After a busy morning… I rushed down to Miss Clarity Cafe @ Purvis Street for my 2nd meetup with fellow Pingsters. Having alighted at the other end of Purvis Street, I was walking down the road like a blur sotong, before I finally realise that it was across the road from where I was.

When I was at the entrance, I couldn’t quite make out who the pingsters were, and had to ask one of the service staff if there was anyone who made a reservation for 20 pax. She then pointed me to this huge group of people and I walked to… and thankfully found a familiar face.

Then someone asked me who I was and I said…. Jean, and everyone returned a blank look on their face.

“Simply Jean”, I said… and everyone let out a chorus of “oh……..”

Hehe… oops. So they do know about this blog. Oops. Hope it’s not “notorious” or “infamous”.

Anyway, I didn’t know the most of them.. and allΒ I could do was to walk to the end of the table… where the free seats were. The “Chairperson” seat, as usual, was empty, and I didn’t think it was appropriate since I didn’t know almost all of them. I was seated next to Daphnemaia, who is someone who puts you at rest instantly. It was really nice talking to her because I… don’t feel threatened. Haha… it might seem quite silly, but because I am a relatively quiet and reserved person… and anyone who probes too much into my life will be marked as a “terrorist”. πŸ˜› It takes a long while to get to know me, but I tend to open up later. πŸ™‚

Soon after, Uzyn joined us, followed by Yuhui, Ridzuan and Jzin, and lunch came soon after. πŸ˜› I ordered fish and chips cos’ Daphnemaia mentioned that the Chicken Gordon Bleu was a little too dry. It turned out that fish and chipsΒ was quite nice… but the fries could be crispier. And oh, tomato sauce comes in packets… whereas the chilli sauces came in convenient bottles. Oh well, guess chilli is more popular in Singapore. πŸ˜›

I also met Surfslayer, Snowbiscuits, uglyfatchick (who is really adorable and not ugly at all!) but didn’t have much chance to talk to them. After a while, Miccheng was moving around and I thought it’d be nice to mix around too. I spoke to Sheylara (who was at the other end of the table – the early arrivals) and learnt that she’s an actress as well as a writer! Wow! I hope she εˆ›ε‡ΊδΈ€η‰‡ε€©η©Ί for herself one day. πŸ™‚ I was also explaining the concept of clinician scientists as a physician and a research scientist combined in one. The buzz phrase is “from bench to bed side”, but it’s usually tougher than it sounds. πŸ™

I also met Nannywen who is doing her intern at nuffnang as well as Ethan, who is going to join NTU this coming semester @ NBS (whoopie!). I also met arzhou and DK, though I didn’t get to speak to DK (at all, I think), and finally before leaving, I spoke briefly to tstar. Hehe… so I guess everyone probably knows me by face now… but I don’t remember meeting Claudia… or wait… did I? Yes, I did! But I think she left early… blur me.

Veron was also not present… and erm… who is NTT? Hmm… or is NTT rinaz?

It was a good gathering and I really got to know a lot more people, not to mention adding more people onto my msn. Haha… snowbiscuit would like to learn Korean while I would like to learn Japanese… so, maybe we’ll just teach other other. I hope to keep in touch with everyone and look forward to another outing soon. πŸ™‚ It’s a pity I didn’t manage to make it to post-gathering coffee session, but I hope everyone had fun.

And oh, it’s nice meeting everyone! Keep in touch, ya?Β πŸ™‚

PS: And oh, I think someone took some picture of Uzyn with his tongue sticking out or something… too bad I didn’t have the photos..



Reader's Comments

  1. DK | July 29th, 2007 at 1:38 am

    I got speak to you leh. I ask you where you going after the gathering. πŸ˜›

    Hee hee… Sorry sorry. Was busy running around. Hope next time got more chance to chat. πŸ˜€

  2. Ridz | July 29th, 2007 at 2:29 am

    hey! you didn’t add me to msn… =(

  3. Simply Jean | July 29th, 2007 at 2:30 am

    @DK: Hehe.. oh ya… haha.. blur sotong… that’s me! πŸ˜›

  4. Simply Jean | July 29th, 2007 at 2:33 am

    @Ridz: Oh.. I thought I did. Hmm.. kk, I add u again. πŸ™‚

  5. SuRfsLaYeR | July 29th, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    nice to meet you! =)

  6. Simply Jean | July 29th, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    @SurfSlayer: Hehe… nice meeting you too, although we didn’t really get to chat… do you msn too? πŸ™‚

  7. Jzin | July 29th, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    hey…
    nice to meet u @ping.sg/MCC gathering

    will talk more the next time there’s a meetup;
    long rectangular tables just not conducive for getting-to-know-you sessions

  8. arzhou (adrian) | July 30th, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Was nice meeting you as well jean!

  9. Daphne | July 30th, 2007 at 1:10 am

    wow! i feel so shy after reading what u wrote abt me. heehee! πŸ™‚ i’m glad to see that u enjoyed urself at the gathering, n hope to see u again soon!!

  10. Simply Jean | July 30th, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    @Jzin: Hehe.. ya… long tables are no good.. then again.. neither are round tables… perhaps no tables would be good… like.. buffet style, free and easy

    @arzhou: Hehe.. nice meeting you too! πŸ™‚ and hope you can see your nuffnang ad now πŸ˜›

    @daphne: hehe… no need to be shy πŸ˜› nice to catch up with you over msn too πŸ™‚

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