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Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011: Most Original Blog Design Winner

So over the weekend Squishies and I stopped over at Malaysia and somehow ended up leaving with the award for Best Original Blog Design!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us, it came as a massive shock to hear Eat, Show & Tell called out and to be honest, we’re still in shock *laughs*.

The Awards

This year the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards (NAPBAS) were held at the gorgeous Marriott Putrajaya, with a blogger attendance of over 500 people it was a crush of cameras, gorgeous dresses and some awkward food bloggers (us) cowering in the corner.

With the lovely Liz of Lizosaurus fame

With the lovely Liz of Lizosaurus fame

We were paired up with the brilliant Lizosaurus in our category, her vibrant personality, hairstyle and tail-dress were easily the best combination of the night and would have won the award for best outfit, if they were awarding one on the night!

Oh hi, Karen!

Oh hi, Karen!

We weren’t the only Sydney food bloggers representing on the night, Karen and Helen were also there for their categories Best Photography Blog and Best Food Blog.

Winner - Best Parenting Blog, Childhood 101!!

Winner - Best Parenting Blog, Childhood 101!!

Kristie of Childhood 101 accepting her award

Kristie of Childhood 101 accepting her award

Kristie of Childhood 101 was the first Australian to take to the stage with her 2nd consecutive win for Best Parenting Blog! The table seatings were organised by country and the Aussie tables pretty much went crazy cheering.

Doing the walk

Doing the walk

Up on stage

Up on stage

I can safely say that my mind went completely white for the 2 or so minutes after we were announced as the winner for Best Original Blog Design. I have a very clear memory of dragging Squishies up on stage with me determined to not have to go up alone *laughs*.

I’m sure at one point I shouted, ‘Go Aussies!‘ before promptly abandoning the stage ridiculously grateful that we hadn’t fallen over.

Go Aussies!!

Go Aussies!!

All of the aussie attendees at napbas (Courtesy of Nuffnang)

All of the aussie attendees at napbas (Courtesy of Nuffnang)

The Food

Apart from the NAPBAS, there was one thing that I really wanted to do in Malaysia. And that was… eat.

Assam Laksa, Ipoh Hor Fan, Milo Ice, Prawn Hokkien Har Mee

Assam Laksa, Ipoh Hor Fan, Milo Ice, Prawn Hokkien Har Mee

Our first stop after landing in Kuala Lumpur was to head straight for Mid Valley Megamall which as its name promised, was super super mega. It took us a few loops and 4 floors before we located La Manila, a daintily decorated store advertising tiramisu on the walls but also served up a mean Assam Laksa.

I was sweating by the end, but the Milo Ice made it all so much better afterwards! (I MISS YOU MILO)

And obviously because I hadn’t eaten enough, I went out for 2nd lunch about 2 hours later for a bowl of Prawn Hokkien Har Mee, which packed a prawny punch.

Red Ruby

Red Ruby

Squishies succumbed to the icy comfort of Red Ruby, after choking on tiny sips of my noodles.

Tea Tarik

Tea Tarik

And of course, you can’t eat in Malaysia without washing it down with a Tea Tarik, warm or cold!

Smashed chicken, Penang fried kway teow, Barbeque chicken rice, Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng

Smashed chicken, Penang fried kway teow, Barbeque chicken rice, Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng

A welcome revisit to the KLCC food court saw me reunited with my beloved Ayam Goreng, sadly it was a little too dry but I double teamed with Lemon Ice Tea and another Milo Ice and all was good with the world. Because I know Squishies way too well, I predicted that she’d end up at the Chicken Rice stand… and I was right! Haha.

Sadly because we are bad bloggers, we may have neglected to take photos of the rest of our food… In the end I lost count of the meals we ate but it also included: Grilled Stingray in Banana Leaf, Oyster Omelet, Wontan Mee, Rojak, Roti Canai, Soft Boiled Eggs with Kaya Toast and as much Milo and Soy Milk as I could get my hands on.

