Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Friday, May 4, 2012
So I said I had a really packed weekend 3 weeks back. And the week after that, it didn't change. Except it was more of a packed week in general!
So firstly, Michelle was hospitalized. Lmao. I was happily enjoying my work when I received a call from Miki notifying me about it. So I went and visited her, with Justin, Bruce, Andrew and Aaron the fiancee of course. Chatted a bit, ate and talked before we went off to let her rest. Headed to Sunway and chilled with Asri and Shazana before going back home. And was that the last of my hospital visits? No! Miki got hospitalized 2 days later, but I had an important conference call I couldn't miss a second time, so I passed on it first.
Friday was Fibiee's birthday, and she had decided a few weeks earlier to make it at Shogun, a Japanese buffet. Funny thing was, everyone was super late, so for quite some time it was only Joseph, her and I eating. Lmao. The food is really nice though! I only had 5 plates, but each plate was huge, so it was enough to satiate me. A lot. Sharon came later (she was late 'cause she went to buy the iPad 3), and later a few of Fibiee's other friends came along. Regina Ong, her two sisters and her boyfriend. I vaguely knew Regina Ong as a person in church, but I never met her in real life, and neither was I aware she had siblings. But geez. All three girls are hot! You'd think it runs in the family or something. And also distracting (apart from their looks) was me trying to have a conversation on my side with Sharon and trying to hold a conversation on their side as well. Janus, anyone?
After a long, extremely filling meal and conversations with everyone, Shogun turned off everything and began shooing us out. The hell. And it was only 10pm! We took some pictures amidst more chatter outside Shogun. Earlier Sharon said she was going to Changkat alone which obviously led me to some questions and followed by her invitation to join her at Changkat to drink. So I was like eh, why not. We went to Changkat, found parking and I had to be her security guard as she changed inside the car while I made sure no one looked. Freaking funny situation to be in. You're having conversations about sex, guys/girl and ladyboys, and a chick is changing behind you while you look ahead and make sure there aren't people in the alleyway.
Anyhoo, she did look really good after changing. Much better than the Shogun attire. We went to Never Mine again and drank. When payment came, that was the nightmare. She only had a hundred US dollars with her, and no ringgit. Earlier I paid for her cigarettes and some other stuff, and now for the drinks I wasn't aware I needed to pay for both of us. I was RM10 short. Great. I tried using my debit card but it didn't work. GREAT. I had like a few hundred inside! So its past midnight. We owe money, they won't accept American dollars, and I'm 10 bucks short despite having more than enough in my debit card which doesn't work. I've never seen a money-changer open past midnight before, so when they told me to try changing the American dollars, I went off on a long journey far away...
It was quite a distance. The money changer the bar staff told me about was closed so I went along and walked across the entire road, looking for a money changer that was open. After nearly reaching the main road at Bukit Bintang I finally found it! The last and apparently only open money changer at 1am. I got my newly converted ringgit and went back to pay. And then we continued our conversation, which was the whole Zoe story and incident. Lmao. She had been pestering me to tell her the story, and I told her it would take a long time to finish, since it was so long. After hearing everything, she knew why I couldn't shorten the story. Heh. She told me about her side as well, and about her exes. Interesting stories on her part. We left around 2am, and she dropped me back home since I didn't have the car that day. Fun night! And really enjoyable to know her better.
The next Saturday I had to skip band jamming because my dad was coming up to KL, and I was meeting him up. I met him for the first time this year at USJ19, along with Uncle Winston and Auntie Mimi. Ate, chatted and caught up. Apparently Mimi is a good friend of my dad's, who saw me about 10 years back when I just came down. I can't remember her at all! Lmao! She lives right beside Bangsar Shopping Centre and has seen the gallery I work for, so yeah, that was pretty cool. When I was describing my job and stuff, she said that she knows a shop that does just that in BSC. And what do you know, it is my company!
Had some talks on the website design I'm supposed to do for my dad and some cute chatter with Uncle Winston's twins, who were still there when he left. After a long catching up, my dad went off and I went off to visit Miki in the hospital. I had no time all weekday so since I had plenty of time that Saturday I went to visit her. That place is a bloody MAZE at night. They close half the entrances and the only way to enter the kiddie rooms (how fitting for her) was through a bridge at the second floor of the main building. Geez, I found her eventually though, and we caught up. She told me about the rest of Symposium coming in, making noise, getting kicked out and stealing biscuits. Lmao. Chatted for a few hours until her cousin and immediate family came in. Around the same time I also needed to pick up my mom, so I headed off.
The next day I went for church service in the morning, left early and met up my dad and Uncle Winston and his family. I needed to take pictures of Wisma Punca Emas in Seremban, since my dad wants to sell it off. I need to design a website for my dad that will showcase this property to international people. So off we went. I have not been to Seremban in ages. Even the last visit is a blur, however I clearly remember it being the last time I saw my paternal grandparents. And the last I saw my grandfather before he died. We went inside and took pictures. The place looks like a cleaner Silent Hill, honestly -.-. We went to the rooftop to take pictures as well, and yeah, generally just to show what the building has, the views and stuff. We went to Mantin later to get some important documents with the building plans and values of the building and then as a very random afterthought, Uncle Winston suggested that we go to Broga Hills. My dad had left by this time already, and I wasn't really rushing for anything, so I said, why not?
Let's just say I asked for it. I didn't regret it though, heh. We entered through the Broga Hill Temple (I don't know what's the real name) and proceeded to climb up the hill all the way to a HUGE statue of Sun Wu Kong overlooking the hills. The last time I went was for a chance to see the sunrise over the hills with some church members. This time it was in the middle of the afternoon, bloody hot and with plenty of light. It allowed quite a lot of nice shots. I'll try uploading them on Facebook or something later. But yeah. It was a nice time spent. Heading back to Sunway, I met up with Symposium inside Justin's house. Chilled out and heard about Asri's engagement party which I had to skip due to going to Seremban. When we were heading to Ming Tien to eat and chill, Sharon called me and asked whether I wanted to join them for a movie and play Left4Dead 2. Seeing no one there was able to drive me back home, I went along, to enjoy the movie and have a way back home. Joseph was there too, and we ended up watching My Way, a film based on a true story. In the movie Korea has been occupied by Japan and some Koreans are forced into the Japanese army. When the Japanese forces lose to the Soviet Union, they end up being part of the Soviet army, and later on after another brutal battle the leader of the Japanese forces, with the main Korean head off into German territory to try to go back home. They both end up being part of the German (Nazi) army. And then they end up being caught in the battle of Normandy, which was depicted bloody historically accurate in the movie. If you play the Normandy mission in Call of Duty 5: World at War, you'll see they look almost exactly the same! Anyway, no spoilers, but the Korean dies. And instead of Left4Dead 2, we ended up chatting at a mamak about a bunch of topics for hours, forgetting about playing Left4Dead 2.