Cambaluc cocktail hour July 27, 2010 1:51 AM   Subscribe

Beijing meet-up (back by popular* demand)

*in the sense that saysthis fancies the idea and bokane isn't opposed. The idea was in a week or so I think when deadlines have flown past, but that's what the thread is here to decide. As for venue, I naturally suggest we go for the bar round the corner from me again (Alba) so I can bring the dog, but if you have a better idea let's hear it.
posted by Abiezer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:51 AM (25 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite


because it is not as if we aren't going to get together for beers tonight and possibly thursday and friday and saturday anyway
posted by bokane at 2:05 AM on July 27, 2010

posted by msittig at 7:31 AM on July 27, 2010

I'm done with massive looming deadlines around Friday/Saturday.

posted by saysthis at 8:04 AM on July 27, 2010

No danger of you making a trip north, msittig? If hawkeye and so much modern time don't post here soon I may have to MeMail spam them.

posted by Abiezer at 6:33 PM on July 27, 2010

I'm still trying to decide where1 to go in October, so what are the chances of a Beijing meetup then?

1 on my list are UK, the Netherlands, Bali, Bangkok or Jiuzhaigou.
posted by Alnedra at 2:54 AM on July 28, 2010

At the very least, Abeizer and I should be in town, and neither of us takes much convincing. Come on down!
posted by bokane at 3:33 AM on July 28, 2010

Yes, come to Beijing, Neddy. The future belongs to us!
posted by Abiezer at 4:51 AM on July 28, 2010

I'm out of town for this weekend, but I'm in for next week/weekend!
posted by so much modern time at 7:45 AM on July 28, 2010


go there.

after a beijing summer, it will be so so nice there. if you can afford it, fly in from chengdu.

posted by sleslie at 8:18 AM on July 28, 2010

Well, if smmt is away and saysthis isn't done 'til Saturday, next week or that coming weekend looks best (plus seems like the temperature might drop below 30 and make enjoying Alba's terrace non-suicidal).
posted by Abiezer at 5:03 PM on July 28, 2010

Next year, you bastards, I swear.
posted by Wolof at 12:17 AM on July 29, 2010

Wow, wish i could make a Beijing meetup. Food's gonna be kickass, right?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:25 AM on July 29, 2010

There's certainly no shortage of good eating in the neighbourhood, though the place I'm suggesting is more a cafe than a restaurant. It's such a short hop from Tokyo, flapjax. You have no excuse! Wolof a little more with that extra bit of ocean.
So it seems we want it to be next weekend - and preference for Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
posted by Abiezer at 8:37 PM on July 29, 2010

Either one would be fine with me; if we make it a Friday, chances are excellent that I'll have spent the afternoon working in Alba anyway.
posted by bokane at 2:40 AM on July 30, 2010

Speak up on a day then, people. I'll MeMail hawkeye later too in case he's missed this. Anyone else we should be nudging? Not sure how current the nearby users list in our profiles is.
posted by Abiezer at 9:31 PM on July 30, 2010

My vote is for Friday, since I can schedule my ukulele class in the area right before our meetup! That does mean that I'll be bringing a uke have been warned!
posted by so much modern time at 2:58 AM on August 2, 2010

Friday would be fine by me too, so adding bokane's vote above shall we provisionally say that's when we meet?
posted by Abiezer at 3:51 AM on August 2, 2010

Dang. I'm still in the the good ol' U.S. of A., and won't be returning to Beijing until Mon Aug 9. Have a cold one (or two) for me.
posted by hawkeye at 9:28 AM on August 2, 2010

I suppose we can let you off in those circumstances, hawkeye; great timing on escaping the horrible heat these past couple of weeks too!
posted by Abiezer at 9:38 AM on August 2, 2010

So, are we definitely on for Friday evening at Alba then?
posted by so much modern time at 7:51 PM on August 4, 2010

Yes - sounds like bokane will be there from the afternoon on (and could get us a table on the roof terrace in case it fills up) - rest of us meet seven-thirty-ish?
posted by Abiezer at 1:12 AM on August 5, 2010

I'll bring the massage girls and cocaine.

Or I'll just bring my laptop and do some work.
posted by saysthis at 6:02 PM on August 5, 2010

And then stop at 7:30, is what I mean.
posted by saysthis at 6:04 PM on August 5, 2010

So I showed up fashionably late and found that others had left unfashionably early, but it was good seeing saysthis and Abiezer last night. Looking forward to tonight's meetup as well.
posted by bokane at 1:43 AM on August 7, 2010

We were our usual small but perfectly formed gathering, and bokane kindly extended it later into the evening. zhwj also appeared, despite me failing to tell him the meet-up was on.
posted by Abiezer at 2:01 AM on August 7, 2010

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