man, i haven't had such a longass day for awhile. and that's saying
alot because i've been packing heaps into my days recently, as my mates
will know (office days and pub nights, almost everyday and every
well, yesterday was even harder-core.
synn (my colleague) and i have been eagerly awaiting our JB shopping
day. her husband was driving in for a day trip and she roped me in to
keep her company, so we girls can do our shopping while the boys do
whatever it was that they wanted to do.
so on friday, i had quite an early night, and went home instead of
sarge's so i can get my ass over to synn's place in punggol
mid-morning. managed to hail a cabbie on saturday morn who didn't
fuckin know where punggol mrt was (he insisted that there are 2 mrt
stations there) and went around in circles. simply amazing how this guy
earns his keep as a cabbie.
anyways, i finally jumped into synn and hubby's car. we had a good
combination of people which made the journey rather enjoyable. i guess
it helped that synn's friend and hubby are also 'similarly warped'
people and understood our brand of humour.
traffic in jb was horrendously chaotic. the weather was extremely fuctup (41 degrees celsius?!).
our guide in jb was a nice fella called maurice, who is synn-hubby's
work contact. maurice brought along his brother-in-law, an elderly man
who was so passionate about food that he insisted on taking us on long,
sweltering treks through the streets of jb in search of the best local
delights. now, all synn and i wanted was to be deposited in the mall
and be left to our own devices but that was deemed 'too dangerous' by
her hubby. so we had to follow. goddayum - it was the hottest, stickest
few hours i've ever endured outside of exercising. i'd much rather be
on my blades in east coast, perspiring for a better reason than that.
oh, don't get me wrong, i LOVE food (as you can tell from my blog). but
the mee pok we had at the end of that long trek was just average. i
couldn't even finish it. but then maybe it was because i was just too
hot to eat.
but what's worth a mention was the brekkie place we were at before the
mee pok mission. it was a quaint, old coffeeshop. two-storeys, scarily
steep flight of stairs, oldskool tables, chairs and windows. we had
soft-boiled eggs and toast with butter. pure heaven. i slurped it all
up too quickly to grab any shots. :P
we were also made to trek on to an oldskool bread shoppe. so off we
went, meandering through the burning streets again on foot. it was
quite cool to see the place though. a pretty damned old place with a
hole in the wall where they baked bread.
the boys wanted to drop by holiday plaza before coming with us to city
square. so once again, we had to follow. we managed to get away from
them, after discovering that our mobiles had been put on alternative
networks by our providers. so we were allowed to wander.
i got my paws on a hot cup of corn, one of my fave snacks. the ones in
singapore have been rather unsatisfying of late, with not enough butter
or not been steamed long enough. now THIS cup of corn was sheer, sinful
heaven. it was soft and juicy, spurting in your mouth with each crunch,
and literally swam in butter.
woulda been really detrimental to my health if i had slurped up all the butter. perhaps i woulda had a stroke there and then.
anyways, it was almost 5pm before synn and i finally got to dig in to our
shopping fiesta at city square. we jampacked 'efficient-shopping'
sessions in every shop - no lingering, just zoom through the racks and
zero in on things which catch our eyes.
we finally left jb late evening. by the time we reached singapore
streets, it was 9pm. grabbed dinner with the gang in an old
neighbourhood where my primary school used to be. the fried rice sucked
but the prawn rolls rocked bigtime.
bade the bunch farewell and was trying to flag a cab when i realised i
hadn't had a cig all day. fumbled with the bags, grappled with my
ciggie box and lighter and juggled my mobile as sarge rang to see where
i was. my presence was required at the pub because my best mate nicole
had arrived with her hubby and sis-in-law. i insisted on having my
shower first - i was at the point where i wasn't doing anything or
going anywhere without getting all the schmuck off myself.
eventually got in to the pub at midnight. it was another hour or so before we finally made it back to sarge's and fell into bed.
what a day.
here's the loot:
2X black heels @ RM49 and RM69. black crochet shawl @ RM80+. baby blue
halter top @RM18. denim cropped jacket @RM59. a shirt for sarge @ RM109.
my fave buy - black stilettoes for RM69!