To be honest, I have been totally obsessed with my gaming publication project, working on it and thinking about it 24/7. I have to. I was given an impossible deadline for the first two issues.
So, when I arrived at The Ogilvy Centre at 5 pm, all I could think of was, “Where’s the food?”
I hadn’t had a single bite to eat all day, so busy was I.
In fact, it’s right now 8ish pm and I’m having a chocolate bar for dinner. I’m really upset, because I bought two party packs of Delphi Top chocolate bars and it’s not really nice. I would have bought Time Out or Twix or Picnic but can you believe Watson’s didn’t have those??
Anyway, Top was the nearest thing so I bought it. And then, at the counter, the auntie told me that I can get two packs for, like, very cheap. So I bought two whole packs.
Now I’m stuck with 20 chocolate bars I don’t really like. It’s not awful, it just doesn’t have the woohoo that Cadbury chocolate bars have.
Why the hell am I talking about chocolate bars?
So, I attended The Open Room last evening, all stoned because I hadn’t eaten anything and I hadn’t slept the night before.
But I think I managed to pull through and even engage myself in a few passably intelligent conversations.
I chatted with Suzanna from Yahoo!, Shi from Nokia, Brian from Ogilvy and The Goonfather from Sheylara.com.
Yes, I took the Goonfather with me. I thought it was a good idea to expose him to the kind of circle I’m hanging out in.
What a chatty night. Now I feel like I dreamt it all because I was in such a daze.
I totally forgot to take photos until halfway through the event. When Tania of Ogilvy was giving a speech, I saw some bloggers take out their cameras. Then I remembered that I owned a camera. And that a camera was used to take photographs. And that photographs are sometimes useful things to use in blogposts. And that I was a blogger who needs to make daily blogposts.
I continued listening to Tania’s sexy-chirpy voice and tried to pretend that I wasn’t a blogger and that I didn’t have a camera.
That worked pretty well.
Tania finished her speech. Then Mr John Bell, who is a big shot Ogilvy man, gave a speech. Then I headed for the food, totally forgetting about my camera and my blog.
But all is not lost!!
I have ONE PHOTO!!
This was taken just before I left the party. A last-ditch attempt to salvage the situation.
With me are pretty nadnut and pretty Jean. Aww.
Of course, there is a greater significance to The Open Room than just photographs and pretty people, but I’m not in the mood to write GP essays.
In fact, I am never in the mood to write GP essays. So you’ll just have to live with that.
One down. 19 to go.