelt speech about NN and how they’ve helped bloggers around the region earn money by doing something they love.

Xiaxue, me and Ringo

me, Joshua and Tiffanie

Kenny + Clem



Well done Nuffnang for putting this night together. To Ming and Tim, thank you guys for starting up NN. I have the utmost respect for you two, and never hesitate to tell other people how clever i think you are! Thanks to you and your fellow Nuffies, i’ve had the opportunity to earn a lot more money than i thought i would… and use it to my greatest pleasure to live life.

Big fairy love to you all.

11 Responses to NAPBAS: Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011

  1. Glow says:

    I saw you from a distance and you look like a spunky wood sprite, meant it in a fabulous way. Was too shy to approach you~

  2. fresh says:

    your dress is so prettyyy! <3

    glad to hear you had a good time though, thanks for coming ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. TianChad says:

    I was looking for you to capture your photo with that great dress but seems like you and Clem somehow disappeared from my sight just after Napbas ended…aiks …

    Anyway, you really look good in that dress =D

  4. fazrinK says:

    congrats. nice dress too. you guys look good all cleaned up. Anyway, as a near balding fella myself (who still has a fair bit of hair on his head, thank God), i have to say that clem looks better with hair. the smooth noggin kinda makes him look old. a moustache however….if he really wants to grow one he should go all out and try those handlebar ‘staches or classic mutton chops lol…..

  5. Kevin Yeoh says:

    Clem. With. Hair.

  6. KY says:

    nice dress btw ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. melmonica says:

    Hey Joyce,

    Bumped into you at the ladies. Was too shy to say hi so I squeak a hi here haha.

    It’s a bummer that you didn’t win but I’ll continue to support and read your blog ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Memer says:

    I’m sorry I didn’t vote enough for you! *sobsob*

  9. Ming says:

    grrl u worked that fab dress real good…

  10. JoyceTheFairy says:

    glow: whyyyy i don’t bite!

    fresh: thanks! of course i would be there ๐Ÿ™‚

    tian: oh i was DEAD TIRED. went home and CRASHED immediately after that!

    fazrin: NO! no moustacheeeee

    kevinyeoh: i know right. i admit he looks good with it now tho :p

    KY: tell me here but not in person that night?! such a blogger you are, comment on blog instead bahaha

    melmonica: why is everyone so shy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    memer: LOLLLLL don’t be crazy la… thank you for all your voting anyway ok!!!

    ming: thanks dahling! i try to do you proud

  11. steph says:

    love love love the dress ๐Ÿ˜‰

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