I guess staying in Sungai Petani does have its perks. I can’t believe I’m saying this. However, with Penang only 45 minutes away from where I am, things aren’t that bad after all. We usually reward ourselves with a little(this is an understatement) bit of shopping in Penang.
It was also because of the Penang Bloggers’ Meet that we decided to head down to Penang.
While waiting for Poh Yee and Cze-Yin, Lie Yuen and I decided to camwhore for abit.
Lie Yuen’s pride and joy – her Jappy hair.
Always a good way to pass time.
And check out the effect from the sunlight on my hair. It looks like those dipped blonde tresses that were so popular back in 2003. Remember Christina Aguilera’s hot pink dipped hair?
The four of us on our way to Penang. l-r: Lie Yuen, Poh Yee, Cze-Yin and Myself
After meeting Brenda and grabbing a quick bite, we then went over to E-gate where the blog meet was held!
It was rather awkward in the beginning because I didn’t know anybody and even if I went through the entire list, I couldn’t remember anybody. But it’s okay, I had Brenda next to me. I was supposed to meet 5xmom and Boss Stewie at the meet…. them being the only two bloggers I know there.
One thing they did though is looking at each and every blog together, which is rather good. That is one thing us KL bloggers didn’t do at our blog meets. It helps us to identify each other better. LogicYuan did a good job! Congrats dude:)
When 5xmom arrived, you could feel the excitement in the air. She’s so much younger looking in real life! And then after exchanging a few pleasantries with her(after knowing her through blogs for almost three years now), she handed me an angpow!(and a rather generous amount was inside too! Apparently the angpow money are all from blogging!)
Pai seh man! And she handed out angpows to everybody!
See how happy the recipients are!
Brenda and I.
Boss Stewie and I. Who has just launched his leetle dot com! Can’t link it yet because their servers are jammed, or so he says. Too much of response apparently!
top l-r: Nalini,Eileen, Cedric Ang, PC, Lilian, CY, Boss Stewie, Sapiensbryan
bottom l-r: Jason, Brenda, Me, Linsey, Kue and a half of LogicYuan
LOL I love this picture. The light on his camera is the same as his shirt. Warren has like a whole list of portraits of all the bloggers who attended that day. ANOTHER thing that us KL blog meet organisers didn’t think of. *big sigh*
I love my photo there! Hahha thanks Warren!
And this is Linsey! Together with Jason, she is one of those readers-turned-friend whose blog I now frequent too. Very nice girl to talk to! We both studied in Kedah(and felt really upset about…but she is going back to Penang to study now), we’re both ptses and yeah, we’re the same age. Hahaha.
Got Brenda to help me with this photo!
And Lilian and myself!! Hello Lilian! Can’t believe I really went to Penang to meet her. Before I entered dentistry, it was like there were no excuses for me to go to Penang whenever I felt like it. But yeah…it was a surreal experience, definitely. I mean an online friend for what…3 years? That’s a long time in the online world. There are still many online friends whom I’ve not had the chance to meet despite knowing them for years.
And it’s Joosing and Eve! Both of which were at the previous blogmeet that Yee Hou and I organised.
Jason!! I was so excited when I saw his name on the list because it was someone I recognised and would probably never get to meet via normal circumstances! He came over to introduced himself at first but I didn’t recognise him. Only after awhile did it register in my head that he was from jlshyang.blogspot.com. Hahaha. We have a lot of mutual friends and Siew Li, my std6 best friend is in his uni. He is currently trying to scoop up some embarrassing stories about Siew Li on my tagboard. Hahaha.:) Glad to have finally met you, Jason!
And the man of the hour….Boss Stewie/Timothy! Every meet we become more comfortable around each, right or not Boss? Always the smiling gentleman that he is. 🙂 And I’m not treated like VIP la, YOU were. Hahaha.
Timothy and Brenda
Sapiensbryan and myself. Been hearing his names for years already and NOW I finally met him. Blog meets are the bomb la.
I love Linsey’s shoes.
wah damn big photo, don’t want to label can ar? Go and see Warren’s blog for clearer photos of everybody. It’s 2.29am now..have to forgive me okay?
The guys’ group photo.
