Friday, October 30, 2009

A Night of Glitz and Glamour : Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

It was a black-tie event as mentioned in the invite.

Decked in our evening dresses and suits, we all gathered at the lobby of The Link Hotel as the organizers from Nuffnang led us to one of the four buses waiting to transport us to the beautiful Pan Pacific Hotel.

Upon arriving at the hotel ballroom lobby, we registered and mingled around while munching on platters of Pringles chips that came in three delicious flavors! Finally, the ballroom doors were opened and we proceeded towards our assigned tables.

Everything was done in such an organized manner! I was really at awe upon knowing that the team who worked so hard to make this event a reality is composed of a group of twenty-something enthusiastic boys and girls! It really goes to show that age is not a measure of success rather its passion and determination that will get everyone going. Kudos to the Nuffnang team!

Our Dinner Menu

Finally, the program began and dinner was served. As we were enjoying our dinner, Amazing Race Asia host Allan Wu opened the first-ever Nuffnang Awards Night where 12 different bloggers from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia were recognized for their respective niche blogs.

In between the excitement, we were also entertained by illusionists JC Sum & Magic Babe Ning as well as indie band Electrico.

However, as a food and travel blogger, my attention was solely focus on the beautiful work of art in front of me. Allow me to share with you the delicious dinner that we enjoyed that evening:

Marinated Smoked Tuna with Feta and Balsamic Olive Oil salad

Light Cream of Asparagus with Green Peas topped with Chive Mousseline

Rosemary Marinated Chicken Breast with Saffron Cheesy Mash Potato

Praline Hazelnut Gateau with Raspberry Jelly

And the winners are...

Of course, the highlight of the evening was the announcement of the winners of the first-ever Nuffang Blog Awards, without further ado, here's the list of talented bloggers from their respective categories:

Best Blog Shop - Bonito Chico from Singapore

Best Food Blog - i eat. i shoot. i post from Singapore

Best Fashion Blog - Lady Melbourne from Australia

Best Parenting Blog - Childhood 101 from Australia

Best Celebrity Blog - A Jolly Affair from Singapore

Best Geek Blog - Mr. Gadget from Australia

Best Entertainment Blog - Kenny Sia from Malaysia

Best Original Blog Design - Xia Xue from Singapore

Most Influential Blog - Xia Xue from Singapore

Best Hidden Gem - The Doodle Blog from Malaysia

Region's Best Blog - Xia Xue from Singapore

and lastly, the Best Travel Blog goes to

En Route from the Philippines!!!

Congratulations to all the winners! Till next year (I hope!) :)

*photos by Paul Ang


  1. was in singapore too... sayang

  2. Hi Fran,

    Thanks for the post and mention!
    Hope we can all do it again next year :)

    Kind regards,
    Arnold aka Mr.Gadget

  3. thanks Arnold! :) Congratulations again! :)


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