Before the Meeting
Grande première a l’ile Maurice, les Bloggeurs se rencontrent au restaurant Mc Donald à Port Louis pour mieux faire connaissance et pour faire une mise à jour du nombre de bloggeurs sur la toile Mauricienne. Yashvin, et Morina, initiateurs du projet “ Mauritian Bloggers Meeeting” étaient tous deux présents tout comme de nombreux fans du blog-o-sphere Mauricien. ( I would love to see that on the front page of a paper :$ )
(Translation: A first in Mauritius, the Island’s bloggers meet at Mc Donald’s in Port-Louis, to get to know each other, and to make an update on the number of bloggers on the Mauritian web. Yashvin and Morina, the ones behind the “Mauritian Bloggers Meeeting” project, were both present, as were numerous fans of the Mauritian Blog-o-sphere. )
Since a few days now, Yashvin and Morina have been sending invites to all the Mauritian Blog Community and being bloggers, bbZuSh, Sayuka and myself were all interested to go to the meeting to finally meet all these virtual friends. I’m sure by now, we must all be online to blog the meeting.. but rather than being one of the many who are going to do so, I would like to count you our (bbZuSh, Sayuka and me) adventure before coming to meet our fellow friends today.
Ever since the invitation was sent, and time confirmed, bbZuSh and Sayuka had decided to meet directly in Port Louis at 11.30 today. And initially I would have met them at 14.00 as i was supposed to go to class. No need to say how happy I was when yesterday afternoon, my lecturer called me to inform me that he had something urgent to do and that there will be no class today! ‘Hooray!’ I can meet Sayuka and bbZuSh earlier!
We all met around 11.30 in the food court at Shoprite and started talking talking talking talking talking talking, laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing. But after some 30 minutes, the hunger took over and we decided to go to the parking. Wrong way to go since we already were in a foodcourt, but Sayuka and bbZuSh totally refused to eat there (which weren’t in our plans of course) since they are regulars there. Well, of course, we could not leave quietly for that would not be our style. bbZuSh and Sayuka had a little… catfight… because bbZuSh was adamant that it was raining too much (a few droplets of harmless rain) and would not get to the car… Sayuka had to remove her umbrella (or rather, was forced to) and cover bbZuSh for the few metres they had to walk.
On the way, we were all talking about the coming meeting and what we would eat at Caudan. I, then decided to show bbZuSh a garden in Port Louis! (It would seem she had never seen one there) So, we passed through Robert Edward Hart Garden (Les salines) and bbZuSh was constantly asking who Robert Edward Hart was! and here went the EVS lesson! He was a POET, bbZuSh! He stayed at Souillac and had a house made of LIMESTONE ! called La NEF which is today a museum! I then saw an Audi ! A magnificent white A4 :$ an shouted Audi… and someone ( I won’t mention her name.. the creator of this blog… shhh… ) heard “ Nu fine Perdi “ (We are lost) LOL ! and the hysteria started all over again… We definitely were not lost! And bbZuSh was actually saying that the garden looked like a lake ! LOL! It rained a lot the past few days.. and there was water everywhere! It was kinda a bit… flooded! LOL!
We then got down at Caudan.. and we all complained about the heat of Port Louis… ( as usual) and I was so happy to see the ships at the docks… but bbZuSh and Sayuka were not too interested in that.. it was something normal to them. “Ships are… ships…” they said. Off to the foodcourt where we took seat and started talking again (we never are tired of talking) and after that went to buy the famous Benny B Boulettes!!! They are soooo delicious !bbZuSh and Sayuka took chili with it, but I’m not a too big fan of hot stuffs ! bbZuSh then bought Grapetiser for us and Melon Iced Tea for Sayuka. After our meal and during the talking, there was a woman eyeing, most probably wanting to take over our table… but unluckily for her, and luckily for us we had not ‘completed’ our drinks so she had to choose another place
We then went for a stroll at Caudan Phase 2 and were admiring the windows of the expensive boutiques and found many interesting things! I saw a magnificent lava lamp! but it was a bit expensive… Rs 4000… I do not have that kind of budget ! We continued our “shopping” and went to the first floor. There actually are some quite nice boutiques over there. I was quite amazed that our small caudan has gone high tech.
Time for the meeting… We walked towards the Harbour Front Building to Mc Donald. No need to say we were all very shy to go in and kept delaying the… task…! LOL! So Zush gave me her phone and asked me to call Yashvin. But then, after gathering our courage, and after telling her that a bowl was not actually a bowl… we all got in Mc Donalds where all the bloggers had taken a few tables and ……
The bloggers’ meeting was great by Morinn
Blogger meeting from 14-3-09 by Stefan
First Bloggers’ Meeeting 2009, Promising! by Yashvin
Mauritian Bloggers Meeting… by Dakshinee