Monday, October 04, 2010

Blogger Gathering 2010 @ HRC **

Blogger Gathering 2010
at Hard Rock Cafe KL was filled with pleasant discoveries and new beginnings. It was a little weird to finally put a name to the face in person and to hear the way everyone speaks or behaves when outside our respective blogs but when I say weird, I mean it in a good way. It was also a great start to renewed faith in wonderful friends and memorable moments.

When B and I arrived, everyone who was already there gave us a rousing welcome though I suspect it's mostly for us arriving fashionably late! SmileyMy apologies for the late arrival by the way; B was stuck in the office until late that night. malu

Shemah, LJ and I were all undecided on the menu but it was just awesome to finally meet my ladies. And though we've spoken to each other so many times online, it was equally exciting to meet them in person. peluk

Me and my girls

With author of My Sweet Escape, Shemah

Lady Java & Shemah

After much discussing with B, I decided to try the one and only pasta dish on the menu. Unfortunately, the Prawn marinara spaghetti was just okay. I give it a 4/10 and that's only thanks to the garlic bread that came with my dish. I should have ordered the more typical HRC food like burger or nachos but as usual I was aiming for adventurous, which backfired with this bland first-try dish.

Prawn marinara spaghetti

B had the Chili crabmeat dip, which we both thought sounded yummy from the menu description. When it arrived, we were once again disappointed. As starters, it was very plain and there was absolutely nothing distinctive about the sauce to signify this dish as the so-called famous Singapore chili crab! This one gets a 4/10 too. ketukmeje

Chili crabmeat dip

The last time I met Emila was with our other ex-colleagues in Bangsar a few months back so I enjoyed catching up with her again, this time with B.

Mariuca and B catching up with Emila

Emila took the opportunity to pass my belated birthday pressie, which I've just unwrapped and totally LOVE! Thanks so much Emila, I will blog about your awesome gifts at MPG or Meow Diaries!

Special pressie from the creative Emila of Emila's Illustrated Blog

In case you don't already know, Emila is one of my dearest friends and she handles my blog banners. LJ on the other hand, handles my blog template so these two ladies are the power behind my blogs. Equally talented in their own niche, I trust no one but them when it comes to tweaking my blogs.

Me and the force behind Wishing on a Falling star

It was really awesome to finally be able to hang out with my two creative and talented blog friends at the same place and time, thanks for coming ladies!

Grilled Norwegian salmon fillet for Emila & Shemah

As expected, LJ kept to her mysterious identity but here's the closest glimpse you will get of her who was bubbly throughout the event. Her nonstop laughter kept ringing in the night and it made me as I'm sure the rest as well, very much at ease with her presence. Smiley

Mysterious Lady Java & Mariuca with the not-so-mysterious Emila

Fish & Chips for Lady Java

Most of my blog friends epitomize the very essence of their blogs but I was still pleasantly surprised to see Haaziq looking even cuter and smaller in person but just as friendly as he is online.

With author of Hot Shit Form Here, Haaziq

Soulie & Haaziq

Power couple Bem Bem and Soulie (pic below) was all smiles with their first baby due soon. Soulie was positively glowing that night and I wish her a successful and healthy delivery next week!

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Hickory Smoked Pulled-lamb Sandwich

Honey-mustard grilled chicken sandwich

Marvic came looking amazing that night and I kept gushing over how good she looked in her little black dress! I'm happy we got to meet in person Marvic! senyumkenyit

The pretty Marvic & date

Another highlight of the night for me was meeting my partner-in-meme Adrian a.k.a. Genie King for the first time. Along with his charming wife, they made for good company and of all the dishes ordered that night, I daresay Adrian's fajitas looked the most promising; great choice! Smiley

Famous Fajitas

Adrian & Wifey

Seated beside Adrian were Bella and her date, who were the last to arrive due to terrible traffic. Another one who's camera-shy, Bella was a delight to meet and while B was engaged in a little vacation conversation with her date, she was kind enough to snap a picture of her choice dish for me, thanks sweetie! senyumkenyit

Bella & Date with Adrian

BBQ Beef Ribs

Of course the gathering would not have been complete without a picture of me presenting a special token to one of my recent Where is Mariuca? contest winners. I do hope you love the prizes LJ and thanks for coming to the gathering to receive your win in person! tepuktangan

Congrats LJ!

