Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My First Tweet-Up



Those who have been following my blog for a while now know that I used to strongly dislike Twitter. In fact, I vowed never to sign up on Twitter because I didn't want to get updates about what people were eating and what time they woke up that day. In April 2010 though, I gave in and decided to give it a shot. 9 months later, I'm so into it that I actually even attended my first Tweet-up! A tweet-up is a social gathering of people in your area who are on Twitter.

It was fun b/c everyone was wearing different masks to fit the Masquerade theme... I brought my authentic mask straight from Mardi Gras '06 in New Orleans! It was such a cool but nerdy experience. As soon as you walk in, you register and they give you a name tag with your Twitter handle (@herrohachi) on it so that once you are mingling with people, they can add you on Twitter right then and there. haha! It is the only place I've ever been to where EVERY SINGLE PERSON had their Blackberry or iPhone out the entire night so they could tweet about what was going on and who they were meeting. It sounds boring but it was a lot of fun being able to meet those you've only been talking to on Twitter!

It was great meeting people but I must say, the highlight of my evening was getting to try Lobster Mac & Cheese for the first time EVER! Thanks to Samantha for introducing this dish to me!

Have you ever attended a Tweet-Up? If not, would you?


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20 comments:

Samantha said...

NOPE! but I would!! It looks so fun!! :D

thegreenhairclip said...

i probably would if my friends would. :)

InsideOut Elle said...

aahah that's hilarious...a tweet up sounds like a nerd convention (in a good way).

lizzy said...

you say wah??????????

i'd love to attend tweet-up. none in my area so far.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

that's very interesting i've never heard of a tweet-up. i think that it's pretty cool that you get to meet people through twitter that way. i would definitely have loved to experience something like that. twitter is pretty addicting.

Mimi said...

i have never been to one, and i don't have a twitter account. but it sure looks fun! and i like the mask! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Trish said...

lobster mac & cheese <3 i want! & i never been to one, id feel weird attending one unless i own a business like you ahha =D

ochikeron said...

Hi Kym!

Just like you, I didn't like Twitter at first, I mean, I didn't want to keep any more diary or update SNS acct, but once I started it (in Jap, too, using Osfoora) I realized it was much simpler than I thought! I don't even feel like keeping a diary. haha

BUT, I've never been to any social gathering. Your's sounds fun!!! Especially the food! BTW, what is "Lobster Mac & Cheese"?! I've never heard of it. Is that popular over there?! Mac=Macaroni?!

ochikeron said...

Hi Kym again!

Thanks about the Lobster Mac & Cheese! I gotta try it out!!! We do have macaroni with cheese sauce at some restaurants but not that popular in Japan yet. Also, I recently realized we don't have carrot cake in Japan, too. It is really strange but things don't get popular until the media or food magazines pick up!!!

RicAdeMus said...

It sounds like fun...I don't know if I would attend or not. Maybe!

// krissy ♥ said...

That sounds so cool! Technology has really revolutionized the way we do things ;)

Vicky said...

Oooh, love the masquerade idea. I've always wanted to go to a masquerade party. Since most of the people I follow on twitter are celebs, sure I'd love to attend a get-together with them. hehe.

Have you tried lobster grilled cheese sandwich?? That's super yum, too.

NITIA / MONTO said...

hi I'm Nitia
i never did. i'd like to though, but i think most of my twitter friends are someone who i already know :)

Carrie said...

I love twitter. I'm more addicted to it than facebook and blogging. It keeps me informed about what's going on with my friends (most of whom live far away) and I also follow the news and stuff like that so I know what's going on around my city and sometimes the world. I like live updates and staying connected in a simple way. People rarely tweet about their breakfast :P lol and if they do, you just stop following them. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tweet-up. Sounds like fun!

Farah said...

Ok...hand over the jacket/blazer missy!! I like it very much! ;)


omg Kym..you can totally have a Bollywood themed hen's night! ;) hahahahha

Hazel☺ said...

this is the first time i heard about a tweet-up.. but sounds cool to be able to attend one! :D your mask is so gorgeous :)

<3 hazel
thethriftycloset

MKL said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. It's definitely something I need to join in the future.

Sarah said...

oooo an authentic mask huh? looks pretty awesome :D

oomph. said...

lol, i still haven't jumped on the twitter bandwagon yet! guess my thinking is like how yours was...

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josie(bean) said...

mmm lobstah mac & cheese is one of my favorite dishes ever! always so expensive, but always totes worth it :) also i know i tell you this all the time but im sooo happy you gave into the whole twitter thing, AND that you love it! i hope it boosted your herrohachi profits as well, which im sure it did. also, i am addicted to tweetups, though i do agree that only a few years ago the concept wouldve sounded completely insane and pointless. oh how the times have changed! & your feathered + sequined, royal blue masquerade mask is fantastic :)