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.