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”!
http://www.reanaclaire.com/2016/12/two-meet-ups-three-meals-on-beautiful.html?showComment=1483094871920#c8258668514783566330


     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.

6 comments:

  1. Drop by to said hello... Hop over from Claire blog...

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    1. Hello to you, Somewhere in Singapore!

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  2. Good that you and Claire get to meet up. I saw something that I like very much and have not eaten for a long time - otak-otak! Happy New Year to you and love ones!

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    1. Yes, Claire said the next time around, we'll get you to join. Oh, if you like "otak-otak", I'll bring you some when we meet up.

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  3. Phew.. I am finally free to comment after my few days in Penang! Thank you once again for finding time to meet up and hope we get together again soon!!

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    1. How nice it is to spend New Year's Eve in Penang with your daughter! Penang has always been one of my favourite places. Oh, yes, we'll meet up again and this time you must bring Nancy along.

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