‘Twas two nights ago, it was as dark as ebony all throughout the house
For there was no electricity all through the night.
… and this candle was our sole source of light.
A friend of mine, Lui-in-Penh, and I arranged to meet at Aeon Mall last Friday for the much-needed breather from our daily routine. Last Friday, the weather was beautiful and sunny day in Phnom Penh, and thus was a great day for a lunch-date.
Aeon Mall is an upscale *kuning* mall filled with variety of shops and restaurants (to choose from). I haven’t eaten Japanese food in quite a long time and have been craving for it recently. So we went to this restaurant called Watami Japanese Dining. On our way there, I think I spotted a music maschine shop but was too excited about our lunch that I forgot to check it out afterwards.
It was nearly lunchtime when we got there, but it was still quiet with only one or two tables occupied. Good thing was that we didn’t have to wait for a table since this place normally gets busy come rush lunch hour.
There’s so much we wanted to try but opted for the special lunch set for a reasonable price. And we were not disappointed.
The special set came with a salad, hot potato fries that’s not soggy, breaded/fried chicken cutlets with egg sauce, sukiyaki, and the fantastic spicy salmon roll that just melts in your mouth. To finish our meal, we had mango honey toast and the refreshing fruit tea. Overall I enjoyed the meal. I think Manay Lui and I deserve special lunches like this, from time to time.
Watch out for a more detailed post coming out soon at PhnomPenhEats!
I miss blogging here. But I have been busy watching TV series and basically just bumming around.
So I was supposed to update seven days ago but, guess what happened.
A friend of mine recently discovered a new photo editor and shared it with me. And I’m loving it, too! Here’s a photo that I edited with the help of Pixlr.
This app is not only available in mobiles (Android) but also on desktop (Windows, Mac). Of the thousands of effects, over-lays, and combinations, you can edit your photo in just a few clicks of a button. For free. Imagine how much more exciting features you can avail of when you get a subscription?
We are already mid-November and the weather is starting to be cool and breezy. Getting up and taking a shower is getting a lot more tedious these days because it’s just so nice to stay a little bit more in bed when the weather is this nice.
The other day, my husband and I went to IBC for some office stuff and — lo and behold! IBC is already dressed for the holidays! Shoppers also didn’t mind the blaring Christmas songs (on-loop, for sure). It’s gotten to me. Christmas will soon be upon us and this will be the 14th year that I’m not celebrating it like I used to. On the other hand, there won’t be any pressure to give gifts.
In other news, I just said yes to my nephew who was asking for an electronic drum set. Should I feel guilty now?
Did you see my dog?
This was months ago and my dog, Red, was just over two months old.
I was looking for him as I realised it had been quiet so suddenly in the veranda where I let him play. I called him; no Red. I kept on calling him. Over and over. Till I found him here. Called him again but he just wouldn’t budge. I guess someone didn’t want me to find him. Oh well.
Today, the whole Kingdom marks the second death anniversary of the King Father Norodom Sihanouk and there was a big Buddhist ceremony this morning at the Royal Palace with the Queen Mother and King Sihamoni, and joined by PM Hun Sen and the country’s top officials. A wreath-laying ceremony was also held at the King Father’s statue near the Independence Monument in Norodom Boulevard. Some more ceremonies are also planned later today.
Although the planned outing today with friends was called off, I am having a nice day at home.
My husband and I had a busy morning going about our chores together and, after lunch, we retreated to our own corners busy with our individual interests. He is tinkering with his school project while I, on the other hand, will soon be binge-watching after posting this photo for this week’s (not-so) Wordless Wednesday 🙂
I just couldn’t resist playing with my “food”!
Oh, hei, look!
I haven’t blogged again. Didn’t you notice? Tee-hee-hee. It seems like forever, I know.
Since deciding to quit my job early this year, I’ve never been busier!
Making the decision to stay at home was lightning fast and the changes that came after were remarkable! Staying at home and taking care of the house and those in it is not a breeze, but I am not complaining.
And so when I have glorious times off, it’s always steeped in geekery. I’ve been geeking about pretty much everything – books, TV series, movies, crafting, games and other stuff that keep me away from blogging.
But, no one is interested in the past, so, fast forward to… Wait! Season 4 of the American Horror Story has just began and since we just had our Internet service back this week, I missed the season opener. I do not really watch telly and I do not have the patience for episode installments, so I rely on the Internet for marathons (at a breakneck speed, I tell you).
Okay, this is what I’m up to and that’s all for now folks. I have some binge-watching to do.
This was a sign I made when we had guests from WarmShowers. In June, we hosted two – a couple from England, and a solo cyclist from Australia. It was really nice to meet them and my husband, who was also a touring cyclist before, and I loved listening to their adventures in different parts of the world. We’ve been on-and-off hosts since 2006 and, so far, we had hosted couples and solo cyclists from Canada, Spain, and the USA.
N.B. Please excuse the other sign that I deliberately pixelized. It showed our house and street numbers 🙂
I can hardly believe it is September already. This year surely flies so fast. I remember when I was younger, my mum used to say “wait till you get to my age, time will fly”. Indeed, it has. Now I’m not sure if this is because we are always busy doing something round-the-clock or, as my Grandma feared, time is really running faster than ever. I don’t know, really.
On the upside though is that I’m back on the web. How awesome it would be if, with me now owning my time, I could update my blog, make lots of crafts and bake cookies and cupcakes, but these didn’t happen as well, haha. Instead, I’m catching up on books and watching TV series online. My inner geek has come out, I realised! I just finished the first season of Penny Dreadful, and the first three seasons of American Horror Story. I’m so hooked and I can’t wait for the coming season 4 of American Horror Story. So who isn’t? With lots of new characters and twisted plots in the works, I could not stop thinking about it! There are also other series that I started watching like Grimm, The Strain, Sherlock, Vikings, among others. Too many, so little time! I also finished 2 seasons of Game of Thrones but decided to discontinue watching because I want to read G.R.R.Martin’s series of books (A Song of Ice and Fire) first before proceeding to the following GOT seasons. So I’m on the lookout for that one, a secondhand copy would be nice.
Anyways, I’m babbling once again so please excuse. It’s been a nice day so far today and very nice to put up a post again. Till next.