Saturday, April 04, 2009

Dinner at ICCC

The dinner just now was really a surprise. Initially, I was thinking of getting something from the night market just like most Fridays when my dad suddenly called me to tell me to get ready for dinner at Ipoh City & Country Club (ICCC).

So what was the occasion?

I first thought it was a wedding. When we reached ICCC, my dad's friend, Mr. Baskaran (the one who invited us for dinner since he had some extra tickets) took us to the karaoke floor (known as I-box) and showed us around since the dinner is not served yet. We even went into one of the rooms and he sang a couple of songs; one which I could not recall the title by Alleycats and Black Magic Woman by Santana.

So, the dinner started and it was then that I realized what occasion it was. It's the Vasaikhi celebration by the Sikhs. Throughout the dinner, we were entertained by various perfomances. The most outstanding performance was no doubt the belly dance - performed by two adorable girls of 8 or 9 years old. Two gentlemen gave them some tokens of appreciation (I think I saw some red notes) during their routine. Not to forget that there's also a drag queen performance; lip-synching and dancing on stage. I feel embarrassed watching him or her not because I was irked by a guy performing like a girl up stage but because I knew that I could never be that graceful. I cannot dance at all.

We had soup first.

The ingredients consisted of mushrooms, shredded prawns, squids and fish and some other unidentified ingredients. My opinion? It was so delicious that I had two bowls of it.

The following courses:

I was too shy to snap the dishes individually so here's a picture that I snapped discretely from where I sat. As you can see, there's a plate of fried chicken with lemon sauce, fried fish with some soya sauce (I think) and mixed vegetables cooked with sambal belacan.

They even have some games organized for the guests to participate in. Sis took part in the blow-the-balloon-till-it-burst game and she was the champ! Her prize was a mug from ICCC. Not bad, really.

In about 7 hours' time, I willl be experiencing my first train ride (not taking LRTs and monorail into account) to KL. I am so excited! I hope I won't be spending any money aside from food.

P/S: I was just reading about the demise of the 12-year-old terrapin and I was thinking if I had been too heartless not to post an obituary about it like I did to a few other terapins in the past. Somehow, I didn't have the heart to do obituaries anymore. They are too sad to be written.

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Nic said...

wow, yr soup look like so delicious loh~ yam yam ~
and the rainbow in gopeng also got~ some more it is double yer 1... lol