Thursday, July 24, 2014

Berbuka Puasa With Colleagues

My bosses are very considerate and would generously host big dinners for the staff during the festive seasons like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya & Christmas on a grand scale. Last year, we all enjoyed the breaking fast dinner with our Muslim colleagues at Shangri-la Hotel's Lemon Garden which seems to have the best spread of food varieties in KL.



1. This year, they decided to change the venue to somewhere closer to office so that we won't be stuck in crazy traffic jams again. We went to the Bukit Kiara's Equestrian Club!





2. This clubhouse has a very nice playground for the polo players on horses!
It reminded me that history has recorded horse playing was a popular
ancient sport in many arenas of Pompeii, Genghis Khan and the Maharajas of Jaipur etc.




3. This clubhouse is now a popular venue for breaking fast and they set up many
outdoor canopies to cater for over 2000 diners that night.




4. The buffet spread tables were long like a bullet train from Shanghai to Tibet! 
They lined from indoor of the coffee house all the way out to the poolside in the outdoors.




5. There was a closed section for a political party's function too and the popular
former Minister of Federal Territory - Raja Nong Chik was there to address the guests.
I always liked his boyish and friendly smiles!






6. The colourful & sweet desserts was a must for my Muslim colleagues
to eat first when they broke fast after 7.30pm.





7. There were so many varieties of food but this Malay Salad Ulams section is
my Top Favourite. Probably it is so identical with my upbringing of
Thai food consumption since small.




8. My right hand man, Ameer posing with a Nasi Kunyit Section which had so many
plates of elaborate side dishes to eat with the yellow rice.




9. We were very fortunate to get a private room for our gang of 40 hungry diners.
2 Mak Datins were busy playing hostess.



10. I drank almost 6 cups of beverages they had - Nescafe Tarek, Teh Tarek,
Ais Bandung, Juices and lain lain lagi. Free punya! So shiok nia!



11. This stall was very popular with a long beeline of diners!




12. This Laksa Buyong was popular too but I didn't try all the food as my tummy
would burst.





13. My collegaues enjoyed eating so much roasted meat, seafood barbeques and
European food to their hearts' contents. I am sad to say that there was so much food
wastage from their unfinished plates in our room and outside too!
This is sinful and I told them off with my fiery volcanic CB mouths!





14. My lady boss pointed out that I am very fierce at work and
the staff are all scared of me! Look at them all, wanting to pose with yours truly.
My department's staff teased me as their God Father pula because
I never failed to help & protect them all.

Selamat Berbuka Puasa & Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 
to Mak Lina and all my Muslim friends. 
Maaf Zahir & Batin. 
Happy Holidays to all the other blogger friends too!


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    1. Lady Luck, this is so rare of you. Quick go buy number this weekend!

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  2. Anay makan so nice la for buka puasa.

    I remember Anay scolded his staff last year for eating so little for buka puasa. LOL

    Where was it again?

    Shangri-La? Sheraton? So high c lass one.

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    1. Aiyah... how come I didn't notice Anay did mention it early in the post.

      Sorry!

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    2. What a wonderful memory you have for remembering my bad deeds! Wakakakakaka
      Yeah, I recall scolding the despatch for eating roti chanai when the price was tagged over RM140 per head!! This year they really ate too much until could not finish....Hmmmmm

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  3. Have not been to such a posh place leh. So big leh the place. food must have been great coz i see they put table till to the edge of the pool

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    1. The coffee house is quite big but the mammoth crowd was too big!!! It was a scary sight that night but diners were well behaved and no jostling whatsoever. The kitchen kept replenishing all the trays! I love their service which was prompt & very friendly.

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  4. Thank you Anay for the wish.

    Have a great weekend!

    Mana pigi to celebrate Michi's achievement?

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    1. You deserve more than just a greeting here for being such a nice blogger to everyone you know. Your blog postings have been meaningful too and motivates the readers to exercise to stay healthy and happy.

      Michi does not want to go anywhere, so I will hang around KL for a change since her final reports need to be submitted soon for her Masters.

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  5. 2000 diners...oh my kucing.......their chef must have been working like mad. kept cooking and cooking

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    1. Management must be very happy.

      Untung banyak.

      Hope the staff gets a lot of bonus! LOL

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    2. The bosses are the Berjaya Group and hope the staff will be rewarded as they always maintained the high standard there. They have regulars like Tun M who gallops around sometimes.

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  6. wei wei...mana petai and durian...many buffet now got those for buka puasa wor

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    1. I really didn't see any petai or habis makan by the makciks!! I saw everyone scooping all the sambal mixs like soup gravies! Sure many tongues caught fire.
      I never heard of durians being served in buffets!!!! That would be a bonus for me and Claire!!!!

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    2. I got makan durian buffet. But timing not good. Eat durian after buka puasa, already full la to eat much.

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  7. What a crowd and great line up of food! The salad and ulam section is also my favourite. Generally I avoid going for buffet during the fasting month. Some years ago, my partner and I went to Shangri La for their buka puasa buffet. It was full house and somehow the banquet staff/kitchen staff failed to replenish the food fast enough. Quite frustrating and I swore never to go again.

