16th June 2014: I was down in Pavilion for the KL Fashion Week 2014. Spot the minister!
No seriously, I was there to check out TDH Project (it was Monday.)
Got there a bit early, and had myself a pork burger. Also ordered peppermint tea.
They got back to me, saying peppermint tea was out, so I ordered lime juice instead.
They got back to me, saying lime juice was out, so I ordered orange juice instead.
The show started about 10pm.
Clinton Liew on keys! Amazingly talented musician.
Dean Sim, who has one heck of a killer guitar tone and licks with feel.
I don’t know this bassist.
I don’t know this vocalist, either.
I know this drummer though, Jared Cheow.
Before the show, a waiter asked if I’d like another drink, to which I said no.
I was asked again, later. During the show, I was also asked if I’d like a beer, that I’d need to buy a drink to stay for the show.
Whether this business practice helps with staying afloat, I don’t know, because I felt like leaving and not returning to Tom Dick Harry’s Pavilion, out of principle. Understandably, the restaurant may do this as rental is high – but does rental need to be that high, even if you take into account location? Everything is inflated. We’re in a property bubble. You can earn more than 80% of Malaysian households and yet not afford property (because they either only sell low-cost or high-end.)