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Hello Nuffnangers, did you know? Besides our blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter; We are now on Dayre as well! Keep on reading if you want to find out what Dayre is all about :)

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Social media is known for its mobile capabilities so here’s Dayre, your personal mobile blogging platform. Dayre is where you can actually blog on the go! You have already have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for that but Dayre is much more :D

Look at all the things you can do with Dayre! 

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This is where the journey begins.

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You can share your story with words.

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Why not share a photo with the camera function within the app? This will make your Dayre more life-like and more on the spot reporting.

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Need more than a few photos? Go ahead and video your story!

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Add feelings into your posts with a selection of emojis to express your feeling at that point of time: Happy? Angry? Confused? Dayre has it all!

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Lastly, let your followers know where you are. Stay updated and Dayre wherever you go :D

dayre 3 Dayre is like a all in one solution to your daily dose of social media.

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Dayre is such a craze! Look at our Nuffies filling their spare time by updating their personal Dayre accounts!

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Find something interesting? Dayre it!

Have an interesting story that you’re dying to share? Write it on the spot and explain your stories with an image or a video.

Read someone’s Dayre and you like it? Go ahead and LIKE it. Want to share your Dayre with everyone? SHARE it. Want to know more about someone? FOLLOW them.

 “Share your stories, create bonds”

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So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself a Dayre account and follow us on dayre.me/nuffnangmy!

Also, some influencers that are already on Dayre, @TimothyTiah, @FourFeetNine, @Bobostephanie, @Tziaaa, @KimberlyCun and many more. Click on their names to read more about them! Follow them to get to know them better and see what they are doing Day-re to Day-re :)

Don’t forget to always be updated with Nuffnang related news on Nuffnang official blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Dayre :)

 

Cheers,

The Nuffnang Team

Adrian Leow
Nuffnang Community Team

Nicky: “There’s two kinds of people in this world. There’s hammers and nails. You decide which want you want to be.”

- FOCUS (2015)

You’ve seen him playing smart in the blockbuster movies; now he’s even smarter as a con man in this romantic-crime comedy.

Will Smith is back in action: making million dollars business as a swindler, together with his young and attractive partner in crime… or partner in life?

Read on to find out how to win yourselves a pair of exclusive passes to the #NNPremiereScreening of #FocusMovie before the official release on 26 FEBRUARY 2015.

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Synopsis:

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Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie).

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As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit.

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In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures, Nuffnang will be giving away 39 pairs of tickets! The details are as follows:

Date: 24 February 2015 (Tuesday)

Time: 9.00 pm

Venue: TGV 1Utama

 Here’s what you have to do:

1. Answer the question below:

In FOCUS, this Australian-born actress plays novice con artist, Jess. She is best known for her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and recently wrapped production on Tarzan, starring opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Name the actress.

2. Leave your answer in the comment section below.

3. Remember to include your Blog URL in your comment! 

The submission deadline is by 12pm, 17th February 2015 (Tuesday)

Watch the trailer to see how Will Smith, the then Man in Black secret agent changed his role now as a con man! Do check out Facebook.com/WarnerBrosMalaysia for more information!

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #FocusMovie.

Terms and Conditions

1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
2. Your Blog URL must be included in your comment.
3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
5. These Terms & Conditions are subject to changes at any time without prior notice.

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

The highly anticipated Thriller direct from West End London is coming to Malaysia for the first time! The legend lives on at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19th til 25th March 2015.

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This musical celebration has visited 28 different countries and has been seen by millions of fans. The cast and crew of the musical have travelled around the world to bring their fans on board for a night filled with the greatest hits from the one and only Undisputed King of Pop!

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You wouldn’t want to miss out on Michael Jackson’s everlasting performances like Smooth Criminal, Billie Jean, Beat It, even songs from his Jackson 5 days like ABC and his trademark Moonwalk and gravity defying 45 degree lean!

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In honor of celebrating Michael Jackson’s works of art, this two hour musical will tell a story of Michael Jackson’s illustrious 45 years in the musical industry with powerful and eye-catching visuals, the nostalgic tunes and the ever-hyper cast and crew members!

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All the cast and crew of Thriller cannot wait to see Malaysia and what we have to offer:

 

And here’s what Adrian Grant has to say as well:

 

For more details, you can always head over to Milestone Productions Facebook Page

So, are you a huge fan of The King of Pop? Then look no further because all thanks to Milestone Productions, Nuffnang as the official social media partner is giving away 6 pairs of CAT B tickets worth RM301 each to catch Thriller Live in Malaysia!

