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In the midst of the songs of praises for mothers (that are also well-deserved), we often forget about the fathers – who are not always the stereotypical distant, unapproachable and unaffectionate figure – who can be sensitive, loving, and warm as well.

People always say that life will never be the same after having a child. How exactly does becoming a father change a man? So for this Father’s Day, to appreciate the underrated parent, we decided to ask 4 of our Bloggerati fathers (Tim from TimothyTiah.com, Amri of Ammboi.com, Tian Leong of Saimatkong.com, and Gareth of ShaolinTiger.com) to shed a light on how being a father have changed their lives.

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Change in priorities
When a little human joins the family, priorities of the parents tend to change to cater to the new needy addition. Tian Leong, Gareth, Amri and Tim have all made it a point to spend as much time as they can with their families, rather than spending all their time at work. As Tian Leong puts it, “my family is very important to me and they always come first.”

For our co-founder, Timothy Tiah, father of the two social media famous children – Fighter and Penny, he used to chase a financial goal or a net worth life prior to joining the ranks of being a father. However, now with two kids, his new major goal have changed to just wanting to be able to raise his kids and watch them grow older.

Additionally, Amri also notices that, prior to fatherhood, everything he did was more for himself than anyone. However, he now prioritises his children over everything else, everything he does, he does it for the kids.

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Balancing between family and work
“I can’t see myself on my death bed wishing I’d spent more time in the office,” – Gareth Davies, Shaolintiger.com

Our Bloggerati fathers are the breadwinners for their respective families. Like every working parent, it is a challenge for them all to juggle between family and work. Time has also become more expensive and precious to them, with more demand than supply.

Tian Leong makes sure to complete his work on time in order to go home early and spend more time with his son, Aiden. However, there are some days when he has to clock in more hours in the office and is unable to make it home to put Aiden to bed. To make it up, he will make sure that he is there when Aiden wakes up the next morning.

Amri dedicates his time after work to his family. Once he’s home, he will spend time with his family, and will only attend to urgent work matters after the kids are fast asleep. Amri also makes it a point to go on at least one family holiday every three months despite the time constraint.

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Perspective towards your own parents
Sometimes, it takes becoming a parent yourself to understand what your parents went through. Parenthood has given them a lot more insight to the challenges their parents faced.

As Gareth put it, until you have your own child and have that burden of responsibility, it is impossible to truly understand your parents’ sacrifice, patience, and love. You would also be surprised and impressed by the amount of dedication, time, patience, effort, love, kindness and energy it takes to deal with a small child.

On the other hand, Amri sees no difference. He has always known that his parents only want the best for him. He does try to be a best friend to his kids, just like how his parents did while raising him and his siblings. However, he can be strict with his kids, even if sometimes his kids don’t see him that way.

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As a person
It is inevitable that having kids would change you as a person. Having to care for an adorable, vulnerable little human, whose only communication method is crying, will make for a more sensitive, responsible and patient person in general. Upon learning how tiring it can be to take care of children, Amri tries to help his wife out as much as he can to lessen her burden.

For Gareth, he has also learnt to be more empathetic, not only towards his wife and his son, Liam, but also to other parents and what they are going through. When he sees a kid watching watching iPad at dinner, he understands that sometimes you just want a few minutes of peace to enjoy your meal without being interrupted every few seconds.

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Appreciation for the little things
With parenthood, it is always the little things that matter most, especially when your kids are young and unable to do much. Every little tiny milestone, from the first time they sit up to the first gibberish word they utter, matters a great deal. Tian Leong could never forget the moment when he saw and held his child for the first time.

Tim and Gareth was not expecting the amount of joy that they would get from their kids, and how rewarding that would be. The first time Fighter learned to say “I love you, Daddy,” Tim knew that these moments supersede the cost of less freedom and the sleepless nights. Similarly, for Gareth, “the best moments for me are when I come home and he’s so happy to see me he almost dances around in the hall, and when he kisses or hugs me of his own accord. Those are the moments that keep your love tank full.”

Read more about their fatherhood on their blogs:

Nuffnang Malaysia wishes all the fathers in the world a very Happy Father’s Day! Have you told your father how much you love him yet?

Fiona Chan
Nuffnang Community Team

“WE HAD 20 YEARS TO PREPARE. SO DID THEY” – Independence Day: Resurgence

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Once again, Netccentric and 20th Century Fox Malaysia would like to invite you to the premieres of the latest titles in the movies!

