Chinese New Year Eve

So, the trip to Mid-Valley was actually just a break from the hectic program for us. As soon as we came back, we had only less than 2 hours to get ready. Which is a feat considering there are other chores to do, such as fetching siblings from the train station, cleaning up, making sure the girls are wearing the right clothes, etc.

OK, one of the chores is done, a million more to go....

Finally, Chinese New Year Eve Dinner is about to start. We booked this restaurant somewhere in Kepong, which was just streets across from my old office.

Yes, Dinner is about to start. In the meantime, the girls are very happy because they have a newfound love with the iPhone.

Ah, Dinner is starting, Which is a new one to me because the soup's quite hot despite us waiting for more than an hour for it. And so, by the time it came, it was so delicious, we ate all the food served to us and wanted more. And today is also Opposite Day.

Four Seasons of I-dunno-what-you-call-it. I mean, this is fine if you're in some small town or kampung but man, we're sitting in a two-shoplot Restaurant.

Delicious looking Bowl of What-was-that?

Dead Prawns in a shallow clay pot

Mutated Fish

The I-think-its-chicken Dish


Yeah, they had a lot of fun. For the kids, its just food. For us its, "WTF! We burnt RM298 for these crap". Other tables did not fare better.

If I tell you whereabouts was this restaurant in Kepong, I would be spoiling it for you but here is a clue. Yeah, THOSE people are just a few feet away.

After dinner, its off to sleep... for tomorrow, its a Big Day!

Personally, I am not very happy about the Restaurant Booking. And its not about the money either. The reason we had to wait for more than an hour was because they were waiting for a few more families with the same package so that they can cook it all in one shot. Not only that, their staff were also running about here and there trying to obey the orders from a few disorganised Bosses. And the presentation for the food, well, to be honest, the small town and kampung folks can do better, actually.

I know its the Eve above all else and they're trying their best to fulfill orders, overcoming staff shortages and all. I really have to give them the benefit of the doubt but on that night, it was horrible. The only food that was delicious was actually, the onions in the fish, which, unfortunately, looked more like a mutated zombie.

In the aftermath, I think they're going to lament about the loss of profits, time, etc. Even though I do not know how to run a restaurant, common sense for that night would be to: get the families in, serve them, let them eat, collect their money and get them out of the door as soon as possible. Because, if you let a table be occupied for an hour doing nothing, you have actually lost a potential of one to two walk-in families, never-mind if you have a lot of bookings.

This was taken earlier and it was not that bad...

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