I received a call from a dear friend of mine, Dalila on 19th November, 2009 afternoon. She sounded excited as always. "Come visit me! I'm helping out at the Equator! Come quickly! I'm bored! and as always, every sentence would be accompanied by an exclamation mark. Loud and annoying, but i love her the way she is. So, i hurtled over, frowning over my hopeless day out and trying to think of some clever snapbacks to her notorious exclamations of "Hey check out that guy! He's cute! He's hot! drool drool and more drooling. Yuck.
Located at a stone's throw away from Kuala Lumpur Times Square
A minimalist approach to styling. Only basic stuffs. Who needs more when you are merely looking for a place to crash. It's a wonder how travellers spend most of their holidays within the vicinity of their chic hotels. Hard Rock Hotel owner once said that guests have everything they need in the hotel and so going out is an option. Not my cup of tea though. I prefer to crawl the streets looking for dingy pubs and seasoned roadside food stalls.
Potted plants at the porch. ???
Notice/Information Board displaying well, notice and informations
Now, this is interesting. The wall is adorned with pictures of guests from all over the world. Kinda reminds me of Bernie's
The living area of Eastern Heritage. Authentic dividers made of solid timber mind you:)
This is Yen, owner of Eastern Heritage. Notice the mysterious facade behind the bar? It's coded W. Y. B. M. A. D. I. I. T. Y. above the arch. After a long persuasion, he decoded them in the most witty way ever. He quipped " Would you buy me a drink if i tell you?" Go figure.
I halted my train of thought to answer to Ava's greeting. Back to Equator.From left Dalila, Ava and Sophie.
I had a long chat with Ava (German), Sophie (Venezuelan and English) and Anna (American) at Equator. We exchanged facts of our history and culture to one another. So, i took the opportunity to engage Ava on the history of the Berlin Wall. I was thrilled when she mentioned to me she remembered 1989 ( the year the wall came crushing down) as if it was yesterday.
The Antifaschistischer Schutzwall also known as the Berliner Mauer, 'Iron Curtain', 'Death Strip' ( Berlin Wall) was built in 1969 by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) of the East Germany to separate the East from the 'Fascist' West Germany.
Ava recalled she was only 12 when the historic landmark event took place. That year, her family was planning for her mum's 50th birthday party. In March 1989, words have travelled that the Easterners have already began crossing over to the West Berlin en route Romania. So, immediately, they started inviting their relatives and friends from the East to the party. Ava recalled coming home one afternoon and saw her mum crying in front of the TV. " They are pulling down the Wall!" she exclaimed. They hugged and cried together. The party turned out to be the best ever not only for her mum but for the entire family and their friends.
Sophie on the other hand shared how Hugo Chavez took their ancestral lands and distributed them among the poor. While she acknowledged the brighter side of the socialist ideologies, she lamented the fact that the poor has to queue for miles for their sugar and milk hand-outs. We arrive at a common gorund that the flaw was in the manner in which the system has been carried out.
Anna explained why the Americans think the Canadians are weird haha..
So, the decision to answer Dali's call was the right one,best one indeed.Thanks for calling :)