Home Cooked Delight at Mums

It is always nice to have a hearty and home-cooked dinner after working a long day out, isn’t it? And it’s even better if the home cooked food is prepared by Mum. Well, not my mum, but the one at Mum’s Seafood Noodle House. :) I finally had the chance to head over there for a good and proper home-cooked meal with a group of friends.

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May the business proper

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Only cash term

Before dinner started, we had an appetizer of ‘Acar‘ which is actually a combination of pickled vegetables mixed with sesame seeds and grounded nuts. Needless to say, it’s very appetizing especially with the sour and spicy finish, plus it’s also healthy! :)

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Acar for appetizer

Since we’re in Mum’s Seafood Noodle House, how could we miss trying out on their noodles right? The Mum’s seafood noodle soup came in a large bowl filled with seafood goodness! The bamboo clams were huge and meaty, the prawn was succulent and fresh, and there were also a few slices of baby abalone! What’s not to like? Not to mention the delicious soup which was moreish and not overly milky.

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Mum’s seafood noodle (RM13.80)

The dinner continued with a plate of Bean Paste Garoupa Fish. I love garoupa fish! It’s the fish that my grandma likes to cook whenever we have family dinners, and I love it because of its firm and flaky but smooth texture. Of course, this is only true if the fish is fresh. Fortunately, the one at Mum’s did not lose out, and coupling it with its own bean paste sauce, I thought it was really delicious!

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Bean paste garoupa fish

The Stuffed Squid was also fresh with plenty of fillings inside! However I prefer to have squid on its own to preserve its chewiness. Somehow, with the addition of filling inside, it resulted in the squid being softer than usual.

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Stuffed Squid (RM18.80)

Ah.. when Lor Bak was served, I immediately reminisced about my life in Penang. Now, I can have one of Penang’s signature dishes here! This was huge, with thin and crispy skin and plenty of meat fillings! Yummy!

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Lor Bak (RM9.80)

Curry Fish Head came next, and though it was aromatic, I felt that it lacked the spiciness and kick. Perhaps I am too used to eating spicy food? Other than that, it was really fragrant with the smell of coconut milk.

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Curry Fish Head

My favourite dish that night was the Salted Egg Yolk Fish Head! It was my first time eating something like this and I thought it was really unique! The smell was really aromatic, while the taste was just tantalizing! I am beginning to love anything that is fried with egg yolk. It just brings out a new dimension to the term salty. Very good, this one.

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Egg yolk Fish Head (RM16.80)

Sambal Petai with Prawns might be an attraction for most but I’m not fan of petai so I can’t really comment. But judging from how Saucer was stuffing himself with the petai (and me having to put up with bad gas afterwards LOL! ) I suppose this must be a commendable dish.

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Petai Prawns (RM15.80)

The Jiuhu Char is a Nyonya dish in origin but it’s been pretty popular lately in restaurants. And I love it because it’s rather healthy, delicious and a delight to eat! One is supposed to place the combination of vegetables (yam bean) and cuttlefish onto a piece of lettuce, add on some chilli sauce for that kick, and wrap it before putting it in one’s mouth. Glorious!

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Jiuhu Char (RM10.80)

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Fresh lettuce for wraps

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This is the way to eat Jiuju Char

Nyonya Chicken for those who love good old nyonya cooking which is very flavourful.

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Nyonya Chicken (RM16.80)

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Assam fish

Of course, the lady who made it all possible – the “Mum” from Mum’s Seafood restaurant herself!

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“Mum” herself

Overall I had a pleasant experience dining here, especially eating food which was really homely and reminded me of my grandma’s cooking. I will definitely return, if not for the lor bak then for the soupy noodles! :)

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Mum’s Seafood Noodle House

Mum’s Seafood Noodle House
22G Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Malaysia.
Contact no.: 016-6666650 / 016-2222250
GPS coordinates: N3 09.270 E101 35.552
Business hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 10pm

Going Porky at The Pork Place

Staying in Puchong, I have always passed by Pork Place but whenever I asked Saucer to try it out with me, he was always either not in the mood or he didn’t want to eat meat.

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Yummy!

One fine day though, he suggested that we should try it out. So we went there during Sunday night, to find that the place was pretty packed! Luckily there was a small table available for the two of us, so we started ordering away.

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Fully packed restaurant

The restaurant was brightly lit, with clean and straightforward furnishing. The walls and floor are also at their raw form of bricks and cement, giving it a very original look. Interestingly, Pork Place is not only a restaurant, but a butchery too! There’s a small section within the restaurant that is enclosed and sells pork meat.