Shemah & Mariuca with author of Lady Java's Lounge

I made a short stop at the Rock Shop to finally fulfill my mission for B. I love that I ended this gathering with another purchase by the way! And at long last, after writing about my noble intention to getting admitted into B's prestigious HRC shot glass collection more than 3 years ago; I happily paid for the KL version that night. Better late than never and what a great reminder this shot glass makes for an amazing night of Blogger Gathering 2010! gelakguling

Done deal, HRC KL is finally in!

Waiting to pose for one last group shot

While B and A wandered off to share a friendly ciggie, I took the time to snap more pictures with my fellow bloggers. ihikhik

A & B

Snapping away...

Mariuca and BFF LadyJava. Missing in pic - MONICA!

Mariuca & Marvic

Shemah, Bella & Mariuca

Soulie & Mariuca

Thank you so much for a wonderful night to everyone who made it top priority to attend this prestigious and memorable event in our blogging journey. It was a first for yours truly and a successful one too so let's try to make it an annual event with the attendance of more bloggers who could not make it this time around. Here's to bigger better moments both online and offline; love ya! Smiley

P.S. Wow 36 pictures in this post, an all-time new record for me!

Blogger Gathering 2010



LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:22 AM

8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:33 AM

wohoottt what an awesome evening it is dearie!! love the commentary :)

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:35 AM

hahah.. so funny lah Shemah.. pointing at my gift.. ehehhe.. love it!

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:35 AM

am so curi-ing the picture of you, emila and me not mosaic..hahahah..

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:36 AM

i love it! :* :*

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:37 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:37 AM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:38 AM

:-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:39 AM

everyone looks so good, and friendly and awesome!! no more BD for everyone..hehehe

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:39 AM

loving your pose for the group picture.. glamour gitu..hehe ;)

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:41 AM

eh send me pictures of me non-mosaic eh..hehehe...

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:41 AM

great gathering GP!

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:42 AM

am overtly jealous!!! :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:42 AM

Lj is sooooo mysterious! :-D :-D :-D

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:42 AM

LJ is so fast! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 1:42 AM

so glad you got the shot glass for B.. so now you are in his collection!

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:42 AM

did i make a super chop? :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:42 AM

can i have the bees here GP? :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:45 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:45 AM

ate mon and the panda bear wasn't there? =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:45 AM

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Emila Yusof,  October 04, 2010 1:53 AM

phewitttt!!!!!!!!!!! everybody is looking gorgeous! it's great feeling i have to finally put faces behind words!

Emila Yusof,  October 04, 2010 1:53 AM

loving your legs la, marzie!!!!!!!

Emila Yusof,  October 04, 2010 1:54 AM

ohoh my hand is so fat! hahahah abaden the emila is also fat! hahahahaha

gagay,  October 04, 2010 1:58 AM

indeed all of you looking gorgeous..great event!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 2:05 AM

loving GP's leg too..ahha

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 2:05 AM

Eh lupa tak comment pasal A and B.. hehehe.. looks like they are really enjoying their talk kan.. oblivious to the world.. ahhaha... ciggy naik harga esok :(

LadyJava,  October 04, 2010 2:06 AM

i meant enjoy their talk.. ahahahah =-O

Emila Yusof,  October 04, 2010 2:06 AM

so skinny la the legs, kan lj? mine is like mokhtar dahari's one!

Emila Yusof,  October 04, 2010 2:07 AM

yes gagay!! :* :*

Emila Yusof,  October 04, 2010 2:07 AM

i also want to curi the pic!

Mariuca,  October 04, 2010 3:35 AM

8-) 8-) 8-) LJ FC1!

Mariuca,  October 04, 2010 3:36 AM

;) ;) ;) GG FC2!

