I think I’m one of the last people to blog about the meet despite being the organiser of it all.
Been reading comments saying, “Huh? How come I don’t know? Why never call?”
I want to say that I’m extremely sorry. If I could do it again, I’d call the whole world, make sure no one is left out.
It also irks me a little that whenever someone comments on any of the other blogs, “EH WHY NEVER CALL…”
And the answer would be, “Don’t know..you ask Jolene.”.
🙁 I become the bad guy la now?
There isn’t really a criteria. It’s just mutual friends of sorts that kinda thing. Loads of noobs blog-meet-goers so I don’t know if I can entertain a large crowd of strangers because dah lah at the meet I sensed some awkwardness in the air.
Hope you all understand and won’t exclude me in return. 🙁
We did not want to publicize about the meet on our blogs because that way, every Tom, Dick and Harry can appear and some might even do strange things to us(like follow us back to our cars or something.)
Yalah, I do mean stalkers. No, I do not have the good fortune of having one. But one of the bloggers do. I’m not going to mention any names but he’s the one who likes to take photos and jump high high one.
Furthermore, most of the people who were at the meet were already friends in real life. And it was initially a gathering for our age group and I was worried that the more veteran bloggers would be bored out of their skulls. But then the crowd grew. Because this one wanted to call this one, then that one wanted to call that one. But as you have it, it turned out pretty well, everybody got on famously. 🙂
But the amount was still manageable lah. I mean making reservations for 40 people to dine at Dome. Madness. I was *almost* worried that the staff at Dome would not take me seriously. Furthermore it was for a Saturday. And you know how weekend crowds are.
And they had every reason to be wary of us.
Inititally all the tables were separated and it looked like a mini wedding was about to take place. They wouldn’t join the tables for me because it would be ‘messy’.
So guess what we did? We joined it ourselves. Hohohohoho.
And after awhile, we became quite absorbed with ourselves and moving around to ‘mingle’, some of the more excited ones among us even stood up too fast and their chairs crashed to the ground. (nudge nudge Suet and JasonMumbles).
You should have seen the look on the waitress’ face. She looked at her manager and her jaw gaped open. Damn bitch. Slap her baru tau.
While it was fun enough, the venue proved to be a little bit of a problem. I’m such a lousy planner.
Once again, I hope no one is pissed withÂ me if they didn’t get to hear about the meet. Some of you didn’t even reply my emails.
L-r: me, Jasonmumbles, Serge,Leech, Albert
L-r: Suet, Barry, Yee Hou, Calvin
l-r:Ringo, Serge, Leech, Albert
Yee Hou and I looking at the attendance list. NO! I didn’t come up with that. Yee Hou did alot of paperwork for the event, very kind of him. Though not entirely necessary, but amusing none the least. I can’t remember which blog has the list of ffk-ers even.
Suanie and I
Her ear that had a clitoris(long story) is healing already!
l-r: Calvin from Calvism, The Other Kenny and Paul Tan. Oh wait, that’s Albert behind too.
YvonneÂ and Jas talking to each other via my laptop!
SmashpopÂ and I.
l-r: me, Serge, Leech
L-r: Jason, Chris@Kampungkai, Me
l-r: Chris, Jas, Me
l-r: my brother, Jas, Smashpop
April. and her beautiful earring and darling boyfriend! (sorry I didn’t catch your name.. sorry:( ).. how loving though. Taking photo also cannot resist tickling each other.
The three hiaupors.
L-r: me, Calvin, Yee Hou
FireAngel!! She was here for her pool tournament as well, but apparently she hit the white ball in after hitting the black ball in. Tough.
Suanie and Albert catching up.
Didn’t really get to see all of April’s new stock, but it is getting pimped at most of the other blogs. So it’s great publicity for her.:)
Suanie and I with our name tags. Yes, we had name tags.
l-r: Slinky, Julie, Karen
Weng Lum and I
My Rm9.95 soup. Ouch. In Kedah, I can eat two days’ worth of meals with that typoe of money. Somemore I couldn’t finish it because I was moving around so much. And it looks pretty disturbing.
l-r: FireAngel, Lainey, Suanie, Leech
The other Kenny. Check out his blog, I love his sketchings!! Damn funny.
MikeÂ and I. It’s been a while since I last saw him, nearly a year ago at the PPS bash.
l-r: Smashpop, Kurt, Me
Suet and Jas getting to know each other better.
Jas being.. well, Jas.
Calvin gets a wax from my name tag.
Go to Suanie’s to see her “aerial” shot.
l-r: Yee Hou and Yvonne. Omg, exact same shade of t-shirt colour.
I’m not sure who left this message, but hey I think it’s cute. 🙂
Mervyn and Jas
We were waiting for the rest to pay the bills. The manager was SO worried that the bill would not get paid so I was like, “Don’t worry, I’ll stand next to you and pay for anything that does not get paid,”. Whahahaha, I am all talk, no action. Ended up leaving him and going off to take more photos. Like this one.
The plan was to do a big group jump ala smashpop in the middle of Midvalley. Like, the concourse area there. Smashpop pandai-pandai go ask the security guard and we got rejected just because there would be brand names involved. Shit lah, people like my brother and Jason were wearing body glove clothes..that one also brand what. What’s the difference?
Then I think Smashpop thought it would be a brilliant idea to point at the lady security guard and asked if things would be different if we wanted to have a photo with her instead.
Kesian, wonder how she felt.
Anyway, we went to the Boulevard and went up a bridge and did the jump there instead. Heheh. Wonder what the people at Starbucks(below) thought?:D
MikeÂ and I had our backpacks. The last time I saw him he was with a bag pack too. I had to bring my laptop to the meet, hence mine.
Imagine, all these people following me out of MidValley. LOL. Damn funny to walk in such a big group.
CalvinÂ from Calvism and JenÂ getting chummy.
SMK Subang Utama reunion! l-r: Me, Barry, Jas. SUET YOU’RE NOT SU ONE! SHOO! 😀
Other fellow Subang Utama people who were not in this picture were Leech, my brother and ffk-er Sarah.
Up on the bridge.
And so we started jumping under the hot sun.
This is from my brother’s camera. Wow, I’m actually jumping in this one.
Enough of jumping!!
After all the excitement, most of us had to rush off for other appointments. A few of us adjourned to McDs for some refreshments.
Nah, Jas, here’s your nice pic!
Cheers for an outing well planned! Right.
That’s me.. think Calvin took this!
L-r: Ringo, Jas, Kurt. Kurt’s surprisingly realllly nice in real life. Compared to his cool exterior on his blog. Eheh.
The Other Kenny(so cheeky !!) and Calvism’s Calvin.
So till the next time! It was great meeting all of you. The next time just publicize it lah. If you’re worried of stalkers, just bring pepper spray lorh. And take public transport.