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Butchery within the restaurant

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Selection of pork for sale

Before long, our first order arrived. It was a plate of Home Made Meatballs Linguine. Of course, by meatballs, I mean pork meatballs. My first impression was that the portion was not very big, perhaps just nice for a female eater. Also, the smell of pork from the meatballs was pungent, so one might either like it or hate it. The meatballs were considerably large, springy, tender and a delight to eat. I actually found the combination of the savoury meatballs with  the soury tomato-based linguine a pretty enjoyable dish.

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Homemade Meatballs with Linguine (RM20)

The star of the night though, was Bacon and Cheese Burger. Also known as the signature dish of Pork Place, this burger has a thick layer of homemade pork patty, a slice of cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and a piece of bacon. Again, the smell of pork was pretty strong, while the bacon gave it an aromatic touch.

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Bacon and Cheese Burger (RM19)

The dish came with a side of salad and a substantial amount of fries.

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The layers between the burger

Of course, what was most important was really the pork patty. It was considerably thick, juicy and tender with traces of melt-in-your-mouth fats embedded within. The edges and outer layers were grilled until slightly charred, giving it a nice finish, but it was a tad too salty in taste.

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Pork patty in between

Also, eating the burger together with the pork patty, cheese and bacon which are all savoury might be a little overwhelming for some, but I quite enjoyed it. The trick is you have to eat it together with the bread or you might find it too salty for your liking.

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Juicy and tender pork patty

The last dish was ordered t be shared, since we were having a rather huge appetite that night. :P It was called  Roasted Pork Sandwich in the menu, but what came out didn’t look like a sandwich at all! It was, in fact a wrap!

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Roasted Pork Sandwich (RM21)

The roasted pork was smoked and roasted, giving it a smoky finish while maintaining its moist. However, I still thought the whole combination of it was on the bland side, while the accompanying sauce was light. I guess it’s supposed to be one of the ‘healthier’ choices in the menu?

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Roasted pork in a wrap

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Soft and tender roasted pork

If you ask me, I would say just go with the Bacon and Cheese burger! It’s the best among the three dishes that I tried that night, and yes, I would probably return again for that! ;) Oh, I also spotted a dish of Sausage platter in the “Today’s Special” menu, so I could try that one too!

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Pork Place – was still full when we left!

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Al-fresco dining

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The Pork Place at IOI Boulevard, Puchong

The Pork Place
31, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 7,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Contact No.: +603 7729 4600

My Long Shiny Legs at 62% Discount!

*Note: GroupsMore is now Groupon Malaysia.

Now before you go on hoping to ogle at sexy long legs (as if!), let me just share with you something exciting that I found out! Groupsmore.com is this young and trendy website founded by a group of Malaysians who believe that life should be exciting.

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Groupsmore Logo

As a member of the GroupsMore movement:

  1. You get up to 90% discounts on exciting things to do every week.
    We work with the best retailers to give you great deals on the best food, entertainment, travel, group activities, and more in Malaysia. This makes it super affordable to try something new every week, without hurting your wallet!
  2. You get to meet and connect with people who want to do exciting stuff.
    As a member of GroupsMore, you not only get to enjoy member discounts – you’re also invited to exciting activities & events where you could meet other awesome people like you.
  3. You get tips on how to lead an exciting life.
    Our team is made out of young people who are passionate about living life to its fullest. Every week, we are committed to do something out of the ordinary. It could be as outrageous as wakeboarding, or as simple as giving a stranger a hug. And when we do that, we share them with you on our blog.

In other words, Groupsmore.com gets amazing deals from various merchants, some of them up to 90% discount, and shares it with all of us! If you don’t believe me, you can start browsing their website to check out their latest discounts. As for me, I spotted a voucher that tickled the girly in me – that is a Full Leg Wax Session at Apronbay at 62% off! Originally RM105, now I only need to pay RM39 to enjoy this service. This is where I got the deal:  http://www.groupsmore.com/cities/selangor/deals/apronbay

How Groupsmore works

Once I got my voucher, I printed it and went to the store to redeem it. That’s it! Simple and fuss-free. I’d say it’s a pretty good idea for a gift too!

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My Groupsmore voucher

So one fine day, I went to Apronbay in Bangsar for my Full Leg Wax appointment. It was my first ever time doing a leg wax so I was pretty nervous! Would it be painful? Would it take a long time? Would my leg hair come off? *LOL*

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Apronbay counter

I reached Apronbay and noticed the soothing and calming interior of the place. The white roses were already enough to put me at peace as they’re my favourite!

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Pretty flowers on the desk

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Various rooms for appointments

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Different types of wax

I had a talk with the lady in charge where she reassured me that it as going to be all right, even though some might find the waxing a little painful. She even showed me the list of services offered and the price list. Click on the picture below for a bigger view.

