Thursday, February 11, 2010

Starstrucked to Susie's Big adventure




STARSTRUCK - (adj) completely overawed by someone's celebrity status,
Fascinated by or exhibiting a fascination with fame or famous people.


Since i moved and worked here in Saudi Arabia from 2007 to present.My lifestyle changed abruptly because of very limited activities that I'm doing to my host country because of culture and religion, very different from the one that i had in my home country and absolutely no nightlife,parties and alcohol so the party animal went on a REHAB lol.I became a home buddy for quite sometime and laptop became my best friend lol.
Reading a blog on Internet is one of the habit that i developed.By that habit,it gave me inspiration to make my own blog.

One of my favorite non-Filipino blogger that i frequently visited is Ms. Susie of Susie's Big Adventure an American married to a Saudi and currently residing in Jeddah KSA. I love her blog so much and eventually i became one of her fans.How i will not forget when her blog was blocked on internet by Saudi Authority and nobody from her fans in Saudi Arabia have the access to read it but for a few days her blog was on air again.I'm very happy for her because in 2009 she won the Best Asian Blog Award for the Annual Weblog Awards and for 2010 her blog again made it to be the finalist and the winners will be announced sometime this February or March.She was also interviewed by CNN International-Go Asia.

On the last week of August of 2009 i moved from Riyadh to Jeddah for my new assignment in work .From the moment i knew the good news from my boss that i will be working in Jeddah i was so excited and very happy.One of my wish and my friend BOb wish for me and a fan of Susie, is to meet the brilliant lady behind the Susie's big adventure blog.Yes!!! indeed life is full of surprises.The moment that i been waiting for,happened on a beautiful sunday morning of February 7. What a surprise!!!I never expect this to happen.Thanks to my job and my company because accidentally she is one of our customers.It was so funny because i recognized her thanks God she is not covering her entire face by a veil that only her eyes can be seen.Thanks also from the mug-shot that was posted on her blog it helped to recognize her.First i was so hesitant and a little bit shy on how will i ask if she is Ms. Sussie. So many things keep playing on my mind that time on what will i ask.Physically I'm working but my mind was totally disturbed that time that resulted to wrong total of amount of all the stuff she bought that time,i didn't hit the enter button of the computer that's why her lovely husband doubted the amount shamed on me lol.And I have the courage to ask her.Madame are you a writer?and i little pause from her if she will answer or not and i heard her a soft yes answer with a nod and followed her a question if she is Ms.Susie of Susie's big adventure blog.So excited to hear the YES that she was the author and yet i heard it loud and clear.YES it was her on my front not on the internet the real Susie in person,what a big surprise.After she left i grabbed my mobile phone and called my friend Bob who is in Riyadh to deliver the good news and he was so happy also because he is a fan.By that she made my day and a wish came true...Hope to see her again together with Captain Kabob.Indeed i was so starstrucked by her.....

17 comments:

Susie of Arabia said...

I am speechless. I had no idea - if my husband and his friend weren't right there with me, I would have at least given you a big hug!!! You are too kind and I am so flattered by this post. You really made my day!

The Queen said...

That is soooo awesome! I really felt your excitement!

Anonymous said...

Very wonderful you met up with her! I too am a fan of hers.

Qusay said...

I'm happy for u that u met Susie, and as I see she is happy to have met u also.

Good luck on everything :)

alette siri ane said...

Just to get a peek into someone else,s world is fantastisk and makes us all the wiser!You made my day here I am in freezing below about to put some logs in the fire.Take care!I was showed here from Susies blog.

mightydacz said...

@ ms susie,amazing,and by that time also im about to grabbed my camera for photograph but im too shy and it is a big problem for us because we are in saudi arabia lol

@queen oh my God it was really so awesome, and because of her its nice to meet you also here on blogosphere thanks for the visit.

@anonymous yes very wonderful isnt i?

@Qusay yes am very happy, thank you for dropping by and for the encouragement.

nadia said...

The first time I ever met a co-blogger was at her wedding day! I totally understand the excitement :)

This was a nice and sweet post :)

mightydacz said...

@alette thank you very much

Callie said...

I'm very glad you met Suzie too and that you had the courage to speak to her. Glad I found your blog.

Chiara said...

What a nice happening and tribute to it. I hope you meet again!

The Pope said...

You are so blessed to meet Ms. Sussie, definitely it was an awesome experience.

Happy weekend bro.

oman said...

thats amazing - fate in a city thats so big to have her walk in front of you

Keith said...

Dacz, what a great experience! It's good you recognized Susie considering that women here in our Kingdom are practically fully covered. So happy for you.

Ilse said...

Whoa! I am totally jealous. I want to meet Susie.

Nathalie said...

You are so lucky to have met Susie!
I'm a big fan of hers too.

Jemma Ruby said...

I am a fan of her too, that is great you met her!

Yellow Bells said...

gonna see who she is? baka maging fan rin ako hmmm...