Meeting My Peers

One thing I learnt from the Mid Valley Bloggers Meet is that KLites do not like to wake up at 10 o’clock on a Sunday morning. “Chisin,” said Penny, or something to that effect, when I told her in #MalaysiaBloggers@Dalnet the time was set at 10am on a Sunday. I reasoned that it was better to be there early than to get stuck in the infamous Mid Valley traffic jam around lunch time. Besides, the food court would be less congested.

Irene echoed Penny’s sentiments too. In her entry about this meet, she said, “…and at 10am of all times. Why the ungodly hour? *mutters* I’m going to cekik (strangle) the fella who suggested it when I meet him/her *mutters*” They all came anyway. Irene did not strangle me when we met. On the other hand, she was very nice and polite.

One should see the faces of those who were there when Jeff Ooi arrived. In Malaysian blogosphere, he is considered a royalty. I forgot who said that but yes, love him or hate him, we have great respect for him all the same. When Mack Zulkifli arrived, there was another round of bloggers with awe written all over their faces.

Like in previous meets, cameras were aplenty. There was Jeff with his Nikon D100 that made us feel very inadequate with our tiny point and shoot digicams. We took photos of each other taking shots at each other. The ramen duo of Leo and Fazri were up to their antics of flashing each other again while not stealing candid shots. And Edrei, I did remember you that morning. The next meet perhaps?

Book Worm was one of those first few to arrive at the meet with her adorable Joanna. Yee Pei, MystiqAngel and Desmo came around the same time. Desmo came in his full riding gear just because I requested that. When he removed the top, he was all sweaty and steamed up. Maybe I can get him to come in the buff for the next bloggers meet. Alan was one of the early comers too. I later discovered that he maintains a blog at Geocities. Interesting!

The first thing Resurrected said when we introduced ourselves was that we probably do not know him. Now we do! Charlyn Tangerine turned out to be a good looking dude just like what he revealed in Yahoo Messenger. Eyeris also turned out to be a guy. I had always related Eyeris to Iris but he had a good explanation on how that blog name came to be. That was two revelations too many for a day.

Dave entertained us with his delicate model poses while shooting. He triumphantly proclaimed that he shot a prominent blogger. SK was there shooting everyone from every conceivable angle. Redzuan impressed Wuan and me with his one-eyed squint. That meet was also the first time I became a camwhore. Jayelle and Suanie roped me into participating in that undesirable-sounding pursuit. In the end, everyone got shot by Mack’s videocam.

Jess, as usual, was quiet and demure, absorbing in the all the happenings good naturedly. Sashi plonked himself together with Nilesh, Rajan and TigerJoe at the far end of the table where Mack was holding court. Amber came and went like a shadow. Penny was there with DemonicSquid and Loges. Albert overslept and arrived just when I was about to leave.

All in all, it was an interesting day for Wuan and me. I hope it was a good day for all who came too. Our lives have been enriched by your presence and friendship. Your generosity overwhelmed us. Once we were strangers reading each other’s blog. Now a friendship has been forged, one that I hope will last a very long time. Thank you. God bless.

Related entry:
The Attendees List – Mid Valley Bloggers Meet

Related entry from other blogs:
Midvalley Bloggers Gathering ~ MageP’s Lab
What makes a person a customer? ~ YP’s Rantings
Random Conversations ~ Hunting The Snark
2nd Class Citizen ~ Hunting The Snark
Where Bloggers Gather…. ~ Imagination is the key to freedom
The Pre-PPS bash Bloggers Meet Up at Mid-Valley ~ Eye on Everything
Mid-year blogger meets ~ Screenshots
bloggers’ meet at mid valley ~ Bring on the good times
Convergence ~ The Silent Room
Prepps Gathering COMPLETED ~ Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror
Food court and malls ~ Life’s many beautiful things
Pre-PPS Bash Blog Meet At 10am ~ Little Girl In A Reverie
Date: Bloggers Action ~ Bracken fernleaf spills her spores …
Bloggers meet in Megamall ~ Brand New Malaysian
BlogGERs Gathering ~ …Awakening…
Bloggers meet up was a blast ~ Nilesh Babu v1.9 Beta
Pre-PPS Bash Blog Meet.. ~ -PeNNyPupZ-
you love us, you really love us! (part 2) ~ As Suanie Sees It
Looking Forward ~ Tangerine Fidelity

*Photos of the meet are in the Gallery.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

11 thoughts on “Meeting My Peers”

  1. me good looking dude ??? *LoL* I guess 10am on a sunday morning is too early for you too … your eyes blur or you forgot yur glasses ??? *LoL* ;-D

  2. suanie,
    Good to meet you too, finally.

    My eyes are perfect with glasses and I only speak the truth. 😀

  3. frostier,
    You were exceptionally late. I left at 3pm but you were still not there.

    I am shy too.

  4. oh no…guess i have missed out on a great meet up over the weekend!!! :S looks so the fun lah…and Peter, you look more leng chai than i thought ok!! should camera whore urself more lah….cos i too, love the camera 😉

  5. delicate model pose? wazzat? haha…psstt: i usually walk like that 😛 nice to see ya (and everyone else too) *waving hands*

  6. I enjoyed myself too, though restrained by shyness 😎 Thanks again for having me around.

    I beg of you, please do not mention my Geocities “blog” 😎 Half the congregation ripped it up because of the length of the URL.

    …Eyeris, not – one – word.

  7. Looks like a great time! LOVE this pixxx of y’all! P.S. My blog url’s changed a wee bit, here’s the new one>
    Take care & keepin you & Wuan in my continued prayers!!! P.S.S. Did u ever find that ur potassium was low ?
    Luv KODA

  8. Thai Boxing Girl,
    you are going to the PPS bash, right? Looking forward to meeting you there. We can camwhore together as much as we want then.

    See you in Penang. Don’t forget to call me ya.

    Giant Sotong,
    A few more bloggers meets and you will become a veteran. Maybe you should get one of those redirectors for a shorter url.

    Thanks. Will change the url. Yes, we had a great time. I will get my blood tested for elecrolytes on the next check up. God bless.

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