Ah...the taste of freedom! This is what retirement must be like. I have had a few glorious days away from the office and it feels GREAT!!! Nope, I don't miss my work at all😎
Upon rising and after a spot of exercise, I adjourn to the secondary jungle outside my house@my garden and I get down and dirty shifting pots and pulling weeds. Bliss I tell you!
Ah! I spotted another Bunga Kantan!
And then I decide that I want to go shopping again. Yeah! It's good exercise you know, walking the whole length and breath of 1-Utama. I did that a day before Deepavali and I want to do that again.
First up, breakfast. What to eat, what to eat? I had already decided after reading Mun's post and headed over to The Fish Bowl.
I got me a Shoyu Salmon bowl and a coconut (because they did not have coffee. Bah!). I enjoyed the poke bowl and I want more! But that will have to wait for another day. I only have one stomach.
And then I left to do more walking. I randomly pop into shops that I find interesting and look what I found.
Horse oil! I read about Japanese Horse Oil Cream from TM's blog and it did get me curious. They had a tester on display and the first thing I did was to sniff at it to see if there was any horsey smell. Not that I know how a horse smells like.
Of course it did not smell unpleasant. It had a mild fragrance, very nice. Since TM was raving about this horse oil thingy, I bought a tub at RM15.00.
Oh no, I took another (in tube packaging which I later discovered is a cleanser) also at the same price for good measure. Let's see if it will make my skin as soft as a baby's bottom hee..hee..hee..
And then I got hungry again. So I made my way to Wondermama.
I got myself a Merryberry smoothie and a Tom Yum Fried Rice.
I love the smoothie. It was thick with a lovely berry flavor but it was a bit sweet as these things usually are.
My teeth were hurting, but I enjoyed this smoothie which doubled up as a drink as well as a dessert.
As for the fried rice, it was a very decent plate of Tom Yum Fried Rice. However, the accompaniments of mussels and squids did not leave much of an impression. They were rather bland.
The small piece of fried chicken however was rather good. I noted from the menu that you can pay extra to add chicken and egg.
Before I left the mall, I decided to try another thing that I have been curious about. Cheese tarts. Not the famous one but this one from Komugi.
I bought only one because I wasn't sure if I would like it.
It was rather fragile because the filling is very soft.
mmmmm....not bad...not bad at all. It did not have the strong cheesy smell and I liked it. But no, it's not something that I would rush back for unlike the poke bowl :)
I saw tom yam fried rice at my favourite Thai restaurant in town. Maybe I will drop by some day and try that. Ooooo...retirement is so good! Heaven on earth...but of course, I'm drawing a pension - paid for not working. No worries about having no money. Hehehehehe!!!!ReplyDelete
I would imagine so! That's the advantage of being in civil service, you get your pencen :)Delete
A very nice relaxing holiday away from work. I like what you had.ReplyDelete
The poke bowl. The smoothies. Tart. What a life!! I wonder when I could retire from my "mother" job?? Lol.
Yeah, wish I could have this sort of life permanently LOL!Delete
Lovely bunga kantan! Great to enjoy "me-time", I must do that too! The poke bowl looks interesting! I have never heard of horse oil? Eeew......!!!ReplyDelete
LOL! The horse oil cream smells very pleasant :)Delete
It's great that you have a jalan-jalan and then cari some makan along the way. Nothing like retail and food therapy to de-stress I always say. So, do this more often if it helps :) This Fish Bowl recently opened shop in Pavilion too, so no excuse not to drop by, right? ^_*ReplyDelete
Sure thing! You go to Pavilion quite often. It must be to you what Starling is to me :) Oh yes, you can have your Poke Bowl more often!Delete
What an ohsem day :pReplyDelete
That bunga kantan is lovely. Your garden must be big la madam. You have a lot of plants/flowers in the garden hehe...
The food looks good especially the smoothie. And the cheese tart...
Ohsem habis :) So happy!Delete
Hola! Princess Hong went ronda-ronda all over the mall. That is good therapy to destress by eating & shopping. I think you easily burnt 2000 calories.ReplyDelete
I saw this Horse Oil Cream too but was not sure how effective as I read that those "Made In Hokkaido" are really effective and good with Mega Horse Power. Smear onto the face to sleep and wake up with tightened skins like the horse legs. Yeeehaaw! I will go and buy the cleanser to try too. I worry I might look like a Horse soon! Giddy Up!
I love to eat at Wondermama too. All the porky dishes made me so high!
Hey, this weekend I will visit your hometown! Yoohoo!
I will report back if I see any improvement to my skin :) Oh, going to Terengganu? Have a great time and tell me all about it!Delete
See your post makes me wants to go jalan jalan...ReplyDelete
Go lah, it's good exercise.Delete
i'm looking forward to more time off too ... the first half of december has two public holidays, on friday dec 1 and also monday dec 11 for those of us who work in selangor! :DReplyDelete
I'm looking forwards to those too. I can't get tired of public holidays and time off LOL!!Delete
wah, I read your post and I feel so relaxed. the bunga kantan is so pretty. hehehe, I want to go eat at the fish bowl again to try the quinoa and pesto rice. I have not eaten at wondermama before so you got me interested in your smoothie as I like berry taste. will you choose your own ingredients the next time you eat at the Fish Bowl or pick another one from the best sellers list.ReplyDelete
I went to Fish Bowl again and picked my own ingredients. This time I had quinoa. Not bad. Will post it soon.Delete
Relaxation.. yes, this is what I love.. I have been running like a mad chicken for the past few weeks... now my battery is almost flat.. now recuperating and recharging back to full.. see how long it takes! hahahaa.. Meanwhile, enjoy the Shop shop Eat Eat this weekend!!ReplyDelete
Hope you are well rested by now. You are another lucky retiree! I wanna join the club soon LOL!Delete
I like your shop, shop, eat, eat adventure at 1-Utama. I like the merryberry smoothie cup and the fried rice. The cheese tart looks yummy!ReplyDelete
Everything taste so good that day :)Delete
Which shop did you buy the horse oil from please? First time I'm hearing about it. Please share with us your verdict on the product.ReplyDelete
Hi Esther! I bought it from Yubiso which is same row as Cold Storage at 1-Utama new wing. Yes, I will share if I see any improvement to my skin :)Delete
Wah so nice, enjoying the days off!ReplyDelete
Yes lah, like not enough like that LOL!Delete
Wait! I love the tom yam! looks sooooo enticing! And nobody misses their job anyway!ReplyDelete
LOL!! There are some fortunate people who love their jobs.Delete
Eat and shop are the best therapy (comfort food and retail therapy)ReplyDelete
I was attracted to the mussels and squids but you said they were bland
These few days weather very warm in SG after continuous rain for quite many days, strange weather
I like the orange packaging of the Horse Oil Ointment you showed here
It has been extremely hot and dry over here but it rained for a short while just now.Delete
I often wonder what retirement would be like, and then I start to worry about not having an income and that thought quickly disappears. ;-)ReplyDelete
That's the limiting factor, money! I hope to save up and make my dream come true LOL!Delete
Ah I've heard good things about The Fish Bowl.ReplyDelete
It is good. Try it!Delete
Syiok-nya, can off from your hectic work and relax as well as some good makan, good shopping!ReplyDelete
I had the time of my life. Wanna do again if got chance LOL!Delete