While it wasn’t an official Xanga meetup, I managed to meet a trio of Xangans here in Bangkok over the last week, none of whom I’ve ever met in person.
A week ago Friday, both Rudy (@rudyhou) and Andrew (@stepaside_loser) were in town from Indonesia and Australia, respectively. It was a coincidence that both were here at the same time and presented a nice opportunity for us to gather for dinner at Soulfood Mahanakorn followed by some dessert at a street vendor nearby.
From left: Me, Tawn, Andrew (who requested that his identity be obscured), Rudy, and Rudy’s friend Sam. Sam isn’t a Xangan but is still a nice fellow! Very nice meeting everyone.
Now, another Xangan whom I knew lived in Bangkok but had managed to forget is Marlar (@I_love_Burma). We had been in touch several months ago and it wasn’t until another Xangan, who is coming to visit her in a few weeks, messaged me to see if I’d be in town, that I remember that Marlar actually still lives here! I invited her to the impromptu meet up two Fridays ago but she couldn’t make it, so we instead met for lunch yesterday.
See? It really is a small Xangan world!
Now, I’ll be seeing Rudy again, along with three or four (or more) other Xangans in Hong Kong on December 28-29. If you will be in that neck of the woods, let me know and you’re welcome to join the meet-up.