Independence Day is back, this time with a vengeance. Director Roland Emmerich will be bringing the aliens back to the silver screen, 20 years since the first attack.

We have 44 pairs of tickets to giveaway to our #NNPremiereScreening of of #IndepenceDay!

Date: 21st June 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 9.15PM

Venue: TGV, 1 Utama

Here’s how you win them:

  1. Follow @NuffnangMY on Instagram.
  2. Share your story on your own Instagram account with any Independence Day posters telling us, as the hero, what would you do if an alien race were to attack planet Earth. For Example: “I would use my lightsaber to defend planet earth from the Aliens!”
  3. Don’t forget to tag us @NuffnangMY, thank 20th Century Fox Malaysia followed by the hashtags #NNPremiereScreening, #NuffnangMYWIN and #IndependenceDay.
  4. Remember to share your Instagram entry URL in the comment section below.

Contest closes next Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 12PM!
(*T&Cs apply)

Synopsis:

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We always knew they were coming back.

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After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale.

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Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet.

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But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force.

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Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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Wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie after watching it!

Write us a review on either your Blog or Dayre! Shoutout to us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #NNPremiereScreening, #NuffnangMYWIN and #IndependenceDay

You will stand to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice!

Terms and Conditions

  1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Please make sure to provide your Instagram entry’s URL, not just your profile URL.
  3. Screening tickets/passes are non-transferrable.
  4. Please RSVP upon receiving our email confirmation. Failure to do so within 24 hours will result in another draw for the next winner.
  5. Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  6. Winners will be announced via a Nuffnang Official Email from a Nuffnang representative.
Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

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It takes some kind of wizardry to make a theater full of people snort and whoop with laughter for 70 minutes. If you are fan of Harry Potter, you will definitely love the show! Even if you are not, then you should watch it because Potted Potter is really one of a kind.

Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A West End London Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar in laughter.

The title “Potted Potter,”, may sound satirizing but a playbill note explains that “potting” is actually a British term for “the art of summarizing something into a digestible form, and is intoxicating only in a funny, family-friendly way.”

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You wouldn’t be seeing many actors on stage nor too much of those fancy props on sets. Not too worry because both Clarkson and Turner will assure you with their improvised magical Hogwarts Express, broomstick and of course, their humorous acting talent.

Having toured in North America, UK, Singapore and Manilla since 2011, this Olivier nominated production will be flying to Malaysia for the first time!

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Created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, award winning producer James Seabrigh who is the force behind 200 shows internationally will also bejoininthem this time in KL.

Wait, there’s more!

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If you are looking forward to a high energy, engaging, bubble extravaganza entertainment kind of interaction for your kids, “Bubble Show with Milkshake” is the perfect choice! Starring Australian-Romanian duo lulia Benze and Kurt Murray as “Milkshake” and “Dr.Bubble”, the pair have produced a brilliant 50 minute show that has you smiling the whole time.

“Dr. Bubble With Milkshake” takes children and family into a fantasy world of storytelling magic, humour, and interactive fun with all things bubbling in every shape and size possible, with the help of the young audience.

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Packed with bold and bright characters, music, humor and every bubble trick in the book, Dr. Bubble with Milkshake brings the young audience into an imaginary adventure of chasing dreams and conquering one’s fear.

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You will experience a full bubble magic show told through a relatable 60 minutes story with the simplest equipment such as plastic bats, shoe laces and nets accompanied with music. Children of age 3 and above are highly recommended. We can vouch that the children will not only captivated by the incredible tricks but for the grown-ups smiling all the way through it also!

 

The time you all have been waiting for; Giveaway time!

We would love to thank Milestone Production for giving us this opportunity; As their official social media partner, Nuffnang is proud to say that there are 5 pairs of Potted Potter CAT A tickets worth RM 162 each and 5 pairs Dr. Bubble with Milkshake worth RM 88 each up for grabs!

How to grab those Potter Potter tickets?

  1. Keep an eye out for Nuffnang’s official Instagram for further instruction.
  2. Remember to tag us @NuffnangMYand hashtag #PottedPotterMY, #NuffnangXPottedPotter and #NuffnangMY
  3. Share your Instagram posting URL on Nuffnang’s Official Blog’s comment section to ensure that your participation is recorded.

How to win Dr.Bubble with Milkshake tickets?

  1. Keep an eye out for Nuffnang’s Official Facebook for further instruction.
  2. Remember to tag us @NuffnangMYand hashtag #DrBubblewithMilkshakeMY, #NuffnangXDrBubble and #NuffnangMY
  3. Share your Facebook posting URL on Nuffnang’s Official Blog’s comment section to ensure tha your participation is recorded.

