Sunday, June 29, 2014
Had an unlikely breakfast of CKT on Saturday and bro had his nasi lemak craving fulfilled. Didn't do much in the morning, but bro was busy planning for his upcoming vacation in Italy (Florence and Cinque Terre). At around 1:00 pm, SK and I sent mum out to Kuchai Lama to attend a free grooming course. To keep my brother entertained, I made sure that the video player was stocked with enough movies to last the afternoon. Took the chance to have lunch with KH at Casa del Cocco, Taman Danau Desa. Thought perhaps my Mei could join for lunch, but she was on her way back to Batu Pahat for some important personal matters. Actually we ordered a little too much-- grilled pork shoulder (not recommended), slow roasted pork (recommended) and a Margherita pizza (recommended). Such a lazy afternoon. Great to be just being in each other's company and sipping coffee (while our hands get a little busy LOL). Got home at about 3:30 pm after picking up mum's birthday cake from RT Bakery. My brother was so famished that he thankfully finished the two slices of pizza I brought back in a doggy bag. Wonder why he didn't cook instant noodles to eat (I'm such an evil brother for ditching him at home).
In the evening, we were scheduled to celebrate mum's birthday at Restoran Chuai Heng. Took us ages to decide on a venue. Saved by SK when she saw their promotional set being advertised in The Sun. A course dinner for ten pax, but we only had seven. Managed to get two extra stomachs, i.e. Lifebook and KH! In order for KH to come, he had to FFK JJ's birthday dinner (gomenasai JJ-san). Dinner was scheduled for 7:00 pm, but mum only finished her course around that time. Yikes. Imagine how rushed we were. We were the last to arrive. Told the staff to rearrange the menu and bring the fried rice forward. The kids were starving. For starters, we had a lobster salad, followed by a thick sharks fin soup which KH declined. Hehe. More for me! Then there was suckling pig, soya sauce prawns, steamed golden pomfret and gluten with mushrooms. Ended with birthday cake and melon-sago dessert. The whole dinner, KH and I could hold hands beneath the table and we would take food or pour wine for each other. His first formal family gathering. Hope to make him a permanent fixture in future events. Bliss!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Late Wednesday evening, I decided to take leave on the Friday after May Day. Not a big deal since I had 10.5 days of annual leave off the books that I need to clear. Realized that I could go up to Teluk Intan to settle my mother's property issues. Wasn't quite sure if legal assistant was working on Friday, so I waiting till 9:00 am before giving her a ring. Once I got the confirmation, we jumped into the car and headed North. But we did have a teensy little time to stop for breakfast la. :P. Arrived in Teluk Intan at about 12:30 pm, just in time for the lunch break. Not quite hungry yet, so we went to Sin Joo Heong to buy their famous heong peah. Funny to note that they have a membership scheme now. For seventy points, one could redeem a cheap looking key chain. Was so tempted to register. LOL.
Parked at Jalan King and ate chicken rice at a very old coffee shop by the name of Aik Hoong. Even the wooden signboard was half-rotted. Not many choices as the market stalls only open for breakfast. In small towns, large coffee shops can survive with only one food stall cause most of the customers aren't eating anyway. Just a cup of cold coffee on the table. Typical scene. Walked over to Teck Kee Enterprise after lunch. Just a few doors down. They sell kuih-muih and antiques. Continued with dessert like kuih koci, angku, kuih talam and pulut udang. Sooooo yummy... except for the angku. LOL. Somehow didn't taste right. We weren't quite done yet. Crossed the road to an old goldsmith shop
Aunty: Ohhhh, you brother sells miku in Pekan Baru! I love his bread. I buy every week! Come all the way from KL not visiting him ah? Word gets around you know?
By the time we were done, it was already 3:00 pm and we had not even completed the objective of our day trip! Rushed over to the lawyer firm to sign the Sales and Purchase Agreement. Found that the firm had changed its name after the death of the main partner some time last year. A Malay lady had taken over, but the office remain quite unchanged. Same old staff. Still full of Buddhist paraphernalia. Took some time to sign all the documents. By the time we finished, it was 4:00 pm. Still some time to go visit my uncle in Pekan Baru. Initially mum did not want to visit him, but after what the ladies at goldsmith shop said, she had second thoughts. LOL. Just a short visit. Our arrival into KL coincided with Friday rush hour traffic. Already in Rawang and Waze told me I had another ninety minutes to go. Goodness gracious.
