Of bloggers and gatherings!
Whew! Just managed to compile, edit, resize and tag a whole bloody bunch of photos of this afternoon’s event — the CatsCity Clique! It was held at the first and only (at the moment) Starbucks Coffee outlet in Kuching, at the Kuching International Airport. Head for my previous post for details on the event! =D
So I headed out at 1pm and bloody waited for ah piaw (retromayday) for about half an hour (we swore to make him treat us the most costly item on the Starbucks menu after that. XD) before fetching kiam and zooming to the airport in my trusty Saga with the “fuel warning” light happily blinking.
When we reached KIA, it was already 2pm plus. We parked and made our way to the departure level, where Starbucks is tucked away in a corner.
The following pics are taken by me unless of course, mentioned. Pics tagged with my URL are taken with my w810i. Pics tagged with kiam’s URL are taken with his N73. (I used his N73 to snap around throughout the event. XD)
There were already quite a few bloggers chatting around when Jimmy helped us register.
ah piaw registering
We were given our promised freebies, two advertlets.com badges.
kiam signing on his blog add.
We then made our way over to the autograph poster and signed away.
Piaw and me signed on too.
After signing, we wandered around, trying to figure out who is who and occasionally, getting to know them.
people starting to fill up the place
piaw and kiam seated and with his psp.
We made it there rather early, fearing there won’t be enough seats. But it took some time before many bloggers showed up. So we took our seats.
At that moment, eichi arrived and ran over to our table. It was my first time meeting her. She didn’t take long to recognise me too. XD
When enough people arrived, the tables were arranged to get the trivia games going.
That’s when we quickly took our seats and joined in the fun. =P
So the trivia went on with me scoring a big fat zero for the score. The questions were easy, but my reflexes (to raise hands) were relatively slow. XD
First to reach five wins, er..well, wins! In the end, Adrian walked away RM250 richer. XD Yomi fell 2nd place with RM150. and the participants of the game each gets 50 bucks, all to be credited into our advertlets accounts. Oooh..money. XD
After the games, we walked over to the counter to get our free drinks.
pretty cool cocoon shaped lamp.
After placing the order for four free drinks, they finally arrived!
As usual, I resisted pampering my taste buds of the cream and took photos of my very first cup of Starbucks coffee. XD And oh boy, it is seriously gooood. What more, it’s free! And if you’re wondering, it actually costs RM13.50!!
So enjoying our ice-blended frappucino with choc chips topped with cream drink sip by sip, we wandered over to the autograph poster. By that time, it was almost filled up.
Ah Piaw’s. His blog URL was easily the longest one on the list of bloggers who were attending. XD
..and mine! =P
We even posed with it. XD Taken by kiam.
After that, we all had a group photo session. (I’m still waiting for jimmy and the others to upload the photos.)
Edit: They’re here! Both are taken with Allen’s top notch dSLR. Click for biggy!
Then it was the lucky draw session.
Josh Lim with his bag of goodies. The lucky dudes will get to be treated by Josh Lim himself for dinner after the event. We were not planning to go for it but we joined the lucky draw anyway.
At last, after a few draws, Josh decided to treat everyone who will join the dinner! He sure loves his money! =P
We had another group photo session (also waiting for those photos) before we called it a day.
Well it’s been a wonderful first experience attending a bloggers meet, and you bet it’s definitely not going to be my last!
So well done, everyone! We just made it into history as Kuching’s first ever sponsored bloggers’ meet! All 55 of you who attended!
Edit: 1st Session’s group photos are up, up and up!! XD
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