Kuala Lumpur, we often rubbed each other the wrong way.
Five years ago, we met after a very long time and I was frustrated by the chaos of your traffic and the craziness of your city. Which was ironic because I came from the city with probably the worst traffic condition in the world. Needless to say, it was partly my fault – I was too pampered after living in the orderly Singapore for a year, where everything works the way it should.
Last year, I travelled far for you, for a festival that got cancelled the moment I arrived after a six-hour bus ride. Not to mention that my bus broke down for three hours in the middle of nowhere on my way back to Singapore. If not for my company at the time, it was probably my worst trip ever.
So I have to be honest. I was not looking forward to seeing you again last week.
But this time, you surprised me. This time, you were gorgeous.
You hosted the wedding of one of my best friends.
You let me reunite with my favourite Malaysian girls.
This time, you were simply a lot of fun to be at.
This time, amidst all your chaos, I am glad I came to say hello.
Because this time, you truly are wonderful.