happiness is a very happy event @ cafe libre

Happy - Happy Moments
It has been a while since I’ve relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed myself at an event. Not that I did not feel comfortable or happy at every other event I’d been to, but the one organised by the Text100 and Happy team (or Happy Generators as they like to call themselves) last Tuesday currently ranks as #1 on my list.

The venue, an important factor was an excellent choice ๐Ÿ˜‰ David had earlier asked for my take on where they could host a small gathering for bloggers, where it would be cosy and comfy, intimate yet not overwhelming. The first place I thought of was Cafe Libre in Taman Danau Desa, operated by Grant and wife, Yasmin. Paul said it was cronyism, but I’d been to the place a couple of times now, and thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance. So I was rather pleased that David’s colleague Libby chose Cafe Libre as the venue for the event. And even happier when David showed me the menu…

Happy event - awesome food @ Cafe Libre
The Gallivanter had a difficult time choosing between the spicy seafood spaghetti, turkey ham + tomato + cheese toasties, jacket potato with Mexican chili, Caesar salad +roast chicken and a lovely array of cakes + brownies. So he piled on a bit of everything.

The reason for the event was to announce to a few bloggers that the Happy team are organising a happy blogging contest. In a nutshell, blog about what makes you happy, attach the HAPPY header (as shown at the top of this post) submit the entry manually, get your friends to vote you into the Top 10, and you’ll stand a chance to win the top prize, RM 5000! CASH!!!! Second prize winner will get RM 2k, and third prize winner will get RM 1k. There are two categories — blog (by blog I think they mean words + images) and video, so there will be two RM 5000 winners.

Happy event - Kimberlycun and KYSpeaks playing the wii
Kim and KY on the Wii

Coincidentally, I also found out a really useful function on my N95 that day. Well, it’s the camera scene mode, specifically the Sports mode (“ideal for fast moving subjects — use to capture moving objects in sharp detail”). The result is shown in the photo above of Kim and KY in Wii action (they were really moving when I snapped this photo). I had to do a bit of brightness and contrast adjustments because the flash didn’t seem to work in this mode. But eh, I am darn happy with my discovery! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy event - hula hoop contest
Victor, Smashpop, Emelda and Su Ann doing the hula hoop thingy

There were prizes to be won. The first contest was really simple — a movie trivia contest where the questions were lifted off Facebook’s Flixster. Heheh, how noob can you be, David? ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway almost everyone won a prize or three. I won a pair of men’s deodorant (which I gave to my bro-in-law), a RM 10 Jusco voucher (which I gave to my sister), a shaver and a St Ives body moisturiser. Was quite happy with my haul.

The second contest was a hula hoop contest, as seen in the photo above. The last time I used a hula hoop was 20 years ago and I was not about to use it ever again. Heheh, but damn funny la you all ๐Ÿ˜›

Happy event - collage
Clockwise: 1)Su Ann won 2 GSC movie tickets with Smashpop looking on.
2) Me with Yasmin, the lovely co-proprietor. I think she rules the roost now though
3) Me with KY, David and Heather. Photo nicked from Grant
4) James, Nigel and the Gallivanter each downing a special concoction…

A few of us stayed till nearly midnight finishing up the food/ drinks, happily chatting away. I absolutely enjoyed myself, thanks for having me ๐Ÿ™‚

Below is a group photographs taken by Louis. Why does everyone look skinnier and squished? That’s because I read Friedbeef’s Tech and he blogged about rsizr, something that I will be using quite a lot from now on. SO HAPPY! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy event - group photo
Happiness overload

So if you want to join the Happy Moments blogging contest, head over here: http://www.happy.com.my/happymoments, take some time to read what you need to do etc. Initially I didn’t want to spread the word, because we all know that the RM5000 is mine. However sharing is caring, and knowing that I have some remaining nilai-nilai murni deep (very, very deep) inside me makes me happy. So, go, blog.

Also blogged: David, Beatrice, Kimberlycun, Gallivanter, Swifty, Erna, Victor, Grant



  1. davidlian says:

    Thanks for coming. I love your category – parties/fun. Haha…if I wanted a two-word description, I’d use yours.

  2. everyone’s so thin in the group pic lol

  3. Watch out! You won’t take home RM5,000. Not because you need to spend it , because you need to report that income in you BA form, and pay 10%-25% “ransom”. Ouch!

  4. great event!

  5. Suanie, thanks so much for the kind comments. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a pleasure to have you all there.

  6. was a very fun event! I pwned Kim so many times in Wii it’s not even funny. ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. rsizr is supposed to cut out the unimportant parts without squishing la…can define which parts of the pic not to squish wan ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. davidlian: i am always one for inspiration ๐Ÿ˜›

    smashpop: ahh error error

    moo_t: Blah oh well 75% of freebies is still good

    keemanxp: yeap ๐Ÿ™‚

    Grant : My pleasure as well ๐Ÿ˜€

    KY: bwahahah art imitates life?

    James: arghhshs okay now i got it! did another one, properly rsizred!


    makes kim’s head looks weird tho. but malas to go add more preserve. kinda laggy on my machine

  9. miss this miss this miss this… darn!


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