It was a classic story in the making – Imp met Lady J in blogosphere. I think Imp made the first move and no rejection on this Lady’s part (heehee) was necessary. And the rest they say is history.
I’ve been on a massive blog-roll last year and along the way in the past couple of months, I’ve made some really good friends. Oh-kay, I’ve not seen them in person, but I feel like I kinda know them as they let me delve into their lives through their blogs. So, Imp was off for a month long’s work trip, I was updated on her daily happenings with twitter and through her blog. As she was making her way back to Sing, I ‘summoned’ the courage and asked if she would like to go for a celebratory drink. I know the girl loves her whisky and meeting up in person over alkie should be fun right?
So thankfully, she didn’t reject my offer and the date was set to meet over sake and some pub grub at Oriharu Sake Bar (Mohamed Sultan). I was kinda nervous for it felt like a first date. In her honor, I omitted black/white choices and went with a Summery blouse from Rebecca Taylor. Usually I have no problems but more than half of my wardrobe followed me to S-Land, so I’m left with boring ensembles at home. She, on the other hand put on a white top (in my honour) for she claimed that most of her wardrobe choices are usually black. Hehe, the funny things we pay attention to while reading each other’s blogs.
After a great big hug and a reassurance that my hair looked fine (I was grumbling on Twitter that the stylist chopped off my bob and gave me a pixie cut). We attacked our Sake choices. She left me with the orders seeing that I’ve been here before. I thought instead of 2 dainty cups of sake, we could possibly polish off a 750ml bottle of sake. Shouldn’t be that tough right? She drinks, I drink. The most ‘high only what‘, I thought.
And, we’re off to a flying start from the moment when the alcohol was placed on the table. The conversations over booze were relaxed and peppered with the occasional squeals plus laughter. The topics? Revolved largely around our lives plus a whole lot of talk around shopping and Japanese food!!! My fave topics!!!!
In between the juicy girl-talk, the sweet little imp presented me with a going-away gift. I was really surprised for I knew her packed schedule allowed her no time for shopping much less shopping for souvenirs and gifts for friends. Plus, we were ‘virtual’ friends before this ‘blog-date’ so no reason why she should be giving me a gift. But she insisted and according to ‘Argentinian’ customs (she just came back from Argentina), she asked that I open the gift. In it lies a beautiful Merino wool shawl which she hand-picked and knew could go with most of my clothes plus one of my fave bags. She knew how cold S-land was going to be so she thought this shawl would be ideal to keep myself stylishly warm. I was touched by her sweet gesture… Gal, this is going to be the first thing I put on upon arrival into Geneva! Apparently, weather is still hovering between 8 degrees to 20 degrees.. so perfect!
Before I knew it, the 2 odd hours of girlie chit-chat was up as I had to meet another dear friend – Princess Min for dinner. Before we said our goodbyes, I insisted on ordering a shot of 12Y Yamazaki whisky to drink to new friendships formed. When I come back Imp, you have to bring me to your ‘home-ground’ Whisky Bar and teach me a thing or to about proper whisky. That’s another date yah?
All in all, a really happy (and buzzed) night spent with 2 great babes – a new-found friend from the present and a really treasured girlie from the past.