On the 23rd of September 2005, our dear Pauline Ngiam has officially become a court lawyer. As part of the elaborate installation process, there was a thing called a 'long call of the bar' or something like that. It was an event where a few newbie lawyers present themselves and the judge will accept and officialize it all. Friends and family of those lawyers can attend to show support.
This is where a bunch of jobless roadies come in.
Roy, Winston, Sarah Teo, Edward Soong, Yee San and myself arrived at Masjid Jamek LRT Station at 8:47am.
A view from the outside the courts
We took our seats at the back of RKKK1, whatever it stood for. Pauline's roadies took so much space the family members of the other newbie lawyers (sorry, I don't know the proper terms) did not all get to sit. Marcus, Paik Yang and Joliana arrived a little late. We met Pat Woo outside the room, around to show support to Pauline. With quick tactful movements, I slyly manage to take a picture from inside the court.
Okay fine it was a lousy picture
One by one, the ten newbie lawyers rise from the bench and some veteran lawyer representative guy (again, poor with the terms) will read his/her resume-like speech for them. When the three seemingly important lawyers sitting in front each mention that they have no objections, the judge will announce the installation. I can't remember what she said, but every one of them began with 'Dengan kuasa yang diberikan kepada saya'. After that, another seemingly important lawyer-guy will rise and put a big-black-robe thing (I suck with my terms, I'll never be a lawyer) on the specified newbie lawyer. With that, he/she will return to the bench.
After the long call ended, I slyly took another picture while pretending to speak with my accomplices.
Maybe I should've moved to get a better view
We then proceed to take a zillion group pictures outside. I have none for the time being, I only had my phone camera. Oh, and I found something strange.
A playground-thing by the court
And on to Soong Kee's for a beef noode breakfast. Yum. Visited an old, cramped bookshop with really old books in it. I found the original Stepford Wives storybook. Cool.
Not only Kinokuniya has a first floor
We also passed by the place where Pauline hangs out a lot.
Yup, a real chill out place
Then Pauline sent us back to Bangsar. Imagine cramming six people, driver included, into a Perodua Kelisa. I had to sit on Roy and Edward's leg.