Nuffnang 8irthday

March 22, 2015

My blog has been described as 'the bridge between Kuala Lumpur and London' by insiders in various industries who celebrate the burgeoning talent of Malaysia's keenest while lamenting the inevitable brain drain when said talent leaves the country to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Like many privileged youth of my generation I've enjoyed a foreign education, but the difference is that after my studies I stayed on in London for nearly a decade. Yet I've still kept my ties to Malaysia - I have loving, supportive family and friends there; I get work offers from keen clients in K.L; and even Posh, Broke, & Bored is represented in the UK by Asia Pacific's First Blog Advertising Community which was founded by a Singaporean and, you guessed it, a Malaysian. 

My South East Asian readers will already know the story of how 'Boss Ming' and Timothy Tiah founded Nuffnang and pioneered blogging in the region, but for those of you unfamiliar with the story, read here. I've blogged about how I just missed the 'blogging bubble' in Malaysia when I moved abroad in 2006. But somehow these things have a way of catching up with you. In 2012 Nuffnang expanded to the UK, and I was one of the first to sign up to Nuffnang's first community in Europe. Fast forward two years, and I've seen Nuffnang grow both in Kuala Lumpur and in London - I've observed the blogging trends in Malaysia shift every so subtly with the as the blogosphere grows with their 'Bloggerati' (including Michiekins; my bestie and a new mother to an adorable 'babykins'), and meanwhile in Nuffnang UK I've made a solid friend in Jesse who first won my respect with her professionalism then won me over with her warmth. 

TL;DR: I've been called the link between the UK and Malaysia, and no wonder - even though I live in London half my time (and my blog content) is all about Kuala Lumpur, as of 2012 my blog is managed by Nuffnang UK and since then I've yet to miss a Nuffnang Malaysia birthday party in K.L. This year I remained true to form. 

Yesterday, Nuffnang celebrated their 8th birthday with a 1960's themed party at Zouk. Both Michiekins and I didn't follow the '60s dress code (I had a change of mind - my Pucci dress was too pink) but somehow we both ended up matching in white and grey. #TheAdventuresofAhHwaAndAhPin

With Timothy and sleepy Fighter Tiah - the cutest toddler in my books who I finally got to meet! He's also the most happening toddler around - how many people his age get to go to Zouk? 

It was my first time at Zouk in the daytime - the same could be said for everyone, really! - and I thought it would be quite disconcerting to be at this nightlife icon in broad daylight but happily the event was lit in tasteful shades of turquoise, pink, and purple so it wasn't too far from my idea of what Zouk looks like (I never want to see it with the lights on. Ever). If anything the sudden transition from daylight to 'disco light' might have somehow rewired my circadian rhythm hence my lack of jet lag.

I photoshopped my own blog logo into the photo - the flash from the photo booth bleached out the camera motif on the speech bubble so I took the liberty of filling in the blanks, haha.

I met some lovely people at Nuffnang's 8irthday, readers and followers both silent and active. Thank you all for taking the time to talk to me, especially Angeline who was kind enough to shed some light on who may have stolen my Leica at last year's Nuffnang birthday party. It's OK, I'm not upset - that door closing opened others for me, isn't it strange how the universe works in mysterious ways? Much like how me moving to London just when Nuffnang took off to Malaysia meant I missed out on that blogging bubble, yet some eight years later I find myself represented by them even while living my dream in the UK. Happy birthday and congratulations,  Nuffnang! x

Ps. What I wore - 

My new favourite* no-brand jumpsuit from Berjaya Times Square with my new favourite camera bag from Hermes - I'm just kidding, it's just your average Birkin but with a camera bag insert inside - and my new Saint Laurent Tribute sandals. 

I don't use superlatives lightly - when I say favourite jumpsuit I mean: 'I loved it so much I bought three of the same, in different prints.

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  1. Looks like you had a great time! Love love love your outfit - can't decide whether I love the shoes, the jumpsuit or the bag more!

    Lauren xx

  2. Gladly I finally balls up and talk to you :) my heart was racing though :o , love your jumpsuit and your sandals :) you're my inspiration on how to dress up most of the time!

    cheers and have a nice day <3 xo

  3. That's so lovely of you to say, Angeline! I'm really touched. It was so nice to finally meet you, you're such a sweetheart! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  4. If I had to choose one it'd be the shoes - the Saint Laurent Tributes are so comfy, my feet only started aching in brand new 5-inch heels after SIX hours! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  5. Beauty FollowerMarch 23, 2015

    That grey bag is really great!

  6. Isn't it just? It's my favourite camera bag! x

  7. Thank you Angie! I'm obsessed with them! x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  8. Yay for never having missed a birthday party! #MyNewHero ;D

    Love love loved meeting you, babe. You're every bit bright and bubbly like when I met you last. Bit of a shame I didn't manage to airkiss you and Michielove goodbye. ):