OH MY, Oh my… goodness gracious me! How had my blog stalled! Well, can’t blame me. I’ve got myself a saucy gal pal and we have been hitting the town. It never cease to amuse me how grotesquely retarded some guys are – Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce sour? Excuse me?? I don’t speak French, but I think I know what that means from ‘Lady Marmalade’!! F-Off Loser!
On my dating front, I’ve called it quits. Enough with phatic expressions and raking my brains with what to say. I don’t need more stress in my life! The last date – bless him, he came all the way from Macau to meet me – was akin to meeting my university professor, talking about archi-torture, deconstructivism and Zaha Hadid for 2 solid hours (?) – man, can you find a drier subject?? To my credit, I did try to read Umberto Eco’s works, hoping to make me more intellectual, I read, and I read, but I could not make any sense! Daunting indeed…and unlike Zaha, I’m too feeble to stick to my guns to pursue my dreams for over 20 years!
A promo clip of Zaha’s latest commission in Macau – City of Dreams Hotel Tower.
Deconstructivism, by the way, is ‘anti postmodern’, basically a study of semiotics – signs, metaphor, symbolisms and a whole heck of goodness know what – I did attempt to understand it, but in the end, I figured, hey, why not distort all the lines on my CAD drawings – and voila! Deconstructivism! Elementary! But of course this is not what it is…
The past month I resumed hiking, took up belly dancing and been out on several wine masterclasses. I’m also making marked improvement in my physique, breaking my PRs and having lost 8 lbs of fat since January – and getting RESPECT in the gym. LOL
‘Nuff said, I met up with my uni mate on a wet melancholy day in Wooloomooloo Prime @ The One, one of my fav places in TST (previous post here). We had the perfunctory 3-course set lunch menu…pics and my 2-cents follows…
Date of Visit: May 9 2014
Smoked Duck Carpaccio, celeriac, Baby Spinach and Hazelnut Dressing
Tasteless duck carpaccio with a thick layer of solidified fat with neither a hint of smokiness about it. Hazelnut dressing was bland, I thought perhaps some anchovies might give some saltiness that the smoked duck lacked… The celeriac-slaw was alright – and the baby spinach too.
King Fish with Purple Coleslaw, Crispy Almonds and Yellow Capsicum Sauce (HK$218)
The King Fish was severely overdone and tasted like rubber. We asked to change which the waitress graciously allowed. We noticed later, that this is the most popular choice in the resto, and perhaps due to our earlier complaints the cook took care to not leave the fish too long on the grill (as we noted none were returned to the kitchen). Kudos to us! 😜
Slow-cooked Cajun Spring Chicken with Creamy Lentils, Cabbage and Fresh Lime (HK$228)
The chicken fared better. Juicy and succulent but unfortunately not properly cooked in the middle. By then, I was too full to complain – the creamy lentils and the cabbages paired well.
My friend ordered Tiramisu, while I had the cheese plate. I should be on carb-cycling diet at the moment – Day 1: High-carb Low-fat; Day 2: Moderate-carb Low-fat; Day 3: Low-carb Moderate-fat; Day 4: Zero-carb High-fat. It’s an easy plan to follow if you are a hermit in a cave, but because I like to go out, I tend to be on Day 3 most of the time… so far, I’m still making progress in the gym… but I really need to be more disciplined by NOT eating out if I want a more dramatic transformation! 😱 😱 😱
Tiramisu with Amaretto, Lady Fingers and Chocolate Tuile
Cheese Selection wit Dried Fruits, Nuts, Apples and Crackers
We took time to finish with our complimentary tea and coffee – watching the the rain drops beating on the windows and the grey skies clearing to reveal a very clear unpolluted skyline of Victoria Harbour, it was the best 3 hours spent in perfect girly talk. Flow Sista! See you in June! 😘
Raindrops falling on my window