I have my weekly escapism by means of dancing and meeting friends over the weekend at a hotspot in Kuala Lumpur city. It is not a place for youngsters and I think the average age for customers who frequents that place is between 35 to 50. Not exactly dead and full of dinosaurs but that place will be alive the minute happy hours hit the clock, which is between 6pm to 9pm. Currently there are three bands who play interchangeably and they play great songs with equally lively actions. Drinks, food and services are great. You meet friendly, familiar faces whom you know you can grab by the hands when you feel like dancing to a song.
All and all, I am acquainted with four ladies who are well into their mid to late thirties and we click almost instantly. These ladies would come alone and leave, well, alone. Just like me. They are so full of life, chatty, intelligent, and we have a few things in common. We are all single mothers who are just out and about in the city seeking for a respite from every day living and basically this outing is sort of a way as and escapism from it all. Six days a week we live and breath as the devoted mom and office worker and it does make sense to enjoy a little bit of life once in a week. I think this is fair for the sake of sanity. We compare notes about our teenagers and how we juggle our lives between motherhood and being a woman. It is amazing to see how the others lead a more or less of a similar headache and heartache and joy raising up children on our own. We exchanged pictures of our children (and cats too). Ms I has 3 children. The eldest is 16 years old and the youngest is 11. She has trained all the children to be able to cook and to look out for each other. Living all the way in Kajang means it will take her an average of 45 minutes drive to the city for her weekly escapism. Ms E has 2 children. Her son is 18, and the second a girl, who is 15. She travels from Cheras which is quite a distant from the city too.
My new place itself is a good 30 minutes away from the city centre but I don’t mind driving all the way.
I think it was all worth it.