Second Homecoming: Part Two


Day 3 - Friday

As it was a working day for many people, the only guy I managed to find free to accompany me today was DK. I suggested we go for some ‘dim sum’ (since I didn’t get it at ‘Reunion’) but DK just had it a few days ago so, since Labuan did not have ‘McDonald’s’ and I didn’t patron them since I left KL ages ago, both of us went to the nearby 'McD’s' at Subang SS15. I tell you I’m really starting to love those breakfast sets. I remember having them when I was still in Taylor’s College and I didn’t enjoy it as much as now. I don’t know why. The ‘Sausage McMuffin’ is just irresistible haha. And the ‘hash brownies’….MMMMMMMmmmm!!!! But I like fast food anyway so anything fast food will taste good to me ^_^.

While enjoying the food, DK and I chit-chatted about life, love and everything else in between. The conversation started off well, we were joking and talking cocke until I asked a stupid question: “What happened to V?” And then the floodgates opened. At first DK was cool about it, and eventually he told me what had happened and his eyes started to dampen. DK said they broke-off last week and he has been crying ever since. DK kept saying how things were going fine and it was impossible to think such a thing could happen and he tried to amend things but its now completely over. And that hit him damn hard. But it did happen, and I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m no love doctor but my initial advise to him that day was to take time to mourn your loss, as we all need to, and let go of the past.

“Yesterday is a memory, no matter how bitter or sweet may it be; tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, which is why it is called the present.”

Corny and cheesy words I know, but it does make some sense, doesn’t it?

Also take time to move on and balance your new life as a new person with your job, and also for your needs such as some personal down-time. No matter how sad or busy your life maybe DK, you must allocate some time, a few hours at least, for your own emotional and physical well-being. Take the time to exercise, socialize, soak in a tub or eat a tub of 'Haagen-Daz' with peanut butter and splash plenty of 'Hersey’s' choco toppings (yummy!!) and life will eventually move on.

Think of a break-up not as a negative, but a positive: you are now one step closer to the one you are really meant to be with….it was not V, you are now closer to the one you will truly love. Eventually.

We left a few hours later and since he was not working that day, I accompanied him to a karaoke session at Sunway Pyramid just for him to scream his emotions out until his heart was contented (OMG he can really scream. I think one of speakers broke. Don’t go to Pyramid’s 'Red Box' anymore people!!!). If I can find cheap plates for you I’ll let you smash them to the ground if it makes you feel any better haha, but sadly there were no cheap plates, the cheap ones were all plastic. I don’t think plastic has the same effect as glass plates right? Oh well, at least the sofa in the karaoke room was soft enough for your crazy jumping. And kicking. Omigod people don’t go to Pyramid's 'Red Box' anymore!!! Sofa is broken & speakers burst, you have been warned!!!

Take good care of yourself DK and when there are days of darkness, there will sure be days filled with rays of light, as light shines brightest when there is total darkness. Things can only get better…

The day was almost over by the time DK stopped screaming and jumping in the karaoke room. I sent him home and coz I didn’t want to go home yet, I drove to Cheras to meet SL for dinner. We didn’t want to go to any shopping malls, but eventually ended up at place that did provide plenty of shopping: a pasar malam. I haven’t been to a pasar malam since the dinosaurs died (and also I’ve noticed there ain’t any in Labuan. Not dinosaurs la, pasar malams) so a pasar malam was a cool idea. We went to the one in ‘Taman Muda, Ampang’ which was not the biggest I’ve been to (I think the ‘Taman Connaught’ pasar malam was the biggest I’ve been) but this place has plenty to offer:

Dinner was 2 bowls of ‘asam laksa’. One of the best ‘asam laksa’ I’ve tasted in KL!!!

One of my favorite snacks in a pasar malam: 'apam balik'!!!

Something unique in pasar malams: 'Vietnamese Popiah'!!! Coconut shreds with chinese lettuce leafs wrapped in rice paper. But that's not all...

Auntie Popiah here attractively adds a dash of sesame seeds for extra taste...

And finally Auntie Popiah folds them. Take a look at Auntie's hand of delicacy in folding them!!! With such care i'm sure it tastes alot better ^_^

Chill-out with some fresh fruit juices!! Here the fruits are up for you to choose; apple, orange and lemon juice with slight hints of lemongrass flavor all in one cup? No problem!!! They will juice them up right in front of you!!!

After 3 hours there I was literally melting, so we ran for the car and started full-blasting the air-con. Anyway, that’s the beauty of a pasar malam, you can get so many stuff you just can’t get in a shopping mall!!

Day 4 – Saturday

The ‘Iron Man’ movie was right on top of my ‘must-see’ movie list for this year and thanks to SL, I got tickets for the afternoon show with seats right smack in the middle of a THX cinema at KLCC. The movie was very good, not perfect and honestly I expected more, but it was satisfying nonetheless. It wasn’t cheesy like some recent superhero movies nowadays, the balance between fantasy and realism was just right and the director Jon F did a fantastic job, but the kudos have to go to Robert Downey, Jr for his portrayal as Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man as his personification of the uber-successful weapons industrialist was simply charming and was oozing with character. Like what Johnny Depp did with his pirate character Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Robert Downey, Jr. rammed in a home-run on this one with Iron Man. This is one movie that I certainly don’t mind watching again.

Happily satisfied with the movie, me and SL went around KLCC just window shopping and chit-chatting until dinner time. And when we finally decided to have dinner, I finally got to taste the gloriousness that is ‘DELIcious’ not in KLCC, but nearby at an uber-plush and poshy Marc Residence. How I wish I can have such an apartment one day. Sigh, I always say “when I strike lottery, I’ll buy one.” But the problem is, I never buy lottery. So I’ll never have the chance to buy a super luxurious apartment!!! Haha. Anyway, the dinner at DELIcious was, for a lack of a better word, delicious. Scrumptious. Very worth your money, even if the prices are abit expensive. Totally well worth your time. Perfect for a reunion gathering, a date with your lover or simply chilling out amid its calming and comfy interior décor, it is a great place to unwind and dine. In my humble opinion, this place is really highly recommended. Check it out:

Getting ready for the feast!!!

Chargrill Grain-fed Sirloin Steak: Meltingly scrumptious with wonderful chunks of pototo wedges, served with a dollop of cheesy gravy.

Mushroom Marcarpone Spaghetti: Twistingly delightful with abundance of mushrooms!!!

Wild Mushroom Soup: Good to the last mushroomy drop!!!

Seriously Delicious Cheeseburger: Don't doubt its title for this dish, 'coz when they say it's seriously delicious, it is seriously delicious!!!

Chocolicious Sundae: Chocolicious in every sense of the word!!! Very generous offerings of chocolate ice-cream with choco chucks imbedded in between layers and layers of strawberries. A perfect dessert in my opinion!!!

Cabernet Sauvignon Grant Wine: Happiliciously smooth, fantastic when its chilled and a perfect companion to the steak!!!

Me!!! Trying to act posh, but sadly I am not. Looking so casual. Haha ~~~

After dinner, TK wanted to join us too, but we wanted to match a football match live on a big screen so we headed off to nearby ‘Baruk Borneo Club’ for some after-dinner drinks and play catch-up with life in KL and friends. This ‘Baruk Borneo Club’ or ‘BBC’ as I like to call it may not be the most happening of clubs as it caters to a more ‘mature’ audience. But, it was not crowded and we got a sofa with giant TV screens to view the match so why the heck not? We drank, watched and chit-chatted until late and duly went home and crashed into sleep.

On the next post will be my 1-day Melaka trip and leaving KL on Day 5 & 6!!!

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