Tuesday, August 09, 2005

At the Food Court

At the restaurant at Jalan Alor

So my collegues wanted to go for "Sister" curry-mee at Jalan Alor. Okaylah so long didn't have lunch there. So four of us driven by the Head headed to Jalan Alor.

Traffic was heavy and parking there is "Just park, worry later". We double-parked next to another car and walked into the restaurant ( more like a typical kopitiam). The crowd was there and we looked around for a table. Had to wait for a while and then quickly got a seat. Then we ordered the "curry mee" which is akin to the nyonya-style and the chendol.

Just as we were about to slurp the curry, the car we double-packed hooted out, so Head had to drive his car to make way for him to drive out and then took the parking lot. The weather was hot, so the heat inside the shop was sweltering hot. The fans were just returning the warm air that had risen. The hot curry soup immediately caused all the sweat pores to open up.

Just then a lottery seller came around, "Dua belas juta, 12 millions" and threw a bunch of tickets into the table like as if the cash had fallen from heaven onto the table. We had enough of all these tickets and prefered to eat the curry mee. " Tak mau" we said. The seller was insistent, " tiga ringgit satu-mar, pun tak mau." Head told him, " U bagi satu gerenti dapat tiga juta, wau bayar satu juta ringgit pun boleh." He went off immediately.

Then came a nice school-boy, must be from those Chinese independent high school selling some tickets, I think. He said for renovating fund and blah..blah.. Aiyah want to eat pun susah. Head took out RM5.00 and dipped into the donation box and said "no need tickets-lah".

Another then a China woman taking some VCDs and DVDs and asked us if we want to buy. Latest show...we could see Head was damn heated up , I didn't know if it was the curry or the China woman. "Don't wantlah..want to eat only." he said out loudly in Cantonese. The woman quickly moved away.

Finally we were about 80% to finishing the meal, two couples stood beside us. They said, "Got place already, this table want to finish already. Very quick-one." Head was really sore now and his face was really red. The curry was too much and the chendol could not keep him cool. " Leng lui, I got one more bowl-lah, not yet come. No need to wait here."

Soon we finished the meal and nobody wanted to talk. The curry mee definitely tasted well and hot, but the interruptions between meals were simply too many. Head didn't say a thing but I guessed the heat remained with him in office.




7 Comments:

Blogger Su Zen said...

hehe now i'm hungry. but ya i like to eat in peace as well

4:12 AM  
Blogger Jac38king said...

Just say that it was at the wrong time, wrong place, wrong food and wrong weather.

11:58 PM  
Blogger kiasi said...

It is hard to find peace in Malaysia nowadays.

5:48 AM  
Blogger Su Zen said...

except on the computer >_>

10:18 AM  
Blogger Jac38king said...

Thanks and agree with you, Su and Kiasi. But I think we still prefer to eat without any interruption or be with the computer at peace '-'

7:33 PM  
Blogger Su Zen said...

in a way it's hard to find times for ourselves anymore

7:59 AM  
Blogger Su Zen said...

i mean time

8:00 AM  

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