Monday, 25 August 2014

Nuffnang Raya Open House 2014

Attended Nuffnang Raya Open House because Arvin is such a kiasu who joins ALL the online competitions and he won 2 invitations to #NNRaya in Damansara.apiWell I gotta admit that Arvin is actually pretty good at this. He's been winning tons of movie  passes to premieres and some X-men jackets. As a cheapskate boyfriend, he's probably the happiest because he can bring me to movies without having to pay a single cent ALL the time! HAHA I'm the happy girlfriend thanks to Nuffnang!

IMG-20140824-WA0004I'm not much better as well. I am writing this post to win the Samsung Galaxy S5 that Nuffnang promised to award to the blogger who writes the best post about this event HAHA joking la! Of course not! The Raya Open House was so much fun okay, those who didn't go, rugi betul. Those who went home when it rained during the event, even more kesian, no chance for more lucky draws and buah hati to bring home!

Those loyal Nuffnang fans like ME stayed with Nuffnang till the end! *wink wink Nuffnang you can give us the S5*

IMG-20140824-WA0017Arvin was sad because the board words were written another round LOL

So first we took my car to Damansara looking for this place. During the journey we took a couple of wrong turns in Bangsar that led us... I don't even know whether these wrong turns led us away or nearer to the house. Anyway we persevered driving, we ain't no going home just like this because what to do? The event is free and WHO DOESN'T WANT FREE THINGS?!

When we reached, we went like "waalaaaoo". Wanaka the house is situated beautifully on top of a little hill where the fengshui is very good, which also means, I had to walk up the stairs in high heels. I remember cursing silently a little until I saw the board "JOM MAKAN" on top of the stairs. IMMEDIATELY my adrenaline burst and I ran up the stairs forgetting how my feet felt. Thank goodness, Arvin stopped me from running into the house right away, to take a photo of me THAT SHOWED NO TUMMY! Because without him, I would have gone into the house eating mad and had to take photos later with a bigger tummy (I kept my stomach empty for this don't judge me okay!)

IMG-20140824-WA0012At the beginning there wasn't much going on. Everybody was just lingering a little.

We first tried out the Wowbooth for instax photo because it's free LOL and we got to keep the photos! The girl was so nice to print 2 copies for Arvin and I thank yoouuu!IMG_7866

After registration, we started checking out the house.We went upstairs and found a little living hall with a little space with also a little piano by the side. A little paper stand on the piano writes something like bla bla take photo and insta with #ambipur #jomrefresh to get free goodies. 

Right when we saw this, Arvin went crazy with instructing me on how to pose with Ambi Pur because he's so despo to win FREE stuffs.

IMG-20140824-WA0016The message I was trying to convey was that even flowers need the fragrance of Ambi Pur because Ambi Pur smells the best. I sprayed Ambi Pur on the flower for so long but the photos just couldn't capture the spray droplets "flying"out. Besides, I looked so scary as if I was plotting the death of that poor flower. So this photo was an Epic faaaaill!

Then the ever so brilliant Arvin suddenly came up with the idea of a cheesy photo. The idea was soooooo cheesy that I was reluctant to go along with it at first. But meh within a minute I gave in to it because I WANT FREE AMBI PUR!!!

So we took this.IMG-20140824-WA0001Instagram: Why propose with a flower when you can propose with ambi pur #AmbiPur #JomRefresh 

LOL not boasting but I really think it's the best #AmbiPur photo on Instagram up to date!

Then the food was ready.IMG-20140824-WA0008Thanks to Nuffnang this is my FIRST time tasting Mille Crepe!!! YUMMMSSS! It has been really hard to find Mille Crepe because in Puchong, either Mille Crepe is always expensive or it just doesn't exist there! I have never expected my first taste of Mille Crepe would happen during a Nuffnang event haha! I can't even tell tiramisu and chocolate apart but they all taste so fine, like they just blend with my saliva and roll onto my tongue!

IMG-20140824-WA0010Om Nom Nom.

Mille Crepe was so kaolat yummy that when we realised that there were roasted mutton served, the queue was already sooo long! We immediately jumped into the queue to wait for our turn for a small portion of the whole roasted goat. After our first and second round of mutton, when we finally turned our head back to look for more roasted mutton... it was all GONE! That was how delicious the mutton was =.= everyone just went crazy for it. We didn't even get to take a photo.

Well, there were some bones left.. but T.T HOW TO EAT BONES U TELL ME? *emo in a corner*

Then as we were just strolling in the house... JENG JENG JENG!!!

IMG-20140825-WA0004We saw Timothy Tiah! And Shorty! And their son Fighter!

Timothy and Shorty look so young compared to their blog photos that they make Arvin and I look like their uncle aunty FML. Timothy was smiling all the way talking to people, while Arvin and I were like the timid curious little mice gossiping and stalking him visually from a corner!

On the other hand, Shorty looks like she just walks out from a Manga alive WTF her eyes took up about half of her face and she's like not even five feet tall like a doll SHE'S SHO CUTE! I thought that if I ever stand beside her I would look more like a mum WTF

I bet after a while both of them sensed our full-force stare of curiosity that when we finally approached Timothy for a photo, he was like "sure sure" so smoothly like he had been expecting us LOL he must have been thinking why these 2 jakuns keep molesting me with their eyes. I ran away after taking a photo of Arvin and Timothy because I'm such a noob fan girl =.= I mean, I bet he knows that I've been stalkin-- *cough* reading his blog for quite some time already judging how long I had been staring at them with my hamsap stare LOL

Anyway, I escaped for a good cause. In the house, a competition just started.10340126_10152595302646390_4737973823106943324_nIt is a game of 5 groups of 3 whereby there's a Jom Refresh Your Open House with Ambi Pur Showdown and the groups have to complete with each other. With Arvin and I making up 2 members, we immediately went looking for a partner and there we found Iskandar!

