Friday, May 06, 2005

When Two Bloggers Meet

He was panicking. Not only did he mistimed his schedule, the world was conspiring against him. There was traffic jam when normally there won't be. The traffic lights turn red every time he approaches, without fail. He was also sweaty and uncomfortable after some physical work.

He reached the station, relieved that she was there, still waiting rather patiently. She was wearing a sleeveless black top, the kind which the cutting curves inwards at the shoulder, simple blue jeans and sneakers. He stopped the car, got out, greeted her and ushered her into the passenger seat. He apologised profusely for the unusual tardiness. He promises to pick her up from her house whenever possible rather than have her wait outside and use public transportation. He bought her lunch to compensate for his horrible miscalculation. Lunch was at a quaint coffee shop with white tiled walls, the kind of traditional place with old fashioned drinks making that is fast disappearing in the concrete jungle of the Klang Valley.

It is nice to have someone that can browse books with you. Although he couldn't find what he wanted, he still managed to spend a wee bit over his budget. It's always great to meet someone with a love for books.

And the conversations flowed. He was worried of their ability to keep each other entertained as the plans were rather lengthy, noon to night. Or rather, he was worried about his ability. Thankfully, the conversations were natural and he was comfortable. He hopes that she was comfortable too.

They know many things about each other. The power of the written word is immense. But yet, it is still all mysterious and a lot of revelation. There is still much to discover. The words they have read merely serve to tantalise.

There is nothing quite like meeting up physically when it comes to learning more about each other's idiosyncracies and mannerism. Like how many mints the lady can consume in an hour. To say she is 'hot' would be oversimplifying her qualities. She is hot. But much much more, she has amazing personality and insightful views, and a fortrightness he appreciates, and her sincerity is refeshing. There is much for him to learn from her and he is looking forward to more opportunities for discourse and discovery.

A historical/medieval movie isn't such a bad idea initially for a first date. But after thinking about, it involves Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons. These are respectable men that can dwarf the poor guy. To further compound the insecurity, for once Orlando Bloom looked and behaved manly in a movie.

Note : by the way, the Guy character is one Martin Csokas whom you probably saw in LOTR: ROTK or Bourne Supremacy :) And did you know the King was Edward Norton? I didn't.

But still, he feels a movie for a first date is so cliche. But that takes the pressure off for two hours :P. He learns to go dutch with her, he respects her principle on that.

It is always a pleasant suprise to meet someone with some shared opinions and values, because he knows some opinions aren't quite palatable. He appreciates her sharing her thoughts and experiences. He also learnt that cold drinks don't go hand in hand with that time of the month. Overall he had a great time, and he is glad the sentiment is mutual.

When two bloggers meet, they can look into each other's eyes and see if this is for real.


At May 07, 2005 8:53 am, Anonymous nyx said...


At May 07, 2005 8:29 pm, Blogger iblogme said...


Hope you guys would have as much fun when you two meet again in the future.

At May 07, 2005 10:09 pm, Blogger Resurrected said...

nyx : :)

iblogme : yes it was good fun :) future? who knows?

At May 08, 2005 2:14 am, Blogger priya said...

You reminded me of all my first dates.

Thank you for making me feel happy at 2 am in the morning =)

At May 08, 2005 8:36 am, Blogger Resurrected said...

priya : glad to be of service :) it was by far the best 1st date ;)


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