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.
PPS turned 2 yesterday if you don’t know, it’s some kind blogtal (blog portal) called Protect Petaling Street[/url].
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:
If anyone knows any trustworthy cameras shops in PJ/KL so I can try and get a decent quote for repairs, drop me a mail[/url].
Sucks eh? So the pictures below are testament to my delegation skills and cam whoring abilities 😀
As I mentioned in my half drunken middle of the night post[/url] last night, I met loads of famous bloggers.
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:
Huai Bin (sixthseal.com[/url]), he was a lot softer than I imagined (in looks and soft spoken)
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.
Mack Zulkifli (brandmalaysia.com[/url]), awesome guy, super hyper, super pumped on life, loves to talk, great to talk to, have to see more of him, his comment cracked me up too…
..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.
Andreas (alwayswow.com[/url]), nice guy with his own Alwayswow jacket, trendy!
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 😛
The uber satiral genius TV Smith (Yes that’s actually his real name, TV is his initials) (mycen.com.my[/url]), funny dude, must have beers with him some day!
Peter Tan! (petertan.com[/url]) been chatting with him a while, very nice guy also, would like to catch up some time.
Reta (cyber-red.blogspot.com[/url]) OMG SHE’S SO HOT! and Kimberly (kimberlycun.blogspot.com) OMG SHE’S SO HOT TOOOO!!!
Minishorts (minishorts.net[/url]) SHE’S HOT TOO AND SHE WAS WEARING NOTHING (Honest..)
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).
The Legend TV Smith[/url] presenting Jeff Ooi his prize for Ping of the Year.
The Coconuts Kenny Sia accepting his award for Blog of the Year from the Legend Jeff Ooi.
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.”
Snark[/url], YP[/url] and Chiq[/url] who I kinda know already.
Aizuddin Danian[/url], the founder of PPS.
Sharizal[/url] who liked my Racial Bias in Malaysia and Racism in General[/url]..post
This quote from dsaint the stalker[/url] made me laugh too:
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
pps bash was ons![/url]
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
I thought you would have liked that LOL. Yes, a small group gathering would be great.
ok lah give u face coz i think you’re kinda hot
i love tiger *sniff*
heh, hey kwai lou, i think your digi cam decided to turn iteself into lomography. want to go to some shop for a brand new one ? we’re thinking of getting one and need some advice 😛 one suitable for diving too 😛
how can you NOT have a picture of ME with YOU on YOUR BLOG?!?!?
dude, i notice your tie came off quite early in the night? Too hot for you?! Anyways, i really wanted to say hi, but the hot chicks were hogging you all night… :p
Thank God you took me off the photo. Haha.
It was fun. The drinking part I guess. Since I still love being half anonymous.
Though I wish I could be more friendly, but I have crowd phobia. And the ‘for bidding’ tag is not helping either.
Er, gee thanks!
dunno, apparently I need to find the Canon service center in Saujaurna Resort, Subang, I have no idea where it is, they can tell me how much and how long to repair, then I decide if I buy a new Kuku or not.
Mine is good for underwater, easily available underwater casing and very strong flash, although get the add-on strobe still best.
You cam whore too much already what 😛
Yeah was pretty hot indeed, plus well looks kinda cooler without the tie 😉
Hogged by chicks, well there could be worse scenarios!
Next time yah
OMG u are so tall than me! I cant accept that. hahaa joking!
Hmm.. seem to notice that you’re taller than anyone 😀
yikes!!! didn’t get to take a picture with you. I didn’t get to take pictures with so many so many people…. next time I’ll leave the camera at home. 🙁
u were among the few whom i could recognise at a glance. no kidding. u’re that famous!
just how tall are you anyway? you’re like a full head taller than everyone else there, lol.
Haha nevermind, next time 🙂
My camera was out too 🙁 So these are just whatever I managed to hijack from other people.
Well thank you, thank you *bows*
A modest 6’5″ or 197cm.
Not so bad eh?
Not bad at all!!!
Heh, curse those Euro genes of yours! Speaking of which, just where are you from?
You look a heck of a lot like this Econs lecturer I had years back, an Israeli fellow.
Hahaha, I’m from UK..
I’d be darker if I was Israeli I guess, not such a pasty milk bottle white arse 😉
Dude, you’re not tall. Just standard for ang mo. Those who commented you’re tall, because they are short! Next time when you guys see a person taller than you, say ” I’m short!! ” 😉
I am tall actually even for ang moh standard, average is 5’10-5’11
wow. that’s a lot of malaysian bloggers! haha.