“what kinda glass do you use with your frames?”
“yes, glass,” i repeat.
“yes, we use glass.”
let’s try this again. “ok, what kind of glass?” i cock my head to the side and smile.
he opens door to dodgy store at the back. “cheap glass … ”
is he supposed to tell me that?
“… and that glass,” he replies, pointing to the picture of the ruler of Dubai on his wall.
“what kind of glass is that?” i point to the picture of the ruler of Dubai on his wall.
“ok, does it have UV protection?”
“yes, it doesn’t reflect.”
? “does it have UV protection, against the sun? so my prints won’t fade?”
“yes, it doesn’t reflect.”
pretty good start to finding a reliable framer for all our future framing needs. i was too afraid hiccup “acrylic”.
we went to Elements Cafe & Restaurant at Wafi City last night and i was really excited to be there. there were paintings from wall-to-wall, it was quiet and the ambience was perfect for young, flourishing, bourgeoisie buds and the yuppies (or overprivileged, spoilt Peter Pan Poseurs) they’d eventually turn into, and the average nobody or somebodies like us.
service was prompt (with a handsome smile, a shy laughter and a sense of humour), the food wasn’t too bad and their desserts are to die for. personally, my chicken burgol was a disappointment and the stack of stir-fried vegetables accompaniment was a little salty but good.
my eyeballs found their way to the back of my head when the chocolate fondant found its way into my mouth. i was properly stuffed but i cleaned the plate.
there’s always room for dessert.
Ravi and i took a walk after having dinner at Singapore Deli and chanced upon a small (and rather dodgy) pedestrian Indonesian eatery called City Moon, CM Supermarket that stocks up on Thai and Filipino foodstuff (and pork at the back of the shop, like a shady mafia-run outfit), a promising Thai restaurant called Bai Tong, a corner Indonesian foodstuff shop that was half empty and barely stocked, and a video rental shop.
i love finding new places. especially when they sell kangkong at reasonable prices and pandanus leaves (CM Supermarket) which the larger supermarkets like Spinneys and Carrefour do not have.
a couple of weeks ago, i baked Mini Bolognese Meatloaves, a recipe i adapted from Meat Loaf Muffins. i think certain words just shouldn’t be associated with each other, like pineapples + pizza, meat + muffins or meat + cakes, it confuses my brain, and my brain mustn’t be confused when my napkin’s wet with drool at the dinner table. having said that though, these meat cakes look pretty darn good.
these breadsticks are aptly named bouquet breadsticks and are oh.so.beautiful, i don’t know if one should eat them or just stare in wonderment *stares in wonderment*
looks like the motifs on my mom’s vintage china.
which i hope to inherit.
because i’ve been a very, very good girl.
although we had an argument these afternoon about my dressing like an apparent slut at my wedding or at my brother’s future wedding.
because long tube dresses are the attire of choice of those who like getting chafed by leather underwear and being beaten to a pulp before sex.
because exposing one’s armpit is worse than sticking one’s nipples into one’s auntie’s face.
looks like i have to steal her china.
gotta go now, join Ravi on the sofa watching the subtitles-less Tamil VCD because i am one of those people who digs being tortured before sleep. but before that, i’d like to leave one more person in the world a little more equipped to handle the large world of Google and useless sites – 12 quick tips to search Google like a pro.
Eds – this is for you. or your mom rather. get her this Jesus Pan and she’s gonna looooooove you like you shot out of her with a bag of diamonds 28 years ago.