09 August 2006

Lunch for Twenty

While some people have been having parties (yes, in the plural), despite the difficulties involved. However, the party I have been thinking of comes from our cruising friend and could be a little more difficult to arrange....

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Twenty Guests for Lunch

Tunku Abdul Rahman and Mrs. Tunku. Reputed to be great dancers and excellent at parties.

Mark Twain. Author, humourist and I heard somewhere that he was also good with the sketchpen.

Rodgers and Hammerstein. There will be a little piano in the corner and they could liven up things, in turn with another guest….

Caesarion. Son of Gaius Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. I wonder what our Egyptian guest would make of today's food, today's Malaysian food

Marie Antoinette. I would have roti at the table… just to see what she thinks of it.

Teresa Teng, who bridged generations with her songs. Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo Di Xin / The Moon Representing My Heart is an old favourite.

Mary Shelley. First science fiction horror novelist. Apparently wrote Frankenstein quickly and on a dare!

Mr. And Mrs. Joe Kennedy. I’d like to see some of the sheer ambition that eventually led to one son becoming President and two (?) more sitting in the Senate.

Mr. And Mrs. Winston Churchill. Wonderful, wonderful wit.

Douglas Adams. Best known for The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he was a truly prolific author of screenplays, short stories and radio plays (H2G2 originally started out on radio). Enormously funny in person, he would be nice to have around in case anyone said something to stop conversation.

Pierre Curie and Marie Curie (nee Sklowdowska). Both husband and wife had the distinction of opening the door to the nuclear age as well as that of being the first to suffer the effects. I get the feeling that they understood more than they wrote down. Lunch might be a good time to find out just how much.

Mozart. For obvious reasons (see Rodgers and Hammerstein above). It might just be a little bit difficult to get the Beloved of God away from the piano, so I might have to call on the combined services of may and LB to work their magic in the kitchen. Wolfgang A. Mozart apparently liked lengloei and good food, so I will have to find much of both. Given his gifts though, do I really want to stop him playing?

Queen Elizabeth I. Plotted and schemed against by all and sundry, doomed to die before her eighteenth birthday, she single-handedly snatched the throne from her enemies. Then she had them killed. Reputed to be exceptionally reserved, the Virgin Queen might take the opportunity to come out of her shell at lunch.

Victoria, Queen of England and Empress of India. Victoria was the first monarch to openly marry for love. So deeply in love were they that when Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria wore black mourning for the rest of her life. I’d like to invite Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for lunch, to see if Victoria still knows how to enjoy herself or if ‘we are (still) not amused.’

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It would be a small, finger-food session, largely to keep conversation fluid and to get Amadeus away from the piano from time to time.

And later, at the end, we could all go off to the local Stabak or cafe-with-WiFi and blog about it. I want to read Mark Twain's entry and Mary Shelley's novelization....

35 Comments:

At 6:21 pm, Anonymous may said...

Rodgers and Hammerstein!! I love their music. Mozart would need to take a backseat after a few of his pieces. oh sorry, I meant to the kitchen to cook up a storm! maybe Queen E can sing for us... teehee!

 
At 6:37 pm, Blogger plink said...

O.O

The StalkerQueen is back. Yay!

You never know about Queen E. It's always the quiet ones we have to watch out for. ;)

Oh Wolfgang, AhMay has something to show you... in the kitchen....

 
At 10:10 pm, Blogger Simple American said...

That would be an interesting party. Could imagine the jokes. The attempted assassinations. The food.

Thoughts of high English tea come to mind. Can I just slump in my chair and imagine?

 
At 3:23 am, Blogger angel said...

waa waa waa...
*clap clap clap*
Can I invite myself to this party? Preaseee?
*Bambi eyes*

ps: Ei, ha mik su lu kong wa liak thor tao ar? *konpius* *blur* :P

 
At 3:23 am, Blogger Winn said...

u wanna invite dead people for lunch?

 
At 4:40 am, Blogger plink said...

SA: *smacks forehead* Yalar, security could be a problem. Then again, I could hold an Assassin's Party first, and fill them up with dessert, tea and cakes , with the main event to follow. I don't know about professional killers, but I'm less grumpy after I've been fed....

angel: Can! Just as soon as I figure out how to ressurect all these historical figures....

Liak thor tau? Zhar gui na jit bo meh?
*goes to check with carcar*

winn: I'm hoping they are alive when they turn up. Otherwise, habislor....

plink: What would you like?
zombieguest: Brains... brains....
plink: IGOR! Get me some brains!

 
At 5:24 am, Blogger angel said...

i'm sure u can do it wan... if kenot, then get some actors nia loh... hiak hiak hiak! LOL!

kakkakakakaka! ohhhh! hee leh thor tao... *pengsan*

ei ei... itu Ms. Liu hor... u sudah salah 'nombor' larr... itu is Ms. May Liu... LOL! Ooo eah ehhh... wa bo phean lu ehh...

 
At 6:22 am, Blogger plink said...

Shh.... Purposely sa la one. Besides, a single world language must be celebrated mar.... ;)

 
At 11:20 am, Blogger fantasyflier said...

