Monday, October 27, 2014

A Lavish Deepavali Night

Last week, a close childhood friend invited me to attend their family's Deepavali gathering somewhere in Petaling Jaya. I knew that area near Gasing Hills have plenty of ultra sized luxury homes with big sprawling gardens. If you want to know how exactly Beverly Hills in Hollywood looks like, just take a drive to Ukay Heights, Kenny Hills or Gasing Hills. They look so similar and no need to fly to Los Angeles.



1. The whole street was lined with all the flashy cars of the invited guests with so many security guards directing traffic.




2. It was my first visit and I was stunned by its size! The huge mansion looked so prominent with lots of Victorian white pillars.





 3. Their traditional Kolam's design was beautiful, using fresh scented rose petals.




 4. I had to pose myself there as a reminder that I really visited a Bollywood styled mansion!
Their huge chandelier behind was too bright!




5. I love their gold plated ornaments at both sides of the door!




 6. By now, you must be guessing who is the Indian Tycoon who owns this lovely abode?
The door gift's fruit cake carries the name where this humble restaurant chains started during the late 1880's. Now the family owns lots of estates, plantations and hotels around the country!
 Honestly, they are very humble and don't go about shouting for attention like many Chinese towkays today.




7. I saw many familiar faces of the KL's "Who & Who's". My wife bumped into a gang of her ex-students who were invited by the tycoon's youngest son. They are classmates at the private school in Damansara Heights.





 8. I enjoyed the best Indian food served in 2 long rows of Buffet Tables! I ate 3 rounds over 3 hours of chatting and gossiping. That's my trademark lah!






 9. I drank 4 glasses of the best teh tarek which was prepared by their best F&B expert from India!
I wished my Thambee SK (Sherman Khan) was there to yum cha & borak with me!!







10. Their fruit cake was so lovely!!




11. They hired a well known DJ who belted out all the latest and popular Hindi & Western music. It was interesting to see the Indian friends dancing the night away!! The older son danced with me too. Everyone laughed at our Bollywood dancing from the front door until the indoor swimming pool inside!


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85 comments:

  1. Anay drank so much teh tarik until when he took the teh tarik puller's photo, kena glared by that fella ah? LOL

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    1. OMG! Your eyes so sharp like a hawk! He really glared at me many times.

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  2. No. 4.

    Wahh... Anay look so natural posing there lah. Nice. Nice

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    1. Tenkiu. Anay always natural like smooth butter!

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  3. Anay!

    No extra fruit cakes for us kah? Hihihi

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    1. I also regretted for not carting the whole basket of fruit cakes home. I only tasted it when I got home.

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  4. It sure is a grand celebration.

    How lucky for Anay to be a part of the celebration too. :)

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    1. Yes it was their annual big gathering and I was always away the past years, to China, China and China.... This year I didn't go anywhere.

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  5. What a grand place! And if this is the Lotus family then the food must be excellent! No wonder you went 3 rounds and you danced off some of the calories :D

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    1. The food was surplus that night, more dishes than they served in their restaurants. I love curries and it was free! Why not? Next year I will starve first without breakfast and lunch before going there. Hihihihi

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  6. As much as I am in awe with the grand Bollywood styled mansion, I am more interested to see more photos of Anay's Bollywood dance. Please make another post focusing on the dance LOL!

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    1. I was so shy and was caught into dancing impromptu by the son. I was admiring at their indoor pool when he appeared like a Hindi movie sequel. Lol

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  7. Interesting and it was an honour to be invited. You should have worn a jippa.

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    1. Love the kolam and I'm sharing it at CJ. Thanks.

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    2. Thanks for the Joppa suggestion. Next year I will wear one and ride an elephant there! LOL

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  8. Wah! What a huge Bollywood mansion! You are lucky to have so many rich and wealthy friends!

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    1. Yeah I have many rich friends and they are so stingy with their money! I get nothing dei....

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  9. Nice kolam! And nice gold plated ornaments!

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    1. Yes the Milan was beautiful and only lasts for one evening!

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  10. Wah! Dancing Bollywood style! Hahaha!

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    1. I was a TV actor once so dancing is in my blood.

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  11. SO I guess the food must be really nice? They owned Restoran Lotus right? :)

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    1. They owned all the restaurant chains and several hotels too.

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  12. Good morning.. Saw your post at 5.30pm yesterday and I was preparing to fong-gung jor la.. But I managed to read a little before switching off my pc and I kept thinking of the mansion you mentioned.. I couldn't sleep well thinking of the mansion and those high class stuffs so here I am, commenting early morning, haha..
    I am really attracted to the house.. Ok, mansion like you said.. Huge house.. Looks like the White House.. Not paying attention to the Kolam.. I've always felt if I'm clumsy or if my boys ran over it, then it's the end of the world and I'll lose my face picking up those grains one by one and sweeping the floor for them, huhuhu.Food looks good.. I've always love Indian food, but only a few of them.. I love mutton curry, dhall pumpkin and mint yogurt dip, and some desserts like sugee and coconut candy..
    So you ate 3 rounds.. I would have eaten 10 rounds of mutton curry if I were you.. Gained 3 kgs?

