Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chillin' @ Chawan Cafe! *

After four years of being friends online, I finally got the chance to meet up with Nessa last night! Smiley

Mind you, this wasn’t a planned affair or anything. I kinda self-invited myself to the meet Emila was planning with
Nessa and shortly after, LJ too decided to tag along and it turned into a mini get together for the four of us. Four is a great number (coincidentally my favourite number too) because the crowd was not too big (unlike last year’s HRC meet) so all of us got the time and opportunity to mingle and get to know one another in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Smiley

Meeting Nessa for the first time

Me and my blog friends

We went to Chawan Café in Bangsar as per Emila’s suggestion and it turned out to be a great choice!

The menu was interesting and guess what? I finally found a place that serves Pisang (banana) with sambal! I know, I know ... before you start saying how weird it is to eat sweet banana with savoury chilli, let me assure you that these two go well together.

Of course, what I really wanted was FRIED bananas (
instead of steamed) with sambal but I’ve been searching for bananas with sambal for so long and decided to give this one a try. It was yummy but the sambal could have done with a little more sugar to make it less spicy and I would have still preferred fried bananas to steamed bananas. ihikhik

Sweet & Savoury Delight

Anyway, we ate, we exchanged gifts, we chatted, we laughed and we swapped girly stories of cooking, dieting, exercising, blogging and of course the addictive games both LJ and I are currently hooked on. I also received my very first birthday gift from sweet Nessa, which I am planning not to open until the 29th ha ha! B is curious and he asked me if he could open my gift without telling me the content but I am determined to wait. Yes, good things come to those who wait so I will try my best to contain my excitement and will only tear open this lovely gift-wrapped box next week! Smiley

My first birthday gift this year!

Thanks to everyone who came that night. I really had a great time and went home smiling. See you again soon and we’ll save more laughs for another night!

Emila and Nessa

LJ and Me



LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 5:26 PM

8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 5:32 PM

hahaha... i invited myself also.. lol.. and I was glad I did... I had a blast and came home with a smile too!!!

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 5:33 PM

It was great meeting Nessa for the first time and seeing you and Emila again.. 4 is a great number, I sooo agree.. :)

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 5:33 PM

I think fried banana would be better tasting with the sambal.. eh how was it with your keladi and keledek?

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 5:34 PM

Also thanks for the acar.. I LOVE it.. tried it last night for my sahur and it was spicy and wow.. i think i will save some for my trip back to SG this week.. so mommy will like.. :)

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 5:35 PM

If you reply to all this.. let me know ah.. you lah my relationship with echo ;)

bluedreamer27,  August 21, 2011 6:22 PM

wow blogger gathering huh

bluedreamer27,  August 21, 2011 6:24 PM

The Fantastic Four haha :-D :-D :-P

bluedreamer27,  August 21, 2011 6:25 PM

i'm sure it's nice to meet your fellow bloggers in person woohoo

bluedreamer27,  August 21, 2011 6:26 PM

oh me excited about the gift too hahaha is it something to deal with the cover ??? hmmm accessories? purse? haha I'm intrigued

bluedreamer27,  August 21, 2011 6:28 PM

i will drop by at nessa's blog haha
thanks for sharing this nice event huh
happy blogging :)

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:33 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) LJ FC, thanks for chopping dearie!

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:34 PM

LJ, my keladi and keledek was yummy! But B thinks the sambal tumis is a tad too spicy, should be a little sweeter I think then baru la yum2 to da max! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:35 PM

YAY love the number 4 ha ha and yay for small cosy group! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:36 PM

Ha ha itu pun cause I ternampak Emila's wish for Nessa on FB, see2 hah... nak jumpa? Terus jemput diri sendiri gitu LOL! =-X =-X :-D :-D

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:37 PM

YAY! I loooove la the acar and am going back to SJ for more this weekend, my mom made a fresh new batch! Woo hoo, my mom's acar is going to Singapore, love it! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:37 PM

Yup, replying now and will tweet u when I'm done, thanks for all the comments! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:40 PM

Unplanned blogger gathering BD ha ha! :* :*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:41 PM

Ha ha I like that, Fantastic 4 indeed! :* :*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:42 PM

Yeah, Nessa was a first time meet and I'm so happy we finally met in person, what a great night! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:43 PM

LMAO thanks la for being excited for me BD, I too am wondering what's inside the pink-wrapper box woo hoo, will post it here once I've unwrapped my gift ha ha ha! =-O =-O :* :* :* :* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  August 21, 2011 6:45 PM

You are welcome BD and do hop over to Nessa's blog, she writes great posts too, which is one of the things I love abt her! :* :* :* :*

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 7:21 PM

yeay... if i dont finiish it first lah.. lol.. but must disclipine.. must keep some for

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 7:22 PM

hehhehe... why not make your own gorpis and sambal dearie.. your sambal kan sedaps....

