Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tell-A-Tale (Part 31): Reunion

Clicking on the POST button for my previous post, I knew I was already late for Reunion. 15 minutes to be exact. I should have known that there was another Starbucks in Bangsar Village, which was just a few doors away from Reunion.

From far, I saw Fatboybakes talking to Bald Eagle. As I stepped off the escalator, I could see them no more, in front of the restaurant. It was as if the mirror-finished façade of Reunion has warped them into another dimension somehow.

The main entrance led to two large rooms, each directly opposite one another. Since the staffs were busy in the usual Chinese restaurant manner, I just took a guess and turned into the darker room without asking for assistance.

No sign of the people I know.

When I finally found them (in another smaller space hidden inside the darker room), I was surprised to see Lyrical Lemongrass already well seated next to Bald Eagle while sipping her cup of Chinese tea. I thought she would be late as she had to work that Saturday. Sushi was already there as well, after returning from a European fantasy. And from there onwards, it was all about jokes, magazines and fun. Then came Snow White, followed by le CoupleToy and lastly, the Deafly Gorgeous One.

Since there was only one spotlight that made photography slightly easier that day (the lighting in this part of the world was really poor or romantic for some of us), we snapped away blindly, hoping that we would be able to get at least one steady shot. For portraits, we had no choice but to use flash.

And we feasted.

The ever-thoughtful Fatboybakes brought a cheesecake from Shangri-La for the birthday boy but that ungrateful arse accidentally blew off the candle with his nostrils before pictures could be taken.

We would have stayed on, just to poke at one another or simply chill, if there were no such things as prior obligations. But the brunch itself was already a reunion of friends that will be cherished for a long time to come. The birthday boy could not thank everyone enough for the wonderful time.

As you can tell, there were no descriptions of food. Not because we were drunk on the woody Japanese whiskey or that the food was bad. It was all about the company of friends that made the brunch so much more meaningful and fun. And to me, that should the focus of this post.

Well, to be fair, the food at Reunion was good, especially the dim sum. In between Her World and I Am Legend, I could still define the subtlety of the yam and char siew puffs. The Vietnamese Roll with century eggs and ginger was very interesting too. Perhaps I should do another brunch here, one day.

No pictures of friends???

Yes. That’s because their faces are already saved in my mind. It just goes to show what a wonderful and unforgettable group of friends this is.

Same goes for the Hokkien Mee we had too!

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There was a K-session at night as well but let's save that for another post.


Selba said...
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Selba said...

What a wonderful reunion..

What a great b'day party..

What a delicious cheesecake..

What a.... eh, no pictures of friends??? Oh....

May I take a peep in your mind to see the pictures? :D

Life for Beginners said...

Ah the birthday lunch sounds like it went off superbly... nothing like the companionship and the cacophony of good friends to ease the reality of adding another year to one's age! :P

J2Kfm said...

saved in your mind? hahaha corny one. :)

but how true lah ... a bunch of frens need no photograph. can rmbr every single expression vividly.

the spotlight somehow made the pics very mysterious, stylish and gorgeous at the same time. like Delicious.

ladyironchef said...

sweet, their faces are already saved in your mind. yeah food always taste so much better in the company of people you like

fatboybakes said...

indeedy hor... its like a constant slideshow in my mind powerpoint presentation laidat.

CUMI & CIKI said...

no pictures of friends because their faces are saved in my mind...

awwww.. that is like the sweetest statement la.. :D

the limited lighting was even more effective than expected huh? the photos turned out so cool :)

Snow White said...

Wow...this is beautiful! If I weren't there I wouldn't even have noticed that the place kinda suffered from lack of lighting. or more like the light was placed strategically where the non-bloggers were ;)

Hmm...u sure no pix of friends coz you've saved them in your memory? Or more like you were most prob too engrossed and in awe of the food...LOL!

tsk tsk, not nice to bully the birthday boy :P

it was indeed a brunch to remember - many happy returns of the day and may your year be filled with lots of joy and love and peace and awesome food :)

thenomadGourmand said...

wah..frm Reunion to the Valentines whole-day celebration to karaoke sessions to Just Heavenly's food gathering..what a blast!

ling239 said...

Nic ah Nic.... ur bday ? :p

GFAD said...

A (comparatively) short and sweet post. Still so kam-tung from having a wonderful brunch with equally wonderful frens, eh? :D

Hope the 'ungrateful arse' managed to make a birthday wish before the candle was blown... :D

May the birthday boy have a year filled with many more happy eating sessions and kodak moments..

