Monday, January 09, 2017
Breakfast was at Good Taste, Bukit Jalil together with the Tribe. It's definitely not the best tasting wantan noodles around, but the kids like it. And they love the toast.
Mum and I went to the Gardens Mall after breakfast to admire the Christmas decorations. Once again, the Gardens Mall did a very classy job with luxurious table settings, wrought-iron grills, and even a horse carriage.
For the first time, had lunch at Olive Garden in Midvalley Megamall. Like Red Lobster, Olive Garden is also operated by Secret Recipe in Malaysia. One look at the menu and I noticed the higher than average prices. Little did I know that it was to factor in free flow of bread and soup. Anyway, mum and I shared a ciopinno. The portion was quite large and satisfying.
In the evening, I attended a dinner appointment with KH. His AIA insurance agent (let's call him Don) invited him for a home-cooked meal at his condominium in Seri Kembangan. Not only us, but Apollo and QueerRanter-D also joined. It's actually a very small world. Don used to be KH's primary schoolmate. And you know what? He used to bully KH in school! So what's the connection to Apollo? In Sandakan, Don's brother was Apollo's schoolmate. And of course they are all gay.
The fellow is a fantastic insurance salesman. His whole living room is full of performance certificates and awards. Perhaps he has an edge over the rest because of the power of the pink dollar. Don lives with his boyfriend of more than a decade. They started very young and used to moonlight as golden oldies singers. Now the boyfriend is like a stay at home husband who takes care of a tuition business on the side. A power couple indeed. Don served steamed pomfret with scallops, rice wine chicken, steamed prawns, and stir-fried vegetables. He didn't let us do any cleaning up not because we were guests, but because he's very OCD about cleaning. We let him tidy up while he let us raid his well-stocked refrigerator for booze and snacks. A rare way to treat one's clients, but truth be told, its a very personal type of client-agent relationship.