The Parents & Kiddoes Gathering

OK, maybe I should not call it a gathering or even a TT (Teh Tarik Session ala AutoWorld NMT Forums). I should call it .....NMT Kid's Party! Yeah, that's it! A kids party where all the kids get to bring their parents along to eat all the fries, burgers and softdrinks as much as they can. Times have changed.

Anyway, although it was scheduled at seven in the evening, some of them were already there. And it was pretty cold due to the rain. Then again, this place was always too cold for me no matter whenever I went there. Still, moments later when everyone showed up, the place was warm. Warm with friendship.

In the old days, we would gather about in mamak stalls in the late evening, sipping teh tarik, Mikos and toehr beverages. This was indirectly, a way to see who is who since the Forum is quite faceless where nicknames are concerned. And also, this is another reason why you do not give yourself Forum names like Mickey Mouse, FatJack or other embarassing or unpronounceable names. Anyway, this is how the "TT" session came about. And you can call it a gathering too, if you want. But this time, its a bit more special because not only was this held during the Chinese New Year where other Forummers came back from HongKong, China, Ipoh, etc but also, this time, kids were involved. And everyone was amazed at how big the kids have grown since they last saw them, etc. But this is a nice time as there are things you can talk about without eMails or using the Forum, just plain natural face to face talk.

And so, at the gathering, everyone who is familiar on the Forum was
there. You can also see the kinds of food they eat in this picture.

I thought they were banned from the place but halfway through,
this shabby looing watch salesman fro Hong Kong came and
convinced a few Forummers to buy them.

Asking about the warranties, he claimed that as long as the
customer reads and understands the contract this thick,
there should be no problem. You can also study the manuals
in DVD-ROM form which, alas, was also this thick.

Meanwhile, in the danger roo....... er, play area, the kids are getting busy
knowing each other, fighting, pushing, biting and doing other things that
kids do, it was a matter of time before the heat generated in that room
was sufficient to power a few cities for minutes.

A brief moment to recharge their energy.
Its amazing how 2 cups of Coke and a few
strands of fries canpower kids for hours.

This unedited photo best describes the atmosphere inside the play area.
Its even enough to convice a parent to be to take a U-turn with the Wife

Again, there is this mysterious person who keeps
taking incriminating photos so as to bribe the kids
in later life. You can reconise this person via the
barcode tattoo located on the upper left armpit on
the thirty-eight hair. But you would problems taking
her to Giant to get a scan on the cades. It should
read, "Ham Kai Tau Sar Pau RM1.59"

See the sweat on him? They really play hard. By the
way, he's decribing the mountins of stewed brocoli
his Dad force him to eat since he could walk.

Kristine's hair is now really really wet and she does not care. Luckily,
we dressed her up in pants and not skirts.

Finally, someone caught the rabbit. Yes, I
can describe this akin to a rabbit farm too.

Plaza GM @ Jln Raja Laut

Wife needed more paper bags as the ones she gave was very beautiful and so, one of her sisters asked her to get it. And so, folks, that is a good excuse for us to go out and into the streets of KL. This time, its Plaza GM located Jalan Raja Laut. These places are now great to get stuffs you wanted in terms of fashion, jewellery, toys, etc. But stray too far, you'd also get something else. Anyway, Plaza GM is located in Lorong Haji Taib and for a straight tal building surrounded with not much parking space, I was not suprised Wife wanted us to go in the Hyudai instead, saying something about the lifts. Shame that I forgot to enter the GPS coordinates for this.

The moment Kristine woke up, the first thing she wanted was the bag
of pistachio nuts which I promised to keep it for her the night before.

Wife told me to turn into the building and we're faced with this sliding
door with lights.

Then, I realised why we needed the Hyundai instead of our normal car.
These doors leads to the lifts. The moment you drive in front of it, your
car will activate the lifts via sensors on the ground.
After a few moments, the doors slide open and this is where you drive
the car into it. Very very interesting.

And while you're inside the lift, it will automatically take you up to the
eight floor where the actual parking lots are located.

And when the door opens, it leads to the entrance to the parking bays.

But you'd have to take the ticket first, of course. Bear
in mind, the corners are very narrow and at least
one does not have the safety mirror.

Unfortunately, most of the shops are closed until this coming
weekend due to the CNY celebration. Its like waking in some
abandoned shopping centre but with lights and air-conditoning

Luckily, the shop was opened and so, we got as much as needed. But we
did go to other shops (from 7th to 1st to 5th to.....well, you get the idea)

The girls with their new bags