A Time of Reunion

We don’t get together that much these days, but when we do the survivors of the ACS Sitiawan, SPM 1990 batch, create one hell of a ruckus when we sit around the table talking about… well, anything that comes to mind. Earlier tonight, a bunch of them fell upon the Tenth Floor for a gathering and of course, to eat. There was also talk about peeing or hocking a loogie onto passers-by or the swimming pool below from the window and/or balcony.

However, some sort of decorum was maintained since there were kids in the room.

Apart from our household, the roll call included: Teik Sing (with Michelle and Baby Ashley-Joan), Shahar, Tern Lik, Nguk Lui, Alvin and family, Hudson and Kok Soon.

Ain cooked two variations of bihun goreng, both of which were tasty. Teik Sing bought appetizers and desert, Shahar bought some kuih, Hudson brought chips and Kok Soon, who arrived last, brought a barrel of KFC.

Highlights of the night includes: bunch of belly laughs, computer tech talk with Shahar and Teik Sing, talking about getting in shape (“Round… is also a shape!”), going through The Album looking at faces and asking “Where is this guy now?”, more belly laughs, trying to figure out how Hudson gets an monumental amount of information from tabloids, Kok Soon getting drunk on orange juice, Hudson trying to get singer Camelia’s phone number out of Nguk Lui, a couple more belly laughs and some talk of backup singing and breaking and entering Mei Lin’s house next month.

The dinner also doubled as a farewell dinner for Teik Sing since he’ll be leaving for Australia for a new job in the next month or so.

The assembling of the food

The assembling of the food

The assembling of the food eaters

The assembling of the food eaters

Teik Sing, Michelle and Ashley, with us sans Irfan

Teik Sing, Michelle and Ashley, with us sans Irfan

The first round of eatings begins - Michelle, Teik Sing and Shahar talking about what's new

The first round of eatings begins – Michelle, Teik Sing and Shahar talking about what’s new

Irfan offers his toys to Ashley, who can't really do much at 3 months of age

Irfan offers his toys to Ashley, who can’t really do much at 3 months of age

Irfan making friends with Ashley

Irfan making friends with Ashley

Ain talks with Alvin's wife and Nguk Lui as Emma looks on

Ain talks with Alvin’s wife and Nguk Lui as Emma looks on

Kok Soon arrives sweaty from his tennis with his KFC barrel

Kok Soon arrives sweaty from his tennis with his KFC barrel

Irfan and Alvin's son looks at Tern Lik and Nguk Lui looking at The Album

Irfan and Alvin’s son looks at Tern Lik and Nguk Lui looking at The Album

The second round has begun - Kok Soon gets drunk on orange juice

The second round has begun – Kok Soon gets drunk on orange juice

Tonari No Totoro grabs the kids attention as the adults go nuts

Tonari No Totoro grabs the kids attention as the adults go nuts

Hudson chases Kok Soon to the living room for an opinion on a career as backup singer

Hudson chases Kok Soon to the living room for an opinion on a career as backup singer

We’ve also planned for our next gathering, which will be at Mei Lin’s apartment. Mei, if you’re reading this, there’ll be a time next month or so where there’ll be a horde descending upon your place. You don’t have to be at home. Just make sure you got 42″ plasma TV in the living room, fridge is fully stocked and tell security to ignore the noise coming from your house.

Oh, and you might need to replace your lock after that.

Addendum: Time of Reunion 2 – The Sequel

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

9 Comments

  1. So, other than Chicken, does a Malaysian KFC have anything native to Malaysia? I know here we can get poutine in our KFC.

  2. wooo, looks like a really good time was had!! ūüėÄ i’m upset no passer-by got beaned with kfc bones from your house.

    shane: our kfc is served with hot chilli sauce. hot! hot! hot!!! plus i think our “hot & spicy” is actually hot & spicy. ūüôā

  3. awesome pics….i esp like the pic with the man and wife looking equally as bunting!!! :’-D

  4. wow, poutine?! one very strange thing – KFC in ireland doesn’t sell mashed potato… (by the way, that looks like lots of fun!)

  5. Hey Hey,
    You guys are most welcome to my apartment. If you find a 42″ plasma TV, Please tell me where it is in my apartment, I also want to know. Couldnt make it this time BUT will definately try for the next one (well, esp since it looks like it will be hosted by me). With the exception of Nguk Lui, it looks like everyone has prospered over the years. Still looking good guys!!

    Mei Lin

  6. wow, the food looks so good…so hungry now…it’s almost noon and i haven’t even had breakfast yet…

  7. waaahhhh i missed this gathering! mei you have 42″ plasma? when is the next one? oh yah a bunch of us are at facebook and its addictive as hell so you have all been warned. i’m on linna wong and you’ll see nanda, cynthia, bee sim, julia zhang, etc etc as well.. there’s a acs 1990 which miss hoo created!

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