All the best and good luck Nuffnangers :D

Terms and Conditions

  1. This giveaway is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Nuffnangers Facebook and Instagram postings must be set to PUBLIC.
  3. Your Facebook or Instagram URL must be included in your comment.
  4. Multiple entries will be accepted but duplicates will be disqualified.
  5. Each winner is only entitled to one pair of tickets only.
  6. Judges decisions are final and organizer reserves the right to alter the mechanics without prior notice.
  7. Terms and Conditions may change without prior notice.
Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

Young mothers born between 1978 and 1994 are known as Millennial moms and are considered as the most diverse, connected, educated and creative moms today. But most importantly, they are the group of consumers that are highly sought after by brands and advertisers. Millennial moms are known to be highly influential while being raised in the technological era; they are also known to be smart and technologically savvy.

However, behind the glamorous title of millennial mom worn by this young generation of mothers, the struggle is as real and can some times be daunting.

Given that Mother’s day is just around the corner, let us shed some light on some of the struggles and share some wisdoms and #MummyStories from our influential mommy bloggers!

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 Having been raise in an era with infinite resources for information and exposures, millennial moms often find themselves stuck between values and practices held strongly and highly by their parents and the overload of information they have access to.

Most of our mommy bloggers share the same take on this which is; while it is important to seek a balance between both worlds, the priority always lies in what is best for the children.

  1. Social pressure

Living in an era where everything is a constant live update, millennial moms live in an illusion of having to be the perfect mom. Their parenting skills are constantly being judged be it offline or online. This daunting pressure sometimes throws millennial moms into self-doubt, just as how Careen and Grace shares their stories on a similar spectrum, it is apparent that the pressure is no joke.

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Then again, it’s not always all doom and gloom as Kimberly takes such pressures as inspiration to drive herself to be better and her assurance that she has given her best comes from non other than her son’s Liam’s healthy and happy growth.

  1. Choices of education

As information becomes more and more borderless, choices of educations for children of millennial moms are no longer restricted to only conventional ways. Free schooling, home schooling and un-schooling slowly catches up. Millennial moms often find themselves in a cross road of choices, not knowing what to choose.

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Audrey or better known to her readers as Fourfeetnine shares her struggles on her blog, discussing about the dilemma she faces where most Malaysian moms could relate.

  1. Disciplinary measures

 Many millennial moms find that disciplining their children a great struggle, as traditional methods like caning and public shaming find themselves no longer relevant and effective with the new generation.

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While Merryn shared her thoughts on this issue in her blog, she also admits that it takes enormous amount of patience and she often finds reverse psychology works the charm when disciplining her boys.

Though millennial moms are no strangers to being disciplined by threats and canings, Kimberly finds it a great struggle to avoid using fear as an element in disciplining her son, as it is an easier way out compared to reasoning.

Do you find these struggles relevant as you wade through the every day battle of being a mom; millennial or not?

Or if you have yet to join in the mommy clan, maybe you’d want to consider listing a handful of things you might want to do before becoming a mom like what Kimberly shared on her blog “6 things I wish I had done more before becoming a mummy!

 

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Share with us your struggles and your #MummyStories!

We would like to use this opportunity to wish every mom, especially all our mommy bloggers, Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank you for your continuous inspiration to our community and your readers!

Michelle Ng
Nuffnang Community Team

“I ain’t afraid to die anymore, I’ve done it already.” – The Revenant

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Once again, Netccentric and 20th Century Fox Malaysia would like to invite you to the premieres of the latest titles in the movies!

Hold on to your seats because Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is about to bring you on an adventure of a lifetime. The Revenant is a story of a man left behind by his team in the extreme elements of a wild winter.

We have 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway to our #NNPremiereScreening of of #TheRevenant!

Date: 2nd February 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 8.45PM

Venue: GSC, 1 Utama

Here’s how you win them:

  1. Download Dayre from App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android) and sign up for an account.2. Follow @NuffnangMY on Dayre.3. Share your story on your own Dayre account, about a time when you faced a hardship and how you overcame it. What were some of the lessons you learnt?4. Don’t forget to tag us @NuffnangMY, thank 20th Century Fox Malaysia followed by the hashtags #NNPremiereScreening, #NuffnangMYWIN and #TheRevenant.

Contest closes This Friday, 29th January 2016, 10PM!
(*T&Cs apply)

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Synopsis:

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit.

