Prior to the meeting, there were long series and several discussions on where and when to meet considering that our hubbies and one of the ladies are working. We opted to do it in the evening so everybody can join. It had been set on the 23rd of February but apparently, Leo and Ethel are working that night. It was pushed through on the 3rd of March. We met at the Queens Street Mall in Brisbane CBD.
We dine in Pig N Whistle. It was raining but all of us made it there. We had a lot of fun and laughs. It was the first time that we’ve met each other, well for me, but with the email discussions, it seems we knew each other for a long time. The meeting was just to put faces to the name that we’ve been talking with online. The discussion started from where everyone works, how did we met our lovey dove, visa application, life in Australia, Filipino stores in Australia, and anything under the sun. We initially parted ways about 9PM.. full (I reckon to have a bloated tummy..hehehe) and happy.
l-r:trina & ritchie, david & norie, me & cj, ethel & leo. more photos here.
By the way, PBOZ means Pinoy Brides in OZ. It is a yahoo group mainly concerned on helping Pinoys who married an Australian in their migration. You could ask the group about getting married in the Philippines, securing documents from public offices, visa application, CFO seminars, getting the cheapest air fares, food that you can bring into the country, Filipino stores in OZ, etc… All the group members are only too happy to help. It is a small but very active group. For a Filipino living in a foreign land, having this group is a big grace and help. You can vent out, share your daily experiences or just merely chitchat. This e-group has really helped us a lot.