Monday, May 28, 2007

Laundry Bar @ The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

I received a call from Nigel just after 9pm today.



"Guess who I'm with?", he asked, unable to contain his excitement.



"Unkaleong?", I warranted a guess. I knew that Unkaleong was down from Thailand for a quick break and it wasn't that difficult to figure out who Nigel would be excited about.



"Yes!", he exclaimed. "Come join us! We're at Laundry."



I like hanging out at Laundry; the ambience at Laundry is always pleasant and the music is great.



But I was still at the office feeling tired. "Nah...I'll pass."



Nigel was persistent. "You have to come!"



In the background, I could hear Unkaleong's voice. "I'll show you my abs if you come!"



I was in my car and at The Curve in less than half an hour.



Chilli sausages



I was ravenous by the time I arrived at Laundry. Unfortunately, after making the requisite introductions (it was my first time meeting most of them), I wasn't able to order dinner as the kitchen was closed, so I was resigned to ordering from the snacks menu. Sadly, nothing caught my fancy, and to prevent my stomach from making strange noises while getting acquainted with the charming lot, I ordered the chilli sausages. At RM9.90 for a few pieces of commercially produced chicken sausages (which looked liked they came out of a bag with a popular label) fried in chopped chilli and sliced onions, I felt a little shortchanged. And extremely hungry.



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Nigel, Chee How, Unkaleong, Mervyn and Robert



Thankfully, the company was better. Sze, the lovely teacher who taught english teachers (seriously!), spoke with a delightful accent that made me want to say Budapest the way she did. Robert, the man who grew up on an estate eating banana leaf rice was a package full of surprises, while Chee How, the man who loved to travel, shared his ideas on how to backpack on a budget. Mervyn, the diver with an infectious smile, struck me as a person with a great sense of humour. Nigel and WMW, the bubbly duo (not dating each other), cracked me up the whole night.



Errr...Unkaleong?



And then there was Unkaleong who knew exactly what it would take to make us hungry.


I later went home to eat some delicious wantan noodles with wild boar curry to satiate my hunger. But that's another story altogether.


41 comments:

wmw said...

Worth staying up the night for, eh? hee hee...I stayed up for your post too! ROFL...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i woke up sore..throat and body..now after that stupid body picture..i am rushing off to the gym after work again!..grr..dont you know majority of the people dont have such a stomach??? maybe i should reveal how normal people look like..hahaha laundry is good..but i often feel short changed with alcohol..so exp..

tigerfish said...

I have to agree with you looking at the pix- no wonder you needed more food :)

UnkaLeong said...

*hic* Morning :) Thanks for coming out yesterday night...The pleasure of meeting you was all mine ;)

Now if would excuse me, I need to go look for some food to cure this hangover of mine. Hahaha...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

wmw: naughty naughty!

joe: let me know if you want the pic so that you can blow it up and put it in your bedroom....for motivation, of course!

tigerfish: you mean the pic of the food, or the pic of unkaleong? either way, I was hungry lor. lol.

unkaleong: hey, I had fun! Somemore, I was in the presence of the BODY himself. hehehe.

babe_kl said...

wahhh i feel like touching those abs lah. lucky i wasnt there else sure unka kena molested d! i din know he had this killer abs when i sat next to him???

k.t.x said...

like post-oscar party huh???? lol.

i like laundry too, but i prefer the bar or the settees, not the al fresco area tho.

where's yr pic?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

babe_kl: you mean he didn't take off his shirt for you?? lol. Guess we'll just have to organise another session together, eh? ;-) I'm sure he'd love to be molested.

k.t.x: I prefer the inside area of laundry too...not only for the atmosphere, but for the aircon too! hehe. My pic? I shy la. I only post pics of ppl who want to be pimped. hehe.

k.t.x said...

yeah? me too. for the aircon too!!! v hv already paid for it mar....lol. i only sit out out of obligation.

oh yeah, if we everr meet, dont post my pic too...i dont wanna b ayam. lol.

catsndogs said...

nice meeting you too ... had a great night wit u guys. hoping for next round gathering.. of coz this time will make sure unka leong had his cloths off.. wahahahah

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

k.t.x: maybe i'll bump into u someday inside laundry, eh? :-) u shy boy oso, izzit? don't be shy lar...i very good with my photography one. U wanna try? ;-)

catsndogs: glad u found ur way here! u oso want to see unkaleong without his shirt on again ar? heehee.

k.t.x said...

yeah, perhaps huh? but i aint a regular there, maybe once every 2 months if there is company. lol.

i no shy la. lol. but jokes aside, yr photography r really quite mesmerising..really. u powderful huh.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

k.t.x: when u say my photography is mesmerising, are you referring to unkaleong's photo? I can see why one would be mesmerised by that photograph....do you bat for the same team then? ;-) email me ur answer...I promise not to tell. :-D

jason said...

Wah.. really nice abs!
*quick quick hide my tummy with a pillow*

Arr... looks like you had lots of fun photographing :P

k.t.x said...

lol, hell no. i was referrring to yr food photography and photography in general. in fact, i m quite reserved on that particular foto...i dont know how to appreciate la dat one....lol. but nice abs nonetheless....so lyrical.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason: u know me...always photographing!

k.t.x: hehe..I was just teasing. :-) I kinda figured that one out. And thanks for the compliment. Means a lot.

