2nd Flogger Gathering (Round Up) @ Edelweiss Cafe Armenian Street

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Gatherings

Thanks to the very kind Ken of FoodPOI, I’ve finally got my visual editor back and a shiny new upgraded version of WordPress!! yaayyy!!

So now…back to the flogger gathering…

I must admit I was rather a nervous wreck hours before the 2nd Flogger Gathering. I was going through the list of things I still needed to do and bring to the gathering and checking off each item one by one (goodie bags? check, lucky draw numbers? check, head on my shoulders? check… :P)

But mostly I was nervous because I was worried. What if everyone doesn’t like the food? What if everyone comes and feels uncomfortable? What if they don’t have fun? What if…

Turns out I was just being the usual worry wart, worrying about nothing. Because if its one thing that can bring floggers together….its our love of food!
Once the first dish of the night was served, all the shyness melted away as everyone mobbed that poor plate of sausage!

After that, it was laughter and more ‘click click flash flash’ through the night!
It was a lot of fun indeed meeting the people behind the blogs. Exchanging traffic info, blogging experiences and checking out each other’s ‘gear’ (camera la! what were you thinking?! 😛 )

I’ve eaten at Edelweiss quite a few times, so have tried all of the main meals offered that night from the special set dinner, except for the roast leg of lamb. So I opted to try it. A generous serving indeed though some of us had commented that it was a bit tough.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast Leg of Lamb

Other main meals for the night included BBQ Pork Ribs… which were succulent pieces of meat that fall off the ribs very easily, and coated generously with BBQ sauce.

BBQ Pork Ribs

BBQ Pork Ribs

There was also Gammon Ham…

Gammon Ham

Gammon Ham

But I would prefer the Smoked Pork Belly to the Gammon Ham. The pork belly has quite a bit of fat in it but it smells sooo good seriously!

Smoked Pork Belly

Smoked Pork Belly

It was indeed a lot of fun meeting everyone. We were also joined by Nigel and later PenangTuaPui. Thanks to all for coming and hope to see you in the next one! 🙂 Tentatively the 3rd gathering is scheduled for December 6, pot luck dinner. Stay tuned for more details!

For more photos and 2nd Flogger Gathering reviews (in no particular order):

Malaysia Best

What2See

Gourmet Garden

Criz Lai

Food POI

Allen Ooi

Penang Food Galore

Cariso

Buzzing Bee

Shiok or Not

Alvin Yang

Yi Phing

Ah Shui

Steven Goh

Durianberry

17 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. allenooi says:

    Finally!!!! You are worrying too much. Hehe. everything turns out to be just fine. I love the food very much. I enjoy the chit chat and getting to know all of you too. It’s a nice gathering and thanks for making it happen! thanks for the goodie bag as well. Now, I am waiting for the next one. 🙂

  2. email2me says:

    Ya lo … no need to worry too much … too many stress will impact your planning and decision making ….

    Everybody is enjoying the gathering sooooooo much thanks to your hardwork …

  3. J2Kfm says:

    LOL to head not on shoulder comment.
    gee, dun get tensed up ya?
    foodies easy to please, whip up a good plate of something and there we’ll go clicking away.
    can see that you’ve done a very good job. 🙂

  4. PenangTuaPui says:

    hmm…. agree.. u r worry too much and you have done a great job as Penang Food Blogger Chairperson…

    Gambateh……

  5. ck lam says:

    From all our reviews, it can be seen that you had the job well done 🙂 Thanks again.

  6. email2me says:

    You give us a piece of HACKS also we already very happy liao ….. lol …..

  7. cariso says:

    Thanks for organizing loh! Can somebody organize a makan trip ah? *wink*

  8. email2me says:

    Cariso … that day after the gathering, next day morning we had a small food trip to Air Itam. Lingzie, myself and PenangTuaPui. It was so fun …. What type of food trips you like ? Need to gather feed back for future planning when I go back Penang.

  9. Christy says:

    Hehehehe…I am also a worry wart most of the time:p
    But I am sure you did a great job, everyone had only good words about the gathering and you’re right, when you want to get floggers together, just throw in FOOD.
    Yeah, throw in food with a bit of deco and they will go snapping pics like crazy and they will forget about anything you forgot from your list!hehehe;)

    Oooooo…they use such cool cameras…and mine is such a sheepish little digital camera….*embarassed*
    I am turning into my little worry wart self now..:p

  10. Ying says:

    Thanks so much for organising this, Lingzie. 🙂
    Looking forward to the 3rd event.
    A successful event indeed!! Hip Hip Hurray !!
    Ying (Andrew’s wifey)

  11. You did it successfully!!! I can understand why you’re worrying, that’s normal.

    3rd gathering would be a potluck ah?? Now it’s my turn to worry.

    And looking at those ‘gears’, mine was just an ordinary one. Feel shy to bring it out also. 🙁

  12. Kaya MeeKoo says:

    Glad that everything is back to norm and the upgraded WP version is working well for you.

    Congratulations on a well organized floggers gathering.

    Must really try to make it to Edelweiss one day. The last time we went, we couldn’t get a seat coz it was full! Couldn’t have chosen a “better” time to go though – 1pm and it was on a weekend!

  13. JasonWong says:

    Don’t worry! You have us ‘sokong’ you! Anything can call me to tolong-tolong.

    It is a very good effort.

    You will be the buta(chair) person on all gatherings already! hehehe…..

  14. Ah Shui says:

    Hi Lingzie, you did it VERY WELL, dun worry…yes, all of us are waiting for the coming gathering, erm, please let me know if you need any help, dun be paisei oh…I will be there for u…ok?

  15. buzzingbee says:

    haha…no worries next time then…since it’s so easy to ‘please’ and break the ice among us..as you can see on that night!!!
    And thanks so much for your effort.
    If there’s anything I can do to help next time, do let me know. 🙂

  16. lingzie says:

    thank you everyone! the gathering wouldn’t have been a success without everyone willing to take some time out to attend. it can be scary meeting so many ‘strangers’ for the first time so thank you all so much for supporting this!

    christy & nktob – i also so pai seh la. cos mine also mini compact camera only! lol. but the most important thing is not what camera you have its how you use and manipulate it’s functions to get the best photos out of it! 🙂

  17. lingzie says:

    kaya meekoo – next time you can try going on a weekday. or calling ahead for reservations. edelweiss gets pretty packed sometimes. 🙂

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