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gluttony weekend and more

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I want up till 5am Saturday morning, writing almost 60 post-its, and taking photos of them in their new layout. my poor neck. gah. But what do you think of it?

I’m glad that I had the company of my two cats for the entire night. haha. They woke up occasionally for a rub, looking up bleary-eyed. Thomas was happily entertained for a good 20mins with a scrunched up post-it. It was tiny enough for him to pick it up with his mouth and it was funny to watch him swat it, bounce around it and then claiming it with his paw whilst taking a rest. It got quiet just after midnight when both of them snuggled up against each other on my armchair and sleeping for the night.  The study room was warm and toasty, they had the two new chairs to themselves, and I had my chair to myself.

Had one of those midnight instant noodles craving after I was done with uploading the photos and Donald had gone off to work. So bad =( How not to put on weight like that?? But going to bed satiated was even better. Warm and comfy. mmM. Crashed for the next 5 hours before waking Donald up for…*drum roll* dim sum! haha. It’s a ritual thing with us I guess. Very rarely do we not have dim sum on a weekend. the freshly brewed pot of jasmine tea is just so refreshing on a cold morning. and watching the servers place little baskets of steaming food in front of you..definitely puts the ‘yum’ in yum cha. (haha, so corny). Went to run a few more errands, picking up ribbons for the invites in SG, and confirming the suit hire for the wedding. By the time we were done, we were so sleepy that we went home to crash, having had only about 4 hours sleep the night before.

And crash we did. The next time I woke up, the sky was dark and it was already 7.30pm. Well..not a surprise really. As for Donald. *grumbles* I was promised rice porridge for dinner, cos it was a cold night, and soon to be weekend. Woke him up at 8.45pm, and when I told him what the time was, he did not believe me and prompty went back to sleep again. Tried waking him up at 9.45pm, and he still thinks that it’s early in the evening, even though it was PITCH black outside. Guess who had frozen nuggets & chips for dinner? =(

Because we ended up waking up at an unearthly 7am the next morning (after about 15hrs of sleep for Donald!!), I thought, let’s go for a buffet breakfast! I’ve been DYING to go for one ever since we discovered the awesome dinner buffet at Hyatt Regency Perth. We called a couple but they were all fully booked, and the only ones left were, well, sorta expensive. We ended up settling for a breakky at the Parmelia Hilton ($35pp, tho I think it was supposed to be $38.50). I was almost beside myself being there. I’m the kind of eater that loves a little bit of everything. Yeah, I could pay $20 for a good full breakfast at a decent cafe, but I want variety! And I was dreaming of fluffy pancakes, and fresh fruit, and yoghurt..and scrambled eggs. haha. I had a quick look around, and I saw..*gasp* Coco Pops! Ever since I saw Jolene’s small box of Coco Pops, I’ve been craving for some. But I know that if we were to buy a box, it’s gonna take me forever to finish it, and the reluctant Donald will have to finish them up. I dived into a tiny bit of Coco Pops, banana chips, dried apricots, sunflowerseeds and we were ready to go. It was such an awesome breakfast. There was even a juicer at the juice table for you to juice your own concoction of fruit juice! I’m satisfied now haha..won’t bug Donald for another buffet. =P He wasn’t keen on the whole idea cos of the price (I guess at $38.50pp, who would be keen?) BUT he said he’d rather go than see me sulk and be unhappy for the rest of the day. haha. Yay!

Dinner was rice porridge. FINALLY. It was storming so badly outside. There was hail too! The best kind of food for these kind of weather (apart from soup) has to be rice porridge served with condiments like mince pork with garlic & soy sauce, fried eggs and stir-fry cabbage! I got the fiance to cook an extra portion so I can bring some to work for lunch the following day. He cooks my favourite kind of rice porridge, not watery, but sticky! Sorta like a congee but sticker than that. The kind that I’ve tried cooking before but it turned out cakey. Bah.

The countdown for home begins! It’s gonna be a really packed trip back. Like an hour after I touch down, I already have to meet some friends for dinner to discuss some wedding stuff. I feel bad for not being able to spend a little bit more time with the parents. The first night is usually spent sorting out pressies, and for this trip, the engagement session photos as well. So yeah. Meh. Anyways, gotta repack my suitcase. Things are heavier than I thought it was, and I haven’t packed in the fiance’s stuff too! Oops. haha.