Firstly: here are some amusing excerpts from the Warwick website concerning the shuttle bus service:

Where The Bus Goes
The bus operates on a fixed circuitous (7.5 km) route. The driver does not respond to telephone requests, and does not deviate from the route.
Who May Ride
The (free of charge) service is intended for people, male or female, who feel vulnerable.
How The Bus Operates
Like a conventional bus, the shuttle bus does not stop when there is no-one waiting to board the bus and there is no-one wishing to alight from the bus. People waiting to board should clearly signal to the driver as the bus approaches.
Service Restrictions
Passengers boarding when the bus is on its last circuit of the evening should be aware that the bus will not be re-visiting destinations encountered earlier in the circuit.

The bus service providers must have been getting exceedingly silly complaints/feedback/questions.

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Okay on to post proper.

Happy belated two-year anniversary to Alex and me (: The timing couldn’t have been better- things fell into the right place at the right time so I got to go up to KL to get my visa done on a convenient day for the both of us and our Citibank ex-colleagues.

The VFS office, it so happens, is right next to Citibank so the both of us dropped by for a short lunch with our respective ex-colleagues at Citibank. How nice- they are as caring and as concerned as ever, and we had a good chat, and I got to revisit the office for a while, before Alex and I met up again and walked in the rain to KLCC to get a spot of shopping done for Alex (and I was hoping, for me, but I couldn’t find anything practical! Hmpf).

We found him a nice sweater. It’s grey, V-collared, and wide-striped. When Alex layers it over a collared shirt, he looks cute and preppy…and buff! Because he already has the broad shoulders, you see. But haha! Buff!

This reminds me of the time he went to the doctor to get a flu jab, and the doctor told him not to flex his arm – but Alex wasn’t flexing. Yes, I know you must be very very proud of that.

After that, we did the impossible: we discovered a really nice spot right in the heart of KL city! :O It’s nowhere conspicuous- It’s actually just right outside the space between KLCC Park and Mandarin Oriental Hotel. When you walk out of that space there’s a small area that is, I think coincidentally, almost completely enclosed by shiny, towering service apartments and the Mandarin Oriental and a little distance away, KLCC and the Twin Towers.

Maybe it was the weather-nice and breezy and grey- but it felt like a sophisticated escape from the drabness and cracks in the walls and the dilapidation that sullies the rest of the city. Maybe also because the apartments are new, so the well-kept little gardens are still green and dapper, the windows are glittery, the walls are still white and have not fallen prey to the lack of infrastructural maintenance that is typical of Malaysia.

Nice Spot Outside KLCC and Mandarin Oriental

Nice Spot Outside KLCC and Mandarin Oriental

Ok I didn’t get satisfactory pictures of the place because we were scared off by a random stranger…never mind about that!

Alex and I

Alex and I

Maybe this picture of us will help you visualise it further 😉

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The aim of our venture out of KLCC was actually this little cafe called Delicious Cafe which is situated at the ground floor of the Marc (or something) service apartments. We weren’t hungry enough for dinner so we decided to have…dessert for tea! (:

Best decision I’ve made in a long time-wait till you set your eyes on what sinful goodness we had.

Outside Delicious Cafe

Outside Delicious Cafe

This is the cafe, and this is me posing shamelessly outside it. Gosh, I’m so embarrassed.

Interior of Delicious Cafe

Interior of Delicious Cafe

This is the interior, made to look so spacious thanks to mirrors and the mostly white interior. And such pretty cushions and chairs!

The other side of the cafe

The other side of the cafe

I like the lanterns. They feel otherworldly, don’t ask me why.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE HAD!-

Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey Tea

Blackberry Apple Crumble

Blackberry Apple Crumble, served warm with vanilla ice-cream

Classic Chocolate Cake, served HOT with ice-cream

Classic Chocolate Cake, served HOT with ice-cream

That decadent plate of goodness you see above is ultimate winner. When you shove a spoonful into your mouth, you know you have died and gone to Chocolate Heaven.

Did I just make you hungry? (:

I miss it already! Totally worth the RM11.50!

So yes, that sums up Alex and my anniversary date…an unexpectedly wonderful day trip to KL! (Really, who’d expect a day of visa application to be nice at all)

P.S. I have discovered the wonder of adding WordPress Image Captions…

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