TBs rock and rule!

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the hosts - Jay (JeAr), me, Josh (the_bloodsucker), Sarj (kickasstunner), Angelo (sunstroke)


The best thing I like about TB is that I get to meet lots of cool and fun people. I love making new friends and I feel really happy when I get to meet the nicest people.

And I guess TBs have this some sort of natural bond that unconsciously links us together. For example, what were the chances that we would be bumping onto other TBs at the same bar? BIG! I think everyone heard me scream amidst the loud music when I saw some familiar faces dancing and drinking in Pier 1 at The Fort-- Sarj (kickasstunner), Jay (JeAr) and Ted (Ted332) together with Jorrit (Allnamestaken), a TB from Holland and his buddy Joey, both I met for the first time. Ahh, it was such a fun night (more fun pics from Ted's blog: http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/37353).

Then there's the grand Manila TB meetup the following day, which was the biggest meetup I've attended so far, with about 30 people present.

class picture with a few people cut off
It was such a joy to see familiar faces again, as well as meet new faces in person. Though we did get to break the ice even just during dinner, I think we totally melted the ice when we went dancing in a nearby bar thereafter. I couldn't have a drink since I was driving so I just made up for the lack of alcohol in my blood by just dancing like crazy. But well, I was just actually trying to catch up with Andi (andiboi), who, I have to say, was clearly Mr. Pure energy. But then again, I would also have to give hands down to Jorrit (allnamestaken) who was all energy as well with his robotic moves.

After rocking the bar like we owned it, we called it a night. However, I felt quite hungry and knowing myself, I couldn't drive properly when I'm hungry so together with Josh (the_bloodsucker), Angelo (sunstroke), Sarj (kickasstunner), Andi (andiboi) and Irah (ice9van), we searched Makati City central business district for any open restaurant and found a heaven in Chowking restaurant.

with Mr. Pure energy, Andi (andiboi) - photo courtesy of Yheleen (bestblog)
Jorrit had already gone back to his hotel but wanted to join us as well so said he was gonna walk to where we were but we told him we'll just pick him up somewhere along the area. It wasn't hard to find him as it could only be him when we saw a guy in blue dancing in front of McDonald's with some of the crew. Hehehe. Anyways, we had some nice and warm congee at 2 in the morning.

What a loooong, fun night it was. I was so knackered that I think I gave Angelo a scare when he saw my eyelids involuntarily drooping while I was driving. I did manage to drop him, Sarj and Jorrit to another bar in Quezon city at around 3am (I cannot believe they still had the energy!) and I did manage to keep myself awake for just enough time until I got home.

Many thanks to Josh (the_bloodsucker) for organizing another fun meetup.

Here's some  links to blogs of my travbuddy friends for more details and more pictures (of me being crazy):

ted332moonvera, kickasstunnerblurbmoibestblog 

Some photos in this blog were grabbed from them (thanks friends!) :)


 

sunstroke says:
I was so knackered that I think I gave Angelo a scare when he saw my eyelids involuntarily drooping while I was driving - hahahaahaha! totally agree... it was a blast! til next time. great blog! ;) keep safe. ;)
Posted on: Oct 08, 2008
JeAr says:
'course we do! miss u, girl :-)
Posted on: Sep 28, 2008
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the hosts - Jay (JeAr), me, Josh …
class picture with a few people cu…
class picture with a few people c…
with Mr. Pure energy, Andi (andibo…
with Mr. Pure energy, Andi (andib…
we bumped into some TB friends!
we bumped into some TB friends!
JeArs shirt is interesting
JeAr's shirt is interesting
nope, were not drunk, just havin …
nope, we're not drunk, just havin…
downtown Manila city at night
downtown Manila city at night
The grand Philippines TB meetup ve…
The grand Philippines TB meetup v…
L-R standing: Me, Elaine (laineeey…
L-R standing: Me, Elaine (laineee…
with Mickey (tj17777)- photo court…
with Mickey (tj17777)- photo cour…
with Nickey (minx2812)- photo cour…
with Nickey (minx2812)- photo cou…
me, Yheleen (bestblog), Rochelle (…
me, Yheleen (bestblog), Rochelle …
thats Amon (amon_alas) - photo co…
that's Amon (amon_alas) - photo c…
L-R: Jay (JeAr),Marise (wolf_creek…
L-R: Jay (JeAr),Marise (wolf_cree…
with Yheleen (bestblog) - photo co…
with Yheleen (bestblog) - photo c…
early birds: me, Yheleen (bestblog…
early birds: me, Yheleen (bestblo…
Jorrit and Joeys shoes (they are …
Jorrit and Joey's shoes (they are…
dinner at Dencios
dinner at Dencio's
Ted (ted332), Isabelle (isabetlog)…
Ted (ted332), Isabelle (isabetlog…
our side of the long dinner table
our side of the long dinner table
they have their name tags
they have their name tags
i think Jason ate something spicy,…
i think Jason ate something spicy…
Marise (wolf_creek), Jay (JeAr), S…
Marise (wolf_creek), Jay (JeAr), …
Sarj and her girly shoes
Sarj and her girly shoes
Jorrit and Sarj
Jorrit and Sarj
L-R: Nickie (minx2182), Jen (jen_p…
L-R: Nickie (minx2182), Jen (jen_…
wake up Atty. Andre! :)
wake up Atty. Andre! :)
talk talk talk :)
talk talk talk :)
like we owned Coal bar
like we owned Coal bar
congee at 2am with TBs is the best!
congee at 2am with TBs is the best!
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