And this is Matthew! Too bad we didn’t get to talk..:(
At 1.30pm and rather embarrassed and guilty by it, Brenda and I finally excused ourselves to go to Queensbay with Lie Yuen, Cze-Yin and Poh Yee who waited for us for one and a half hours.
Queensbay is HUGE. Rather empty, but there was a stretch of boutiques and shoe shops that just went on and on.
Don’t kill me, but I bought four pairs of shoes. Muahahahha.
We had a fun time trying on clothes that we weren’t planning on buying. Cze-Yin however bought the green dress for the upcoming Dental Ball!
Poh Yee wanted to see how it looked on her.
Myself in a maroon/purple dress with vertical lines..and Brenda in a retro looking dress.
Oklah, just let me have a little bit more fun with the dress.
And if I use it as a halter, it looks like this. I was also trying to see what I’d look like if I had short hair. Apparently, older.
I felt like ladies who dine in the rich societies when we donned the hats at Somerset.
More clothes trying. Lie Yuen didn’t buy this.
Brenda pan cute again. But you have to admit that that’s a rather nice dress.
After a few hours of shopping, we were all very hungry and grabbed some buns from Breadstory. Mmmmm…
l-r: Poh Yee, Brenda and Lie Yuen
l-r: Cze-Yin and myself.
I saw this psychedelic top…but most of my money went into paying for my shoes already.
And another classic photo of Cze-Yin in a dress.
Poh Yee trying on some animal prints.
Lie Yuen with her black top that she didn’t buy.
After that, we went into Nichii fashion city which was HUMONGOUS. But I had a great time looking at what the mannequins had on and copied their outfits exactly and headed for the changing rooms for a ball of a time! You know, like photographing myself in things that I would never ever dream of wearing usually.
Something for the office…if I went to one.
it looked very hot on the model. But I must remember that the mannequin’s body is a different story altogether as compared to mine. 🙁
My current favourite photo for the moment! Hehe. Love the tailored shirt. I should have bought it.
I could’ve found myself a pair of tighter pants.
And one decent looking outfit.
Look at the loot of give girls.
l-r: Poh Yee, Lie Yuen, Cze-Yin, Brenda and myself after shopping.
No photography??? Hahahahhaa… ya. sure.
the girls coming out from Queensbay mall. We were heading over to Gurney Drive too fill our poor tummies up.
The evening sky around Queensbay looked damn nice. And it was also facing the sea, so we took the opportunity to get some camwhoring done.
The colours are nice aren’t they?:D
Lie Yuen and I. That’s my macho husband face by the way.
We had to ..er..dismantle.. a pair of lovebirds to ask them to help us take a photo. So bad of us right.
Orange, pink and blue. 🙂
l-r: Lie Yuen, Poh Yee, Brenda and Cze-Yin
I don’t know why but I just love this photo!!
This one is SO the poster for Desperate Dentists! Hahhahaha, doesn’ it look like something should be made into a movie poster?
A couple came to the beach with their pet poodle. So cute right? I think it’s name is Kimmy or Jimmy. Can’t remember now.
It had a shirt on its back and shoes too!
Dinner time! These are otak-otak.
Didn’t try these. I’m not very adventurous, but I do hold a penchant for seafood.
Loklok.. but didn’t have any because we were too stuffed for more.
Yong tau fu me thinks.
Someone’s laksa. I don ‘t take spicy food.. so the ‘variety’ of Penang food was rather limited for me.
Mmmm, otak otak is the only spicy thing that I like.
I know lah, please don’t slap me. I went all the way to Penang to eat Maggi Mee. Sigh sigh sigh. I’m such a disappointment.
And that’s a portion of Otak-otak, half an o’chien, a bowl of cintan mee(maggi mee), a coconut, and two cups of watermelon juice. Don’t worry shit all out di. So won’t die of fatness.
Cze-Yin also drank two cups.
Of course I had to let you see my new shoes. I just love them! I spent Rm120 on four pairs. Am I the queen of cheap shopping or what?:D
You need a close up..
….surely you want a pair too? RM27-Rm39.
Okay I need to go offline now. My eyes are crisscrossing due to fatigue.
19 thoughts on “The Penang Bloggers’ Gathering and Another Crazy Penang Trip”
lol.. cheap. shoes. *wails*.. I need more shoes!!!
jo: the exact same mantra i chanted!
