Remember Piccadilly at Atria, Damansara? For some people it would mean nothing, but for some others it surely did ring a bell.
This place was very popular to the teens back in mid 90s.
The saturday Hi-Tea was always crowded with teens as the admission fee is as low as RM 13 if not mistaken. (Tapi kira mahal laa bagi aku)
As for me, I used to go to Picad after my SPM (zaman jahilliyah sket la masa tu)
When I first went there, it was just suka2 following my friends. That was before I continue my studies in PPP. I was working in gillette-oral-B-kilometrico factory in shah alam after my SPM. So, that's how I got the money to spend. Nak harap mak bapak..siapa nak bagi kalau utk gi enjoy? hehehe
I was going there with no purpose...just to feel the experince.
When I was in PPP Shah Alam, I continued my visit to Picad and some other club such as Pyramid Supper Club (dah tak wujud dah bangunan tuu), Life Center and few others.
But my visit is with purpose (alasan), to support the underground alternatives rock group and also to meet up with my school friends who were then in local universities or colleges.
At that time there weren't many alternatives rock groups (Nirvana time)
Some that I can recall are Butterfingers (All members are my classmates and schoolmate except for Emmet the leading singer), Subculture, Splatters, OAG, mangosteen, and this one all-girls-band and banyak la lagi..tak ingat ler..
How did these stories popped up today?
I was reading The Malay Mail this morning and saw an article saying Radhi (OAG) is planning for a reunion for the people of Picad in mid 90s.
For me, of course I will not go for the reunion as my intention last time is to support Butterfingers and meeting friends. That's all. I only went to Butterfingers gigs.
I will go to the clubs where Butterfingers was playing.
I dont know the motive for this reunion but I think it is a waste of time and money.
Orang suma dah besor panjang, and like me dah 'cuci tangan' from all these. The place where I wasted my youth days and money.
And I thank god, I did not continue with the same lifestyle anymore, and hope that I will always change to be a person, husband and father.
Enuff is enuff....but I still luv 'butter' music....hehehe...
My hope is, my kids will not follow my footstep. Nothing to be proud for involving in this kind of activities. There are more other beneficial activity which warrant the energy that the youth's have. iQah is one good example. I need to learn from her how her parents guided her to be who she is now. I shall adopt the good points and nurture my kids to have this mindset. To be a useful youth when the community need them most!!!
I dont blame anyone for not 'guiding' me. Zaman tu memang kesedaran kurang sket..biasa...apa yg kita perlu buat skang is berubah..sikit2 pun takpe..
Lama2 ok la...at least ada perubahan..kan?