After 7 days of my official birthday date on 1st of June, we finally had time to celebrate. Like usual, it is just a low-key celebration. As Simpletons we are. I was treated at Mohd Chan Abdullah, the Bandar Baru Bangi division. I ordered the Teochew-styled steamed seabass (“Siakap Stim Stail ‘Teochew’) and the 9-collection of assorted dim sums. Although I was asked to order more, I didn’t think we could ever finish that; so settled for that, first.
Thanks so much, dear.
The Teochew steamed seabass is nice but what I like the most are the dim sums. Chinese cuisines are famous for their food artsy and dim sums are one of the most popular ones. Wikipedia defines dim sums as “small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates” (REFER to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim_sum). The White Coffee also, which is a significant Chinese-served beverage is tasty. It was quite costly but with the total tantamount of RM60 for two persons, it was OK as this is not my first time; in 2010 during Rifqi’s 4th birthday at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/yahoo-securing-apparition-license-at-last-nephew-rifqi-naufals-4-years-old-coming-of-age/. Anyway, you guys can browse the official website at http://www.mohdchan.com.my/v3/#home.
Teochew-styled steamed seabass.
Our style is unconventional but I couldn’t ask for more. I am happy and grateful. I have transcribed these for countless of times in my blog but I am going to write it again. Romantic relationship and being loved used to be fairytales I read in stories or quipped from other people’s experiences. I never thought it could happen to me. Of course throughout this 5 years course, it is not perfect but that imperfection breathes life to me. I’ve never been happier in my life. And my body experiences changes. People said when you have loving relationship and feel content with your other half, you both will tend to eat more and more, no? I admit that I myself influence the night eating to the my other athletic significant half; which is not good! Haha!
This year is quite different. As someone who had just lost a senile parent due to a tragic death – wandering around and most possibly forgot the way back; ended up into oil palm estate; fallen into a river with vigorous current and as an old man most possibly couldn’t take himself up back to the riverbank and drown; the body most possibly eaten by wild animals with only parts of skeleton found trapped at a small estuary deep inside the little ringlet in the area – only to be found by a villager due to the strong smell after 7 days of the lost; – to spend time to recognize my birthday although not on the day itself speaks the heart.
Taylor Swift’s song “You Are In Love” really speaks my life episodes; from 5 years ago until now; like what I wrote in my previous entry. What started as something casual, blossoming into something meaningful – when I finally begun to open up myself and learn to give the trust, again.
One look, dark room
Meant just for you
Time moved too fast
You played it back
Buttons on a coat
No proof not much
But you saw enough
Small talk, he drives
Coffee at midnight,
The light reflects
The chain on your neck
He says look up
And your shoulders brush
No proof, one touch
You felt enough
You can hear it in the silence, silence
You can feel it on the way home, way home
You can see it with the lights out, lights out
You’re in love, true love
You are in love
Morning, his place
Burnt toast, Sunday
You keep his shirt
He keeps his word
And for once you let go
Of your fears and your ghosts
One step, not much, but it said enough
You kissed on sidewalks
You fight and you talk
One night he wakes, strange look on his face
Pauses, then says, you’re my best friend
And you knew what it was, he is in love
So it goes
You two are dancing in a snow globe, round and round
And he keeps the picture of you in his office downtown
You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars
And why I’ve spent my whole life trying to put it into words