Travel: One Day in KL

*This is a long post with more photos than usual, so thanks in advance for taking the time to read this posting. :D*

Last Wednesday, the Boss told me we had to go for an overnight trip to KL for a business meeting. Everything was arranged by the company so all I had to do was show up and go with the planned itinerary. If you like picture stories like I do, then I hope you'll like my story here... :)

Arrived at LCCT around 9.30am from KK. Outside the terminal we saw a signboard for free shuttle service. WOW!! FREE!! Hmm... despite the signpost, we decided maybe we should just take the Aerobus/Skybus which cost between RM8-9 per pax one way. Besides, we wanted to go to KL Sentral, not to the Pos Malaysia carpark (...weird place for a shuttle to go).

...or else we could end up like this guy. I think he was waiting for the 'free' shuttle... poor guy. So, I guess it's the 'non-free but low-cost' shuttle bus to KL Sentral.

Talking about 'cheap-ass' shuttle bus, it was creaking all the way to KL Sentral. It sounded like somebody humping on a creaky bed and it was annoying the heck out of me. But my boss, he is the embodiment of Zen. He was not the least bothered about creaky noises, in fact, he even manage to read his book all the way from LCCT to KL Sentral without much trouble.

From KL Sentral, we took the KTM Komuter to MidValley and checked in to Cititel MidValley. The room is okay la I guess. Tempat mau tidur saja mah. So after unpacking, we decided to go jalan-jalan and find something to makan.

Managed to do some 'posing-posing' while waiting for the elevator. Buli tahan bah juga boss sia nih...

While jalan-jalan in MidValley, we saw this Lancome booth. Beauty is big business. Everybody wants to look beautiful whether you're a woman or even a man.

Talking about beauty, here is the plastic model of beauty, Barbie herself. A jewelery booth was doing some sort of promotion on some jewelery pieces and rings. They have this gimmick of using Barbie dolls and have their rings used as necklace for the dolls as a way to promote the pieces. Not bad la juga... it did attract a lot of curious people, including me.

Here is another view of the Lancome booth. Something that the booths in the KK shopping mall haven't emulated, which is, to make their booths look presentable not only at eye level but also when being viewed from the higher floors.

Somebody getting a make-over in the Lancome booth. Hope she'll get the results that she desires.

After makan-makan, we went to IKEA at Ikano. Boss mau beli picture frames, so I followed him there. Turned out, I myself bought some 10R size photo frames as well as two plastic dispensers.

This bathrobe on display freaked the hell out of me when I first saw it. I thought somebody was hanging from the wall like in the horror movies. This was compounded with the dramatic lighting that they used for the display but it really works well for the photo.. LOL..!!

Hmm... wall clocks for RM3.50. Mimi informed me that they used to be priced at RM5.00 each. It was very tempting to 'pajak' everything but susah mau transport bah. We thought of courier or package mail but that would defeat the purpose of the "cheap-ass price for the reason of buying". So, we didn't buy any. Biar la... we'll get them next time... (if still got laa...)

We got back to the hotel, then my sisters and my bro-in-law called to bring me out for supper. So I met them at the hotel lobby and we went to Finnegan's. As usual, when siblings gather, all craziness erupt and we started laughing before even any alcohol was introduced to our bloodstreams. (Pic: Amanda, my younger sister)

Here's Kenneth, my bro-in-law. See that bandaged finger?? Nobody would tell me what happened to that finger. Younger sis told me that his daughter bit the finger but I don't buy it. Hmmm... according to my observation, the affected finger is the middle finger of the right hand. I think he probably showed the finger to the wrong person perhaps?? LOL...!!!

In contrast, Leanne my elder sister's finger is perfectly fine. And I know the ladies are only looking at the absolutely, ridiculously enormous ring she has on her finger... an NO, I don't know where she got it.. heheheh...

Our drinks arrived. The boys had beer while the ladies had their cocktails. The photo is Amanda's drink, the Cosmopolitan. I just like the cherry garnish.

Woke up early the next morning for breakfast before going for our meeting. The photo is a self-portrait with the help of the boss. I adjusted the camera settings and let him shoot. FYI, the photo is actually my image from a mirror near our table. Buli tahan juga bah my boss this.. can pose like model and can take photos also.

After the meeting, we decided to jalan-jalan some more just to kill time. We checked out from our hotel and stashed the luggages with the concierge. We went to The Gardens just so the 'tagas' (me) can see what's all the fuss about. My first impression: empty. I mean, compared to MidValley, The Gardens seemed empty of people/shoppers. I do like the architecture though. Lots of natural lights and I love looking at the walkways criss-crossing across the floors. They look like the swinging staircases in Hogwarts from the Harry Potter story.

Rows of 'teksi mewah'. Apparently too 'mewah' since they don't seem to see much action. They're just parked there looking like pretty ornaments for the building.

This is the last view that I captured before leaving for the airport for our flight home. Photo was taken from the pedestrian walkway linking The Gardens with MidValley. Somehow, I can imagine Spiderman swinging from building to building when I took this photo.