Friday, February 8, 2008

A Day Out ...

Whoa, I actually stayed away from my blog for a whole 8 hours today! It's a miracle, heavens be praised ... LOL! Well, the only reason I stayed away was cos wifey, the boys and me were practically out the whole day since morning. We only just came back an hour ago. It's been a pretty tiring but fun day for all of us. My legs hurt from all the walking we did today.

We went out pretty early this morning, well, pretty early for us anyway. We had plans to meet my two best buddies at our old banana leaf restaurant for lunch seeing as how all of us are on the same CNY holidays at the moment. It was pretty good meeting up with them again after so long. It is always good whenever the three of us meet up anyway. Unfortunately the lunch wasn't all that satisfactory. My buddy, Adrian had a little problem with a rude waiter who almost ruined his lunch. We were all pretty worked up about it.

This restaurant used to be one of our very regular places that we visited almost everyday at one time cos the service and food were pretty good. But not anymore. I thought their quality has deteriorated to the max and the food was not up to mark (for me anyway) and that rude waiter made it a perfectly bad experience. His performance was so bad that I think he should attend a performance management course or something. I'm surprise my buddy didn't chew his head off cos that guy doesn't put up with too much nonsense from anyone. Must be getting soft in his old age ... LOL! I'm going to be giving that place a miss for a bit.

After lunch, wifey and me wanted to head out to the malls but changed our plans and we all adjourned to Adrian's place to hang out for a bit. It's been a while since I've been there so we rescheduled our mall plans to a little later. Spent an hour or so there chit chatting, insulting each other and catching up on old times. Nothing much has changed between us really. Whenever we meet, we're always insulting each other and catching up on old times ... LOL! After a while, the boys started getting restless, my youngest boy anyway. He can't sit still for very long and he kept complaining he was bored!

So, we decided to leave and head out this mall near our place. They've recently added a new wing to the place and we thought we'd check it out. The roads were still pretty clear and driving was a breeze. I love driving on days like these where I don't have to curse at very inefficient driver on the road. Wifey hates it when I grumble while driving ... LOL! I'm getting old honey, the grumbling part comes naturally with it :D We spent hours walking around the mall till we couldn't feel our feet anymore. The new addition to this mall was pretty cool. We didn't plan to buy anything at first cos we just wanted to window shop but in the end we ended up buying a couple of stuff anyway.

My youngest boy was pestering his mommy to get him a toy. He wanted to use the money from his CNY Ang Pow (Red Packets) he got from my buddies, Adrian and Sean to buy a toy and after some relentless pestering, wifey let him buy 2 matchbox cars with his Ang Pow. He just loves these matchbox cars. After getting the 2 cars he was happy and started pestering us to go home so he could play with his toys ... LOL! That is so him!

Even though Valentines Day is still six days away, I did manage to get wifey her Valentine gift :D She saw this handbag which she took a liking to and I thought it was pretty cool also so I got it for her. It was on discount some more. LOL! She was happy with it and it solved my Valentine gift buying dilemma. Call me unromantic and all that but I don't intend to make someone else richer on Valentines day by buying something that I know will be hiked up considerably to cash in for the occasion. Hey, I'm in advertising and I know how these things work, ok? LOL! So, I'm pretty glad I got her Valentine gift much earlier. And as long as wifey likes it, I'm happy.

I had another incident here with a totally inefficient food court staff. Just before we left for home, we decided to get an early dinner for the boys and ourselves as well since we would be too tired to cook for them when we got home. There I was waiting in line to place my order and this cashier was entertaining every other person who came by except those waiting patiently in line for their turn. After she did this for about 4-5 times, I lost it and gave a her a nice piece of my mind about what I thought of the way she worked! Damn, at the rate I've been scolding people the past few days I think I won't have much more of my mind left by the time I get back to work ... LOL! Anyway, I wasn't the only one who blew his top, the guy behind me also lost his temper with her and let her have it! I'm so happy for her ... hahaha ... Like I said in a few previous postings, I absolutely cannot stand inefficient people!

Discounting that incident aside, the day was rather fun. I think we all had a great time though our feet won't agree with that statement ... LOL! And right after I got home and took my shower, I logged on and checked my blog out. I couldn't stay away from it for too long now could I? I am so screwed. I think this blog knows it owns my very soul now ... :D

15 comments:

  1. Glad you had a wonderful day today Nick despite the all the little misadventure.. but then again those are the ones that makes blogging fun! lolzzz..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lady Java - You got that right, it's these useless people who give me a reason to blog and complain to my hearts desire ... LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am happy that these inefficient or rude plp didn't ruin your family day.:)Thanks for the CNY wishes.Sorry to let you know that I added your link wihtout your permission.I hope you don't mind.:P

    ReplyDelete
  4. I got my Valentines gift early too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. yes, it's true you ARE your Blog's Bitch.

    Hee.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, sounds like a nice day out! You had a busier day visiting people than me! At least the shops are open there. Our malls were so quiet, there wasn't anything much to do.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sweetiepie - no probs on adding my link. Yeah, I'm glad they didn't screw up my whole day. I hope I don't meet those kind of people today cos I'm also going out again today.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Tammy - Good for you, looks like we're one of the smart ones ... LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey AB - I guess I am a slave to my blog already ... is that a bad or good thing, you think? LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  10. BT - I'd have gone crazy if we didn't go out. Both wifey and me were getting totally bored staying home.

    The good thing here is the bigger malls were open even on CNY day itself.

    I'm going out again today so hopefully I don't meet anymore rude people ... :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm with you Nick. I'm not very patient at all with incompetent people especially when they are rude as well. I used to just grin and bear it but these days I speak my mind. Glad that you had a good family day out in spite of that.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gypsy - I used to be like that. I'd let all these incompetent people climb all over me, but not anymore. These days they'd get a piece of my mind, that's for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  13. He he he...first GK encountered a rude waiter and almost spoiled his lunch. Then u scolded the cashier...there's just way too many inefficient ppl around nowadays lolz...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Marzie - They just get worse by the day that I'm afraid of even going out these days! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You can use tap water links london but if you live in an area with links london jewellery really hard water, then you may use distilled links of london sale or bottled water.Before we go into the links of london silver how-tos, you need to gather some items first such discount links of london as an ironing board, an iron and a water links of london watch charm bottle that has water in itTo start ironing a shirt links of london friendship bracelets we will be starting with the front of the shirt. Slip the shirt onto the board links of london sweetie bracelet so that the left hand side of the shirt is facing up on the board and the rest of the discount links of london chains shirt is hanging off the back of the board. Imagine as though the ironing board is acting as though links of london pendants it is putting the shirt on by entering the left side of the shirt first.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment on ANYTHING GOES!