November 09, 2011

My Nuffnang Story : A True TehTarik Story





Finally I actually have the time to properly draft out a decent post for this topic, I would have to admit I have been putting off on writing on this matter either because I don't know where to start or thoroughly enjoyed my weekend the way every working class person in Malaysia would have done (sleep till late afternoon, starfish style).

Nevertheless, I remembered exactly on how I started my relationship with Nuffnang. It was a bright sunny morning in December 2009, which was pretty much around the time when I decided to get into the whole blogging world. Back then, I had no clue on what I needed to do to get myself seen in blogs, TeamTehTarik never did exist back then and lord knows what I was writing before. However, much to the persuasion of what was to be the future members of TeamTehTarik, bloggers CerealCheryl and Miss Ave T told me there is this community called Nuffnang.


Was I sceptical on this group when I first joined? You bet I was. There I was about commit to a new hobby which I would presume that it would not only be my outlet to all my ranting of topics in my brain but at the same time, my biggest fear was that would this be another conservative group that would shun my personality that is known either be too outrageous to some and maybe even too controversial for others to actually accept? Would this be another group that would in the end try to control or limit the things I do or say especially when it comes to the general public?

Regardless, I trusted the girls and I joined in the group as a newbie that didn't know anything. The rest, as they would say (albeit in the most cliché manner) is history.

 

So it has become that in the past two years since that faithful day I made my decision, my stories with Nuffnang has never been anything short of seriousness, crazy, wacky and sometimes even controversial moments, all jumbled up to what I have been exposed to for the past two years plus. Looking back to what I have experienced with the people in Nuffnang, sometimes I even wonder what the hell possessed me to even do that!

First, there were the line of competitions that I joined under Nuffnang. Fact of the day, if you give Mr. TehTarikDrinker any challenge posts that you want him to do, you bet your kabooz that I would take it to an extreme level.





 



In summary, can I sum up all the things I have been involved with Nuffnang over the past two years? well, I transformed myself into Michael Buble, bumped elbows with Digi people, organised a small gathering in Sabah, got together with friends from Innit and played with food, acted with BeautifulNara for a advert, sang my guts out for a singing competition,  became Captain America, rubbed shoulders with blog celebs, attempted to get myself famous by singing, did a whole post with using only mobile phones, explained my love for cheese using Marvel Comic style, stepped on my own brother for a phone, watched a dozen movie on their premier showing dates, did an underwater post, pretended that the house is now infested with zombies, went to concerts, attempted to get myself sent to Europe again, made a "special someone" cry from the top of a four wheeler, and pretty much established not only among the bloggers but also from the people in Nuffnang that I will do the craziest things just to get myself seen in the community! :D

Then there was that time somewhere in October '10 where I was given the honor from Nuffnang to be the "Featured Blogger of the Month". Might sound menial to most of you famous people out there but for a average blogger like me, its the biggest gratitude you can get for all the work you have done in blogging, which is something that I will always be thankful for.


And then there were those especially special moments that happen to me with Nuffnang, throughout the year, I was fortunate enough to be given the responsibility to lead of group of elite bloggers, calling ourselves GPlusMy, to some even more whackier activities throughout the year!

 


So for the year I had the opportunity with the group, I have managed to cramp myself on a badminton court,  did a road trip to the north, supported a cause for female rights, almost died climbing a mountain, launched a summit for bloggers, tripped and almost falling over on skates with disco music on, charged will full on Orc arcry while trying to shoot a 8 year old girl with laser guns, and many many more things to come!

Along those times I have spent with Nuffnang, I too was given the opportunity to come up with some of the wackiest videos, either on my own accord or for the sake of competitions that I have participated over the years, which until today I still shake my head in wondering why in the world did I agree to do it. Nevertheless, there was never a single minute that I actually regretted doing it! :D









So now, after a two years being associated with them so far, its no surprise that I had a blast spending my time with these people and I would even dare say that I also speak on behalf of the rest of TeamTehTarik that it has been one hell of a ride with these people from Nuffnang and quite honestly, we don't intend to change anything from our associations to Nuffnang. Sure there were some stories that might be in the negative for the company but to my perspective on the matter, the people there have not only treated me with utter respect and dignity over al of their events as well as competitions that has been organised and perhaps this could be the reason why I am sticking with Nuffnang for my blog.


If you have been seeing similar posts as mine around town these days, its comes to no surprise that there is a certain buzz going around town about the upcoming Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011. Come 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 in Putrajaya Marriott. The Awards aims to not only honour the region's best bloggers, but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific. The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is also sponsored by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

With the various awards being put for nomination that night, I would love to be there and actually enjoy the moment with the rest of the other bloggers there. Question is, would I see myself being nominated for a category that night? If there is even a tiniest chance for me to have a shot at a award, that would be the pinnacle of my blogging career to date to be honest with you....

