Friday, 30 December 2016
Meeting Up With A Fellow Blogger
This last week of the school holidays has been full of meetings and activities in preparation for the new academic year. However, I was fortunate to have Thursday free and I grabbed the opportunity to schedule two very important meet-ups. Despite the first meet-up being much shorter than the second, it was momentous nevertheless. I shall blog about the second meet-up on another date as it deserves an entire post on its own.
Blogging has helped to forge some friendships; one of it with an Ipoh lady and ex-Convent girl as well. We had been talking about meeting up one of these days. But we had both been busy with our own agenda.
When there’s a will, there’s a way. We both agreed that we really had to set a date. So on 29 December 2016, we finally met up for lunch at O’Days in Canning Garden. It is a fairly new cafe which specialises in homemade Nyonya delights and tong sui.
Although it was our first meeting, it somehow felt as if I was meeting an old friend. Perhaps it is because I already know so much about her through her blogs. She is exactly how I imagined her to be…pleasant, down-to-earth, bubbly and sweet. Meet Claire, the effervescent writer of the blog “Caring Is Not Only Sharing”!
For once, we were both more interested in chatting and exchanging stories, rather than the food. So we merely ordered drinks and some kuih to share.
Before we parted ways, we promised that today would not be our last meeting. We met as acquaintances but left as friends. And Claire, thank you very much for the present.