For 3 days, I participated in the International Language Conference 2008 which was held at the Legend, Kuala Lumpur. It was also attended by a number of scholars, local and overseas, either as paper presenters or participants.
It was such a very exciting experience for you got to meet and speak to prominent figures in the field (whose names you only saw on the cover of the books before). But seeing them in flesh and being able to listen to them live were totally different from just reading their books. They were more aspiring, more enlightening.
I also got to meet some old friends apart from getting to know new ones.