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In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

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In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy).

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Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

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THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award-winner Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

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Wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie after watching it!

Write us a review on either your Blog or Dayre! Shoutout to us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #NNPremiereScreening, #NuffnangMYWIN and #TheRevenant

You will stand to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice!

PS:

There’s more Nuffnangers. Our Bloggerati bloggers will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets, each as well! Don’t forget to check out Saimatkong, Ken Wooi, Grace Ch’ng and the Bro, Ernest’s social media platforms for #TheRevenant giveaway

Terms and Conditions

  1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Please make sure to provide your Dayre entry’s URL, not just your profile URL.
  3. Screening tickets/passes are non-transferrable.
  4. Please RSVP upon receiving our email confirmation. Failure to do so within 24 hours will result in another draw for the next winner.
  5. Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  6. Winners will be announced at the comment box on @NuffnangMY official Dayre.
Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

Happy 31st December Nuffnangers! It’s the last day of 2015, how is everybody? Did you manage to accomplish the goals you set the beginning of 2015?  Leave us a comment below and let us know what have you accomplish this year. :)

Thank you once again for sticking with us throughout the year! So many things have happened. Let’s do a quick run through of what went down in 2015. :)

Bloggerati Launch cum Nuffnang’s 8th Birthday Bash

Nuffnang turned 8 this year! We celebrated this milestone by organizing a glitz and glamour ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ themed party. That day, we also introduced BLOGGERATI by Nuffnang, our new talent program.

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It was definitely an unforgettable morning! Want to know more, read it all here.

Transcending the online space

With the launch of BLOGGERATI by Nuffnang, we wanted to bring talent promotion and branding to a whole new level. One of the ways we did it was to engage a PR agency to promote our talents offline. Here are a few features that we managed to secure:

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Jessica Chaw featured on Women Health Magazine

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Tziaaa featured on Marie Claire, Nuyou and Female Magazine

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Yen Simpson featured on New Straits Time

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KampungBoyCityGal featured on New Straits Time

 

Runway 2.0 APAC

Nuffnang was also the online partner for this year’s Runway 2.0 APAC; the first ever fashion and technology event.#NuffnangXRunwayTwoPointZero

The founder of Zalora and ZaoZao were present to speak about their experiences in the fashion world, it was definitely an eye opener for our fashion bloggers :)

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Netccentric goes IPO

6th July 2015, a date to remember for Netccentric and its founders, Timothy Tiah and Cheo Ming Shen. Netccentric was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, ASX!

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It wasn’t an easy journey but the Netccentric team’s hard work and determination paid off.

If you have not already followed our bosses on Dayre, do check them out at:

https://dayre.me/timothytiah/
https://dayre.me/bossming/

Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week

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The most anticipated Fashion Festival  in Kuala Lumpur, Churp Churp worked with KL Fashion Week to be their online partner. Our own alphas Kittieyiyi and RNadia ran their shows there too and we couldn’t be prouder!

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Many of our alphas and Nuffnang friends also joined us there!
Check it out here.


The Electric Run 2015

Malaysia’s first ever Night run with fluorescent light! Our Bloggerati and community had the chance to participate in the fun 5KM run dressed in the most creative way possible. The run is made easy with loud music blasting in the background! Keep a look out for the next Electric Run organized by Tune Protect.

Interested to look at more pictures from the run, check it out here.

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Mamee Cool Tea Spicy Challenge

The constant hissing, the amount of sweats shed and the bucket of tears poured over a plate of level 10 spicy chicken. Our community tummy were filled by Mamee Cool Tea that day to rid the spicy feeling lingering on your taste bud, nevertheless it was still a insanely fun night seeing tears shed due to chicken wings. *evil grin*

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Check out the funny pictures here.

Hall of Fame

Nom Nom Hall of Fame is our annual client appreciation night! This year, Guinness Anchor Berhad generously hosted us at the GAB Tavern, it was a free flow kind of night.

There were flash mob done by the Nuffies, prizes given away and of course the freestyle dancing on the dance floor to end the night.

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And to sum up the year, Netccentric also organized a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity to help out children at Siddharthan Care Centre. The Nuffies contributed in buying books, stationary and other daily needs.

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Here are some of the moments captured on camera. :)

Happy New Year Nuffnangers! We at Nuffnang, wish you the very best in everything that you do.

Of course, don’t forget to head over to Churp Churp’s blog for a video recap of what happened throughout 2015!

Cheers,

The Nuffnang Team

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

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