Thanks a lot for coming .. it was very nice to see you all in person.
I wished i could have spent more times in Canada and been able to do more interaction (well for beginers .. I should have bought a Canadian mobile on the first place !).
I am back in one piece to Abu Dhabi, let's see how much of jetlag is going to hit me when I sink in the bed !
PS : Pity Sobank could not make it.
Well i hope must7 dont mind it :) The topic has gone so old I think it needs to include some history.
well here goes the first ever incident of meeting of three pdfers who were completely stranger to each other, was in 2007. This first meeting also marks the beginning of a tradition which is now almost 4 years old. To be honest, I didn't think that it will catch a fire like this but it eventually did.
Almost a year later, must7 showed his interest in meeting when he comes to toronto. We were ready for that. we were told that he will be in toronto in october. So Shehz and I were gearing up for that one. I found out that I have to leave toronto and travel 16 hours to north. But that was ok cause I was supposed to be back in time. So i was not worried. month of october comes and other people wish to meet too. The hesitation was gone cause Shehz and I would always talk about our meetings on pdf. So the "dont meet strange people from forum" taboo was becoming kosher. So other people joined in. Unfortunately, I, who was so camera ready for this meeting was held up in work in northern ontario unexpectedly. So I never showed up. And this is how the mass meeting of pdfers of toronto started. From that day of october 2008, we have not looked back. almost a year later, still the original group meets almost every second week.
winter of 2010 (I think), we met Meerkt (i hope i had his nick right). In fall of 2010 we had first ever full contact with faizan khaliq sahab. a week ago in march 2011, we had oracle in toronto. On 19th march 2011, its going to be all group + mustu and oracle.
So here is the first open mention of our first meeting by shehz
I didn't go to Lahore as such bud.
It was Toronto to Karachi, Via Lahore, touch & Go.
My Pics, Hmmmm, think not, at-least not for now.
However, I will be meeting up with Sobank for some Chai - Chit Chat (CCC), once in Toronto.
And then came the D-Day. Story of which is faithfully done unfaithfully by shehz in here. Go read it. funny stuff.
Now some data collection time:
The first ones to jump in Aug 2007
The Second wave oct 2008
2 aliph 5 AKA aliph ahmad AKA strictly canadian
And finally the new dude Mirkt. Nov 2009
Just to show you, how successful we are, No other community of pdfers have been able to replicate 1/10 of what we have done.
Uk pdfers tried to copy the trend but it has not become that successful yet. But you UK guys should not be discouraged. It took us almost one and half year from first few members to become a practical party of 10. You guys will get there too that is if you want it to be open party. just keep it simple and make it about meeting and not food and outing. trust me you will have fun. Oh and leave pdf at the door. we talk about everything related to Pakistan but not whats going in pdf.
Special thanks goes to Shehz and double double if they did not agree to the first meeting, perhaps we never had this. It will also be wrong to not mention the interest of must7. Buddy I am looking forward for your next visit.
Its time to fold this post now :)
Edited by sobank, 17 March 2011 - 09:04 PM.