Meeting up with fellow bookbloggers have always been my wishful thinking, since most of my bloggy friends live overseas. Thus, when Alice (she hails from Malaysia) mentioned on her blog that she would be coming to Singapore for a conference, I was elated.

And that is not all. I was thrilled when I first heard from Violet, another fellow bookblogger (she hails from India) that she would move to Singapore after her marriage, I felt as if my dreams of meeting fellow bookbloggers have finally come true.

I arranged with Alice and Violet to meet up on 26 February, since that was the last day Alice was attending for a conference, and it so happened that it was a Friday. I have intentionally arranged to meet up at City Hall MRT Station (an underground Mass Rapid Transit Station) as it is a short walk from Raffles City Convention Center (where the conference was held). After some introductions followed by a warm hug from Alice and Violet, we then proceed to Loving Hut, a vegetarian cafĂ© in Suntec City Mall to have our dinner (Yes, I’m a vegetarian).

Alice and I ordered Ocean Bliss Rice Set, while Violet ordered a spicy dish, Sambal Delight Rice Set. For side order, I ordered Crispy Oyster Mushroom and satay.

Sambal Delight Rice Set

Ocean Bliss Rice Set (the rice dish and soup are not shown in this picture)

Satay (with cucumbers, pineapples and chilli sauce)

When we were waiting for our meals to arrive, we chatted about books as well as sharing bits of our life.

I suggested this pose to show we are book nerds (to be frank, I'm just too shy to post my picture here! LOL.) I brought them some books (from my Read pile and/or TBR pile) and can you see I was reading Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet? (see my review)

After we had our scrumptious dinner, we explored Suntec City Mall and we were excited to meet some superheroes during a game activity. They kindly posed for us when we asked for some pictures. (Don't you think Superman's hairstyle is funny?! :-P)

We then proceed to The Food Republic, a foodcourt located on Level One. I am sure every booklovers will fall in love with the place because it sure looks like a library! I so love the concept! (For your info, those books are not real and is actually wallpaper.)

(Above Photo by Alice)

(Above Photo by Alice)

On the other side of the foodcourt shows the wallpaper with rows of assorted wines. Though I am not a wine drinker, I love the overall ambience because it looks so cosy. We also visited the Fountain of Wealth (it is stated as the World's Largest Fountain on the Guinness Book of Records since 1998) whereby Alice continued to take more pictures. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures thereafter since my camera died on me and I did not bring a spare battery with me. Nevertheless, that did not dampen my mood since the pleasure of meeting Alice and Violet was too great.

Thank you, Alice and Violet! I had a wonderful time with both of you. We definitely need to do this again next time! :-)


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22 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    OMG -- you show half of your face! LOL! I love it that you three did this, to get you out of comfort zone a little bit :) But *waving* Hi Melody! Nice to meet you LOL! I'm so glad that you enjoy your meeting with Alice and Violet. And I'm happy that you had a wonderful times too. I knew you would love Alice ;) All the foods are so delicious and I love the wallpaper of the fake books. At first I thought it was real lOl!

  2. Violet Says:

    Awesome, now this is more like an update, I didn't want to steal your pics and post them on my blog so I kept it to a minimum, lol.

    Great meeting you too Mel and thank you for organizing this :)

  3. Melody Says:

    Julia - LOL. You crack me up with your enthusiasm but yes, I really enjoyed our meet up! It's been fun!! :D

    Violet - Ooh, you know I don't mind you using my pics at all! :) (In fact, I did the same with Alice's pics, LOL).

    Great meeting you and Alice too!!

  4. Ana S. Says:

    I LOVE the book nerds picture :D I'm glad you all had such a good time together :) I wish I could meet some book bloggers too!

  5. Andreea Says:

    I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. It would be fun if we could all meet, but since we all live so far away from each other, it's a little difficult! Great pics.

  6. Mmmm....I love satay.

    I've given you an award, here you go:

  7. Darlyn Says:

    wow! i love all the pictures and the cute (the 3 of you together with half-covered with the book---so bookish!)

  8. Debi Says:

    Oh Melody...I sooooo love that photo of the three of you!!! Sounds like you all had a lovely, lovely time...just as it should be! :D

  9. bermudaonion Says:

    Oh my gosh, what fun! Getting together with such awesome bloggers would be great!

  10. Alice Says:

    It was so much fun, Melody, to hang out with you and Violet! I'm glad we finally met and I definitely want to meet up again the next time I visit Singapore again.

    Thanks for posting all the pics! I'm the slowest of them all in blogging about this. *smacks head* LOL

    I downloaded the Kindle edition of TIPPING THE VELVET because I couldn't find it anywhere in the bookstores for the physical copy. (Oh yes, I hunted for the book)

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Melody Says:

    Hello, everyone! Thank you so much for your comments! As you can tell I really enjoyed the meet up with Alice and Violet! :)

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  12. Darlene Says:

    I love the bookie picture! I'm so glad you all had such a good time. It's fun meeting bloggers.

  13. Ceri Says:

    Ooh, how exciting! It sounds like you had an awesome time. I follow Violet's blog too and will be sure to check out Alice's now. I love the pic of all three of you with the books. :D

  14. Anonymous Says:

    I'm jealous, but happy they you all had such a good time. Love the picture with the books! Thanks for sharing.

  15. I am so glad you had such a nice visit, Melody! I think it's wonderful that you three were able to get together.

  16. Sherrie Says:

    I have an award for you at my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  17. Anonymous Says:

    I love the photos. You are adorable :) And I love that wallpaper.

  18. Booksnyc Says:

    Great picture - looks like you had all had a really fun time!

  19. Beth F Says:

    How wonderful!!! And OMG you are all so cute! Looks like a fabulous time.

  20. Melody Says:

    Thanks, everyone! It was great meeting up with Alice and Violet in person! I'm hoping to meet more fellow bookbloggers, so that will be my next wish! :)

  21. Melody Says:

    Sherrie - Thanks so much for the award! :)

  22. The Bookworm Says:

    very nice Melody! I just saw some of these at Alice's blog. How cool that you got to meet in person!

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