Monday, September 26, 2005

The Best Company


Little pieces of Chinese heaven

It was Finally-Fucking-Friday night, and Khaylis called to see where I was. I am proceeding to Bukit Bintang, I responded. “Cool,” she said, “I will get the table first.”

That night, a couple of graduates from my high school congregated at a swanky restaurant in Starhill over several plates of dim sum and hot Chinese tea. We asked how was work, the usual what’s happening with who-who, and even discussed on the possibility of importing a clothing franchise from Australia to Kuala Lumpur. “I was also thinking of bringing in Target,” Gin said. “You should bring Gap!” Khaylis squealed.

When we were full, called upon the bill and realized that there were an extra 20 ringgit nobody wanted to claim back, we all democratically agreed to proceed to Lecka Lecka just outside the mall to indulge in Chocolate, Orange, Pistachio, and Crème Brule ice cream.

Guys, I said, while Chocolate dribbled on my tongue, Don’t ever go watch Land of the Dead. It was bad. Like, why the hell would the slayers of zombies wanted to go to Canada because “there is nothing over there”? Don’t they know Canada pun ada manusia juga that are possibly zombies as well?

And there we were, going on and on at the lists and lists of bad movies we watched. On top of my list was Playing God, a movie both David X-Files and Angelina Jolie featured in. I remember there were only like five people in the whole theatre in KLCC watching that movie. And the funny thing was that I couldn’t remember why it was bad, but remember the huge headache I got from watching it. Yes, that bad.

"Hey," Zales shouted from the corner, "Remember this?" She lowered down her voice and bellowed, "Hey, my name is Deja Vu." She turned to her right and said, "Yes, have I seen you before?"

And we all laughed. Laughed so loud that the Arabs at the next table chuckled with us, because we all knew that it was indeed a night of great company.

24 Comments:

Blogger Vlad said...

George Romero probably doesn't like Canada like Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

But what I heard he did a good parody of Bush administration though.

Then again I have not watch it myself. You know what they say, to watch a zombie flick, you have to degrade yourself into a zombie.

8:23 PM  
Blogger The Squatter said...

in good company on a long overdue fridat night out is priceless.

8:37 PM  
Blogger suzequatro said...

aaahh..i missed those days when i used to hang out with bunch of good friends. we went every where together, did every single things together. but no more now. dont ask me why.

10:24 PM  
Blogger karina said...

*clap* *clap* *clap*

10:45 PM  
Blogger silent said...

what a way to smile!

11:17 PM  
Blogger silent said...

my comment in reply to your reply to my comment (yes i've had too much sugar today):
write songs? yes yes. you know i'm working in glenmarie now right? dekat je 'ngan shah alam... so call me when ya free.

11:21 PM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

That is what friends are for.

And the inflated doll under your bed. Hahaahaha.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Pojan said...

Whenever my buddies and i hang out, we would make that place like ours, be it Burger King at KLCC or kedai mamak tepi jalan. Suka hati gelak kuat nak mampos. Suara sorang2 gempita macam tertelan microfon. Hahaha. Other ppl does not exist. Only us and our stories, old and new memories.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Sports Freak said...

Muddy - how theres never any unclaimed change when my friends and I hang out. There always seems to be some sort of shortage.. :)

MiV - is the doll under your bed always ready or does it have to be pumped with air first?

8:23 PM  
Blogger Halva said...

Nothing like good friends and good food

8:13 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

a friend told me that Land of the Dead is actually the follow up to Dawn of the Dead? is this true, because i haven't seen the latter.

a good parody of bush admin? wow, i never really took it that far when i watched that movie. i left my brain at the door once i saw zombies biting off each other...huhuhu...

pseu :

exactly pal. good food and excellent company is a priceless combo on any day or night.

sooz :

i won't ask you why, but i wanna tell you to do go and initiate gatherings like these. its really good for the soul: i laughted out SO DAMN LOUD, i felt every inch of my sence of humor growing back in me.

initiate dinner and they will come over. you'll see. ;)

7:09 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

karina :

hehehe...clap clap clap. :) yes, great friends are something to cheer about!!! :))

silent :

thats right!!! you are working in my neighborhood. hmmm lets see...i will be back from trganu on friday, will call you and the boys then ok? i am itching to write babe, i can't wait. :)

madnessinvain :

hahahaha...you know what? i have never tried the inflated doll. curious: is it that good? huhuhuhuhu....

7:13 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

pojan :

you sound like excellent company!!! i think i will do great with your group of friends because seriously, after that night, i can laugh like there is indeed a mircophone up my throat!!! hehehehhehe...

sports freak :

hahaha...that's very true. fortunately though, none of my friends are hitched yet. i always wonder how it will be like once one of us do. will it be the same? can it be the same? hmmm...

halva :

wow, thanks for dropping by! :) a great honor. :)

correction: nothing like excellent friends and excellent food. ;)

7:17 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

In this order.

The Night of the Living Dead
The Dawn of the Dead
The Day of the Dead
The Land of the Dead

All of them reflects on social commentary on different era as the years progress. As for the Land of the Dead, Romero hits Bush.

But I recommend Shaun of the Dead for a good laugh.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

hahaha...that's right. the night of the living dead! wow, never really knew that each movie was a commentary of the social scenarios at that time. hmmm which only gets me thinking...

go watch land of the dead. and tell us what you think.

10:07 PM  
Blogger 9 said...

they were selling those 'dolls' in PS. there was a large crowd but nobody was brave to go and haggle the price or anything. masing2 malu tp dr raut wajah semua macam berminat je.

2:47 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

9 :

they do in PS? is that how long i haven't been there? haiyoh, hebat!!! huhuhu...yeah curiosity always drive sales, that's for sure. huhuhu...

imagine the wives finding these dolls and going, "ini patung apa nih bang?" MUAHAHHAHAHAH...

8:47 AM  
Blogger thingsaboottogetvaryinterestinghear said...

"look at us, we're laughing our merry little hearts out because we're so fabulous and happy with our friends.

why aren't you looking at us? hey, cmon, look at us! heeeeyyyyyy"

i'm sure those 'arabs' appreciated your little act. whores.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

things :

you don't have any friends do you?

6:40 PM  
Blogger thingsaboottogetvaryinterestinghear said...

i do actually. but we're mostly the miserable, pissed off sort. hahaha we're so 'cool'.

7:08 PM  
Blogger P. Kay said...

ahem, i don't "squeal".

:P

3:35 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

yeah i love hanging out with my frens, coz nanti tak rasa macam ader masalah... feel so free... :)

4:24 AM  
Blogger disco-very said...

wow! i love the ending of this post. leaves me grinning from ear to ear. the best company indeed.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

things :

glad to hear you got cool company. :)

khaylis :

hahahha...sorry babe. how about "demurely expressed"? ;)

shobshob :

yeah, you hang out with your mates is like Ibiza! huhuhuhu

disco-very :

hehehehe...yeah, i love my friends! yipee!!! :)) glad to make you smile!

12:40 AM  

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