First of all, a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my BFF, Jacqie - she's back in my hometown, Miri. We've known each other since we were 3.. Here's to another wonderful year ahead.... God Bless always sweetie.
On Friday night I went to dinner with Jin. We went to Restaurant88 which is a Vietnamese Fusion restaurant. The food was really great. Unfortunately I didn't bring my camera with me. Jin managed to get photos with his phone, but I haven't got them off him yet. We shared the two dishes which were:
|DRUNKEN CRISPY SALT & PEPPER BABY CHICKEN|
Aromatic steamed then fried baby chicken, served with a Chinese mushroom, lotus seed & sticky rice parcel. Accompanied by a selection of classic dipping sauces. A classic Vietnamese dish, best eaten with your hands.
|SAIGON CHAR-GRILLED CHILLI SPICED FISH WITH CRISPY PRAWN|
Beautiful fresh fish fillet, seasoned with a chilli, lemongrass & blue ginger paste. Wrapped in banana leaf until perfection. Served with steamed rice and Asian salad
We both came to the same conclusion, the food was great.. and if we ever go back there again, the dish we'd have again is definitely the chicken. It's just soooo amazingly delicious!!! The fish was good too, but nothing spectacular.
After dinner, we just hung out and chatted and wandered around Courtenay Place for a while. We went to Ballroom to meet up with Nixon, Gunawan, Didi and Andy. Played one round of pool - I wasn't really in the mood and yet I was the only one who won against Nixon! Go figure! LOL!
Saturday I spent most of the day at home. It was such crazy-weathered day. The morning started out really humid and fairly sunny, and then it turned overcast and started pouring bucketloads throughout the day... non stop!!! And all the while, it was still really really humid.. I had to have my front door open throughout the day just to get a tiny bit of breeze into the house! I spent the morning doing 2 loads of laundry, posted the new KiwiJackMeUp and painted a canvas and chatted it up on the boards at SIS.
Here's my layout for the KiwiJackMeUp this month. Come and check out who we've jacked this time.
In the evening I went to Expressoholic despite the rain, to meet up with a group of Indonesian friends. Had I not promised to be there, I wouldn't have left the house in that kind of weather. The weird thing was that town was actually quite packed! I know it's a Saturday night, but it was still raining quite heavily! I had a great night catching up with old friends, meeting a few new ones, had a late dinner at R & S Noodle House with a few of the guys, played a few games of pool and a nice walk home. It was a really balmy night.. not cold at all.. so that was nice for a change, eventhough it was a bit uncomfortable.
Sunday was spent taking things off my Clip It Up and reorganizing. Halfway through that... stupid Aunt Flo arrived for a visit.. I hate it when she visits! Ugh! I was in a fair bit of pain.. and worse still, I found out I had no painkiller left! Yikes!!! So all I did was sat on my bed and chatted it up on the boards at ScrapInStyle. Traci and I threw a Saturday night party there. We had lots of fun chatting with those who joined us... I couldn't do much anyway... the amount of pain I was in. And then I had dinner (can't even remember what I had!) and then watched Greys Anatomy and Men In Trees - my Sunday night routine. After that, I pretty much went to bed!
Monday always comes too soon! My Monday flew past in the blink of an eye.. I had so much to do at work yesterday that it was mostly a blur! Yesterday's weather was very autumn-like. I don't like it.. I am very much a summer girl and I want the summer to stretch out for as long as possible!!! I'll be really sad once daylight savings end. I've already noticed that the days have gotten shorter, a sure sign that autumn is here or at least just around the corner. Oh well, I guess the only plus for autumn is the comfy hoodies and sweaters! :D Heehee.. I just ordered 2 new hoodies from Threadless after reading about them on Kelly Purkey's blog. OMG I want everything there.. well almost everything.. their t-shirt designs are so funky... I can't wait to get my hoodies!
Oh.. my parents will be in New Zealand in 10 days and I'll be seeing them in 15 days! OMG that's really soon.. and that also means we'll be off on our little trip to the South Island in 17 days!! YAY! I'm soooo excited! :D I can't believe it's so soon!
I've got sooo much to do before they get here. I need to reorganize my apartment and I need to declutter. Just don't have enough time in the week to do it! I need to sort my scrappy stuff and get them all back to where they should be in the first place!
Have a lot of projects on the go, but somedays when i get back from work, I'm just totally exhausted and mojo completely left me, so no scrapping done at all! Tonight for example is one of those nights! Oh well, at least I did get to update my blog right?! :D
Right.. I'm off for now.. hopefully my next update will be soon! If you've made it all the way to the end.. thanks! :D
Have a great day!