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    1. You kidding me! How could you eat 10 rounds? I always believed that you eat like parrot and stays so skinny.
      I would also think of the work to keep a big house clean but they have so many maids, drivers and workers. They live like the happy Maharajahs! Indian food is very popular all over the world. They are the ones who found all the spices since thousand years ago! We are lucky to live in Malaysia to enjoy so many types of cultural food and festivals.

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  13. fuiyoh so glamerr leh Anay

    photo #2...like watching a bollywood scene in a richman mansion

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    1. It was really a glitterati night of rich and famous rubbing their jewels and diamonds. I was in dreamland just eating and dancing merrily.

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  14. uiks ...kolam i thought using colored rice. Using flower very unique wor. Must have nice scent

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    1. First time see petals used for kolam. Rice can last for weeks but flowers only one day.

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  15. 3rd pic looks small size...or rather cannot see the size but when se 4th pic of you there...wahhh so big leh.....the kolam..not you :p

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    1. Well explained and I agree. Of course I looked small with the big kolam. Hihihihi

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  16. Lotus punya boss ah. Lucky you. good food there leh....ya la...why you tarak bring Sherman khan leh

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    1. This party was not glam enough for Sherman Khan!!! Bwahahahaha!

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  17. got bollywood dance till fall into the swimming pool or not LOL

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    1. Hey! I am a good dancer alright. I could dance inside the pool and make a tsunami!!

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  18. Wah ..The kolam was really nice ! They must spent a lot of efforts decorating it.

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    1. I believe they are experts in this. They are thoughtful and respect the guests with such good decorations.

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  19. Lots of nice Indian cuisines there. Why don't you invite your tambee ? So many a cups of teh tarik ?? Did u lau sai ?

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    1. As I mentioned above, the party was not glam & bling enough for Sherman Khan to attend.

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  20. This must be one humble but rich Indian tycoon ! Is he your big boss?

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    1. Harlow! Harlow! What boss? I said that my childhood friend invited me. You always do blog speed reading!!

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  21. WAHHHH! Ah Hua lives under the tempurung (coconut shell) and is so awed with the humungous mansion Annay visited during Deepavali celebration

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    1. Sorry la, can't recognize any who-and-who's there except Annay. But, but I recognized most of the food spread on the table :D

      3 rounds in 3 hours? I can easily go 3 rounds in an hours. The calories are burnt easily after a few rounds of belly dance and perhaps a few laps of swim in sari, kakakaka!

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    2. Wakakakaka!!! This Ah Hua is back with crazee talk. Swim in saree!!! Nice idea!
      Waaah! your England so powderful. I had to google what you meant HUMONGOUS!!!

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  22. Wow, you really know the moves! Good to see everyone enjoying themselves. The kolam made using flower petals is so special.

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    1. I think everyone loved the kolam of fresh petals. It was the most photographed item that night!

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  23. Anay has always got so many interesting and lavish functions to attend.. so nice of your childhood friend to invite you to his mansion, and yeah, surely there were a lot of ooooh's and waaah's as you drove along the road to the party huh??

    #1.. flashy cars along the street, and guess the security guards had more job to do on that special event huh??

    #2.. so how huge is that mansion of your friend?? did Anay get lost inside the mansion, and has to get one of the tens of servants of the house to lead the way?? did Anay and Letchumy play hide-and-seek inside??

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    1. Yeah the street was packed with cars and I had to park my cheap car faraway in a lorong beside a huge monsoon drain. So cham!!!! Muahahahaha
      I went inside the mansion briefly and my jaws dropped to the floor. I forgot to pick up the food from my mouth.

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  24. #3.. wow, kolam using fresh scented rose petals!! this is the first time i've seen such a unique kolam!! all that i've seen are just using colored rice.. does that mean kolam is not necessarily rice but can be anything as long as you can afford it??

    #4.. சென்னை வில்லிவாக்கத்தில் கல்லூரி மாணவரை அரிவாள் வெட்டியச் சம்பவம் குறித்து போலீஸார் விசாரணை நடத்தி வ.....

    #5.. awww!! really orang kaya dei.. but why were the tea candles not lit up?? must be the naughty Anay who blew off all the candles in the house!! tsk tsk tsk~~

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    1. 3. I also thought kolam must be made from rice! Now besides flowers, I am sure they can use, flours, beans and even diamonds to make kolam!

