Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011

Here I was, thinking I’m already set after that amazing Moroccan trip, but apparently the universe has other ideas. As a final smack in the face for dreading turning 30, it comes around and give me another surprise: I just received word that I am a finalist for the Best Travel Blog category of this year’s Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

The Awards aims to honour the crème de la crème of bloggers across the Asia-Pacific region. After 2 months of nominations, voting and campaigning, it will all culminate with the prestigious awards ceremony in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of Malaysia.

500 bloggers, including the biggest names in the blogosphere from all over Asia-Pacific, will be invited to the gala dinner at Putrajaya Marriott on 16 December 2011, where they will be dazzled by celebrity emcees and talented entertainers well-loved in the region.

The Blog Awards experience will not end there, because after the glamour and fanfare of the awards ceremony, foreign bloggers will also get the chance to get a taste of the unique, colourful culture of Malaysia with a semi-guided tour around the city of Kuala Lumpur the next day.

lolwhut. Yeah, that was my reaction too. Still, it’s really very flattering and it does wonders for my now rapidly inflating ego. You can help inflate it even more by voting for me!

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I suppose I now have to tell you why you should vote for me and why I deserve to win. I really don’t know what to say when asked that question, so I’m turning the tables on you. Why do you read Just Wandering? Is it because you like to live vicariously through my posts? Do you come here for the travel tips and advice? Was I able to inspire you to travel? If it’s the last thing, knowing that is enough because what’s what I intended Just Wandering to be. But don’t let that stop you from stroking my ego. Go vote!

Voting will start soon and will end on November 27, 2011. A day before my birthday. Last chance to make this 30th year of mine extra special. Hint hint.

Emotional blackmail aside, I’m happy enough to be recognized for this award. Win or lose, I’ll still traveling with you here on Just Wandering :)

[UPDATE} Here’s the list of Pinoy blogs in the NAPBAS 2011:

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 68 Comments
  1. Trip@dora says:

    Way to go Nina! hugs! Congratulations! Of course, you have my vote :)but the link is not working.

  2. Jen says:

    Huwow! Congrats!!! :) Pero dead yung link :(

  3. wow! congrats Nina!:) will vote na! yahooo!

  4. What else can i say, Congratulations!

  5. Weeee congratulations Nina! Well-deserved nomination :D Sana manalo ka tulad ng pagpanalo ko sa mga contest mo ahihi <3

  6. fyeah congratulations! will help rally the troops to vote! <3

  7. flipnomad says:

    congratulations Nina! will vote na rin!

  8. I can’t wait to click that link, congrats Nina! :)

  9. Congrats Nina! You’re already a winner para sa ‘min (pero boboto pa rin kami!).

  10. Lois says:

    Wow! So well-deserved! Congrats Nina and continue doing the great work that you do.

  11. Cla says:

    Why am I not surprised? :-P You already! Hehe! Congrats, Nina! Handa na rin akong bumoto!

  12. “Why do you read Just Wandering? Was I able to inspire you to travel?”

    absolutely Im kinda trying to conquer some SEA countries soon my vote is solely for you miss nina. all the best for you

  13. April says:

    Yay! Galing… congrats!!!! Just voted for you! :))

  14. AJ says:

    +1 for you! But can’t access the link now.

  15. Orange says:

    Congrats on your nomination…

    I just voted for you!

    Go Nina! Represent!

  16. Lea says:

    Congratulations Nina! I hope you win. :)

  17. Congratulations! Voted already. My prayers for your success.

  18. Kaiz Belga says:

    I’ve been reading your blog and getting tips from it kahit ever since nag-start ako sa travelogue. I hope the link’s up na so all of us can vote na. Congrats! ?

  19. Congratulations! Voted for you and hope you win!

  20. Hannah says:

    wee congrats! I voted for you!

  21. Congrats Nina! :) Will vote and spread the word. Good luck!

  22. voted for you Nina! good luck!!!

  23. karlodl says:

    Go Nina!

    btw, the link is dead kase dapat may slash 2011 before the slash vote sa URL

  24. JJcabar says:

    Congratulations for your nomination,where can I vote?just started reading your blog and found it very interesting and helpful.Hope you win!

  25. I have already voted. Congrats po!

  26. Chai Chen says:


    I voted for you. (^_^)
    Good luck to all Filipino bloggers.
    Hope we win!

  27. Congrats Nina! I already have voted for you :-)Y

  28. catherine says:

    congratulation Ms. Nina :) you deserved it.. win or lose I will still go here and read your travel blog ^__^.. it really makes me “wandering” of my dream vacation :) thanks a lot for the travel tips… many more blogs and award to come!! :)

    done voting :) congrats & Godbless..

  29. bendan says:

    Hey, congratulations!! ^^ Gonna keep on going, all dabest. =D

  30. congrats po!!! i voted for you already.. hope you win!!

  31. I went there to vote for helga and camille when I saw your site too! :) I was so surprised to see a really familiar url hahaha voted (voting) for you!

  32. Glen Villar says:

    Congratulations! You are one of the inspiration for my own blog. :)

  33. ruth says:

    Congrats on winning travel blog category! i just started reading your blog after the awards. i love it!

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