Last night I had the sad misfortune of attending the so called “glitter and glow” freshers night at ACBT. Now I know what goes on in everyones head the minute they see the initials ACBT and I don’t blame you. Its a sad pathetic excuse for an institution.
Now supposedly last night was a freshers/graduation party. It was held at Lavinia breeze and the tickets were priced at Rs. 1000 per person (god knows why any normal human being would pay that much to go there was beyond me)
So what did I see the minute i walked in? a sausage fest. there was about 200 guys and about 30 girls.. as always its not like I expected anything different. But the thing was it was organized so poorly that I pray to God that the people who did it dont ever get jobs as event managers.
Now the student council at ACBT prides themselves for their “coolness” one guy walks around with his shirt sleeves rolled up all the way to his shoulders and thinks his the coolest guy to walk the earth. They harp on about how its college life and how its the “coolest” (their words not mine) and the best thing to happen to any human being. The same guy who rolls his sleeves up keeps asking every girl for their facebook names (stalker alert)
So yeah back to the party. The music was horrendous.. just a lot of noise you cant dance to or listen to.. ofcourse it was all guys on the dance floor as they were all drunk and it didnt matter to them if they were dancing to nanda malini at that stage. So the theme glitter and glow 🙂 nothing glittered and everyone got a arm band that glowed.. now that my friends is pure creativity (notice the bloody sarcasm?)
So then the buffet was opened up and people hounded around it.. now for paying 1000 bucks you expect a bit of good food… atleast thats what you expect from Lavinia breeze. There was rice, noodles, chicken, fish and potatoes. OMG! and the best part was the food ran out in 15 mins and they said no more food 🙂 so for majority of the people who paid Rs. 1000 and didnt get to even eat last night.. well thats what you get for going for a pathetic party that every former student who has been to one warned you in saying “DONT EVER GO”
So how does a night finish in these kinda sausage fests? One guy dashing a bottle and threatening some guy and a bunch jump in to stop it and some other random guy not wanting to be left out, breaks his glass too and another fight occurs… ahhh good old college days.. and this is what the student council is so proud of.
The night was an utter disaster and i kick my self every second for going for that shit and next time they need to get some creative people with better ideas to do a proper event. Its not rocket science. Its a stupid party for a bunch of kids. How hard is that?
I love food, but then again who doesn’t? When Urban Kitchen first opened up I was very impressed. It looked like a food court with a lot of class to it. The first time I ate there I was amazed at the quality of the food. The service was excellent and the waiters were so friendly and the food was simply delicious. Some time back waffle introduced rice ball and I to the chocolate cupcake they had there and it was simply divine.
I don’t exactly remember when it was opened but i guess its been a couple of years since its been in existence. The last time I visited UK was a few weeks back. It was a Sunday and there was hardly a crowd which was quite surprising to me as I always remember the place being packed.
So rice ball and I were accompanied by two of our friends “brown bread” and brownie. We found some comfortable couches and relaxed into them. Since we were famished after an eventful day of pictionary we ordered some wine, a pizza, fried calamari and another chicken dish which I don’t remember as it was quite forgetful. It took us half an hour after we were ready to order for the waiter to take our orders. They completely ignored us even though we got the attention of three different waiters and each one kept saying they will take it soon. My patience was on a very very thin line as I was getting angrier every second i got hungrier. It came to that point that rice ball walked up to the manager and went can you please take our order since everyone else is ignoring us. The shocked manager didn’t really know what to do with himself and since he was a very friendly person he made sure we were looked into immediately.
The pizza came out in a mere 15 to 20 mins and we were quite impressed. It tasted quite delicious and riceball and brownie were quite happy with their meal. Now while this was happening BB and I were waiting and waiting and waiting for our food. I mean how long does friend calamari take to fry? I have made it at home and it doesnt take too long. After one hour of waiting I couldnt take it anymore and brownie went up to the head chef and told them in the most politest way that we were still waiting for our food.
So when we finally got it, it all looked very appetizing. And then we tasted it. My calamari was RAW! it was like chewing rubber. To be honest rubber would have been easier. So after all that wait I got raw food. We returned it and ordered the safest option. A pizza. Atleast I knew that would be cooked.
All in all I had a terrible experience there, specially for someone who loved their food and always promoted it. Its weird how no matter how many wonderful times you have in one place, one bad experience can put you off completely.
So if I was to rate UK I would give it a
1/2 out of 5 for service
2 out of 5 for food
Yes FM’s recent campaign, the 9 days of 90’s definitely has a good listener base as I believe they’ve tapped into a good market. But you know what the issue is? we need to hear more music and less of shaqs voice.
Rice ball loves music from the 90’s and so i have to torture myself and listen to it every morning. Don’t get me wrong i love the music too.. just dislike the station. I mean i get it they say that this is the latest phase in radio where they keep their audience captivated with their silly chatter and antics, but it comes to that point where all you want to do is scream STOP and SHUT THE HELL UP!
Shaq and shey are talented individuals, specially in what they do. My honest opinion is that there will never be a duo like Shaq and Mark but thats just old and stale news.
So today like every other day i got into the vehicle at 7.15 and saw the dreaded 89.5 tuned into the radio. So while we were driving i had to listen to Shaq’s sad pathetic story about how he never got the chance to put together his marvel comic cards.. and as always when Shaq cant do something its a scam. So yeah Marvel comics was playing a huge joke on the world and they wanted people to buy their cards when there was no actual prize. Great work Shaq aren’t you a master mind.
So all this time i had only heard one song being played mind you. Then there was a lady who tried some 90’s quiz to win a ARPICO mattress. I mean i get it that its expensive these days but come on….. So in her first question she answered it in less than a few seconds but Shaq oh great great Shaq keeps asking her on and on and on the same bloody question. All us listeners are losing our patience at his complete and utter stupidity. I mean Ask the question, get the answer and ding ding ding we have a winner! how bloody hard is that?
So 5 agonizing questions for that lady was 15 to 20 minutes of hair pulling, nail bitting, eye ball popping pain for us. Its not coz i wanted to kno the answers.. i could care less if she won the mattress or not, but i just wanted it over with coz listening to Shaq keep on going “are u sure? positive? ur sure? very sure? if you got another try whats your second guess? sure? want to change it? how sure are you?” i mean KILL me already. Its just MADNESS.
So yeah even after all that she didn’t even win.. got some lame goody bag with probably lots of gay merchandise Shaq himself hand picked from his gay land of talentless gayness! And the best part of all this was that i got off at about 8.15 and i had the liberty of listening to 2 songs the entire time on Yes fm. Now thats fantastic work my friends.