Wednesday, September 17, 2008

PESTA SAHUR TAHUNAN




Way back in 1998 (or was it 1999?), when we (me, mpro & abon) 'sahur'ed in style at PJ Hilton, little did we know that we were about to start a quirky tradition for an even quirkier bunch of people.

The pull of PJ Hilton then was its RM18 keowteow goreng. Being keowteow goreng connoiseurs, we went there to have a fix. The waitress must must've smelt the cheapskates in us when she told us that we can have more than koewteow for RM35 nett. Sweet surpise!!! We decided to forgo the famed PJ Hilton keowteow goreng that night. The food was really, really great. We ate the whole lot and felt that we have bested PJ Hilton that night. We promised each other that we will come back the next year and we never looked back since. Hahaha, the cliche...

Along the years, the sahur gained momentum. From a humble gathering of 3 participants (or was it 4? Was Gabai there in the beginning? Sorry bro, tak ingat sangat la), it was attended by no less than 20 of members of Class of 94 last year. From a nameless, but not necessarily harmless, makan activity - it is now known as Pesta Sahur Tahunan (Khalid maintains his reservation about the term 'Pesta' as it lends a negative connotation to an otherwise noble event :-)).

Pesta Sahur is not just any other normal makan activity. It is more than that. It is Class of '94's version of power luncheon. The seed of SUKANTARA '08 was planted during Pesta Sahur in Yellow Town Melawati (I can't remember which year, but it was the year Mattop got a baby - he was the last to leave). Pesta Sahur is the venue for the hatching of our wicked dreams of world domination.

Pesta Sahur is also the place for us to rehash our yesteryears' follies as well as creating new ones. Who can forget the Picca's line about Kak Salmah? Or Aiwa's contention that he could have been a GE employee if only he slept more in Koleq? I am sure Mpro's Best Art Student Award for SRP 1992 will be re-debated. That and many more.

So, this year's Pesta Sahur Tahunan will be held at Concorde, KL starting on the night of 20th September. The choice of place is in adherence to the consensus that PJ Hilton foods suck. It will be a blast!!! TMP has promised that there will be a 'lucky draw' if the attendees exceed 30...



2 comments:

Mpro said...

aku rasa hazran kut masa first2 kita sahur kat hilton dulu.... adn gabye i love.... hahahaha...

lucky draw kueh pow ka epit...

abah said...

ya, ya..aku konfius tu lah. tapi la ni keow teaw hilton pun tak sesedap dulu dah...