Following TeamMalaysiaBabes Chinese New Year Potluck, I made my way to Setia Sky Residence. It was a tough decision to for me to decide to attend both events, reason is simple. For every social event, it first starts with introduction/catch up session, followed by ice breakers and proceeded with building rapport before going crazy, that is true even when hanging out with your close friends. Leaving the first event at a high and coming to an event where most people who already broke the ice isn't as fun, nevertheless, I was looking forward to it. I love to host parties because I am always the first and last one at the venue, so I get to hang out with every single one. However, it has to be a manageable crowd or I might as well be a butler/waiter/helper/maid.
Firstly, I would like to personally thank @aaronleang & @joannewong for being an amazing host. Being a seasoned veteran when it comes to hosting events myself, I know how much work is put in before and after the event, especially when it involves a huge crowd and food. It was clear that the hosts were so busy that I didn't get to really see them until around 10:30pm when most already left. Because I am in the WhatsApp group with a few others for this particular event, I know that we all contributed one way or another. Then again, Aaron and Joanne contributed the most.
Secondly, I always like to thank the foreigners and anyone who have to fly to Kuala Lumpur to make it to our event.
TeamIndia & @sjennon:
@firepower - Absolutely amazing guy who got along with every single one at the party. I can tell that he lives his life to the fullest and devoted his life to Steemit. Also very passionate about growing Steemit in India. Please vote him as a witness.
@shenoy - tall, handsome, charming, welcomed me with a smile and he interviewed William, @zord189 & myself for his video clip.
@varunpinto - He is a mirror of me, you see him in every corner of the room, looking for the perfect shot. Can't wait for the photos he has taken.
@sjennon - Sorry but didn't have to catch up with her although I took a few shots of her.
MindValley Team: I believe most are in Malaysia for a few months for work, will need to check out about the programs and I heard nothing short of amazing events from MindValley.
@joyceann21 - from The beautiful Philippines. We had a few short chats and she has a warm personality, definitely hope to see her in future events.
@cshaw - Always great to meet a fellow Canadian. Being half a world away from home, I never shy myself when meeting another Canadian.
@elvira.galina, @vikapuzach, @chuazm - Didn't have an opportunity to talk to them but sure they are amazing.
@nickychu - The gentleman from Labuan where you can play music and enjoy cheap alcohol all day round. I was shocked when he told me he owns a store in Labuan that sells musical instrument. That is just insane for an island where you can travel entirely by foot.
Time of arrival was around 7:40pm thanks to the very specific and detail instructions from the hosts. Sadly, the lou sang session was held before sunset although the unofficial agenda stated that it would be held at 8pm. When I reached 33A floor, I was greeted by a breathtaking view of the city, walked past many individuals whom I didn't recognise until I reached the door. On my, everyone was already having fun, I could feel the adrenaline and party atmosphere.
First thing I had to do was to look for a space for my camera equipments and the perfect spot was one of the bench by the swimming pool at the balcony.
I was very happy because first people I interacted with were the young and little ones.
@halleyleow - she pass me the a heart shape paper quilling mandalas, I immediately put on my ear (as an earring) and she burst into laughter. I then tried to put it on her but she ran away, laughing all the way.
William Foo - William and I were already acquainted from past event together at Neo One. He giggled and laugh with me the entire night. He was pretty much my shadow, best friend and photographer. Spent so much time with that I didn't have much time to take photos or socialise with others.
@chloephuan93 - I was playing with William and then gave Chloe a hug and playfully told her that I would throw her into the swimming pool, like I did to William. She ran away and half an hour later, Eliza asked me what I did? I was extremely confused until Simon had a chat with me. Anyway, I am very sorry as I startled her. I didn't mean any harm to her or anyone.
@iamjadeline & her son - So glad to finally meet Jadeline. I love her blogs because she posts are like journals filled with tons of photos and comments. I post a lot of photos on my Steemit posts so I understand how much time and effort it takes into preparing journals. Have a look at her posts to get what I mean.
@dianaxiaz (the lady from Panama who specialise in architectural and landscape photography, she is a also a 3rd generation Chinese like most Malaysians my age), @aaronteng (in the same line of business as I - video production and digital media), @kokuryo, @aaronleang (the very first Steemian I got to know) & @khimgoh
Another group photo of the same gang, with @arwinzen. This time, I did the right thing by asking them to stand closer to each other because I set my aperture to 2.8 which caused the non-focal point to be blur (refer to the previous photo above)
@khimgoh & myself - photo credit to William Foo
Venue is just amazingly beautiful and so is the view~!!!!!
@deborism in serious conversation with the ladies
@khimgoh's murtabak & chapati...:) Photos that just melt you heart
View from the balcony
My Aunty Debbie (@deborism) - Photo taken by William Foo
Our growing TeamMalaysia Steemit community...
William Foo - my friend, my punching bag, my brother and my photographer
@aaronleang sharing tarts with the crowd
@aaronleang enjoying his tart
@michelleloh168 - She is very popular and famous among TeamMalaysia because of her singing and song writing ability.
Boys chatting. Before I forget, I would like to thank @kevinwong again for his support to us all
Another photo from William Foo~!!
@deborism striking a pose
For some reason, this is my most favourite group photo of the day
@zord189 has something to announce, but didn't say a word because he thought I was filming him...
Birthday cake for birthday girl @karinzdailygrind
Final shot of the day~!!! Isn't it amazing?
@digitalmind - sorry but I didn't have a single candid photo of you... but glad you came. See you some other time.