Farewell Lunch @ Hillside Corner Bukit Antarabangsa

There comes a point of time when a person found greener pastures, and a better opportunity, and so the chance presented itself to me recently. After four years working for the company, I had to say my goodbyes, and it was pretty cool that my fellow colleagues actually planned out this simple lunch inviting nearly 30 other fellow colleagues to join in the festivities.

Hillside Corner Restaurant Bukit Antarabangsa
Hillside Corner Restaurant Bukit Antarabangsa

Hillside Corner Restaurant Bukit Antarabangsa
12, Jalan Wangsa 2, Taman Wangsa Ukay,
Bukit Antarabangsa,
68000 Selangor
Tel: 03-41088301

Hillside Corner Restaurant Bukit Antarabangsa
The rather simple interior

So there I was at lunchtime, with this huge bunch of colleagues who took the effort and time off to celebrate my farewell. I have to mention Anuar and how touched I am that he went out of the way to plan this out, as well as making sure the dishes were pre-ordered so that we didn't waste time waiting for the food when we arrived. Do check out his well-planned out list below. 

Hillside Corner Restaurant Bukit Antarabangsa
Engineers, you got to love them

Anyway, this wasn't my first time dining over at Hillside Corner in Bukit Antarabangsa, as it seemed to be our favourite haunt each time a colleague leaves the company. The food there was pretty decent, nothing much to shout about though but the prices were really affordable. The ambiance was comfortable though, with enough seating for all 30 of us there that afternoon. Check out some of the dishes we had that afternoon. 

#1 Grilled Steak - RM27
#1 Grilled Steak - RM27
#2 Spaghetti Carbonara
#2 Spaghetti Carbonara

I had the Grilled Steak which actually tasted way better than it looks. The presentation itself was pretty messy with the black pepper sauce all over the place. As usual I had mine medium, and it came just the way I wanted it to be. The Spaghetti Carbonara looks good too, but I didn't really get a chance to taste it, as this was a farewell lunch, and you do not really expect me to go around picking on my colleague's food do you? Check out below for more dishes which were ordered that afternoon. 

#3 Tom Yam Soup
#3 Tom Yam Soup
#4 Grilled Chicken Chop
#4 Grilled Chicken Chop
#5 Claypot Yee Mee
#5 Claypot Yee Mee

I did not hear much complains from my colleague, so I assumed the rest of the dishes were pretty okay. Presentation wise, it seemed rushed though but I guess that can be expected from an order of 30 people. Now comes the part where I went around the table saying my "hi's and goodbyes". Being with some of these friends for like ages, it was actually quite sad to leave actually. 

Group Pic #1: Chengda, Jasmine, Isaac, Kok Beng, CK, and Soo Hong
Group Pic #2: Vashini, Gopi, Raj, Isaac and Chengda

We did take a lot of photos that afternoon, so bear with me as I really want to put it all up making sure I do not miss any of the great folks who were there. It was a warm happy occasion as can be seen from all the smiles captured. I cannot remember the last time we had such a nice gathering as this. 

Group Pic #3: Aik, Cheah, Siew Wei, Isaac, Leslie, and Yee
Group Pic #4: Boon Hong, Isaac, Siew Yong and Chan
Group Pic #5: Crystle, Mohan, Siti, Haza, Isaac, Yong and Dina
Group Pic #6: With the organizer Anuar, Isaac, Shakira and Soleha
Group Pic #7: With the couple Evon and Tan YS
Group Pic #8: Wee, Isaac and Low WL

Well, what can I say, while walking around it was pretty hilarious as I looked like the host of Hillside Corner Restaurant asking how's everything going. Deep inside, I'm touched that these cool people actually took the effort to celebrate with me.

One for the album, I love you guys!

It was a good lunch, with food, laughter and happiness all around. Thanks guys for the well wishes, and good luck to all of you too! This is a good end to my journey with the company, and here's looking forward to future success. 


Koh Kian Fai said...

I love all the foods! LOL! :X

Xue Ren said...

aww! kenapa leave the company?? :O

Nikel Khor said...

where u now?

suituapui said...

Sob! Sob! I hate goodbyes... Your colleagues certainly look like a nice decent lot. Must be hard leaving them. Anyway, can always keep in touch and continue the friendship bonds outside the work place.

You've found a better job? In KL still? Or going back Penang? Good luck to you, all the best. Hope it is even better than the last.

Henry Lee said...

wahhhh... so much food and ur colleagues are so good to celebrate a farewell for u! :D

Quay Po Cooks said...

You must be a nice colleague and friend ourself. All the best to you in your new venture.

Ken said...

Hate to say goodbyes :(, oh, too bad i can't get to meet you during our malacca trip, hope to see you soon :)

[SK] said...

wow, what a big gang!! happy for you to have found a greener pasture, all the best to you in your coming new job!! at the mean time, taking a career break?? :p

smallkucing said...

Wah your colleauge "Pau" the whole place for Farewell with you ah? Food looks great and price not mahal

Cynthia said...

Good Luck in your new appointment! And keep in touch with all your fabulous colleagues there... good working partners are hard to find nowadays.. :D

Ken Wooi said...

All the best to YOU! :)

michleong said...

Wow! The order menu. haha.

Hilda Milda™ said...

The food looks so yummy especially at time like this *tummy making noise* HAHA Salute for the well-planned list you guys made too! Btw, all the best in your new company, Isaac (:

FiSh said...

did they ask you why you keep taking pictures of the food? XD

@ ohfishiee.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Nice farewell party bro. All the best to your new job.

Y U NO become full time blogger??? =P