Home in time for dinner. BIL fried some rice and we supplemented with loads of the famous Teluk Intan CCF from Liew Kee. Compared to Sam Siew Yeh, Liew Kee's CCF is less oily (but still oily la), heavier and doesn't seem to spoil as fast. Wonderful when eaten with preserved green chillies. Yummy yum yum. Mum actually went around distributing the CCF to her morning walk kakis! So tired by the end of the day. Drove around 400 km that day. I'm not the type who likes road trips. Later that evening, we found the energy and stomach space to eat supper. Brought my brother and SK to Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee. With a big mug of ice-cold calamansi drink, the Hokkien noodles were fantastic. And my eyes lingered on a nearby table of straight guys in tank tops with sexy arms. Supper indeed. That concluded my inter-state makan-makan trip!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
On Labour Day (yes, I know... that was nearly two months ago), my brother arrived home from Singapore. Impeccable timing as it was the end of water rationing in Selangor. SK suggested breakfast at Kar Heong, Subang Jaya. We all had curry noodles with the exception of Apollo's mum who ordered the sliced chicken hor fun. I pimped mine up with siew yuk. Huhu. Right after breakfast, we raided Jaya Grocer at Empire Shopping Gallery for some groceries. Mum was planning a big welcome dinner for my brother.
At half past noon, I went off to pick him up from LCCT. At around the same time, Apollo and his mum went to LCCT too for their Bangkok trip. So ngam. I left mum at home as she was fretting in the kitchen preparing dinner. By the time I had come back from the airport, it was already 3:30 pm and my tummy was still without food. Stopped at Kong Kee Wantan Noodles to pack some late lunch and bro got his keropok lekor and pisang goreng fix. Spent the whole afternoon playing with the kids. Come dinner, we had a spread of fried fish with superior soya sauce, lotus root soup, Shanghai fried chicken, salad (only mum and I ate the alfalfa sprouts!) and pan-fried luncheon meat (by SK). And that was it.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
This is a follow up from my last post about securing new tenants. The air stewardesses and my real estate negotiator both turned out to be a pain in ass. Firstly, the real estate negotiator seemed to be more Hell-bent on protecting the interests of the tenant rather me! The landlord! I was paying for his services! That idiot kept on arguing with me regarding a non-existent wardrobe in the master bedroom. He kept insisting that there was a wardrobe when he brought the tenants for a house viewing.
(On What's App)
Idiot: What happened to the wardrobe.
Moi: There was no wardrobe to begin with. Empty wall.
Idiot: Gooottttt. We all saw.
Moi: I did not take a picture of it because there was nothing. Do you have a picture of it?
Idiot: I did not take a picture too.
Moi: Real estate agents should right?
(Days later on What's App)
Idiot: Why haven't you put in a wardrobe?
Moi: When did I say that I would do so?
Idiot: Please remember your promise.
(I made a call immediately)
Moi: ARE YOU ACCUSING ME OF STEALING MY OWN WARDROBE FROM MY OWN HOUSE???!
Infuriating. That fella was really, really, really nice to tenants. He actually bought them a brand new gas stove and helped them change the room locks for free. I pretended that I didn't know. I really wondered about my tenants. Were they so pretty? Was he so desperate? Ugh. In the end, to stop any more arguments, I got them a second hand IKEA wardrobe. It was falling apart and had to held together with masking tape, but who cares. Things were quiet for a while, until it was time to pay rent. As agreed upon, they were supposed to pay up on the twentieth of each month. I patiently waited until the twenty first but saw no sign of the money. I told my agent to follow up.
(On What's App)
Idiot: They say that they only get their salary on the 26th and they are now in Beijing.
Moi: So do they want to change the rental due date to the 26th?
Idiot: Oh no, just for this month. They will pay on the 27th.
Moi: Please tell them next time that if they want delay payment for A WEEK, please notify me.
Moi: They have my account details right?
