BUM2007 :) May 21, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Economy, Event, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
(L-R) Ong Kian Ming (formerly from Sedar, Gerakan’s think-tank, now in pursuit of a PhD), Nat Tan (Special Assistant to PKR’s Tian Chua), Tony Pua (Advisor to DAP’s Lim Guan Eng), Nik Nazmi (Special Assistant to PKR’s Anwar Ibrahim).
Thanks to politikus who loaned me her (dusty) camera, I managed to capture what appears to be the genesis of a new boys club :-P. You should call politikus 10 years from now for this historic photograph.
Wheyyyy, where are the politico-women??
BUM2007 was great fun, especially meeting the people behind the blogs. While I am acquainted with quite a number of them due to Rocky (side note: Today, 21 May, marks Rockybru’s 1st Anniversary!) and Jeff‘s lawsuit, I was keen to meet the rest such as John Lee, Lucia, Mob1900, Wattahack, Maddruid, Lulu, Ko-chi, and of course Howsy. However I missed out on meeting Pak Idrus (who runs a very elegant blog) and Mave. I was so keen that I forgot to ask some of them for the real names, emails and phone numbers!
Nat introduced John Lee to Tian Chua, and I hope John gave him a earful. He he….
The drinks were cheap and the food was pretty good – especially the lamb, which I heard was donated by Soh Chee Wen. Soh walked past me a few times, and there I was thinking – “He looks familiar….who ah?”
But I am totally with BigDog when it comes to the timing of dinner (yes – there are many bi-partisan issues!).
Eat first, talk later. please. There’s this theory: Malaysians always over-talk when they have a mic in front of them. I nearly passed out from the waiting, and wanted to spirit the entire spit of a lamb. Low blood sugar level = irritability = heckling from the back.
Credit to the amazing organising committee who did a fab job! Hope at the next party, there’s an open bar, dancing boys and no FA Cup finals!
Others who blogged on the event include:-
Kuala Lumpur is Home – Engaging and embracing at the BUM2007 gathering, Lake View Club
Politikus – BUM 2007 rocked!
Jeff Ooi – BUM2007… Blogger conversations start
Rocky’s Bru – Bum 2007 a success!
The Sensintrovert – What You’ve Been Missing If You Didn’t Attend BUM 2007 Last Night…
Tengku Mohd Ali Bustaman – EMBRACE & ENGAGE
Bibliobibuli – BUM Baring!
Ancient Mariner – The Gathering (not the movie)
Benny Loh – All Blogs Meet
Maverick SM – Bloggers United Gathering 2007
Maverick SM – B.U.M. Gathering (Pic Updates)
Nuraina A Samad – Bloggers Gathering
Desiderata-ylchong – It was Such a Night!
the __earthinc – Of BUM 2007
Nik Nazmi – Bloggers Embraced and Engaged!
WattaHack? – STAND-UP, BE COUNTED & BE HEARD…
Nathaniel Tan – teeny words on bum 2007
Lucia Lai – fu-yoh!! awesome gathering!!
John Lee – Information, Ideas and Blogging