It has been more than 1.5 year since we had last gathering and we had to also postponed our GTG earlier planned in December 2011 mainly because of the severe flood hit many parts in Thailand.
Fast forward to last week, May 9th, the Thai paneristis gathered up for our favorite GTG event. Even we had very few weeks to prepare and hence not very well organized, but I believe we can still deliver a FUNtastic evening to all members, more or less.
Apart from my compact GF1, I really have to thank you Mr.Thep (aka the rock) for his kind help taking pics throughout the evening and contributing his pics in this GTG report. You are such a top photographer and has wonderful sharp-shooter eyes. Without your photos, this report will not gonna happen, thank you so much m8.
Nuff said, ready for the fun ride?
Venue for the event was Club 99, locates at The Nine. I arrive there around 2:30pm and it was a quite afternoon as the GTG schedule will start in the next 4 hours
My trusted watch of the day, couldnt resist to take one snap with my afternoon drink at a very well know Starbucks
Few of early birds started to arrive and join
So, why not enjoying some table shots
Then we moved up to the place for preparation
Some environments before the place get more crowded
Thep (aka the rock), one of the best photographer and glad he help contributing his pics to my post
Name Tags, sign of many people coming to have fun
Registration table in front
And our members started of march in
We even had the media coming for interview and broadcasted the GTG on television!
Back to the members
I guess you all know who this guy is, I believe he permanently moves to Bangkok
Bill, coming from Dallas, just at the right time of our GTG
Some of them couldnt wait and started their own traditional table shot
He seems to like it
Watch talk continues
It was getting a bit crowded at the moment
But seems like traffic got stuck at registration so I had to go out and check! What were they looking at??
Gosh, I know why it was so slow. Our staffs were really busy with two beautiful girls who were coming to help on registration, OMG!!!
Lets get back inside and leave them with their works
We kicked off with introducing moderator team and distributed so many giveaways from our supporters, including Bangkok Panerai Boutique, various strapmakers, vouchers from restaurants and hotels, etc
Question: Tell me the Panerai Model I am wearing
We had the winner
More giveaways were distributed to our members
Everyone really enjoyed their evening as you can see, there were really amazing bunch of people. Cant believe that it is only the watch that brings us together
It took almost an hour to finish all giveaways
Then it was the time everyone was waiting for, the TABLE SHOTS!!
We are so excited about making table shots this time as we used to have 208 watches back in 2008 and we also encouraged our members to enjoy the GTG and probably tried to break the record
I will leave the pics do their talk at this time
A very good example of a happy man
Here is the number of Panerai watches on the table at that night
The final group shots
At the end of the day, we had more than 200 members joining our latest gathering but the group shots were taken way too late and many of them had already left.
However, it was a really fun evening for all of us and everybody was having such a great time.
Thank you for following my post to the end. Hope you are happy and enjoy my report and enter new week with full of happiness.