How irresponsible! How the heck am I to know your flight schedule?! Am I supposed to care? Come 27th of the month, there was still no money in the bank. The tenant actually went to SK's apartment to pay in cash! When she called me, I asked why she didn't bank in the money for me. She said that she did not have my account details. Ugh! And they even managed to annoy SK regarding the parking lot. Since three years ago, I switched my parking lot with SK due to convenience sake. For some reason, the guard started arguing with her, saying that she should be parking at her original lot.
Guard: Ini bukan parking awak!
SK: Saya dah park sini tiga tahun!
Guard: Owner complain!
SK: Siapa owner? You kenal ke? Yang tinggal sana sekarang tu sewa rumah saja!
Guard: Awak park balik tempat awak!
SK: Awak jangan nak jadi hero!
Drama kan? Coincidentally, the guard comes from the same country as my tenant. Haha. Another victim of her charms. I really don't get it, my tenants don't even have a car, why all the hoo-ha about the parking lot? Ish. I'm missing my old tenant already.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
On Divine Mercy Sunday, mum and I went to church and lunched at Paradigm Mall (my second home) as usual. Used the LivingSocial voucher that KH bought me-- MYR30 value at Heritage Village Cafe. Perfect for a lunch for two. Chose the asam fish with rice (unfortunately the chunks of stingray were too far frozen and it showed), fried rice and ABC. The dessert was very good. Balanced sweetness and the sugar syrup was fragrant. Went for some shopping after that. Bought some random articles of clothing. Walked past Cielo Dolci on my way out and caught sight of some weird flavours that I really wanted to try. All of them were disappointing. LOL. Tried Nasi Lemak, Coconut Gula Melaka, Strawberry Balsamic and Teh Tarik. Ended up going for Fig & Walnut and Lemon Yoghurt. Always a good choice to pair something creamy with something sour. Made a short stopover at Giant BK5 to buy some groceries before going home. Salmon steaks are a must have for the kids' meals these days.
Not long after reaching home, SK came with a special Melaka food delivery-- Nyonya kuih and zhang. Yummy stuff. Also two slices of mille crepe from Nadeje. Finished watching "Rigor Mortis" before dinner. A very stylised Chinese Vampire movie based in a huge setting of urban decay. The pace is slow, but not slow enough that you would lose interest. It is quite violent, but not the in your face kind. With all those snacks, I didn't really feel the need for a proper dinner. Mum just reheated some leftover noodles from the previous day's gathering. Added on a piece of vadai and curry puff as well. Always surprised by the amount of oil that hides in the innocently fluffy Indian snack. Suddenly remembered the canonization of Pope John Paul II, so fired up YouTube to watch the grand event that happened at St. Peter's Basilica earlier. It was a lengthy affair, a 3-hour mass (enough time to down two slices of mille crepe). Many members of the public, clergy (from the Orthodox church as well) and public figures attended the mass. So much PR that Pope Francis and the archbishops had to do. Was amused to see some dignitaries from India making their own photo-op. The pope was a bit surprised when the woman wanted a photo of her being blessed. She actually positioned his hand on her head! LOL.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Scheduled a spa package for mum on Saturday so I had 2.5 hours of free time. Unfortunately, KH was away in HK at the time, so I did not get the chance to have a bed romp with him. So sad. Rumah takde air, dalam kamar pun kering. The appointment with Tirta Spa, Seri Pacific Hotel was at 1:00 pm. Worried about the KL traffic during lunch time on a Saturday and the fact the part of Jalan Bukit Bintang was closed due to a sinkhole from the MRT construction. Decided that the LRT was a safer choice. But as luck would have it, there was some stupidity going on at the Bukit Jalil Car Park and we had to divert to Seri Petaling to park. Interestingly, mum bought the senior citizen token that was red in colour. I didn't know those tokens existed and can only be used at the extra wide luggage flap gates. I got off at Hang Tuah station while mum and SK proceeded to PWTC station. I alighted at 12:35, but only managed to board the monorail at 1:10 pm. In that period, only three trains arrived, and each was nearly full to the brim. An aunty was so annoyed that she shouted at the people inside to make good use of the space so that more people could board. Sweated like a pig on the platform with the heavy crowd. Ironically, RapidKL had people doing a customer satisfaction survey at the time. After I had managed to board, I found that the problem only existed at the Hang Tuah station. 70% of the passengers alighted at the next station. Such a failure to have an interchange that basically has 'no connection' at all. Luckily I made it in time for my lunch appointment with Nicky05 and EJ.
