Sunday, 19 October 2008

Hectic Sunday

It was a really hectic sunday for me today.

Its work after breakfast. Mop floor and wash toilet. Got ready to leave for Tampines Ikea to purchase gift vouchers for my friend who's an ex-colleague too. From Tampines station, I took a feeder bus to Ikea and once I got it, I've to return to Tampines Interchange to take 969 to Woodlands interchange. Its the longest expressway I've traveled. Its distance is almost 20mins on the expressway. I was lucky that upon reaching Woodlands interchange, 962 which is the bus I'm suppose to take arrived. There's no waiting time for me. Waiting is the most dreaded thing I hate. That's why I do not like to travel by bus. It seems taking forever to arrive. This whole bus trip (3 buses to take) took me an hour and a half. With MRT, I'll have travelled from one end of Singapore to the other end.

As I reached my friend's condo, I was actually impressed by the interior design and its accessories.

The bulbs seems to be on fire. Its actually the bulb's design.

Ceiling lamp that blend in with the surrounding

High table and chairs (a new way to have dinner with legs not touching the floor) Pub concept

Dangling crystals make the disco effect (when lights are switched on)

Bedroom wall lights - very exquisite

The feel is very nice but me being a practical person feels that its difficult to maintain. Well, everything has its pros and cons. It depends on what the person wants. To each of his own. For my home, I'll like to balance the nice and practical issue. Try to balance them and bring out the best on both sides.

After the visit, I rushed back to my grandma's place for dinner. What a day I had on a sunday.

Most expensive Birthday dinner

It was rather rush day I had on Friday. Got to take two buses to attend my 6th uncle's birthday dinner. Whew!! Lucky I was not late. Otherwise I'll have missed a lot of good and expensive food.

Most expensive dish (lao shu ban)

The most expensive of the whole meal is the fish. The price tag is $350. When I heard it, my jaw dropped and had to fix it before I could carry on eating. I was like wow!!! so expensive. When I started eating, I finally realise that its really very nice. There's lotsa meat. Meat's smooth and its juicy. The chef cooked it well and we ordered rice to go with. I think I can actually eat a bowl of rice just with its gravy alone.

Shou tao
4 ingredients soup (scallop, fish maw, small abalone and veg)

Champagne chocolate dessert

Some of the other dishes were also exquisite too. Beneath the big "shou tao" are the mini "shou taos" where we eat. The big "shou tao" is not edible and can be reused. Haha... we actually thought it has to be cut open. Cantonese cannot do without soup so we ordered a soup that has 4 ingredients. That's what the name is. The soup is nice. The final dish is the dessert that so exquisite I must mention. There is champagne within this round ball. It has 3 layers. The inner most layer is chocolate, the middle layer is the texture like "muah ji" and the outer most layer is the coating of sesame seeds. When I put it into my mouth and the champagne "squash" out, I was like Oh... my nose. Haha... champagne has alcoholic content that's why.

Before this meal, I remember having the most expensive dinner too. Now it is overtaken. I remember that quite a few years back, my aunt was celebrating her birthday too and she ordered a birdnest dessert for everyone. We thought it was not very expensive but when the bill came, we realised that we had the a meal oabout 700+. Our jaws dropped and it was coz the birdnest cost 30 bucks per bowl and it takes up half the cost. Up till now, I've had 2 most memorable dinner. Haha... human being are greedy. I hope there's more to come.