The gathering at Bloghouse last night was good and my friend Wong came along. Wong said it was like watching history in the making as he met for the first time, so many "Blogostars" whom he had only known mainly by their cyber-monickers.
It was a gathering of friends and foe; comrades and strangers; observers and movers; more importantly it was a gathering meant for bloggers. There were both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat members of parliament present in this rojak of a gathering where the rakyat took centre stage. Among others, Raja Petra Kamarudin was asked to speak and he managed to capture the essence of what the gathering and All Blogs is about. In a nutshell, his message was about maturity, about how Malaysians must emulate the spirit in All Blogs where political and personal differences should not hinder interaction and cooperation; where the "if you are not my friend; then you are my enemy" mentality makes you a pariah in your own world.
What I found the most interesting last night was not so much the "apolitics", the personalities nor the ambience but the corporate sponsors for the gathering. The willingness of LG, Air Asia, Genting Berhad, Guinness Anchor Bhd, just to name a few, to sponsor the event and All Blogs paints a very positive picture. Corporate Malaysia is finally "out of the closet" and All Blogs is recognized as a force in Malaysian society.
Hidup Bangsa Malaysia!!!