Sandy Chen

Archive for August 2010

On Friday, July 23, 2010, I had the pleasure of attending the Nokia N97minitour finale party at the Academy of Spherical Arts, and it was fantastic.

The party itself wasn’t your typical glamour, dance, getting piss drunk kind of party, but it was a friendly, intimate, non-intimidating form of getting to know new people, and getting to know more about technology. I made my new year resolution 7 months ago to be just a little more geeky, and I have not steer astray from my goal, I just haven’t had the time to blog about it, since I’ve been so busy with things. But this one I had to blog about, and I think this event definitely contributed to my goal.

Now I don’t claim to know everything about phones, in fact, I know a lot of nothing about phones, and you would think that by attending a party that is completely dedicated to phones would be a total turn off, heck, how does a girl not stick out like a sore thumb and seem like a dumb chick. But this was definitely not like what I had expected. Everyone was friendly, lots to drink, amazing finger foods (hmmmm, mini beef wellington, my lust for it since watching Hells Kitchen was finally satisfied), and I even went home with some pretty awesomely cool Nokia swag (who wouldn’t want a cute phone charm)!

Thanks to my good friend Andrew Currie, who was part of the N97 Minitour itself, I wouldn’t have otherwise known about this event. Knowing he was going to be there for the event, I attended the finale party with gusto and met a bunch of wonderful people, I might even add that at one point during the night, I even abandoned my friend in order to chat it up with other very lovely individuals.

It was great to meet (twitter handles) @Whatleydude @SimonLR @Serosity and a few other fine folks as well. @acurrie being your friend seriously rocks!

Here’s the thing, it’s perfectly fine not to know a darn thing about phones because the point of these events is to promote and educate the everyday folks myself to know a little more about these fine little machines. You’re there to learn and touch and play with the phones, and what a fine piece of technology the Nokia N97 mini it is!



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