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    1. It's harder for the staff to cope. I guess as everyone eats at the same time.

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    2. Phong Hong, I agree that they didn't replenish the trays at Shang during my dinner there. Like what Lina said, the staff could not cope and the layout of their restaurant was not suitable for huge crowd too.

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  8. Wahhhhhh!!!! Shangri La no less, only for the rich & famous. Hmmmm...handsome, your right hand man? What does he do?

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    1. A visitor like you to KL should not be dining in this posh buffets which would be meaningless. Try the locals and smell the locals would be better, right???

      My right hand man oversees all the despatch platoon and he handles the license applications with all councils in Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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  9. Wah, just a 1 hour late and so many comments already? And you have replied to the comments? Wait, wait, wait for me !!

    I love this post, lots of pictures to see, less descriptions, hehe, then I no need to read so much ma.. But I know I cannot say like that la, coz I write quite long winded stories too all the time..

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    1. My office has buka puasa dinners and events too, but it will be after Raya.. I remembered there was one year, we Raya dinner at Shogun, Sunway Pyramid.. After that, for the consequent years, we only have Raya lunch in office.. We catered, and they sent the food to our office..

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    2. Maybe our management want to cut cost la.. But I always prefer having events/luncheons/dinners nearby the office, then we don't have to go thru the (damn) jam.. Really.. For CNY dinner, we chose Jogoya last year.. Imagine from Shah Alam to Starhill, jam dou... (Although we can use the Smart tunnel)..

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    3. Call me jakun, spoilt sport, party pooper, anything.. I don't like dinner events.. Coz have to go back late, and drive there.. If it's luncheon, ok lagi, colleagues will fetch, and I don't have to drive.. Afterall, they still have to come back to the office after the luncheon rite..

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    4. Haha, all wana pose with you coz wana "polish leg" ahh? Pssstt, tell you something.. I also tend to take photos with my lady boss, I hold her hand somemore one, more "close" ma.. But I never say I'm polishing her shoe ok?

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    5. I love all the food pictures.. Makes me hungry.. But I notice one thing missing.. Roast lamb/beef? Where the rack of lamb? You mentioned roasted meat, but you didnt take any of them?

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    6. Wow! This Jogoya is definitely my top favourite venue for buffets! No others can be better for my opinion. Last time I ate 10 cups of Haagen Dazz ice creams there!
      I took over 50 photos and so much food. I definitely cannot post them all here.

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  10. You are blessed to have such a nice boss...

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    1. My boss is crazy and shocked me always. I better not say more here.

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  11. I have sweet tooths, loves desserts, kakaka...

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    1. Haiks! All these sweet food could not even make you smile in your photos. Now I suspect you have no teeth at all. Wakakakakaka

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  12. You make me hungry. haha..

    http://tenshichn.blogspot.com/2014/07/076-arissto-premium-coffee-machine.html

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    1. Hello.... Can I give you PHD hotline number?? LOL

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  13. You could have eaten more food if you did not drink so many glasses of drinks.

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    1. I ate 2 plate full and that was enough but I drank a lot because the sambal set my tongue on fire!

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  14. I retired from eating luxurious buffets like this many years ago.

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    1. I normally skip meals or eat little for my meals but these buffets and course dinners could not be avoided.

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  15. I wonder how you guys can always get photos when going for buffet. I have no such luck, every time I whip my camera or phone out, immediately there will be someone who will approach me and tell me "No photos allowed". The only photos I am allowed to take are what I have on my plate.

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    1. Follow me and I will show you how daring I shoot photos even in public baths in China & Japan. LOL
      I am famous for posting horrible photos in my blogs. Check it out friend.

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  16. But good of your bosses to treat everyone to this food. Everyone is happy with full stomachs except those who kena scoldings from you for not finishing the food that they have taken.

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    1. Anyone would be crossed and mad at the amount of wasted food which would be thrown away. Long ago I used to collect untouched food at functions to feed homeless beggars at night. Now I am lazy.

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    2. Very true. I think everyone should only take the amount of food that they could eat. Don't take more and leave them uneaten. I am sure the hotel staff would consume those clean untouched leftover food on the buffet table.

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    3. All those places that imposed penalties for wasted food never kept to their words! I saw more wastes instead! LOL

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    4. How to keep? Staff want to charge penalties, later kena all sorts of vulgarities by customers. They all makan gaji only. Better turn a blond eye. LOL

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  17. Wah, there's so much food!! Me hungry already la! ;P

    Eh you got eat ulams one ar? Good la! I don't eat, though I love greens ;)

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    1. Yes I had a plate full of raw vegetables with all types of sambals and chilly paste thrown in. Yummy! I felt like a goat after that.

      Happy Holidays! Are you coming to KL again this Hari Raya?

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    2. I also like to eat ulam (raw veges). I like to eat angled beans raw. Happy Holiday to all of you here!

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    3. Next time we should have a raw salad gathering okay!

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    4. salad is considered ulam also what. LOL

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  18. You must be a very good boss, fierce for them to make sure they done their work and protect them out of troubles!! =]

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    1. I am a trouble shooter and would shoot anyone! Wakakakaka

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  19. i miss those days when i used to berbuka puasa with my Malay colleages/friends. That was like 20 yrs ago....

