Monday, November 1, 2010

No beef




















Weekender, The Star, Scratching Post

No, I didn't write this headline but it was worth a chuckle anyway.

Wonderful friends ...















...and wonderful pizza :)















... Sepuluh ringgit sahaja! (Obviously I like eating here very much, and not just because it's eminently affordable)

Though the question was at the back of my mind the WHOLE time when I called Frank on Sat night, I waited till the end of our phone conversation before asking timidly, "Where did you go for dinner?"

"AJ. Ta pau."

"Were there anybody who came because of the article?" Gulp. Nervous. Sweat.

"Got."

Phew.

He continued grimly, "A LOT of people. Some cancelled their orders. What to do? He said philosophically. They all came at one shot."

This is one of the reasons I didn't want to write a full-length feature about AJ's Pizza and Pasta. Having tasted the consequences second-hand at Vary Pasta (the writer was so traumatized that he ate his pork knuckle dinner in quiet terror, while the waiters dashed about in a tizzy attending to the avalanche of customers), I knew the consequences of a review in a major national newspaper: pandemonium.

A two-man show like AJ's wouldn't be able to handle a crowd of such mob-like proportions.

All said and done, I was ecstatic when Khan sent me this message: "God bless you. You care for us."

Ah, food for my stomach, heart and soul :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like the message behind the article. Always, we expect something in return for a favour. Does sincerity still exist?

An incident I notice at my workplace recently where some colleagues are helping out with one of the member of their team who was on an overseas trip. One actually associate it as picking up other ppl's shit. When the person came back, they actually coaxed him into treating them a lavish meal.

Alex said...

Indeed, sincerity is a rare commodity - all the more I appreciate it when I discover it in unexpected places.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I was nodding and LOLing at the same time. What to do, some people are just so thick-skinned!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bunny,
What is the location for the Afghan Kebab in Selayang? I live here that's why. Still keeping the newspaper cut out so as to refer to your site.
You keep well.

Wong said...

Hi Bunny,
What is the location for the Afghan Kebab in Selayang? I live here that's why. Still keeping the newspaper cut out so as to refer to your site.
You keep well.

Alex said...

Dear Wong, Terribly sorry for the lateness of this reply. I'd meant to reply this after meeting AJ but I didn't manage to dro by until recently. AJ doesn't have the address either, I'm afraid, although he knows how to get there! It's a roadside stall somewhere in Selayang. Once I hunt down the place myself, I'll be sure to post the address here, ok?

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