So it turned out I didn't manage to post anything last night.
I was too tired when I reached home.
Was too fatigued today to do anything other than viewing house and meeting friends in Coffee Bean, the Curve.
Went to view a unit in Ritze Perdana studio, it was so nice! But so darn expensive. The unit viewed was fully furnished, about 300+ sqft, has a view of another rooftop (-.- wtf) and cost RM1200. Like WTF right?
I didn't mind paying that amount if the view was more splendid than a stupid rooftop. URGH. I'm all about views, sorry.
Does anyone know anyone who has a non-furnished unit for rent? I really like the place.
Or... the other choice was to stay in Bangsar. Ermmm...
Speaking of which, I want to talk about Starbucks in Penang. Earlier last month I went to Penang on my birthday and stumbled across this outlet in New World Park so decided to go there and have my usual Starbucks wifi and drink session.
Now this is what I normally do in Starbucks.
I go in. I order a grande/venti Ice Chocolate, with no ice (just chilled milk). Proceed to sit down and turn on my laptop to do whatever I do best online. Surf the net.
Sometimes when I get hungry, I order to eat.
There were several occasions when I got too tired of the food in Starbucks (eating there everyday can make your stomach sick ok), and if there happens to have a nearby store selling yummy stuff, I would buy there and sit in Starbucks non the less. (support ma, besides, they never say no outside food allowed, did they? I never really take notice anyway)
And I have been doing this for a long time, in so many places and in so many outlets, in different countries. Including the time when I was in Thailand.
But no, not in this particular outlet in Penang. They just won't let me do the things I want. Not my usual routine. Nope.
I ordered my Venti Ice Chocolate, as usual, and asked for no ice.
Now you see the reason I order ice chocolate with no ice's not because I'm trying to be cheap or anything, but seriously, they always put tooo much ice in the drink and everytime they do, the ice chocolate becomes cloggy and then tastes really disgusting. Like coagulated chocolate drink with no taste and a bit of bitter aftertaste.
Also, I never like ice blended drinks. The amount of ice they put in is ridiculous that when you take more than 5 sips, a venti (large) is nearly gone.
For something you pay over RM12 on a drink, 5 disgusting coagulated sips of ice chocolate is simply NOT WORTH IT.
But then this guy at the counter decided to ruin it all for me. And mind you, he's the first barrister who ever said this to me. "Oh sorry miss, we don't do that here. I can remove the ice for you, but I can only fill your cup half full".
And he proceeded to direct his finger half way down the cup indicating there how full my VENTI ice chocolate is going to be without ice.
Now tell me. How MUCH does it bloody cost for half a cup of fresh milk and few dollops of chocolate syrup? And compare it to the RM13 that I'm paying for the drink! He's going to fill my VENTI ice chocolate only 40% full for something I pay full price just because I don't like my ice chocolate with ice?
I made my stand, and told me I've been asking the same drink all over the world and in KL and no one has ever made such a statement to me befoer. And he told me:"Well, we work differently here in Penang?" What? Penang people now very cheap is it? What do you mean it's different in Penang? We're still in bloody Malaysia and starbucks in an American franchise!
So yea, nevermind. I decided to order away anyway, despite my disgust when taking a sip.
I didn't feel like any food from starbucks even though my partner ordered a pastry from them as brunch.
I wanted to eat my left-over pizza (which I thought was much nicer at that point) from the previous night.
Guess what happened?
He walked up to our table and told me that there's no outside food allowed.
EXCUSE ME SIR? I just ordered food and drink at your place and now you are saying I can't even have a BITE of my left-over food which I so conveniently have it with me?
Well thank you for ruining my birthday mood mister.
No wonder the outlet was so darn empty. We were the only two people apart from another couple sitting afar.
Starbucks has always excel in their services, their people skill. Like they always claim, they got famous not because of their coffee, but because of their people. I totally agree. And if this New World Park starbucks runs business like how they run it that day, I'd say screw starbucks, I'm going to tabao my nasi kandar and go to the internet cafe.
Tomorrow I am going to post up something pretty amazing. It's my Manado dive trip last year. Yay! Some exotic photos! :D And me in wet suit and looking like shit cause I just came back from Australia.