Saturday, July 31, 2021

Cavalock and The Cottage Pie Catchup

Gosh, things have been rather quiet lately cos of the lockdown which I guess can be a good or bad thing. Good cos nothing new to worry about I guess, gyms are closed so every week's a cheat week! Bad cos here aren't any it can get pretty boring on certain days. Got my games but more into painting my miniatures these last couple weeks instead of playing any solo games. Well, I have been meeting up with two other friends for our regular weekly boardgaming sessions but today was cancelled hence me blogging now. Hah! 

The Baker-at-Home baked a pie last week too. A big hearty cottage beef pie to be exact. Lots of beef fillings and I really dig the cheesy potato top crust although we both felt it could do with a little more mashed potatoes. Had it over two meals.

Some bird pix me Dad took last week in his neighbourhood. He can't trek to places like Sungei Buloh anymore as he's getting old at 87-years old. This here kingfisher would return bout every half hour or hour with for and me Dad would wait from early morning till noon. You can kinda tell when the sun reaches its zenith, it becomes too bright to any pix (I never edit any of his pix). 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Cavalock and That Lockdown Plan (Again)

It's the first day of a lockdown! Alright, lets' face it, there's really nothing we can do bout except roll with the punches. No amount of ranting online or offline is going to change anything about this lockdown. Although I do find it rather unbelievable that the authorities didn't know anything about the illegal KTV joints. I mean, folks were already talking bout such joints months ago. They were pretty open bout it. 

Anyway I did managed to at least get one last day at the gym on the day before the lockdown (use the machines!). Expected the place to be little crowded but it wasn't which is good for me, I guess. The Baker-at-Home and I also got to dine at one of our fav Japanese joints, Suju, over at Mandarin Gallery last week. Damn, I really miss their tofu salad. And we had lots of fish too.

We liked it so much that we ordered their bento takeaway on the first day of the Lockdown! She had the black vinegar chicken which she liked a lot, while I had the familiar fav yuzu pork. Yah, that's quite a lot of rice. Hah! 

Just like the previous lockdowns, I'm gonna buckle down with my painting and yesterday I picked up some cheap make-up brushes ($5 for two brushes from Minis) that I'll be using for dry-brushing my miniatures. It's common for miniature painters to use such cheap brushes as they do get the job done, effectively and at a fraction of the price of other expensive brushes. I have at least a couple of dozen models to paint, well, that should take me through the Lockdown I guess.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Cavalock and That Uninhibited Uni Dinner

Just before the restaurants are open for all-out, five-a-table dining, the Baker-at-Home and I managed to snag a seating at IL Den at their new Scotts Road joint. Seems like most online searches still list them at their old locations. Anyway, it's situated at one of those old colonial type bungalows along Scotts Road towards Newton MRT Station. Got there before sunset and made our way down a most welcoming little pathway leading to the restaurant, lined with pots of chili and lemon bushes. I thought it was pretty neat, nice little prelude to dinner. 

Had the sake pairing to go with our Omakase dinner. Good modern Japanese food all the way, you got more than one yummy uni dish, real tender wagyu beef and sake, sake, sake. Did I say we had a sake pairing? Absolutely stuffed by the end of the evening. Took a nice stroll to the train station after that.

Been awhile since I posted me Dad's pix. He's getting old now and has difficulty walking at 87-years old but somehow he still manages to make his way across the island a couple times a week to snap some bird pix. He took these at Gardens by The Bay last month.