Sunday, July 31, 2011

JUICE NINE-ties Anniversary 2011

With the working world of mine acting like a ravenous wolf devouring my energy and patience to the max, I actually intended to skip this party (still in my emo mood).

I had obtain passes to this party because a friend of mine had expressed her desire to join the party. However, when I managed to get my hands on it, she mentioned that she already had invites to it and again my weary soul, tortured by my boss, cries out to rest and again decided to opt out of this party.
Yet, a few seconds later, the word spread and a few started arranging to fill up my passes like it was a limited edition bestseller device and in order not to disappoint my friends like the guy I always am, I had changed my mind in order to bring them in.

Though many expressed their unhappiness because of the lack of free flow of Carlsberg once we reached G6, I on the other hand, had fun catching up with my friends.

Started off with the pre-party at Ecoba where there's PLENTY of Carlsberg for everyone to enjoy stored in an ice cooler, I arrived an hour plus late due to, you've guessed it, the ever frustrating work and the sharp tongue of my boss. I immediately saw some of my friends when I entered the vicinity of Ecoba.
Said my hi(s), registered and grabbed my goodie bag and before you know it, I'm holding a green bottle of beer in my hand to chase my agony away.

The many various coasters that were available to be given out. Homer Simpson proves to be the most popular.

Nice to officially introduce myself to Shantee and had a pleasant surprise to meet Priya there, who's Naomi's friend where I met her during the Carlsberg 'Where's the Party?' event.

Also another familiar face which I'm happy to meet again is Yih Yann, and of course, the bunch of gals which I hung out with:

Kelly, Lilian (my 1st time seeing her), Sharon, Wendy, Jess. Not in the pic of this group was Rebecca Saw.

One more group that I hung out with, I shall call it group 2:

Coreen, Sanny (with boyfriend who's not in this picture) and Christy. The other 2 was the group 1 gals. LOL.

We left Ecoba on the party bus to G6 about nine-ish, nine-thirty-ish. I don't quite remember. All I knew was I'm having my 3rd bottle of beer.

With the many drinks that we had when we left Ecoba, most of us had the need to go to the toilet and was eagerly anticipating the bus to reach Mid Valley, me included. XD

After easing myself and had taken my wristband, I headed off to join group 1 to a Mamak stall at Gardens since they were all hungry as there were no food served during the pre-party (and definitely none at the actual party!).

While group 1 headed into G6 (where many were leaving due to the free-flow of Carlsberg ended prematurely), I caught up with group 2 and waited for the lucky draw happening at 10.50pm. That was where we met Sherry. Christy was lucky enough to win the flight ticket for 2 to Phuket and with the satisfaction of Christy, we then headed to Kim Gary for their late dinner.

Stayed there till almost midnight and that's when we rejoin the rest of the Juice party entourage to board the party bus back to Ecoba to collect our cars heading home.

So, like I said. It may not be very fun with the party alone (heck, I only entered for 15 minutes at G6), but it was fun catching up with friends.

Sorry for the lack of pictures and my droning manner on this event, but I just had the urge to write about this. LOL

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cocktail and Vodka Tasting @ View Rooftop Bar

When I heard that there's a cocktail tasting session, I couldn't resist joining and so there I went.
Located at this place:

On the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel, the View Rooftop Bar offers a picturesque view of KL City as you unwind with your favorite type of alcohol.
This place is quite new. It started opening to the public on 9th June, 2011.

Arrived around 8.30pm cause I had no idea how to go in to the street and so I parked behind at where PNB Darby Park is.

Me and my friends were pleasantly surprised that the provision of 'finger food' that they mentioned was actually a buffet table filled with food items enough to stuff you to call it dinner.
Some of the food items include Meatballs in BBQ Sauce:

Sausage Puffs:

Potato Wedges, Fish Fingers and the likes:

But I already had my dinner and so I proceeded for some desserts instead:

I was also delighted to find that almost the whole roomful of people in the Champagne Room are mostly familiar faces. A lot of them I have not seen in quite awhile and some a few weeks back.

But of course the main purpose that attracted me to attend would be the cocktails.
6 unique blend of cocktails with Absolut Vodka starting with Apple Rosemary Martini:

Cinnamon Martini:

Pineapple Cardamon Martini:

Passion Tini:

South Beach:

and Strawberry Basil Smash:

My favorite would be the Pineapple Cardamon. The Strawberry Basil Smash is a bit too minty for my taste while the rest is ok.
Before the tasting began, the bartenders explained on the mixtures, it's ingredients and prepare it in front for everyone to see.

Ready to serve some shots of Vodka before proceeding with the cocktails:

Getting on with one of the cocktails:

Later on, I headed on to the balcony to glance at the magnificent view of KL City:

One shot with my ugly mug before I go:

View Rooftop Bar is open from 5pm-1am from Sunday till Thursday. It's till 3am on Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays.