… is thanks to these ladies – the good friends I have made just from blogging!
l-r: Xin, Nikki, Beetrice, Rinnah, Connie
Someone asked me once what was the best thing about blogging. My answer was and always will be, the lovely people I’ve met ever since I started over 5 years ago. I’m still meeting more of them as we go on, but this is basically where it all started, way back when we’d never heard of PR, press releases, product launches and “freebies”. When what we had to do was get out there and dig for the information we wanted because there was no one to ask. We just had to go at it for the love of what we do, and we bonded from there. Things have come a long way since then but I’m happy we’re all along for the ride! 😀
Interestingly enough, one of the girls I started bonding with from way back then, hails from the Phillippines. After nearly 4 years of online and Twitter chats, and following her blog, we finally met up with Nikki (Askmewhats) last weekend in Singapore! My my, aren’t we a jetsetting international bunch! 😀
The thing about blogging is also about recording milestones of which this is most certainly one of them in my blogging life.
I’m glad to say we all hit off with Nikki, as we expected we would. 4 years doesn’t count for nothing 🙂 I wonder if she didn’t think us a little more mad than we make ourselves out to be 😛
Thank you to Mr. AMW (Keith) for the excellent photos. I am afraid to say I only took 2 pictures on my camera neither of which was really worth posting. Bad blogger 😛
I love meeting up with the people I interact with online – its one of those things that makes life exciting, and I think my next port of call will have to be the blogging friends I’ve made Down Under – gotta find me a cheapish flight soonish! 😉
Can’t go anywhere without picking up something right? So here are 2 items I purchased in Singapore. Bourjois was on 20% discount so I picked up the new Bourjois Intense Extrait eyeshadows. I had the original formulations and to be honest, I never really liked them. But these new ones swatched with very intense colour and with good pigment, so I couldn’t resist picking them up. At S$19 each, they aren’t cheap though. Wish someone would bring Bourjois into Malaysia 😛
And this is my tribute to my core bunch of blogging ladies. 5 years on we are still as mad (or perhaps even madder); we gather often for good food and company more than we gather for beauty chatter or sales; the girls I know I can count on for support when inspiration for a crazy project hits and to understand how its like this side of things. “The Girls” have grown in number to include others but these ones (yes, including you Nikki and also you Tine!) will always be the reason I’m still here almost 5 years on 🙂
Thank you *hugs all round*
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If there’s a “like” to your post, this ranks top of my likes. 🙂 I’m very glad you’re still blogging too!
Thank you 😀 I’m glad you restarted too! 😀
Yes YES come to Australia!!! Would love to meet you!
And I you! 😀 I’m making plans but will probably not be until next winter/Autumn. I don’t do hot weather well 😛
I second this!
Like back! LOL
Aiyoh.. Good post. So touching I feel like crying..
*kleenex* don’t cry don’t cry! You’re part of my expanded circle *hugs*
Sob.. so mushy and touchy oohh.. 🙁
Aww its 🙂 not 🙁 😉 *hugs*
Connie De Alwis says
Awww that’s such a sweet post PB *sobs* if I’m ever asked what’s the best thing about blogging, it would be you ladies 🙂
Aww thank you for being part of it all! Its been a wild ride 🙂
I know what you mean, it feels great to be able to connect with people through your blog and to find true lasting friendships, that’s what counts. Blogging has also given me then chance to “meet” new poeple. I’m glad you had a great time in Singapore.
Yes! At the very least we all have one thing in common 🙂 I think blogging is a great way to meet people of common interests that we’d never meet otherwise 🙂
Oh I do love this post of yours! It’s so touching!! 🙂
Thank you Nadia! Some day, we have to meet too! 😀
You ladies are the reason I’m still blogging too. It’s amazing that even though I’ve moved to Australia and am blogging primarily about Aussie-based products, my main readers are still you darling #evurl girls. Will never forget how you and I first met, and the day I finally met the rest of the girls.
Love you all to bits! xx
We love you too Tine and besides beauty is now so global. This way, we can badger you to bring us back Aussie goodies when you visit yes? Else how would we ever know what’s good from there? 😀 The day we met is now the stuff of legends 😛
I have just finished reading Nikki’s blog and now yours. It’s truly magical how simple blogging forms true friendship – online and offline. =)) Glad to hear everyone had a good time.
What a coincidence that Nikki posted her post on the same day 😀 I have to agree that blogging is magical. Here we are, sitting around talking about something simple like beauty and poof! we make lifelong friends 😀 Thanks for coming by Ria!
giddy tigress says
Awww…..that is so schweet! Love it that you’re blogging too! 😀
And I you! Thank you GT!
Love your post…come ‘n visit Down Under one day!
I will Sam! 😀
Like Like Like Like Like! 😀 You ladies are an awesome part of my life too (even thru the sporadic posts..) I would definitely have fallen completely off the wagon a while back if not for the *evurl* enablers!
Yes yes! We had to chase you to get back on the bandwagon! 😀 But all’s good now and at least we’re still hanging out despite sporadic posts 😀 *hugs*
Girls….I am so glad to have met all of you and the term “Uncomfortable” does not even exist! Thank you so much for the meetup and from the bottom of my heart, you girls will always be my friends! Whether we will still blog or not several years after, I have a feeling we’re going to be bunch of oldies traveling the world and sharing Anti-wrinkle treatments! LOL
Thanks again and I hope to see you girls again!!!!!
Nikki! Thank you for letting us know you were coming 😀 I’m sure we’ll still be blogging a few years down the road – it’ll be so hard to stop! But as you said, even if we do we’ll still be sharing our tips across the seas 😀 *hugs*
So sweet! Like! 🙂
Likewise, you ladies are my inspiration too 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Long live evurl 🙂 PB, you and the main core blogging group are the reasons why we blog on our end. Thanks to all of you for being the sweetest bunch of girls ever 🙂
Thank you Dom! We’re glad to know we are able to inspire others 🙂
Aawww… this is like an online group hug!
It is! 😀
🙂 And I am still following your blog after 4 years. your blogging friends are not strange to me at all. and I am glad you’re still blogging! :p
Thank you Junni 😀 We must be very familiar to you by now – and I remember your handle too! Some day we all have to meet 🙂
yaya, we shall meet one day! 🙂 I’d love to!
Wow great post~! Like Like like~! 🙂