Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hide And Seek

Gosh, its been awhile since I posted anything. Work has been so crappy lately that I just didn’t wanna do any more writing once I head home. Now that’s another thing. When you live alone right now like me, the last thing you wanna do is not have anything to do when you step into an empty apartment.

That’s why I always try to do something or plan something or have something to look forward to when I come home. Otherwise I know I’ll just go nuts slowly but surely. And that’s why I was kinda glad I had World of Warcraft online, that kept me busy after work and was most additive, for awhile at least. Fun while it lasted. These days I try to sleep early, used to sleep pretty late after midnight.

These nights, I might slip in a card game at a game shop after work on Tuesday nights, Wednesday and Thursday nights are usually TV and reading. Would catch up on my reading while watching CSI or Two and A Half Men. Fridays, if no one has plans for drinks, are for laundry and vacuuming and mopping the entire apartment. I always think I’m freaking out the neighbors with all that vacuuming in the middle of the night.

Now, here's one of me favourite bit of my Batcave, Fortress of Solitude, Avengers Mansion or whatever. My hidden (book and display) shelves in the living room!

And ta-tah! Open them and ...well, it is kinda messy I know, that's why I took the pix from a distance!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Again With The Comfort Food

Gezz, has V-Day just passed me by? Well, to be honest, was just too busy with work to make a big deal out of it. I did managed to catch the latest episode of Two and A Half Men on YouTube that day so it was a pretty good day for me. I thought of writing something about past loves for V-Day but how do I talk about my past 'social life' without sounding like a cad? I don't for now. Maybe one day I will.

Anyway, the last weekend till today was just one long cleaning up and getting ready for the Lunar New Year. Got my pussywillow the other day after work. I figured it's kinda like our local version of the Christmas tree, only a little more naked. You buy it during the holiday season, dress it up a little and ...er...ok, there are no presents under this plant...so I guess that's about all the similarities to the Christmas tree.

Work has been hell and it's gonna get a lot worse before it gets any better. So off I go for my comfort food session namely getting the best Japanese food my money can buy. Finally managed to hit somewhere that I have been eyeing for awhile now, Kaisan, a pretty expensive little place at our famous Raffles Hotel. Here's a very good review of the place by Skinny Epicurean. Every word is true. I was there alone on Thursday nite. Got myself a counter seat. Ordered some sashimi and cha soba, my usual at most Japanese joints until I find out more about the place. I'll definitely make a return trip one of these days, probably end of the month or early March. So if you see a guy in t-shirt and jeans, alone having dinner at the counter, that's me!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Me, Two Men And A Kid

Hardly watch TV these days but Two and A Half Men…damn, that’s a good show. Probably the most memorable line for me was when Charlie Sheen’s playboy character was asked. “Women: Disposable pleasures or worthwhile pursuits?” and he had to pause to think of the answer. Truth is, that’s pretty much how I would have reacted years ago. Servant of Chaos, remember?

Then there was the episode where he told guest star Teri Hatcher the mental image of them having sex years ago was "lighter fluid when I'm barbecuing alone."

Cable's showing the first season and I'm checking out some episodes (Xmas episode, best opening ever!) of the current season four on You Tube.

Speaking of guys, here's how a guy eats his fruits. No need for plates, just cut it up and eat it on the cutting board, over the kitcken sink! The kiwis were really soft and sweet. Slice it in half and you use a spoon to scoop it up. Think the last time I had fruits in a (proper) bowl was at my mom's place.

I guess when you are on your own, you kinda wanna do things your own fast-and-easy way. I eat more stuff outta their original containers!