I remember her…

Do you remember her? Stephanie, my ex-student in my English language tuition class a long time ago. She used to make those awesome mushroom pies and cheese tarts and chicken pies and also the lovely cupcakes and she would always make it a point to send some over to my house for me to try. That was when she had graduated and was waiting for her posting whilst pursuing her post-graduate studies. Well, she has been teaching at a school in Kapit, a town upriver, for sometime now and on Tuesday this week, she tied the knot with Andrew, lucky guy, at the cathedral here…

Wedding mass booklet

Of course I was at the service – I always consider that to be the most important part of any wedding though usually, you would see a lot more people showing up for the banquet…

Wedding banquet

…held at one of the grand ballrooms at one of the leading hotels in town…

Door gift

I made it a point to go early for fear of not being able to find a parking space…

RH Building upriver at City Vine

…but I think many did not have that same idea in mind so the guests trickled in rather slowly…

VVIP table

…and it was way over an hour after the time stated in the invitation card when the event…

Backdrop

…started. I guess that was not too bad – I hear that in places like KL, if it says 7.00 p.m., one should expect it to start at around 9.00 p.m. even. Good grief!!!

Dinner was good…

First dish

…but after the first two dishes, the rest…

Fish

…took quite a while to be served…

Broccoli fish maw mushroom

…and I did not take any photographs of those that came when I went out to stretch my legs. Hehehehe!!!

Yes, like the last time I had dinner here, they were pretty efficient where the serving of the food…

Prawns

…was concerned albeit a bit staggered, probably the fault of the people in the kitchen but yes, like that previous time too, the “wallflowers” were quite happy to hang around the drink stations instead of going round to refill everyone’s glasses as and when necessary. Note how in the 2nd photograph above, there was not a single one of them in sight.

This time, I was seated right beside one of those stations and it was very convenient for me to go and help myself. There was one guy at my table who sat there, his glass empty, for quite a long time and in the end, he too had to get up and go to get his drink himself…and there was one at the next table who went and got the drinks for himself and his female partners at his table. I even spotted one guy at another table raising an empty glass during the toast!

Well, there was something else that made me tell off one of the waitresses and she did not look too happy with this grumpy old man for the rest of the evening but I shall not elaborate on that. However, I do think those who intend to host their receptions here should insist on better service when negotiating with the F&B or Banquet Manager. In my opinion, unlike the ones here or here, they badly need a lot more training and supervision.

Congratulations once again, Stephanie & Andrew!…

Stephanie & Andrew

May God bless the two of you with endless love and abundant happiness in the years ahead and congratulations to the proud and happy parents too – thank you so much for the invitation. Cheers!!!

THE RINWOOD BALLROOM (2.2832589,111.8327029) is located on the 5th floor of the Kingwood Hotel at No. 12. Lorong Lanang 4.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “I remember her…”

  1. December is such a joyous month, with all the weddings, holidays, festive periods and traveling

    Indeed! The Chinese have this superstition that it is good to bring a daughter-in-law into the house for the New Year. It certainly looks like this has started even though Chinese New Year is not till February next year.

  2. Congrats! Very true that the wedding banquets dinner always start late here. But wedding lunches are better. Guests tend to be on time for lunches. I wonder why.

    Thanks. Maybe they have to rush back to work? Or they have other after-lunch plans, go shopping or something?

  3. I know different people view time in different ways but I find tardiness extremely rude.

    Me too! I’m not prompt or punctual though – I’m always early, at times, VERY early. Let’s put it down to my OCD! LOL!!!

  4. Congrats to the newly wed…..🎉🎉🎊🎊🎈🎈. Usually starting from the 8th month of the Chinese calender, expectation of wedding invitations are high and moreover, December is always the joyous month.

    Yes, so this will go on throughout December and the whole of January. Pity the people at Payung, right behind this hotel – FIVE ballrooms!!! People will simply park their cars all over, even around the cafe, and illegally too…so their business would be affected – customers would go elsewhere because of the congestion and the parking problem.

  5. I like to go early too when parking is so limited.. don’t mind waiting longer than usual, dangerous nowadays for ladies to walk a longer distance from the restaurant… 🙂

    Yes, I was there around 5.30…and it was supposed to start at 6.30 so I actually waited for 2 hours till it finally began at 7.30. I cannot imagine what those late-comers think – don’t they feel bad at all that they are making everybody else wait for them? Personally, I feel it is utterly inconsiderate. No excuse – if they think there is going to be a jam or difficulty looking for a parking space, then they should do what I did – go early!

  6. Oh yes, the ones here can even start as late as 10pm as I have experienced once before. That really got me fuming!

    Goodness gracious me!!! 10.00 P.M.!!! That is way past my bedtime!!! I do know for a fact that government functions, over at your side, must not start till 8.30 or 9, after their prayers.

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