Woke up to beautiful weather. And after secretly grumbling about how I felt "cheated" of my 1-hour sleep due to Daylight Saving Time, we ended up leaving the house at 1130am for quick grocery shopping (2 hours to chinese gorcery shop and tesco).Today is also officially British Summer time (but wait a minute, what happened to spring??).
Lunch was postponed from 12pm, to 1.15pm, to 2.30pm. We arrived right on time at Gold Mine for the duck I've been looking forward to the whole week! SIL Alicia arrived 10mins later. After lunch, we headed to Whiteley's for a quick look-around. I even managed to grab something from H&M.
Headed over to her place. She was cooking Hainanese Chicken Rice (it's authentic because we are hainanese) for us tonight. Teehee! I had a haircut appointment at 430pm near her place and Etsuko, the hairstylist did a great job too! Alicia's chicken rice is da bomb!! (Besides my grandma's hainanese chicken rice) I asked her for recipe but she mumbled about "just put alot of ginger and garlic". Hmmm... somehow I don't think it's as easy as she described. Her rice is infused with the aroma of ginger, garlic and spring onions and one mouthful of it is "like eating nectar from the heavens" (*). I think she is keeping the recipe a secret. Hubs thinks she should cook it every fortnight for us - I agree. If only Alicia will buy into it too.
After dinner, she asked if we wanted dessert. (If you know me, you'd know it's pointless to ask - OF COURSE, BRING IT ON!) She then brought out a box - inside of it was, as I was about to find out - the birthday cake! Awww, I'm so touched. She has taken great lengths to buy it, looking at Selfridges first, and then Harrods and a few more before finding the right one at Fortnum and Mason. She described the cake but my mind was not there, I only heard it's got mascarpone cream and blueberries. Whatever, it was delicious and did not disappoint!
(My smallest (and probably the most expensive) birthday cake; 3 is a very big number?)
Anyway, tomorrow will be my official day of turning the big 30. I am not prepared for it. It feels like I'm stuck in a time-warp, wanting to forever stay 23! I remember when I was fresh out of uni and first started work, I permed my hair to look more "mature" (to look 30)... and then now, at 29/30, I've still got my hair permed. I think it's time for me to change my hairstyle so I can look 23. :)
Also, I've decided to change the header/banner of TsuLin ++ to incorporate what this blog is about - the life of SW! Thanks again Praveen for the birthday gift (my domain name).
(I actually wanted to write something really witty and funny about turning 30. But it's late and I had a long day and yeah, it's probably only an excuse ;P)
(*) : from Fluff-friends feed descriptions.
PS : Those of you in M'sia, please turn on your tv-s and watch Yvonne Foong talks about Neurofibromatosis. Please support this brave young woman's cause.