      4. என் முட்டாள் சகோதரன் Eṉ muṭṭāḷ cakōtaraṉ... what you talking!!!! LOL

      5. I didn't realise the lights were off until I saw the photos! What me??? Phiak your head!

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  25. #6.. oh, that was a slice of fruit cake in a packaging with their label.. thought it's just part of the vase of those flowers.. hehe!!! i love fruit cakes, but why were they not giving traditional Indian vadai or sweets as door gifts instead??

    #7.. oh, it's always best to bump into friends and relatives in some events.. of course, it's only fun if those are close friends and relatives.. awkward if no one is close, and yet you have to entertain them~~ :p

    #8.. aiyoyo.. so many nice food there!! Anay only had 3 rounds over 3 hours?? took you 1 hour to finish 1 round?? Anay must be stuffing his plates with 5kg of food that he need time to clear the plate~~ :D

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    1. I regretted for not taking 10 fruit cakes home. It was so delicious and chewy with nice fruits.
      We bumped into many familiar faces, long lost old friends too.
      That night, I ate a variety of food and slowed down. I have not slimmed down since the glutton binge on the cruise! I learnt a mistake!

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  26. #9.. oh, teh tarik!! and so touched, Anay was thinking of Thambee Sherman Khan even when he was having the teh tarik.. so the teh tarik you had there was the best?? how about those tarik-ed by Thambee Sherman Khan?? muahahaha~~ :D

    #10.. errr, a basket full of fruit cakes!!! so how many did Anay put inside his pockets and steal home??

    #11.. சென்னை வில்லிவாக்கத்தில்!!! BOLLYWOOD DANCING!! look at how Anay enjoy the dance with his friends.. was Anay teh-tarik drunk actually?? muahahahha~~ :p

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    1. 9. Honestly the teh tarek with Sherman Khan was better!!!
      10. Excuse me? I had the right to take the whole basket home but I took only ONE by mistake! It was soooooo delicious and heavenly!
      11. You crazee Thambee cut & paste again!!!
      I was not drunk okay. They didn't serve toddy!!!

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  27. Grandma still can walk the next day after the bollywood party... I have not been to such a lavish party~

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    1. Grandma still went jogging up Gasing Hills after dinner!

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  28. Hi There, Wow--what a fantastic home/place/area... Isn't it neat to see people who have worked hard and made lots of money and yet are very 'down-to-earth' people??? There are many wealthy people in our country --and the ones who give their fortunes away to help those less fortunate are the ones I like... On the other hand, we have some wealthy people here who talk a big talk --and do NOTHING for anyone but themselves... Those are people we could ALL do without!!!!

    Glad you and your wife got the invitation... I'm sure you really enjoyed yourselves...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Yes what you just said is so true. They are many rich people who love to flaunt their wealth in every country. They are not humble and never learn. I love how Warren Buffet carries himself, still living in his old house and drives the old car while flying economy class when he actually has fleets of planes for rental. Love him Warren!!!

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  29. Oh my! Look at that teh tarik! Food!

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  30. Lovely kolam using leaves and petals but what i like more was your pose in front of it :) Seems you had great fun and relished on the buffet. They also presented their label so well and glad they shared the celebration with you all

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    1. Thank you for your compliments!! I love Indian food very much!

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  31. A kolam of fresh flowers, now that beats the usual colored rice

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  32. wow is great night!
    i love their kolam....this one in real flower, nice!!!(abit like bali style...haha)

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    1. Oh yes!!! Now you reminds me of the beautiful Bali where the Hindus there love to decorate with fresh flowers. They celebrate Deepavali too!

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  33. Hi! Very fantastic! It looks you live in another world. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Hi!!! You should visit Malaysia. We have so many interesting cultures living together.

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  34. I've never attended anything like this before & it looks so fun! I'm back from my trip & resuming my blog hopping. Hope you'd a great Halloween, dear!

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    1. Hello, welcome back! You are such a popular and well known blog diva! You must be kidding that you have not graced such lavish functions.

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  35. :O is that a house, mansion or palace? LOL

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    1. I think it looked like a Maharajah's palace from far!

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  36. Fulamak! This type of mansion, celebration, food and dance reminded me of the Bollywood movie scene. How I wish I was there too, I would buy myself a stunningl and sexy sari, so that Salman Khan alike handsome man could invite me for a dance from front door, to the garden, then swimming pool, then end up somewhere... ahem.. ....just dance and move the body.

    Lucky Anay and Letchumy were invited for the Deepavali party, I didn't even have a piece of muruku this Deepavali.

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    1. Muahahahaha!!! I would laugh and roll on the floor to see you dance with our Sherman Khan!!!!
      We really enjoyed the relaxed evening.

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    2. lol! I should have thought of dancing with Sherman Khan, since you wish he is there borak with you while drinking Teh Tarik, I wish he didn't mind to dance with Mak Yannie.

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  37. Wah , kawan orang kaya, glamour-nya~

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  38. Wow, I like this kind of huge party, get to see many old friends!! And I like the last picture, your dancing part, can tell you're very enjoy it lo!!

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