We met at Zang Toi Cafe, Parkson Pavilion. Both of them were quite surprised by the existence of such a place inside the department store. Away from the hustle and bustle, a short walk away from the restroom and just beside the Private Structure counter. Perfect. LOL. Nicky05 was the first to arrive. EJ was the straggler because he was busy shopping somewhere else. From the start, EJ warned me that he was a very shy person. Well, he's not really that shy la. Didn't hide under the table when my eyes were upon him. Didn't interrogate him that much today. Not much leads to work on. Nicky05 was very helpful. So I went for Nicky05 instead, prodding him about his relationship. Wasn't in the mood for Nasi Lemak, so I ordered the veal sausage sandwich instead. A bit soggy from the oil, but it was quite yummy. The short conversation didn't reveal much of anything new about EJ. But basically he has fetish for pants and Private Structure, and is a low-key person. Parted ways at about 3:00 pm. By that time, the heavy rain had subsided and I met up with mum and SK at Masjid Jamek. They had not eaten yet, so we went to Soong Kee Beef Balls at Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin. The food's still as good and they now parter with a mixed pork porridge stall called Lou Yau Kee.
Reached home at about 5:30 pm and the most tiring thing was we had a BEC gathering at 7:00 pm that night! And mum still needed to cook something for the potluck. In under half an hour, she whipped up a plate of meatballs with broccoli and enoki mushrooms. Not a big gathering at Bukit Serdang that night, but still, the food was good hehe. Just the funny thing was that there were too many noodle dishes that night turning it into a noodle banquet of sorts. The usual praise and worship, bible sharing and discussions. For the first time, SK brought Apollo's mum there. Was a fun night with much interaction. After it ended, the core team stayed back and shared a bottle of wine. Hehe. Another fruitful Saturday!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Both Potato Bill and QueerRanter flew into town on Tuesday. However, QueerRanter was on a much later flight, so we had no chance to meet up. Arranged for dinner to be at Grand Harbour, Fahrenheit 88, down at LG2. On the way there, KH showed me the hidden fire escape that led to the dodgy Serai Day Spa that offered a prostate massage thinly-disguised as a Chakra massage. Wasn't impressed with Grand Harbour's cleanliness as all the marble top tables were decorated water stains and oil rings. But at least their dim sum were cute-sy. Didn't take long for Bill to walk over from The Westin. As usual, we gave him dual welcome hugs and proceeded to fill our tummies! Wasn't quite happy that most of the fried items were sold out by dinner time. Ordered some standard items like siew mai, signature fried noodles and pan-fried meat buns. For the cute-sy stuff, KH ordered the piggy lotus paste buns and rabbit quail egg dumplings. Two pots of PuErh later, we moved to Tous Les Jours (not before a short smooch fest in the restaurant restroom) for some coffee and something sweet (right in front of Lot 10 saw a very outstanding Thai tourist that looked like a male model... aroy mak mak!). Continued our conversation on his future work plans and ventures. From what I heard that night, future plans seem quite fluid for Bill. And also about prospective boyfriends and skanky encounters. A long talk over coffee, red velvet and chocolate ganache. Truth be told, I like their latte. Being a work day and all, we couldn't lepak till late. Said goodbye around 21:30 pm and went our separate ways. KH and I walked to Hang Tuah LRT station, circling around all the messy construction sites. In a few years, Bukit Bintang should be looking different. Along the way, we would hold hands for a while, draw close to each other... and at 'appropriate' moments cop a feel. LOL. Always fun taking long walks with the BF...
P.S.: Once again was spotted by a FB friend who describe KH and I as sprinting off so quickly that he had no chance to say hello. LOL.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Early on Easter Sunday morning, mum made hard-boiled eggs. Some she stained red, and some she left bare. Was wondering how to decorate the eggs. I had a bottle of leftover glass paint, but decided against it since the egg shells are porous. Ended up using stickers. LOL. Went to Easter Sunday mass and turns out that they gave out Easter eggs too! SK organized an Easter lunch at Ichi Zen, First Subang Mall. Think the old shop was Edo Ichi, but already gulung tikar due to the lousy human traffic there. Arrived a bit late cause First Subang Mall wasn't even in Waze or Google Maps. It's that bad. My mum spotted Datuk Chua Jui Meng in the restaurant. She's quite observant. We were the last to arrive. Apollo, QueerRanter-D, SK and the old folks were already there and eating. In my opinion, The Pavilion branch serves better food. Went hunting for coffee after that at Coffee Chemistry Signature.
