June 8th, 2012 by Karmun
I am surrounded by love. You wanna know how I know? One after another, my favourite-st people in the world are showing up in my life, and it’s all the more special because it’s when I’m least expecting them. First it was Jolene. This week, it’s Madeline, whom I wasn’t scheduled to see till December! Yes, this makes me very happy.
Between girly shopping time buying things we absolutely do not need and laughing too loudly after one too many drinks, her visit was a trip long overdue. I’ve been bugging her to come by and see me to relieve me some of my girl-time deprivation, and after a whole year, she finally did. Better late than never, I guess!
After this, it’s an entire weekend with another BFF in Redang. Quality time with the best friend surrounded by nothing less than a paradise of sun, sand and sea? I can totally get used to all this love coming my way!
In other news, the House of Awesome still holds its standards of awesomeness. The other day, we had a Diablo House Feast – yes, you read right, a Diablo House Feast – where we fattened ourselves considerably on the best potato salad this side of town, baked chicken wings marinated in Guinness Stout, and crunchy asparagus wrapped in bacon and toasted to perfection.
The plan was simple – we each come up with something to eat (but it must be awesome) and after enough food, we Diablo the evening away. We didn’t go to bed till nearly 3 in the morning.
I don’t play Diablo, but you know, with a feast like that, I’d tolerate my boyfriend completely ignoring me for a day and my house turning into a cyber cafe. Sacrifices must be made for awesomeness to happen.
Plus, I’d say yes to about anything so long as bacon is part of the reward. DIG IN!!
It would seem the entire city is in the mood to celebrate Summer as well. I’m not the only one feeling the mood. KLCC for an entire week, is getting a whole new look! The famous KLCC fountain has been out of commission for the last three months, and that’s because it’s being fitted with all manner of new nozzles, sprays and water trays to create a more dynamic display. Combined with LED lights, and live musical performances, the shiny new fountain will take centre stage in a light, water and music show every night this week in conjunction with the KL International Music & Lights Festival! You bet your asses we were there. Pretty lights all night long accompanied by live music performances from renowned artistes from the best of the world? I’m sold!
What’s the fun in going to a music festival without at least a few other friends, right? First person who popped in my mind was Michael because being also another photo-enthusiast, he’d appreciate the pretty lights for sure. I somehow managed to get he and another colleague of his to come along with the Ninja Rabbit and I, tempting them with the prospects of possibly getting a few good shots of the light show. Lucky for me, Shutterbugs are so easy to convince! Hehe!
And it was everything I expected it to be, if not more. I was mesmerized all night through by the amazing light and water combination. They even come on according to the beat of the songs that are being played!
The stage by itself was a sight to behold. It’s planted right smack in the centre of the lake, quite unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
The night was hot and the air humid, but the spectacular scene before us completely took our minds off the sticky, balmy night air.
Three acts in total played that night, one from Finland, one from Korea, and another from Bali.
I was too busy staring wide-eyed at the water formation that was going on around the stage to really pay attention to the music, but they were all very upbeat and fun. They had a good mix of folk, pop and some small touch of rock between the three of them, all equally refreshing. Exactly my idea of what a summer festival should sound like!
And the lights, ohmygosh, they were everywere. Everywhere! And oh so gorgeous!
I’m sorry, I go completely gaga at pretty lights. Yuh Ting once commented that I’m like a moth. I get attracted to any source of light, especially if they’re pretty and blinking, without thinking twice about where it may be coming from haha!
This must be what Alice’s Wonderland looks like.
Towards the finale, the entire face of KLCC became an interactive interface upon which the quirkiest artwork danced upon, each carrying a message of their own.
Everyone gathered in front of the lake that day had their necks craned in the direction of the display, mouths agape and cameras at a ready. I myself had expected the whole thing to be only so-so, having gone to the place with only some small hope of possibly getting a good photo or two. But they had gone all out. I left smiling like a mad person, fully recharged on happy juice.
I don’t know about you, but I for one, have never been to anything like this. Everything just looked so insanely drop-dead-gorgeous pretty!
And there were fireworks tying it all up too! My week is made!
My happiness jar has been spilling over the brim lately and I’m most definitely not complaining. For the first time in a really long while, things are going exactly the way I want them to. Suddenly, everything is falling into place on their own accord and I feel like finally I can breathe a little witout having to hold on to the wheel so tight. It feels good to have things go your way. There are still a few kinks to straighten out, sure, but that’s nothing I don’t already have a rough idea on how to go about. Hopefully plans fall through and even more good news await!
Till then, I’m just going to savour every moment of this here right now, and leave the worrying for when it is needed. You don’t take happiness for granted when it comes your way. You accept it with a smile and ask no questions.
For now, I am surrounded by so much love, and that above all makes me the happiest.
The weekend’s here! Make it grand!