The Story of the Ball
Hair?? Coming from MakB's birthday do for Mak Z- Happy Birthday Mak Z!! Still menawan and rupawan! - we terus pergi salon... The salon pi put in loads of curls in my hair . I ingat soft curls tapi last- last jadi Shirley Temple you! I think they panicked when my husband showed up next to me and kept asking - dah pukul 7 ni, tak siap lagi ke??? I combed my hair supaya tak curly na.
Makeup- of course tak sempat - just bernasib baik tak make up dalam kereta seperti biasa. Husband panicked sekejap sebab terlupa macam mana pakai bowtie. But he sorted it out in the end. Of course.
Arriving at the Ball
Next time nak sewa kereta lah..tak sama lah impact nye datang bawak Serena..nak suruh Valet parking pun macam kesian. Karang valet tu nampak all the CD berterabur and sweet wrappers and my eyeliner. So husband went to park- jauh gaklah. It was raining. He came back holding a bright flourescent green umbrella. Bantai lah..
Up we both went on the red carpeted stairs to the marquee. We were told to tell the registration counter that we were with the Ds. We repeated that confidently but we had no clue who they were except they were DY's friends. . But we managed to find our seats, and found DY. Who looked ravishing, of course. And her husband Z, who looked rather dashing. And we sat in boygirl sequence. the table was for DY's friends. There was the headmaster of an international school, an insurance adjuster, a specialist insurance broker whose new nephew I hope will one day marry one of my daughters (provided the nephew does not mind older women lah), and their wives...All dressed up and looking very Oxf*ord Ca*mbridge. Swear to myself that I will send my children to Oxford OR cambridge walaupun buat course cooking or sewing or even gardening! The prestige that comes with it wahhh last years after the actual degree.
We ate tiny tiny portions of food which looked very nice and actually WAS very nice but sorry DY, a bit tak kenyang lah...balik cari roti. There was a puff pastry mushroom and chicken pie in cream broth served with asparagus and salad (it sounds more than it actually was), followed by a rich tomato soup , The main dish was poached fresh cod on a bed of lunyai spinach (i'm sure the proper description is not lunyai) . Before I could figure out which fork to use (selalu tau, but today macam tak confident- keliling mat saleh oik) - my husband had finished the fish! It was that tiny. Hahahahah. Tapi sedap lah .
(OK hubby ada theatre at 9 so have to rush this post )
Then, ada speech by an Ox*ford Rep and a Ca*mbridge Rep. they are both lawyers. The Oxf*ord guy was a pain in the arse to be honest. He was trying to be funny in his put down of Cam*bridge but honestly he was just painful to hear. The Ca*mbridge guy, MR SOCKS from K*adir A*ndre (already I'm impressed although can I say that Andre was from MY University sniff! (tercabar gak ek?) ) was better much better - his put down of the Ox*ford lads were humorous and funny. And what to say, Ox*ford DID produce Sufiah Yusuf....
Background to the Ball
The Ball was held to celebrate the famous Oxf*ord Cam*bridge Boat Race that has been taking place for nearly 2 centuries in the UK. The Ox*bridge alumni of Malaysia has been having their own Boat Race since 2003 (I think) and for 2 years running, Oxford had been winning. DY rowed for Oxf*ord. They had their boatrace at Putrajaya (awat tak beritau) and it was sponsored by TM and Deloitte, so they had a race between Ox*ford and Cam*bridge , TM vs Del*oitte, and O*xford, Cam*bridge and Har*vard. Oxf*ord menang semua .They did look the better more organised team. What do I know, I've never rowed!
There was a quiz organised - each table had to complete a quiz, in 20 minutes. One part was to give answers to questions, which answers must contain the letters "OX" or "CAM". That was not too bad. The second part was to guess which film a particular picture is from - the pix would show the scene, with the heads removed. Rather clever editing of pics I was thinking. The ppl at my table were very good (that headmaster particularly) and we emerged the winner. The prize was 2 bottles of wine (it was that kind of Ball) .
So ada dancing sikit- of course lah my husband akan tarik I nye..Dia bab-bab joget ni, selalu I yang turn him down or tell him we have to go back lah sayang! Bukan apa...macam segan. Plus I can't dance. he can't either but he enjoys saja.hehehehe (takpa bagi chance....) . After a couple of songs we decided to take our leave. My earrings were killing me by then anyway.
All in all, had a good time. Must do it again, if invited. I love meeting new ppl anyways. It was fun !