Mervyn said...

So flattered by your comment. Thx!

And yea, those are nice abs. My next workout will have to be on my abs too!

Melting Wok said...

not fair u know, only 1 guy showing off the impressively stretched abs, where are all the lengluis har ? Am glad you guys had fun :)

Hengster said...

Yeah man, no lenglui showing any assets!

Hey I have more of Unka leong private photos which he sent to me when we discuss matters concerning fitness and his before/ after photos. Primate msg me and I can have them ready for your morning breakfast..
:D

UnkaLeong said...

Robert : Woi...Private stash meant to stay private. Hahah..

Babe_KL : It'll all be gone 2 months after my move back here..me thinks. Hahah

Pinkelle said...

Woah...those abs! UnkaLeong must have a very strict gym and diet routine!!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

mervyn: looks like unkaleong is inspiring a lot of ppl to work out their abs, eh? lol. It was great meeting u, dude! Must do it again some time.

melting wok: one at a time leh. After all, this is a food blog wat. :-P

hengster: now we're talkin! lol. hey nice meeting u last nite!

unkaleong: good things ought to be shared. :-P

pinkelle: I think he does. It's all in his blog!

Sze said...

heh you really did pimp us. and you make that plate of cocktail sausages look a helluva lot more appetising than it looked in reality!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hey Sze! Glad u dropped by! Yep, as agreed, I pimped all of you. hehe. Not that u guys need pimping...you're all quite popular, the way I see it. :-)

jason said...

Lyrical Lemongrass: Guess that's our natural instinct! :P

Mervyn said...

Pics of UnkaLeong's body seems to be in demand. I think Robert could probably auction the pics on eBay and make some $$$.

Then the next round we hang out, together, we can say our bill's covered by UnkaLeong's mouth-watering body + camwhoring nature. ROFL!

teckiee said...

cant believe i slept thru all the missed calls....dangggg

tigerfish said...

If it was unkaleong pix, you still need food meh? Buahahha...

babe_kl said...

lemongrass, dat time he never revealed his abs! nevermind, i'll make sure he'll show us when he is back for good ;-)

Rasa Malaysia said...

Gee, that Unkaleong is a flasher? I think I have seen enough of his six packs and abs. LOL!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason: ya lor...like an extension of my arm.

mervyn: hey, that's an idea. I have an ebay account...how much should I put the starting price? Sure can afford all the expensive liquor next time we go out. hahaha. Everybody say...THANK YOU UNKALEONG!!

teckiee: I heard you got to touch his abs the next nite? ;-)

tigerfish: naughty naughty! I guess you're right.... :-P

babe_kl: You gotta take a number. There's a long queue!

rasa malaysia: it didn't take much for him to take off his shirt. hahahaha.

Henry Yeo said...

shouldn't you people just drool at his abs and forget about the food?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

henry: we multitask.

Mervyn said...

The abs pic taken at laundry the other night is already over-published. What you need to do is get a hold of Unka's private stash. That would sell much better. Speak to Robert since he does have a small collection. we can use that to test market. And if this fundraiser takes off properly, we can enter into negotiations with Unka for other parts of his anatomy, and maybe to do some sexier poses. hahaha!

"if someone's going to make us rich, why not UnkaLeong?" ROFL

Paprika said...

Oh my! *blush* I'd gladly wash my laundry on those abs. Someone pass me the suds for the stud! :-)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

mervyn: I like your tagline! I wuz thinking, maybe we can do a coffeetable book. U know how much they charge for those, right? Can make loads of money with hardcover, glossy pics...maybe can put a taste thingy too (in case people have kinky thots). Ooooh we must get in touch with Robert pronto!!!!! WE'RE GONNA BE RICH!!!!!

paprika: so cute! I'll be in touch with you once we come out with our coffeetable book. How many copies would u like? ;-)

Mervyn said...

We kick off our little project with the pictures which are already available... create awareness in the market first. Then once UnkaLeong's back for good, we'll have better access to our model and we can EXPAND our product range.

hmm... we seem to have come up with some very entrepreneurial ideas. Now let's put our words into action and get rich!

UnkaLeong said...

10% that's all i'm asking for :P
Hahaha...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

mervyn: yes, we must do that before others steal our ideas! Where's Robert when you need him?? In the meantime, someone had better keep an eye on unkaleong...he seems to be eating a lot these days with one food blogger or another. We can't afford to have any "evidence" of bak kut teh or siew yoke on his abs. Can someone take him to the gym ar?

unkaleong: 10% only? sure. the balance 90% shared between mervyn and me. That's a pretty good deal. Thank you, unkaleong!!!!! Mmuah!

Hengster said...

how about 5% for me...for the photos...
:P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

hengster, ya lor, forgot to allocate your portion. Yup, 5% sounds reasonable, hehe, but u gotta hurry coz the other bloggers were literally raping the poor man with their cameras the other nite at the Attic.