Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Cavalock and The Home-Cooked Goodness Post

Stuck at home and looking though all my vacation stuff I acquired over the years, these certainly stood out. Free fans from all our trips to Japan. Free fans that are handled out at street corners in Japan during summer. There's even one that we got from a fancy restaurant that we had lunch at. We were extremely fortunate to have vacationed in Japan twice last year but this year fingers crossed, depending on when I can walk again, we'll see if we get to return to Tokyo or not.

Still no restaurant food or anything that requires a waiter taking my order, or even a millennial in a costume delivering food to me. So every few weeks, the Baker-at-Home goes to this Japanese lady's apartment with a buncha Japanese housewives for a home cooking class. They'll have lunch there and I'll have whatever leftovers for dinner later that evening when she gets home. No fancy sushi or ramen dishes, just some home-cooked goodness, the kind most housewives prepare for their salarymen, I guess. That there pix below is one me leftover dinners. Mouth-watering spread of Japanese bagadil, simmered fish and salad.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cavalock and The TV Finale Checklist

No, that ain't a burger from Jewel's Shake Shack or A&W. That's an honest to goodness wagyu burger with chili and cheese from MOS Burger, me first burger in over a month since the operation. Taste so good. Still don't get the fuss over the Jewel burger joints. Had them Shake Shack burgers in Tokyo and New York, it's good but not that good till you wanna queue over an hour for them. Know what ah mean?

And Japanese strawberries from Medi-Ya! Could never say 'no' to them. So Star Trek Discovery Season 2 is over and like I suspected, it's another confusing time travel story. A ton of things don't make sense. Spoilers ahead, if Micheal is now the Red Angel, what happened to her mother, the first Red Angel? Since Michelle Yeoh killed the baddie, why did they still need to escape to the future? If the al the data has been transferred from the ship to the Red Angel's suit, why must Discovery still make the jump to the future? Not the best season ender. On the other hand, True Detective Season 3 was a winner. Great suspense and acting. A murder mystery that actually makes sense despite the many plot twists.

Friend dropped by for games this week. Sometimes I think I forgot how to talk to folks since I been cooped up at home alone. Friends dropped by and games played while stuck at home for the month of April include Warhammer: Underworlds, 7 Wonders Duel, Keyforge and Magic: The Gathering. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cavalock and The Annual Kickstarter Delivery

Only one Kickstarter project at a time, that's how I limit myself. I try not to be Kickstarting two projects at a time is what I mean. Once I got the delivery for that then it's ok for me to start eyeing other Kickstarter projects again. And at any one time there's at least a half dozen tempting new boardgames on Kickstarter. Anyway this came in the mail yesterday. Not something I would normally buy but it was $28 for two and I got a buddy to offload the second one. It sticks to the bottom of your laptop so I can ditch this laptop stand that I been using.

No food posts for now. There ain't much a guy who has been bedridden for almost a month can write about but I heard it's therapeutic so has anyone seen season 3 of True Detective yet? I'm picking this over the final season of Game of Thrones which I'll still watch once I'm done with True Detective.

So with almost everyone heading off to the latest attraction that is known as the Jewel at the airport and forming long queues at A&W restaurant, it got me thinking bout how my Dad would drive us to the ol' drive-in joint over at Bukit Timah decades ago. Good times. Kids today don't get to do stuff like that no more. Eating outta old-fashioned drive-in, I mean. I guess I'm more emotionally invested in it but really feel no need to be there (even if I could walk) just for a bite of nostalgia.

Well, speaking of me Dad, he's been pretty busy. Thousands of shots over the last few weeks. These were taken just last week. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cavalock and The Almost Easter Post

Hot-crossed buns! The Baker-at-Home bought these from Baker & Cook earlier this week, just in time for Easter. Yah, when I was growing up in the old family home eons ago, having a hot-crossed bun around this time of year is or was a thing when I was a wee lad.

Not bad but a little too much cinnamon for my liking. It seems like after moving out of the old family home back when I was still in primary school, we hardly celebrated Easter anymore. I remember one time me Dad brought me to a kids' party at Mandarin Hotel in Orchard cos it was down the road from the old family home, and I freaked out and started wailing when the giant costumed animals came out. I can say stuff like this cos only two people read this blog, you know who you are. ;) And thanks for dropping by.

Am hooked on this sci-fi horror novel The Wicked and The Damned right now. Two-thirds through and I'm loving it. Set in the popular Warhammer 40K universe although you don't need any prior knowledge of that setting, it started with three strangers meeting on a cemetery planet. Each has no memory of why he or she is there but they all have a story to tell and well, hopefully the ending makes sense. Fingers crossed.

A little sunset shot in the west side of the island by me 85-year-old Dad.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Cavalock and The Jello Leg Transmogrification

I never thought I would say this but I miss going to the gym. Been bedridden for bout 2 weeks now and my activities are pretty much restricted to reading, napping and watching Netflix and YouTube. Whatever little muscle I gained from the gym is now reduced to mush. Me leg muscles are now jello. More than a year of gym work gone.

I just realised if there's a fire and the Baker-at-Home is at work, I'm toast. And speaking of toast, I did managed to drop by Creamier's Tiong Bahru outlet for a waffle (close enough) and ice-cream treat couple days before me op. That's their blue vanilla ice-cream, not sure if it's limited or still available. Good stuff. Yah, really glad I got a bit of pigging out done last month.

I finished watching Punisher season 2 which is basically Punisher versus the Joker and Harley Quinn. Just done with Umbrella Academy too, kinda slow and did not live up to the hype IMHO. And I do miss my boardgame sessions although a couple of the guys have dropped by. Problem is I can't stay seated for too long which makes playing them boardgames a wee bit difficult.