Somehow we got named 1Malaysia by the MC and we had to come up with an act using Ambi Pur in 15 minutes. So we came up with the sequel idea of proposing with Ambi Pur following our previous photo inspiration LOL. In our act, I attended Iskandar's Open House and he liked me so he gave me flowers. But I hated flowers so he called me a tomboy and I got mad and I left him aside.

Suddenly Arvin came to the Open House too. Then he said, "look, Iskandar! Look what I brought for you."

Then Arvin would start spraying the Ambi Pur in the air. Then the air smelled so good I twirled rounds after rounds like disney princesses do and I went chanting like, "oh goodness, this is Ambi Pur!". Then my eyes met Arvin's and...Untitled"Will you marry me?" I proposed to him instead LOL since my face skin is like 10 inci tebal.

Then 3 of us came together and chimed in together, "Make Your Open House Better, Only With Ambi Pur!" *all smell fragrance together*

LOL I swear the act was so dumb and after watching the other groups' acts, we were so depressed about how sucky how cheesy and how short ours was. But I don't know what worked the miracle because later we were announced as the winners!Screenshot_2014-08-25-14-54-18Each of us got like this white goodie bag with tons of Ambi Pur products with all kinds of flavour. I think I just made my mum very happy by bringing them home because she thinks that my room stinks of me LOL and that my brother can use Ambi Pur in the house whenever we eat durians!

Thank you Ambi Pur!IMG_7863

Then I remember it rained. Quite a number of people left when the sky turned gloomy. Thank goodness for these people who left because Arvin and I decided to stay with a silent agreement when we saw the number of gifts Nuffnang and UMobile had prepared for us. HEHE THEY ARE ALL OURS!tumblr_m61x5dz87M1rqfhi2o1_250

Soon, there's another competition where if you can answer the MC's questions you get to win 2 tickets to Alex Goot and Against the Current Live in KL the next day WTF Arvin and I jumped to it coz' we were too desperate to win something LOL.

The first question was what all the hashtags of the sponsors were. We didn't get to answer that WTF that was so easy!

Then our chance came when the MC asked how many followers do Nuffnang have on Instagram. Arvin literally jumped in front to the MC and showed him the figure on his phone LOL. Right after Arvin rushed to the front a guy tried to grab the chance BUT THANK GOODNESS WE WERE 1 SECOND FASTER!

And voila! Got our tickets!IMG_7867

As the night drew closer, there was a lucky draw again, which was happening all the afternoon. Only this time they were giving out Samsung Galaxy S5 WTF I remember I prayed to God hoping that they actually got my name from the box LOL so sinfun. I know I know have been calling Samsung names like Scamsung or Samshit but WTF IT'S A SAMSUNG MAN I WANT! Plus I'm in need of a new phone to replace my cracked HTC.

BUT BUT BUT this lucky girl got it instead AWESOME!! Congratulation!

Screenshot_2014-08-26-01-48-13I also want a new phone please thank you Nuffnang in advance haha!

Just when we thought there's no more Samsung Galaxy S5 for lucky draw, the MC took one more out! Which would be for the blogger who does the best post on the Nuffnang Raya Open House, which is the reason why I'm still blogging now at this ungodly hour. HAHA kidding!

We took our gift boxes that look like this. They were so heavy with food! I didn't get to take a photo of it and I left the box on the dining table for a while. When I came to retrieve it, it was opened and some of the snacks inside disappeared. Then I saw my brother with chocolate stain by his mouth LOL. That's so sweet of you bro, thanks gee I have no more chocolate for myself WTF. IMG_7862

The night drew close and we headed home.

Frankly, I was very very glad, and even touched that Nuffnang organised this Raya Open House, which is their very first.

Ever since summer approached and holiday started. I had been everywhere. In an island, a month in Europe, and another 2 months in Beijing and Mongolia. It was sad how I was everywhere, and nowhere at the same time. While everyone was going for puasa bazaar by the streets in July, I remember having my dinner alone in Beijing. I saw the expensive cars passing by, with frequent honkings at the passer-bys. I watched the flashing neon lights light up one by one. I heard the music at the club growing louder, with drunkards walking swayingly and girls vomitting at the exits. IMG_20140805_202709They all make me miss the simplicity back at home, in Malaysia. Where we celebrate life with joy, sharing and food. Not with expensive cars, money and thick makeups.

That night was cold in Beijing. And lonely.

When I was finally back in Malaysia, Raya season was kind of over so I missed ALL the Raya open houses that my friends organised. Which is sad because I couldn't get a flavour of Malaysian Festive warmth. I remember feeling desperate for a tinge of homey mesra-ness, something I really need to make me feel Malaysian again.

And then I went for the Nuffnang Raya Open House.

For those who were too lazy to come for this event you should have given yourself a kick on your butt.

Thank you very much, Nuffnang and all the event sponsors, for feeling up the homesick void in me, for making me feel Malaysian again.

And as usual, ending the post with a photo of Arvin and I. IMG-20140824-WA0015The #bestfree is Love and Friendship in a Package! Hope all of you have enough dose of love today!

Selamat Hari Raya to all Malaysians!

#nowplaying have I told you lately, that I love you?

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