Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
And I must say, it's addictive. I love being able to choose 3 different types of salads, mixing and matching whatever I feel like eating that day. And I've noticed that I've also started eating more colours- orange pumpkins, white beans, black mushrooms, red beets (or are they purple), brown olives and of course green erm.. greens.
Healthy and tasty. What more could you ask for?
Monday, March 21, 2011
It all started with me wanting to go to Europe. Couple of years ago, I thought it'd be a good idea to quit my job sometime in Oct 2011 (for those of you wondering why, it's because my birthday on 7 Oct and I'd be embarking on my third decade on earth.) The plan was to take 3 months off and just travel.
Europe was where I thought I'd go. And while I didn't really have any burning desire to see anything specific, a 46 day camping Contiki tour caught my eye. It was a whirlwind tour covering 23 cities (I think) all over Europe, and since it was done camping style, the trip would be relatively affordable.
Of course, fast forward to 2011 and while I've been *talking* about going, I haven't really done any preparation (reading up, or more importantly, saving up for the trip. Lol.) So taking a shorter trip seemed to make sense.
Surfed the Contiki website again, and found a shorter tour which didn't cover as many cities, but seemed to spend a good amount of time in France and Italy. Unfortunately, the flights for the tour dates didn't really work out and I'd have to choose between flying off later (not possible), or spending a good 600-700 bucks more to get a flight with proper timing.
Feeling defeated, I opted to go for a safer and familiar destination: India. I could book return tickets to Bangalore, and spend some time with the grasshopper, then traipse off on a train ride around India. Maybe I'd even trek in Ladakh! I threw the idea to the grasshopper, but he said that he could only confirm when he was back in Bangalore. The office had a few events lined up that he had to travel to. Also, I checked with LGG and Ching, and while Ching was keen to go to Ladakh, LGG already had booked tickets to Brisbane.
A new trip has cropped up, and it's to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in October. If that pans out, I might scrap plans to travel in June (maybe a short trip to India to see the grasshopper). Let's see how that goes.
So what's the point of this entry? Where am I going? I have absolutely no idea. It's just amazing that something as seemingly easy to plan as a three week holiday isn't that simple after all. Lol.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I somehow decided that I would upload them today, but I don't recall any cable, and I knew it had something to do with the memory card inside. My macbook doesn't have an in-built card reader and it took me a while to remember that I used to have a portable card reader. And obviously, I don't know where it is now. Hmmm.
But I'll try to upload the pictures soon. If I can figure out how.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
We went to the Black Angus Steakhouse at the Orchard Parade Hotel and I ordered a 10oz. New York Steak. Also ordered a blooming onion to share. We had a nice chat over lunch and somehow I decided to follow her for a hairwash after. Like a taitai. Heehee.
The lady at the salon did a nice shoulder and back massage and washed my hair with something that was nice and minty (and good for my scalp). I would have fallen asleep but was having a Whatsapp discussion with Ching and Wen on how and when we should go to Ladakh.
Headed to Borders after that with ncely curled hair, and was tempted to by a Learn How To Speak Hindi audiobook. Was also tempted to buy a phrasebook which might come in handy for my upcoming holiday.
Then walked around Ion and got lost, bought myself a yami yogurt, asked the concierge where the taxi stand was and am now on my eay back home.
This is why I don't go out more on weekends. It's crowded, you end up spending too much money, and at the end of the day all you really wanted was to sleep. Lol.
Anyway, I'm glad I'm on my way home. Nothing beats being snug in bed on a cold rainy day.
Monday, March 14, 2011