NOT a food blog
I’m not sure who/what’s more amazing.I was dining with the Bald Eagle at Iketeru in early February this year, and I noticed this unassuming young man sitting next to us, alone, asking very intelligent questions to the maitre’d, getting preferential service and quietly photographing the food he was eating. I turned to the Bald Eagle and whispered to him that this guy was either a journalist or a blogger. I was certainly very curious about him as he seemed to know a lot about japanese food. We had both ordered fugu that night, and so like the amateurs that we were, we tasted it a little and rolled it on our tongues, pronounced it tasteless and proceeded to dunk it into the vinegar sauce that was given to us and wolfed down the rest of the expensive fare. The man at the other table, however, was more refined in his eating. He seemed to experiment with the flavours of the garnishing that accompanied the fugu and then finally appeared satisfied.
I went home that night and was excited to blog about Iketeru. After doing a search, I came across a blog which contained a write-up on Iketeru. Checked out the identity of the writer, and voila, it was the picture of the young man! Coincidence ONE.
Last weekend, the Bald Eagle surprised me with tickets to Kanye West’s concert at Stadium Negara. At the concert, we made friends with some party animals, two of whom were Hawaiians and one, a Malaysian girl. We exchanged emails with the Hawaiians, but didn’t manage to get the contact number of the Malaysian girl as I wanted to get out of the congested parking area ASAP. Yesterday, I was randomly browsing around other blogs, and came across an interesting blog belonging to a friend of a fellow food blogger. Turned out, it was the same girl we partied with! Coincidence TWO.
The internet is certainly making it easier for us to locate people. Imagine, I found these two people without a name or an email address. Just a common interest.
While we’re on non-food related topics, Pink Elle tagged me last month with a Scent Meme, asking me if there was any other fragrance I liked besides lemongrass. Hello! I do admit, though, that I have an unnatural obsession for lemongrass, but the obsession’s mostly with eating it, rather than wearing it. I’m not sure how many I’m supposed to list down, but being the mysterious (haha!) person that I am, I shall not reveal too much about my fragrance preference other than state that I have over 20 bottles of perfume for different occasions. And that’s the wonderful thing about our olfactory glands. I relate major events in my life to the various scents that I wear.
I shall list down 3, rather than 5 (or is it 6?) of my favourite fragrances:-
Annick Goutal’s Des Lys (left), which I bought in London. By now, you would have probably figured out that I’m a big fan of Annick Goutal.
Escada Rockin’ Rio (centre) – sexy and flirtatious! I have a number of Escada’s fragrances, all of which are favourites.
Tag time :-
1. MeiYen – because you care about how you look (and smell??) and you just tagged me!
On my wedding day several years back, I wore Pleasures by Estee Lauder. Smelling the sweet scent, I am reminded of that beautiful evening in the church filled with lovely scented flowers as we made our vows. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.