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List of services and price

Soon, I was shown in a room to do my full leg wax. I was asked to change and wrap my legs with a towel.

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The bed in my private room

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Some FAQs for first-timers :)

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Lamp in the room

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Here we go :)

First of all, the Waxing Lady/Specialist cleaned my legs with some wet wipes.

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Laying my legs bare

Then she applied some piping hot wax on my leg. Ouch! I have to admit, the first touch was pretty hot but I got used to it in no time!

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Applying a layer of wax on the leg

Then, she started her work by removing the hair on my legs with wax strips. And guess what? It wasn’t painful at all! I half-expected this to be a painful process but surprisingly it’s not! It’s almost like removing a loosely-adhered plaster from your skin. After a while I was almost oblivious to it and wanted to fall asleep! *LOL*

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Waxing my leg

She continued the process for the whole length of my leg and on both sides, bless her soul. My legs are so long I’m sure she was wondering why she had to use more wax strips than usual. :P Then she applied a layer of lotion on my legs to moisturize them.

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Applying lotion

And then it’s done! All within 45 minutes, I think. I was pretty impressed with their service that I decided to add-on another service on my own! I requested to do eye brow shaping (threading) after that since it was only RM12! For this, I was shown into another room, this one with a chair in it instead of a bed.

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Mirror inside the room

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My uneven eyebrows before that :P

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Picture from the room

The same lady did her magic with her fingers and mouth (literally!) and worked her way with my eyebrow. Again, this process was also not painful. Perhaps my tolerance towards pain is pretty high? Or perhaps I’m already used to tweezing my eyebrows so this felt similar to that. :)

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Threading my eyebrow

All in all, I was really happy with the outcome of the waxing and threading! Best of all, I did it at 62% off! I mean, where else can you do a full leg wax at RM39? Thanks to Groupsmore for bringing in this awesome deal. :)

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Entrance to Apronbay

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Apronbay on first floor

The next day, I took a picture of my leg and brows, just to see the after-effect. My legs are super smooth and hairless! :P

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Hairless leg

And my brows are neater and more even now too! Yay! :)

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Even brows finally :)

Apronbay (Just opposite Delicious, Bangsar Village II)
6-1, 1st Floor, Jalan Telawi 4,
59100 Bangsar Baru,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact no.: +603-2287 8081

Delicious Fish Head Noodles

A short post today! What’s for lunch later? A few days ago, my colleagues recommended a place for Fish Head Noodles in Sri Petaling. The restaurant called Yue Mic Ka is relatively new with clean and modern interior. One thing that is rather important to me during lunch is the availability of air-conditioning in the restaurant. The weather during lunch is usually searing hot, so it wouldn’t be very comfortable to eat in a place which is warm and stuffy, would it? Thankfully Yue Mic Ka provides the comfort factor on top of their cleanliness.

*Pictures taken with iPhone 3GS

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Clean and straightforward furniture

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The home made chilli sauce

Most of us ended up ordering either the famous Fish Head or Fish Paste noodles, while one of my colleagues had the Fried fish cake.

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Fried fish cake

I had their signature Fish Head with Pork Soft Bone Meehoon. I thought the portion was pretty generous, and I had at least three big pieces of fish meat. The fish was fresh with flaky meat, without a strong fishy smell. Also, the Pork soft bone gave the soup a delightful savoury twist, plus the pork itself was soft and melt-in-your-mouth. All in all a very flavourful combination for the soup.

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Fish Head Pork Soft Bone Meehoon (RM8.50)

It is also important to order the thick vermicelli noodles which I thought was more springy, smooth and delicious to eat! It was slurp slurp all the way. :)

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Fish head meat

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Thick vermicelli noodles

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the fish head noodles here, which is a good place for lunch. I would definitely return again especially during gloomy days when I need a little pick-me-up! :)

Yue Mic Ka Fish Head Noodles

Yue Mic Ka Restaurant

Yue Mic Ka Restaurant
No. 69, Jalan Radin Tengah,
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.
Tel No.: +603-9058 3988
Business hours: 9:00am-11:30pm (Mon-Sun)

A Place for Your Girly Secrets

Hello everybody! Today I shall blog about something out of the ordinary, something that I never blog about – that is lingerie! :) Surprised? The truth is, I found this new online shop called Girly Secret, selling good quality lingerie in Malaysia.

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Girly Secret website – www.girlysecret.com

This online lingerie store has just been launched recently, and the Opening Promotion is just too good to resist!