Mariuca,  October 04, 2010 3:36 AM

Thanks for the SSG chop ladies, enjoy the pics! :* :*

Caroline Ng May Ling,  October 04, 2010 9:02 AM

:* :* :*

Caroline Ng May Ling,  October 04, 2010 9:02 AM

wohooo! mmg fun la u guys! ;) ;)

Caroline Ng May Ling,  October 04, 2010 9:03 AM

sayang Monica not there. :( if not sure can see another sexay pic! :-P :-P

Bella Enveeus,  October 04, 2010 9:03 AM

yeah it was a fabulous night! ;) :) :-D

Caroline Ng May Ling,  October 04, 2010 9:03 AM

weiii, u no need BD la dat time! sudah slim like dat ! mantap ord! 8-) 8-)

Bella Enveeus,  October 04, 2010 9:04 AM

but sorry la late.what with BB finish work late n then i had to go PJ to meet him halfway, haih.. anyways, it was a great night and correct, we should make it an annual event la.. baru la syok! but don't want HRC la..

Nessa,  October 04, 2010 11:22 AM

Everyone looks great n you're looking gojes, Marzie! Wished I cud hv made it for the event but .. oh well. Hopefully there's a next gathering ya.

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:38 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

Liz,  October 04, 2010 1:38 PM

sounds like fun!

Liz,  October 04, 2010 1:39 PM

and the food looked delicious. :) :) :)

Liz,  October 04, 2010 1:39 PM

You look great sweetie!

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:42 PM

wow everyone looks great that night!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:44 PM

"Mariuca and BFF LadyJava. Missing in pic - MONICA!" - awwww.... i wish i were there too! :'( :'( :'( :* :* :*

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:45 PM

the Grilled Norwegian salmon fillet looks so delicious la! oh my im drooling here.. O:-) O:-) O:-)

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:53 PM

hahaha 36 pictures! wow indeed! and i love it! :-P :-P

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:56 PM

glad you guys had such a good time.. also, u no need BD la Mariuca!! SW edi ;) ;) :) :)

Monica,  October 04, 2010 1:58 PM

eh i can't see ur previous post! why like dat! :( :(

*Michael,  October 04, 2010 3:14 PM

You look stunning with the nice dress! =-O

*Michael,  October 04, 2010 3:14 PM

Very nice to have a blogger gathering! :*

*Michael,  October 04, 2010 3:15 PM

Must be very nice surprise to see them now in person! :* :* :*

Life Ramblings,  October 04, 2010 3:28 PM

that looks like a fabulous gathering and what a delicious spread.

Life Ramblings,  October 04, 2010 3:29 PM

everyone looks stunning and love those vibrant smiles that shine thru.

Life Ramblings,  October 04, 2010 3:31 PM

glad everyone had a blast. i like your long leggy legs Marzie, sooo sexy!

Life Ramblings,  October 04, 2010 3:32 PM

have a wonderful Monday sweetie.

elai,  October 04, 2010 11:52 PM

hey marzie!

elai,  October 04, 2010 11:53 PM

weeee, me jealous some more!!!

elai,  October 04, 2010 11:53 PM

and you and LJ are not F la! waaaa. SW indeed!

elai,  October 04, 2010 11:56 PM

you don't even need to BD!!! and look at those legs. woooot!

elai,  October 04, 2010 11:56 PM

obviously you all had a lot of fun. :)

elai,  October 05, 2010 12:00 AM

too bad! the foodies look yummy but doesnt taste good

foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:15 AM

Wah!! U look like a movie star!! :)

foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:18 AM

Haha! So now I know LJ and Bella both like me also - cannot show our faces online. Their faces all blurred!! Yeah, if next time I attend this gathering u def must blur my face or superimpose a panda face on my face. haha!!

foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:19 AM

All the food looks good to me, but I guess tasting them tells a different story right?

foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:20 AM

You all must have lots of fun right? I also enjoyed my blogger gatherings once in a while.

foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:21 AM

Haha! Haaziq def looks cute there! I want to cubit cubit his cheeks! Hahaha!!

foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:22 AM

Eh, u look slim what! Does this mean u had a successful BD? Or u actually dun need to BD? Which one? Haha!

