For the past two weeks in our holiday I have got to running around from one place to another on daily basis. After going back from Siem Reap, we’ve had lunches and dinners appointments every single day I start making schedule so I wouldn’t forget which couple or people we are meeting today and tomorrow.
In between catching up with friends and ex-colleagues in Jakarta, I have made sure that I have set some time to catch up with my fellow bloggers, and Therry kindly took time to arrange the meet-up.
Last Sunday was the first get-together, or what we usually call “land coffee”, for the bloggers at Cazbar. It turned out to be a great afternoon and we couldn’t stop chatting and laughing. It was amazing because we actually hardly know each other yet we know each other really well we didn’t have to stop to think about the next topic. You could read it more at Therry’s blog.
Yesterday it was our second meeting and this time we had it at Kelapa Gading. Everybody was so kind to understand that I had a craving for the infamous Ujung Pandang noodle and Kelapa Gading is the right place to go. I had to take a cab which cost ten times more than the noodle but it is worth every penny!
This time the meeting was attended by more people. Ecky couldn’t make it as she was preparing the most important day in her life which is less than 3 weeks away, and Parvita had the obligation to take her mother for shopping. But there were me, Therry, Devi, Tere, and the famous photographers Toni Wahid and Elyani, who took this picture on the left and was not in it as a result! Just like last week, both Therry and I know every blogger but some of them have not met or visited each other’s blog, so it’s a good thing to catch up and to have another or even more new friends.
The day started at 1 PM at Starbucks when Elyani taught me how to use my camera, which is exactly like hers but is equipped with a different lens. She showed me some of the pictures she had taken and they were all fabulous. It’s even more amazing to hear how she took them! When Toni turned up his camera bag was twice the size of Elyani’s and three times bigger than mine. He is a serious photographer with magic fingers, and the second picture you see in this post is his.
Then we were off for noodle, and went back to grab coffee at the different shop where Wiwin and Boy turned up and joined us. I’m sure Boy was suffocated for the first 30 minutes as he suddenly must face over-excited ladies who asked him lots of questions and treated him like a long-lost friend!
Of course the day wasn’t complete without the funny bit. This guy at the coffee stall, who was overwhelming by all of us who suddenly crowded him all at once, heard me asking him if he had a decaf coffee, and he casually pointed at the neatly stacked styrofoam cups and said they don’t serve coffee in (ceramic) cups. I nodded quietly and told him that decaff means no-caffeine coffee, and he was blushing, as he must have thought I asked if he could serve the coffee “di cup” (in a cup), which is quite similar pronunciation as decaff.
Therry brought cute cupcakes from her famous bakery and they became another victim as Elyani, Tony and Tere took pictures of them from every angle. We, of course, also posed with these cute pink and yellow yummy cakes.
The day ended about 6 PM. 5 Hours passed so quickly when we were happily surrounded by interesting people who make us laugh. We said goodbye and promise to catch up again some time.
Maybe next time, you could join us?