Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Bless Then Dress
Out of the blue, Lifebook booked me for lunch after my Sunday mass. Why? Bless was in town! A short breather from his toils in Kulai, Johor. The little ones were with me, so we let them choose the lunch venue. They voted for Nando's. We shared an Everyone's Platter and I added on my free Peri-vilege chicken. Perfect. Next, we went for coffee at Starbucks as Coffee Bean didn't have a big table for us. Both of them had just returned from a holiday in Tokyo, so they passed me snacks and sex toys gifts. Bless was doing fine, except for the hand injury (gym, gym, gym) and work politics. Lifebook on the other hand has some family issues, but nothing he can't handle. Little Monster was very cheeky that day, doing all sorts of funny antics for Bless. Good training for him since he's not as good with kids as Brian. By 2:00 PM, they were off as Bless had a flight to catch.
We stayed at Paradigm Mall to take a look around. The theme for 2017 is "Train Ride to Christmasville". As the name suggests, there's a train ride, and a town square of sorts with lots of spineless giant teddy bears. The decorations were impressive, but we had the most fun at the play dress-up counter. The kids went crazy going through multiple looks-- elf, soldier, station master, Santa, pirate, etc. Took lots of photos.
In the evening, I attended my colleague's wedding banquet that was held in City Kingdom, Seremban. He just rented the ballroom, but the food was from Sekinchan's premier caterer Hao Xiang Chi. They are much favoured by political parties and Chinese associations that often organize large-scale banquets. My colleague's wedding banquet was no exception-- 100 tables or more, and the groom's father is some MCA strongman in Seremban. Six drivers were seated at the back of the hall for all the Datuks, Datuk Seris, and Tan Sris. Even the Wanita MCA were used as ushers. I think my colleague has no real need to be working in my company. LOL. It was strange that the biodata of the married couple were announced during the dinner. I can understand telling guests how they met and fell in love, but college, and past working experience? Tak payahlah... Then some drunk Dato' chatted me up while we were at the urinal telling me I was the same age as his son, yadda yadda, and he treated the toilet like his private KTV room. Hightailed outta there!