So what are you waiting for, join this contest today :D

Here is what you gotta do to win those tickets:

  1. Share your favorite Michael Jackson video on Facebook.
  2. Tell us why this is your favorite video in the caption.
  3. Remember to tag us @NuffnangMY and hashtag #ThrillerLiveMalaysia, #NuffnangXThriller and #NuffnangMY
  4. Write a comment on Nuffnang’s Official Blog and remember to leave your Facebook URL.

Terms and Conditions

  1. This giveaway is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Nuffnangers Facebook postings must be set to PUBLIC.
  3. Your Facebook 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

“Manners maketh man, do you know what that means?

Then let me teach you a lesson.”

 

–        Kingsman: The Secret Service

 

Street kids turned into spies, will they make the cut? Training through the ranks to become Kingsman material. Will these street kids make it through all hardships to save the world?

 

Find out if they manage to save the world at the #NNPremiereScreening of #Kingsman and read on to find out how to secure your passes.

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Synopsis

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Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011)), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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Thanks to 20th Century Fox, Nuffnang will be giving away 32 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows:

 

 

Date: 11th February 2015 (Wednesday)

 

Time: 8.45pm

 

Venue:TGV 1 Utama (IMAX)

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Answer the question below:

 

What is the one spy gadget that you need in order to save the world?

 

 (answer in no more than 50 words)

2. Leave your answer in the comment section below.

3.Remember to include your blog URL in your comment!

 

The submission deadline is by 4th of February 2015, 12PM.

 

Watch as the spies save the world!

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #Kingsman

 

Terms and Conditions

1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
2. Your Blog URL must be included in your comment.
3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
5. These Terms & Conditions are subject to changes at any time without prior notice.

Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

Tip #1: Be Yourself

I asked myself that as a blog reader, why do I like reading some blogs more than the others? What is it that makes my favourite bloggers well, my favourite?

XiaXue, Fourfeetnine and Cheeserland are my favourite bloggers, and they all have one thing in common- they let their personalities shine through in their blogs. As a blog reader, I want to read about my favourite blogger’s lives and get to know who they are. It doesn’t matter if they’re nice or nasty, showing their personalities on their posts breathe life into their blogs, and nobody likes to read a dull blog that says nothing about the bloggers themselves.

Translate everything that you are into your blog design, blog header, your ‘About Me’ column, and most importantly your blog entries. First impression is very important. Make it in such a way that the moment a reader visits your blog, they get a rough idea of what your blog is about and who you really are. What keeps a reader coming back for more is the desire to want to follow up on what’s new in a blogger’s life, be it new experiences that they share, new products that they’re recommending or new restaurants that they have reviewed. Give your readers something to look forward to, by first being yourself and letting them get to know the real you.

Tip #2: Quality Content

Now, this may be a little subjective. What is deemed as quality content to one may not be the same for another. To me, quality content is one with substance, one that is worth spending my time reading. One that interests me and adds value to my life, one that is crafted with thoughts and effort.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a long blog entry. It could even be just a short ranting post, and if it is written in a sincere, personal way, I would enjoy reading it anyway. Blog about what you love, blog about what you go through, blog about your life.

For me, at this juncture of my life, I’m always blogging about my marriage, vacations and food! They’re everything I’m passionate about. And when I blog about the things I love, my readers love it too, so it’s a win-win situation!

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I guess the bottom line is, quality contents are written from the heart and with effort. A reader can tell a half-hearted blog post from a genuine one, so focus on your content because that’s what’s going to gain you a new loyal blog reader, or lose your existing ones.

Tip #3: Quality Images

Let’s face it. We live in a world of superficiality. As much as quality content is important, so are quality images! In the age of Instagram today, people are becoming increasingly particular about what they see and who they follow. Put up low quality, badly taken images on Instagram, and you’ll stand a chance of being unfollowed immediately. It’s very real. Sad, but it’s the truth.

People want to see high res images that are taken nicely, which includes your lighting, framing, composition and basically the story that your photos tell.

Here’s when it’s necessary to do some homework. I never used to be one who knows how to take photos. My sister who’s 2 years younger than me belongs to the young Instagrammers group who happen to take really awesome shots and have the skills to edit them beautifully. She and her friends may not be bloggers nor social media influencers, but they have thousands of followers and high engagements on their posts simply because they put up quality images on their Instagram accounts! She always recommends me to follow her favourite Instagrammers from all over the world who take great, creative shots, and I learned from there.

Here are some of the shots from my Instagram account- @careentxy.