See you guys there! And don't forget to dress your finest!

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49 comments:

Isaac Tan at: November 9, 2011 at 12:28 AM said...

nice post here. Especially love those videos you made! :)

abang long at: November 9, 2011 at 1:03 AM said...

wah... rasa bangga pulak bila blogger otai macam anda datang komen di blog saya... terima kasih...

Posh at: November 9, 2011 at 1:26 AM said...

Wow! One good story you have there. Cudn't help but feel intimidated by your superb writing style!:-(

Hilda T. at: November 9, 2011 at 1:31 AM said...

You'll definitely getting those invites for sure! :D 

Bean Moreno at: November 9, 2011 at 9:09 AM said...

asyik gambar jejai je gambar aku mana? haha

BonjourGlow at: November 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM said...

I wanna go too!~

bendan at: November 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM said...

No worries, u gonna be invited!! Haha!!

Avelynn shall be the happiest girl on earth having u as bf, romantic enough for the cadbury events!!

FiSh at: November 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM said...

you've been so active in NN, sure can get the tics^^ 

bluedianthus at: November 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM said...

It's a great time to be with Nuffnang. :)

Alien at: November 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM said...

Nice NN story!!! =D

Eoz at: November 9, 2011 at 1:57 PM said...

Good luck bro...

AtulRahim at: November 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM said...

Good luck to you! Your story was great. :D

Rjoydeleon at: November 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM said...

Hi Tehtarik! Thanks so much for dropping by my "baby" blog and wishing me luck. I wish the same for you! :) Glad to "meet" a fellow Nuffnanger. :)

Joy [rosalynjoydeleon.blogspot.com]

Joy de Leon at: November 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM said...

Hi Tehtarik! Thanks so much for dropping by my "baby" blog and wishing me luck. I wish the same for you! :) Glad to "meet" a fellow Nuffnanger. :)

Joy [rosalynjoydeleon.blogspot.com]

mabelstory at: November 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM said...

Thanks for wishing me luck! Love the way you express your thoughts on your NN story. Ever thought of publishing a book?? :P

Mabel ( themabelstory.blogspot.com )

Muhammad Saiazuan at: November 9, 2011 at 11:26 PM said...

lookin forward to c u there.. goodluck :)

#saiazuanblog

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:01 AM said...

much thanks mate!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:02 AM said...

eh mana ade otai. biasa je, but thanks for visiting! :D

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:02 AM said...

intimidated? hahah no la its just another post! thanks so much for visiting!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:02 AM said...

aww I hope so too! :D

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:03 AM said...

takkan aku nak letak gambo "kita dua" dulu? hahahhahah! next time kena ambik gambo lebih sikit

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:03 AM said...

then come! :D

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:04 AM said...

thanks so much for those kind words! Its the least I can do for her to be honest :)

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:04 AM said...

i do hope so! thanks so much for visiting! :D

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:04 AM said...

it is isnt it? 

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:04 AM said...

thank you so much!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:04 AM said...

thanks!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:05 AM said...

thank you so much!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:05 AM said...

anytime at all! hope to see you there as well! 

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:06 AM said...

hahah never thought I would ever be good enough to write a book but thanks so much for the kind words!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 10, 2011 at 1:06 AM said...

same to you too!

Fiona06 at: November 10, 2011 at 5:25 AM said...

you've really got quite a history there with Nuffnang man. Your much deserved nanged :)

clarissa say at: November 10, 2011 at 8:20 AM said...

AWESOME  POST!!! LOL You've got a such a crazy ass long history with Nuffnang (Whereas I've got...well...none) you're sure to get in!!! xD I loved this post x) Hope you win the tickets hahahah

Kaith at: November 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM said...

thanks for dropping by my blog. good luck to you, too! =D

kyspeaks at: November 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM said...

cool story bro! haha

little birdy:) at: November 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM said...

awww..very very nice!!:)

adza irdawati at: November 10, 2011 at 5:14 PM said...

Wow great story.. 

Klaire at: November 10, 2011 at 7:21 PM said...

Thank you for posting a comment on my blog. Yeah, your story is awesome :)

Goingkookies at: November 10, 2011 at 9:42 PM said...

wow! ur journey is definitely impressive!!! hope u get the ticket to attend the Awards!!!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:02 AM said...

thanks so much! looking forward to you being active again with Nuff once you're back from Scotland!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

thanks so much for those kind words! I really hope there would be more opp. for me to  be more involved with Nuff!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

thanks!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

much thanks bruv!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

thank you so much!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

thanks!

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM said...

I had fun reading yours as well! :D

tehtarikmemoirs at: November 11, 2011 at 12:04 AM said...

I hope so too for the both of us! :D

Cham Cuartero at: November 12, 2011 at 2:28 PM said...

Good luck to you too! See you in Malaysia! #fightingspirit

Anne at: November 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM said...

Impressive one!!

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