Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Get Together

I was about to share a post on a movie review I watched yesterday when I realised that I haven't posted anything on the meeting last Saturday yet! ...

Since Saturday was also Earth Hour, the darkness made me hit the sack earlier than usual. The next day I tried to download the photos I snapped to my NB but the camera battery was flat. Couldn't search for its charger & assumed HB brought it to work with him. Called but he denied & after ransacking the drawers in my room, I found the charger but... the very next day (Monday), internet connection failed! Grrrr....!

HB came home. He was off both Tuesday & Wednesday. I was playing a good wife role, limiting my addiction to blogging & social networking. Hehehe... This morning, he left for work again & with the connection back to normal, here I am typing this out.

OK. The meet was a blast. Here are the photos I shot with HB's ixus before the battery went kaput.

The buffet spread






I was answering one of the many phone calls from the girls but when I got back to the living area where I left the others, the room was empty. Not long after that all came back, headed to their handbags, grabbed a gadget each & started the ritual before any makan-makan that involves bloggers - photo shooting!



It was only when we were satisfied with the photos only we helped ourselves.. ;-)


After that, no more photos. I thought the batt bar was full when I left home for Kak Kay's. I was wrong or perhaps I was too nervous to notice that.

Yes, I was. Now, let me bring you to the pre-meet. I was nervous but excited to meet everyone. True that this meet would not be the maiden introduction to each other as this was the 2nd gathering & some of the fellow bloggers are school friends & even siblings. Truthfully, I am no expert meeting new people at the first time.

My true self will be in disguised. The absence of my signature laugh is one symptom. I will be more listening than talking. My forefinger will start plucking on something (that day it was the hem to my jeans... hahaha).

I had to thank the food to make me more relaxed. It was when we were in the dining room that I got to know many of the other bloggers in person. Slowly but surely, I managed to get free from the alien me. They were indeed a wonderful crowd.

Thank you everyone for a great time. We definitely have to meet up again.I felt so awkward receiving the gifts as I had nothing to present. I really appreciate it. Kak Kay, thanks for having us.

Some of us who were there. Thanks Farah for this shot.

Psst... As requested, I have uploaded the recipe to the dessert I made. Do pay my kitchen a visit. Take care everyone.

15 comments:

wanshana said...

Hi Ja,

It was REAAAALLLLY nice to have met you finally! :) Even though tak sempat bebetul borak-borak with you, it's okay coz' as you said - insya Allah we'll get to do that masa future gatherings nanti, kan?

And as for your Banofee Pie - YUUMMMMMMMYYYY!!! :) I've always thought that it was so much harder than this to make it. (I ni kan ke phobia when it comes to whipping up desserts and sweet dishes, etc...Hehehehe!)

Take care, dear.

P/S : I love your signature "Colgate" smile :)

azira abdullah said...

salam kak...
waaa bestnya ...
bila sy blh jumper akak...
well nice desert aaa...
ermmm "telan air liur jer laaa"
hehehe...
ok kak.. nanti klu ader "jodoh" boleh la kita jumper...

salam sayang...

MrsNordin said...

Oh, I see... nervous rupanya! Patut lah I tak nampak Colgate smile tu...

I only managed to catch one word with you, "You duduk mana?" and that was it. Apa lah, kan? Insyaallah when we meet again next time, I will grill you especially on how to travel with 4 young kids in tow!

Cheers!

Puteri's territory said...

Waa..ja
Seronoknya...! Must be great meeting with all these bloggers. Yelah we basically know them through their thoughts what more meeting in person mesti best kan?

Aida said...

Hi Ja,

It was nice meeting u... and to think that we could have crossed paths before, tapi tak terjumpa until then.

Tak sangka u kakak Don ehhehehe

I still tak sempat ask my mum about the recipe... cos we've been very the busy without Bibik. But when I do, I'll report hehehe

Waterlily said...

Jabishah..one thing that I can never forget is your SMILE! You have one beautiful smile! Tak nampak nervous pun...

I baru balik dari supermarket beli ingredients nak buat desert yang you bawak hari tu :-) Sedap lah! I hope it turns out ok nanti. Thanks for the recipe.

Bila ke AUH, give me a call ok!

tireless mom said...

Dear Ja

Agree agree... that signature smile can haunt people tau.

Reading the Banofee Pie really makes my stomach roar. Bila senang will try.

Glad that we met in person.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Shana,

It was a pleasure meeting you in person too. Yes, we will have other gatherings to catch up with each other insyaAllah.

The Banofee Pie was really an easy peasy. Give it a try & I bet your girls too wont hv problem at all making it ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi Azira,

Cubalah buat dessert tu. Senang sangat2 ;-)

jabishah said...

Mrs. N,

By the time you came, I was not that nervous anymore. Still I was not 100% myself. Yup, the next gathering we have to chat more kan ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi Puteri,

The next gathering you have to join us. I totally forgot about you. (Shame on me!)We should have gone together & baru I feel more comfortable ;-)

jabishah said...

Hi Aida,

It is indeed a small world after all. I have shared the story with my mom & need to clarify here that she did bake those cakes when I was in the boarding school. Hahaha!

jabishah said...

Hello Waterlily,

Awww... thank you. Malu lah pulak. It was a pleasure to finally have met you in person. Yes, if I happen to pay Eileen a visit again, you will definitely hear from me ;-)

I read your comment about the BP but I do not have access to your blog lah...

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Yatt,

Hahaha! Thank you... You are such a petite lady, segan nak duduk sebelah. You make me look big! Hahaha!

It was great meeting you too. Will need to do this meeting again. Tak puas borak kan?

Yes, give it a try whenever you hv the time. Too simple, mesti jadi punya.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Yatt,

Hahaha! Thank you... You are such a petite lady, segan nak duduk sebelah. You make me look big! Hahaha!

It was great meeting you too. Will need to do this meeting again. Tak puas borak kan?

Yes, give it a try whenever you hv the time. Too simple, mesti jadi punya.