LadyJava,  October 05, 2010 12:37 AM

hahah Foong.. must remain mysteriously mah.. lol!
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LadyJava,  October 05, 2010 12:38 AM

Foong.. GP no need to BD.. she's only imagining all the F stuff..hahha
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foongpc,  October 05, 2010 12:47 AM

I think Friday night is not a good time to have gathering cos many places are packed with people and the road also jammed up! Some more in KL!! Better have it in PJ - less jam and food nicer too! Haha! PJLT what! : D

David Funk,  October 05, 2010 2:31 AM

Hi Mariuca! :* :* :*

WOW! Talk about a Hall of Fame lineup of bloggers gathering in one place! This is it! I'm glad to say I'm friends with most of the ones that showed for that glorious event.

It comes as no surprise to me that LJ keeps her persona of remaining a mystery to us even at the gathering. We still heart her though! All the rest of ladies look great as always. Even Haaziq made an appearance! Off the hook!

Maybe one day, this American blogger can meet up with you all somewhere, too. Great pics and thanks for sharing my dear friend! :* :* :*

bain,  October 05, 2010 10:13 AM


Khemy,  October 05, 2010 10:23 AM

LOL Emila..

Natasha,  October 05, 2010 1:53 PM

Marzie! You look hot! Menarik, menawan, oohh la la!

Adam,  October 05, 2010 9:10 PM

Looks like you guys had fun. Reminds me that I haven't been to a bloggers meet in a very long time.

Feron,  October 05, 2010 10:14 PM

Happy Moments is always envied... hope to have one here in Manila, hope my dream come true, hehehe! :) ;) :)

Bill,  October 06, 2010 12:32 AM

Hi LJ even though Marzie did not show your face here i have a idea of what you look like now. If you look at the picture a ways back you can almost see your face. You are a very lovely lady my dear friend :)

Bill,  October 06, 2010 12:35 AM

HI Bella glad to get a look at another one of my friends here. You also are a very lovely lady :)

Bill,  October 06, 2010 12:36 AM

I agree with you Monica Marzie no need BD she is a very lovely and beautiful lady :)

Bill,  October 06, 2010 12:42 AM

What such a star studded cast here. It makes me feel so sad that i had to miss it :'(. But i agree this should be a annual thing that way i could get a chance to meet everybody also. You look totally awesome here Marzie :). You are a very beautiful women and i love the shoes that you are wearing i bought a pair just like it for my wife. I also have to comment on your sexy legs like my other friends here have very very beautiful my sweet Virgo buddy ;). I am glad that everybody had a great time. 8-) 8-)

Bill,  October 06, 2010 12:45 AM

Sorry i have not been on twitter that much lately. Been feeling under the weather ant trying to get my strength back maybe just getting old LOL :-P

Janice,  October 06, 2010 8:39 PM

Great to see some of the bloggers in this post. Haha, LJ is the "mystery lady" huh :-P ;)

foongpc,  October 14, 2010 1:34 AM

Yeah, gimme 5, LJ!! : D

foongpc,  October 14, 2010 1:35 AM

Huh really? She imagining it all? Betul ke ni? : D

Lily Arbee,  November 14, 2010 2:17 AM

Hi Marzie,

Marzie dearest, thanks for remembering me and thanks so much for the comments at my blog. I will make sure to come back visiting you guys and to update my blog soon. I see that you guys really have fun at the gathering. So sad I missed meeting you guys, hopefully we will meet soon! My love to LadyJava too, will also try to visit her.

Just got my broadband today, not sure whether it will be good enough. Anyway, was so eager to be online to be around with you guys again. Been missing you, LadyJava, Dorothy and the rest like crazy! Hope to see you guys at Al Rawsha Kg Pandan. I will try to display some of the images of this beautiful castle-liked restaurant. ;) 8-) :* :*

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