On the previous post, I talked about myself going to Vivo City in the afternoon, wasting quite some times there. We went back to the hotel at around 5 and reached room at about 5.30pm. Alvin was so lazy and jumped on to the bed. For me, I did not take any rest but was just surfing a little bit of the net only then I went to get ready for the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.
I was expecting something grand, something like Oscar, with red carpets, camera, tuxedo, suits, gown and etc.
Because of my tiny body and short height, I can hardly get a pre-made blazer out there for me. I think I should go tailor-made one for me already, in case I need to attend such event again in the future (hope not very far future). I went for simplicity, all black and with my favourite polka dots tie.
I am always late, everyone was asked to gather at the lobby at 6.30pm, but I only got out from the room at that time. Took my camera with me, my phone and it’s all set. The lobby of the hotel is very small and I was so surprised to see everyone looking so gorgeous.
It seems like everyone had already been waiting for a while at the lobby already and the Nuffies had started calling names. Bloggers were just busy taking photos. I was so stranger at there because I found no familiar faces and not a face that says he or she is from Penang. So, I waited for me to arrive at Pan Pacific Hotel, only then I starts my “Hi, I am Nicholas, I blog at Nick Chan Dot Net, bla bla bla”.
There’s 4 bus parked at the back of the hotel. Ferrying around 150 bloggers from the hotel to the location. One thing I forgot to say is that, DSLRs were so common among them, almost every of the blogger has one, it’s so freaking cool.
We arrived at the ballroom side of the hotel instead of the lobby. It seems like everyone was already there and camera flashes were everywhere as we stepped into the cocktail area. It’s Western style, with people moving around with glasses of water and there’s chips on the table too as Pringles was one of the sponsors.
Boss Timonthy Tiah.
We have to sign ourselves up at the registration booth to get a Nuffnang booklet which works at an entry ticket. Then I spent quite some times at the cocktail area wandering around, looking at peoples, said hi to some I-didn’t-know blogger.
They even have this cool area set up for photography. Just like any awards show where the celebrities will stand there, pose for photograph or speak.
I’ll skipped my photos taken with fellow blogger first and go into the Nuffnang Blog Awards banquet hall.
There’s a red carpet out there, it’s real red and as I walked into the hall. Camera flashes on me again. I felt like I am a celebrity but in fact, everyone felt the same too. My table number was 36 and it’s quite far from the stage.
Though, that’s not the problem because there’s a big screen showing what’s happening on the stage at our place. The music in the hall was rather loud which made communicating a little bit difficult. We had Western styled, four course fine dining, which was also my first time and I liked it a lot.
Entertainment of the night was the very interesting illusion magic by hot Magic Babe Ning and JC Sum, very loud rock band, Electrico and the night was hosted by Amazing Race Asia’s host, Allan Wu.
It’s so interesting to see those nominated blog, now only I know that there’s so many good blogs out there. For the list of Winner, you can check it out here. I’ll still share you 2 names that everyone knows and it’s Xiaxue and Kennysia. Xiaxue was the biggest winner of the night as she got away with 3 awards. Cool.
My submitted video for Pringles competition didn’t get nominated and I believe I didn’t add in the tagline and it’s not in English. Somehow, I salute the winner, Jayden who is really pro in video making.
The whole thing ran quite well and ended at around 11.30pm. Pity the MC/Host Allan Wu because he’s always on stage announcing the winner and don’t get to eat with us. The only thing that made the event not-so-perfect was the lack of alcohol, I bet everyone will be high if there’s alcohol in the hall. But then, I am underage. Haha.
We did not really go home right after it ended, but it’s photography session with fellow bloggers outside the ballroom until near midnight. The last bus was really late because of some technical error. We almost need to call for cab to take us back to hotel but in the end, the bus was there.
Next stop: Same place but lots of photos with bloggers.