I prefer those that are still kicking, *taking no chances* :P

 
At 3:38 pm, Blogger L B said...

Hey, I will bring Roast Duck from Loong Foong, ok?!!!

 
At 4:06 pm, Anonymous Hijackqueen said...

Where is the foot massager?

 
At 4:24 pm, Blogger plink said...

FF: Eh, SA's meme was for Dinner with historical figures. I wonder if I could do lunch for twenty people of today....

LB: Wa..h! Siew Ngap! But how if Victoria and Albert decide it's so nice they want to reconquer Marayshia?

hijackqueen: O.O *roll out angel mya red carpet*
(Pinjam kejap, kak)
Werlcome! Werlcome!
Foot massager?
*point Unker FF*
Unker belanja wan! =D
Oh Wolfgang, you'll never believe who's just come to see you!

 
At 10:00 pm, Blogger Chen said...

I will bring duck egg char koay teow to tag along, boleh tak? LOL

 
At 12:57 am, Blogger Simple American said...

Wow! You are so enlightening Plinksan. No wonder the army fed me such cruddy food. I was ready to kill after lunch. Must remember this for the future.

 
At 1:05 am, Blogger angel said...

Pas pinjam, kena bayar tau... bayar dengan... errmmm... errmmm... urut-urut picit-picit? Bole? :D

Miss u!

 
At 2:59 am, Anonymous kat said...

plink-y.....umm.....aah.....hmm..... ^-^
....gobsmacked by too many illustrious personalities
...but a walk in the park for plink-y...as usual....
*backs away in awe*

~ By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. ~

 
At 4:47 am, Blogger plink said...

chen: Duck Egg Char Koay Teow! Mr. Adams would have loved that. Prolly would have made it the star of one of his stories.

SA: I thought soldiers were mean for another reason: an army marches on its stomach. After an hour or so of that, anybody would be nasty.... But if army food was bad as well.... *shudder*

angel: *uruturut/picitpicit* Wakakaka!!!

kat: OMG! I'm such a banana and it shows! LOL! I like the quote, it's so true. :)

 
At 12:25 pm, Blogger Lao Chen said...

Ooo...looks like an impressive party. The inclusion of Teresa Teng and Douglas Adams are fascinating.

 
At 4:31 pm, Blogger plink said...

Thank you! Fascinating enough already, but from comments above, our party is getting bigger and bigger....

If only parties were this easy to organize in real life. A little music, conversation groups, dance, celebrities, food....

*headspin*

 
At 10:50 am, Blogger Winn said...

yeah big party. i can imagined...but there's only one plink vs. 20 of them....

dont u wish there are more plinks?

faster go photocopy urself @ the photocopy machine.

 
At 4:13 pm, Blogger plink said...

*photocopyphotocopy....*

'Hi, I'm plink! Sek bao jor, mei?
'Nolah. Hello, I am plink. Jiak par boey?'
'Cheesin wan!. Nihao! Wo jiao plink....'
'Don't listen to them lar. I am plink, how are you today?'
etcetcetc....

One of me cause so much trouble already, twenty plinks would be so scary?

And what would I do with all of us afterwards?

 
At 6:24 pm, Blogger Chen said...

lol at winn :)

i guess should clone plink instead..
photocopy only produce 2-D plink
we want the 3D plink :P

 
At 9:23 pm, Blogger plink said...

winn: Actually some days, I do wish there was more plinks. So. Much. Work. Aarghghgh!

chen: One question doktor: Cloning got involve needles wan or not? =D

 
At 11:01 pm, Blogger Chen said...

ah plink
dunno woh..
i never do cloning before :P
so i can't answer u this Q
sollie sollie

 
At 12:10 am, Blogger Lao Chen said...

Heh, maybe you can recruit an army of sotongs,they have 8 hands to help you do your work.

 
At 1:23 am, Blogger plink said...

Or combine the ideas, by putting Lao Chen's sotongs through Dr. Chen's cloning....

Or photocopy the sotong.

Hmm..... =D

 
At 3:46 pm, Blogger angel said...

plinku... :) wa teng lai liao... first comment for liu since liu missed me twice ;) missed liu tooooo...

wa sakit sini, sakit sana... adoiii... :P

 
At 4:16 pm, Blogger plink said...

Yay! angel teng lai liao!

 
At 11:13 pm, Blogger titoki said...

Wei update your blog laa. Everyday I come here to check, still the same post one. LOL.

 
At 12:49 am, Blogger angel said...

Kakakakaka! Oredi update and titoki missed chupping pulak... *LOL*

Thanks for cheering for angel's kepulangan! ;)
*hug hugggg*

 
At 5:08 pm, Blogger See Fei said...

can squeeze one more burung pipit or not? promise wont poo poo on your head!

 
At 6:10 pm, Blogger plink said...

O.O!

titoki got come every day? Looking for durian izzit?

angel come back oredi must cheer marr....

seefei: *squeeze burung pipit* but links just changed arr?

 
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