Selba said...

you are being tagged in here ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, hahaha! even i cant find the key to unlock my mind..haha! i hope i will one day! ;)

kenny, i guess one wrinkle wont make such a big difference la. summore, that wrinkle was caused by a big smile. :D too bad u were not around la, dude. but we'll catch up, definitely! ;)

j2kfm, yeah, i thought it was kinda corny too when i read it for the second time..haha! but it's alright la, me thinks.

oh, and i just knew that reunion is part of the delicious group. woah! ;)

ladyironchef, yupe, yupe. and when the food's bad, we'll just make fun of 'em....haha! sometimes, when the food's really good, there's silence! omg, foodies we! haha!

fatboybakes, hahahah! powerpoint presentation? u so farny lah. actuall, it was more like a flash presentation cos it more real...ohhh, and i remember that piece of article...hehehe..

cumi & ciki, awwwww, u are da sweetest! ;) yeah, the spotlight actually gave some elements of cool but we want 1 more spotlight! haha!

Nic (KHKL) said...

snow white, yeah, remember when we snapped the pics of the flowers like crazy? i think it was like, "yeah, finally got some light!!"...hahaha! LOL on the non-bloggers statement. that's why must go again! haha!

lol! no lar, that day was really about a reunion cos it has been awhile since we all met. but the food was good hor? i like the yam puff.

awwwww, u da bomb! ;)

Thank you so much for the wishes, babe! ohhhh, yes, awesome food! and of course, good company of friends. ;)

thenomadGourmand, haha, that's truth. i've not posted about JHP's brunch yet..omg, so much to blog...and eat as well...HAHA!

ling239, yupe, yupe! ;) it was last week and we had so much fun!!! and food too! ;)

GFAD, yeah. the kam-tung-ness level hits a new height..haha! well, i'm sure you'll agree that this group of friends is both fun and crazy! and that's really cool.

oh yes, the arse made a wish. and it was definitely not food-related..haha!

Thanks so much for the wishes!!!!! i had the most wonderful time that day and yes, kodak moments. we'll do that too when u visit us in kl! ;)

selba, i go check it out, ya! ;)

sc said...

reading this, i bet you had a fantastic time on your BD :)

mimid3vils said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

babe_kl said...

happy burpday nic!

~Christine~Leng said...

Could tell u enjoyed your birthday Nic!! :)
The pics are great with that dim lighting still :)

Looks romantic ma... haha

Xiu Long Bao said...

I was wondering, 5 b-day cakes this year and blowing off the candles for 5 times, did u make 5 different wishes?

Nxt year I'll gather a bunch of ppl in circle and sing the b-day song for u k.

Jun said...

i think the pics of ur friends aren't saved in ur MIND, they're saved in FACEBOOK! ;P

Nic (KHKL) said...

sc, yupe, i did! it was a fantastic bday and i think i've gained another kilo..haha! but still, yay! haha!

mimi, thank you, thank you!!! ;)

babe_kl, thank you so much for the wishes!! ;)

christine, i did! it was a great day! romantic, haha, actually it is a bit with the lighting. but too crowded la..haha!

xiu long bao, actually, it's the same wish! ;) but cant tell cos then, it wont come true. well, this year, u almost succeeded in the singing bit but luck was on my side..muahahahaha!

jun, nooooo......hahhaa! but it's true, it's saved in my mind. and when it can store no more, it's time to try out the 1 terabyte harddisk! ;)

Sushi said...

"That’s because their faces are already saved in my mind."
So sweet...
Happy to have you as my friend too.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

This post certainly warmed the cockles of my heart. :-) Happy birthday, Weekend Bitch.

backStreetGluttons said...

That was a record breaking amazing fast track reunion of swift & deadly opulence as when bald and fat lyrically combine with hair when presumably just a year earlier that kind faraway fantasy was as alien as the leaking Merlion near Gombak / Klang behind the AngMo Kio!

The magic of cyberspace and culinary decadence , and high true love as indeed when privileged upmarket echelons crystallize elitely handsomely beautiful with the speed of the ultimate megapixel fantasy !

Snow White said...

The wish wasn't about food????


Hehehe - whatever it was, may it come true :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

sushi, awesome! ;) it's been fun knowing u too! cant wait for another K session. oh, and sekeping serendah part 2 (if got lah) ;)

lyrical lemongrass, yerrrr, how come ur heart got cockles one?? haha! thanks for the wishes, babe!

backstreetgluttons, only the team can summarise the reunion into such a wonderful representation of what is to be remembered in a long time to come and the privilege is not complete for this fruit has not met the great team (Which the lyrical one already had in a paradise of one of the best 5% alc in the world) and to bow before the greatness of the whimsical team that should complete the ultimate megapixel and the gourmantic fantasy. ;D

snow white, hahahaha! it's true, it's true! ;) what good is a pizza if it's not shared, right? ;D ok, a bit shiok sendiri here..haha!

kampungboycitygal said...

haha no pictures of frenz? arrrhhh i can look for it in FB hehe

happy blated bday!

Nic (KHKL) said...

kampungboycitygal, thank you thank you!!! ;) yupe, there's always FB! ;)