Monday, November 28, 2005

Gobble Gobble

My stomach isn't feeling very well at all. It's been kinda queasy the past couple days. I know, I shouldn't have abused my poor tummy over thanksgiving. It's all L's fault! Why did she make such a delicious sweet potato casserole, and turkey and and ... The worst part though is that it all culminated in several bathroom runs while out shopping on Saturday (will spare all the details). Ended up taking some Imodium to feel better. And the saddest part was that we were going to Sushi Nouveau in Montclair NJ that evening for Omakase. Sigh... needless to say I didn't have much of an appetite. However, I did manage 8 pieces of sushi. The scallops and giant glams were amazingly delicious with a slight hint of a citrusy sauce (I think that's the chef's specialty). I can't believe I missed out on a good meal :( So unfair HRMP

Some photos from thanksgiving. Step aside Legal Seafoods, this oyster stew by L gives legal's clam chowder a run for its money.
Oyster Stew

Not complete without the turkey ...
Butter Herb Roasted Turkey

The pie we bought from Finale in Boston. If you can't bake it buy it teehee
Bourbon Pecan Pie

Didn't get any good photos from our sushi dinner. Hubs forgot his camera and we had to make do with my camera. He also refused to use flash :p so they all turned out dark.

The Sushi. Tastes better than it looks:
Chef's Sushi

The green tea tiramisu with almond pocky ... very good. I ate even though my stomach hurt :(

Green Tea Tiramisu

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I am ... Mini Moaner

My friends say that I'm a pessimistic sort of person. Hubs calls me Mini Moaner coined after Debbie Downer on Saturday Night Live (she's funny!). I'm sceptical, I'm apathetic, and I love complaining. But I can't help it, I am Singaporean! :)

Was thinking about its this morning. I read a report about Newton being named he safest city in the US. That's a good thing right? But all I could think was, great just what we need. Prices will go up and we'll never be able to afford a house here, and the criminals now know where to shop! It's true you know ...

Hey look, it's Debbie Downer. BTW doesn't Rachel Dretch remind you of Harry Potter????

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Natto Obsession

I should be working on my resume. But blogging is more fun. :p Hubs and I have been stuffing ourselves with natto ever since we discovered the joys and convenience of frozen natto. Natto is this weird sticky stinky fermented soybean that the Japanese eat and we love it!

This is what the carton looks like:

Our attempt at making natto maki. I know I know, not very gourmet looking :p
Home Made Natto Maki

Of Eyebrows and Chocolate

Yay I finally made up with my eyebrow threading lady this weekend. I stopped going to her earlier this summer because she'd stood me up several times! :( Unfortunately, this boycott hasn't turned out to be too successful since it's not like I'm spoiled for choices. I went to Leeba salon near BU for a while but I stopped going after the lady ruined my eyebrows!!! :( They turned out crooked. Mad does not even describe it. And I'm not usually that particular about my eyebrows.

OK so I finally sucked up my pride, tail between legs, and went back to Nila auntie at her new salon. She used to work out of her home and A and I would sneak out at lunch to get our eyebrows done. Anyway her new salon (Dreams Salon) in Harvard Square and my eyebrows are beautiful again!

Another perk of the new Harvard Square location is that it's right behind L.A. Burdick, a New England based Chocolatier! We stopped by the cafe after to get some hot chocolate. The place was super packed so we'd to get it to go. The hot chocolate is unique, more bitter than sweet and very rich. I'd recommend the small cup coz I felt sick after downing most of the medium (and I love sugar!). Oooh I also bought some chocolate mice. Very cute!

A photo from inside LA Burdick. Doesn't it feel like you're in a different country? I want to move to Harvard Square!!!
LA Burdick in Harvard Square

Eyebrow Theading, 114 Mt. Auburn:
114 Mt. Auburn

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Got Some Spare Change?

Found our mailbox stuffed with all kinds of junk catalogs today (in time for x'mas I suspect?), victoria's secret, patagonia, bloomies, and the ultimate neiman marcus catalog!! I've always enjoyed perusing whilst gasping at the ostentatiousness of it all! :p

My top picks for this year ...

#1. Skycar Prototype
Who can resist a skycar? Only 3 million moolahs ... it's touted as the "world's first personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, designed to elevate individual drivers above the headaches of commuting and the dangers of highway travel". WAH!!!

#2. The Henry Dunay Brooches and Necklaces
From their site: the black jade brooch (217.52 carats) is embellished with diamonds (2.28 carats) and rubies (39.36 carats). Erhmmm like I didn't even know jade was measured in carats?!?!

#3.Swarovski Crystal-covered Ipod Case
Erhmm this one is considered cheap at the lowly price of $840.

#4. Louis Vuitton Jewelry Case
I saw this in the paper catalog for *coughs* $44,200. I can't even find it online. Don't tell me it's sold out already? This one I don't mind having ... so exquisite looking! :(
NM X'mas Catalog

OK can't continue now. I just told hubs about the skycar and he rudely snatched the catalog away from me for his toilet reading :p ... ahh maybe he will get me something in there for x'mas *dreamsss*

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sephora Haul

It's been a busy start to the week. Attended an info session Monday night and a project management seminar this evening. Was unmotivated to go and a colleague bailed at the last minute, but I'd already told my manager I'd attend. Needless to say it was *#@# boring zzz.

But on a brighter note. To treat myself, I stopped by Sephora before the seminar to figure what I'd order with the Friends and Family code. 20% off gals! Skincare and make up hardly go on sale so I'm taking full advantage. The code is FF2005 and free shipping on orders >$75. Thanks to P, I'm going to try out the Bare Esentuals starter kit which includes sample foundations and brushes. I'm a loyal Shiseido fan but hey she convinced me! It's also one of the top selling items on

Am also gonna get Philosphy's Gingerbread Man Body Souffle (I love the warm scent!), some Nars blush in orgasm, Fresh sugar face polish, and Clinque Water Therapy Body Cream . Hey a girl deserves to be pampered every once in a while ... especially when there's a sale :) Oh and my shopping cart was coming out to way too much money so I had to axe the train case yet again. *sob*

Monday, November 14, 2005

5 Years Too Late? Ikea in Boston

I remember emailing Ikea when I first moved here demanding for a store in the area. Yes, I'm pathetic but so's Boston. Singapore has had Ikea for as long as I can remember. I used to love the stinky ballroom as a kid. :)

So on Saturday, we made the trek down to Stoughton to check out the new store. Just as we got on route 24, the traffic started backing up and there was a ton of cops lurking in the area. Ikea traffic? Was doubtful at first, I mean not like they're giving away free stuff right?!? Then we saw signs that exit 19B was closed. Hey wasn't that the exit we needed to take? Ok so that didn't phase us, we decided to try the detour. But holy schmoly as we got off the ramp, we saw that traffic all backed up as far as we could see. WTF?

Anyway, we never made it to Ikea. Decided to go to Wrentham instead :p ... not a bad trade. I got some cool peenk mixing bowls for $10 from Williams and Sonoma and a wine glass rack. Oh and a cheap pair of $30 slingbacks from Ralph Lauren. YAY one can never have enough shoes.

Ikea Traffic (we're not even close):
Ikea Jam

My cool pink mixing bowls (pardon the poor lighting):
Pink Mixing Bowls