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Went to Dim Joy for dinner yesterday with 好姐妹 and PP. It’s located at 80 Neil Road, in a shophouse, within walkable distance from my office. There were various interesting bits of instructions/anecdotes here and there. For example, some information about chopsticks on the chopsticks holder, and on the teapot where it says how fast your tea is refilled is an indication of the service level, and various little snippets within the pages of the menu etc. We found these entertaining (yes, we’re that boliao).

We arrived at the restaurant at about 6.15pm. It was interesting listening to jazz music while having dim sum. XJ considers it “fusion”, and I had this inspiration and hoped that I could finally discover what “modern chinese” meant at the restaurant. Alas, I left the place none the wiser.

We ordered about 4 rounds of food, and stayed till 8 plus. We were the first to arrive at the restaurant, and saw a couple of tables arrive and leave before us. At one point we actually started calling the waitress over for to chat, which JJ thinks is what dirty old men do during their weekends. We have degenerated from christmas cake aunties into dirty old men. LOL

The food with the tiny little white and orange flower in the image above are the ones which I think are nice, incidentally they all happen to be in the right column. Haha.

Crazy Week, Friday Night Catching Up

It’s been a crazy week with crazy OTs. Met BJ and Yun for dinner yesterday. Was so late that they felt embarrassed hogging the table while waiting for me. The waitresses were giving them the evil eye as well. So paiseh man.

We had a great time catching up. BJ just came back from Siem Reap with her uni friends. It seems that she had a better holiday than mine and spent it fruitfully discovering other cultures and sightseeing. Wish I could have joined her. She also laughed at my BKK trip and was quite happy she didn’t join me. Hahaha. :p Yun’s currently on the lookout for an admin job, please let me know if anybody knows any suitable openings.

Stressed Up

I’m damn stressed. My mom keep asking me for money.

Part of my secret plan is to save some capital then invest in something (property, stocks whatever), and use the dividends (or whatever passive income) to handle her increasing demands. But if she keep asking for more now, means I cannot build up my capital and the date to fulfilling my plan just keeps moving further and further away! It’s such a crappy shit vicious cycle man.

My dad will object if she asks me for more money in front of him, so now she does it when he’s out at work and I’m alone at home with her. Little wonder that I always stay out late and return home only to shower and sleep. Lucky my new job is damn busy with lots of OT.

I’m going crazy soon. The mental stress is killing me.

Robin’s Wedding

Robin got married in mid July, and I woke really early to help out. The purple dress was for during the day, and the green outfit for the evening dinner. My brother kept laughing at me and called me Green Goblin. Haha. :p

While we’re on the topic of marriage, I watched Sex and the City at SC’s place yesterday. In the show, Miranda’s husband slept with another woman once and admitted it to her. She couldn’t bring herself to forgive him, but all the other girls were saying he only slipped up once, moreover he was so apologetic about it and they were sure he would not do it again.

I totally understand Miranda’s point of view. It’s not a matter of how apologetic he is, but rather he shouldn’t have done such a thing to be apologetic about in the first place.

And then there was this scene where they were at the marriage counselor’s and the husband said, what happened to the vow, together in better or worst? It made me wonder what kind of values the show are imparting to men. Because of the marriage vows, women have to stick with men no matter what they have done to disappoint them? In that case, I really think Carrie and Big are crazy to want to get married.

I know I’m too idealistic. Maybe that’s why I’m still single.