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For a LIMITED period only, Girly Secret will be having an OPENING PROMOTION of 50% discount off ALL items! Not only that, we will be offering FREE DELIVERY to anywhere within Malaysia!

Of course, with such a brilliant offer, I didn’t waste much time and started browsing through the site and placed my orders. I have in fact, placed my orders for the two items below! Waiting excitedly for my items to arrive within the next 2 days. :)

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Sexy black lingerie

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Lacy nightwear

The models looked really sexy, don’t they? LOL! The items are really cheap too, costing RM40+ per piece.

About Girly Secret:

Girly Secret is all about serving girls’ needs and helping them achieve the intimacy needed either within the bedroom or out of it. “Secret” because all of us have a secret inner desire to feel sexy, sometimes without the knowledge of the public. Therefore, purchasing lingerie online would be the perfect idea to guarantee anonymity and to unleash your inner desires.

Girly Secret sells only top quality merchandise with excellent customer service. We appreciate your testimonials after receiving the items, to share the love with the rest of the female community. No worries, anonymity is guaranteed. ;) After all, it’s our little Secret. :)

Loving their concept of intimacy. Quick, check out their site and place your orders before the Opening Promotion ends! :)

I was at the Shout Awards 2010!

So yesterday Saucer and I went to attend the Shout Awards 2010 that I blogged before here, with our VIP passes. The event was scheduled to start at 8.30pm but when we reached at 8.15pm, most of the people were already inside, and the VIP doors were closed!

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Outside Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil

We saw a crowd lining up at the X Zone, so we followed suit. But the bouncer only let a certain number of people enter at one time. After much pushing and shoving, we managed to get in! And best of all? We were shown to the arena area, which was the area closest to the stage!

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Lining up to get in

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The crowd waiting to get in

When we were in, I was really amazed with how grand the majestic the stage was decorated to be. There were lights everywhere and the crowd was just amazing! This was how the stage looked like from my point of view.

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The grand stage

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Full house crowd on the side

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Full house crowd at the centre

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Crazy and energetic crowd in front!

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Love the lightings!

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The emcees – Henry Golding, Sarah Lian and Hafiz

The first vocal performance was from Faizal Tahir. He sang a couple of songs including a number from Michael Jackson (Beat It) as well.

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Faizal Tahir

Standing where we were, we had a good spot to look at celebrities sitting on the Super VIP area. Here are some of the celebrities I spotted:

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Saucer and witch at Shout Awards 2010 :P

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Yuna and Qi

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KRU and Maya Karin

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Adibah Noor and Ning Baizura

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Datuk Siti Nurhaliza and isn’t that Iyaz?

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Mizz Nina

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Sweet Nora Danish and Diana Danielle

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Daphne Iking with Maya Karin

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Iyaz getting ready to go backstage

Enough with the celebrity pictures, let’s see the list of Shout Awards 2010 winners!

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Rockstar Award – Bunkface

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Qi presenting the Favourite TV Personality Award

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Favourite TV Personality Award – Zizan (Raja Lawak)

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Favourite TV Program – Showdown 2010

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Performance by James Baum

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Performance by Reshmonu

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Best Popstar Award – Yuna

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Adibah Noor and Ning Baizura having a light moment before presenting the Power Vocal Award

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Power Vocal Award – Faizal Tahir

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The lovely emcees Henry Golding and Sarah Lian

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The stage during break time

After the commercial break, the awards continued with Cuci the Musical.

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Cuci the Musical

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Harith Iskandar

The next presenter is Nora Danish, and it looks like she’s taking a peek to see the winner! :P

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Nora Danish

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Diana Danielle and Nora Danish presenting an award

KRU later made an appearance as the presenter, and they were so funny! They went on stage with the award and started thanking everyone until one of them said that they were actually presenting the award, not accepting it! *LOL*

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KRU as presenters

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Music Video Award – Bunkface

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Flava Award – Mizz Nina

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Hot Guy Award – Henry Golding

After that, it was a performance many were looking forward to – Mizz Nina! And she was singing and dancing to the tunes of What You Waiting For. And guess what? For those of you who missed it, I took a video of it!

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Mizz Nina performing

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Mizz Nina dancing energetically

Mizz Nina performing What You Waiting For at Shout Awards 2010

The rest of the winners of Shout Awards not mentioned above:

Ultimate Shout Award – Yuna

Breakout Award – Yuna

Mobile Artiste of the Year Award – 6ixth Sense

Best On screen Chemistry Award – Papadom

Favourite Radio Show Award – Hot FM

Coolest Radio Announcer Award – Phat Fabes

Hot Chick Award – Schya Alya

Fresh TV Series – Nur Kasih

Breakthrough Feature Award – Lagenda Budak Setan