People come and people go. That’s life around the office. For every person leaving, somebody new comes in and quickly replaces the other. Everybody is exchangeable no matter how indispensable they are. But only a handful will be remembered as life goes on like clockwork the very moment they step away.
And when it was finally time to say goodbye to another one of us, the 80’s gang came together for a quick noodle lunch at Marufuku and headed straight to The Bee soon after for desserts. A dozen of us quickly zeroed in on the couch area which reminded me of the set on 90’s sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, only this was much classier with its black leather sofa and elaborated cornices. The waiter was shocked that ALL of us wanted to squeeze into that tight corner, but we said we were fine. We like it cozy. And a roar of laughter ensued. I bet the poor waiter probably felt terrorized and instantly wished for his shift to end so he doesn’t have to put up with us noisy giggly bunch. He didn’t have to say it. It was written all over his face and his voice when he came back to take our orders.
“We’re only having desserts. Please bring us one of each flavour of ice cream,” we said while pointing to the huge chalkboard behind us. Doodled in white chalk were the flavours available:
THE LAST POLKA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
*RM6.80 per cup*
Malt & Peanut Butter
*RM8.80 per cup*
“Hang on, make that two cups per flavour please. Thank you.”
As quickly as the waiter boy disappeared, he returned with a dozen or so cups of delicious homemade French-styled (made with egg and cream) ice cream by The Last Polka. The girls behind this KL-based internet business assured that fresh, top quality ingredients are used and no preservatives were added. What makes their ice cream stand out from the crowd is their choice of Asian-inspired flavours. My favourite was the Horlicks flavour, which brought back the nostalgia of licking spoonfuls of Horlicks powder when I was a kid. And looking around, everyone had a fun time tasting all of these flavours laid out in front of us – who wouldn’t be?
Some of the girls argued that Nutella was the supreme flavour while others loved the Black Sesame or Green Tea. Most of us didn’t cared much for the Teh Tarik with its weird cinnamon after taste. And while the Malt & Peanut Butter had a turn off-ish salty first taste, I found myself licking the cups completely clean by the end of our dessert session. Too bad the much talked about White Coffee and Guinness flavours weren’t available. Would have love to try me some of those. Heard they make Bacon flavoured ones too. Wonder what that tastes like?
In then end, we all passed out on the couch with big smiles on our faces and holding on to our equally big tummies. Ahhh, what a good way to say goodbye.
Now, back to work.
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No. 72A, Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel:+603 7960 2160
Note: All visuals taken via iPhone 4 and composed using the Phoster app. Damn right it’s cool!