Saturday, May 09, 2009
A simple way to spend the birthday
8 May 2009: It was yours truly's birthday. My first birthday greeting received on 8 May 2009 came from one of my good friends, XS. Many thanks to the friends who have sent in their well-wishes. All these wishes brightened my day.
The evening before my birthday, my dear maternal grandmother cooked a dinner with care and love. It came with a serving of mashed potato. Since I have already reviewed the mashed potato that my dear grandmother makes in my series of The hunt for the best mashed potato in Singapore, I shall not attempt to review it again in this post.
A few days ago, one of my good friends, Mystic, met up with me for a birthday celebration. She graciously obliged to my request to visit Brotzeit that sells mashed potato. The review will be up in a month's time on this blog. Anyway, here's a preview of Brotzeit's mashed potato:
On 8 May itself this year, I visited the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority to re-register my identity card. There was relatively no queue in the morning in that period of the year so that meant less waiting.
In the afternoon, I went for a walking tour titled Hainan Kopi Tales organised by the Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore). This is a relatively new tour that had started earlier this year. I have learnt quite a bit from the tour. Many thanks to the tour-guide for her personalised tour.
After the tour, I visited the Singapore Flyer to treat myself to Popeye's biscuits.
I must have travelled quite a bit during the day that exhaustion led me to get an early rest for the night.