Saturday, January 17, 2009

Of Absinthe & Papa John's

For those who are stuck in Malaysia, boohoo, Sorry, but there's no way you can get liquors like Absinthe since it is banned in most countries, unlike Mother Russia, Country of Booze and Ciggies.

For me, this is the 1st time since forever that I actually have what I called as the Golden Opportunity to try it out. I know people call me noob, but I am not exactly like what people stereotype me as The Clubbing Girl (one who boozes, smokes, clubs a lot). But really I haven't touch Absinthe before and the last time I drank vodka well, fine, wasn't that long. It was during New Year's eve, and that was after like what? A year or so?

Fine. To sum it all up, I am not much of a drinker unless the people I hang out with drinks. Khim and Yus (Khim's boifee) came over to have lunch with me at the infamous 'MORE SUSHI' a few days ago which I have been recommending to people I know especially if they are not from M2 to come and give it a try. So far so good, 3 peeps from different circle of friends of mine have been to the restaurant with me, so I assume, I am quite good at coaxing people? Hehe.

But I am sure it wasn't a disappointment for Khim and Yus, as the lunch set was fine and Yus liked the Chicken chop very much, which was my favorite set too.

Khim wanted to visit Harmeet who is staying in her own apartment. I decided to join them since it has been a LONG LONG time since the last I had actually hung out with Harmeet. Like what? 3 years or so. And guess what, she has a whole load of liquors stacked in her fridge and in her kitchen rack. We ransacked her fridge and found a 'chilled' Absinthe lying there pathetically.

Harmeet was like 'Come, let's drink Absinthe!'. And I just screamed 'Weee, I want to try, I want to try!' like some 6 year old at the sight of the latest Barbie doll collection. The rest gave me the 'bored' look, probably because they hated the drink and had tried them since ages ago? But I couldn't be bothered.

She did it the ACTUAL way of making the best glass of Absinthe.


2 glasses
Few rocks of ice
Half glass of plain water
A metal spoon
A cube of sugar

1. Put some ice into an empty glass and pour the half glass of plain water in.
2. Put that cube of sugar on the metal spoon and light up the sugar.
3. Hold the spoon with the lighted sugar above another glass with Absinthe (not too much) and wait till the sugar nearly burn off.
4. Immediately put the spoon inside the glass with Absinthe and watch as the fire burns the liquor (looks super cool).
5. After awhile, just pour the glass with the iced water into the other glass and stir.
6. Bottoms up people!

Ok, I had 2 glasses of that. First it tasted darn good. But the second one was awful cause there weren't any sugar cubes left, have to settle for the normal spoon of sugar which wasn't enough apparently.

As it burns away.

Lighted sugar with Absinthe in the glass.

My 2nd glass: The lighted spoon of sugar.

We ordered Papa John's BBQ large Pizza and ordered Yus to go to the nearest supermarket to get us Carbonated drinks + Junks + their stack of Ciggies as usual. The pizza was TOTALLY AWESOME! And I haven't had so much fun since the longest time. We laughed our ass off, gossiped about people (that I actually don't know cause they are from M1), talking real encounters with the spirits of unknown which caused everyone to freak out, making fun of Yus, crapping away, etc.

Finally had to leave Harmeet's place at half past eight at night because I was feeling guilty since Dermatology Exam is 2 days away. Haha. Took some pictures as memory. Here goes.

Amyksy & Khim.

Girl, you're so nice to hang out with!

When she ignored me, I took pictures :P

Haha, this was the moment when we made fun of Yus and he was so shy. Haha.

Look what's above us, and what's between the both of us.
Get the idea?

Kept forcing her to take pictures with me.

When is the next hang out session? :(

Of them happy moments.

The fluffy pillow I kept hugging.

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