Thought it wa another dead outlet, but we were wrong. The customers were actually all inside leaving the outer tables deserted. If you're into cacat 3D latte art, it's the place to go. I ordered the amaretto latte. Couldn't taste much other than the almonds. Apollo's latte macchiato didn't have much coffee taste either with the exception of SK's signature cappuccino. But the latter was kinda too acidic for my taste. Got a slice of salted caramel cake as well, and we yakked away. Did a little shopping at the Super Save Concept Store. For the uninitiated, it's like a PRC version of Daiso. Stopped a while at Giant too. Before heading back, mum asked me to stop her at the roadside to buy some cendol and rojak from the famous SS15 stall. People actually line up in the rain! Amazing. Wasn't impressed. The cendol was disgustingly sweet and the condiments were blended so fine that there was no texture. On the other hand, the rojak had a good gravy, but the fried stuff didn't taste that good. MaisonSK organized dinner again with Apollo, QueerRanter-D, Brian and KH. Apollo's prepared wintermelon soup, steamed Tilapia in garlic sauce, steamed prawns with egg and stir-fried vegetables. Fruits and sugar cane water was served after dinner. And we even opened a bottle of French wine that KH bought. Dah makan, dah minum, tunggu apa lagi? Balik tidur!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|Swiped from Rita Crane @ Flickr|
We've known each other three years. We got to know each other from those crazy connections of a friend of a friend. Since then, we wished other "good morning" and "good night" nearly every day. Our conversation would flow from the inane to the serious. From mundane to skanky. We've had our differences, and had argued some time along the way. But our friendship did not break. You were a very private person and I respected your wishes to be in the background. But you were never a stranger to me. All of a sudden, you're no longer there. You've gone ahead to God's evergreen pastures. I will keep your memory fondly in my breast.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Goodbye dear friend. Rest in peace.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Kinda breezed through Lent. It was Holy Week already. Wanted to attend Maundy Thursday mass, but an important meeting at work had scuttled those plans. Such a sin to arrange meetings at 4:30 pm. Been a few years since I saw the priest washing the feet of his 'disciples'. On Good Friday, I did not want to take an chances, so I took half day off. Would have taken the whole day off if not for a pesky meeting in the morning. Lunched with Legolas, BeautifulMale and KH at Grandmama's before heading home. Spent time with the kids and napped a little before heading out to mass at 7:00 pm (had a very early dinner). Traffic was a bit bad, but we made it on time. In accordance with church liturgy, all the fonts were dry with no holy water; the crucifix and all statues were covered with purple cloth; the altar was uncovered and the sepulchre was empty. After the Liturgy of the Word (a long reading of the Passion of the Lord), a wooden cross was carried into the church. In the end, the congregation streamed forward to kiss the crucifix and dispersed quietly.
The next morning, we went out to the wet market at OUG. It was water rationing day again making it a real pain when one needs to use the loo. Overheard some bitchy conversation at the fruit stall:
Customer A: These lemons are hard...
Fruit Seller: South African lemons are like that la!
Customer B: Do you have Gala oranges?
Fruit Seller: (squishing his face) Gala oranges?! Apple got la! Sunkist is it?!
Customer C: What type of apple is this ah?
Fruit Seller: Tell you also you dunno la!
Think he was having his period that day. LOL. Mum suggested breakfast at Brilliant Nasi Lemak. She liked the rice and sambal. I tried their dry curry wantan noodles. The noodle texture was quite good, but the dark sauce was a tad too sweet. Rushed back home after that to go to the IOI Property Fair with my sister. Properties these days come with 7-tier security and 7-digit price tags. Stopped for some herbal jelly and did some grocery shopping at AEON. Ate a late lunch with my mum. Just some noodles and mixed rice. At about 3:30 pm, KH drove over to see me (so sweet). Brought him to Ocean Tea House where he showed me his new toy over roasted milk tea. It was an Xperia Tablet Z that he ordered from Courts Mammoth. Subsidized it as part of his birthday gift. Such a large tablet with an 10" screen. And so square. So angular. He told me his main purpose was to read comics on it, but still, he pointed out to me that he put porn on it. Although we shared the cafe with three other occupied tables, KH's hands were 'busy' as ever. Fetched him a party hat and silly glasses from the entertainment rack and he obediently put them on for a birthday portrait. :P.