Hahaa. My mom was telling me about Queensway. Damn huge. Sisters and her spent alot of time shopping there. That’s near my grandparent’s old house!! 🙂 Heehe. i love driving on that straight highway. I miss Penang. 🙁 Gurney Drive food good? Cut throat prices lah babe.
jo: it’s huge! but abit empty la! =)) u always miss penang! i’m a tourist la what do u expect;p
It’s me that finally meet you lah. Hehe…
Looks like you really had fun coming over to Penang, especially the shopping!
jo: aiyoo! tak payah modest la;D yes, i love playing with clothes that i will never buy.:D a new found hobby
HALF OF LOGICYUAN…. swt la… who held the cam? i think bryan did…haha
jo: ehehe..sorry about that..
I second what 5xmom said. “There’s nothing fakey about her”. That’s why i love reading your blog la! I thought i saw your friend Lie Yuen at E-Gate for a few seconds then she disappeared rite? She blogs also isn’t it?
This entry is damn good eh, makes me miss penang more and also because i was mentioned? lol, jk jk. :p
If siewli finds out i’m scooping stories of her primary sch days frm u she’ll probably strangle both of us but at the mean time nvmla, hahahahaha.
jo: aiyoh, you’re all too sweet la:) yeah she blogs, but she paiseh to come. though i did try bugging her…
ehehe thank you..ahahahha.. i don’t think siew li is that fierce, or is she??/
ok lah settle i am coming to stay with you in SP soon ok. er. when i have money also. hehe. loving the layout. SEE YOU ON SATURDAY, MY SOON-TO-BE SHITFACED DRUNK FRIEND!;D *superexcited*
jo: AHA.. i knew the shopping photos would’ve done it for you. thanks!! i love my new layout too.. YOU weree shitfaced drunk.Â
oh me god! you stalked my shoes! and you didn’t tell me!
anyways, i got the stripy green dress oo hoho
and and you came to penang and didn’t eat spicy food? =(
jo: ;D thought it’d be something interesting! Oooo! from the same shop?
I. don’t. eat. spicy.food
Oooh! Damn, you do know how to get cheap shoes and that’s the best part about getting shoes! Seemed like you have a great time during and after the Bloggers’ Meet!
By the way! I’m loving the new template! Rocks lah!
jo: hahaha yeah, i’m not a woman for nothing u know! 🙂 haha.. yeah, trips to penang are always fun! thanks for the compliment!
the purple pink dress look so good on you!! nice! should buyyy hehehe and i like your 2nd pair of shoe so cute hehe
jo: ahaha enough of dresses di…:P which one? black polka dots?:D
Wait wait! When you all share dresses (assuming you all do), do you all share boob dirt? Like the dirt on the skin and shits like that. ada tak? WTF.
jo: !!! no! there’s no such thing as boob dirt u sickoo!! only thing we share is sweat. hahaa
Woww.. looks like you’all had a really good time. And really made full use of the trip to PG eh?
jo: hahaha with a camera, every moment can be a good time. 🙂 🙂 yeahlah, coz after this its exam time, very soon already..so…. must make full use!
Dat face, face of bloody macho husband, it very funny. Da.
jo: ahahah. thank you, thank you, i only learn from the best, Viktor. Da.
eh what is Mel talking about?? you girls having a drunken night outt??? pictures pleeeasseee. i wanna GO!!!! 🙁
jo: ahhaa open house at my house last night(saturday)..that’s what mel was talking about.Â
EVERYBODY LOVED LINSEY’S SHOES!!!!
jo: you did too? *raise eyebrows*
jo: you like my shoes?:D
boss : yeays! everyone loved linsey’s shoes!
Gosh!! FOOD!!! *my parotid, sunblingual and submandibular glands are working overtime now*
anyway, try otak otak in Muar!! not Penang =P
jo: ahahaha.. you’re making full use of your anatomy. i knowwwwww! i would love to:) Maybe someday!
Happy Chinese New Year Jolene! Happy Chap Goh Meh! Heading to the Penang river tonight??? haha…
jo: Happy chinese new year!(belated!) Alah, i’m staying in Sungai Petani..surelah must go to SUngai petani:D but it’s a rather big one.