Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday


I've always loved Fridays, even since my school days, but I think Friday is officially my favourite day of the week now.

First of all, it's my day off.

(And really, who doesn't like their days off work?)

Secondly, and more importantly, it's now the one day in a week that I feel entitled to allow myself to just stay at home and do absolutely nothing at all because, well, it's my day off.

By now, most of you should already know that my favourite thing to do is really to do nothing at all huh? Haha.

So Bee and I slept in till noon, had a late breakfast, then we just hung out and did some "coupley" things. You know, mostly just lazing around, cuddles and kisses and stuff.

It was another chilly winterly autumn day today. I think it was around 12-20°C?

As tempting as it was to just stay in our warm bed and order in, Bee and I decided to get dressed to go out for dinner instead. Afterall, it's Friday night!

I took him to this little Japanese restaurant that I used to frequent when I was in uni but haven't been since.

It's a really small and tiny place with unassuming exterior and modest decor, but I love the cozy ambiance.

The place is usually jam packed, especially on a Friday night. But even then, it never makes you feel as rushed and hurried like one of those busy Chinese restaurants, which I believe I whinged about one of them here.

Instead, it just feels, well, warm and homey.

The wait staff is ever so friendly and polite, and the food is still as good as I remembered them to be.

I had their 4-course dinner set, which I chose miso soup and California rolls as entrée, katsu chicken curry with rice as main, and green tea ice cream as desert.

Everything was impeccable for the price we paid. The katsu chicken curry and green tea ice cream were, dare I say, even better than what I've had at some of top notch Japanese restaurants like Nobu or Hanabishi on King Street.

Bee had teriyaki fish because he had cravings for fish. I didn't sample any of the fish because, personally, I hate teriyaki or any form of sweet soy sauce, but Bee quite enjoyed the dish.

What can I say? It was a superb dinner that didn't burn a hole in our pockets. We should definitely go back there more often from now on!

On the drive home, we decided to pop by to visit a colleague's dad who just had a minor surgery.

By the way, since we're on the topic, I'd just like to mention that I never really quite know what to bring along when visiting someone sick, apart from flowers and fruits. Any thoughts?

And you should know that I'm terrible at picking gifts for people, regardless of the occassions. I'm not kidding, I'm just really really bad at it.

So much so that I'm really starting to think that it's a stupid idea to give people gifts. People should just give each other money as presents so they can buy something they would actually like or need, no?

Just a thought.

Anyway, Bee and I simply picked out some fruits from a grocery store near their place since not many shops were open at that hour, and I'd think Asians (or I should say, older generations of Asians) don't really appreciate flowers that much. *Shrugs*

The friend's dad looked happy and healthy, nothing like a sick person, so we stayed and chatted for a little before calling it a night.

And now, Bee and I are back home, chilling.

(Okay, chilling is probably not the best choice of word since it's pretty cold tonight and our heater has been on the whole day. :p)

Him on his laptop reading news about geeky gadgets; me kicking back with a cup of tea and my favourite TV series.

Oh don't you just love Fridays?


2 left a petal:

Kaoru said...

Depending on the person, I would say something useful that they might miss because their in the hospital. Fruit is nice, flowers I don't really like myself, but if the person likes them, I'll get those. A close friend, though, I would think something like lip balm that they like, since the air can dry your lips out, and maybe some lotion, as well. Or a good book, that always goes over well.

MisSmall said...

Kaoru: Wow, I would've never thought of lip balm and lotion! But like I've said, I'm really bad and uncreative when it comes to picking gifts. :|