Posts tagged ‘life’

October 13, 2010

Hello friend, you’ve reached Abby’s voicemail [pg. 31]

6 months ago, the Brain, on its own accord, decided to test out the idea of opening a restaurant. The Heart followed suit.  Both naively thought a restaurant would materialize. Naturally.

I haven’t got my restaurant yet — I know it’s not a satisfactory outcome nor what you (and I) expected — but life has its twists and turns, you know? And I’m just going with the flow. For now, I’ve consigned my restaurant to fate.

And I’ve decided to take a break from blogging… SURPRISE!

While I’m gone from this little piece of cyberspace, I’d like to wish you a hearty appetite for life, good times and loved ones who will always be honest with you!

Thank you for dropping by and commenting =)

I’ll be back!

*Beep*

And one more song…

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September 20, 2010

I’ve finished my restaurant menu, for now. [pg. 30]

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On 19 July 2010, I decided to give myself a deadline and goal – write a menu.   I took a leaf out of Julie & Julia’s book to end my chronic indecisiveness and spite Hayley the management consultant.

Today is deadline day and I don’t know what to make of my menu. It started off western then Mediterranean, veered off into SE Asian cuisine and ended up at brunch…  I’m not sure if that counts as  a menu!? I’m afraid you’ve been tricked. I haven’t been writing a restaurant menu, you’ve just been following my palate’s every whim.  Have I failed you dear reader?

I envisaged today playing out differently in my head… a Mexican party, guacamole, crepe hats, nachos, mustached men, guitars, salsa the dance, salsa the food, sunshine and smiles. Had I been more organized, the weather more co-operative, the month being Movember, it would have happened.

But tonight, it’s Old El Paso burrito dinner kit. Tomorrow, Prima Taste mee goreng dinner kit. Think I’m really going to have to stick to Plan A if this restaurant is going to happen…

August 31, 2010

We are a bunch of settlers [pg. 29]

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The Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer board game. The players in the game represent settlers establishing colonies on the island of Catan. Players build settlements, cities, and roads to connect them as they settle the island. The game board representing the island is composed of hexagonal tiles of different land types which are laid out randomly at the beginning of each game.

I was quite shocked. I had never seen Micah so competitive. Hayley picked up the rules of the game pretty fast and before you know it she was 2 victory points ahead with the longest road in the game. Being the on to it girl that she is, she took it upon herself to be responsible for resource card distribution.  As per usual I was having an unlucky streak, without brick or wheat and uncharitable players, the real battle was between Micah and Hayley.

“This game sucks. Call me when it’s my turn to roll.” And off  I went to make tea.

“That’s not your land!” I heard Micah shout at Hayley.

I sauntered back to the table after spending as long as I could poking around our well stocked pantry. Turned out Hayley had been collecting brick resources from neighbouring land all this time. How sneaky.

Hayley with one of her rare I-feel-quite-dumb looks, said sheepishly, “Oh isn’t that my land?”

Micah and Hayley then proceeded to produce white noise to my ears.

I rolled.

“Seven. Oooo… this is the start of something big.”

“Isn’t that line from that Jessica Biel ad?”

I don’t know. Is there a morale to this story? I’m not sure. I guess, just keep doing your thing, do the right thing, don’t cheat — there are no real shortcuts — sooner or later the tables will turn. Big moments will happen when you least expect it. It will come so easy… just like a blessing. Know what I mean?

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From my travels to India. A fort in Jaipur (I think). How this is relevant to this post I’m not sure either…