Where're the beers, man???
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This meetup was initially planned for a few other TBs who thought they would make it to Kuala Lumpur in the last week of October. Alas, they ended up not coming, but it wasn't too bad of a turnout.
First stop was Dome Café, just at the entrance to the KLCC park from Suria KLCC, a swanky mall located at the foot of the KL Twin Towers. Siti (Trendy_Lady) from SG was the first to arrive. Kim (shuwei) and I were on our way when she called. I told her that we were five minutes away, as we were looking for parking space just next to the park. Looking a little underdressed, I had to change into something more presentable once we got there, and then met up with Siti.
We decided then that we’ll get a drink while waiting for the rest to show up. It was almost 7.30pm by now, and the time frame given was between 7-7.30pm (and I thought Malaysians were the only ones always fashionably late!). A few minutes later, I get a call from Chris and tell him to meet us inside the café for drinks. Chris (TBK3355) drove up from SG and brought Mark (mnico78) with him. Mark just moved to SG for work, to set up his co’s operations there. Sophia (fineartistx) and Sunnil followed shortly after.
By the 7.45pm, our tummies growling, we headed to Madam Kwan’s for dinner, while I stayed back to wait for Kent (bcbusdriver) and his girlfriend who were on their way, but didn’t have a cellphone on him to call me.
As expected, we had to wait for a table when we got to Madam Kwan’s, and five minutes later, luckily enough, got our table for nine. I wasn’t really keen on Madam Kwan’s, being that it was a restaurant where you paid for the ambience and mood, as well as for the local cuisine (you can find more deliciously cooked Malaysian food at a regular Malaysian restaurant for cheaper). However, it didn’t turn out too bad in the end as everyone enjoyed their meal (I’ve saved my comments for my review of Madam Kwan’s.)
From dinner, it was time to head out to the clubs to “partay”!! After much discussion, we thought we’d give Bangsar a whirl.
The restaurant/bar was noisy that night, on account of a live band. So we decided to stick around and have a couple of drinks (but not Mark, he was prepared to make camp, with a jug of beer to start with!!) before venturing out. Fellow TB and my personal friend, Joann (wildjazmyn) joined us in Bangsar after running errands as maid of honor for a friend’s wedding.
Our conversations picked up where we left off at dinner, even though we had to scream into each other’s ears to talk. An hour later, as the crowd was thinning out, we thought we’d follow suit and look to end our night someplace else.
We walked up a block and made it to 11:15. No, it’s not the time, it’s a club! 11:15’s concept is based on seasonal themes. The first time I checked out the place, five years ago, it had a theme called Pharmacy, where the waitresses were dressed as nurses! This time it was supposed to be High School, but I’m guessing they got their cue from a public school in the rough neighborhoods of the US, as there were cage-like walls and fences inside that made up the décor. While it wasn’t really a place where we could talk (the music was even louder!), but there was a good crowd and we made the most of it.
All we needed were a few more drinks in our system, and we were partying like everyone else! Before we knew it, it was closing time and we bundled Chris, a staggering intoxicated Mark (“You’re all beautiful, man!!!”), Kent and his girlfriend into a cab and said goodnight.
While I wished we had found someplace a little more relaxed so we could enjoy each other’s company more, I hope at least that everyone that was there had a good time and you can be sure that I’ll be seeing you at the next meetup, wherever that may be!!