1 Jan 2009
Woke up feeling really happy. For the past couple of years, waking up on the first day of the year didn't really feel all that different from waking up on any other day. This year, however, there seemed to be a palpable difference in the air.
I can't pinpoint what it was though. Somehow it really felt apt to say that everything was all in the past and that this would be a year of new beginnings.
My niece came over and I decided to bring her out to catch Bedtime Stories at Plaza Singapura. It's always a joy spending time with her, and she constantly amuses me with the various riddles and jokes that she's learned. Stuffed ourselves with popcorn (her favourite food, apparently) and walked around the shops after.
Bought her a stuffed dog from Build-A-Bear, and while it was slightly on the pricey side, seeing the huge smile on her face was well worth it. She's normally very prudent- she's actually turned down my offer of buying one of those anime drawing books because she said she only liked 5 out of the 500 images that they had.
Of course, I made her promise to study hard and be a good girl for the rest of her life so if she keeps her word, the dog would have been a really good investment. *grin*
2 Jan 2009
Met LGG and Jellybean for dinner in the evening. Was very pleased to discover that Canele had food on their menu (I've only gone there for desserts and tea).
Shared a delicious Salade Canele (Crab meat, tomato, hard boiled egg, mesclun salad, sunflower and pumpkin seeds with citrus vinaigrette) and I had a "Caprese" sandwich (Classic Italian favourite of buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomato, Parmesan cheese drizzled with pesto in between toasted homemade ciabatta bread, and side salad with house dressing).
Very. Very. Yummy.
LGG and I shared the secret of our 'notebook to the universe', and convinced Jellybean that she should get one and start writing in it. Went shopping at Prints, and while Jellybean was choosing her notebook, LGG and I decided to get matching 2009 diaries and exchange it with each other. Lol.
Popped over to Starbucks for some hot chocolate and proceeded to pen our first entries for 2009. I must say, Jellybean is very impressive. She started off her first entry with a quote from T.S. Elliot! Amazing.
3 Jan 2009
LGG had been bragging about how fantastic a salad maker she was, so I decided that I just had to try it for myself. Went to her place in the afternoon after buying the necessary ingredients at Cold Storage, and whipped up a salad.
The verdict? She makes REALLY GOOD salads. *slurp*
Spent the day just chilling out in her room, chatting about how happy we've been so far this year and with LGG laughing at Yummy (who joined us later) and her obsession over a certain fictional vampire.
LGG, just because you discovered vampire literature at the young tender age of 16, doesn't mean everyone had the same opportunity you did. Let them swoon!
All in all, 2009 has been great so far. Sure it's only the beginning, but I think it's an indication of how things are going to be for the rest of the year. And you know what? I like it.