with blog buddies. When I first met Lovelyloey, we went to Macau Tower among other places. Last month, I met Dave at Kuala Lumpur Tower. I only met him briefly because I had to leave at the time, so I left the story aside until today when we arranged to meet for lunch at a mall in KL.
I actually know him prior to becoming blog buddies, as he appeared in a local TV show and let’s just keep it at that, as I don’t think it was one of his prouder moments in life. 😛 Later, I stumbled upon his blog and also discovered that he was doing his Masters at where I was studying in college, in the same faculty. I saw him a few times in campus, but I always turned the other way because I’m shy like that. 😳 (Really I am!) He left for Australia soon after to do his PhD and he’ll be returning to Malaysia around 2010 to teach at my alma mater and be a full-fledged Doctor of Philosophy. He’ll be here until Christmas for a little break and visit back home.
So, lunch with Dave. He was very friendly, pretty much like how he is in his blog. He’s open about himself, talks about what he does and what he’ll be doing, unlike some guys I know who are quite reticent. We mostly talked about my alma mater, since he is in the academia there and I know most of the people there still.
If I may compare my meeting with Lovelyloey and Dave, the former would feel more like how I imagine blog buddies meeting for the first time would be like; the latter, for some reason it felt like I was meeting a very nice cousin, lol. Perhaps it’s because he seems more comfortable than I was – then again, I’m always awkward around new people, even people who are my blog buddies. 9 was right – I should meet more people.
Between Macau Tower and KL Tower, I preferred the former much more. The view was amazing there, even though it’s the tenth tallest tower in the world, compared to KL Tower being the fourth tallest. Size doesn’t matter! Hehe.
What Macau Tower didn’t have, though, is an interactive tour around the tower. You can request for one of this thingamajigs and go around the tower, starting from point no. 1 (there are marked points for you to follow the interactive video as you make your way around the tower). It was very useful in pointing out landmarks and tourist spots from the top of the tower.
I want to meet more blog buddies! (Despite my apprehensiveness.)