Monday, August 26, 2013

Two Sides Of A Coin

One thing I've learned is that there are always more than one side to a story. What you hear is usually from that person's point of view, and one should always be mindful of that.

Someone I follow on instagram posted a public post. Her main gripe was that her husband's ex was now following the same people on instagram, liking the same pictures, using the same hashtags etc. I think the word stalker got thrown in somewhere too.

Naturally, that post garnered lots of sympathetic replies. People saying that they would unfollow this ex, and generally agreeing that this was stalker-ish and unacceptable behaviour.

Uhm. I don't really get what's so wrong though. If there is a user whose pictures on instagram I like, I check out his/her followers and who he/she has been following, because you're more likely to find someone with similar creative tastes.

Anyway, soon after this post was made, a user who is presumably the stepson of this person (son of the ex) started commenting. He was basically saying stop smearing my mom's name and you're the stalker instead.

*fight! fight! fight!*

I don't know what is really going on, but this stepson's posts really served as a reminder not to believe everything wholesale and that there is always another side of the story.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Simple Night In

Sometimes, the best ways to spend an evening is to just chill at home. Met up with +3 last night, tired and drained from a long day at work.

We walked to the supermarket to pick up some groceries, headed back to his place (where he unceremoniously left me outside the gate while he tapped himself in *sob*), and whipped up a simple meal.

After dinner, he tinkered with his new gundam robot toy thing while I finished up some work and sent some emails.

Everything felt so nice and normal and comfortable, and it was definitely a great way to wind down at the end of a hectic day. Life is good. :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

It Is Possible To Eat Nonstop For Four Days

Here are the places I ate at during my Hong kong trip that were quite memorable:

SF booked dinner at this private kitchen, TBLS, for 5 of us. Food was really good, though a bit on the pricey side. A good experience nonetheless.

Yung Kee -
Must have - roast goose and century egg. Melt in your mouth goodness. Makes you cry tears of joy when you eat it.

Kau Kee -
Beef noodle goodness. So tasty, so yummy. Have no expectations of any good service, and expect to share the table with others.

Xu Liu Shan -
Maybe it's supposed to be pronounced Hui Lau Shan. But doesn't matter. Oooh their mango desserts are so so so so yum.

The Grill Station -
Yummy grilled food. 

Some other interesting shops- - Interesting knick knacks for the home. - Vintage furniture. - Loved the lobby area of the Causeway Bay branch.


I'd write more but it's lunch time. Lol.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Good Times

The downside to constantly having a good time at play, is that work seems incredibly dull when you get back to the office. Lol.

Anyway, the super long weekend came and went in a flash, and as usual, I had a blast.

Had a picnic with the girls on Thursday at Hort Park. The idea for a picnic came about on our weekly walks, when we discovered that Hort Park was a lovely and relatively uncrowded place to hang out. We fell in love with one of the fields and decided that we had to have a picnic there one day.

Girly picnics are always a hoot. The food was delicious and healthy, and we even managed to set up a mini bar counter. Lol. My favourite part of the picnic was lying on the grass looking up at the sky.

On Friday, we went to Ubin to cycle. The usual suspects were there, +3, fashionjeannie, S and metamorphoenix. LGG apparently forgot she had to go to BKK. We suspect she just can't cycle and refuses to admit it. Hehe.

Ubin was brilliant, and not as crowded as I expected. I think the long weekend over Hari Raya and National Day meant that a lot of people went overseas instead.

Walked along the boardwalk at Chek Jawa, took silly pictures with +3, ate a yummy lunch at the jetty.

The relatives from Malaysia came over on Saturday, and I spent most of the day recovering from the previous day's exhaustions and also helping my mom with some food preparation.

Ah Bing came over to help out and learn as well, and it was nice chatting with her and getting to know her a little bit better.

I also invited +3 to come over for dinner, because one cannot miss a spread like the one that my mom prepared. There was lasagne, palabok, macaroni salad, buku salad, that sour pork soup thing, grilled vegetables and a braised duck (that was bought).

So. Much. Food. So. Yummy.

+3 scored major points that night just by showing up. Hur hur. I think the family was quite relieved that he was 1. chinese 2. taller than me 3. a nice guy. Lol. Plus, he scored extra brownie points when the kitchen door came apart and he fixed it. (Thanks Universe!)

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

All in all, a successful dinner. Hehee.

Sunday was a nua day. Had a nice random catch up with Y, met +3 for a second round of breakfast, and CH called to check if I was in the area to have lunch.

Hung out at his place to finish up some work, lazed around playing PvZ, then had dinner and headed back.

Good times. :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I Love Pani Puri

Although I think it's sacriligious to be paying so much for chaat in Singapore when you can get cheaper and tastier options in India, beggars can't be choosers.

The problem with that time of the month before that time of the month, is that random cravings are so easily triggered. A chat with LGG about chaat (in fact she was complaining about it), and suddenly that's all I've been thinking about.

Thankfully metamorphoenix was talking about heading to Little India so I pounced on this opportunity to get my craving satisfied. Yummmmmm. Chaaaaat. *drool*

Ah well, my heart sings with joy. Happiness is knowing you are about to have a food craving satisfied. And it's the long weekend too!

Still Predictable

I called the optical shop today to order some contact lenses. I can't buy them off the rack because of something to do with the curvature of my eyeball (I think my eyeball is too flat), and shops don't usually stock the ones I need.

Me: I need to order some contact lenses. When is the soonest they can come in?
Optical Shop Guy: When are you traveling ah?

Lol. He certainly knows me well. Apparently I only order contact lenses right before I need to travel, and I always ask them if they can rush it.

Optical Shop Guy: I'll place the order for you, by next Tuesday they should be in. Anyway, I'll throw in a few extra pairs too.

Sweet! I used to always ask for extra pairs, especially if the orders were unable to come in on time for my trip. But now he pre-empted me and just offered them. Yay!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Days

I can't stop smiling and bouncing around. :):):)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Predictable Me

I feel so blessed.

Was feeling a little moody today and decided to whine to everyone online. Almost instantly, I got messages from my colleagues proffering various food items (scored ritz biscuits, chocolate chip cookies and ice cream, woot!), and also an offer from +3 to go for a nice meal at L'Entrecote tonight to cheer me up.

Apparently, everyone knows the way to cheer me up is through my stomach. Lol. I'm inclined to complain about how predictable I am, but knowing that the people around me understand me so well just puts a smile on my face.

So now I'm that out of the funk, the plan is to cook a simple meal at home with +3, watch some TV and just chill.

Life is good.