We planned to want to do this xmas event for a while but after lack of responses of what to do for the NN xmas event, we thought we had to take it into our own hands and organize something for the community. Basically what we wanted to do was just to get a few bloggers together, for dinner, then hanging out, and exchanging presents, and get to know each other better. What we didn’t have was a venue. We were thinking of doing it at the Nuffnang office and we asked a restaurant nearby to cater for us. It worked out to be too expensive and cleaning up ourselves might have been too much trouble.
Julia and Rachel went to Wudaokou and found this nice cosy little cafe called Friend’s Cafe. It’s a small place that fits 30 people just right. We had quite a good response online on the poeple that said they wanted to come, and about 30 did show up.
The famous “Pinky Tham” picture that was on all our sales decks:
Thank you NNMY for I stole 100 badges from the MY office courtesy of NIcchay’s permission muahahahaha.. Will get the NNCN badges up and running soon, and it probably look cooler.
Event supposed to start at 7pm and people actually showed up on time from 7-7.30pm! Bloggers started rolling in and Julia were just signing them in which I chatted with every blogger I could get my hands on. All the bloggers brought presents to exchage too which I was pretty surprised! They did take the effort to go out and buy something!
Some bloggers started playing some games like ???? which I have totally no idea what it was all about but they all seemd to get along pretty well even without knowing each other. Dinner was served shortly and my oh my, we had lotsa food that we had to take some back after the event as well.
While dinner was just about done, we wanted everyone to get to know everyone even better so instead of everyone introducing themselves to everyone, we played a game where you picked a name from a bowl, if you don’t know who that person it, go find out who it is, then find out information about that person, and introduce them to everyone. The person who did the best introduction, would win a brand new set of Philips speakers courtesy of Nuffnang!
That game was pretty good. It made people ask more questions about each other than usual. I had the chance to find out more about this one girl blogger as well who was studying to be a TV show director who was single and wanting to do her Masters in Marketing at NYU. I think I asked more information than that but by the time I was done I couldn’t remember much already hahaha.
Bloggers came up one by one to introduce each other and the introducer would get the introducee’s present.
I only had my blackberry camera with me so these are the only few shots of people with their presents. Here is Julia pretty happy with her book.
And another blogger ??? ?yes that’s his blog name) hahaha, with his gift.
Aftter everyone was done, Rachel Julia and I shortlisted 3 bloggers who we thought were the best in introducing and let everyone vote. It was pretty obvious that this blogger Raylei was the winner as he was pretty creative in his introduction making up most of the shit of the introducee. He was presented with the prize and everyone wanted him to give a thank you speech. Now instead of doing the regular thank you blabla, he ….
Rapping about the night, the event, the present, the introducee.
Unbelievable. Everyone was so amazed, shocked and wowed. I was fumbling with my blackberry to take a video but managed to just get pictures.
This is him breaking it down for at least a good 90 seconds:
WHen he was done, everyone cheered like crazy. Insane energy in the room.
The owner of this place actually has some birds and yes., a fucking snake there.
After that I went to Vics, one of beijing’s biggest clubs with a few MAlaysian friends and yes, this is for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Julie (in black), attracted this super hot chinese girl in red, somehow that they kept doing some lesbo shit on the dancefloor. We were all so jealous of Julie that night. The girl in red didn’t seem at all interested in 3 of us dudes that were there that night (Vig, Henry, and I).
We just stared in awe as Julie took it away.