It was a rainy Easter Vigil. Back when I was baptized in 2006, it rained heavily too. The church was brightly lit and the altar was decked with flowers. The candle stands beside the altar was also upgraded with two stone angels. Quite nice. As usual, the assistant parish priest presided over the Easter Vigil mass. Being tone deaf (to the max), all high masses usually put great stress on him. And with Easter, he had to sing the Exsultet, a long hymn proclaiming the glory of Christ's sacrifice. This year, he came prepared. He actually had earbuds on, listening to it playing while he tried to sing it. But the result was still semi-disastrous. The whole liturgy ended at about 9:40 pm, some two hours later. Some actually left halfway through not expecting it to be so lengthy. Mum and I had supper at Restoran Peng Hwa. The hot Teochew porridge was an ideal choice for the cold, wet night. Alleluia, Christ has risen!
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Think my back stories have been boring the bejeezers out of you guys. If they were back room stories, I'm sure it would be very different. So here I am with a little breather for all of you... an edition of LRT Celebrities. Today I introduce to you Sailor Sam. Spotted him travelling on the Kelana Jaya line towards KLCC. From the looks of him, he is a college student who has a thing for... sailors? LOL. All sorts of Tom of Finland images start flashing in my mind. LOL. According to face feng shui, his thick, pouty Angelina Jolie lips points to a high sex drive! Wonder if its true! No way to be sure unless you start some kind of Japanese train porn scene. ;).
Monday, June 02, 2014
Dragged the kids to church on Sunday, but mum didn't want to use the new 'Quiet Room'. As expected, they made a ruckus at some point during mass, either wailing for food or snatching things from each other. Many parents don't seem keen on using it, preferring to have unrealistic optimism about their children's behaviour. Can't blame the priests for being a bit frustrated that after spending money on the thing, people refuse to use it. Soon they might start issuing 'banishments'. That Sunday marked the start of Holy Week, i.e. Palm Sunday. The kids nearly poked their eyes out with the palm fronds. Yikes. The obvious choice for lunch was at Paradigm Mall. Even before I turned in to the underpass, Big Monster already knew where I was heading.
"Paradigm Mall again?!"
Kids these days. Sat down at Pasta Zanmai for some pasta, seafood cream soup, pizza and salad. Little Monster hungrily ate all that although he had two slices of banana cake in church. Walked around a bit after that. Some mindless wandering. Yawned like crazy, so I sat them down at Pacific Coffee. Seeing the snacks in the display made the kids hungry again. Big Monster actually demanded a large Chicken Rendang Cornish. Let them have that with a Crema Scura Banana Mocha drink. They seemed to love it. Hope the coffee won't drive them hyper later. Walked into a clothing boutique and the kids went nuts playing tag. Little Monster was so worked up that he ran into a glass wall. He made a nice "Piang!" with his forehead. That kid. Outside was a Mitsubishi road show, so we burned some time there. Let Big Monster play with some remote control cars and do some colouring at the kids section.
Dropped then home at about 5:00 pm and I konked out for a one hour nap. During that time, the kids' tummies grumbled again, forcing my mum to cook a packet of instant noodles for them at 6:00 pm. One hour later, we went to MaisonSK for dinner. And they showed no sign of having just eaten. Baham-ed the sweet and sour fish, soya sauce chicken, roast duck and fried fish. Dessert was pumpkin barley. Later that night, I had a yumcha session with LeChatelier at Snowflake, Kuchai Lama. Impressed that he arrived earlier than me and it was his first time in the area. Walked in and scanned all the tables. Plenty of gay lous in the shop that night. Couldn't find him on the first sweep because he was actually at the collection counter getting his dessert. LOL. He had a bigger build than I had imagined. And his time spent at the gym definitely showed (read Big Arms). I expected him to be more flamboyant and gila-gila, but he was actually quite subdued. He said the same thing about me. The online persona is always misleading. Had a nice chat with him.