After 4 years, The Doncha Club finally had its complete set of gathering! There were so much to talk and albeit it was within a short stint of time; it was definitely a quality time spent for Kitty Kat, Efy and I. It is amazing to know that the friendship blossomed 13 years ago back in USM is still going strong despite the distance.
Thanks guys! And Kitty Kat, that was so sweet. Hugs to my Doncha chica and sister figure!
We were having our usual FB chat when suddenly Efy thought of doing something spontaneous (like I did last year for Sabah!) just to have his “let hair down moment”! After much deliberation of the date and time, Efy flew from Sabah to KL on Thursday night, 25th May 2017. He was supposed to touch down around 11.30 p.m. but unexpectedly, the MAS flight was delayed so eventually, he landed around 1.30 a.m. I was definitely sleepy as I was waiting for him since 10.00 p.m.! Haha! But I kept myself busy with the large Burger King and perusing “To Kill A Mockingbird”. We finally reached Batang Kali circa 3.00 a.m. and I had to sleep because I still had to work on Friday (Efy however was already on holiday as his school had this “cuti peristiwa”).
Unexpected 33rd early birthday celebration @ Happy Thai, Brem Mall! God bless y’all good people!
Friday proved to be quite challenging as I was freaking sleepy and had to finalize the monthly pupils’ attendance, marking the exam papers and also to be involved in the school’s activity catered for pupils on reaching puberty – giving out explanation and exposure to the boys on puberty for 1 hour and 30 minutes (taboo but a must! Imagine doing it while your head was so dizzy and sleepy. Still, the game must go on!). After Friday prayer, I took a nap and around 5.00 p.m., Efy and I sped off to Brem Mall, Kepong to meet up with Kat. I chose the place as it was less crowded and as it was also near Kat’s place and reachable from my place as well via the Batu Caves-Sungai Tua hill bypass. We hanged around the mall while waiting for Kat and after Maghrib, Kat arrived after combating congested traffic! Poor Kitty Kat – she had so many in her plate but still manage to squeeze time meeting both of us! That’s Kat, always a thoughtful friend and when you befriend her for 13 years, you know her heart.
We dined at Happy Thai, the place where Kat and I dined a year ago (LOL! Taking ages for us to get together!) and were goofing and laughing like our own place! And Kat even bought a chocolate cake to commemorate my early 33rd birthday on 1st of June!!! Awww, I was overwhelmed and never thought of that – it was the thought that really touched me. With a piano application in the smartphone, Kat and Efy sang a goofy happy birthday for me! Thanks you guys; the thought was really sweet and I appreciate that immensely! *Sniff*. Anyway, both Efy and I were treated by Kat and each one of us were so agitated to spill our 4 years stories that the fragments eventually became so mixed-up! Haha! We talked and talked and talked and we were actually the last crowd to leave the place (when we noticed that the waiters were already cleaning the place and sitting around as if waiting for us to leave! Haha!).
LED lights at Eco Sky, Jalan Ipoh.
Our next hanging out spot was at The Eco Sky. Kat told us that it was a new attraction at Jalan Ipoh. As I am also a frequent user of Jalan Ipoh whenever I am commuting from UPM to Batang Kali, I do realize about The Eco Sky and was curious as well. We savoured the beautiful LED lights as per I-City in Shah Alam (I went there in 2010; REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/bedazzled-by-malaysian-electroluminiscence-night-i-city-shah-alam/) while listening to the upbeat music. Love the ambiance! We then went strolling at a park adjacent to The Eco Sky. It was sort of like a floral hub in the middle of KL concrete jungle! Definitely, it was also a DejaVu feeling for the three of us – reminding of our good old USM days where we usually had our nightwalk right after Karaokeing session; imagine from Sungai Dua to USM’s Bukit Gambir gate and then walked to Aman Damai (for Efy and Kat) whereas I would walk straight up the hill to the Bakti Permai! No wonder we were so skinny back then! Haha! We talked until it was 12.15 a.m.!!! Hahaha! We called the night off as we wanted Kat to have a rest (she dashed off from her working place just to meet us!) and also to drive to Batang Kali.
Efy and I had drink at Rawang and “tapau” for Suhoor. Reached Batang Kali around 2.00 a.m. and I performed my own Tarawikh and a bit of Quran recital and called the night off.
Ramadhan bazaar at JRD boulevard, Bandar Utama Batang Kali.
On Saturday, I drove to UPM as Efy wanted to have a “peekaboo” on his possible-place-to-further-study at The Agriculture Faculty. It was situated exactly the opposite of SILK highway (though we took a longer route). Before that, I prayed at The Tuanku Mizan Mosque (The Iron Mosque) and let Efy to roam around the compound. I love the feeling of performing prayer at the side of a cascading water terrace and having wind blown on my face. We then pushed off back to Batang Kali. I managed to bring Efy to the Ramadhan Bazaar at JRD boulevard which was not far from my house. Many tents were erected selling eclectic range of Malaysian food and beverages. A haven for a foodporn addict, for sure. Haha!
Us @ 2004.
Us @ 2011.
Us @ 2013.
Us @ 2017.
On Sunday morning, I drove to KLIA2 for Efy’s departure back home to Sabah. Luckily we made it! Sorry amigo for the time constraint and not able to really chauffeur you around. Hope you will find the light in the tunnel and dare to take the chance of choices that would change the course of your life. It is indeed scary to mortgage your safe cocoon for an unsecured wilderness but perhaps that would be the best choice for your life? All the best, amigo!