Thursday, 20 December 2007

Of Coffee, Midvalley, Kerpie, Mobbie, Yean Mei, and Me...



Phew...Sorry for going missing for a while...

I just got back from Penang and KL, and my body seems to think it has not slept for a few months!






The X-Mas decorations at MidValley MegaMall were cool! I was actually tempted to go and pose for pictures with the Santa Clauses and Elves! *Shy*




My best friend, Yean Mei and I went down to KL to get some stuff done...We stayed over at Cititel MidValley, and darn it, those people in the hotel need to learn a thing or two about being friendly...


They used to be better, you know! But nowadays, they seem to be quite an arrogant bunch of people (the housekeepers and bellboys were nice, friendly and polite, though)...

The room was satisfactory and up to mark, although the toilet gave me quite a shock when it regurgitated something that looked like Japanese Tofu (it didn't come from me!)...





Danny @ Kerp, and a smiling Chris @ Mob...




Anyway, met up with two bloggers, Kerp (Ph.D) (Danny) and Mob1900 (Chris) for dinner...

It was great getting to finally meet Danny, after only having had the chance to chat with him online...I had already met Mob, the Poster Master, during the BUM gathering, but this time, I got pictures!



Let it be known that getting Mob's picture (or so me and Danny think) in full is an achievement on its own! Muahaha...

In fact, to get him to smile, also have to 'threaten'...





Danny and Me! Check out the stowaway StarBucks (white) cup...




We went to Starbucks, where these two ding-dongs insisted we sit outside, where Yean Mei and I had a chance to experience dinner in excellent KL ambience...I was facing a huge construction site...There were a lot of sparks, there was a lot of noise (Drill...drill...drill, Dong...dong...dong), there was smoke, and we could hardly hear each other...



After a while, we gave up and retreated to Coffee Bean, where, we could finally hear each other! While the two guys chugged down 2 huge cups of iced coffee/tea/chocolate from StarBucks and Coffee Bean, I brought my first cup of Soy-Cappucinno into CB, where they threatened to report me for being a 'traitor'...*Grrr*






Chris and his mole (he loves it!), and me!




After a big hug, Danny left at about 10 pm with his cousin Imran, while Chris stayed on...

We chatted into the night (that would be 10.30pm...Haha!) where we were kinda 'shooed' home because the people turned off the central air-conditioning!






Clockwise from left: Imran (Darn, he's tall!), Yean Mei, Me and Danny in his Yellow Wheels...




The next day, Yean Mei and I met a nice cab driver on our way to Menara Tan & Tan, near KLCC...We went there to get some forms from the Canadian High Commission...Security was high, and we even had to surrender our phones!


We then decided to walk to KLCC (walk straight, right, left, right, left, go round)...




We also joked about getting into the fountain outside the Twin Towers and shouting "We want to meet Tun Dr Mahathir and we're not getting out till he says ok!", but we knew we won't actually gain anything except some stares, some glares, some people taking photographs of these two psychos, and some security guards who will drag us out...




Anyway, I'll leave the rest of our trip out...The traffic on the way back home was a complete killer though...Crawl, crawl, it went...In fact we took about four-and-a-half hours for an otherwise two-and-a-half hour journey...

Whatever it is, it was great getting to spend time with Yean Mei after soooo long!







20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kerp in the wheelchair and the girl in a skirt. Side by side. Bro, you lucky dawg!

whre4arthou said...

Hehe.. so when are you coming to London to do all that with me huh??

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

hey there anon...

for all we know, a certain Mr Ling the Real Deal may drop over to check on what has his darling daughter been up to in here lately. having that thought, its safer to refrain myself from telling the world how greatly excited i was. oh, oopss...hihi...

but i am lucky indeed. Mob may not be telling this to her, but i am pretty sure he is too, for having such great friend in Daphne.

D,

the next time you're in KL, make sure to stay longer so that everybody can have a piece of you. I need a few more myself!

PrincessJournals said...

walawei. jalan sakan ye? eh i tot fr the canadian high comm to klcc is str8, left and left? :P

Nightwing said...

cool..so nice..get to meet up with fellow blogger..:)

adam and eve said...

it's like walking into Disneyland wearing a Smurf shirt,u will get clobbered.

Guess the din was from the ongoing renovation at 'The Garden'

tokasid said...

Dear Daphne:

You sure had a great time in KL with Kerp and MOB chaperoning both you girls. Kerp did tell me that he was meeting you n bro MOB.

Cititel MV- stayed there twice before before the Middle Eastern holidaymakers started to flood Cititel.Maybe bcoz we M'sian don't have the habit of tipping them hotel workers that you get 2nd class treatment. I find Cititel's room small for their rate(in fact Vistana had bigger rooms, even Quality hotel's room a big!)

And for the Tofu thingy....I must make sure I forget it before taking anymore tofu( alamak....we're gonna have friend tofu tonite!!)

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne ..

So looking forward to be able to meet you in person .. soon!!

Glad you had a great time .. :) :)

david santos said...

Hi Daphne,
nice posting, thank you

I wish you a good end of 2007 and a good year of 2008.

Akmal said...

Daphne,
Oh man, why don't you tell me that you are here? We can meet you know? MidV is just a cab away from my college.
You sure had a good time with their companionship don't you?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Anon 00.10,

Now, Now, like I always say: There are underage readers here...Anyway, I was properly covered up =)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Whre4arthou,

Erm, 15 years time? Hehe...Merry X-Mas dear, and to VJ too...*Hugs*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerp,

Haha...My father doesn't 'spy' on me ler...=)

Anyway, it was great getting to me you for real after so long...

Next time, when say MPH, means MPH lar...Don't lar make us go round and round in MPH like an idiot...There was another guy in a wheelchair there, but luckily, I knew how you looked like, and knew you had a yellow wheelchair!

Take care over there, D...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Er, we went from the back of the High Comm...I think, maybe, the straight, left, left is from the front of the High Comm...We ikut jalan belakang...=)

But yeah, jalan sakan ler...Tapi tak beli apa pun!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey NightWing,

Yeah! It was cool...We could meet up too, next time, if you're willing to bongkar your identity =)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Adam & Eve,

Ok, I completely lost you! I have no idea what you're saying now...

Blame Kerp and Mob...They let me taste so much noise, I am still reeling...;)

Just kidding ler...Jangan marah yeah, Kerp and Mob...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Doc,

Haha...Chaperoning, huh?

As for Cititel, if you take the Deluxe Room (I think it is called that), the room is much bigger than that of the Standard Room...It is slightly more than double in size, and the bathroom is at least double in size too!

As for tipping, well, we're used to paying 'tips' through the service tax...It's just not in our custom, I guess...

Most visitors, especially those who come from tipping countries, don't always realise that Malaysian services is already taxed!

So those hoteliers shouldn't hold it against us...

By the way, the bellboys and housekeepers were cool...It was the darn front-liners who were ergh...

Hope your tofu-eating wasn't affected by my description! =)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Uncle Jimmy,

I would love to meet you too! But JB darn far...Hope one day we can, though...Keeping fingers crossed...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi David,

Thank you, Sir!

A wonderful Merry X-Mas and a wonderful 2008 to you too!

Take care...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Akmal,

Ala...Mana lar I tahu? Anyway, our time was darn limited...Lain kali I will tinkle you k? If you could email me or something, we could exchange phone numbers...=)

But yeah, I had a good time...Hehe...Hope to see you next time!