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The shots and “organised messes” were carefully arranged and planned, and the ice-cream shot was perfected after adjusting the angles and focus again, and again, and again. It’s hard work, but the results are worth it in the end.

It’s also important to invest in good cameras. I’ve been using Sony RX100 for the past two years, and I must say that it has served me super well! It is compact in size, lightweight and easy to carry around for events and casual brunch dates! Most of my photos on Instagram are taken using the Sony RX100 or Sony Alpha 5000.

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Find a good camera that suits your style, and invest in it! Everyone loves to see beautiful pictures! Quality images change the look of your blog instantly and makes it so much more attractive.

Tip #4: Be Consistent

This is something that most bloggers struggle with. When we have the blogging mojo on, we feel like blogging 5 posts in a row! But when we have the writer’s block, we stare at the ‘Create Post’ page for hours and still nothing fruitful comes out of it. Bingo? I know because I’m a blogger who struggles with this too.

It’s hard to be consistently churning out quality posts every other day, especially when tiredness and busyness kicks in, and you feel totally uninspired. This is when we, as bloggers gotta inspire ourselves. When I feel uninspired and uncreative, I take a break from blogging and go blog-hopping. I’ll read my favourite blogs and somehow after a while, I will regain my motivation and inspiration to blog again. Another way to inspire yourself is to remember that you have a bunch of readers visiting your blog every single day, and you wouldn’t want to disappoint them. Thinking of their relentless support helps me to pick myself up and keep on blogging.

Tip #5: Be Honest

This point is an extension to Tip #1. Be yourself, be true to yourself, be honest about yourself. Don’t lie just to put up interesting content on your blog. This could be about your own life, or about your sponsored products.

As a blog reader, I have no problem when my favourite blogger puts up sponsored posts/advertorials. In fact, I must say I do enjoy well-written, honest advertorials, and I follow bloggers to know what is new in the market! The key here is honesty. As bloggers, we’re public figures and social media influencers. With influence, comes responsibility. Our readers trust our tastes and preferences when it comes to the products we choose to advertise/promote on our blogs and social media. And because they trust us, they are willing to spend their money on the product with hopes that they too, can achieve the same results that we claim to bring in our advertorials.

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La Senza, a brand I personally love.

Here’s when our credibility is on the line. What if it’s a product that truly does not work, or worse, brings about a negative effect after you tried it? For me, I would not shout about it if it does not work. And if it actually brings about a negative result for me, I would rather refund the payment to my client than to blatantly lie to my readers.

In my case, I’m public about my love for a certain smartphone brand. I’ve been approached multiple times to promote a competitor smartphone brand in the market which I do not believe in, and because I don’t want to lie and lose my credibility, I never accepted the campaigns. I would rather lose the amount of money than to lose my credibility. And trust me, blog readers appreciate honesty more than anything. I know because I’m an avid blog reader myself.

One way to know what a reader would like is to place ourselves in the shoes of a blog reader. It’s important to know what pleases our readers, because they’re the reason why we grow as bloggers and how we’re making money out of our blogs in the first place :)

That’s all from me! Do comment if you have any blogging tips that you’d like to share too!

xx

Denise Lee
Nuffnang Community Team

Caine Wise – “Your Majesty, I have more in common with a dog than I have with you”

Jupiter Jones – “I loved dogs, I’ve always loved dogs”

-          JUPITER ASCENDING (2015)

What if you were to find out that you are destined to inherit the Earth but you are targeted by assassins sent by another adversary that wants you dead?

Especially since you are just a janitor living your life as a nobody and have got no knowledge that you are a future leader of planet Earth?

Experience this sci-fi marvel with us at the #NNPremiereScreening of #JupiterAscendingMY. Read on to find out how to secure your passes!

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Synopsis

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Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

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Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things.  Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks.

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Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

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Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures, Nuffnang will be giving away 30 pairs of exclusive passes. The details are as follows:

Date: 5th February 2015 (Thursday)

Time: 8.45pm

Venue: TGV 1 Utama

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Answer the question below:

“Jupiter Ascending is the first original sci-fi epic from directors Lana and Andy Wachowski since this genre-defining blockbuster trilogy, which debuted in 1999. Name the first film in the trilogy?”

2 .      Leave you answer in the comment section below.

3.      Remember to include your blog URL in your comment!

The submission deadline is by 12PM, 28th January 2015 (Wednesday).

Catch Jupiter and Caine as they try to save Earth from being taken over!

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #JupiterAscendingMY

Terms and Conditions

1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
2. Your Blog URL must be included in your comment.
3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
5. These Terms & Conditions are subject to changes at any time without prior notice.

 

Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

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