Changing to Online Contact During the Pandemic — Part 1

Changing to Online Contact Throughout the Pandemic — Part 1

Soo Chung, who was a presenter in the Tealet variant and that pioneered that Facebook conversation, is also planning an internet Nomad Tea Festival in July.  It’d be fine if this pandemic was over by then, would not it?

To be concluded in Monday’s post
Replicating a real-life convention may be catchy, but it seems like that’s the point.
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Beyond not attending online tea conventions previously, I’ve very little prior exposure with internet meetings or tastings related to tea.  It is a subject that has been coming up ever since Google Hangouts made that kind of connection which was years following basic video was created by Skype.  I just never got to itI enjoy talking by text message, and drinking tea alone is usually enough for me — maybe except for talking to my Mom.  I speak in classes about tea — and of course write a blog — and have done work meetings and open tastings those topics just never connected.  Until now.

Published at Thu, 07 May 2020 08:00:00 +0000
It is not that book an idea to creep up online contact within this pandemic interval; I am mostly just passing in my experiences with it.  This post was originally going to be about the capability to move expo / conference events online, because that came up in Facebook group discussion a few weeks ago.  I have since seen only a little of an example of that, coated by Elyse Peterson in a post here  (known as a Virtual Tea Festival).  I didn’t see much of that event, only parts of two sessions, because it was held from 2 to 6 AM here in Bangkok, but the movies are now posted online.
I tried it — talking to internet buddies in India and Germany.  I have met both, that friend in India only the once but we speak online, in part related to me having an admin to get Suzana’s tea group on Facebook (Tea).  Ralph and I have met with a few instances here in Bangkok 4?  We mostly hung out in Jip Eu, the Chinatown store I see most, but also visited a Thai temple and did a tasting session in my office building.