Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Cavalock and The Doppelgänger Dilemma

Two meals in a row at Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine. But the second time was lunch with me Dad. Been out of the rat race so long that I forgot how hot and crowded the CBD can be in the afternoon. Last couple times we were there was over the weekend. Me Dad was on his way to the Nikon camera office to update the firmware in his mirrorless camera. By the way, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that a company was interested in purchasing one of bird photos from his book Taking Flight, to hang in their office. Not bad for an 85-year-old guy. The food wasn't bad either, I mean there's a reason why we are now always there and I think we over-ordered a wee bit.

After making me way out into the "wilderness" on me clutches, I noticed a little interesting behavioural quirk. Is like whenever I see another guy on clutches, me first instinct is to avoid that individual, and this has happened to me twice! Stay as far as possible from that OTHER GUY on clutches!* I have either changed direction or backtracked and I have absolutely no idea why I'm doing it. Maybe it's like if you see another person wearing the same outfit as yourself walking in the opposite direction, you would instinctively walk away right?

* Does not apply when I'm at a hospital or medical facility.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Cavalock and The Return to Normalcy Diet

It's exactly two months since my operation and I'm off my 'confinement' or maternity diet. Yay for me, seafood here I come. The guys treated me to something that I was sorely missing as I gingerly limped my way to my first food centre in ages, at Geylang Bahru food centre. Crabs, prawns, clams, pork bits, how I miss them. This how a new mother feels after her confinement?

It was a weekend of overdue feasting as the next day the Baker-at-Home and I had dinner at Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine over at Tanjong Pagar. First having their pomfret porridge, wish there were more pomfret in there. But it was still much needed comfort food so no complaints.

So many models to paint, so little time. Got to paint a model I bought in London last year. First time painting a figure with facial hair, hope I got it right. It's the Primaris Librarian, a powerful space marine with physic powers. He'll be part of my Blood Angels Kill Team once I managed to remember the rules again. And yah, I keep a messy workbench.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cavalock and The World's First Salmon ATM

This is what I'm missing when I'm laid up in bed! A freakin' Salmon vending machine right in my Jalan Besar neighbourhood! The Baker-at-Home saw this a couple blocks away from our apartment and she just had to take a snapshot of it. It says "Worlds's First Norwegian Salmon ATM"?!? Maybe you can't see it but it says "S$5.90, 200g Nett" which is a little on the pricy side. But think of the convenience! A slab of premium salmon fillet flopping out of an ATM is something you are not gonna forget anytime soon. And no, of cos we didn't get one.

I'm finally able to sit in an upright position to paint some of me models. This is one of the newer Warhammer Underworlds band, Ylthari's Guardians. Had to watch a couple YouTube videos to get the correct colour and shade. Good therapy.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cavalock and The Pseudo Maternity Diet

Am still on a strict food delivery diet and had my first order from Nando's the other day. Wasn't that bad. I mean, you can't exactly go wrong with a chicken leg, corn and coleslaw. Sometimes you are craving for some ice-cream or something from a dessert stall but you can't order it cos they don't deliver stuff that's less than ten bucks. Crazy thing is I been on a Pregnant Woman diet or Maternity diet. As in while I wait for my wounds to heal, the Baker-at-Home has a list for forbidden foods that mirrors what women aren't allowed to eat after giving birth and I'm on it. Seriously. Nothing with prawns, squids, duck, the list goes on and on.

Some interesting Chinese Garden pix that me 85-year-old Dad took during the May Day holidays stakeout over two days.