Monday, January 12, 2009

Bad Tourist Guide

I am officially the worst tourist guide around! Ask Jeremy, and he can tell you how terribly and horribly bad I am in finding my way around KL. I was put to the test when I agreed to bring him around KL yesterday afternoon since he has not been stepping into KL for years after moving to Brisbane. At the moment he's on a one way ticket to KL and because I practice Malaysian Hospitality, I wanted to take him around. He's like the most EMO blogger I know. And he wrote his emo stuff pretty well.

Actually, I've been thinking for days on where to visit in KL. The only places I go to when I'm in KL is either KLCC and Pavilion for obvious reasons which I don't think I need to reveal. So, I thought the best thing to show the tourists is basically our infamous Petaling Street where LVs cost much cheaper than in KLCC and my dream watch Franck Muller only cost 1% of the actual price.

The Loaf@Pavilion was the meeting point. After a short conversation with him and his friend, she passed on the tourist guide duty to me. I was trying to search for PS with my GPS and its nowhere to be found, so being a brave driver with no sense of direction, I circled Bukit Bintang and Jln Imbi numerous times to find that I'm heading nowhere. When I was about to give up, I found PS!!! I was so ecstatic for a moment before the parking problem hits me. I can't find a parking and there was a bad traffic jam and so in the end, we both gave up and I decided to take him to our very own Egyptian Pyramid lookalike which is none other than Sunway Pyramid. However, at 6.00pm, I was starving already so I conveniently took him to Wan Hou Steamboat. At one time, I loved the steamboat so much so that I was there every weekend. Even Ky likes it (just to prove that it's good).

We were the only customers at that time. It was way too early for dinner I guess. I tried telling him that I purposely booked the whole restaurant just to welcome him but he didn't fall for it. I guess I didn't sound convincing enough. He did say "KL girls are aggressive" and I corrected him. "Sorry, I'm from Ipoh". Back to the food, I'm glad he enjoyed it as much as I do. At least he agreed with me that the soup and the pork balls were tasty!

After that, we adjourned to Sunway Pyramid. I took him jalan-jalan around some shops for a while and instead of him buying things, I bought a handphone. It wasn't for me but for my mom. Eversince her Samsung (which I passed down to her) phone battery became obsolete, she had to use my sis's sony ericsson and she had so much trouble in using it so I thought getting her another Samsung would be a good idea. Jeremy was waiting patiently for my retail therapy activities and after that I took him to my favourite hang out joint, Republic which is just outside Italiannies. It's an open air bar with music, tv screens and comfortable chairs for a drink and a smoke.


Getting my cherry popped for Guinness.


It was fun hanging out with him because he taught me a lot about alcohol. He told me I was missing the best part of life if I haven't try Guinness Draught and so I took a sip from his glass while closing my eyes to fully savour the supposedly heavenly taste that most Guinness fans seemed to claim. Ok, I had to agree that it was good despite it's black. I have always stereotyped black liquid as bitter drink. I told him that he's missing the best part of life if he hasn't try single malt whiskey or whiskey on the rocks.


Jeremy & Me

We went on and on until it was 11pm. I sent him to the Asia Jaya LRT station only to find that the LRT station has closed at 11.30pm. Therefore, I drove him back to his hotel in KL before reaching home at 12.45am due to some stupid roadworks at Jalan Imbi that forced me to make a detour!

He'll be flying back to his hometown in Kuching this weekend before returning to KL again. And the funny thing is, there might be a possibility that I'll become his landlady soon. Ooh... someone that I can call up and chase for rental every month. And maybe make his life a nightmare by forcing him to clean the condo properly by having monthly inspections. Or I could make use of the swimming pool facility... Haha. I hope I didn't just intimidate you and you'll regret renting my place! Nice meeting up with you anyway and I hate Man U for beating Chelsea 3-0 yesterday!

20 comments:

foongpc said...

You are a bad tourist guide indeed! And I don't blame you cos I'm one too! Haha! Looks like the GPS is of not much help! : )

Huai Bin said...

Guinness is good. ;)

You're a bad tourist guide???

I still believe in you coz you always manage to get me out to the LDP when I'm lost. =D

I heart Eiling!

KY said...

Hahhaa you could have given me a call. petaling street from pavilion is like 5 mins away, max 30 mins if there's a massive jam

Myhorng said...

oh dear, how can u dunno petaling street? need to get some nice bak kua there mar.

and ur GPS, throw it away lar.

Philip said...

Look like you have put on weight...2-3 kgs?. Hard to believe you can't reach PS. I know better than you!

* ZILING * said...

Eh Hallo! Not you getting the Samsung phone okay..Yiling and I paying for it. Sigh. So broke.

-eiling- said...

Foongpc: Yeah. I think I need to explore KL more.

HB: Hehe. Thanks HB. Muacks

KY: I don't wanna disturb you guys. I can still find my way at the end!

Horng: Yalah Jeremy also wanna buy the bak gua there.

Philip: Ok I'm bad at directions. Haha... Yes I've put on weight. Again.

Ziling: As long as you haven't pay, it's still me!

YilingL said...

wtf! I didn't know about this Samsung phone thingy!!!!!! anyway which house are we renting out to jeremy?? have i been out from the house so long i don't know anything?!!!!

* ZILING * said...

Yeah man! Since when he's renting our Condo?!?! I didn't say YES also. the condo's gonna be mine one day.

And I thought half of it is reserved for me if 1 day i were to go down KL to work. Sigh.

-eiling- said...

Yiling: Because you guys are always out! That's why you don't know anything! Cepat bayar saya RM100.

Ziling: You pay rent, you can stay! Lol...

suituapui said...

Say hi to JC the next time you see him? Now why would he be renting ur place? He's moving to KL, not going back Down Under?

Eeee....Jeremy, I saw this movie "The Landlady" on Astro - I think you can see clips of it on youtube - starring Jack Coleman! Hahahaha!!!! Or you can read the short story with the same title by Roald Dahl!

Btw, thought you're not drinking for a month? Oops...it's the other fella! LOL!!

KY said...

这三姐妹非常吵

Jeremy C said...

Hey, thanks for showing me around, inc a drive-by of PS :)

The following night, my friends took me to Damansara Perdana for drinks and we had Famous Grouse. Wanted to try Glenmorangie but they didn't have it.

Looking forward to the next outing!

Edi神 said...

I dont mind u being my tourist guide....

can ah when I come KL play2?

-eiling- said...

STP: Well, that you have to ask Jeremy. I'm sure I'll be the best landlady around! Pretty somemore...

KY: Does it bother you?

JC: You're welcome. Try it next time. You'll love it more than Famous Grouse.

Edi: You're welcome to KL anytime.

KY said...

of course not, but i just want to comment in chinese :P

kampungboycitygal said...

haha im from ipoh too (studied at AMC) and am such a bad tour guide..when frens come to visit, i'll only take them one u, the curve and mid valley. full stop.

-eiling- said...

KY: So noise...

Kampungboycitygal: You're from Ipoh too?! Cheers... Next time take them to Sunway Pyramid - our pride! Lol...

kennhyn said...

whisky drinker normally know how to drink beer, whisky come from beer too beside the hops. Beer drinker will eventually become a whisky drinker... haha

-eiling- said...

kennyhn: That's a very good theory. Whom do you heard it from?!!

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