Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Moments of the Day

I was reading random old posts from 2009 and saw that I used to do these "Happy Moments of the Day" posts. I know I've not completed my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series, but that's the beauty of writing in your own space, isn't it?

So here are my Happy Moments of today (26052015):

- Spent half the day clearing out my desk and chucking out stuff. Nothing like counting down to your last day at work to give you motivation to get organised.
- Met Rab at AMK Hub to have a shoulder massage at Wanyang, followed by a yummy lunch at Ichiban Sushi. One of the people I will miss is definitely Rab, especially since we've gotten closer in the past year.
- Managed to successfully replicate +3's mie bakso recipe and whip up a delicious dinner. It's a simple and tasty recipe that looks like it will make repeat appearances at our dining table.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hello Weekend

Had a pretty awesome day yesterday. Got up and had breakfast, and pottered around the house while +3 had to head to the office for a bit to get some work done.

Finally got round to making my embroidered card, even though I stabbed myself once with a needle and sliced a bit of my finger. It was fun, but I need to find a better (safer) way to poke holes. Lol.

A couple of days ago, my dad called. This was our conversation-

Me: Hello?
Dad: Hello. (small pleasantries) I have a tip for you.
Me: Huh? What tip?
Dad: I'm free on Saturday.
Me: Ohhhh ok. What do you wanna do? Wanna go out?
Dad: I have another tip for you.
Me: Yeh?
Dad: Helios.
Me: Erm, what?

Turns out Helios was a movie with quite a lot of big name actors, and they had been advertising quite heavily and now my dad wanted to watch it.

So we met up for lunch at Dian Xiao Er where we had duck and this yummy vegetable dish (think they used lime in it) and proceeded to watch the movie.

Helios was pretty entertaining, even though there were bits that got confusing for me here and there. It waa a 2 hour long movie about stolen weapons of mass destruction, and different parties trying to get their hands on it. Lots of fighting and explosions and a mix of actors from Hong Kong, China and South Korea.

Grabbed a coffee after, discussed the movie, walked by the waterfront and headed home. It was a relaxing and enjoyable day with the two important men in my life.

Was hungry on the way home (almost dinner time) so we went to Sheng Siong and bought ingredients to make mie bakso. We didn't follow a recipe and +3 estimated based on his recollections, and our meal turned out to be such a success! Slurp. Now we just need to be able to replicate this dish hehehe.

Lazed around at home after dinner (+3 still had to finish some work) and decided to go out for a night time walk at about 9.30pm.

We didn't have an agenda, and ended up feeding the cats, walking by the park behind our block, heading to One Fullerton and back. Passed lots of smaller streets during our walk and saw lots of stuff (temples, restaurants, pubs) that we normally don't walk by.

Got home past midnight, exhausted and dripping with perspiration. It was a good walk and an excellent way to end an awesome day.

And this is just the start of the weekend! Today, to celebrate Mother's Day, we are going to cook dinner for the parents. How exciting! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

May The Fourth Be With You

Wow it's already May! Been rather slack with my updates and thanksgiving posts on this page. Don't really have any excuse except that life just happens.

April was a quiet month. +3 started a job at a new company, which so far seems like a much better place than where he was previously.

We travelled to Bandung to attend the funeral of his uncle, who passed away quite suddenly. While it was a sad occasion, being there made me feel like a closer part of the family.

I also submitted my resignation at work, but there have been discussions on the work load and asking me to stay on on a part time scheme. Pros and cons to that, and it's hard to make a decision without speaking with my boss (who has been on a long mc).

Plans for this year is to really try to get pregnant, and we've started taking things a bit more seriously (seeing a gynae and all) so hopefully there will be good news to share soon.

With all these job changes, we've not gone on our honeymoon! But that's ok, I guess. I'm sure we will find time when we need to.

That's pretty much it. Family and friends have been well, and life is good. :)