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Jazz, Coffee, and Great Company...
Thursday, November 19, 2009

TThe crowd was rather sparse, as I picked my way through the tightly packed chairs and tiny tables, and the only light illumating the place was the shadowy flickering of tabletop candles. Shen-Myin was already there, with Yheng Mun, Japheth, and Jeannie. At that point, I realized that I hadn't seen most of them for ages, Jeannie since she got back from China, Japheth, since the impromptu interview session at McDonalds, and Shen-Myin herself, since Michaelangelo's, Pavilion. We ordered our drinks, which began with a coffee for me, and waited for the rest to arrive. Before long, Nicole, Billy, Basile, and Adrian filed in (not necessarily in that order). Ironically, the Its A Small World After All euphorism held true, as I realized that I had met all of them before, from different places and times. Slowly dying of hunger, we ordered our food, and began the oh so pleasant process of catching up.



Jazz Latino, from 3 tables away.

     The music thrummed from the stage, as the crowd began to lower their voices. Eric Li, the lead man of Jazz Latino, started the evening with a little trilling number on the keys, which was quickly echoed by the other talented members of the band.



Eric Li, and his flying fingers.

     Before long, the inspired keyboardist let loose with his musical talent, and practically pounded the keyboard to a pile of dust, without missing a beat. The jazzy, soulful notes became increasingly louder and frenzied, making it hard to talk to each other without screaming. At this point, I ordered another coffee, Shen-Myin, another coke, Yheng Mun, another ice lemon tea, and Jeannie, another cake. Hard as it was to communicate, we just smiled at each other around the table. It was only at the interlude where the spent Jazz Latino band wandered off to rest that we could resume our conversations where we left off.



Japheth, Jeannie, and a missing cake.



I look incredibly ogre-ish next to the lady-like Shen-Myin.



Stunning women surrounding the ogre holding a coffee cup.



And here, I just come across as slightly insane (and rather full, after having some of Nicole's pasta).



The Compulsory Group photo.

     The conversation went to rather strange areas, and even managed to cover some of my *ahem* future criteria. It was an incredibly wonderful night, with good music, good food, and best of all, great company. I even managed to leave with a souvenir, when Shen-Myin handed over two hard-to-put-down books, for my literary consumption.

     Thanks for organizing this Shen, and looking forward to the next one!

     Kudos to the Queen of Books and Good Food for a job brilliantly done. =)


   

Posted at 11:13 pm by IsaacCheah

soon seng
November 27, 2009   09:44 AM PST
 
liping: don't they walk like robots? the one i saw didn't really walk, it just stood there and wagged its tail.

French Welsh Corgis are the best. Very sophisticated wan.
barbiesoo
November 26, 2009   06:13 AM PST
 
wthhhh if they dun have knees they would have to walk like robots leh! oh i used to spend hours watching animal planet lol. plus i met 2 corgis while i was in france ma...
soon seng
November 24, 2009   10:48 PM PST
 
liping: this was at Alexis, Ampang. Brilliant place! the music, food, everything.

wah, you really do your research. Do they have knees? their legs are so short.
barbiesoo
November 24, 2009   08:41 AM PST
 
where was this at?

corgi damn cute lar haiyo, but i've nv seen one in msia... i think they're quite prone to knee problems tho lol!
soon seng
November 20, 2009   10:59 PM PST
 
Queen of Books & Good Food and Nicole: Ok, maybe I'm not THAT bad... haha.. At least you girls didn't keel over from boredom, so I'll take that as a good sign.

Welsh corgi for me! i think its the bat ears and stumpy legs.
Its also good that we're all dog lovers. =)
Nicole
November 20, 2009   10:44 PM PST
 
totally agree with Queen of Books $ Good Food! u ARE demoting urself too much! from now on u are banned from using the word 'dull' on urself! rawr!

dachshunds are cute! then again i like dogs so i'd say any dog is adorable haha..but my personal favourite would have to be the shiba! big furry curled tail and sprightly nature!
Queen of Books & Good Food
November 20, 2009   03:33 PM PST
 
i totally think u demote urself wayyyyy too much, isaac. the night wouldn't have been the same without u ;)

p.s. i like terriers!
soon seng
November 20, 2009   11:20 AM PST
 
queen of books and good food: haha.. thanks, but don't tire yourself, ya? *grin*
oh, and yes, your stuff so far is incredibly appealing. Must visit that library of yours, soon. Worry not, satisfaction is at an all time high. =)

nicole: Dull ogre. =)

yeah, the feel-good vibes definely carried on for some time after that.. and daschunds are interesting-looking dogs, don't you think?
Nicole
November 20, 2009   07:22 AM PST
 
Great pix and post! But...

OGRE?!?!?!

C'mon no wayyyy! I ain't buying that! Hahaha..but it was a great night I went home feeling hyper and all and definitely with a smile on my face! =)

U know, I've seen some dachshunds around lately which reminds me of ur criteria lol! *on the lookout* ;)
Queen of Books & Good Food
November 20, 2009   06:48 AM PST
 
awwww shucks! hahahahah i'm really glad u had fun! *scrolls down backup list for potential soon seng suitors*

just to let u know i'm working hard on behalf of ya ;) lol

drop by my place whenever la. i got a few loaded bookcases.

borrowing limit: nada.

late return fees: zilch.

satisfaction guaranteed (?): as much as i hope they can provide ;)
 


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