week #37

Grand Shanghai
Grand Shanghai

We celebrated my maternal grandma’s birthday yesterday at this restaurant called Grand Shanghai / 大上海. I had Googled this restaurant to grab directions, and sorta fell in love with the decor. I walked in to feel like I’ve stepped into another world. The decor was reminiscent of the old Shanghai era, yet modern. I could only imagine that might be what people then might have felt about their decor being modern then as well. haha. The lighting, the furniture, the layout of the entire restaurant. Better still, they had a live band and a singer belting out songs from the 1960s.

 Donald said, ‘we could have had our wedding here.’ and I laughed.

Being in one of our crazy moods then, we suddenly had this craze for songs from the 1960s by singers like Ge Lan / 葛蓝, Zhou Xuan / 周璇 and we then decided that we wanted a 1960s Shanghai themed night for our wedding dinner in Singapore. And I had relatives who were all for it too! haha.

Obviously that didn’t come to pass..maybe one day. Our 50th wedding anniversary eh? =P

Twas another mad week. Going home late, dinner out..etc. The usual. We caught a free movie “The Infidel” on Thursday, courtesy of a colleague at work. It was quite funny, not the big ha-ha hilarious funny, but funny enough. We scored a couple seat, and I got to have my popcorn, so I’m happy. =D

The highlight of the week was going to the Isetan Private Sale for their members. So auntie right?? Gah. We headed there to check out some electrical appliances for our new flat. Scored a decent rice cooker, and FINALLY bought new clothes. Little Ms here has been hit by the shopping bug recently for some reason. I’ve gone shopping for clothes/books 3 times in a span of 1 week! Donald asked me yesterday if I’ve gotten the shopping bug out of my system cos he was getting a little worried about the spending. haha. And yes, I’ve gotten it out of my system. The colours for clothes were getting a little boring. Purple, light pink, pale yellow, navy blue, black and white. Not alot of variety to be honest.

Spent another hour at Kinokuniya again. Deciding between Okashi by Keiko Ishida or The Cake Book by Tish Boyle. I ended up bying Okashi for the various Japanese influenced recipes. The Cake Book is a rather technical book, which I also enjoyed whilst browsing. It explained why one used baking soda and baking powder, why some flours are used, the technicalities behind a chiffon cake etc. It felt too much like a textbook. Thought I might refer to some of the recipe bookings that I have to see if they had such technicalities, before splurging  $60 on The Cake Book. heh

Anyhoos, quiet weekend in. I’m not going to do much thinking. Gonna be catching up on ALOT of sleep and chores before starting the week ahead. 

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