Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nuffnang UK Turns One!

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In an act of efficiency this blog should be but is not familiar with, I’m actually writing a post about something that happened today. Surprised smile At home in Malaysia, Nuffnang just celebrated their seventh year running, but here in the UK, it just celebrated its first birthday! Open-mouthed smile 

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To be honest, I was a little apprehensive about attending the event because for starters, I’m not even from the UK! Then there was the whole matter about having to get to East London (which is completely unfamiliar territory, by the way!!) and not knowing a single soul there.

Thankfully, and against the advice of the many Internet Safety Talks I got in high school, I met up with Diane before the event from Nomad Seeks Home after making Twitter plans so we could head there together! Open-mouthed smile 

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She wasn’t an axe murderer or a kidnapper which was obviously a huge relief and we arrived fashionably late (heh heh) and were so warmly greeted that the hours flew by! I’m so glad we met up beforehand though because we probably would’ve gotten lost without each other, and I may not even have gone after losing my Oyster card (and hall card.. and Rail card.. and NHS card…) this morning. BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP SEARCHING. I’ve turned my jackets and pockets and bags upside down to no avail, but it has to be in the hall somewhere and until I find it, I WILL NOT REST. Devil

Ahem.

Right.

So, the event was held at Netil 360, which was such a cool venue in an unexpected place. The front door was shady as heck, and the flight of stairs leading to the roof aren’t for the faint hearted! Once at the top though, there was a fantastic view of the London skyline waiting for us with rooftop seats that were trendy and practical.

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It’s such a shame that Central London’s too crowded to have funky venues like these because it was just a very relaxing place to be with the wind lightly blowing and the skies unthreateningly calm (for the first time in forever!).

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And of course, one of the better things about going to blogger events is that pretty much everyone knows how to operate a big chunky camera! Open-mouthed smile It isn’t even that embarrassing posing in the middle of nowhere.. because, well.. Others are doing it too. Winking smile 

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Those pictures are thanks to Ellie, who is super pretty and very nice! She’s much taller than I am but I’m cheating in this photo by standing on a platform. Meh, cheap tricks. Winking smile 

Nuffnang treated us to tacos and/or burgers. I went for the tacos, which turned out to be vegan but really delicious.

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I’m practically a carnivore so saying that vegan food tasted good must’ve meant something! Open-mouthed smile 

I wish I had gotten the details of the tacos but there were black beans, buck wheat meat (which tasted like the typical Vegetarian meat), and even jack fruit. Yes, you read that right! Nangka with Barbeque sauce in a taco. The flavours were really complex but all I could think about was that tacos are sloppy food because there was sauce everywhere and by the end of it, I had made such a mess. Whoops!

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Not something I would go out and actively find, but probably the most unique combination of flavours I’ve had in a while. Open-mouthed smile 

It was a nice simple event filled with mainly chatter and some photo-taking, where I learnt a fair bit about places to explore in London, that I look good in black but should try out green, tasted Pimm’s – which is a British summer drink, was told that walking out without an umbrella is a gamble most Londoners don’t take, and that no one really knows where everything in London is (which is reassuring to an extent)!

With conversation that flowed and weather so good, today marks the beginning of hopefully more adventures with the community in the UK! Smile 

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Holly, Louise, Diane, Emily, myself, and Fran!

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Big smiles from everyone. Open-mouthed smile 

Thanks, Jessie. Netil 360, and Nuffnang UK for the event!

13 comments:

  1. It was so nice to meet you and everyone else! Such a great day - hope there will be many more of these :) btw totally have to borrow a couple of these pics for my blog (credit to you of course) - as you know I was without any phone or camera. :) x

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    1. Definitely, go ahead! So lovely meeting you girls and you all were so easy to talk to! :)

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  2. You look adorable in that second picture! It was such a lovely day, hope to bump into you again at the next one :)

    BTW, where did you get your tights? LOVE.

    Double BTW, can I take a few pictures for my blog? With credit of course!

    Holly ♥
    www.petitepromise.co.uk

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    1. Awwww, hahah thanks Holly! <3

      And they were Primark tights! ;) Only 3 pounds hahah I love them so much! Go ahead, of course.

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  3. So lovely to meet you - was a fab event indeed!

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    1. Definitely, Emily! You were such a joy to talk to! :)

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    2. Would I be ok to pinch your group photo? (With credit, of course!!) x

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    3. Of course, Emily! Feel free! :)

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  4. Lovely to meet you yesterday, and I really enjoyed your post, too. I'm afraid it's not me standing next to Holly in your pictures, though - I wasn't wearing sunglasses at all at the event :P I do remember posing for a group picture at the tacos stand, but I'll be damned if I remember who took it!

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    1. So great meeting you as well! Hahah unfortunately, my brain can't quite handle the sheer number of wonderful people I've met and must've gotten very confused! Sorry about that!

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  5. It was lovely to meet you! It was a lovely event, I'm so happy I got to attend :)

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    1. It really was! Everyone was wonderful. :)

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  6. Was so nice to meet you at the event, hope you had a good rest of the day, I was a mess too trying to eat those tacos on the bus but they were so yummy!
    Love the photos, hope to see you at the next event!

    Keep in touch,
    Ellie :)

    www.accordingtoellie.co.uk
    Xx

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