… and so it came to pass that I finally got to meet my fellow Pinoy bloggers in a post- Christmas Party held last December 30 at the Cabalen restaurant of SM Megamall (with a hop-over to Star Bucks after that). No threat of storms, tsunamis or LRT bombing attacks could have prevented me from skipping this event. I was simply too excited to meet my online pals
Tito Rolly and Dr. Emer who I’ve been corresponding with through emails, comments and the occasional text messages. It was good to know that they – and everyone else, I should say – were as nice in person as they were in their blogs.
There was of course the reigning queen of Pinoy bloggers, Sassy Lawyer who with the groovy Yuga are the moving spirits behind Pinoyblog. Not to be missed was the irrepressible Batjay who flew in from Singapore with his vedy charming wife, Batjet. Indeed, i was stupid enough not to know these two were related which means i should be bloghopping more often, hahaha. Batjay’s blog is the one to visit if you want some comic relief, and it was only fair that he was chosen 2004’s Pinoy Blogger of The Year…yay!
In a table full of singles and happily marrieds, I was fortunate enough to be seated beside a fellow blissfully unmarried, the stylish and divine Joyce Jimenez. The other women were as fascinating: Pinay Expat who is vacationing with her family from Germany, rock aficionado
Karla R, the Demented Vixen, Mari and Delisyus who came with her boyfriend. Geez, it’s funny how I knew them only by their aliases but my friends may check out their blogs to see how wonderful they are.
Watson was kind enough to escort me back to the Megamall Building B toilet after I realized I lost my make-up kit. The funny thing is I was able to recover it after a few hours..meaning, there are still kind souls in this world like the cleaning lady out there. I was also able to hobnob with Bong K, Julsitos, Attorney Marvin and Apol the Great.
It was truly a feat for people from different professions and persuasions to come together that night, united as we are by our love for blogging. I am glad I am greeting 2005 with more friends and link-ups. May our tribe increase!
For pictures of the party, kindly click on this link in Dr. Emer’s blog.