Well, first of all, its not my birthday celebration. Its my friends' and well, well, well. It was a packed week full of it.
I don't know much about "good times" or as chinese like to put it, "auspicious moments" in the year to get married, where the stars are in line and the gods favor you. This could be an astrology or feng shui question for chinese taoist, but generally, if you calculated the 9-months period that it takes from baby making activities till the day a baby pops out into the world, it looks like mid to end of September must be good times to either get married or perhaps, the climate and environmental aura that allows passionate moments for making love ;)
OR if you wanna reverse engineer it, perhaps if the pregnancy was planned to start in the period mentioned above, maybe the end of June must be a good time to give birth and for the mother to recuperate. OR its purposely planned for a good and convenient time for people to celebrate birthdays.
Whichever of the above 2 scenarios you choose to believe, I swear to you, all this is not co-incidence. The amount of birthdays last-week is enough proof of my theories above. The last count, I was looking at 7 and those were just people I knew well, not all I knew (co-incidence you say).
Well, lots of birthdays means lots of money spent for shopping presents and for me, it comes at an extra cost. I am not good with presents and people could see me wondering from store to store trying to figure out who likes what and so on. Well, everyone says, its the thought that counts, but for me, thats a no no. A useful present where the birthday boy/girl actually uses it or enjoys it is far more meaningful than "Yeah, Here is a RM0.50 keychain I bought from Bali" and say, " Hey mann, here you go , remember, its the thoughts that count." Well, I shared some presents and therefore did not have to shop for everyone. Thanks to those who helped.
The last few weekends were quiet, but this week *wipes sweat from brow*. It was fantastic!!!!!. On saturday, it was 6 people trying to squeeze their birthdays. Fortunately, 3 was in one place and 2 was in another, the 1 left was my grand-uncle who became an octogenerian, now that definitely validates a celebration. Its no mean feat.
It was fantastic for me because I met so many people I have never met in a long time particularly in Yew Kheong's house. Meeting people and catching up is always fantastic, for the sheer enjoyment and also for a simple good laugh.
Well, at noon, tables at Shangri-la was booked for this restaurant:
Naturally, noon was still too early for some of us heavy sleepers, who had to rush to KL.
Well, it was Cindy's birthday:
This is the first time I tried the Japanese buffet here. It was alright, with the usual Japanese fare. One thing I can comment about these hotel buffets compared to what you get at say Saisaki (Menara UOA), or Shogun (1-Utama) is that the quality tends to be better. Well, without the discount, the prices naturally were double to those 2 mentioned above. I mean, its Shang-gri-la you know.....The Interior Was Typical Of Japanese Fine DiningOne For The Doggy Bag
Li Li Au Is Good At Food Presentation
Teppanyaki Steak Was Fantastically Done. The 'Chawan Mushi' Has Endangered Sharks Fin
I Agree, The Syrup Or Whatever That is Tasted Weird
Haven't Seen This Girl For A Long Time. Well, She Came Out Of Hiding With This Cute Wannabe Pose :)
I can't eat much at buffets, but the meal after discount was still worth it. The food was of high quality and the sashimi was cut and presented nicely.
After that hefty meal, a few hours later, it was time to stuff myself again, but this time, it was Chinese cuisine. Yup, got a full course chinese meal (Restoran Chuai Heng, Jalan Kuchai Lama) treat from my octogenarian granduncle:
My pilot friends would probably recognize the guy behind the old man with a slight tinge of terror :)
Anyways, congratulations to "kau kong" for making it this far with a positive attitude in life. As for me, I was stuffed. Too much good food in a day.
After the meal, it was a quick thank you and goodbye and I rushed to Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. To Yew Kheong's beautiful house. There, it was for Yew Kheong, Lucinda and Godwin's birthday.The Happy Birthday Couple. Don't They Look HappyGodwin With His PresentDrinking Games Are CompulsoryNot Sure Why This Guy Is Always The Usual Target :)Abel & CandiceAnother Happy CoupleHonestly, I Have No Idea What Leanne Was Attempting.......Oh Well
Choon Ping looks like he is having a jolly good time. He even gave me a free back massage:
Trust me, this wasn't due to alcohol......
Well, me and Shirley began getting lots of SMSes by the guys to get our arses to KL as we promised. It was half-past midnight and Shirley and I were a little exhausted. But we proceeded to the next venue crusing pass the night lights of KL city to here:
We were at the right area, but I has no idea where I was going. So it was a bit of searching.
The name sounds like this one but nope. Wrong one.
Well, after some phone exchanges with Charles, we found it:
To get to the big picture:
It was my first time here and this was one club with a difference in terms of the interior. It looks at though they refurbished a pre-war shop house building. The interior was, bricks and more bricks, layered messily with lumps of concrete here and there. The so called chandelior was old and it had this abandoned old warehouse feel. The designers did quite a good job with the minimalist decor.
Here they were, all tired and waiting for some later comers :)
I was glad that it was the final event of the day for me as I was already rusted and so was Shirley. These were the remaining photos of the night:Look At Our Eyes. It Was A Long But Good Day
This dancer was good, with the braids and all the right outfit for maximum effect and so on. However, I thought it was a guy and 'it' turned around and it was a gurl:
I know, I know, you all go "soooo whatttt"....Well, it, I mean she danced with so much energy that it was not sensual but masculine like......She could give me a few pointers.
Does this club believe in feng shui and all. This dolls spotted was placed in a weird location. It looked scary too. Like Balinese:Waving At You
It was the end then. The end of the day that is. A long day with a positive outcome. Its time to chill out on sunday. I sincerely hoped the birthday people had a great time, after all, its their day.
If birthdays bring such positive vibes to people, then hey, bring it on more often. Until then, ciao people.......