Sunday, June 29, 2008

three out of eight

Sunday, June 29, 2008

...managed to do 3/8 of the things on my to-do on Saturday list.

First went to KLCC Convention Center with my older brother to the Post grad Asia fair. Not much there really. Then helped my little brother with his gift shopping. Then went to KLPAC to fetch my sister, and while we were there we hung around for a bit.

Let me tell you something about KLue Urbanscapes that maybe the starry-eyed failed to notice, just didn't care about, or closed one eye to.

There were loads of people. Many of them were smoking. You’re thinking, big deal, yeah? Well not only that.

A lot of them were guzzling Heineken and Tiger Beer which was readily available. Tiger was also one of the Main sponsors of the event. I don't know about you but even though I was born and lived in the West for almost half my life, I've never been to an event where people drank in the midst of everyone else, and thank God.

Not to sound all preachy, but aren't we not supposed to have anything to do with alcohol consumption? It’s bad enough that our local super/hypermarkets have a section and I know I'm not fully free from guilt myself since newspapers and magazines also run lager-related ads, but to parade it off as the cool thing to do? (Urbanscapes is supposed to be where all the cool people hang out - the ones in the loop and all that)

On a lesser note, they held the acoustic sessions upstairs, while the head-banging, booty shakin' party music was played downstairs, right next to the Surau. So anyone wanting to go pray (i.e. me and my brothers) would have a thumping headache from the deep and loud beats emanating out the open door.

I wasn't there long so I might have missed a lot of things, but anyways, this is what I experienced. Had to walk with extra caution, scooting and squeezing myself small trying to avoid the drinking throngs. Blinking through all the smoke and rain(not that I'm complaining about the rain part, it lessened the smoke effect slightly) Marketplace was nice if not for the crowd, smoke (it was covered so no rain) and again, alcohol.

Just my humble opinion.

Read my sisters more glowing review here


3 hitchhikers:

Moon said...

you came there at a later hour, obviously the unpleasant crowd of those people would be larger. that's why i came to the marketplace earlier, and retreated inside later in the afternoon.

Sing Yee said...

Hey... Found you through Google blogs. I was searching 'urbanscapes'. :P

I went too, but earlier. Reached about 2 something. Went to one of the booths to buy a bottle a mineral water, and was amazed by the number of crates of beer that they stocked. Bought my water for RM3 *omg*. I didn't look at the price for a can of beer though. If it's cheaper than the water, it would have certainly been a misleading message sent.

That aside, enjoyed the Marketplace lots. :P

shockresistant7 said...

Hey Sing Yee! thanks for dropping by!

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