Mini meetup in Leiden

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Dennis, Anna & Jan
In TB, Jan, Christian and I were a great click teasing each other, I have always waiting for the right opportunity to meet the both of them in person.
We have been corresponding with each other for a long time now, finally we came to agree on the 12 February '09 to have this mini meetup.
Due to Anna, Dennis and I are the organisers of the upcoming Valentine's day meetup so that make the 5 of us in this mini meetup!

I'm very excited and looking forward very much for this mini meetup with Jan and Christian, and I'm glad Christian come all the way from Brussels after his work to join us:)
Jan start teasing, "So when Christ arrived we will be having our dessert after a cup of coffee we can end our night, is that right?"
Christ, Jan is just teasing there:P
I told Jan, "No no no, all of us will be waiting for Christian and have our meal at the same time, no matter how hungry u are like a boy, we have to wait very patiently:P"

Since Anna and Dennis able to arrive early around 5pm, we were suppose to have Jan, Anna, Dennis and I meeting at 5pm,
but we have a small encounter.
Funny Jan and I

Of course who can that be? Is our friend Jan!
I'm still waiting for the special permit to further this part of my story:P
Jan, u know what to do? If u put up that particular photo, I'm going to tell every detail of what's happening ha ha ha:P
Don't worry this is not a threat but a TEASE :P
Maybe I shall get a vote from Anna, Dennis and Christ, shall I put the detail of this part of the story? :P

So now I shall add the encounter......
Couple of days before our meetup, Jan asked me whether I like to be his tour guide in Delft?
As this period my house is under some renovation so I told him I can't promise him, but I will definitely let him know when the time is near.
So on the 9th Feb, I told Jan is not possible, I think is due to that he has in mind of going to Delft.
Dennis and I

On the meetup day 12 Feb, we corresponded in the morning and everything was set at 5pm at the ING bank carpark in Leiden.
Just don't know why Jan make a detour to Delft instead straight to Leiden, when Anna and Dennis know about it all of us start laughing:D
Jan is so funny, well I'm glad in the end he never come later than Christ:P
This meetup was really a wonderful and special one;)

Back to the restaurant...........
Around 7.30pm I went out to the entrance of the restaurant to meet Christ, we greet each other with a big hug, and I walked together with him to the table that we were sitting.
So we were all ready to place our order, Christ and Jan had their starter and all the main course came after they finished their starter.
Dennis and I take 2

After serving all the main dishes on the table, the service staff brought out the traditional Belgian fries for all of us to go with the main course.
The meal was really fantastic and after the main course we had our dessert and coffee.
Oh I love the combination of chocolate ice cream with white chocolate sauce, is really great!

I had observed the way Dennis eat his ice cream dessert, oh he is so adorable, like a kid enjoying so much;)
By the way Dennis that is really a very nice moment:)
Hope you don't mind I shared this:P
Reminds me of my childhood days, sometimes I just wish I could turn back the clock:P

The night before the meetup, Walter told me not to tease Jan so much, he is a nice guy, and oh poor me had been teased by the whole bunch:(
Any....way..., we really have an enjoyable evening.
Jan do u need help in using that camera?:P


In the middle of the evening, Jan had switched places with Dennis, and when we came to the end of the evening, everyone started to get ready to go, Jan said,"Oh I have lost my camera bag Ö"
Oh Jan, why is it always have to be with u?:P
I asked:"Are u serious? Or are u joking?"
He turned a serious face to me without blinking his eyes and said:"I'm serious and I'm not joking"
So Anna and I started to look high and low for JAN'S camera bag but no luck in the search, so Jan u have to take a day off go to the Media Markt in Zwolle for the new camera bag:P
And no, Christ and I won't be able to accompany u to Zwolle, no need to look at us:P

Since Christ parked his car nearby the restaurant and is along the way to our destination, so we walked together with Christ to his car and say goodbye to him.
Dennis and Anna

Anna and I took this opportunity to show Jan abit of Leiden.
Then I walked together with Anna and Jan to their car and wave goodbye to them.
I added:"Jan remember not to passby Delft now, ok? Is too late u have to go back home and sleep like a baby:P"
After saying goodbye to the both of them, I walked back to the restaurant to find out whether I could find Jan's camera bag.
So Jan, u will know it soon I guess.....:P Please wait patiently for the answer ok? :P

Is really nice and fun meeting Jan and Christ, what a wonderful friend that I know from TB:)
Today I'm really happy, we have this meetup that I have looked forward so much and in the morning I'm surprised that my Macaris restaurant & cafe bar review got featured and I got a repeat of photographer award!:):):):):):):):)
That really make my day a wonderful and an unforgettable one!
KeikoCreative says:
Mike don't listen to Jan:P
Posted on: Feb 15, 2009
JP-NED says:
Thanks Mike, it was really fun!
but it's better you see me first, i can gave you some information about Keiko.
Posted on: Feb 15, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Yes Mike, hopefully able to get u to join us one time just a mini meetup ha ha who knows later end up to be a huge one:P
Posted on: Feb 15, 2009
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Dennis, Anna & Jan
Dennis, Anna & Jan
Funny Jan and I
Funny Jan and I
Dennis and I
Dennis and I
Dennis and I take 2
Dennis and I take 2
Jan do u need help in using that c…
Jan do u need help in using that …
Dennis and Anna
Dennis and Anna
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Anna is taking a portrait photo o…
Jan: Come, let me take a look, see…
Jan: Come, let me take a look, se…
Serious talk moment
Serious talk moment
Listening very carefully
Listening very carefully
Really nice meeting Christian and …
Really nice meeting Christian and…
Traditional Belgian fries
Traditional Belgian fries
Discussion in progress....
Discussion in progress....
Nice ice cream dessert
Nice ice cream dessert
Christian, Jan and Dennis
Christian, Jan and Dennis
New fashion outlook!:P BTW Jan do …
New fashion outlook!:P BTW Jan do…
Anna choosing her favorite tea:P
Anna choosing her favorite tea:P
Jan, Christ is almost the same hei…
Jan, Christ is almost the same he…
Group photo
Group photo
Jan remember not to go to Delft on…
Jan remember not to go to Delft o…
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