Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Favor Dilemma

The wedding draws close and we are still trying to figure out what to use as favors. The ones the hotel (supposedly 6 star no k) provide suck. Take a look. The bear looks like he has a hernia. And what the hell is the organza bag filled with? Birdseeds? The 'elegantly designed gift box' is so tacky. Don't even get me started on the wreaths. Are they edible? I just hate giving stuff that people are going to 'unintentionally leave behind'.(I know I would. Why even take it home where I actually have to put it in my trash can and add extra weight so I can lug it out on trash day?)

We've actually decided to make our own. I even mocked up the box. This leaves us with the question of what to fill it with. Should we do 1)Colored M&Ms 2)Yogurt pretzels (I would love to add a cheesy note like 'we're tying the knot' haha) 3) Strawberry Fortune cookies with custom fortunes. Or we could forgo the boxes (imagine wrapping hundreds of em) and go for the Tea Forte favors. Help!!!

My fancy favor box:


Friday, May 13, 2005

Happy B'day Boz

Today's my fiance's 29th birthday. I can't believe he's almost 30. I was planning to surprise him with going out to dinner, but the *!@$*# ruined by plans by deciding he had too much work. So I had to come up with a different plan at the last minute but I think made out pretty good! The wine club membership I got him (like duh he must have mentioned wanting to join a wine club at least 10 times) arrived at his office today with 2 wines from Italy. So did the Riedel wine glasses I got. Though I have no idea what the difference is between bordeaux and I have no idea if chianti is red or white. Perfect timing ... good thing I'm a procrastinator.

For dinner I got take out from Blue Ribbon BBQ in West Newton. Highly recommended ... it was really delicious. Much better than Red Bones in Davis Square, though that is not saying much because I hated Red Bones. Got the North Carolina Pulled Pork and a half rack of ribs. The spicey sauce was so darn good and the corn bread was freshly baked and excellent. Funny I was in NC for 4 years and all the BBQ I had at the engineering picnics were gross. Really liked the collard greens but fiance thought it was gross. Oh and we have left overs for tomorrow too. I can't wait!

BBQ Ribs with collard greens and black eyed corn. The cornbread is in the foil.

NC Pulled Pork with baked beans and coleslaw.

Wannabe Riedel Glasses. Pardon the fobilicious mess in the background. Notice the Chou Wang soy sauce prominently placed. Doesn't do them glasses justice. Forgot to take a picture with the glasses filled with the Italian Lungarotti 2000 Rubesco. It tasted good ... but I really don't know anything about wine ... dont' claim to either :)

Dessert ... the best part! Raspberry dark chocolate tart from Whole Foods (who knew!) ...mmmm

Couldn't resist one with the Mox. No it's not her birthday. Sorry for the blurryness, the picture looks much better without flash and I can't help having trembly hands.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Last Week in Pictures

Top Left: Moxie enjoying her new fleece bed from Target

Top Right: Mother's day flowers for my mommy with purdy hydrangeas from Flower Verandah. This is the second time I've ordered from them. Great speedy service!

Bottom Left: Nina Shoes from that I returned. Should I have kept them??? Will they go with my wedding gowns??? I swear my calves don't look that fat in real life!!! See the photo was taken top down.

Bottom Right: Mr Crocodile RIP ... dismembered by the Mox the Ripper (and despite the reinforced arms too!)

Almost Famous

Doing a search for "makan wiki" in Google last week, I found that Makan Wiki which I'd talked about in an earlier blog entry was featured on Tomorrow - Bulletin of Singapore Bloggers! (I have no idea how they found it) Here is a link to the Makan + Wiki = Maki article. Isn't that cool? My first brush with fame. Ok ok for those of you gagging in your seats, admittedly I'm not very blog savvy and I hadn't even heard of the Tomorrow site till last week, but I like to think that its an accomplishment albeit small. There are even some contributions from people I don't know. Ahh the power of wiki.

PS: Thanks to everyone who contributed! :)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Food Diary

I've actually been making progress with food! I'm sure you guys will love to hear the sordid details. This is in addition to my staple of yogurt (that I've sworn off).

Friday: juice (that was promptly repelled by me stomach) Saturday: corn chowder, porridge and tofu (cooked by fiance the sweetie) Sunday: mashed potatos from KFC (fiance had the c)Monday: more soup, apple sauce, angel food cake, couscous, scrambled eggs Tuesday: Ritz Bits - mozarella and cheddar (wow), rice and tofu at sichuan fan zhuang (yeah huH!) Wednesday: fried rice from Penang!! + hokkien char mee (noodles are kinda hard to eat still)

When all is well ... I am planning to have some nice good crunchy salad and nuts, fruit (haven't had that in a while), juicy rack of lamb, and pasta/noodles! Haven't even touched on the stuff I'll have when I touch down in SG. Alright time for painkillers.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Fungry :( = F*cking Hungry

I finally got the courage to get my 4 wisdom teeth extracted (2 impacted). Well actually it was a monetary decision :) My dental insurance only covers $1500 and I had to make use of the other $1500 covered by fiance's insurance (before he left his cushy job with good benefits hah) so the procedure would be free! (which singaporean doesn't love a good bargain??) In any case I am so glad I got it done under GA. The best part is I don't remember a thing. No trauma nothing, other than the swelling, nausea, and bloodied spit. Nothing I can't handle!

The worst part, that no one ever mentions is not being able to eat when you are absolutely starving! All everyone talks about is the swelling, the pain etc. bleh. Walking by the food court on Saturday I had not eaten in 2 days (does juice count??) ... was absolutely miserable. Mind you I was absolutely starving. I couldn't have my favorite Chick Fila (only found in the Burlington Mall and Nashua) Had to settle for some burnt corn chowdah. But hey the good news is I actually had energy to hit the mall the day after surgery! I neglect to mention that I totally collapsed and didn't leave the house on Sunday.

Today ...Monday ...I am still hungry. *sigh*