April proves to be a will-be hectic schedule; both for personal and professional endeavours. Every weekend and weekdays, there are special slots happening and I guess it’s kinda cool sometime to be indulged with the hectic-ness! Anyway, on Saturday April 9th 2011, went to National Zoo for Nawal’s birthday bash- with the theme “1001 Arabian Nights.” So yeah, you could expect that the costumes, the music and even the cuisines were all Arabian flavours (,”).
The plan was that I was going to fetch Kat at her residence in Jalan Ipoh and then straightly went to party. Well, since I was driving into KL, I thought the traffic must be congested with vehicles; thus decided to push off earlier from Serendah; well, as early as 4.30 P.M.! Arrived at Kat’s place around 5.20 P.M. (only because I took wrong junctions); then pushed off to Hulu Kelang. We were like so damn early and decided to kill time at McDonald’s but time was just so slow! We arrived early at the Zoo but only to find that Nawal was lamenting us for coming too early! Hahaha..so decided to kill time went to Petronas nearby; performing Maghrib prayer and off went to the Zoo!
The Gate 7 entrance was decorated with few balloons to welcome the guests. A few workers were busy grilling barbecued chickens and some of Nawal’s relatives were welcoming guests; donning their own Arabian Night costumes! Nawal took the service of Kuzie Catering which; according to Kat is a celebrated Catering, boasting a number of clintele- including Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza and many VIPs. Anyway, Arabian music was all in the air and it was so ever exciting!
The guests were a little bit late; and we were the most punctual ones! Perhaps being Malaysians, everyone was taking time dilly-dallying. Either way, it was a great turnout with few old mates, familiar faces and new acquaintances. Nawal was emceeing the birthday bash along side the actor, Arja Lee and they were a great partner in emceeing. The guests were lavished with fun activities like Musical Chairs; Quizzes & Hoop-La-Hoop; Arabian Costumes modelling & interval singing performances! I partook the musical chairs, quizzes and hoop-la-hoop and they were fun activities! Hahahaa, Kat emerged as the winner (she ousted me with her firmer buttock! Grrrr! Hahaha) in Musical Chair and scored a Burberry perfume ( Was it The Beat? My Burberry Fantasy; apart of the trench coat!). Congrats, chica!
The cuisine was a sumptuous one too- courtesy of the celebrated Kuzie Catering, I supposed. The Briyani was awesome and we enjoyed that immensely!
After the cake-cutting ceremony, there was a brief after-party where everyone graced the dance floor. It was a nice ‘let hair down’ moment especially for Kat! Hahahaha! On whole, great Arabian Night, Nawal! Happy birthday dear!