Ok so here it is, bloody raw and uncut, I’m home, I’m fed, I’m sweaty and I’m ready to post.
This is definately the best PPS Bash post of all 😛 It took as long as one of Kenny’s posts, and it was interupted half way through so I could go and watch H2G2 at the new GSC in 1U.
My camera totally freaked out, I think the digital processor has gotten fried, I must have dropped some LSD on it, here’s my pics from the PPS Bash:
Sucks eh? So the pictures below are testament to my delegation skills and cam whoring abilities 😀
Regarding the bash itself, it was good, it was a little overwhelming meeting so many people at once, especially all the ‘high profile’ ones, and the sheer number of strangers, I mean I recognised a lot but I wouldn’t say I knew them, and a handful I had met before.
I agree with KYs sentiments in part, the idea is great, commendable, the execution a little off. Charlie’s place is a cool venue, but not really practical, not enough space, not enough comfy seats, not enough staff, not enough chefs, not enough parking, it’s cosey for a meet of less than 20 it would be ideal, but for the unruly close to a 100 people that turned out, no thanks.
There was no MC, no introductary games or people standing up and telling everyone who they are, the famous people everyone knew, the others, if they were wearing a tag you might be able to read their scrawl, if not, you’re out of luck.
Human nature is to stay within ones own social group, so that’s what happened on the whole, a lot of people did make an effort to mingle though so it was nice, as I was easily recognisable a lot of people approached me, which was nice (I am famous apparently).
It was the first though, hopefully the first of many, I’m sure things will get better, we all learn from our experiences.
There was so many people aswell, it was hard to talk to anyone for long as you felt like you were monopolising them and vice versa, I did meet the people I wanted to, and some others and had a chat with a few.
If another person says anything like “OMG You’re so tall” I might get mad! LOL, no shit I know I’m tall..Virtually everyone I spoke to said something along those lines.
Some of them blogging weirdos I met:
Kenny Sia (kennysia.com[/url]), dude is quite handsome in real life, and almost stacked, close to being a butcho macho body builder type, pretty shy guy though, trying to live up to his coconut reputation, perhaps a few more beers.
..my favourite eastern warrior, ShaolinTiger. Being an expert in the art of disguise as well, he came last night looking like some causasian dude. Stilts must have been involved. Too bad he did not get to display ‘kung fu’ skills. I look forward to seeing more of this charismatic ‘Malaysian’ blogger, true and true.
The legend Jeff Ooi (jeffooi.com[/url]), a very nice and humble guy, shorter than I expected, as his online persona is rather imposing, also claimed I am as famous as him…*cough* I don’t think so Jeff 😛
Reta (cyber-red.blogspot.com[/url]) OMG SHE’S SO HOT! and Kimberly (kimberlycun.blogspot.com) OMG SHE’S SO HOT TOOOO!!!
I was a bit gay aswell as usual…If you want to see more of my gayness check Suans Gallery.
The place was pretty packed, especially when the awards were on, everyone came inside, sweaty or what! As you can imagine the camera flashes were blinding (It’s a bloggers meet, I’d expect at LEAST 1 camera per person).
There was a great t-shirt signging thing going on too, I think almost everyone did the deed, that’s some t-shirt and some testament to the Malaysia blogosphere, which I’m proud to be part of. (BTW I should win everything cos I got nominated twice in Ping of the Year).
As the beer flowed, I became an animal, this is for all of you who wanted the pic without that other dude in it 😉
And of course I did the obligatory “I want to hump Kenny Sia” picture..
No pics of, but I also met:
Jordan Macvaysia (macvaysia.blogspot.com), nice guy with his beautiful wife Leen, would have liked to have time to chat with him a bit more, maybe next time.
Irene (ireneQ.com), who poked me and said she wanted to say hi, so she can say she met ShaolinTiger!
Tapped Shaolin Tiger on the shoulder and, when he turned, stuck my hand out at him and said, “I just want to be able to say that I met Shaolin Tiger.”
The ready light told me all was well. I sluethed around recognising ST, he was pretty hard to miss. Freaking tall giant, always with some pretty chicks flanking him. I got my point and shoot camera with the flash offed so as not to seem obvious when taking upskirts spy pics and aimed it at ST and *click*. Hip shooting.
One of the highlights too was the guy who came up to me and said “Hey I like your blog, it’s cool?”, I was like rocking, who are you dude? He turned out to be the guy that does the cartoons for TV Smith (Johnny Ong), I was like wow, I love your work too, mutual admiration society.
Some guy came up to me and called me Mr ShaolinTiger, and asked to take a picture with me, that was awesome too, thanks you made my night! Sorry to all the people I burnt with cigarettes, I was drunk and it was like sardines 😛
There is a post with all the PPS pings about the bash here:One Stop Ping-Ping Bash Page
Some posts that mentioned me or posted my pikchures:
PPS Bash 2005 @ Charlie’s Place photos and write-up
Seriously. LOADS OF PHOTOS. PPS Birthday Bash!
Thank this man, and I thank Kalimullah
The PPS Birthday Bash: Rubbing Elbows With The Almost Famous And The Not So Famous
Petaling Street Birthday Bash and a toilet bowl
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Whee!!! BDay Bash!!
Am I the first (kiasu) to blog up the pictures of PPS bash?
The PPS 2nd Anniversary B’day Bash! I attended and it was a pleasure meeting you all.
PPS Bash With loads
PPS BASH: I WAS THERE!!!
Aftermath : PPS birthday party[/url]
Geek Party of the Year