You never can tell which God might find you wanting so I always play safe to ensure either a place in high heaven or a rebirth as a future Emperor. I always feel I was a penitent priest in my last life so I was keen to have a closer look in case I experience a cathartic moment.So I almost fell as my foot caught the snout of a life-sized crocodile!I went to a secluded and safe place by the swimming pool at the bottom of the garden to eat in peace.The Days never stinge on their offerings that is for sure!So I felt obliged ('noblesse oblige' as the Frenchies would say) to take the entire bowl but it was too heavy so I emptied 90% of the fruits onto 2 plates as I am not the selfish type and I always leave some behind for the peasants for the mopping up operations. COMDatin Su Day, Puan Sri Molly Low, Tengku Tan Sri Razaleigh Hamzah, Dato Steve Day and Tan Sri Low Kheng Huat YTM Tunku Laksama Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar YAM Raja Zarina Raja Zainal, Pat Liew and Zessie Li Santa Croc bearing gifts Crocodile, Santa Claus and Buddha in perfect harmony Santa Clauses and Buddha and Xmas tree thriving and flourishing Statues of Buddha and 4 monks overlooking the silver, life-sized crocodile featuring a real skull WHEN DATO STEVE DAY AND WIFEY DATIN SU DAY THROW A PARTY, ONE EXPECTS AND GETS A LAVISH OFFERING OF GREAT FOOD, FINE WINE, LIVE BAND ENTERTAINMENT AND THEY GOT IT BY THE SPADEFULS AT THE COUPLE'S LAVISH XMAS LUNCH AT THEIR PALATIAL MANSION IN BUKIT TUNKU ON 11 DECEMBER 2011.By the time I arrived with Zessie Li and Ting Ting (yes that is her real name though it sounds like a name for a panda) around 2pm the party was already in full swing.Many of the great and good, titled and commoners (but of the rich variety, not the garden species) were seated at tables, their plates laden with sumptuous food.
My budget was RM 8,000 but Sri and his brother Nicholas von Bueren insisted on far more so the beast ended up on Dato Steve Day's marble floor instead! Anyway I went to feed my face and was enamoured by the bowl of strawberries.
I also noted a life-sized stool covered in stingray skin and designed as a pig plus a fabulous vase with a silver chameleon perching precariously on a precipice. Not the usual, soury and miserable strawberries the size of marbles or pygmy balls but fat, juicy and large strawberries the size of a ping pong ball.
I just love such juxtapositioning of religious icons as my condo also flaunts statues of Buddha, Kwan Yin, Ganesha, Jesus and for good measure the heathen gods like Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Diana and all the goddesses and gods of Mount Olympus!
After all, these gods were worshipped and held as all-powerful long before Jesus and Buddha were born and the oldies can still be goodies and I always pray to Buddha, Jesus, Ganesha and Zeus as I always believe in hedging my bets. Oh, I almost tripped over a crocodile in my excitement as along one wall were 5 statues of monks with alms bowls.
It was the selfsame crocodile I was admiring earlier at the Lotus Arts de Vivres exhibition last month.