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.
I’m happy all of you guys are meeting up! Note to self = move Bangkok higher on my “To visit” list
Sounds like a reunion going on!! I feel it great to be able to meet other Xangians in person. Enjoy! Great photo of the group and pretty young lady.
Nice. Rudy is always traveling and cool to know that the HK meet-up plan is already set.
@Roadlesstaken – Uhm if you’re already in BKK you should try to do a Southeast Asian Xanga meet-up tour then. Manila is just 4 hours away. lol
I think that’s so cool, how you all met up! It’s always nice to see put faces on people, whose lives you only read about 🙂
Oh those anonymous bloggers. I can never figure out what they look like! I will have to run this picture through my de-pixelator software.
Good meet up with fine people. Xanga is richer in having such people here. I am sure they were thrilled to meet the celebrity of Bangkok xanga bureau too!
Oh the anticipation of the meet up haha. It was cool and unique that I knew a part of who you guys were before even meeting you guys in person. Here’s to many more. @ElusiveWords – Muahaha.
I’m happy to read about this meetup, Chris! Looking forward to the December one! 🙂
It was great meeting you, Chris! Looking forward to many more. Hehe :D@Roadlesstaken: Do that!! I’d loveeeee to meet you.
It’s, a small Xanga afterall
@ElusiveWords – Hahaha actually I’ve been wondering how you look like too. 😛 Did I miss any of your posts with your photo? 😀
@I_love_Burma – nope. I’ve never posted a picture of myself. You haven’t missed anything – hahaha.
Andrew. Hmmm. Looks familiar.
Xanga meets are always fun… Was Sam giving the photographer the finger or was that just an accident?
a small xangan world, i like that
How wonderful and love seeing the photos.
@Roadlesstaken – Your name came up during lunch with @I_love_Burma. You need to make a trip down our way Alex.@Fatcat723 – @maniacsicko – @Grannys_Place – @npr32486 – @aPieceOfTheSky – That aspect of being able to put faces to names – more than just seeing the pictures – really does make the bloggers seem more real. Glad I had the opportunity.@murisopsis – Oh, gosh, didn’t notice that detail! Maybe he’s flashing a gang sign… =P@I_love_Burma – My pleasure. You want to come to Hong Kong in December and join the meet up?@stepaside_loser – Hong Kong, December 28… be there!@CurryPuffy – Yes and we’ll see you in a few weeks, too, for dinner.@Inciteful – Lots of people have that pixelated appearance! Ha ha!@ZSA_MD – “Celebrity” – Ha! You’re always one with the sweet words, Dr. Z.@oxyGENE_08 – Will you be able to join us in Hong Kong? It would be nice to meet you. If not, let me know when you make it to Bangkok.@beowulf222 – Yes, it was. Wish you could have been there but we’ll see you in HKG in December.@ElusiveWords – @I_love_Burma – Actually, Matt looks exactly like Andrew does. Pixelated face. LOL
Wow, andrew went to visit!What did you take him to?
@Wangium – Just dinner. Despite my multiple offers, he and the friend with whom he was traveling (who we did not get to meet) arranged their own sightseeing.
@christao408 – I’m not sure about HK yet but BKK seems like a go next year.
you know, chris. i was hoping that you would post about our meet-up so i won’t have to. but now i’m thinking that maybe i should, which means i would have to borrow your pic of us.@oxyGENE_08 – i’d second that. never been to the philippines before.@murisopsis – you know, i just realized that. hahaha… good catch.