mooncaking

for some reason when i typed in that title, all I thought about was “mooning”. -__-“”

haha. bad bad Justine! =P

what a week. and what a week ahead too! I’m this close to getting sick of thinking about my new flat. calls to suppliers, shopping for lights and drawers, calls regarding curtains and blinds. I’m up to my eyeballs with stuff for the new flat. My old bedroom at my parents’ place is almost filled up with things that we’ve bought, on top of all our boxes that we’ve moved from Perth.

how i miss my stuff, shoes and bags in particular. I’ll release and see you in 2 months time!!

anyhoos, after a loooong Saturday, I decided that today will be a quiet day. Sorta. I got bored really quickly. And then I decided that, I’ll go to town. All by myself. Donald hates window-shopping, so I thought it’d be nice to go shopping without him (which also equates to shopping without guilt =P).

I had big plans for the late arvo. I was gonna hit Takashimaya first, then Bugis Junction, and stopping at Suntec City.

I spent so much time at Kinokuniya that I wasn’t even done with Taka. BAH. I took a stroll around the mooncake fair happening at Taka. Mooncakes EVERYWHERE! So many flavours of mooncakes. The latest one seems to be some charcoal bamboo flavoured one. I sampled one, and according to the sales guy, “if you’ve got a really sharp tongue, you’d be able to taste the bitterness of the charcoal bamboo”.

Uhh..okay. Isn’t charcoal bitter to begin with? I mean, burnt stuff generally are, aren’t they? I couldn’t taste the said bitterness anyways, guess the sweet lotus paste overpowered everything else. I ended up buying a box of flaky taro mooncakes. mmM. A rather grandfatherly guy was deep-frying it, and was instructing me how to heat it up, and how to keep it if I didn’t intend to eat them by tonight. Cute fella. =P

Then I headed to Kino. Bad mistake. I was intent on looking for the perfect recipe book. Well, just browing and hoping that I’d find the right one. I’ve got so many food magazines that sometimes I think having a recipe book..just doesn’t do it justice. Like I get such variety from the food magazines! Then I thought I’d search for a dessert recipe book. If they weren’t cakes and mousses, they were Chinese desserts only. *sigh* I wish there was a local dessert recipe book, one that encompasses any and every kind of dessert that you’d find in Singapore. A book that didn’t make your dessert look like it came out of a restaurant.

A book that had dessert for every and any occasion and didn’t take alot of effort and time to prepare. Iced. Hot. Cold. Liquid. Creamy. Rice. Cakes. Kuehs. Jelly. Fruity.

And it had to be a good authentic dessert recipe book. You know there are those kinds of recipe books on the market that just doesn’t do the food justice. Like how sweet and sour pork in Australia, just isn’t the same as sweet and sour pork in Singapore.

You get the drift.

I reckon it’d be an exciting project to do. HRM.

Anyhoos. Donald asked if this solo shopping thing is going to be a weekly event. I wouldn’t mind. I think we both need our ‘me’ times away from each other. Even though it’s for a couple of hours. Did feel a little weird going shopping without him since we are always so sticky with each other. But I really enjoyed my time wandering the streets alone. =D

So, week ahead is going to be filled with meet ups with the contractor again, late evenings, and a long weekend cos of the public holiday this Friday. Not so long for me cos I gotta work on Saturday. Wondering if I should take half a day off to go for some insane sale happening, just to grab some stuff for our flat. AGAIN.

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