Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Blog encounters

This must be my most 'happening' week in a long time. I met my reader Fresh Fry on Monday. Huier, whom I met through my blog, treated me to coffee and cake today. CH came by for dinner yesterday. His friend Chris and wife are coming for dinner tomorrow. We're joining a group of friends at the beach this Friday. I've invited a friend and her family over for lunch on Sunday.

I get a buzz when my social life becomes active like that. Maybe I should open a cafe so that people can drop by and visit every now and then.

When we met up this morning, Huier probably knows all about me whereas I knew nothing about her but we clicked so well, we were like soul sisters within minutes. Maybe she's drawn to my blog because our personalities are quite similar though physically, we're rather different. She's petite, pretty and gentle with a luxurious head of hair. Just like I had imagined.

One thing for sure, her vivaciousness is infectious. We both smile and laugh easily, and we're rather excitable and spontaneous. We hop from one topic to another seamlessly like we're long lost friends.

All these would not have happened if not for today's technology. Who would have imagined that a blog can bring like-minded people together. Why do we choose to read one blog over another? It's got alot to do with being able to relate to the writer. Naturally when writer and reader finally meet in the flesh, the barrier is lessened and there's so much to talk about.

So far I've met several readers including Casey, Karen, Fresh Fry, Huier, Nikki and Amel, and I've had nothing but encounters of the wonderful kind. Thank you readers, for making my day.

19 comments:

huier said...

Hehheh...i'm certain u make ours too...in many many ways! and definitely mine for sure! =) yay!!i'm like your soul sis leh!wow! can't help it...grinning myself silly all alone at home...haha...

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

and the feeling is mutual! =)))))

Blur Ting said...

Thanks Huier and Fry. It's time we form a mutual admiration club!

J@n!ce said...

Great that you get to meet up with your reader. I wonder how is Karen, she has been so quiet lately ;)

huier said...

yeah! lets be cheesy and name our club 'the soul sisters!'...lol

mooiness said...

It's great when the person in real life is as interesting as they are online. And you're right - technology has helped us connect in so many different ways that it's hard to imagine how it was like even just 10 years ago.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

Blur Ting Association of Soul Sisters!

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

oh, then when Mooiness pops by Ah Sing, he can meet up with the Club members! hehehehe......

Blur Ting said...

Haha, you soul sisters really light up my blog. Mooiness will be our guest of honour when he visits Singapore. He can grace the ribbon cutting ceremony!

Mooiness - I remember in Aussie, you're always the only guy hanging out with the girlfriends. It's happening here too. What's up man?

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ah, good to hear about all the meetings and gatherings. They do sound fun, enjoy :)

jyankee said...

Yeah and lucky that so many of your blogger friends are in Singapore...though you've met a lot of bloggers around the world! Don't you know? Everyone wants to meet you Blur!!!

SOUL: said...

i loved this post-- you sound very happy-- i'm happy your encounter went well.
blog on

love the idea of the soul sisters club too !!!

Blur Ting said...

Janice - It's fun. You should try it too! I think Karen's been really busy. She stop coming by my blog too and she's not updated hers for a while now.

Blur Ting said...

MH - I must say this again... it would be alot more fun if you were living here!

Blur Ting said...

JY - Yes, I have met quite a number of them already. Singapore is a small place, so we don't have to travel very far to do that. I do hope to meet you too!

Blur Ting said...

Soul - You know what? When Huier said "Soul Sisters Club', I think of you right away! You will be our chairman!

SOUL: said...

i'll take that-- :))

i really thought i was here like yesterday-- you have three or four new posts up-- where have i been???

happy friday-- happy easter too

The World According To Me said...

Hey, so pleased to hear you've had another blog encounter. Isn't blgging and meeting like minded people fantastic!

La Delirante said...

That's cool ;) I have just met two bloggers last week and it is always fantastic to meet up with readers and bloggers too.

Have a nice week,