What I did on 25 May

I awoke this morning earlier than expected. Though I was on leave, my body’s alarm clock was still geared towards working hours. In any case, I was spending my birthday shopping for new clothes with mum!
However, I soon learnt that it was Day 1 of the Great Singapore Sale. Thoughts of crowds of aunties elbowing people around, and long queues, filled my mind. However, the places we went to along Orchard Road appeared relatively tame. Total clothes tally: 3 dresses, 3 tops and 3 bottoms. A mix of casual stuff and a couple of items suitable for work.
We had lunch at Dome and because I was a member and it was my birthday, my main course was free! My coffee card expired, but the Dome manager kindly extended it by a few weeks. We ordered two Cafe Viennas. I threw in a $10 voucher that Dome sent to me last year. That made our entire meal free! Hurrah.
Next, I wanted to get body-pampering products. Was torn between products from Crabtree & Evelyn and Body Shop (think of the Paradox of Choice), but eventually chose the latter. Some of their pastes smelled good enough to eat. I was thinking that if there was a bomb attack and I was trapped in my bathroom for days, the first thing I’d try eating would be my Body Shop products!
Had dinner with parents at Valentino’s. We had beef carpaccio, baked eggplant, porcini mushrooms, different types of seafood pasta and a super soft braised beef dish cooked by the mama of Valentino. Finally, the staff surprised me with a birthday cake and song! Other patrons in the restaurant clapped as well. A little boy from another table ran up to us, shouting “HELLO! HELLO!” and we said Hello back to him!
All in all, it was a busy but good day. Life should be like this more often…


  1. IZ Reloaded

    Only 3 dresses, 3 tops and 3 bottoms? You’ve got to be shopping more!
    Anyway, Happy Birthday! Wanted to give you the iShaver as a gift but then again, you may not have any use for it.

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