Now when attending other people's barbeque, it is only polite to bring something to contribute (even if not asked).
So I asked if I could bring anything apart from booz (since they already had truck loads) and we decided on cake.
Which left me looking for a bakery in the afternoon just before the BBQ.
But on my way to the bakery, I saw some people gathering around a 4WD at Belissa Row. I instantly recognised the Mix FM Road Runners crew so I made a turn back.
The friend I was with in the car was confused
"Why ?!??! What are you turning back for? They're just giving out freebies that you probably won't want anyway!!!".
But I remember what a particular friend of mine once told me.
This friend comes from a rich and famous Penang family and he gave me the most compelling advice of my life
"Timothy... if anything's free... JUST TAKE!!!".
So I went back and I got myself two packets of green tea... WOOHOOO!!! Shortly after that, I reached the bakery.
Now if you're from Penang and you have never had a cake from Jenni's, you are sooo deprived!
I selected two cakes, a Pandan Cake... and a Chocolate Mint Cake and brought them straight to the counter.
Then the person behind the counter asked me
"Would you like to write anything on the cake sir?"
My initial reaction was a clear "NO" since it wasn't a birthday or anything.
What else could I possibly write on the cake.
Then I asked the guy behind the counter if there was any extra charge for writing anything on the cake and he said "NO".
And then it suddenly dawned on me again... I remembered my rich friend's advice...
"ANYTHING FREE... JUST TAKE"...
So I got them to write this on the Pandan Cake. And this on the Chocolate Mint Cake. I left the bakery in a hurry with my cakes in hand. And a couple of hours later I showed up at the party where everyone was already waiting for me. All the food was already prepared.
But the first thing they did was to get me to drink a whole bucket of something that looked pretty much like Chili Juice (Chili Seeds Included) and was no where near as beautiful and delicious looking as my cakes!!!
So they had to force me to drink it eventhough I clearly expressed to them that I didn't like it.
Then the bastards later took revenge by stabbing my Chocolate Mint Cake!!!
I hurled the "F" word at them only in time to see them stab my poor cake again with another knife.
Lesson learned... when dining with Penang People... drink ANYTHING they offer... even if it's Chili Juice (or horse urine).... or they'll take it out on your cake.