Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Whew~ so it's New Year Eve today. It just comes too soon after Christmas! How was your Christmas everyone? Mine was not merry as I was seriously ill (maybe I'll share the nasty, gory details one day) and ended up bedridden for a few days, and because of this, I've decided on my No.1 2014 goal (not resolution) - take better care of my health. Are you ready, running shoes?

Well, that's OK. I had a small bit of joy anyway and most importantly, the worst was over, THANK GOD.

On Christmas Eve, Ralph was slaving away in the kitchen (even though he got a mild flu) while I was resting in bed. Without knowing what he was going to cook, I told him to keep the meal simple, make his Christmas Eve a stress-free zone and have fun. *loll*

"So here they are – bon appetit!"

The seared salmon that served with all my favorite veggies tasted fantastic and he was totally taken by surprise when I completely cleaned my plate (unlike last year!) despite being sick.

He also made Brussels sprouts salad, which was devoured! I love these miniature cabbages and he said he could make it again anytime.

Hmmm... how can he find the time to cook? Cooking and creating healthy meals can take significantly longer than making some instant noodles or throwing a frozen pizza into the microwave, and not forget about cleaning up afterward.

Ugh! How do I make myself love cooking?

Oh, I could have pink champagne (?) before the meal too!

From my home to yours, here's to wishing everyone a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration and see you in 2014! *muah!* So excited!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Instead of sitting outside the store while waiting for me to finish shopping today, I asked Ralph to go and snap some pictures of the Christmas decorations or catch some festive performances so he'll not suffer from shopping boredom, loll.

*15 minutes later*

"Okay, done!" he said happily standing next to me.

"Wow that was fast! Hmmm... I still can't decide if I should go with the black handbag or the red one."

After transferring the pictures to my computer, I reckon he stood in exactly the same spot and took all these pictures below, hahaha!

This year, the shopping mall's "Coming Home for Christmas" theme saw its centre court transformed into a traditional English home-like atmosphere with its very own fireplace and surrounded by Christmas trees.

Be greeted by a GIANT TEDDY BEAR!

KL's tallest Christmas tree

The 20-metre high Christmas tree is located just outside the mall, facing Lake Symphony, and the whole place was heaving, packed with people!

It's the time of year when everyone gets either sentimental or santamental.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

While we usually frequent Sakae Sushi whenever we need a quick fix of Japanese food, we decided to give Watami a go when we walked pass it after Ralph bought a pair of badminton shoes on a Saturday evening last month.

There weren't that many people in the restaurant as it was still early before the dinnertime rush and since I wasn't super hungry, we didn't order a lot of food.

Tori Momo Kushi (RM4.90) | Tomato Kushi (RM4.90) - love anything on a skewer!

Must order Salmon Sashimi (RM19.90) at every Japanese restaurant I go to, yum!

Actually, I ordered Salmon Salad but the waiter got the order wrong and they brought me Onsen Tamago Caesar Salad (RM19.90). Well, it looked good, so I was fine with it and didn't alert the waiter.

Gyuniku Sukiyaki Nabe (RM27.90) - There's nothing nicer than a big bowl of comforting hot pot on a cold, wet evening. However, the broth was extremely salty for my taste and it left me gulping down two or three glasses of iced green tea!

Ralph thought it was okay and said it's meant to be salty.

This sexy little number - Strawberry Mojito (RM12.90) made me go "Ohhh...ahhh..." why do the alcoholic drinks have to be the only pretty drinks!?

The bill came to RM107.20, including service charge and tax - not sure if well worth it for the food.

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Friday, December 06, 2013

Whoa, I can't believe how fast this year has flown and I honestly don't remember a year of my life going by as fast as this one did! I'm not sure how I feel about this as I reflect on what I did (or didn't) accomplish in the 11 previous months.

I actually dislike gray, continuous rainy weather (brr!). Perhaps my reflective heart connects with the darker season, haha.

Oh, there's nothing deep at this hour - just me, thinking what it would be if I could do one thing differently next year and laughing at how simple I am.

By the way, which shopping mall has the best Christmas decorations this year (asking the same question every year loll)? I haven't done a single bit of Christmas shopping yet. Am I alone?

Okay, gotta use up some store credit I've with an online store and pick out some new clothes. Woohoo!

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