Due to limited Internet access I hardly went online for the last few days and even so, I needed to attend to my PLRGold5 customer support issues and inquiries.
Okay, now when was the last time I actually partied this hard? Hmmâ€¦ 🙂
It was a rush in the day time as I had just relocated to the Damansara Kim the day before. Khai and I purchased a set of furniture from IKEA but unfortunately, I have to left hands when it comes to handiwork. And almost anything purchased from IKEA is Do-It-Yourself.
At least Iâ€™ve set up my own chair. 🙂
Since I couldnâ€™t stand seeing my room in such a mess, I decided to hire Mattgyver again to help me with the setting up of the cupboard and half-done table.
It turned out that I bought a set of cheap, lousy tools for the job. So yeah, I went out and bought the best screwdriver I could fine and we got the table and cupboard all set up in a breeze â€“ wheeeee!
I had to buy myself a new pair of clothes and a bottle of wine (or was it champagne? No idea) since not only is it a good customary to NOT come to a party empty-handed, it is also good NOT to wear old clothes, especially if you have been wearing them since 1999 and that you have busted a hole or two in your underwear.
Rush Hour 4?
I made haste to Bangsar Permai so I left home at least 2 hours early because not only am I not familiar with the Bangsar area, I didnâ€™t want to take a gamble on taxi drivers who may or may not be willing to drive me there from my location.
So I did a smart thing: just hop a bus to KL Sentral from Uptown and then get the cabby to drive me to the doorstep of Bangsar Permai. 🙂
I came just in time (at 9:00 PM) only to find out that there will still preparations going on. Couldnâ€™t stand just standing around, I offered some help â€“ like following Khai Lee to 7-11 to buy some ice and mineral water. The apartment scene was a dÃ©jÃ vu though, considering that I had spent the last couple of days shifting and doing home preparations.
It was only an hour later or so that the apartment became sardine-packed with people from all walks of life (literally) and turned into a party pad before anyone knows it.
Coming much well prepared this time â€“ with sleek new clothes, a bottle of something and name cards to go â€“ check out the people whom I have had the pleasure of meeting at the party bash:
Since Mindvalley is an army of brains packed into one entity, I will generally classify them all as â€œMindvalley Peopleâ€. Since they were hosting the party thus deserve the first mention. 🙂 Props for organizing such a fantastic party! See you people on coming Monday.
Didnâ€™t get to hear his name properly (sounded like Shiken or something) â€“ he was one of the earliest guests that came over, besides me. 🙂 Thanks a bunch for launching the drinks over, and understanding that I donâ€™t drink alcohol.
What do you know? He was my scout senior back in high school! His face looks rounder now, though I could recognize some distinct features. Currently, he is a business consultant and must be doing pretty well!
I have to admit the party dance was lively because of her, but she did look like a dancing skeleton! 😛
Hahaâ€¦ the 26-year old guy who hasnâ€™t really revealed what he does!
Nicholas & Joyce
I had no idea they were from my former high school, too! And what more surprising was that I donâ€™t recall seeing them before since they are only one year older than me. Even though I didnâ€™t talk or get to know with every single person at school back then, I would have at least remembered faces. But I didnâ€™t remember seeing Nicholas or Joyce. Nicholas was from an IT class â€“ the same class as another guy named Mun Tuck, another chap I once know. Hmmâ€¦
For the first 5 seconds, I didnâ€™t recognize her even after she greeted me. Plus, I thought she was supposed to be in Penang (but no, she was here too)! I trusted her with some writing work just recently and expected her to work while I go party. 😛 I should feel really guilty! Still, it was great to see her in person again.
John Tan & Iris
HIGHLIGHT: Now this is SERIOUSLY one of the last people on Earth I expected to meetâ€¦ again!
I barely remembered John initially (and so does he anyway). I introduced myself to him and talked casually until I realized thatâ€¦ you know what? He and I and the rest of the oleâ€™ neighborhood gang used to frequent cyber cafes some 10 years ago! Yes, with other chaps like Yoon Wei, Wai King, Lek Soon, Thavan, Vincent Tan, Victor Tang, and more.
I wasnâ€™t a close friend of his since he studied in a different school and like me, led a totally different life from high school onwards. But even though heâ€™s into the games business (he always love gaming) I felt that we share a lot in common let alone much to talk about!
Another example of â€œthe world is getting smallerâ€ and a case of law of attraction in effect?
John is only one year older than me but heâ€™s very, very enterprising. He started his first business at the age of 17 in New Zealand, and now runs a game development company.
He has this interesting theory that gamers are actually enterprising people (or something along those lines. I got to check with him again soon). I think itâ€™s already proven! 🙂
A friend and business partner of John Tan, though he runs his own company in the filming field. A very nice guy though he could use some help on abstaining from drinking too much. 🙂
Ok nothing much to write about it since it was all dance, dance, danceâ€¦ which I havenâ€™t been dancing let alone partied this hard since the last time I could remember.
And the party couldnâ€™t be more fun without me busting out a display of raw skills and energy on the dance floor. 🙂
This went on all the way until 4 in the morning.
L-R: Iris, John Tan, Khai Lee, Me.
Okay, not one of our best photos – we look so tired and messed up after several hours into the party – talking and dancing (and drinking and smoking for some others).
All in all, Saturday night was a blast!