Saturday, June 27, 2009

Nelayan Restaurant, Titiwangsa..tomorrow

Been there few days ago. It's huuuge. I forgot to snap pictures, so I'll be bringing my cammie tomorrow for snapping.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Surprise in Ulek Beach Resort, Dungun

Recent school holidays forced a bunch of us to seek out accommodations away from Paka and Kijal. So we found one in Dungun, a new resort called Ulek. Cute place, a bit pricey (maybe due to the school holiday surcharge). The jacuzzi and rain-style shower head was a pleasant surprise. Obviously still need some improvement (no tissue box/ toilet paper, mosquitoes/ slow check-in & out). In general, I quite like it.

Islamic Art Museum Kuala Lumpur

To kick off our division Innovation Culture, the management decided to launch it at Muzium Seni Islam (Islamic Art Museum) - quite unconventional and I was secretly pleased with the out of ordinary arrangement. On my way to the museum, I walked past the National Mosque. I was surprised by the nice architectural view of the KTMB building located across the mosque.

Nothing magic about the auditorium at the museum, but the overall architectural was splendid. At the end of the launching, we had lunch at the Museum restaurant, specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine. It looks gorgeous. I feasted with my eyes rather than my stomach.

Wedding Banquet at One World

My parents were invited to a wedding banquet at One World Hotel, PJ and my father, being a traditional old man, he doesn't really know where this One World hotel is (he doesnt even know where 1Utama is !...gasp !!).

So there I was, resigned to the fact that I had to chauffer them to the hotel. Initially, I hinted to my mom that I would drop them off, and off I go to catch latest movie in 1Utama GSC. I gave the wrong reason obviously when I said the wedding invitation must be for two and I would be a persona non grata. Then mom said that the invitation is for four. Ughh..wrong reason.

Anyway, I did browse GSC website and found shows mostly start around 9pm and ends around 11pm. Hmm..I changed my mind, thinking that it will not be proper to risk my parents waiting up for me (in case they want to leave early or the wedding ended early). I also have this one high heels that I would like to put on, bought recently and I would say quite fashionable too

We arrived at the hotel quite safely ie for me, that means no detours, no wrong turns. Quite grand ballroom I tell you. Apparently my dad got a special seat. So off we go to the (almost front) ballroom, quite close to the main table.

My mom and dad were chatting with the people sat next to them and I watched the ballroom setups - very grand looking chandelier, shifting colors ceilings, fresh roses, rose petals on the tables, red carpets, camera men were everywhere and sat on pedestals, projector screens - hmm, the parents of the bride must be somebody. So I asked my dad, who is the father of the groom. It was ex-MDCEO of Takaful Malaysia, and currently managing his own business overseas. Yep, no wonder.

And suddenly, one of the ladies at our table shot her eyes to one of the screen, exclaiming, 'Agong has arrived.' And I went, gasp..whattt!!?? I quickly turned to the screen and there on a 2-D image, the His Royal Highness Tuanku Mizan. My jaw dropped open, I think. I turned to my parents, 'Agong?'. Apparently everybody knew about this except me, my parents were non-chalant.

Wow, this would be my first encounter with an Agong. The emcee started to announce for people to switch off their phones or putting them on silent mode. We were also told to stand up when HM walks in and out of the hall as a sign of respect. I was getting excited !

'Mengumumkan ketibaan...' hearing that, I couldn't help smiling as all of us stood up. The theme of the weeding is blue and most of the royal entourage was also wearing blue. Picture taken with my handphone - terrible. HM is not so tall (ehek..), sedang2 sahaja. The Queen appeared taller on her high heels. (Oh yes, I took off my heels - it's killing me..). Then.., I saw Wan Azizah ?! Was Anwar here too ? because I sure did not notice, too busy watching the royal couple. When everybody sat on the main table, then I saw Anwar. I quickly texted my hubbie about the event. Hmm, looking at the now Royal Table, with the Royal couple, raja sehari tak menyerlah lerrr.