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 7:23 PM

hahhah tulah... i pun tergerak nak check FB and scroll down older message.. so glad i saw that message too...heheh.... terus ter-invite myself...and so glad you were able to make it too... yeay!

Nessa,  August 21, 2011 8:56 PM

*cough cough*

aduh my 1st pic.. so healthy.. hehehe... MUST run like mad woman some more! LOL!

so funny of B to want to see what's inside the box, and not tell you... patience my dear, only 8 days to go :-D :-D It's just something i saw n immediately thot of u!! u will understand when u open it ;) ;)

I'm so glad and happy to finally meet you and LJ and of course Emila for the 2nd time. LJ is definitely a riot... pipi sakit laffing at her antics la.

Thanks again for the besday gift n the ohsem acar Kurma. it deserves 5/5 stars from me. next taim maybe i'll ask for a bigger bottle... hahaha

LadyJava,  August 21, 2011 8:57 PM

eh lupa nak comment pasal your pressie.. wah boleh tahan ke tu sampai!

Emila Yusof,  August 22, 2011 1:37 AM

hola!! great get together! shall we meet again in conjunction with Marzie's birthday? :*

Emila Yusof,  August 22, 2011 1:37 AM

wah! fantastic 4!!!

Emila Yusof,  August 22, 2011 1:38 AM

ok la nessa the pic! healthy and glowing and definitely slimmer! :*

Emila Yusof,  August 22, 2011 1:39 AM

me too!!!

Emila Yusof,  August 22, 2011 1:40 AM

lol! i wanted to ajak but takut you all busy. so happy you ladies invited yourselves. :* :*

Emila Yusof,  August 22, 2011 1:41 AM

ya la..your very own gorpis and sambal

Anny,  August 22, 2011 10:00 AM

wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. Nessa finally met you guys.. it must have been great to finally meet her :)

Anny,  August 22, 2011 10:02 AM

Ness... manyak cantik with the long hair.. hehehe :) and much much healthy now :) keep on running

foongpc,  August 22, 2011 11:47 PM

Oh! So this is where to get that pisang with sambal! Still kinda sound weird to me haha!

foongpc,  August 22, 2011 11:48 PM

Oh your birthday next week? Happy birthday in advance! :)

Namz,  August 23, 2011 12:01 AM

Good to see you ladies had a good time :)

Filip Demuinck,  August 23, 2011 2:53 AM

Nice blog, special that you go out with your blog friends. Most of my blog friends are from all over the world.


gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:33 AM

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

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:34 AM

LOL! really? LJ invited herself?eh? =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:34 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:35 AM

great for the 4 of u to meet!

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:35 AM

i haven't been into meeting online friends now a days..

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:35 AM

just getting busy in school.. :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:35 AM

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

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:36 AM

i missed hanging out!

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:36 AM

and even nite life! LOL! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:37 AM

anyway, thanks for sharing this GP! :-D

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:37 AM

you look awesome there! ;)

gagay,  August 23, 2011 5:37 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

Monica,  August 23, 2011 3:57 PM

:* :* :* :*

Monica,  August 23, 2011 3:58 PM

=-O =-O =-O Nessa!!

Monica,  August 23, 2011 4:02 PM

hahhaah u finally found the pisang with sambal! oh but not pisang goreng eh.. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica,  August 23, 2011 4:06 PM

so glad u ladies had a great time! :* :* :*

Monica,  August 23, 2011 4:08 PM

lol so funny la B! happy birthday in advance sweetie! hehe.. :) ;)

Ane,  August 24, 2011 11:31 PM

I can tell LJ is gorgeous even with the blur effect! :-D

Ane,  August 24, 2011 11:33 PM

You look so very skinny on the photo sweetie, you lost some weight, it shows in your face, so you can probably stop BD-ing.. :-D

Ane,  August 24, 2011 11:33 PM

You guys look so great! :) and yes, 4 is a fab number.. :-D

Life Ramblings,  September 02, 2011 11:59 PM

sounds like a great gathering. glad you had a blast.

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