I had a restive long weekend. Long weekend? Yes, for someone who has to work half days on weekends, this was a nice long weekend for me. Hmmm, well, I did visit a customer for slightly more than an hour on Saturday but that's not really work. Just delivered mooncakes and had a chit chat.
So, what did I do this "long weekend"? I had tim sum with my family, caught up with some friends and did some shopping. Spent some money (quite a lot by my standards) and helped to stimulate the economy, not that the economy needs much stimulating. The restaurants were packed! The shopping malls were packed!
Tim sum was at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant in Shaw Centre. I took some photos of the more creative pieces (only available on weekends and public holidays) with my trusty Samsung phone camera (as usual):
|Penguins! These had lotus paste and salted egg fillings. Yummy!|
|So cheerful, right? Almost couldn't bear to eat it.|
|The one on the right didn't look as cheerful but it was still cute. :)|
|Called "Ugly Ducklings", these were a bit like "wu kok".|
|These were filled with "mei cai", the same vegetable that they would have with stewed pork.|
|Looks like a duckling, doesn't it?|
This is a photo of the gigantic poster at Knightsbridge (the former Crown Prince Hotel) some two or three stories tall where Abercrombie & Fitch is going to have their second branch in Asia.
Apparently, it caused a Singaporean auntie some distress, enough to write in to the papers, saying that it was indecent and that people turned away when they walked past it. I don't see why is it indecent.
Actually, I saw people (male, female, young and old) taking out their phones and snapping pictures of it while waiting to cross at the traffic lights. So, what do you think of it?
Apart from spending money at restaurants and cafe, the only other place I spent money at was in a Nike shop, where I bought four BPA free plastic water bottles for myself and my family.
|Barley drink not included.|
I think not enough people realise that harmful chemicals leach from plastic water bottles into the water they hold. We should make sure that the plastic water bottles we use are BPA free.
I also paid my bills at an AXS machine, got a friend a belated birthday present, got a pair of socks and had a haircut at QB House in 313 Somerset. I like the haircut too. Definitely a nice weekend!
Tuesday is a holiday again! Selamat Hari Raya! Yeah!