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    1. Next year you should travel to Kelantan during the Ramadhan month!

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  20. It looks you enjoyed very much. You are very happy to have good bosses. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My bosses are like the Japanese bosses, eat, drink and be merry always!

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  21. wow..yummy variety of food. Oh you hv quite a number of Muslim colleagues. I missed the raya mood in school.

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    1. We have more than 50% Muslim staff in the company. They are nice colleagues!

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  22. Wah wah ... what a spread of buffet ! There are simply too much food ! You better run 10km this weekend ! Lol

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    1. I had to swallow the Laxative Tea that night to lau sai.

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    2. Anay goes to gym for hours do body pump. Should be burn enough calories. Hahaha

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  23. The place looks so good , did you went for a swim and let the datins ogle at your muscular toned bod ?

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    1. You drank a cocktail of nescafe, teh tarik, bandung ...etc ? Got lau sai or not ?? Lol

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    2. Ssshhh.... where did you peep at my muscular photos?

      LOL... Cocktail of necafes and tareks! Muahahahaha
      I had constipation the next day.

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  24. SELAMAT HARI RAYA TO ALL MUSLIM READERS AND FRIENDS! And as for the nons... HAPPY BERCUTI!
    You are the fierce one? Don't see any fierceness in your face one.. hahaha... I thought you said shy which I don't really believe.. hahahaa... Big God Father cannot be shy one... and it is nice of you to defend your staff... the Department Head plays an important role in an office...

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    1. My shy face is harmless like a kitten. I seldom smile, so they said I am fierce la. I will protect them always like mother hen.

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  25. So nice of your boss to give free makan to the staff... we only have raya makan after the long holidays.. but I heard this year, we cannot have because we are still in three months mourning period for our late Sultan.. I will miss all the lemang, ayam merah, satay, laksa and all...

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    1. The way you eat fabulous meals and posts in your blog & FB, I think you celebrate your life everyday! LOL Wakakaka

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  26. If I took the sweet first, I wouldn't feel like having the salty

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    1. Weird boy! They ate sweet then roasts and back to sweets! LOL

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  27. Never failed to protect them? Wow, you sound like a bodyguard! I don't mind having another bodyguard. Lol!
    Hey Tan, since you're always fascinated by my beauty reviews, here's another one for you: Come & join my giveaway to Win Gold Elements Truffles Infusion Brightening Eye Cream Worth USD 599!! Giveaway is Open to All Worldwide!!

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    1. I think I am brave and daring so i should apply for the post of bodyguards! Good money there!

      I will take part in the contest for beautiful eyes!

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  28. 2000 diners ?! how long it took you to queue for "one round"? LOL

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    1. Most food stalls had long beelines but I made them move away for me to snap photos! Heh heh!

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    1. Yes they are crazy and generous people. This sick world needs more crazy people like them!

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  30. You are also a very popular 'taikor' in your very own dept.

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    1. Me popular?? You joking and pulling bananas again! Muahahahaha

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  31. There are so many dishes and varieties to relish breaking the month long fast! Glad you shared the moment happily along with your colleagues :) Of course being conscious about food is must and we should not have fun wasting it.

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    1. We think alike cos we often see hungry people in different parts of our country. Life is short and time flies fast, so we should cherish each day we wake up! All the best to you Jeevan!

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  32. Ah the joy of a food fiesta come Ramadhan. Getting fat just thinking about it. Same here in Kuching too, altho I didnt try some of the hotel's ones. Happy upcoming weekend Twilight Man!

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    1. Happy Weekend to you! I always have fond memories of Kuching for the food and warm hospitality of my friends.

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  33. Hi There, My Goodness---I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at all of that delicious food... Your bosses certainly are nice to provide those special dinners during special times of the year.. That is AWESOME. But---I'm sure it was hard to see all of the waste... We certainly waste a lot of food (and other things) in our country... Such a shame!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I think all the developed countries waste their food and resources! They should see how the 3rd world's dwellers scraping food from the floor! So sad!

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  34. Wow..your boss really generous. We don't have annual dinner, probably not many staffs to fill up a table. We had BKT and normal lunch for our annual dinner. But every year we get a pack of yoke kon' and angpow. Good enough.

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    1. They often overspent so better spend to fill our tummies! Burp!

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  35. Selamat berbuka Puasa, I didn't able to buka puasa this year since my relative didn't celebrate~

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  36. indeed a very nice gesture from the company to have a buka puasa get-together buffet dinner to bond the employees.. and no joke, your company has given a good budget to go for nice food at nice places!! i think your boss is actually quite a generous person huh??

    hmmm, dinner by the pool with a wide spread of food on the buffet table, that was heaven!! i wonder how many rounds Anay went for?? or you had no time to eat, but busy kaypoh-ing with your colleagues and taking photos?? look at the people, all look so friendly and happy though i've heard everyone swear vulgar words in the meeting room, and everyone was so afraid of Anay.. but work is work, when comes to leisure, everyone are so well bonded..

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