dimanche, septembre 16, 2012

A Malaysia Day Dinner Like No Other

Dr Bala (middle) the gracious host

Dr Bala of Planet Of The Monyets had a simple idea. And as usual, the simplest of ideas often contribute to the greatest of feats. In this era of mudslinging and politicking, he decided it was  time to #Say Something Nice and remove ourselves from politics. He did this by saying something nice about ALL Malaysians. Heroes from mountaineers to conservationists - not to be confused with conversationalists, sportsmen and women, NGO warriors, movie directors, cartoonist - no guesses for this one, writers, taxi drivers (I personally love taxi drivers esp my ever exceptional S W Taxi)

And of course Dato David Arumugam
of Alleycats

"We sing using OXFORD Bahasa Malaysia. I visualise a lone lady in the middle of the sawah padi, and my feelings come pouring out in the song so that you feel it too."

Manai (Ahmad Fakri in blue), is one of the two Malaysians who have conquered the SEVEN SUMMITS all over the world. This is incredible. Manai's journey so far (he is only 31) is an inspiring story of overcoming your personal limits. Now I know to get to the base camp of the Everest alone is a 10 day trek. To reach the summit takes another 45 days, after getting through Camp 1 to Camp 4. As you progress from camp to camp, you see the mountaineers who did not make it ie in body bags and the success of the day is measured in the rate of mortality.
Shamir and Shamsul
Co-founders of Yakin Malaysia
For the full series of 17 Cool and Commited Malaysians,
please visit the Monyet King's Planet Of The Monyets
Thank you Monyet King for a cosy and intimate dinner that defines the Malaysian hospitality at best. We got to know each other, chit chat, laugh and cheer 'TerimakaSAYYY' with David Arumugam.
It was great company and a marvelous nostalgic Malaysia Day dinner.


5 commentaires:

Cat-from-Sydney a dit…

Aunty Ninot,
Shoot! We missed that! Wrong timing for us, as usual. You and Alleycats? That, I envy the most. har har har *evil laughs*

Brad the most handsome

Monyet King a dit…

TerimakaSAYYY for coming, ninot. Sorry could not spend much time with you bcos there were simply too many illustrious guests. Thanks for the copy of the Hikayat.

BTW, since you have already met Manai, any plans to climb mountains ?

~Covert_Operations'78~ a dit…

We had such a grand time, didn't we? It turned out to be the best and most meaningful Malaysia Day I have ever had. Many thanks to MK and his lovely family for opening up their hearts and home to us.

ninotaziz a dit…

Ha! Ha! You missed Alleycats, Brad! Kesian!

Al-Manar a dit…

Be a celebrity to be among celebrities. When you are old and tired do not dream of the summit of everest. Itis best to read about everything and rest.

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