Mmm, I like food. But I still wanted to eat more :(

Around Town

Istana Negara, KLCC, Tugu Negara & Petronas Towers

Istana Negara, KLCC, Tugu Negara & Petronas Towers

Nuffnang treated us to some sightseeing around Kuala Lumpur (which Squishies was pretty excited about being her first time in Malaysia). I was mostly excited for KLCC and my subsequent visits to Vincci where I may have left with a new pair of shoes or two (or four…).

Storm Troopers in Transit

Storm Troopers in Transit

Even the Storm Troopers came along for the ride.

From The View in G Tower

From The View in G Tower

The cocktail drinks were held at a super trendy bar aptly called The View at the G Tower (and what a view!). It was really amazing how many people we managed to squeeze in the place, especially when it started raining rather earnestly.

Even Storm Troopers gets Thirsty

Even Storm Troopers gets Thirsty

Those Storm Troopers really want to join the fun! Or maybe steal our beers… either or, it’s hard to know with them.

AirAsia X

A special note to thank AirAsia X for their sponsorship of flights over the weekend, it was with their help that Squishies was also able to come over to Malaysia with me and thus ensuring that I wouldn’t have to stand on stage alone!! For that I will be forever grateful.

On Flight D7 212
On Flight D7 212

Our long-haul flight flew out of Melbourne, and was remarkably similar to the flight I was on a year ago on my last trip to Malaysia (they’re an offshoot of AirAsia who does short-haul flights). I was eyeing up the Premium Seats with envy as we walked past them, but Squishies is the tiniest person on earth and basically curled up in the seats with her comfort pack and passed out!

I kept myself entertained with the pre-purchased meals (hello Milo!) and some well deserved Kindle time. Luckily our flight back to Melbourne was on a half empty plane and I ended up playing footsie with Helen in a row alllll to ourselves. Oh hai Helen ;).

But really…

We all know why we really came to Malaysia… IT’S JUMPING TIME.

At the National Monument

At the National Monument

At the Marriott

At the Marriott

In the Lobby

In the Lobby

In the Hallway

In the Hallway

On the Beds

On the Beds

At the Airport

At the Airport

Yes!! After 2 years of practicing, I have finally mastered the jump kick! However, Helen still wins the award for most consistent.

Finally, thank you again to everyone and Nuffnang for all of your support!

Eatshowandtell attended the 2011 NAPBAS courtesy of Nuffnang and all of the NAPBAS sponsors. Congrats to all the nominees and finalists because we all rock.

28 Comments

  1. Qing's Mum says

    Qing and Minh,
    Congratulations…
    I’m so proud of you guys…
    MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR…

    LOTS OF LOVE

  2. One day I’ll master the karate jump! Until then I’ll just flop around or levitate lol. Was such a blast with you all and ugh so jealous of the extra meals that you had! Congrats to the ES&T team for the award. Haha I’ll never forget your face when they announced your name (btw if you really want to know what happened on stage, I still have the video doo di doo…).

  3. Congrats guys, we were so proud of you on the Aus Nuffies table when you won!! Was really great to meet you. Stunning work on the photos, love the one from the G Tower, that was a fun night!

    Cheers

  4. Congratulations on your win. What an honour and a thrill. Love all the flying-through-the-air shots. I didn’t know the beds in Malaysia were as springy as trampolines.

  5. HAHA love the jump shots and storm troopers too! A great write up and really highlights what an enjoyable experience you and other bloggers had. :)

    Thank you for joining us at NAPBAS and congratulations for taking out the prize! :)

  6. Love the jumping shots – you guys are hilarious!

    Congratulations on your win! It’s fantastic recognition for your site.

    I was very excited to see the Asam laksa / iced milo combination – I always want something sweet after Asam laksa, too. I usually get iced milo or an ice kachang. Mmm.

    Congrats again :D

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