He promised to call again, allowing me 20 minutes to get there. I was at the restaurant earlier than them and when asked if anybody had booked, the lady boss replied, 'Yes, ordered 'loh mai kai' (a deboned chicken stuffed with glutinous rice which had to be ordered a day earlier)'. 'From KL?' and she replied, 'Yes.'
I was most surprised, when in walked a group of seven who included four ladies who I have not met before. As it turned out, they were on their way to take part in the Penang Bridge International Marathon! A young couple were trainers from Fitness First and the rest were senior executives of my friend.
Being old friends, and our friendship started with our parents, there were lots of stories about us which seemed to take up most of our conversation topics. Anyway, my friend always remind me of the time when I did a small favour when he and his golfing friends played at Clearwater Sanctuary some 15 years ago. There was no proper clubhouse and no food and beverage facilities. He called me to buy him some wantan noodles from Pusing's Ming Foong. When he said I provided good service which seemed like a picnic, I could not recall at the dinner. But it is slowly coming back. Now I think I can remember that I used a proper tiffin carrier, with proper plates, chopsticks and spoons. My youngest daughter went with me too. Last night he joked about it that because of that favour, now he owes me a treat whenever he is in Ipoh!