It had been a great break for me. I got to meet up with old friends and get acquainted with new ones.
On New Year's Day itself, McDave organised a gathering for us to kickstart the new year. Thanks so much for calling, texting,
What better way to get 2007 rolling than being surrounded by good friends, delicious food, skanky companions, lots of jokes and merriment and coffee?
The usual suspects were there: McDave, Defiant, Alex, Harvey, Bunny, Clayton and last but not least, William.
Of course I was there too. We were to have lunch at Siam Square, Times Square.
I arrived a little late as I was at KLCC to buy a little belated birthday gift for Alex.
After a quick round of introduction by our real names and not my blog names (as someone said, blogging is soooo 2006!), we got around to catching up with what's going on in our lives. For the somewhat newcomers, more introduction followed (What?!! You're 26? You don't even look 20!)
Everyone got along just fine. A few people couldn't turn up last minute, but it was alright. The number of people was just nice (eight). Good sign, right?
It did take some time for the ice to break a little. Some of us were pretty quiet, either from the previous night's partying (or equivalent) or too shy. I do hope it was the former!
But by the time we finished our meals, everyone seemed to be in a chattier mood. Maybe it was the energy-replenishing food. Or the Thai coffee, which was the restaurant's specialty.
At the time I wasn't feeling so well already. I ordered fried flat noodles with prawns and it came in such huge proportions. I felt bloated, thus I didn't finished everything though. It tasted quite good and would have been more delightful if I was
Bunny was the target of most of our jokes (sorry, dear!) because of his partner-in-crime, which coincidentally wasn't there. Strapping Shane was strapped at home, no? He needs lessons in .... OK, I think I better stop before Bunny starts chomping me!
After lunch, we didn't know have anything planned. We wanted to watch a movie, but of course tak jadi if we didn't make reservations earlier because one, it was a public holiday and two, it was a public holiday.
What do a bunch of gay men do then?
We headed to Borders and then dropped by at the Underwear Shop for a bit. Alex and Defiant complained that the shop doesn't bring in new designs fast enough. It's the same old same old. Where's the 2007 designs?
By this time, Bunny had to make a hop as he needed to go to Melaka for dinner with grandparents.
The next best thing to do was to head for Starbucks. Naturally, all the ones in Times Square are packed, which of course would cramp our very loud and fabulous selves.
So we crossed the street and went to the one there instead. Which was practically empty save two other people.
We talked more about everything under the sun - movies, travel, breast cancer, penis size, etc.
Oh wait, I just realised we didn't talk about a popular favourite topic - cute guys. How strange is that?
I left at six with William. Harvey left too. The rest went on to do some shopping and movies, which you can read from their blogs.
It was all great fun. Even though nothing concrete came out of it, but that's not the point. It's all about catching up, chatting, enjoying ourselves and most of all, drawing us closer together as friends.
And we can't have too many friends, can we?