Monday, September 06, 2004

All creatures great and small


iTunes' party shuffle is playing: That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) - KD Lang/Tony Bennett - A Wonderful World
I made it a point to spend Sunday out after doing some work at home during what was left of the morning (about 25 minutes). Otherwise, I might have had lunch, gone back to bed and awoke a few hours later to rue a wasted weekend. After ruing, I might have gone online and browsed some blogs and then some nonsense sites, like Dullmen.com, where, as the tagline goes, is ' A place — in cyberspace — where Dull Men can share thoughts and experiences, free from pressures to be "in and trendy," free instead to enjoy the simple, ordinary things of everyday life'. Exclamation marks are banned from this site because they're deemed too exciting. Check it out. Don't expect anything remotely interesting, though. And so I drove out in the arvo, all by my lonesome, went to eat at Zion Road Food Centre, dashed across the road to Great World City and bought a pair of sunnies, then dashed back across the road to my car and drove home because the duck rice (the Hallelujah Charismatic Char Kuay Teow stall was closed) wasn't behaving in my tummy. Later in the evening, I booked a table at Halia, at the Botanic Gardens, but in keeping with the way some things are going these few days, I eventually had to cancel the booking to accommodate other well-laid plans. These other plans turned out more pleasant than expected, and I tucked into a hearty meal of cold soba noodles, unagi, miso soup, a soft-shell crab handroll and a bottle of cold sake, while my dinner companions, who usually eat like birds, ate like birds and pecked at an assortment of sushi. Other than a hearty meal, I got to play with a bunny grabbit that is the cutest thing on the planet, even when he shits little pellets every five minutes or so. Made my whole weekend, the little bugger. Now I look forward to a new work week. I hope it's sunny tomorrow so I can wear my sunnies out and look so cool.


5 Comments:

Blogger Cowboy Caleb said...

how do you rate Halia?

9/06/2004 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Mr Miyagi - You have a sunnies face/head. Sure look cool whether sunnies are on your face or your head.

Cowboy - I rate Halia a 9 out of 10 for ambience. Have not sat outside before so not sure about the mosquito factor. The food... nothing great... 6 out of 10. Parents were not impressed either.

9/06/2004 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Woof! said...

Halia has a very good and affordable NZ Marlborough Sauv Blanc from this Wineyard called Origin.. You can usually get it at Jasons for abt $30 though..

9/06/2004 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Cowboy Caleb said...

Halia sounds nice.

9/06/2004 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Haven't been there for awhile, that's why I was thinking of going.

9/07/2004 12:48:00 AM  

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