2 hours at Mesra Mall
Well, what can I say? Me and my housemate braved the throng of people just to take a peek of the new, much hyped Mesra Mall. The news of the opening of Mesra Mall on October 10, has surely travelled as far as KT and Kuantan. It's even bradcasted by one of the famous radio stations! Kira glamer abis la Mesra Mall nih!
To avoid the heavy traffic, we decided to drive there at bout noon 12pm. We thot that all the men would be off to the mosque for Friday prayer, leaving the wifey and kids there. The parking space shud be more or less empty.
Yeah, in my dreamzz! Not only it is almost impossible to find parking space, the numbers of men did not seem to reduce by the time I got there till 2 hours later. Hmm..Even with the prying eyes of Ustaz Azhar Idrus (one of the famous "pendakwah bebas"), men did not seem to be bothered by him. I'm sure he will make a cynical remark on this for his next "ceramah". hehehe...
Ok, the crazy crowd is kinda expected. But the numbers of retail shops opened are not acceptable at all. Almost all major brands still did not open their shop, like Pizza Hut, Reject Shop, Guardian, Big Apple (arghhh..), etc. The consolation maybe, Secret Recipe. Thank God for that!
However, we had to wait like more than half an hour to be seated. Always full house! But, since we were so damned determine to eat there, we did wait. Once seated, we ordered from the menu like there's no tomorrow (err..sort of!..hehe). I had Japanese Soba, Shepherd Pie and Latte while my housemate had Tom Yam Kung with Apple Juice.
Me and The Japanese Soba
All in all, fabulous meal! My 2 hours at Mesra Mall has been well spent. Well, minus my disappointment over the unopened shops. The sad thing is, I'll be leaving Kerteh next week. Hmm..I dun think it can buy me enuff time to enjoy Kerteh Mall. But I'm glad that something great is finally here.